Tuesday, July 29, 2008

How to make you own homemade hair removal wax

This is taken from my other blog. I usually don't double post, but I think this post can apply to both my blogs and can be very helpful. Sugaring Hair Removal Recipe
This is a great recipe for taking the hair off of the legs, armpits and other areas. It's very cheap and VERY easy. This is the easiest recipe you're going to find on the web that works perfectly!

· 2 cups sugar

· 1/4 cup lemon or lime juice (vinegar may also work, although I haven't tested it)

· 1/4 cup water

1. Combine all ingredients and bring just to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes until mixture has turned a rich amber color.

2. Lift the saucepan off the heat occasionally so that the bubbles will calm down and you can keep an eye on the color. It gives off a nice cooked lemon sort of aroma when it's finished.

3. Move off the heat and allow the mixture to partially cool in the pot until it begins to thicken (about 15 minutes).

4. Pour the mixture into an air-tight container and allow to cool fully before handling. There you go! You just made your own, at home, quick and easy hair removal potion! After using you can place the formula into your fridge.

Now, you can use it in either two ways. You can either use the wax warm or cold. I personally prefer to use this warm.

If you use it cold, please do not put it into the fridge beforehand. Once completely cooled, this sugaring paste can be applied directly onto the hair and pulled off. Just grab a big chunk out of the container (put a bit of muscle into it to get it out).

To use it warm, simply microwave for 30 seconds after it has been refrigerated completely. Spread a thin layer of wax in the direction of hair growth. Get large (could use 4 inch by 10 inch) strips of muslim strips (or some type of very lint free fabric cut into strips). Rub the strip onto the layer of wax. Than, grabbing the bottom (opposite of the direction of growth) of the strip, quickly pull upwards. Nad's and Nair's hair removal wax is used in the same way.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Teeth Tattoos

Picture from toothartist.

Why get a tattoo on your arm when you can be completely original by getting one on a tooth?

This is pretty crazy, but apparently, teeth can be tattooed also. Generally, the tooth that is being tattooed is a molar, which made me wonder how they go about applying the image. To my dismay, the way they put a tooth tattoo on is by adding a crown that already has the image. The image is done by an artist/technician. WAY less cool... It would be way more extreme if you literally got a tattoo on your real tooth!
However, if you change your mind, you can just grind of the image at the dentist office.

The above tattoos don't depict regular results. Personally, I think the crowns above are pretty darn artistic and represent the higher end of teeth tattooing. Cost can range from $75-$500.

Path of life

So... it's been just over two years since I graduated with an Electrical Engineering degree. It has also been a little over two years since I've held my first REAL job (outside of internships, high school server experiences).

I've recently found myself in a rut. My career life seems a little dull and boring and completely UNCHALLENGING. The same stuff over and over again...
The idea of going back to school to get a grad degree in engineering is not appealing either.

... that's when I thought... MAYBE... I should go to medical school...

Any thoughts?