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When you’ve known people for a long time or even your whole life (without even remembering much from the early days), you see them in a lot of outfits and more importantly, colors. So for my family, when they are thinking of others in the immediate group, I’ve created the Family Color Palette.
Mom: Turqouise, Neon Yellow, Magenta
Piers: Orange, Royal Blue, Canary Yellow, Aqua
Rindy: Navy Blue, Red, Dark Gray
Dad: Black, Red
Will: Lavender, Purple, Celadon
And me: Hollywood Cerise, Ultra Pink, Navy Blue, Neon Orange, Gold (metallic), Yellow
Please study the Pantone chart to get your own colors right.
Nail Polishes have increasingly clever names since the dawn of creatively naming colors.
Topless & Barefoot
No More Waity Katie
Teal The Cows Come Home
Turquoise & Caicos
Good Man-darin is Hard to Find
Haute in the Heat
Swagger Like Us
Tart With A Heart
Bikini So Teeny
Lacy Not Racy
Adore A Ball
After School Boy Blazer
Skirting The Issue
Peach Side Babe
Orange, It’s Obvious!
The last is my new favorite Essie, because it looks good…and feels oh-so-good.
Heaven forbid you have to suffer.
Sometimes—no—all of the time with age, we just can’t handle what we used to drink in handles.
SO, I choose to not over-do it at night because I hate ruining my next day.
But during my brief stint waitressing at a (no liquor license) fancy coffee cafe earlier last year, a guy asked me what else would cure his day-after disaster other than his coffee and big gourmet breakfast.
Let me tell you: Not much, so don’t party hardy in the first place unless you’re prepared to reap a day of shit. But that’s the older me speaking, and let’s be honest: Every older person parties and we still make the same mistakes. We think we’re good—but wake up and nah, we’re effin not so much.
I gave him a few quick tips, but I really thought about it later.
Because everyone can always use more advice on how to party and not suffer consequences, please add your tips in the comment section.
Here are mine:
*First, OD on water. It will flush your body of toxins and help things repair faster (like your liver). If this is the only thing you can do, it’s also the most important thing you can do.
*If you had a sleepover, morning sex helps by releasing endorphins (your natural painkiller), which kill the headache and help you sweat out the toxins.
*Take a shot of B-vitamins intravaneously like the stars! Or vape them. Or simply just take some orally. No judgment.
*Blue-green algae with tons of vitamins is amaze. Find it all in GT’s multi-green bottled kombacha tea. Tastes oh-so-nasty but so worth the swallow instead of feeling less than stellar. And it has trace amounts of alcohol so that may be the wise woman’s hair of the dog.
*Replenish your electrolytes with Pedialite, Gatorade, and even—someone just informed me—pickle juice.
*Two liquigel Advils or three of the regular kind work wonders.
*Alka-Seltzer, yes that old people stuff, can be amaze.
*Pizza seems to absorb and heal better than breakfast foods in my experience, but only treat yourself to the best, top quality-ingredient slice.
*Or don’t eat at all. Just drink all of your fluids, flush the poison out and sleep. Your system is already working hard enough. Assist it along and give it a break so it can break down your wild night.
Choose your own ending:
*Sleep as many hours as you can. Only get out of bed to heavily hydrate and use the loo.
*Move on with your day. Drink some coffee if you feel you need it. And carve out some time for a nap. 🙂
Spring has sprung! Now we need to get our post-hibernation beauty on.
This little mask can help reduce your acne.
4 slices mango
1/2 cup plain yogurt
4 strawberries, stems and leaves removed
Blend all ingredients on high in a blender until it’s pasty. Massage into skin and leave on for 10 minutes. Rinse off and follow with a gentle cleanser.
“My hair pretty” was my first sentence. Instead of a first word, I had a first sentence (brag). However, the statement of self-love was odd considering I didn’t have any hair until I was four years old. Perhaps I was fascinated by hair early on precisely because I lacked it.
Odder yet is that I barely do anything with it when it comes to styling or care. I don’t own a blowdryer, my boyfriend trims my hair with kitchen scissors twice a year, I don’t use any styling products, and I maybe curl it once a year. Yeah: “My hair not pretty.”
Regardless, I’ve been experiencing a lot of breakage (from running ponytail) and have decided to be a little more proactive. I’ve turned to DIY hair masks, as I’m more into using natural ingredients than store-bought hair masks.
Here’s my latest concoction:
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It’s Spring! Time to Beautify.
This DIY at-home scrub is the perfect remedy for your body’s dry winter skin.
1 cup raw brown sugar
4 ounces jojoba oil
4 ounces avocado oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
4 drops lavender oil
Mix everything together. Then use as an exfoliator in the shower.