Wednesday, May 15, 2013

a quick post - tomato seedlings and hair

Oh I am so busy - so please excuse the very sporadic and odd posts!

You know what perfume smells good when you're spending hours re-potting tomato seedlings?  Hermes Un Jardin Apres La Mousson.  Really good.  Really really good.  This may be my to-go perfume for the warmer days in the garden nursery (Chanel 31 Rue Cambon was perfect during the colder days).

Now onto hair:

My hair is the longest it has been in over 20 years, so I'm trying to find ways to tame it and keep it in place, especially when I'm, umm, re-potting tomatoes.

Been knitting up a bunch of cotton headbands - check out my other blog for a photo of a couple of them.  They help with the wispy grey strands surrounding my face.  I wear my hair in bun, or two buns at the nape of my neck, or sometimes a ponytail.  Sometimes braids.

When doing the bun thing, I realize that I do not like regular hairpins.  They don't work in my hair. I can put four hundred in, and my hair falls out within an hour.

And then, and THEN, I found these lovely pins! Good Hair Days Magic-Grip Hairpins. I'm in heaven.  I bought them at a local Sally's - and from what I have found, they do have the best price, too. I cup-squeeze (cup my hand around the bun thing and squeeze so that the pins are tight) a couple of times during the day but other than that, my hair will stay pretty darned bun-y throughout the entire workday!

I normally don't talk about beauty or hair products, but these are so terrific I had to talk about them.

(photo very blurry - it's difficult taking a photo of oneself from the side/back!)