Posts tagged with ‘advice’
One kind of weird thing I really love doing is checking out what kind of beauty products other people are using. I love finding out what makeup my friends and family members are obsessed with. It’s great to read reviews in magazines and online, but in the end, nothing beats a really personal review of a product from someone you know and trust. I mean, if one of my friends is using a mascara every single day, I know it has to be good, right?
We decided to cover fall makeup essentials a different way this year: by showing you which products we’re using. All of this makeup is what we’re wearing on our faces basically every day – in fact, we’re probably all wearing this stuff right now (I know I am). Instead of giving you a list of products with photos taken from their websites, we’re giving you a personal look at our makeup bags.
I wish you could feel how soft my hair was in this picture. Like… I can’t. I want to put yogurt in my hair every day! I let my hair air dry and then used my InStyler to curl it, and my hair still felt amazing. Hail yogurt!
So, I’m short. Really short. And I’m really insecure about it. I’m only about 4’9 and I am a freshman. All of my other friends are over 5′ feet. I feel like they treat me like a little kid because I’m so short. My mom has been short her entire life, and so has my big sister. But my little sisters are already catching up to me and they’re only 9! So what do I do? How can I be more confident about my height?
I’ve been doing a lot of poking around the internet and some people swear by using activated charcoal to whiten your teeth. Charcoal is a great natural ingredient that’s been used in beauty treatments forever. I’ve used charcoal masks and cleansers because it’s amazing for taming oily skin, but I never thought to use it on my teeth. Does it really make your teeth whiter? Let’s see!
Fall is tied with summer as my favorite season ever. I love everything about the fall: the clothing, the pumpkins, Halloween, cooler nights, apple picking, watching scary movies, crunching on colorful leaves… I could go on and on. The weather is perfect (just cold enough for a cuter, layered wardrobe, but not so cold that you’re frozen all the time), the food is more delicious (hay pumpkin spice!), and even the air smells and feels better. Plus, October is my birthday month. Fall is just the best!
I was raised in a very open household. My mom and I talked about everything from sex, to periods, to drugs. She always told me I could come to her with anything, so I did… a lot. I think being so open with my mom really allowed me to become the person that I am today. I think it’s super important to have a close relationship with your parents and know that you can go to them with anything. At the end of the day, support from your parents is something that everyone needs. Especially, if you are a gay teen.
Doodling: All my fellow margin doodlers, rejoice! Doodling has been a habit of some of the most brilliant people on the planet. Also, doodling in class or during a meeting isn’t necessarily a sign of being distracted. Doodling can actually help keep someone in the moment and present instead of letting their mind totally drift. I mean, it makes sense, right? How many of you have been able to doodle in class and still take in everything your professor was saying. A lot of you, I’m sure.
Honestly, I thought I knew a lot about bulimia, but I quickly realized that I didn’t know much about it beyond a) it’s an eating disorder and b) it involves making yourself puke. But this friend of mine has told me about her binging, her purging, and everything in between… and now I’m no longer in the dark about the rituals of a bulimic. It can be maddening to hear about, so imagine how maddening it must be to actually deal with bulimia on a day to day basis.
Whether you’re trying to get more informed about bulimia to help a friend or to help yourself, check out everything you need to know about bulimia.
Babysitting: I know it sounds lame and cliche, but babysitting is such a great way to earn extra money. If you know of anyone with kids, offer to babysit if they ever need help, or tell a few people to get the word out. In high school and college, I made a ton of money doing random babysitting jobs. People will pay a lot for a good babysitter, and if you do it on weekends, it’s not that bad. Also, if you get an easy kid(s), you can do homework while you’re there. And if babysitting isn’t an option, try being a mother’s helper. This is when you’re watching the kid while the parent is around. It doesn’t pay as well, but it’s a great option if you’re young and can’t be alone with them yet.
I don’t know why, but for some reason people tend to forget a lot about foreplay. It’s a really important part of sex and hooking up because it makes the actual hooking up part a lot more fun. Foreplay helps you and your partner get ready for what’s happening next, but foreplay in itself is fun too. It still feels great, and you don’t have to go further if you don’t want to! It’s a win-win.
But what exactly are you supposed to do? This week on the message boards, y’all are curious about hand jobs and what’s up (hehe, couldn’t resist) with them. Let’s see what y’all had to say.