Momaical is a humorous look at trying not to raise a flock of assholes. Cursing & copious coffee involved.

Momaical: [mom-mahy-uh-kuhl] = (Hybrid of Mom and Maniacal.)

2.20.2014

Operation: MILFin Ain't Easy - Lashes Edition

One of the *awesome* things about getting older is that my eyelashes are not as thick and gorgeous as they once were. The few that remain are hanging on for dear life and have to pick up the slack for the 98% of others that have abandoned ship.

I've tried Latisse and it does work. However, it's expensive, it makes the rims of my eyelids red and as soon as the eyelashes get to a certain length they all fall out around the same time.You have to start over again to get back to thick lashes. Plus, you have to keep using it. As soon as you take a break from it - your love affair is over and you're back to bald lids.

So, when a woman I know through the blogging community asked me to try a new product for eyelashes - I jumped on the opportunity! For the record, I received the product for free but am not being compensated for my opinion - everything I'm telling you is my personal experience with the product. 



The product is called YOUNIQUE. It's like a collagen injection to your eyelashes. You attach some 3D fibers to your lashes - and it plumps them up. It looks as good as when you have false lashes glued on at the salon but without the monthly commitment and expense of having the falsies attached.

So, basically what you do is put on your make up as per usual. Then comes the fun part. You put on your regular mascara - then you add a few swipes of these little fluffy fibers that stick to your eyelashes. They come in a tube just like mascara and you apply them the same way. When your lashes look ready - add a layer of the gel coating (also in a mascara like tube). Voila! GORGEOUS!

Here are my pathetic eyelashes before (oh, and I really suck at selfies - I couldn't seem to figure out how to look at the phone without crossing my eyes in this picture):


Here are my eyelashes all awesome-afied out with Younique:


And this is with only ONE coat of Younique. I could use a few more layers of the 3D fiber lashes and get all Katy Perry. BAM. Hotness.

I loved them! It took a few moments to get use to the heavy feeling of the fibers - but that went away pretty quickly. The thickness lasted all day long - and was easy to remove with a little mascara remover. They really boosted my lashes - fun, easy to apply and really affordable.

Try it out - I mean, $29 for a THREE MONTH SUPPLY!!!!! Plus, if you purchase it, Heather (the woman who hooked me up with Younique) will enter you into a drawing for a free eye shadow! What do you have to lose - besides wimpy eyelashes????


Here's what Younique has to say about their product:

Younique's mission is to uplift, empower, validate and ultimately help build the self-esteem of women around the world. Through high-quality products that encourage these core values - along with spiritual enlightenment - we're enabling opportunities for personal growth and financial reward to women everywhere.
All the products are hypoallergenic and made from 100% natural ingredients. The 3D Fiber Lashes are such a hit that 2000!! sets are sold PER DAY. People love them because they are a wonderful replacement to lash extensions and falsies, which are WAY more expensive. At $29 plus tax and shipping for a 3 month supply - there is no way this deal can be beat.

2.04.2014

Instagram Bullying Nightmare

A giant scandal broke out this week that involved many students at the high school where I teach.  A sophomore decided she was going to “do everyone a favor” and call out all the “sluts and hoes” that live in our area code. She set up an Instagram account as her platform for the public humiliation and began to call for people to provide pictures of the “hoes” and then tell the world about why these girls are sluts.




The site blew up and hundreds of highly inappropriate pictures were posted. Mostly or totally naked pictures of teenagers were plastered all over this page.  Thousands of followers jumped on board to see the pictures and comment within a few HOURS. Horrifically slanderous accusations were cast unto hundreds of girls that live in this area. THOUSANDS of comments like “she fucked all the guys from (our town and the next town over) and that she changes boyfriends more than she changes her own underwear. Her dad is a cop in town and when he finds out what she’s done he will be so happy.” (sic)

Complaints were made to Instagram and the site was eventually shut down – but not before massive damage was done. Unfortunately as soon as one of these sites was closed, three more popped up to continue with the verbal assaults and pictures finding more and more eyes. Teenage slang like “Bopps” (girls who give blow jobs) and “Thots” (another word for sluts) and “Ratched” (trashy) following our area code were used to keep the pictures circulating.

Some of my students were rightfully horrified by the entire event. However, I was absolutely heartbroken/disgusted to discover there were SO MANY teens think this is “hysterical” and that “if a girl is going to take pictures like that, she is a slut and that’s her fault for taking those pictures”. (And, boy did they get an earful from me). 

One of my students was victimized in this cyber assault. Here’s what she said happened: “The hoes site wrote a post about me that said ‘she sucks everyone’s dick and is a big ass hoe with greasy hair and cheated on her ex and gave 4 guys blow jobs while she had a boyfriend.’ None of this was true. They included a picture (fully clothed taken off her Facebook page) and said a bunch of totally inappropriate untrue crap about me. The accounts got shut down but that seriously made me feel unneeded and that no one cared how I felt.” 

The sites continued to pop up all week until finally the police were involved. Charges are being pressed for libel and unlawful distribution of pictures of minors against the creators of the sites – but not until after thousands of people saw the pictures and comments. If you are unaware of sites like Ask.fm, Snap Chat, Kik, Instagram – please educate yourself because you could literally save your child from being cyber assaulted. 

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