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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

What's the haps and Skin crisis!

Hey all, it's been a very long time since I last posted anything beauty related.  It's partly because I've been busy moving into a new home with the in-laws and getting situated as well as working overtime and trying to keep up with school all at once.  On top of that, I haven't felt the need to post "beauty" related things because I haven't been feeling very beautiful lately!  Winter time is actually one of my favorite seasons (with Summer being my most favorite) but the weather is just so cruel to my skin!  I have been overwhelmingly dry and flaky to the point where the area around my neck was stinging if I turned my head to far!

I decided I would do a post on my skin dilemma as I figured maybe some of you have some suggestions or are maybe going through the same thing.  So if it's not one thing, it's another, or it's everything!  My skin went from painfully dry, to mega breakout city and dry!  I've gotten to the point where I have been drying out my skin on purpose to dry up my acne and painful breakouts because they're so painful.  You must be wondering why I haven't gone to Dr. Dermatologist yet.  It's because I know they will put me on Accutane and I really don't want to take that, I've read that it has wonderful results, but also really icky side effects I prefer not to experience.  When I was going to the Derm.  I was put on an antibiotic of sorts (can't remember the name of it) but I was not allowed to have any dairy 2 hours before or after taking the medication.  It also effects your birth control effectiveness as well if you are on it.  It also made me a bit sick to my stomach and I was using topical face washes as well as Differin gel 0.3.  It worked just fine for a while but it really dried my skin out terribly and the fact that my stomach was always upset was not something I wanted to endure for beautiful skin.

I decided to try my best to change up my diet, drink more water and get into more natural or organic beauty products (this was a few years ago).  But really, for me no luck yet.  I suffer from severe and painful breakouts (cystic) on occasion, but I usually have a calm spell than it's terrible for long periods of time.  I will warn you, the pictures I'm sharing are obviously not glamour shots and I apologize for my sad/grumpy face haha.  Didn't do that on purpose just kind of happened.  These pictures are not of my worst breakouts but these are one of my more painful ones.  Any suggestions on how to help would be greatly appreciated!  I haven't worn makeup for a few months now, probably since the last time I blogged.  I just have been trying to purge my skin and not add more stuff on top of it.  So I've been bare skinned for months!  I even purchased more products to review, but I can't because my skin is making it difficult haha.  Is anyone else experiencing issues?  How are you coping?  Let me know in the comments!



The giant red mountain near the corner of my nose is a cystic pimple, the kind that's a bit deeper under the skin.  It made it's way to the top where it sits; sore, swollen, angry red, irritated and SUPER painful. >__<


Dry, dry, dry!! :(


No Bueno!

On an actual beauty side note, wearing the below polish.  It's a gorgeous metallic by Deborah Lippmann in Glamorous Life.  I have been a bit obsessed with Rose gold lately and I spotted this on Pinterest, where it was described as a rose gold metallic polish.  In these pictures, it looks more beige or gold, but it does have hints of "rose" in it.  Even though it's not quite the "rose gold" I thought it was going to be, it's still a really gorgeous shade.  This was a bit of a splurge, around $18 at Nordstrom.  I apologize for the lighting in the pics below, they don't do this polish justice (trust me it does have a bit more of a rosy hue, than what is shown in the picture which is not rose at all (-___- ); )




I didn't get any pics of me wearing this as the lighting was just too off and way to difficult to work with (yellow!!! >__<)  And there hasn't been any sun lately. I hope once my face heals up or the acne calms down that I can review a new BB cream I picked up that feels really nice and review and swatch the Naked 3 palette for you!  I hope all of you are well and appreciate your patience with me and the blog! ^__^  If I don't post before Christmas, I hope all of you have a wonderful and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

PS!  I know the pictures and my acne are probably not that bad compared to others, but this is one of my lesser "severe" breakouts.  I use the word severe because my cystic acne is incredibly painful and that's severe to me.  This is not as bad as I have had before, but I'm not trying to trump that my acne is worse than anyone else's.  Just sayin'. =P

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