I’m dreaming of a world where EVERY girl owns a So Little Time co. piece. Is that crazy? Well the sale ends tomorrow, and you can help make my dreams come true at a seriously discounted rate. Maybe you can even get a free pair of earrings. Did you enter our competition?
Don’t forget… We’re giving 40% off ALL etsy orders and it all ends on the 11th of April. All you gotta do is sign up for our email newsletter, which you can do in the highlighted box on the right there, and you’ll get yourself a fancy coupon code. It’s that easy. We won’t spam you either, we promise – just the occasional new products and discounts, maybe just a few times a year.
As a bonus to all this discounted madness, we’re also giving away 5 pairs of earrings to 5 lucky facebook fans. Just head on over to our facebook page (like us if you haven’t already) and let us know which pair you’d pick if you won. We’ll draw it on the 12th of April and let ya’ll know ASAP. Have a killer weekend everyone! xx
Ok so it sounds worse than it is. Back here, I mentioned that I was going to try no shampoo for the month of March. When I told my mother, she thought I’d lost my mind. Maybe I had, but it seemed like a good idea to me, you know, just to try something different and new.
The no-shampoo thing basically involves using baking soda and water to wash your hair, rather than store bought shampoo, which usually has way too many chemicals. The above photo is of my hair the day after a wash, and straightened out a bit. I still used conditioner, albeit completely organic, but still store bought.
So here’s my thoughts and list of pro’s and cons.
- It’s a cheap option.
- It actually works. I had my doubts, but this head was not greasy after a wash.
- It felt really nice once it was washed out. You know how it’s usually the shampoo that makes your hair feel gross and the conditioner leaves it feeling soft? Well this felt amazing after washing out and I could have skipped the conditioner, if it wasn’t for my dry hair.
- The baking soda is gritty and gives a good cleaning feeling as you rub it in.
- I can see how it could be a great camping or travel companion.
- I found I needed to use a lot of it to cover my scalp. I do have longer hair but I still went through half a box in a month.
- No foam. I’m still unsure if this is a con, as I know it’s the chemicals that make the foamy stuff, but there is something about a good lather that makes you feel squeaky clean.
- My hair is very dry, and as a result I never needed to wash it much. I found that this method required washing more frequently. I’m not talking everyday, but it was more regularly than I was previously washing it. Again, not sure that it’s a bad thing. I guess it means that the chemicals in the store bought shampoo might have been making my hair dryer.
- I found that it takes longer to wash. I really had to work the gritty soda into all areas of my hair, and if I didn’t use enough, it would need the next wash sooner.
So my conclusion? I’m going back to shampoo! For the simple reason that it’s more convenient to just squeeze it from a bottle and I don’t like to dither about when it comes to beauty stuff. How first world of me right? Well at least I know that if I ever need it, baking soda will always be there for me.
Things have been way to quite around these parts? I mean, where are all you guys? Maybe enjoying the end of summer. For me, I’m still hibernating – it’s cold in my neck of the woods still, but summers coming. So lets get a little crazy huh?
I swear it, this is not an april fools joke. We’re giving 40% off ALL etsy orders for the next 10 days. That’s 40% off your entire order! All you gotta do is sign up for our email newsletter, which you can do in the highlighted box on the right there, and you’ll get yourself a fancy coupon code. It’s that easy. We won’t spam you either, we promise – just the occasional new products and discounts, maybe just a few times a year.
But I personally didn’t think that would be quite enough for you die-hard fans! As a bonus to all this discounted madness, we’re also giving away 5 pairs of earrings to 5 lucky facebook fans. Just head on over to our facebook page (like us if you haven’t already) and let us know which pair you’d pick if you won. We’ll draw it on the 12th of April and let ya’ll know ASAP.
And this is all because we wanted to say thanks for being awesome, thanks for being a fan and we’re so glad you’re around to love us so that we can love you right back!
Kind of obsessed with the whole fabric do-over idea. I’ve got so many boring plain tshirts in my cupboard, and my couch is in dire need of some new cushions, and lets not even get started on my boring white sheet set. So of course, I’ve been hunting through Pinterest to find the best options for do overs. I’m totally obsessed with these five – I’ll report back soon on my attempts.
I’ve always wanted to be the kind of person that reads, but I’ve never really spent time searching for books, trying to find something that I connect with. In fact, I’ve always found books (the ones I’ve read) dis-engaging and a waste of time. At the start of our journey, I bought a book whose cover and blurb caught my attention. It was a big book, ambitious for me, but at $14.99 I thought it could be a good entertainment option for the long plane ride ahead (yes, I’m like a child who needs activities planned for the plane in the event movies are not an option). I picked it up and read occasionally and about a quarter of the way through, my attention was suddenly captured and I was obsessed.
Maybe it was the air of culture that Europe seems to instil in people? I mean my husband now drinks red wine and the strongest espresso he can find. Regardless, that book was done shortly and I needed the next in the series, which I purchased (totally worth it) and read on our iPad. At the end of last year, I decided to re-read the Harry Potter books, a series which has always been a favourite of mine. I mean, I loved the books when they first came out, I love the movies and could watch them over and over, and I had a bit of time on my hands. Well I devoured the lot in a month.
It was finally when we moved to Calgary that I signed up to the library and I haven’t stopped reading since then. I’ve read the above books so far this year (plus a few other duds) and signed up to Good Reads. Are you on it? It’s the best way to track your reads and find new books suited to your genre, which seems to be the key to my continued enjoyment of reading.