Category: Hashimoto’s

Friday FoTD - Makeup for When I Feel Like Microwaved Death

April 27, 2018
Hey, everyone! Well, I’ve been sick the past couple of days; some kind of bug coupled with my usual semi-crippling Crimson Wave-induced pain (i.e. Endometriosis). So when I got up this morning to get ready for work, I still wasn’t at 100%, and it showed. I pretty much have a formula at this point for when I...
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Looking Peaked? Fake That Healthy Glow with Natasha Denona Sculpt & Glow Palette

April 18, 2018
Hey, Kumquats! Today's post is going to be all about highlighting and contouring/bronzing. As a Sick Chick, I have learned the value of these products when it comes to creating the illusion of a healthy glow - particularly when in reality, my skin looks like I belong in a non-sparkly vampire flick. When I'm...
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How I Deal With My With Autoimmune Butterfly Rash Skin Reaction - What Helps, What Hurts

March 22, 2018
Having an autoimmune disease poses a plethora of problems, both physically and emotionally; but aside from the fatigue, aches and pains that make you feel like you've been hit by a bus, and weird medication and dietary adjustments, there's the Hell it can wreak on your skin that just adds insult to injury.  With...
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Two K-Beauty Toners I Love For Stressed Out Skin - and a Moisturizer, Too

February 26, 2018
Happy Monday, Kumquats! I know, i've been quite lax in my postings of late - i haven't been feeling my best, so i've been quietly testing out a couple new products while my skin and I are trying to get back into shape.  The one good thing about testing out products when i'm ill and struggling with autoimmune...
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Sunday Riley U.F.O. Oil - Why Actives in Oils are Genius for Sensitive Snowflake Skin, Pt 2

February 1, 2018
Welcome to Part 2 of my Special Snowflake edition of Actives and You: how to use them if your skin is super-sensitive. As i said in my last post, oils might be the answer for you, as they were for me! In this post, we'll be looking at Sunday Riley's U.F.O oil, which treats breakouts with Salicylic Acid suspended...
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Why Actives in Oils are Genius for Sensitive Snowflake Skin - Pt 1; Sunday Riley Luna Sleeping Oil

January 30, 2018
One of the frustrating things about having uber-sensitive skin is how difficult it can be to find Actives to use on your face. By Actives, i mean things like retinoids, acids, and Vitamin-C derivatives. Those necessary ingredients for anti-aging, line-diminishment, spot-fading, collagen production, et al, are so...
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Friday Face, SotD, and Review of Mizon Collagen Power Firming Enriched Cream

December 22, 2017
Happy Friday, my Sick Little Monkeys! Thought I’d share an old photo - that was taken about 12 years ago in my tiny Honolulu apartment. You can see I’m sweating my face off, ha! As yesterday, I’m still feeling pretty wonky – but never would I neglect you, my beloved Avid Readers. Today, i’m employing...
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Sick Chick’s Guide to the Mean Reds – Throw Yourself a Masked Ball! With a Review of Skinfood's Brussels Sprouts Sheet Mask

December 21, 2017
For veracity’s sake, I’m not wearing any makeup - Beauty Blogger, indeed... So today, i’m feeling a bit under the weather – it’s that time of year for an auto-immune flare, and on top of that, i’m about due for the ol’ Crimson Wave; so i’m feeling about as fabulous as you’d expect. Cramps,...
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Essentials for the Sick Chick, pt II - Healthy Inside and Out! Diet and Skincare that Keep Me Feeling and Looking Human

December 14, 2017
Pat Mcgrath LuxeTrance Lipstick in Sedition So yesterday, i started my series on Essentials for the Sick Chick, and wrote about three things that give me joy when i'm feeling not-so-awesome.  Today, i'm focusing on taking care of your body, both inside and out - because beauty starts on the inside, as my...
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