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I'm a 23 year old Business Systems Analyst planning a DIY-heavy wedding to the love of my life on 9 . 10 . 11. Other then wedding planning, I spend most of my time trying to stay in shape or playing with my 3 dogs...Gabby, Dudley, and Tyson. I hate cleaning and almost never go a day without wearing something purple, and I hope you can keep up with my ADD blogging style!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Today I Begin My Facial Detox...

Yeah, so remember when I was bitching about hating my skin (in case you don't, the post can be found here)?  Well HiLLjo, author of Daisy to Sunflower, made an unthinkable recommendation - if I want my skin to clear up I have to cold turkey quit wearing makeup for a while.

At first the idea kind of made me want to vomit.  I've been wearing makeup for as long as I can remember.  I feel naked without it.  But the idea of not having clear skin for the wedding makes me want to vomit and then die, so I figured I'd give it a try.

But, instead of waiting until the wedding to see if it would work for me, I'm doing a mini facial detox between now and my bridal shower (Saturday, June 11th).  And you should know me well enough by now to realize I love me some before and after pictures, so, (and I can't believe I'm posting close-ups of my face on the internet sans-makeup) here are my before pictures:

Oh the horror...

Let's just hope that a week from now I'll be happily posting "after" pictures (because if things don't improve you can bet your first born I'm taking this suckers down and deleting every copy of them I can find).

And, just for fun, I really like my Skinny Bitch calendar today, so I'm going to share that with you as well (to make up for forcing you to look at my naked face):

Until next time...


  1. Here's hoping it works out for you! I know it can be so tough to go from makeup to none, but it'll be worth it!
    Also, we're shower twins! How exciting haha.

  2. I hope it works and think it will! Now that I work from home, I go without makeup more often, and it has helped my skin a lot, though I'm sure I'll still continue to have acne and breakouts until I'm 90.

  3. I hope it works for you. It failed miserably for me. :(

  4. I think you look cutie without makeup! I am flattered you took me that seriously! It works for me and I hope it works for you, too! Let me know after day 4 how you're feelin.

  5. You are so brave! I never heard of being makeupless=good skin. I don't think I can do it...ever...:-) Good luck!