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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bargadacious Sketchers Sneakers

Sketchers Shape-Ups retail value is $60 on Amazon, originally $25 at Tjmaxx, and this week final clearanced for $10. Bargain! The pink color (additional pink laces included) gives the sneaks a little something extra and the Shape-Up design is made to simulate walking in soft sand. 

Arched in the sole, proper posture when walking is to rock from heel to toe. These shoes are designed for a low-intensity workout and all-day wear. They are extremely comfortable and are designed to help tone up the buttocks, calves, abdomen, and back.

Sketchers Shape-Ups XF (Extended Fitness) sneakers offer extreme daily comfort, style and many health benefits such as improved posture and circulation, reduced joint stress, and tighter adnominals, buttocks and thighs. My advice is to wear these sneaks as often as possible to add to your general  workout routine.

JCPenny jeans on clearance for $10 dollars (prior to JCP's new CEO implementing new strategy to rid frequent sales) paired with new Sketchers Shape-Ups.

Bargain jeans are comfortable and sensible. As mentioned, I got these jeans for $10 bucks on sale, down from $35. JCPenny clothes fit well and I routinely shop there for new flattering outfits at record prices. Until now. JCPenny's new marketing strategy makes every item one solid price with one monthly sale. A pair of jeans can be bought for $25 dollars. Call me cheap or on a budget but jeans are not deserving of that much hard earned cash.  JCP used to be my favorite store before this new pricing strategy was implemented. Sadly, my visit yesterday revealed nothing more than a lack of inventory, and higher prices. 
Ellen - The new spokesperson for JCPenny. 

I adore Ellen and I'm not sure of her involvement with JCP as of right now. JCP's new CEO Ron Johnson made the decision for their new marketing strategy. However, I do know that customers like getting a good deal and JCP this week was lacking in the good deal department. However, I have not yet observed JCP's monthly sale and will update on that at another time.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Argan Oil and Keratin Therapy

This current duo, the Renewing Morroccan Argan Oil Conditioner and the Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Anti-Breakage Serum, work together and create luscious, soft, revitalized tresses. 

Directions: Use the conditioner (blue bottle) after shampooing with coordinating Organix shampoo, or any generic shampoo. Leave in for several (five or more) minutes, massaging into every strand, particularly dry ends, from root to tip. Finger comb thoroughly to distribute product. Rinse.

My hair immediately after product is rinsed. It exudes softness which previously was non-existent after washing my hair due to excessive dryness.

Hair that retains and absorbs water is healthy hair. 

Next step: Apply the Keratin Serum.

Directions: Rub between palms a nickel sized amount of product. Massage onto hair concentrating on dead areas and ends, and not the scalp. Coat the whole head. Brush through hair to distribute product evenly.

Let your tresses be untamed!

Or, apply heat for a mere 10 minutes to achieve a smoother look. 

The Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Anti-Breakage Serum conditions and softens hair prior to applying heat and speeds up this process 10 fold for much less damage to hair by creating a barrier between hair straightener and hair cuticles.



**As dead hair results when it is excessively fried, I do this hair treatment every three days including the deep conditioning with the Moroccan Argan Oil and the Brazilian Keratin Serum. Don't worry about excessive oil - this serum should be termed Brazilian Keratin Silk because that's what it does to your hair.

Plus, each day you go without washing your hair is beneficial to you (less opportunities to strip your hair of essential oils). Use a shower cap to keep your head dry during showering.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Breaking News - Jaw Surgery to Bargadacious Beauty Aficionado

Today is day 178 on my jaw surgery blog. I've decided I do not want to neglect (delete) this blog and by continuing to utilize it I can therefore make updates about my jaw on here occasionally, while transferring the primary topic to beauty!!!!!!!! I spend the majority of my excess cash (money not spent on bills) on beauty stuff, whether it is hair products, makeup or fabulous things that make my skin glow, or heck, even a pair of new kicks and this is probably the reason I've survived working in retail the past eight years. It's what keeps me going!  I must add though that the thrill for me is getting the aforementioned items at an unspeakable price because that is what makes these products worthwhile.

Anyone who wants to unsubscribe to my blog, no hard feelings, I do understand that there are people whose skin is too fabulous for words and are not interested in expert advice. I would have reverted to my original blog (Emily's Blog) but with less than 300 views and my jaw surgery blog at almost 3000, I get the feeling that people are more interested in procedures to break ones jaw then my everyday life . Try Googling Operation Break My Jaw and you'll see I am the first result shown! I do realize that I will also be gaining viewers inadvertently who are seeking out jaw surgery related info, but all my jaw stuff from six months ago is still present on this blog and once again I'll update about my jaw from time to time. Cheers!