Hiya! Here's an oddball picture to start you off. Now, what the heck can this post be about?
You guys, this one is dopey, but since I'm too sleepy and grumpy to do a whole tutorial today, thought I would share this happy little tip.
I do lots of construction work. Grouting, tiling, sheetrocking, plastering, demolition. And sometimes my hands get so rough it makes me nuts. I can slather on moisturizers all day long, and they do nothing. How can that be? Why don't they work? And when I try to take blog photos, my hands look like this:
Yeesh. Wrinkly. Worn. A little too lived-in. I picture a lizard. A spinster one, named Eugenia, with no love life whatsoever.
Recently, after a big tiling project, I was moaning away on this subject, and my husband for some odd reason was actually listening. After a moment's thought he said, quite casually, "Well, the grout we were working with today is very alkaline. Your skin probably needs acid to balance it. Try some lemon juice."
Say what? Is this is a thing people know? Or did he just invent it?
So I sliced a citrus...
Rubbed in the juice. And suddenly my hand looked like this:
Okay, it's still wrinkly and lived-in. But now I picture a youthful, dewy lizard, named of Gidget, with several handsome Komodo Dragons asking her out.
And people, you would not believe how smooth my skin felt. It was truly weird. I'm not sure if the photos really convey the difference, but let's see that again, shall we? Completely un-retouched.
Isn't that bee-zarre? Chemistry to the rescue! So if you find yourself scaly after certain alkaline craft projects, consider this theory, brought to you by my chemical love.
Hope you like the ring, too! I thought 'Bird On a Wire' would be a great name for it.