Another hair growth miracle tried and failed – MSM powder

I have been taking MSM powder for 4 weeks now. Every morning, one tea spoon, and last week, in the evening, too. I have been taking it with vitamin C (not always), because that supposedly help it work.

 

Now, you get most info by going through a couple of pages that explain this better, but basics; it’s natural, you can’t overdose because your body only uses the amount it needs. It helps with allergies, joints, and most importantly for me, hair and nails. Absolutely no difference in quickness of nail growth, I can’t say if the quality has improved as of yet.

My hair was in series shedding stage, and that got better – for about 30 %.

It’s bitter, but it leaves no aftertaste, so once you swallow it, and take another drink, none of it stays in your mouth – very good!

 

So, I can’t really say much yet; it’s no bother to take, but unfortunately, I don’t see it doing  any miracles on my oh-so-slow growing nails and hair. I will finish this bag, and probably won’t buy another (this was a gift).

I am not sorry I tried it, because it does help with my hair a little, and honestly, I believe it helped with my digestion, and I am always happy with help in that department 🙂

A grim reaper worth reading!

Darynda Jones; the grim reaper trilogy (Charley Davidson 🙂  )

Even though it doesn’t “end” at the end any book, I usually don’t like that, I need ending on my books!! – the dialogs are awesome, the audio reader is awesomer, I don’t mind the cases (I am not that into suspense, usually) because it’s so awesome!!

So yeaaaah, can’t wait for the 4th one!!

Planting is weird this year

The weather is so jojo that I have been reluctant to plant things out of fear of frost…Today, I planted our balcony flours, the tomatoes out of the store and the ones that appeared on my garden – I am guessing they created them self from composting, two zucchinis – I’ll buy more, we eat a lot of them! Bell peppers, brussel sprouts and two more things that I brought from my grannie that I am not sure what they are 😦 I really need to put leeks in, I love to cook with them! My peas are out, but everyone else’s is twice higher, and only 2 (two!) beans came out. No biggie, more space for other things!

Some lotions & potions reviews

I talked about some of these shortly I purchased them. After using them for a while, my opinions on some changed. I’ve seen in the search bar people reading up on them, so I though I need to share it.

Ubu stippling brush nr13 ; it sheds dreadfully. Talking 10 hairs on my face after one applications. Since I only own one flat foundation brush and this one, yet still prefer to use my fingers to apply foundation, I am not one to give review about it’s performance – but I do prefer it to the flat brush.

Catrice prime and fine loose powder: it dried my skin out to the point where it felt like a desert! I only use it in the area around and under my eyes, because there is where my makeup likes to slide right off. I would not recommend it for dry skin like mine. I use it because I still do not own a primer. (Never saw it in one of our stores, either ;( )

Catrice waterproof lashes to kill mascara – if you want just a little definition to your mascara, go for it. If you like them heavily applied, like me, don’t even look at it. I’ve tried all the tricks I know to revive this mascara; letting it rest (some mascaras get better with a few days/weeks time. Warming it up. Applying it in layers. Nope. It only has a little product on the brush, and it’s dry.

Garnier Fructis repair & shine, 3 oils  – olive, avocado and shea,  vs Herbal essences hello hydration moisture and shine with orchid & coconut extracts conditioner: herbal essence wins. Fructis striped my color of my hair quite aggressively, and since I once heard a good method to wash out a bad hair color is to apply the cheapest conditioners you can find because they will help strip it out, that is another point in the con column(The other being that my hair feels smoother after using h. essences.

Avon super shock eyeliner in golden fawn: the color is great, just subtle enough that it doesn’t look that I have much makeup on, yet it gives my eyes some help. But it has glitter. And that glitter gets around everywhere, especially if I am not wearing foundation. And after I use eye makeup remover, wash y face with face gel and water, and use eye makeup remover face, the glitter is still there the next day. But not because it’s s long staying, more because it gets stuck around.

Avon conditioning eye makeup remover lotion. BEST eyemakup remover ever.

Avon extra lasting liquid foundation vs Ideal flawless invisible cover foundation. Extra lasting wins big time. Ideal is not invisible at all, it finds all my imperfections and it creases in them. Lives my nose bare no matter how I apply it.  The only good thing about it is the pump, it gives just the right amount of product with one pump. Lasting gives me just the right coverage, doesn’t dry my skin, stays on forever, doesn’t flake…Love it! Both are in awful heavy glass bottles, though. /I am in shade ivory, and both match my winter skin perfectly, which is a gamble when choosing a shade over the catalogue or screen!

Olive oil vs coconut oil for hair; talking straight out of the bottle – olive makes my hair horsy (yes, horse like. Straw like, but not brittle, but hard. Yes, that is a description) and hard. I honestly didn’t notice any change in texture with coconut, but I do believe it helps…Just because. And it’ easier to use because it’s in solid form, and I can also spread it over my face and use it as a face mask.

No job

Mostly because I can’t sew and draw and do creative stuff. I know sheet music and some piano, but that was not enough.

 

I am a little relieved and a little sad. Sad because it would give me something to do, some solutions to my problems, relieved because it would be very, very challenging.

Peas: planted!

Just so I have my scedual up to date.

It is raining, finally, so I hope this are good conditions and my garden will start thriving. I saw my letucce is out, just so, because the dogs ripped the covering and I had to adjust it. Don’t ask. (Not our dog. She is a good doggy. The neighbor one, she is the wild child. )

My garden woke up!

I tackled our compost; I spread the humus around on the garden the day before, so it lay in the sun and dried by the time the man came with the “plow” thingy and turned the soil around. It all got mixed together nicely, so I hope the soil got fed, LOL. I had enough to also spread it around on our flower beds, my herb garden and between the raspberry bushes. My back is still killing me, because humus is wet and heavy, but hopefully it’s all worth it!

I “planted” little lettuce babies that my mom got from a friend, onions (soaked them in water for a few hours beforehand), carrots (I planted the onions in between the carrots, I remember reading that the two of them should be planted together, and it worked last year!) and can’t find the translation, sorry – a different sort of lettuce.

 

I also planted the flowers that I had to grow inside in pots over winter, because they only live for a year, than you have to snip the tops, plant them, hope they live through winter – 3 of mine survived, I planted about 10!

 

Let’s cross the fingers everything grows nicely!!

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