Housekeeping…

Edit: July2414
Welcome Readers :)
I was supposed to be on a regular schedule by now…shucks. Sometimes things don’t work out the way you want! I still have a lot of reviews to churn out, so Reps and Brands hold tight! Everyone else, I’ll be back to regular soon…I hope.
With that said, thank you for your support and for taking the time to check out the blog!
-Esther

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Last week on Instagram…

Did you have a great long weekend?
Mine wasn’t packed with a bunch of fun, but I still had a great time.
Gearing up to have some fun tomorrow. Will see how that turns out :D

Queen’s Park. Just a stroll, just wasting time. Admiring beauty.

Started watching Its Okay Thats Love/괜찮아 사랑이야. Jo In Sung has been one of my crushes for awhile. The man…is just interesting in this drama. I think that the pairing was done VERY well. I mean, I usually don’t like dramas like this, but I found myself pretty addicted.

I think this was about 5 years ago. Since my friend had not started law school yet…

Been having a bit of a weird retail month. Having little issues. So it was great getting this unexpectedly from the SA at Sephora.

I’ve avoided Pickle Barrel as much as I could, as for some reason I would always have bad experiences with them, regarding their food. Friend said that the food has gotten better…so thought I would take her word for it.I was surprised. The fish and chips were fried just right, not oily. The mushroom burger was yummy, but it had been sitting too long in the kitchen that the bottom bun had soaked completely through. But still very good. Calamari was fried well, and not overly chewy. In generally good meal. It always helps to have good company :)

Musical Friday w THE SOLUTIONS

Another view I was introduced by Eat Your Kimchi’s recent video on Korean Indie, that I mentioned HERE. So today we have The Solutions/솔루션스

The song itself is catchy. I mean I found myself humming. Plus, the finger walking amused me on the electric.

And it feels slightly summery, doesn’t it?

Dabbling with Yet Another Dry Shampoo!

*Disclosure: I am a #BeautyUnited blogger. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events. The opinions on this blog are my own*

Oh man oh man…

Having fallen off the blogging train, it has been hard catching up. I basically see myself as Tris when she is running for the train to Dauntless…except I can’t run! I hope that you have all been doing well and enjoying what is left of summer :T

Anyway, many months ago, I got a lovely box of Herbal Essences goodies thanks to Beauty United. It was my second venture into the new line, as I got the Shampoo and Conditioner through BzzAgents a month prior to this one.

But what I really REALLY wanted from the new line, was the dry shampoo.
Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo
(Yes that is the Tangle Teezer in the background. No I did not have an option to pick another colour. That was the only one in stock when I went to Sally Beauty Supply)

My absolute GO TO dry shampoo, is Batiste. Mentioned a few times on the blog, and for good reason. The only issue is that it is a tad pricey, so I try and get them at Winners, or when there is a clearance sale.

Thus, price is the main reason why I liked trying out various products from different brands. Yes the saying is that we shouldn’t fix something that ain’t broke…but hey, this is a blog :P

So, what’s up with the Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo?

refresh your strands, water not necessary. with natural tapioca, my formula absorbs oil and rejuvenates dirty hair for a clean feeling. invigorate your strands with the scent of white grapefruit and mint and feel naturally beautiful without parabens or dyes.
via Website

First off, this is the first (?) dry shampoo that really applies on the wet side. Because of that, I leave it for a little bit to dry up, before trying to manipulate my head.

Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo
Just sprayed…

Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo
After about 20 seconds

Basically, I spray this in my hair, then brush my teeth. By then it should have dried down to the powder finish. That is when I pick up my Tangle Teezer and go to town.

Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo
I place the Tangle Teezer on my head, and wiggle it about. Kind of like a head massage, type of deal. After, I brush down. After doing this, I usually don’t have a problem seeing any white left in my hair.

Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo
Here is my trial for one use. Basically I had to spray 3 rounds. Left represents the before, and right reps the after. You can see the difference from the first picture (Upper left corner) to the last picture (lower right corner).

I LOVE the smell. It seems really overpowering when I received my box of goodies, but it really does smell nice. My gripe would be that I need a few rounds of this to get the desired effect, which means that I will go through a bottle faster. Also, others have stated that their bottles died out after only a couple of uses. I was one of the lucky ones, but I have had that happen to me with a few dry shampoos (but it has never happened to any of the Batiste ones that I have used in the past). Oh, I should also note that it doesn’t feel like a hair spray. I think it was Vidal Sassoon? but that one made my hair feel crunchy, so I wasn’t very impressed with that one.

Would I buy it again?
Well if I factor in the fact that it could clog up on me, I would say that I would buy it again. HOWEVER, only if it is under the $4 mark.

And guess what?
It is currently on Rollback at Walmart.ca for $2.46 as of this post. I picked two up since it was free shipping :D. I figured that even if it craps up on me, and lasts only a few uses, for tat price I’ll be okay. Besides, I need to pack one for my trip in a few weeks, so why not.

You can see more mini reviews on the Herbal Essences Website.

In regards to the Tangle Teezer…I should have a review eventually. You can find them at Sally Beauty Supply (yes, even in Canada), or at Nail Polish Canada (free shipping :D)

Last week on Instagram…

If you are reading this on a reader, you might not see the Instagram photos. You will either need to check out my Instagram HERE, or check out the post. If you can, then yay :)

Oh ROM. I wasn’t a fan of the new wing…but it has grown on me since then. Plus it is just so fun to photograph.

I received a few new things to play with. Been having fun with them so far. Influenster Garnier Fructis #voxbox. Anyone can sign up for these, and you get sent free products to try out and review. Farley Co sent me that cute baggie of goodies, which I’ve been enjoying (especially the scent of the shower gel/bubble bath). And then Marcelle’s Skin Perfector! Woo :) You will see these guys on the blog soon.

Melona is on sale at No frills for 8pk for $3. I had a coupon (which is now expired), so I satisfied my cravings for these. I used to dislike them, but in 2013, I was in New York. My cousins kid would only eat these during the summer. Since he was in to sharing, I had my fair share of them as well.

Went to celebrate my friends wedding (Yay S&E!), and got to eat this gorgeous cake. Created by my friend Pam, and her cake partner Jenny, you can check them out HERE.

I blurred it out for a privacy reasons, but there is people dancing to Psy’s Gang Name Style :D Yes the song is over played, but hey, it has become a staple.