It seems that my blog is at a bit of a stand-still right now, major apologies for that. Just as I had anticipated, work swarmed me the minute I scanned my finger print and stepped through the office's glass doors. Not that I was expecting anything different, we're talking about catching up on 4 months of work (and a wrapped up campaign) here!
Of course I had help while I was gone and a colleague did a good job of handling things while I was not around but that calm and collect period where I spent the afternoons doing nothing but singing nursery rhymes and changing diapers have long gone. It's now a whirl and flurry of activities starting from 9am all the way till 6pm or even later these days as I have some freelance projects on hand too.
All in all, pardon my neglect on this space.
Amidst this I actually tried drafting some entries here and there but I think the distractions of work on hand and the rushed state of mind made it incredibly difficult for me to word anything well and proper hence I gave up thinking about blogging as a whole and dedicated myself to work so I can clear the backlog over there. Though in that process, I was piling the one over here. Oops.
Nonetheless despite the quiet on my blog, life still went on in terms of makeup hauling, using and all that so let me try to give all that a mention one step at a time! Again, you can follow me on instagram for more instant and up-to-date happenings with me (@icyabstract).
Starting off, here's a little life saver that I picked up during the last week of my maternity leave. Trust me, I am kicking myself for not having picked it up sooner.
During my leave since I was home most of the time, I did not bother with washing my hair much.
For hygiene reasons I still do once my hair is at an unbearable state, which is normally 4 days in. Though for the rest of the days if I need to head out for a quick run of errands or if I am just too darn disgusted with the state of my hair, yet cannot muster up the time to wash it, I turn to the wonders of Dry Shampoo.
Thus, despite the slightly higher price point, I succumbed to Oscar Blandi's Volumizing Dry Shampoo.
This is available in 2 sizes and while the smaller one would be a bit handier to maneuver around with use, I picked up the larger one for the ease of having more lying around. After all, if I were to start using it religiously, who knows, I may go through it quite fast.
Though I can't comment on how long (or short) a canister of this would last but given my experience with aerosol dry shampoos as a whole, they do stick around for awhile!
Here's a shot of it along with my former love, Klorane's Dry Shampoo.
True to what it claims, the Oscar Blandi dry shampoo is a very fine and invisible mist on the hair, carrying a very soft and faint scent. I don't pay attention to how it smells and it does not stick around once on so I can't explain what it smells like.
Nothing intrusive, that is.
Probably a very unnecessary shot but I wanted to do something like this at least once. ha!
Well long rambly haul aside, I guess I just want to say that I am glad I finally got my hands on this 'can' of awesome.
While I am thankful that my hair doesn't get immensely greasy these days (as opposed to when I first got out of the daily washing routine), it can start to look flat due to the then length and heaviness.
I wanted to spare you the look of greasy roots though I know a comparison would be quite fancy to look at but instead here is shot of 3rd day hair with nothing but a spritz and ruffle of Oscar Blandi just before I head out.
Why do we need shampoo again?
Okay, I'm kidding.
It would be quite gross if shampoo did not exist but I am sure you get my point. While it looks like there are white bits on my hair in the image above, I assure you it is merely the 'reflection' off my hair. The mist does not impart any white at all - hurray to those with dark hair.
This was a great help in my long haired days, which are now over but more about my new hair soon!
Thanks for reading this ramble!
p.s. Yes I have changed the body font of my blog, incase you are wondering why it seems to be different. I wanted to spice things up yet don't have the time for a revamp so this was most appropriate! I am also a little obsessed with this font right now.