This table. Oh, what to say about this table. Well, it’s ubiquitous. It’s stylish and versatile.
I would like to own this table because it will serve two purposes at the new place: dining and computer table. There was no point in getting a separate table for the kitchen/dining room space because it’s just not in my budget and I’m really going for versatile pieces that can easily be moved in case I have to move again.
I’m currently debating on whether to get the cheaper version or plank down the money for the expensive one. Or just patiently wait to see if anyone on Craigslist sells it for cheap.
1. Parsons Desk vs. 2. Ikea Sofa Bed
3. Baxton Studio Fiorenza White Plastic Armchair with Wood Eiffel Legs vs. 4. Ikea Dining Table Set 1
5. Ikea Dining Table Set 2 vs. 6. Expedit Bookcase
The month of May will be dedicated to New Furnishings. I recently signed a lease to a studio apartment (more like a pseudo 1 BR) and with that comes furnishing the place to make it my own.
I thought choosing between two pairs of shoes was hard. But it turns out choosing between a dining table and a bookcase is an even harder task. You have to think about functionality, the make of the whole system, how sturdy it is, how long it will last you, would it be feasible to disassemble if you were to move out of the apartment, does it go with your whole design aesthetic .. I mean I could go on, but I think you get the picture.
I’ve read that taking the time to choose is a better choice than buying everything at once. I’m trying my best to put myself in that kind of mindset because I do not have the means to buy everything at once OR the means to go to a store, carry out the product, and assemble it all by myself.
Yep, adult life =)
If you’ve read my previous two posts, you can infer that I dedicate only 20% of my time to haircare. I never cared about hair because I was so used to the “wash and go” routine that worked so well with short hair. Now that I have more awareness on the matter, I’d like to focus my attention on making up for the lost time with my hair.
So, we talked about hair goddesses. We talked about my favorite hair products. Now let’s talk about what’s trending in the industry…
Have you heard of Pantene’s BB Cream for hair? I’m sure you did if you watch YouTube videos of your favorite beauty gurus.
And what every skin BB Cream in the market claims, this BB Cream hair claims as well. Multitasker? CHECK! 10 solutions in one step? CHECK!
Now I never rode the BB Cream bandwagon because A. I have acne ridden skin, so the texture and coverage ain’t going to cut it for me and B. I have read from countless blogs that American BB Creams were not formulated the same way as the original Asian BB Creams (you can do a quick Google search of this). So now the question is, will I ride on the hair BB Cream wagon? Probably not. Why? Because they claim the exact same thing as what skincare BB cream does. Let’s decipher:
Pantene Hair BB Cream Claim = Skin BB Cream Claim
• Repair for Rough Hair = Repair Dry Skin
• Strength Against Damage = Protects against UV damage
• Silky Softness = Hydrates to a silky finish
• Brilliant Shine = Reduce pore size
• Smoothing = Seamless smooth coverage
• Moisture = Moisturizes the skin
• Frizz Control = Reduce wrinkles and other skin imperfections
• Heat Protection = fights against free radicals
• Manageability = Controls blemishes
• Tamed Flyaways = Manages oil
See the wordplay there? But of course you don’t have to take any of these words of mine to heart. After all, I am only one opinion.
What about you? Any opinion on the whole hair BB cream matter? I’d love to hear your thoughts on the comments!
For the longest time, I have neglected haircare. I used to have short hair, so I got really used to the “wash and go” routine not realizing that this routine doesn’t really apply as your hair grows longer.
In this post, I’d like to share the hair products that I have used and like so far. Tell me in the comments section what your most favorite hair product(s) are.
1. L’Oreal Tangle Tamer
Yes, it’s for kids, but it works just as well for adults with long hair.
2. Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum (Too bad they claimed to be ‘organic’ when they’re really not)
This helps in prolonging hair softness when I deep condition.
3. Tresemme Tres Two
I’ve heard a couple of YouTube gurus rave about this. I bought a sample size to try it out and I got hook. It didn’t leave my hair a crunchy mess at the end of the day but it does its job of holding up a bun or a poofed up hair.
4. Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray
Great to use when you need to get that second day hair. I use this to texturize my hair so it can hold a wave.
5. Bumble and Bumble Defrizz
This was recommended to me by my sister. It helps eliminate frizzy hair without making it look greasy.
6. Ojon Rare Blend Restorative Conditioner
This was a Birchbox discovery. The smell is amazing – caramel scented — and the formula does make your hair silky smooth. I’m not sure if I will be buying the full size one ($34!), but it’s a great product to keep in mind in case I’m having one of those “buying expensive products” moments.
7. Organix Argan Oil Renewing Treatment
This one is a good alternative to the Ojon Conditioner at 1/4 of the price.
As I have learned quite recently, it is not a good idea to ignore your hair’s health. For the longest time I have made that cardinal sin, but now I resolve to kick that bad habit away from my lifestyle.
For your information, I have thin and wavy hair. If I don’t shampoo for two days straight, it gets oily. If I don’t brush it right after the shower, it gets frizzy. If the weather is windy, it will typically be a bad hair day for me.
For most of my teen years, I’ve kept it to a manageable length (read: short). Now it has grown past my shoulder and I can create a full bun with it (with some teasing) with no problem.
The ladies I showcase above are what I call my hair “goddesses”. Every time I see an editorial or a street shot of them, they always seem to have the perfect coif. Granted, I know that they have minions of stylists at their disposal, but it’s always nice to have a couple of inspiration to follow.
Regular Tuesday beauty post is momentarily interrupted by modern furnishings.
This week is all about risk.
Some notable risks I’ve taken…
1) Moving to Bologna, Italy for school.
2) Solo travel to Rome.
3) Moving to NY.
They say part of growing up means having to take risks in order to strut down the same path as a wise man. I am very proud of the risks that I have taken and I always feel nostalgic every time I remember them.
This week will be one for the books again. Life will start to cement and major responsibilities will start to trickle in. It’s a very scary and very exciting thing. Tune in on Friday for more details!