Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Best Ever!

After discovering Cosmetic Database a few years ago I never purchase anything without consulting the rating there first.  Everything I purchase has a rating of 3 or below.... my last hold out was shampoo.  I had been using TIGI Bedhead for 10 years and LOVED it.  Unfortunately I didn't like the rating.  I knew the time would come where I would have to switch it out for a better product.  So finally I gave it up.  I tried just about every natural shampoo under the sun.  Literally a new one every few weeks.  Either they made my hair flat, or I had to use an entire bottle to get my hair clean.  Then I tried using a baking soda/water mixture that I REALLY hoped would work, but after trying for 3 weeks it just wasn't happening.  Either my hair was too dry or too greasy.  So I tried natural shampoos again.  I have discovered the BEST chemical free shampoo out there!  Nittany Valley Organics Peppermint Stick.  Love.  Love.  Love this shampoo!  It works just as well as my chemical-laden Bed Head worked.  It smells GREAT, and I don't have to worry about it giving me cancer.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Current Obsessions

You have GOT to try these cookies.  They are to die for (not literally as they are fair trade so enjoy them knowing some poor boy was not kidnapped to harvest your cocoa beans)

YUM.  You can get it online here

I vow to own these in the near future...

I dream in pink

... ballet pink that is.  I danced through my teens and early 20's, then life got in the way.  College and 'the real world' were all consuming and I just didn't have time to dance.  I am now 28 and the 'real world' doesn't seem so daunting anymore.  I have a career, a family, a life- but I still long for movement, grace, and beauty.  So I have started ballet classes once more.  I LOVE feeling my body express music again.  One day a week for an hour and a half is a much different experience than 5 days a week for 3 hours a day- but, I still love it.  Once a dancer, always a dancer.