Hask Macadamia Oil

December 31, 2015 | Beauty, Hair | 19 Comments »

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If you look back on my photos you’ll see that my hair is forever changing. I’m always dying it and when the mood strikes I even go and chop it all off. It was all fun and games until my last trip to the salon. I asked for an ombre and got highlights. Don’t ask. But the bleach really did a number on my hair. I went to Target and browsed the hair care aisle desperate to find something to help bring my hair back to life. That’s when I was first introduced to Hask.

For the past few months I’ve been buying their wonderful Deep Conditioner packets. I’ve only tried the Argan Oil and the Keratin Protein Oil. Let me tell you… they smell amazing! They really have helped my hair so much. After months of using the Deep Conditioner packets (twice a week) my hair feels softer and doesn’t look as frizzy and damaged. So you can imagine how excited I was to try some of their other products.

Hask is a collection of hair care products featuring exotic oils from around the world. Products are free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, artificial colors, alcohol, and gluten. Hask offers a nice selection of hair care products for all hair types. Today I will be talking about the Macadamia Oil Shampoo, Conditioner, Deep Conditioner, and Shine Hair Oil.

The shampoo and conditioner were really nice. Unlike the Argan Oil and Keratin Protein Oil the Macadamia Oil had a more subtle scent. It smelled like vanilla. I didn’t feel like the shampoo and conditioner were rich enough on their own for my super thick and damaged hair. However, it worked so much better than most of the other shampoos and conditioners I’ve tried. I didn’t have to use that much of the conditioner because it spread out evenly on my hair and really saturated it. The bottles were also really easy to work with. I mention this because I recently purchased a higher end shampoo and conditioner and getting the product out was almost impossible. It’s nice to actually be able to get to the product easily.

The Macadamia Oil Deep Conditioner is just as awesome as the other Deep Conditioners I’ve tried. These packets really do work for me and I definitely notice a difference when I don’t use them. Which is why I stock up on them. As for use, I usually leave the conditioner in my hair for about 15-20 minutes while in the bath. I find it easier to leave it in so long while in the bath. I just lay back and relax and let the conditioner work its magic. I get about 3-4 uses from each packet and I’m very generous with it too.

This was my first time trying the Shine Hair Oil. It comes in a thin tube. The cap comes off easily without any spillage. I poured a small amount in the palm of my hand and worked it through my damp hair. I’d say it felt pretty weightless and didn’t leave my hair looking greasy. The Shine Hair Oil also smells like vanilla, but it was subtle. It left my hair with a nice healthy looking shine.

I’m already a fan of Hask, but it was so much fun getting to try some of their other products. I didn’t know they had shampoo and conditioner in their line of products. I’ll definitely have to look for the Argan Oil and Keratin Protein Oil next time I’m out. My local Target only sells the Deep Conditioner packets so I’ll have to make a trip to Ulta.

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.

A quick update

December 28, 2015 | Uncategorized | 12 Comments »


Yikes! It’s been a while! I actually have a few posts ready to go, but I felt that an update would be better than just jumping into a review.

As I mentioned before I’ve been really busy. I don’t like to just have posts go live without knowing when I’ll be able to respond back to comments. And as much as I tried to make it back sooner I just didn’t know when things were going to slow down. Christmas is a very busy season for my company. Good news for me, but bad news for my blog. Plus my son has been home for the past 2 weeks. I’ve been trying to take advantage of that by getting him to help me reorganize his room.

Which brings me to another project that’s been taking up all of my time. We’ve completely refurnished and reorganized the apartment. When we first moved in it was only supposed to be temporary. Knowing us we could still move at any time. However, it’s unlikely. For now. This place wasn’t my first pick. It’s incredibly small. In fact it’s so small that we had to get rid of so much before moving in. Which I guess is a good thing. It really forced me to declutter. Not that my home has ever been cluttered. I’ve always kept things very organized and simple. But I had a ton of appliances that I just never used. They seemed like a good idea at the time, but I just never got around to using them. Rather than have them take up much needed space I finally got rid of them. It’s also a very old looking place. I can’t even tell you how much the wood paneled walls bug me. Lots of people don’t see a problem with it, but I do. Besides looking outdated it gives the place a dark and gloomy vibe. But we’ve livened it up quite a bit since moving in. So it’s not so bad anymore. In the end moving here was the best decision we’ve made. I never wanted to settle because I truly believed this was a temporary move. But whether we move tomorrow or next year I see no problem in making this place more livable for the time being. With as much as we’ve moved in the past I always felt that livening up our living space was a waste. But if doing so makes you feel more comfortable and leaves you feeling more at home, is it really a waste? I don’t think so. Live in the moment, eh?

I’m pretty happy with the end result. I would have gone in a slightly different direction with my son’s room, but considering the fact that my husband didn’t get in my way of redecorating the entire apartment (our bedroom included), I figured I owed him that. Maybe I’ll post some photos?

Christmas was pretty great. We spent Christmas Eve at my mother-in-law’s house. It’s not my favorite place in the world to visit, but she made tamales and they were actually pretty good. For my Christmas dinner I made stuffed shells and served it with a nice salad. Everyone was happy, healthy, and got everything they wanted and more. What more could we ask for?

As for me? There wasn’t much on my wishlist really. I got the new Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons Palette. I’m working on getting that post up. I also finally got my hands on MAC Smoked Purple. My husband got me a new wallet and handbag. Aside from that there wasn’t much else on my wihslist. So I updated the appliances I use regularly. I’ll probably do a review on a few of them. I got a new stand mixer, blender, toaster, food processor, and Keurig. So far I’m very happy with them all.

Now I can get back into my routine of regular Monday, Thursday, and Saturday posts. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Oh and I know that the comments are looking all kinds of funky. In the midst of all this WordPress updated. Because why not? I’ve never been much of a coder. There’s a right way and a wrong way. I’ve always fell somewhere in between both of them. Leaning more towards the wrong way if I’m being truthful. But hey it worked and that was good enough for me. But now I’m left with trying to figure out how to style the comments because the method I used before is no longer an option for me. Now I have to try and figure out what to do. Or hire someone to do it for me. If I can even figure out how to do that! It’ll get done. Eventually.


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