It’s not as glamourous or romantic as the film version of Seattle, trust me.
Last week, I went to hell and back with combo of final assignments (SIX in a week), work, parties, appointments, church stuff, equaling no rest for me. BUT, I got through it and it feels soooo good to be done!!
It was really interesting to observe how my body and my skin reacted (read: freaked out) during the week. I really was not taking care of my body. I was:
- not taking out my lenses for days at a time
- not eating balanced meals (apples + chocolate covered almonds were my staples)
- drinking coffee, redbull, + alcohol in mass consumption (not the alcohol, though)
- not going to the gym (I try to go at least twice a week – yeah that’s not enough on its own, I know.)
Oh right, and I hardly slept, like, AT ALL. I pulled two all nighters and the other nights I would come home verrrry late from nights out (obviously a bad choice).
So yeah, totally a rock star life – errr…film scholar rock star, that is! If only I could say I rocked those final essays…
I didn’t get a chance to go to sleep during the day, since I still had one last assignment to rush & hand in that day. But this is a photo from the morning, before I left the house.
I used The Body Shop’s Matte It Face & Lips as a primer, with NYX Concealer in a Jar to cover my crazzzzzzy breakout. It was really shocking – even though I was awake the entire time, my face was breaking out. I looked into the mirror after a few hours, and my skin had gotten considerably worse.
I had a dermatology appointment that day, and my doctor was like “Your skin doesn’t look that bad.” And I replied, “I’m wearing a LOT of makeup.” So don’t be fooled, my friends.
I am not wearing any under eye concealer here – hence the dark circles. However, I think I’m lucky that I don’t get crazy dark circles. Probably an Asian thing…?
Clearly, I have crazy bags here (but that just might be a consequence of having a squishy face when I smile). My eyes & skin are also lifeless and my hair is a wreck.
I had gotten some sleep Wednesday night after the party, but I had to go to work Thursday afternoon.
I had some more time to make myself look a little more alive, so I think I may have tried to conceal my dark circles using my Quo Colour Correction palette. If I did, I think I failed…
Otherwise, my primer + concealer + mineral foundation was a very good combo.
So by this time, I’m sooo burnt out. But I had a shift at work that day, and I didn’t want to freak out any patrons with a wreck of a face, so I did the same primer + concealer + foundation routine. Obviously, it didn’t do such a great job of covering anything up this time. My skin was sooo unhappy with me by this point.
I definitely tried to conceal my dark circles here. I did not do a very good job. The slight flush on my cheeks is not from blush, it’s from the breakout & subsequent redness. Kinda works though, no?
Throughout the entire week, I tried to be as presentable as possible. But damn, what a tough week. When I did have the energy, I would put on a coat of my favourite NYX Doll Eye Waterproof mascara. This picture is kind of gross because it shows the redness in my eyes (from no sleep + not taking out contacts), but is a good indication of my everyday on-the-go eye look.
I love this mascara. Very affordable and does exactly what I want it to. I have the “volume” formula in my drawer, which I will have to test out once this tube is done with.
So in the end, I learned that procrastination is a horrible thing, not only for my grades, but for my overall well-being. As I get older, I’m learning that I cannot treat myself like this anymore – every indiscretion shows!
My skin has since healed, and does not require primer + concealer anymore (thank goodness for prescription derm cream!) Now, I’ve graduated university, and have more time for FOTDs!! Yay =)