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I haven't been in about a year, but I found that I had to ask them to change gloves etc. to prevent cross contamination, depending on who was making my sandwich. They said, "oh, you're *that* sensitive, even just a crumb?".
So while the sandwiches are great, I have to suggest being very careful in how you order. Maybe they've changed in the last year and it's not a problem anymore.
...how about for putting on makeup before going swimming? Not that I've done that....hehe.
The MTN is pretty versatile. I'm pretty pale as well- Sandy Fair or Olive fair might be my best shade- but MTN works on me too. I've been surprised at what a range of foundation colors look OK. The hard part is figuring out which one looks best!
The Apple blush is really pretty but pretty pigmented- a light hand is definitely a plus! The first time I tried it I looked like a clown, no fun
Hot of the Press was awesome. They don't have anything about "gluten free" posted on the menu as far as I noticed, but if you ask they're happy to make any of the sandwiches gluten-free. They carry a couple of the food-for-life breads and Jillian's rolls and...I think something else....
They don't actually press the gluten-free sandwiches- too much risk for CC- but they do toast the bread for you. And it wasn't any extra!
The owner is excellent. She thought of more CC issues than I did when I was asking questions. She really gets it.
I would suggest going at an off-peak time, of course. I don't know how busy it gets at noon but I've been at 1 or 1:30 and it's quiet enough that they can focus on your order.
Lip Colors: Copper Lip Color lip color size
Lip Colors: Plum Dust Lip Color lip color size
Eye Colors: To Do List Small
Eye Colors: In the Garden Small
Eye Colors: Pressed Olive Small
Eye Colors: Mystic Night Small
Custom Kits: Free Sample Makeup Kit
foundation: (Olive) Olive-Olive Fair 2.5g Original Glo
foundation: (Cool) Cool-Multi-Tasking Neutral 2.5g Original Glo
foundation: (Beige) Beige-Sunkissed Fair 2.5g Original Glo
concealer: Multi-Tasking Concealer 2.5g
blush or face color: Fresh Air 2.5g
Kind of a little bit of everything- I already wish I had included more eye colors, though. I couldn't really figure out what foundations to get with the free sample kit so I decided to make *sure* I have the right one already.
I tried it out today, and OMG my skin looked so good! Up close you could really see that I was wearing makeup, though. I tried applying eyeliner wet too, and I really liked that. It's much easier and less powder winds up on my cheeks that way.
I....I did order today. I just couldn't wait any more.
Now there's gonna be a special tomorrow, I just know it!
Making your own nail polish sounds so fun! I had to click away from that pretty quick because I already have a ton of nail polish....
I had no idea how many mineral makeup companies there were. I'd heard of BE, and I kinda knew there were some others, but wow! Look, there's even one for people who like cats: http://www.meowcosmetics.com/ I think that one is my next favorite after EM, 'cause they just took their theme and really ran with it!
Ah me too! I can't believe there isn't a new special. I've had a cart full since the 22nd just waiting! I went and looked at a bunch of other mineral makeup companies....but.....they're just not the same. The sites aren't as easy to navigate, and the color descriptions for the foundation just aren't as good. A few of them have only 3 or 4 foundation colors! (light, medium, tan, dark) I've started considering placing my EM order even without a new special
Today I'm wearing:
Sandy Fair original glo
Cherry fizz as blush (love this! more subtle than apple, which was too bright for me)
Countryside eyeshadow (just one color today, I was tired)
Girl's day lipstick
What does putting on the foundation wet do differently than putting it on dry? I'm curious now...I might have to try it tonight after my shower. And then wash my face again.
The first doctor I saw about my celiac symptoms: "Maybe you just need a hamburger" (I was vegetarian at the time), "IgA Ttg is the only blood test for celiac", and after I told him that it *wasn't* and told him exactly which tests he should have ran, he handed me a computer printout and told me to "go do your homework and you can call if there's something too hard for you to figure out". Um, yeah. I'm a grad student in biophysics. I think I can figure it out.
And the classic: "you clearly have IBS, just take these fiber supplements and you'll be fine".
And lots of "have you considered that you might be depressed/under a lot of stress? Let me make an appointment with mental health...."
I'm slightly amazed that I still go to the doctor at all anymore :-p
One of my favorites that I haven't seem mentioned here is the Morocco eyeshadow used as a liner with some of the brown shades. I love hot chocolate/countryside/morocco I also really like the cypress eyeshadow as a liner, but I haven't found really good highlighter/lid shades to go with it. I think I've just been using baby bath so far.
I also tried one of the cleaning bars - the bergamont/sage/niaouli one- and it's been very nice. The scent is nice without being way too strong. I have normal/dry skin, and the cleaning bar plus horsetail everyday everywhere is leaving my skin nice and soft and glowy! It's so much nicer than everything I tried before.
I've been mostly using apple as blush, but if I'm not careful I can wind up with way too much (I have really light skin- sandy fair beige). I think I might try the cherry fizz eyeshadow as a blush, it might be more subtle. Nick-nack is in my cart waiting for the new special!
Um, if I admit that I was running way late this morning and so I'm not wearing anything but some girl's day lip color, am I gonna get kicked out? I'll put more on when I get home, promise!
-Em (it was my name before EM too, I swear, honest....)
I've been a lurking cult member but decided to speak up.
You all got me hooked back around page 10- and I never ever wore makeup before! This is crazy but so much fun. I'm going so crazy over the no-new-special thing! I have a cart full of stuff just *waiting*.
My favorite thing has definitely been playing with the eyeshadows- I got the mini eyeshadow kit in my first order and got a few others in my second. So far I've discovered I can't wear the black eyeliner, but purple and green eyeshadow look great with my blue eyes!
And now I want a nice new haircut...and maybe some earrings....I'm turning all girly, it's so weird. But fun
I should've know college chemistry wouldn't actually apply to the real world. You're absolutely right. I looked at some of the links you sent, and it looks like it does nearly always derive from wheat, at least in human food products- it's a wheat gluten hydrolysate. Supposedly it can be made gluten-free: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/6692933.html
There is corn gluten hydrolysate, but the references to that are almost all about how it can be used as an herbicide.
I'd suggest calling the companies that claim that their supplements are gluten-free. Ask them where their peptide-bonded glutamine comes from, and if it's wheat, I'd ask for lab test results to confirm the gluten-free claim before eating any of it.
Glutamine is one of the amino acids (building blocks of proteins- see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glutamine) and isn't actually related to gluten, even though they sound similar.
"peptide bonded" is also a bit of a confusing phrase. A "peptide bond" is the way 2 amino acids stick together. So peptide bonded glutamine just means "we added extra glutamine, and it's attached the way it usually is".
I never knew my college chemistry classes would be so useful.