13 Things I’ve Learned

angelina Jolie, life or something like it

*Shampoos that contain more ingredients to moisturize my hair cause my skin to break out. yuck.

*Knowing the 50 Nifty United States in alphabetical order doesn’t get you anywhere in life.

*A professional manicure lasts two days before chipping. A pedicure last two weeks.

*The daily 800mcg Folic Acid tablet I was taking {in case I got pregnant} was making my nails stronger and more beautiful. Two weeks after discontinuing, my nails are sharp, breaking, scaling and ugly. I just need to get back to the drug store to get another bottle. * NOTE * {All baby-making plans are on hold until further notice. Which means one thing, and one thing only: sex just got awesome again}

*Speaking of shampoo and conditioner, I’ve learned that if my hair starts looking like ass, to switch it up a bit and try another brand temporarily …voila! new hair.

*The more I pick at my skin, the more it breaks out …but that doesn’t stop me.

*Certain things never go out of style. Figure out what they are, buy the best and keep them forever. Get rid of everything else.

*Even the person whom you view to be the least competent, is good at something.

*If you try to hold your sneeze in, in an attempt to draw less attention to yourself, you will do the exact opposite.

*What annoys us in others is actually what annoys us about our own personality. When you hear yourself pointing it out, think about how you may act the same and either stop acting that way or stop pointing it out …either way is a win win.

*If I wear an outfit that I have to fidget with all night long because it doesn’t fit right or changes position constantly, I will be focused on it and only it. All. Night. Long. {allNiyeet} ~ And that is just boring.

*Making excuses just prolongs misery. Some people like to be miserable.

*If you don’t figure out how to get what you want, you never will.

*Corona with a lime does not taste like pee anymore.

Happy Saturday!

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • Wep

    November 9, 2008 |

    OMG I now have the 50 Nifty United States song stuck in my head 😛

  • Mrs.D

    November 9, 2008 |

    You are very wise. And manicures ARE a rip.

  • Rachel

    November 9, 2008 |

    I’m still trying to name the 50 states LOL not to mention in alphabetical order. We do this all the time on road trips to NY.

    BTW Corona with Lemon baby!

  • La Belette Rouge

    November 9, 2008 |

    I recently had a manicure that lasted an entire week. I hated the salon that I got it from but now I have to go back and see if it was just a random anomoly or not.

  • Mama Dawg

    November 9, 2008 |

    “Knowing the 50 Nifty United States in alphabetical order doesn’t get you anywhere in life.”

    what’s up with that? I thought it would get me a lot further!

  • ♥ Marta ♥

    November 9, 2008 |

    OMG … I love these cute little random facts….but I still think that corona tastes like pee,lol 😛

  • Maki

    November 9, 2008 |

    Aww so cute and funny!!

    Maegan, I just gave you the BOOKWORMS Award. I want to thank you for being such a great blogging friend for the past few months. I am totally grateful for your kind comments and support. You’ve shown me how great blogging can be!!


  • Franco

    November 9, 2008 |

    so funny! I totally agree with the shampoo, also congrats! you wom my psychic reading contest!
    just sen dme your questions to

  • Mama Kat

    November 9, 2008 |

    The sneeze one is SO true…you’re killing me over here!!

  • Songy

    November 9, 2008 |

    well well, I learn new things from this list.

    yep I knew that about changing shampoos. That’s what I was told to do.. switching products to keep my hair shiny.

    Awesome sex is always welcome!!

    That was pretty funny, Meagan.

  • michelle woo

    November 9, 2008 |

    HAHA! “Fifty nifty United States and the 13 original colonies.” Is that the song?? If not, please disregard this comment.

  • ...love Maegan

    November 9, 2008 |

    ahahahhaa…..yes, Michelle…totally the song…although after that, I can only remember the states and not the rest of the song. lol.

  • The Seeker

    November 9, 2008 |

    Thank you so much for being at my blog and left nice and kind words.

    OMG you’re so beautiful and cool!!!
    (I feel so “little”)

    These random facts always make us learn… 😉

    Keep in touch if you feel

    Have a great Sunday

  • up and down town

    November 9, 2008 |

    i can attest to at least 10 of these truths.

  • NewlywedCentral

    November 9, 2008 |

    Hey… can I ask you a question?


  • Couture Carrie

    November 9, 2008 |

    I feel you, girl, esp. about shampoos and skin picking – but let me just say that you look flawless and gorgeous in your new profile pic – love it!!


  • Franco

    November 9, 2008 |

    yeah you can ask me as many questions as you can fit in an e-mail,no limit, I’ll even take pictures to ensure you I’m not just making stuff up 🙂
    I’ll be using both the tarot and the runes.

  • DaisyChain

    November 9, 2008 |

    fantastic post. it made me smile =)

  • Nicole Marie

    November 9, 2008 |

    hahaha love the list.
    and yes switching shampoos makes your hair feel brand new. I get a different shampoo everytime one runs out. love it!

  • irene.s

    November 10, 2008 |

    totally agree about the hair…and all other points, ..i need motivation, big time 🙂

  • jae

    November 10, 2008 |

    This was great. All so true…so true!


    November 10, 2008 |

    Are you a fast learner or what? Did you learn all that in one day? I unfortunately, have taken years to learn all that. And even when I thought I knew better, I still repeated some of those mistakes. I heartily agree about Corona! One of those mistakes I kept making until I got it right!
    Lisa & Alfie


    November 10, 2008 |

    this is super cool!!! i’m totally with you in terms of manicure and pedicure, i thought i’m the only one who gets that feeling 😉 and annoying personality is soooo true…man, arent you wise Maegan!!! 🙂

  • Holly

    November 10, 2008 |

    great list, and i feel ya on the corona bit–had one with a lime today after moving all morning, it was pretty much perfect.

  • Leigh

    November 10, 2008 |

    OMG so true, especially the hair, and being an esthetician I should know better to leave my zits alone, but no had a mishap last week, and the thing is once I touch it it looks 90% worse than if I just left it alone LOL.

    I am so glad you love your prints, yea!! Thanks again darling..

    Also love the wonderful picture of you and the hubby 🙂 soooo sweet..

  • Kimberlee

    November 10, 2008 |

    gorgeous blog bella! – thanks for leaving a comment over at mine, otherwise would have never found you – yay! xxx

  • Agnes

    November 10, 2008 |

    You’re very funny Meagan, and I love your style! I’ll be back for more reading…
    If your hair is tired of your shampoo you can always mix 1/2 a cup of vinegar with your old shampoo, your hair will be soooo shiny! The smell won’t linger. Just don’t get it in your eyes.

  • Lump

    November 10, 2008 |

    I’ve never had a manicure in my life. Looks like I will continue not getting a manicure. 😉

    I completely agree you on the whole shampoo bit. I have to switch mine out every two weeks!

  • Chessa

    November 11, 2008 |

    I love it here…it’s official. I’m putting your fabulousness on my blogroll…that’s how I ROLL;-)
    ok, my favorite part about this list is the one about non baby-making sex. word. I haven’t blogged about it but there’s nothing truer than your statement. oh, and, manicures, which I’m addicted to in NYC, are a total rip-off…but I still can’t stop.

  • Anonymous

    November 19, 2008 |

    so funny. Loved that!


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