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Floral Shirt - Macy's
Skirt - Primark 
Boots - Ideeli
Necklace - Thrifted
Earrings - Gift from Erin!


Tuesday Tips: No shampoo for 3 weeks

So, I began this trial on December 26th and decided to try the no shampoo trend that has been popping up constantly on my computer! I dropped my normal cheap shampoo and conditioner and exchanged them for Apple cider vinegar and baking soda. I found this recipe on another bloggers site. (You can find it here). Based on what I read, I made up my own measurements for this experiment and kind of perfected the amounts through trial and error. Before I conducted this experiment, I do what I always do...RESEARCH. I didn't want to fry my hair because conditioning with any type of vinegar just doesn't sound too beneficial. Here is what I found.


What I found on the internet:

  • "It is softer, shinier, and less frizzy than before."
  • "The biggest hurdle for me was psychological and getting over the fleeting smell of salad dressing in the shower"
  • "My hair is getting healthier and more manageable the longer I avoid shampoo."
  • "It’s a great way to treat itchy, dry scalp, and it leaves my hair soft, smooth, and shiny"
  • "Balances pH level"
What I experienced:
  • After the first wash, my hair felt greasier than before (perhaps due to improper portions of ingredients.)
  • Hair felt smooth within the first few days, but tangled easily and knotted more often than usual.
  • I hated doing this from day 1, until about the first full week in. My hair started becoming smooth and didn't smell, and I also noticed I was shedding less hair.
  • Perhaps my hair is still adapting, but I have many mixed feelings about this method. My hair is very frizzy and hard to keep smooth and tame.
  • It is easier for my hair to hold a curl or style and definitely feels stronger.
  • Very natural, but mostly doesn't look good. (On me, anyway)






 Recipe



What you need:
  • 2 TBSP of Baking Soda
  • 2 TBSP of Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 4 TBSP of water






1.) Put 2 TBSP of Baking Soda with 2 TBSP of water into a cup and stir until      baking soda is dissolved.
2.) Wash hair thoroughly with baking soda mixture,
3.) Put 2 TBSP of  Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 TBSP of water into the same          cup and stir.
4.) Condition hair with vinegar mixture.

I did this trial for 3 weeks and only wash my hair roughly 3x - 4x a week. I have naturally red hair and it's a decent thickness. Not overly greasy or dry hair, fairly normal. Thanks for reading! 


Frost Bite

              



Arturo Chiang boots - ideeli 
Coat - American Eagle 
Scarf - Macy's
Tank top - Macy's
Purple cardigan - Macy's
Jeans - Macy's

Happy winter and New Year! I know this a pretty simple outfit but I felt like it went well together and I needed an excuse to get off my butt and finally use my camera! I need some motivation because I'm seriously going through a personality crisis and who I used to be is who I want to stay. This different me is not a very pleasant one and maybe you have been able to tell that not everything is right because I haven't posted in so long.
I'm gainging weight, but trying to lose it quickly because it's not welcome on my body! haha, I've been trying to drink water and control my snacking a night. I know my huge problem isn't over eating, but eating at the wrong times. I usually eat right before I go to bed, because I'm used to that being the only free time I have. 
I see that while I was inactive, I somehow got up to 50,000 page views! Thanks for all who believe in me! I'm back!



Makeup Monday: The Proper Makeup Order.

It's not too often that people apply makeup in the correct order, and that's probably why everyone gets different results, even if you and your best friend are using the same product. But did you actually know that there was a correct way to apply makeup? (Continued below images)

If you would like any of these products, just click the tiny imaged below the larger collages and it will bring you to their home websites so that you may read more and/or purchase these awesome products!



Correction Makeup Application Order: Glamour Points





No one came out and officially said that this is how it is and that's the only way. However, the reason that there is a common known order is because makeup is applied in layer (almost?). Starting with a protecting layer - Primer. More or less, the reason this order is exists is also because it prevents smudging and/or concealing accidentally. Think about it, if you applied bronzer before your foundation, that would be pointless and a waste of makeup and money, right? Right! So I made up these pictures to more easily show you the order of applying makeup. Most of these products are product that i use and that you would find in my makeup bag! Trust me, they weren't just googled and pasted into this collage.

 Thanks for reading!

Rocky Horror Picture Show



Yes, Yes. 
ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. 

The Halloweeniest of all things Halloween. If Rocky isn't part of your adult tradition for Halloween, then you're doing it wrong. Rocky Horror Picture Show is something that everyone loves in some twisted way or another. I was clearly the creepy handyman with a hump, Riff Raff. Do you think I did a good job? Being a double major in Fashion Design and Theatre is very time consuming, so unfortunately  I had to push my blogging priorities to the side temporarily. 
I'm so glad that you're all still engaged and following through with me!

Happy November!