Archive for May, 2012

Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner Review

I was able to try the new Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner thanks to BzzAgent. I was sent free full size samples to try out on my hair and see how it did. This product is supposed to work best on dry, frizzy and unmanageable hair. It is claimed to fight frizz and keep hair sleek for three days straight even in 97% humidity. The product is stated to be infused with Fortified Fruit Science and ultra-smoothing Argan Oil from Morocco to deliver long-lasting shine and hair that’s 10x smoother.

I find that the bottles give good information on them about the product. They are suggested to retail for $3.99 for a 13 oz bottle and $6.99 for a 25.4 oz bottle. I personally do not like to pay that much for any shampoo and conditioner, but I know most high-end brands are that much or more. You can check their Facebook page or website to see if coupons are available.  http://www.facebook.com/garnierusa?sk=app_137656902971961

Now about my experience with the product. When I first opened the bottles I personally did not like the smell of the product. It has an apricot smell but for some reason it reminded me of some kind of alcoholic drink. My husband didn’t like the smell of it on my hair as well as other products I use either. But everyone likes different smells so don’t let that put you off. I did continue using the product anyway and didn’t mind it much once I got used to it and my son thinks it smells good so everyone is different.

My hair is fairly straight but has a little wave to it and it always seems dry at the ends and it is layered so it seems to look frizzy at times. I was excited to see if this could make my layers look more smooth and keep my ends from looking so dry. It did take a while for me to see results. It was a few weeks before I really started to notice my hair looking smoother and shinier. I am finding that with continued use the product is starting to show signs of its claim. Just a few days ago, I had let my hair dry naturally (no blow dryer). I had only combed through it, no product or anything and in the sun it looked noticeably shinier and the ends didn’t look dried out or frizzy. I have to say at first I was very skeptical and didn’t think this product would be true to its claims but I am starting to change my view of it. I don’t know if it would be worth it to me to pay $3.99 a bottle but if there was a sale and a coupon, I would definitely consider buying it.

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~Michelle


Amazon Kindle Free books to download (Food/Cookbooks)

Here’s another round of free kindle ebooks to download.  Get ’em quick if your interested because you never know when the price will change.  Don’t forget you can read these on not only your kindle, but your PC or other device with the downloadable kindle reader.

The Man Cave Cookbook: MoreThan 150 Fast and Easy Recipes for Dining In The Man Cave (The Man Cave Cookbook Series)The Original Man Cave Cookbook

http://www.amazon.com/Man-Cave-Cookbook-MoreThan-ebook/dp/B0070FZB9I?_encoding=UTF8&tag=easchecou-20

31 Tasty Boneless Chicken Breast Recipes 31 Tasty Boneless Chicken Breast Recipes

http://www.amazon.com/Boneless-Chicken-Breast-Recipes-ebook/dp/B0081UKVOG/ref=zg_bs_154606011_12

30 Delicious Refrigerator Cake Recipes30 Delicious Refrigerator Cake Recipes

http://www.amazon.com/Delicious-Refrigerator-Cake-Recipes-ebook/dp/B006ZNG5K0/ref=zg_bs_154606011_22

Decadent, Sinful Quick Breads (In the Pantry Quick Breads)Decadent, Sinful Quick Breads

http://www.amazon.com/Decadent-Sinful-Breads-Pantry-ebook/dp/B007SHJ29S/ref=pd_rhf_ee_shvl4

25 Artisan Style Bread Recipes : Bake Beautiful Sweet and Savory Loaves at Home Without A Bread Machine (The Green Gourmet) 25 Artisan Style Bread Recipes

http://www.amazon.com/Artisan-Style-Bread-Recipes-ebook/dp/B007HB8KIE/ref=zg_bs_154606011_26

~Michelle


Amazon Kindle Free books to download

Here’s another round of free kindle ebooks to download.  Get ’em quick if your interested because you never know when the price will change.  Don’t forget you can read these on not only your kindle, but your PC or other device with the downloadable kindle reader.

Make Things Happen: Six Simple Steps to Getting Whatever You WantMake Things Happen:  Six simple steps to getting whatever you want

http://www.amazon.com/Make-Things-Happen-Whatever-ebook/dp/B0061OLQAM/ref=zg_bs_154606011_18

Seven Exes Are Eight Too ManySeven Exes are Eight too Many

http://www.amazon.com/Seven-Exes-Eight-Many-ebook/dp/B003T0H8ZI/ref=zg_bs_154606011_20

The Kindness of Strangers: Penniless Across AmericaThe Kindness of Strangers

http://www.amazon.com/The-Kindness-Strangers-Penniless-ebook/dp/B004183KI6/ref=zg_bs_154606011_23

The Dirty Parts of the Bible -- A NovelThe Dirty Parts of the Bible (a novel)

http://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Parts-Bible-Novel-ebook/dp/B003K15MO0/ref=zg_bs_154606011_27

The Rock Star's Daughter (The Treadwell Academy Novels)The Rock Star’s Daughter

http://www.amazon.com/Daughter-Treadwell-Academy-Novels-ebook/dp/B005BYPLPE/ref=zg_bs_154606011_61

~Michelle


Photos – Hindostan Falls

Its been quite a while since I’ve done a photo post… so I thought it was time to get back and do another posting.   I love photography but just can’t always make the time between work and family.

This set of photos is from a day we went to a place called Hindostan Falls.  It is in Martin County, Indiana.  There are a set of rock falls here but the water was up a little high this day so I didn’t get a good picture of the falls but I did capture some other shots I really liked.

This first one is at the end of our trip.  The sun was just starting to set.  In the middle of the picture you can see some ripples in the water which is part of the rocks of the fall that are underwater at the time of this picture.

©MichelleK.

Waiting for a fish

©MichelleK.

This one is a shell I found while walking along the side of the river.  It just looked old and interesting to me.

©MichelleK.

The last one in this post is some roots along the bank.  Time and the rising and falling of the river has revealed this tangle of roots.

©MichelleK.

I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I do.  Feel free to leave feedback! 🙂

~Michelle


Amazon Kindle Free books to download

Here’s another round of free kindle ebooks to download.  Get ’em quick if your interested because you never know when the price will change.  Don’t forget you can read these on not only your kindle, but your PC or other device with the downloadable kindle reader.

SPOON: Soup, Stew & Chowder Recipes (Spring/Summer) (Cooking in Season #1)SPOON:  Soup, Stew & Chowder Recipes

http://www.amazon.com/SPOON-Chowder-Recipes-Cooking-ebook/dp/B007IYB5IW/ref=zg_bs_154606011_2

Project Management: Fast Track to Success (Accelerate Your Career)Project management: Fast Track to success

http://www.amazon.com/Project-Management-Success-Accelerate-ebook/dp/B007NYJ7E6/ref=zg_bs_154606011_84

30 Daily Weight Loss Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle30 Daily Weight Loss Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle

http://www.amazon.com/Daily-Weight-Healthy-Lifestyle-ebook/dp/B007OXKDNK/ref=zg_bs_154606011_6

The Rules of Money: How to Make It and How to Hold on to It, Expanded EditionThe Rules of Money…

http://www.amazon.com/The-Rules-Money-Expanded-ebook/dp/B005OR9MP8/ref=zg_bs_154606011_69

Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for GraduatesSome Assembly Required: A networking guide for graduates

http://www.amazon.com/Some-Assembly-Required-Networking-ebook/dp/B003LY45EE/ref=zg_bs_154606011_70

~Michelle


Amazon Kindle Free books to download

Here’s another round of free kindle ebooks to download.  Get ’em quick if your interested because you never know when the price will change.  Don’t forget you can read these on not only your kindle, but your PC or other device with the downloadable kindle reader.

Cake Icing, Butt Budder and Tea LidsCake Icing, Butt Budder & Tea Lids

http://www.amazon.com/Cake-Icing-Butt-Budder-ebook/dp/B005ZLLV7K/ref=zg_bs_154606011_2

Lowcountry BribeLowcountry Bribe

http://www.amazon.com/Lowcountry-Bribe-ebook/dp/B007A4CQ1U/ref=zg_bs_154606011_5

Pearl in the SandPearl in the Sand

http://www.amazon.com/Pearl-in-the-Sand-ebook/dp/B004089202/ref=zg_bs_154606011_6

Kissed in ParisKissed in Paris

http://www.amazon.com/Kissed-in-Paris-ebook/dp/B0075MR85G/ref=zg_bs_154606011_12

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Illustrated)The adventures of Sherlock Holmes

http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Sherlock-Holmes-Illustrated-ebook/dp/B007JMW46U/ref=zg_bs_154606011_44

~Michelle


Amazon Kindle Free books to download

Here’s another round of free kindle ebooks to download.  Get ’em quick if your interested because you never know when the price will change.  Don’t forget you can read these on not only your kindle, but your PC or other device with the downloadable kindle reader.

Circle of Friends Cookbook 25 Brownie & Bar RecipesCircle of Friends Cookbook 25 Brownie & Bar Recipes

http://www.amazon.com/Friends-Cookbook-Brownie-Recipes-ebook/dp/B0073X0HSC/ref=zg_bs_154606011_9

 

Weekend Homesteader: JuneWeekend Homesteader:  June

http://www.amazon.com/Weekend-Homesteader-June-ebook/dp/B00520DFLY/ref=zg_bs_154606011_89

 

Grandma's Best Casseroles (Grandma's Best Recipes)Grandma’s Best Casseroles

http://www.amazon.com/Grandmas-Best-Casseroles-Recipes-ebook/dp/B007JBPYPO/ref=zg_bs_154606011_96

 

Love Of Cooking: Appetizers (Love of Cooking: Volume I)Love of Cooking: Appetizers

http://www.amazon.com/Love-Of-Cooking-Appetizers-ebook/dp/B007M29U9Q/ref=zg_bs_154606011_76

 

Enjoy Your Money!: How to Make It, Save It, Invest It and Give ItEnjoy your Money! How to Make it, save it, invest it and give it

http://www.amazon.com/Enjoy-Your-Money-Invest-ebook/dp/B0025VKW6E/ref=zg_bs_154606011_77

~Michelle