Evangelyn Hair Oil Review by a Curly Girl

EvangelynEvangelyn Hair Oil Review by a Curly Girl

 

I was interested in trying Evangelyn Hair Oil to see how it would work on my hair. As a “curly girl” with a “wavy kid”, I am always looking for new products that will help decrease frizzing, drying, and split ends. A complimentary bottle arrived while we were away from home. It was a nice surprise amid the junk mail and bills.

The directions state, “The best time to apply is before bedtime. Leave in hair and wash hair the next morning as normal. Once or twice a week will give you best results.”

This hair oil is based with a thick Castor oil that according to their website “is an answer to hair problems like hair thinning, dry scalp, hair loss, and split ends.”  Castor Oil consists of ricinoleic acid and omega- 6 essential fatty acids; according to their website, it accelerates blood circulation to the scalp, thereby increasing hair growth. Along with Almond oil, Olive oil, and Lavender oil, this oil should strengthen hair, while soothing the scalp and decreasing dry hair and split ends.

I have extremely thick hair so thinning is not a problem; however, I was interested to see how the oil would work with my curls. During the winter, both mine and my son’s hair often feels coarse and looks frizzy. I used it as directed, putting it on my hair overnight and washing in the morning. I immediately noticed my hair felt less dry. I styled it as normal and I feel like my waves were not as frizzy.

Another thing I noticed, my hands were soft the next morning from applying the oil on my hair. Bonus!

The oil is very thick and has a light lavender scent. It is not overpowering at all. After trying it on myself, I decided I would try it on my son’s hair. Because he is young and has short hair, I decided against putting it on his hair overnight and applied it about 15 minutes before he showered. With his hair, I think I noticed more of an immediate difference. His hair was definitely softer and less frizzy. I have continued to apply it to his hair before washing, and I am happy with the results.

Because my hair is so thick, I will only use it twice a week as suggested, alternating between using it all over and just applying to my dry ends.

Overall, I like this product. The glass corked bottle looks very elegant in the bathroom. For travel, I would suggest transferring some to a sealable travel container. I definitely look forward to using it during our beach/swim trips to combat the frizzy dry hair we often have after a week in the water.

Evangelyn Hair Oil Review

*I received this product for free for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own.

Rockingham Beach Western Australia

Rockingham Western Australia Nature’s Paradise

Ron & Michelle from We Are Legging It Share their favorite Nature Spots in their hometown of Rockingham in Western Australia.

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Rockingham Western Australia – Nature’s Paradise

Home for us is Rockingham in Western Australia is situated 60 kms south of Perth. It is one of those areas underrated by many but locals appreciate the beauty it has to offer, once you have visited you will understand.

Rockingham can be reached easily from Perth, either by the freeway or a 45 minute train journey and taking to connecting 500 bus to the foreshore area.

 

Rockingham Beach Western Australia

Rockingham Beach

The foreshore is a stretch of shaded parklands that run parallel to the child friendly beach, here you will find a stunning vista of blue coastlines, picnic areas with free BBQ grills, safe beaches and playgrounds for children to enjoy. There are also many coffee shops and restaurants where you can enjoy a meal and take in the stunning sunsets.

Rockingham Western Australia Natures Paradise

Enjoy Beautiful Sunsets

Along the two bays are a walking track that stretched for 16 kms, you can walk along the whole coastline stretching from Kwinana to Port Kennedy. Along the way you can enjoy watching the Pengquin Island Fairy Penguinslocal dolphins who are often seen around the coast sometimes they even swim with you while you are in the water. Also along the coast are areas where you can learn to kitesurf, take a boat trip to Penguin Island to see the Fairy Penguins who live there (although this can be a day trip in itself) and boat trips around the Shoalwater Islands where you can see seals and dolphins.

Rockingham Western Australia truly has a lot to offer visitors and locals alike especially when it is summer.

Ron and Michele are a couple in their 50s who decided not to wait till they retired to travel. They sold their things and left home in January 2014 travelling overland to England before buying a motorcycle to explore Europe. You can follow their adventures on their blog , Facebook or Instagram

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10 Things to do in Wollongong Australia

10 Things to Do in Wollongong Australia

10 Things to Do in Wollongong Australia

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Anita from A Pal’s Corner shares with us her 10 Favorite Things to do in her hometown of Wollongong, New South Wales Australia

10 Things to do in Wollongong AustraliaWollongong is a simple 1 ½ hour drive south of Sydney. It is perfect for a day trip or weekend getaway. Wollongong is an amazing place to come visit. We have all the beaches and scenery that the South Coast and Sydney has without the tourists.

  1. Ride the bike track. Jump on at any point from Thirroul to Win Entertainment Centre and enjoy the views. Keep in mind that hiring a bike down in Wollongong is not an easy thing to find. Novotel Northbeach has the share bikes or check out South Coast Bike Hire. If you don’t like riding take a walk along the track it is just as good.
  2. Enjoy a swim between the red and yellow flags at one of the beaches you pass.
  3. Have fish and chips under the light house. Go to Belmore Basin and buy your fish and chips from Levendi or Nonabel Fish and Chips near the Harbourfront, then go sit on the grass and enjoy your surroundings (just watch out for the seagulls).
  4. A walk in the Botanic Gardens. If you have some old bread you can bring it with you and feed the ducks.
  5. Check out the peacefulness of the Nan Tien Temple, Berkeley. The Nan Tien Nan Tien Temple AustraliaTemple has been around since 1965. It is a nice peaceful place just off the freeway. The Nan Tien Temple is free to enter and walk around, they do ask for donations at most of the doors to the shrines. Now if you go to the Temple make sure you walk up the little track to the gong and hit it while taking in the views of the southern end of Wollongong.
  6. How about the Science Centre? We have an awesome Science Centre in Fairy Meadow for the kids to check out. You can even detour to this on your bike ride. The Science Centre & Planetarium is closed through February 2016 but reopens in March 2016. It is opened 10am to 4pm every day with special events happening all the time.
  7. Enjoy some pizza at one of our many pizzerias. My favourite is Gambino, Corrimal.
  8. If there is one thing you must do it is drive from Woonona to Bald hill (or Bald Hill to Woonona) on the coast road. If you are lucky you will see Hang Gliders leaving from Bald Hill. At Bald Hill you get to take in the amazing views of the multi-million dollar northern suburbs of Wollongong.
  9. Walk along the Sea Cliff Bridge. Park your car just before the bridge or after the bridge (where you can find parking) and go for a walk. Enjoy the see air, the rocks, the ocean the views. It is amazing.
  10. Enjoy gelato at Gelato Emporium just before you come down Bulli Pass. Not only is it the best gelato it is also the cheapest. It is $5 for one scoop and the scoop is gigantic.

 

Anita is a part time traveler and travel blogger. She enjoys exploring the world and her hometown. A Pal has been traveling with her family forever and has just started solo traveling.  Pictures and content provided by Anita from A Pal’s Corner.

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Visit Seattle Like a Local

Visit Seattle Like A Local

Visit Seattle Like A Local

Guest Blog by Seattle transplant Becca from B Travels Better.

Space NeedleWhen people think of Seattle, the first thing that comes to mind is generally either the Space Needle, rain or Grey’s Anatomy. As someone who lives in the city, these things simply don’t represent the real Seattle. I have lived here for 3 years and never once been to the top of the Needle. It doesn’t rain nearly as much as everyone thinks, and our summers are actually spectacular. One of my goals as a travel blogger is help people get to know places from a locals’ perspective. I want you to be able to say that you really experienced Seattle instead of just seeing tourist attractions.

How long would I recommend you spend in the city? It is safe to say that you could see most of Seattle in a four day weekend. Even though the greater Seattle metro area is huge, the city itself is fairly compact and easy to get around. Just don’t plan on walking everywhere because the hills are no joke.

Best View: Kerry Park

Kerry Park SeattleMost people think that paying to go to the top of the Needle will be worth it because you will get amazing views of the city and the sound. Sure the views are okay, from what I have heard, but the Needle isn’t even the tallest building downtown. For the best views of the city, especially at sunset, head to Kerry Park in Queen Anne. You will not be disappointed.

Best Brunch: Americana

Brunch in Seattle is like a religious experience. Really though, Seattle was recently reported to Best Brunch in Seattlebe one of the least religious cities in the country and I think that is because we replaced going to church with going to brunch. It is a simple fact of life that flannel-clad hipsters will line up around the block to pay $40 for eggs on the weekends. The best place to stuff your face with greasy chicken and syrup smothered waffles is Americana on Capitol Hill. Make sure you order the French toast. I dream about it.

 

Best Activity: Ferry Ride to Bainbridge

Seattle is home to a slew of activities to keep you busy during your stay including Pike’s Place Visit Seattle Like a LocalMarket, The Woodland Park Zoo, the Experience Music Project and the Great Wheel. However, for a truly unique experience, take a ferry to nearby Bainbridge Island. The island is pretty small and there isn’t a ton to see, but the ferry ride is an experience in and of itself. It also provides some pretty awesome views of the city and the surrounding mountains.

 

Best Brewery: Peddler Brewing Company

What most people don’t know about Seattle is that we have a vibrant craft brewing community here. There are tons of small batch breweries serving up some absolutely amazing beers. My favorite at the moment is Peddler Brewing in Ballard. The IPAs are great and the brewery has a cool outdoor seating area with games to keep you busy while you down one of their 12 beers on tap.

Best Coffee Shop: Lighthouse Roasters

Want to hear a fun fact? Most Seattleites don’t drink Starbucks. Weird, I know. However, since Starbucks transformed coffee into a cultural phenomenon instead of just a drug to keep you awake when the 2:30 feeling hits, small-batch coffee roasters started to pop up everywhere. Since there are so many to choose from, my favorite coffee shop is constantly changing. However, Lighthouse has always been one of my go to hangouts. Plus, they don’t care if I bring my dog in, which makes him a very happy puppy. Step out of your comfort zone and support small local roasters. Starbucks is everywhere.

 

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*Visit Seattle like a Local is part of our Blogger’s Hometown Favorite’s Series.  {edited} All pictures and content provided by guest blogger.

Becca is the creator of B Travels Better.  Originally from Spokane Washington she currently B Travels Betterlives in Seattle. Becca started traveling in college while studying abroad in London, and has  been obsessed with seeing every inch of the world ever since. She’s a huge fan of solo travel and recommends it to everyone! Becca used to be a very shy person, and solo travel helped her break out of her shell. Besides travel, she’s a huge foodie, on a quest to try wine from every wine region in the world. She’d love to have you join her for a glass!

 

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