Best beauty decision you've made?

Discussion in 'Beauty' started by CherryWry, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. Jennifer Lynn

    Jennifer Lynn One of the Regulars

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    Getting lasik for my astigmatism and near-sightedness, I curbed my nail biting long, long ago (with icky tasting polish) and my nails are a great length and very healthy, and coloring my hair back to a natural color for me and letting the treated hair grow out and get cut.
     
  2. bellabella327

    bellabella327 One of the Regulars

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    Jnnifer, I have also noticed that by using a nail polish on my fingers, it has almost completely stopped me from bitting my nails!
     
  3. KittyT

    KittyT I'll Lock Up

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    For a long, long time, on the many occasions I stopped biting my nails, I had to keep them perfectly polished in order to not bite them. The problem is that as soon as the polish would chip, I would pick and bite. Luckily I'm past that - I was spending tons of time, like every 2 or 3 days, painting my nails!
     
  4. Christi.adell

    Christi.adell One of the Regulars

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    I have to say too that Lasik was definitly worth it! Not looking foward to having to get reading glasses in a few years though.

    I also just started using witch hazel from reading a few threads and I'm in love. My skin is awesome. Of course I'm just using the cheapy Walmart brand that has alcohol, I'm hoping that switching to one without won't change the results.
     
  5. Gracie Lee

    Gracie Lee A-List Customer

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    Might be the wrong place for this, please move if so. I feel obligated to mention that not all alcohols are created equal. The stuff in your witch hazel is not the same as the isopropol you get at the pharmacy. Strictly speaking, "alcohol" is a general term, meaning only that the chemical compound is a hydrocarbon with an oxygen-hydrogen group attached in at least one place on the chain or ring. Some are very harmful, and some can be moisturizing to your skin. Witch hazel is derived from plants, and many plant compounds are non-polar, meaning that without a little help, often in the form of an alcohol, it won't mix with water. I've actually never seen witch hazel anywhere, and it might just be where I've lived or looked, that didn't have some form of an alcohol in it. Just my experience [huh]
     
  6. Antje

    Antje One Too Many

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    mmm, best beautychoice, difficult.
    Accepting myself as I am, work out a little but not like hell.
    Love wearing vintage style make up if people like it or not.
    Pincurl my hair, and my new cold cream regime. I'm happy
     
  7. Christi.adell

    Christi.adell One of the Regulars

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    Gracie Lee thanks for the info. I guess I just see Alcohol in something and think bad,bad,bad! Of course it hasn't done anything bad to my skin so far so you're probably right.
     
  8. vintage_jayhawk

    vintage_jayhawk One of the Regulars

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    Absolutely worth EVERY penny! I'm so happy now that I can read the alarm clock in the morning.
     
  9. Paisley

    Paisley I'll Lock Up

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    As a few people found out during Prohibition.
     
  10. Rocketblast

    Rocketblast One of the Regulars

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    - Getting contact lenses
    - Discovering Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs to cover the bruises and scratches I always seem to have on my legs - this stuff is GENIUS
    - Realising that maybe my calves AREN'T freakishly big and I can actually show them in public without people throwing up! (Thank you to two soldiers at Haworth 1940s weekend for telling me I had the best legs in Haworth - without them I may not have come to this conclusion - they were like Gok Wan for me :) )
    - Getting Maybelline Super Stay lipstick which I don't have to touch up every 5 minutes
     
  11. Rocketblast

    Rocketblast One of the Regulars

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    I haven't ENTIRELY got over this, but I'm not as terrified of my legs as I used to be :)
     
  12. Kate O Potato

    Kate O Potato A-List Customer

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    I find asking myself "Would David Niven fancy you?" the best motivation to making the right amount of effort in a morning. :)
     
  13. Rocketblast

    Rocketblast One of the Regulars

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    Oh, that kind of thing might work... imagine I might bump into Johnny Depp any time.
     
  14. Lillemor

    Lillemor One Too Many

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    I've started dry brushing. It's done wonders for my skin. Don't know why I've been so suspicious of the claims and not just given it a try. It makes my skin so much smoother when I moisturize afterwards than when I didn't dry brush regularly.
     
  15. Odalisque

    Odalisque A-List Customer

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    "washing" my face with cold cream.
    time tested and Odalisque approved ;)
     
  16. Shirin

    Shirin A-List Customer

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    Which brand are you using, if you don't mind my asking? Whats it called?
     
  17. Christi.adell

    Christi.adell One of the Regulars

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    Honestly I don't even see a brand listed. I'm assuming it's Walmart brand. It has a yellow label that says Witch Hazel U.S.P. and then it says manufactured by Cumberland Swan. It was super cheap (I wanna say less than a dollar) but seems to do the job.
     
  18. AnniePancake

    AnniePancake Practically Family

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    Mine is switching from cotton pads to cotton balls!!
     
  19. Antje

    Antje One Too Many

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    What is the best difference you had since switching?
     
  20. crwritt

    crwritt One Too Many

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    I don't know about Annie's experience, but the last batch of cotton facial pads
    I bought tend to fall apart on me. I'll be getting the cotton balls next time.
     

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