10 Things I Can’t Live Without

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Obviously I’m in love with my husband and our dogs and could never spend a day without them. Same goes for my computer, iphone, car and the internet, of course… well, not the same but all things I am equally addicted to! Those are obvious essentials I can’t go a day without but listed here are the little things I love and/or use every single day without a second thought and would be totally bummed out if I didn’t have.

things I can't live without

1. Blistex lip medex… If I don’t have something on my lips, I LICK them and LICK them until they’re cherry popsicle red. I’ve been using this since I was in my teens, it’s the best.

2. SmartWater ice. cold. yum. I drink it daily.

3. Big fluffy bath robe when it’s cold… I’m currently using my husband’s but I also keep a short-sleeved, knee-length robe for when I’m getting ready and I’m racing around not cold which you can see me wearing here

4. Uni-ball purple pens I can’t tell you why but I’ve always loved writing with purple pens… I guess it’s just in between black and blue? Or the equivelent of? I love them… and I usually jot down notes on my home-made …love Maegan note cards I keep at my desk.

5. Music. I need it daily… it just gets me out of my head and in the moment. I blast it while I’m in the shower! When I’m working on my computer, I usually have iTunes radio on… 80’s Flashback/Boston’s 80’s Channel is my favorite {though sometimes they have too many commercials} Photo: illustration by Charla

6. Petit Ecolier cookies in dark chocolate and they have to be chilled out of the frigde! I usually have two after dinner… or sometimes 3 😉 I posted about them here in a few of my favorite foods.

7. Vanille Extreme by Comptoir Sud Pacifique Eau-de-toilette Spray. I’m a vanilla scent connoisseur and this is by far my favorite. Though I do mix it with Pink Sugar. Go to my Perfume post from 2009 to see all my favorite scents & how I used to create my own 😉

8. Lip Fusion lip gloss I wear either Bare or Sweet daily and what you usually see in my outfit posts. Not that I think they actually plump my lips but I like the way Lip Fusion tastes, smells and most of all, feels on my lips. I have a thing for tingly lips I suppose!

9. Jaw hair clips in all sizes. My hair is so thick that any rubber bands just pull out and break my hair off. I wear my hair up in a high bun to get it out of my face while I’m home working… in fact, I’m sitting at my desk as I type this with my hair up in a bun secured by about 3 small hair clips.

10. Pro Foam Roller… if you have back pain but aren’t too sensitive {if you like a relatively deep massage} then I recommend this pro roller over anything else. My trainer Lisa Moloshok told me about them when she first started training me about 6 months ago and a day has not gone by that I haven’t used one. I even travel with a smaller one. They work ALL of your muscles, all over your body but I love it most for my back. I use it every night before bed.

* And speaking of must-haves, check out this month’s article on Life Well Lived : My Fashion Must-haves for Fall!


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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Neris / Fashion Fractions

    November 9, 2011 |

    haha! your obsessions are pretty similar to mine with one major difference! you can’t live without Blistex and I can’t go a minute without my Carmex 😀


    Fashion Fractions

  • Nadine

    November 9, 2011 |

    I love my foam roller! 🙂

  • taylor

    November 9, 2011 |

    those uni-ball pens are the best! i love that they don’t tend to smear very much. i have to try those cookies. mmm! this is such a great post!

  • Sheree

    November 9, 2011 |

    I love those cookies too…..should pick some up today, it’s been awhile 🙂

  • Schnelle Couture

    November 9, 2011 |

    I can’t live without my Chapstick and water either… or my after dinner chocolate fix!

  • Erica

    November 9, 2011 |

    I love posts like these…gives insight to the person behind the blog 🙂


  • thankfifi

    November 9, 2011 |

    Mmm, those biccies – we call them boat biscuits because the variety we always but have pics of boats on them!

  • IPullPrints

    November 9, 2011 |

    oh please please please do a tutorial of how you made your baby-doll curls in this lovely photo!

  • PinkGlitter

    November 9, 2011 |

    Fun post! I need to have Burt’s Bees chapstick on me at all times. I usually have 3-5 scattered around (I tend to lose them and re-find them).

  • Sarah @ Pencil Skirts and Lattes

    November 9, 2011 |

    oooooh I need to check out that foam roller! love knowing what keeps people going, great post!!


  • Pointy Pix

    November 9, 2011 |

    isnt it funny the things we use often without even thinking of it. mine is also definitely lip balm-currently Lush’s none of your beeswax vegan lip balm.
    also for me it would have to be mascara-i can’t get my eyelashes tinted anymore (until i find a cruelty free version) so i need my Beauty Without Cruelty mascara to give me some eye definition!
    I love that photo-your hair is gorgeous all curled up like that.

  • BusyWorkingMama

    November 9, 2011 |

    I’ll have to check out the proroller. That sounds like a great tool!

  • cessoviedo

    November 9, 2011 |

    I love love uniball pens! Of course purple ones are my fave since is my favorite color! and speaking of purple, I posted about your Midnight purple nails today, hope you can check it out!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  • Stacey B

    November 9, 2011 |

    I’m so surprised that peanut M&M’s aren’t on the list!!!

  • Jani

    November 9, 2011 |

    BAH I love Petit Ecolier cookies!!


  • Mawiyah

    November 9, 2011 |

    So cool 🙂

  • Mara

    November 9, 2011 |

    I would love to see a post on how you stretch/use the foam roller to stay fit!

  • Anonymous

    November 9, 2011 |

    Bottled water, really? That’s a shame.

  • Anonymous

    November 9, 2011 |

    would love to know your training details — you’re in fab shape!

  • Pamela

    November 9, 2011 |

    I’m surprised Peanut M&M’s didnt make your list!! Your twitter makes it sound like you eat them all the time! lol Love the picture at the top – you look soo adorable!

  • leather and lollipops

    November 9, 2011 |

    I’ve been using Lip Medex forever!!! This stuff is the TRUTH!!!

  • Devon

    November 9, 2011 |

    I am with you on the Lip Fusion thing. I don’t think that it plumps my lips per se, but I do love the tingle it gives me.

    And purple Uni-Ball pens are great! Purple is my absolute favorite color, and writing notes in purple makes me feel special. It’s too bad that I have to use black or blue at work!

    Also, your hair in that picture on top of the post is amazing. I’ve always wanted curly hair, but my hair won’t even hold a curl, much less ever be curly.


  • Alela Sirah

    November 10, 2011 |

    I know your post was about your favorite things but your hair looks amazing!!! Love the picture!

  • Elle Sees

    November 10, 2011 |

    where’s the peanut M&MS?
    and i’ve the same hair problem, and only Scunci chunky claw clips work. my hair will just fall out of the other ones.

  • All That Glitters

    November 10, 2011 |

    I saw this and coulnd’t help but think of you 🙂 http://www.modcloth.com/shop/tshirts/love-pug-tee. Also, I freakin love the note above to all your commenters. Hehe…

  • Jamie

    November 10, 2011 |

    I am obsessed with chopstick too but I love Burts Bees. Love this post!

  • Teacher Girl

    November 10, 2011 |

    Love all your must haves, except the bottled water. Bottled water is seriously one of the worst environmental and health issues we face today. Watching the documentary “Tapped” changed my views for life on this (http://www.tappedthemovie.com/) I will seriously only drink bottled water if there is absolutely no way I can take my reusable bottle with me. Please consider making a change and looking at the facts!!

    (Sorry, this is just something I am super passionate about. I love your blog and your style, just something I had to say).

  • fuzyon

    November 13, 2011 |

    Hey! Love your blogs!
    We just got our first tutorial up because lots of people were requesting us to do one, but we’re hoping to hear your opinion and your feedback on it^^ We’ll feel greatly honored ^^ ^^
    Hope you’ll check it out ^^


  • Bridget

    November 15, 2011 |

    Hey! I agree with teacher girl, although as a Canadian, the documentary that absolutely changed my views on bottled water is called “Blue Gold”. It describes how water is being purchased by huge corporations and sold as a commodity, which makes it too expensive for people in developing countries to afford. The documentary features a group of Canadians who are fighting to have water included as a basic human right, and not as a product to be bought and sold. Definitely an eye opener. (I’m also incredibly passionate about the subject as well – as north americans we take these kinds of things for granted.) I really recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more – and don’t worry, it’s not a consiracy theory movie…….

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