Thursday, August 27, 2009

Product Review: A Few of My Not So Favorite Things

We interrupt the usual creative, crafty, homey posts for a product review. Are any of you like me - sucked in my new products and informercials? Well I thought I'd let you know how my experimentation with a few new products has gone. In a few words, not so well!

Have you seen the infomercial for Wen? It promises to be the most wonderful thing for your hair and banish those "bad hair days." Well I happened upon this infomerical the other day while feeding Chelsea and I was mesmerized - imagine - only having to use one bottle of product! Having fabulous full hair full of body and bounce! But the price tag seemed a bit steep so I decided to research a bit further.

In doing some searching for reviews I found pretty mixed results and I also found many references to Sally's Beauty Supply version of Wen, Hair One - at a fraction of the cost of Wen I decided to give it a try.

First time around it wasn't too bad, by the second time I tried it my hair was left greasy, lifeless (even more so than usual!), and just felt icky. I persevered and decided maybe my hair was just getting used to it. Well it never did get any better. I give this product a big thumbs down. Now, my hair is pretty fine so perhaps it works better on thicker hair? I'm being an optimist here. It also adds time onto your routine rather than shortening it - you have to rinse your hair for so many minutes, massage the product in for so many minutes, rinse for so many minutes, massage more product in - ahh! Who has time for this?

So bottom line - don't get suckered in by Wen. Try the Hair One version first - it even comes in trial sizes.

I was also intrigued by the ads for this Dove deodorant which promises to "minimize the visual appearance of hair over time." Well I've been using it for a few months and I notice absolutely no difference. I'm not sure what they mean by "over time" - perhaps a year or two or three or four? As a deodorant it works just fine but be wary of their other claims.

If you have had different experiences with these products, please do share!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Flea Market Style

Computer problems persist but I had to pop in via my work comptuer to help spread the word about this wonderful new venture. This fabulous magazine will be making its debut in 2010 but we don't have to wait - Matthew, Ki, and Linda have just launched a fabulous new blog. Click on the link to the right to go there and help get the word out!

I cannot wait to see what these three cook up for us. It is sure to be quite a delight.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Dreaded Computer Problems

I have been felled by the dreaded computer problems. I think it was my cockiness that did me in. I would see others talk about their computer problems and think "that isn't going to happen to me." Well ha! The computer had other ideas. Jeff thinks he can fix it but needs the all important free time that we just don't have much of to do so. I'm on my work computer right now. Luckily I had given Jeff an external hard drive for a birthday gift (I know, its awfully romantic isn't it?) and he was able to save everything on our computer including all of my photos! I'll be visiting but probably won't be posting for a bit.

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