Autumn Camping

Monday September 22, 2014 comments   

Did a short overnight camping trip this weekend. I wanted to get some fresh and cool air into my lungs hoping it would help clear up the rest of my flu symptoms. The weather was perfect. Plenty of sun with cooling temperatures at night. When I’m camping I sometimes find it hard to believe that I enjoy it but I truly do. There’s this sense of “letting go” when I’m camping. Trivial things drift out of my mind and I can just be.


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Japanese Hair Wax

Friday September 19, 2014 comments   

Since returning to a shorter short hair cut I was in desperate need of hair wax again. I decided to go with my old favorite brand of Lucido-L plus try out a new wax for myself from Loretta.

Loretta Hair Wax 6.5

I saw the Loretta line being use a lot in salon tutorial videos for short cuts. The 6.5 wax was used for stronger more dynamic styling. It gives my hair a messy edgy look and allows me to shape and reshape it throughout the day. I bought mine from

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Loretta Hair Wax 6.5

Smells fantastic with a rose-like aroma
The more you use, the better
Easily re-shape-able

Can weigh hair down a bit
Needs scrunching every few hours for volume
Waxy texture

I’m happy with it!
I use it for messy bedhead style days. The texture reminds me of a glue stick but it’s actually not that sticky of a wax!

Lucido-L Volume Airy & Natural wax

A brand I’m quite familiar with, I wanted to try their new “Volume Airy” wax since it seemed most popular for fluffy short styles. I ordered mine from

I love it.
It’s the best soft with volume wax I’ve used. It works great combined with some light curling then scrunching with the wax. It keeps its shape but can be easily re-shaped throughout the day.

I also saw the “Natural” look version of the Lucido-L line when I was out shopping so I picked it up as well. It’s more milky in texture and I use it for sleeker hair days.

japanese brand hair styling wax

Lucido-L Hair Wax

Trusted brand with a long history of products
Never greasy feeling
Containers are really easy to open and close and store nicely
They work!

Style sometimes needs refreshing (hold doesn’t always last)
Can easily use too much weighing hair down

The textures are quite different between the two due to their varying holds. Plus these waxes are fragrance free. That can be a pro or con depending on your preferences.

japanese brand hair styling wax


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