25 4 / 2013
what’s in the peel?
it’s something she saw on Dr. Oz and other clients have said their kids have used successfully… lemon juice (brightening but makes your skin more sensitive to the sun) & crushed aspirin (salicylic acid properties), but since we were out of lemons/juice I substituted honey (antibacterial & works as a binder for the aspirin)
- 1tb honey
- 4x 325mg aspirin (a lot of tutorials suggest uncoated but it’s really difficult to find)
- a baking soda & water paste
so the way I did it was to crush the aspirin with a spoon, combine with the honey, and let it sit for a few minutes to dissolve the coating. then, apply to your face & set a timer (mine was for 20 minutes, be aware that the honey will get more fluid with the heat from your skin and may drip a bit). remove the peel with warm water, and neutralize with baking soda & water paste (so that you don’t end up super red).
Your eyebrow game is amazing!
thanks! I try to keep up and get them done when I can. I’ve been maintaining them myself in between and it’s worked well. I like a slightly more arched brow but due to some over-plucking a few appointments ago it’s a bit rounder. it’ll grow back!
21 2 / 2013
Why did you cancel? They do have pretty great customer service. I might cancel soon too actually because I have more nail polish than I could ever need now lol
wellllllllllllllllll I’ll be honest, when I started my subscription I had way too many nail polishes already. So now I have even more and it doesn’t make any sense to keep spending money when I basically already own more than I will ever need.
16 1 / 2013
Wah. Was it at least worth it for John Krasinski’s face? I will also accept Matt Damon’s face. (I feel very very meh about Zero Dark Thirty which I saw last night)
Kind of? not really though, he’s only in about 2/3s of the movie. I hated all of the characters except this sweet old man and Frances McDormand (she was borderline annoying too). The main characters weren’t really given enough motivation for their actions, and the sister from United States of Tara was the flattest love interest I’ve seen in a while. She seemed to exist only as a prize which was annoying. Also everyone was super white. But at least it was an early matinee & only $6 & the movie theater makes the BEST coffee which is also discounted that early. So not a total bust, plus I like going to the movies, even bad ones.
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08 12 / 2012
You look SUPER glamorous. Gorgeous.
Ahh! Thank you!! I remembered how to do makeup and now I might start doing it for work? probs not but we’ll see. I had a lot of fun at the party though!
07 12 / 2012
soy replied to your post: trying melatonin, night #1. we’ll see. My car has…
one of my tail lights is going out (it’s dim but not totally out? weird) … I hate cars so much sometimes. but I LOVE you! be strong :)
I just called the car place and they said it shouldn’t be any trouble to do it so I’m going to head over and drop off the car in the next 15 minutes. On the walk home is my favorite coffee place, so I’m going to have a nice drink & relax. Then I start my holiday baking offensive, which will last the week and definitely take over the kitchen for a while. First up: salted caramel brownies & brown butter rice crisp treats.
Also: I feel really well rested and had crazy dreams. Yay melatonin? I woke up a lot last night though.
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22 10 / 2012
How did you first learn? I’ve been dying to learn but I haven’t come across a resource or a beginning kit that really clicks…
I took a class at a local yarn shop in high school! I was really awful and it seems impossible in the beginning. Now you could probs use youtube or something? Have any local yarn/knitting supply places? Even a Michael’s should offer a class! I’d start with smaller needles though, like an 8 or 10. Talk to them and they can give you a beginning supply list (but just get needles & yarn and watch how they use the other stuff before buying it… some accessories are supplemental or unnecessary for a beginner). It’s definitely a good time to learn, and once you practice, you can do it while watching stuff! Until then try audiobooks or podcasts! You can totally do this.
15 10 / 2012
Tom’s deodorant is NOTHINGNESS. I bought some once and honestly I felt like it made my B.O. so much worse than it ever would have been by itself. I know these [sweaty] feels.
TRUE LIFE. Luckily I have a bit of time between classes and went home and took care of it. I think TJ’s does returns on anything you don’t like but it’s kinda weird to return deodorant even if it is a shitty product.
05 10 / 2012
soy replied to your photo: Rebel Wilson talking about plus size fashion that…
I hope Rebel knows how much her presence and visibility and positive attitude is making the world better for women of ALL sizes!
24 9 / 2012
thanks again, Ange… I always need to be reminded about this stuff, it’s so easy to shame-spiral I guess? it’s hard to maintain perspective sometimes
truthbombs! It is so freaking hard. It can be so important to keep checking in, all the time. You’ve got this!
24 9 / 2012
soy asked: Thanks for your reply, Ange. I like to think/hope I'm a reasonable person? I try very hard to be considerate of people around me? Obviously those are just two anecdotes from yesterday. And my roommate's reaction was weird. I do a lot for her so I'm always a little sensitive to any negativity she throws my way. I spent hours doing dishes on Saturday, for example, because she NEVER does hers. I don't like to push it, especially since we've both been sick. But man. It's hard to deal with sometimes.
It makes sense that you are sensitive to others’ opinions about your behavior because you are a conscientious, present, and kind person. It’s appropriate for you to care, but if you look at your behavior (doing so many things for other people) and the response you’re getting, it seems out of whack. It was likely a passing comment not meant to hurt you from your roommate, but since it did, you should think about bringing that up with her—she should be aware that what she says has an effect on you and others. People forget this sometimes. It’s obvious that you try really hard to consider others and it’s a shame that they are not treating you in the same way. What has helped me in similar situations is to address it with the person and to practice dismissing these “passing comments.” Do your best to keep your daily self image separate from a thoughtless comment (maybe your roommate was in a bad mood or projecting a different motivation on to what you said), as your actions clearly show that you are a good person who cares. Maybe make a list of all of the things that you are doing right that day (not specific to things you are doing for others, though those can be included too) especially focusing on the things you are doing for yourself to make your life easier and this can help center you to pay attention to these things. It honestly doesn’t matter what your roommate or anyone else thinks about you, it’s how you feel about these things that counts the most, even if it seems the other way right now. Social anxiety can magnify these small encounters but if you look at them in the perspective of your whole day, they are probably not as big as they seem.