Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Crazy, but I actually saw this piece in a dream...That's how I usually come up with designs...I go to bed one night stressing over what I'm going to do, and sometime during the night I think God gives me the inspiration...
So here's what He gave me. It's the MONIQUE. It works...
Monday, November 17, 2008
While surfactants make brushing our teeth a lot easier, they do more than make foam. Both SLES and SLS mess with our taste buds in two ways. One, they suppress the receptors on our taste buds that perceive sweetness, inhibiting our ability to pick up the sweet notes of food and drink. And, as if that wasn’t enough, they break up the phospholipids on our tongue. These fatty molecules inhibit our receptors for bitterness and keep bitter tastes from overwhelming us, but when they’re broken down by the surfactants in toothpaste, bitter tastes get enhanced.
So, anything you eat or drink after you brush is going to have less sweetness and more bitterness than it normally would. Is there any end to this torture? Yes. You don’t need foam for good toothpaste, and there are plenty out there that are SLES/SLS-free. You won’t get that rabid dog look that makes oral hygiene so much fun, but your breakfast won’t be ruined.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Different moisturizers do different things, and everyone's hair responds differently...Some folks swear by shea butter while others swear by olive oil. There's no magic potion, so it's always best to try out different ones to find the one that's best for you. I make my own hair butter with a mixture of shea butter, sweet almond oil, and some other stuff. It works for me...
So here's a list of some great moisturizers that I've tried:
Sweet Almond oilCoconut Oil (Refined, Virgin, or Fractionated)
Carol's Daughter Healthy Hair Butter
Curls Quenched Curls Moisturizer