Sunday, May 20, 2012

100% True Tricks and Tips for Acne, Blackheads, and Cysts!

So this is it! I'm going to reveal some of secrets on how to get acne-ridden skin! Here are my top favs:


Oh yeah, man, I'm not joking. What I've found over the last couple years is that natural remedies, stuff that your grandma might have done back in the day, totally works today! So here's how it works, if you feel a pimple coming then whip out an ice cube and hold it to the sore. (Remember that this can be dangerous if you leave it on for too long. So take many breaks, especially when it starts to get numb.) Keep treating the spot for 5 minutes.  (If the size of the spot got smaller then it's working!) Now take a cotton ball and some lemon juice and place a few drops onto the cotton.  hold the cotton to the spot and let it sit there and absorb for 5 more minutes.  (If you feel it starting to itch, that's good because the sore is reacting to the lemon juice!) Now keep in mind this isn't always going to work for all spots.  Cysts will not react the same way as pimples because a cyst is basically a how bunch of pimples in one! Also, it this treatment only works at its best when you feel the pimple coming, not when it actually has developed.


Cysts are the worst, and if you've never had them thank your lucky stars you haven't.   I've had my fair share of cysts. My worst was last year and it stayed on the tip of my nose for over a month!  I tried everything, but nothing worked.  I finally did some research and found from the little information that was there that unless you wanted to spend huge bucks with a dermatologist, it's best to fight it with a lot of acne treatment.  You have to out-think the enemy.  So when I feel like a cyst is coming on, and yes they do have a different feeling that reg. pimples, I immediately bring out the heavy stuff.

  • have multiple kinds of acne treatment--different brands, etc--and alternate every day.  Do NOT follow a pattern!  Be spontaneous! 
  • NEVER EVER put lotion or moisturizer on the cyst, it will make it grow and last longer!
  • Don't touch it and especially don't pop it! It will retaliate and give you a huge breakout. 
  • Switch up facial soaps and avoid scrubs of any kind until the blemish is cleared up
Cysts last the longest. So even with all this heavy-duty treatment, it will remain for as long as a week and a half. Eww.


...are a complete life saver.  Over the years, I've been dealing with more and more stress which has unfortunately allowed me to contract body acne.  It mostly consists on my back and a little on my chest, but it's humiliating.  I already avoid wearing tight clothing and sleeping with my hair down, but I've found that fabric softener is a major contributor to my problem.  Fabric softener has a waxy residue that coats washed clothes and for those with sensitive skin, it can cause breakouts.  Using dryer ball is alternative way of eliminating this problem.  Basically you place them in your dryer and run around your clothes, cutting down drying time and making clothes softer than before! I suggest getting at most 6 dryer balls.  Do not use them on delicates or any large pore-y clothing.  As of now, I'm completely body acne free! I haven't had trouble ever since I started using this method. 

Good luck, everyone! I'll have more tips up soon!


** I was not paid or asked to endorse any products mentioned in this post.**

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Best Homemade Movie EVER

I'm becoming a real Merlin junkie. (I really wish to have the first three seasons so that I can watch them!!) So I came across this video based on the relationship between Merlin and Morgana.  I've always thought it'd be an interesting thing to see them try to have a bit of romance instead of always having to battle it out.  This guy is AWESOME! I seriously think it's one of the best made youtube videos I've ever seen.  Even though it's 15 minutes long, it's totally and irrevocably worth it.



Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Palladio Herbal Primer

This is the only primer I've ever used that doesn't break me out or feel heavy.

I'm not kidding you.  It's amazing! And before I go into further details, I want to make something clear.  I have said in the past that I don't care for primers because all they do is clog your pores.  However, during the circumstances in which I needed to wear cosmetics that'd keep my makeup from melting off; I bought this primer thinking that for $12 it was worth a shot.  

I had heard reviews about it before and they all had good things to say.  Some of theses reviews even stated that it paralleled with the high-brand primer, Smashbox.   The only difference was the price (Smashbox being priced at $40 a pop).

Guys, this is the best primer for the best price.  It's so smooth, it goes on like butter, and if feels like it's not even there! I tried this for a full week and I haven't broken out yet.  ;) Wooo!

Application:  Take a little less than a pee-sized amount and divide that around the face, blend

Skin type: All

Tips: It may not feel like a lot, but trust me, it'll keep. Don't keep applying it because you can't feel it on your skin!


Definitely worth the money, folks! :D

Good luck!


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Palladio Makeup Trial

The Mission: The target, Palladio makeup line, is to be worn all week in an effort to find out whether it's a good "bang-for-my-buck".

The tools: (1) Palladio Herbal Primer (2) Palladio Herbal Powder-Finish Foundation (3) RPC: Rice Powder

Original Contact: Youtube. I came across the brand last year as I was deciding whether or not I needed a setting powder.

History of Target: As stated on their official website,, under the page "About Us":
"Palladio Beauty Group is a company based in Hollywood, Florida formed by a group of experts in the cosmetics and beauty industry on November 1st 1999.
The company was formed with the principal idea of providing high quality products at affordable prices.  
PBG is the manufacturer of Palladio “Herbal & Vitamin Enriched Cosmetics”.
Palladio is a full line of herbal and vitamin enriched cosmetics.  Enriched with essential herbs and vitamins such as; Green Tea, Chamomile, Ginseng, Ginkgo Biloba, Aloe Vera and Anti-Oxidant Vitamins A, C, D & E to improve the skins elasticity and combat aging."
Additional Information: After intense research, there has been no sighting of ONE bad review.  Not a single one.  All consumers seems to be overall very content with this line of cosmetics.  This, at the time, seemed highly suspicious since the prices for a seemingly a high quality brand is quite low.  Reviews have even compared said brand to designer brands like MAC, Smashbox, and Makeup Forever. 
Present Observations: The Foundation had immediate impressions.  It has a thick consistency and when applied it smells of powder--this last fact is an understandable and highly logical idea since the product is called "Powder-Finish".  Primer is incredibility helpful and works quite well.  The powder give a nice finish and keeps oil at bay longer than other powders previously owned. 
More to report at a later date.  
For more information or questions, contact me by Formspring or via email.  

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

What You Didn't Know / What You Don't See

You didn't know...that I was standing there beside you and you choose not to see me.

You didn't I felt when you sprouted walls in front of my face because you didn't want anything to do with me.

You didn't know...what it means to apologize.

You didn't know...that your conflicting words weren't fooling anyone because I knew you were trying to not look like the bad guy. Face it, kid, in this fight no one is innocent.

You didn't know...that as much as I hurt you, you've hurt me--even if you think I don't have the right to be.

You didn't know...that those statuses you post for everyone to see may not exactly have my name stamped on them, but I knew exactly who you were directing them toward, and that's really mean and degrading.

What you don't know is that I believe in everything I say, I don't flip-flop my words to make me sound better; I don't dwell on the things that bother me too long because I know that it will eventually have to come out one way or another; and I don't hold grudges for very long.  I work hard to save what I care about and what I think matters.  My grip was tight and two-handed, but your's was loose and one-handed. You cannot deny that I didn't try my best, but when I gave up, so did you..

You don't what most don't see in me, but can I blame you for it?

You don't the love that can't quite express they way I want you to see it as.

You don't the care and attention I try to give you, but you still see me as a friend.

You don't see...what I wonder about when you aren't around. Are you thinking about me at all?

You don't how my heart breaks when you talk about her.

You don't my mind and my heart tugging on my decisions as to stay where I am or to just move on.

What you don't see is everything I try to hide, but wish you knew so maybe you'd understand how I feel.  I wish you could glimpse into how I sabotage every romantic feeling I get because I have a father who makes me afraid "to stray to fall from the sidewalk" and "to play on the safe side so I don't get hurt".  I'm afraid. I'm paranoid. I'm not strong enough to overcome this battle. If you could only see...maybe that could save me.  Could you save me from this ever-present runt?


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Do NOT Use This Site! (Not Mine, Someone Else's)

**I kind of wonder if this will get taken down by that site if i post it...**

Well, the website is called and basically it's a scam.

A couple of days ago, I was looking for a long, formal dress to wear to my dance.  Mom found a site called, Light in the Box, and it seemed really awesome. They had thousands of dresses in all kinds of colors and styles; plus everything could be customized.  Also, they were having a discount, so the dresses were pretty cheap.

I was having a ball going through and looking at all the sweet styles and such. I was totally thinking that I was going to buy from this site.

Anyways, I had done all my browsing on Mom's computer, but nothing on mine. So just a couple of minutes ago, I typed in "light in the box" but as I was about to click the site under the URL box, I saw the tag "Light in the Box Scam".


There was article after article about how this site:

-does these bad bundled packaging (making it look like you're saving money, but you're not)

-hidden add-on fees

-lying with their ads

-sends fake/broken electronics

-amauter dressing measurements (the right way to get perfect measurements is to take that measurement and go just a smidge higher so that there is give to get the dress to zip up; you don't exactly the size!)

-prolonged refunds (or none at all)

-and etc, etc, etc!

You can't even post a bad review because they'll just take it down!

Please guys, don't buy from this place, and if you do STOP NOW!  They are eating a hole right out of your wallet.


If you want to look at these articles, search them through Google. There are tons!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

I'm Getting Real Sick of This, Internet Explorer....Real Sick.

Dear Internet Explorer 8,

You are boating on dangerous waters, my friend.  I do not appreciate having to open my browser to find that "Oh, goodness! 'Internet Explorer has encountered a problem'!" and you tell me "Oh, I'll fix it."

Goodbye, homepage.

Oh, but wait... Hello! "My tab has been recovered!" Thank the lord! Now, back to business...

Nope, forget that. Internet Explorer has encountered a problem (again), fixy-fix time!

Close out my window, reopen my window because it's recovered, but then there's a problem...


Son of a gun, if you don't stop this nonsense, I will switch to Google Chrome!!!!! I'm serious, young man, this is  a very real and irritating problem.  And I will not stand for it any longer.

Think hard about what you're doing.

Not sincerely,



You can go to the deuce, IE. I hate you.

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