Monday, March 30, 2015

China Glaze Hey Doll Nail Polish

With my order to Nail Polish Canada I got a China Glaze colour called "Hey Doll".  I was really on the fence about purchasing this colour as I wasn't sure if I would like it.  But looking at swatches on line I decided to give this colour a try.

I would describe this colour as a dusty plum with subtle shimmer.  It is the perfect colour for fall. I found this formula took two coats to cover.  It was a little runnier than other China Glaze polishes I have tried but did cover beautifully with two coats.

I gave my mom a pedicure with this colour and the above is the result.  Overall, I'm pleased with this colour.  I was also very pleased with the prompt service from Nail Polish Canada.  I received my order within 2 days!!  They even added in a couple of Pantene hair samples free of charge.  I wouldn't hesitate to order again from Nail Polish Canada.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Agate Art

This is my last week of my art series.  My uncle painted this light house scene on a piece of agate.  I love how he incorporated the natural beauty of the agate into his painting.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Canvas Art

Continuing on with my art series, this canvas art on an easel was created by my uncle.  It is one of my favourite pieces of his that I own.  I love the scene and the colours.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Shell Art

Continuing on with my weekly art series, this is a piece of art that my uncle created.  He painted this scene on the inside of a shell.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Live Clean Professional Age Resist Shampoo/Conditioner

I have been using the Live Clean Professional Age Resist Shampoo and Conditioner for about a week now.  I was leary about trying these products as I haven't had a good experience with natural hair products in the past.  I once tried a natural brand that left my hair in tangles, with an oily scalp and dry ends. I ended up using the shampoo for a body wash and the rest of the conditioner still sits in the bathroom cabinet.  I was not impressed and since that experience I have been cautious about trying natural products.

These Live Clean products are 98% plant derived, phthalate free and paraben free.  They smell great with a light, fresh fragrance.

The shampoo is clear in colour and it doesn't lather as easily as non-natural products.  I find I need about twice the amount of this shampoo to get the lather I want.

The conditioner is a milky white cream consistency that leaves my hair soft and silky.

The first few times I tried the shampoo and conditioner I found that it left my scalp somewhat oily.  After a few uses the oiliness disappeared so I'm not sure what happened.  I do make sure to really scrub my scalp with the shampoo and rinse thoroughly. With the conditioner I just put it on my hair and not rub it in and again rinse very thoroughly.

My hair tangles more easily with these products and it can be somewhat difficult to use a wide tooth comb through my wet hair.

Overall, for natural based products I am learning to love the age resist products.  When my hair dries it feels soft, smooth and silky like it does with non-natural products.  Using these products has changed my opinion in that there are really good quality natural hair products out there that work well.  You just have to experiment with products to find what will work for your hair.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Stone Art

My uncle is an artist and paints on various mediums.  He painted the above scene on a stone.  For the next few Wordless Wednesdays I'm going to be showcasing some of his work.