How Do You Deal With Beauty Emergencies?
Hi my loves, how is your Tuesday treating you so far? Sorry for not posting yesterday but I was busy running errands and meeting friends. I’m going home to Tokyo tomorrow — I’m pretty bummed I just missed a beautiful snow day which happened yesterday.
Let’s get on with today’s Beauty Debate eh?
So do you panic when you’re in a beauty emergency or are you a laid back lass who rides with the flow? Would you choose not to go out? Or would you grin and bear it? Or look for a solution?
For me, I would feel wound up if I’m missing a significant piece in my beauty routine, for example, any product to do with de-clogging pores — from La Roche Posay’s Effaclar Duo to the Ettusais Acne Skin Version Up Extra. And my Clarisonic. I couldn’t live without my Clarisonic.
However, I had an epiphany when I forgot to bring my charger for my tapped out Clarisonic on my recent month-long holiday. I panicked. I debated with myself if I should buy a new Clarisonic in Australia but I quickly binned the idea because it is a pricey item and my present one is about six months old only. I also thought of just manually swirling the Clarisonic on my face — still not effective.
Then I had a brainwave to exfoliate my skin with a salicylic acid scrub daily — St Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub was a life saviour! It is gentle enough for daily exfoliation and my pores have never looked clearer! I was thankful this beauty emergency turned into a beauty discovery.
This is seriously a solid product and would highly recommend it for those with problematic skin. I did give my skin a break every two to three days and I would only use it at night, especially if I had been wearing sunscreen and makeup. I might even dare to wager than my skin looks better using this product than my trusty Clarisonic…
Although this situation turned out well for me, I had other beauty disasters which I just cringed through it. I guess I would still “carry on with the show” but my self-esteem would certainly take a beating.
Just a year ago, I went to a wedding in Sydney and I didn’t have a curling iron with me but I wanted to style my hair. I watched this video on how to get no-heat waves but I was just facing Murphy’s Law that day. I tied up my wet hair in small bunches as instructed in the tutorial and you are supposed to use hair spray to lock in the curls. But I used a very old hair spray that my mother-in-law probably left on the shelf for ages — it was very liquidy (and lost most of its power to spray) and did not hold my curls.
I ended up with frizzy hair that looked like I didn’t condition it. I kept trying to comb it out but gave up and tried to forget my hair at the wedding. I look at photos from that day and my hair looked so awful – gaaaahhh. Note to self: do not try something new at an important event. Oh and do not wear black stockings that have lint on them. Yeah, that was me — I looked like I had furry ankles so I took them off at a nearby toilet before entering the wedding venue. I ended up shivering when the sun went down. Boohoo poor me but lesson learned — be prepared!
Do you have any beauty disaster stories to share with us all? How did you pull through or what happened in the end?
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