Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Won't lie... I think I've given in to ever urge these past two days or so.  I think my logic was something like this... "This lash is bugging me like crazy- if I don't pull it before tomorrow then I'm stuck with it and it's really going to bug me."  Horrible logic- I know.  But maybe you can relate :) Of course, there will always be some hair, lash or brow that's going to bug me.  Wish that wasn't the case.  I need to quit feeling for bad hairs and quit spending time in front of the mirror.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow- a new day!

Monday, April 29, 2013

Got everything I need for my pull free bracelet... 
May 1st is almost here!!  

Friday, April 26, 2013

Guess what I saw today on the MSN's home page?!
The slideshow: "The itch that can't been scratched" can be in it's entirety here.  It included hair-pulling (trichotillomania), hair-eating, hair cutting (trichotemnomania), skin picking, nail biting, hand washing, excessive showering, excessive plastic surgery, obsessive tanning, and excessive tattooing and piercing.
Below are the screen captures of hair-pulling and hair-eating (click for larger image).
 I think it's GREAT that this is on the front of MSN- spreading more awareness!  And whenever I see something like this pop up- I try to jump on the opportunity to share about TLC in the comment section (in case there is someone suffering in silence) and share the story on facebook... keep spreading the word and hopefully helping somewhere out there realize that they are not alone! 

Why I don't wear false lashes...

Well, I have wore them.  Once.  And of course, the day I chose to wear them was on my wedding.  I mean seriously- you have hundreds of pictures taken that day and you want to have lashes in those pictures!  Well... it was a bad experience... and I have hundreds of pictures to prove it.  The lashes just weren't laying right.  We (bridesmaids and I) kept trying to fix them.  Someone should have just said- it's not working, just take them off.  But instead, I wore them not realizing how bad they were and the end results were one eye looking normal while the other eye looked surprised.  AWFUL!  And the weird thing if you cover one eye (either one) in the photo it looks fairly normal.  But together they are crazy.  And I hate my wedding pictures.  I blame false lashes.  Therefore, I hate false lashes.
 And yes, I put giant hearts on my husband and niece's faces :)  I'm sure they wouldn't care if their picture was on here, but since I didn't ask... I didn't post.  

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pull-free bracelet

I saw this great idea on Annelise's blog Last Lash- a pull-free bracelet.  How it works: For every day you are pull free, you add a bead to the bracelet.  You pull one hair, lash or brow then all the beads come off.  What a great visual reminder!  And since I'm going to be starting my NAC on Mary 1st... I might as well start this bracelet then too.  Crazy... now I'm kinda excited for May to get here.  Now I just need to go shopping for supplies.  And since I have a little crafty six year old... I imagine I'll have to pick out some beads for her too :)  

Thanks for the great idea, Annelise!  (By the way, if you haven't checked our her blogs yet- you must!  I just found her blogs recently and she's awesome!)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hairs on your head

So often the verse Luke 12:7 comes to mind when I'm thinking about trich... the one that says not to fear because God cares about us and that He even knows the number of hairs on our head (see why it makes me think of trich).  Well, I just read the verse again, but in a different version (The Voice) and it jumped out even more. "...God knows you in every detail—down to the number of hairs on your head at this moment."  At this very moment God knows the number of hairs on my head- even if that number is changing again and again :)
Source: etsy.com via Edith on Pinterest

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I started taking NAC on October 1st, but it didn't last long.  I'm horrible at remembering stuff and I just kept forgetting to take it.  I figured what's the point if I'm not going to be consistent.  Well, I'm going to give it another go.  I heard Josie talk about it in an interview recently and she said it took a couple of months till she really noticed it working (not sure if I've posted the interview before... you can check it out at the end of this post).  So starting May 1st (cause I like to start things at the beginning of months or weeks) I'm going to start taking NAC again.  I'd love to get my brows filled in and a full set of lashes.  Just need to figure out a way to remind myself to take the NAC.  Hmmm??? 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Tattooed Eyebrows

Anyone ever had their eyebrows tattooed or know someone who has?  I keep thinking about it, wondering if it's something for me.  I just don't want my brows to end up like those old ladies who have dark arched clown brows.  You know what I'm talking about, right?  Or those eyebrows that look like a stencil with the perfectly straight lines and sharp edges.  I don't want it to look like a tattoo or even like I'm wearing make-up... I'd just want them to look like I have brows.  Normal filled in brows.  And it's tough finding good before and after photos cause so many of the after photos are right after- they're still pink and puffy and shiny.  They say they fade and all- those are the pictures I'd like to see before I decide to do it.  There are some places in the area that do it, but I'm not sure if they're good or how you find out if they're good or if they do eyebrows that end up looking like the ones I fear.  Also, I don't know what's a reasonable price.  What's outrageous?  What's too good to be true?  Who knows.  I probably won't have enough guts to do it anyway.  Maybe I should just try to grow my own brows!!  There's a novel idea ;)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Today I thought maybe my lashes were looking better.  But the longer lashes in the corner were bothering me (getting stuck on bottom lashes).  I used an eyelash curler, but it didn't help.  I thought about just getting tweezers and pulling out the ones that were bothering me... and even though that sounds like a bad idea, looking back I should have done that.  Instead, that section of lashes keeps bothering me and I've ended up losing more lashes than I would have if I had just pulled out the one bothering me.  Grrrr.  I haven't looked in the mirror.  Not sure how bad the damage is yet. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wow- I've had this blog for over a year now.  This past Tuesday was the one year blogiversary.  Never thought that I've have that much to say or share about trich... I honestly thought I'd run out of stuff after a couple of months :) But this has been a pret great year for the trich community- actress Olivia Munn shared that she has trich, Mrs. North Carolina Josie Sanctis not only has trich, but it's her platform, and the documentary Trichster is completely funded and in the making!  Pretty cool stuff!  More and more people are hearing about trich and realizing that they are not alone.  Wonder what this next year has in store for the trich community?!?