Friday, November 23, 2012

Permanent Hair Color Review: Garnier Nutrisse Nourishing Color Foam, Iced Mahogany Dark Brown 4IM:

I have been semi- permanently dying my hair for a few years, after being a habitual permanent hair dyer since the age of 11, I am 31 1/2 now.

I wanted to make sure that I wasn't going to regret this color and not have to worry about stripping my hair if it didn't work out. I read the reviews after buying this color. The model and the hair color looked great! The color was exactly what I wanted to achieve. I was in search of something with warm tones, and this had what I was looking for. I really wanted to blog about this because the reviews online were not very accurate. Many people were blogging about different colors under this specific color, or they'd give it bad reviews based on their inexperience or poorly conditioned hair.

Before: *the condition of my hair was great actually. I did have a perm that I chemically straightened myself 2 weeks before the color, so that's why you may see some fly-aways. Because my hair was so porous, I wanted to use a protein filler to make sure all of my hairs colored evenly, meaning: I was hoping my ends wouldn't turn out darker than my roots. I bought this from Sally's:

My hair color is natural, medium brown with chunky natural orange thick highlights throughout. Stylists tell me that I am crazy for wanting to dye my hair cause people pay big money for what I was naturally born with! LOL!



Well, as you may see, the ends still appeared darker. The condition of my hair turned out very healthy. It was very shiny. The darker ends faded and blended in well, but even my natural highlights didn't take on the color as bold as I had hoped. I wasn't mad at this color, it was pretty decent. I would recommend this product. It did fade fast, but I am glad I tried it, because it prepped me for the dark that I wanted to achieve.

Pinned Dessert: Acorns:

I know we've all seen them. I made these a couple of months ago for a cookout.


A bag of mini Oreos for the tops
A bag of mini Nutter Butters for the tops
A bag of mini Chocolate Chips for the stems
A bag of Hershey Kisses for the base

These are so easy to make.
Take some of the mini chocolate chips (a half cup or so) and heat them in the microwave on 15 seconds, stir, then maybe another 15 seconds. This is going to be your "glue".
Unwrap a Kiss, take a "top" out, dip the Kiss in the melted chocolate, attach it to a top, then dip a mini chocolate chip into the melted chocolate and stick that to the top.

You can do all different variations of tops and Kisses.

Pinned Project: Vegetable Storage from a Plant Box:

I was looking for a way to contain my potatoes and any extra veggies that accumulate on my counter.
This was my very first "Pinned It and Did It" project!!

Potatoes are out of their ugly bag, more counter space and veggies aren't in random areas on the counter!

Accidentally Wonderful's 3 Ingredient Strawberry Cobbler:

I stumbled across Accidentally Wonderful's Blogspot. I ran into her 3 ingredient Strawberry Cobbler!
This was super easy to make, very affordable, and extremely tasty!! I think the only thing I might do when I made it again is cover more of the cake mix, but I loved it just the way it was. We did not have ice cream with ours and it was perfect!!

You may find her post here with the cooking instructions:
Accidentally Wonderful's 3- Ingredient Strawberry Cobbler

2 16 oz bags of frozen strawberries (or any other frozen fruit, or canned peaches without the juice)
1 box of white cake mix
1 can of lemon-lime soda "Mom's Zucchini Bread":

This was my first time ever making zucchini bread, and it turned out heavenly! I Googled and came upon this recipe, and it was a winner!! So moist!!! The only thing I did differently, I think I was running low on vegetable oil, so I did a half cup of vegetable oil and a half cup of cinnamon applesauce.
I also left out the nuts.
I would have posted the recipe, but here is the link instead. 


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