Sunday, February 16, 2014

Project 50 Pan: 26 - 30! (and ye olde life updates)

I only seem to be able to string together coherent thoughts about empties right now, it's like everything else has been thrown under a blanket of Too-Hard. My lighting situation is still a pain, thought I've bought some little clampy lamp things which DO help, but I can't use them at the same time as having my computer on. Which is obviously like someone switching off a dialysis machine, pfff. There's a way to make it work, I'm sure of it, but it's a work in progress.

And onward!!

I'm so uninteresting. Duplicates ahoy!

Trimedica Purea Skin cream
I bought this off iHerb, since as far as I can tell it had the highest Urea percentage and I was interested in what it would do to my keratosis. Short answer - not much. It essentially acts like a very dense body cream, and in a tub that size that don't impress me much.

Firebird Perfume Oil - Pomegranate Rose
Oh, Firebird, you are such a solid performer, and you can bet I'll be fetching more roll ons from them. I'll likely re-purchase this one as well, since I'm already missing it so badly. I find the last tenth of the vial is insanely powerful (more concentrated?) which should be factored in, since I put some on at Anissa's house and very nearly fumed the place out. Soz about that.

Aquacare HP
This ones appeared on here heaps. Pharmacy purchase, only thing I've ever bought that makes a big difference on my hideous scaly elephant feet. For optimal results, load onto feet, put on a pair of those Ecotools bamboo socks and go to bed. For serious, it's great.

La Roche Posay Toleraine protective skincare
This has likewise appeared on the blog a few times - absolute heaven on an overly hot, sensitive, summer-ravaged face. I've been loading it on before bed, usually accompanied by little moans of relief. I live in fear of this being discontinued. Don't you DARE, you saucy French bastards.

Schwarzkopf Ultimate Oil hair mask
Not bad, still not up the the standard of the Elvive hair masks. Lovely smell though, and handling it makes me feel like I'm messing around with molten gold, with less of the burning and dying.

So whats up elsewhere?

A small handful of you know that I'm working on a graphic novel with an epic artist called Linda Foote. We have a looot of work to do, but she's been drawing some stuff up for it and I'm ultra-psyched. Linda posts more of her art on her tumblr, but only occasionally adds art from this project. mostly it's just a scrolling paean to her insane skillz.

And here's a map because daaaaym.

And speaking of comics, I've found one that I'm completely in love with - it's called Nimona, and it's by an artist called Noelle Stevenson ( @Gingerhaze on twitter). It's the only thing I've ever seen that seems to be an equally fantasy, equally sci-fi mix (they're usually all one or the other...), not to mention extremely funny and smart and engaging. The characters are wonderful, the art style sharp and dynamic. Do yourself a favor and check it out. If you've never webcomicked before, this one would be a very user-friendly starting point. Link below takes you to the first page!

And what else? I've had some icky medical things crop up, which is exactly as much fun as it sounds. I've got some blood tests to do and an operation on my foot impending which will take me out of action for about a month, which means either I'll be snooping the internet all the damn time or I'll just disappear and go analog (reading).

And you should all be following Chaucer on twitter.


  1. A most enjoyable post, why thank you for the shares :-)

  2. Great post, I'm curious about this comic you've discovered, sounds right up my street!

  3. The pomegranate rose perfume oil sounds divine...I might have give it a try.
    Looks like you're working with a talented artist for the graphic novel, hope to hear more about it soon!

  4. Noice! I hit up that Etsy store and grabbed a few of their crisper/cleaner/masculine perfume oils because of this post, heck yeah!

    1. MANG you will not be disappointed. Which ones?