Un Boxing the Coastal Collection Square Hue 11.13


Like the clock that jumped ahead this month square hue sprung something  new  on me that was quite the surprise. Rather than the earthy deep fall colors I was collection, Costal Collections, which arrived November 5th contained a trio of HiGloss cremes that where natural but not earth, fall but not dark and flirty and fun.


IMAG0886-1IIMAG0887s in the brown family. This pale brown needed three coats for complete coverage. Using two coats gave me nearly an ash brown that was light and functioned much like a nude. The third coat turned the creme much deeper into a bark like color .


The Second HiGloss creme i tried was Nantucket. This was my favorite from the collection this aquamarine type blue went on smoothly and was able to provide complete coverage in two coats. While I this color doesn’t scream November ( as I am sure no color really does it is very tranquil and would fit seamlessly into any season. IMAG0892-1


And Finally I tried Portsmouth. This cousin to Nantucket reminds you of the water in a different way, rather than that green blue this polish conjures up the idea of still water. This more placid blue wears well, but would do best with some nail art to punch it up.

I must say I am please with this box, some unexpected quality colors. What did you polishers think?


Who is Hurt?

I’m the “him” on the blog and this is a post I recently made about Doctor Who on my separate blog.

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I’m sure we all know that “The Day of the Doctor” is rapidly approaching. After watching the two new trailers multiple times I have decided to make a few posts to celebrate the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary.

A lot of people have different theories about John Hurt’s Doctor. Most theories lead to him being a regeneration between the 8th and 9th Doctors.  It sounds like it’s the most likely outcome, but I hope it’s something different. Steven Moffat does like to lead the audience in one direction and immediately turn them around at the last second.

My John Hurt theory contradicts the popular “8.5 Doctor.” This might be a stretch, but I believe that he could be the incarnation before William Hartnell’s 1st Doctor. I think it would be an interesting twist. Here are reasons to support my crazy theory.

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Giovanni Wellness System Conditioner Product Review

[Product Name]: Giovanni Wellness System Conditioner with Chinese Botanicals

[Product Price] You can find 32 oz at Marshall/s TJ Maxx for 12.99 or 8.5 oz at Whole Foods for 7.99

[Product Size] depends

IMAG0897[Product Ingredients]: Purified Water, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice (Certified Organic / No Animal by-Products and Cruelty Free), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract (Hei Zhi Ma, Certified Organic / No Animal by-Products and Cruelty Free), Embilica Officinalis Fruit Extract (An Mole), Eclipta Prostrata Extract (Mo Han Lian, Certified Organic / No Animal by-Products and Cruelty Free), Sapindus Mukorossi Fruit Extract (Wu Han Zi), Bacopa Moniera Extract (Jia Ma Chi Xian, Certified Organic / No Animal by-Products and Cruelty Free), Rehmannia Glutinosa (Chinese Foxglove) Root Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract (Proanthocyanidins), Serenoa Serrulata (Saw Palmetto) Fruit Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle)Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Stearalkonium Chloride, Behentrimonium Chloride, Hydroxypropyl Guar, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Menthol, Menthyl Lactate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol

[Produce Directions]: massaging conditioner into wet hair and scalp.  Leave-on for 3-5 minutes to achieve maximum efficacy from the botanicals and supplementary ingredients.

[Product claims]:Energize your hair and scalp to sooth a dry itchy scalp, strengthen roots and keep hair’s elasticity.IMAG0893

[Product Scent]: Menthol,Mint, and herb blend

[Product Consistency]: This brown conditioner has a certain grit to it. The conditioner isn’t smooth, but rather thick and creamy with crystals meaning you need to rinse your hair and your bathtub well after use.

[Product Realities]: It took me some time to get on board with this conditioner. Initially I hated this conditioner. It didn’t seem to do much for my scalp and was a bitch to rinise.  I put this conditioner on the shelf for a long time.

One day my hair seemed weighed down and it needed something between a clarifying shampoo and a co-wash.

Enter The Wellness System conditioner.

I use this by applying conditioner from the tip to the roots of my hair and let it sit on my hair for the majority of my shower. After letting it steam in, I rinsed twice and surfaced to find softer hair that has been detoxed. My hair emerges cleaner, lighter, and stronger. This conditioner doesn’t have the slip of others but acts as a mini clay treatment gently removing buildup.

While even after discovering a use for this product I don’t reach for it frequently. But you know who does, the him counterpart. He finds the conditioner doesn’t keep his hair as moist as others ( all his half an inch of hair), but he loves the refreshing smell and that oh so clean feeling.

I would not repurchase 32 oz of this conditioner, but I would pick some up if in need of clay -like- cleanse.