Monday, June 13, 2011

A Little Diversion

Today I needed a bit of retail therapy. When I feel the urge to shop, I like to head to one of my favorite thrift stores. That way I can experience the thrill of the hunt without putting a big dent in my wallet. Here are today's trophies. A stove top percolator so I can have coffee if the power goes out ($1.39).

2 satin pillowcases, which are supposed to
be better for your hair ($.69 each).

A blue & white Japanese fish dish, to add
to my Japanese dishes collection ($1.04).

A retro looking stoneware rooster themed spoon rest ($1.04).

A toothbrush holder for the guest bathroom, with openings
large enough to hold "fatter" toothbrushes ($.69).

And some more measuring spoons,
because I never seem to have enough ($.34).

I also got a couple of summer tops and a
large metal ladle (for when I make candles).
The shirts were $2.09 each and the ladle was $1.39.

While I was out, I stopped by another local Dollar Tree, looking for a product called TAME conditioner which is much sought after on the Long Hair Community forum. I didn't find it, but I did find some interesting hair care products. Silkience Conditioner (which is supposed to be made by the same folks as TAME and is said to have similar results), Lusti Organics Olive Oil Detangling Spray and their Olive Oil Hair Dress.

If they work out I'll have to run back and scoop up more to hoard. You can't beat the price of $1 each. The last product in the photo wasn't from the dollar store (and cost me $9.99). It is Avalon Organics Nourishing Lavender Shampoo. It's SLS free and I used it this morning and can report that it cleaned my hair really well. I only plan on using the shampoo twice a week, so it should last a good while. My hair is in much better condition since I've steered away from cones and SLS. I'll be curious to see how much growth I get this month.


Wendy said...

Thrift stores are the best. I found my stovetop percolator at one as well.

Crazihippichic said...

Yes, thrift stores rank right up there with garage sales as my favorite places to shop.

Just want to let everyone know to avoid the Lusti Organics Detangling Spray if you are cone-free. I didn't read the label well enough before I bought it. It works great, but does have cones. I've passed it on.

. . . Lisa and Robb . . . said...

Your toothpaste holder is smiling at me.

crazihippichic said...

It is cheerful, isn't it? LOL

crazihippichic said...

UPDATE: I have passed the Lusti Organics Hair Dress on to my daughter. My scalp is too sensitive. I can't even wear the hair products from the high end salons. I've tried them all. Break my scalp out into an itchy mess.