I am a person who likes to celebrate the “weird”, or as I consider it individuality. I love people with bright makeup or funky hair. I love when people go against the trend and really embrace what they find happiness in.
With that, I wanted to share a few things that might make me seem “weird” in the world of beauty. Things that I do differently or believe in so that I feel like I am the best version of myself that I can be.
*Pink Lipstick. It is my jam! The brighter the better. I love it, and whenever I wear it, I feel stronger and confident. I own wayyyy too many pink lipsticks ranging from gloss to matte to stain. From deep berry to glow-in-the-dark flourescent. I hope everyone has something that makes them feel as awesome as I do in a pink lip.
*I have very strong feelings on EVERYTHING. I am an over-lover or a huge-disliker. There are very few things that I do not have a super strong opinion on. Once I have an established feeling towards something, it is very hard to convince me to change it. It goes across the board: makeup, skincare, nail polish, movies, books, people, places. I am not saying it is my best quality, but it is part of me; you find it charming or annoying.
*I am not a fan of winged eyeliner.. on my self.. I know I know.. take a moment and let that feeling of irritation with me pass. I am a person who obsesses over everything beauty.. everything. I spend hours reading about skincare, what new nail polishes are coming out, and if I NEEEED another eyeshadow palette, but I just can not get on the self winged eyeliner bandwagon. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy eyeliner.. and I love winged liner on other people..but on me.. there is zero woo. ZERO. It just never looks right and always looks like just a little too much on me. There.. I confessed my biggest beauty crime… lets move on..
*I am OBSESSED with those Breathe Right Nasal Strips (not an ad, just a full on obsession). I use them religiously ever single night… and if I happen to run out it brings on a full blown panic. On the outside this might not seem like a weirdness, but my lackluster removal of them… brings my red nose into the picture. So you might be asking yourself…”why is this included on a beauty blog list??”… well… here is why…
For someone who is as OBSESSED with skincare as I am you would think I would be super dedicated to proper removal. My aggressive removal leaves the bridge of my nose constantly being in a state of red. General makeup application no longer covers it.. I have to color correct, conceal, and set. That is why.. when you see pictures of me… my nose is always a little Rudolphy. Or you can see the line of demarcation on my face. I have removed them this was for so long that I now struggle to do it correctly.
*I am an OVER exfoliator. I live to exfoliate. In any form: toner, scrub, mask, or a cleansing device. The skin on my face needs to be sloughed at least once ( usually twice) a day.
I love it so much, I do not really have a preference on how the exfoliating happens. I love a deep cleanser with a cleansing device ( Clarisonic or Foreo). I live for a toner. LIVE… it is a MUST have. If I were being banished to a desert island, a toner would be in my top three items. I balance between Clinique Clarifying Lotion and the First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads. OBSESSED. If you are experiencing any type of skin issues.. try a toner! Try it!
I have tried to jump on the “be nicer to your skin bandwagon”, but it doesn’t work for me. If I bypass a tone, or go a little gentler on my skin.. I usually head right to breakout city. Now, with that, I am not saying everyone should exfoliate so much right away. But also, don’t be afraid to try it.
*I am a too much or a too little person ( I am sure you are super surprised at all??)I am either going around town with no makeup on or I am overly glam. I feel like if I am going to commit to the work.. might as well be super fabulous.
I have always said I have “no shame in my game”. Which is why if you ever run into me in real life, I most likely have no makeup on. I love makeup whole heartedly and I love wearing it. Sometimes I am that person in Dunkin Donuts at 7 am with a full face and a fabulous lip. Sometimes I am that person at a babyshower that is just slightly over done. However, I do not depend on it to feel my most fabulous. If you do, I totally respect that and say more power to ya. I am just a girl that has no problem running around with my bare face and lack of eyebrows.
*I am a LOVER of highlighting. I contour because sometimes my “look” requires it. But if the trend was to disappear tomorrow, I would not be sad. HOWEVER highlighter is happiness in my life. The more glow the better. I apply, then apply a little bit more. and sometimes a little bit more after that.
*I tend to conceal first. I know the rules of makeup state that you should prime, foundation, and then conceal. I like to break the rules. I (sometimes, not every time) prime, CONCEAL, and then foundation. I find that I use less of both products and my concealer sits better! Especially under my eyes; which are forever dry and mildly crepe-y.
I do have one exception to this: Tarte Shape Tape Concealer which is in league all of its own and is pretty much a magical unicorn. I did an entire spiel on my love of it a few months ago ( here)
*I am not a lover of makeup sponges: shock and awe! I know. I am a brush person. I have a ton of em and I am always on the search for new magical one ( Did you see that Tarte is launching a Unicorn Brush line!!!!). I just prefer a brush. I do have the Tarte Quickie Sponge that I trust and love, but I only really use it with my Shape Tape. That is half true… I did usually only use it with the Shape Tape, until my new found LOVE of ELF Cosmetics BB Cream and concealer… they are a match made in heaven. But other than that.. brushes. Also, I never use my fingertips on my face. I know, I know. Blend, warm, gentle. Blah! Not on this face…doesn’t happen.
Those are some of my “weird” beauty habits. You might think I am over the top with my love of pink lipstick or my obsessive need to exfoliate. You might think I am crazy for running around town with no make up on and claiming to be a beauty blogger. But I am okay with that.
I love all things beauty. I truly obsess over it new products and different application techniques. I do what fits into my life and what makes me happy.
I say wear the red lipstick, try the new hairdo, highlight til your hearts content. Believe in unicorns and mermaids; and that glitter fixes everything. It is okay. Do everything you can to bring out your inner sparkle.