Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Shaving tip I really have to share right now!

Okay, yes. That's a weird title. But once again it is late and I really want to share this tip with you before I go to bed.

If you are REALLY into science, and are reading this when you are awake and alert, might I suggest reading the history of 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner, among other things, by going to the article "How does hair conditioner work?" on the website Scienceline? This isn't the end-all of the science behind conditioners, but more of a detailed introduction, and it makes for interesting reading.

And the reason I am talking about it is that for the past ten years I have NOT bought Shaving Cream. Neither has my husband. We share a bottle of generic conditioner. It is CHEAP and it lasts a LONG time. And leaves my skin feeling smooth and silky, just like the expensive stuff.

Yes, that is my BIG TIP!

It's huge! Did you know that I have probably spent less than $10 - TOTAL - on bottles of conditioner over the past TEN years?!?

I know this seems like a little thing to get excited about, but the next time you run out of shaving cream, give it a try. You might just decide it is worth the savings!!

Johnson's Baby Shampoo, 20 fl oz.

And by the way, did you know that Johnson's baby shampoo is a GREAT product for removing eye makeup? Especially tough-to-remove waterproof mascara? It's GREAT because it has the no-more-tears aspect - you won't cry if it gets in your eyes, and it removes that hard to remove makeup!

So there you go, two tips today. Try them, you'll like them!  and PLEASE feel free to share any of your own tips in the comments below. I'm always hoping to learn something(s) new every day!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Winter Sky - Seize the Day

Having grown up in the north, the cold winters we experience here in Pennsylvania are short. Definitely cold, but shorter than I grew up with. That's not a bad thing, but I really do love the winter. It makes me appreciate spring that much more.

But I love the smell of the cold air. I love it when the scent turns to snow, and you can tell it is coming. I like the how the sky turns pale and the sun turns a soft lemon color.

The trees contrast starkely with the blue skies, as the leaves are gone and the trees aren't so much one big object anymore, but many small bodies reaching into space.

The berries are so bright, in contrast.

In the summer, the bright fresh berries we grow are the same hue as the bright green grass and bushes and even the same hue as the royal blue sky. But though faded, the red of the rose hips still seems so boyant against the pale winter blue.

December 1st. Enjoy whatever it brings you.