Saturday, July 28, 2012

Laptop repair!

Check out Go Green Computing, LLC in Gainesville, FL.  They don't just do repair, they do procurement as well.  Right now they're running a $10 off special!  Tell them Jackie sent you, or that you saw their ad on Accidentally Mommy!

Pink Pixies

Assemble your tools! MSC Pink Ladies, Pixie, Greased Lightening, and Beauty School Dropout.  UDPP, NYX Shadow base in white, WnW mascara, generic mahogany brown liner, Sephora Lash Primer.

Nakey eye!

 Eye with UDPP and NYX

 Line your lower lash line with the mahogany brown.

 Using an angled shadow brush, pick up some Pink Ladies.

 Apply to inner half of lid.

 Pick up some Pixie with an XL pencil brush.

 Fill in crease and outer half of lid.  Blend gently with finger.

 Using a fluffy shadow brush, pick up some Beauty School Dropout.

 Apply lightly with a very, very gentle sweeping motion over entire eye, including over Pixie and Pink Ladies.

 With a stiff liner brush, pick up some Greased Lightening.

 Set the mahogany liner with Greased Lightening, and line the upper outer half of your eye with it, as well.

 Upper lid - zoom in and check out the pearly glitteryness that Beauty School Dropout creates.

Lower lash line

 Add some lash primer...
And some mascara...

Et Voila!  Stay Madd, darlings!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Courage under fire.

And oh, the fire I'm sure there will be.  I want to rant here, a moment, about something near and dear to me.

"Medwives" versus "Midwives."

Now, before I get started, I want to acknowledge that there are exceptions to both sides, and more than one or two.  I have met lay midwives that have attended more births than two OB's combined, who are very knowledgeable than said OB's.  I have met nurse midwives who couldn't figure out which end the baby was supposed to emerge from.


I firmly believe that nurse midwives are the way to go.

I believe in home birth.  I believe in taking back your birth.  But I'm also a realist.  I KNOW that things go terribly wrong.  I know that in those moments, the difference between the education a CNM has versus that which a CPM has can mean life or death for one or both patients, mother and/or child.

"But Mama Jackie, you wanted to be a midwife.  How can you say such things?" That's just it.  I never wanted to be just a lay midwife.  I wanted to be a CNM, with my ARNP, practicing in a high-risk HOSPITAL environment.  I wanted to work cohesively with an OB who was similarly minded, with the ideal of giving a high-risk mother the option to have a more personalized, transparent experience.

Now, don't throw Ina May Gaskin in here.  Yes, she's a lay midwife, but she's attended over a thousand births, and not only has she worked within the medical community, she has developed a model for resolving shoulder dystocia during vaginal birth that is taught to every OB practicing.  She is an exception, and there are very few lay midwives that even pale in comparison, let alone come near her wealth of knowledge.

Let's look at a situation close to home here, and the comparison between how a CNM would be able to handle it and how a LPM would be able to handle it.

Post-partum hemorrhage.  Without going into textbook citations, the steps for management are as follows: External massage, internal massage, administration of antihemorrhagics, fluids, transfusion.  A CNM would  be licensed to have those antihemorrhagics on hand.  Those include Oxytocin/Pitocin and Tranexamic Acid.

PPH can become fatal in as little as five minutes.  In this situation, the attending practitioner must be well-trained in such a trauma situation and be able to assess and act quickly.  A LPM would not have received the clinical experience to efficiently deal with such a complication.  The insertion of an IV alone by a LPM, if they did happen to have those drugs on hand, could take up to five minutes alone as they receive little to no training in venipuncture in most cases.

Think, mamas.  Think about the pro's and con's, and remember that not all midwives are created equal.  Is it worth the life of you or your babe?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Robotic Waffle Ravens

I bet ya'll thought I forgot to do makeup, didn't you

I didn't.  I simply ran into about five months collective worth of technical difficulties that prevented me from sharing my pretties with you.

I'm happy to say, though, that I'm back with a vengeance.

Assemble thine tools!
Here we have UDPP depotted, NYX Eyeshadow Primer in White, MSC Raven Feathers, Blueberry Waffle, Birf'day Suit (did NOT end up being used,) and Mr. Roboto.  Also pictured is Wet 'n Wild MegaPlump mascara, Rimmel London kohl eyeliner in black, and Sephora mascara primer.  Assorted brushes, as well.

Start out with your UDPP and your NYX.  Not too opaque, this is a day look.

Pat the Blueberry Waffle using a fluffy angled brush all along your eye lid.

Using a pointed/domed crease brush, apply the Raven Feathers to the outer corner and up into the crease of your eyes.

Going from the ducts to your brow, use Mr. Roboto.  Also use Mr. Roboto to blend out the Raven Feathers into the Blueberry Waffle.

Apply your eyeliner in a tight line under your lower lashes.

Now go ahead and use your mascara primer.  I'm finding that despite being initially goopy, I really really like Sephora's.  Once it's dry, use a lash comb for definition.

Then go ahead and apply your mascara.  The mascara I used today was NOT waterproof, but I've noticed that with the mascara primer, it tends to be more water resistent.

Et voila! You have a lovely daytime look with a little bit of sultry on those beautiful peepers of yours.  Looks great with and without glasses!

Until next time, stay Madd, darlings!