Joico Sulfate-free Color Endure

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From Jocio’s website and the back of the box. Sulfate-free Color Endure keeps color true to hue with our triple-threat Multi-spectrum Defense Complex,TM a mega complex of fade-defying Green Tea, antioxidants and UV protectors that fight both the physical and environmental factors that can cause fading and tonal change.

Last time I was at Trade Secrets I had asked about Sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner. I was told about three products this one being one of the three. Today I was downtown and picked some up. It was a deal for the whole package at $21.00 it also came with a sample bottle of the hair spray but I don’t use that on my hair at the moment I’m sorta a wash and go type of gal with how my hair is right now.

I decided to wait and wash my hair after I got home because today was hair wash day and I wore my wig out so there is no point in washing your hair to throw a wig over top for it to get flat. Any who I decided to try out the new shampoo and conditioner and I so far I like it. The smell is a great scent and because it is Sulfate-free it does not get lathery or have any kind of bubbles so that will be some getting used to.

But for once I did not have to put my redkin extreme anti snap treatment on after I toweled dried my hair. Iv just let it air dry and I have to say there is no dryness feeling at all. It’s very soft to the touch and so far I really like it. I will do a re review in a few weeks and see if I still like it then.

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Today Was Not A Good Day

What I mean is it was not a good day for my hair because trichotillomania removed about ten hairs or so. No major damage was done and there are no spots or anything noticeable. Of course I threw on my cap but non the less I feel bad. However I do know that it was a little bump in the road and it’s not worth fretting over. Nor will I run to do what I used to do in the past which was freak out and shave my head because that is no longer an option. The important thing is to move on from this small short-lived moment and keep going.

I knew growing out my hair was going to be a little bit of a struggle because it always is when I get any kind of length. And it really has not gotten this long in years. Okay yeah my hair is not super long but here is the latest hair photo.

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Just got to keep being positive wearing my cap and I’ll be ok. I’m going in October to get a trim everything needs a trim. I ended up trimming the back my self. Nobody knows I cut it lol because I just trimmed off like half an inch haha. I did such a good job you can’t even tell I did it. But I’m gonna get the hair stylist clean up the back a little more. And possibly trim the bangs but we shall see.

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The $$$ Price Of Fashion

So LTS has come out with another brand and rang of clothing for tall women it’s called TTYA. Its more fashion forward and when I had gone to the website and looked at the prices I thought some of the things were pretty steep in price and left a comment on their Facebook page. But then quickly took it down because I noticed the prices were really not that bad.

Not only that but tall women want to look just as fabulous as the average height women. After looking at some online stores and looking at their prices I realize that the prices I think are so high at LTS are really not that high in price compared to the other stores for average height women it’s really on point.

Now when you compare all those stores to say Old Navy then ya there high but that’s because Old Navy for the most part is much cheaper and massed produced. The prices at LTS, Urban Outfitters, BCBG, Le Château, are all around the same prices though BCBG is a tad more but non the less it’s not just special shops that have high prices for their fashions.

Even the plus size shops for ladies wear made for larger women their prices are pretty much on point as all the stores for average body shaped women. I guess I have just turned in to a cheap gal LOL. I like stuff to be majorly on sale. And love a big discount. Like say for $50 bucks you can get four things at Old Navy. Try getting four things at any other store with the high prices good luck with that haha.

That being said. The skirt I picked up on Friday that I wore to the Orchestra on Saturday was by Calvin Kline. It retails for $129.00 and I got it for $43.00 it was on sale and then had another 30% or 40% off of like $65 or something to that. Personally I think even spending $43.00 on a skirt is a lot of money but that’s just me.

It’s amazing how much clothing can cost these days. But I do know sometimes paying a little more for something does mean its well made and if it’s a staple piece it will last a long time in your closet especially if it’s a classic piece. I will go out of my way and spend good money on key pieces but on the normal if its jeans or just regular t-shirts Old Navy here I come lol. I also stopped buying my jeans at LTS because it was just getting to be to costly since losing all the weight I have lost. I mean their jeans do cost a lot. And when your losing weight throwing almost $100 bucks away on jeans is pointless if you lose 20 pounds there goes $100 bucks down the drain. So I stopped buying my jeans at LTS and have just bought them from Old Navy.

I may go back and buy my jeans from LTS once I know I am staying at my current weight. Because I have four pairs of Jeans from there that no longer fit me as well a pair of white jeans OK so that makes five and a pair of dress pants and skinny cords that now no longer fit my new slender body. And at the prices LTS charges for all their stuff I could probably re sell some of it and make some of my money back LOL. though I do plan on taking them to get them re fitted to me and hopefully it wont cost too much to have that done.

That being said on the whole I don’t think ladies fashion or fashion at all should cost so much. But after looking at the different sites and everyone’s prices I’m no longer shocked and can fully understand why everything does cost as much as it does. Because lets face it sometimes clothing that is cheap looks cheap. Then again sometimes things that are also expensive also looks cheap LOL. I mean that navy blue sleeveless dress I wore not to long ago to Ikea was from Old Navy and only cost me $15 bucks and it looks pretty expensive so go figure. I guess it depends on how you also accessorize your clothing and what you pair it with.

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Orchestra Mozart & Dvorak

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Last night my boyfriend and I went to the Orchestra at the N.A.C. National Arts Center. Marc bought tickets and for once we made plans and it did not rain. It tends to rain when ever we make major plans so I’m very thankful it did not rain. My parents called a cab for us to drive us down so we did not have to take the bus. We got there with in five minutes of it starting. Cab driver was an idiot but that’s another story ha ha we got there which is what matters the most.

I had never gone so it was my first time. We sat down and the photo above I took just before they announced that all cell phones were to be turned off and no photo’s or filming of any kind. Whoopsy  as soon as I heard that I turned off my cell phone. The people on stage were just warming up so does it really count that I took the photo hopefully not and there was no flash. Any who I wanted to get all dressed up because in my head that’s something people do. But when we got there it was mixed some people were dressed up and some wore jeans with dress shirts the men anyways some women wore skinny jeans but paired with heels and a nice top.

My mom and I had gone shopping Friday night to hopefully find something to go with this really pretty top I have. The top I bought a few years ago on sale its a BCBG top with cut outs on the arm in like a champagne gold color. I was going to wear dress pants but the only ones I own are to big for me now and are just pull on lol. Any who I ended up getting a black faux leather skirt by Calvin Klein. Paired it with glittery gold ballet flats and a cute clutch purse both I had bought from Payless. Simple sparkly earrings and black beaded bracelet and necklace. And for some added fun a black headband with black feathers and rhinestone.

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My makeup I used.

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I first used Mary Kays foundation primer. My foundation is the ever so amazing Revlon ColorStay 24hrs my shade is 200 Nude its the best foundation for acne and blemish skin I think and it covers everything. I used my amazing Beauty Blender which I get damp to apply I think it gives the best air brush effect. Eye brows filled in using a Cover Girl brow and eye pencil in midnight brown. I used my favorite eye shadow palette Naked 3 by Urban Decay. The colors I used were Strange, Buzz, Trick, Factory & Blackheart as liner. Mascara I used the only one I have at the moment which is Physicians Formula Organic Wear I applied maybe 4 coats to see anything but non the less I put it on haha.  Bronzer I used Physicians Formula in Light Bronzer. I also used a light blush as a luminizer  by Hard Candy color Honeymoon 127.  Blush my favorite Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Blush. Last but not least statement bold lips bold for me anyways. First I put on City Proof Twistable Intense Lip Color by NYC in shade 022 Fulton St Fuschsia  and for added mositure and shine I added my favorite liquid lip balm by Almay in color 500 Pink Pout.

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We had a lovely time it was a great experience and very relaxing. I find classical music to be just that relaxing no stress at all. I thought it was a tad funny though because when they would finish one song before playing another that little moment when there would be no music playing people would get all there coughing and sneezing out-of-the-way and then as soon as the music would play again people would be as quite as a mouse it was rather funny. I also felt a little like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman when she goes to the Opera. Only difference here was it was not the Opera and I was not wearing a gown or had diamonds on nor am I a hooker haha. But you get what I’m saying. I felt glamorous and it was an all around great time.

Also Marc was all dressed up looking all nice in his dress pants and shoes and blue dress shirt. Of course I had to get a photo of us looking all nice. Marc was pretty shocked when he saw me he’s like wow never seen you look like that before. I replied by saying see I clean up pretty nice when I’m not in comfy sweats at the house LOL. This is what happens when you put a crap load of time in getting ready. I spent at least an hour doing just my eye makeup alone. I did my makeup first then went and ate dinner. After dinner I went and flossed my teeth then brushed them then applied the lips last. And then did the outfit.

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Over all it was a fun night. After the Orchestra we took the bus back to our neck of the woods since it was down town. We went to the pub near my house for a drink and we split the oh so yummy chocolate cake. It was a great night I had a blast and its just a great memory to have and am so lucky to be with the guy I’m with. I love him to bits.

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Physicians Formula Sexy Booster™ Sexy Glow Blush

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Taken from their site

  • Irresistibly Sexy Blushing Glow: Wear this perfect blend of shimmery blushing tones like lingerie for your face for an instant sexy boost with an alluring blushing glow.
  • Sexy Boosting Formula: infused with the scent of warm vanilla, “afterglow” illumination and pheromone-mimicking ingredients including clinically tested Androstadienone, Cocoa Extract (aka “the Love Chemical”) and ancient aphrodisiac Horny Goatweed to enhance your sexy side.

Best blush in my personal opinion. I love the scent and the packaging is also very cute. It’s the only blush I wear. I wear it in the summer as well the winter it gives a natural look or you can layer it on for a more defined look. A little shimmer also never hurts of course. What you don’t see is on the back there is a flap that has a little blush brush as well square mirror that is on the back so you can bring it with you in your purse if needed too or even while travailing.

You can pretty much buy this where ever they sell cosmetics such as Walmart, Target, Drug Stores and where ever else they sell Physicians Formula. I know there are many blush’s out there but I just love this stuff and will probably always wear it till they no longer sell it. Also the one I have I bought maybe in Jan and I still have it. So that says something as well. Also to point out there is not a ton of fall out either which is also important in my books.

Check it out

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Physicians Formula Organic wear®100% Natural Origin FakeOut™ Mascara

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Taken from their site

  • 1st EVER mascara with 100% natural origin lash extension fibers for the full-on fringe of false lashes without irritation.
  • Innovative formula amplifies lash volume, length & curl.
  • Oversized brush creates a fabulously false lash effect instantly!
  • 100% of the Total Ingredients are from Natural Origin.
  • 70% of the Total Ingredients are from Organic Farming.

Recently I picked up some of this mascara. I also have used it a few times when going out and tho the reviews have been good I personally don’t see a huge difference when I use it. I hate the wand its kind of big and its plastic and tho the mascara does not clump. I don’t think enough of it gets on the wand at all.

I don;t think it makes my lashes false looking and not sure about the fibers in the formula but I don;t see a huge difference at all compared to other mascara brands. And lets face it if you want a false look just get some false eye lashes and add it to your look. Or try some other brands out. And the hefty price take for this stuff I don’t think is worth it either. Don’t bother wasting your money if you want a powerful mascara, Now if you just want a basic everyday mascara to get something on your lashes maybe. But even then I don’t think its all its cracked up to be. Nor do I think its worth the price tag that it costs.

Try it if you want but don’t expect it to be amazing.

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iOS 8

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So I’ve updated my iPhone to the new iOS 8 software and had a few issues however things have worked themselves out. After I did a few things.

My volume was acting up but then I just pressed the home screen and the on off button at the same time and then the volume was working fine.

Also I’ve watched two helpful videos on YouTube about how to save battery life and ten things to do with the new iOS 8. See below for those videos. I would also suggest when you update to connect to your PC so you don’t lose any of your info and it doesn’t reset to factory settings.

I do find it a tad slow at times and find some of the apps crash a little but other then that there are a ton of new things which is pretty cool. The update is very large of 4.5GB but there are over 100 new features to consider when updating.

 

Saving Battery Life

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Volunteering

So Iv decided that id like to start volunteering again. I’ve sent an email off to the Canadian Cancer Society to see about working with the wig salon. Its located at one of the hospitals here in Ottawa. With in the last while there has been lots of cancer with in my family and one of our family friends. And what better way to give back then to help out people who are dealing with it. I hope to be able to volunteer in the wig salon that would be awesome since I know so much about wigs.

I know the Cancer Society relies on their volunteers. And what better way then to give my time to such a great cause and from being affected by cancer it just makes sense to offer my time to it. If they have no spots for the wig salon then I’m more than happy to volunteer in other areas as well. So hopefully I will get something.

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The Fault In Our Stars

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So there are two different covers to this book the movie tie in and just the regular one. My boyfriend and I went to see this movie. The movie was great and if it was not for wearing mascara that was not water proof I would have let my self just cry my eyes out. That being said a week later I bought the book to see how close it was to the movie and I have to say it was almost spot on.

When I bought the book there was the two different covers so i bought the one with the movie tie in and glad I did since it had a few photo’s from the movie. But both books are the same. I really loved the movie and I really love the book. I want to say its like the new version of The Note Book its like on that kind of crazy level.

The story is amazing and the ending I never thought it was going to turn out the way it turned out. That being said it’s a must read book and must see movie.

5 out of 5 Stars.

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Fifty Shades Of Grey Trilogy

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As my last post spoke about that I had read the first and second book I also then read the third book. I got so mentally involved that I had to find out what happened in the last book. And because the movie is coming out next year that is what made me want to read the books so I could not only better understand the movie but what the huge hype was about when they first came out. Because when they first came out I was not much into reading anything major if it did not involve Marilyn Monroe lol.

Moving on I had heard from some people that they either loved the books or hated it so much they never read the last two in the series. Or they read the first two but not the last. The first book I was not overly loving, the second book it got better so much so it sucked me in and so the last book I had to have. The last book is so different from the first two you really get to know these people and why they are who they are. I have to say I really loved the last book. And the ending I was not expecting at all. In all honesty I really loved the books. And was sad when it was all done. I’m excited to see the movie next year when it comes out and it will be interesting to see how much of the books they cram into the film.

With that said I rate these books a 5 out or 5 Stars.

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