This & That Tuesday #1.

0. This empty mode of transportation.

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1. Oddly, this pink infused interior.

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2. This traditional symbol of Easter.

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3. This colour.

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4. This accessory, which I’ve loved for a while.

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5. This library.

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6. This jewellery holder idea. Will steal.

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7. This collage of one of my favourite countries on Earth. (Click for more.)

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8. This perfection.

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9. This ad.

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Empties: Hair Mask, Conditioner, and Spray.

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I didn’t mean it, at least not consciously, but all products featured in this post ended up being disappointing.

Dulgon Split-End Treatment Hair Mask

I found this split-end mask to be more of a deep conditioner. It didn’t miraculously fix my split-ends, but this is a ridiculous expectation to have of any product. If your hair is not damaged, then perhaps this will work for you. My hair was very damaged when I was using this, however, so to me it just felt like a thick conditioner and not a mask.

Dulgon is a Mann & Schröder GmbH product. Mann & Schröder GmbH does not test on animals.

Dove Repair Therapy Conditioner

I am not sure why, but I expected a bit of magic from this Dove conditioner – possibly because their deodorants, lotions, and shower gels are so good to my skin. This wasn’t exactly disappointing, but it was nothing out of the ordinary either. I didn’t feel any special repair effects, and didn’t want to purchase the full-sized product after using up this sample.

Dove is a Unilever brand and as such is tested on animals.

Eveline Bio-Burdock Spray Serum

Intended for weak, thinning and falling out hair. I bought it during a very stressful period of my life. I don’t exactly go bald from stress, but my hair usually thins a bit.

There’s a medicinal scent to this, which I don’t mind and even welcome. It felt a bit odd when applied to hair. Rather, hair felt odd after its application. It became a bit… synthetic to the touch? This was supposed to be applied on damp hair, rubbed into roots, and then combed through. I used it once or twice, and then give up. Not so much because I didn’t like it, but because I simply haven’t the time.

Perhaps because this product is truly bio or something, when I came back to it about six months later, I noticed something cloudy floating in the bottle. I hesitated using it, but didn’t want to throw out a full bottle either. I decided to leave it alone instead, to see if the cloudy thing continued to grow or stayed the same (I’m a naturally curious person, silence).

Well, it did grow, which was mildly terrifying, so I ended up throwing an almost full bottle out.

Despite all this, I’d love to try this product again. I haven’t seen it around in a bit, though.

Eveline is cruelty-free.

(Dove sample received free with purchase. Other products bought with my own money. All opinions mine.)

INTJ Problems: Emotional Response.

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(This is a series in which I use Myers-Briggs personality type as an excuse for all of my shortcomings and then treat the resulting narrative as gospel. Enjoy.)

My emotional responses, although rare, do indeed exist. They are intense, I don’t get any other kind. But I immediately push them back down and carry on with other things. I acknowledge them. I am aware of them. I just don’t care to show them, or discuss them and share them with the public.

It can also take days to figure out what I’m feeling, and whether I’m feeling anything at all. It’s the nagging little buzz somewhere at the back of my mind. Sometimes I deliberately tell it, “Later, later, I’ll deal with you later”. Most of the time, I simply don’t pay enough attention to it to assess it properly. The realisation of having this or that particular feeling takes me by such a complete surprise, I’m stupefied for several seconds.

Feelings are hard. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. INTJ type in that sense have a bit in common with personality disorders, because they are exactly the kind of people who’d hear the news about a tragedy, say, “Oh”, and then ask for a sandwich. They’d look at emotional responses of others and then “try them on” for themselves, because they have no idea why people elect to cry at weddings or concerts. They would look at a friend devastated over a break-up, having no idea how to console him or her, or why it needs consoling anyway, because their partner was an arse to begin with.

I can see it, I can analyse it and more or less process it, but I can never fully understand it, or feel it like the others do — or predict it in others. It’s one thing I’m bad at predicting.

One Woman Army.