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Old 23 September 2012, 01:10 AM
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Tonight I'm trying an egg-and-avocado hair treatment, and an avocado-and-honey face mask.

I don't think I'm going to do this again. At least not the hair treatment -- most of it wound up in the bathtub rather than on my head. And I forgot that my long, thick hair is horribly uncomfortable when wrapped up in a towel.

The face mask feels weird. Avocado doesn't mash smooth and green like you might think...it's yellow, chunky, and cold from being in the fridge.

My last hair conditioning experiment included jojoba oil, but I learned the hard way that I can't put any oil on my hair whatsoever. Not even the smallest, lightest bit. It took weeks to get back to normal instead of that wet, greasy look.
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Old 23 September 2012, 01:36 AM
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Avocado has generally mashed up green for me unless it was underripe. There might be a little yellow but it's generally green.
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Old 23 September 2012, 01:43 AM
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I wonder if it may be the variety -- I'm using the big Florida avocados instead of the more common Hass or California ones. Also, this one is overripe, which is why I wanted to use it up.
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Old 23 September 2012, 01:48 AM
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Oh, the big Florida ones are a lot lighter in color, that's true. They also taste really bland to me. I have had them once or twice and thought them so inferior to the others that I don't know if I have ever bothered to try to mash them.
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Old 23 September 2012, 01:57 AM
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In The Accidental Tourist (the novel, not the movie) there's a passage discussing why the protagonist finds jeans the least comfortable option for travel: heavy, rough fabric, thick seams, rivets.
Not to mention the fact that they take forever to dry, so they're not ideal for rainy climates or hiking where there might be streams to cross.
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Old 23 September 2012, 02:17 AM
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Re: Jeans for travel. I usually only bring 2 pairs & I wear one on the plane (boot cut & my skinnies go in the suitcase). They do take up a lot of room compared to the average skirt or pair of lightweight knit pants & given that I prefer to pack only a carry-on I need all the room I can get.
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Old 23 September 2012, 02:42 PM
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Not to mention the fact that they take forever to dry, so they're not ideal for rainy climates or hiking where there might be streams to cross.
Good points. I think the narrator focused on their being uncomfortable for sitting on an airplane, which I think would be less true of the jeans I own now than it would have been of the ones I owned 20 years ago (the book's at least that old).
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Old 13 October 2012, 03:54 PM
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New haircut for the first time in, oh, 5 years?


Before. It was about hip-length in the back.


Outside, looking a little messy.


Inside, looking a little tidier.



And the ponytail. It's all wrapped up and ready to go to Little Princess Trust, where it will be made into a wig for a child who has lost his or her hair through chemo.

All in all, I had about 12" chopped off. It feels weird, but I'll get used to it!
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Old 13 October 2012, 04:23 PM
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Wow! It looks so bouncy!
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Old 13 October 2012, 04:30 PM
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It is super bouncy.
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Old 13 October 2012, 05:07 PM
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Nice haircut, and nice thing you're doing with the cuttings!
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Old 13 October 2012, 05:45 PM
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I've been planning on getting my hair cut for a while, but couldn't work up the nerve. Doing it for charity gave me the motivation I needed to actually go through with it.

Little Princess Trust, in case anyone was wondering.
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Old 13 October 2012, 07:07 PM
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Such pretty hair! Someone will be happy to get it.

Interestingly, you look younger to me with shorter hair.
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Old 13 October 2012, 07:22 PM
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Part of it is that the "before" picture is a couple of years old, and I've dropped probably 20-30 lbs in that time*, and it changed the shape of my face (particularly my neck and my cheeks).

But I was looking at those pics myself and thinking "I look 5 years younger than I did with long hair".


* rough guesstimate as during that time I was studiously avoiding scales, but based on how loose the clothes I purchased during that time are now, it seems about right.
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Old 13 October 2012, 08:53 PM
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Lovely new look Silkenray!

My latest and greatest find is leggings! I know I know totally behind the times but sooo comfortable.

I have plain black and as of yesterday I have two pairs of jeggings! They look so nice with boots.

I do need to find another longer top (tunic) or 3 though.

I bought a really great pair of black flat slouchy boots at Payless last week...I think the brand was Lower East Side and the product name was Rory...I spent most of yesterday on the go around the office and they were really good.



Now to get them in the grey, red, brown..oh and those riding boots were kinda wicked too.
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Old 13 October 2012, 09:16 PM
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I picked up Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Lovely Honey yesterday. It's such a beautiful shade. Now here's hoping I don't lose it within a week like I did with my Black Honey one.

When I needed spiral curls for plays, I would dampen my hair, put some gel or mouse in it, use small foam rollers and sleep in them. Usually nice and boingy results. Don't forget that Merida's curls are a little wild too, so if they set a little frizzy or "out there", it's a perfect look.
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Old 13 October 2012, 10:35 PM
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I need some leggings for under my mesh track pants in cold weather (they're lined, but with thin fabric, and they're also capris).

Yes, I suppose I could just wear warmer exercise pants, but I find the mesh pants more flattering than most fleece sweat-type pants or yoga pants. ETA: and because they're capris, I don't have to worry about length.
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Old 14 October 2012, 12:48 AM
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This site has leggings (they call them footless tights, but they seem thicker), in lots of colors, lengths, sizes and styles.

www.welovecolors.com
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Old 14 October 2012, 12:51 AM
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Nice variety of colors. I could match my track pants.
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Old 14 October 2012, 12:52 AM
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Decent price, too. I was looking at some other leggings that were cool, but not worth the $30+ price tags.
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