Lust After Lush: Liquefy Your Solid Conditioner

Hey all,

Have you all heard of Lush? It's a handmade cosmetics chain that make their products with organic and fresh fruits and vegetables, high quality essential oils, and safe synthetics. They use very little to no preservatives and packaging and always telling you exactly what is in each product and where it was made (and who made it!). All of their products are cruelty free and most are vegan. I am a big fan and my all-time favorite product is their Big shampoo. Now, I have lots and lots of thick hair, however it is very fine and oily. So even though this miraculous product is a "volumizing" shampoo, it works wonders on my hair. It makes it feel light, bouncy and smells ah-mazing!

I've used this product for years and have always followed it up with a generic conditioner (as I mentioned, dryness is not my problem). However, on a recent visit to my local Lush location, I noticed they had a Big conditioner! (Apparently it has been around for a while, but I usually just purchase my shampoo on their website, so I hadn't seen it) Their conditioner came as a solid, which I honestly, wasn't sure about. I had tried a solid shampoo in the past and I never felt that I was getting enough product for my hair. I also hated the way it melted in the shower and stuck to the metal tin I bought. You are supposed to keep those things out of the shower in between uses to dry, but who remembers to grab their shampoo from the linen closet each day for a shower?

Anyway, I decided to try this conditioner, as it was a different texture (smoother and more "gelatinous" I guess) and, I mean, it's Big. I placed it on my shower caddy, unwrapped and ready to go. While I enjoyed the texture of the bar, it melted ALL.OVER.THE.PLACE. It dripped down the caddy grates all over my other products. I was wasting my new conditioner chunks at a time! Plus, I found it difficult (though not as much as my prior experience with solid hair products) to use enough product. I love the idea of the limited packaging, but it was too difficult for me to use regularly.

Then, I had an idea.

Liquefy!


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In Defense of the Clip Chart

Morning all,

So I've been reading lots of posts about behavior clip charts in the classroom, especially questioning their effectiveness. As a former classroom teacher for students with behavioral challenges, this topic is near to my heart. Recently Based on some common arguments against using behavior clip charts, here are a few thoughts on why we SHOULD use behavior clip charts in the classroom and how to use them EFFECTIVELY





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Shop for Less: Best Online Shops for a Teacher's Budget

Hey all,

Even though I'm not a classroom teacher anymore, I still know what it's like to try to buy a functional work wardrobe on a teacher's salary. That being said, I've compiled a list of online stores with budget-friendly options for teachers and other budget-conscious professionals.



In no particular order...
  1. Front Row
  2. River Island
  3. Koshka
  4. Dorothy Perkins
  5. Sheinside
  6. Asos
  7. Joe Fresh
  8. Uniqlo
  9. ModCloth
  10. Go Jane
  11. Zara
  12. Topshop
  13. Style Moi
  14. Lulus
  15. Charlotte Russe
  16. Choies
  17. UrbanOG
  18. Romwe
  19. Boohoo
  20. Ruche
Some of these sites have unlimited awesomeness as low prices, while others you need to search a bit for some great deals (I'm looking at you Asos). Still, if you are looking to spice up your Kohl's wardrobe a bit, check these out!

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