Saturday, 14 December 2019

December 14th

Today's Schwarzkopf calendar has a Professional BlondMe Keratin Restore Bonding mask which matches the Professional BlondMe Keratin Restore Bonding Shampoo from yesterday.

Ingredient list for Schwarzkopf Professional BlondMe Keratin Restore Bonding mask
Aqua (water, Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Distearoylethyl Hydroxyethylmonium Methosulfate, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Dimethicone, Magnesium Citrate, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Panthenol, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Palmitate, Parfum (fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Citric Acid, Mica, Methylparaben, Polyquaternium-37, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Sodium Hydroxide, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Ci 77891 (titanium Dioxide)

I have a massage time today at my awesome massage therapist Kana. It's my favorite relax-time.
Also: You know you're a skin-nut when you bring your own massage oil!

Friday, 13 December 2019

December 13th

The big body shop calendar had a full sized conditioner today: Strawberry Clearly Glossing Conditioner. It comes in 60 ml and 250 ml, and we got the big size. Nice!
It matches with the gift from the 10th, which was the shampoo in the same line.


And again, I love how I can easily find the ingredient list on the body shop website:

The Body Shop Strawberry Clearly Glossing Conditioner ingredient list
Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, Glycine Soja Oil/Soybean Oil, Parfum/Fragrance, Glycerin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragaria Vesca Juice/Strawberry Juice, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Citric Acid, Salicylic Acid, CI 14700/Red 4, CI 19140/Yellow 5.

COSDNA gives a good analysis of it and it seems to be a short and simple ingredient list. (Compare this to the absolute bullshit Kevin Murphy ingredient list back from December 2nd in the Lyko Christmas calendar!)

But... Aloe vera. Groan.

I'm considering getting the rest of the Body Shop conditioners and doing a product showdown. I think there is like five in total?

I really like the smell of this one. Yes, it smells like strawberry, but not that weird not-like-actual-strawberries artificial strawberry smell.

And hm, I just realized that Rituals 3D calendar doesn't have a single hair product in it?
I'm actually disappointed in this. I have this idea that a beauty calendar should sort of "get around" to let you try a little of everything. Funny how I never realized this when I watched the unboxing videos.

The Schwarzkopf calendar had a shampoo today: 30 ml, which is smaller than the previous shampoos: Professional BlondMe Keratin Restore Bonding Shampoo. This one smells really good. I can't really pinpoint it: Like flowers, except not really? Schwarzkopf should use the fragrance in this one for some of the other shampoos they have!

Schwarzkopf Professional BlondMe Keratin Restore Bonding Shampoo
Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Coco-Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate, Peg-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Succinic Acid, Magnesium Citrate, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Panthenol, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Glycol Distearate, Parfum, Citric Acid, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Benzoate, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Laureth-4, Polyquaternium-10, Coconut Acid,Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Citronellol,Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Glycerin, Benzyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol

The Ciaté Christmas calendar had a gorgeous blue, sparkly nail polish. The sparkles made it really hard to photograph, but it's seriously pretty!

My perhaps most favourite TV show right now premiers its 4th season! The Expanse
I have all eight of the books, the board game and the first three seasons on DVD. I have also managed to get my hands on the comic The Expanse: Origins, but not any of the other short stories in physical form. The Amazon exclusive Rocinante model has been on my wishlist for ages (But doesn't ship to Sweden. Groan

The Expanse and The Boys are at this point in heavy competition with each other for my favourite TV show, ever. Just like with The Expanse, I have all the The Boys books, I want the DVDs when they come out, and I want merchandise too should they ever produce any. 
Season 2 when??

The Expanse is awesome, so my hype is real!
I have been looking forward to this day for months: Bunny kigurumi freshly washed and laid out. Takeout is pre-ordered and we're having Thai food, so my usual order of paneng and pad thai with extra tofu is on its way. There is æbleskiver in the freezer for desert, since it's Christmas and all. I actually double checked there isn't sound on my phone (Something I probably haven't had since 2008?) so everything is set for spending the rest of the day on the couch.


Thursday, 12 December 2019

December 12th

Dammit, another styling product today in Schwarzkopf's Christmas calendar. Two in a row.

Schwarzkopf Osis+ Wax Souffle Whipped Wax
Aqua (Water/EAU), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Glycerin, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Petrolatum, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Sucrose Stearate, Sucrose Distearate, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, C14-15 Alcohols, Propylene Glycol, Sucrose, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol.

Wow, this is only the second product with an ingredient list identical to what I find online.

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

December 11th

Another styling product today.

Ingredient list for Schwarzkopf Osis+ Volume Up Volume Booster Spray
Dimethyl Ether, Alcohol denat., Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Octylacrylamide/Acrylates/Butylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer,  Aminomethyl Propanol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), PEG/PPG-18/18 - Dimethicone, Linalool, Limonene, Benzyl Alcohol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol

I found some energy to tackle my clothes today for a tidying. I disagree with some of Kon Mari's ideas, especially her attitude to books. But also about that clothes should "spark joy". I mean, no matter what, the clothes I usually wear for work will just never really spark joy. Work clothes is for looking presentable and professional, to show an image, not to make me happy. It's just a matter of making me more or less happy with it, or more or less pretty. But "spark joy"? Uh, not really.

But despite that, I went through some of my clothes and have discarded a pile. Hubby and I took one of those big. black garbage sacks full of my "joyless" clothes to a charity place nearby. I had more than I thought!
It actually felt really good and I'm happy I found the energy for it.

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

December 10th

Today had three hair products, which is a record: Sebastian Whipped creme in Lyko's Christmas calendar, Strawberry Clearly Glossing Shampoo in The Body Shop's Christmas calendar and BC Bonacure Peptide Repair Rescue Treatment in Schwarzkopf's Christmas calendar.

Ingredient list for Sebastian Whipped creme
Water, Carbon Dioxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Sea Salt, Hydrolyzed Keratin.

Ingredient list for The Body shop Strawberry Clearly Glossing Shampoo
Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Citric Acid, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Ammonium Hydroxide, Sodium Chloride, Propylene Glycol, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Benzoate, Hexylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-10, Glycerin, Fragaria Vesca Juice/Strawberry Juice, Salicylic Acid, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Limonene, Sodium Acetate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, CI 14700/Red 4, CI 17200/Red 33.

Ingredient list for Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure Peptide Repair Rescue Treatment
Aqua(Water,Eau), Cetearyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Behentrimonium Chloride, Distearoylethyl Hydroxythylmonium Methosulfate, Amodimethicone/Mropholinomethyl Silsesquioxane Copolymer, Steardimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cetyl Palmitate, Dimethicone, Citric Acid, Phenoxyenthanol, Parfum(Fragrance), Methylparaben, Isopropyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimoniom Chloride, Linalool, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate, Trideceth-5

A while back I bought two of Marie Kondo's books and I finally got around to reading them. Although I don't always agree with her theories/opinions, it does inspire me to tidy up some stuff. I just need to find a little time and energy for that...

Monday, 9 December 2019

December 9th

Schwarzkopf's Christmas calendar had a 50 ml peptide repair shampoo. It smells weird!

Schwarzkop BC Bonacure Peptide Repair Rescue Micellar Shampoo ingredient list
Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Sodium Chloride, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Citric Acid, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Steardimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Amodimethicone/Morpholinomethyl Silsesquioxane Copolymer, Panthenol, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Polyquaternium-10, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum (Fragrance), PEG 120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, PEG 12 Allyl Ether, PEG 12, Linalool, Limonene, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate, Trideceth 5, Sodium Sulfate, Propylene Glycol

Hubby and I are making a boring old Monday a little nicer by having bourbon glazed ribs, a pretty salad and beer. Cozy!

Sunday, 8 December 2019

December 8th

So yesterday I got a 100 ml hair spray that I would never use, and today I get a tiny 5 ml bottle of hair"oil" that I would actually use. Meh. Not fair. This is the Ultime Rose finishing oil and it actually smells like roses.

Ingredient list for Schwarzkopf Ultime Rose finishing oil
Cyclomethicone, Dimethiconol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Gernaiol, Linalool, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alchohol, Eugenol, Limonene

The weather is sad, dark and wet. If only it would start snowing or something, that would change up everything a bit. It's the constant state of wet and dark that starts getting to me after a while. You really can't tell what time it is of the day.

I'm counting the days until Fuerte Ventura!
Sun, sand, volcanoes... and some time free from work and school. Bliss.