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To find out what your skin type is, I have gone ahead and created a chart for you to read and match the descriptions to your skin! Good luck on all of your hair adventures!
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Refrence: Milady Standard Metric Edition 2012
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This chart outlines all of the contraindications that can occur if you do not inform your esthetician of any health conditions. These can also happen at home so be wary!
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Refrence: Milady Standard Metric Edition 2012
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Hello everyone and welcome back! Throughout my life I’ve been known to be the one always getting hurt. And it’s been a while since I did a storytime video, so I thought this would be a good place to start. These are some of my best stories.
A couple years back, I worked at the burger king downtown. Every friday and saturday night i worked until 4am. this was before any of my thyroid problems were diagnosed, but the symptoms were prominent and it was always extremely difficult for me to stay up this late. One evening, my good friends picked me up from work so I didnt have to waste money on a cab. As we were leaving, I was absolutely distracted by the thought of finally getting to bed. I guess I didn’t know my own strength, because I threw the front door open and it whacked me in the forehead so hard I saw stars and started to black out. Once I composed myself, I looked in the mirror and I had a literal egg forming on my forehead. My vision was cloudy, my thoughts were scattered, and at 4:30 in the morning they brought me to the emergency room. So much for going to bed. Luckily it was empty, and I got in right away because I gave myself a mild concussion and ended up having to go for a catscan to make sure no other damage was made.
The second story takes place when I was about five or six. My neighbors down the street were a pair of brothers from Jamaica. Amazing kids. *side note; this story happened the day I got my first swing set. On this day, coincidentally both of my front teeth were hanging by literal threads. The two boys came over to play with me, and my glorious swing set. I don’t know about you but when I was a kid I loved to put my head back and just let my body swing, it was a great feeling. Now I get motion sickness, but back then it was good. At this time, I was so excited to have this swing set, the first thing I did was sit down, close my eyes and start swinging. As I put my head back, to enjoy myself, but the older brother was standing behind me. Somehow, I whacked my face off the back of his head, and the teeth that were hanging by threads became entangled in his dreadlocks and ripped out of my face. I screamed bloody murder. I still think he was more traumatized than I was.
Finally, this story isn’t about me, but one of my good childhood friends. As kids, our parents bowled on a league together every friday night, her mom and my mom and dad. The 5 of us, and my dads best friend would all drive together in my dads five seater car. Four in the back two in the front. My dad smokes cigarettes. On the way home one night, we were just about home when my dad threw about half a cigarette out of the front window, it then proceeded to fly back in the vehicle through the open back window and landing in my friends hair. This particular friend was mixed, so her hair was extremely curly when we were kids, the left side of her hair ignited and went up in flames in a tiny enclosed car with six people illegially crammed inside of it. moral of the story, use the car ash tray.
I guess the moral to all of this is to pay attention to your surroundings, because either you can end up with missing teeth or your hair up in flames.
These are just some of the photos I took of my look today.
MAKEUP PRODUCTS USED:
Foundation: NYC Smooth Skin 5 in 1 BB Crème (Instant Matte)
Concealer: Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous in Light/Medium
Eyebrows/Freckles: Milani EasyBrow in Dark Brown
Eyeshadow: NYC IndividualEyes Palette in SoHo Grand, and a Makeup Geek single pan DuoChrome eyeshadow in Blacklight.
Mascara: 1 coat Rimmel Extra Super Lash in 01 Black, and 1 coat Miss Manga in Brown/Black
Lips: Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Doll Parts, and for the Ombrè effect Milani Matte Lipstick in 65 Matte Glam
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Hello everyone and welcome back! I am happy to announce I am now three months cancer free! That kind of positivity is fueling me to make informational posts/videos like this. Today, we’re going to talk about medication, specifically: Synthroid.
If you’re like me, and approximately 200 million other men and women around the world who suffer from a thyroid condition, you’ve probably heard of the pill Synthroid or some other form of synthetic thyroid hormone. In Canada alone, every 1 in 10 people are affected by a thyroid condition, and at least half go undiagnosed and untreated. It’s heredetery, and even though more than four women in my family currently have some form of a thyroid problem, none have had cancer as I had.
I’ll go more into the science behind the thyroid in another video/post, but since my medication was finally stabilized I really wanted to focus on this topic today.
Synthroid is a man-made hormone to help counteract the effects of hypothyroidism or underactive thyroid. The main ingredient in this specific pill is Levothyroxine Sodium (the generic brand of Synthroid is simply called Levothyroxine). It is used to normalize and restore balance to the body. If taken properly that is.
Synthroid rages in dosages. Personally, I’ve taken even single one to finally get to where I am now. Your endo will pay around with doses until your body finally accepts it anf finally starts functioning normally once again. In the adjustment period, I’ve found that the symptoms are mainly; trouble getting to sleep, and then trouble waking up and staying awake, no appetite, and motion sickness that leads to dizziness and nausea. YOU play the biggest role in the process of your endo adjusting your medication. You need to be diligent when taking to ensure you and your endo have correct and accurate results. If you aren’t taking these properly, your body will hate you and start to not cooperate. In my experiences, not taking my pills makes me feel anxious and lethargic. Either that or I’ll sleep myself into a coma. It’s your responsibility to take this pill so you can work with your endo to recieve the correct doseage.
Synthroid comes in 12 different dosing options, ranging from 0.05mg to 0.03mg. and like I said your endo may play around with whatever works for you. For example. I started off with the 0.05, and within the year I went right up to 0.03 and now am taking 0.125 twice daily (once before bed and once first thing in the morning) to sporadically give me more energy throughout the day.
This brings me to my next topic, you must take synthroid on an empty stomach and within four hours of taking any other medication. Failing to do so will lower your bodys ability to absorb the pill properly.
So basically, with hypothyroidism your thyroid hormone is underactive, or too low. (Boooo!) This annoying little pill we have to take replaces all of the functions our thyroid did for us before! It helps to normalize and stabilize our thyroxone levels.
All in all, PLEASE remember to take your Synthroid, on an empty stomach! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments below. Also, if you haven’t already, please share this post & video to someone who may need this information.
AND PLEASE, if you or anyone you know suspects a thyroid condition do NOT let it go overlooked. It can end more tragically than it needs to.