“Go be that starving Artist you’re afraid to be. Open up that journal and get poetic finally. Volunteer. Suck it up and travel. You were not born here to work and pay taxes. You were put here to be part of a vast organism to explore and create. Stop putting it off. The world has much more to offer than what’s on 15 televisions at TGI Fridays. Take pictures. Scare people. Shake up the scene. Be the change you want to see in the world. You’ll thank yourself for it.”—(via fortheloveofhersmile)
Reviewing... philosophy: When Hope Is Not Enough Serum
I bought this serum on a whim. By “whim” I mean “panic brought on by my impending 25th birthday and my beginning to feel old.” Irrational? Yes. Did it make me feel better about turning 25? No. However, this serum is the equivalent of finally losing those last 5 pounds.
My skin is bad at best. I have the most odd combination skin ever (normal to dry-ish T-zone, oily cheeks) and was riddled with acne as a teen. Even after making it through the hell that is puberty, my skin would still break out about a week before good ol’ Aunt Flo stopped by for a visit. Not just a few pimples here and there either. Oh no. Big, red, ugly zits. Nothing I did worked. As I forged on into my mid-twenties, these breakouts became less severe but still ever-present. Enter philosophy and their little wonder serum.
Within 2 weeks of using it, my skin had started to transform dramatically. I no longer had to blot my cheeks in the afternoon so as not to look like an oil slick. My pesky dry-ish T-zone felt hydrated and was soft to the touch. One evening, I washed my face and walked out of my bathroom to answer my phone. When I went back to brush my teeth I looked in the mirror and couldn’t remember if I had washed my face or not. THAT was how good my skin looked.
My breakouts have all but disappeared. Of course, nothing like stress at work or the occasional bout of raging hormones to bring one of those pesky pimples out. With the serum, those pimples are very small and are gone within a maximum of 2 days. One bottle lasts quite a long time. I think I went through my first bottle in about 4 months. This one is very affordable at $40. You can use it day and/or night. I use this in the morning after washing my face. You only need 4-5 drops. It doesn’t sound like much, but it is enough to cover your face and neck. Two thumbs way up for this magic little potion.
My NYMag username is “sammers,” which leads me to believe that I was drunk at the time I created my account because that was a nickname my friend gave me back in 8th grade when we were goofing around as 14 year olds do. It’s so strange to have adults address me by that name. Can I easily change that? My guess is probably not…
So June’s book has been delayed. As in, it’s not happening this month. After getting back from Hangout Festival, I was swamped with work and planning my friend’s baby shower. These are all excuses, but I’m still not done with April’s book (but I must say it is really good), and clearly that means I haven’t started reading May’s book. So, June’s book will be “no really, seriously catch up on your reading.” Luckily, I have a bus trip to New York later this month (Governor’s Ball! and we’re VIP!) to really knock out some reading. That and some really nice weather to enjoy (obvi with a book). And also, to try to keep the meager tan I got back in May so I don’t look so… ghastly.