allergy products

bisexual-yamaguchi  asked:

Hi ducky, do you have any tips on how to make a wig cap stay in place? Mine keeps sliding off and that makes my purple hair at work visible...

  1. Right Fit
    First, make sure that your wig cap is a good fit for your head. Some are tighter than others and they can stretch out over time. Make sure you have a snug fitting one. They can also have different size “bands” around the base, I find ones with thicker bands are more secure. 

  2. Pins and Clips
    Hair pins can be used to attach the wig to the hair under the wig but can also be used to clip the wig cap to your hair. This works best with netted caps that have gaps for the pins.

    Some people use toupee clips, sewn into the wig, to help the wig grip the hairline at the front. This may also work for clipping a wig cap in place.  

  3. Wig Bands
    I haven’t tried these out, but they are bands that go around the front of the head and give a surface for wigs to grip on to. It might work to give extra coverage when the wig cap starts to creep back!
     
  4. Touch ups
    Even with a very secure setup, a heavy wig might slide back and with activity the pins might loosen. You may still need to pop into a bathroom to do some touching up.   

(I forgot to add this to my last ask, I’m so sorry!!) Are there any tips on how to make a wig less itchy? 

  1. Wig Cap and Wig Liners
    Wearing a wig cap will create a barrier between the wig and your head, that way it doesn’t rub against your scalp. If the itching is from rubbing then it can make a big difference. Lightweight wig liners give an even thicker barrier.

  2. Crimped Hairs
    Some wigs have crimped hairs along the netting to help give volume, but these crimped hairs can poke through the wig can irritate your head. Looking for higher quality wigs or wigs with less crimping can make a difference if these hairs are bothering you.
     
  3. Gaps
    Wefted wigs tend to have gaps between the wefts, especially at the back. These gaps can allow some of the hairs to poke through and cause itching. You can get wigs without gaps but if that isn’t an option, giving your wig a comb through before wearing and checking the underside for any pokey hairs can help alleviate the issue.
      
  4. Your Hair
    For a lot of people, your own hair can be the cause of itching, especially if you have itching while wearing a wig cap! If you have long hair then braiding or putting your hair up in ponytail can help prevent it from poking you, just make sure the ends are pointed away from your scalp. =For smaller hairs it helps to gel them down or use a bit of hairspray to hold them in place. I have shorter hair and find that putting my wig cap and wig on while my hair is damp relieves the issue. 

  5. Allergies
    It is possible that you could have allergies to either a product used to treat the fibers/ style the wig or even the wig fibers themselves. If you are getting a rash from the wig or other signs of an allergic reaction you should not wear the wig. You can attempt to wash the wig out at home or try different wig fibers to see if it makes a difference. 

  6. Used to it
    Sometimes itching just happens and it gets worse while wearing a wig because you can’t do anything about it! Sometimes it takes a bit of mind-over-matter to ignore the itching and the more you do it the easier it gets. That said, I am not above going to the washroom to take off the wig and give my head a good scratch when I really need to  ;)

Hope this helps!
Duckie / Admin

how to get into sfx (”horror”) makeup

I recently made a post about how to get into makeup, but in it I only talked about traditional, “pretty” makeup. I didn’t address the creepier side of it at all. I’ve heard a LOT of people say that they think SFX makeup is really interesting and that they would love to start experimenting with it, but they have no idea what products to buy or how to use them. I’ll warn you now – FX products are not cheap, and some of them can be a little intimidating the first time you use them, but once you get used to working with them, it’s really fun! With this kind of makeup, you can really transform yourself; the only limit is your imagination. I’ve only been into SFX for the last year or so, so I’m still learning and building up experience, but I think I’ve more or less mastered the basics. I feel like this kind of makeup is really more of an art form than traditional makeup, and (as with any other kind of art) you can really see yourself progress as an artist over time.


like with traditional makeup, there’s a few basic products that I recommend starting your collection with:

  • liquid latex (This is probably the product you’ll use the most in your projects. It’s easy to use, easy to remove, and not too expensive. Latex is most commonly used to create “fake skin” for fake wounds.)
  • face paint (Unfortunately, I can’t link you to the palette I use, because it came as part of a makeup kit. There are three common formulas: water-activated paints, alcohol-activated paints, and cream paints/grease paints. I recommend starting out with cream paints, because they’re the safest, easiest to use, and most forgiving of the three.)
  • a bruise wheel (These are special paints with a creamy, easy-to-blend formula, used to create realistic-looking bruises. If you don’t want to buy one, you can get the same effect with a combination of very dark red lipstick and black eyeshadow. I do recommend the bruise wheel though, because the yellow and green colors are really good for making your skin look sick or infected.)
  • coagulated blood (There are two types of fake blood. This one is the thick, clotted, nauseating kind. It doesn’t smear or run as easily as the more liquid-y blood does, and it adds an extra layer of icky texture to wounds.)
  • squirt blood/fresh blood/standard fake blood (This stuff looks like fresh blood. Different brands market it under different names, but they’re all the same: runny, deep red, and a complete mess. It’s super fun to work with, but you WILL ruin whatever clothes you’re wearing.)

Those products cover the basics, and it’s a good idea to master them before you move on to less forgiving SFX products. If you need ideas/examples, try one of these tutorials: x x  They’re both pretty easy, so they’re good “first attempt” looks to help you get used to the products.


Here are some other commonly-used FX products that you might run into:

  • rigid collodion (This is one of the scariest FX products to use, so I definitely DO NOT recommend experimenting with it until you’ve mastered the basics. This product puckers your skin in a way that creates very realistic fake scars, but if you don’t remove it properly, or apply it in the same place several days in a row, or put it on your lips or eyes, you could seriously damage your skin. I HAVE used it before and I was fine, so you don’t need to be afraid of it, but if you’re going to use it, be careful and make sure you know what you’re doing.)   
  • scar wax (This is literally just modelling wax for your face. I’ve seen it used with rigid collodion or alone to create scars or wounds, and used on its own to make prosthetic noses and brows. I have some, but haven’t used it yet, but my understanding is that it’s very easy to use.)
  • spirit gum (This is an adhesive, used for gluing prosthetics to your face. I’m pretty sure you need a special removal liquid to get it off, but I haven’t used it yet so I am by no means an expert. On the rare occasion that I do have prosthetics, I just glue them on with a little liquid latex.)
  • tooth fx (It’s paint for your teeth. You have to make sure your teeth are completely dry before you can put it on, and you have to make sure the paint is dry before you can close your mouth, but it looks really cool. It comes in lots of colors, from black to blood red to nicotine yellow.) 


Honestly, if you’re serious about getting into SFX, I recommend getting a stage makeup kit. It’s the easiest way to get all the basic products at once, and it’s actually cheaper than buying them all individually (like I said, FX products aren’t cheap). I got the Mehron Special FX Kit (which has all of the products I mentioned in this post in it) for my birthday last year, and it’s been a really great introduction. While some of the products aren’t the best quality, they’re good for learning and starting out. As you run out of things, you can replace them with better quality products.


Here are some tips and tricks to remember when you’re working with these new products:

  • ALWAYS DO AN ALLERGY TEST BEFORE USING A PRODUCT ON YOUR FACE. Testing products is really easy: I just apply them to the back of my non-dominant hand and leave them on for a couple of hours to see if I have a reaction. The only time I’ve used rigid collodion was when I recreated the Outsider’s brand from Dishonored, which doubled as my allergy test for the product. (And it did break me out, so I don’t use collodion anymore.) I really cannot stress how important allergy tests are – this is definitely a “better safe than sorry” kind of thing. 
  • YOU CAN’T USE LIQUID LATEX IN PLACES WHERE YOU HAVE HAIR. TRUST ME. IT WILL PULL OUT YOUR BABY HAIRS. PLEASE DO NOT ACCIDENTALLY RIP OUT YOUR EYEBROWS OR BEARDS REMOVING A PROSTHETIC. You can block your eyebrows out to protect them from the latex, but I prefer to just avoid it altogether.
  • You can use spirit gum near (but not on) your hair, as long as you have the proper removal liquid to get it off. This makes spirit gum the ideal adhesive for attaching things like elf ears, horns, ect.
  • With the bruise wheel, a little product and a lot of blending goes a long way. 
  • If you plan to work with latex a lot, I recommend buying a ton of cheap cosmetic wedge sponges to apply it with, because you will ruin every sponge you use for latex after one use.
  • Like with pretty makeup, I recommend buying a set of professional makeup brushes for this. DO NOT USE YOUR REGULAR BRUSHES FOR FX MAKEUP. YOU WILL RUIN THEM. (The Mehron kit I have came with several brushes, and you could also use normal paintbrushes as long as they’re soft and made from material you aren’t allergic to.)
  • You can create realistic-looking fake skin by layering liquid latex with very thin strips of tissue paper. Warning: doing this takes forever, because you have to wait for each layer to dry completely before adding the next one.
  • Don’t worry if your makeup doesn’t end up looking exactly like it did in your head, or exactly like your reference picture. SFX looks are very forgiving, because they don’t have to be neat, or pretty, or symmetrical. In fact, for most horror makeup, messier is better.
  • Contouring the hollows of your cheeks and your temples with a black or dark grey eyeshadow is a great way to instantly look more sunken in and skeletal (especially if you already have a white or grey foundation on). 
  • You can make your own foundation shades for whatever monster you’re creating by mixing face paint (or matte eyeshadow pigments) with your normal foundation. Foundation + white face paint = vampire. Foundation + grey (and maybe a tiny bit of green) paint = rotting corpse/zombie. And mixing your own colors is really fun! 

And finally,

  • Don’t be afraid to try new things, and don’t expect all of your SFX looks to turn out the way you wanted them to, especially at first. No one starts out as an expert. Remember the first time you tried to use liquid eyeliner? Be patient with yourself, and take on new challenges as you master basic skills. 


I hope at least a few of you found this helpful. If you have any additional questions, feedback, or product recommendations, or if you’re an old SFX pro who has advice/constructive criticism for me, please message me! I love hearing from you guys! I’m also open to take requests for tutorials (horror makeup or traditional makeup), if there’s something specific you want to know how to do (or at least see my take on it). 

Vegan Gluten Free Cake Doughnuts.

The sweet tooth never stops. I like using whole wheat flour for my pastries so I don’t usually spend too much time with gluten-free baking. Maybe because I just haven’t gotten used to the texture that gluten-free flour offers. But my friend @bleuseven always emphasizes how beneficial gluten-free living can be for the skin. Apparently, reactions to gluten can manifest as skin issues. Of course, there are other things like environmental allergies, personal care products, etc. that can cause skin flare issues but it doesn’t hurt to consider that we can have some control over our skin through diet. And I think anyone, even those who don’t have food sensitivities, can benefit from limiting gluten from their diet. Hence, gluten-free vegan doughnuts. Because gluten-free doesn’t mean gross. Haha!

Vegan GF Cake Doughnuts
Makes about 8 doughnuts

1 cup gluten-free flour (Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 baking flour)
½ cup vegan sugar
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ tsp. apple cider vinegar
½ tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 flax egg
¼ cup vegan margarine

Doughnut Glaze
½ cup confectioner’s sugar
3 tsp. unsweetened almond milk

To make the doughnuts: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a donut pan.

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine wet ingredients in a small saucepan over medium to low heat and stir just until vegan margarine is melted. Mix will be warm to the touch. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix until just combined.

Fill each donut pan well ¾ full (about 3 tablespoons of mix). Bake doughnuts for 10-12 minutes or until they are firm and spring back when you touch them. Pop them out of the donut pan and onto a cooling rack to cool until warm to the touch.

To make the glaze: Sift the confectioner’s sugar. Whisk in the non-dairy milk until the glaze is smooth. Add a couple drops of yellow (or whichever color you prefer) vegan food coloring and mix. Dip the top of each doughnut in the glaze then top with sprinkles. Serve at room temperature. Doughnuts can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Pros and Cons - Allergy Edition

So I have a super rare allergy to coconut ( I only know one other person with my allergy and it’s my great aunt ) and you would think it’s easy to avoid coming into contact with it , yeah?


WRONG!

Coconut is proven (?) to be very heathly for you so they put it in everything from ICE CREAM to shampoo , and since like .0000001 % of the world is allergic to it , it’s not listed as an allergy warning ( like most peanut stuff is ) and sometimes it’s not even listed on the ingredients and it just says

“ MAY contain trace amounts of …”

in a really cheeky little tone .


I’ve been dealing with this allergy for a few years now ( it only developed a few years back ) and it takes me forever to find products that are allergen free .


So here’s a rant list on problems I’ve encountered .


Pros Of Having A Rare Allergy

- Some products I KNOW right off the bat are totally safe

- Sometimes chefs at restaurants are really considerate and are nice when I ask if my allergen is used in their kitchen

- Some chefs even ask before they cook my food if I’m allergic to anything

- Occassionally people don’t look at me like I’m a picky white girl because I requested no coconut in my food


- SOMETIMES I GET TREATED NICELY DESPITE HAVING A RARE ALLERGY


Cons -

- Bitchy baristas at Starbucks who roll their eyes at me when I ask if coconut is used in their smoothies

- People who are always like ’ oh yeah? Prove you have an allergy and aren’t just Privileged"

- PEOPLE WHO DELIBERATELY IGNORE MY REQUEST FOR ALLERGEN FREE FOOD

-There’s no clear allergen free section in the store so I’m forced to read the list of ingredients on every item that might have my allergen ( again, it’s in a LOT of things )


- Chefs who just assume I’m being picky and am just ‘afraid to try New things’ so they put my allergen into my food anyway ( KNOCK THIS SHIT OFF)

- People who joke about slipping my allergen into my food , thus giving me anxiety about anyone being near my food( THIS SHIT IS SO CRUEL)

anonymous asked:

With regards to seasonal allergies, is it "more vegan" to take local honey or to use medication likely tested on animals?

First of all, there is very little evidence to suggest that local honey even helps with allergies, and the evidence we do have is shaky at best. This is assumption is based on little more a commonly accepted “folk” remedy, with little research behind it. The most recent research I could find was a  2002 study which compared two different types of honey (locally-produced and nationally-produced) against placebo in people with pollen allergy. They found no difference whatsoever in allergy symptoms among the three groups of study participants- local or international honey had literally no impact on any participant. 

Given that honey probably doesn’t do anything to help allergies beyond a placebo effect, other remedies would likely be better options. Depending on the severity, you could opt for other natural allergy relief products which aren’t tested on animals or contain honey, health stores usually have options which have been tested on humans, or you may have to just opt for over the counter medication. Do your absolute best to find a vegan alternative, but no one is going to expect you to put up with having flu symptoms every time pollen count is high just for the sake of purity.

Specimen: #15

Name: Nibbles

Power: The ability to eat and digest anything without dying. Subject shows allergy to dairy products however.

Fun loving and carefree but when pushed too hard, will fight with a pencil (which subject sharpened herself).

Do not leave important belongings lying around.

I love Zen so much he’s so sweet and affectionate

I want him to show Jumin how to Love and I want him to be treated like a prince in Jumin’s house I want him to brighten up Jumin’s life and make it dramatic and Zentatsic and I want Jumin to shower him in expensive clothes and skincare products and allergy medicine

I want him to take care of Yoosung and I want him to give Yoosung so many kisses and snuggles and compliments and I want him to take Yoosung on romantic dates to the movies and try to pull moves on him but Yoosung is too invested in the movie to notice

I want him to go on adventures with Seven and kiss them under the stars and I want Seven to be cheesy and use bad memes in their pickup lines and I want Zen to laugh bc they’re cute

I love Zen so much ,

So this is an item recommendation to all of my fellow eczema endurers out there!

I recently went to the dermatologist for the eczema on the back of my thighs and she advised me to use this

This is Cetaphil. It’s a gentle cleanser. Scent free. Dye free. 

And anti-bacterial.

I didn’t know the last bit until I used it. Because I have open wounds, IT FELT LIKE LAVA WAS LAPPING AT MY SKIN. But that’s a good sign, right? When it stings and hurts, that means what ever bacteria is in there, it’s fucking dying. 

Post shower, my skin already feels softer. The pain has gone away and I can sit comfortably.

I hope this helps with anyone!

7

So, I absolutely love the Teddy Needs a Bath Laundry Bag. I have been using it for a week and have washed multiple stuffed friends with it and I have found it to be a great product. It may look like a pillow case with a zipper, but it is made out of a light canvas fabric that helps retain the stuffed toys shape and fur as it goes through the washer and dryer. My stuffed animals have come out of the dyer looking like the day I bought them and they smell so fresh and clean. I have, also, washed two stuffed animals from the Goodwill and they came out smelling fresh and clean and looking brand new. It would be a great way to get stuffed animals for cheap as one can wash them and make them brand new again in a snap.I would highly recommend this product to anyone who has allergies, but loves stuffed animals and wants to keep snuggling with them without the sneezing and coughing. I have allergies myself and find this to be a great solution to a common problem. Here is a link to the bag through Amazon it’s about $12 US dollars, but well worth the price. By the way this is my own personal opion and I was not paid to do this review. I am jsut being helpful to fellow people who have allergies. 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DVDMRPY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

anierous-sunblade  asked:

BROKE, MORGA

B: Do they have any allergies?
     Some make-up products give her a rash.
R: What are their hands like?
     Very strong, a little rough around the fingertips and she keeps her nails short.
O: What would it take to break them, inside and out?
     Probably failing to protect someone.
O: What would it take to break them, inside and out?
     Failing anyone that was protected under her watch honestly.
K: How do you know when you’ve upset them?
    If she is short with you. She won’t really give you the silent treatment but if she is not pleasant or her usual upbeat self with you, she is mad.
E: How are they with children?
    She’s pretty good with them. She does her best not to talk down to them and takes an interest in whatever they talk about.


M: What is their favourite dessert?
     Whatever the Star Wars version of berry cheesecake is.
O: What would it take to break them, inside and out?
     Losing someone very close to her like Lana or Odessa.
R: What are their hands like?
     Surprisingly very gentle. She tends to handle most objects like they are very fragile and she’s scared of accidentally breaking it. 
G: How do they flirt?
     Ha! Usually poorly or not well enough for people to realize she is flirting with them. Puns are usually involved which she believes is the miracle that helped her woo Lana.
A: What are/were this character’s best subjects in school?
    Music and literature were her strongest subjects.

traveling while vegan
  • find fresh fruit stands on hidden roads, stock up
  • grocery shop not only can you save so much money rather than eating out every night, but you’ll be able to create the food you want
  • rather than hotels, stay in an airbnb. they offer more culture anyways, plus you’ll have access to a fully stocked kitchen
  • search happy cow and pinterest for vegan cafes and restaurants near you, or just message me and I probably know a few places haha
  • start to learn which foods are “accidentally vegan” (I’ve never been to a gas station that doesn’t sell oreos, bagels, and naked juice)
  • have fun with it! most ethnic food is actually vegan, try something new
  • I normally tell people I have a severe allergy to animal products, this way I know for sure that I will be served vegan food (which is entirely disappointing because I don’t like to lie, but I’d rather lie than eat dairy, so)
  • bring a glass water bottle wherever you go! refill it as often as you can
  • lastly, journal about all your vegan finds! I’ve been in the most bazaar southern towns and have found vegan burgers, never hurts to let other people know :)

Honeydukes Sweet Shop // Hogsmeade Village

“Important Allergy Information: Our products may contain peanuts, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, walnuts, wheat, milk, egg and soy products.” (i)

36/100 days of productivity!

Today I started off bright and early with a trip to the allergist! That was an ADVENTURE. I had to get tested for my allergies, and I’m allergic to grass, dust, mold, weeds, trees, cats, and dogs:/
When you get allergy tests, what they do is the prick you with a little bit of the stuff you’re getting tested for. Usually only a little bit of your back gets red and itchy, but my ENTIRE back was incredibly itchy and covered in hives. My poor mom felt awful, so she took me to Barnes and noble later in the day and got me a new notebook for bullet journaling, because the one I had been using was so full of other stuff.

For actual productivity stuff, I finished section 1 of my online economics class and I am 1/8 of the way done!

anonymous asked:

Do you have any advice for eating out at a non veg restaurant?

There’s usually always something you can find to eat, I’ve eaten fully vegan at steakhouses and seafood places. Ask the waiter questions, they’re there to help. It’s also helpful to skip saying you’re vegan and lie and say you have bad allergies to animal products because they don’t want a lawsuit, they will make sure nothings contaminated and will probably be more helpful. If all else fails, there’s usually always fries haha. Check Happycow for veg friendly restaurants/shops near you.