Random Tips

by Ginger on November 1, 2014

in Random

The skin on my face is ultra finicky. I can’t use samples of lotions and potions and cleansers and whatnot, bc my face just FREAKS RIGHT THE HELL OUT if you change up what goes on it every 3-4 days. It also usually takes about 2 weeks before I really know whether or not a product will really work on my skin or not.

So, I’ve finally figured out that I can’t use all the skincare lovely samples that you get from Sephora/Ulta/Ipsy/etc. without my skin freaking out. And all those samples have been piling up. THEN, I finally got the genius idea:

Use that stuff on my neck/decolletage!

The skin there doesn’t freak out, and goodness knows I should be taking care of that skin too, so why not?


My breakfast of choice lately, which is satisfying, and also not super-breakfasty:

Toasted everything bagelVeggie cream cheese
Sliced deli turkey
Tomato slice
(optional: pickled onions)

Just, uh, make sure to follow up with a breath mint or something.


So I had pink eye last week, which was loads of fun. /sarcasm.

If you find yourself in this same position, I recommend the following: use the ointment antibiotics if you can instead of the drops (it is kind of creepy how they make your vision screwy for a bit after you use, but I had 2 diff docs & the pharmacist say they work better), alternate warm washcloths with ice packs on your eyes, and use this opportunity to wear your boldest lipsticks since you can’t wear eye make up (additional bonus of drawing attention away from your goopy red eye)!


I’ve been obsessed with two stupid  games. Both are good “make you think but not so hard it hurts” kind of games. They’ve been perfect for distracting me during breaks on the trial, and to help me shut my brain off at night before bed.

They’re from the company who made Candy Crush (which I somehow avoided playing), though I don’t think either of them are the same format. The first is Bubble Witch Saga 2 (which has the right mix of cute and satisfying), and the other is Pyramid Solitaire Saga (this one has a somewhat odd “story”, but whatever, I like the game). Like I said, they both let my brain sort of refocus from other bullshit, but without being so mentally taxing that I can’t disengage from the GAME when I’m ready to be done.


Final tip: If you’re feeling blah, I highly recommend turning the volume up in the car and singing along at the top of your lungs to Shake It Off (Taylor Swift) and/or Shake It Out (Florence & the Machine).


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