Thursday, December 6, 2012

Domestic issues

These are the personal care products I no longer use:

(Left to right) Back: Hair conditioner, shampoo, body lotion. Middle: Deodorant, eye stress gel. Front: Lip balm (top), face moisturiser.

I think this group alone cost RM78 (!!! not sure about the price of the shampoo), and still my aged skin was flaky and dried out 5 minutes after I dutifully patted moisturiser on right after a shower, when the skin is still damp and such concoctions ostensibly "seal in the vital moisture". Did they hell.

I did some reading, and decided that yes, I would join the growing chorus of female consumers who no longer use products that comprise elements that don't roll off the tongue easily and that may or may not cause adverse reactions (on the skin or otherwise) in tested animals.

It sounded quite radical to me, plus the eventual replacement (yes, one item) cost much less and lasts almost 3 times as long. So, no, petrolatum by-products et al. are no longer for me. Instead, it's this:

Imported wan. From the Philippines. I'm a bebot now, fo' sho'. (RM18.90 for 250 mL; lasts for ages.)

Edited to include usage instructions:
Use one (1) drop only to moisturise your face. Spread said drop on your palms and pat into skin. Blot with a towel if your face feels too slick afterwards. Using too much will lead to breakouts, and they ain't pretty.

Dispense to a smaller bottle, e.g., 50 mL, and keep at room temperature so that it stays liquid. Stock solution (haha) goes in the fridge, or the frying pan, if that works for you.

It smells great, and it makes me want to say this (any excuse really):

And that's all.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Punchlines aka Utter defiance of established logic

All eccentrics have pet peeves that normal people don't. That's what makes them eccentric. Take this person, for instance:

Person: Oh, I hate eggs so much!
Me: What do you mean? Eggs are great!
Person: It's just the texture of the things...
Me: The yolks are the best bit, especially when they're runny.
Person: Eugh... *shudders* Eggs... hate 'em.

[Later on.]

Person: These sandwiches are really nice.
Me: They're egg salad though... 
Person: Really? Gimme another!