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April 26, 2012

Ever go out in public with unwashed hair?  Of course you have.  Doing so is no biggie since nowadays there are tons of products that help you prolong your freshly washed hair another day or so, to keep your blowout going, or to allow you to freshen up your hair by days end.  However, all of these products have eluded me.  I likely need them most: I have fine, dark brown hair.  The ‘greasies’ don’t do anyone justice, but those with darker hair get the shine faster than not.  I try different shampoos and conditioners often and sometimes I never know how the next day without washing will go…so I’m pretty sure I look like this today:

{George Clooney in Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?  with a tad too much hair pomade that his character had a penchant for. I am not wearing product though!}

Many a’ blogger { like this one & this one} have touted the fantastic results of Pssssst! dry shampoo.  It’s old school and still around…that’s enough credentials for me to give it a go~ I will let you know if it does the trick.  Check any Sephora or beauty store out there and you’ll see the science behind dry shampoos has been formulated by lots of hair care companies and we have our pick.  I’ll start with the cheap stuff first.  This may not be a great match for dark hair, but there are some on the market in shades of brown. Oh, and while greasies aren’t welcome on my head, messy hair is! Got to love a messy, tousled ponytail shown by one of my very favorite bloggers: A Cup of Jo.

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I’m so happy it’s the weekend…mine officially starts now and after working 6 days in a row I’m ready for some down time!  My body needs to recharge~ last night I slept 11 hours and tonight I’m about to do the same.

Sephora

After work tonight I went over to the mall to check out skincare products at Sephora and get some samples.  The girls in there are so helpful.  Most of you who know me can attest to my love of samples and that I don’t mess around when I don’t like a product, I return it.  I’m a Returner.  To decrease my rate of return I try things out first.  Of course, if I love it I go back and buy it. {I believe this all began when as a little girl I’d look through magazines and see the advertisements with packets of face creams, makeup, even eye shadows that you could try.  You never see those anymore!  Do you remember them?}  Also, I don’t like waste.  And I’m on a never-ending quest for great skin.

Then I went to Forever 21 and the last time I did that was almost a year ago.  Let’s just say this was my own personal night of “30 Going on 13.”  The mall, on a Saturday night, is full of teenagers!  I forgot about that. You would have thought it was a Justin Beiber concert!

Justin Beiber

Shopping at Forever 21 is overwhelming, but in the midst of TONS of clothes are a good number of gems.  Recently at work I bought a Nicole Miller navy blue pencil skirt {kind of like this} and am looking for options to wear with it. I found this navy, white & green chevron print top to tuck in:

Forever 21 Chevron top

The psychology behind “new” things is fascinating.  We all seem to be reinvigorated by something new; motivated and inspired.  At least that’s what I see all the time in women’s retail and it’s true for me, too.  I try to be mindful of it. In school back when you didn’t type papers on a computer and you wrote them with a pen and actual paper, a brand new pen and fresh notebook would inspire me to sit down and get a big assignment done.  ‘Whatever Works’ and ‘Everything in Moderation’…those are some mantras to try and give balance to!

Do you find picking up something new gives you inspiration to then give your old things a pick-me-up? Are you a skincare junkie & if so, what are your ‘holy grail’ products? {Just had to ask that one!}

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