As I was removing my make up last night (yes, properly, with a cleanser…. promise), it got me thinking how far I’d come, even in the past year. I feel so much more confident in my ability to schlap make up on my face, and get my hair looking presentable. I’m happier with how my skin looks, and I’ve mastered a skincare routine that works for me. Alas though, I’m definitely not perfect. I still have lots of bad beauty habits that I NEED to stop doing, but for some reason I haven’t seemed to be able to break. So, here goes….
This one is not good at all. I can’t help it. It’s digusting and stupid, but I seem to just do this mindlessly. I’ll be picking my spot for a good minute before I realise what I’m doing and by that point, it’s too late.
Excessive Face Touching
This goes hand in hand with the point above, but I am terrible for touching my face with my grubby hands. Either sitting at my desk with my head in my hands while I count down the minutes to lunch. Or nervously touching my face while I talk. I need to STAHP.
Licking My Lips
This has been the bane of my life for as long as I can remember. I used to be that kid in school, who in their school photo had that big red ring around their lips where they were sore and dry. As an adult, I still suffer badly with my lips. I use my Nuxe lip balm in the evenings and top up with Carmex, but I still always get it, especially when the weather is going mad. Then to make matters worse, I always lick them. Bad Beth.
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of my ‘Lived Up To The Hype?’ posts and I’ve just finished my pot of this, so thought it was the best time to give it a little review.
I was on the lookout for a new daily moisturiser (without mineral oil which broke me out last time) and I went to my old faithful Twitter to ask what people thought. One that stood out to me was theOrigins GinZing Energy Boosting Moisturiser. I’d heard a few people talking about it, and after I read up a bit more, I thought it sounded perfect for me.
So off I hopped to Boots online and ordered myself a pot, expecting great things. I started it pretty much straight away, and my first thought was that it had quite a strong citrussy smell. Due to the smell I’m imagining there’s quite a lot of fragrance and oils, so may not be suitable if you have sensitive skin, so I would definitely get a sample of this before buying. I personally love the smell though, it reminds me of a Terry’s chocolate orange, and I always feel like citrus flavours make me feel more refreshed.
My original scheduled post for today was a very important post about a moisturiser, you know. However, after hearing the news of Robin Williams’ sad passing, I had to write this all down because it was swirling round my brain, not allowing me to concentrate.
WARNING – Discussing suicide and depression, so if this is a trigger for you, please don’t read on.
For the first time, I genuinely felt heartbreak for the passing of someone I had never met before. A heavy, sick, sad feeling as I read the words on my screen this morning. It hasn’t been confirmed yet, but most news stations are reporting that he committed suicide, after a lengthy battle with depression.
It all felt a little too close to home. That feeling of putting on your mask, and trying to make people laugh, when inside you’re fighting your own battles whatever it may be. That feeling of putting on the smile, carrying on when a little voice inside you is bringing you down. Pointing out your flaws.
Depression doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care who you are, it doesn’t care where you’re from. I’ve seen many people be told that they couldn’t possibly be depressed, because they have a loving family, a good job, a nice house. Depression doesn’t care what you’ve achieved already. It only wants to tear you down.
HAPPY MONDAY! Yes, I know Mondays are rubbish, and the weekend is gone and we’re all feeling a bit blah. But why not do the thing you’ve been putting off for ages, and start your week off with a bang?
In other news, I posted a little video yesterday, which was my fitness and mental health journey so far. I speak a bit about how I’ve been doing in #healthyselves and what my goals are for fitness and improving my mental health, and what I’m doing exercise wise.
Also, I’m planning on doing a Q and A video soon, so if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below! Can be about anything you like!
Hey Lovelies! If you’re thinking, this isn’t Beth, well done, you’d be right! It is actually April from Beautiface !
Beth has been a little ill this week so asked me to offer up a guest post for her wonderful blog. This here is my offering…
I recently purchased the NYX Radiant Finishing Powder, another one of my purchases from Florida, although you can pick up NYX products in the UK on their website here or from some Next stores. I was drawn to this product as it looked so pretty with all the pastel colours and the word radiant sold this for me. I don’t usually powder my face, as I like the dewy look, but there are times when I feel I’d like to powder but not look overly matte and was hoping this would be the answer to my prayers!