SKIN CARE UPDATE: I LIKE CHOCOLATE

Guys, I’m actually almost keeping up with my schedule. Anyway, if you read my post about my cystic acne, you’ll understand that my skin, it’s been a bit of a pain.

And I’ve tried all sorts of things, but the most major change being-cuting back on dairy.

That’s a journey in it’s self, the first time I did, my face was almost cleared up. So here I go for round two:

Cutting back on dairy, and Bare Minerals Face Care.

Unfortunately, currently all I have is the Serum

So we’ll see how this goes until we get the rest of my face shtuff.

Now, acknowledging that I actually have no idea how to write a skin care post, let’s just give you a skin care update, and end this bad boy.

Right now I haven’t had a major painful break out, most likely because I’ve cut down on stress and dairy, but my acne still isn’t doing wonderful.

That being said, we have hopes for recovery! Tune in next week for a better written post on my skin.

Remember to live your life like the ginchy story that it is!

HaziWords

I’m A Make Up Artist Part 2

Okay, and for the third time that I’ve written this post (WordPress is not letting me enter the draft for this post-aurghhh!!!), I proudly introduce the next part to my concerningly large face care collection.

So anywhozzles, today we’re going to be going over Foundation/concealors and brushes.

But not this brush, because this is a hair brush, and I’m talking about these brushes:

Maybe we should talk about the hair brush, because these clearly need to be cleaned.

However, depsite the clear factor that I am killing my face with bacteria, can we talk about how soft these fellas are? Seriously, I have spent a worrisome amount of time getting myself with these. I don’t know what it is about these brushes, but they are soft. To be technical, apparently the top one is suppose to mimick your fingertips, but I just like that it’s soft.

And the bottom one…

Did I mention how soft they are?

Of course, I would be really strange if I just stroked my faces with the brushes all the time, and didn’t apply at least some make up, like my foundations.

More specifically, these foundations:

Also, if you can’t tell from the color, I look beige.

Not tan, not pale (my parents), but beige.

I don’t understand.

Okay, so the point is, though, that the second foundation has been with me since the very begining, in fact, it’s what I used to always wear, just because it brought my skin relief. I would wake up some mornings and my skin would hurt sooo bad, and if you couldn’t tell, it really helped.

The top one was what this beautiful gal got to graduate to this past month. This is big news, because I hate putting on makeup, and genuinely can’t concentrate on putting it on to save my life.

No really, I got distracted and started to watch a YouTube video, do some school work, and play a game.

I don’t know how I got there, but I did.

Or how I got to this point in the post, when we were talking about foundation, but usually, what I follow up with is this:

Not exactly at the same time, but geez the bottom tube is dirty.

My makeup got in my makeup drawer (a drawer in my jewelry box) had some foundation spill, and mess it up.

No matters! The point is that both of them work well, the bottom one is used to reduce redness, and the top one I use when I’m trying to act like I totally didn’t get four hours of sleep because I stayed up late writing.

(All good thing become a problem outside of moderation-said no Hazi ever. People just get really judgemental, and I have really puffy Asian eyes, so, the less puffy-bags, the better).

With those comes the finale to this beautiful trilogy!

My make-up collection will be complete.

*Laughs evily*

Next time, good friends, and remember to live your life like the ginchy story that it is!

HaziWords

I’m a Make-Up Artist, Part One

Guys, I haven’t had more than six hours of sleep every time I drove with my driver’s ed teacher.

But I survived!

Anyways, putting exhaustion and fear of the fact that I’m legally allowed to drive on my own January, let’s jump into something that has nothing to do with my introductory paragraph:

Makeup.

More specifically, what I use for this drop-dead gorgeous face of mine, and how I enhance this beauty.

So recently, as mentioned in a post earlier -talking about my skincare journey (that may or may not have considered taping other peoples faces to my own)- I found a helping hand to my acne problems, and I’m not talking about my grandmother who had a tendency to pat/slap my face.

Or even my other grandmother’s solution, of not using hands on my face at all (which made sense, it just didn’t work).

Actually, it was this Bare Minerals Gold.

Actually its Vegan, and Cruelty-Free, and even though I have no intentions of eating my make-up, it’s good to know that it doesn’t have dairy in it. The good Lord Himself knows that I do not want to be in more awkward situations than the ones I intentionally put myself in.

Anyway, before, I didn’t like to take selfies of myself, and now? I don’t like to take selfies of myself, but when I take them with others, I look gorgeous, I mean, come on, could you say no to this babe if she asked you for some extra cash to buy more books?

Anywhozzles, I’m getting off topic again (surprised?), because this blog post is about the products I use to make me closer to my Audry Hepburn level of class.

So let’s just get this party started (also this is a trilogy series because it takes a lot to make me gorgeous).

So let’s just start off with the things I’m more-or-less required to use daily (I may or may not be a lazy person)

1. Skin Longevity

Just look at that beautiful bottle, and the gorgeous blanket background (Seriously, my mom made me two blankets, both of which I could cocoon myself in four times).

I try to use this stuff three times a day, but sometimes, its a two-times the only type of deal, because as mentioned before, despite what I say about being busy, I’m really just lazy.

It feels so light on my skin and is a part of my routine I don’t dread (those days where I decide to do eye liner…gracious I have an unsteady hand). Adding that alone has helped, immensely with my acne.

2. True Oasis Replenishing Gel Cream

So this has been a part of my routine since I started to use these products last year. I’m supposed to use it twice a day, once in the morning, once at night.

And I could be all science-y, but to be honest, I just know that it made my tired feeling skin, awake (sight the above remark about the previous product).

3. Acne Treatment Gelée cleaner.

Okay, but for real though, this stuff feels weird on the skin, kinda gross. It’s like slim, but not in the DIY galaxy slime way.

That being said, this is one of my favorites, I use it to wash my face (and it smells good).

4. Blemish Remedy

This one is a pain to maneuver in the shower. I probably shouldn’t use it like that, but hey, I’ve never been conventional.

Interestingly enough, this is my all-time favorite product, because it works the most.

So that’s all I’ve got for this skincare post! Let me know down below what you think of Bare Minerals-do you ever use their products? What products do you use? I’m genuinely curious to know.

Thanks for reading!

Remember to live your life like the ginchy story that it is!

HaziWords

My Skin Care Journey

Guys, I’m writing this in a keyboard connected to my phone-HOW GINCHY IS THAT?!

Right, ignoring my grammatical error up there (when writing, try to avoid capitlization and an exclamation point in the same sentence).

That being said, let’s take a moment to rear ourselves back on track, and talk about skin care.

More specifically, your’s truely’s skin care journey. (Insert Photo Shoot A Day After Post Was Made)

Really my problems came when I was around ten, and I started to notice that I was developing large “acne” (cysts) on my shoulders. I didn’t think to much of it, because at ten, my top worries was whether or not we were able to play on the Xbox, Reading, and a mass toy story game (from Barbies to Hot Wheels, my brother I’s game had it all). Unfortunately, they soon after acne followed, which we initially marked off as puberty acne. The cysts on my back and shoulder had become pretty noticable at this point, and the acne on my face was horrible. At this point my parents had decided that I had definetely inherited cystic acne, and upon bringing it up with my doctor, she then agreed to prescribe some medication (I don’t remember the names), which worked for all of two weeks, before, like most hacks and products, stopped working, and the acne came back.

After a while I got frustrated, and quiet using the medication.

My mom and I then tried a lovely, lengthy series of life hacks, which either didn’t make since (or work), or did make since, but only worked for two weeks.

When I was thirteen, we discovered Burts Bees acne solution, which worked much longer than others.

I didn’t realize though, that throughout time my face and shoulders had become accustom to pain, or was incredibly sensitive.

I made this discovery when I went on a Women’s Conference retreat and used the shower at the hotel, that was one of those “jet stream” shower heads.

Holy Hex did that hurt.

It was between that, and going to the hotels hot tub, and wearing an over-sized t-shirt, that I realized I had a MAJOR problem.

I relayed my concerns to my mom, and she agreed that it was definitely time to visit a dermatologist (the main reason we never visited one in the first place is that, where we live finding a decent doctor-let alone dermatologist was a pain in the rear). We explained our concerns with my doctor, who prescribes medication to hold me over until I saw another dermatologist-who was…interesting to say the least.

My first appointment with her was all of fifteen minutes long, including an overview of my shoulders (she didn’t even bother to look at the severe ones on my back), a nice (not), fancy termed way of popping one of them. (That itself bled for half the day, which wasn’t fun, and made a very interesting sleep because it hurt more than the doctor said). She prescribed a medication (Doxycycline), told us that there wouldn’t be any major scaring, and sent us on our way.

First of all, the medication made me sick, whether I ate or not, and was really a pain in the butt because it would make me sick, but I couldn’t sleep off nausea for at least an hour (I had to sit up for an hour).

The second thing was, I dropped the medication half-way through taking it and ended up SO disappointed (I mean, the tears though, really, I flooded the house). After waiting a month, I had it refilled again, and forced myself to deal with it, which, lasted for two weeks, because I ended up in the hospital, and they claimed that I had an allergic reaction to the medication (I took it for a month before that, went off of it, then went on for two weeks and suddenly I’m having an allergic reaction, uh-huh, okay. I’m not a doctor, but when I have an allergic reaction to medicine, I break out in a rash, not break out in swollen joints, a rash, elevated heartbeat, and struggle in heat).

With that, I went off the medicine, and my mom and I decided to find a new dermatologist (I was still recovering from the allergic reaction a whole month after, interestingly). That appointment was more successful than any others because there we learned that the rash resembled an Arthritis rash (them) and that my acne would scar. We also learned that at the stage I was at with the acne, that maybe, Huston, we have a problem, because there was only a few medications to help, one of which was a government monitored drug (It was known to cause depression, and though the doctors reassured that was a rare occurrence, I was already struggling with a “momentary depression/anxiety problem” at the moment, due to the reactions, and lack of outdoor activity. This, and the chemicals made my mom nervous).

Before we could start the treatment, my mom had some business opportunities, which resulted in a temporary (two and a half week move), before we returned home.

With the return, mom and I decided that maybe it was time to try something else: Makeup.

More specifically, Bare Minerals, mainly because I had been borrowing some of hers, and if anything, the relief it had on my skin was a nice change.

And that is where the next few blog posts pick up.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for reading this blog post (I’m really into cap locks now, can you tell?). What’s your biggest skincare struggle? Do you have any products that I might try for my face? Sound off in the comments, and make sure you stay tuned for the next trilogy series of my current makeup products that I’m crazy about.

Remember, live your life like the ginchy story it is, and don’t be afraid to add a little flair (I said flair, not drama, this isn’t reality tv).

Stay Ginchy!

Haziwords

Character Reveal

Guys, brace yourself for a character that is almost too much to handle.

Age: 15 3/4(These numbers matter, okay, they matter a lot).

Looks:

Yes, guys, the ginchtastic character is me!!

So basically I’m hoping to do more beauty-skin care related posts (a lifestyle part of this blog, if you will), and since I’m doing that, I thought I’d a face reveal…type of thing.

Anyway, the reason why I want to do skincare stuff, is because you see a lot of posts about acne, however, I have severe cystic acne, and while yes I don’t look terrible in this picture (blessing to Bare Minerals and beautiful lighting), it can be pretty severe, so I thought I’d do a section of this blog dedicated to that. I’ll be doing reviews, and hopefully, if you struggle with severe acne or anything along those lines, we can take the journey together, of feeling more confident and comfortable in our own skin.

Anywho!

It’s a short post this time around, but most definitely keep an eye out for blog updates and changes (themes, etc. (.

Stay Ginchy!

HaziWords