Ogx Quenching Coconut Curls


I’m always excited to try new hair products. Especially when the ones I’ve been loving for so long have started to let me down. I’ve been using the Herbal Essences Naked Shampoo and Conditioner for a few years now, but I’ve just noticed that while it may be doing wonders for my hair, my scalp has really been suffering. So I knew it was time for a change. My dried-out, brittle, and shedding curls are always in need of extra extra extra moisture and I love to use products that have natural ingredients, if not at least understandable. I’ve heard many many good things about almost all OGX products so I thought it was time to give it a go, so I started with the Quenching Coconut Curls Shampoo and Conditioner.

With natural coconut oil and honey, both the shampoo and conditioner smell absolutely amazing. I’ve actually really been looking forward to my showers because I’m so relaxed with the scent. I love the texture of the conditioner; perfectly silky and smooth, but I’m not too fond of the texture of the shampoo. I find it a bit lumpy and gelatinous (if that makes sense), and I really have to work it into a good lather in order to disperse it properly through my hair. The end results? I do find that my curls are holding up much better than most curl enhancing claiming shampoo and conditioner duo’s, but the frizz? Nope. It’s still there. Something that I have the hardest time dealing with and something that so many products are unable to help me with.

I’m quite enjoying the OGX products, but am still on the lookout for those frizz beating beauties. Anyone know of any?

What do you think of the OGX hair products?


Review – Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream


As the result of 50 years of Olay research, the unique formala of Olay’s Regenerist creams and serums are truly a wonderful addition to the drug store shelves. Though at a price point just barely lower than many high end moisturizers, creams and serums of the day, does Olay’s Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream measure up?

Looking for something new in the night cream department, I decided to give it a go. Penetrating 10 layers of skin, down to the micro-layers, this cream is meant to hydrate down to these layers of your face to lift and plump. With Hyaluronic Acid, Amino-Peptides and Vitamin B3, you’ll be able to see results on day one! Say bye bye to wrinkles and fine lines. As a 23 year old that wasn’t really an issue for me, but the cream has certainly evened out my skin and has provided me with perfect moisture on a nightly basis, leaving my skin feeling firm and soft. As I prefer something a little less thick for the day-time, I do stick only to bedtime use of this product, but if you’re looking for something to keep your face moisturized all day long while working to keep you fresh and young looking than this is the option for you!

Have you tried any other products from the Olay Regenerist line? Which ones should I try next?


Book Report – Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman


This past July a long-lost, hidden, old and new novel by the classic novelist Harper Lee was published; Go Set A Watchman. As you may have gathered by my description of varied contradicting terms, we don’t quite know the story when it comes to this novel and how it came about. Yet as a lover of all books, and a curious reader at that, I knew that this was a novel I’d have to get my hands on.

I prepared by rereading Harper Lee’s first and, until now, only novel To Kill a Mockingbird. I’d read this novel in high school (about 10 years ago), yet I had little memory of it when it came to the details. Frankly, I couldn’t quite remember why this novel was considered a classic, and still, after a reread, I’m left a little in the dark. Either way this second novel of Lee’s, seemingly appearing after all these years with no explanation of it’s 55 year silence, certainly stirred a lot of press, publicity, and varied reports on Lee’s intentions regarding the manuscripts and her desires with regards to their publication.

But let’s put all the drama aside and get down to the book itself – SPOILER ALERT! The book follows the tale of the original beloved characters – Atticus Finch and his daughter Scout, now 26. You may realize there is a character missing there. Yes, dismissed as dropped dead at an in-between date that isn’t talked about….Here’s were I get sassy. If you don’t want to talk about a character, don’t dismiss them as easily and off-handed as this! Jem was a beloved character, he deserved better.

I really do understand the underlying messages in this book – the coming of age, if not rather a little late, of a girl who has heroized her father her entire life only to be sorely disappointed and question her entire being in a shocking situation; discovering who you are as a person unattached to anyone else. The story makes sense, but whether it be a mix of the 1960’s cliches, a simple sign of the times, or Lee’s penmanship, I find the story and it’s execution rather confusing, sloppy, and truthfully quite a boring read.

I think one of the most important things to keep in mind while reading this new novel is the time period in which it was written. It consists of a string of cliches, racisms, and ignorances that closely follow the first novel, so don’t get yourself in a tizzy when you see it’s 2015 publication date and questions the blatant racism.

I feel like my opinions of this book may bring about many comments, and I hope so since I’d love to hear what you think. I could go on for days about this book but I feel that briefly touching upon the few things that rubbed me the wrong way will suffice. What were your thoughts?