Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Weekend update

This past Saturday I think I got 5 minutes of outside air. I woke up at around 10AM, ate some breakfast, then started watching Property Ladder on TLC. Property Ladder is about flipping houses and is usually done by people with limited flipping experience. I also ended up watching the House marathon that was recorded on my DVR the week between Christmas and New Years. There was probably about 6-8 episodes. Each episode was about 45 minutes because I fast forwarded through all the commercials. That's all I did. Watched House all day. I stopped watching House to eat twice. Then around 9 at night I got the urge for Nacho Bell Grande from Taco Bell. Any time I have a craving, I have to have what I'm craving. So off my boyfriend and I go to Taco Bell. This is where I get my 5 minutes of outside air - the walk to and from the car. Ate the Taco Bell at home and continued watching TV. It was a very slow day but, I enjoyed it. Some days I just want to sit around and really do nothing at all.

My Sunday was a little bit more active. Got up for Church, went to a chinese buffet, then a shopping adventure. I had no plans to really buy anything except for tea tree oil and coconut oil. I heard tea tree oil was good for breakouts and I've been trying to get my skin under control. Coconut oil is supposedly good for your hair and really penetrates your hair for good conditioning. I also wanted to return a Denman brush and coconut moisturizer from Sally Beauty Supply. I didn't like the bristles on the Denman brush and the coconut moisturizer contained a lot of ingredients that would build up on my hair really quickly. I should have double checked the ingredients before I left the store. When I returned my stuff to Sally Beauty Supply, I noticed a section for Elizabeth Arden skincare products. I hadn't been into a Sally Beauty Supply in a while so I'm not sure if this is something new or not but, I know in the olden days those products weren't being sold there.

I've been wanting to go this one Health Food store for a while to find some organic skin and hair products. We drove all the way there to find it was closed on Sundays. Another organic store down the street though was open. It was called "Herbal Farmacy". The outside of it is modeled after a log cabin. You walk in and you're greeted with jars full of I'm guessing um herbs and then even more shelves of herbs or herbal medicine. My boyfriend said he felt like he was in a witch's lair. We were about to leave when this one hair product caught my eye. It was called Nature's Blessings Hair Pomade. It's second from the left in the picture. It's a conditioner, restorer and rootbuilder. You apply it to your hair after you've washed your hair and don't rinse it out. Ingredients include Nettle, Rosemary, Sage, Peppermint, Thyme, virgin Olive Oil, and pure coconut oil. Pure mineral jelly is listed at the end which means there is not large amounts of it in the product. I'll still be watching for possible buildup.
After we left there, we went to the mall. I still wanted to find some tea tree oil. The tea tree oil was $21 at Herbal Farmacy for a little itty bottle. I ended up stopping at Bath & Body Works too. I got Tropical Passionfruit and Japanese Cherry Blossom body washes and Cotton Blossom body lotion because it smells like laundry detergent to me and I really like the smell of laundry detergent. They are 1st, 3rd and 4th, respectively, from the left in the picture above.

I finally bought my tea tree oil at the Body Shop. I've probably been in 3 Body Shop stores in my life. I was packing up my tiny tea tree oil when the sales woman at the Body Shop starts talking about the best way to prevent breakouts after I tell her the reason I bought the tea tree oil. She shows me this travel kit with different skin care products. She really knows how to hype up this stuff cuz I get hooked. Plus, her skin was really nice and she wasn't wearing makeup. She said she consistently used the Body Shop products. I hope she wasn't lying. So I end up buying the Seaweed skincare line travel kit. I have no will power. The kit included Seaweed deep cleansing facial wash, Seaweed clarifying toner, Seaweed mattifying day cream, facial blotting tissues and a facial brush. I started using it this morning. I'll try it out for a week or two to see if it helps any. The tea tree oil is on the left.

Other products I've recently bought, from left to right, are Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner for Perm/Color treated/Damaged hair, Sunsilk Waves of Envy Shampoo and Conditioner and Generic Value Product (GVP) Matrix Bioloage Conditioning Balm. I also bought the Sunsilk Waves of Envy Sea spray but forgot to include it in the picture.
I've always loved Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner for Perm/Color treated/Damaged hair because of the scent and it does moisturize my hair pretty well. Even though it doesn't consistently give me good curly results, it's the one shampoo and conditioner I've bought more than once.

The Sunsilk Waves of Envy Shampoo, Conditioner and sea spray moisturizes my hair well and made it softer but, provides no real curl definition. The Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner for Perm/Color treated/Damaged actually gives me better curl definition than these products. I also like the scent of the Sunsilk Waves of Envy products. I think it has a powdery smell. My boyfriend thinks it smell like carpet cleaner. I guess along with this and my Cotton Blossom laundry detergent smelling lotion I'm on my way to smelling like a very clean house.

The GVP Matrix Bioloage Conditioning Balm is a CG approved product. I've only used it once so I can't give any good feedback right now. I'll continue to use it and see how it works. This can be purchased at Sally Beauty Supply.

Oy, this was too many products when all I wanted was some tea tree oil and coconut oil. Anyone know where I can find coconut oil? I saw some at the Vitamin Store but, it was for cooking. I'm wondering if it's the same kind of oil that can be used for your hair.


jjavier said...

two lines in that whole thing

Janelle said...

Oh wow, that was quite the shopping adventure. If you don't mind paying for shipping, I think Coastal Scents sells coconut oil online.

I've been wanting to try tea tree oil because my skin isn't getting much better either. I used to use these makeup remover towelettes which contained tea tree oil, but I don't think it did much. I think I need to try the real thing on it's own. Lemme know how it works for you!

MakeupByRenRen said...

you can go to wholefoods and get some unrefined unprocessed coconut oil...or the vitamin shoppe

Girl with Curl said...

jjavier: Yup.

Janelle: I actually found some coconut oil at the Vitamin Shoppe. I'm still using the tea tree oil and I think it is helping my skin but, I'm not sure if it's the tea tree oil or my whole routine. I'm going to continue this routine for a little bit longer and see what happens.

MakeupByRenRen: I actually got some coconut oil last night from the Vitamin Shoppe.