Sunday, April 7, 2013

Weekly Sum-Up #52

Cats are weird. When you live with them long enough, you get used to it. You get used to it and sometimes don't even see the weird stuff they do. I guess you become the same. But I did see Arya covering herself with rice paper I had previously removed from a gift I got. She enjoyed it a lot. I bet that little rice paper roof made her feel very safe. Weirdo! 

Meanwhile ... the romance continues. Bombi looks after Lisa and vice versa. They're so cute together. Lisa is a tomboy and Bombi is the gentle one. They're perfect for each other. =)


I took our chihuahua to the vet yesterday and saw the best dog ever. His name is Lun and he's a french buldog. A very toned one. We became friends for a short while. It was fun while it lasted. Hee hee. I've always been very fond of french buldogs and pugs. Now I've got another reason. 

Yeah, I know I said I wasn't gonna try any of the homemade hair crap anymore, but I just had to. With all the 'no poo' people around, I tried to wash my hair with baking soda instead of shampoo and using a diluted apple cider vinegar instead of conditioner. This time I used just a tiny amount of ACV in a lot of water, so it didn't burn my scalp like the last time. The people who wash their hair this way say it's the best thing they've ever done. Well, I can name a few better things I've done. One of them is using my conditioner. My scalp felt OK, but my ends were totally wrecked. I hated it so much I went and shampooed and conditioned the hell out of my hair. They say the hair needs time to adjust, but I'm not willing to wait. Most of the people who use this techique of hair washing say it's because they want to live healthier and avoid all the bad chemicals in shampoos and other hair care products. This way of washing your hair is supposed to give you a gorgeous mane... Interesting enough, I found this informative post on 3 Reasons Why Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar Destroy Your Hair.  

Game of Thrones season 3 is finally here! Yay!

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Posts of the week(s):

Spektor from Spektor's Nails jumped on the Dance Legend wagon. She has already reviewed four of their shades and they're all quite interesting: Termo Trio in #1 and three shades from the Sahara Crystal line - Moondust, White Noise and Rubin

Oh, no! She didn't! Oh, yes she did. Eva from Coewless Nail Polish Blog painted her nails with a holographic Darling Diva goodness - blue for autism. 

Sometimes I say I don't like nail polish shades from Essence trend editions and then I see a swatch and change my mind in a second. This time it was because of Candy Glaze and Soak Up the Sun by Essence

Fashion Polish swatched the Zoya Pixie Dust collection. Six gritty shades for spring and summer. Don't wear those and tights at the same time! 

First she Spotted the Lizard and then did some Cha Cha Cha. By Viktoria from Vique's Varnish.

Chalkboard Nails reviewed and swatched China Glaze Hologlam collection. Awesome swatches, if I may add. Plus her China Glaze Grape Expectations Ombre Set post deserves some special attention as well. 

You think that grayscale eyeliner would look boring? Check out Psychosandra's Grayscale and think again. She does some amazing make up, check out her entire blog ... you won't be sorry. 

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Music of the week(s): Rammstein concert is less than a month away... I can't wait. =) I couldn't pick my favorite, I just love both versions. 



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20 comments:

  1. Beautiful cat you have :) I own two and they always manage to surprise me with their personality and weirdness:)

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    1. Thank you! Animals (not just cats) are the best!

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  2. Cats are weird... and that makes the so adorable!
    Love looking at Yours :)

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    1. The best part is when I realize they are just as weird as I am. =D

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  3. The baking soda and no shampoo method is hardcore - it is sufficient to find mild shampoo without sodium laureth sulfate (SLS) or sodium lauryl ether sulfate (SLES). Check the ingredients of your shampoo and conditioner - if the shampoo contains SLES or SLS or silicones, then it dries your hair. If the conditioner contains silicones (under very different names), then it makes your hair LOOK healthy instead of making them healthy. Try for a start to change your normal shampoo for delicate baby shampoos (without SLS - yeah, they put SLS even to baby shampoos).
    Look in google.com for CG - curly girl method (it applies also to wavy hair) or for hair oiling (I've seen some spectacular results, but sometimes it takes some months before the hair would be brought to decent state) - girls can get very fantastic results from that. For example - changing your washing routine to so called CWC - conditioner (conditioner, mask or oil) - washing - conditioner. Rinsing and drying your hair in different than usual way also brings great results, as well as avoiding to comb your hair when it's dry.
    The "natural" method doesn't have to incorporate crazy things like washing your hair with conditioner or baking soda, it makes you read and check the ingredients of products, that you use to wash and condition your hair, that is to use products containing less ingredients, but mainly natural.

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    1. Thank you for such a detailed comment, Murasaki! =) I know it's good to avoid SLS in shampoos and silicones as well... Nowadays it's hard to find a good shampoo without those two ingredients. I've heard of girls who wash their hair with conditioner, but as I said, I can't walk around with oily head for a couple of months. I'd go insane. I'll probably just look for the good shampoos and conditioners instead. =)

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  4. I always love the music you post, and I've found a few new favorite songs from what you've shared with us. Please don't ever stop doing that! Xx

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  5. First time commenting, long time lurker ;) My cat loves that kind of paper. When I get stuff wrapped up in it, she gets this blissfull look on her face. She loves it when I place it over her so she can sit under it. It the most amazing thing ever so it seems. Cats. So kool.

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  6. Thanks for finally commenting! =) Cats are so superficial, they prefer wrapping paper and boxes instead of what's inside. Hee hee

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  7. Eeee those cats are so freaking cute!!! :D And yay Peter Dinklage. :D

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  8. Sploh ne omenjaj pranja las s sodo, sem probala enkrat in nikoli več! Pa še kis mi tako neznansko smrdi, da se še danes čudim kako sem lahko lase umila z njim :p Sem pa zanč nekje prebrala, da je ta metoda v redu le za naravne lase in ne barvane.. pa jeeej GOT <3

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  9. That rice paper roof top :D! So awesome. We once had this big roll of paper table cloth and we took off a piece and the cats went crazy over it, trying to crawl under it and such. Cats ♥.

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  10. I'm not a fan of Rammstein , but I like their song 'Du hast' , do you speak german ?

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  11. There is quite a bit of misinformation in the hair article you posted. While I agree sodium bicarbonate is not a good washing solution, vinegars and lemon juice work well as a sealing rinse. But you have to realize sealing the cuticle doesn't = moisturizing. Doing a weekly scalp treatment to level off the natural oils of your scalp, and using essential oils on the ends of your hair daily are also necessary. However, if all the "natural" hair care things are too time consuming, a great product on the market is http://www.mydevacurl.com/products
    I swear by them. That, and regular trims, and your hair ends will never be happier

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    1. What kind of misinformation? Some people use diluted vinegar instead of conditioner and that's a fact. I didn't say it does the same thing or that I expected it to moisturize my hair, but it made my hair look like crap. That's another fact. Plus - I do not need to use oils on my hair every day. I guess our hair types are very different. Some people swear by this and some by other products. There is no holy grail for everyone.

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  12. I agree with the misinformation in the hair article.The writer knows much less of chemistry and pharmacology than she would like us to believe (as a longhaired chemist, working for a pharmaceutical firm I feel I can say that).
    I have waist long hair (now a bit shorter), have been following the baking soda/ACV routine for abt 3 years now and my hair have never felt or looked better. Thicker, shinier, and the annoying itching scalp is gone =). They are much more balanced in terms of scalp oil production, too; once I used to have very greasy hair.
    That said, it's not like every routine will work for any kind of hair. Moreover, I use modifiers in the ACV and baking soda solutions as well, to reduce the harshness. I like to oil my hair once or twice a week with pure karite butter or argan oil and use a small dollop of organic silicone free conditioner at every wash.
    Just to point out that the article you cite is full of scientific bull**it =), for your sake.
    Because, although I've never commented before, I've been following you since quite a while and I like you and your blog VERY much. Just to say <3

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  13. Forgot to add, you cats are the cutest creatures

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