Product Junkie

So, I love how a few weeks ago I said that I wouldn’t be a product junkie after quitting CurlKit. Well, I lied! I decided to celebrate my new job this week by going out a splurging a bit on a few products that I’ve had my eyes on for a while now. I even got a gift from my favorite hair supply company in Pittsburgh (shout out to Hair Day in Wharton Square!).

Hair Haul

Hair Haul

I got a lot of accessories since the heat is turning up and my hair is not kind when it gets humid outside. I invested in a white knitted hat, a few decorative pins, scrunchies, a bun roller, and head bands. I’ve never tried a bun roller but I’ve heard that it’s the easiest way to get the perfect, flawless bun. I’ll be the judge of that.

I also invested in a newer(?) product by Eden BodyWorks called Coconut Shea All Natural Curl Defining Pudding, medium hold. It’s supposed to be humidity resistant and is able to define, hold, and separate curls and waves. It’s also made without mineral oils, parabens, dyes, and is cruelty free. Seems like a win-win situation to me so I will be trying this out later today and see the results tomorrow morning!

I also went ahead and finally purchased Shea Moisture’s Deep Treatment Masque. Sally’s was having a sale and it was $2 off so I couldn’t say no! This stuff usually runs about $13 for a 12 ounce bottle and I paid $10 so I think that it’s a fair deal. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this product and I’m excited to use it in my deep conditioning treatment today. It smells divine and I hope that it works that way too.

Last up in my haul is the Proclaim Natural 7 Oil, which was also on sale at Sally’s. I keep emphasizing the sale to make myself feel better about spending so much money today. I ran out of my mixed oil last week and this is good for detangling, when used with water and conditioner,  and hot oil treatments. I usually just add a bit of vitamin E and castor oil and I’m all set!

Finally is my gift from Hair Day! I’ve been shopping there for about four years now whenever I’ve needed hair for a protective style or raw shea butter. The staff is nice and knowledgeable about my needs and I wouldn’t go anywhere else in Pittsburgh for good, quality hair. Today when I got home from the shop I opened my bag and this little treat popped out.

Hair Day Gift

Hair Day Gift

At first I thought that maybe I had accidentally taken something or it was given by mistake. But something wrapped this nice isn’t usually a mistake – at least I would hope not. Inside I found a nice set of make up by Kiss New York including, one single eye shadow, one duo eye shadow, and a trio eyeshadow set. Not a bad day if I do say so myself.

Kiss Make Up

Kiss Make Up

So I’m going to go and play with these items, including the As I Am Cleansing Pudding that I bought last weekend, and come back with results tomorrow afternoon. Have a blessed weekend and enjoy the sun!


WEI Golden Root Mud Mask

Okay, so after much confusion I finally figured out what I as doing wrong and was able to post my review under the Beauty tab of the menu bar. I had forgotten that I’ve customized it  and that I have to do everything manually. Womp womp. Life goes on, I make mistakes, obvious mistakes most of the time.

Sorry for the quality of the pictures as well. At some point I do want to invest in a quality camera but the funds are limited. Time will tell! In the meantime, head on over here and have a look at my favorite mud mask.

Exciting Week Ahead!

Just a few updates to catch up with before I start a new week. I’ve updated the Beauty section with a review the products I use on a daily basis for my skin regimen. Every product was paid for by myself and I do not sponsor any of the companies reviewed. The opinions expressed are based off of my own experience and may not be the same for everyone. You can read about my skin care regimen here.

I’ve also update my favorite make up products in my product reviews section. This week focused on a few foundations that matched my skin tone well, both partial coverage and full coverage. You can read more about my favorite products here.

Also, good news!!! I’ve been checking my CurlKit account all week and my April Kit finally made it to Pittsburgh (YEA!!). Now I’m just waiting for my daily mail delivery and I get to open the goodness! I’m hoping that after close to 3 weeks of waiting, everything is intact so that I don’t have to contact them again to have items replaced.

I’ll also do a review of my favorite facial masks and make up looks in celebration of Spring. Hey, look, it’s still cold in Pittsburgh so we’re celebrating spring a bit late, don’t judge. I’m just happy that I don’t have to chip  ice off of my windshield anymore.