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Book Review: Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau

Mary Jane by Jessica Anya Blau is a coming of age novel taking place in Baltimore, Maryland. During the 1970's, fourteen year old Mary Jane is caught in the middle of her family's conservative ideals and the progressive ideals of the Cone family where she is a summer nanny. Mary Jane is a sheltered teen who enjoys cooking with her mother, listening to Broadway Show Tunes, and singing in the church choir. On the first day of work, she is shocked at the mess in the Cone's home and introduces them to home cooked meals and keeping the house clean. In return, Mary Jane gets a front row seat to sex, drugs, and rock & roll. This novel was the selected for the book club I belong to. Again, this is a novel that I likely wouldn't have chosen to read on my own, but I was glad I did. Mary Jane is the first novel I've read by Jessica Anya Blau, and I was impressed with her storytelling.  Touching on race, class, and stereotypes, along with drugs and infidelity, it reminded

Product Review: Pureology Professional Color Care Hydrate Soft, Softening Treatment

Approximately one month ago, I went out to my mailbox to get my mail in and was completely surprised that I had received a VoxBox from Excited to find out what I received, I hurried back into my house to open the package.

Much to my surprise and delight, I received a tube of Pureology Professional Color Care Hydrate Soft, Softening Treatment. It came in a rose scent, which I was a bit leery about. However, I was delightfully surprised. It is lightly scented and nice smelling, so those who are anxious about the scent being too overpowering needn't worry. I love the fact that the scent smelled very natural and not fake at all.

Product Review Pureology Professional Color Care Hydrate Soft
Even though the softening treatment is called a mask on the packaging, it's really just an extremely thick conditioner that rinses out easily. My hair tangles easily, but it didn't with this product, and it was very easy to brush my hair out while it was still wet. While drying it, it remained tangle free, which was a nice change.

The Pureology Professional Color Care Hydrate Soft, Softening Treatment is lightweight. I was worried about it making my hair look greasy or oily, but it didn't. My hair was left looking super clean. After drying my hair after using the treatment, my hair felt silky soft and looks much healthier. I no longer have scraggly ends.

I gave this product five out five stars and definitely recommend Pureology Professional Color Care Hydrate Soft, Softening Treatment to other people. I definitely am going to try other products by Pureology because I was so impressed with the way my hair looks and feels. I received this product from for free for my honest review.

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