Loving Right Now: Moroccan Gold Hair Treatment Mask

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I mentioned months ago that I was going to use this Stay at Home time to work through my vast stash of lotions, potions and candles. As I’ve been experimenting my way through the hair products, I’ve fallen in love with the Moroccan Gold Series Treatment Mask!

I received the mask in my Winter 2018 FabFitFun box and didn’t even open it until 2 years later… so yeah, there is a reason I cancelled all but one of my subscription boxes! I received the 250ml version and it has been lasting me months and months. It is quite thick and a little goes a long way.

I start by scooping out a bit and slathering it on my ends and then working my way up to the top of my head. I let it sit on my hair for a few minutes, and then thoroughly wash it out.

It is a treatment mask, but I use it every time I wash my hair… which is about every 3 days. After months and months without a haircut, I was really noticing super dry split ends and this mask provided enough nourishment that it made my hair manageable until I was finally able to get to the stylist!

After trying out every single conditioner/mask/hair treatment in my stash, the Moroccan Gold Hair Treatment Mask is my absolute favorite. It is expensive though… I priced it on both the Moroccan Gold website and Amazon and the 250ml  jar is around $39 with the 550ml jar for $59. I just reordered the big jar for myself.

It is pricey, but the jar lasts so long and makes my hair look so much healthier that I’m calling the splurge worth it.

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June Thrift Haul

It has been ages since I’ve shared a thrift haul, because like many of you I’ve been stuck at home since early March. In fact, my previous last time thrifting was in mid-February. I use thrifting as my ‘me time’ and it would be an understatement to say I was really missing it!

After staying home for months, I decided to go out and do one thrifting stop this month. Unlike ‘normal’ thrifting trips, I was much more careful about potential germs. I wore my facemask from my car to the store and back and I also wore a pair of disposable gloves and disposed of them on my way out of the store. I didn’t try anything on in the store at all, so I was basically taking a gamble that things would fit properly. When I got home, I immediately threw my thrifted items into the wash in case there were any lingering germs on them. Oh and there was ALL the washing of the hands, obviously.

My favorite location of 2nd Avenue Thrift was still closed, so I went to my second favorite location in Columbia. I found that basically everyone in the store did a great job of social distancing and when standing in line, people made sure to leave more space than needed between them.

And the thrifting was FANTASTIC!

I’ve mentioned it before, but I really like to thrift opposite seasons to find the best stuff. So, for my trip I spent a good chunk of my time going through the sweater section. It was 90 degrees outside, so I had the section to myself and ALL THE SCORES to myself too!

Anthropologie Monogram Beaded Cardigan, $5.99

You guys, this cardigan couldn’t be more ME if I designed it myself. It’s an Anthropologie brand cardigan, the perfect mustard yellow shade, and the beading and buttons make it so special! It is in absolutely perfect condition with every single bit of embroidery and beading looking brand new. It is a medium though, so I basically crossed my fingers that it would fit… and it does. I can’t wait to wear this a million times with basically everything I own.

Anthropologie Dolan Left Coast Collection cardigan, $6.99

Dolan is another Anthropologie brand and this sweater is so insanely lightweight and soft. There is a light blue silky tier that hangs down a bit at the bottom, which is really pretty. I found it online and it originally had a belt attached, but mine was missing. No biggie, I snipped off the belt loops and I’ll be wearing it like a typical open cardigan. This one was also a medium and fits oversized like a boyfriend sweater. I love the way this one looks over a t-shirt and jean shorts and it also looks really cute with skinny jeans too.

J. Jill Love Linen Cardigan, $5.99

I know, I know… another cardigan. But I wear them year-round and never regret buying them! This J. Jill Love Linen cardigan is super pretty and lightweight and perfect for spring/summer. Since I immediately washed it, the linen is currently a little rough… but after a couple wears I’m sure it will be back to normal. I have another blue linen sweater that I thrifted awhile ago that is starting to wear out, so this one will be a great replacement for just $6. Once again, a medium, but with the open, buttonless design it fits quite well.

Halogen blouse, $5.99

It’s a bit difficult to tell in the photo with the pattern, but this Nordstrom-brand blouse has a v-neck and cute little pleats at the shoulders. It’s a flattering and classic shape, with a timeless colorful print. It is a size large, so I took a chance on it and was super happy that it fits. This will be perfect for work, tucked into a skirt and topped with a cardigan. In fact, it looks pretty darn cute with the starburst cardigan:

Gap Kids Jeans, $3.99

Nope, these jeans aren’t for Jack… he has refused to wear uncomfortable jeans for the last year or two. I actually thrifted them specifically for the purpose of cutting them up to patch my favorite pair of jean shorts. They worked out perfectly (you can find the post here) and I still have scraps left over for any future patching needs!

{Pssst, you can read about my previous thrifting adventures here}

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DIY: Patching Jean Shorts

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I found my perfect pair of jean shorts two years ago and they are still my favorite pair. Actually, they are my only pair of jean shorts because I donated the rest of them. They are a pair of “Supplies by Union Bay” shorts I picked up at Nordstrom Rack, and when I first got them they were lightly distressed.

However, like most ‘distressed’ jeans it was only a matter of time before they got AGGRESSIVELY distressed. So here we are two years later and the white netting stuff that is behind the holes is showing. Here it is right after I cut it out:

Ick! I’ve blogged about patching up holes before (Quick & Easy DIY: Patching Some Over-Distressed Jeans), so I figured now was the perfect time to patch again.

Jack hasn’t grown out of any jeans lately, so I picked up a kid pair with a denim wash I liked for just $4 at the thrift store with the idea of ripping them apart for patches. Even after this project, I still have plenty of fabric left, so the $4 investment was a steal!

If you haven’t patched a hole before, it’s super easy. You just pin on the new fabric inside the item and then sew around the hole and trim off any extra patching. I had lavender thread in my sewing machine and I’m lazy, so if you look close you can see where I stitched:

The whole project took less than 10 minutes and I’m so happy that my favorite pair of jean shorts are here to live another day. I really like how the darker denim peeks out of the distressing too. A much better look than that white netting stuff!

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