Saturday, May 15, 2021

Birthday Party Cheesecake Jellybean Boom

Whenever it's any one's birthday I get the song, It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine..." by REM stuck in my head. There's some fast lyrics in there where he sings, "Birthday party cheese cake jellybean boom."

Isaak's going to be 13 on the 19th. 

He wanted 3 things:

1. A new office chair - If you remember Isaak built up a desk, so the office chair goes with that. Unlucky (because they are closing), but also lucky for me my old work of 18 years sold me a fairly unused office chair for $30. That's way better than the cost of them online. 

2. A new pair of shoes - I would have gotten him those anyhow. He wanted them for his birthday. I found a pair that looks just like a jacket he wears all the time that are ASICS. They were $20 cheaper on Amazon than they were in the store. Yay me.  

3. A back massager - An odd request for a 12 - soon to be 13 year old, but he wanted one. 

This back massager is fancy! I came in a cool case, with all kinds of attachments. Eight to be exact. 

The brand name: Trace Kasa

I've never heard of that brand name before, but it is rated well on Amazon. 

Where to get it:

Cost: $69.98 

The cost I feel like is reasonable. I looked at their competition, and they sell them from $39 all the way up to $399!

Why Get a Back Massager?

On the Apel side, they have a history of having a bad back. Instead of paying for Chiropractic care it's good to maintain back care with exercises and a deep tissue massage. I already to Isaak that he's going to use this on his dad's back too.

Muscle Soreness Relaxation 

Trace Kasa percussion massage gun can relieve body stiffness and soreness with deep and powerful muscle massage after doing exercise, or for a warm-up before exercise.

It is suitable for personal use. 

Rechargeable Battery 

It does have a rechargeable battery. I kind of prefer a plug-in with most things. 

Do you have a back massager?

Disclaimer: I got this product for a discounted price in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Shampoo for My hair - Review

I have been looking for a shampoo that suits my hair growth + deals with dryness. I haven't gotten my hair cut, since well before the pandemic started. Even though I'm vaccinated, I still have this mindset that I shouldn't go to places unless I have to. Do you still feel like you shouldn't go out and about, while COVID is still a thing?

Along with my hair getting longer, I straighten it. It's not curly, more like very frizzy! It gets dry. 

I think I finally found the shampoo I've been looking for. 

It's called Pureauty Naturals Biotin Shampoo. 

You can get it here: All Pureauty products are made in the USA, which I can stand behind.

This shampoo is for thinning hair and hair loss. My hair has always felt thin in comparison to my sister's thick hair. Biotin shampoo pairs with a conditioner to support healthier, fuller-looking hair. 

It came wrapped in plastic, to ensure there was no leaks in the shipping process. I'm not one for waisting packaging, but I have had liquid products leak so it's great they are careful with their product.

I've washed my hair(s) three times, since I got this shampoo. It makes my hair feel silky. I don't really feel the full feeling yet. Maybe that will come. I plan on using this shampoo after three washing of the other shampoo I have. Then it stays healthy, yet I use up product that's sitting around. 

I like that this shampoo is for guys and girls. It's annoying to have tons of products in the shower just because brands market to one sex or another. This shampoo doesn't seem girly or masculine. It's just great shampoo. 

What's in it?

Biotin oil, Pisum Sativum - Pea Sprout Extract and Pro-Vitamin B5

When I put it on my hand it's really clear. When I rub it into my hands it suds up a bit. Shampoos are actually best if they don't suds up a lot. If it does, that means that there's a lot of chemicals in it that are harmful. 

If your hair(s) feel thin, and/or get dried out then this product is for you. Biotin Shampoos are popular hair thickening products for women. Ditch the hair loss treatments for hair growth. Natural shampoos are going to be important for hair health. 


1 Bottle (Single Pack) - $26.45 per bottle | 3 Bottles (Recommended) - $21.50 per bottle | 6 Bottles (Super Saver) - $18.40 per bottle

I think that's a pretty good cost actually. 

What shampoo do you use? What hair type do you have?

Disclaimer: I got this product for free in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. 


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