Wen Trial & Review

I decided to give Wen Hair Care a try.

and this is my first day review.

I will be using it for a month to see if I can get some genuine improvement in the life of my hair.

BUT. Wen does promise that you will see an improvement in one use.

So read below for what I noticed.

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Kindness is always stylish

Whether it be in the Fashion World, the Corporate World, or just Girl World.

Competition does not breed empathy.

 It fosters the spreading of mean comments; and bringing each other down when we should be uplifting one another.

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Workout Words of Encouragement

We all have those days when we want to say “F*** it” to the workout.

Take that one day off and just RELAX.

I mean we’ve already made so many results…we deserve it right?!

On those days, the guilt later almost seems worth the hour you get to be a couch potato!

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My Skin Care Products: for acne prone skin

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[ Jewels of yours Tassel Necklace , Aveeno Moisturizer, Neutrogena Cleansing Wipes, Proactiv Refining Mask, Almay Smart Shade, Target Bag ]

My Must-Have Skincare Products

If I’m going anywhere I definitely need a cute bag, a go with everything necklace, and my skin care products!

I have suffered from acne ever since puberty hit. I’ve tried every different kind of skin care products.

I’ve even seeked out help from my doctor.

what I’ve found:

Some products dry out your skin, some leave it feeling like there is gunk on top of your skin.

It’s taken me 25 years and I have finally found products that I like.

I still have breakouts whether flared from stress, ‘that time of the month,’ or a few too many cheat days on the diet.

The products above help manage my skin- and make it look its best!

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Weight Loss Success- Month of August

So as you know…I’ve been trying to take off that extra poundage I’ve found lately.

The month of August has been a success.

I’ve lost 4 pounds.

I know that doesn’t seem like a lot. But for a person with my BMI it is!

I had been unhappy with how little I’ve lost.

Until people started to ask: “have you lost weight?”

I would just brush it off…and say not really.

BUT…

Come on Natasha- 4 pounds is really good!

Be Proud!

A healthy BMI for a female of my height:

18.5-24.9

Even with the extra poundage.. I was at a healthy BMI of 23.9

With four pounds lost I am now at:

23.2

Looking for your BMI:

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm

They say that healthy weight loss is between 1-2 pounds a week.

I did 1 pound a week.

That’s without exercise- I’ve only been watching what I’ve been eating lately.

You can check out how I eat here!

Check out the difference 4 pounds makes!

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You can really notice the weight loss in my face.

But if I want my toned arms/legs/ and butt back…

I need to get my butt in gear- and exercise!

I need to listen to my own advice and MAKE THE TIME!

So Let’s check in at the end of September and let’s see where I am there!

How is your fitness journey going?!

I would love to hear! 🙂

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My Dream Closet

My Dream Closet

Pumps
metalmulisha.com

Michael Kors handbag
forzieri.com

DailyLook pink handbag
dailylook.com

Lacquer dresser
ikea.com

Hand woven rug
ikea.com

Audrey hepburn wall art
greatbigcanvas.com

White chair
ikea.com

Blue table
ikea.com

Round footstool
target.com

Fabric shade
ikea.com

NÄPEN
$30 – ikea.com

FÄRGRIK
ikea.com

IKEA Mildra
ikea.com

IKEA PS 1995
$2.64 – ikea.com

Did Carrie from Sex in the City have it right all along?!
“Don’t buy me a ring…just get me a REALLY big closet”
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I’ve been dreaming about a walk in closet big enough to fit all my clothes for a while. Instead of having my clothes scattered and stored in different parts of my condo like I do now. So I thought I would do a post about my dream closet…but a realistic version. Something attainable!

I thought if I was going to shop for my own closet…where would I go? Immediately I thought of target and Ikea. So here is my dream closet made from those two very places!

I got my colour scheme from the Rug. My favourite colours are purple and blue featured in the rug. It also gives multiple other colours to bounce off of.

I would want my purses stored high…because I don’t change up my purses as often. So I would want them stored out of the way but still on display high above eye level.

All my “unmentionables” and clothes that need to be folded away would go in this multi-drawer dresser. I would use decor suitable to the colour scheme on top the dresser; but the decor would also have to be functionable. The bowl would be used as a jewellery bowl. The clock would remind me that- I need to choose an outfit or I’m going to be late for work! haha

I would have a cushy chair to relax while I think or Instagram my outfits for the day! A round cushion stool to lay out my outfits. Or to sit down to change my shoes or put on tights! Like the Cushy stool, the teal roll-able stool would do triple duty for scarves, belts, and jewellery.

I would store my shoes to the ceiling in the dark wood storage container. They would be beautifully show cased like my dresses and shirts on the simple steel rod. I wanted the closet to feel open. Often I have clothes everywhere because I cannot find something to wear. The lived- in and relaxed feeling could easily have clothes ontop the furniture and not feel completely dirty. Compared to a closed wardrobe- with one item out of place in those closets…the whole closet feels messed.

Last but not least…the purple manikin. I would intend to use this to layout my outfits…although I doubt that would happen. haha. But none the less it would be perfect for outfit shots and pretty decor none the less!

Closet Budget
When mentally budgeting for a closet.
I thought a reasonable amount to spend on a closet would be $1,500.
The grand total for my Dream Closet?!
Drum Roll…..
$1,608.77 + Tax
Wow. Not Bad.
I mean look at everything I got:
Five pieces of furniture…storage solutions…and decor!
That is exactly why I like Ikea and Target.
Cute Items on a budget!
What do you think?
What pieces would you want in your closet?!
Take a second: comment, like, share! 🙂
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Thrift Thursday- Make it your own

It is yet again another thursday…

And Me and Bertha from chicandacademica.com are at it again!

This Thrifty Thursday we decided to find a thrifted item and make it our own.

Sometimes when you find an item at goodwill, there may be something that is just a little off.

Like a theft-tag still attached to the clothing…which I talked about in another post called “how to thrift”.

Or it may be missing some buttons.

Or needs a new zipper.

or may fit a little wrong.

Well to show that you can always take those items home and make them your own.

We decided this thursday to prove it!

This is the item I found:

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I fell in love with the plaid pattern.

All I imagined was a super cute “school girl look” in a high-waisted mid-knee plaid skirt.

Now when I tried on the skirt… that’s not the look I saw. haha!

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Although the length of skirt is “in” right now.

The heaviness of the skirt made it feel like I should be churning butter on the farm.

Not exactly the look I wanted. haha!

So I thought it would be perfect for this blog post.

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With 6 inches chopped and a new hemline. This is the look I got:

The cost of the skirt was $6.00.

The cost of the alterations? 40 dollars.

Umm.. What?!

40 dollars to chop off 6 inches and do a hem?

For 46 dollars I could have bought a new skirt- easily!

But i was on a timeline and decided to just go for it anyways

So my verdict?

DIY

I need to invest in Sewing Classes.

There are actually classes being held in Mississauga across the street from my home in January.

If you are in my area, and interested too here is the link:

http://www.livingartscentre.ca/textile-arts.html

Screw You- Stitch It

disclaimer:

(…actually they were super nice to me.Even though the earliest they could fit me in was friday- she was willing to squeeze me in for next day- for no extra charge)

BUT

 I need to do some research and find a much more budget friendly alterations location

I remember the days when my grandmother was the best place to stop for some quick fixes.

Well it looks like I need to do some shopping and research for a new location!

Want to see how miss Bertha’s “Thrifty Thursday- make it your own” turned out?

Check out this amazing transformation.

She turned a Male Dress Jacket into a Tuxedo Dress!…um wow!

All on her own too!!

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http://www.chicinacademia.com

With all that said and done.

I adore the transformation.

What do you think?

let me know below: comment, like, share!!

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