Most of the makeup and creams I have used have come from samples that I got from GlossyBox and RubyBox , the exception being the mascara that I have had for ages and ages (because I never wear makeup I actually dont own any except the mascara).
So here goes…
Foundation – NYX
The colour is a lot darker than it looks but its for night time it looked ok
Eye Shadow – Eye Majic
I never really buy eye shadow because I never use it and when I do buy it turns crumbly and yucky with age. I got the Eye Majic in my GlossyBox months ago and I will most definitely be buying more! Soooo easy to use. The colour I got as a sample was not so great but they have a huge range
Eyeliner – Beauté
I never really use eyeliner but thought what the hey, might as well
Mascara – Clinique
Love this mascara
Now for cleansing and moisturising…
Cleansing – Africology
Love the tingly feeling, I use this every night
Moisturising – Anesi
Let me just say that I dont care how expensive this might be, but when my little sample runs out I am buying this. Smells divine and absorbs with no greasiness and best of all my skin has no adverse reaction to it!
So thats it, the products I have started using.
Dosage: 30mg per day
Skin issues: I had what I thought was a small white head on my lip line, I steamed the area and tried to squeeze itout (Yes I know, naughty naughty! Dont do that again etc…), turns out it wasnt a white head and I suddenly had a realisation that in the past what I had done would have created a huge cyst. Thankfully that didnt happen this time Also, I have worn make up twice since this post, and no reaction!!
Side effects: Lips and eyes are still dry but nothing else to report. Oh! Actually, I had a full set of blood tests done about 2 weeks ago from my GP and all the liver and sugar test came back normal, so the Roaccutane is not negatively effecting those functions.
Improvement: My skin is looking better than it ever has. 3 more months of the Roaccutane and I should be cured
So it turns out I am not totally with it when it comes to my kids and their schools.
You see, Aaron’s school closes today for about 3 weeks.
That I remembered.
But… I assumed that since Aaron was on holiday, Faith would also finish school today.
Faith apparently still has another week of school. Now if my amazing husband hadnt checked yesterday I would have just stopped taking Faith to school…
The other thing I kind of failed at today is that, yes, Aaron’s school does close today, at 11:30am NOT 12:30 and there is NO aftercare today!
happily working away when his teacher called me to see who was fetching him!
Thank heavens for one of the other mommies who offered to drop him at home for me.
So, ja, maybe I should start paying more attention to these things!
So, the whole skin thing, ja, thats basically why I never wear makeup.
The minute I put base on I break out in cysts, I really mean that, within an hour I can feel them building and by the next day they are clearly visible.
I dont even use moisturiser because I have the same reaction, although I have found that if I use a very mild one now I am ok.
I have been on the Roaccutane now for about 3 months. My skin definitely show vast improvement.
But I’m scared. Im scared that if I start using make up now I will get cysts. Even though my skin is so much better and I’m pretty sure I wont react, especially if I use hypoallergenic products.
Whats the worst that can happen?
Dosage: 30mg per day
Skin issues: No changes from the last post
Side effects: My lips are very dry and I am using a variety of products, I just have to keep remembering to put them on. A new side effect is that my eyes seem dryer than normal. I am going to go get some eye drops this weekend and see if they help.
Improvement: So far no new cysts so I think that is a vast improvement!