My Dollar Tree Addiction

What is it about this store that gets me so excited?  It takes me back to being a child.  I love that I can stretch my money there.  I love all the colors, shapes and sizes of things there.  From the second that you walk in the store there are so many vibrant colors.  This has to be no accident.  Some very smart marketing executives had to have strategically placed colorful and cool shaped items throughout the store to keep the seratonin pumping in their customers.  I mean seriously.  It is extremely hard for me to keep a bad attitude when shopping there.  I also think that part of the high that comes from shopping there is the illusion that you have a large budget/no budget at all.  Balling at the Dollar Store! Maybe it is because Im a stay at home mom who watches way too much Youtube organization videos and the anticipation of how organized and pretty my house will be kicks in.

Dollar Tree is jam packed with not only pretty decor and organization items for the house, but they also have practical and necessary items at a price that is hard to resist.  You just keep throwing items in your basket because…heck, its only a dollar!  From, soaps, to toothbrushes, hygiene, school and office supplies and even food.  I have to admit that I have gotten some items there that turned out to be total fails and its better to spend more money on these items but you can’t lose trying something out for $1.

Some of the items that totally flopped were, a wine corkscrew opener, a bottle plug, a lemon pound cake and most of the air fresheners.  They either broke or tasted horrible.  I have made several videos of Dollar Tree Hauls or different DIY using Dollar Tree items and there is no shortage of other videos on youtube on the same topic.  I have been itching so badly to go to the Dollar Tree this week but haven’t made it into the store.  I fear that when I do I will spend $50-$100 dollars because I have so many DIY projects that I want to do.  Im currently working on a vanity for my daughter and one for myself.  Im also in the process of decluttering and organizing my house so all of those bins, baskets, and drawers and such are calling my name.

I think the only way for me to break this addiction is to get so rich that I won’t want anything from the dollar store.  Im not confident that will even work but for now I’m able to balance my addiction.  Until then, I will keep looking for cool items at Dollar Tree.

What are some of the great items that you have gotten from the Dollar Tree/Store?  What are some of the DIY projects that you have done using supplies from the Dollar Tree/Store?

Check out my playlist below of my Dollar Tree Videos.  I hope you enjoy!

 

Moisturelicious Curls Defining Pudding Review

I have been on the hunt for the best defining styler for my curls.  Anyone who has “gone natural” knows that it can be a constant learning experience.  As soon as you think you know your hair needs, the season changes or something in your health changes and effects your hair.  Our hair is definitely a reflection of our inner health (except for those who are just blessed with great hair.)  While I’m working on my inner health, I am also working on my hair health.

On my Youtube channel I do a hair product of the month video.  It’s so easy to become a product hoarder so my goal is to try new products until I find a brand with several options that works for me.  Our hair needs consistency but also a little bit of variety.   The latest brand that I have been trying out is J’Organic Solutions.  One of the things that stood out the most to me about this brand is the fact that they are 100% certified organic and they leave out harmful ingredients like parabens, formaldehyde, petroleum, artificial color, silicone, sodium chloride, mineral oil and no animal testing.

They contacted me on Instagram and asked me if I would be willing to do a review for their company.  It came at a perfect time because I was in the middle of really trying to figure my hair out.  It was also shortly after I decided to start minimizing toxins from my life.  It became really obvious that the great majority of products sold locally are not only horrible for my hair but also horrible for my health.  I, of course, agreed to try out the products in exchange for an honest review.

I have made 2 videos on my Youtube Channel reviewing 3 of their products but on this post I want to focus on the Moisturelicious Curls Defining Pudding.

This styler has shea butter, almond oil, avocado oil, vitamin e, aloe vera, and vegetable glycerin in the ingredients.  It is very moisturizing and not heavy.  It left my hair defined but not crunchy at all.  I used this styler a lot in the last couple of months and have really liked it.  It is a very thick but creamy texture.  It definitely reminds me of pudding.  It has a light vanilla/almond smell to it and doesn’t leave a sticky residue on your hands after applying.  Some stylers leave a sticky and or drying residue on your hands and hair after you apply it.  That makes me feel like it isn’t really soaking into my hair but instead it is evaporating or just sitting on top of the hair.  This product leaves my hair feeling like it has soaked in but the outside still feels moisturized.  I really like that my hair is defined but still soft.  My only regret with this product right now is that I only have the shampoo, mask, and  curl defining pudding.  I feel like my hair would receive the products 10 times better if I were also using one of their leave in conditioners and an oil to complete the lco or loc method.  Even though I skipped those steps my hair still looked and felt amazing so I can only imagine how much better it would be with more of the products in their line.  I will definitely be trying out their other products and seeing how my hair does with layering their products.  If you decide to try them out make sure to use my code at checkout Medley15 for 15% off.  Here are the 2 video reviews that I did on this brand.  Click here to check out all of the products ——>  J’Organic Solutions

 

 

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