Showing posts with label Beauty confessions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Beauty confessions. Show all posts

Friday, 24 May 2013

The Beauty Obsessed Confessed // Part 1

Confessions from a beauty obsessed addict:

When I paint my nails I don't always apply a base coat. I'd like to say I forget...but I don't forget I'm just lazy and impatient and applying a base coat requires me to wait even longer for the nail drying part. I have been applying a base coat recently though - the last two times I've painted my nails, GO ME! I also use a base coat as a top coat too... Not sure if that's bad or not but again that's me being lazy. It works the same way though, it keeps my nails from chipping and adds shine so why not?

I don't wear makeup everyday and I don't feel like I have to justify why I don't wear makeup everyday just like I don't have to justify why I wear makeup but I will explain why I don't wear it everyday. My skin has a mind of its own really. It's like trying to teach an old dog new tricks - did I just compare my skin to an old dog...? My skin gets clogged up easily and it leads to breakouts even if I remove my makeup at night and wash and tone my skin and repeat this in the morning, makeup still clogs my pores. It drives me crazy and I thought it was because I wasn't washing my face right or that some products were making me breakout - it wasn't my products because I would swap my products and I still had problems - but I tried going without makeup for 2 to 3 days out of the week and my skin didn't have a breakout the whole month when I had days off of my makeup routine. So I'm sticking to what works for me! Also while we on the topic I'll explain why I wear makeup. I don't wear makeup as a "mask" or to hide my natural self, I wear makeup because I like the way it looks on me, I like having a routine and I like playing around with makeup. I think makeup is amazing when you try out what it can do and I think that it's really fun. My morning routine feels empty without that 20 minutes that I save for applying makeup. I also don't like people telling me I don't need makeup because that's like telling people you don't need clothes, I feel almost naked without a slick of mascara and some tinted moisturiser the same way we would all feel going to the supermarket without clothes on. Also people have a warped idea that putting makeup on consists of a whole bottle of foundation and eyeshadow and mascara and they couldn't be more wrong, I wear makeup to enhance my natural features and I wear a minimal amount of makeup. I get the basic meaning of them telling me I don't need to wear makeup but really... I wear makeup 4 or 5 days out of the week, cut me some slack! I don't wear it everyday.

Shopping Addiction:
I can't enter a shop without wanting needing to buy something. There will always be something that I want in a shop. It's scary too because I never used to be like that, I used to be very money conscious but lately I can't leave a shop without spending a little money and I usually walk out with nail polish, blush or something.

I've never had a professional manicure, pedicure or facial or anything of that done. I've been thinking of a facial and a massage but really day spa's are so expensive and most of the things they offer you can do at home, its not the same thing but still day spa's are just not worth it sometimes.

Cat Eyes:
For the life of me I cannot do cat eyes. I think it's because I have a really unsteady hand so mine just goes wonky and the flick just doesn't come out right. I've watched tutorials and everything and I can't get it right. I have heard that using a pen is easy so I'm going out and buying a eyeliner pen soon so I can start practicing the classic cat eye. I also think that the shape of my eye or something just doesn't allow for a cat eye but I'll try and if a pen doesn't work then I'll give up on my hopes of having cat eyes.