01.08.13 @ 21:21♥1
Just taking standard \m/irror pics at werk.
Just taking standard \m/irror pics at werk.
My third home state :)
As you can tell, I am not wearing a spec of makeup in this photo.
& I don’t think have never posted a photo of myself like this before either.
In recent months I have decided to finally start washing my face with, wait for it, real face soap! Up until maybe 3-4 months ago, I have gone years (three or so) with just washing my face with water. My skin is uber sensitive. Even the $40 face wash my mom bought from Saks Fifth Avenue made my skin red and breakout. It wasn’t until one of the Tumblr’s I follow made a skin routine video and I went…’huh, maybe I should try this shit’. Which brings us up-to-date.
Since using these products (just standard Cetophil cleanser, Witch Hazel, and coco butter lotion which I have sworn by for a decade now) my skin has never looked or felt better. I literally never get zits, except for the occasional baby which goes away in a few days, I can actually go sans makeup over the weekend (usually if I am not going anywhere important). And it feels AMAZING! I still have an un-even skin complexion and have some old acne scars…dark circles…the list could go on. But I am in love with my skin for the first time since before puberty, when I didn’t even realize zits existed yet.
On other notes in my life. I am obsessed with dying my hair blue (it is faded in this photo, but I just dyed it today) BUT more importantly I have become extremely frustrated with our new apartments bug problem. And my bugs, I mean tiny roaches. BUH! Finally got a hold of our property manager, who just ended up giving me the building owners number, but discussed him coming in next week to kick these nasties out of my home! I am afraid to know how many are really living in our kitchen. Now let me state that they were here before us. It is just they haven’t decided to move on without a bit of guidance (exterminators)…we have been very diligent in washing dishes, keeping food in tupperware, cleaning counters/floors and having no water for them to access at night. But still, they are bastards and there is only so much we can do. I know our building will never fully get rid of them (which sucks, because we said we didn’t want to move for at least two years) but I just don’t want to see them every day. I have a legit fear of my kitchen. I usually only make food when Jase is home, and I eat in the living room. And I leave the lights on all day until I have to go to bed…it is horrible. I cried about it today, maybe because I am hormonal, but it is so frustrating that we thought we were moving into a better building, only to be greeted by, and have to share our place with vermin.
Also, my mom is coming to stay with us this week! So I feel bad having her have to occasionally see them. I know she understands, and won’t really care, but still.
On a happier note…like I said, MY MOM IS COMING TO VISIT! I haven’t seen her in almost a year and I am so incredibly excited to be able to hang out with her. I miss her like crazy and I am excited to show her around a city she has never been to before. I wish she could just move out here and I could have brunch with her whenever I wanted…but it is the price I pay to live here. Speaking of, I also missed out on my sisters bridal shower today! I miss everything is the story of my life this past year. It is really sad, but I’ll be home in October for her wedding which I am excited for :)
One more thing…Jase is coming home tomorrow as well! No more tossing and turning at night because he isn’t cuddling me to sleep, and no more rushing to get ready in the morning because he isn’t there to help me get ready. I think it is good for us to spend time away from each other, just so we can see how much we do for one another. Don’t tell him I told, but he also posted a bunch of cute notes around the apartment that I found over the corse of him being away — he gets many boyfriend points for that.
And now, I am done.
Just a few snapshots from me & Jase’s 2 year anniversary date at the Observatory!
We had THE best time! We are definitely going to make more trips up there — pack a picnic lunch, and hang out for the day. I also need to go back up there to snag that one space shirt I really want…
We wrapped up the night with some classy (half off) drinks at this small, speakeasy bar called The Virgil which is in walking distance to our apartment in Silver Lake.
It was an amazing day to say the least :)