Friday, July 31, 2009

Baggy Trousers

This summer it's the Boyfriend Jean and the Harem Pant, for the fall the trend continues with the baggy trouser. It's a very 90's silhouette. This wont work for me because I have a baggy crotch phobia hahaha!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Toms Wrap Boot

I need these sooooo bad!

(In every color please :)

Friday, July 24, 2009


I spend a huge chunk of my life on I love the all the forums and advice that the people share on there. I think the most beneficial topic for me is the on-going 'How about taking chlorella?' thread.

Here are a few excerpts from the first page of the thread that made me run out and buy of bottle of this amazing stuff!

-Better Skin, Hair, Nails and Figure
Chlorella’s exceptional high concentration of vital nutrients makes it ideal as a beauty aid. It improves complexion, strengthens nails and activates hair growth. Taken regularly, Chlorella restores the body’s natural inner balance to reduce appetite and promote weight loss. It has no wonder that Chlorella users not only feel healthier and have more stamina, but are also told they look younger.

-Health Benefits of the Cell Wall
Chlorella’s unique cell wall is one of the important factors which set it apart from the other green foods. The Chlorella cell wall has the remarkable capacity to bind toxins and cleanse the body of harmful chemicals and pollutants in the blood and lymphatics. The cells walls are also an excellent source of fiber which promotes bowel function and regularity, an important key to a clean and healthy colon.

-Green Inside, Clean Inside and Healthy Inside
Diet high in fat and low in fiber are linked to colon cancer. Sluggish elimination results in digestive problems with toxic build-up. Toxins recycle in the body through the blood and lymphatics; this can lead to constipation, piles, poor organ functions and cancer. The bowels develop pockets (diverticula), the lining thickens, which slows down bowel movement (peristalsis). Chlorella nurtures the friendly bowel flora, the lactobacilli which promote digestive functions and peristalsis; thus help maintain, an efficient colon for optimum health.

-Chlorella also helps combat stress, pollution and halitosis. Its multi-nutrient complex makes Chlorella ideal for athletes and vegetarians.

-Chlorella has every B-Vitamin, and all others, it also has more protein per serving than beef. In addition it's protein is more readily absorbable than any meat form of protein and is instantly usable by the body. What this means for you is instant nourishment for your body in the form of proteins, amino acids, vitamins, minerals. It's high in amino acids, RNA/DNA building blocks for cells and the body, and sooo many other elements. It is a complete food.

-Chlorella has been proven to aide in weight loss as it majorly curbs the appetite, and also creates the environment for the body to regulate the metabolism and loose weight. So if you're over weight, it will help you come down to a maintenance level, and if you're at your correct weight, then it will help you maintain that. Chlorella will not cause those who are underweight or the correct weight to lose, as it merely corrects the metabolism. Those with high metabolisms do not need adjustment in this area, so chlorella will go elsewhere where it's needed.

-Chlorella Binds to toxins and sucks them out of your system. This includes heavy metals. Chlorella also helps to alkanize the body so that it becomes a lean mean disease fighting machine. Chlorella is said to (after detox) regenerate the body and reviews have claimed to look and feel years younger.

-Side Effects
Detox Symptoms

Chlorella binds to heavy metals in the body, purifies the blood and adrenals, and the intestines as well. Because of that, it is normal to experience detox symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, pimples and zits, aches and pains, flu like symptoms, headaches, vomitting, lightheadedness, change in mood, and so forth. Please note that you may show no signs of symptoms and that is also okay but we want to let you know about all the possibilities. As these are all good signs that the body is detoxing, it is good to just ride it out and make it to the other side. They normally last a few days, and sometimes, can be lessened as you reduce your dosage. This is why it's important to introduce Chlorella gradually so that the body doesn't detox too fast. The only simple to watch is if you have violent vomitting. Please follow the steps listed below for that particular concern.

Detox symptoms that are unusual but can happen:
Faint or Vomiting: Hightly unusual but I want to mention it as I wish for safety! Here's the LD Checklist. If you vomit you must have a check list. 1) Make sure that your chlorella is NOT chinese as it is not held to inspection standards and can be corrupt. 2) Try a lowered dose (the minimum lowest possible) with food if you have tried it without. In addition even if this is the reverse info it still holds true: if you've taken it with food, take it without food. We've found that some people's bodies respond differently to how to take it. 3) Drink lots of water 4) If this still does not work you may be one of the select few who are allergic and must discontinue. Please save receipts so you can take it back if necessary. Please follow the necessary steps 2 and 3 if you are feeling faint. Some have felt faint when they have taken it without food and vice versa, so just switch the way you take it and see how you respond. If you are still feeling faint, reduce your dosage and follow the steps above. Faint is usually not an allergic response and is a detox symptom so you must find a way to ride it out so to speak by lowering your dose, changing the way you take it, and drinking lots of water. Only with vomiting must you watch to see if you should discontinue.

-Composition of Chlorella General Analysis

Moisture:3.6%Protein:60.5%Fat:11.0%Carbohydrate:20 .1%Fiber:0.2%Ash:4.6%Calories:421/100 gVitamins and Minerals

Vitamin A activity:55,500.0 IU/100g
B-carotene:180.8 mg/100g
Chlorophyll a1,469.0mg /100g
Chlorophyll b613.0 mg/100g
Thiamine (vitamin B-1)1.5mg/100g
Riboflavin (vitamin B-2)4.8 mg/100g
Pyridoxine (vitamin B-6)1.7 mg/100g
Vitamin B-12125.9 mcg/100g
Vitamin C15.6 mg/100g
Vitamin E1.0 IU/100g
Niacin23.8 mg/100g/TD>
Pantothenic acid1.3 mg/100g
Folic acid26.9 mcg/100g
Biotin191.6 mcg/100g
PABA0.6 mg/100g
Inositol165.0 mg/100g
Calcium203.0 mg/100g
Phosphorus989.0 mg/100g
Magnesium315.0 mg/100g
Zinc71.0 mg/100g
Copper0.08 mg/100g
Fatty Acids

Unsaturated fatty acids81.8%Saturated fatty acids18.2%C14:00.6%C14:10.9% C14:20.9%C16:015.6%C16:19.1%C16:25.5%C16:317.1%C18 :02.0%C18:110.0%C18:215.5%C18:322.8%

Amino Acids

Aspartic acid5.20
Glutamic acid6.29

This is the brand that I take.

I've been taking chlorella for about four months. I've experienced a lot of the benefits that are listed. Also, after stopping my birth control, I experienced PSYCHO acne, and since taking chlorella, my face has cleared up tremendously. Yay! In a few months, I'm expecting to have even, clear skin. Let's see what happens!

Friday, July 17, 2009


Burt's Bees' Natural Solution to Acne


New line uses salicylic acid from willows.
Burt's Bees' new Natural Acne Solutions line contains salicylic acid derived from willow trees. The line, targeted to 18-24 year-olds, includes purifying gel cleanser, pore refining scrub, daily moisturizing lotion and a targeted spot treatment. The line debuted this week. All items in the line retail for $9.99 except for the moisturizer, which costs $17.99.

According to data from Information Resources, Inc., sales of acne products reached $371.8 million for the latest 52-week period ended June 16, an increase of 1.2% in the food, drug, mass and natural channels. Sales do not include Whole Foods and Wal-Mart data.

I've never tried Burt's Bees products. I don't know why. I guess when I read the labels, the ingredients are hard to read and sound like chemicals to me, which doesn't seem very natural to me. I have a huge interest in natural beauty products. If I read good reviews of this product, I might give it a try.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Kesh! My Favorite Lady in the Whole World!

I was introduced to Kesh's world on a hair blog called Mane and Chic. Mane and Chic posted Kesh's decision to shave her hair off one side of her head. (Waaaaaay before Cassie did it). So anyways, I've been following her blog for a while and I just loooooooove her style. It's so ecclectic and everything that I'm scared to try, but she also has many talents. She's a designer, photographer, model, dj, and a whole bunch of other things. Check out her blog. She takes the most amazing pictures too!

Oh. and here's a video of her in an interview, I always wanted to know what she sounds like!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Beauty Summer Wishlist

I love natural products for beauty and I pretty much live at my local natural foods store that also includes beauty and health isles. This is my list of things that they don't carry that I'm dying to try.

Anita Grant Creamy Cafe Latte

Anita Grant Whipped Butter

Anita Grant Unrefined Shea Butter

Jamaican Black Castor Oil

Shampoo Bar

Wheat Germ Oil

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Accutane Has Popped Its Last Pimple

For those of you who have been relying on Accutane’s miracle-working abilities as the acne eradicator, some sad news: It was recently announced that Roche Holding AG, the pharmaceutical company behind the wonder drug, has decided to pull it from shelves. (Those of you who have suffered from Accutane’s laundry list of side effects, including possible birth defects, severe depression, and bowel disease, are likely less sad.) According to our blogging compatriots over at Allure, the decision to discontinue the pills has nothing to do with their safety or efficacy and was purely a financial decision, seeing as how the company faces as many as 5,000 personal-injury claims involving the product. Roche’s patent also expired in 2002, meaning there are a lot of generic options that use similar breakout-fighting technology on the market and in the works. Looks like the “Accutane defense” will no longer hold up in court.

This is scary. I've never considered Accutane because of the super dangerous side effects, but I've tried many many many things. When I got off birth control, my acne went psycho. I've been trying some natural methods that seem to be working, slowly, but there is improvement.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Sometimes I Really Hate Craigslist

I had an interview three months ago for an internship with a marketing firm. I found out about the position on Craigslist. They have a client that has a clothing line whose concept was 'clothing for girls who hunt'. At the moment they have only t-shirts, hoodies, and pajama short and things like that. They want to expand their line to make it more fashion foward and sell it in boutiques and Walmart.

So, I met up with this woman, showed her my portfolio, and presented some ideas. She seemed to really like what I had to say. She asked me to send her some sketches. Here are a few that I sent

I was so proud of my work! I don't know anything about hunting and I thought I really got the camoflauge, and the gazillion zippers and flap pockets concept of hunting clothing, and I created that in a feminine way.

So she told me that I would hear from her the next day. After not hearing anything for a week, I sent her an email. After another week, I sent another email. She responded and said that she wasn't able to show my work to the company yet. I contacted her one more time another week later and I haven't heard anything, even still to this day!

So what was the point of all that?! Are they gonna steal my designs and not pay me or give me credit? Did they hate it? I'm very very very happy with my internship now, but I still think about it and I get upset. It was very mean to get my hopes up about being a part of designing a clothing line. Anyways I'm ranting. At least I got to practice some drawing...