Sunday, July 29, 2012

DIY: Refreshing Mish-Mash Mask

As you probably already know, I am really into the whole organic thing, I really am. Organic shampoo, organic face products, just organic crap every which way. And I love making organic beauty products, such as my own scrubs ( I will give you the link to the facial scrub video) and my own facial masks. See, I am a huge fan of facial masks! They keep my skin super soft and flawless (aka shrinking my pores, drying up any blemishes, and destroying bacteria that cause said blemishes), and I don't have to worry about any harsh chemicals because I made it with natural ingredients ( would add "Out of my own garden" but let's face it, I have a black thumb. Plus flour is SUPER hard to make O.O). My favorite is one of my own concoction that I created when I was looking up new masks to try. I couldn't find anything really awesome, then I thought "What if I added ALL my favorite ingredients of a mask to create one MEGA MASK!!!!" But I just named it the.......Drum roll, please.....

 REFRESHING MISH-MASH MASK!!! (try saying that three times fast.)

The reason I call it 'mish-mash' is because it has a crapload of different ingredients that make a quite disgusting-looking paste, but hey, I've been using it for awhile and it works wonders! (If you lack any of these ingredients, well, you know what to buy next grocery trip *wink face*)

  • Avocado. This is important because it adds natural, NOT GREASY, oils to your face that moisturize deep down without adding any extra shine to your face. You get the best of both worlds. I recommend using one half of the avocado for this recipe. The rest of the ingredients, you will just be using as much as your judgment thinks is enough (everyone is different, but you are aiming for a thick and paste-like texture). Smash the avocado till it's smooth.
  • Milk. This is also a very moisturizing ingredient that lightens/soothes any reddish, flushed, or raw spots on your face. (use about a half-tablespoon of this, or as much as you think)
  • Green Tea. You will be just taking a simple Lipton: Pure Green Tea tea bag, brew it as usual, then after it has steeped and your have brewed your tea, take the tea bag that you would usually throw away, cut open the bottom of the bag, and empty the contents into your mixture. Then take a teaspoon of the actual tea and pour it into the mixture also. See, Green tea benefits our health and our skin by drinking it and applying it to our skin! It is naturally high in antioxidants which protects skin from free radicals, and it is clinically proven to protect, improve, and repair skin. It can be used to clear acne, soothe dry skin, or control oil, and makes your skin happy and delightfully healthy! 
  • Wheat flour. Wheat flour contains vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that protects the skin. It gently removes sluggish/dead skin cells without rubbing or anything irritating like that, and ALSO helps to reduce redness. (NOTE: put this in last, because this is the thing that will really thicken up the mixture from all the liquids you have added XD. So basically, add this stuff till you achieve the past texture you want, and no more).
  • Lemon juice. This is rich in vitamin C, and is great for people with acne issues because it dries up oil, works at dirt, and is antibacterial so it kills germs! But since I don't really have a big issue with acne, I basically use it for it's natural skin brightening properties and it's ability to lessen the appearence of scars (yes, I have some scars on my face. Yes, it is awkward.)
Put this mask on your face (in case you were getting ideas to put it on the ceiling or something..), then sit and relax for about fifteen minutes. I like to take a paper plate and fan myself to get the full-on 'refreshed' feel. It was refreshing enough before, but with the fan it's like REFRESH. Anyways, once it's done, you rinse it off fully, and voila! Beautiful skin!!!!!

This is what it should look like (I had already applied it, so that's why it looks almost empty..)


And this is what YOU should look like. Rawr I am a monster (who looks startled...)!!!!!!!:

And this is what your skin should look like afterwards:




*Giggle* I'm preeeeeeettttyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

PS: This is the video to the facial scrub, by the way:





Friday, July 27, 2012

Everything can be solved with math.

I usually don't post two posts within 24 hours, but I really have the creative/blithering juices flowing, and I don't want to waste them on just sitting here. I stayed up till 1:30am last night, which is really unusual for me, surfing youtube. I stumbled onto auditions for those singing shows like X Factor or American Idol, and I just became entranced. When I stumbled onto the audition for that one dude Harry Styles, I was surprised that he wasn't good. I have no idea how he made it. So I looked up all the others, and they sucked too. So I figured this could be solved with a math equation, because that, at the time, seemed a reall legit solution to how One Direction became famous:

  • a negative x a negative = a positive (so thats two, and there are....five of them? yes, five.)
  • a positive x a negative = a negative (so thats three...I think. I don't really understand my thought process at 1:30am in the daylight)
  • a negative x a negative = a postitive (so....that is four.)
  • a postitive x a negative = a negative. (making that five.)
So, this means something. Or, to be more specific, it meant something to a sleep-deprived maniac. I'm scanning the equation, and I think it means that they still aren't good. I was hoping that it would all equal a positive, and that would mean that when they're all together all those negatives equal something good, but then if.......why would they be multiplied? Wouldn't they just be added? then it would just be negative + negative + negative = bigger negative.

*sudden realization*

I'VE GOT IT.

THAT IS the equation!!!!   negative + negative + negative + negative + negative = bigger negative! It isn't the BAND itself that makes it good, it's the public that receives it!


But then again, it could be that they defied the equation by working on themselves to make themselves all positives between the time that they auditioned and the time they formed the band by adding a positive variable (vocal training, I suppose) that was greater than they're current negative variable.  -b < +t  (b = boy, t = training) So the equation to their success would be:

bt + bt + bt +bt + bt = SUCCESS.

.....................................................I could market this.






Thursday, July 26, 2012

It's late and I'm lonely...and I don't know who Pete is.



Yes, so, it's pretty late at night and I have no business writing a post after the sun goes down, but I just have this addiction to breaking the rules I set for myself. So here I am, looking like one of those crazy gamer addicts with potato chips in their greasy hair and a constant twitch in one of their bloodshot eyes. Only, I've just been doing lame stuff like stalking my own emails and staring at the New Tab window wondering what I should do next, instead of slaughtering people on COD or Gears of War. The only thing keeping me going is listening to "Electric Daisy Violin" by Lindsey Stirling to make me perpetually pumped. Then I thought "I SHOULD TOTALLY MAKE A POST ABOUT THIS ON MY NEGLECTED BLOG", so here I am.



And let me just say, listening to music really changes your personality. I read an article (well, part of it before I got distracted), and it said that 'making yourself sad is a shuffle click away', and I was like "pssshhh, that is a load of crap". But it's quite true. I was listening to the soundtrack from Slumdog Millionaire, and I literally forgot that I didn't live in the slums of India. Next I listened to ''Joan'' by Heather Dale, and next thing I know, I'm thisclose to going out, dressed in chainmail and a freakin' helmet, and chanting about me being a 'scythe in a field of briars', and 'sifting out the righteous like grain from a straw'. (great song however; look it up).




I should write more and not be irresponsible, but hey, I'm only 15, what do you expect??? I still sleep with stuffed animals and listen to the Aristocats soundtrack, for Pete's sake.




PS: Who is Pete?????




PPS: I'm suddenly into falconry. Because of this song right here that I haven't even finished listening to.

PPPS: I have 'background color' turned off, and I can't turn it off. I am frustrated.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

My love affair.....with Disney

So, I decided that I wasn't in the mood to complain about, like, pencils or something, so instead I will be talking all about Disney. YAY!!! Aren't you so excited???? I am.
When I was a little kid, I didn't get out of the house much (homeschooled, lived in middle of nowehere, etc.), so I would do my little diligent schoolwork (learning the alphabet was a piece of cake, not to brag or anything) then spend the rest of the day daydreaming about being in a Disney movie. My parents introduced me to all the classics like Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty (my personal favorite), 101 Dalmations, Sword and the Stone, Aristocats, so on and so forth. And I wouldn't just pretend to be in the Disney movies, I acted like I was CONSTANTLY. I would be so dainty and princesss-y (still am O.O). But I didn't want to dress up like one, the frilly dresses were SO uncomfortable! So I just acted like one. It was a fun time.

I really love Disney. But to be honest, I like the old Disney better. No offense to Tangled or Princess and the Frog, but I hold a special place in my heart for those adorable fairies from Sleeping Beauty. I suspect it's sort of due to the fact that while I am quite feminist ("DAD. I CAN TURN ON MY OWN LIGHT SWITCH. GAWD."), I get pretty weird and judgemental when it comes to movies or books ("How dare she not make him a sammich???? That *female dog* -_-"). It's strange, right?? I think so too!

And another thing about Disney! Even though she isn't technically a princess, I think they should include Jane from 'Tarzan' in their little elite group. I even have a strong arguement for this: Jane fell in love/married (you know they did) Tarzan, who's adoptive father is Kerchak, the leader (king if you will) of the gorillas. Therefore, Tarzan is the prince of said gorillas. And if Jane were to marry said Tarzan, she would be the princess. Now, some would say that because Kerchak dies and Tarzan becomes the new leader (king), that Jane would no longer be princess and instead queen. But! In 'Tangled', it is stated in the epilogue that Rapunzel became a wise and fair queen, and she's still considered part of the club.

Oh, and do NOT even get me started on Aladdin. Let me explain: see, the reason that Aladdin rubs the lamp that releases the genie and starts in motion the entire plot, is because he sees some writing on it that is hard to make out (ergo, he rubs it to better see the writing). He even says "Hmm, there's some writing on this lamp, but I can't make it out--" *rub rub rub* *genie pops out*. I wrote to Disney about this matter very recently in a very formal letter on my new Disney stationery featuring Mickey Mouse and the gang. I still haven't heard back yet.

One final thing: In Beauty and the Beast, the ENTIRE VILLAGE doesn't read??? They think Belle is just SO odd because she likes to read. Yet they have a bookstore. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT?!?! I feel so bad for the owner of the bookstore/library thing, because you just KNOW that he does not get good business. And the fact that she reads is not just some quirk, it's some monumental flaw that is just SO glaring and wrong that the whole of the community dedicates their ENTIRE morning just to sing about it. Does this happen every time she goes into town??? If so, I would just go at night-time like a ninja, because who wants to be bothered like that on a daily basis??? I don't. I just think it's really weird. And also!!!: the prince turned into a beast almost a year ago, correct? So everyone else in the ENTIRE WORLD just forgot about him??? I mean, he had to be popular: he was a handsome prince, for God's sake! I would think that at least one person would get curious as to why the smoldering hot prince doesn't come to balls and operas anymore. And also, Mrs. Pots and her son Chip. She is an old lady!!! Why in the world does she have a five year old son?!?! Where is Mr. Pots?? And by the way, I expected both the Beast and Lumiere to be extremely hot, but that just did not go down. Lumiere looked he had %4 body fat and reminds me of Howard Wolowitz from Big Bang Theory, and the Beast/Prince just looks like an ugly, incredibly chiseled woman. He was almost too chiseled -.-

But my greatest woe over Disney would have to be Disney Channel. Besides 'Phineas and Ferb' (shown below)


There is only shame and sadness on that channel. It should be filled with Mickey Mouse shorts or a spin-off show about the lives of the seven dwarves after Snow White marries the Prince (I don't see how they survived before her. Grumpy had like an inch layer of filth on him, and Dopey is so mentally challenged....). NOT Hannah Montana.

Now, Enjoy these epic songs:





PS: Ever notice how thick Snow White's neck is? MWAHAHAHA I HAVE FINALLY FOUND A FLAW IN HER OVER-RATED PERFECTION.

PPS: I just realized how much time I spend on Disney as a whole. Almost everything I do relates to Disney. I have no life outside of Disney.*mind blown*

my 'Mind Blown' face.



Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Awkward and Embarrassing Call for Followers (and also, how much I hate wallpaper, AND also me blathering about a movie)

I have noticed an awkward lack of followers. And unlike reality, followers are a good thing in the world of blogging. Without followers in the blog world, you are the over-cooked noodle stuck to the bottom pan that chefs just scrap into the trash can. You are nothing. You are less than nothing.
See how depressing that is?!?!? According to my little tracker-thingy, over four hundred people have viewed my page in the last few months. Four hundred. WHERE ARE YOU PEOPLE, THEN???? WHY HAVE YOU NOT STARTED FOLLOWING ME ONLINE?? IF THAT ISN'T POSSIBLE, THEN FOLLOW ME IN REAL LIFE. I DON'T CARE. HAVING A STALKER IS SUPER-FLATTERING. So, yeah, that was my awkward summoning for people to start following me. In any way. But let it be known that I can easily carry pepper-spray. Or a gun *menacing glare*.

My menacing glare:

Now, on to more important, pressing matters. Such as!! Wallpaper. I hate wallpaper. Not exactly the appearance of wallpaper or the convenience of it, but the entire attitude of wallpaper. the name doesn't even make sense. 'Wallpaper'. Paper is thin. Even the thickest of paper does not compare to the burlap-like thickness of wallpaper. And it just seems so snobby. Think about it! Paint was doing JUST FINE brightening up a room, and then the Chinese court official Ts'ai Lun waltzed on in with his obnoxious, fancy paper and was all "Let us use this over-rated paper instead of classic paint to cover our bare walls!" I just think that if wallpaper wasn't so freakin' pretty, I would ban it from the house. But....it is pretty beautiful.....DARN YOU, WALLPAPER!! YOU HAVE BRAINWASHED ME!

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PS: the devil pictured above isn't actually a devil. I think. No, wait, yes he is. He was from the cult classic movie 'Legend' with Tim Currey (playing said devil) and Tom Cruise before he recovered from puberty and hadn't yet fixed his teeth (playing some kind of imp...human...fairy....elf....unicorn-loving dude-thing named Jack), and is actually pretty popular. Right along with his famous demon henchmen Blix:

And this movie is SO AWESOME. It almost gives me a headache with its awesomeness. And a song was written for it that, though popular, isn't on iTunes for some odd reason:

And one other thing that I simply love about this movie is it's underlying tone. It really gives you the chills. One of the most influential parts of this movie is where Lili is imprisoned by the devil and he tries to tempt her with darkness personified and greed, this scene being rightfully dubbed "Proposal of Darkness"


So......Yeah!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I have no reason to live, not even on Independence day.

As you probably know, it was fourth of July yesterday. So, in preparation of that day I have been preparing LIKE AN ORGANIZED PERSON. I was going to put on makeup, put on my prettiest dress, wear my pretty shoes. Everything was down to a science. And when the day came around, I got all decked out to exercise in my fancy-shmancy workout gear, and ended up being gone the whole day because after the gym we had to do a bunch of this other crap. But I still comforted myself on the fact that when I got home that I would go upstairs and get all prettied up for the fireworks downtown.

DID NOT GO DOWN.

By the time we arrived home, I has such a throbbing migraine that I wanted to die. DIE. I was so looking forward to dressing up too. So while I wanted to look like this:



I ended up looking like this:



but while I was there on the sidewalk waiting for  the fireworks to go off, I found out that my best friend was in the parking lot across from me, so we were all like "THE COINCIDENCE IS KILLING US" and then we did a little spazzy dance when we saw each other across the street (there were some hardcore, slow-motion, serendipitous moments going on as she ran dramatically across the street and I flung my arms wide to accept her love). So while she was there, visiting me in my decrepit state, I was like this:



but then she left to go be with her family so I was like this:



But then my mom bought me new skincare products, so I got happy. Still had a horrid, mind-bleeding headache. BUT THAT'S OKAY BECAUSE I GOT ORGANIC SKINCARE PRODUCTS. THEY MAKE THE WORLD GO 'ROUND. Now isn't that a happy ending? Yes, it is.