July 6th, 2019 @ 5:32 pm
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July 6th, 2019 @ 5:32 pm
if in case info about dyed hair aint yo thang… this post aint for you.
if you don’t mind, please proceed.
July 27th, 2018 @ 5:44 pm
so since i last updated you, i must say, i have been a lazy stu. i switched over to tom’s deodorant so i wouldn’t have to apply tea tree oil directly and have to reapply (sometimes i have to when it’s reeeeeeeeeeeally NYC humid out). also, it’s hard to see how much you’ve applied and where when you’re doing it directly out of the bottle. i bought a tiny spray bottle, but then it was too much from a spritz… so i couldn’t really find a happy medium. at least i could just go back to the ol’ swipe under the pit as i’ve done for the last two decades. i stuck to the tea tree oil version, though. i figured tom’s was going to be shite and just not work, but i’m pleasantly surprised.
so far, it’s been pretty good through the hot and humid days. after workouts it’s a faint smell o sweat, but i mean, we’re humans and we sweat. i’m not trying to prevent myself from sweating… so yeah, hopefully it won’t just stop working like other natural deodorants have.
i know… super exciting post.
June 14th, 2018 @ 11:21 am
sooooooooooo since last i posted about deodorant (click here if you missed it), i kind of stopped using deodorant.
that’s right… i said i stopped using deodorant.
like, even through hot ass fucking days of shitty, humid NYC weather.
update 06/19: even through 2 sweltering beach days!
tea tree oil, my friends. i was sick of giving money to companies for natural deodorants that seemed to keep failing me, so i decided to get to the root of why body odor happens. i came across a lot of articles talking about how tea tree oil kills the bacteria that causes body odor, so i went out and bought a small bottle of it. i dab/spread it on underneath an additional essential oil for fragrance purposes (TTO stinks). i don’t smell like a complete hippie once it all dries, and i magically do not stink. i sweat (not profusely – over-sweating was never my problem), but i do NOT stink. it’s nuts.
i suggest testing your skin to see if TTO bothers you, but it doesn’t bother me at all. i googled about this and a lot of people combine it with other stuff like coconut oil (bc omg the entire internet uses coconut oil for everything) or baking soda (which i’m EXTREMELY sensitive to), but i just use it directly.
you’re welcome. ♥
April 24th, 2018 @ 7:02 pm
since it’s been three fucking years since i was able to utilize my own site without feeling disgusting (non-armpit/sweat/stinky related issue), lemme just update you on what’s been going on in:
*THE WORLD OF MY ARRRRRRRRMPITS*
i was on a quest a few years ago to gtfoff of aluminum deodorants and was on the hunt for the best possible natural deodorant (read those posts here, if you’d like).
okay, where the hell did we leave off here? :clicks pen nervously:
lemme review these jammies for ya:
January 24th, 2018 @ 12:52 pm
instagram bombards me with makeup artists and mermaid hair (cringe) accounts all day, erryday. i sometimes get really inspired to follow one here and there, but i honestly get bored of them easily. there are only so many teal or piss-yellow haired selfies i can look at per day. i think the alternative hair just takes over as a personality, and i don’t even look at the makeup for inspiration anymore. in fact, any account that’s just focused on one thing usually gets an unfollow pretty quickly.
as with everything shoved in your face in 2017, i realized how dumb these posts/accounts are making people. because of social media, women are holding themselves to this ridiculous standard that people are really that perfect, easily and often. that’s bullshit, and as much as people may enjoy applying makeup or dying their hair (guilty), it catches up to them when they have dedicated accounts. there are plenty of articles online where these girls come clean about the pressures. it’s like a pride thing for people not to admit that it’s not easy or annoying.
i’d like to help people that don’t know this type of stuff.
let me break the reality down for you:
February 25th, 2015 @ 11:12 am
i haven’t posted with an update about the deodorant > primal pit paste switch since november – i wanted to be fair with the timing. for a lot of people, their pits have to detox, and i wanted to make sure i gave it adequate time to see if i would or not, and the outcome afterwards with some time.
i didn’t go through detox *WOO!*, butttttttt i did feel the effects of high ph balance of baking soda. i would get SUPER itchy (SOMETIMES) after applying it, and my skin would get red and would have a burning sensation if i applied it directly after shaving (lesson learned). i started shaving my pits at night (that’s usually when i shower anyhow) and waiting to apply in the morning, which i thought was plenty of time. apparently, that is not the case – but it’s not all of the time, but i wasn’t in the mood to deal with finicky a product. i didn’t realize i could get a lighter version of the primal pit paste that i was using, and i hated the red discoloration of my skin, so i switched over to EO organic deodorant.
EO doesn’t have baking soda, which was good for me – but it’s a spray vs. something you rub on. it’s oil based, and i find it’s irritating to have wet pits that you have to wait to dry (so it doesn’t get on your clothing). i also hate that you have to reapply later in the day. i’m a stinker vs. a sweater, so i definitely have to (and do not want to). i didn’t have to deal with that, with primal pit paste AT ALL.
the EO smell isn’t horrible, but it just reminds me too much of my lavender dr. bronner’s soap, which i ditched over a year ago. no offense to anyone into that natural/organic/oil/hemp/etc. smell, but i was sick of smelling like a hippie, so there’s also that.
i purchased a lil tub of the light lavender vanilla PPP, and i’m hoping for the best. i really want to go back to PPP without dealing with the irritated/red aspect of things.
i really don’t want to be THAT GIRL pushing products, but seriously – it’s good stuff. i never want to go back to regular deodorant! if you’re thinking of switching, click here (A – you’ll get 15% off and B – i’ll get reward points, woo!). i started out with the smaller/sample jar and it lasted me 2/3 months, so you should totally go with that, just to see if you like it.
November 4th, 2014 @ 12:24 pm
so after all these years, i’ve decided to give up on deodorant. i mean your average drug store, aluminum-filled deodorant…
i am totally not one of those natural, paraben-free, blah blah blah vegan-y hippie people (no offense if you are, i just don’t make this a priority when using/buying things), so i’m not getting preachy about this product. this is just a review/telling you about it, because it’s kind of wonderful… i also enjoy natural stuff when it actually works.
one of my co-workers was telling us that she’s got a subscription to a box – like birchbox – but natural stuff (i forget the name, sorry!). she said she received a sample of primal pit paste, and loved it. i know, the name alone is like ewwww, what?! – but after reading tons of reviews that were mainly positive, i gave it a go. three of us co-workers decided to try it out and purchased small, sample jars. we’re all pretty satisfied with the results so far.
November 25th, 2013 @ 10:45 am
soooooooooo back in the late 90’s/early 2000’s(?) i used to use this shampoo/conditioner oasis line from vo5. the interwebz says that it’s lavender and chamomile, iiiii just always say “the purple one”, AND IT SMELLED SO DAMN SCRUMPTIOUS. i used to just leave it on my arms to marinate for a few minutes and then rinse it off so i smelled like it, i had always wished there was a body wash to go along with it… it was that good.
of course vo5 discontinued this item for whatever reason, so i thought i could no longer smell my favorite smell again like, ever… UNTIL NOW.
i was browsing CVS for my favorite drugstore body wash the other day, but instead of just grabbing the one that i always use, i sniffed around… i lived a little. i then found this. it smells JUST LIKE the oasis purple jammy, even if the bottle says “tea rose blossom and almond essence”, TRUST ME… it’s the purple vo5 smell!
this seems like a super random/strange post, but i hope it helps some other lady out there someday. there are some smells that are just too good to let go of, lol.
September 26th, 2013 @ 10:51 am
i don’t know what to do with my hair!!!
i want to go red again (all over) and dye the front/left or maybe the entire front section/bangs teal, and i’ll probably do the tips black, that’s how i had it the last time.
BUT then again, i just bleached the front/left section and now it’s just waiting for something. more bleach? a colour? right now it’s my natural dark brown all over with the front/left and half of my bangs bleached, with some old green showing through, so it’s minty… i was bleaching my bangs so that i could get all of the summer blue out, and i was going to do enchanted forest again. lie locks has been pulling at my heart strings though.
do dark green and fluorescent purple go together?
of course, why am i even wondering?
then i’m thinking, well if i don’t go red again, should i just go black again?
black, fluorescent purple, white and dark green…
October 15th, 2012 @ 8:55 pm
so i rarely straighten my hair… especially not when there’s still even a drop of humidity in the air. i usually don’t start until november or december, but it was my cousin katy’s wedding this past saturday, and i wanted to look nice… generally speaking, whenever i straighten my hair, i leave it for like 3 days. SOMETIMES i push it to a fourth day. this morning was my third day with it, since i worked on straightening it on friday night (around midnight). being that i was dancing up a storm on saturday, my hair kind of waved/curled and it def. brought on the grease. when i woke up this morning, i went over it again with the brush/blow dryer and right at the front, the entire frame of my faces hair was just GUHHHHHreasy. like maybe a quarter of an inch into the hair, but still, the most noticeable. i looked online quickly and it said that alcohol (more specifically, wet wipes) or corn starch would do the trick. so i grabbed one and went to work. apparently, the brand that i buy (cottonelle) don’t have alcohol in them and i realized it after rubbing my hair with it, lol.
since my only other option was using the corn starch that i had in the house, i did just that… AND IT WORKED. it was like magic! for myself, i used just a light shake or two and started at the roots and moved down. you have to try to blend the white powder out kind of vigorously. i have just below the shoulder length hair and the two light shakes were fine for each side.
i don’t know why i never bothered to look like this up, and none of my girlfriends ever told me about this trick, but i figured i’d share this with whoever reads this website… 🙂
January 23rd, 2012 @ 5:17 pm
i want to have a section for “manicure monday”, but i’m not so sure how it’ll work out. i have a dreadful feeling that if i do decide to commit to it, i’ll then get lazy and not do it at all (hello, look at how i generally neglect this poor website). plus, all i’ve been doing is this dual tip diagonal thing… WHICH I ADORE!… but i don’t even know how many female readers i have that would appreciate the section in general, never mind seeing the same style over and over, only showcasing new colours… i’m too lazy to do what other nail obsessed people do, lol. i have scotch tape, a ton of great colours and some glitter i break out sometimes… i’m not a pro, it’s just for fun… we’ll see.
December 2nd, 2011 @ 1:20 pm
sometimes i get bored and start tumbling and find awesome eye-makeup ideas, hair stuff, nails-did pictures, etc. and i get all inspired to scour through youtube for tutorials. well this one night i found a tutorial for water marbling [view video example here] and was hooked on trying different things for months. some worked out, some didn’t (got lazy doing many of them, lol), but i found a fast, easy and yet not-so-creative style to integrate into my beauty regiment… two-tone colors separated diagonally. 🙂
(forgive me, i didn’t fill in near the cuticle before taking the picture…)
i love this because it’s super easy, it’s cute, and there are so many different colours to combine. sometimes after rocking em like this for a week, i’ll throw some glitter (like big, chunky glitter) on them to switch them up, too.
i prefer to do them diagonally but i’ve also done half and half vertically and horizontally… but this is my favorite… it’s simply done with a small piece of scotch tape going across the nail to keep the line straight.
there’s nothing to it really, a few suggestions/tips:
i don’t have a favorite top coat or anything, just whatever clear polish i have laying around.