No, I am not a doctor, BUT, I have survived (with great success) some very common problems with simple and very home-made solutions. So, I hope they can help you too!
+ How to treat brassy colored hair after trying to dye blonde: I have brown hair and have myself an hombre colored highlight treatment. Did it at home, and not having any hair style experience under my belt, did NOT think about a toner after the treatment. The day after, my hair looked a little bit too orange for my comfort. Found this purple shampoo & conditioner to treat my problem, and it worked WONDERS. Would recommend this to anyone in my situation. It says on the bottle that it is for preventing brassiness and treating it, so it might not be a terrible thing to have around if you color your hair. Just in case! Your hair will be back to normal in no time:)
+ Acne issues?! The struggle has been real for me since I was in high school. I have tried EVERYTHING under the sun, and there are certain things I can tell you from my trials and experience. #1: Diet is everything! If you are sensitive to acne breakouts, the way you eat will dictate how your face behaves. You eat like shit, your face is gonna break out! Sugar, alcohol, and dairy are probably the worst, but you can never lie about how you eat with an acne prone face. It will tell on you!!! Juicing is something that I have dabbled with off and on, and when I am “on” with juicing, my FACE, BODY, & ENERGY are absolutely outstanding. When I eat sugar and think that it is worth the suffering, I regret it every single time.
There are a few things besides diet that I try to be conscious of. The products I use on my face is number one. I used to use ProActive, but recently have been introduced to Melalueca's acne system called “Clarity”, and as long as I eat decent, my skin looks AMAZING. The ingredients are incredibly more natural, and you really can't beat the price (shoot me a message to get an email invite to Melaleuca- I have been a monthly shopper now for over two years and could not be any happier with health food products).
The other issue could have to do with an overload of candida in your system, or gut health. Either way, there are many natural remedies, but the find that got me through ALL OF IT, was through Ultimate Bundles (Gut Health). There are a plethora of books, courses, and bonuses that will guide you to better health on the inside and the outside.
For acne, I would say your diet is number one, makeup (or lack there of) is number two, acne facial wash systems is number three, and at least washing your pillow cases way more often than your sheets (#4) will do a world of wonders. Also, I know that honey is really great for scars so applying a honey mask will help you regenerate your skin's natural beauty.
+ Anything that needs gluing- SHOES, crafts, broken ceramics, broken glass, etc. This glue is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, and it dries CLEAR! E6000 is a must have for all households. Screw shoe glue, this glue will outlast anything.
+ Allergies or stuffy sinuses– Essential oils can be of big help here…My first suggestion would be to boil a medium mixing bowl size of water. Once boiling, pour into the mixing bowl, grab a chair a towel, lean over the bowl, then enclose your head over the steaming hot water bowl with a towel. Put ONE or TWO tops drops of Eucalyptus (any more will BURN like hell!) and sit there breathing it in for ten to twenty minutes. After the allotted time, dump out the bowl and keep breathing deeply while blowing your nose to clear the sinuses.
For allergies, I would do this as often as you can stand…and you will notice a dramatic difference. If you don't use a Nettie Pot, I would suggest that also. Even for everyday use. You will have to be sure to use distilled water, and warm water is MUCH more tolerable and comfortable to use, along with about a pinch of UNIONIZED salt per Nettie Pot of water. If you don't already have a Nettie Pot, they are very easy to find, but this is the one that I use…
If you are sick and trying this, I would do the boiling water trick twice a day until you feel better. If your nose feels super dry, I would make sure you have a dehumidifier while you sleep…and maybe some Shea butter in the nasal cavity to comfort your sweet, poor, and dry nose.
+ How to find the URL of a picture?
This is really easy as long as you have the photo you want the URL of saved somewhere online. If you have a blog, just go to your image library and right click the image, and it will offer an option of copy image link…and there it is. But you can't find it just straight off your computer Photo library. You must save it somewhere online, right click it, then the address should become apparent!
+Pic Monkey Quirk #1– So, when I have more than one screen open, and I am creating/editing a photo in PicMonkey, then switch over to a different tab and then switch back, it will sometimes make the mouse icon(arrow) disappear over the PicMonkey activity screen and make me wait for a little while to be able to do anything at all. This is normal…I guess. GRRRRR….
+How to remove background from a picture (or make it translucent)- it depends on what you want to do with this pic. If you simply want to remove the background, I would highly recommend GIMP. Free download, and in two clicks you will have your background removed.
If you are wanting to remove the background and then upload it to Adobe Illustrator, when you upload the pic you just removed the background from, Illustrator will fill in the background white again. So, if you are uploading to Illustrator, just save yourself a step, and go straight to Adobe to do the whole thing (just start with a free trial for one app, then when you call back to “cancel it”, they might offer you the deal for $29.99, which includes your access to ALL of the Adobe program downloads -instead of $49.99) and see if it might be something that will benefit you. If you are thinking about going into Graphic Design at all, this will be worth checking out so you can consistently create high quality images and edit pieces of art or fonts. Gotta get the deal though!
If you want to remove the background only, download your free GIMP program, and below is the photo to guide you through removing the BG (BacKGround).
LAYER-TRANSPARENCY-COLOR TO ALPHA. ↓
For those of you wanting to scan in an entire page of doodles and fonts, going straight to Adobe Illustrator (or PhotoShop) is best because you will need to upload your image your illustrations, remove background, and then separate each individual item. THEN, you can upload each letter or doodle to another program to perfect the image before uploading and selling. This is just the SIMPLE way to remove a background on a single image.
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