@LeafySeaDragon My dermatologist just recently recommended Vanicream (they also make a lighter lotion if the cream is too thick). It's like Cetaphil, so great for irritated, sensitive skin and can be used on the face as well. It's noncomedogenic. I buy mine at Walgreens, but you can buy samples at their website.
@singstrix Thanks for all the suggestions, peeps. I'm also curious if anyone has used a matte top coat? I'd like to try one, but I haven't gotten around to Sephora or Sally Beauty to scope one out.
Does anyone have tips for top coats? I've been using Seche Vite, but after a day it starts to shrink (so the tips of my nails start showing the white nail underneath). I normally fix this by painting my nails when they've longer and then trimming them the day after I paint so get rid of the white tips. But sometimes I want long nails! So, suggestions for top coats?
I'm surprised no one has mentioned putting chili over elbow noodles. It's a standard thing in Wisconsin (also: elbow noodles in tomato soup).
On Off Balance
Did anyone else notice Amazon's Frequently Bought Together suggestion? Dominique Moceanu also wrote YA/children's books about gymnastics!
@heartubleachie, Also, yes, I will click on that link thankyouverymuch.
Related story: Three Easy Ways to Apply Perfect Eyeliner. WTF algorithm does The Hairpin use to link blog posts? This is great.
@special_boots I love jojoba oil! After lots of trial-and-error with hippie-dippy brands (love you Dr. Hauschka, but your sweet almond oil, which is in *all* of your products, gives me the biggest zits ever!), I found jojoba oil was one of the few oils that didn't cause breakouts. I like to use the ones mixed with rose oil, and sometimes I sprinkle in lavender oil (if I'm feeling sensitive) or tea tree oil (if I'm feeling breakout-y).
I kept reading it as Anne Helen "Classic SANDALS" Petersen. Because who doesn't love a pair of really classic sandals?
@parallel-lines I had a copper IUD for 1.5 years, and I finally just had it removed. My cramps were super bad--three weeks out of the month--and my periods were long and heavy. I got it because HBC made me depressed and killed my sex drive, but having cramps for three weeks also made me feel super unsexy! I know lots of women have had wonderful experiences with both types of IUDs. In fact, I thought I was crazy for having a bad experience since everyone's in love with it. But, they don't work for everyone.
Related: I started using a diaphragm, and it's way easier and more convenient than I thought it would be. Diaphragm + condoms + fertility awareness = WIN!