Sunday, October 31, 2010

Welcome little Bonnie, our coke can sized addition to our little family.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October Hair Care Favourites

I can only thank my mother for giving me thick, coarse hair. In actual fact, my hair was never a problem until I bleached it roughly this time last year. And thereafter, being the silly person I am, I never took care of it correctly to prevent major damage. True, it does need a trim at the moment, but failing that my hair has been a real brat lately. Split ends, brittle feel, knots & all round feeling of dryness.

SO I decided to do something about it. And it worked. Quite brilliantly if I might add. THese are my October favourites in hair care.

Schwartzkopt Liquid Silk Gloss - Intensive Shine Gloss

Honestly, the name is a bit of a giggle. But it truly holds it's own considering I bought this in sale rack of a supermarket. I scoop it onto the bottom part of my hair after washing & conditioning and leave in for 1-2 minutes. I was a little skeptical as the package says it will only take 1 minute to work, but you really dont need much longer. And it has the prettiest Rose scent

John Frienda 'Frizz Ease' collection - Shampoo & Conditioner

Oh, did I mention my hair was frizzy too?! This pair works best for 'extra dry hair'. The shampoo is really lathering and you dont need a lot to work up your whole head. Which is a big thing to say and almost everyone says that about Shampoos they like, but this time I mean it! And the conditoner does everything a conditioner should do. Makes your hair feel slimy smooth and takes a good couple of rinses to get out - but boy does it work. And the best part? It actually makes your hair LESS frizzy but doesn't pour a whole lot of moisture into your roots! Hurrah

Toni & Guy Dry Shampoo & Heat Protection Spray

These two are my saviours. After truly believing that Batista dry shampoo was my only option & dealing with the induced grey hair & dandruff it brought on, I was brought back down to eath after trying Toni & Guy dry shampoo. NO grey hair, NO build up & it does NOT dry out your scalp! It's quite a cold, almost wet feeling spray, but it makes your hair look like the day 2 of your hair wash regime, which is the best day of all.
The Heat Protection spay is my baby. It has a lovely scent about it & works better than any other I have tried. Overall I have decided not to be shocked that Toni & Guy is being stocked in my local supermarket & decided to embrace the wonderful products they have on offer

And onto my October disappointment:

Nourishing Coconut Conditioner

EHHHHH wrong! There is nothing nourishing NOR conditioning about this product! And worst of all? It doesn't even make your hair smell like coconut! It makes your hair produce that horrible squealing sound when you run your hands through it when it's still wet and everything. What kind of CONDITIONER doesn't condition?! Worst. Fail. AVOID!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

How much can you tell of someone just by looking at their bedside stand?


Lip glosses of the week

Who would have thougt that I, queen of matte lipsticks, would be wearing...lipgloss?! And on a daily basis! To be completely honest & shallow, I have been sporting black eyeliner and ruby glossy lips all week, which may or may not have been influenced by Blair Warldorf.

Anyways, confessions aside, these two lipglosses have been paired on my lips quite nicely this week!

Revlon "Cherries in the Glow"

Body Shop "Pink Guava"

I'll let you know when I've come to my senses & revert back to matte!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Earlier this week I had the joy of picking up a copy of Beauty & the Beast on DVD (I definitely just typed 'breast' instead). At just $20, my innter child was almost a little offended. My original copy on VHS still has the price tag on it, tattered now but still revealing a more daring purchase than the $20 you found in your back pocket.

Nevertheless, one of my childhood films is out of the vault and was soon slotted into my DVD player. I watched the first half on Wednesday, and now I find myself with some spare time & a box of noodles for my lunch eaten at dinner time, I watched the rest.

It's amazing, to say the least, how strong childhood feelings are. And not the tightening in your chest when you see the opening credits, or the lump in your throat when you hear that old music again, but how powerful a child's feelings can be. Because those emotions were not with me for the first time. They were the deep set, buried away for years emotions that I felt when I was small.

Of course, I found myself blubbering at the end, even knowing full well the ending is happily ever after. It just goes to show that no matter how many times you hid the lump in your throat when you were little, too ashamed to cry - watch the same motion picture when you're 22 years old & those tears will free fall.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

I, like so many others, have found myself in the most unfortunate role as a customer service representative. To you this means the person on the other end of the phone, answering your generic questions & giving you hearty discounts that you probably won't appreciate (not to generalise). To me, this means sitting at the one desk, with the same people, saying the same things, at the same time - every single week. And the one after, and the one after....

Given that I take little to no pride in my work (sorry, I only pretended to care), I do take pride in my surroundings. After all, I spend more waking hours at my desk than I do quality time with my fiance (or cats). So, naturally, I have a makeup corner. Or shall we call it a vanity corner. A small space on my shelf at work filled with lipstick, emergency pressed powder, Paw Paw ointment, handcream and perfume. Most of what is there stays there. I have my "work pink" lipstick, my many "work nude" lipsticks and so on.

I have recently had a total of 12 days off work given that I have recently had surgery. Today was my first day back (albeit short lived, I crawled home sick after a feeble 53 minutes on the job), and was presented with this:

Although I do not LOVE this lipstick, in fact there have been times that I questioned my purchase, I still do not appreciate dragging my feet over to my desk only to find this waiting for me! It was done by one of my dearest work colleagues and if I didn't love him to death I'd probably be angry.

Thought I ought to share.