Thursday, May 20, 2010


Lasix was postponed to July because of the laser machine being moody....

Guess I will resume this project in a month or so!

Now, on to finding the perfect product to get rid of those pesky blackheads on the end of my nose.


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Project, Day 2


Let me tell you some highlights from yesterday and my no eye make-up parade~

- First of all, I walk in to work and my other female co-worker (who, by the way, is wearing the most GORGEOUS green eyeshadow/purple eyeliner combo.. jealous) tells me, "Oh I looove your make-up!! So natural!" Hey! =) Talk about going from self-conscious to awesome in about half a second. I love her.

- Throughout the day, I still acted like I had make-up on-- which, in a sense, I still did. For instance, when my eye had an itch, I would still be all delicate as to not mess up my "mascara." After a few times of doing this and then feeling silly since it wasn't necessary, I tried a good ol' fashioned eye rub. Believe it or not, that felt SO WEIRD to do during the day instead of at night after I had washed my face. WEIRD.

- Not a SINGLE person made a comment about me "looking sleepy." This was really what I had expected, but no! I guess the glasses proved to be an excellent deterrent, muah ha!

- However, I still desperately wanted to put on some mascara. It sounds silly, but I actually really
enjoy "putting on my face" in the morning... it's almost somewhat meditative. And! What the heck, I kept seeing all these amazing mascara ads and sales yesterday-- Really?! Mean.

All-in-all, this whole experience is turning out to be very nice! I think when I'm home this weekend I won't wear ANYTHING at all and see how I feel... whoa, I know.

Side note: I read one story about a girl who went a month without make-up (!) and she said when she put it on once again, that she noticed the smell over evvvvery product... I mean it makes sense, but how interesting!

I'll keep you posted on the surgery! =)

-- Beauty Maven

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New series~


So, having a job and this on the side has proven tiring... thus the long hiatus.

However! I have an interesting couple of weeks ahead of me that I want to share--

I am getting Lasix THIS THURSDAY!!!!!! But to prepare for this, I cannot wear ANY eye make-up this week, and NO MAKE-UP .... AT ALL starting this Wednesday through the entirety of next week!


Let me tell you--- I'm the type who, if I have to run out the door, I will (quickly) put on some under-eye concealer and a swipe of mascara. Just imagine how crazy I must feel to go to WORK (which is Customer Service... dealing with people.. oh geez) without ANY make-up on! It's not so much an insecure thing, though I do look like I'm so tired I'm basically already asleep without any eye make-up on, but I love getting up and getting ready, and I truly believe it's a sign of respect for the customers if I obviously put in the effort to get ready for the day!

So- my way to compensate for these two days that I can wear face make-up is to make sure my skin looks absolutely flawless.. hopefully that will distract from my lack of lush, mascara-laden lashes... because they are basically not even there without some product.. if this had sound you'd hear me squeak out a small whimper..

My arsenal today includes: L'Oreal TrueMatch super-blendable compact make-up, Maybelline SuperStay concealer (I don't want it going ANYwhere), Maybelline Define-A-Brow, Neutrogena Healthy Skin Bronzer, MAC Strobe liquid to highlight, and Clinique cream blush. Oh! and my trusty eyelash curler~ we'll see how long they even stay curled ;). I'm just glad to have my glasses to kind of define my eyes!

I'm actually glad this happened--- I've read blogs/journals about girls going without make-up for a week/month, and I always thought it would be interesting! And now, I am forced into it, haha. I even bought a pair of faux glasses for -after- the surgery so I can still have my little security blanket!

I'm going to document this, though... I'm actually really excited for this project! =)

More to come~

Beauty Maven