Pet Peeve #2

Its been so long since I posted something in this section and I got an annoying pet peeve to tell you all. I wanted to talk about Asians and South American ladies who dye their hair blond ๐Ÿ˜ก . I really really HATE it when people with black hair dye their hair blond and lo behold in just 2 weeks their black roots starts showing up. I usually see a South American lady near my home who walks to work and she had this beautiful long blue-black hair which is so thick and straight (Jealous) and one day I just saw her blond hair. I almost fainted with shock.

What the ****? Why would anyone do that? It’s not even brown or caramel, It’s just blond like yellow blond ๐Ÿ˜ฏ , Just think of the damage to the hair, the bleach ๐Ÿ˜ฆ and with jet black eyebrows ๐Ÿ˜ก . Really?? Is that a fashion statement??

I ABSOLUTELY HATE it when people do that.

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Due to Weather Changes

Have you noticed any changes in your skin or hair due to the weather changes? I have ๐Ÿ˜ฆ . It is always a problem for me. I have to change my whole routine due to the seasonal changes. I have started noticing how I am getting dry scalp for the past 3 weeks. I then decided to change my shampoo and realized that my hair is also getting dry and it feels like a hay ๐Ÿ˜ฆ . I had to use deep conditioner every time and even then it just looks ok.

And then my skin started feeling drier and feels stretchy by the end of the day. I just changed my skin cream about 2 months ago to the Boots Botanics so I was in a hunt for a new skin cream. I didn’t want to spend too much money on it since I don’t know if it will work on my skin. I wanted something light. So I went to Target where you can see a lot of brands to choose from. I spent about an hour in the skin cream section debating what to get. Finally I went with Olay beauty fluid. This used to be my favorite during 2005 ๐Ÿ˜€ so I decided to give this one a try. It’s a non-greasy and hydrating formula which should be perfect for Fall. It is also the right price for me to buy it.After using it for the first time, I realized why it was my favorite ๐Ÿ˜€ . My skin just absorbs it without giving it a greasy look and my skin feels good at the end of the day.

On the other note, my skin feels drier all over especially my feet. I keep applying cream and even oil but it feels drier and stretchy ๐Ÿ˜ฆ and I don’t know what to do. I keep trying different creams and lotions but nothing is working. @#@# this weather change. I hate what these changes do to my skin and hair.

Ramblings over, my readers ๐Ÿ˜€ . Hopefully I should be back to posting more reviews soon.

New Hair Products

As summer is here, my hair/scalp is acting up again ๐Ÿ˜ฆ . You know this happens during every season change and I absolutely hate it. So I decided to change the routine products I use. So I got the below new products to try and it has been a month and I am ready to review these ๐Ÿ™‚ .

Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Moisture Mist

I got this from Target in the products of colored women section (I hope I used the right word) for about $ 10. It has silk proteins and neem oil and it is specifically for thick and curly hair. The texture of my hair is thick and wavy ๐Ÿ™‚ . So I decided to try some products which caters to that kind of hair. It is a moisture mist which can be used on dry or damp hair and I have used them on both. It smells good, sorta coconuty but something else as well and I can’t put my finger on it. And it does gives the hair a shine. When I used it on the dry hair, it got wet and when it dries, it does give a sheen and I do like it.

But if you ask me about anyย changes in my hair, I really don’t know. I can’t see any difference. It doesn’t improve your hair, it just protects it. I also use this on Baby A’s hair. She has this curly soft hair which is all over her head. It does make it easy to comb her hair especially in the morning ๐Ÿ™‚ . I definitely think it is a good product to have if you have a thick curly hair.

Alba Botanica Natural Hawaiian Shampoo and Conditioner

I got them in a set in Target in the clearance for about $ 7 or so. I have seen this brand in the natural section but never wanted to try this since it was little bit expensive and I have a very difficult hair/scalp and every shampoo and conditioner suits me ๐Ÿ™‚ . It has coconut milk and has no sulfates in it. When I saw this in Target, I decided to try this since I wanted to change my routine products. This product has indeed surprised me ๐Ÿ™‚ . This actually suits my hair/scalp ๐Ÿ˜€ . I was so very happy about it.

I am not fan to the smell though. It just a normal forgettable scent. But it does wonders on my hair. Ok, maybe I should say it doesn’t make my scalp itch and that is definitely a plus point for me. It doesn’t soften my hair or anything. And the conditioner is not super moisturizing for my thick hair. It’s a very light conditioner, maybe good for fine/thin hair. But for my thick hair, It doesn’t make any difference except maybe it acts a detangler ๐Ÿ™‚ .

But overall, If you have a normal hair, then you should definitely try this one and I am sure you will like it ๐Ÿ™‚ .

Favorite of January and February 2012

Since I was travelling during these two months, most of my favorites is for a humid country ๐Ÿ™‚ .

Skin Care

  • Jason Wild Yam Igname Sauvage balancing moisturizing creme (face)
  • Body Shop Carrot moisture cream
  • Fab Indiaย Bitter orange facial spray

Hair Care

  • Neutrogena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo

Eyes

  • MAC Select cover-up in NW30
  • Physician Formula Healthy wear powder foundation in creamy beige (for setting the concealer)
  • Physician Formula Gel Cream Eyeliner Trio for Green Eyes (black color)
  • Random eyeliner brush from Health & Glow, India

Face

  • Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for lips and cheeks, Blushed Rose
  • Tarte Park Avenue Princess Bronzer
  • Tarte Amazonian clay blush in Dollface

Lips

  • Rimmel Moisture Renew lipstick in Precious Brown
  • Revlon lip tint in Berry
  • Lotus lip balm in Velvet Rose

Nails

  • OPI Dim Sum Plum
  • Essie Shine of the times

Non-Beauty Related

  • Multi-sac handbag
  • Netflix

Music

  • Moonu – Idhazin Orum
  • Moonu – Kannazhaga
  • Moonu – Poo nee poo
  • Moonu – Nee Partha
  • Goa – Idhu Varai
  • Adele – Album 21

Books

  • Susan Sizemore – Prime Series
  • Juliana Stone – Jaguar Warrior Series
  • Jennifer Haymore – Donovon Sister Series

Review : Lush Jasmin & Henna Fluff Ease

I always had a problematic hair ๐Ÿ˜ฆ . Its dry, fizzy and difficult to maintain so I am always on the look out for the one perfect product which will make my hair magically silky soft andย manageable. I have always loved the smell of the Lush shop and whenever I cross this shop, the smells tempts me to go inside ๐Ÿ™‚ . So during one of the visit to the mall, I somehow ended up in the shop and I started checking out their hair products.

My eye caught the hair treatment and I thought it will be like a deep conditioner or something like that. The shop assistance sucked me into buying this product which is ย a pre-treatment before shampooing. The smell alone tempted me to buy this product ๐Ÿ˜€ . It smells divine ๐Ÿ˜€ . The product implies that it will calm and bring shine to fluffy hair so I decided to buy this one.

The product comes in a simple black packaging which has about 220 g of product in it and guess the price? Its about $ 22 ๐Ÿ˜ฆ seriously that why I avoid going into this shop. I somehow ended up getting this product and felt guilty for about a whole week ๐Ÿ™‚ . The product itself is a creamย coloredย and smells amazing. All you have to do is apply the product in the dry hair and wait for 20 minutes and then wash your hair with the shampoo and conditioner if you need it.

The first time I used this, my hair smelled amazing and I love it but on the other hand it did nothing to my hair except the great smell ๐Ÿ™‚ . And I kept thinking was it worth the money? If the product did do something to my hair then I would have been happy but since it didn’t do anything, I am veryย disappointedย ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ย .

Will I buy this product again? NOPE . It might work on different hair but for a hair like mine, it was just a total waste of money. I might as well have bought MAC gel liner which I have wanted to get for a long time ๐Ÿ™‚ .

Bargain Alert #10

I have always loved browsing the shop Ross Dress for Less ๐Ÿ™‚ . I decided to go there yesterday just because I was going crazy sitting at home. I just wanted to see what they have and check out some baby clothes as well. I went to the Bath & Body section first to see what they have. Most of the time, they have a good collection of branded stuffs and I usually buy them to try as they are inexpensive ๐Ÿ™‚ .

I found Yes to Carrots brand there ๐Ÿ˜€ . I love that brand and I already have their hand lotion which I absolutely love. It smells divine ๐Ÿ™‚ . So I decided to try some of their products. I got their leave-in hair conditioner and Face & eyes makeup remover. I also picked up the Coconut Lime hand & body lotion followed by Mango Body wash ๐Ÿ˜€ . While I was browsing their makeup/nail section, I found these tweezers ๐Ÿ˜€ . Isn’t it cute? its looks like a woman standing and at the tip is the tweezers ๐Ÿ˜€ . I loved it and I got 2 of these so that I could give one to my cousin ๐Ÿ™‚ .

I love browsing their kitchen section as you could find some great bargains there. I found this Salt & Pepper shaker which looks like a Cow and a milk carton ๐Ÿ˜€ . I loved it. I was in that shop browsing for almost 45 min and I was tired by the end of it ๐Ÿ™‚ . I liked some handbags and shoes but wasn’t interested in getting them. I also got some blankets and some onsies for Baby A ย as she is going through at least 2-3 per day ๐Ÿ˜€ .

Snow in Seattle..

There has been changes weather wise in Seattle. Apparently this week was the coldest of this year ๐Ÿ˜ฆ and all I could think was WHY NOW??? I hate cold weather. I hate it when the cold wind hits my face because I know that ultimately I will end up being sick ๐Ÿ˜ฆ . Any way, last Sunday we had a little bit of snow fall but it melted away when it touched the ground. And Saturday, we visited a friend of ours and it was so cold outside ๐Ÿ˜ฆ and we already knew that this week was going to be bad.

 

View of the balcony and the road

 

 

Anyway, I didn’t want to get out on Sunday as I was scared of getting sick. On Sunday night, it snowed very heavily leading to a layer of snow all over the ground. But I had an appointment on Monday which I couldn’t miss leading to me going out in the snow ๐Ÿ˜ฆ . We got stuck in the traffic for about an hour as usually it just take 10 min to come home. As soon as I returned home, I knew that I was going to get sick. I had the beginning of ear ache, body ache and head ache. I knew that within a day I would get a nose block followed by severe sinusitis.

My face is hurting with the swelling due to the sinus and I can’t breathe which leads to me not sleeping ๐Ÿ˜ฆ . I am just plain miserable. This weekend is a Thanksgiving weekend so hubby has 4 days of holiday and we had plans for staying in a lodge and enjoying a night together. But unfortunately because of my sickness, we cancelled our plans ๐Ÿ˜ฆ . It sucks big time as I was looking forward to this break.

I hate being stuck in the house. There is going to be fantastic sales on all the shops on Friday and here I am, stuck in the house being sick. I really hope I get better by Friday or at the most Saturday. I can’t stay home for the next 4 days as it will drive me crazy ๐Ÿ™‚ .

I forgot to tell you that my blackie has also started sneezing along with me ๐Ÿ˜ฆ . Poor guy, he is sneezing and sleeping all the time. I just hope it doesn’t get bad like me ๐Ÿ™‚ . Aren’t we a pair? Momma’s boy is sick just like his momma ๐Ÿ™‚ . I am just taking lot of hot drinks, Sudafed, saline nose drops and of course during night, vicks nose drops. The worst thing is these medicines only work for an hour or two and then my nose starts blocking again leading to me waking up tired and cranky.

Ok, rambling and rants over ๐Ÿ˜€ . Hopefully I should get better by next week. I think it’s thatย time of the year where I need a hair cut as a change and to perk me up ๐Ÿ™‚ . I think I need to feel good after this sickness is over. I am thinking of going real short, probably like a shoulder length bob as my hair takes forever to dry after my hair bath. But the downside is that my hair is dry and fizzy, so I might end up looking this ๐Ÿ˜€ and thats a risk I should be willing to take unless I use hairย straightenerย every time I have a hair bath.

Anyhoos, I will try to post articles at least twice a week from now on ๐Ÿ™‚ .