Daily Archives: March 1, 2013

All in the name of beauty

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As a woman there are so many painstaking rituals we put our bodies through weekly , some are just pure torture. Why do we torture ourselves ? To make ourselves look better or to seek the approval of a man or is a confidence booster…..

From waxing to threading to sugaring to laser are a few of the torture methods used by us on a regular basis. Beside the pain factor there is the cost factor as well that leaves a dent each month as we not only have to have these treatments but buy products to maintain our beauty.The ancients Greeks and Egyptians used make up . In the 19TH century Queen Victoria publicly declared makeup to be vulgar and improper and only to be used by actors . Now we have definately come a very long way with a large variety of makeup products on the markets varying in prices.

Torture Methods:
1) THREADING – is a popular method of hair removal originally from the Eastern world.It has taken the Western world by storm.This method is fairly quick and painless if done correctly. A piece of thread is used to pluck a row of hair.The perks of this type of removal is that it takes a long time to grow back. In Arab cultures it was seen as a sign that a girl has reached womanhood. I prefer this method over waxing any day.

2)SUGARING – or also known as Persian sugaring was first used in 1900BC although they probably using honey. (Sugar as such only spread to the rest of the world in the first millennium AD from Papua New Guinea. It was not found anywhere else in the world prior to this.)

Sugaring can be less painful than waxing, because the sugar solution sticks to the hair without attaching to the skin. It can be applied at room temperature or heated to a lukewarm temperature therefore preventing burning. Nevertheless there is some risk of skin irritation, sensitivity, and reaction.
I have yet to try this treatment and tomorow will be my first time. I dont like ants crawling around so the thought of ants on me is kind of freaky.

3)LASER – is a method of permanent hair removal its fairly new on the market since 1990.With this technology a light is directed at the hair and is absorbed by dark pigment which then results in the destruction of the hair follicle. This hair removal method sometimes becomes permanent after many sessions. The number of sessions needed depends upon the amount and type of hair being removed. Equipment for performing laser hair removal at home has become available in recent years.This permanent method seems a good idea in the long run but its pretty pricey.

Like everything in life there are some disadvantages.These include
skin inflammation, minor burns, lesions, scarring, ingrown hairs, bumps and infected hair follicles.So yet still knowing this we are prepared to undergo these torture methods all in the name of beauty.

Therefore guys please appreciate all that us woman go through to make ourselves looks beautiful for you
ciao xxx

Blog Update March 2013

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Dear amazing followers of my blog,
Two weeks ago I was approached by a totally awesome blogger Sue Levy.Sue wanted to know if I would be interested in writing a blog post for her. I was totally taken by surprise as Sue went on to tell me she liked my style of writing.This really made my day.So here is the link to the post I wrote for Sue, hope you guys enjoy reading it:

Here is the link :

http://suelevy.co.za/3979/feel-good-friday-by-verushka-ramasami-2/

Ciao for now lovelies

Spring Cleaning

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With the start of a new year and a new month, a much needed Spring cleaning is needed in so many aspects of my life.I have started by leaving behind, deleting and getting rid of all the negative people in my life. These people just use your postive energy and drain you thus making you feel depressed. My new Spring clean has been with my body and eatings habits in 5 weeks I am already seeing the results and loving the new me.

It is very essential to do this type of Spring Clean in our lives from time to time as we carry these extra dead weights around.Thus allowing new opportunities into our life. So here are some tips for this Spring Clean :
1) Delete any contacts off BBM who have not spoken to you in the last three weeks.
2) Giveaway any clothing you have not worn in over 2 months.
3) Throw away any half used bottles of make up.
4) Recycle magazines give them to a school.
5) Spend time focusing on you and your needs.
6) Eat healthy.
7) Laugh more

These are just some of the things I personally have done in my Spring Clean or Life Laundry as some may call it…..So go on dont wait start your Spring Clean…..ciao

True Self

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Sometimes we all need an outlet to vent , some use Twitter while others use Facebook and then there are those of us who use Blogging.
A friend and I been having these really interesting conversations on people which prompted my blog on “Ordinary People”. I have been nagging at him to start blogging but he is a little shy, so I offered my blog for him to do his debut…. The following is his blog please feel free to leave any comments…

True Self

In childhood, an older friend of mine once introduced me to the works of Ursula K Le Guin, a fantasy and sci-fi author. Through the years, I’ve seen real world analogues between the situations and characters in her work and those of real life.

The analog that I’ve seen most recently is to the short story, “The Rule Of Names”. | http://amzn.to/13pREoz

In the fictional world of magic and dragons that it is set in, all objects have two names. There is the True Name and the Common use name, which is exactly as it sounds. The True Name holds power over an objects identity and is only to be shared with a trusted person. Knowledge of an object’s True Name forces the object to reveal its True Self.

In the story, the wizard Mr Underhill serves the people of an island. Many years pass until a stranger comes along and calls out the wizard to be the dragon with the True Name “Yevaud”. Once the dragon’s disguise is exposed, there is no reason for him to pretend to be a soft avuncular old man any longer and he lays waste to the island, eating up villagers that he once befriended.

Some people in the real world are just dragons in disguise.

They create a false external identity and charm you, causing you to trust them and allow them into your life. They will share their lives with you, but soon you notice that its less than reciprocal. They seem to need you when they’re in trouble, but wont be there when you need a helping hand. Their successes are magnified, and yours dont bear notice.

If the person drops their defences and shares a secret shame or weakness, consider this the beginning of the end of your interaction. They have just shown you the route to their True Self, the path of thorns that they must cross every day. Now that you know their True Name, they become suspicious and paranoid, waiting for you to expose them to the world. Driven by emotional projection, they expect you to do unto them, as they would do unto others. They will seize any opportunity to drive you away. They have a penchant for inventing falsehoods, and deliberately misconstruing things that are not there in your words and actions. In short, the Devil starts interpreting scripture. Playing the blameless victim and painting you as an aggressor is typical at this stage.

Because they have a conflicted identity between their outer False self, and secretive True Self, they easily create a cognitive dissonance where they rationalise their behaviours, and selectively disburse what passes for emotions. They are quite happy to pick out faults in others, but a little bit of introspection will leave them paralysed with fear.

While this is happening, you begin to analyse the behaviour. Like most normal people do, you start with yourself and search for the trigger event. Save yourself the trouble. Your only mistake was helping someone who needed help, and like the old story about the scorpion and the swan, it bit you in the ass because it had a limited behavioural range.

Dragons need professional help. Don’t expect them to come to you for forgiveness, trying to raise the dead. Unless you’re a trained psychiatrist, you are not capable of playing Jesus, to the lepers in their head.

Dust your feet, leave with the lesson, and move along.