Project Panning

I stopped updating my 18 in 2018 project pan for a couple reasons, but mostly because they were boring. They weren’t fun to write, and I think that came across in my articles. I do, however, feel really good about the products I used up, and I’m making goals for next year too.

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On: Ancestry

Nora's_ShipSince I was a child, I’ve been trying to pull out as much information about my family as I could from my parents. I’ve always felt a sense of importance about it. When I got to that age when you realize your parents do not know the answer to every question, things slowed down. Until a few months ago, I wasn’t taking in much in the way of new information. Now, it’s coming in waves. Huge, overwhelming, fucking fantastic waves. Read More »

How To: Save Money on Vacation

IMG_4492 (1)This past week, Fangirls, I went on a unbelievable vacation. I had been planning it for nearly a year, but when the time came for the trip, I was as broke as ever. We had been saving, but my girlfriend & I both lost our source of income, and then were victims of a scam that left us pretty dry. However, we weren’t going to let that stop us from enjoying the hell out of that vacation. Read More »

Deep Cleansing Nose Strips from Healthy Accents

Fangirls, I know we’ve discussed how much I enjoy peeling junk off of my face before.  I honestly don’t know how much it does or doesn’t help, but I friggin’ love it.  I live for that garbage.  During the summer I get really sweaty.  I know it’s kind of gross, but I perspire a lot.  It does some really bad things to my skin, especially where my glasses sit on the bridge of my nose.  One of my favorite ways to combat this is with pore strips.

Pore strips are these goofy little strips that you put on your slightly damp schnozz, wait 10-15 minutes, and peel off.  The goal is for the strip to dry and grab all the nasty gunk that’s hanging out in the pores in that area, and to pull it out as you pull off the strip.  They can be used on the middle of your forehead or across your nose.  I tend to buy the nose ones because like I said, my glasses are jerks.

Bioré is a company that kind of spearheaded the use of pore strips, but their pore strips are eight or more dollars.  For only 6 strips, I’m not into that price.  So I use the Healthy Accents brand, which is the store brand for Hanford stores around here.  Healthy Accents have pore strips for around six dollars for six strips, which is super livable, especially for all of you Fangirls on a budget.

I have bought the Bioré strips before, and they’re super comparable to Healthy Accents’.  They work just as well, so why not save the extra two dollars?  I use my nose strips once a week, so a box lasts me a month and a half.  I do it after my shower, because my face is already damp and warm (so my pores are open).  I make sure my face is relatively dry; you don’t want the water on your face to ruin the sticky bits on the strip, rendering it ineffective.  Leave it on until it’s hard like plate armor for your nose, then pull it off slowly.

It’s great stuff, Fangirls.  If you suffer from chronic blackheads on your nose, I really recommend pore strips; store brand or otherwise.  I find that they’re really helpful, plus they feel super goofy on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Appdicted: Airbnb

airbnb-new-logo-belo-feeldesain6I’ll be honest, I found this app and knew that it was an amazing tool. Though I haven’t really used it for it’s true purpose yet, I adore it. I have more fun on it than what is probably intended for it’s users, but whatever. I’m having a blast. Travel is a wonderful thing, Fangirls, and when you’re much to broke to afford it, you can live vicariously through this app. When you can afford it, it’s a perfect resource. Read More »

Disney Infinity

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So yes, Fangirls, Disney Infinity came out a while ago. That doesn’t mean it isn’t worth still talking about, though. We here at Fangirls Are We having been loving this game since its first days, and still find ourselves playing the game for hours. We figured that with Disney’s announcement of the Fall 2014 release of the second edition of the game, it’s time to talk about our feelings for this unique game.

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Appdicted: Audible

Greetings, Fangirls! I’ve wanted to find a place here to talk about Audible because its such a fantastic thing, and seeing as it man works through an app, here we are. I love books, Fangirls. But, I’m a very slow reader, who has a lot of other things going on in life. Both of those things make it very hard for me to be able to regularly enjoy books. Enter the wonder of audio books. Audio books are perfect for me, and Audible is the perfect way to experience & manage them.

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