Its the end of January and some of you may have cabin fever, just think how you will feel by February or March. In this day and age I don’t get how ANYONE with all the crap we have to ‘toy’ around with and so on, how can one get bored?
There are endless Apps, LOADs of great shows on television now (I Highly suggest watching Lethal Weapon.. its my stand out favorite new show last year.) Plus there’s streaming as well, and all the stuff from the past on youtube.
a few suggestions?
*Watch Lethal Weapon, Game of Thrones or Vikings
*Write a short story or a poem on how you feel
*as much as I hate to…. exercise a bit. (do one of each)
*I have a giant pile of books and only 2 small bookcases, organize your books by alphabetical order (the ones you plan to keep) or make each shelf a different genre, I’ve also seen where people put all books of one color together and look quite pretty especially if you do it as an accent wall)
*READ a print or digital book
*Get a hobby for instance ( I make jewelry and sew among other things like paint…not like I’m good at drawing in the first place but I just freehand the whole thing. I have a few blogs (this, one for writing, Crafts, and my Entertainment one which is the one that keeps me the busiest.and there’s my main one which aside I post random stuff that doesn’t fit to the others, (and I do repost some of the articles and reviews from my other blogs there.
*Play a board or card game with family or friends.
*Is it the spring or summer? Is it a Saturday? Go check out some Yard or whatever you want to call them sales, or even a flea market (why are they called that anyway?) All the ones I’ve been to have sold new stuff Like the Big one in Englishtown new jersey and Stormville.
*You know those adult coloring books? Buy one and some colored pencils (they look best that way to me, though if you get one where the pages have the art on one side, then why not try watercolor as well?)
*Decide what you will wear the next few days
*make a list, any list
*Go through your closet, and see what no longer fits.
*write a short story
I came across this
and wondered if I might have any of them. The only thing is, what if I do have some of these things? What if I don’t actually look over 40?
can I get away with having them and using them? I decided to post the link as I’ve seen people on the street that forget about 40! They look in their 60s or old and dressed like they are in High school.
What of the items on the list do I still have?
(Not quite) Uggs…. don’t have uggs, just slipper boots one in which I even had re-soled as I wear them so much as they keep my feet warm when it’s cold and my feet don’t feel like they are sweating in them. The other pair is really warm and usually have to take off. So as mom calls one of them my ‘viking boots’ I won’t be getting rid off
*Scrunchies, I don’t really use them but I can also re-use them for things other than my hair.
My aunt made a couple for me with a then favorite hockey team. Also sometimes they work well for a ‘ribbon’ on a gift.
Honestly, I used to just wear them as a bracelet most of the time.
Claw Clips I don’t have many but I do have a few one or two in which a friend gave me. I have really thick hair, and it I think ends in the back of my kees (or close to) So these I will NEVER get rid of no matter what. They actually Hold my hair. Plus people still think I’m in my 20s-30s!
Leggins the only pair I have is a pair I bought for Halloween a couple years ago. They are black, but they have the skeleton legs printed on it. Not sure if they make me look skinnier but really I don’t think they’d look flattering on me during the daytime!
(sort of) Corkboard It’s currently on the wall behind my door. Not used for anything in particular and I’ve been meaning to clean it up a bit. mostly I just stick this or that on it until I need it. Honestly I don’t even remember what’s on it aside from push pins, maybe a couple of novelty keychains hanging on it. Once I get it cleaned up Coupons, invitations, appointment cards will go on it. Frankly, I think EVERY home should have a cork board or some dry erase board.
Blatant Logos– I think the only thing I have like that is shirts of my favorite bands as well as sports teams. I never really shopped for any specific brand on purpose; however certain things well I used to love the MUDD company jeans and purses. I had found a couple of Steve Madden brand purses in a store we used to have everything was supposed to be half off. Would you believe I got a couple of their purses for like $5-$10 dollars! Oh, Currently the ONLY Brand/logo I look for is Sketchers. If I have anything else with a brand name (or logo on it) it wasn’t ‘t On purpose. (For instance… I was at a Thrift store and saw a black purse that was just my taste. When I switched my items to the purse, I noticed it was the Fossil brand. My mother likes those Le sport sac bags That’s really the only thing brand name she actually gets. Sometimes she’slucky enough to find one in a thrift shop. I was lucky enough to find one with cats on it for her as we love cats, and I’ve always had one since I was 3 or 4.
Key Chain I think the only thing on my 2″ keychain ting is my keys, those store tags, oh yeah and I DO have one thing on it that is heavy but it’s on there for a reason, I could use it as a weapon if I think I’m in danger. For those of you that know of Norse Mythology or have watched the Thor movies, a friend of mine (now passed on) gave me a Mjolnir (Thor’s hammer) keychain. Tho’ I guess being it gets destroyed in the Ragnarok movie, maybe I should take it off, but as I said is useful.
Tassels– well I don’t think I have any but the only time I like them and are not in the way, is when they are a zipper pull.
DIY nail art… does this include nail stickers that are holiday themed? I mean as long as one does not wear it to work then you are ok, right? I do my own nails be it polish or manicure. I do include decals sometimes, i even have that crazy stamp thing that has the design disks. (There should be a product review on it)
Beat up bras I am SO VERY GUILTY OF THIS. Now I don’t really use regular bras,I usually always wear sports bras as the fastener in the back on the regular ones always bothers me (I have back problems and since jr. high I try to avoid wearing regular bras) I do have one or 2 regular bras (which at this point probably won’t fit but I can’t always find the sports bra I like and now they seem to be making them like regular bras!) my only thing is once they start getting streched and worn out, is when they start feeling comfortable for me. (but then I never really cared what people think of me anyway) i would suggest, however, to save one or 2 of your ‘worn out’ bras ones that are comfy but you wouldn’t wear out. They can be used around the house when company comes or you stay over at someone’s house.
Charm Bracelets see the ones they show I don’t know if I have one of those other than a Halloween themed one. And then one I made with a Canada/Toronto theme as I went there. My problem, however, is what about the other ‘charm’ bracelets. Like those (I think it was called Italian charm bracelets) they were square or those pandora charm bracelets. Or what if I do have one as pictured in the slideshow, what if you can’t hear it though does that make it ok to wear then?
Wristlet I have one or 2 I use depending on which one it is one for when I just go to a family gathering or the basic one that looks like a large coin purse i use to throw keys, and a few thing in if I go next door to a neighbor’s house. Also if you just love a wristlet so much, re-use it as a cosmetic bag!
Low-rise jeans Yeah Good luck on that. I try my best to find normal regular jeans but that’s not always easy. Maybe it depends on your area, or the store but I’ve totally given up on buying new jeans. I just buy what I can find I like at a thrift store the reason is, if it fits you from there, then it shouldn’t shrink. Also quite honestly pants are a necessity so to me buying any jeans even a no-name brand for over $20 is just a no -no. Also be it a new pair or used from the thrift store, either way, it’s still hard to find my size but at least (so far) they are less than $10. Plus i see it as unless you wear junior or petite size pants, then you shoudn’t be wearing low rise anyway.
Peasant Blouses– Yeah I do need to get rid of the ones I have but I’ll have to see, maybe one i can keep for a Viking themed costume! But then again maybe it isn’t a ‘peasant’ blouse. (It doesn’t look like what the girl in the picture is wearing anyway
Dust Ruffle– oh man I did away with this AGES ago. i hate them,. They are nothing but a way to injure yourself trip pver it, stub your toe on the leg its hiding. Besides… I hate ruffles, I hate the word ruffle. Actuallly I think I stopped using one before the 90s. But I’d love to travel back to the 90s!
Stuffed animals HELL NO am I going to hide my bed decor! Honestly, My wall is cold and I have my bed pushed against it as that was the only way to get enough room in the room. I use the stuffed ‘pets’ as insulation as well as a body pillow. Also, I change them up depending on my mood or season. I have a few for Halloween, a couple for December and so on. heck, my mother even has a few on her bed.
‘junk’ jewelry I still have some of this from past years heck, I might even have a couple things from when I was little. I also make my own ‘fashion’ or costume jewelry (whatever you want to call it) I’ve sold some of it to the people at our bank, I make not only for adults but for children as well. Oh, and my Colored Pencils, markers etc are for coloring as well as writing in my journal or handwriting letters. I just think it makes it look nicer.
Single Socks If you are not a creative person, and won’t be able to make it into a change purse or something else. I usually use them as a rag for dusting or ONLY wear them in the house when your feet are cold so you don’t have to dirty a pair.
Shot glasses– mmm what about say one of your favorite band, another of a favorite show, a couple souvenir ones from Planet Hollywood and hard rock cafe? Oh and the one my friend sent me from Salem Mass. of some HEx place? mmm do I have one of my favorite hockey team?
Holey pants… I do understand if they are your favorite pants, I think I went through my senior year of H.S. in one pair of jeans… i can understand if you yearn (like me) for the 90s again. Or just like the look but if you are BUYING those jeans already with holes… you are jsut a plain idiot! You are PAYING for them to be that way rather than it naturally happening and looking better!! WHY would someone’s jeans get holes in them on the top or back of the thighs? if anything if they put a hole in the butt that would be a spot that gets worn (if like me i the 90s) hung out at the park a lot. The knees ripped open, the butt got worn and at one point had a big hole in the crotch area. When I couldn’t wear them anymore you could have said they up and walked out on me! Also I may be 41 but mentally I think I’m still in my 20s heck sometimes I think I’m still in my teens. (or so wish)
They even included a link for the guys as well! 40 things no man over 40 should own
So I came across this on Pinterest and there are a few things I think I’m going to have to change for my version when I write it up. (Which I may do in my 2018 BUJO. Some I will use others I don’t really need to follow liek the make-up brushes, I don’t use make up often let alone aside from some chapstick or gloss I don’t use it in the summer (rarely, I will put a smudge of eyeshadow)
Exfoliate I would say is best every other day and if you have sensitive skin 2x a week. Although if you are a tanning buff like me (i do use 100SPF but I tan fast as well!) I would exfoliate everyday (or night before) especially your legs BEFORE you shave with a pumice stone or preferably a Loofa (and no its not the shower Poofs… They make them for your face too!)
go in the sun and use some baby oil while you still have water dripping on you. You nor a boyfriend or Husband will be able to keep yourself from ‘petting’ your silky legs. And it won’t burn you that way you still get the tanning effect from the baby oil but you will have your sun block over it so you won’t get burned.
weekly Exercise? Thought that was supposed to mostly be a daily thing!!?!?! Though I really hear every other day
I’ve read once a month is fine for cleaning your make up brushes, but then I guess that depends on all the different colors etc you use.
‘grooming eyebrows’ should be bi weekly not monthly especially if this ‘grooming’ means waxing or tweezing. Don’t forget if you get your eyebrows professionally waxed, that you can go a month without having to go back if you maintain it. After a week or even a few days check to see if any hairs have emerged and tweeze those buggers out! This way you stay polished looking and don’t have to pay whatever it is every other week. (or even cheaper, DIY! My Wax cost me no more than $10 and it takes a lot less time than even if you have an appointment you sometimes have to wait… then go through it… it takes me no longer than 5 minutes to do my own.
You should condition your hair weekly and month should be a deep condition or hot oil treatment (especially if you have split ends) If you use product in your hair, blow dry it even in summer, or or is just naturally dry and strawlike… you will want to use conditioner every other wash, and once a week use a deep moisturizing conditioner. (and may I suggest a leave-in conditioner.) also if you have naturally dry hair.. instead of every day (which is what is drying it out… try every other to day or more… say you last washed your hair on Sunday.. wash it on Tuesday night or wait til Wednesday. This way the natural oils can seep into the hair to smooth the follicle as well as you won’t get split ends much. And if During the summer use a little conditioner and sunblock mixed to smooth on the ends of your hair and your scalp. (this way your head won’t get burned nor your hair fried!
As much as I hate taking selfies, but have to take one for a before picture..so here it is.
I find it funny they sent a card along suggesting HOW to take the picture, however I took mine before even reading the card…
First off I don’t normally wear make-up in the first place (have to be in the mood) , It’s the summer so even if I did wear make-up I never did in the summer other than some gloss. Hopefully I can get that same lighting which I took in the bathroom as it seemed to have the brightest natural light all I had to do was face the window.
They also tell you on the other side of the card or a separate one… That you should stop using other skin care products, not be testing another as well as not to go out and tan for the 2 weeks (14 days) you’ll be testing and reviewing the product. Well I have already been tanning and sadly not naturally but with that Jergen’s stuff but that’s only my body, NOT my face. So you can take that as my signature that I agree I will and have not done anything it asked not to while testing the product. I will try to remember to post an image of the card as well.
Now that is all cleared up… I know what you may be thinking…She doesn’t have wrinkles or she looks too young to have wrinkles,…right? First off keep in mind… I used to use only Hawaiian Tropic tanning oil (which I think has only a 4 SPF if even that) or I just used baby oil. This is back before we all knew better, so I know I have damage. The one thing I can see (or maybe it’s just me is) you see how below my eyes are…I’m hoping the moisturizer will help fix that a bit… plus maybe tone up my skin a bit. Also I hope where any wrinkles may be that I haven’t really noticed (like possible crows feet near my eyes) will hopefully go away or just never show up!
(wed June 14)
So here’s a picture of the box and the 1 oz tub I got to test to review. I have yet to see what it’s worth in the store but I’ll wait til the challenge is done.
I washed my face with my facial loofa and I wash depending on in shower or at sink with either Clean & Clear or what I have left of my Garnier Nutri-pure cleanser. Now I don’t know if it was using the loofa or the cleanser or the 2 together but my face felt tingly (a good tingly) when I put the moisturizer on. I’m going to take it as that meant it was working.
Day 1/ night 2
I think I may see a little bit if a difference but not quite sure with what.
Definitely see a difference. Even went to ask mom if she saw any difference and said yes.
My skin I think you can say looks brighter, smoother, healthier even.
So I dozed off before getting to put the moisturizer on, so I applied it an extra time today to make up for it.
so I was trying to get an update photo, but I wasn’t able to mimic the previous photo. Though maybe this other one is closer. (I even threw on the same shirt)
Its been humid and muggy here so I’m not sure if that would have anything to do with how I would look in the Images. I can tell you during the summer my cheeks and especially my chin are usually oily. My forehead is usually the only thing normal to dry about my skin. So I’ve been putting a bit more of the cream there than the rest of my face. I wash my face, dab it dry then let it air dry and then put the cream on.
Now I’ve lost track of what day this is, and checking email today is the last day!!
I don’t know if there’s any difference, mom said it looked smoother. Also while using it (as they said we couldn’t use any other face products I didn’t use my spot treatment so I got a zit. Not sure but I think it clogs pores a bit.
improvements I think should be
-make the product depending on skin tone/problems.
Mine is normal to oily (especially during the summer) the only spot that would really need moisturizer everyday year round is my forehead.
-Also while I don’t break out often I do have certain times that I do, so if there’s a way add an acne medication to it
-as I said I think it stopped up my pores (tho I could be wrong) even if not
MAKE IT non·com·e·do·gen·ic
denoting a skin-care product or cosmetic that is specially formulated so as not to cause blocked pores.
I don’t know….does it look like there’s any difference? I guess between the first 2 you can say my skin does look smoother but sadly that last one it looks like I still have the dark baggage under my eyes.
I’m mixed as I’m not sure if I see a change but mom said my face looks smoother. Its a fairly thick but very creamy moisturizer/anti-wrinkle if you have oily skin.. wait til the fall and winter months to use it.
So as I said I’d wait til today to see if I can find a price, haven’t had the chance to find it in a store nearby but then I hate going to the store! So I figured it was over $10 thinking maybe between $15 and $20 so I looked it up on Walmart.com see the prices for yourself
Before, Day 4, last day
Gee I got that blank stare down don’t ‘eye!
I have received the product complimentary to test and review