Second, Happy Lunar New Year to my asian peeps! Year of the dragon, rarrr!
Third, thanks to you ladies, for all your great skincare recs last week. I ended up skimping on the Clarisonic (I'm intrinsically cheap, I can't help it) and instead purchased the Olay cleansing brush, along with the cleanser. I also got a new anti-wrinkle daily moisturizer with SPF at the rec of a friend, and did splurge on a retinol serum, Replenix (serums are the thing, right?). I'm also going to start doing the hote towel before washing, cold towel after washing thing. I may or may not be getting more than I need right now, but I figure better earlier than too little too late?
I also thought that I need to act fast to take care of my skin because when I am on my own with it, I do it no favors. Case in point, blatantly picking at and squeezing a pimple last night and ending up with more angry than I intended (though, what else did I expect?) I am going to spare you ladies the sight of my heinous blemish and instead post these pics from an outfit I wore last week - though I may need to figure out how to use that Picasa touchup tool! Wish there was a "touchup tool" for real life though ...
Since I'm going ahead to admit to that, I may as well let you know that I used to be a chronic nail biter - and still sometimes to resort back to it when I am highly stressed. My left forefinger is my most likely victim as it usually happens when I am sitting in front of the computer at work and typically my right hand is on the mouse.
Waaaaay back in the day, like elementary school, I used to chew on my hair too - not even sure why, probably because I saw some of the more popular gals with the long gorgeous locks doing it and I was just so thankful to have hair long enough to stick in my mouth. Nowadays, I apparently just like trimming my bangs between pro cuts and doing them way too short - yes, this is the second time I've done so in a few months. Just randomness!
Do you gals have any horrible habits that you totally know you shouldn't but can't help it?
Sweater: Ann Taylor marled wool shrug (worn here - sim here, casual here)
Top: J.Crew evie (size 2 sold on my blog sale here - sim here, here, tunic here)
Skirt: Loft patch pocket scuba (sim pencil here)
Tights: Anne Klein herringbone (sim here)
Boots: Vince Camuto bronco (worn here - sim here, here)
Necklace: Asos (sim plain here, here, red here)
Bracelets: J.Crew bangle / F21 stretch pyramid stud / J.Crew crystal abacus (sim here, here, here)
Lips: Dior creme de gloss in cream rose (441)