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SPREAD THE INFO FOR UNEMPLOYED FELONS.

Is there another company more synonymous with corporate greed than Walmart? They’re the face of globalism, they’re notoriously anti-union and anti-minimum wage, and they actively scam the government out of billions of dollars a year on a level that can only be described as Lex Luthor-esque. Not to mention that the family behind the company, the Waltons, would fit right in at the Capitol in The Hunger Games. And then sometimes, when it’s run all the small businesses out of town, Walmart itself goes out of business, leaving small towns with no way to get groceries or John Cena shirts.

Despite being ultra-evil in pretty much every other way, the most politically hated company on Earth also happens to be the world’s commercial leader in solar energy capacity. The combined roofs of their stores now have the capacity to suck 100 megawatts from our glorious Star King.

Now, before you start thinking the higher-ups at Walmart have suddenly seen the green light, it’s a little more complicated.

5 Weirdly Progressive Moves By Otherwise Evil Corporations

  • Walmart: watch a mother spank her kid in public
  • Target: watch a white kid scream down the aisles while the mother does nothing
  • K-mart: watch kids break shit. Where are their parents?!!!1?
  • Walgreens: watch pimple faced kids purchase Monster energy drinks with crumpled up dollar bills
  • Best Buy: watch kids beg their mom for something and pitch a fit.
  • Big-lots: who the fuck even shops here??
  • Sears: watch no one. No one shops at Sears this store is dead.
if you have an excoriation disorder (skin picking)

definitely look into getting hydrocolloid adhesive plasters. you can get them at CVS or Walgreens or even Walmart if you look carefully. they’re blister bandages that can be cut into little squares and put over picked pimples or any small infected wounds (such as cuticles, which I’ve got right now) and left on over night or for a few hours and they draw out infections and protect the wound from getting more germs in it. they’re really easy to use and the results are amazing, plus, they’ll keep you from picking already existing wounds, while helping them heal. if you’re using one on your hands, I recommend putting a bandaid over it just to keep it in place just because your hands move around a lot, but other wise they’re self adhesive and don’t need anything else to hold them on.

they’ve helped me a lot and I haven’t seen much about them anywhere so I hope this post helps some people!!

Please fire me. I work at a retail pharmacy and there are these two customers who come in every week to steal from us. One day I noticed them come in and started to follow them closer than usual because I was tired of getting yelled at by my manager when they successfully steal things. At one point they split up near the make up so I chose to look after the girl with the big bag, thinking she could easily stuff more things into it. When they went up to the cash register they complained to my manager that they were never coming back because they were treated like criminals. Turns out they successfully managed to steal a bottle of foundation from the make up department while I was watching the other girl. Then they were back the next week.

susiethemoderator  asked:

leak your skin care regiment!!

Lol im a Bum and a Humble Potato but here goes:

I only use cream cleansers or cleansing oils (Tatcha cleansing oil is really good but you can make your own from jojoba oil and a bit of mint or tea tree or whatever you like) cuz i have sensitive oily skin (no sodium lauryl sulfate for my skin)

(Gentle) Facial cleansing brush (from anywhere tbh)

Occasional enzyme peels (start with affordable enzyme products like Freeman (sold in walgreens and walmart) and work ur way up if need be. they get rid of dead skin buildup that the brush doesnt catch. I do these once every few months)

AHA serum (advanced clinicals is the brand) nightly

Witch hazel as my toner (dickinsons brand), the body shop vitamin E toner (pink bottle), or rose water (I don’t have a specific brand I use)

Glycolic acid (25%) night cream every other night or every 3 nights depending on how much scarring/blemishes i have if at all

Aveeno moisturizer for my face during the day

Various face masks (queen helene mint mask is how i get rid of pimples) and Freeman makes cheap nice ones you can find in Walgreens and Walmart to test the waters

Shit tons of water and fruit

Avoid high amounts of cholesterol (gives me cystic acne, everyone’s different tho)

Take my vitamins (careful with vitamin b overload if u have cystic acne)

I avoid dairy (fucks with my skin)

Hopefully i was helpful in some way boo ✨💕

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You’ve probably heard this everywhere.

FUCKING WITCH HAZEL OK?

It’s a Holy Grail very cheap and you can find it on Amazon, Walmart, Walgreens or any Local Drug Store.

Mini review:

I didn’t really believe it, I saw lots of posts on Pinterest where they said that Witch Hazel helps with pimples, but honestly last time I tried a Pinterest post I ended up looking like a tomato (Note: dont do cinnamon face masks pls). I asked my mom and she was like “yeah it probably helps” Key word: Probably.

Anyways I have combination skin, it doesn’t get irritated that easily except for the damn cinnamon. My cheeks are full of red pimple healing scars (Note: dont pick at your pimples). I used it yesterday at night as a toner and my skin felt very refreshed and clean, when I woke up my skin was soft and a most of my red spots were reduced, I still had pimples yes, but my skin looked glowy and even.

anonymous asked:

How to clear skin with inexpensive products? Imma broke bitch lol help a sista out

bitch I feel ya. Lets talk inexpensive glowin’ up.

Okay, to start off, you can find TONS of generic products with the exact same ingredients as the expensive shit. That’s one main lifeline, trust it.

For example, Target sells an Apricot Scrub that is literally St. Ives but you’re not paying for the name since it’s “up&up” brand. They also sell many face knockoffs and I would advise spending some time in the makeup aisles at a Target and comparing brands. (Now this doesn’t only include Target but I fuckin’ love that place so that’s what I always go to……Walmart and Walgreens both also have their own brands that are generic for expensive shit, so feel free to look at those brands & memorize their names.)


Okay, okay….now that my branding rant is over, time to actually give you some products that I use daily. 

Apricot Blemish Scrub 6oz ($2.74) - okay this one I use every other day since it is a scrub and my skin tends to be sensitive towards the constant exfoliation so I use this in comrades with this product:

Facial Cleanser Morning Burst 8oz ($3.49) - I honestly use these hand in hand b/c I like the smell and their formula has helped my skin, but not everyone’s skin type is the same, so be ready to discover.

 Organic Virgin Coconut Oil ($5-8)(look around for cheaper places, even TJ Maxx) - I use this as makeup remover, but after I use it I was my face thoroughly as coconut oil can clog pores. I prefer it over makeup remover since there is no chemicals

Oxy Pads ($3.19) - I love this shit, it is straight up salicylic acid and it promises 28 days for acne improvement, but I’ve noticed it in as soon as a 5-7 days. Its sooo good. And, not to pricey but I also by on brand for these.

Lastly, Witch Hazel ($3-9) - I use this as a toner and it really has helped with my blemishes and rosatia, I really recommend using this after washing your face and before bed, its a 5/5 from me. (I personally use Dickinson’s original, but I’m pretty sure they’re all interchangeable) 

How I lost it!

So I know a lot of you have sent me messages asking how I lost the weight… and I’ve been terrible at replying. And I am so sorry! Honestly it’s been really hard for me to be consistent in posting, yet alone answering messages. But I really want make an effort to start blogging on a weekly basis, maybe even more. Anyways so here’s a little bit of my journey… I hope it helps. And please feel free to ask me detailed questions, I really do want to help motivate in any way I can!

I’ll start off with one of my favorite quotes.

“Change happens when the pain of staying the same is greater than the pain of change.”

You have to want it bad enough to bare the pain of change. Because you WILL go through changes, and it will be painful. But worth it? Without a doubt.

Sticking with it… I wish I could give you an easy answer, but for me… I suppose I couldn’t take living in my own body anymore. It wasn’t a question of how do I stick with this… it was a question of… can I really continue to live in this body? Overweight… unhappy… underlining depression constantly seeping into the back of my mind. I have no words for some of the things I went through over the past ten years… struggling with my weight and health… emotionally tore me apart, which led to binge eating… yoyo dieting, abusing diet pills, and hating myself even more when I failed. I blamed everyone around me for years, when really the choice was in my hands the whole time.

So where do you start?

First you have to prepare your mind. Prepare yourself emotionally. Especially if food has been an emotion outlet for you.

I’ve tried every diet under the sun… Atkins, south beach, paleo, low fat, low carb, low calorie, juicing, cleanses, diet pills, etc. All showed results, but not all kept the weight off. My favorite would be the juicing/clean eating.  I honestly feel so much better, and only take a multi vitamin every day. vs taking super harsh diet pills and crash diets. But to be 10000% honest, in the beginning of my weight loss journey, this whole juicing and clean eating thing probably wouldn’t have cut it. I needed something to get me off my ass and diet pills did just that. I had low energy all the time and I needed something fast and strong, or so I thought.

I think it’s all about your mindset, and overall goals. I wanted weight loss quick stat, so I was willing to take things or do things that may not have been so great on my body. Now that I’ve been doing this for a while, my mindset and outlook on dieting is completely different. I’ve been on all sides of the fence. Literally at one point, I was eating fast food every single day. heck I was working at in n out burger, but besides that… I was still driving thru places. Along with that I struggled with binge eating… especially in the evening… 12 at night… sometimes even later. I was definitely a “feelings eater”. At one point I ate super terrible and laxatives to get rid of it- that was painful to say the least… if you know what I mean. I’ve abused diet pill, dieter’s tea, laxatives, cleansing pills, etc. Not for long periods of time, but I can honestly say over the years I’ve tried everything I could get my hands on.

 

Now for the PLAN!!

      1. CLEANSE your body of all the junk!!!

If you’re at the very beginning of your diet, I HIGHLY recommend a cleanse. Its not absolutely necessary, but I feel like it made a difference for me. It will get all the crap out of your system and kind of reset everything. You can buy a cleanse pack at gnc, walgreens, walmart, pretty much anywhere. I ALWAYS started my diets with a cleanse. I’d say that the 7 day one is ideal. 14 is too long, and anything shorter and your guna find yourself on the toilet alot. lol just your preference though.

     2. Pooping is important!!! (lol)

If you don’t have a bowel movement (poop) daily… this may be slowing down your weight loss efforts. There are a multitude of thing you can use such as fiber supplements, Mira lax, etc. Drinking tons of water is key essential.

There’s also the enema bag… that you can get on amazon… or a health food store. I recommend this but with caution. I first heard about this through a nutritionist actually. Having a healthy bowel movement is essential to for dieting and good health in general. I hear it daily while working in a health clinic.

So anyways the nutritionist recommended the enema bag. It’s a bit odd at first, and if you don’t have issues going to the bathroom regularly… then this is NOT for you. You can simply stick to a 7 day cleanse or purchase an over the counter fiber supplement and your golden!

      3. Diet Pills

I want to touch on the diet pill topic again. Let me clarify… that I’m not “against” diet pills per say… I just think that they should be used only as directed. Which let’s be honest… that is rare. If you are dieting, and doing some form of exercise, drinking tons of water, and not eating crap… then yes, diet pills can give you quicker results. No doubt. But… just beware… your body can build a tolerance to the caffeine intake and then become reliant on it. I speak from experience. Also, they are super harsh on your liver. I know all supplements have risks. But if you’re at the very beginning of your weight loss challenge… and looking for something to get you through the first couple weeks… diet pills might be right for you. Also of note- if you have a low caffeine tolerance… you may want to try the non-stimulant option.

At some point I’ll write a review on each one diet pill I’ve tried. But for now I can say my favorite would be lipo 6 black ultra-concentrated or performix SST. They are strong and definitely cut my appetite/gave me tons of energy. I didn’t take them on the weekends just to have a break in between… but I can tell you I noticed the decrease in energy on those days without them.

       4. FOOOOOOD

Like I mentioned earlier… I’ve abused diet pill, dieter’s tea, laxatives, cleansing pills, etc. Not for long periods of time, but I can honestly say over the years I’ve tried everything I could get my hands on.

By far the best thing I’ve found… is clean eating/working out/getting a good amount of sleep/drinking TONS of water. Can it really be that simple? I honestly never believed it. I would see all the pictures on Pinterest or Instagram… “Just eat healthy & workout”. I thought to myself ‘ya right, I want quick results. I want results NOW. Well here I am… 4 years later, having tried more diets than I can count… and which one am I preaching about? ha

Anyways so about Juice… contrary to popular belief… it’s actually not super expensive. If you’re smart. Honestly I spend less money than I used to on groceries.

        5. Juicing!

Here’s what you do… buy a juicer on amazon or craigslist… 50$. Or whatever you’re willing to spend. Then hit up a couple grocery stores in your area… and find out which ones are the cheapest when it comes to produce. I’ve found grocery outlet, food maxx and winco are the cheapest in my town. Carrots are ridiculously cheap. Like 2$ for a 5 pound bag. Apples can be decently cheap too if you get the big red ones in bulk. Basically just look around, and be smart. My typically grocery list includes the following:

Red apples, green apples, oranges, carrots, lemon, kale, beets, grapefruit, cabbage, cucumber, broccoli, pears, ginger, hummus, eggs, turkey, low fat Greek yogurt, sugar free almond milk, low carb organic bread(trader joes), avocado, tomatoes, peppers, lettuce, almonds, nuts, chicken breast (lean), organic brown rice, bananas, dried fruits, quest bars, Lara bars, organic oats, stevia.

I spend about 140$ on groceries a month. At least since I’ve been juicing. I go twice a month and spend 70$ each time. Not planned, just always come out to 70$ give or take a lil.

So pretty much I juice twice a day. Once with breakfast, and once for dinner.

Breakfast is typically a piece of toast with avocado, (usually my heavy carbs are only with breakfast. I stay away from carbs towards the evening) or eggs with tons of veggies mixed in.

Bread is a HUGE weakness of mine… so I’ve tried to find the best way to sneak it into my diet. Lol which is only in the morning or early afternoons, and I buy the best bread I can possibly find… which is at trader Joes. I get either the gluten free, or the low carb flax seed.

Lunch can be a salad, chicken, veggies, cottage cheese, eggs, etc. Portion size is important. If I’m hungry before or after lunch I’ll have a few almonds (favored ones are good too if you don’t really like almonds) or some banana chips, an apple, celery w/peanut butter. Small but does the trick!

        

6. The make or break meal:

Dinner… now this one is important for your weight loss goal so make note!

I don’t eat dinner past 5 PM. Especially carbs. I try to have the least amount of carbs in my dinner. Some days if I’ve hit a plateau.. I won’t have cards after 3-4 PM.

So for meal ideals… I keep it simple… salads… fried veggies (a drop of grape seed oil is all you need) with some salt and pepper, chicken or turkey breast, or I’ll replace dinner with a healthy juice all together. A low carb protein shake is good too. If you’re still hungry, some vegetables would do the trick!

I know that doesn’t sound too fun… But I can’t tell you enough… Dinner is the make or break meal.

The first week or so you may find that adjusting your dinner time is too difficult… so try having dinner a few hours earlier… and slowly make your way to 5 PM. I often went to bed hungry towards the beginning, then my stomach got used to the adjustment.

Drink lots and lots and lots of WATER! One full glass with each meal and snack. One as soon as you make up and one after dinner.

Another note,

ORGANIC EVERYTHING! Yes it’s a bit pricier… and it’s not a must… but if you have the $$ to spend… I’d say it’s worth the extra money.

Basically I like to mix it up. Be creative, yet cheap. It’s possible. I support myself, so I get it… I get the bills, I get the whole “not enough money to diet” but if you want something bad enough… you’ll find a way. If you aren’t a fan of the juicing idea… then just stick to eating the whole fruits and veggies. If you’re going to take this route… I would stick to the fruits towards the morning, and more veggies towards the evening. And again, do your breads… if you’re going to have any… in the morning.

 

7. To dairy or not to dairy…

Cutting out dairy in general… can make a hugggge difference. I cut out cheese, milk and cream cheese for a while and lost weight doing that alone. I love love love cheese in any form.. So this wasn’t easy for me… and I still have it a few times a week… but it will definitely make a difference.

 8. Water Water Water!

            I can’t stress this enough!

It takes a while for your body to adjust… at first you’ll pee more than a pregnant woman… lol but eventually your bladder gets used to it.

9. Calories in<calories out

It’s true… that if your calories in is less than calories out… you’re going to lose weight. But if you’re wanting to feel better and treat your body as the temple that it is… clean eating is the way to go.

And now for everyone’s favorite…

10. Exercise

In the very beginning of my journey… I started with a lil cardio outside… even just a walk a day. Eventually I joined a gym… hit the elliptical for 30 mins… then did all the machines for 30 also. Rotated between arm machines someday and leg machines the rest of the week. Eventually I made my way to the treadmill/bike, and starting lifting more along with doing squats and lunges, and abs at home.

I can elaborate more on my workouts in a later blog… but that’s the jest of it.

Honestly, you can work our as much as you want but if you’re not eating healthy then the weight won’t come off as fast… or at all even.

 

11. Unrealistic goals

It’s going to take time. It’s going to be a process. You’re going to have temptations, and you’re going to fall sometimes. The biggest thing is that you GET BACK UP.

“Success is going from failure to failure without losing any enthusiasm”

love this quote. Especially when relating it to dieting… because “failure” will be a part of the journey. It’s a learning process. Don’t you love that word…? “Process”. Lol

 12. Be honest

I struggled with being social at times… because my friends love to eat. Lol so hangs out typically meant going to dinner, going to the bars, making food at someone’s house… baking, cooking, sweets, alcohol. It SUCKED.

Set boundaries!!

Tell your friends that you’re on a diet or just eating healthy. Or whatever you want to say, but be honest with others and yourself especially. If you know that putting yourself in a certain situation or atmosphere is going to set you up for failure… then don’t do it. Easier said than done. But really. And if you absolutely know that you are going to fail, t

hen accept it and just get back up the next day. Keep the enthusiasm.

13. Enjoy the journey

I still wanted to enjoy life in the process of getting healthy & reaching my goals. I mean… Don’t get me wrong… When you have a large amount of weight to lose… It takes freaking dedication. Hard work. It hurts. It freaking sucks some days. The cravings, the anger, the frustrations of how we got to that weight in the first place. I could write a book about it. All the emotions to work through too… that in its self was just as hard, if not harder. For me personally, this journey has brought me a lot of inner healing. Some deep rooted anger and hurt literally had to be dealt with. Things that triggered my weight gain in the first place. I had to face my demons. I had to get to the root of the problem. I honestly believe weight gain and how we treat our bodies is directly related to our emotional state and current situations around us. Some things completely out of our control, but in the end that is no excuse. ‘We cannot change our past, we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way, and we cannot change the inevitable. But we do have control of our attitudes and how we chose to respond to our situation.’ I stopped choosing excuses and started seeing results. I stopped blaming others and started facing myself.  

Follow me on instagram for a closer look into my journey //@sheriboberry :)

anonymous asked:

I have two questions: 1. I want to wear boxers, but my parents find it creepy when I want to wear traditional "boy's clothes." 2. How do I ease dysphoria during super hot nights? Usually I sleep in my underwear and bra, but bras make me dysphoric. I want to wear nothing but my underwear, but I don't want my parents to find me shirtless when I wake up. Do you have any solutions for this? Thanks! (p.s.: I looked in the FAQ and didnt find anything on these subjects, sorry if there was! :{ )

Lee says:

1) As long as your parents don’t actually stop you from buying boxers with your own money, then it doesn’t matter what they think about it! We have info on saving money here, and you can buy boxers from like any clothes store: Target, Walgreens, Walmart, most stores in the mall, and even some pharmacies and dollar stores.

2) If your family can’t afford an air conditioner or a fan for your room, then maybe tell them that it gets so hot at night that you get sweaty in your bra and you’d rather sleep shirtless so you’re going to set an alarm to wake you up in the morning (on your phone/with an alarm clock/etc) so they don’t have to come in your room in the morning to wake you up and find you shirtless. We have a  Sleep post here, and there’s our Our Dysphoria Tips Masterpost too.

Followers, any other suggestions?

anonymous asked:

Tip for buying a binder without parents knowing: - you can go to the store (Walmart, target, Walgreens, etc) and buy a Visa card with cash. This will let you buy things online. If you are unable to do this you could give the cash to a friend and have them get it for you - if you want it shipped to your house and can wait until the holidays, or a parents birthday, you (1/2)

can order it and when it comes just say that it’s a gift so they can’t look without ruining the surprise (and get them a gift about that size too)  - if you can’t have it shipped to your house, you could try having it shipped to a friend. Or if you’re in college and have a mailbox there, that’s an option. Some post offices also let you send mail there to be picked up   (2/2)

FAVE DRUGSTORE MAKEUP PRODUCTS!!!!!

**i deleted the blog that i originally posted this on but somehow someone was able to save it and submit it to me now!? so holy shit here’s my drugstore makeup masterpost for all of you who’ve been asking**

you guys asked me to do this 5000 years ago and i just got around to it im so sorry but if you still care here it is ;D

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SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Grow Leave-In Conditioner

I decided to buy and try the SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Grow Leave-In Conditioner on my natural hair. I tried it icon my transitioning hair and had very different results.

The leave-in conditioner has an off-white color that comes from the feature ingredient of Jamaican Black Castor Oil. Shea Butter, Peppermint extracts, and Keratin proteins were also named as featured ingredients in this leave-in conditioner. It had somewhat of a vanilla scent. The the consistency was very runny.

I applied the leave-in conditioner in my hair after it air dried. My curls were left looking defined and feeling soft and moisturized.

The leave-in conditioner is sold at Ulta Beauty, Sally’s Beauty Supply, Target, WalMart, Walgreens, CVS/Pharmacy and Rite Aide. But it can be found on the Ulta Beauty website and the SheaMoisture website. The price is $9.99 for a 12 ounce jar. It is $10.99 for the 16 ounce jar.

The product is sulfate free and color safe. It is also recommended to naturalistas looking for a leave-in that moisturized and strengthens simultaneously.

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A warning to herbal supplement users: Those store-brand ginkgo biloba tablets you bought may contain mustard, wheat, radish and other substances decidedly non-herbal in nature, but they’re not likely to contain any actual ginkgo biloba.

That’s according to an investigation by the New York State attorney general’s office into store-brand supplements at four national retailers — GNC, Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart. All four have received cease-and-desist letters demanding that they stop selling a number of their dietary supplements, few of which were found to contain the herbs shown on their labels and many of which included potential allergens not identified in the ingredients list.

“Contamination, substitution and falsely labeling herbal products constitute deceptive business practices and, more importantly, present considerable health risks for consumers,” said the letters, first reported today by the New York Times.

The tests were conducted using a process called DNA barcoding, which identifies individual ingredients through a kind of “genetic fingerprinting.” The investigators tested 24 products claiming to be seven different types of herb — echinacea, garlic, gingko biloba, ginseng, saw palmetto, St. John’s wort and valerian root. All but five of the products contained DNA that was either unrecognizable or from a plant other than what the product claimed to be.

Additionally, five of the 24 contained wheat and two contained beans without identifying them on the labels — both substances are known to cause allergic reactions in some people.

Of the four retailers, Wal-Mart was the worst offender: None of its six supplements that were tested was found to contain purely the ingredient advertised. Target’s supplements were the least misleading of the lot — though that isn’t saying much, since tests on six of the brand’s products resulted in only one unqualified positive. Two of Target’s other supplements contained DNA from other plants alongside their purported ingredients, while the remaining three tested negative.

Harvard Medical School assistant professor Pieter Cohen, who is an expert on supplement safety, told the New York Times that the test results were so extreme he found them hard to accept. He suggested that the manufacturing process may have destroyed some of the ingredients’ DNA, rendering the DNA barcode test ineffective.

On the other hand, he said, “if this data is accurate, then it is an unbelievably devastating indictment of the industry.”

This investigation is just the latest in a series of blows against the dietary supplement industry. Supplements are not considered food or drugs, so they have long been only loosely regulated. Federal guidelines require companies to ensure that their products are safe and accurately labeled, but the FDA has little power to enforce that rule.

A 2012 paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association warned that this lack of regulation of the supplement industry could lead to “adverse events.” In the past five years, tainted supplements have been associated with kidney failure, hepatitis and other problems.

Also in 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services released a report saying that supplements’ claims about their structure and function often lack scientific support. HHS recommended that the FDA seek “explicit statutory authority to review substantiation for structure/function claims” — essentially, it should subject the health claims made by supplement manufacturers to the same kind of scrutiny that drugs must undergo.

The New York attorney general’s letters also cited a 2013 Canadian study of 44 common supplements, in which one-third of herbal supplements that were tested contained no trace of the plant advertised on the bottle.

The Canadian study “alerted the dietary supplement industry to the fact that it is not providing the public with authentic products without substitution, contamination or fillers. It is disappointing that over a year later the attorney general’s researcher reached similar conclusions,” the letters chastised, sounding like a frustrated parent.

In response to the findings, Walgreens told the New York Times that it would remove the offending products from its shelves nationwide, while spokesmen for Wal-Mart and GNC both said that the companies would respond “appropriately.” Target did not respond to requests for comment.

The study was prompted by a Times article that raised questions about the supplements.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/02/03/gnc-target-wal-mart-walgreens-accused-of-selling-fake-herbals/

hella-gay-pretty-boy  asked:

Hey, my best friend has a port wine birthmark on his face. When we cosplay or when he is in theatre shows he needs to cover it. I was wondering if you had a good suggestion for an inexpensive concealer or foundation that will fully cover the birthmark. Thank you so much!

Hello!  

The BEST full coverage concealers at the drugstore (in terms of.. they’ll cover any and everything) are the Hard Candy Glamoflauge Concealer and the LA Girl Pro Concealer.  They can be a little difficult to find depending on where you live… Hard Candy is a Walmart exclusive brand.  LA Girl can be found at some Walmarts, some Walgreens, or online.


Hard Candy Glamoflauge Heavy Duty Concealer - $6 at Walmart

This concealer is a 2-piece set, with the super coverage liquid in a squeeze tube, and a fine point pencil for precision work, outlining tattoos or brows, etc.


LA Girl Pro Conceal High-Definition Concealer - $4 at Walgreens

This concealer comes in an incredible 24 shades, and blends out easily for a natural finish.

I hope these recommendations help you and your friend out!  :)

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