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The Weekend Blogger: Bit of hauling
Saturday, June 28, 2008

I shop rather strategically now; long gone are the days of carefree middle-class browsing. An item is either astronomically expensive, requiring months, even years, of planning to acquire, or else ... [more]
Beauty Notes: Bumble and Bumble Super Rich Conditioner
Thursday, April 24, 2008

I noticed there haven't been any Bumble and Bumble reviews on this blog, and I thought that was a real shame. B&B is a treat for me to use. It is the one hair care line that I have ... [more]
Just Notes: What I've been into, lately
Friday, February 22, 2008

As much as Jean Patou's Joy perfume was created in 1930 to combat the Great Depression, it doesn't smell exuberant to me. I get the American-ness of the rose, but it is also an English rose, and ... [more]
Beauty Notes: Cate Blanchett's hair
Thursday, January 31, 2008

Simple, yet indelible. Cate may not have seen much gelt at the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, but surely she was a monument to elegance. (Related photos may be found on ... [more]
Beauty Notes: Our own video!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Home hair color stuff I had to figure out a way of converting analog tape (VHS and mini DV) to digital. I got the device (it's monumentally simple, all you need is either the red, yellow and ... [more]
Beauty Notes: Adventures in home hair color
Thursday, January 03, 2008

So L'Oreal discontinued one of the Feria color liquids I've used for some years. I tried buying it twice: the first time, I thought it was out of stock, but the second, I asked and discovered they ... [more]
Update on Giovanni Cosmetics Tea Tree Triple Treat shampoo
Friday, November 02, 2007

I started using this back in July, because I had a slight, yet persistent, itchiness on top of my head. It was either tea tree oil shampoo or Nizoral; they both are purported to work on the same ... [more]
Beauty Notes: Indian Rapunzels, chopstick buns, updos & wet hair
Thursday, September 27, 2007

I can't for the life of me do anything sophisticated with my hair. I've concluded there is hairstyle dyslexia, and I have it, in spades. However, if you have the dexterity and the locks, there is ... [more]
How to do a french twist
Sunday, September 16, 2007

French Twist I haven't tried this yet...my hair isn't as long, although it is longer than it has been in years. What I liked was her idea of using two smaller "claw" barrettes to hold the twist. ... [more]
Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo, part 3
Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Come to mama! Guess I'll get to try the conditioner as well. Found this little gem of a three-pack at Costco; each bottle is 25 oz. The works was about $18.Labels: giovanni, hair, natural ... [more]
Couple of indie links
Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Fragrant Fripperies Fragrance Decant & Sample service I haven't tried them; however, if you're looking for perfume samples, might be the way to go. Sweetpeacurli's Silly Little Site I realize I ... [more]
Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo, part 2
Friday, July 20, 2007

Okay I tried this again (see my previous endeavor), the day after coloring my hair. It's much much better. Yesterday the shampoo felt almost burning on my scalp...likely from the peppermint oil in ... [more]
Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo
Thursday, July 19, 2007

I freely confess to being a shampoo whore. Even though I can settle down with a single daily conditioner, for years, I always like to try different shampoos. That said, I have repurchased the same ... [more]
Best shampoo without sulfates
Wednesday, June 13, 2007

I managed to do a spot of shopping today. Bought two shampoos...which, for a shampoo ho, amounts to a whole hill of shampoo. Both were repurchases, actually (again, highly unusual for said shampoo ... [more]
Update on biotin for hair loss
Thursday, June 07, 2007

It's been about nine months since I started taking a biotin supplement for my (lifelong) thin hair: The LPF Beauty Blog biotin page There is a definite difference. I don't have gobs of hair, but I ... [more]
Hairstyle picture gallery websites
Friday, May 11, 2007

I've often recommended this beauty board chestnut: UKHairdressers. Don't remember when or even where I got the link. But it's easily the most comprehensive website I've seen for modern hairdos that ... [more]
Shampoo vs. conditioner
Wednesday, April 11, 2007

A post on a beauty board got me to thinking. I've been a shampoo 'ho for years...even when I find a nice one, such as Alba Hawaiian Plumeria or Honeydew shampoo, or Avalon Organics Lemon ... [more]
Price vs. value
Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A couple of recent incidents have made me reflect just how...planned...my beauty existence has become over the years. Just as beauty boards may be blamed for many an impulse purchase, as well as ... [more]
Update on biotin for thin hair
Sunday, February 25, 2007

Okay, I've been taking my biotin supplement faithfully for almost six months now. Definitely, thicker hair. By this I don't mean it's thick--I've had hair on the thinner, flatter side as far back ... [more]
Favorite "high end" beauty products
Friday, February 16, 2007

Conversely, some products are worth their higher price tag. The colors, staying power, texture, versatility, sometimes even the shelf life--I've had cheaper lipsticks and eyeshadows turn on me ... [more]
Favorite "budget" beauty products
Thursday, February 15, 2007

Call them "low end," "drugstore," "crap"--remember crap? no one calls it crap anymore. I even remember cr*p, as in "cr*p haul"...for those offended by the term "crap"! Anyhow, I've long espoused ... [more]
Latest sulfate-free shampoo venture; cheap beauty products in general
Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Thanks to our Carol, I have gotten into this product (drum roll): Okay, it doesn't look fancy...that little picture resembles exactly how it looks in real life. No colorful packaging, no celeb ... [more]
Beauty breakthroughs
Friday, November 17, 2006

Once in a while, there comes along a beauty product that actually does change your life. Most of them don't, of course, but some of them do. This has been on my mind for a while...because once ... [more]
Sulfate *and* paraben free shampoo sighted at Trader Joe's
Monday, November 06, 2006

The name escapes me now...it's not the same as the "Nourish" one. It's not as cheap either: $4 for a mere 8 oz. But not only is it sulfate-less, it is also without parabens, if that's something ... [more]
Random beauty ramblings
Thursday, October 12, 2006

A few updates on sundry topics: * SLS-less shampoos and conditioner. Been mixing the Jason Vitamin E shampoo with the Kiss My Face Whenever shampoo. It works pretty well that way (I find the ... [more]
Biotin for hair loss
Saturday, September 30, 2006

Disclaimer: this is not a medical site; this is a beauty site. If you choose to take vitamin supplements, you are advised to consult a doctor beforehand and do some research. I read about this on ... [more]
More on sulfate and paraben free hair products
Friday, September 15, 2006

Check it out! The Long Hair Community has an ongoing thread for this: Sulfate-Free Shampoo List beauty, hair care, natural beauty productsLabels: hair, natural beauty
Etro and more on natural hair products
Monday, September 11, 2006

As far as Etro...I've knocked Heliotrope off my "potentially bottle-worthy" list. It's a lovely scent, but too "foody" for me...on me it's a bit floral atop a tremendous base of vanilla. i.e., if ... [more]
Sulfate and paraben free shampoos
Saturday, September 02, 2006

More on this...as much as I've enjoyed using my Pantene shampoo and conditioner for a year and a half, more actually, I'd like to move toward more natural hair care. I have found that mainstream ... [more]
 

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