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I used to be so groomed, hair done regularly, nails always immaculate, eyebrows perfect and I was slim and well clothed. I used to get a lot of compliments.
Now I'm a fat spotty lump and absolutely dread seeing people I used to know, I know they will be thinking about how much weight I've put on and how I've let myself go. I even cover my face with a scarf when walking through the street...
I have about £400 to treat myself to new make up/clothes for my new role. I'll be working in HR of a corporate company and need to look the part.
I've got pale skin, green eyes and blonde hair with shit browny roots. My skin is ridden with acne scars (I can hide these well). I used to shop at Space NK but have lost all interest...
My current make up bag for the day time has the following;
MAC Studio Fix, Nyx Concealer, NARS Orgasm Blush? And a million different lip sticks, I have naturally full lips so I tend to make the most of my only good part.
Don’t be so hard on yourself, no need to be so downcast A haircut and colour will be a immediate lift,you’ll feel great Clothes wise tk maxx has amazing discounts Shoes,Bags, Accessories eg scarf lift any outfit Good luck with new job you’ll be great
Agree on a haircut, will make you feel a million times better.
Get into a good cleansing routine at night. I like The Body Shop Chamomile Cleanser, but any cream cleanser you like and use a warm flannel to rinse off. If I get lazy, I start to breakout, even if sometimes I can’t be bothered.
I have no idea about corporate clothes. Perhaps a personal stylist appt at John Lewis?
And well done on achieving this new role! They must think your worth it.
I was a bit reluctant to type get a haircut,seen it’s a mn panacea to any situation😉 Go for free makeovers in HoF, Boots,Frasers see what products suit you Re breakouts get in a routine that works Boots,Superdrug have own brand ranges Products you’ve already listed are good, nars orgasm is a universal staple Sali Hughes writes great reviews,honest reviews range of price and products Wayne Goss does vids on YouTube The YouTube lancome tutorial with Lisa Eldridge are easy to follow and achievable
Try this, it's a bit time consuming & its best to lie down while it's on but it's brilliant for acne. It's also a brilliant excuse to lie down & not be disturbed. I'm doing my mask is as good as "the cats on my lap" for dodging things.
This, the ordinary alpha hydroxy acid 30%, Reservatrol & alpha lipoic acid have improved my skin no end.
elle that's interesting, I've found that studio fix is the only foundation that doesn't make my skin greasy after an hour... I've tried all sorts! I'll try switch to something else.
I know I need my hair doing but it's so thin/fine that nothing ever looks good anyway. I used to wear extensions which actually improved my hair quality strangely but the upkeep was just so expensive. I've taken a 10k pay drop
I'm going to post some photos later of my hair. I'd love any recommendations/colours - if you all wouldn't mind helping?
I use revlon colorstay for combo/oily skin for every day. It's not drop-dead amazing but it's pretty good and doesnt break me out. For special occasions I use GA luminous skin or illamasqua, set with nars bronzer.