Hidden Corrective Concealer by Hourglass

My fav new Make-Up find!
It's smooth to apply and doesn't cake or fade throughout the day.
Not greasy, covers great : Costly but worth it!
$32 from Sephora

I am beautiful

I am beautiful and I have acne.


The bewitching powers of scent

I believe in using distractions to bewitch people to focus on anything but my acne. Top of the list has to be a great new fragrance. It'll put a spring in your step and make others notice you in a sub-conscious way.

It's really important to spend time finding the right fragrance for you. After hours at the perfume counter I chose Madame by Jean Paul Gaultier. It's youthful and fizzy and different - just like me!!! :)

Go on....treat yourself !

Check and Balances™
Frothy face wash by Origins

I LOVE this stuff! Where have you been all my life?! No face wash makes my face feel so squeaky clean without drying it out. Available at Macy's for $18.50. One tube lasts about 6 months.

When it comes to faces with dry and oily places, it takes a clever cleanser to balance the two. This gentle, frothy face wash carefully does both jobs without canceling each other out.

Doll Award No. 6

I read in a recent interview that Katy Perry wishes she didn't have to wear so much make-up to hide her acne. I'm giving her a doll award for having the balls to say that. It isn't easy to talk about acne...especially to a fashion magazine!


I feel like hiding today

I think I may wear this outfit today. With jeans of course....to make me look less like an evil ninja! No, seriously - I need to find a roll neck sweater to roll up over my face.

Like Mother, NOT like Daughter!

Yesterday my Mom exclaimed : "I just don't know where you got it from!". She was talking about my acne. People say its hereditry, but no one remembers anyone in my family having this curse. I guess I'm the black sheep or something.... :(

Reader Recommended 3

One of my helpful readers recommends Benefit bronzing powder - see photo : Bronzing & Highlighting face powder duo - $28.00. I like using this bronzer because it helps define my face and takes the emphasis away from my lumpy blemishes.

Here are some tips on how to apply it right :

Brush On Bronzing Powder - With a circular motion, lightly coat the brush end with bronzing powder.

Cheekbone : Using a circular motion, start powder application on the cheek apple and brush on bronzing powder back to meet the hairline. (Smile while applying; this brings out the cheek shape for easier application). Reapply to create stronger color intensity and cheekbone shaping.

Jawline : Using a circular motion, apply bronzing powder onto jaw line and brush down below chin. This effect defines the jawbone for a stronger facial profile and defined chin shape.

Nose and Lip : Using the brush side, brush down lightly applying bronzer to each side of the nose and under the lower lip. This effect will thin the nose shape and make the lips appear larger.

And remember LESS is MORE!

Finishing Touch!

Mineral Wear® Talc-Free Matte Finishing Veil by Physicians Formula!

This stuff rocks! I found it in RiteAid at the weekend and I love it.
Only $12.95.
Hypoallergenic. Fragrance-free. Oil-free. Dermatologist approved. Non-comedogenic.

Can be worn alone or over make-up to gently absorb shine and minimize the appearance of pores. Flow-through system automatically delivers powder through brush to eliminate mess and contamination.


Screw Me!

OMG! I'm so angry with my acne this week - I'm fantasizing about taking the screwdriver to my face and drilling out my spots! They are so deep and infected. :(


Deeply Frustrated!

Deeply frustrated by my acne, I felt like changing my skin care products. I decided to scrap every product in my regime and start over. I've heard only good things about Origins Plantidote™ Mega-Mushroom range and went to Macy*s and sought advice. After a 30 minute consultation with the sales girl I left with the Limited Edition boxed Plantidote Program for $49.50. And so far, so good....