Saturday, August 24, 2013


Today, I am going to talk about HAIR. Yes, hair, that stuff on your head. Some of us love our hair and some of us hate our hair. I think I have a love-hate relationship with mine. Most days I am pretty content with it but other days I just throw it up in a bun and don't want to even waste another second thinking about it.

However, in the summer, it's a mostly hate relationship with my hair. The humidity gets the best of it and makes it all yucky and stuff. This summer hasn't been too bad with the humidity but there have been some days where I just wanted to rip it all out. Lately, I have been thinking of completely switching up my look to a long bob with ombre at the bottom. I'm super nervous about it so who knows if it will actually happen but it's a good possibility at the moment.

On my search for different hair products and styles, I came across two articles that are quite helpful.
The first article , "10 Excellent Treatments Under $15" caught my eye:
1. Aussie 3 Minute Miracle (I have used this and love it).
2. Shea Moisture Raw Shea Restorative Trauma Masque (This isn't under $15 but it is under $16!)
3. TRESemme Split Remedy Leave-In Split End Treatment (My absolute favorite, works wonders).
4. Rusk Deepshine Smooth Keratin Care Treatment (Apparently very good if you have colored hair- like me!)
5. Organix Macadamia Oil Intensive Mask (I have used Organix products before and love them).
6. John Frieda's Full Repair Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer (At first I thought it was mascara, hmm).
7. Neutrogena Deep Recovery Hair Mask (Also not under $15 but under $20 but if they are good with the face they should be good with the hair, right?!)
8. Optimum 6-in-1 Miracle Oil (Almost sounds too good to be true!)
9. Garnier's Fructis Fall Fight Hair Strand Saver Spray (You would think it'd make more sense to be a Summer Fight...)
10. Clear Therapy Balm (I love me a good balm).

As for the second article, I will give you a link but just list the different hair styles for ombre hair- since you  know that is the "it" girl hairstyle at the moment:
1. Half up/half down
2. Ombre top knots
3. Medium curly
4. Long bobs
5. Loose wavy
6. Twisted hair
7. Braided headband
8. Waterfall braided
9. Ponytail comes last

Happy Saturday! I am still resting and recovering from yesterday's surgery but it is going really well so far so hopefully I will be up and at it again in no time.

Travel on wanderlusters!

Friday, August 23, 2013


After days of being super anxious and nervous for today (Friday the 23rd) because I got my wisdom teeth out today...all four of them! I was most anxious for being put to sleep because I had never experienced it before. The whole concept just did not make sense to me and the rare possibility of not waking up scared the living bajeebies out of me.

However, I informed the doctors and nurses how nervous I was and that I had never been put to sleep so they were fantastic in informing me exactly what I was doing, asking me a bunch of questions about school, my tattoos, my summer and life as they put the IV in. After putting the IV in, the doctor said in about 30 seconds I would be very, very tired. I started to feel drowsy but I was still wide awake. I got the oxygen mask around my face and a piece of tape to cover my nose stud. The nurses started asking me about school and I told them and the next thing I knew I was in another room with gauze in my mouth and no recollection of what had just happened or how much time had passed. I was still very, very sleepy and wasn't all there yet. A girl across from me had two wisdom teeth taken out and we attempted to exchange stories with gauze-filled mouth and sedated brains/speech. Looking back, it must have been pretty hilarious. The nurses were giggling to themselves. After my new oral surgery friend had been discharged I still had to stick around for a bit and get everything checked out one last time. Still super strange just sitting here feeling way way to intoxicated to be in an oral surgeon's office but then they interrupted that thought by taking out my IV and preparing me for discharge.

My next few days are going to be on the couch and in my bed, resting, relaxing and recovering. So, after coming home today and resting some I came across an article on the 'Prettiest Towns in America 2013". These types of articles are my favorite! I love small, quaint towns and definitely want to live in one when I get older.






6. LEAVENWORTH,WASHINGTON (love this town!!)






Time to nap, I'm more than exhausted!

Travel on wanderlusters!