Studio 35 Beauty Toning Shampoo Review

Ahh the moments when you dye your hair at home and wonder if the finished product will come out completely amazing or if you hair will leave you wondering why your roots came out looking a different color than the rest of your hair, even if you followed the directions down to the T. Well my hair came out leaving more to be desired. My roots had a brassy tint to them as I expected they would, seeing as how I hadn't dyed my hair in a good 5 or 6 months. 

Off to the Walgreens I went to look for something to remedy my hair probs. I stumbled across two different toning shampoos, I guess Walgreens wasn't the place to go if you were looking for a extensive selection of hair products. I found a Clairol brand at 11 dollars and then this "compare to Clairol" Studio 35 Beauty one for 6.99. My inner cheapskate couldn't imagine spending a whole 4 dollars more on the name brand one so I went with the studio 35 one. I tried to look up reviews for this particular product and to my suprise I found none! Zero! Zip! Nada! Yet this particular one was the only one left on the shelf. 

 On my way out I saw a package deal for two of these for 8 dollars and thought to myself what a great day this was turning out to be. Not only was this "hopefully" going to solve all my brassiness issues but I just practically got two for the price of one!

I couldn't even find a description on this product online but I figured it was pretty self explanatory.

How did I like it?

The directions tell you to lather the product in your hair and then rinse out, for extra brightening, lather again and leave on for 3 to 5 minutes. Being the kind of blonde crazy person I am, I have been letting the product sit in my hair for 3-5 minutes every day for the past 4 days. I figure if your going to write a review, you need to dive in full force. 
The first time I used it, I definitely noticed a lightening of sorts. second and third use remained pretty much the same. After the fourth time I noticed that it added more life to my color and it didn't look so dull. I still had a little brassiness on my roots but not nearly as much as I did at the beginning of my experiment. I feel like the product is a little drying but it might also have something to do with me showering and washing my hair everyday after bleaching my hair. The dryness has been remedied with my awesome Argan Hair Oil!

Overall I would suggest this to the budgeted buyer. It's not something I would go out of my way to buy but if the options were limited, I wouldn't mind reaching for this product again. I will always be on the search for something newer and better. The quest goes on!


Take A Breath, Take It In

It has probably been a month since I posted anything. I have felt a lack of inspiration in all aspects of my life. I lost myself.

How could I possibly write about anything if my heart wasn't in it? I had many moments over the past month of whether I should relaunch my blog on a different website or if I would just quit blogging all together. There use to be a time when I would look at things multiple times a day and think to myself "wow, that would make a great post." and lately I haven't been feeling like that at all.

Quite frankly, I hadn't felt like myself in a long time. 

I don't know whether it was time for a break from all "responsibilities" that I needed or was it that I just wasn't interested in blogging anymore. How could a woman of so many words, have so little to stay.

I had to do some good old soul searching for a bit. I don't think I am quite back to where I want to be, but hey, the first part was taking the intiative to write this post. 

Sometimes I need to remind myself to take time for myself and unplug. I am constantly worrying and working, being apart of the "adult world" that I forget what I am doing it all for. How depressing of a thought is that? I'm sure everyone feels like this from time to time. Where you have to remind yourself what it is exactly that you like to do, what is it that makes you, you.

I want so much more for myself. I want to find a hobby that makes my mind easy. I want to sit on my porch and truly take in the world around me. I want to listen to the rain on the roof, with a candle lit in my living room and sit in total silence. I want the mornings to turn cool, so that I can take long walks in solitude. I want to get excited about life again and remember that there is only the one life that we are given. It's our choice what we do with it and how we spend it. 

"Some people feel the rain, Others just get wet"

I want to better myself as a person. I want to love selflessly, I want to laugh genuinely, I want to be surrounded by good people, making memories for a lifetime. I want to dig my feet in the sand and listen to waves crashing.

I am in the process of finding the spark that makes me the person I am. That K fell in love with. Something people can see in the glimmer of my eye and think 
"wow she is wild"