Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer Reading Update!

So remember that promise I made to read a book a week during the summer? Well my summer seemed to have gotten pretty busy in the matter of a few days so I'm just now starting a book........AND it's not Glimmer like I said it would be.

Alas! These are not excuses! It's just that I found a pdf of this book that looked interesting and it was free, and you know how I feel about free stuff! Anyways, I started reading it on Monday and I love it! It might be one of the longest books I've read in a while so it may take me longer than a week to read, but who cares??

The book is called A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness and it's NOTHING like Twilight, True Blood or any other paranormal book I've read. I won't away too much about the book, but it's about a university professor who comes from a long line of powerful witches, but refuses to use her powers......there's the twist that makes it really interesting! Check it out people, cause I am loving it so far.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Miss Jessie's Curly Meringue Review

This post has been a long time coming, and I am so sorry for that. It's been a crazy week and I'm finally getting back to some normalcy.  I promised you guys a review and don't think I forgot!

So I did the twist out and I have to say that I am quite impressed with the results. One day I will do a tutorial on how I do my twist outs, but today I am just going to do the review for the Miss Jessie's Curly Meringue.

If you read my last post, you would know that I got my Miss Jessie's sample kit in the mail on Saturday. I was so excited to try out Miss Jessie's cause I've heard some great things about it and I must say that the Curly Meringue is amazing! First thing off let's talk about the smell. As I've mentioned before, I'm big on scents and how my products smell and this cream smells great. It's not too heavy, but I wouldn't call it light either. It is, however, very pleasant. The consistency is very nice as well. It's nice and thick but not greasy at all. 

So I washed and deep conditioned my hair and used a small amount of the Curly Meringue on each twist. I liked how it immediately showed definition in my curls as I worked it through my hair. After I two-strand twisted my whole head I tied it up and went to sleep. 

2 days after twisting...

I ended up having to leave the twists in my hair for an extra day so they were really set by the time I was ready to take them out on Monday. As I took them out, I noticed that my curls were really defined and bouncy. There were a few flecks of product in my hair towards the front where I used more of the cream, but other than that my hair felt soft and my curls held for 2 days!

After untwisting...

 I tried to use the Meringue again this past Saturday for a wash and go but I hated it! It just didn't work for my hair at all. At first it felt oily and a little sticky and then as it dried my hair felt crispy and hard. Just not a good look at all. 

Overall I like the Curly Meringue for twist outs but that's about it. I don't think I would buy it because the 8 oz is $22 at Target and the 16 oz is $38 online..........I can definitely find some better products to do my twist outs with that are way cheaper. In fact today I picked up Shea Moisture's Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Curl Souffle. I've heard some good things about using them together for twist outs so I'm going to give them a try. What do you guys use on your twist outs?

Well I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day (kinda late, I know) and I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Love ya!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Free Stuff!!

Who doesn't love free stuff?? No one right? Well Miss Jessie's is currently giving away free samples of their products..yes, I said free! All you have to do is go on their website and pick out any 3 of their products and a few days late you'll be in product heaven.

Here's a picture of my sample pack that came in the mail today:

As you can see it comes with your choice of 3 products (and they are quite big in size), a style guide, a product guide, and a hair type guide. And trust when I say it's free, I mean completely free. You don't even pay for shipping.

If you're like me and you've always wanted to try out Miss Jessie's but were deterred by the high price tag, then this is perfect for you. I think I'm going to try out the Curly Merengue tonight on my twist out. I'll let you guys know how it goes tomorrow!

Here's the link to the website:
Miss Jessie's