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post #1 of 29
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I'm going out with a couple of friends tonight for dinner and drinks. I though I might throw on some make up for the occasion and couldn't find any. I even remember the last time I wore make up - December last year

I did find some foundation, but I just put it on my scar (and it looks much better!). I couldn't even find any lip gloss.

I did manage to dig up some perfume my SIL bought me that I have never used, and put that on, but all it's done is make my headache worse.
post #2 of 29
make up? what is that used for??

I can't remember the last time I wore make up. It must have been years ago.

Last year I had to go to a cocktail party and wore a nice summer dress.... with running shoes! That's pretty much all I have. Needless to say, make up was not on the menu either.
post #3 of 29
Oh I hear you. I have having all that stuff gooped up on my face.
post #4 of 29
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Haha I'm trying to decide if I should wear my Mary jane style crocs or if I should wear my Merrell slip ons.
post #5 of 29
In Germany they had this good brand for so cheap, when ever i went in the store to get cleaning products id reward my self with either lip liner, gloss, blush or foundation. I have a whole heap of it to last me for a while! I don't know what im going to do once this all runs out!
post #6 of 29
Sounds like I need to drag my Mary Kay emergency bag over there

Next time, give me a buzz and we'll find a tasteful solution
post #7 of 29
I'm just like you! I don't know where half my make up is. I usually only wear eyeliner unless I'm going out, and then I may break out the blush and a little lip stick. The only times I'm in "full" makeup is usually our anniversary weekend or if DH really begs. And I remember in high school when I wouldn't walk out to get the paper without first spending 45 mins of primping. Ahhh...the joys of being a grownup!
post #8 of 29
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Haha I'm trying to decide if I should wear my Mary jane style crocs or if I should wear my Merrell slip ons.
Ooooh, I love Merrells!! My favorite brand by far!
Im not big on makeup either, a little bit of eyeliner is about all I have patience for, and even then I manage to rub it off after a few hours
post #9 of 29
I don't even know how to apply makeup!

I would wear the merrells - they are a great brand. I personally wear Keens in the summertime and Columbia shoes in the winter - they are so comfortable!
post #10 of 29
Sarah that's soo funny I guess i'm the opposite! I refuse to leave the house without makeup on! I won't even go to the gym without some I'm not into huge thick layers of it, but I definitely feel better with a nice light layer of makeup

Is your scar getting any better hon? Any less sensitive?
post #11 of 29
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The only times I'm in "full" makeup is usually our anniversary weekend or if DH really begs. And I remember in high school when I wouldn't walk out to get the paper without first spending 45 mins of primping. Ahhh...the joys of being a grownup!
I was the same when I was younger - would pack on so much makeup, but DH hates it. He prefers the natural look, which suits me just fine!

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I don't even know how to apply makeup!

I would wear the merrells - they are a great brand. I personally wear Keens in the summertime and Columbia shoes in the winter - they are so comfortable!
Oooh I love Keens and I wear my Merrells or my North Face shoes in winter I decided to go for the Merrells

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Is your scar getting any better hon? Any less sensitive?
Nope - I went to see a plastic surgeon and he confirmed it's a keloid scar (keeps getting bigger), so I'm actually getting plastic surgery this Monday. I'm getting laser treatment which I believe will help the colour, and the look, and steroid injections which will help the itchiness, will hopefully stop it getting bigger, and I think the sensitivity. It's general anesthetic, so I had a pre-anesthesia appointment on Monday just gone, and I was so relaxed about it - they thought it was funny. We were laughing about how it's nothing compared to previous surgeries, and how it'll be a breeze. I was in the waiting room (which is also the actual surgery waiting room), and I was grinning away about getting it fixed while everyone else was looking nervous

Thanks for asking
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
Nope - I went to see a plastic surgeon and he confirmed it's a keloid scar (keeps getting bigger), so I'm actually getting plastic surgery this Monday. I'm getting laser treatment which I believe will help the colour, and the look, and steroid injections which will help the itchiness, will hopefully stop it getting bigger, and I think the sensitivity. It's general anesthetic, so I had a pre-anesthesia appointment on Monday just gone, and I was so relaxed about it - they thought it was funny. We were laughing about how it's nothing compared to previous surgeries, and how it'll be a breeze. I was in the waiting room (which is also the actual surgery waiting room), and I was grinning away about getting it fixed while everyone else was looking nervous

Thanks for asking
That's wonderful that you're going to be able to get it repaired I'm glad you're feeling at ease and comfortable with the process- that will definitely make things a lot easier!!! Vibes headed your way that all goes well!!!
post #13 of 29
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I have no idea if it will work. He ideally wanted to remove all the extra tissue that had grown and put it back together using different surgical methods, but that would put our baby making plans backk many months, and I didn't want to do that

I still have wires in my chest that were holding my sternum together (but are unecessary now) and I think one of them is causing some issues, but hopefully it will be fine at least until after we have a baby
post #14 of 29
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I have no idea if it will work. He ideally wanted to remove all the extra tissue that had grown and put it back together using different surgical methods, but that would put our baby making plans backk many months, and I didn't want to do that

I still have wires in my chest that were holding my sternum together (but are unecessary now) and I think one of them is causing some issues, but hopefully it will be fine at least until after we have a baby
Let's be positive and hope it works out well!!!

No need for you to undergo another big surgery if you don't absolutely have to for right now, especially if it will interrupt plans for trying to concieve a little one. Hopefully this new solution will work just fine!

Can you feel the wires?
post #15 of 29
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Can you feel the wires?
I have one part of my scar which has less tissue underneath from the staph infection I got, and I can feel what I think is a wire.

There's also a lump a bit higher which is very sensitive and sore to the touch which I think is another wire that is irritating the tissue underneath.

I am kinda proud of my scar, but I wish it looked more normal!
post #16 of 29
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I have one part of my scar which has less tissue underneath from the staph infection I got, and I can feel what I think is a wire.

There's also a lump a bit higher which is very sensitive and sore to the touch which I think is another wire that is irritating the tissue underneath.

I am kinda proud of my scar, but I wish it looked more normal!
You should definitely be proud of that scar! That scar means you're a survivor and that you've made it through a really tough obstical!

Is there any way that they can adjust the wires so it's not irritating you, or would that be pretty invasive?
post #17 of 29
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Is there any way that they can adjust the wires so it's not irritating you, or would that be pretty invasive?
They have to actually remove them, which isn't too major, but it involves cutting down to bone level, so they avoid it unless it's causing big problems.
post #18 of 29
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They have to actually remove them, which isn't too major, but it involves cutting down to bone level, so they avoid it unless it's causing big problems.
Yikes, that does not sound plesant to say the least! Will the wires eventually dissolve like some stitch material does, or are they there to stay until they're removed?
post #19 of 29
hey if it's done right, it doesn't have to be "gooped"!!
post #20 of 29
Sarah... express yourself as well you re!...that s the life what meaning!
I m glad that you re happy...
post #21 of 29
I'm a total tomboy, but, I do have make-up that I'll wear if I have to, but when I moved to the desert, I had to stop wearing any at all.

All it does is melt when I sweat, so it all ends up in my bra anyway
post #22 of 29
Over the years I've gotten so turned off by make-up ads that I pretty much have stopped wearing it.

When I see the ads about how young your skin can look and how some of it works as well as surgery I feel like throwing something at the TV.

The give women unrealistic information and it irks me. Most of the models are between 18 and 25 with the exception of some of the actresses but it's all nonsense.

I stopped buying expensive makeup years ago. I still wear makeup for special outings and hubby likes it when I "doll up" but I don't spend the big bucks on the big names. I even find Mary Kay and Avon to be over-priced for what you get. I generally just go to Shopper's Drug Mart and get a water-based foundation that matches my skin and doesn't cost me a week's salary.
post #23 of 29
I wear foundation & that's about it. I use it to *try* to cover some nasty scars on my chin & it helps somewhat....other than that - why crayon it on?
post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
Sarah that's soo funny I guess i'm the opposite! I refuse to leave the house without makeup on! I won't even go to the gym without some I'm not into huge thick layers of it, but I definitely feel better with a nice light layer of makeup

Is your scar getting any better hon? Any less sensitive?
I am the EXACT same way! I don't ever wear TOO much unless we go out but a nice layer ANYTIME I am out of the house! Even to the gym here as well
post #25 of 29
I gotta add my two cents here

"Makeup" doesnt have to be heavy, overdone, uncomfortable, time consuming, or confusing

My own personal routine most days is some light colored lip gloss (you dont even need a mirror to apply) and some shimmery light eye shadow. Most days Ill add some black eyeliner on the top lid (about 45 sec to apply)

Not all people like wearing makeup (obviously). I kinda think that if you try the right color and someone shows you how to put it on , well it changes so much. On my worst days when I dont want to do anything, sometimes just a shower and some eye liner brighten my day and since you have makeup on you gotta go out right?

and FYI foundation is a kind of skin care since it provides another layer of protection against the elements, etc. I usually skip it, but admire women who go the extra mile. In any case, it is good to know and have emergency makeup on hand (Did I mention Im a Mary Kay rep?)
post #26 of 29
I can so relate to that! I have a cupboard full of hair products, face creams and a huge basket of makeup that is probably 10 years old!!

Twice this year I wore mascara (a new tube that I've had here for about 10 years and never opened), a bit of blush, and lipstick. Prior to that I can't remember the last time I wore makeup of any kind.

Now on the other hand when I was in my teens and twenties, and maybe early 30's, I wouldn't have been caught dead without it. I even carried a makeup case with me and reapplied it during the day or evening.

I much prefer the look and feel of natural skin, and so do most men from what I've discovered. I get more compliments on how pretty I am and how good my skin looks now than I did when I packed on the makeup.
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by sarahp View Post
I'm going out with a couple of friends tonight for dinner and drinks. I though I might throw on some make up for the occasion and couldn't find any. I even remember the last time I wore make up - December last year

I did find some foundation, but I just put it on my scar (and it looks much better!). I couldn't even find any lip gloss.

I did manage to dig up some perfume my SIL bought me that I have never used, and put that on, but all it's done is make my headache worse.
You sound like a woman after my own heart! I broke up with a girl I was very serious about in college because I finally realized she would never be happy riding on the back of my motorcycle.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by Meowers View Post
I gotta add my two cents here

"Makeup" doesnt have to be heavy, overdone, uncomfortable, time consuming, or confusing

My own personal routine most days is some light colored lip gloss (you dont even need a mirror to apply) and some shimmery light eye shadow. Most days Ill add some black eyeliner on the top lid (about 45 sec to apply)

Not all people like wearing makeup (obviously). I kinda think that if you try the right color and someone shows you how to put it on , well it changes so much. On my worst days when I dont want to do anything, sometimes just a shower and some eye liner brighten my day and since you have makeup on you gotta go out right?

and FYI foundation is a kind of skin care since it provides another layer of protection against the elements, etc. I usually skip it, but admire women who go the extra mile. In any case, it is good to know and have emergency makeup on hand (Did I mention Im a Mary Kay rep?)
I agree - makeup does not need to be heavy and certainly looks better if NOT overdone.

As for shimmery eye shadow, as an older woman I know that is one thing I definitely need to stay far away from. Same with shimmery nail polish. There's nothing like shimmery to emphasize each and every wrinkle and make the hand look older.

I've done the eyeliner thing and all I've ever found is that I look like a raccoon.

As you say, if we could find someone to teach us the correct way to wear makeup that would be wonderful. Unfortunately, I've found that even the young women who work in cosmetics often know less than I do and I don't know much.

One thing I do think is important is for anyone with a daughter, take them to someone professional to learn how to wear makeup appropriately which is what I did with our daughter when she turned 13 (that means not wearing certain makeups at younger ages). I see too many teens looking like hookers when they have that beautiful youthful face and eyes to work with to enhance their natural beauty.
post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by Yosemite View Post
I agree - makeup does not need to be heavy and certainly looks better if NOT overdone.

As for shimmery eye shadow, as an older woman I know that is one thing I definitely need to stay far away from. Same with shimmery nail polish. There's nothing like shimmery to emphasize each and every wrinkle and make the hand look older.
Sorry, I should have been more specific. Not glittery. Definetly not even for me, unless Holloween. But something light reflecting is very flattering in small doses on everyone. Too many matte eye shadows look one dimensional.

But this is a thread for not wearing makeup. And I totally support that most days!
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