Friday, April 8, 2011

Cool Find: Squiggly Hair Stick

Kimi over at Grahtoe brought these to my attention and I am completely intrigued.

It's called the "Squiggly" and it's made by an Etsy shop called Lark's Creations.

According to the maker of these interesting hair sticks, these were created out of a need for something to hold up the nautilus bun.

Here's a picture of the Squiggly in action:

Just in case there was any doubt, these are her pictures and are not of my hair.

Doesn't the Squiggly look awesome? I'll bet they hold really well, too.

At $25 it's one of the more affordable wooden hair accessories out there. If I hadn't just paid for two new custom Timberstone Turnings hair stick, I would be purchasing one of these bad boys PRONTO! If nothing else, I'll be bookmarking her shop for next month!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

New Arrivals: Moonalisa Mardi Gras Madness Collection


I just received an order from MoonaLisa in the mail yesterday. In my package, I had included two 4 in 1s, which are shampoo, shower gel, bubble bath and mild laundry detergent in one. I got them in "Stone Cold" (Cold , stoney watery lake scent) and Banana Tarte Tatin (rich sweet banana filled puffed pastry scrub with a Pecan Praline bath cream center). Both smell amazing, although the Stone Cold is definitely on the different side.

I washed my hair this afternoon with the Banana Tarte Tatin. Initially, my hair felt no different from usual, but as it dried- whoa, Mama! My hair is super shiny and has more volume than I've had in YEARS. My hair smells awesome, too. Since I only bought two bottles, I'll have to carefully hoard them.

Moona Lisa is an artist with a real gift for bath products. Everything is made from scratch and by hand. Most things are vegan, although some products contain goat's milk, beeswax or honey. Non-vegan items are labeled as such. Moona's products are in high demand and only go on sale three or four times a year. It's best to watch her blog or "Like" her on Facebook to watch for the sales.

I will warn you, because of the overwhelming demand for her products, turn around time can be lengthy. In my opinion, her products are so amazing that they are well worth the wait.

You can find her website here.

I'm sorry I haven't taken a picture yet, because I was so excited that I ripped the box open and jumped in the shower. I'll try to take a picture over the next couple of days so that you can see how beautiful the designs are.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


I finally saw Disney's Tangled. I've got to say, I really enjoyed it. Of course, I may be biased because I have three kids and see a ton of kids movies and of course because I have long hair.

Disney changed the name of the movie from Rapunzel because they thought it would attract more boys. I kind of understand where they're coming from, but my five year old couldn't understand why the movie was called Tangled while the princess's name was Rapunzel.

If you're familiar with the old Rapunzel fairy tale, you'll know that the original story was a bit different (no surprise from Disney- I'm talking to you, Little Mermaid.)

The original fairy tale went something like this: A pregnant woman desperately craved radishes (or sometimes various other vegetables) from her neighbor's garden. Said neighbor just happened to be a witch. The pregnant lady begged and begged her husband to steal some radishes from the witch's garden until he finally relented (probably so he could get some sleep,) and snuck into the garden. The witch caught him and demanded the baby to pay for his crimes. The rest of the story should be familiar to it, but if it isn't, I recommend you Google it.

In the movie Tangled, the pregnant queen drinks a tea (?) made from a magic flower created from a drop of sunlight. Little did she know, a witch was using the flower to stay young forever. The princess is born soon afterwards. The princess has beautiful golden hair (while both her parents are brunettes.) This is to emphasize that her hair came from the sun flower. The witch sneaks in and cuts a lock of Rapunzel's hair, which shrivels up and turns brown. The witch realizes that Rapunzel's hair must never be cut if she wants to keep the magic alive.

Anyway, the witch kidnaps baby Rapunzel and raises her as her daughter (although her mothering skills are sorely lacking.) Rapunzel turns 18 (thanks, Disney for updating ages a little to reflect modern ideals. Ariel getting married at 16 has always bothered me.) She decides she wants a taste of the outside life, having live her entire life in the tower.

I won't spoil the whole movie for you if you haven't seen it.

I will say I was a bit disappointed with how the movie ended. I mean, I get why they ended it that way, but it still bummed me out a little bit. Either way, it's still a fun movie and I really enjoyed it.