Thursday, December 9, 2010

I've Moved My Blog

For anyone who's interested I just wanted to let you know that I'm now blogging at

Please drop by and check it out!


Alba Hawaiian Mango Moisturizing Shampoo

This shampoo smells so good. I bought it at Walmart for about $8 and I've been using it for a week now.

According to the label the product is:
pH Balanced
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate and Sodium Laureth Sulfate free
100% Vegetarian Ingredients
No Animal Testing
Paraben Free
EU Cosmetics Directive Compliant

It leaves my hair feeling clean but not dry and like I said the smell is just incredible. It's like a splash of summer in the middle of winter. It's very sweet and floral/fruity. I use a really strong conditioner and have oily hair but and so I wash my hair every-other-day and this shampoo doesn't dry my hair out or anything. I really like that it's SLS and paraben free and the fact that it's EU compliant is a big plus in my eyes.

I'm really starting to get into an organic kick. I want to look into organic, safe and cruelty-free makeup, hair care, skin care and body care. I think it's very time consuming finding the right products, but I have friends who are super into that lifestyle and they literally glow and they seems so much happier. Once exams are over I'm going to have a major cleanse/detox and do a lot of research.

If anyone has suggestions please email me or leave a comment. I'd love to hear what kinds of natural or earth friendly products you are all using.

My Boots Are Making A Silly Noise

My Steven by Steve Madden boots are making a funny noise when I walk; specifically the left foot. I'm kinda bummed out because I really liked those boots but I feel so self-conscious walking because of the noise. I called Nordstroms and explained my situation and the customer service rep said I could take them back to the store and let them decide if I could exchange them. So although there's some hope I'm a little skeptical because who takes a pair of shoes back from August in December. Hopefully everything'll work out ok when I take them back to Nordstroms. If not I'll definitely be emailing Steve Madden because this isn't the first time a pair of their shoes have gone squeaky on me.

31 Things I'm Grateful For

Just trying to catch up on my posts....

December 8th 2010

I'm grateful for my iPhone. This little phone keeps me connected and entertained no mater where I am. I have the original iPhone (yes THE original), I bought it myself when I was in college and it still works fine so I don't see the point in replacing it. It's basically a phone and laptop but it fits in the palm of your hand. How amazing is that? I was the first in my family to get one and I've convinced about half-a-dozen other family members to get one as well and they all love it!

Here's a lit of the apps I currently have on my iPhone:
  • Shazam
  • Remote
  • Tumblr
  • Huff Post
  • NY Times
  • Solitaire
  • P Tracker 
  • Texas Poker
  • Unblock
  • Echofon
  • Ocarina
  • Toobz
  • Bubble Shooter

31 Things I'm Grateful For

December 7th 2010

I handed in an essay about 2 weeks ago for my Comparative World Politics class and I took wrote about a rather popular topic, but I wrote some non-traditional things. Without going into detail about what I said I'm just going to say that I'm grateful to live in a country that allows me to not only say anything I want, but who also protects my right to do so . Free speech is a right that many of us under-value but in some parts of the world people would die for the right and liberties we have here in America.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

31 Things I'm Grateful For

I know that it's past midnight, but I'm still awake and so I decided to do a 31 things I'm Grateful For post for Tuesday.

December 6th 2010

Since it's been around 13'F (approximately -11'C) for the past couple days I have to say that I'm grateful for  my North Face winter coat/parka. I bought it last year before visiting my sister for christmas and even though it was almost $300 I tried to justify the price by saying I'd wear it for the next couple years. The coat is black, puffy and super warm. I wore my pea coat (which I adore) earlier in the day and as I was walking back to my room on Sunday I was actually shivering. But once I got to my room I put on my North Face jacket before going to meet some other friends and I was so comfortable just walking outside in the arctic weather. Amazing! So I'm definitely grateful for my North Face jacket that keeps me warm during the cold days.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Old Friends

So I'm taking it easy tonight because exams are starting in 5 days and I just feel like I deserve a nice break before I feel like I'm going to have a nervous breakdown for 5 days straight. Just went to the little "grocer" on campus and got Teddy Grahams and I sat down (well laid down) to watch 30 Going On 30 starring Jennifer Garner and it suddenly occurred to me that this movie is from 2004 and it just brought back all these flashbacks and memories.

I remember seeing the movie with one of my closes friends at the time, Rebecca. Bex and I were pretty much inseparable for a good five years before she discovered drugs, sex and alcohol. I remember being at her house all the time and spending Hanukkah with her family and her bat mitzvah which was so special. And thinking about her got me thinking about the other friends I don't speak to/haven't really given any though to since I was younger.

I think that if I had Facebook it would normal/possible to just send her a message or write on her wall, but since I don't I feel kinda awkward emailing her since it's been so long. Part of me thinks this is both hilarious and sad because we used to be so incredibly close so calling shouldn't be awkward. But part of me finds if very sad at the same time because for me, losing a friend from childhood feels like losing a part of your childhood.

For anyone who is reading this and feeling the same way about a friend, or friends, don't let my lack of strength deter you from reaching out to someone who you were very close to. Chances are, they miss you just as much and are too scared to reach out.

Wow this is probably my deepest post yet.