I’ve reached a milestone in my skin journey - I can comfortably wear powder foundation with a bit of concealer. Some of you guys are probably thinking, “so what?” Considering I have a preference for full coverage liquid foundation, it’s a big deal to me. Also, I only wear a full face of makeup twice a week...which is when I work. So why the lack of makeup?
I’m taking swimming, badminton and step cardio classes at my old junior college because, for once in my life, I want to be in shape. To be fair though, I’m going to visit my boyfriend in January and I’d rather not look like a chubster when he sees me AHAHAHA. I also have a bet I made with a friend - we both have to lose at least 10 pounds before I leave to England in January. Loser has to get the winner 1 makeup item of the winner’s choice. I started my classes about 3 weeks ago and I’m down 2 pounds. 8 more to go! My main goal isn’t really to lose weight, it’s to be healthy n____n but new makeup is always a plus.
My skin was breaking out a bit during those 3 weeks which made me super cranky. I hear all the time how working out is suppose to clear up your skin but WTF. I seriously broke out along like...my mustache area e___e;; It’s annoying but I’m not self conscious about it enough to wear makeup while swimming or doing step cardio. I’m there to get into shape, not to court someone.
My skin has been feeling very congested lately. Lots of whiteheads around my nose area and oiliness. This random freak heat wave in southern California isn’t helping it at all either. I’ve found that making my own facial scrub has been helping tremendously with the overall complexion of my skin. It seems to be the only thing that can keep those pesky whiteheads down to a tolerable level. I mix raw organic honey with plain white sugar. I actually stopped using honey masks earlier in the summer because...uh...I got lazyy okay? Don’t shoot me, I’m human too @___@
BUT I MUST ALSO SHARE THIS - doing a honey mask daily can REALLY help deflate deep spots. I swear. Story time guys! In August, one of my friends who is really into cosplaying and making her own outfits got a slot to showcase her creations in a fashion show hosted at Anime California. She messaged me out of the blue and asked if I would like to be one of her models and of course I said yes! It was kind of scary though since I’ve never done anything remotely close to a fashion show but hey, whatever. A week before the show, my period kicked in and a dime sized zit spawn on my chin because WHY THE FK NOT RIGHT? e____e;;
I kid you not, it was one of those large deep spots where it would take days to come to head. Even when it did come to head, the healing process would take another 2-3 weeks. I was seriously so bummed thinking that I’ll end up getting my picture taken with this huge massive spawn of Satan so clearly on my skin. The one time I decided to leave my batcave, my skin mocks me, go figure.
I applied a warm compress daily and was using honey as an anti-inflammatory agent in hopes to just reduce the size of the spot. From Wednesday (when it was at it’s biggest and angriest stage) to Saturday, it deflated significantly to my relief. When the fashion show came around that Sunday it shrunk about 80%-90%. I put on makeup and thank god, it was covered up quite well even though it had not fully disappeared. I know I probably sound a bit dramatic but I’m completely serious. That spot was freaking massive and the timing for it was super unlucky -____-
Here’s a group picture of the outfits she made. All from scratch mind you! The theme of the outfits are based off of MMO’s. I had an amazing time and I'd do it again in a heartbeat! She's the one holding the staff in the middle. She had to make 9 outfits in a month...that girl is cray cray o__o
And of course, here are my pictures because I’m vain and I want to show off my awesome flowy dress n____n And yes, it’s hard to figure out how to pose with a damn book. You can check out more pictures
Okay back to the present.
I’ve been doing the honey sugar scrub for over a week now and I feel my skin becoming less grouchy. I also started taking birth control again. I’m taking Lutera but got the generic equivalent called Sronyx. I definitely don’t think that medication helped my spots. I’m just glad to have it so my period is no longer a guessing game and I don’t feel like keeling over and dying from cramps every month.
INTERUPTION. JUST FOUND OUT I GOT AN A ON MY HUMAN DISEASE EXAM I TOOK TODAY EEEEEEE~
I figured I should stay in the know about things since I’m getting my grad apps together for nursing school. Hhhhnnggg. Scary but hope all goes well.
Ahem, back to my skin. I’m sure you guys want to see a picture? Here’s one I took today (it’s the 15h of September as I type this).
Powder, concealer on a few darker spots and marks. Ignore the sheen of oiliness since I took the picture in my car on a FLAMING HOT day. I used maybelline instant rewind concealer under the eyes, NARS radiant creamy concealer as a spot concealer and Milani multitasking powder to even out my skin. I can’t believe I am finding so many drugstore gems lately? I’ll be sure to do a separate blogpost at a later date about them. No watermarks because I'm lazy and whoever would jack my pictures is a straight up weirdo. So long story short, I only wear a full face for work. The only time I wear powder foundation is typically on Wednesday since I have a lecture class after swimming and I don't want to scare my classmates off with my face. Besides that, I'm makeup free. It's actually quite nice but I do miss playing around with makeup daily though!
First world problem - I had to buy a new Milani powder because I just got so damn tan that I need one a few shades darker. A sweet fellow makeupalley user told me to use my lighter powder as a highlighter so it wouldn't just sit unloved in my bag.
Anyway, sorry I’ve been MIA. I don’t type up blogposts just for the sake of them. I crank one out when I feel like I have something a bit worthwhile to share XD See you guys next time!