Friday, May 23, 2014

Container Planting

Am and I put this container together today. You can't see many blooms but trust me, they'll be there. Since it's part of Am's garden she picked out the colors and plant variations.

In this container there are four shock wave denim petunias, one spike plant, & one variegated vinca vine. Tomorrow I'll be hanging it outside for all the world to see.

This is part of our weekly kid gardening series. For info and ideas these are the books we're using:

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask *Review*

by Eva NYC

What Does It Do?
The claim:
"Use either as a weekly treatment or an every day conditioner. ...Apply generously to the hair, wait 2-5 minutes and rinse thoroughly."
My thoughts:
I like to deep condition my hair once a week, usually while shaving. I'd say I left this in between 5 and 10 minutes. It didn't take any more work to rinse out than usual and didn't leave any noticeable residue.

Who's It For?
The claim:
"For ALL hair types"
My thoughts:
My hair is long & wavy. Some products give me problems with the top of my hair being too oily or the bottom being too dry. This is perfect for me. I won't say my hair feels silky but the bottom isn't as dry as it was. It was also noticeably easier to brush. I haven't had any frizz problems today. I am well pleased.

Should I Use It?
The claim:
"It's made with Keravis Protein & Argan Oil to deeply condition, repair, and strengthen hair. The Argan Oil nourishes and revitalizes, while Keravis Protein drastically increases hair's strength and elasticity."
My opinion:As far as Argan oil goes it meets the claims. Argan oil is used to heal, fortify, and moisturize cosmetically. I'm not familiar with Keravis though.

Where Can I Get It?
Nordstrom, Free People, Nasty Gal, Asos, Bed Bath & Beyond, Ulta, Urban Outfitters, Kohl's, Walgreens, &
$12 for 2.03 oz (60mL)
$40 for 16.9 oz (500 mL)

Final Score?
I'd give this 4/5. It smells lovely, isn't runny at all, & detangled my long, going-on-Rapunzel, hair. It's a little pricey but hey, Argan oil is not cheap! I'm curious to see what their Soften Up Conditioner would do for my locks.

Disclosure: This is an unsolicited review of a product I received as part of my Ipsy subscription. I did not receive any compensation for this post. All opinions are 100% honest & reflect my own personal views. 

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

5 Minute Washi Tape Bulletin Board

What do you do with a plain ol' bulletin board? 

Wrap it in washi tape! 

 This seriously only took me about 5 minutes to whip up. Just stick, rip, and go!

You can see that it's not entirely covered. I just did a quick border with some chevron washi tape. I didn't worry too much about the edges. You don't even notice them unless you get close.

For 5 minutes of time you can't go wrong with this craft!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Coming Soon

So, I've decided to start blogging. I'm hoping to make this a little bit of everything- crafts, recipes, reviews, etc. I know we're supposed to be specific but really, I'm just writing for me. Hopefully, someone else will enjoy it too. ^_^