The Flaxseed gel
I last made a large batch, then forgot to refrigerate it and lost it. I had run out of marshmallow root and went back to using commercial products. I decided to order more in a 1lb bag, rather than the "bulk by the scoop" purchase from Glut. I also got some grapefruit seed extract, some aloe vera gel and some beeswax pellets to try making a super concoction of epic dopeness. O_o We'll see how it goes. I got my Marshmallow root yesterday.
I stopped taking Metformin in November and had been pretty OK. But over the past months I have noted a resurgence of Acne, and my cycle has been shifting backwards and forwards by up to 5 days. Randomly. Back to the old way of life. So I am back on the attack with natural remedies. I have been drinking green smoothies almost everyday, eliminating upwards of 80% of dairy and gluten, and made some drs appointments to get checked out again. I have been washing with raw honey and using grapeseed oil mixed with geranium and tea tree oils at night or in the morning, depending on how my skin looks. I have been on the hunt for a full coverage liquid or cream foundation to use under my mineral powder as well. I got a sample of Nars put on at Sephora. NO GO! breakout within the 4 hrs it took me to take it off. But my hyper-pigmentation from the past few months is back bad enough to need daytime coverage. My Maybelline Mineral power foundation has been discontinued, and I had a few bottles left I found on Amazon, but my color, natural beige is getting harder to find. I tried Revlon Color stay- which I found on the acne boards, but I have much more yellow in my skin than any of their colors. I may try out Prescriptives. Suggestions? I am a yellow gal. Pinks and cools don't work for me :-/
Coloring my hair
So I lied about coloring my hair again... lol. I have been obsessed with Orange makeup for about 6 months now. I really like the fresh look I can create with it, but had been having trouble finding an orange I liked, that would not transfer onto my braces, that was not too red...
Soooooo down the rabbit hole I went lol. I won't lie. I did some crazy stuff to my hair over the past two weeks. What had happened was I got the orange and was like yeahhhh... Love it.
535 Medium Golden Mahogany Brown Chocolate Caramel and put it in about 8 places. But That sucker ONLY took on the roots! So then I had light roots and dark ends in places. The rinse I had used many moons ago did not budge at all and the color deposited on top of it, making my ends practically black.
I let a day go by and then went and got Clairol's instant whip 5 shade lifter. I had to leave that in for the full 30 min to even get some of the black out. I was left with slightly lighter hair, and still darker ends in most places.
I let 3 days go by lol. THEN I used some powder packet of color remover mixed with level 20 developer and attacked the dark ends once and for all. In the process I lost some of the red hue I was going for- but I got that dark black off the ends! And now I like it. It's not even a huge change but I think the orangeness will be fun for the summer. It's not all over, maybe 50% of my hair, and so far it feels fine. No texture change, not feeling dry... But I will make sure I pay close attention to my ends.
I am also going to start dating again this spring lol. Maybe TMI for here, but hey. I plan to have fun and get back out there with some intent. Meaning I'll "try" to meet people and network rather than this happenstance state I've been in.
I'll have a braces update for you after my next appt on April 11. Not going so well, I'm ending month 7 and still no bottom braces. AND I will not be getting them next week either.
Ya'll Ready for spring/Summer? What else are you up to?