what’s up duckies!! i do not have the mental
capacity to think about anything except pretty colors and soft things, i promise i will discuss
philosophy and shakespeare and poetry in a few weeks but for now, this is where my mind
retreats to plus it’s winter and we all have seasonal
depression because it’s dark ALL THE TIME so let’s talk about Good Cosmetics For Coping
with stress, exhaustion, having a ghost trapped in your heating vents, being sad, just generally
having a rough go of it first up, ENERGIZE
i’ve had a lot less sleep in the last few months than i’m happy with. i find that
exfoliating first thing in the morning helps me wake up, especially if it’s with a citrus-y
formula like the origins ginzing face wash. for the rest of me, the satsuma or shea butter
scrubs from the body shop work quite well. a good drugstore alternative is the st. ive’s
apricot face wash; the particles in that formula will slice up your face but get the rest of
you clean, since the skin there is less delicate. this cloth also has a really nice exfoliating
texture, so even if i’m just using this and soap i feel focused. personal tip, but
i always wash really well in the shower before i take a bath, because i don’t want to sit
in my daily grime for an hour, that’s no fun.
i find that brushing my teeth with a super minty toothpaste also wakes me up.
next up, moisturize! with a lack of sleep and excess of crying, your skin’s gonna
get dried out. i drink water, eat fruit, and try to maintain the texture of a garden snail
at all times. the tarte eye cream has really lightened my dark circles, and the tony moly
panda stick is handy for when you’re crying away from home and want to cool your eyes
a little. fits in my pocket, it’s adorable, look at that panda face! this stick doesn’t
want you to cry, but understands that you need to work out some things and wants to
support you. i love a good cold cream, i like the first
aid beauty ultra repair cream right now but i’ve used nivea for years, also makes a
good mask if you layer it on thick. speaking of masks, the tony moly i’m real sheet masks
are really fun and plump up my skin wonderfully! my fave is red wine.
for soaps, the body shop shea cream and dove deep moisture body wash are splendid. also,
the honey mania bubble bath from the body shop smells superb, and throw in some scented
epsom salts if your back is sore from being hunched over a desk all day.
lotions and lip balms, anything from burt’s bees or the body shop, super moisturizing
and delightful, and josie argan for true extravagance. i love putting on lotion, and then layering
an oil over that, like this rosemary one, and then wearing thick pajamas and socks to
really seal in that snail texture. stress relief! i’m gonna chug this i shower a lot when i’m under pressure because
i feel like the stress physically manifests as grime within me, so it’s good to use
shampoo and conditioner that have lots of moisturizer. i usually use this pantene set
but i switched to dove dry oil once the weather got colder to keep my hair from turning to
straw. smooth it down with coconut oil and celtic cream, and i’m GOOD. plus i braid
it at night, which prevents split-ends and makes styling easier in the morning.
i also habitually coat my eyebrows with this shmancy oil to help them grow back, because
i’m a nervous wreck and overplucked them and now they’re shy. castor oil and coconut
oil, also great for that. which brings us to TREATMENT!
i don’t know about you, but i get stress zits. and my skin dries out, so my face feels
like dry wall. to prevent this, i recommend the body shop tea tree toner, the origins
black charcoal mask, and this HIGHLY EFFECTIVE cream from —-
when i’m freaking out about everything, it helps to keep my makeup purposeful. for
me, that entails brows, lashes, and lips. having mousse and gel on my eyebrows keeps
me from picking at them, same with wearing lipstick and picking at my mouth. i rub my
eyes so much that there’s marks on them, so i like having eyeliner or eyeshadow on
as a reminder to not do that. it’s also an incentive to not cry in public! i like
fun colors that are easy to apply, like this blue pencil.
and i must admit, highlighter makes me really happy.
i also always keep hand cream and scented oil in my bag to keep the calm vibes going. branching out into non-cosmetic treatment,
i always feel better when i remember to take my vitamins, like vitamin b, c, d, fish oil,
iron, calcium, plus these emergen-c packets. i’m gonna start sniffing these to avoid
colds, i swear to god today’s fact is that crying purges stress
hormones from your body and stimulates endorphins, so if you’re sobbing a lot, consider it
part of your skincare routine. links in the description to my video on studying
tips, my friend kaya talking about post-all-nighter makeup, and a discussion panel about self-care
i was in at vidcon for uplift! that’s all from me, i’m gonna go rub aloe
vera on my soul bye nerds and for the dog facial, you just apply the
cat directly to the face and ahhhh