Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How to Make and Use Rag Curlers


Ever wanted to know how to get gorgeous curls without hot rollers, a curling iron, or those sponge pieces of bullshit that rip your hair up?

sponge curlers are the devil's shitstains
Sponge Curlers A.K.A. Pure Evil         
  
Photo Courtesy of mymakeupblog.blogspot.com

I recommend rag curlers!  They're easy, gentle on your hair, comfortable to sleep in, and if you have an old t-shirt or rag laying around, they're also free!

I got the idea when I was binge-watching Orange is the New Black with Tyler (this is what I do when I'm out for a week with a concussion, okay), and I saw Lorna's creative toilet-paper curlers.

Lorna Morello's toilet paper rag curlers
Photo courtesy of Netflix.com

I remembered having seen some Pinterest shit about using rags and I was like hey, why not?

So I grabbed one of Tyler's old t-shirts and a pair of scissors.




It only took me a few minutes to cut it up into 12 strips of about 6-8 inches.  If you have lots of hair or want small curls, you might need more.  I will probably make more for myself for when my hair grows out a bit.  But 12 did me just fine.



I took a before picture, so you can see the difference between my natural bit of wave and my hair after the curlers:

Sexy, I know.  Especially with the blue fading to a nice puke green.

I ran a wet hairbrush through my hair until it was damp through, but not soaking wet (otherwise it won't dry overnight).  I also pinned my bangs out of the way, since I didn't want those curled.


Mmmmmm-hmm.  Sexy like a wet dog.


I took strips of hair and began rolling them up, and then tying the fabric tightly at the top (but only tie once or you'll never get this shit out).  It can be tricky at first to get the hair to roll up and stay up, but you'll get the hang of it after a few tries!


Note the creepy eye staring up at you.


Do the whole head!!  (Unless you want your hair half-curled, I guess)


rag curlers
Fancy.


Sleep on it.  Be kinda gentle, because they can fall out especially if you have short hair like I do.  But in sections of hair longer than like 8 inches, they stayed perfectly!  In the morning, feel to make sure all your hair is dry before taking them out.


This is the curls as they're coming out.



A little crazy at first!!  And a little lopsided.  The shorter side was a little too short.  I think in an inch it'll work better for me!


The final product, all fixed up!  Pretty curls!!


And a handy Before & After comparison:






P.S. I'm putting out a call for guest bloggers.  I'm looking for humor.  That's about it for guidelines, minus of course your spelling not being shit.  You would of course have epic linkage and a cool pic/author bio thingy.  Email me at jilldetrabajos@gmail.com or check out my Guest Post page for more info!



Sunday, September 14, 2014

Free "Jill of all Trades" Coffee Mug Giveaway!





I'm doing a giveaway of a custom coffee mug, and here's the extra cool part...


...you even get to choose the design!!!


I've got a few for you to choose from.







Mild Enough--Coffee and Enthusiasm:













A Little Raunchy--Boobs:














Utter Irreverence--God Flips You The Bird:
















Silly--Comedy Cake:











Feminist--Jill the Riveter:











And the back of any of the designs would be something like this:





Enter the giveaway below!!  It ends at midnight Wednesday (meaning 12 am Thursday the 25th).




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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Linking to Other Blogs


 

I'm thinking about doing one of those coolio "Other People Who Are Also Cool And Whose Blogs You Should Check Out" kind of things.


Except, y'know, more coherent.


Because I can think of quite a few blogs I really love and want to send traffic to, especially knowing how absolutely amazing it feels to be linked to (Martin just linked to me on his blog In Pursuit of Expression and it just made my...like...whole year)! 


But I can't decide if I should do a separate page, or a sidebar thing, or what!  What do you guys do on your own blogs?  Or better yet, if someone else links TO you, what do they do that actually brings you traffic?

 

Help!

 

Give me some input in the comments, would ya?  ;)

 

P.S. I'm putting out a call for guest bloggers.  I'm looking for humor.  That's about it for guidelines, minus of course your spelling not being shit.  You would of course have epic linkage and a cool pic/author bio thingy.  Email me at jilldetrabajos@gmail.com or check out my Guest Post page for more info!


Human Again!


I feel like a human again!!

Photo belongs to Disney.


...a human with a horrible got-schwasted-on-red-wine-last-night-style hangover, but at least a human.

It might not seem fair, since I of course haven't touched alcohol since I fell and got a concussion, but I'd rather feel like I've got an unfair hangover than like a thousand power drills and hammers are attacking my brain all at once. 

Which is what the last four days have felt like.

Anyway I tend to still be able to blog when I have a hangover, and as my symptoms fade I'll be able to allow myself longer stretches of thinking (did you know that even watching cartoons actually uses your brain and you're not supposed to do too much of it with a fresh concussion? You're seriously supposed to spend a significant portion of your time just sitting there. Like a goddamn zombie. I think I was actually freaking Tyler out because I'd just sit and stare at times like a creepy lobotomy patient).

So you can look forward to a still slightly loopy Jill posting again.



Yay!

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