Monday, November 25, 2013

TAG: 10 Beauty Things I Suck At

Hey guys! Today I will be showcasing the 10 Beauty Things I Suck At! I was tagged by Nikki over at Fairest's Favorites (whose an awesome Florida based blogger like I am). This is just one of the many tags that I have to catch up on, so if you are interested in seeing what 10 things I suck at then just keep on reading!

1. Keeping a consistent skincare routine.
Yes, shame on me as a beauty blogger and being THAT girl. Well here's the thing....I have a semi-consistent routine. I definitely remove my makeup (on days that I am wearing it) and moisturize my lips with a lip conditioner. I usually cleanse my face using whatever cleanser I have at the moment (too choosy with cleansers to figure out which ones I like) and an exfoliator (St. Ives' Apricot Scrub).

And that's pretty much where it ends for the 'consistent basis'. Yes, that means I usually don't spot treat my acne on a daily basis, or use a night cream often, or use an eye cream often...But now that it is winter time...this has a habit of changing. My skin gets drier, and I can't survive with no moisture on my skin. And then, the latter will be done on a more frequent basis. Winter in Florida doesn't last long (and it also comes and goes...) so as such, I have a very bad skin care routine :/

2. Drinking Water
Something so important that it's awful that I am sucking hard core at it! I've gotten better, to wear I will at least drink water several times a week. I want to get to the point that I am able to drink water several times a daily easily, without being squeamish about it. Not only is it good to hydrate you, but its also good for you skin (all my friends with flawless skin swears by drinking galleons and galleons of water)

3. Wearing False Lashes
I'm sure that my eye makeup look would look so much better if I wore false lashes to go with them... One of these days I will wear false lashes for every other eye makeup look so that you can get the full effect of the look (especially on those dramatic eye makeup days...where my natural lashes + my favorite mascara doesn't do the look justice).

4. Washing my makeup brushes
Probably one of my worse habits I have... I know its completely unsanitary and probably the cause of my breakouts...and I also know that my makeup doesn't apply as well with dirty brushes as clean brushes. I just have a difficult time washing my brushes because I have quite a bit (around 20+) and I usually do it all at once (Hence my procrastination).

5. Throwing away expired makeup
If there is anything that can top number 4, it is this one. Boy oh boy do things stay in my collection for awhile... the worse offender being mascaras (which have approximately a 3 month lifespan). I can't bear throw away expensive mascaras after its been opened for only 3 months...especially if I didn't use them on a constant basis... so they stay in my collection for awhile (and I'm not going to go and admit how long some of mine have existed...its kinda embarassing).

6. Doing my makeup...quickly
I've always envied girls who have the capability to do their makeup quickly and run out of the door and look flawless. Lately, I haven't been able to get my routine under 10 minutes...much less 30 minutes. So, I now have either become the girl that has caused the whole party to be late...or the girl that has to prepare way early in advance.

7. Picking at my skin.
Any and all acne scarring has been caused by me. Yes, me. I've never actually started picking at my skin until the past 2 years or so, and as of lately I've agitated my pimples til the point that they burst. As such, I now have scarring (and some minor craters) on my face. Not to mention, my scarring tends to be of the hyperpigmentation nature, meaning that my scars tend to be darker then the skin color.

8. Being creative with my hair.
For my friends who see me on a constant basis (or for my very dedicated readers), you will realize my hair is usually dull. It's either straight, in a pony tail, or if I'm feeling special, curled. I just purchased the Goody Spin Pin, so my hair has now starting to traverse to being in a bun every now and then. One of these days I'll have the patience to sit down and braid my hair...but until then my hair will be BORING.

9) Impulse Buying
I'm not sure if this should be in here or not, but I felt like I should add this anyways. For products that do have coupons (mainly drugstore), I wish I wouldn't impulse buy as much and save more money on the products that I purchased. I get the newspaper every Sunday and yet at times I don't use makeup coupons and combine with other deals to buy products...I just end up buying whatever I felt like it instead of being a saavy shopper. Sometimes I'm a really good shopper, but most of the time I'm horrid at it.

10) Keeping up with my eyebrows.
One of these days I will tweeze my eyebrows in between my threading appointments so I don't have to go so often. Getting my eyebrows threaded does add up after awhile, so I should prolong it as long as I could. I tell myself every time that I could save money so much easier that way, but I need to be consistent with it or else it won't work.

Thank you once more for tagging me Nikki! As such, I hereby tag the following bloggers:
Jenn @ A Beautiful Zen
Cyndi @ In Search of Beauty
Daphne @ Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life
Rxbeautychic @ rxbeautychic
Vanessa @ Citronandguavaberry

I don't believe any of the bloggers I tagged have done this one before, but if you have do let me know so I will go hunt it down and read your responses. Feel free to do this tag even if I didn't tag you, would love to see everyone's responses!


  1. I need to get better with false lashes too! I barely every use them, and then when I do decided to use them I suck at applying them because I never practice!

    1. SAME HERE. I need to practice more often so I can get the hang of it! XD

  2. Girllll, I can relate to everything on this list. Great post.

    1. Yay :) Someone who can relate to my madness! So glad you understand girlie :D

  3. im also guilty of these things haha ^^ the worst would be not washing my makeup brushes as often as I should. I keep forgetting too. good thing my face isnt very sensitive to its possible effects :P

    1. I usually wash my makeup brushes again when my face breaks out more crazy then it normally does. Its a good indicator for me, but I shouldn't be doing that to myself -.-

  4. thanks for the tag!!! i shot a video for this a while back. need to upload it
    A Beautiful Zen

    1. Glad you are doing it dear! Can't wait to see your video for it! :D

  5. I also suck at washing my brushes and drinking more water lol. great post!

    1. Drinking more water is such a priority for me now, but it's such a difficult thing for me to do! Glad you like the post! <3333

  6. Oh my gosh, I could have written the exact same list about myself! I'm glad I'm not the only one who slacks on certain beauty things like cleaning brushes or keeping up with skincare!

    xo Always, Abby

    1. Nope, you certainly aren't the only one who slacks! Thanks for stopping by! :)

  7. I read this a while ago, but apparently never commented on it (maybe I was on my phone). Thanks so much for doing the tag! It was fun reading your answers.

    I'm so glad I'm not alone in not washing my makeup brushes as frequently as I should. I cannot, no matter what, get my makeup done fast. I am a perpetual picker and I know it's bad but I just can't stop. As for the brows, I use to have the opposite problem. I was doing them too much, I'd end up with over plucked brows. I try to limit myself now.

    IT'S HORRIBLE. I really should start keeping a moisturizer on my nightstand so I'd be more motivated to slap that on at night :( (the dry patches + laugh lines are starting to crop up)

    I have a 4 year old bottle of foundation on my desk. I don't even use it, and it's too light for me. BUT SOMEHOW I KEEP THING, 'MAYBE I WILL USE IT ~SOMEDAY~' aka I need to toss that sht out :(
    Don't even get started on the hair part, it's usually straight with a bobby pin to pin back my fringe. WE ARE BASIC BITCHES ;-;
    (othx 4 tagging me)
    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ | Makeup & Silly things


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