March 21, 2011

Minty Monday

This rainy sleety Monday is making me tired (so tired in fact, that while perusing Design*Sponge I thought their "Virginia Guide" said "Vagina Guide" and was utterly confused for a full minute) so I am being lazy and will just share with you my three favorite mint things of the moment.   Why mint?  Because I have a mild very serious obsession with it.  The color, the flavor, the scent... 

I just picked up this little gem after eying it in white for ages on  A friend told me hers acts odd and thus it wasn't a good buy, so I decided against it.  Then, while Boyfriend was agonizing over a big TV purchase at Best Buy this weekend I popped over to Pier 1 and there it was in mint green!  I couldn't resist! I ran to the register where oh-so-flamboyant check out guy said silly little things to me like "oh that is just faaaabulous" and "guuurl, way to save a tree!" when I didn't want a bag.  Once back in Best Buy I tried to show Boyfriend my new noisy little toy and couldn't get the bell to work.  DAMN I should have listened to my friend. So I stormed back over to Pier 1 and found check out guy and said, um, it doesn't work.  "Oh hunny! [insert slow batting eyelashes and pity-filled looks] You just have to turn it all the way past 15 and then back if you are setting it for less than 15 minutes!"  Doi Hilary, don't you know how to use a timer?  So he demonstrated, and we stood there silently while he held the little ticking clock in his perfectly manicured hands for at least 2 minutes, and we squealed in unison when it rang.  It was really quite exciting. 

Lordy this stuff smells so damn good and now I do too.  Er, my lips do at least.  Love love love.  However, the website suggests you can "Outline lips with lip liner of your choice about ¼ inches from the outside of your lips toward the center. Then use a lip brush to blend the salve to achieve a “pouty look”.  By "pouty" do you mean "trashy"?  Bad advice, Dr. Smith, bad advice. 

This is like heaven in a little container.  I have only had a few of "Five" the flavors, but ah-mah-gawd they are all so good!  Mint is *by far* the best.


  1. Can we expect a thyme-y tuesday? a sage-y saturday?

  2. I love reading your blog Hil, it makes my day! Also, mint oreos and mint drumsticks are the best!

  3. Thanks Sophia! Hope you guys are doing well! How's the little Nugget?