A (way to long) rant, sorry. Problems and Circumstances

Meh, hey guys. Sorry I was inactive the last two days and today and maybe tomorrow. I will probably prepare things today and tomorrow and then return starting next week to “normal”, meaning 1 post a day and preferable two match-ups.

I am going to rant a little but here are some things I have troubles at the moment in relation with this blog, so they might be interesting for you. If not you may ignore them, I am just being sensitive here. Also please don’t point out to me that instead of writing this I should be writing requests. I, for once, am not procrastinating, I really want to clarify some things and tell you about how I am feeling because of certain stuff happening. This is nothing personal and I don’t want to insult anyone. So everyone who doesn’t want to read under the cut, a short summary of the important things:

Please don’t send in more than 3 asks for Match-Ups but more than 2 sentence! | Please tell me what “angsty pining” means | Please specify what you want to request (Headcanons/Headcanon-Scenario/Scenario/etc.)

Okay, now the more explaining rant underneath. If you are quitting reading here, thank you for reading and supporting this blog!
We reached 358 followers today and I really couldn’t be more happy that from such a small project I started the flowers bloomed so nicely. That’s what I am thankful for. But that’s also why I want to tell you about things I have problems with, so both writer and reader can understand each other better.

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Hello everyone, I know there have been posts like this before, but I want to give some (hopefully helpful) advice for those with sensory issues who want to wear makeup! It’s also just makeup advice in general, so anyone who finds it helpful can reblog.

I’ll try and keep it short, but these are some of the things that work for me:

Products (mostly just foundation):
-Elf is a cheap brand and also works really well. They sell foundation in little tubes/bottles, and I’ve found that works pretty well, but sometimes the texture really bothers me.

-Glo minerals sells powdered foundation, which in my case, feels a lot better on the skin than liquid foundation. It’s coverage is usually pretty good, but it takes longer to apply.

-Clinique is more expensive, but they have this excellent compact full of makeup you can sponge on your face. It works really well, and isn’t hard on sensory input.

-Loreal sells this true match lumi cushion which has a sponge and pad to apply foundation. My mother is a huge fan of it, and it isn’t hard on sensory faculties, it covers well, AND it’s not very expensive.

-For skin care/moisturizing, I use Cetaphil, which is prone to making your skin dry out really quickly, so I rarely use toner with it, but I follow it up with Elf’ s daily hydration moisturizer.

-I don’t wear much lip stick, but Maybelline sells tinted and nude chap stick (i think they’re called baby lips) It isn’t greasy, and it still moisturizes your lips really well.

-When washing your face, if you can handle hot water and steam, use it to wash. It draws everything to the surface, and helps with clearing your pours. If you can’t stand washcloths, just using your hands is okay (more bacteria actually accumulate on washcloths anyways). There are also wipes available, I believe I had some with Cetaphil for awhile because I had issues with the washcloths too.

-Use your soap/cleanser, and apply toner afterwards with a cottonball if desired. Be aware that some cleansers dry out your skin more than others, and if it does dry out your skin a whole lot, I would caution against using toner.

-Moisturize afterwards. The texture bugs me with the lotion, but not moisturizing is way worse because then your skin will start overproducing oil to compensate, and that leads to some wicked breakouts. And then you’ll get this gross greasy feeling which is even worse than the actual moisturizer.

-Apply your foundation. I’ve found sponges work best for me, and feel better than just liquid foundation.

-Apply blush, contour, etc. The angle brushes are best for contouring with powder, and the big round brushes are best for blush.

-If you do your eyebrows, do your eyebrows at this point. I usually use brow gel, but if you use a small angle brush and a shade of eyeshadow close to your brow colour, you can get more precision with shaping them. It also feels nicer than the gel, in my experience.

-Do your eyes. If you have issues with mascara, I’ve found using a smaller wand helps, and you can just do your top lash line.

-As for eyeliner, I’d recommend the wide, creme pencils that look like crayons.Those are much quicker to apply, and you can smudge and blend them more easily. You can also use gel eyeliner, if you’re super brave, but it’s hard to apply and tbh, every time I’ve used gel I’ve ended up crying and almost taking out one or more of my eyeballs. You can also use a tiny angle brush and eyeshadow for liner.

-For eyeshadow, use a medium brush and don’t apply too much at once. You only need a little powder.

-Finally, if you wear lip stick/lip gloss/chap stick, put it on last. The general rule is if you wear a flashy eyeshadow, pair it with a neutral lip colour. If you wear minimal eyeshadow, you can wear a brighter lip colour.

-I’ve always thought lip gloss feels gross, but if you do wear it, use your finger to put it on your lips if it doesn’t come with a wand. If you absolutely can’t stand lip gloss, there are tinted chap sticks available that accomplish the same effect, but don’t feel slimy or sticky.

- If you wear lip stick, blot it with a tissue to get rid of the excess. Walking around with a bunch of excess lip stick feels horrible (especially when you try to eat or drink) so this is important.

These are just some things I found helpful. It’s more generalized than I’d like, but I hope it helps. If anyone else has any advice, please add on!

Monday 8:27am
I woke up with you on my mind.
You called me babe last night —
my heart is still pounding.

Tuesday 10:53pm
Today I realized we won’t work.
What we are is hurting her.
And I think she matters more to me than you do.

Wednesday 11:52pm
I broke things off with you today.
She barely said a word.
I’ve never regretted anything more than this.

Thursday 4:03pm
I shouldn’t have sent that message.
You shouldn’t have been so okay with receiving it.

Friday 9:57pm
I almost messaged you today.
I didn’t.

Saturday 8:49pm
I’m walking around town in search of alcohol.
They say that liquor numbs the pain of having a broken heart.
I want to put that to the test.

Sunday 2:32am
I heard you texted a girl you’ve never spoken to before.
I wonder if it’s because you’re trying to replace me.
I can’t help but wish you weren’t.
I thought I was irreplaceable.

—  a week with you on my mind, c.j.n.
Move on, leave, run away, escape this place… but don’t forget about me, about us, about this town. Always remember where you come from so you can appreciate how far you’ve come.
—  c.j.n.