So, I'm back from Myrtle Beach and hopefully back to blogging on a regular basis too! I do have to do my summer reading still, ugh. I have to read 3 books in 3 weeks, so I'm not so sure that will happen. But anyway, I found two new hair products that I am in love with, and I just thought I'd share with you all :) Oh, and thank you Sarah for the suggestion to blog during my moment of boredom, haha :) You are a genius!
Garnier Fructis Flexible Control Hairspray
credit Since I've started wearing my hair curly sometimes, I needed a good hairspray to hold the curls. My hair does not curl very easily, and when it does the curls don't hold well. I just used some random hairspray I had in my bathroom until I could buy one I actually wanted. This stuff is AMAZING. Since it's a flexible hold, it allows the curls to fall out just a little so that they look a little more beachy. If you want a stronger hold, they have those too. The best part? It smells SO GOOD! My friends love the way this stuff smells and love when I wear it, so I would definitely recommend this to you all :)
Chi 44 Iron Guard
credit It is soo important to protect your hair from heat damage when you use a blow dryer, curling iron, or straightener. But I'm sure you all already knew that. I love the Chi 44 Iron Guard because you can use it on wet or dry hair, and can be used for curly or straight styles. My hair smells nice after I use it and it protects my hair from getting severely damaged by my irons and blow dryer. Some people say it leaves their hair feeling sticky or stiff, and I know what they mean because when I first got it I went overboard and sprayed a lot of it. You do not need to use a lot of this product, so if you lightly spray it your hair won't be sticky or anything.
Well, that's it for today. I'm really going to try my hardest to read all of your blogs and catch up I promise! What has everybody been up to? Do you use these products? What are your favorite hairsprays or heat protectors?
I'm soooo sorry I've been slack with posting this week. I've been working most of the week, and yesterday I had to go up to North Carolina to get my car inspected so I can get new tags. ugh. And I'm leaving for Myrtle Beach today with my friend, and we won't be back until Sunday or maybe Monday.
If you've never been to myrtle beach, it basically consists of LOTS of mini golf courses, pancake houses, tacky tourist stores, beach, and interesting people. There is some Mustang car show I think that we are going to.
Anyway, I'm so so sorry I've been a slacker, and I promise when I get back I will try to get back to my one-a-day posting and reading all of your blogs!
How has everybody's week been? Going anywhere this weekend?
Instead of doing random picture inspiration like I used to, I am going to start doing color inspiration, starting at the beginning of the rainbow. After I finish all the colors, I guess I will find some other series haha :) So, to kick off color inspiration, we are starting with red!
I'm having hair drama with my new haircut D: I have more layers now, and I've had layers before and never had any problems. When I straighten my hair, it looks good in the front (pictures below), but when I look at the back, it looks strange. I don't know how to explain it, but it looks kind of like a raccoon tail. You can distinctly see where the layers stop and the next layer starts, if that makes sense. Has anybody else ever had this problem? It looks better when I curl it, but I usually don't have that much time. Anyway, picture time.
Hair before: (yes, still in my pajamas hehe)
Hair after (straight):
Hair after (curly):
Let me know what you think, or if you have any solutions. It would be so greatly appreciated!
Anybody else obsessed with Lady Gaga's new song "You and I"? I can't wait for it to be released, along with her new album. Not sure exactly when that will be, but still excited! I first found out about this song when she tweeted about it, and I've loved it ever since. If you haven't heard it, here you go! (The song actually starts at about 2:35, the rest is interview).
I really wish I could go to a Lady Gaga concert. Concert tickets are somewhere in my unorganized list of "things I want to buy after I pay my credit card bill off". Her performances are usually very interesting and some people would say they are crazy and weird, but you can tell her heart is in it 100%, as demonstrated in this video.
Do you like Lady Gaga? Her music, style, etc? I want to hear your opinions on her, because I know a lot of people think very differently. Negative opinions are perfectly ok, but try not to let this get out of hand (like some of the comments on videos of her on Youtube).
First of all, I got my hair cut yesterday! Well, it's not much shorter, I just got it thinned and some long layers put in. It doesn't look much different, but I might go back in a few weeks and see if he will give me some bangs or something.
Anyway, the lovely Gets from Wasted Seventeen has passed on a blog award to me :) Thank you Gets, love ya! If you haven't visited her blog, you should! She has such amazing outfits and a great tutorial for a DIY bandage skirt! Here is the award:
And here are the rules:
1. Thank the person that gave you award. 2. Copy the award and put it on the blog. 3. List 3 things you love about yourself. 4. Post a picture you love. 5. Tag 5 people to pass the award on to.
Easy enough. Thanks again Gets :)
Ok 3 things I love about myself. hmmm...
1. I think positive. In situations where most people can only see bad things, I can usually find at least one good thing, if not more. Same goes for people, I can see good in people rather than bad (well, I do see the bad too).
2. I don't get angry easily, and if I do, I don't stay angry. Not sure if this is a good or bad thing, but I'll count it as a good thing. I have friends to hold grudges over people for the longest time. Or stay mad at somebody for a long time. I say, if they did something to make you that mad, they (usually) aren't worth spending that much time thinking over. Holding bad feelings can be bad for your health (so I hear), so why damage yourself over someone who doesn't even care?
3. If this sounds like I'm bragging, I'm sorry I'm really not. Thanks to my mom's genes, I am really really tiny. Short as well as skinny. It took me a while to like the way I looked, because I used to think I looked like the shrimpy girl in the group. But I hear about everybody's diets and how hard it is to loose weight, and it has made me thankful that I don't (yet) have to worry about that. I am aware that I need to eat healthy and not just pig out on junk food, which I do sometimes. But I am still glad that I have one less thing to worry about.
A picture I love:
From we heart it
Well, it's really the quote that is in the picture that I love. But I constantly have to remind myself of this, and it's really true. Keep it in mind.
Ok well that's about it for now. I'll try to get some reviews up for the elf products I bought soon! How was everybody's week? I've been kind of slacking on my blog postings and readings so I'm clueless right now haha.
Ok, this is my first ever recipe post. Yay! These are the cookies that I made for my dad on father's day, and I have to say they are my favorite cookies ever. The recipe was introduced to me by a friend a loooong time ago. So, here we go!
Ingredients: -2 cups sugar -4 tablespoons cocoa -1 stick butter - 1/2 cup milk -1 cup peanut butter -1 tablespoon vanilla -3 cups oats/oatmeal -waxed paper
Directions: In a saucepan, bring the sugar, cocoa, butter, and milk to a boil. Let boil for one minute, then add peanut butter, vanilla, and oatmeal. Quickly spoon out by teaspoonfuls onto the waxed paper. Cookies will harden as they cool.
Sorrry everyone I'm falling behind on posting! Busy week, hopefully next week I can catch up. I'm getting my hair cut next friday, but I can't for the life of me figure out what I want to do with it. Here is my hair now:
Sorry it's kinda blurry it's the only recent-ish one where you can see all of my hair.
I'm thinking of growing it out, but still it needs to be shaped, thinned, and trimmed.