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A Goat with a Warning [userpic]
Natural beauty skincare
by A Goat with a Warning (meleth)
at June 1st, 2009 (11:47 pm)

This is an exfoliating face scrub. After using it, I rub aloe gel onto my skin, and then I can't stop touching my face. It also works as a body scrub.

Baking soda
Aloe vera gel
Small amount of chamomile tea

Combine, mix with a fork (to get the clumps from the aloe broken down), and store. It cleans and exfoliates at the same time, and uses cheap kitchen ingredients, which is awesome.

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Natural Beauty Recipe: Installment 1
by goddamn damn damn (tokio)
at May 31st, 2009 (06:06 pm)

This one is for mawaridi who requested a moisturizing hair recipe for her newly bleached hair.

Avocado and Banana Hair Mask:
The purpose of this mask is to restore moisture, balance, and protein in hair to prevent further chemical and physical damage.

What you need:
1 ripe Hoss avocado
1 ripe banana
Olive Oil (EVOO or OO are both fine)
1 tbsp plain yogurt
1 egg
1 medium bowl
a cutting knife, the sharper the better
something to mash with or pulverize -- a blender, food processor, a stand mixer (this works best) or just a fork or one of those meat tenderizing hammers

What you do:
1. Cut the avocado in half horizontally across the avocado. Cut closer to the largest end (the bulbous end, not the pointy end) of the avocado. Take a spoon and pull the pit out. Then take the spoon and put it between the shell of the avocado and the fruit itself from each cut side. Gently pull it out. Cut the avocado as many times as possible because you'll want small pieces.

2. Cut the banana in half length-wise, then go back and chop it up horizontally.

3. Pulverize both. You can use anything to do this, but you'll want to get most of the clumps out. The banana will be the biggest problem. The first time I did this recipe, I didn't get the banana small enough and it left clumps in my hair.

4. Add in your yogurt.

5. Crack in the egg and drizzle olive oil into it.

6. Mix everything together very well.

7. You can store this in an old conditioner bottle, a travel size bottle, or just in a bowl. Apply to the hair, focusing on the ends first, and then up to your roots. If you have a very oily scalp, don't apply this to the scalp.

8. Leave this in your hair as long as you want. I cover my hair with saran wrap to trap the heat, which aids the hair shaft in absorbing the nutrients. You can also use this on damp, warm hair. I find that 20 to 30 minutes works very well.

10. Get into the shower and shampoo your hair as usual. You should notice that your hair feels pretty silken after you rinse the shampoo. Apply your conditioner. Comb the conditioner through your hair to make sure there are no clumps from the banana. Rinse your conditioner as usual. If you have any mixture left, it works very well as conditioner too, so feel free to apply more to the ends of your hair and then rinse it out.

I use this often as a treatment before and after I dye my hair or whenever I feel like my hair is suffering. This is especially wonderful for the winter months! I hope you like it. :)

goddamn damn damn [userpic]
Charmed, I'm sure.
by goddamn damn damn (tokio)
at May 20th, 2009 (07:02 pm)

Hello, natural beauties! I'm so excited to finally be part of a beauty community where people do NOT constantly talk about foundation and shades and water lines and oh gosh. Don't get me wrong, I think make-up is fun. What isn't fun is when we feel so much external pressure, it becomes internalized into the concept that we must do more to be attractive to others, we must feel bad about ourselves when we eat, we must exercise to be thin instead of healthy, we must adhere to societal standards at the expense of our personal ideals. And this seems like a wonderful place to say that I don't care about any of those things. I am me.

So, here I am. And here are my pictures.

Oh no! It appears I have gotten this whole make-up thing horribly wrong! Apparently, using make-up is supposed to make me look more feminine, not masculine. Well. Don't I feel silly?

I assure you, the rest of them are make-up free.Collapse )

I look forward to meeting all of you!

A Goat with a Warning [userpic]
by A Goat with a Warning (meleth)
at February 15th, 2009 (09:52 pm)

This is me from the "come as you are" meme:

Naked face!Collapse )

Meesh [userpic]
by Meesh (thetypogoddess)
at February 3rd, 2009 (03:28 pm)

So I don't post pictures of myself to communities, as a rule. But hey, why not.

Omg it's me! Without makeup!Collapse )

emily [userpic]
by emily (wench_baby)
at February 3rd, 2009 (05:15 pm)

Mood: hungry

Hey ladies! (And gents, too!)

I'm a friend of boomstick's and that's how I heard about this community! I think the cause is awesome. :)

Anyways..I have a bi-polar relationship with makeup because some days (like today) I feel super motivated to give myself super dope cat eyes, but other days I'm like "ZOMG I WANT TO BE NATURAL AND FREE!!!"

And now on to the pics... Some old some new.Collapse )

Morgandy [userpic]
by Morgandy (amichandrn)
at February 3rd, 2009 (05:46 pm)

Mood: exhausted

These are both pictures of me with people from Dance class, because, seriously, why put on makeup just to sweat it off?

Rachel and Morgan
I'm on the right.

Ack and Morgandy
Left this time


Meredith [userpic]
No Makeup? No Problem!
by Meredith (bizarre)
at February 3rd, 2009 (11:43 am)

Meredith never wears makeupCollapse )

oic [userpic]
by oic (boomstick)
at February 2nd, 2009 (10:39 pm)

Mood: groggy

Earlier today I told the lovely logansrogue that I would post pics as soon as I got home. I totally forgot, as is my nature.

I was watching Cloverfield a few minutes ago when I remembered, "Hey! I should take some pictures of myself!"

Take that how you will.

Nothin' but some Blistex for the chapped lips...Collapse )

And that's it!

♫ Nacey ♫ [userpic]
Putting my money where my motor-mouth is!
by ♫ Nacey ♫ (logansrogue)
at February 3rd, 2009 (03:16 am)

Mood: cheerful

I'll set the ball rolling with some pictures of my own!

Who needs make-up with a nose like this?Collapse )

Okay girls - your turn! You can do anything you want with your hair, wear whatever you like, but please - no make-up!!

♫ Nacey ♫ [userpic]
Inaugural Post.
by ♫ Nacey ♫ (logansrogue)
at February 3rd, 2009 (02:34 am)

Mood: hopeful

From the day some of us get our first dolly, we're told, through influence or literal messages, that we are not good enough as we are and that we need to be better. We need to have shinier hair, smoother skin, less wrinkles, less body fat, more boobs, less hair, longer lashes, redder cheeks, perfect nails, the right colour eyes, the right texture hair...

The list is long and suffocating. I decided, on a whim, to do a search on the net to see if there are any website that concentrate on feeling good without make-up on. All I could find were pages making fun of celebrity women without make-up on. (No celebrity men looking like shit, mind you, just the women that were expected to be flawless 24/7).

Pardon the proverbial French, but I immediately thought "Fuck this."

So I made this community. The goal of this community is simple. It's not complicated. You take a photo of yourself WITHOUT MAKE-UP ON. Then you upload it to a free image server, then post your picture in a post here on the community. That's it. It's scary, I know it is. But believe me - the more you do it, the more you'll be at ease with yourself. Take the dare, can you do it? Can you photograph yourself without a layer of pigment and paint and show the world the real you? Will you stand up, as you are and say, "This is me. I am worthy. I don't have make-up on, but I'm no less a person than anyone else."

The aim of this community is for YOU to realise that you are wonderful and gorgeous in yourself, without augmentation or cover-up. Make-up should be for fun and play, not a necessity of your very existence, something without which you can't function.

If you think my position is strange, imagine telling a child that they can't leave the house without a face of make-up on. Or a man. Ridiculous, isn't it? It should be the exact same way to you!

So - get the ball rolling! Take those pictures and be brave and post them! You'll be surprised at the reaction you might get from other women on the net. There are a lot of us who are sick and tired of being told we're not good enough. Let's all get together, tell the media and the corporations bent on making money out of our self-abasement to get fucked, and love each other and ourselves as we deserve to be loved!

This is NOT A RATINGS COMMUNITY. This is NOT AN ELITE COMMUNITY. It is an all-encompassing, all-loving, all-encouraging place to learn to love who you are.

Some inspiring pictures under the cut!Collapse )

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