Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Chalk Board Contact Paper!

I'd been debating doing the chalk paint on my pantry door for some time now but wasn't ready to commit and didn't really want to invest the time and effort.  Then I starting hearing urban legends about "chalk board contact paper", I mean, could it be true?  Imagine the possibilities!

Well folks, I'll save you the suspense.  It does, indeed, exist.  I found it at our local Meijer store.

In about 10 minutes, at a cost of roughly $7.00, I transformed my boring white pantry door into a decorative chalk board.  The top is for me, the bottom for my kids to have fun with.

I used a razor to cut out the contact paper, the backing is lined so you can keep your sides straight, lined it up and stuck it on.  Easy as pie!

My kids can draw on it and it wipes away with wet paper towel, no fuss.

When and if you stop loving it, just peel it off and toss it away!  

I used a strip of leftover contact paper and placed it on the inside of the door, we write down items we need and when I'm ready to grocery shop I just snap a quick pic with my smart phone.  No more lost grocery lists or wasting paper.  ;)

Friday, January 17, 2014

Infinity Pro Curl Secret - Tips and Tricks Video

Hope you had a wonderful holiday season!  HAPPY 2014

As a little pre-Christmas gift to myself, I bought the Infinity Pro Curl Secret.

I'd seen the commercial and some You Tube videos but just had to try it for myself.  My hair is horrible at taking and holding curl, I've tried so many different irons, rollers, and other gizmos with no luck.

Let me tell you, this product did what it said it would!

This is what the crazy thing looks like.  Its a pretty deep purple, has two heat settings and three timing settings with a reasonably long cord.

Shop around!  I have seen this $99-$140 retail.  They sell them at Bed Bath and Beyond where you could use a 20% off coupon as well as Kohl's, which is where I purchased it.  It was on sale and I had a 30% off coupon so I paid under $80.
This worked best for me when I washed my hair and let it air dry in a messy bun on top of my head (overnight)  Pulling it back into the bun created some root volume and allowed my hair a break from yet another heat process (hair dryer).  

Remember to hold the opening to the chamber towards your scalp. if you don't you risk hearing the annoying beep at best and painful tangles at worst

Use small sections or use my tips in the video to get larger sections

Start with the lowest heat setting and shortest curl time; work your way up until you get desired result

Products I Used

Organix Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo/Conditioner
Tigi Catwalk Root Boost
Kenra Blow Dry Spray

So this is my first video blog, not great lighting, its a mirror image and there is a weird clicking sound, but HEY- cut me a break!  :)

Hope you enjoy.

A few snapshots on here from different times I've done this including a pic of my 7 year old at Christmas.  

GOOD LUCK!  Let know know your thoughts on this product.