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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I don't live in the US but if I did, and even though I don't, I want humans to be safe from guns.

And that means stopping other humans from having guns. Sorry but it does.

You can't legislate against people snapping or being secretly off tap. The US Government needs to stop the madness and get guns under control. THEN maybe we can start working on the humans. Not the other way around.

The "Right to bear arms" (2nd amendment) was passed in December 15, 1791.

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

So, in the spirit of the time, here are some wacky and fun facts from the 1700s:
  • Lynch mobs were commonplace
  • It was not particularly frowned upon to kill native Americans.
  • You could take part in a duel... and die.
  • It was ok to own another human as a "slave". (slaves were considered "property" until the 13th amendment was passed.)
  • Public executions were family events
  • Many doctors believed bathing was "unhealthy"

It's 2013.  Sign the petition here:

 Gun Control Petition

 Take the Gun Control survey (US readers only)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Garnier BB Cream - Oil Free

For me, this is the holy grail of skin products.  It goes on matte but not cakey, turns out dewy and stays looking natural and glowy all day.  

Garnier BB Cream Oil Free has all the benefits of the original Garnier BB Cream but without the slide-off factor.  The coverage is better than the original and the consistency is just right.  

This is my pick of the BB creams, foundations and tinted moisturisers.  It stays on, looks natural, provides great coverage and is good for your skin.  Perfect.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Garnier BB Cream - Original

BB creams are growing in popularity over foundation.  The craze started in Korea and has finally made its way over here.  The BB creams moisturize, provide coverage with mineral pigments, give SPF 15 sun protection while also providing nutrients for the skin such as vitamin C.

I tend to prefer these over tinted moisturisers simply because the coverage is better.  Also, tinted moisturisers tend to get oily during the day and coverage tends to thin out.

The Garnier BB cream is great, it does get a tad oily though for those with oily/combination skin.  The medium shade is best for those with olive and medium skin tones and looks quite natural.  The shades seem darker than they actually are on the skin.  The colour is not flat, it looks multi-toned and extremely natural, like a "no makeup" look.  You can layer a bit for extra coverage if you need more in certain areas.

In summer, it may not be the best choice, but for the colder months it will hydrate and create a "dewy" look.

A little bit goes a long way so the bottle lasts for ages and ages.  Overall, the coverage is very good and if you tend to have drier skin, this will probably be a great all-in-one skin treatment.