An Open Letter to Mother Nature From a Beauty Perspective

Dear Mother Nature,

I don’t know how else to say this so I will just be honest! I hate this extreme winter weather that we are experiencing and I am so over it! It is ruining my style of fashion. I am forced to wear snow boots on a daily basis instead of the cute fashionable pair that I purchased in the fall. In fact, they are still inside the box and that is just a fashion faux pas…. Sigh 🙁

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My skin is also suffering and that is so not cool. I have super dry skin from this blistery below zero weather. I have to purchase more products to soothe and moisturize which in turn affects my budget. I mean really…are you sick, did someone make you mad??? What is it???

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As if that is not enough to convince you, let’s talk about my hair! It is just dry. I have to over moisturize like nobody’s business. I have to use two different conditioners and five leave-in products to get moisture. UGH!!!

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IMG_2634Last but not least, this cold weather has cut my social life in half, which has made me gain weight! Now that is just unacceptable and so unfair! It is so cold that all I want to do is stay home. Boo… I feel like the weather is holding me captive and I freakin have Spring Fever!

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Mother Nature, please give me a sign, show me the light at the end of the tunnel or give me something to hope for…please!!! My beauty routine is suffering, my social life is starting to suck and the cold frigid weather is just a buzz kill.

I am going to step down from my soapbox before I upset you, as that is not my intention. I just need to express my feelings and frustrations in hopes that you may have a heart and grant us with an early Spring!!!

With All My Best Intentions and Spring Fever Feelings!

Beauty School Scarlet…MUAH

 

 

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Beauty Tips for Winter Allergy Eyes

So, I woke up this morning with a swollen eye :-(.  I applied 3 different eye creams to get the swelling down by about 5%. I was a little worried so I called the eye doctor for the first available appointment as I did not want it to get any bigger because the vain side of me has 3 events this week and I have to represent my brand. LBVS! (The swelling has gone down since this morning but you can still see it a little in the photo below).

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I had an early afternoon appointment and my diagnosis is winter allergies! Really??? I did not know there was such a thing but Dr. Reynolds informed me that mold is still very big in the winter, dust will always be a problem and allergies can be ongoing!

Here are a few tips that she shared with me today:

  1. Mold is forever present in the most unnoticeable ways.
  2. Clean the faucet in your face bowl; it can harbor mold. Use a cotton ball with bleach to keep it clean.
  3. Clean the showerhead as well. The little black stuff you see around the showerhead that builds up is mold.
  4. Clean all your drains as well.  Again…mold can build up.
  5. The black stuff around your window when you open it…mold.
  6. Clean your makeup brushes! Wash your brushes when you wash your hair; this way, you will never forget. (This tip is from Big Girl Cosmetics).
  7. Your furnace can push out dust. Clean your filters and dust often.
  8. If your symptoms continue, see a doctor.

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Dr. Reynolds suggested that I use a little ice for the swelling; over the counter allergy meds such as Claritin or Zyrtec and use my eye drops because of my dry eyes.

OMG…I didn’t realize that winter allergies existed like this let alone all the different areas where can mold hide. I am thankful that Dr. Reynolds continues to educate me. It helps me and I hope that it helps you too! If you live in the Chicago area, stop by and visit Concept Eye Care for your next eye appointment.

 

 

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