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EZ Combs™ Review May 24, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in Beauty, Feelings, Hair, Product Reviews, Products, Reviews, thanksgiving.
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Mom was at the store last week when she came across a 2-pack of the “As Seen on TV” Ez Combs. I’ve always wanted to try them but crazy me, I didn’t know they sold them in stores!

As someone with extremely long hair, my only options for hairdos were a ponytail or leaving my hair down. After a while, it got monotonous. I wanted something different. So when Mom showed us that she had bought  them, I was so happy because I finally had new ways to wear my hair!

My first ‘do was called the “Foutain” and it felt great because I didn’t have the worry of a small elastic band falling off or the pain of a clip. I was able to leave my head back and not feel like spikes were being driven into my scalp like you get with a lot of the plastic hair “claws”. With long hair, it did seem as if my hair was a “fountain” and it made it look very chic.

Then out of habit, I put my hair into a ponytail using the Ez Comb.  It’s not the dreaded “average ponytail”. Not only is it a cute accessory for ponytails, it also adds flair t your hair without being “just a ponytail”. You can even sleep in your ponytail without waking up to your ‘do being on one side of your head! There are also many ways to wear the pontyail just like with any elastic band. But what the bands don’t offer is another way of wearing your Ez Comb- the “Butterfly”. While the original way to wear your ponytail with Ez Comb can make your hair seem longer because it’s not pushed into an elastic band, it doesn’t have the “elastic band tightness” that some woman enjoy, especially when they are working out. With the “Butterfly” effect, it make your hair look chic without slipping and will give you that “hair is in a pontyail tightness” that I sometimes enjoy.

I only have one problem with the Ez Comb. As I have said, I have extremely long hair. Like hair slmost to my rear. See where I am going with this? Sometimes when I am ready to remove the Ez Comb, my hair will get snagged on the rough edges and it takes me a few minutes to wrestle it away.

Besides having rough corners, it’s an absolute must have, especially for us gals with long hair!


Stepping Outside The Box May 17, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in Beauty, family, Feelings, fun, Hair, learning, life, random, Siblings, sisters, thoughts, twins.
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If you have been reading since February, you will know that my sister dyed her hair purple. Yes, purple. She doesn’t conform to what society thinks we should look like. So if she enjoys having purple hair (which I personally think looks awesome on her), she will dye her hair purple. Hell, she’s dyed it blue and red before.

A week ago while I was out with Twin and Mom, I started thinking. Why can’t I be like that? I cannot step outside my comfort zone enough to dye my hair an unnatural color and admire Twin that she can do it. So, I thought again. Was there a way I could actually stay within my comfort area while breaking free of the chains society has on me? Yes, there is.

I declared it to Manders and Mom my plan. It will take a couple of months of finish but if everything works out and sissy helps me in every possible way, it should look awesome and reflect my personality to a “T. What is my plan? I plan on putting a little of unnatural color in my hair. I have jet black hair but after a while, it gets so blah looking. I have a vibrant personality so why not let my hair show that part of me? I plan on dying my hair jet black to cover up any dark brown roots showing. Then this summer, I plan on putting red streaks in my hair. Yes, you read that right. Red streaks. If my sister can show she is not afraid to be different, then I shouldn’t either. After all, we are twins. And while we may seem like your next-door twins, people come to find out that in person, we are totally crazy and random. We like to have fun, even if it’s just the 2 of us in the bedroom, throwing balled up paper at each other.

I can’t say how long I will keep the streaks. I guess it’s something I will have to see before I commit to keep the streaks after 6 months. I guess it’s time to finally start stepping outside the box. Can’t stay scared to try new things the rest of my life.

In 1 Month… February 7, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in Blogging, Giveaways, Hair, Party, sponsors.
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In a month, Texas Banter will be turning a year old! I can’t believe- a whole year gone by! And just look at what I’ve accomplished!

In lieu of the “birthday”, I have decided that I want to hold a giveaway. Consider it like a party!  With over 31,310 hits to Texas Banter, I think we could have one heck of a party! So, what do ya say?

I am not going to tell you much more for now but if you want to sponsor you will get many links back to your website from this website and from other blogs posting about this contest – plus a warm giddy feeling that you are donating. If you are unsure what items you’d like to donate, please e-mail and we can work it out.

To Sponsor

To sponsor a prize please email me at texas_heartland[at]yahoo[dot]com (or find the “Contact Me” link) with the prize you are kindly willing to donate along with a link to your website so I can link back to your site and the value in $ of your prize. I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Oh yea, on a really random note: Manders hair PURPLE! I know I posted that in my last one, but I mean it’s really purple- especially under the sun!

Once again- ANOTHER update February 6, 2009

Posted by texasheartland in Beauty, cats, computer, dogs, family, Hair, learning, Pets, random, sisters, Technology, twins.
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Yes, I know. I tend to make updates too much but you have to realize- life sure has gotten busy!

Ok, remember a while back when I said my computer was “life support”? We officially turned it off forever this afternoon. We had went to Best Buy last night to look at computer towers when we saw the HP. We decided to get it right then and there. It’s wicked fast and has Windows Vista preinstalled. We now have something to get used to and that includes this keyboard… But then again, that’s what life is about, right?

As far as Zeus goes, he went outside for the first time today since the accident. He had no trouble going down the stairs though going up, he needed a little push. He tried to run a little but we had to slow him down before he hurt himself again. He’s got a new collar (thanks to me!) that is UT. He’s got a new huge bed that is so comfortable, a new leash, some toys, and some food. But don’t think we stifled the kitties! They have some treats, a new toy (that Princess, the youngest, is almost animalistic with!), and new food. We would have gotten them a bed but I did that once and they hated it. So they prefer sleeping on the human’s bed!

I am ashamed to say, but I dyed my hair jet black once again tonight. I got tired of seeing brownish-red, brown, and black all together. I feel more like myself when I have jet black hair than we I have multi-colors.  Manders, on the other hand, is going in a totally different direction. Her hair has been auburn, black, red, blue… Guess what color is will be by the end of tonight? No, it isn’t a VIBRANT color though I think it might be a little bright. She is going purple.

See that “Lusty Purple” color? Yea, that’s what my twin sister is dying her hair. I’m not scared or nervous. I am used to her dying her hair all crazy colors! Keep in mind that I used to be blonde for 8 years and on a whim, dyed it jet black. She could dye her hair pink, and it wouldn’t shock me! Well, it might in the sun. But in general, it wouldn’t.