Not to totally freak you out, but I just read an article from Women’s Health about unsightly infections coming about from, ahem, Brazilian waxes. A girl landed in the hospital soon after getting waxed, though with the proper screening practices, you can avoid the same drama. They also provide tips to protect yourself, including:
Choose a facility carefully. See how clean the place is, or ask a friend to recommend a trustworthy source. Make sure the salon has the proper licensing.
Ask about the wax. “Hard wax is best. It’s gentler and adheres to the hair, not the skin,” Kinley says. “Speed wax, which is soft and sticky, is applied with a roller applicator, and while it’s fast and easy, it’s more painful and more likely to tear skin.” Sugaring, a natural method that’s kinder to the skin than waxing, is a good alternative. Look for products that are chemical-free; Shobha ($22, myshobha.com) contains nothing but sugar, water, lemon juice, and glycerin.
Know the signs of infection. Any redness, itching, or burning, go to the doc ASAP.
I have a treat for you all! A nail post NOT featuring my own nails…you may all now let out a collective sigh of relief.
My friend Sidra in DC took a pic with her phone just for lil ol’ me of her gorgeously done nails in bright blue.
Unfortunately, this was part of an unmarked collection of neon nail colors at Mimosa in Dupont Circle where she got them did. *Sad face*.
I love the bright summer color though. Definitely better than the darker blue I was sporting a while back. Well done. What do you guys think of this color?
Nail salon info: Mimosa Beauty Salon
1706 Connecticut Avenue NW
PS. I LOVE getting food/beauty pics from you all! If you’re in the sharing mood, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. And of course, thanks to those of you who’ve been emailing me with questions and tips! Let the love fest continue.
I don’t know what possessed me to stop and take a picture of these random nuts (?) in the China town side of Grand Street downtown, but I did. And now I have nothing else to do with this except add it to my blog.
Ok, ok, some unnamed individuals (I so want to name all you guys right now) said there’s not enough guy stuff on here. I’m so taking suggestions if you have some in mind, or under the radar guy products…but ANYWAY, in the same conversation I was asked by another friend, we’ll just call him Harvey, what I thought about his new beard scruff.
I don’t know why but I’m personally a fan of the facial hair — on guys. It can’t be out of control of course…but yeah, I figured this is an opportune time to take a poll (Hi ladies, do this so my guy friends stop complaining, kthanks. And yes, you guys too — this should give you something to do ).
Anddd, my favorite examples of scruff done right:
Patrick Dempsey aka McDreamy
Michael Ealy, one of many reasons why Sleeper Cell was my fave
Hugh Jackman, one of my favorite Aussies
David Beckham, you can do no wrong
Matthew Fox (you knew I had to get a Lostie in here)