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All the random semi-relevant questions I'm curious about

I don't know which category to put them in so I'm just putting them here, consider it as a form of random/fun quiz.


  1. When do you exercise? morning or night? I've heard it's bad at night but that's when I have time...
  2. Do you wear gloves for household chores? I usually don't and my manicures are always ruined afterward, so I wonder if I should maybe start wearing gloves...
  3. Do you wear overnight mask/treatment? I don't mean the kind that's like a moisturizer, but things like hair mask or facial mask that have a possibility of smearing on your pillow case, how do you do that without waking up with hair mask on your face?
  4. What do you use with body scrubs? your bare hand? because by the time I get through half of my body, my palms/hands start to get...*too* polished and hurts/is a bit sensitive. Do you use a glove on your hand? puffs? towel? with the scrub
  5. Do you use any body toning products, or stuff for cellulites/stretch marks? what do you use and do they work? do they stop working after you use them (if yes, then there's really not much point, no?)?

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1. Yes!  I do zumba a few times a week at night at a dance studio and also take ballet. I also walk in the mornings sometimes with my son (stroller). I used to do yoga a few times a week but haven't in the past 3-4 months. I should get back into it Smiley Happy


2. I use gloves for dishes and scrubbing the tub/bathroom. I always end up taking my gardening gloves off though (too hard to work with small seeds with gloves on).


3. I dont use overnight masks... yet!


4. I use my hand for scrubs and get the sensitive palms as well! I dont use an exfoliating product on my whole body regularly (prob every 2 weeks) so i dont worry about getting a glove/towel


5. I havent tried a cellulite cream but I have one in my cart on vitacost (Ive wanted to buy it for almost a year now!) it is the Weleda Birch Cellulite Oil (I also have the scrub in my cart too: Weleda Birch Body Scrub) Ive heard great things about both of these products

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i used to surf 2-3 times a week when I lived out in CA. I miss it so badly. I just saw a picture posted on FB. It made me so jealous. Not sure if there are any fellow surfers here on this board, I want to be out in the water right now


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I often see a guy from a couple houses over hanging out in the water just practicing catching a wave at the right time and getting up on his board but they are relatively small waves so I assume he is pretty new at it. Coming from the middle of the prairies the only experience I really had with waves was the giant wave pool at the mall and being in a boat when it was really windy on some lakes, hahaha. K-38 isn't far away from here (is this a famous enough thing that you know what I'm talking about?) and I managed to take about a 2x1" chunk of skin off my leg while just walking at K-52 on Christmas (through boots AND tights/leggings/whatever they are) I have a monster scar now. Smiley Frustrated It was super rocky and I fell down a hill of rocks, don't laugh at meeee, haha.

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I hope your cut healed up ok. Yeah some of the beaches are pretty rocky (Swamis, San Onofre, a few of the points I used to surf regularly in Pacific Beach).  I would wear wetsuit booties to help in case I wipe out.


The K beaches are pretty well known. A guy I used to date was really into surfing & would drive down to mexico all the time to go surfing.  He would store up his vacation time & take about a month off each year to travel to Australia, Indonesia, Hawaii, etc to surf.

I dont like huge waves (I wouldnt go out if they were bigger than 7-8 ft). Ive been surfing since I was a kid but Im pretty small and I just know that I don't want to push my limits (usually in larger waves the currents get strong).  


Since i live in TN now I dont get to surf as much (ok not nearly enough). But we take trips to the ocean about twice a year. I get to surf when I visit my family in the summer and then we drive to the carolina coast or FL usually for a week.  The first year I lived in TN I went through serious withdrawal - I missed the ocean soooo much.

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Odd, my reply keeps going to the top of this thread and not down here. I'm going to try to move it here or else I guess I'll give up on it, honestly, what it it doing??


I should probably get some sort of product to help with the scar, I usually have scars that are extremely close to my ghostly complexion so they blend in pretty invisibly, but it looks like someone took a big bite out of my shin! Apparently any staircase down to the beach would have been fine and non rocky except the one I took of course.

I am a little curious to try surfing one day but my balance is terrible so I would probably die, hahaha. I'm glad you get to get out to the ocean every so often, I don't get why anyone would want to live far away from it. My hometown is probably twenty hours drive from a coast, no thanks!

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I used to surf every day I could when I lived on the Alabama coast (yes, there are waves there) lol


However, I still get a session in about once a month. I usually bounce around alot with my hobbies that involve water, so having time to take out my board has greatly been reduced especially since its summer. Hopefully when fall picks back up, I'll make my round in having a surf kick once again Smiley Happy


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Oh wow, sounds like you are quite the dancer/athletic person. I just attempted to exercise, but the gym was closed. =/


Know of any good Zumba, yoga, or any follow-along-at-home exercise videos?


Yeah, I used to play cello in high school, even now I still get a twinge of jealousy/nostalgia when I hear cello playing. T.T

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@beautytester   My friend really likes Turbo Fire and does it 5 days a week. I only have one disk and have done it a few times but my house is really small and the only time I can really work out at home is when my son is sleeping but because my house is so small, all the jumping wakes him up! So that is one of the reasons I leave home to work out.  


I love zumba. I felt weird about it at first because some of the moves are pretty sexy. I felt awkwarddddddd. but after a while I just got used to it.  I'll message you.


There are a lot of good yoga DVD's out there. I used to do the yoga classes at the gym before having my son. But then started doing the "play it now" yoga on netflix.  After I learned many of the asanas (poses) I now just turn on relaxing music (pandora channel meditation music) and just follow the flow of whatever comes into my mind/whichever asanas I feel drawn to.

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1. this is my relationship with exercise:

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2. Yup, always wear gloves, but that's because I have eczema and if I don't they will get red, raw, itchy, and chapped.


3,4,5. no for all.  I do use a 10% glycolic acid body lotion though, for areas with acne (back) and KP (top of thighs)

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hahahaha, I feel like I might be arrested on BT for posting too many lolanimal pictures. But, as they say, picture speaks a thousand word, and it's quite adequate for what I want to express.


I wore gloves today cuz there's simply too many dishes to wash (how did me, by myself, accumulated 3 sinkful of dishes? oh right, cuz I was doing some experimental cooking this week....=.=). I took them off half way cuz I'm paranoid. The dishes are declared clean only if I can feel that squeak when I run my fingers on it.

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1. I do a lot of walking with my 3 dogs Smiley Happy In July I'm starting Belly Dance and Salsa classes a couple times a week, I'm very excited about it.

2. I don't really use gloves, though it probably would save my hands a little.

3. I don't wear any overnight masks, because I know I would smear it everywhere

4. I do use body scrubs about once a week but I do get the sore palm

5. Not at all, I'm pretty skeptical about these things

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This is fun! You should make more random quizzes Smiley Happy


1. I exercise at night... martial arts classes Smiley Happy However, because I work night shift, it is technically morning for me, because I'm just waking up! I don't think there's anything wrong with exercising before bedtime, but make sure you have an hour or two of 'cool-down' time before going to sleep, otherwise you can easily get muscle cramps or restless leg issues. Eating a protein snack after exercising and before sleep is a good idea, so your blood sugar won't drop while you're asleep!


2. Sometimes. Definitely if I'm using cleaning chemicals, I get contact dermatitis to a ridiculously large number of products.


3. Sometimes, but only if its something that won't get on my pillow, like my Vitamin E Mask from the Body Shop or my Korres Greek Yogurt Sleeping Facial. Not sure if Tarte Maracuja Oil counts, but I put that on overnight very frequently as well.


4. Bare hands- I use a scrub about once a week. How often are you using scrubs?


5. No. Between running around nuts in my job in the ER, and probably about 6-9 hours of martial arts a week, I am pretty much all muscle Smiley Very Happy

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1. Afternoon or night- I'm at work very early.

2. No

3. No

4. My hands

5. Nope.

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1- First thing in the AM if I know I'm going to be gardening that day so I only need one shower in the AM. If not, then around 6PM.


2- Absolutely, my nails are thin and brittle enough, dish detergent makes them split.


3- Nope, I like to go to bed with only serum + moisturizer on my face and hair masks make my fine hair look greasy.


4-I use a puff for scrubs.


5-I don't have stretch marks since my weight has stayed pretty much the same all my life, though it is less now since I went vegan. I'm also blessed by not having much cellulite (please don't hate me) and what I do have I ignore or disguise with self tanner. I have always been curious to see if those body toners do work, I just love the scientific/experimental part of beauty! Smiley Happy

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1. Afternoon. I'm not a morning person & evening I'm too tired (unless it's PM yoga) 

2. Nope! But I always say I should. We try to be chemical free and use Vinegar & Water for just about all cleaning. Hardwood floors + Dog who licks feet... 

3. Nope because I'm a side sleeper. Sometimes I'll add some argan oil to my ends, but it absorbs quickly & I sleep with my hair in a french brain or bun so it won't tangle.

4. Hands. I use the Ole Henriksen Loofa Scrub, it's gritty, but doesn't hurt my hands too much. 

5. Yes/No I'm so bad at using them 2x a day. & Yes if you stop using them, the toning goes away. Basically the caffeine in the creams work to 'Plump" the skin. The more you use it the better it will work. When you stop, the plumping will go down. Cellulite is one of those things you really can't change. I know marathon runners who only eat healthy (meaning they NEVER cheat with a piece of cake) and still have cellulite. Granted it's not as bad as a lazy person's but it's still visible. 

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1.  I work out in the mornings on the week and and around 4:30 during the week.  I work out around my work schedule.  i use to work late at night when I was in college, but I found the later in the evening I work out, the harder it is to fall asleep that night.


2.  I dont wear gloves for chores, but I always think about it after the fact lol.  I rarely do my nails anyways, so it doesn't mess up my manicures.  Plus I find that if I clean with bleach (diluted of course)  the white part of my natural nails will look whiter and nicer. 


3. I have slept with a hari mask in before, and I wrapped my head in a plasteic bag and secured my hair in place, so that it wouldnt get everywhere.  It worked fairly well.


4.  I usually use scrubs with a gentle washcloth, which seems to work well.


5.  I dont use these products, but I hear that the products themselves tdo little to help cellulite, its actually the rubbing in of the products that has a positive effect.

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Definitely with drrragon on this one! Though I go walking on the beach some mornings and when I walk back on dry sand instead of along the shore it is definitely a leg workout. 


2. For doing dishes and scrubbing the bathroom yes, my skin feels too dried out and unhappy after otherwise. 


3. No, my hair can barely tolerate one or two spritzes of leave in conditioner without being weighed down! No face masks either at this point.


4. A poof, my skin seems to hate letting go of dead cells so I use an exfoliating scrub always and scrub like crazy. 


5. No, I picked up a couple samples of the Clarins body lifting creme though, just out of curiosity. Smiley Happy

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Hahaha, the lalala cat cracks me up every time this thread is up on the feed. I'm not a big fan of exercise, but when things like this happen every time I put on my favorite jeans...


I was watching pilates videos and somehow ended up failing my arms wildly and turning around confusedly dancing to kpop songs. Worked up some sweat, so I consider that exercise.


Haha, looks like I should start wearing gloves, or at least remember to rub some oil on my nails after chores. Hmm, maybe I'll try the scrub with a towel next time...

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I love that you said "watching" pilates videos, not engaging in the exercise. I love working out at home. I basically have a personal Hot Yoga studio up in our loft (no AC with a skylight... it gets very hot up there). I like to change it up so some days I use the malibu pilates char, other days it's the quick 20 minute Jillian Michaels DVD, Yoga... depending on my mood & how motivated I am I'll go for a run before I workout. 

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Between the portal cat picture and your description of pilates, I just laughed so hard soda almost came out my nose Smiley Very Happy

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