Ever thought about why eyeliner?
Eyeliner is a cosmetic staple, peddled by pink-clad Mary Kay’s saleswomen worldwide, with the average women owning at least three different kinds. Here at PD, we were curious if you’d had a chance to consider what it is, where it comes from, and why the hell you devote five minutes to it each morning?
Let’s start with history. In a sense eyeliner started out as the original pair of shades. Back in Ancient Egypt, eyeliner wasn’t just a female thing; in fact to go against popular belief, guyliner wasn’t invented by hairbands of the late 70’s and 80’s, and it certainly wasn’t invented by angsty Emos. The universal application of eyeliner in Egypt was done for two main reasons. First, as a form of political superstition to ward off the evil eye; you know the types of bad mojo like being enslaved, bitten by an asp, or being forced to marry a sibling. Second, eyeliner was also thought to protect the eyes and skin from the glare of the sun. Unlike Cairo circa 2006, one couldn’t just drop $5 at a market stall and pick up a new pair of knock-off Ray Bans. Nope, inside they would grab their eyeliner, or kajal (you can thank us later when don’t pull a Chris Matthews and actually win Jeopardy), to endure those long summer days.
Guess what? If you’ve got two tablets of aspirin and a smig of water, you’ve got yourself one hell of a face mask.
Process: Palm two tablets of aspirin, and place under the water faucet for a nano-second, just enough to gently splash the tablets. Then rub the aspirin until it turns into a chalky like paste. Smear on your beautiful face. Put 5 minutes on the clock, and then rinse. Done.
Spring in the Northern Hemisphere is a celebrated time of year. Birds chirp, lambs frolic, and colds and allergies rule the day.
The Janecka Collection from Jemez Springs has developed PD’s go to cure: The Vapor Stick.
In the world of expensive llama sperm laced face creams, $20 scrubs, and “8.2%” unemployment rates, ladies have been looking for more
economical clever options when it comes to caring for themselves.
Thus enter Colombia’s best kept beauty secret: Coffee Grounds.