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Glory Be! It’s Tea Tree and Vitamin E!!

6 Jun

Ok yall!!  For the last few weeks I have been asking for help via Facebook for a host of random ailments.  I’ll start with my itchy scalp that wreaks havoc when the seasons change.  In addition, I swear I had an allergic reaction to some random hair product I tried!  I had been looking for a natural leave-in treatment that would give me a tingly, feel-good, “I’m healing you now” sensation.  I got a bunch of responses from homemade elixirs to store bought scores.  I ended up buying a tiny bottle of Derma E Tea Tree and E Oil, and massaging tiny drops of it onto all the problem areas of my scalp.

Hallelujah!!!  I felt that feeling!!  I smelled medicinal, but felt magical.  I decided not to wash it out.  I woke up late, took a lightening speed hobo bath, went to work, went straight out after, and no one commented on my head smelling weird!!  I washed it out with a natural rosemary and mint shampoo the next day, and reapplied!!

The shit works.  I had full relief in 3 days.  Please keep in mind that I have super thick, dry, curly hair.  If you’re working with the opposite, the leave-in idea might not be the move.  Otherwise, have at it!!!
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Next up on the list was this cold/allergy bullshit that hit me like a ton of bricks.  Over the course of 4 days, I lost my voice entirely with brief periods of being able to communicate using the voice of a small child or a phone sex operator.  The evenings were the worst.  Each miniature breath I would take was followed by 3 consecutive coughs.  I annoyed myself so much that I started breathing into random objects.  I tried tying a scarf around my face, breathing into a pillow, breathing in the steam from my tea, and nothing worked!!  Da fuuuuuck!?!??  It felt like I was allergic to air.  I tried to pinch my nose and hold my breath, since breathing = coughing.  I had just rubbed that magic oil into my scalp, and now it was on my nostrils!!  That tingly, feel-good, “I’m healing you” sensation was back!  It almost had a calming effect. This time it seemed to make the air breathable again as it entered my airways!

Glory Be!!!  I thought that I could make it through the night if I just put enough AROUND my nose that I could breath in without coughing. It worked!!  I woke up and thought I should hit the store for some Vicks since this concept was working for me.  I checked out the packaging and read that you actually aren’t supposed to get Vicks on your nostrils.  Who knew??!?!  What the hell is the point!?!?  What’s in that stuff?? Don’t they make lil sniffer tubes of that shit specifically for putting up your nose?!?!  I put the package back down and bought another bottle of Derma E Tea Tree and E Oil.  Seems to be doing the trick…

NOTE: I am NOT putting it UP my nose, snorting drips, or any of the like. Just rubbing little dabs around my nostrils…capisce?!?

Who knows what else this little bottle of magic will fix!!!

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Scrub-a-dub-dub…

3 Nov

Tis’ the season for Old Man Winter’s cold ass breath to begin blowing across your face.  While moisturizers and chap sticks are sure to get their shine, a good facial scrub will need to be close by to remove all the flaky dead skin that is past the point of moisture therapy.  Here enters Burt’s Bees Peach and Willobark Deep Pore Scrub…

Hooray!!!  Finally a facial scrub that has the gusto to take it OFF!  At $8 a pop, this all-natural exfoliator is action packed!  Finely ground Peach Stones polish the skin, while a special formula of Willow Bark provides a natural source of Salicylic Acid to keep that newfound skin looking fresh.  You don’t have to sit around and wait for an online order to process either!  Just check out the Burt’s Bees displays at your local grocery and drug stores.

This facial scrub is sure to leave your face feeling as if you have finally removed the remnants of your Halloween mask…just in time to show Old Man Winter who’s boss!!

Urban Decay Cosmetics – Eyeshadow Ammo Eyeshadow Palette

16 Nov

We are big fans of this power packed eyeshadow pallette from Urban Decay.  This pallette contains everything that you could possibly need to take your look from work to play.  The 10  colors included are: Smog, Maui Wowie, Mildew, Shattered, Oil Slick, Polyester Bride, Last Call, Grifter, Chopper, and  Sin.

Chopper is my personal fav.  It looks great for day or night, and adds just enough glits without really looking like you tried…clutch ; )

Damage:  36 bones

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Battling Zits…yarrrrgh!

9 Nov

OK.

Find ’em. Hate ’em. Destroy ’em.

These are my recommended heavy hitters for battling the bad boys:

1. Kate Somerville’s Eradicate Acne Treatment

DO NOT SHAKE THAT BOTTLE!!! Instead, insert a Q-Tip and bulls-eye the bad boys. You can put it on over or under make-up, in addition to the infamous all-night attack. It has a pink coloring to it that is as bright as Calamine Lotion, but fades as it is absorbed and mixed with the oils from your skin.

2. Clean n Clear Persa Gel 10 Acne Medication

My hands-down fave since high school. You can rock it all day if you don’t mind having little white specks all over your face. Attending an all-girls high school made that the obvious move for me! Definitely affordable and easy to find, this potion kicks ass quickly, leaving you ready for the weekend in no time.