Monday, October 29, 2018

My Latest Thrift Find And Salon Quality Hair Color in a Box


Hello my dears! I'm back in my favorite heels and Costco slacks, as well as my latest thrift find for today's post. In addition, I'm sharing my current choice and manner of coloring my hair and then closing off today's thoughts with a smidgen of sap. ;)





I found this animal print cardigan from LOFT at Clothes Mentor a few weeks ago. With nothing like it in my closet and a "need" for a  trendy animal print, I happily added it to my basket. It didn't take me long to style this cardigan with items awaiting a new look...the Costco pants that I have on repeat, an old cardigan from WHBM and my favorite heels from a Chicos warehouse sale. 

The earrings were a gift and the bracelet was picked up at Altar'd State during my Nashville adventures.  Here's to making good use of what we already have!!! 

Sorry I don't have much to link up, but here's a few cardigan options I located on Shopstyle for you.


Hair Color

Ok friends, out of necessity I've colored my hair for about four years now, either by myself or at the salon. It began at home when I searched for a "cleaner" product that would cover grey and not look like a "box" job.   My search ended with Madison Reed...

BETTER FOR YOU

Ammonia, Resorcinol, and PPD-Free, with No Parabens Added

The granola in me smiled. 

I was perfectly content with Madison Reed, however, when the opportunity arose for free color in the salon, I quickly succumbed. I sold out the granola side for this option to help our family budget, and for those sweet moments in the salon chair of a friend.  Admittedly, I would still be making those appointments had I the choice, but our move to Florida means changes for the hair. I share this because although I'd love to choose "clean" for all my beauty products, it's not always feasible or practical. We do the best we can, when we can, right?

That brings us to NOW. As soon as we settled into our new home I ordered from Madison Reed again. I've had two friends in the hair business apply this color for me and confirm the quality of the products, validating Madison Reed's guarantee...

SALON-QUALITY RESULTS
GUARANTEED

Our Color Lasts Longer and Is Gentler on Your Hair

Your online profile that takes a few minutes to fill out, helps you figure out your best color choice. I've also chatted over the phone when I had extra questions and was impressed with their friendly customer service!

The color kits come with everything you need to get that head of hair looking shiny and fabulous, including a sample size of shampoo and conditioner for your first wash. My current color of choice is Volterra Amethyst - 4VR, but I may go back to brown when I get bored of the purple hues. Maybe.


Quick pros and con lineup...

Pros...
  • There is minimal odor or chemical smell. 
  • My hair is softer when I'm done!
  • My grey is covered
  • The luster in my overall color has returned
  • I only have to color every 5-6 weeks
  • They have a colorist on standby for "live" chat to assist
  • They tell me I'm beautiful (I mean...)
Cons...
  • I have to do it myself
  • It's an added cost and added "to-do"

What's the price?

When you subscribe it's $25 for each order. If you want to order whenever it's $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping. Easy enough.   My grays start showing up around 4 weeks but I push my color for as long as I can stand it.

Want to try it?

You can save $15 on first first purchase with my link...

Madison Reed

A smidgen of  sap...


Yesterday was my husband and I's 18th wedding anniversary. We've had a lot of adventures together, but for those of you who follow the blog, you know this year was a biggie. After 15 years of ministry at a church in Georgia, we followed God's leading to Florida. I had to laugh when I read the opening paragraph in the card Glen handed me...

"Wow! What a year. This time last year we were sailing the seven seas with our friends. This year we are friendless living next to the sea."

This is a bit of an exaggeration of course, as we both have a tendency to add humor to every situation. We do have friends! However, we did go on our first cruise to celebrate my 40th and our 17th anniversary with friends, and we now live only 15 minutes from the gulf.

Big changes can draw you together or they can pull you apart. I'm thankful that by God's grace we are choosing to pull together in these changes! Love this man to pieces!

Many thanks to this cutie who heartily agrees to help mom out with her blog pictures...every time. Love this little man to pieces too!

Have a wonderful day and great week my friends! And I'd love to hear your thoughts on hair coloring! :)

Chrissy
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28 comments

  1. This whole posts warms my heart and my hair and gives me my sweet leopard fix! Love that outfit with these fabulous find pants! You are surrounded by such handsome, precious men and I love that you are the light of their lives! xo

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    1. Thank you Andrea! You say the sweetest things my friend. Sending you big cyber hugs for this weekend!

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  2. Your sap makes me smile, girl!! Friendless? Hah, I would bet not. Not with that smile and fabulous personality!! It seems like you make friends faster than I eat my breakfast!!
    As for that cardigan...it's so perfect. Have you ever joined us on Instagram for our #thriftedchicstylechallenge?? You'd be a perfect fit...
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Haha. Jodie, you always make me smile big...and it's not just me...you spread that encouragement and kindness wherever you go and make people get the sense that they truly know you! The world is a better place because you're in it! :)

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  3. Love your outfit and you wear it well. Those shoes were made for you. Congratulations on another birthday and your anniversary. It has been a BIG year for you and yours but you seem to have handled it well. Blessings!

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    1. Lea, thank you so much for your kind words. They feel like a cyber hug if there ever was one! :) Blessings to you as well!!

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  4. You are just TOO dang cute! Love the family photos! :) And, your hair looks great!! I love this outfit, the patterns, colors, etc.!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. Hey Carrie! Thank you so much for the kind words and for stopping by. you're the best! :)

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  5. Great outfit and I love the bracelet you bought on our trip! Your husband's note in your card is so good - what a keeper! Happy Anniversary my friend and I love the pictures of the two of you - gorgeous couple!
    xo,
    Kellyann
    www.thisblondesshoppingbag.com

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    1. Thanks so much my friend. You're simply the best. And I'm bummed! My bracelet broke, but I'm going to contact them and see if they will replace it the way they did for Laura!

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  6. Oh you and your lovely posts. Add if we are family and live around the corner. Congratulations on your anniversary!

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    1. Hehe.Thank you Nancy! It's always fun to have you by the blog, as you make me smile!

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  7. So we're one day apart on anniversaries :) We're the 28th :) Happy Anniversary!
    I'm intrigued about that coloring. I used to order some from my hair stylist & do it at home... long story - she was my brother's ex & he didnt want me seeing her any longer (SAD) so she ordered the color for me. I loved doing it at home... so this may be up my alley!

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    1. Oh how funny! We are the 28th too! I published this post the day after! :) And that hair story sounds like a good sit down for coffee chat. I have lots of those as well!

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  8. Aw, Happy Anniversary! Life is full of adventures, isn't it? It was fun to read about the recent changes in your life. And that thrifted cardi you found is a KEEPER! SO cute and no doubt it was a great deal. Love your heels too- those are fabulous!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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    1. Thanks Gina! I need to up my thrifting game because the cost of living is twice as much in Florida, which means less play money for clothes. lol

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  9. Love this outfit! I think I have a similar cardigan and you've inspired me to go look for it. The palm trees in the back ground make me so happy! Happy anniversary!

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    1. Me too Lana! And thank you for your kind words and well wishes. :) I'm always glad to meet new faces!! :)

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  10. I have that same sweater in the brown tones. A classic. You color your hair???πŸ˜‰Great job and great job on your precious marriage. Your little photographer is too darn cute and your new surroundings make for some gorgeous scenery for your pictures!!! XO

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    1. Thank you sweet Lisa! Out of the four boys, these two are the only ones that will take my pics and the youngest is always willing. I'm thankful for his help for sure!

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  11. What a great find with the cardigan. I've been thrifting in Sarasota before, so I know it has a lot of gems! I decided to go pro when my hair got too gray to do myself--although I admire those who are committed to a more "granola" approach. Your husband and son are both adorable.

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    1. What was your favorite store to thrift at?? And how fun that you were in my neck of the woods before! :)

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  12. Happy Anniversary! Love seeing the palm trees and your leopard cardi is such a great find!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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    1. Thank you Jill! I'm not the best at thrifting but I'm trying! :) Thanks again for stopping by and visiting.

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  13. Chrissy, my friend, I adore you so! Your pictures are so lovely and isn’t your husband just darling?! Plus, I mean, his anniversary card message. So funny! That is exactly something my husband would write, too. But, like you said, you are far from friendless! Happy anniversary to you both!

    Now I need to go check out this hair color of yours...I try to do my own touch ups in between professional colorings and I absolutely hate doing it plus my stylist gets mad when I use really cheap disgusting box color! I use only get it professionally colored 2-3 times a year because it does cost so much and I push my color to the limit because I hate the process of doing it myself. Ugh. The struggle is real. Ha.

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Shelbee, your comment brought tears to my eyes. I needed to hear that nugget of kindness this morning. Thank you! As for the coloring, I so get you. I don't love doing it myself, so I try to rope in friends or family. haha. My mom happened to be here visiting when I needed a color and then a new friend came over to cut the twin's hair and offered to color mine! That's nice, right?? Well it's time again and I am on the look out for another willing body. haha.

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  14. Such a cute look dear! Loving the simplicity of the pieces. Gorgeous heels you have there!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  15. Your smile and style are infectious. That is why that sweet darling man of yours, of 18 years, loves you to pieces. All of these photos are beautiful on top of a great outfit. But I love the pics of you as a couple. πŸŒ·πŸ’–πŸŒ·

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