How to stop your period

Yes! it is possible to stop period blood for a day or in some cases a couple of hours or completely after your cycle has already started .

We know, it is possible to further push your period or even stop it for up to 6 months with the pill .But after its here, there was no running from it… 

Theses are obviously extreme measures, not to be done regularly but only when you have an occasion, a vacation or in my case a laser treatment appointment  😀

I tested these remedies that I found on the internet on the course of 2 days( actually, one day and a half) . So here is what I thought of each one of them :

Lemons

The first one, was the lemon trick, it says that it will stop or reduce flow significantly . So here I was on my first day of period ,I had my lemon water , witch  is something that I do very often and to be honest I never seen anything out of the ordinary

Did it work?

Not really, but it was a refreshing start of my morning before work.

Tea and herbs

After I got to work and around 11am, I went for some tea with vervain and tea, keep in mind that the effect should be instant i didn’t really notice any changes in my flow or cramping level.

Did it Work?

Nope. Next…

Ibuprofen

After lunch, I decided to try the less natural approach and tried to take 400mg of ibuprofen at 2pm and another at 6pm

Did it work?

Actually yes! It worked , it relieved  my pain and reduced my flow significantly for 3 whole hours as it promised . And then I had another one when I noticed my cramp coming back.

That was on day one, one of the heaviest day usually . On day 2 I had my appointment at 2:30 pm, so I was determined

Gelatine powder

This trick is a little weird! you are supposed to mix some gelatine powder with some water and supposedly it will stop or reduce your flow. Now, because I am a vegetarian I chose the Agar-Agar powder ( a vegetarian friendly gelatine) , you can find it in all the stores in France without any problem.

It tasted horrible but it did the trick, just mix it with water and swalalala :p

Did it work?

Actually it did. Even though to be completely honest , I had it with 400mg of ibuprofen. So its possible that the combination of both worked out fine for me. I was period free not only for 3 hours but for that whole cycle .

Keep in mind that the results may vary ,some girls may just experience reduction in the flow , some may experience stopping , some may experience nothing at all… give it a go next time and leave me a comment if you do , i’ll be happy to know what did you think of these tricks…

Laser is the new waxing

I don’t know a single girl who wasn’t or isn’t interested in today’s topic:

Hair laser removal! It has been around for quite a while now ( since the 90’s really) but still sometimes you just don’t get around to try it and see what the hype is all about…

No worries! I’ve got you Girlfriend!

What is Hair laser removal?

“The primary principle behind laser hair removal is selective photothermolysis (SPTL), the matching of a specific wavelength of light and pulse duration to obtain optimal effect on a targeted tissue with minimal effect on surrounding tissue. Lasers can cause localized damage by selectively heating dark target matter, melanin, in the area that causes hair growth, the follicle, while not heating the rest of the skin.”  – By Wikipédia

Basically, the laser attacks melanin which is what  gives your hair that black color, without damaging the white surface ( that’s why you are not supposed to tan before getting the treatment done).

The whiter you are and the darker your hair , the faster you hair will disappear…otherwise you’re just going to need more sessions and special laser waves if your skin is darker…

 

Why not IPL (Intense pulsed light)?

Without going too deep into the science, it’s just like laser but the intensity of the light is way less strong and that’s why it’s safe to be used by estheticians and at home.

I did  try it at home, and didn’t like it ! It’s painful, tedious and takes a lot of maintenance time and the results don’t even last for a month.

The machine i tried for a year!!

Why did I decide to do it?

Praise the lord, I’m not a very hairy person … with that being said, I hate seeing hair on my body, and it seems unhygienic to me… but if you are a girl who likes it all natural… More power to you girl ( I secretly wish I was you) . Long story short , it was economical and it made  sense

Waxing

In France, you have a lot of beauty centers if you are a wax girl, wich I was:

  • Subscription fees: 30
  • Subscription: 8/ month
  • Average visits: Every 3 weeks (Price: Around 34 euros )

 ((8*12) + 30) + (17,3 * 34) = 715 euros / year (EVERY YEAR!!) , give or take…

Hair laser removal:

  • Subscription fees: 0
  • Subscription: 0
  • Average visits: 5 or 6 every 2 to 3 months (Price: 140 euros)

6 * 140 =840 over the course of 2 years ( AND YOU ARE FREE FOREVER…. Well, not forever, in case you get pregnant or have any hormonal unbalance in the future. then you have to go back for one more maintenance session), but still WAAAAY better of a deal than waxing.

ADDED BONUS: Kiss those stubborn mother iffing ingrows goodbye!! No more of that ish…

How did it go?

Well I started with research, and did a lot of it until I found an affordable center. the first session was free… don’t worry it’s completely legit… the one I chose was called EPILIUM, it’s a center held by a dermatologist license, but the people who work there are technicians, but they are fully trained and they know what they are doing…

You can opt for a clinic but the bill is going to be a bit pricy, like double what I paid…

I booked a session on the phone and they gave me an appointment in the same week. The first session was a consultation to see your pain tolerance, what you wish to be done, prices, yati yati yata…

So basically, I started treatment in a couple of weeks after that , in Octobre 2015, I came prepared with an aesthetic cream that the technician recommended. Because on a pain scale of (Pussy to WonderWoman) ,I tested “Pussy to the bone” on my pain tolerance… so be aware of that.

Usually the session go quick ( and painless, if your anesthetic cream works), the expert draws on you with a white pen, so he will mark what areas to cover , and then starts treating the area with the machine .

Meanwhile, you begin to smell a strong smell of burnt biological matter in the air… that’s normal… it’s just your hair follicles getting fried 🙂

It takes me like 15 minutes tops and then i am  ready to go, hit the gym or do whatever i like as long as it doesn’t involve sun exposure…

If your area gets a little warm, just apply some BIAFINE on it and it should be fine the next day…usually they do it right after the treatment

Within the week, you might start shedding some hairs from the treated area. That’s your body letting go of the dead hair follicles that were zapped deep in the skin.

 

Never go out without sun screen!

Results?

Home girl ! You are good to go for at least 2 months with no razor or wax or iffing ingrows …After a year of treatment, i only go every 5 to 6 months…How crazy is that!!

Each time you do it, your hair grows back with 10% to 20% less hair.

 By the time your in for your last session, you will only be able to see fuzzies, but no real hair …

 

I tried Micro-pigmentation and here is what happened

Hello everyone

Today’s topic is something i wanted to try for a while now, and when i say a while… for a light browed girl like me…it means forever…

i never did though because i was afraidi would look like a freak. What if my eyebrows come out too dark, too thin, too fake, etc… that’s right brow blading.

Now im sure you have been mesmerised once or twice by videos on micro-blading ,or other technics on your Facebook or Instagram daily feed…

So for me it started with …huh! Interesting moment . But after one of the fews french bloggers that i follow posted a picture of her looking flawless WITH NO MAKEUP , only eyebrows and lash extentions done up…… I had to investigate 🙂 Luckily, for me she tagged the person responsible for her look ‘’BrowVision” .

I immediately contacted the page and Clara answered my calling. I booked her right away 3 weeks in advance, because girlfriend was overbooked…

On D-day, Clara came to my place, with an arsenal of heavy equipment, and she spent three and a half hours working on me ( the micro-pigmentation lasted 1h30 and the lash by lash extensions lasted 2 hours)

She’s started by plucking my eyebrows and giving me the perfect eyebrow shape for my face, i have to admit in the beginning it was scary i saw this big thin eyebrows, and if you know me you know that i like it thick (That’s what she said 😀 )

Anywho, later she explained that it should be thin in the beginning, cause once micro-pigmented, it will look  thicker and double the size of my brow, and if we go  any thicker than this the first time, it will be hilarious.

I trusted her and we begin the process, it was painful AF, i barely made it alive… she uses this thin needle filled with ink and make small holes on your eyebrow, the holes are superficial so its not like a tattoo, for the eyebrow only will last a year to a maximum of 3 years with an important fading rate… but that exactly what I wanted , no life time engagement, just enough time to figure out if its my thing or not.

at the end it did look fake but she said with in 3 days, it will fade away and by the 10th day 80% of the pigment will fade and then this will give her a base for our next session ( 4 to 5 weeks later) where we will decide the tickness and the gap filling for the next year to 3 years.

After treatment i had an event, so i took advantage of the heavy brow trend and put some dark lipstick on and looked fine actually…

Over all I loved having Clara , and even being on day 2 , i like my eyebrows and lashes they make me look put together even if i throw on only a lipstick ( even though i look grumpy in the picture).

Day 2 :

After 6 weeks:

Today it’s been like 6 weeks since my appointment with Clara and i still see results , i missed our free session to fill up the left over gaps and the flaky parts, but somehow i still feel like i don’t need it yet.

Over all, i don’t regret it… it absolutely save me time in the morning . I wake up and i am ready to go. Especially after the ink faded out a little bit and i dont look like the crazy evil bitch from Rosalinda… would i do it again… probably, but gonna wait for three years until science comes up with something new … but i’m keeping them brows on fleek until then…

Video :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMmS35J9vYk

PS : I am in no way sponsored or payed to say any of this, but here is Clara’s info.

 Clara’s email : browvision.contact@gmail.com

Clara’s instagram : BrowVision