November 20, 2011
These bad boys are life-changing: BUNGEES.
Bungees are what stylists use at photo shoots to get those super tight 'tails.
Simply scrape your hair back all nice and tight, then hook one end into the base and wrap the thing around and around how ever many times you need, and then hook the loose end into the base.
Get 'em at Ricky's or Sally Beauty.
November 1, 2011
Whenever I have a cold I remember when I was young and my mom would give me a spoonful of honey to help get rid of the awful tickle-throat that keeps you awake all night long going ahem, ahem. I think it sort of worked...for like two seconds.
But it got me thinking about honey, and how it's sort of awesome.
For instance, did you know...
- Honey never spoils. Crystals in the bottom of your honey jar aren't a sign that it's going bad. How quick honey crystallizes indicates the pollen count in the honey. Less processed honey will have more pollen and crystallize faster than your run-of-the-mill grocery story honey.
- Honey is naturally antibiotic. You can put a drop of honey on your cut in lieu of ointment like Neosporin.
- Research suggests that honey doesn't cause crazy glycemic spikes like white sugar does.
- I think this one is more of an old wives' tale, but someone told me that if you have pollen allergies and you eat local honey it will help you build a tolerance against local pollen. (Hm - I don't know about that one.)
Viva la honey!