Not Martha

links: shopping, beauty, misc

giant round balloon, so nice, at Oh Happy Day

I’ve decided I miss having long hair. Any suggestions on ways to speed up hair growth? at Ask Metafilter

Mitigating a bad haircut at Ask Metafilter

Zero Zero salon in Seattle was recommended as a place to get a bad haircut fixed, and the comments at Yelp support that

Why do people want to dance at a wedding reception? at Ask Metafilter

Help perfume me at Ask Metafilter, points to the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab which has lines of perfumes based on Neil Gaiman, interesting.

How do nice people do it? at Ask Metafilter

DIY pore clearing strips at Brownie Points

KABACLIP Contact Lens Case hangs on the neck of your contact solution bottle, neat, at Cool Tools

recommended business books for women, a fantastic list by OrangeBeautiful at the Design*Sponge Guest Blog

I’m unacceptably uninformed about the presidential hopefuls. Are there any good sites/articles offering summaries, breakdowns and/or analyses of the candidates’ views/opinions on key issues? at Ask Metafilter

Plutoprodukter, at Freshly Blended

recommend games for a stereotypical girl gamer at Ask Metafilter

Cool Old Stuff

· comments [15] · 11-21-2007 · categories:beauty · shopping ·

15 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Julie // Nov 21, 2007 at 7:49 am

    If you want your hair to grow insanely fast you could always get pregnant. Not that I’d recommend it as a means to an end, I’m just saying…. My hair grew thick and fast every time I was pregnant. Of course, I also spent six months throwing up everything so it’s not for the faint of heart.

  • 2 Nicole // Nov 21, 2007 at 8:59 am

    What are those little metal Christmas things called?

  • 3 Kristine // Nov 21, 2007 at 10:20 am

    oooh I have to try that pore strip thing

  • 4 Missy H // Nov 21, 2007 at 11:14 am

    Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab is WONDERFUL. I just received an order for two imp packs (little sample sizes, 6 to a pack), and they threw in 5 free extras – they apparently always do that.

    I cannot say enough great things about them – their oils are truly art.

  • 5 Haven // Nov 21, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    Have you seen the movie “The Peanut Butter Solution”?

  • 6 Cynthia // Nov 21, 2007 at 1:25 pm

    How do you choose at Black Phoenix?!! How?!!! I finally got around to checking it out and am overwhelmed. I love wonderful smells but have the worst trouble finding a perfume that fits me just right. Short of buying dozens of imp’s ears, does anyone have advice about blends they have particularly loved?

    And great heads up on the rotary candle holders, Megan. I have sent the website a request for retailers in Sweden – I suppose I should have asked for assistance here as well! Has anyone seen these particular ones here? I love the mistletoe one.

  • 7 kettunainen // Nov 21, 2007 at 2:13 pm

    for BPAL help, check the forum linked on the sidebar menu. the recommendations and reviews sections will be of most excellent assistance.

    and OMG The Peanut Butter Solution! LOL!

    It’s nigh impossible to get your hair to grow faster. You could try biotin supplements (a water soluble B-vitamin), and it’s supposed to help, but it doesn’t work for everyone. Your best bet is to make sure the hair you have is healthy and doesn’t break off or split at the ends. Check out The Long Hair Community for help:

  • 8 kassy // Nov 21, 2007 at 5:13 pm

    If you check out Zero Zero can you report back? I read the reviews on Yelp and it sounds good. I’m at the maintenance trim point with my hair and I hate getting my hair cut cuz it never looks good…Zero Zero sounds like they might be alright.

  • 9 clairmonde // Nov 22, 2007 at 3:32 am

    I didn’t have damage, but Aveda recomended their Damage Remedy Restructuring Shampoo & Conditioner for hair growth. I was growing my hair for locks of love and it was driving me crazy I wanted to cut it so bad. I don’t have scientific proof that it worked, but I love Damange Remedy.

  • 10 barrie // Nov 22, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    Zero Zero was the first salon I checked out when I moved here, solely because they are one of the few places in Seattle that carries Mop hair products (organic, good and very hard to find apparently). I didn’t get a haircut there that day, but I did talk to the owner and he was ever so helpful and friendly and seemed like he honestly cared about hair. I always feel like if you love your job as much as this guy, then you must do it well.

  • 11 s'mee // Nov 23, 2007 at 8:57 am

    Forget the post on being nice, follow the link that refers to “Pastabagel”‘s response and read about Mr. Rogers! wow! Probably the best thread I have ever read.

  • 12 Kristen C. // Nov 26, 2007 at 7:13 am

    Another great way of figuring out the Presidential Candidates is:

    What I found helpful is not only did it list the issues and let you put a measure of importance on them but it explained what each issues is before you chose but it gives you detailed statements each side would believe. That way you don’t just know what the subject is but there are 2 opposing “I believe…” statements and you can decide which follows your line of thinking. At the end it gives you a percentage of how much you follow each candidate.

    I can’t believe I’m prattling on so much about an election but it was so much easier than trying to wade through each candidates beliefs or what others were saying about them.

  • 13 lisa! // Nov 26, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    oh megan! i was just driving by a car dealership this weekend wondering, hmmmmmm, if only i could have one of those Giant, Round Balloons! you’ve made my day, thank you thank you!

  • 14 Rachelle Nicolette // Nov 27, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    thanks for all the links to metafilter. now i have a new website to mine.

  • 15 Christine // Nov 28, 2007 at 11:49 am

    Another good place to look up candidates’ stand on various issues is Project Vote Smart – it’s bipartisan, and it also lists voting records for elected officials.

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