John Frieda: Root Awakening.

John Frieda: Root Awakening system

OVERALL SCORE: ;rate_four
You know how in the morning, after your shower, the first thing you notice as you go to dry and comb your hair is the horrible, horrible split ends?  For women like me who have thick, curly hair, split ends can just ruin the whole day for you. (of course, all you babes out there with different hair types can still testify to split ends being the end of all ends) ;348 And, if you’re anything like me, you hate to see your bathroom counter, your shower caddy and your cabinets just chock full of products that you’ve wasted $100’s of dollars  on( $$$ could have gone to that new pair of shoes) just rotting away because THEY DIDN’T WORK.
Well, it’s safe to say, you can trash ’em. It’s ok, no one’s watching. Go for it! ;131 Because I’d like to introduce you to a guy who hangs out in my shower caddy, and also on my counter top.; John Frieda.
The Good: This particular product doesn’t have as many harsh chemicals as some other brands of hair care (-cough pantene,suave, dove & tresemme cough-). It only has one or two harsh cleaners in it as opposed to the three or four you usually see listed on the rear of your bottles. (These are: Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate and Sodium benzoate* ) * Sodium Benzoate is also a preservative so it has some redeeming qualities like removing bacteria, fungus and yeasts.

Secondly, the products come in a well-designed bottle that packages a very sweet smelling product. It says it’s made from Eucalyptus and if anything goes for Eucalyptus (other than that Koalas love the stuff), it stinks like cat piss when wet.  ;334 Gross. Not John Frieda though. It smells refreshingly minty and quite floral as opposed to leafy and catty. ;100

Another thing John Frieda does not have is SUPER HEAVY WAX SOLVENTS. Such as straight silicon oil or dimethicone variants which just coat the hair and make it look like it’s being healed and re-constructed. Instead it has something John Frieda has come up with that is a compound which therefore uses less plastic, rubber and latex type polymers and mixes it with something else so that it creates a more residue-free shine and smoother for your hair; it’s called Silicone Quaternium-18. (Of course, I’m not here to teach you chemistry. I failed chemistry.) ???????? ;308 No, in fact, it uses a lot of natural products like peppermint leaves, oil and eucalyptus leaf extracts. ;32

As I used the system (Shampoo, conditioner, and hair relax spray), I noticed right off the bat that my hair looked and felt better. I was having a lot of breakage due to recently dying my hair and that I straighten and doll-curl it almost every day.  I mean, my hair was just snapping like tiny little twigs all day. I was actually losing some of my length. ;243 Which is a bummer because I’m trying to grow it back out. I miss my long locks. ;264

Anyways, I’ve been using the product for just about a month now and there is absolutely no way I could deny that my hair is in better health. ;251 ;206  It’s shinier, longer, and most importantly of all, the breakage is coming to a halt and my split ends aren’t as apparent anymore. Which makes me a happy camper. ;80 ;56

The Bad: Unfortunately,I’m not really seeing any bad in this other than tat the hair relax spray sometimes gives me the impression that it’s just the extract oils and water just mixed together. ;58 It’s ok, it helps me comb my gnarly hair anyways. ;1

etsy, heart, wait!! credit?!

Friday was payday! ;11
And payday means once my bills are paid up, I’m gonna blow what ever I have left. So I did. ;321 It took me four hours to buy some decal stickers for my car off Amazon. ;240 That’s not good. And then I only bought two things off Etsy that I couldn’t resist having. One thing was a couture bracelet that had a Sanrio Donutella charm on it, as well as My Melody, and Little Twin Stars. ;290 I had to have it. Even though I was being completely indecisive, I had to have this.

and then if you know anything about decoden, sweet lolita or harajuku style hair pieces, you’ll know that bunny clips that look cute and decent that aren’t tiny and awkward are hard to find. Well, for 20$ I managed to find one that looked almost exactly how I would have made one if I had the time, patience and ability to make one! This was a no-brainer, so I had no problem just popping this into the cart and paying for it like, right away. ;44 Well worth the cash, if I say so myself. ;139

So cute. Can’t wait to wear this!

I was on Teahouse MB and I came across a link that lead to a visual bookmarking site that seemed to me to be like tumblr without being so confusing to me! Cause to me, tumblr is like a photo-based live-journal but then, I never can really figure it out so it just goes in circles for me. ;204 Anyways, I joined and fell in love with iiit. ;359 I’ve been “hearting” things all day! ;47

Course, while signing up I misspelled beri in my custom username/url. ;39 Don’t wanna re-make my weheartit just yet, rofl. Lemme get tired of it first. ;298

On Monday, I was offered my very first line of credit. I am excited because then I can get started on building my own credit instead of just using Richie’s. He promised that if I was responsible, and waited long enough with my name linked t his card, someone would pick up on me and offer me something; and I was. Capitol One sent me the offer so I took it and am now waiting for my card in the mail. ;69 Quite frankly, I don’t know how Richie got his card but he’s had his since he was 18 so his score is already pretty decent for someone our age. Now, I have to catch up. ;295 Haha.

New year, New theme, New everything!

On Friday my new Hello Kitty purse that was ordered in early December as a birthday present, finally got here! ;76 It’s so cute and a lot bigger than I thought it was gonna be and fits all my stuff and then some! ;55
And then Yesterday, my F+F order came in and me, oh my! It was soooo worth the wait. I had forgotten just how decent the quality of the dresses was from them and so when I got the JSK and blouse I was just blown away.

Mini top hat
Stand collar blouse
Shopping gal print JSK
Finally also changed the theme because I was getting tired of seeing Ryoko as cute as she is. I just wanted less of a Summery feel and more of a springy, everything is clean and new sort of feel. ;155  I thnk it panned out pretty good, though I had a bit of a time trying to get the container out from around the header image. It looked cute with the container around it but then you couldn’t see the white outline  so I adjusted it and it looked even better without the container. Happy~ ;340

Today, I had my first class of Japanese Advanced II.
It was great. I had a wonderful time but then I realized that I still know more than what is currently being offered in my area in the way of classes. I’m not sure how to remedy this but at least this will be an easy A to help bring up my GPA which is severely lacking due to laziness in previous semesters. ;183

I’d like to wish every one a Happy New Year, even though I am a bit late! :)
My New Year’s was a bit drab because I had to take Richie to work. ;327 So, we didn’t get to celebrate like I wanted to. We had it all planned out to go BBQing at the beach and watch fireworks too, so I was pretty bummed out. ;166  Hoping he doesn’t have to work Valentine’s Day cause I’d like to have plans made soon before his work decides they wanna put him on post anyway. ;337

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