According to my standards, I don't have a large stash of Tom Ford beauty items. I love the packaging but it's not enough to make me spend money on items that I don't need. I have cut back tremendously on my makeup spending. I'm limiting myself to purchasing only those items that I need which compliment my skin tone. Since there's so many new releases with products that aren't #woc friendly, this has allowed me to start using up a lot of products from my stash. Below are highlights of these items along with links to my written reviews where you can find lots of photos of each.
May 22, 2015
May 21, 2015
May 20, 2015
ASP is a soak off gel polish that's quite watery. It took three coats before I was happy with the color. After applying the third coat, I applied the Deborah Lippmann glitter polish then cured it under the light. You can always use any kind of regular nail polish over the gel before curing it. Usually many people wipe the sticky coating off the gel before applying any kind of regular polish but it's really not necessary.
May 19, 2015
May 17, 2015
May 16, 2015
I realized that I needed a little extra help while i'm waiting for the bruises to totally heal beneath my eyes due to my recent eyelid surgery. While researching the different color correctors online, I came across a really nice review written by another #woc beauty blogger who I absolutely admire. After reading her review and seeing swatches of this corrector, I decided this color was close to what I needed, so I headed over to my local Macy's to purchase it.
May 14, 2015
Lifestyle ~ Home Remedies for Healing Blephroplasty (Tri-Luma, Silagen Gel, Scarfade, Dermatix Ultra, Mepitac, 3M Steri-Strips, Arnica Gel and Aloe Vera)
I am about 75% healed and everyday I see a slight improvement in my progression. My upper eyelids are still tender and the scar has already thickened over my right eye... one of my greatest fears with this surgery. I know that the tissue underneath is too thin to product a huge scar so it will probably remain this size. I placed larger photos at the bottom so you see it up close. It is preventing my eyelid from closing all the way which means that I have to cover this eye at night with a bandage to keep it from becoming dry. I'm sure once it has flattened out I will be able to close it all the way again. I've already had one steroid injection directly into the scar on day 12 to help flatten it. I will definitely need another injection at some point if it doesn't flatten out. The injections can only be administered monthly so i'm using the Silagen gel along with the 3M Steri-Strips at night to keep pressure on it. Below are a few other things that i'm using, some I've already tried or will be trying at some point in my healing process.
May 12, 2015
Day 16 was my Doctor's appt. I was given the okay to wear my contacts and makeup if I wanted to. I told him my concerns and her agreed with me on all points. My first concern was of course the bruising that still appeared, well he told me to give it 4 to 6 weeks and it will totally be gone... so I will wait. I'm not sore but it just doesn't seem to want to go away!