Sunday, June 29, 2008

Shiny Happy Hair and...Asian food?

Kristy left a comment on my last post asking what kind of product I put in my hair. I don't need any more encouragement than that to do another product review! In fact, if anyone knows of a company looking for a product reviewer with a degree in human services (and ZERO journalism experience), but someone with quite a bit of real-world experience (SHOPPING), feel free to pass along my digits.

Yes, this product's name IS a mouthful:

"Garnier Fructis Style Water-Based Shine Wax"

Doesn't quite roll off the tongue, does it? So it doesn't score points for having a catchy name, however, it pretty much rocks in every other category. It is crazy cheap ($3.23 at Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market) and you can find it just about anywhere (I buy mine at Target). When I had short hair, I was on a constant search for the perfect pomade. Some is too gunky, some is too stringy. Some is too thick, some is too thin. Some is too dry, others too greasy. I love this product. It is a great consistency, and it doesn't weigh my hair down. A little bit goes a long way, so the jar lasts me a long time (probably two months).

When your hair is towel-dried, put a little of the shine wax on your fingers and rub together. Apply to the hair sparingly, avoiding the root area. (You want shiny hair, not the I-haven't-washed-my-hair-in-a-couple-days look). It just brightens up your hair a bit and gives you a little extra shine.

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And here is one more just for fun (I am telling you...I could do this for a living if someone would pay me big bucks!)

I heard from several people that they really liked the pasta I passed along in a recent post. So here is another quick and simple boxed meal that the Horvath's have about once per month:

You can find this on the "Ethnic" aisle in your grocery store, usually in the same spot with other Asian foods like soy sauce and rice noodles. We have tried this variety, Soy Ginger, and one that is called Peanut. It comes with the noodles, sauce and topping (this one has sesame seeds) and you just add a meat (chicken, pork or shrimp) and any vegetables you might want (I usually add half a package of frozen stir-fry veggies).

Yumm-o.

(And for the grandparents...random cuteness. I know they don't come here for hair care product reveiws :-)

7 comments:

sarah p said...

love your reviews, my dear. you are correct - you could make some moolah on those!

caleb is so precious with that serious face of his.

gabriel said...

Cool! When you do these reviews, they remind me of this review.

Peace,
Gabriel

Courtney Horvath said...

Ummmm.....Gabriel, I am not sure what those letters stand for on that site you sent me to......
:-)

Jen said...

Hey Courtney! Yes! I am enjoying the camera. I feel like I need some training to learn everything on it but it's fun figuring out along the way.

Hey, did you know that there are websites where you can apply to write product reviews? I think they just look at your blog and how many hits you get and approve you or not. We're trying some different things to try to generate revenue from our blog. Some people make big bucks just writing blogs! It's crazy.

I guess Jake and Christine are in TX now. She said that she really liked you guys. We're kind of jealous we're not there!

gabriel said...

Letters???? What letters??? :-)

Actually, in February they tried to change the name of the site to "Worse Than Failure." (Safe for the Whole Family (TM)) Everybody hated it so the switched it back.

Kritter Krit said...

A review AND handy dandy picture (so I can't possibly grab the wrong product when I try to duplicate your Shiny Happy 'Do!)

Which brings me to...

Be watching my blog for shots of me looking like a person who hasn't washed her hair in two weeks. For whatever reason, I never seem to do well with balms, waxes, rubs, or other Shine Makers.

We'll see what happens! =)

blissful_e said...

I think you'd be a great reviewer. Thought of you when I saw this:

http://www.momadvice.com/blog/2008/10/how-do-i-become-product-review-blogger.htm