89 Of The Creepiest Unsolved Mysteries Of All Time

I really love mysteries..

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The Hinterkaifeck Murders

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I love reading about unsolved mysteries, especially weird/creepy ones, and the Hinterkaifeck murders is one of most fascinating to me.

A farmer in Germany back in the 1920s had noticed mysterious footprints in the snow around his house. There was also strange stuff happening around the farm. Footsteps in the attic, a newspaper that no one in the family had bought, and eventually the house keys disappeared. What makes it stranger is that the housekeeper had left a few months prior, swearing up and down that the farm was haunted.

The family suddenly went unseen for a couple of days. Their neighbors went to check on them, only to find the entire family as well as their newly hired housekeeper had been murdered. Most of the family had been lead into the barn one by one and slaughtered with what’s believed to have been a…

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I Found A Box Containing The Story Of A 19-Year-Old Girl Who Killed A Random Person For No Reason

Read it.

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So this is a box I found that was hidden in a mall for presumably ~6 months by now. Aside from the latch, there were rubber bands keeping the box shut. Inside the box is a bundle of tightly-folded pieces of paper. It is a story/recollection written by a 19-year-old girl who has apparently killed a random person just because she was wondering what it would be like. According to the paper, she wrote this just a few hours after the murder and that I am the first person to read it.

So yeah, I doubt I’ll be able to sleep tonight.

Anyway, I typed up the entire story because I seriously need to share this. Here it is…

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If you found this note in a small wooden box with a heart on it, then *congratulations!* You are probably the first person to read this. I didn’t really plan on…

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Facial Scrub Review: Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub

Lately, I was having this weird bumps on my face. What I do as a remedy is to put tretinoin cream on it. Some would dried out eventually, others will just stay as it is. So I ended up having marks again on my face due to constant pricking (using a blackhead remover) just to get rid of it.

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Here’s what those colorless bumps look like. (Image source: Google images)

I checked Google to see what would have caused this and what I should do to avoid this to happen again. What I found online is more on making sure to exfoliate my skin. Which would make sense since it’s been quite awhile I’ve used a facial scrub on my face. So I decided to go to the same brand of skin care I’m using which is the Himalaya Herbals. Honestly, I’ve already tried their Daily Gentle Exfoliating Scrub which is a good product they have but I ran out of it already. So I decided to try a different scrub they have which is this one I’ll be reviewing today.

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Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub

Gently scrub away blackheads

What it does:

Himalaya’s Purifying Neem Scrub removes impurities and dead skin cells. It also cleanses excess oil from the skin’s surface, which is the root cause of acne. The scrub is blended with the goodness of Neem, which clears blackheads and acne, and Apricot, which hydrates the skin. The natural ingredients cleanse, nourish and moisturize your skin to make it soft, fresh and radiant.

Key ingredients:

  • Neem is an excellent skin care ingredient known for its antibacterial properties. It improves general skin health and immunity, combating bacterial infections such as acne, boils and ulcers. Neem tackles bacteria from the root and prevents the recurrence of pimples and blemishes.
  • Apricot granules gently exfoliate dead skin cells, to bring out your skin’s natural glow

Directions:

Apply Purifying Neem Scrub in a circular motion on the face and neck. Rinse with water and pat dry. Use at least once a week for clear, acne-free skin.

Pack size:

50g and 100g

My Experience and Impressions?

  • I’ve used this product twice now. I mean I’m on my 2nd week of using it since it is advised to be used once a week only. I can feel that my face is clean and refreshed after using it.
  • I find it odd but during the time that I’m scrubbing this product on my face my face felt warm or something. I’m not sure if that is the effect of the scrub beads that is on this product.
  • I can’t tell right now if this product would really prevent my annoying bumps from happening again. Let’s see for the upcoming days and weeks.
  • Unlike their Daily Gentle Exfoliating Wash the texture of this product is creamy and white. The scrub beads are visible. The green beads I believe would the neem and the orange one is the apricot.
  • I’m not surprised if this would be quite pricey for 99Php. I’ve mentioned from my previous blog or review that their prices have subsequently gone up. I remember getting my Daily Gentle Exfoliating Wash of the same size for 89Php only.
  • I was opting for their Daily Gentle Exfoliating Wash but unfortunately 50g size nor this variant is not available on Mercury drugstores. I don’t have the time and means yet to go to bigger malls or Watsons. Their stocks at Mercury Drugstores are limited only or maybe it depends on the branch.
  • Contains Paraben. Quite surprising, since most of their products are paraben free, Cruelty free? a big YES.

I’ll be updating this page if any case there are major changes. Til my next review or blog. 🙂

Repost Series #6: Is That Really True? We Investigate Common Beauty Myths

Beauty Myths

“I’m trying to wash my hair less so it stops being so greasy.”

“Don’t put makeup on that zit, it’s gonna make it worse!”

“Once you shave it, it grows back twice as thick.”

Persistent and timeless, passed down from generation to generation, beauty myths dictate lots of our daily beauty routines. We’ve all heard them, we’ve all come to believe they’re true, but… are they? We took a closer look at five common beauty myths.

MYTH: You can “train” your hair to be less greasy.

This persistent hair myth that your locks can get “addicted” to shampoos has followed us around since middle school. The thinking behind it all is that your hair will produce more oil, the more you strip it of oil, thus forcing you to wash it more and more. That you can “break the cycle” by not washing it as much. But most hair experts agree that matter how much you wash your hair, whether it’s every day, every other day, or once every two weeks, your scalp pumps out oil at the rate your body tells it to. You cannot “train” your hair to produce less oil by shampooing your hair less. This will never happen. If you have fine hair, it’s going to get oiler faster than hair that is thicker or textured. And it will look better when it’s freshly washed. And this will probably never change.

Verdict: NOT TRUE

MYTH: Chocolate, pizza, and French fries cause acne.

Hang on a sec, that’s the pizza guy downstairs. Okay: Chocolate, pizza, and French fries themselves don’t cause breakouts, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. It’s not like you eat a French fry and BOOM!—get a zit. No. However, a diet based heavily on junky foods can definitely trigger breakouts, because the skin isn’t getting the nutrition it needs to keep its oil production regular, fight infections and bacteria, and be clear and glowing. And other dietary factors (including sensitivity to sugar or gluten) can impact your skin. So the moral of the story is: random pizza night? Chocolate binge? Your skin probably won’t care. Pizza every night? Chocolate all day every day? You may pay for that with a breakout.

Verdict: NOT TRUE

MYTH: Hair grows back thicker after you shave it.

Would someone like to call my Nana and tell her this is a total myth? I’d do it, but she moves fast for someone her age and wears a lot of rings. Here’s the truth: the hair shaft tapers at the end. When we shave, we’re cutting into the middle of the hair shaft, creating a flat edge, so it feels thicker and stubblier when it grows back. We notice the stubbly regrowth a lot more than we did when we had a virgin forest of soft, long, tapered-at-the-end hair on our heads, crotches, or legs. Yes, I said a virgin forest of leg hair.

Verdict: NOT TRUE

MYTH: Putting makeup on zits makes them worse.

Depends on the makeup, darlin’. If you’ve got a big zit and are trying to cover it up with an oil-based or heavy cream concealer, it might piss the zit off even more. But if you’re using a noncomedogenic, nonacnegenic product, you should be just fine. Stage makeup and grease paint = bad. Light, acne-fighting coverage = no problem!

Verdict: SOMEWHAT TRUE

MYTH: Split ends can be repaired.

I know there are lots of shampoos and serums and conditioners out there that claim to “banish split ends!” but (I hope you’re sitting down) these products are telling you tales. There’s only one way to get rid of split ends, and that’s to cut them off.  Products that claim to banish split ends are misleading, promising that they can help prevent split ends from forming with special moisturizers and nutrients. Split ends are a natural part of life—the ends of your hair are the oldest parts of your hair, and they have gone through months of sun exposure, hot showers, and heat styling. Now, you can put serums and creams in hair to help it look healthier, but there is no product under the sun that can actually heal split ends. Hair is dead, friends. You cannot heal the dead.

Verdict: NOT TRUE

Photo: Emma Kim / Image Source

Beautylish.com/ by KRISTA BURTON

Repost Series #5: Are You Applying Makeup in the Right Order?

There is a natural order to accomplishing most anything in life: Lather, rinse, repeat. Love, marriage, baby in a carriage. High school, college, job (if you’re lucky). But some things, like putting on a fresh face of makeup, are a little more complicated.

What do you do first: Apply lipstick or focus on eyes? Where does blush come in? Can you get away with putting liner on after mascara? We talked with Cristina Bartolucci, NYX’s chief creative director and co-founder of DuWop, who gave us her formula for putting together a perfect face. Of course, not everyone will use all steps, but even if you skip the powder or cheeks, this is a still a good working order to follow!

1: Primer or Moisturizer

“Choose one, not both,” Bartolucci says. “Moisturizer, no matter how light in texture, will interfere with the function of a primer.” Also, always remember to get in your sunscreen, whether SPF is built into your primer, moisturizer, or foundation.

2: Foundation

“I do not believe in doing the eyes first to avoid fallout,” Bartolucci says, noting that fallout is bound to happen when you are using eye shadow. ”When product falls onto bare skin, the pigment can be even harder to remove. It’s better to create a canvas with the foundation and then correct any mistakes as a finishing touch.”

3: Concealer

“Here is where you look at your face with a critical eye and add concealer sparingly,” says Bartolucci. She recommends only on blemishes or dark circles. “You want to wait until after the foundation because foundation will do a lot of the job for you.”

4: Powder

“Set it all with a very light dusting of translucent powder. This will help make it easier to remove fallout from eye shadow and give the base time to settle in while you apply the rest of your makeup.”

5: Eyes or lips

“I like to mix them up,” says Bartolucci. “After the face, I usually do the eyes first, but sometimes I’ll start with the lips because it gives me time to think about what I really want to do on the eyes.”

For Eyes: shadow > liner > then mascara. This is the order Bartolucci follows for applying eye makeup. “But always go back and layer,” she suggests. “Add a little more liner at the lash line, an extra pop of shimmer shadow in the center of the lid, etc.”

For Lips: balm > liner > lipstick > then gloss. Bartolucci suggests smudging liner all over your lips and rubbing it in with fingertips before applying lipstick. And of course, use gloss only if you want!

6: Cheeks

“I do the cheeks last for two reasons. One, it ties the eyes and lips together. Two, if you’re using a powder, you can sweep it across the lids after the eye makeup is done to add an extra pop.”

by SELENA FRAGASSI

Top Image Credit: Lóránd Gelner / Vetta

(Source: Beautylish.com)

Repost Series #4: Primer and Foundation, Together: Find Your Perfect Combo

Makeup doesn’t always get along. You learned the hard way to keep the concealer far away from the highlighter, like fighter fish in your makeup bag. But what about foundation and primer? If your combo of choice left you with a gravelly texture or a shade of beige you didn’t even know existed, you might just need a few tips from Cristina Bartolucci, chief creative director of NYX and co-founder of DuWop.

According to Bartolucci, there are two basic methods for using these two products together: one is primer first with foundation layered on top, and the other is actually mixing your primer and foundation together. “It all depends on the results you’re looking for. Primer works on the principle of layers, so if you want that full effect, you need to do it in steps,” says Bartolucci. But that doesn’t mean she never mixes. “That method is great if you want lighter coverage. Modern primers have all sorts of great skincare ingredients and wonderful textures. Mix them with makeup and you get a super-charged, tinted moisturizer that can work beautifully.”

Here are the basic steps for getting both methods right.

Method 1: Primer, Then Foundation | full coverage

1: Apply primer in a thin layer all over the face, then smooth and fill.
2: Let it set for just a minute.
3: Lightly dot and blend foundation only where you need it (on the cheeks, forehead, chin); you don’t need to coat the whole face.

Method 2: Primer + Foundation, Mixed | lighter coverage

1: In the palm of your hand, mix your primer and foundation with your other index finger. A fifty-fifty combo will give you the effect of a light, tinted moisturizer. Bartolucci likes 2/3 foundation to 1/3 primer for a medium coverage effect.
2: When it’s well-blended, dot the mixture onto your forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin, then blend well. Avoid rubbing large amounts all over your face—it might turn mask-like.
3: If your primer made the finish more dewy than you wanted, dust translucent powder to set. If your primer contains a mattifier, you can skip this step.

by SELENA FRAGASSI

(Source: Beautylish.com)

Repost Series #3 : Anatomy of a Beauty Product: Liquid Foundations

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, and the same goes for liquid foundations. BB and CC creams, “HD” liquid foundations, foundations with matte or illuminating finishes—they all help create smooth, even-looking skin. But sometimes choosing the right complexion product can feel daunting. Have no fear! “Even with all of the options, it’s easy to find a liquid foundation for your skin type, as long as you know what ingredients to look for,” says Jenny Frankel, a beauty engineering consultant, former cosmetics formulator, and president at Frankly Beauty, Inc.

One thing to keep in mind is that most foundations are made up of the same basic ingredients. What changes are the additives. Compounds like peptides, vitamins, sunscreen, and botanical extracts can alter the skin benefits, finish, and durability of the products. The pigment concentration varies, too. For example, tinted moisturizers and BB creams may contain as little as 2% pigmentation for a sheer finish, while moderate- to full-coverage foundations might have 15% or more.

To help you make the most educated choice, we asked Frankel to help us break down the science behind foundations.

Key Science: Water-in-Silicone Emulsions

Most often, liquid foundations glide on smoothly and disperse pigments evenly across skin thanks to water-in-silicone emulsions. The term refers to silicone derivatives that are mixed (but not dissolved) in water. Silicone derivatives are silky, soft, and slick, which helps create smooth, streak-free coverage that looks and feels like a second skin. These compounds are also used to create longer-wearing and waterproof formulas that don’t feel greasy. Pigments—minerals such as titanium dioxides or iron oxides—are typically coated with silicone derivatives, too, so they disperse evenly in the water and silicone base.

Check out the list of ingredients on the back of your liquid foundation. The first ingredient is almost always water, followed by one or more of the following silicone derivatives: cyclopentasiloxane, phenyl trimethicone, or dimethicone.

Note: While the majority of liquid foundations are made up of water-in-silicone emulsions, it’s not always the case. A few traditional formulations may also be oil-in-water emulsions, which is similar to how moisturizers are made.

Other Ingredients: The Breakdown

Emulsifiers

examples: dimethicone crosspolymer, polysilicone-11
what they do: Silicone and water don’t mix well, so emulsifiers help keep the components from separating; they also help foundations feel soft and smooth on the skin and provide even pigment coverage.

Pigments

examples: titanium dioxides, iron oxides
what they do: These are minerals that add color to the liquid foundation; pigmentation can range from 2% to more than 15%, depending on how much coverage you want.

Volatile Ingredients

examples: cyclomethicone, isohexadecane, and isododecane
what they do: These stay fluid just long enough for you to build and blend your foundation and then vaporize (change from a solid or liquid to a vapor)—setting the foundation and creating a longer-wearing, non-greasy finish.

Mineral Clays

examples: quaternium-90 bentonite, silica, kaolin, Amazonian clay
what they do: Absorb oil to create a finish that feels drier to the touch; matte and oil-absorbing foundations have them in higher concentrations.

Emollients and Humectants

examples: glycerin, squalane, capric or caprylic triglyceride
what they do: Keep skin hydrated by absorbing water molecules from the air (humectants) or locking in skin’s natural moisture (emollients).

Illuminating Powders

examples: mica, bismuth oxychloride
what they do: Reflect light to add radiance and soften imperfections in HD formulas; they help to create a flawless appearance for HD cameras.

Preservatives

examples: phenoxyethanol, parabens, food-grade potassium sorbate
what they do: Protect the foundation from microbial contamination.

Note, more natural formulations in air-tight containers may offer preservative-free formulations.

The Last Word

“Buy foundation in a tube or pump, rather than a bottle with an open mouth, to help avoid microbial contamination,” suggests Frankel.

by SHELBY KIMBROUGH

(Source: Beautylish.com)