Product Review: Living Proof Dry Shampoo

My hairdresser used this on me for a the first time a couple of months back and since then I’ve picked up a bottle for myself and have been trying it out.

living-proof

PROS

  • Leaves my hair looking and feeling less greasy for hours

CONS

  • Comes out as a white residue that can be hard to brush out sometimes
  • Leaves my hair feeling powdery (I have very fine hair though)
  • The scent lingers all day (I like the scent but my nose is very sensitive so it becomes bothersome after a while)
  • It’s a little more pricey than your average drugstore dry shampoo

Overall, I prefer my Batiste. It doesn’t soak up as much grease but I’m not left with the overwhelming scent for hours and it’s easier to brush out. If you’re someone who has thick hair and doesn’t mind smelling the scent for a long period of time, I would give this one a try but if not, I’d go for something else, which is what I’m going to do next time.

Advertisements

First Attempt at a Cut Crease

This weekend I was feeling a little adventurous and decided to try my hand at a cut crease look. I’ve been seeing this eye look more and more on YouTube and now that I have memorized the basic steps you take to create this look, I wanted to start trying it out for myself. Here’s how it went! If you like the look, please let me know if you’d like a more in depth look into what I did.

1

2

For the look I used a the Lorac Pro and Pro 3 palettes.

Weekly Tid Bits

This week has been an attempt to bring a sense of normalcy and routine back into my life after a more emotionally draining week last week. Here’s a glimpse into it:

1a

The birthday party our dog walker threw for Lila Bear!

5

Having one of my tweets liked by one of my favorite bloggers

6

Screen grab I stole from one of my favorite bloggers (Mr.Kate) of my dream bookshelf

3
My dad’s famous stir fry dish (complete with chopsticks of course)

The most gorgeous nude lip (amazing staying power and super comfortable too)

My Thoughts On: Chivalry

200157628-001

It’s been a long time since I started a new series but after reading Cupcakes and Cashmere’s coffee posts that give a little more insight into Emily and her team’s feelings on certain topics, I was inspired to open up a little more about topics that I might otherwise not cover. Let me know what you think of this series idea!

  • Do you believe chivalry is dead?
    • No, I don’t believe chivalry is dead but I do think that the expectations have changed. In the past, chivalry was more of a necessity in showing a woman that he could take care of her but as women become more and more independent, chivalry has become less of a “necessity” and more of a kind gesture.
  • Does chilvarous equate to sexist?
    • No. A man can offer to pay for your dinner without the underlying thought that you can’t afford it yourself. Sometimes they just want to treat you! If he does think you can’t afford your food, however, that is sexist.
  • Should a man pay on the first date?
    • Not necessarily. I personally offer to split the bill on any date I go on and only let the man pay if they insist. If they do pay, that’s great and super sweet but should never be necessary.
  • Are you okay with a man paying for your food/drinks most of the time?
    • Yes, but only if it’s of their own volition. While I might let the man I’m seeing pay for the majority (upon his persistence), I will always make and effort to front the bill at a cheaper meal or buy the coffee (meals, drinks and snacks where they are less likely to make a fuss over the bill).
  • Can you be a feminist and still admire chivalry?
    • Yes! For me, being a feminist means that you believe in equality. You can believe that women and men deserve to be treated equally and also appreciate when a guy holds a door for you.

I would love to know your thoughts and/or questions on this topic because it is one that comes up a lot in conversations with my friends and family.

Ski Trip Check List (I’m going to Utah!)

Three weeks from today I will be on my way to Utah for a ski trip with some of my college friends! This trip not only marks my first time skiing (or rather snowboarding) out west, it will also be my first time flying on my own. As I’ve mentioned before, I am terribly afraid of flying but on the flip side, there’s something about doing things on my own that calms me down if that makes sense. Another thing that calms me down is knowing I have everything prepared well in advance so while the trip isn’t for a couple more weeks, I’m taking inventory now and making sure I have everything I need for my vacation.