Thursday, January 29, 2009

Conclusion to my Richmond Trip

After my Imago haircut, my boyfriend and I went to Ruth's Chris Steak House. Thanks to Christle and Christine, we had a very generous gift card to use. I've only been to one other Ruth's Chris but, I was surprised at the outside of this particular Ruth's Chris. It reminded me of the Southern type mansions from a long time ago.

The inside of it reminded me of the movie Titanic. I'm sure the interior of the Titanic was way nicer but, that's the first thing that came to mind as we were being seated to our table. Our waitress brought out some bread while we waited to order. I think what makes their bread so good isn't actually the bread but the butter. It's like a whipped butter. For our appetizers, my boyfriend and I got Caesar salad and jambalaya. The Caesar salad had these tasty crackers. Our waitress said it was actually fried parmesan cheese. I would have expected fried parmesan cheese to be softer. We both ended up ordering the Mixed Grill for our main course. It's my favorite entree there. You get a crab cake, petite steak and stuffed chicken. We also had mashed potatoes and mushrooms. Dessert was mint vanilla ice cream. I didn't really see anything I wanted on their dessert menu. I think I was still thinking about that cake from Maggiano's I had seen earlier and nothing on the Ruth's Chris dessert menu could compare.

After Ruth's Chris, we went to Chesterfield Mall because it was right around the corner AND I had seen an Ulta there too. The Ulta seemed a bit bigger than the one back home and they carried more curly hair products such as the Deva line. I ended up getting clips to pin my hair up while it dries so it wouldn't be flat on top, Back to Basics Pomegranate conditioner, and Redken Fresh Curls Curl Boost spray gel. I looove the scents of most of the Back to Basics conditioners. I'm so happy it was suggested to me by readers on when I was ready to completely go back to silicones because I missed the fragrances of products with silicones.
The Redken Fresh Curls Curl Boost spray gel does not contain any silicones but, has glycerin and PEG 40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil which may give people some problems. Actually with the castor oil, I'm assuming it may not be too bad because of the PEG. However, you know what they say about assuming. I haven't had a chance to try the spray gel yet.

The Kinky Curly Curling Custard, my current love, and Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose conditioner were my purchases from Whole Foods. I also purchased Kinky Curly Knot Today leave-in online. shipping costs hurt. I guess I shouldn't complain since shipping costs were $12 and I know others out there who are much farther pay 3 times that much. The Kinky Curly Knot Today leave-in will be my last purchase for a while. Well, maybe - Everywhere I go L'oreal's new hair product line, Everpure, is like "bam in yo face, come buy me now".


Janelle said...

Haha I forgot to tell you about that ULTA too! It's near the bf's house hehe. You went to all the places I forgot to mention. My bad!

Where's that Ruth's Chris? It looks so nice!

Girl with Curl said...

Janelle: It's in Midlothian off of Huguenot Road. It was really nice.

Janelle said...

Ooh that's near my bf's house. I should suggest that for our 2 year anni if he doesn't get off work that weekend! ;D