Saturday, October 15, 2011
I've been meaning to try this on my nails for the LONGEST time and I finally got some free time last night. I didn't have the best sponge so it came out a little uneven, but not so bad for my first time (:
The contrast between the colors is bolder in person, and there's more sparkles but the flash kinda killed them in the pictures. How did I do? I'd love feedback/tips/more suggestions for nail art?
Thursday, October 13, 2011
It's been a few weeks so I thought I should introduce the loves of my life; Ginny, Olive & Mosey. I miss them so much at school! But my mom sends me videos/pictures of them every few days since they're always getting into crazy shenanigans, so it's alright.
So these aren't the most flattering pictures; they're way more adorable in person. Are there any other bunny lovers out there? I'd love to share stories & adventures (:
Monday, October 10, 2011
I went home this Columbus Day weekend missing the crafty part of my life college has so far deprived me of, so I decided to try out this crayon melting project the hipsters of the world have been tumbling about lately. The directions are simple; hot glue and start melting, although the crayon can splatter a bit if you do this too quickly or use a hairdryer with a higher setting.
Voila! It'll just be hanging in my dorm room for the rest of the year but it was so simple to make I might experiment a bit more the next time I have a chance. Red and green christmas themed gifts perhaps?
Monday, October 3, 2011
As a nursing student at Fairfield University I had the opportunity to volunteer for a health & beauty expo, focused on educating young girls on harmful chemicals that can be present in the products they use. They brought up some useful tips that young people should know & older people sometimes forget:
- Know what you're using! They put some nasty stuff in beauty products so use resources like this to see what exactly is in the products you're using and if there's a better option available.
- When in doubt, don't assume everything for sale on a store shelf is safe. Research and look at the ingredients before you invest.
- There's no need to treat your body poorly- for every beauty product there's an organic, safer alternative. Economically speaking you might not always be happy, but it's up to you to decide which is more important, your body or your wallet?
One brand featured at the expo was "Good For You Girls" skin care, which is directed at tweens and features a variety of all natural, organic, gluten-free and vegan products. I met the co-owner and she really knows her stuff, she talked about the benefits of alternative herbal medicine and the future possibilities of Eastern and Western medicine collaborating.
We got some free stuff too :)
The actual turn-out to the event was extremely over-anticipated and my volunteering services were only minimally needed, but nevertheless I learned some new things, talked to some interesting people, and raised my awareness (which I think it the most important thing!). I'm definitely interested in studying natural medicine in the future, with the possibility of incorporating it into my career (: