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Category: Illness

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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Monday’s Sick Day - Hydrators for the Face, Chanel Les 9 Ombres for the Eyes, and Chicken Soup for the Soul

January 23, 2018
Oh, please - this was me yesterday, trying out the new Chanel Les 9 Ombres Palette (notice how my pink eyeshadow matches my pillowcase?) and Charlotte Tilbury lip. Today, you don't even want to know how i look...but you will. Keep reading. Well, it’s finally hit me – whatever this nasty bug that’s been...
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What's In My Bag? And Easy FoTD for Liver Function Test Day!

January 16, 2018
Today is "What's In My Bag" day for the blogging challenge - which i never would have dared to agree to, say, five years ago - when i never cleaned out my purse - and half the contents would have been dried out Gummi Bears and 8 month-old receipts, a lipstick i haven't worn since 1997, about $50 in pennies, all...
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My Special Snowflake Skin - Products I've Tried (The Good, The Bad, The Ugly) Pt 1

January 11, 2018
My skin has been both the bane of my existence, and a source of weird pride to me throughout my life.  Back in my teens and early twenties, it was nothing but trouble; cystic acne, weird sensitivities, hormonal breakouts, oily as a bus window slicked with Jerry-Curl circa 1986. At one point, in my late...
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Sick Day; How I Make It Through the Crimson Wave of Doom – Laniege Toner, I’m From Ginseng, Sublimage Mask, Wine, Kittens, and Grandma’s Chili

December 29, 2017
Today has been the day from Hell – well, technically the past 48 hours, really. See, I have Endometriosis (yes, in addition to the autoimmune crap and everything else); and every once in awhile, it will hit me really hard, and absolutely nothing, short of an actual opioid, will make the pain bearable –...
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