Ooooooklahoma where the wind comes sweeping down the plain…
Lemme tell ya, that’s not our state song for nuthin’.
This is sort of a random post that has popped into my mind repeatedly the past few days with the wind being so ferocious and unrelenting. I’m sure most of you already know about these two products, but just in case you don’t, I wanted to share them with you because they’ve made a huge difference in my every day life. So, here goes:
- Hydrogen Peroxide Contact Solution. Maybe you’ve already been using it forever, but this stuff has been revolutionary for me. Since I work outside, my contacts get dirty. Like, crazy dirty. Like, wake-up-and-can’t-open-my-eyes-because-they’re-glued-shut-dirty. Usually my eyes just get super dry and gritty at the end of the day, but I’ve had several instances in the past when I would wake up, and my eyes would be so painful I couldn’t open them. Tears would flow like someone had opened a hydrant in my eyeballs, and light sensitivity was insanely painful. After a few visits to my optometrist, he suggested switching to a hydrogen peroxide contact solution. He thought that working outside, especially in windy, dusty areas, might be wreaking havoc on my lenses. And sure enough! It worked! I’ve been diligently using it ever since and it has made all the difference in the world. The secret is in the hydrogen peroxide–it really scrubs all the grime off my contacts every night with millions of bubbles. Or something. The point is, it works. So, if you have crazy, dirty, barn eyes like me (and you wear contacts) then you should give it a go!
There are a couple important things to remember when you use this stuff: You HAVE to wait six hours, or whatever your label says, until you can use your contacts again. Trust me on this one. The label is NOT LYING. I’ve tried to short-cut the process by an hour or so and I have painfully regretted it. The second thing is, do not EVER EVER pour the stuff directly onto your contacts and then put them in your eyes. Thankfully, I have not mistaken my “special” contact solution for my regular solution, but I’m scared to death I will. Just remember, the red label is the special stuff…
- Lipsense. This stuff is pretty cool. I don’t wear a lot of makeup, but I do like to wear SOMETHING on my lips. If I didn’t, you wouldn’t know I had lips. Same goes for mascara. If you haven’t heard of Lipsense, just YouTube it and you’ll inevitably spend too much time staring mesmerized at people painting their lips with the stuff. The cool thing about Lipsense is that it STAYS ON FOREVER. Even in Oklahoma wind. All day. Like I said, I’m pretty low maintenance when it comes to makeup, so the idea that I can put something on my lips and it’ll still be there through the gym, riding, and then afternoon barn chores is pretty dang neat. It’s pricey to start, but it’s worth the money. Don’t worry, I don’t sell it, so I won’t bombard you with sales pitches. I just like the stuff!
**Please excuse the hideous hang nails in my pictures… What can I say? I’m a horse girl.
So there you go! Have you tried these products before? Do you have any suggestions for other horse-girl necessities?