ok moving on from the cleavage thing and the fact that you look beautiful in your dress, lol, did you use a pattern? or did you just make it yourself? it totally reminds me of this beautiful dress at anthropologie.com that I saw a while ago... great job!
thank you everybody! this helps a lot for next time that I go shopping! One question: is getting oil at a supermarket the same or worse than buying the same kind of oil in a cosmetic/natural beauty shop?
I know carrier oils have different properties, but does it really matter if I use sweet almond oil or jojoba oil or macademia oil? I have normal skin and would just like a moisturizing, easily absorbed and emollient carrier oil as a base in body scrubs. I know alligatorjuice started a topic on this a while ago but I just get confused the more I read info on carrier oils because they all seem so similar. If anyone has a personal favorite, tried and tested oil they prefer, could you please let me know? thank you!
i made a similar scrub except instead of olive oil I used grape seed oil, which is readily available as a cooking oil... grape seed oil isn't as expensive as some other fancy base oils and it also doesn't really smell like anything.
hey, i need some ideas for a gift exchange i'm having at work:
occasion: christmas gift exchange (around $15 for a gift, but i'd be willing to spend more) person: not really one person... i think we are just going to bring our gifts and then randomly select them, so the age group is big-- 20 years old to potentially 50s..., but mainly between 19 years old to 40 years old) sex: women only. likes/dislikes: not really sure since i'm not getting a gift for a certain person. it has to be something that lots of women would like, but still unique. (i don't think i want to just get bath stuff which is so typical). Fitness and health stuff is the theme I want to go with, since I work at a gym. I don't want to get lululemon stuff because we always get lululemon stuff for going away gifts, etc., but something related to health/fitness/relaxation would be good. So far I'm thinking fancy "relaxation" tea but if I got that, I want something to supplement it, and I want it to have a sort of theme. hope that is enough info! thanks
thanks Crafty_Witch15 for the sweet words! your necklace is gorgeous! love the beads you chose... so random but somehow they work in their randomness, lol. I noticed you were from vancouver... living in the GVRD myself, i'm wondering what your bead source is... I'm always looking for new places to shop. In vancouver I go mostly to country beads, sometimes beadworks on granville island. Have you heard of the new semi-precious shop on Richards, i think? anyhow, great job on the necklace!
another alternative is beadalon. it is better quality than tigertail (which i wouldn't recommend at all) and can be finished using crimps. While I haven't tried softflex or the new softtouch wire, i know beadalon is cheaper than softflex, but still comparably good quality. beadalon comes in different diameters (0.12, 0.15, 0.18 are the basics) and have three quality levels - 7, 19, and 49-- 7 being the lowest quality and 49 being the highest.The numbers refer to the number of mini wires within each strand that are braided/wrapped together then coated with nylon. Beadalon 49 is the most flexible with the nicest drape, i usually bead with beadalon 49 diameter 0.15 or 0.18. i think it's a good stringing material for a variety of projects- lighweight to heavy bracelets and necklaces. hope this helps some!