Chelso Reviews

Hi Maryanne!

I always enjoy the posts where we review products or various things. I decided to do one. Because it could be a post with some actual point (which is rarity for me).

Hair Lightening Products. 

Lately I have been considering lightening my hair. My current color is to dark and my hair is too stressed and damage to handle lightening, so I’ve been using products that are supposedly easy on the hair. Now, I have color treated hair so it is not as effective but here are two solutions I tried.

John Frieda Hair Lightening Product 

I got it in the clearance section of Target. Now all of these products say not to use images.jpegon color treated hair, but I’m not trying to look blonde blonde as much as just lighter. My hair is jacked up so I wasn’t too concerned.  The product itself was effective. Since my hair is long it only lasted about 3-6 treatments. My hair did lighten and it didn’t seem to damage my hair anymore than it already is. However, the smell was really gross. It didn’t smell like chemicals or clean but like dirty mop water.

How It Works: After you wash your hair you spray it all over and style as usual. So the smell would kind of get baked in.

If it mixed it with other products you couldn’t smell it but it wasn’t my favorite. Eventually I got used to it and it maybe lightened my hair two shades.( I should change lightened to altered) Despite the smell I would do it again if it were on sale.

Apple Cider Vinegar: As part of my hair lightening adventure I decided to seek out a more “natural” approach to hair lightening after my stinky spray ran out. It was also supposed to double as a conditioner and shine treatment.

How It Works: You make sure your hair is wet and then you put one tablespoon of Vinegar with One cup of Water. You mix it in a spray bottle and spray liberally. It was unclear if I was supposed to use all of it, so I took the Maryanne approach and used all of it. It took a long time to spray on. I ended up putting more vinegar then they said. Then you are supposed to let it soak for 30 minutes and wash it out.

What Happened: I ended up combing it as I went along which may have made it not soak into my hair very much. it did function as a dentangler and made my hair soft. It was not a permanent soft, and did not actually condition my hair as much as make it ok for a little while. I’m going to try it again. It may have made my hair slightly lighter but I’m not convinced.  Here is a picture of apple cider vinegar in case you don’t know what it looks like for some reason. Symmetry is important to me. Or not because WordPress hates me. I’m leaving this bit in because its silly.

Ulta Salon

I shared with you how I felt about Ulta. I felt like I was too frumpy to be there. However, I ended up there because my hair was desperate for a deep condition, and I was too embarrassed to go to my hair dresser after playing science experiment with my hair. I also was not ready for a haircut and didn’t want to get yelled at by her. So I decided to go to Ulta because it was regionally close to me. The girl was actually really sweet, and she did a good job handling my hair and took her time. I got compliments on it all day, and if you go in the morning it is literally a ghost town. The prices were kind of high, but not really in comparison to what I am used to paying. For a style and deep conditioning treatment it was 48 dollars. It took her two hours, but she did a beautiful job. Would recommend.  None of my pictures are working. Kill me. So I will describe it vividly where the picture should be.

*There is a row of chairs in a white salon. Could literally be anywhere. I felt like I needed a picture. The chairs are black.

Ordering Clothes Off Amazon: 

I recently needed a dress for a concert I want to go to. I wanted a white one with sleeves to cover my arm chub. I hate cap sleeves and I didn’t want to shop so I thought I would try amazon. I found a darling dress for 30 bucks that fit perfectly. The reviews were trustworthy on sizing which was impressive because most clothing cites haven’t figured that one out. I did predict the dress to be more sheer than advertise so i bought a slip. It worked out great.

*here is a picture of the dress and amazon logo. My efforts are not being shown. It’s white, has a zipper and lace. It’s really cute and I am angry you can’t see it.

 

Well I think good things come in threes so I will stop there. (I know it’s technically four but whatever). It was not an exciting post but my life is not exciting. I hope you found this useful. It’s ok if you didn’t, I wont cry.

May you have a week filled with blessings, sprinkles, and gluten free shampoo.

Respectfully,

Chelzmow

 

 

 
DISCLAIMER* I am still working on my video. I’ve been living on a rock and don’t see people very often, but it is in the making. I promise. I’m at three now.

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Reviewing More Things

Dear Chelso,

Today, sitting on the train I saw a guy that looked like the guy I knew from work get on it to ride to work. I realized that I had seen him many times on the train but because I had only recently met him – I did not realize it until that moment. It seemed like such a fascinating thing to me upon realizing it, but coworkers just tried to make it weird when I attempted to bring it up. I need to join a club that discusses the mildly interesting aspects of coincidences.

As the title would imply, I have a couple of random things to review. I enjoy doing this so I hope you enjoy reading it.

Item: Daiso Lint Remover || Feeling: GOOD

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This was a weird purchase when I shopped with you Chelso and I really love this little machine. I remember specifically buying this and thinking that I’d never have a purpose for it because I don’t have lint on my things. WRONG. I apparently have double the amount of lint that I thought I had and have already effortless removed lint from jacket arms, bed sheets, sweaters and pants. I don’t know if you’ve used yours yet, but all the lint rolls itself into a nasty little ball at the end of the process which just adds to its mysticism.

Item: Night In the Woods || Feeling: Holy Mow

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In the last couple of months, my roommate and I split the funds to purchase a PS4. If you recall though, my hand is a mess and therefore the conventional games do not really apply to me even though I enjoy watching them. This game, however, is gimp friendly. It’s a small game about a being a cat. You get to jump around and do cat things, and may or may not be a college dropout with the social troubles of daily life. It’s a really fun game that I got really immersed in. Is that because it’s the first game I’ve played in a year or more? Maybe. But it’s also very well written and draws you into the plot easily. It is also easy and great for people with no thumbs. I would honestly highly recommend. Apparently there’s even a version that can be played on the computer, so it is not based on whether or not you own a PS4.

Item: Melatonin || Feeling: Chelso was right

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I remember long ago you had me try some of this stuff before we all went to sleep. I had never tried it at the time and thought that it was okay. Nothing incredible, but I also never really had sleeping issues at that time. Now that I’ve developed sleeping issues like the rest of the world, I have purchased my own bottle because Chelso you were so right. I just want to rub in how right you were because you were so right it helps you sleep so well. It’s also apparently gluten free.

On a side note, a coworker of mine try to implicate that my gluten issues may be imaginary.

I expect to have a video from you soon!

Sparkles and Rainbows,

Maryanne

The Bloggiest Blog that Ever Bloggity Blogged

Dear Other Mow,

I am trying to get our blog off the ground and into the air of popularity. In order to achieve my goal I typed in “Blog Post” and this lovely website had some super good suggestions on how to be bliggity bloggity famous. This website was the second to pop up (the first had too many flow charts and it grossed me out) http://stringcan.com/101-blog-post-ideas/ so I am going to try some of these ideas out in this post.

1. Review of a physical product 

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For my product I am going to review Limited Edition Nectar Febreze.’ve had it for years and it never seems to run out via some sort of Mary Poppins magic. I use it to make my couch not smell like, dirty couches. I It is effective at smelling not like a dirty couch. However, it smells like sweaty feet covered in Hawaiian punch. If you are into that sort of thing then this is for you. 
3/5 stars

11. Create specific, step-by-step how-to posts

     I am going to do a “how to” paragraph on how to procrastinate successfully. 

          Step 1 Figure out when project is due

          Step 2 Wait till the last minute to do it. 

27. Write a Things You Don’t Know About Me post

    Some people wouldn’t know that I have an absurd amount of white tank tops that aren’t really white anymore. Your average person wouldn’t guess that I love the flavor of grapfruit but not actual grapefruit. My favorite insult is troglodyte. 

44. Write about common misconceptions that people outside of your niche community have

A common people outside of my “niche community” which in this case is Law school, is that everyone who gets into law school is smart. 

63. Use analogies to tie your topic to something seemingly unrelated

     Writing this post is like learning Chinese for the sole purpose of talking to a single person, who already knows English. 

Well Maryanne Mow, that was my attempt at making us super famous. I challenge you to try your hand at some nifty blog ideas. Not much has changed since the last time I posted. My life is about to change and I am sure eventually I will get sick of complaining about it.

Thank you so much for my present. I loved it. Especially the little quiz that you took of that weirdo. I am so glad I got a copy. I lol’d and started to think about how self absorbed that weird little man was. Just ew. So much ew.

I can not wait for december to come! it won’t come quick enough! I am also going to start a real diet once Chris leaves. I am on the “Woe is me, I’m going to eat what I want diet”. Maybe we can do a cleanse together next week! I like this idea. Tell me what you think!.

ILY ❤

——- Senpai Mow