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September 2017

Organix Renewing+ Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo and Conditioner Review

Lifestyle By September 12, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I actually think I’m being silly posting a review about shampoo and conditioner BUT my Hair Story New Wash arrived yesterday and it came with a postcard invitation to document our 30-day New Wash journey starting with a Day 1 or pre-New Wash look up to the 30th day.

I happen to not have any problems with my hair. I like it the way it is and I have so far been largely satisfied with the shampoo and conditioner I have been using for the past three years – the Organix Renewing+ Argan Oil of Morocco Shampoo and Organix Renewing+ Argan Oil of Morocco Conditioner. I just want to try something different.

Among the Organix products, I’ve also tried the Brazilian Keratin Therapy shampoo and conditioner, the Anti-Breakage Keratin Oil shampoo and conditioner, the Healing+ Vitamin E Shampoo and Conditioner, and none of them worked for me as well as the Argan Oil.

I first discovered Argan Oil in Sardinia in the summer of 2014. I found a bottle of 100% Argan Oil lying around the house. Back then I had frustratingly dry hair that was damaged by too much salt water caused by living by the sea and being in the sea.

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Aesop Purifying Facial Cream Cleanser and Bitter Orange Astringent Toner Review

Lifestyle By September 11, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , , , , No Comments

I love everything about Aesop EXCEPT the price. I was in Melbourne last year when I first encountered the brand.

“Suave Australian beauty brand Aesop has some of the most cutting-edge stores around, including its simple but seductive wood-lined Fitzroy boutique at 242 Gertrude Street (+61 (0)3 9419 8356), designed by local architect Clare Cousins and Aesop director Dennis Paphitis. Aesop was so inspired by the streetscape’s eclectic mix of characters, shops and great bread, pizza and wine purveyors, it even named one of its glam skincare kits Gertrude Street.” Inside Melbourne #5

One thing I love about Aesop, aside from their shop design, is that because they know their prices are a bit on the steep side, they do not put any pressure on you to buy right away. Instead, they give you advice and give samples for you to try. If you happen to like it and get convinced enough to buy, then at least you did not have to waste your money on a product you already shelled out a lot of money for only to turn out to be allergic to or unsuitable for your skin.

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Lifetrons Beaute Ultrasonic Cleanser Review

Lifestyle By September 8, 2017 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

I am not going to suddenly become a beauty blogger because I have never been that much into beauty or make-up but I will post my thoughts and experiences, reviews in short, about the products I own and use. Shortly after I started dating my Italian now-husband, I slowly began to obsess about good food, health, and fitness. He made such an emphasis on living a good life by eating healthy, fresh, and delicious, even to the point of being expensive, food; having an active lifestyle, and sleeping well. I never cared much for any of those. I ate what I wanted. I barely exercised and have never been to any gym. I slept at odd hours of the day and night for periods of three hours every time. He changed all those.

Also, I hit thirty-five and every article I read on health and fitness seem to mention skincare. Wear sunscreen! Use moisturizer! Start using anti-aging products!

“This Ultrasonic Cleanser combines ultrasonic ions (positive and negative) with electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) to cleanse and lift the skin. Ultrasonic technology combined with positive ions may help clean the pores of dirt and debris. Ultrasonic technology combined with negative ions may help deliver nutrients from serum or face cream deep into skin’s layers. Gentle EMS currents use a unique secondary movement which may help tighten facial muscles and improve elasticity. Compact and rechargeable via USB.”

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One Finds Friends in Unexpected Ways

Life In Italy, Musings, Personal By September 2, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

At the beginning, I did not want to blog about this but it gnawed on me all night. That feeling that something extraordinary has happened to me that I just have to share with the rest of the world.

What is the lesson in this story?

That it pays to be nice, all the time, even if you are being disrespected and treated badly, and even if you know it is not your fault. That one must always stand up for oneself but not lose his or her head. It pays to treat others with respect regardless of their profession and that they are truly more than what meets the eye. That is is good to apologize, to accept apologies, and to give thanks where gratitude is due.

I was thankful to the other lady who rescued me from the first one when she was beside herself in anger. And I was thankful when the other lady, after realizing her mistake, apologized to me. I accepted her apology wholeheartedly and graciously.

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