So the other day I came across something rather disturbing.
It was this web site. (Don't worry, it's totally safe for work, unless you count falling off your chair in shock and alarm unsafe.)
So yeah: before I could stop myself, I entered in every single one of my shampoos, mascaras, lip glosses...and came to the realization that I should already have cancer and will never be able to procreate. Let's not even get started on the "occupational hazards" (?!?) involved in my daily beauty routine (STOP LAUGHING. I DO TOO HAVE A DAILY BEAUTY ROUTINE).
Needless to say I got a bit freaked out. Everything I own is bad for me! Everything! I try to be all organic and eco-friendly and healthy in all other ways of my life, but I am totally chemical-crazy in this regard.
After regaining consciousness, I thought about taking an immediate shower to wash off all my makeup and sunscreen and bug spray and stuff, but, um, the shampoo I have is equally as bad. And the soap. And the body wash. Which did lead me to consider not bathing until I had entirely new, safe stuff, but hi. I'm vain and I don't like to smell.
Instead of chunking everything cosmetic I own, I'm going to replace what I have as it runs out. The only problem? Safe cosmetics ain't cheap, y'all. Combine that with the astronomically large amount of money I've spent to go see Harry Potter: Half Blood Prince and I'll be running into debt before I even get back to college. (Whatever. It's so worth it. That movie is amazing.)
So if y'all know of any safe, relatively cheap, natural, organic cosmetics, point me that way. And in the mean time, feel free to throw money at me. But don't search your own cosmetics. Unless you're ready to keel over. I'd put a lot of pillows around you just in case.