Click here to support Help me start my business! by Whitley Jordan

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Hi! My name is Whitley Jordan, and I’m a 20 year old physically disabled person. My two passions in life has been and always will be chemistry and beauty products. I study cosmetic chemistry for fun and decided to finally put my knowledge to the *big* test, of starting my own hair and skin care business. I’ve been making hair and skin products since I was around 13. I’ve learned along the way and feel as if I am ready to start producing them en masse. 

As some of you may know, I am in a long distance relationship and am saving money to get my partner living down here with me. I’m hoping this extra income from selling these products will help facilitate this faster. With the exceptions of a few silicones and ceteryl alcohol, my products are all natural and made from certified organic ingredients. I wouldn’t sell anything I wouldnt use on myself!

I plan on producing: deep moisture hair masks, moisture replenishing conditioner, shine conditoner, shine hair masks, protien hair masks, baby hair balm, itchy scalp treatments and a few various face masks as well as exfoliators.

so i finally did it

i made a thingie

help me make thingies for u guys

ok i was stoned when i typed this up i never added wtf my products are gonna be/do.

baby bunbun hair balm - kinda self explanatory. made with mango, shea and cocoa butter. this product is vegan.

shine, baby conditioner - a heavy duty conditioner with a lot of slip. adds shine and actually penetrates the hair shaft. shea butter is added to help seal in the moisture and monoi butter adds beautiful, glossy shine. macademia oil and argan butter add more shine and elasticity. it also contains jojoba, which is the closest oil to human sebum (the good stuff your scalp naturally produces). there will be a vegan version of this as well as a silicone free version.

detangler - ….a detangler lol. a little goes a long way! this will have peg-8 dimethicone, a water soluble silicone for those who dont use silicones/sulfates! made with certified organic oils and butters (shea, mango, monoi, grapeseed, coconut, argan ) this product is vegan.

bounce conditioner - a less heavy version of the shine conditioner, with kelp extract to help form curls! there will be a vegan version of this with added kukui oil to help curls form.

bitchy itchy scalp treat - a scalp treatment which helps eliminate dandruff and itchiness. contains rosemary, coconut oil, neem oil and apple cider vinegar for their anti micorbial/anti bacterial/anti fungal properties. chamomile helps sooth irritated scalp skin and peppermint helps invigorate the scalp. shea butter helps protect the scalp and lock in all that moisture! this is vegan.

emergency happy stuff (named after the tag on my blog) - an intense hair mask meant to be worn under a shower cap. it helps very dry, damaged, processed/bleached hair become more manageable, shiny but coating the hair shaft and soft from all those yummy oils and butters, including: cupuacu butter, avocado butter, aloe butter, mango butter, macadamia butter, monoi butter, tucuma butter, silk amino acids, argan oil and basically this thing is jam packed with all the good stuffs). this product *might* be vegan. various sources say that silk amino acids arent vegan, some say they are. please do err on the side of caution.

>tfw no volume - a conditioner which helps lift the roots of the hair to add volume, and has light, fast absorbing oils as to not weight hair down. this is not vegan. i would love to make a vegan version, im just having a hard time finding a vegan substitute.

protein conditioner - best for dry and damaged hair. olive oil and hydrolyzed wheat protein help give hair the nutrition it needs. tucuma butter adds beautiful shine. this is not vegan and i dont think i can make a vegan alternative. sorry!

aloe and protein hair smoothie - a hair smoothie (styling product) made with jojoba, aloe, and a few other light, fast absorbing oils that wont weight your hair down. this is not vegan.

shea and cupuacu hair polish - a very thick pomade to help keep hair in place. best used for protective styling. hella moisture!!! this is vegan.

iyanla, fix my face face mask - a mask that helps with redness and breakouts. grapeseed oil aides in cellular regeneration, jojoba helps nourish (remember how i said jojoba is close to human sebum? you betcha, your face produces sebum too.), honey for its anti microbial/anti bacterial/anti fungal properties, aloe to soothe, hemp seed and babassu oil to moisturize and to aid in fast absorption, basil to help with redness and inflamation, bentonite clay to help kill acne causing bacteria! this product isnt vegan. im hoping to play around w agave nectar to make a vegan version.

chamomile night cream - contains, you guessed it! chamomile butter to help nourish and calm the skin, cocoa butter, and acai butter for its antioxidants. this is best used as a night cream, as the name suggests because it is a very very heavy cream. this is vegan.

moisture face mask - an intense, yet soothing face mask. best for those who have dry skin. jojoba oil, argan oil, aloe butter and a few other oils.

renew face mask - this mask deep clean and exfoliate your face without leaving you with dry, tight skin. contains several citrus fruit oils to help chemically exfoliate, aloe and chamomile to soothe, and green tea butter. 

these are all the products i have planned out, i hope to expand my line, tho some may change/be taken away!

WE ARE SO CLOSE TO 50% OF MY GOAL!!!! WOW!!!! YALL ARE SO FUCKING AWESOME I LOVE YALL SO MUCH

PLEASE KEEP SHARING/REBLOGGING/ASKING QUESTIONS!!! 

please keep sharing/reblogging/donating!!!! donating has seem to come to a stand still and i cannot start producing all of my products till i hit at least $800. even a dollar helps, i promise!

beauty donations signal boost good yes wishlist

just found out my first (and only still) ‘indie cosmetics’ purchase was probably a huge mistake lmao, the exact eyeliner i bought molded for someone else and the shop has since disappeared 

i had horrible customer service when i bought from them anyway, im really not surprised she was in over her head

hate wasting money. at least i didnt get an eye infection

it was smashcosmetics on etsy btw, in case anyone happens to see this and didn’t know (if you just google smash cosmetics you get all kinds of negative experiences)

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Anonymous asked:

why do you want some one to kill you?

heysomeday Answer:

i was just feeling especially miserable and hopeless, im over it now for the most part 

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kiriamaya:

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dear caretakers of children: stop telling kids “I don’t care who started it!”. you’re teaching children to ignore unequal power balances. that leads to legitimate belief in things like reverse racism, misandry, heterophobia, etc. you’re teaching children that it’s wrong to retaliate when they are wronged. “who started it” is very, very relevant.

THANK YOU

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Last night a man asked me for a dollar as I left the subway on my way home. I gave him one.

He then proceeded to start talking to me and followed me for ten minutes as I tried to walk home. He ignored my repeated attempts to part ways and made comments about my body, his body and allude to us having sex. He asked personal questions about my life. He asked if I was married. I told him that I had a boyfriend, not because I owed him any answer, but my past experience has shown that these type of men, when hearing you are ‘taken’ often will leave you alone out of respect, not for you of course, but for the man who already ‘has’ you.

He walked all the way to the block I lived, talking away, moving closer to my side while I clutched my keys, splayed out between my fingers in one pocket and my cell phone in the other, mind frantically going over my options to get out of this situation. How to get away from this man without angering him. How to get into my apartment without him seeing where I lived.

When I turned the corner of my block I saw that the bodega was open. I told him I had to go to the store and said, again, good night. He followed me into the store, where with witnesses and the store owner who knows my face I had to courage to tell him to stop following me. That I didn’t want him to know where I lived. To go away.

He called me a bitch.

The store owner made him stay in the store long enough for me to dart across the street, duck into my apartment, and lock the door behind me.

I’ve spent most of today going over in my head what I did wrong to get into this situation.

I was stupid to give him a dollar. To speak to him after. To let him walk with me so far. To be so concerned with being polite.

But what that really boils down to is that I, my entire life, have been told that being a woman in public is asking for attention, and once received it is my fault in some way.

I don’t owe anybody conversation, my number, my time. It’s not a complement.

The truly insidious thing about harassment is that in the moment, the potential violence, quiet, persistent and vague threat combine with a world of people telling you that if something bad happens to you it’s YOUR fault. The conditioning women receive to be ‘nice’, be polite, smile for goodness sake (lest, horrors of all horrors we become that horrendous monster, a bitch). All this is why we accept being uncomfortable, being afraid, why we consider how our keys could be used as a weapon.

The man called me a bitch, and my biggest regret today is that I wasn’t a bigger one.

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- A friend posted this on Facebook yesterday. Personally, I am so sick of rape culture and what it’s doing to us. (via thearetical)

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I fight Rape Culture because
When I told my ex boyfriend about my rape
He ‘forgave’ me.

I fight Rape Culture because
I saw my baby sister age overnight
As she told me about her best friend getting molested.

I fight Rape Culture because
My closest friend was abused as a child
And he told nobody but me.
It took him 13 years to open up.

I fight Rape Culture because
My friends admit to letting their partners fuck them when they don’t want it
Then laugh it off as typical male behaviour.

I fight Rape Culture because
Saying that you’re raping someone is perfectly acceptable
If you’re playing a video game.

I fight Rape Culture because
Men tell me they are insulted when women walking in front of them start to walk faster.
As if their ego is more important than our safety.

I fight Rape Culture because
If I tell somebody their rape joke isn’t funny
I am told that I’m uptight.

I fight Rape Culture because
It won’t die out
Unless we kill it ourselves.

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- I Fight Rape Culture
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