In Praise of Bangs!

It's not makeup, but it's appearance related: Let me tell you how much I'm loving my new bangs. Um, well... I'm loving my new bangs.

Janebirkin_01Last weekend, I got to be one of those sad people who go to see a hair stylist, photo of a beautiful celebrity in hand and ask for "that." My stylist looked at the picture of Jane Birkin (my beautiful celebrity) and said "are you serious?!?" Thankfully, I knew she was just showing her concern about how drastic the cut would be.

Yeah, I didn't leave the chair looking like Jane B., but that has more to do with genetics than my hair dresser. After a day of feeling depressed about how my bangs made me look like a kid, I really started to love them.

Mena at MesaSince bangs require an amount of blow drying effort and I often wash my hair the night before work, I also picked up a bottle of Oscar Blandi Dry Shampoo last weekend. It's supposed to keep a blow-out looking clean and oil-free even if you don't shampoo for a day or two. I can't go more than a day without washing my hair, so I'm not sure if it's going to get much use. I have noticed that this stuff is good for making my bangs look a bit fuller. It has a nice scent too, though it is a tad bit overwhelming.

Yes to Carrots Products

YestocarrotsCarrot Tonight I saw an advertisement to a product line called "Yes To Carrots" placed on this blog from Google. I assumed it was part of a campaign by the carrot growers of America (think Milk, Beef, Pork) but it turned out to be a beauty line with this description:

Yes To CarrotsTM is a new concept in skin and hair care that combines vitamins and minerals with juices from the 'orange color' produce groups and Dead Sea Mud. Dead Sea Mud has world renowned detoxifying properties which combined with our range of 26 minerals cleanse, detoxify and mineralize the skin naturally

I've never heard of the line but it's sold at Walgreens so I'll check it out next time I'm there. Has anyone heard of Yes to Carrots and if so, is it any good?

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