My Experiment With The Curly Girl Method

I’ve got another review queued up for you again today, it’s all about my hair routine, I’m excited about it (shows ya how exciting my life is huh?) so I thought I’d share it with you. You’ll definitely want to read if you’re a curly-haired girl too. 

You can read up on the Curly Girl Method on Pinterest, there are a TON of helpful articles, which helped me make my decision upon these products along with their reviews. These products are scattered about which the Curly Girl Method doesn’t really follow a strict plan of products. 

Make sure none of the products you buy have sulfates, silicone-free, or soy proteins. These are the ingredients that dry and damage your hair. 

Again, I am not a beauty blogger by any means but I thought I’d share my hair routine with you all since you liked my skincare routine post. 

I love playing with my hair from coloring to new products to different styles. I have naturally curly hair but I love to straighten it because it gives it more length but it does a number on my curls. Not a good one! 

I found a few different products of different brands to try and see what they make my curls look like. I’ve spent so much money on hair products it’s crazy! If I can save you guys a little moolah I’d love to try. 

Now, this is early in the morning so don’t laugh at my unwashed face with no makeup on. I don’t do morning at all. 

First up we have the Maui curl shampoo and conditioner, this stuff smells amazing and I’d heard a lot of good things about it plus there were a lot of good reviews. It made my hair so soft and smells delicious with its coconut-scented self (you’ll see a lot of coconut-scented products in this post).

Then, we have Palmer’s coconut strong root spray. I saw this on a Pinterest pin and decided to give it a try. Ya’ll it makes my scalp feel so good!  

Next up is the Miracle Curls Curl Refresher from Aussie (I’ve been a big fan of theirs for years). If I would’ve known how awesome the stuff in the little bottle is I would’ve ordered 6 bottles! If you spray it while your hair is damp you get springy curls and if you use it on your second and third day your curls are still tight and they smell good too, like coconut. (Who knew!)

Finally, we have the Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Cream which keeps away the frizz. Same with the Aussie Curl Refresher spray, I would’ve bought 6 bottles of this too. It takes all of the frizz from my hair. This product has the very very faint smell of coconut, ever so subtle. 

Which is fantastic because my hair is usually a frizzy mess since I’m not straightening it anymore to bring back my curls. I use to have 2c curls but now with all the heat, they’ve shrunk to 1c. I’ve also lost a lot of volume on top of my head. Which I achieve to get back so my curls aren’t flat on top of my head. 

My thoughts on these products are – they’ll always be in my cabinet for when I want them and for right now, well they’ll be my hair’s best friend. 

This is how I slept in them so I wouldn’t smash them flat or distort them. It was actually pretty comfortable. I used a silk scrunchie (yes it has Corgi faces on it) because I didn’t want a hair tie that would break my hair while I slept. 

Now, this is early in the morning so don’t laugh at my unwashed face with no makeup on. I don’t do morning at all.

As you can see the curls are still intact, this is before using the curl refresher spray. I’ll have to get more pictures and post them on Instagram with the curl refresher because my curls look like day 1 curls. Like I said it was early in the morning and I’m not a morning person and it was before my mocha and yoga. 

I hope you curly girls found this post helpful if so drop a comment below letting me know your favorite products. Even if you’re not a curly girl drop a comment with your favorite products too. Who knows I’ll probably try those too on my next hair adventure. ;p

The Moose Is Loose

(This is a sponsored post, you can read all about the disclosure here)

Y’all, I can’t tell you how blown away I was to receive this canvas print from Photowall! It’s absolutely gorgeous! I love moose and the outdoors so this was perfect but they have hundreds to choose from. You can even get wallpaper prints!

This is the print I decided upon, it has moose on it and if you know me you know a love moose.

I opened the box and saw the frame pieces I had to put together on the canvas and I won’t lie that I was a little nervous.

I’m THAT person but that’s things together backward then has to take it apart to do it the right way. 

The instructions made it so easy and explained it step by step. It was a little confusing at first then I thought about it and I was like “well, duh!”. See, they’re simple enough.

Each piece of wood matched exactly the way it was supposed to, perfect! (Except mine was slightly a tad off but that’s my error)

I’ve put together a step by step tutorial so you can’t take a look at the instructions and these photos (because with the coupon code: “namastesarcastic25” you’ll save 25% so I know you’ll pick one up too)

First, you find a flat surface to unroll the canvas to keep it flat. You may have to work it out a little as it’s been rolled-up in shipping. This doesn’t take long about 2 minutes, I wanted to make sure it was as level as I could get it.

Next, was lining up the edges of the print to the wooden frame pieces. This is a crucial part as the frame pieces are going to e sticking to the canvas with 3M tape. Which we all know is almost impossible to unstick after it’s stuck. The are small corners on the canvas print but don’t cut them off as these will form the edge of the print. You simplely take the 3M tape off the wooden frame, line it up evenly with the print and press it down, I did the sides first then I stuck on the smaller side pieces, as there is a place to tape them too.

Once you’ve gotten the creases out and the print is still flat, you fold the wooden pieces inward, which will form the wooden frame. I loed doing this and watching it come to life, I’m a weirdo so that might not mean a lot to you but it means I didn’t put it together backwards, haha.

Then, you’ll secure the wooden frame with the brackets and bolts sent, don’t let these imtimidate you. It’s so easy! Line up the holes on the bracket to the holes on the frame then use the screws to secure them in place.

Do this for all 4 sides. Yes, I know i am missing a bolt, I lost it. Haha, I got a little carried away opening the bag and it slipped out somewhere where i’ve yet to find but i’m sure my puppy will find it for me. Unless I accidently dropped it in the trash where I opened the package. This is what it’ll look like once all the hardware and screws are in.

I abolsutely love it and i’m so happy I got to try it out! You can get your own canvas print, wallpaper print, mural, or poster. You can get your Photowall print and take 25% off using code “namastesarcastic25”. The code should be input in all lowercase letters. 

It makes the other prints on my wall really stand out. I have a lot of travel prints which I love that this watercolor moose canvas print really brings out the colors in the other photos. 

Needless to say. I’ll be ordering another one!

I Did What To My Face?

I know what you’re thinking, and no, I didn’t go all Mike Tyson and get a sweet facial tattoo. Nope, I fell in love with Aveeno products (and I liked it!)

Instead, I think I nailed down a nighttime routine! I’ve been looking at YouTubers, bloggers, and Pinterest peeps to help me out.

I’m getting older, so I figured now is an excellent time to learn a routine.

I am in NO WAY shape, or form a beauty blogger; how do y’all make it look so easy??

So I also did a ton of product research; I have really sensitive skin, so I have been super cautious of what I put on it. My skin is so sensitive if I walk through the perfume floor of the mall, my face breaks out for days.

I’ve used Aveeno lotion for years because it doesn’t aggravate the ever-loving shit out of my sensitive skin, I wanted a face wash that wouldn’t make my face dry and weird feeling, but I also wanted to follow it up with a moisturizer.

I had no idea where to turn, so I went to Google. I searched a few different products with a few other reviews. I kept coming across how great Aveeno products are, well I decided to do a little research on their products (it turns out they’re fantastic!)

Without further ado, I promptly hit up Amazon and got myself an Aveeno body wash, an Aveeno face wash, and an Aveeno moisturizer. I waited like a child for it to arrive to see if everything lived up to its rep.

It arrived on a Thursday afternoon, so I used it that night; I was blown away! The face wash left my face feeling smooth, soft, and even moisturized already. I put a few dabs of the moisturizer on my cheeks and forehead, then rubbed it in gently. I think I heard angels singing at this point.

Next up, bath time! I love baths; they calm and relax me. I pretend my stress washes away in the water and down the drain where all dirty things go. So I grab my rubber ducky, a book (usually a business-related book), my bath caddy tray (this thing is fantastic!), a glass of wine, and phone (not for social media or messages but for lo-fi, I love relaxing to it!

I lathered up with the coconut-smelling body wash, and my skin was instantly hydrated and not just because of the water but the way it felt as it washed away. I immediately knew I’d never use another body wash again. This one was perfect, and the scent lingers all day! After everything was dry, I used my trusty Aveeno lotion, which is unscented, letting the coconut fragrance through.

These products have quickly become a part of my nighttime routine; it’s now my favorite part of the day. I know I get to relax and make myself feel good and pampered. It’s the small things in life that are the greatest.

Here is the finished product after everything is washed and applied, since it’s a nighttime routine there is no make up, and I do apologize in advance.

I had a lot of fun creating this routine, and I’ve stuck to it for a while and don’t think I’ll give it up anytime soon. I’ll link the products I use below; check them out if you have sensitive skin like me!