Here’s one of my fave posts of the year. The one where I get to snoop into your non-beauty lives 😀 I have been asking this question for quite a few years now and it’s always interesting to move outside the scope of beauty for a while, and see what else gave you as much pleasure this year 😀
We are so inundated with beauty on the blog all through the year (naturally, since it is after all supposed to be a beauty blog 😛 ) but I’m sure many of you have interests outside of beauty and I’m quite sure you bought or used or were given something non-beauty this year that you particularly enjoyed.
What is it? Naturally, I’ll share mine 😀
I think the photo above is quite a give away of what my favourite non-beauty item was this year. This year, I left aside the gadgets and phones. Last year, I delved into something very large for my house.
This year, it’s something much smaller but they gave me great joy.
My Zwilling JA Henckels knives 😀
If you know your cooking knives, you’ll know that Zwilling knives are really pricey items. However, at the end of last year, I picked up a Chef’s Knife and a Santoku knife from the Twin Pollux series, as a Purchase-with-Purchase deal from a supermarket, at a fraction of what it’d cost me otherwise. I’d always wanted good knives and it was very exciting for me.
I broke them out to use this year and I love them, OMG! 😀 They are incredibly sharp and precise and make slicing, dicing and cutting items so easy! I used to have to hack at meat but these knives have made it so easy for me and also to slice razor thin slices of meat or, as you can see, limes 😀 So. Much. Fun!
I do have to be extra careful when using them because they are very sharp, but it’s a great feeling to be able to easily and quickly slice through things.
I’m hoping to grow my collection in time with more good knives because if you cook, it is so important to have a good knife. It is part of the joy of cooking! My next item will likely be a good Chinese cleaver. I haven’t been able to find one that I particular like or if I do, it costs so much. Hopefully I find a PWP promo soon 😀
So, what is your favourite non-beauty item of 2013?
I’m amused at how when I started asking this annual question I was all about gadgets. These 2 years, it’s been about the home. I wonder what next year’s will be! 😀 So, what was yours for 2013?