Ding, ding, ding...in this corner, you have collagen pills, supplements and peptides. Some can be pricey, some can be a pain in the butt to swallow and some contain various forms of collagen from cow hides, chicken feet and other animal bi-products. In the other corner you have your basic bone broth that can take fifty years to make, isn't conveniently made or traveled with, yet can be eaten with a multitude of things (oatmeal, smoothies, etc.) So which one is better?
First off, both broth AND supplements can be purchased. There is a company called Bonafide that sells quality bone broth. If you deep dive Google you'll find many companies like this so it's not like you have to baby the broth yourself for the 18-24 recommended hours it takes to make. If broth wasn't readily available at Whole Foods or other such markets that would definitely be a down side, but that is not the case.
Seeing as how both forms of collagen are readily available we'll take a look at other ways these proteins differ.
Digestion: According to the Mayo clinic the best way to get nutrients is through our food. On their website it states:
"Supplements aren't intended to substitute for food. They can't replicate all of the nutrients and benefits of whole foods, such as fruits and vegetables. Whole foods offer three main benefits over dietary supplements:
Some supplements come with risks because of the way our body processes them. They don't always go where they are intended. In this major way, bone broth is the best way to deliver collagen amino acids.
Sources: Bone broth typically is extracted from chicken or beef. Supplements on the other hand come from many different sources and thus present a wider array of health beneifts. For instance some supplements contain undenatured collagen which is a type that is processed without heat. There are 28 forms of collagen that have been identified, the majority coming from what they term I, II and III. Supplements contain many more types than a single source broth and so in this way the pill might be a better way to go.
Proven Results: There is actually a lot more research regarding the health benefits of supplementing collagen proteins vs. eating soup. These results include hair, skin and nail regrowth. It also helps with bones and tendons and your natural gut flora. However, if you look at cultures that eat bone broth based soups regularly the results are visible if not quantifiable. This is research you can do yourself. Try a month of eating broth on the reg and see if your nails get solid. Do the same with a 30-day supplement. In my experience collagen peptides type II from denatured sources worked the best.
I don't know if there is such a thing as a collagen overdose or what that might look like, but my research shows that while it's always better to consume nutrients that are bioavailable, it doesn't hurt to add supplementation especially if it is something we either can't get from our food or it's too time consuming to bother. In this way, if you are trying to get a boost of these proteins that our bodies tend to produce less of as we get older you might want to try a pot of soup a week and a three times a day supplement that comes from a source you can't get through your personal bone collection.
You've got all these scrap lipsticks around that you either didn't use, used too much and now they are just a nub or didn't like the color to begin with and they're littering the bottom of your makeup bag. If you leave them too long I guarantee they'll be leaving streaks on your good clothes and melting to the sides of tube where you'll never get them out.
Use them now! Don't make this another DIY disaster where you read something, think "that's a good idea" and then go on to eat pork rinds and watch CSI. Grab all your lipsticks. Yes, now! This is easy. We're not going to over complicate it and we're not going to use anything difficult. All you need are your old lipsticks, some butter or oil, a baggy and a microwave.
Load up the baggy with the colors you want and nuke them for 30 seconds. This will liquify the colors together. Feel free to remix and add more of one color or another. You''ll want to use one of the old caps to stick the baggy in so it will mold the lipstick as it dries. Once it is dry, pull the bag out and cut to a preferred size. Use one of the old lipstick bases to insert your tube into.
Voila! You are a magician's apprentice! Now apply the lipstick and make sure to give yourself a kiss.
We're leaving our meth summer fashion behind as we steer our stolen BMX bikes into colder temperatures. Whereas summer had us in cut off jorts and grocery carts, fall will have us in more garbage bag ponchos and tin foil hats. Strike up your conspiracy theories cause false flags aren't just a government scheme, they're the designs on your blankets and NRA hats you'll be finding at second hand stores everywhere this season.
GARBAGE BAG PONCHOS:
Who needs a real poncho when you can find one that works just as well right in the garbage! I'm sorry, did I say in the garbage? I meant you can make it out of garbage. That's right, you'll be totes incognito as you walk the earth like the living dead in this cape with a hood that is totally recyclable!
TIN FOIL HATS
There's a lot of people that are trying to tap into your frequency, who doesn't understand that? Protect your frequency with this easy hand made DIY concoction. You'll need roughly five feet of foil which you'll fold in half for extra layered effect. Than wrap the folded 2.5 feet around your head overlapping the sides. You'll want to crunch the excess foil on top to keep it together and also to make a handle for easily getting it on and off.
Since there is a surplus of MAGA merch floating around and irony makes for great fashion, you'll want to scoop up a handful at your landfill. Trump has made the divide even greater between the extremely rich and the homeless, making your neighborhood tent station prime real estate. Make America Great Again by showing your support.
Even more than clothing, attitude is what it's really all about this fall. In summer, exercising a relaxed manipulation by accumulating favors and things with the illusion of kindness was the trend. This fall if you aren't saying "What are you looking at?" or "I'm gonna kill you" several times a day than you aren't in the know.
Hopefully, these tips will help you SPEED into fall with aggression, style and American Pride.
You ever think those questions, what if you were to get stranded on a desert island or lost in a jungle..and then panic because you know you wouldn't have any of your beauty products. I know. What if you were forced to go on "Naked and Afraid" because we lived in some totalitarian "Hunger Games" dystopia, how would you accentuate your eyes?! My point is, it's good to know how to do things from scratch in case shit hits the fan. Vinegar is great for cleaning shit off fans, so there's that. But one thing you might now not already is how you are going to have smooth, sexy legs in the wild. Let me tell you, honey.
Honey Hair Wax
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp water
pieces of cloth
This stuff really, really works so be careful. Nuke these ingredients for 30-35 seconds until it starts to bubble a little. When it cools a bit you'll want to spread in the desired area against the grain. Peel off just like wax and voila you'll have Sasquatch asking you for a spare.
Most of us don't have money to go to the spa, but we have time. If we were spending more of that time making money we could go to the spa, but who wants to do that?
There are really only three steps to making a serious load of combinations as far as bath salts go. Oil, sugar/salt and essential oil. With just those three ingredients you can mix and match a number of luxurious scrubs that often come out way better than anything you'd pay a reasonable amount for at the store.
Here are just a few examples:
See how easy that recipe is. Get creative it's just Sugar/Salt + Oil + scented oil. You can throw in herbs as well if you want to step it up, you know dress it up a little.
Have you ever dipped your fingers in wax and then pulled them out? They are super smooth to the touch! So why wouldn't it do that to your face? It does! The other great thing is that it waxes the places you want hair removed in a gentle way. I wouldn't rely on this method for hair removal exclusively, it's more for the smooth feel after a facial. The other great thing is that is just peels right off. You don't have a bunch of gunk sticking to places around your nose. It literally comes right TF off.
What you do:
Put wax on your face, it's that easy! Dip your fingers in warm candle wax and then quickly apply to your face. It's a super weird sensation. I can only assume that for it to have even more benefit you could use a candle that has bees wax and essential oils. Number one: because bees wax is used for hair removal and is organic. Number two: because the oils are naturally moisturizing to your skin. A few scented candles that might be ideal are lavender, pomegranate seed oil and sandalwood. Lavender is great for redness, puffiness and is an anti-inflammatory. Sandalwood is good for really dry skin and has a calming effect. Pomegranate is good for anti-aging and some other shit I can't remember.
You know you're bored and dying to try something new that doesn't involve getting up. This DIY beauty is perfect for that DTTSNTDIGU attitude! Plus it's like a total Lumiere throwback, Beauty and the Beast mfer's.
Just cause you're homeless doesn't mean you have to look like a pioneer that walked onto the set of Mad Max. Yes, of course you might be on crack, herin or meth and your high is tainting your style choices. That is why I am writing this article. Ya'll look cray.
Here's some simple ways to hustle a look so ya'll just feel cray...you don't look it. Believe it or not you'll make A LOT more panhandling if you don't look scarier than that little rat dog you have tied to a nearby post.
1: 2 Good pairs of jeans, an expensive hoodie, nice pair of shoes: Steal, beg or borrow. Salvation army and Goodwill have clothing vouchers. 211 has leads on stuff like that too. Even the richest of people have these staples, but in your life you can pass for having money and being "normal" while you are also maintaining utility. Being homeless gets cold!
2: Do your laundry and shower: Truck stops have showers you can use for free if you hit up the drivers for their vouchers. Laundry is $4 a week that you can easily score at the laundry mat. See if there is a plasma center nearby and you can recoup this money and do something productive while your clothes are goin'. Hygene is a must for being glamsient.
3: Free coffee: There are ways to get high tech Starbucks espresso's and a cup of coffee for signing up for things online (Starbucks does a birthday deal) or downloading the app for that particular coffee shop. If you're really scandalous you can duplicate the stamps the company does or complain about your last sucky coffee...whatever you have to do. Can't call yourself a glamsient if you don't have a designer coffee!
4: Hair: At least in my city of Portland there are lots of places that do free haircuts for the homeless. 211 is a good source for this kind of stuff. A pair of clippers with scissors is 10$ and guaranteed you can find someone within a half mile that "claims" they know how to cut hair and wants to prove it. You can always trial and "hair-or" try and do it yourself. Youtube has plenty of tutorials which I've put to good use. As far as color, discount markets where stuff has gone to close out prices can be amazing!
5: Makeup and Nails: Now we are moving past the basics into the luxuries. Now that you look aight, it's possible to walk into a department store, get a little squirt of perfume, ask for some skincare samples and set a time for a make over. You can skip around town as many department stores do these including Sephora and Ulta. All these shops have sections where you can do it yourself as well...as long as you look kinda "normal". Investing in a gel nail lamp is the best money I've ever spent. For $40 on Amazon you can get a whole kit that last months, plus the next time you need product you have the lamp and it's about $10. $10 to have beautiful gel nails for months is like buying a kid in Africa 20 cups of coffee.
Now you look and smell great. You look normal enough to get a job, but pleased enough with your hustle that you never will!
Speaking of soft cells, sometimes I feel I've got to run away from the compounding cellulite I experience on my arms, thighs and butt. Gross. And also, there will prob be no running...that's most likely what caused the issue in the first place. There is research out there supporting the claim that massage can help reduce cellulite by improving lymphatic drainage. It's not always comfortable massaging ourselves in public (there are also certain charges that might apply to that and I ain't talkin' bout credit cards). Since the bath works as far as totally appropriately places to massage yourself naked you may as well grab a bar of soap to apply the kind of pressure you'll need to rub those suckers and get clean in the meantime. Kill two birds with one soap. Don't throw your soap at birds though.
The beauty industry DOES NOT want you to know about this secret!!!
For years men and women alike have been struggling with under eye bags. Solana Beach actually outlawed actual plastic bags so now all the tan women walk around with brown bags...under their eyes! Now these women feel like they need to go under the knife and make plastic bags of their own with botox. Say notox to botox and get an actual brown bag! Those are still legal and they don't hold shit for groceries, but they'll get rid of those droopy pudding sacks you're eyes have been dragging around like unemployed Santa's.
Shhhhhhh....I'm NOT SUPPOSED TO BE TELLING YOU ABOUT THIS AMAZING BEAUTY SECRET THAT STARS HAVE KNOWN ABOUT FOR YEARS! It's simple. You take a brown bag and stick it right the fuck on your head. Yup, right the fuck on there. It's that easy! Poke a couple holes in the front and viola! No bad sacks, only eye holes and beauty hacks. Marshmellow, the famous world renowned DJ wanted a way that he could hide the bags that had developed from the intense strobe lights of the club so he developed a Marshmellow sack to cover his impurities and double as an interesting mask. Way to go Marshmellow!
(Quoting a famous Dr. that was discovered by a rich black lady) "There's some actual truth to this!" (This quote was not intended for use in this article art. 1 Section 8 Clause 8)
Get creative! Once you've tried out your sack, feel free to grab someone else's sack and give it some serious head. Put that sack right over your face and see just see how fast no one makes a comment about how "tired you look" or how "mangy those rain gutters are" and starts to ask some serious questions like "can I throw my used tampons into your new fashion trend?"
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As we all know eating food can actually add to undesirable results like being an average weight for your height. However, food can also be very useful like in the following masks I've included below. Masks are great for conditioning or tightening skin, also for hiding your true feelings from escaping out your face.
Any combination of these ingredients can be placed on your mask before you put it on your face. For the yogurt you can actually heat the yogurt mixture, soften the rice paper IN IT and then apply it to your skin.