I used to be completely brush obsessed when I was younger because my hair reached my knees and the tangles were impossible. The state of my hair didn’t concern me back then because I just braided it and went on with my life. Now however, it’s all different. First, I like to be low maintenance while looking like I put in work, and second, I now have shorter hair that reaches just past my shoulders. Though everyone could benefit from this post you’re about to read, I do want to point out that if you have crazy long hair, you will want to brush it in some way unless you like surprise dreadlocks.
I have always struggled with dry skin. I’m from an island originally, and grew up just an hour or so away from the sea. My living environment was always humid, so when I first moved to Alberta, my skin acted out so much that it was painful. For a long time I looked for solutions, I must have tried every lotion in the drugstores, but none seemed to do the trick. It was one thing or another, either the smell was wrong, the consistency, too greasy, too liquid, some would just plain not work!
There are these commercials I always see in the late spring about waterproof mascara for all those pool parties you’re about to go to. They go something like “Do you want amazing eyelashes in the shower? How about in the pool or while you’re in the ocean? Well THIS mascara will stay on your eyes through a nuclear blast! Impromptu dive of the Mariana’s Trench? You’ve got this girl!” I used to almost get anxiety over this because there are so many of these commercials and I’m sitting there like “oh my god my mascara will totally run in the Marianas Trench…”
If you know me, you might know that I love to travel. I have also always been a very artistic person. Something about drawing, doodling or painting just pulls you in. It slows you down, relaxes your mind, it's even recommended as a type of therapy. This particular hobby has always presented a challenge for me when I traveled because I like to pack light…very light. If I can manage to fit all the things in one backpack and live like that for months, I’ll do it. Unfortunately you can hardly fit several canvases and a bunch of paint tubes into a backpack. You’ve also got brushes, blending palettes, and your paint can pop and spill all over your clothes. I once got to my destination with some very colourful luggage…exhausting.
Today I want to touch onto something very specific out of a wonderful line of products. The line is Anhesti Haircare and its creator is Lorri Weisen. She has been an entrepreneur for over 20 years, she is an aspiring author, a public speaker, an Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) Holistic Health Coach, former stylist, and salon owner. If you have a second, you should read her story.