Favorite Hair Products of Summer 2017

Honestly I think my hair is my best quality. I always get the most compliments on my hair. I try so hard to keep my hair looking it’s best but it gets to be a chore sometimes because my hair is so long. My hair used to be a mess. I had short hair that was all split ends, dry, damaged, brittle, all that. That’s when I started taking really good care of it. I didn’t cut my hair for 4 years and it grew quite a bit. Then I started using haircare products to keep it looking it’s best. I have different products that I switch on and off with during the summer and the winter so I’m going to show you what I use for the summer. I’ll probably end up making one for the winter too haha. I’ll link all of the items down below!

  1. Suave Color Protection Shampoo and Conditioner
  2. Coconut oil
  3. Not Your Mothers Sea Salt Texturizing Spray:
  4. Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo:
  5. Combs
  6. Hair, Skin and Nail vitamins

 

  1. Suave Color Protection Shampoo and Conditioner

Color Shampoo

Suave Professionals Color Protection Shampoo for Color Treated Hair

I’ve been using this shampoo since the beginning of summer and it’s really held the color in my hair. I used to use a damage control shampoo, but it stripped my hair of it’s color pretty quick. This shampoo is guaranteed up to 70 washes and it’s been true to it’s word so far!

2. Coconut oil

Coconut Oil

Viva Naturals Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 Ounce

I have a really dry scalp so I love using coconut oil, especially in the winter. In the summer I use this coconut oil about once every 2-3 weeks. It moisturizes my hair after I bleach it and strip it of all moisture. It also helps my hair grow, so I’m not complaining haha

3. Not Your Mother’s Sea Salt Texturizing Spray

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Not Your Mother’s Texturizing Sea Salt Spray, 8-ounce

I’ve been using this product for about 3 years now and I don’t have any complaints. I love putting this in my hair after I wash it and put in it braids. I let my hair dry (which takes way too long), then take it out of the braids and add some more spray. It keeps the waves in my hair much longer than going without it. The only thing I would say is it dries out your hair a little so be careful how much you use.

4. Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo

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Herbal Essences Biorenew White Grapefruit & Mosa Mint Dry Shampoo, 4.9 FL OZ

I love this product because it does everything it says it does and it smells good which is a plus. It doesn’t leave my hair feeling weird or dry after using it. You just spray it in, style as you please then brush/comb it out. It makes my hair feel freshly washed again and the feeling lasts all day.

5. Combs

Combs

Magic 10 Piece Professional Styling Comb Set

The last time I went somewhere and got my hair done, the lady said I shouldn’t use a brush because it causes split ends due to the bristles. Instead, she told me to use a comb and that’s what I’ve been using for about 3 months. I used to have really bad split ends and it caused my hair to not grow anymore. Now that I’ve been using a comb I’ve noticed a huge decrease of split ends in my hair, which has made it start growing even faster!

6. Hair, Skin and Nails Vitamins

Vitamins

Nature’s Bounty Hair Skin and Nails, 230 Gummies

These are probably the main reason my hair has been growing so much. I take two of these every morning with my breakfast. I have been using this product for about 10 months now and my hair has grown about 10 inches since. An inch a month. It’s worth trying if you’re desperately trying to get your hair to grow!

Those are all the hair products I’ve been using this summer! What haircare products do you use? Let me know in the comments! 💙

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Old Settlers

The second week of August comes around and everybody from Brimfield knows what that means… There’s going to be more than 30 people in Brimfield at once! A lot of you are from the city so you’re probably all thinking “You must live in the middle of nowhere”. Well that’s right! I live in the middle of nowhere. The town I live in has about 1,000 or less people living here. Small right?

Well, back to the topic of Old Settlers. That’s what the name of the carnival that comes to town once a year is called. There’s rides, food, and entertainment. They block off the highway that goes through town so you have to take a detour. Not a big deal this town is small. The carnival lasts from Thursday to Saturday, with a race and a parade Saturday.

Thursday it rained. Bummer. It stopped after about an hour though and all carried on as normal. It was the first day, so not many people were up there. I did get to see my favorite (girl) cousin, Devynn. She moved out of Illinois about a year or so ago and I don’t get to see her much. I’m so glad I got to see her Thursday.

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This is the only normal picture we have together.

Friday there was definitely more people. I spent the night with Andrew, Carly, her boyfriend Taylor, and their baby Pheonyx. It was also Carly and I’s 6 year friend-aversary. So we had to spend it right by going on rides that made us feel like we were going to die. Like the swings.

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5 idiots on swings

We told our boyfriends to pay attention for the picture. Andrew proceeded to turn around and yell at some kid, and Taylor decided to start flapping his arms like a bird….

The ride was fun… but we all felt extremely dizzy after..

On the plus side, I got a stuffed penguin!

Saturday, there was a 5K race at 8 in the morning. I don’t run in it, but some of my family members do, so my dad and I always go up there to see them. Everybody in my family can run except me… I’m the one who chose to do gymnastics instead. While everybody was running miles and miles, I was flipping on a trampoline.

Later that day there was a parade. I got some candy, ate the candy, got sick from eating the candy… you know how it goes. To make it all worse, I went on a ride that is high up in the air (I hate heights), goes in circles (I don’t like being dizzy), and went backwards (hell. no.). But on the bright side, I got a really cool picture.

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The rest of the night was spent with Andrew, Carly, Taylor and Pheonyx again. We saw some old friends, new friends and family. It was a good night. By 11 I was passed out in Andrew’s truck. I slept through all of our friends talking/yelling and hanging out. Andrew woke me up at midnight to tell me it was time to go home. It was a very good weekend.

I hope you all liked reading! 💙

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Timmy & Jimmy’s 6 year friend-aversary

Holy snickerdoodle guys! I can’t believe I’ve been friends with this girl for six years! We’ve been through so much together, did so much together, ate so much together… But we’ve been through it all. Breakups, coffee highs, random fits of laughter that get us yelled at by my parents. I don’t know how they dealt with us for 6 years… let alone what friends we have left.

In honor of it being 6 years with her I’m going to tell you about some funny things she’s done.

  1. Once she walked out in front of a semi that was coming down the road at 30 mph. I saved her life that day.
  2. She fell down my step. Not stairs. Just. One. Step. She couldn’t handle it haha.
  3. She named my microwave Eric and now every time she comes over she hugs my microwave.
  4. She put numbing paste in her mouth and proceeded to drool all over my floor.
  5. On multiple occasions she has laughed so hard she peed. It’s okay though so have I.
  6. She was holding a marshmallow out the window and dropped it while I was driving. She made me back up so she could pick it up.

She lightens my day at anytime. She never fails to make me laugh… plus she’s a pretty good body guard. She’s beaten up all my bullies multiple times. That’s probably why people don’t mess with me very much anymore.

Since it’s a very special day, we got each other presents. I’m going to share them with you.

What I got her: 

A bag of Lay’s barbecue flavored chips, two bags of gummy bears, a bacon and cheese pizza, a note, a Mountain Dew and some hair ties.

What Carly got me: 

10 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, 10 3 Musketeers, a can of Campbell’s Spaghetti, and a Pepsi.

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Pepsi is not included in the picture.

We pretty much get each other little things. But food is always the best present haha. How many years have you had your best friend? I hope you all liked reading! 💙

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Making New Friends!

When I made this blog, I had absolutely no idea that my writing would be read by people around the world. After that idea passed out of my mind, I had no idea that people on the other side of the world would want to read what I have to write, let alone want to get to know me. I was wrong… Again. 

I met this amazing girl who lives on the other side of the world. Now, before I get attacked by people yes I know the phrase “Be careful of people on the internet because you don’t know who they are.”  But I don’t think some creepy sex offender rapist person is going to have a blog and want to become a writer just to find children on a blog. (It’s probably possible but I know what I’m doing.) 

Anyways, this girl. She’s amazing. She lives in the UK, so she’s been teaching me about the culture and what she does over there. I tell her about what we do in the middle of America. Remember I live in a small town so I’m kinda boring. I don’t know what she finds so fascinating about my life haha.

We’ve opened up to each other a lot. We’ve told stories about our families, life drama and everything in between. Then I found out that we both have a few things in common. We’re both introverts who are slowly getting out of our shell, we agree on a few political views, and we both don’t like waking up in the morning.

Since she’s super awesome, I’m going to tell you all 10 facts about her, then leave a link to her blog. I want all of you to go read some of her posts and show some love! 💙 She really deserves it.

10 facts about her 

  1. She turns 19 in two weeks.
  2. When she was younger she had a pet gerbil named Sweep.
  3. She can play the clarinet, piano, flute and saxophone. (She’s talented!) 
  4. She has and older brother who is 20.
  5. She is a coeliac, so when she has gluten it makes her really sick.
  6. Her favorite historical figure is Herodotus.
  7. She writes poetry (She’s super good at it) 
  8. Her favorite book is Wuthering Heights.
  9. Her favorite sport is tennis (She says she’s terrible at sports but I doubt it!) 
  10. She was born with scoliosis, meaning her spine was curved and she had to have an operation to fix it when she was a baby, so she has a scar on her stomach and along her back.

She says she isn’t interesting, but I think otherwise. So EVERYBODY go check out her blog!

Life of an Introvert

She is one of the nicest girls I’ve ever met and she deserves soooo much! So everybody go show her some love! Leave a nice comment on something she’s written!

That’s all I have for today guys. See you all next time! I hope you all liked reading! 💙

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I Miss You

Sometimes I wonder if I miss you as a person or all the memories we’ve had together. 

I find myself asking that question a lot. Do I miss you? Do I just miss the memories? Or is it a combination? I honestly have no idea.

My first love, my best friend, my everything at one point in time. Two years of our lives spent together. Everything disappeared. The feelings faded away. Now it feels as if we’re strangers. Even sitting next to you feels like we’re a thousand miles apart.

A person I used to know every detail about, every little detail. I knew you and you knew me. We were inseparable. Staying up all night texting, getting lost in the conversation at 3 am.  The excitement I got hearing one of your favorite songs as my ringtone when my phone lit up with your name on it every few minutes.

As the sun came up we both went into a peaceful sleep, only to wake up six hours later. The texting resumed right where it left off. Making plans to hangout, cruising down country roads, listening to your favorite songs with the windows down. We could sit in silence enjoying each others presence without it being awkward.

Hanging out with our friends late at night, McDonald’s runs, and all the little jokes we shared. I wished the time we spent together would never end.

All good things come to an end. 

Now we’re practically strangers. We went from knowing everything to knowing nothing. Confiding our secrets in each other ceased. The adventures, the jokes, the late night texting conversations and the countless hours spent together are now just memories in my head. We talk sometimes, but it isn’t the same. We’ve changed.

We’ve been through our share of fights. Days turned into weeks without talking because we’re both too stubborn to apologize. It tore us apart. Our own stupid immature mistakes.

Someday I wish we can be close again like we used to. You’re a closed book now. I know deep in my heart nothing will be the same as it used to be between us. God has a path for the both of us. Only he knows if we’re meant to be in each others lives.

Lately I’ve been asked what my biggest regret in life is. I had trouble coming up with one but now I see its clear. My biggest regret is letting us become strangers. 

As I used to tell you every day, wether you’re in my life or not, I’ll still care about you. I’ll be here forever if you need your friend. I don’t know if you’re going to read this, but if you do, I have a message for you: I miss you. 

I Bleached My Hair… Again

Hey guys! Long story short, I bleached my hair again two days ago. I did it because my roots were growing out pretty fast. As most of you know, I hate my brown hair. Most of you probably haven’t seen me with brown hair so here’s this picture from last winter:

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If you didn’t read my post from about a month and a half ago, I decided to start a process of dying my hair platinum blonde. Since it was such a dark brown color and lightening hair is a process, I used a regular box dye to lighten it to a golden blonde. It ended looking like this: 90DFE782-65BC-46AC-9251-8957F638A868.JPG

That still wasn’t the shade of blonde I wanted it to be though. So after about 3 weeks I got it bleached. I had never bleached my hair before so I didn’t know what to expect. I had heard horror stories of hair falling out after they bleached it. I already shed like a cat so I didn’t wanna go bald. But I did it anyway. This is how it looked the first time after I bleached it:

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Words couldn’t explain how happy I was with my hair. It was the color I’ve always wanted it to be ever since I was like 14. Plus all of my friends said I look hot… all 2 of them. Shoutout to you guys.

After about a month and a week it had grown out about an inch because of the Hair, Skin, & Nails pills that I take. So I decided to get it bleached again. Here’s the outcome of that:

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We didn’t take into account how long my hair is, so we only got one box of bleach when we should’ve gotten two. We’ll probably end up touching up my roots again here in a week or two. I’ll let you guys know how it turns out then!

Since I’ve started bleaching my hair I’ve learned that there are some things you should do to take care of your hair after bleaching it.

  1. Take Hair, Skin & Nails vitamins or some source of Biotin.
  2. Don’t wash your hair every day.
  3. Use a color protectant shampoo and conditioner.

That’s all I have to say for now, but I’ll give you guys an update the next time something big happens with my hair! I’m going to link all the products I used for my hair down below! I hope you all liked reading! 💙

Nature’s Bounty Hair Skin and Nails, 230 Gummies

Vitamins

L’Oreal Paris Feria Absolute Platinums Hair Color, Extreme Platinum (Packaging May Vary)

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Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care Shampoo – 12.6 oz – 3 pk

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August Goals

Another month, another post for goals that I may or may not do very good on! This is my third month doing this and I feel like I’m slowly getting to be more and more productive. So I’m going to try to make this month a really good one! (Try is the keyword there). 

Goals: 

  • Take good care of my hair – I’m going to be bleaching it again soon. Last month I bleached it and it grew an inch with the Hair, Skin & Nails vitamins I take everyday. I’ll have them linked down below.  
  • Keep eating somewhat healthy – I’ve been doing pretty good at eating healthy, but just in the mornings. In the afternoon I turn into a bottomless pit that will eat anything and everything I see.
  • Try a little harder to exercise – I need to start walking everyday again… and not just walking to get food. Walking to exercise.
  • Start working on my gymnastics again – Andrew, John, Samm and I went to Elevate, a trampoline park and well… we all sucked. I used to be really good at gymnastics but for the past year or so I’ve stopped. I need to practice with Samm on my trampoline then go back and be a little better haha.
  • Live the last month of “summer” to the fullest before fall starts – Don’t get me wrong I love fall and the feeling I get when the leaves start changing colors, but I love all the memories I make in the summer with my friends. This was defiantly a summer I will never forget and I want to make this last month the best one yet!

Nature’s Bounty Hair Skin and Nails, 230 Gummies  

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Those are my goals for this month! Let’s see if I manage! What are your goals for this month? Hope you all liked reading! 💙

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