@BeebsLaRue: must.watch.my.tone. I've been like that all day long, lol...
Thanks for clearing up the misapprehensions about John Gilbert, but for the love of all that's holy, check your spelling -- it's Louis B. MAYER, not MEYER.
@tessamae Although almost everyone back then did wear false lashes, Garbo was famous at the time for not needing them. Those are all her.
Two things: Joel McCrea was an actor, not a director. And where do all the Lupe Velez quotes come from, exactly?
@hellomynameis I soak my engagement ring in regular old non-sudsing ammonia, at least twice a week. Most jewelry cleaning solution is nothing more than ammonia. If you soak at least a couple weeks, your ring will never get dirty enough that you'll need to use a toothbrush on it.
LETTER WRITER 4: NOOOOOOOOOOO. Don't EVER put your jewelry in boiling water! Especially not plated metals or soft metals like silver, and especially not if your bracelet has any enameled or gemstone charms. Boiling water will dissolve some enameling and can crack gemstones.
@Nutmeg and @NeverOddOrEven: Thanks for the advice. I think I'll try the Organix, with the ACV if I need it!
As for VO5, I'm pretty sure it's 75% water, lol, so it always takes a lot more on the occasions I use it. On the same note, Max (my hairdresser friend), explained to me that that is why the shampoo in salons is always in those big pump thingies - they water it down. So it goes to reason that super cheap shampoo would be more water.
@Nutmeg: since your hair and hairwashing situation sounds similar to mine, lol, I have a question: do you use any type of product on your hair to style, and if so, can you get it out of your hair using the sulfate-free products? I've been tempted by Organix several times, but was afraid it wouldn't get all the product out of my hair.
LETTER WRITER 1: Buy a Flower Bali by Bali bra. That's the bra pictured in the, ahem, "dowdy" link. Best bra ever, period, and gives you very perky, conical but not comical boobs. This is my favorite bra. You can buy them here:
Hurry girl - they're on sale!
LETTER WRITER 2: One of my best friends is a hairdresser, and she uses Finesse. Has for years. The lady who works the chair next to hers won't use anything but Head and Shoulders. They both say shampoo is less important than conditioner; if you have thick, dry, damaged or unruly hair, spring for the more expensive conditioner.
@The Everpresent Wordsnatcher
Thanks for pointing that out. As another representative of the Commonwealth, I have to say that I didn't take another thing the author said seriously after he put that bit about Rick being from Kentucky in there.