hi everyone! again soo sorry im posting a fotd soon. i got sick today (allergies plus sore throat ( i heard that for everytime you sneeze someone out there is thinking bad things about you...ha, myth debunked! who would think bad things about me? (im totally kidding) hahaa who knows =P)
andddd i did a mac haul (yeah even though i was sick hahaha), the mua was suppper nice. so the black ore pigment from neo sci fi collection is sold out evvvvverywhere i tried, so she gave me all that was left in the samplejar plus the sunpower too (pretty generous amount!)
=P gosh i love mac. plus the mua asked me if i wanted to apply to work there! so cool huh? she complimented my makeup. (i'm such a child, it's so nice when you get compliments, (even though you knowww you don't need it right? everybody is lovely in their own way)
=P love you all.
another interesting read :)
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1. Crossing your legs will give you varicose veins.Sitting down and crossing your legs won't cause varicose or spider veins, but standing may. Pronounced veins often crop up on people who either have a genetic predisposition to them (so thank Mom or Dad) or have jobs that require them to stand a lot, says Kevin Pinski, a dermatologist in Chicago. Standing makes the vascular network work extra-hard to pump blood from the legs up to the heart. If the valves, which keep blood flowing in one direction within your vessels, aren't functioning properly, a pooling of blood can occur and result in unsightly veins. Pregnancy, which puts added pressure on the circulatory system, or a trauma — getting hit by a softball or a car door, for example — can also lead to varicose or spider veins. "But simply crossing your legs will not cause them," says Pinski.
2. You can get rid of cellulite.Ah, if only. And for what it's worth, it's not for lack of women's trying. "This remains one of the holy grails of cosmetic dermatology," says Timothy Flynn, a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. The truth is, nothing can be done to permanently eliminate it — not even liposuction. Cellulite consists of fat deposits that get trapped between the fibrous bands that connect the skin's tissues. The bands squeeze the fat under the skin, resulting in a lumpy texture. Luck of the gene pool mostly determines who will and won't get cellulite. It doesn't matter whether you're fat or thin, rich or poor, famous or just plain folks. You can, however, temporarily reduce its orange peel-like appearance. Firming creams often contain caffeine to tighten and smooth the skin. But a basic moisturizer will also work to hydrate and swell the skin, making cellulite a little less obvious. Or try using a self-tanner. "A fake tan will help camouflage it," says Elizabeth Tanzi, a dermatologist and a codirector of laser surgery at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, in Washington, D.C.
3. Shaving will make your hair grow back darker and thicker.False. "Hair that hasn't been cut grows to a point," says Woolery-Lloyd. "It's widest at the base and narrowest at the tip." When you shave a hair, you cut it at the base. The widest part then grows out, and the hair appears thicker. But shaving doesn't change the width, density, or color of hair.
4. Putting vaseline on your face nightly will prevent wrinkles.Marilyn Monroe allegedly slathered the thick salve on religiously to stay youthful-looking, but that doesn't mean you should. "Petroleum jelly is the strongest moisturizer there is because it forces oils into the skin and prevents them from evaporating," says Paul Jarrod Frank, a dermatologist in New York City. As the skin ages, it loses its ability to retain moisture, and skin that's dry looks older. "Petrolatum can make wrinkles less apparent because it's adding moisture to the skin, which softens lines, but it can't actually prevent aging," Pinski says. Only a cream with a proven active ingredient, such as retinol, can stave off wrinkles. Plus, petrolatum is so greasy that it can create other problems, including breakouts.
5. Wearing nail polish all the time will make your nails turn yellow.True, but you can wear enamel all you like and still avoid discoloration. Nails are porous, and they absorb the pigment in polishes. "Darker colors, especially reds, have more pigment, so they often stain your nails," says Maria Salandra, the owner of Finger Fitness, in Cliffside Park, New Jersey. The solution: Before applying polish, paint on a clear base coat, such as Essie First Base Base Coat ($8, 800-232-1155), to prevent nails from absorbing pigment.
6. You can shrink your pores.Sort of. It's actually impossible to change the size of pores, but you can make them look smaller — and using egg whites, a beauty trick Grandma may have tried, does work. "Egg whites tighten the skin, giving the illusion of smaller pores, but it's a temporary effect," says Elizabeth McBurney, a clinical professor of dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine, in New Orleans.
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