Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Peek in our Week and a New Produt

It's that time again where we take a peek at how our past week went.

The week for me was all about Marine Corps Marathon. I also had a little bit of stressing going on. I got a few runs in but started to feel some pain in my IT band ( oh no). This couldn't have come at a worse time. And as you know, the weather on the East coast can be so temperamental in October so I really debated over what I should be wearing on race day. I didn't want to be too hot or too cold.

Saturday was spent at the Expo and catching up with some friends.

Sunday of course was race day.

It ended up already being 66 degrees at the start of the race, so I was pleased with my outfit.  I'll have more to report back on this race later.    ~L


I did half of my runs indoors on the treadmill this week and it actually didn't go half bad. The other half was outside and those runs were a bit interesting. I'll share more on those later.

On Saturday I attended a good friend's bridal shower. Since I was getting fancied up I thought it would be a good time for me to try the complimentary Fekkai Hair Products that I was sent through Influencer to test out.

According to the survey that I filled out, the Fekkai people must have determined that I could use a little more shine to my hair so they sent me the Brilliant Glossing Shampoo and Crème ( The first group of products pictures in the green  containers).   I have never heard of this brand before so it was fun to try their products.  Here are some things I've noticed....
*I love the smell of the product. It is no particular scent like apple, coconut, floral, or anything like that but the smell reminds me of being in a salon.
* The shampoo was just as thick as the conditioner. You know how some shampoos seem to be a little thinner, well this one wasn't  and I didn't need to use as much of the shampoo as I normally do.
* I wasn't quite sure how to use the glossing creme since the instructions weren't very detailed. I just put it on damp hair and then just blew my hair dry without using any of my normal products.
*I noticed my hair felt a little softer but didn't notice that it was shinier. (Lets put it this way, I didn't get any compliments on it). But then again, I wasn't aware that my hair was dull to begin with.
Have you ever tried Fekkai products?    ~M
Tell us, did you do anything exciting this weekend? Did you try any new products?


  1. I've seen Fekkai products before, but I've never used them. But then again, I don't really do anything to my hair (it stays up 99.9% of the time), so just stick to basic shampoo/conditioner.

  2. Congrats on MCM! Can't wait to hear the recap. Also curious to hear about the interesting outdoor runs!

  3. I hope the race went well, Lacey! Hopefully the IT band didn't give you too much trouble!

    1. Thanks it actually wasn't too bad until after thr race.

  4. I think you picked a great outfit for the race! I loved MCM, I look forward to your recap, it's such a fun race I hope you had an incredible time, and hope that IT band didn't give you any issues at all!!!

    I have not heard about Fekkai products before. I change shampoo and conditioner and mix up the brands each time I buy a new one, just to help keep them working better (as they say). But truthfully, the best thing I have found for creating good shine is rinsing out the conditioner in cold water. Something about that cold rinse that holds in the shine.... I had a hair dresser tell me about it years ago, and it always works like a charm:) even if it is a cold way to end a shower, LOL

    1. Yes I was very happy that I chose the tank top. Beautiful day!

  5. I always have a hard time picking out race outfits! I'm glad yours worked out :) Can't wait to hear about the race!

  6. I participated in an event to try and break a world record this weekend- very fun! I have tried Fekkai products before- nice but pricey!

  7. I'm looking forward to reading your recap of the MCM. I hope you had a good race :)

  8. Can't wait to read the MCM recap! :) I always try to have a couple of race outfit options in mind in case the weather does something crazy. Hope it was a great race for you!

  9. I need dandruff shampoo or shampoo with vitamins for my hair! I havn't seen Fekkai products before, Do they produce these kinds of shampoo?


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