As suggested by my blog title, I know next to nothing about personal grooming. I am a nightmare of bristley legs, dry skin, ingrown hairs, one of the shabbiest set of nails you'll ever see, lips that bleed because I can't stop chewing them, and one and a half very unkempt eyebrows (one and a half due to a recent fringe cutting catastrophe).
|The re-growth period is proving itself to be both long and boring.|
I've never done a FOTD post, because (1) I'm not really very comfortable up-close and personal with my camera/Photobooth, and (2) because I know next to nothing about make-up and do basically the exact same thing every day.
However, my love of skincare boarders on the maniacal. It's quite alarming, the amount of crap I put onto my face - I like to call them my lotions and potions. I change it up quite regularly, but at the moment I'm using Burt's Bees Radiance range in the morning, and on the nights that I can be bothered, Estee Lauder. Once a week I use a scrub and a face-mask from Clinique. Luckily, these combined seem to keep my skin in check.
There are two reasons why I worship at the alter of skincare - the first being that I smoke and love the sun, and therefore feel the need to strike pre-emptively against wrinkles, and the second being that I can't do foundation, or cover-up. I just feel like they make my face look super-weird, so it's important that I have ok skin as I don't know how to fix it with make-up. Miss B (or Beets, as I've taken to calling her in my mind) made me buy both foundation and cover-up, back in November. In all honesty, I've probably used them about four times.
Anyway, I thought I'd show you my first FOTD, and would like to request feedback, in the form of hints as to how to do my makeup properly? Because you lot are SO MUCH MORE face-savvy than me. I look at your FOTDs, and weep, because I don't speak blending/contouring/applying make-up properly language, that you all seem so fluent in.
|So, yeah... Sorry about awkward face... Again...|
I've got Rimmel Exaggerate Eye Liner in 100% Black on my eyes, and lashings of MaxFactor False Lash Effect Fusion (also in Black) on my lashes. On my lips I'm wearing Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Tint, in 100 Endless Blossom. Which is new! I'm not going to try and talk about it, because I frankly don't have the vocabulary. Instead I'm going to send you over to read BDP's review of it (she's one of my favourite bloggers). The only thing she didn't mention is that it smells like strawberries. But that could just be me.
And... That's all, folks. I'm trying to learn to mix it up a bit, primarily by reading blog posts, so if you know of any blogs (including your own!) which have good make-up tutorials, please leave me a link the comments thingy below, and help me achieve my dream of becoming a Real Girl!
Also, I was wondering if you'd be interested in reading skincare reviews? Because that I can talk about quite extensively.