Inspirational Mondays: Herbal Essences Part One
September 19, 2011 § 10 Comments
Mondays are boring. It’s the start of a brand new week after you’ve had a weekend of fun. Sometimes I find it difficult to wake up or roll out of bed to get myself ready for the day (week). And then when I’m finally awake, the fact hits me hard like a slap to the face: another five days before the weekend. No, but seriously, most Mondays are pretty boring for me, and I don’t have much to look forward to for the rest of the week. I’m sure I’m not the only person that suffers from this problem so I thought I would devise some mastermind plan (not really) to brighten up the day and the rest of the week. After brainstorming and revisions I ended up with Inspirational Mondays (a series that will forever be labeled with this uninspired title).
The concept of this series is to find inspiration somewhere in the world and translate it into five different outfits for each day of the week. It’s something that I thought would be fun to do as I wanted to draw inspiration from things around me to prove that there’s beauty where we least expect it. This week, my inspiration comes from the Herbal Essences collection of hair products:
Yesterday I went to Target to pick up some more shampoo and conditioner because I was running low. Since my hair is not problematic, I am able to try different shampoos without worrying that I need to use a certain shampoo treatment to target a specific part of my hair. So I am drawn to the Herbal Essences section to the captivating color-coded bottles. After staring at the display of bottles, I found myself especially attracted to the labels and colorful marbleized shampoos in their bottles. Considering I was planning on publishing a post about the Color Wheel, Herbal Essences seemed like the perfect candidate for my first Inspirational Mondays entry. So without further ado, I present to you Inspirational Mondays: Herbal Essences Part One.
Disclaimer: Unlike my other outfit posts (which consist of pieces found under $50), this is for inspiration purposes only (unless you can really afford these things). This is for your entertainment and I, in no way, am endorsing the purchase of expensive clothing for the sake of retail therapy on a boring Monday. Also, this is only the first half of the spectrum.
Outfits for Inspiration (in the order of the rainbow):
1. Long Term Relationship
What better way to represent this nourishing shampoo than to use a flowing ball gown? I like to think of it this way: the shampoo protects your long, flowing hair from breakage and split ends. You don’t want someone stepping on your train and ripping your dress. Okay, so that didn’t make a lot of sense. Don’t deny me the pleasure of looking at a gorgeous red gown.
2. None of Your Frizzness
I wanted to make an outfit that was clean so I thought I would go with a dress that didn’t involve fluffy petticoats and a mass of tulle. Fortunately this ruled out the usage of tutus.
3. Hydralicious (Featherweight)
Here I wanted to capture the light spirit of the Featherweight shampoo. The swirls are absolutely captivating, and when you are using the shampoo, the swirls move and the shampoo’s appearance changes. I wanted an outfit that was flowing and not constricted, but using a dress or skirt was too simple (not to mention predictable since I had used dresses in the other two outfits).
4. Body Envy
I wanted to create an outfit that was very streamline because I wanted to emphasize the contours of the body. It was an “embrace your curves” kind of thing. I thought the circle design above the words Herbal Essences was interesting so I added the ring.
5. Drama Clean
It seems that the color spectrum got cut of at green. I guess this adds a little variety to this collection. It seems the people at Herbal Essences really all of the colors except green and primary blue. They seem to have many variations of reds, oranges, yellows, sky-blue, and red-violets. But I digress. Drama Clean. The thing has the word CLEAN in its name had to make something clean…I’m not sure if it’s too dark compared to the shampoo, but I liked it…Kinda reminds me of high-class teen drama.
That’s it for now. You can look forward to the other outfits featuring the rest of the Herbal Essences collection next Monday. Finally, I’ll leave some questions for discussion: So how was your Monday? What do you think about this new series? Also, what inspires you?