Mineral Fusion

I tried out Mineral Fusion nail polish. I picked it up at Whole Foods. There were a lot of colors to choose from, but for some reason I’ve been into shades of brown this Autumn.

This nail polish is free of the big 3 toxic chemicals, Dibutyl phyhalate, Toluene and Formaldehyde. I don’t generally look for nail polish that’s free of these, although the majority of the brands I buy already are. I don’t know why the formaldehyde part concerns me… maybe because it’s associated with dead bodies.

In any case, the nail polish applies smoothly in a thin layer. I did two coats and a top coat, but thought maybe three coats would have been nicer. So far it’s wearing pretty well, but I haven’t had it on that long.

It was $7.99 a bottle. That’s comparable to most of the other brands I buy. I absolutely love the color. I honestly didn’t expect to love it so much. Would I buy this brand again? Absolutely!

Edit: …and already I bought another bottle. I am an addict!!!



The Ultimate Length Check

A lot of times, I don’t give my hair enough credit for how much it has grown. I remember when I first cut it off in July 2011 and my main concern was that it was long enough to put into a ponytail. Truth be told, I hated the way I looked with short hair. That was never a secret. I look back at pics from when I first cut my hair and I cringe. Yeah, short hair works for some people, but it’s not for me. I can guarantee that my hair will never be that short again.

I decided to finally put a few pics together to acknowledge my progress over the last year and 4 months. I’m kicking myself for all of the trims I’ve done during that time period. I can only imagine how much longer my hair would have been it I wasn’t so scissor happy all of the time. Come to think of it, my hair may have been extremely damaged if I didn’t, so I guess all isn’t lost.

Without further ado, here are the pics…

My first day with all natural hair. Relaxer free!

July 2011 vs September 2012

July 2011 – BIG CHOP!

September 2012

Ponytail Comparison

July 2011

October 2012

November 2012

December 2011 vs. October 2012

December 2011

October 2012

Not bad, huh?