Out with the old | my new shower cap

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It was a sad week in beauty for me.
After my trip to North Carolina (which I’ll be posting more on…just wanted to balance out my blog a little bit with travel and beauty…) I had to face the facts that things weren’t working out between me and my shower cap. This was the second one I had owned of the same kind. the first was a Christmas present that met its end thanks to a cat putting it in the toilet and my dad running it in the wash…and the second my mom got as gratis when she worked at Macy’s. It was from Benefit and it met my showering needs. Kept my hair dry (for the most part), was cute (duh), and fit my love for retro and pin-ups. But it’s been falling apart for a while. And I’ve had random wavy bits of hair…for a while.
But I was in denial.
I had to face the facts that it was not doing its job protecting my hair for the 5 days I go without washing (don’t give me that look…totally normal!) and say….
Bathina shower cap…it’s over. I’m breaking up.

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North Carolina Travels | the trip down

Who knows how this post will go…it’s all over the place. Either way this past weekend I headed on my usual pilgrimage (interesting word choice Audrey…) down to North Carolina for my tribes annual PowWow. This is the part that I verify to you all that yes…my lily white complexioned, curly light brown hair, green-eyed self…is, in fact, a full blooded Native American.
100% people.
don’t question it…I’ve had to deal with that my whole life and I have a tribal card and identification number as proof. But I don’t need to prove that to anyone
/rant.
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Oye

So this is what I’m dealing with right now. Dry patches of swollen bumps in the exact location I applied my eye cream/gel.

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It graciously runs under my eyes both my eyes, across the bridge of my nose, and some above my lid. I even spot checked this both on my forearm and behind my ear. No issue, no reaction.
Needless to say- its itching like hell and I want to scratch my eyes out. I’d also like to note that my skin is even MORE dry than usual and AND its flakey and tight and just….it’s being rude is what it is,

How the hell am I suppose to be cute at a conference in DC with some decent looking fellas with the plague ravishing my face.

Just rude.

Needless to say you’ll be getting a review of the product later…actually probably not because I’m not putting it anywhere near me.

Hope everyone’s having a wonderful Tuesday!

Xx

Not sure what the heck I’m doing but…

I’m sitting in DC for a library conference (go ahead…laugh..I’ll wait) with an awesome free cup of water (because let’s be real how often do you get free stuff in DC…maybe a foot fungus from a rough night out and you decide to way without shoes on…ok I’m rambling) and decided to work on some bloggie things between sessions.
So in that time…

I decided to join bloglovin!

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Go ahead and give me a follow aaaand let me know if you did in the comments! Also if you have any tips or tricks with it leave that too!

Also- there will most likely be a people watching post coming up. Not sure if photos will be involved I’m not sure what kind of stealth I possess just yet. But it’s off the chain here with the people watching

In other news- I tried a Bliss eye cream last night and have hivey bumps all around my eyes. Thank goodness my glasses pretty much cover it and don’t intensify the situation…my special eyes…

Feel free to tweet or email metoday to keep my day lively and fun!

Xx

My quick/lazy face

Am I the only person that reads or watches a video on a 5 minute face and thinks bs? Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I just feel like I need a certain amount of thingies on my face for it to be “ok”. I mean…do they factor in letting moisturizer, eye cream, and primer to sink in? That’s at least 6 minutes right there! Whenever I’ve tried to rush the process I end up looking a hot mess a couple hours later. And I’m not a fan of touch ups or hauling my whole arsenal with me.
Truth be told, I don’t wear makeup on a daily basis. My full time job is just really, well, grubby and there have been days when I use a cleaning wipe or wash my face midday. It is a dusty library…you’re going to get dirty. But sometimes I have to go to my part time job straight from there or head out with friends and I just want to be…presentable.
So this here is my quick/lazy/run out the door/ missed my 4th snooze face.

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you can even see the frizzles out from all the quickness
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Hair Trauma

I realized recently that I think I have parting ways with my hair…it’s my security blanket. It’s one of those things that people comment on and say how nice it is. It’s definitely uniquely mine. The other day I realized how many excuses I was making on why I hadn’t gotten it trimmed: work, babysitting, projects company… This went on for easily two months.

Probably longer.

I mean I, like many of you, have had that one cut that made it difficult to experiment or think too far outside of the box. For me, I popped into a Haircuttery one random day, asked for layers and a trim,and left missing 3 inches (which was ok…) but also looking like the Sphinx. It was blunt and lifeless- basically it was long hair with a bob cut around the top. I’d show you a picture but a)no photographic evident and b) I know better.
So I get a little apprehensive,I take baby steps every time, and my hair dude knows this. I go in this time (this was last Tuesday) and he basically says “good lord woman…is past your waist” so yeah.
We cut an inch….
Then two more…
Then one more for good measure…

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oh hey MySpace looking picture…but can you see the concern in my eyes and eyebrow?

And now I’m sad and having separation anxiety. But it looks better- I think? Definitely healthier. And I know you’ll look at it and think “but you still have a crap ton of hair!” But I know what’s gone, and how it doesn’t move and curl like it used to…and after all it was STILL FOUR INCHES.

Maybe I’m being over dramatic…I don’t know.

any trauma hair stories from you lovelies?

Xx.