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Beautiful? [25 Sep 2008|02:34pm]

She's so plain, like one of the FLDS women. But, the longer I stare the more I think at least it's not airbrushed and pancake makeup.
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Skin Lightening [19 Sep 2008|03:57pm]

[ mood | curious ]

So just out of curiosity, are there any "herbal" skin lighteners/bleaches available?

(I'm not necesarily planning on using any, just kind of musing about it and wondering how safe/healthy it is.)

How (un)safe or (un)healthy or possibly damaging are the ones you can buy in stores (the non-herbal ones)? What negative effects might it have on one's skin?

I am aware that some of you might look down on it, so please save your opinions. I am only looking for the pros vs. cons here, health-wise.

Thanks! ^__^

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Eyes [23 May 2008|11:59am]


Eye baggage: The one thing that will always make you look like your strung out, still high or a diabetic. Fair skin doesn't hold my purple and black pigment very well, more like bruising welts. They burn, they swell, what can i do?! I look sick...

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Ayurvedic Eye Pencil ?? [27 Dec 2006|05:39pm]

mmmkay, this might be a stretch for this LJ, since I'm not looking to make it myself, but not sure where else to ask. Google's not really been totally helpful, either.

While watching some of the extras on Pirates of the Caribbean 2, the makeup artist mentions using an ayurvedic eye pencil on Johnny Depp. Apparently it has stuff in it that's actually good for the health of the eyes and it makes the whites of the eyes appear whiter. She didn't specify what brand or what exactly is in the pencil, however I have been using an ayurvedic oil by Better Botanicals on my face, and I swear my wrinkles and little lines have decreased, but they don't seem to carry eyeliner.

Anyone ever heard of this type of pencil, perhaps a brand and location to purchase? Specifically hoping to find something at a natural food store like Sun Harvest (parent company Wild Oats) or even Whole Foods (no Trader Joe's around here) or the web if I have to.

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nails [18 Sep 2006|02:16am]

any tips on making my nails stronger? my diet is rich in nutrients and vitamins. i rub vitamin e on them often. i don't know what else to do. i'm using some strengthening nail polishes but it just doesn't seem right to have to use them chemical-stinking polishes to have healthy nails. my nails are really weak and peel a lot, and if i accidently hit something with my hand my nail splits instantly. this isnt so much a question for vanity's-sake as it is for my own well being. cracked nails hurt! please help!
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[07 Sep 2006|08:40pm]

So, i did a google search on Hairstyles and came up with a great website with almost everything i ever wanted to know about my hair; what cut would look best for my face shape, vitamins that are good for helping hair growth, and so on.

And the website is... Hairstyle.com (fancy that, right?)

One thing i really enjoyed was the list of home-made hair-care recipies... Just think, great products for minimal amounts of money! Any middle-class womans dream.

Or okay, my dream. Or something. :D

Anyways, hope Y'all enjoy!

X-Posted in Longhair
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[26 Jun 2006|08:15pm]

its summer time and i have my first sunburn of the year... so i'm requesting a little help on the topic!

first, does anyone have any recipies for home-made sunscreen/tanning lotion? not a matter of importance, but i thought it would be neat to know.

Second, my burn is in the itching stage. i know Aloe Vera Plants help with the pain of a fresh sun burn... is there anything else that can be used to relieve suburn symptoms?

thanks muchly!
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dry lips [17 Jun 2006|01:45am]

hi, i was wondering if anyone could recommend a natural way of moisterizing my lips. they are dry, not necessary chapped, but wrinkled a bit and feel like there is excess skin that isnt shedding around the opening of my mouth. theyre also looking paler than usual. any suggestions? i'm only 22 so it's not age related, maybe... i drink tons of water... it's actually all that i drink regularly. i'm on birth control but have been for some years yet never noticed dry lips until recently. thanks :)
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Skin woes [13 Jun 2006|04:09pm]

Ok so lately my skin and hair has decided to become all greasy.
My hair is ok because I can tie it back but my face has a tonne of open clogged pores, blackheads and also some more sever spots.
I’ve recently been told by my doctor that I’m lactose intolerant so I’ve already cut out a lot of stuff which isn’t great for my skin like chocolate, coffee and excess sugar.
Unfortunately my skin is still in a bad way.
Could people suggest something that might help me here since this is getting annoying and depressing since I’m beginning to look like I did when I was 15.

Thanks in advance guys
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mixing clay... [22 May 2006|02:16pm]

[ mood | awake ]

Been lurking around here for a bit, and since this comm is about recipes and diy beauty of the natural variety...I figured you guys could help me out. I have some clay (in powder form of course) to make face masks with, but when I tried mixing the water in to make a mask out of it, it keeps getting all clumpy. I use a normal spoon and small bowl to mix it with. Is there a better way to ensure a smooth paste?

Thanks ^_^

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treatment of stretchmarks? [27 Apr 2006|02:24pm]

[ mood | worried ]

tell me something will help!

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skinstuff! [27 Nov 2005|07:04pm]

Yeah, so I appear every once in a while and then disappear again, so what? :P

My skin is annoying me. Not so much in the annoying sense, but in the... it's-not-as-firm-as-I'd-like sense, and nothing I try seems to work. Granted, I need to eat healthier food, but that's on the way.

The skin under my eyes wrinkles way too much when I smile (for a 20-year-old), which bugs me the most. I mean, I understand that it's supposed to. I have no problem with that. When I smile, it's BAD. I've heard that putting too much crap on your under-eye skin makes it baggy, so I try to leave it alone, only lightly putting some mild vitamin E cream on it. Short of considering cosmetic surgery (because it bugs me THAT much and it'll only get worse with age), what can I do? Wtf will tighten my skin (overall) and specifically that part??! </ frustration.>

Thanks! You all are most helpful.

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no 'poo and dreads [21 Sep 2005|10:03pm]

just wondering if any of you no 'poo converts have dreads? i'm probably going to be doing dreads within the next month and i'm starting the no 'poo method now.. i have a feeling it wouldn't be much different, but i was wondering if it affects the tightening of dreads?

any experiences?
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Eyebrow threading [16 Sep 2005|02:01pm]

I don't know if this belongs here, but.. I figured I'd give it a try, because you all seem pretty knowledgeable on just about everything.

My eyebrow..hairs o_O are individually very long, and therefore run into each other, interfere with each other, causing them to not.. lay down flat/be combed straight, if that makes any sense. Basically, someone told me of eyebrow threading, but I looked into it and it seems that it's meant to pluck out hair completely, rather than groom them. Is there any way/any procedure that a salon can do to shorten the length of individual hairs? I DO NOT trust myself with one of those little razor things. :P

And to make this even more relevant, has anyone ever made their own waxing gel?
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Conditioner! [14 Sep 2005|01:10pm]

Just thought I should let you all know that I just recently purchased some comditioner by Nature's Gate, called "Rainwater and Henna" and it is amazing. I have such picky hair; I can't NOT use conditioner, because shampoo makes it feel like a haystack (even mild shampoos), and most conditioners are either too thin or too heavy (won't wash out, feels greasy) but this stuff is like magic. It leaves my hair feeling soft, clean, and healthy, and not coated. With ANY conditioner my hair feels coated in something, whereas this stuff just makes my hair feel clean!

I highly recommend it. It also promotes natural highlights (VERY well) as it has chamomile in it. It's organic (from what I hear) and not tested on animals. Nature's Gate and Kiss My Face are my two loves!!

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Natural beauty recipes [20 Aug 2005|09:35am]

Just stumbled upon these home beauty recipes from Spa Index. I'm sure I'll be trying some of these soon ... hope you enjoy (and hope it's not been posted before).

And a quote from the web page: "...Any substance applied to your skin, will also be absorbed by it. Choose your cosmetic and beauty products which this simple rule in mind. If you wouldn't eat it, don't wear it, and use the BEST ingredients, not the least expensive."
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[18 Aug 2005|08:31am]

I couldn't find Coconut Oil at my local organic grocery store, but someone suggested sweet almond oil. Will that work as well as coconut? I refuse to use jojoba, as I've had bad experiences with it. Way too waxy for my hair.
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DIY oatmeal suggestions??? [10 Aug 2005|07:01am]

[ mood | bored ]

Hey guys. Just joined this community. Im nocturnal and extremely bored right now. :) Theres not much to do around here except sit on the comp. Im really bored and in a crafty mood (however lacking crafy supplies) so I joined a few diy/home beauty communities. The boyfriend is lookin to get on the comp and play Diablo 2 for a bit which leaves me with not much to do. I was wondering if anyone has any quick suggestions of some at home beauty things I can do right now. I have a HUGE bag of oatmeal, some vanilla extract, kitchen oils, and possibly a few other kitchen things, however very limited (absolutely no honey :(, and dont feel like driving to walmart right now) so does anyone have any simple suggestions for anything I can make ? Possibly concerning oatmeal since i have so much? lol any suggestions would be appreciated! Thx!

x-posted to a few place.

Thx all! :)

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[20 Jul 2005|08:14am]

Hello... Here are a few auctions I have listed at the moment....

Faerie Love Bath Salts
Choc Mint Fudge Soap
Rose, Vanilla and Cinnamon Soy Bath Milk
Peppermint and Lemongrass Foot Fizz
Aphrodite Bath Fizz
Choc Orange Fudge Soap

All my products are made from pure and natural ingredients and are all 100% vegan!! ALso, maybe I should have asked before, but I guess I'll find out now.. Is it ok for me to post my auctions in here??


I was wondering if anyone has any good recipes for bath melts and/or solid deodorant?? Preferrably vegan but any recipes will be appreciated.. I have found a few on the net but they turned out rather crap!!
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