Friday, January 20, 2017

Hairstory Shampoo

Having lived in So. Florida for six years during the 80's, I still see my old friend and hairdresser from that time. Just having visited my son who lives there, I made an appointment with her. It's always nice to have a fresh eye on the hairdo, and she never disappoints. I have been coloring my own hair for years now. Who can afford to go every 2-3 weeks to have hair color? After she did a color correction on my head (uniting all colors), she introduced me to a new product called Hairstory shampoo. Created by the Bumble and Bumble founder, it contains NO DETERGENT. With this hair cleaner, you will not need conditioner or any other added products.

So far, I love it. Stay tuned...I will do an update in one month.
" is a new way to see hair. New Wash is a new way to clean hair."

and PS!  I am thrilled to have the color correction.  If I am not too thrifty I will try to do this at least once per year.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

It's Always a Woman

at least that is who it seems to me. To fall. Last week I fell down the stairs in our condo and really hurt myself. Thankfully I didn't break anything, but walking around in a splint is a great conversation starter.

I don't think I have ever heard so many stories about who, what, when a fall happened, but it does always seem to be a female. Once in a while a male, but really, ladies, please be careful. I say to myself I don't know how much more careful I can be. Holding on to the rail and still falling, and still heading to the ER...but I guess I will have to be cognizant of every move I make from now on. Being in our upper sixties brings a whole set of problems our 20 something heads can not wrap around. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017


For obvious reasons, (cold weather) I am interested in this store in the So. End of Boston. It contains a delicious grouping of natural face and body products. I am starting to add a bit at a time to my beauty shelves.

"Follain is a healthy beauty store with locations in Boston, Washington DC, and Nantucket. Follain--Gaelic for 'healthy, wholesome, and sound'--features a thoughtfully curated portfolio of skincare, hair care, and cosmetic products from over 40 U.S. brands. Follain carries the highest-performing healthy beauty products available. Select products (think: liquid hand & body soap) are available for refill in-stores, as Follain aims to remedy the immense plastic waste generated by bottles.No one should have to sacrifice their health and values for beauty." from their website.

This is one of the items I purchased recently. Say goodbye to commercial hand creams and hello to Apotheke. I notice a complete turnaround on the texture of my dry hands...Dry no more.

UPDATE!  Just went back to Follain for more of this, and they do not carry it anymore...Amazon calling!!

New London Pharmacy - NYC

Some of you may have heard about French pharmacies and their luscious offerings. The only reason I know about this and have started researching is having visited a drug store in Cassis, France. I was just in there for a minute picking up sunscreen, but I did notice a major difference between this drug store and an American one.

I follow Goop and some other beauty blogs on Facebook, and noted that they too are interested in the French Pharm experience in the USA. I'm sure I am VERY late to this party, but now I'm kind of hooked. Having just spent the weekend in NYC, one of my bucket items was to visit a French-like pharmacy. Found it!!
Check out their website. Bye, bye CVS beauty, Hello New London Pharmacy!