Monthly Archives: October 2012

Chalkboard Canister

I bought 2 glass canisters from World Market a while ago. I thought it would be fun to paint them with chalkboard paint and write on them. It is very easy. You need chalkboard paint, paint brush and masking tape. Pebeo has chalkboard paint for ceramics, but i used the regular one, because it’s cheaper and they work too :). Use Masking tape to protect the area you don’t want to paint.  Paint the area and let it dry (I put them right in front of a fan, so they would dry quickly). Be sure to clean the area you want to paint with Alcohol, that way the glass surface is clean. I let them sit for 24 hours before i write on them.

Now they look cute and decorative 🙂

Have a great Sunday! ~Sisie

Product Review: Joico K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor

This morning I decided to start a product review segment that I shall run each Friday.  This will mostly be in regards to salon quality hair products, but the occasional skin care product may appear.

Today’s review is for Joico’s K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor.  Joico uses a specially formulated Quadramine Complex that offers added protection to hair. Quadramine Complex contains keratin, which is a natural protein that makes up approximately 88 percent of your hair. Keratin is responsible for making your hair strong and elastic. The Quadramine Complex contains a total of 19 essential amino acids that adhere to damaged hair and help it to repair and reconstruct.

K-PAK Deep-Penetrating Reconstructor

With winter fast approaching, our hair NEEDS moisture!!  I have found that this product is great for a salon treatment monthly to add that extra moisture and to help reconstruct brittle and over-processed colored hair.

I would highly recommend asking your stylist if they would offer a treatment using this product.

Have a blessed day!

~Crystal

 

Projects Await..

I have a few projects that i’m going to be working on. I’m really excited and i’ll be sharing some photos here on the blog.

Much Love ~Sisie

Ode to Fall..

Fall in Des Moines, Iowa….

I wish October can last longer….

Have a blessed fall week! ~Sisie

“Suicide Roll” hair tutorial

Found this tutorial and I am IN LOVE with this style idea!!  If you are looking for a new hairdo to spice up your weekly style choices, this is the video for you!!

Be Blessed!

~Crystal

His Word….

Psalm 119:105

King James Version (KJV)

105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

Have a bless week ladies!

 

Winter Hair Tips

Love Your Locks

Cold winter weather and harsh indoor heating can zap the life out of your hair. Follow these tips, tricks and product suggestions to protect and nourish your hair this winter.

Winter beauty - hair care

Start with a moisturizing shampoo

Look for a moisturizing shampoo to hydrate your hair. Try Samy Moisture Plus Vitamins & Proteins Hydrating Shampoo or Renpure Organics My Pretty Hair is Parched! Moisturizing Shampoo. They are both very affordable and available at most drugstores. Washing your hair every day can strip it of moisture and natural oils. Try to wash your hair every other day in the wintertime. You can still condition each day to help keep your hair hydrated and healthy.

 

Use a deep conditioning treatment

Head to the salon for a professional deep conditioning treatment every month. It will help restore your hair’s luster. In between salon treatments, use Shu Uemura Moisture Velvet Nourishing Treatment with camellia oil once a week or create a homemade conditioner with products from your own kitchen.

 

Try a hair mask

Hair masks can also fortify and rejuvenate your hair. Oribe Signature Moisture Masque is a deep-hydrating hair mask that repairs and protects your hair, delivering super soft results. For color-treated hair, add a color glaze to your beauty routine. John Frieda Clear Shine Luminous Glazemakes your hair super shiny and the color vibrant.

 

Avoid the freeze

When it’s freezing outside, you must dry your hair before going out. If you go outside with wet hair, you’ll soon have frozen locks, which means split ends and breakage. Use heat-protecting products such as Paul Mitchell SoftStyle Heat Seal Thermal Protection and Style Spray or Crack: A Habit Forming Hair Fix before you blow dry or flat iron your hair. Better yet, wash your hair at night and let it air dry to avoid heated styling tools altogether.

Cover up

Hats can help save your hair from the winter weather, too. Cover up when you go outside to avoid damage from freezing temperatures and wind. Look for hats, scarves and headwear in soft fabrics that won’t snag or pull hair. Much of your body heat can escape from your head, so covering up will not only help protect your hair but it’ll keep your whole body warm.

More winter beauty tips

4 Must-have beauty products for winter
7 Skincare tips to combat harsh winter weather

Winter hair survival guide