Wednesday, September 05, 2007

WFMW - Brand Loyalty

Well, I am a pretty frugal shopper and always buy generic when possible but I DO have a few non-negotiables.

Mascara- It HAS to be the pink and green tube of Maybelline's Great Lash. I have used it for years and never buy anything else.

Lotion - ONLY Bath and Body Works body cream in the tube, $10.00, any fragrance. I have been so lucky to actually find several tubes, unopened, unused, at yard sales for $2.00 and under. Oh yes, they came home with me! Love that stuff!!

TP - Charmin...I just can't tolerate the cheap rough stuff. My feller finally conceded that point after a few shopping trip tiffs.

Toothpaste - Crest. Just Crest...gel, paste, extra oomph, or long as it is Crest.

Coffee Creamer - Nestle's Liquid Coffee Mate in the carton. I then pour smaller amounts into a clean plastic bottle saved from a previous purchase. It just ain't coffee without it. At the holidays, I buy the flavored varieties.

Breakfast Bars - Special K strawberry. My daughter got me hooked on those little 90 calorie bites of goodness!

Veggies - The large bags of Bird's Eye Oriental Stir Fry frozen vegetables. I eat a big plate of them every single night, just steamed with lemon juice and spritzed with "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter". Almost ZERO calories and filling and YUMMY! (I save the stir fry sauce packets for making feller's Chinese food)

Margarine - See above. "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" spray. Tastes awesome and has NO calories! I can't believe it!

Bread - Sara Lee's Delightful Wheat. Only a teeny 90 calories for TWO slices...with my spray butter, I have a breakfast toast treat! Or I eat them at lunch for a low cal sandwich.

Those are a few of my favorites. I have been watching my calories all of this year after deciding I was too fluffy after the holidays. I am happy to report I have lost nearly 20 pounds! So yeah, the food stuff is high on my fav list! :-)