12 Terrific Products at Trader Joe’s!

The awesome Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Hair Mask next to the equally awesome Lipstick Hearts iPhone Case (iPhone 8 Plus) for scale

I’m convinced that my Trader Joe’s on Redwood Blvd. in Novato is the best Trader Joe’s in all the land, and I say “my” like I own the place or something, LOL! I don’t own it (I wish), but I might as well be the mayor because I’m there practically daily.

In case you were wondering…they still have that excellent Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Hair Mask in stock (in case you were wondering), and if you haven’t tried it yet, ya need to get on that, sister! It’s worth a trip to TJ’s all by itself.

But since you’ll be there anyway, the Coconut Body Butter is also epic. 🙂

trader joes coconut body butter

While you’re at it, toss a few of these into your cart…

trader joes reduced fat spinach cheese stuffed shells

I never leave the store without getting at least a couple of these frozen Reduced Guilt Spinach & Cheese Stuffed Shells. They’re 270 calories, with 33 grams of carbs and 20 grams (!) of protein, which is more protein than three eggs! Since the last thing I want to do at 7:30 at night when I get home from the gym is make something from scratch, these are great for quickie post-workout meals.


trader joes wild caught crab meat

When I get a hankerin’ for crab, which happens fairly often because I love crab, a box of this is where it’s at.

It’s cheaper and easier than buying and prepping whole crab from Costco, because sometimes I don’t want to wrestle with the shells. I love it on top of TJ’s pre-made Grass Fed Beef Sirloin Roast. Just add some veggies on the side, and there’s a delicious dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes!

Which brings us to dessert…

trader joes fleur de sel caramels

Can you say no to chocolate and caramel?!

I can’t.

And speaking of sweet things, I love these Butter Almond Thins, but I rarely buy them because I can finish an entire box in one sitting.

trader joes butter almond thins

Super good, though!

And when when I’m in the mood for a savory snack instead, I’ll eat a handful of these Plantain Chips with bean dip…

trader joes pure vanilla extract

El Hub, on the other hand, is obsessed with these tiny vanilla ice cream cones, which also come in mint and chocolate.

trader joes hold the cone

I’m partial to these Raspberry Vanilla Ice Cream Bars myself…

trader joes raspberry vanilla ice cream bars

They also come in Mango, but Raspberry is my fave.

In terms of actually preparing food, instead of buying it in boxes and bags, TJ’s has some pretty good deals on spices and cooking and baking staples, like this huge bottle of Pure Vanilla Extract, which is about the same price as the largest bottle at Target, but it’s twice the size!

trader joes pure vanilla extract

The seasonal beverages at TJ’s are bomb, too.

I’m all about this Peach Bellini!

trader joes peach proesseco

What are some of your current faves at Trader Joe’s (beauty and otherwise)?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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