I also received samples from Natalie the owner of Bokeh Face. You might remember, she made a purple blush for me, which I can’t wait to get! Anyways. She sent me some goodies in cute packaging. I took the time to swatch them on my eyes. I really like all of the colors so far. Swiss Vanilla is going to be amazing for highlighting. It’s so pretty. I think my favorite of the 5 is Amethyst Cocoa. It’s so pretty. These were all taken indoors with flash since I did them so late at night. Will take natural light swatches this weekend. I just couldn’t wait to get these up.
My samples from Tina at Dark Heart Designs arrived today. I didn’t expect as many as she sent. The colors are beautiful and they make me think of the circus. I think off the bat my favorites are Moonchild, Vampire Heart, Pink Nights, Tequila Sunrise and Coral Fang. All of these were done indoors with flash, since it’s um 10pm. haha I’m not sure if I’ll get to take natural like photos tomorrow or not. I have a doctors appointment. So I’ll probably get it done this weekend. So far though, I’m really happy with the shadows, they’re bright and gorgeous.
Right now I currently use:
- Botanics Skin Brightening Deep Clean Gel by Boots
- Botanics Skin Brightening Cleanser by Boots
- Sensitive Hydrating Moisturizer by Boots
I wash my face with the skin brightening deep clean gel, then I use a washcloth on my face and rinse. Just before getting out of the shower I use one pump from the skin brightening cleanser and rub into my skin. Once out of the shower I use a couple of cotton balls to wipe it off and then moisturize when the sensitive hydrating moisturizer. I started using the gel and cleanser recently and so far I’m really happy with them. I only use the sensitive hydrating moisturizer because Target was out of the moisturizer I wanted, as well as the make up remover. So I plan on getting the Botanics Face Renewal Cream and the Botanics Soothing Eye Make Up Remover as soon as they get them back in.
If anyone has any other suggestions I would love to know. These aren’t as natural as I would like, but for the moment they aren’t causing problems with my skin, which is huge. So if you know of a better alternative that would be wonderful. Handmade is even better, I prefer to support individuals over companies that mass produce.
With that said, one thing I’ve really been interested in trying is the Holika Holika Egg Soap. I’ve read some great reviews on it. Has anyone tried it? What is your skin care regimen? I’d love to know what products you use.
So tomorrow I have a doctors appointment at NARA. This will be my first time seeing this doctor. I’m going in to have my copper IUD removed, and talk to him about getting the shot, and about lyme. The previous doctor there wouldn’t even discus lyme disease with me. I’m hoping this time it will be different. At the very least I need to see if he’ll give me something for pain. I want treatment, and help, but I’ll take what I can get at this point. It’s exhausting. I can’t sleep because of the pain, and I can’t function because I get no sleep. I am constantly frustrated and emotional, it only gets worse the more I hurt. It’s like this never ending cycle of pain and exhaustion and frustration. I don’t have good days anymore. I have bad days, and then worse days. My good days are still filled with pain.
I’m terrified of going to the doctor. I am so afraid he’s going to call me crazy, tell me Lyme disease doesn’t exist, or I can’t possibly have it, because it’s so hard to get. I’ve been turned away twice. The closest doctor I know of that specializes in lyme is in Seattle. We don’t have the money to travel there, let alone the money to pay for treatment. At NARA I don’t have to pay, because I’m part Native American. If they won’t help me there, I’m not sure what options I have anymore.
I’ve switched over to all natural toothpaste and hair products. I’m still trying to find a soap, and deodorant I can use. I drink water from water filters and I’m trying to switch over to a raw food diet. Bleh. Wish me luck for tomorrow, and hope/pray/whatever you do that I’ll get the help I need.