Monday, January 21, 2013

Lizard-Skin Cure

My skin is always painfully dry. When I was in college, my skin would constantly break into dry, itchy hives. The doctor diagnosed it as eczema and gave me prescription lotion, which never really worked well.

No lotion seems to work. I do like Vaseline or Euciderm, but the both seem to just sit on the skin so I rarely use them. Extremely dry skin is not only very uncomfortable, but also makes my skin (especially my legs) look like I just got out of a fight with barbed wire because I scratch all of the time. This often times keeps me from wearing anything that shows my legs.

This past week, I needed lotion while at work and my school nurse recommended using Neutrogena Light Sesame Body Oil after the shower instead of lotion. Because I am frugal and didn't want to spend $8 on something that might not work, I bought The Target Up& Up brand that is supposed to be the same thing.

Body Oil

After showering, you lightly dry your skin (but you still want it to be a little moist) before applying the oil all over. I felt a little oily at first, but my skin absorbed it within a few minutes. My skin finally felt so quenched! It lasted all day. This is worth a try if you have problems with severely dry skin, too!

Saturday, January 12, 2013


I want to start updating my blog. I'm always hesitant about writing a blog post, because...

a. I have no children and I am not artistic, therefore does my life have meaning in the blogosphere? 
b. Life can be mediocre (aka wonderful yet, but maybe same ol? Yah.) 

Also, while reading my old posts in order to get some bloggin ( Yes, bloggiN, not bloggING) ideas, I felt so NOT me, like I was trying to pretend I was someone that I am not. So I vow...

1. I will never post about the "it" things to buy. Because all of my things are from Amazon or resale or the GAP sale section

2. Yes, I cook healthily but at the end of the day, I love me some cheese and wine on top of those healthy recipes. Know that if I ever give you healthful advice. 

3. Yes, I exercise but I also like to sit in a bubble bath and read a book until I become a wrinkly prune. That was me with  Gone Girl this weekend. 

So, after reading my vows, I'm thinking..."What am I ever going to write about?"

The other day, I got sad that I stopped chronicling our vacations, let alone our day to day life. Although it can be  mundane, I like my day to day life, and it is a sad thing to not remember the small blessings that make life special. 

So this is it. Sometimes I will blog the things that make me happy, in order to remember them. I vow to be my 100% pure self. It's not cool and it is pretty ordinary. If I bore  you, HEY GET OFF THE INTERNET!!! DO SOMETHING PRODUCTIVE WITH THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE!!!

I probably won't post for another 3 months. If you're lucky. And there will probably never be pictures to accompany my boring posts. 


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