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Aubrey Organics shampoo thoughts
posted by Colleen Shirazi 2010-02-20 at 8:12 PM (Pacific)


The moment of truth for any shampoo whore, I would suppose, lies within repurchase of same (the shampoo, not the whore). Is that shampoo really all that?


aubrey organics honeysuckle rose shampoo aubrey organics blue camomile shampoo

I've found Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose handiest for a.) the several days after processing hair (I color mine), and b.) great to mix with other shampoos. I'm not scientific about that, just mix a dash into some other shampoo to make it more moisturizing. If you have dry hair, it's likely best used straight.

Blue Camomile is utilitarian, the "Flex" shampoo of the modern age.


aubrey organics primrose lavender shampoo

I'm going to try their Primrose and Lavender shampoo as a possible replacement for Dr. Hauschka Nasturtium and Lemon shampoo. Sorry, Hauschka! As ideal as Nasturtium and... is for itchy scalp, it is now $20 for 8 oz. If Primrose and... flies, it'll be at a quarter of the cost.

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Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Shampoo, continued
posted by Colleen Shirazi 2009-12-07 at 9:18 PM (Pacific)


aubrey organics honeysuckle rose shampoo

This is just the thing for a post-coloring shampoo! ...the week after you color, when your hair can go to fly-away hell, if not properly conditioned.

It's still way too emollient for me to use as a regular shampoo...and I still use good ol' L'Oreal Féria Deep Conditioner after coloring:


loreal feria deep conditioner


I used this combination this morning...the shampoo was sufficiently heavy so I didn't need to slather on the Féria, and the overall effect was both silky and light.

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Odds and sods... part 2
posted by Colleen Shirazi 2009-11-25 at 9:08 PM (Pacific)



Watching an entire video of John & Yoko is too sad, so I liked this blend of Lennon's drawings (animated) and dark New York City clips.



aubrey organics honeysuckle rose shampoo

I picked this up on something of a whim, along with a repurchase of Aubrey Organics Blue Camomile shampoo (reviewed here, a bit). Hm.

Honeysuckle Rose smells heavenly; though, to me, neither of honeysuckle nor of rose. Rather, it evokes orange blossom, only without the loud righteous cleaning-product edge so many orange blossom scented products fall prey to. Really nice soft fragrance, which lingered in my hair a commendable several hours.

But, they're not kidding about "DRY"--this may be the ideal shampoo for desert-arid hair (a notch behind Dr. Hauschka's Macadamia and Orange Shampoo, which could lube your bike chain).

Used Honeysuckle Rose the once this morning, and could tell right away it was too heavy for my fine, limp, "combo" hair (oily roots, dry ends). Oh well. I look forward to mixing it with an Avalon Organics shampoo I find too drying.

I can see Aubrey Organics are a bit literal about their shampoos...Blue Camomile was labelled both "Normal" and "Hydrating," and it made my hair quite normal, perhaps a tad on the hydrated side. Camomile Luxurious was both "Normal" and "Volumizing"--pretty normalizing, a skosh less moisturizing than Blue.


oval two-tone barrette

If loving you is wrong, I don't want to be right. I'm not overly big on hair ornaments, most of which require thick hair, but there are exceptions. One is the "French clip":

french clip inside the barrette

As long as you don't get a huge clip, it should hold even straight, slippery fine hair as well as a claw does.

Originally I was seeking a plain matte black barrette (difficult to find, most are glossy), but the yin and yang of this particular design caught my eye.

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Odds and sods...
posted by Colleen Shirazi 2009-11-10 at 9:48 PM (Pacific)


cydwoq art shoe
images courtesy hatsandhaberdashery.com

Come to Mama! A built-in remedy, for Khrushchev and Kennedy--yes, I remember that song--I like these shoes, what with the little architectural windows.



aubrey organics camomile luxurious shampoo

Aubrey Organics Camomile Luxurious Shampoo review, updated.

I have since used this up, but don't plan to repurchase. Much prefer Blue Camomile:

aubrey organics blue camomile shampoo


Blue is thicker...I don't require weighty shampoo, but Luxurious was actually kind of hard to use, it was that watery. You had to pour and apply so carefully, to avoid wasting precious 'poo.

Blue smells better, as well: light and faintly sweet, rather than the almost medicinal scent of Luxurious. In fact, Blue has achieved this shampoo ho's (unusual) stamp of approval.

Neither lathers particularly well, being organic, but they do clean.



lani top


If the road to hell in software development begins with: "Wouldn't it be nice if...", in wardrobe development, it is: "There's a shop..."

This is a killer top. You may be thinking, meh, it's a cotton top...but it wasn't casually slapped together. Like the Art shoe above, a certain amount of thought went into its construction.

This top has a sort of draped, almost paper-like neckline (and cloth that evokes paper is one of my favorite things). The look is more timeless than the cowl neck I was contemplating before.

The cut around the bust is generous (yay!), without appearing baggy. Presumably the neckline would simply be more or less draped, depending on what size rack we are talking about.

The tiny "sleeves" make it seem more season-spanning than true sleevelessness, yet of course it would work in hot weather.

And...it's not cut straight, the way a dude would make it. It subtly undulates at the sides, just enough to be flattering, without being cheesy.

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Troika 3
posted by Colleen Shirazi 2009-06-25 at 8:02 PM (Pacific)



Sixpence None the Richer, "Kiss Me"

Yay! Finally located a copy of the original, "Jules and Jim" video for this lovely song.


aubrey organics camomile luxurious shampoo

(Looks like my old "Lipstick Page" photography, eh? It's not, I'm just saying.)

Ever the shampoo whore, I picked this up on a whim. Turned out to be cool stuff: an archetypal granola-flavored, health-food-store shampoo. Too thin in consistency to please conventional shampoo-ers, and too herbal in scent, this golden liquid feels almost oily on hair, yet rinses almost too clean (not looking for squeaky), leaving hair feeling pretty darn good.

It does build up, used daily over time, but who cares. Just switch to something else for a while.

I'm impressed enough with this to consider trying other Aubrey Organics hair products.
dr. hauschka nasturtium and lemon shampoo

Dr. Hauschka Nasturtium and Lemon Shampoo, revisited.

Cannot laud this enough; even though, as a shampoo, it's a bit of a total rip-off (raised from $13 to $20 a pop). So, I don't use it as a shampoo, but rather as a scalp treatment, applying a small amount to the top of my head, and washing the main part of my hair with a cheaper shampoo.

This has "cured" that top-of-the-head itchy scalp thing I had, when used over time. I don't think it cured it--I think it just doesn't irritate the top of my head, the way just about every other shampoo does.

Aubrey Organics shampoo image courtesy www.nonasties.com.au

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