Sunday, July 28, 2013

Henna Tattoos and Free Razors...

So one of my lifelong dreams has been to be a tattoo artist.  I'm not sure I'll ever become one, but a rather "easy" substitute is henna.  I henna'd my hair a lot when I was a teen.  My mom taught me how and we did it about every 60 days or so for years, but I wanted less realistic colors so went the way of the colorist and forgot all about henna for years.  Well, MY daughter brought it back up a few months ago and we did out hair.  I forgot how much I LOVE HENNA!!!!

So it came time to order a new batch and I went to my favorite ebay retailer for the brand I love (Jamila) and I'll link her in the bottom of this post or in a comment :) We did a test batch because this was a different mix than we usually would use, I'm out of lemon juice and we wanted to try apple cider vinegar.  So we mixed up a test batch and waited for the dye release.  The batch was way too small to do anything but maybe try a few tattoos, so I added some honey to it to see what I could do.  I do not have the right tools, so I had to use a makeup brush and got super thick lines and dots, but I got to test my mix and I got to play with doing tattoos.  

Here's a picture of my foot...


That's with the paste on, here's the next morning sans paste...


I also did some rings on hands but don't have the pics of them, they came out pretty cool too.  Moving right along...

I was REALLY lucky and got sent another free razor to try.  I'm not going to lie, I didn't like this one as much.  Although you can't beat the price (free) it wasn't all it had stated it would be or that the commercials lead you to believe either!!


The Venus Olay 5 blade in sugarberry scent was easy to use, smelled great, the handle was extremely comfortable in all angles BUT (and it's a big but!), it had some drawbacks.

First one being that the soap bars don't last long at all.  Like only one full shave, meaning armpits, bikini line and legs ankle to bikini line.  I might be able to squeeze one more ankle to knee shave out of them, but I'm not sure about that.  The blades *I guess* would be ok to use for a few more shaves but not the soap bars and well, that defeats the purpose of using this kind of razor right?  Also, Rather than being ultra moisturizing, it dried my legs out so bad i woke up TWICE to put coconut oil on my legs in the night.  Again, defeats the purpose if you ask me, and they did, so I'm tellin' ya!  One last thing, unlike the last razor I was given to review, this one didn't give me a two day close shave.  The next morning, I'm already stubbly everywhere :( for the dry skin itch factor that irritates me in more ways than one LOL.  So this razor, even with coupons, I will not be buying.  

So, that is my life today, my boob still hurts too!  I'm off to go mix the henna for our hair, I'll post a pic and the recipe for that next time.

Until next time...

J


1 comment:

Lois Griffin said...

Here is the henna we use
http://www.ebay.com/itm/160687782885?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
You can get to their store from the listing, they have THE best prices for the ultra sift Jamila :)