Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Hair Products

On wash day (the day I wash my hair), I do use quite a few different products. I will list them all for you as well as the reason why I use them.

First, before I even wash my hair I use this hair mask. The products I use are Nature's Gate Conditioner, 100% raw honey, pure aloe vera gel, and date oil.

I really like Nature's Gate conditioner, it's clean and I like all the different scents they have. It leaves my hair very happy, smooth and smelling good.

Next, I shampoo. Lately, I have been using Grandpas Soaps. My hair is rather picky about the shampoo I use compared to the conditioner. So far my hair has liked this brand but we will see how long it lasts. I think my hair just likes it when I switch the shampoos around a little.

On the days I clarify, I have been using Acure. It's lemongrass scented so it isn't my favorite but I only use it a couple times a year as I don't use any hairspray or anything else that will coat and settle in my hair very often.

Acure works really well for me, it isn't too harsh but it's harsh enough to really strip my hair when I need it to. I have also used Geovonni's shampoo. At the time I bought it, I was using it to help my dandruff. Then, a couple months ago I could feel that my hair wasn't as happy with it as in years past so instead of just throwing it out, I have been using it when I do my weekly scalp wash.

That's really all I use in my hair on a regular basis. Once in a while when I can feel my ends getting dry I will use Moroccan Argan oil.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Acquarella Nail Polish: A Review

For a long time, my parents didn't want me to wear any nail polish because of the harmful ingredients that are in most polishes.

When I entered my teens, they relented on the condition we find a more eco-friendly polish. Over time and after trying out various more natural brands, we finally discovered Acquarella. These polishes are water-based and incredibly clean. I have seen a picture where someone put some on their teeth! How many polishes can do that without causing problems?

Acquarella has over 80 colors so there is definitely a color or two for everyone. I, myself, have quite a few and would probably like more as they come out with more colors each season but I need to finish the ones I have now...

Their durability may not be as long as a traditional polish. However, as I mentioned above they are perfectly safe for everyone. For this reason, they also do not smell.

You don't need a base coat or a topcoat although it is preferred.  Neither do they discolor or ruin your nails in any way but will instead they nourish them.

For me personally, the polish lastest longer on my toes than my fingernails but that could be due to use (I use my hands and lot) and the fact I do not always wait for my fingernails to dry all the way.

The polish is a little expensive but, for me, it's worth it.

A plus for those in Arizona is that Acquarella is based in Tucson so if you live in Arizona you get your order super fast, which is always a plus.

You can buy Acquarella nail polish here. They, of course, will be having Black Friday deals but they also have some around mother's day!

Below are a couple pictures of my toes and fingers I had painted a few days ago using Acquarella.

This color is called Dasher.

This color is called Dust Devil.