Wednesday, February 10, 2016

An Open Letter to Friends

Dear friends,

First, I love you. No buts or ifs. No judging. I. Love. You.

Some friends come and go. Some friends stay for a long time. I value all kinds. If we are no longer active in each other's lives just know I probably still think about you. More importantly, know that I would be there for you in an instant if you ever needed something. I hope that you feel the same, but it's quite alright if you dont. Things change. People move on.

What I can't do is watch you hurt. If someone is hurting you in any way or if you're hurting yourself in some way, I am sorry to say there is only so much of that I can bear. I will be your shoulder to cry on, your ear to listen, your sound advice. I will not be your sole problem solver or therapist. I can take you so far. You must do the rest. And I beg of you to do so. For you.

Please understand that if I distance myself it's only because I try to bear the burden for you and I cannot. It pains me. I worry for you. And sometimes I have to be selfish and, for my own sanity, take a step back.

But I love and cherish you. I will be there for you if you reach out. I want the best for you. Always.

This is not the first time. And may not be the last.

I remain.

Your friend.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Dirty hairbrush? Clean it up!

Random quick post. I've done a lot of research on this. It's all the same. Your gunky hair brush? So normal. There's no getting around it. I hardly use any hair product and I still feel like my brush gets so gross so fast. So here's some tips and tricks.

There's no substitute for manual cleaning.

Remove as much hair as possible between brushings. Otherwise you might as well be running your oily fingertips through your hair everytime you brush.

Tweezers are your friend. Or another brush, but my style brush requires tweezers.

Depending on your brush there are different methods. Once I tweezer as much of the gunk off, I give it a hot water/lemon juice bath and a good scrub with an old toothbrush. If you prefer you can use a mild dish soap or your shampoo. But not too much and be sure to rinse well.

My picture is embarassing, but I think we can all agree we are not alone in this. At the end it looks shiny and practically new.

If you're wondering, this is a Goody Clean Radiance brush with copper bristles.

Tell me- what's your everyday necessity you hate cleaning or don't know how to clean?