home about youtube links contact
"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing...kissing a lot. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls."
Audrey Hepburn

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Week in Freemont Street: Rockin Rollers and Fitness

Ifeel like I've fallen out of touch with blog-world and it's a shame really, because blogging was my first online love. I miss checking in with my fellow beauty bloggers, and discovering new sites and styles with them. I guess I've put a little too much time into thinking about what might be an interesting to my readers and not enough time just diving in!

So here you go,a written, easily accessible link to what I've been doing all week in the way of fitness, style, and shenanigans.

I've been promising all of you a written review of those awesome little dealios called 'Rockin' Rollers'. I've been using the holy heck outta these things recently and a video tutorial was a must:

But without having to trudge through a tutorial for the sake of a review, here is the long and short of it:

These are the same rollers you've seen in the drugstore under a different name, repackaged by Lauren Rennells, the author of the book: Vintage Hairstyling. I trust Lauren's opinion wholeheartedly so I was especially pleased to see that she had written an easy-to-follow instruction booklet to accompany the rollers, including tips on how to use the rollers as a hair filler for elaborate styles.
My first thoughts were that I didnt think something that snaps in place can possibly stay put in my slick, fine hair. And in some ways that's true, since rolling my layered hair up while dry was next to impossible. But once I got the hang of it and texturized my hair a bit with some mousse and setting lotion, rolling it up was pretty easy. Snapping the ends together and linking the following roller to it, like a chain, also gets easier with practice. The end of the roller is also pretty flat so it can be pinned in place with a bobby pin to prevent slipping.

Sleeping on these rollers is a cinch. I put an invisible hair net over the top to keep them still and the next morning, they had not budged an inch. Hair that has been sprayed moist dries very quickly due to the porous fabric casing and they're very comfortable while snoozing.

The real appeal, however, is undoubtedly the results. The curls are tight but shiny, bouncy but durable. Even in my high humidity environment, the set was long-lasting and even though there are only 12 rollers, there were plenty to provide a variety of curl types.

So obviously I'm a big fan of these things and I absolutely feel that purchasing the ones on Lauren's site are worth the extra money. Not only because I want to support this lady in all she does, but because I doubt I would have given them a chance if her nifty booklet hadnt beckoned to me.

Product Score: 9/10

Belated Fitness Check-In

Viva Fitness Check-In: Weeks 6 and 7

I missed a week in my plan to report weekly about my Fitness progress. During that time, I revisited the Dr Oz 3-day Cleanse. I still feel it's a great way to reboot the system and if you can curb your eating habits when you are done with the cleanse, can really jump-start good habits. I feel more fit than ever; I can get through the 100's workout without even getting very winded, and although I haven't measured my progress in inches lost, I can feel that my clothes are looser. I even bought some new underwear, to celebrate!

So that was the week in review.

Til Next Time,
So Long, Dearies!!