I’m felling adventurous this week and so far have tried two small new things that will-hopefully- improve my life!
- I have a really bad posture. This has been going on for several years and the fact that I carried a bag half my weight to school when I was a kid didn’t improve the situation (no laptops then, you had to carry your books for the day). I have back pains pretty much every day, and I often find myself slouched in front of the computer. It doesn’t help that I’m sitting in front of my desk all day (although I do walk from home to work and back 4 times a day). Imagine my surprise when I came across this article (http://gu.com/p/2ndty). I decided to give it a try. I have been wearing this piece of string for a few hours and can definitely notice that my posture has improved. Is it the string or am I intentionally sitting straight? Time will tell. I can also feel my abs working. Not bad for just a piece of string... I also feel that my back doesn’t like it though- 15 years of slouched position aren’t going to be corrected in a few hours. I’ll carry on with the piece of string though until my back is used to be straight again.
- I use cottons pads daily to remove my make-up and have been looking for an eco-friendly substitute. After perusing on the web several blogs mentioned that using squares of fleece fabric does a great job and is soft on the eyes. The only downside was that sometimes mascara stains would not be washed away and might stain the rest of the clothes in the wash- not good. This didn’t deter me from trying though, especially since I had a perfect remnant fleece from IKEA (which I used to make a really cute appliqué blanket for my sister’s dog at Christmas) (and now I realise I didn’t take any pics or even mentioned it here. I only ever seem to mention the crappy projects or the ones that went wrong!). I cut about 20 squares, washed and dried them. On Monday evening I was ready to try, and I have to say for me, it’s perfect. The fleece is great on my eyes and does a good job at removing make-up. As for stains, I found that if I washed the pad with soap straight away there weren’t any! So I will definitely keep on using the little fleece pads from now- and might even give some to my mum and sister, in coordinated little bags...
Until next time,