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In-Between Post---MAKEUP

OKAY. Coming from someone with acne, this might sound a little weird. But I want to be a Cosmetologist. Seriously. No joke. I have been wearing makeup for 5 years now (I'm 16) and I also want to write, on the side. I have a preference when it comes to my foundation, when I try a new brand, I get hesitant & excited. I positively SQUEAL at the sight of deeply pigmented eyeshadows. My fave colour is deep blue, paired with brown eyes = gorgey! I recently read a book called Pro Makeup: Salon Secrets of the Professionals, by Kit Spencer. It has all sorts of tips on skin care and how to apply things etc. I am hoping to get a job working at a drugstore beauty counter. That would be incredibly fun, and helpful for later on in life. I could rant like this forever but my time is up, see yah later.
 

WAITING

OMFG My SKIN LOOKS SOOOOOO MUCH BETTER THAN IT HAS IN AGES, SOON I SHALL GO ONE DAY SANS MAKEUP...not yet though. Sorry I was really excited. So, the paper bag is off and I will try to get some new pics up very soon, my camera needs to charge though. Even my body is clearing up. Right now I am using: Spectro Jel Blemish Prone Skin Cleanser (lightly scented---smells like candy!!!!!!!) Oxy Deep Pore Daily Facial Cleanser Liquid St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish & Blakhead Control Freeman Feeling Beautiful Facial Clay Mask Mint & Lemon (favorite mask EVARRR!! Every two days) And the famous, wonderful, smelly, awesome, fantastic, proven, gentle, face-freezing, EGG WHITES MASK (every two days). And last, Spectro Hydracare Moisturizer for Blemish Prone Skin, it has Salicylic acid, so I mixed it with my CG Clean Make Up for Oily Skin (510 Classic Ivory )(it's a tiny shade up because those freakin' twihards are taking all the lightest shade so they can look like Edward I mean WTF man. I want my shade back!!!! My real shade is 505 Ivory...I am the lightest in my family. It's awesome. At some point I will post a rant about the shade/twihard thing, it really bothers me.
 

Boarding

I am on my way! My skin is clearing up quite nicely and after a minor blunder with a horrible outcome, though less acne to deal with resulting I am finally a little more comfortable in my own skin. I know that things won't improve too much since it is now summer, whick means more sticky, sweaty nastyness, and a cottage with water so hard you can cup it in your hands and it won't drip (I kid you not!). I am going to need to be extra careful from now on. I know it has been ages since I updated but a lot has happened in the last while and I didn't have time. Sorry. I can't beive it's been since APRIL since I first signed up, It feels like only last week! I'll try to update more often and get some new pics. And also, I added some reviews: Avon Magix Face Perfector, check it out!
 

The Entrance

I am at the 5th day and I gave in. Yes, I admit, I picked. I'm so ashamed, I planned on not wearing any makeup today, but my face is still red ffrom picking that I had to... I'm so sad!! Tomorrow will be better. Much better. Sorry this is so short, i'm at school and there really isn't much time left before the end of the day.
 

Still in the Que

This is my second day on my own regiment, and I gotta say, I'm already getting results. I used the usual; Spectro, Baking Soda, Glycerin & Rosewater. But I also tried something different when I washed my face after school. A mixture of Honey, Witch Hazel & Pure Tea Tree Oil. I mixed this up myself, so there are NO holdbacks on the strength. It burned like flames but it was very moisturizing in the longrun and helped bring the dry skin to show so that I could gently scrub it off. I have posted pictures of my results, even though it's so soon after starting. My skin is a bit red, and I haven't got my hair fixed in a nice way, so I look a little rough compared to a previous picture I posted of my best skin day I have had in years. I just realized something! This is my second blog post and I haven't even properly introduced myself! Alright: My name is Michaela MacKinnon. I am 16, I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I love animals, makeup, reading, writing, spelling & grammar, art, and I couldn't live without Harry Potter . I have Moderate-to-Moderatly Severe Acne, depending on many different things that happen (stress, femme issues, oily/dry/sensitive skin you get the picture!) I have tried DOZENS of different things to try to clear up my skin,m it all began in grade 6 (I was 12/13) I have used the following Brands/Prescribed Products: Avon Clindoxyl Gel Neutrogena Proactiv Minocycline Noxema The Body Shop Olay Spectro Acne Care System Sea Spa pHisoderm St. Ives Sea Breeze And a host of other name-brand masks, cleansers, soaps and more! As with everyone, NONE worked to a satisfactory conclusion. WELL...I had commitment issues with Minocycline (which gave me a side effect known to many ladies as a yeast infection...I will say no more, as it would probably scare you.) It tasted terrible if it sat on your tongue too long, the restrictions were rediculous (no laying down for a half hour! I took it right before bedy-bye time) and no eating 2 hrs before and 3 hrs after (or something close to it) and the WORST OF ALL: Super Sun-Sensitive skin, I think I got a sunburn on my cheeks today because of the prolonged exposure without sunscreen. I need, like, SPF 50 to be in the sun longer than 30 mins. I'm sorry, I'm babbling. I'll stop for now (or until I remember something else I want to write!) P.S. I love that I already have views, and if anyone else trys the same regiment, the honey, witch hazel and tea tree oil mixture, or even just wants to give some input, I would LOVE to hear some! No seriously, I'd love it! *** I remembered something!!! I have noticed a strong interest in Accutane on this website. I never wanted to try it, though it was an option I had, I have heard some horrific side-effect stories from a friend of mine who used it and it doesn't sound like it's worth the battle, considering what I went though with minocycline ie. Vomiting, infection, strong sun sensitivity, and plenty more c.r.a.p that came with it. ~Still keeping my bag on, ***Michaela***
 

The Que

I have used my B.S Mask for the first time yesterday, it worked like magic on my skin, a little drying, and the burning was actually quite alright, I have experienced worse! I applaud whoever had the idea of putting this stuff on your face. However, letting a little in your mouth is NOT reccomended! NASTY! I actually used it in a bath as salts last night and I felt fantastic! I fell asleep quickly, and I woke up with a ton of energy, I have no idea if that's another benefit or not, but that's how I felt. I also use Spectro Jel, I find it helps with controlling the dryness because it's pH balanced. It isn't really for getting RID of acne, more just cleaning your skin REALLY well. B.S is Baking Soda i like to use Acronyms <--(why isn't there one for that?)
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