26 November 2014

A [beauty] blast from the past!

This post has been stuck in my 'drafts' for SO long. You won't believe it. Probably for two years now. It's a post full of heart-breaking (and skin-breaking) memories for me.

A journey of changes in the past 5 years, in terms of beauty. What I'm talking about is skin, make-up styles, interests, etc. Just cause we all know I've always been beautiful.. *brb, puking*

2009 -- 16 years

I was 16 in this photo and behind me sat my closest friend at the time (if I could remember, she was probably my only friend too). We were at her house working on our Multimedia assessment, I believe! No make-up (I think). 

2010 -- 17 years young, HSC student.

2010 was probably the most miserable year of my life, no joke! I was struggling so much through everything -- family, friends and my skin was just disastrous! 

Early 2010

Early 2010 (lookin' better with make-up and a shit quality webcam!)

Skin: I started 2010 with very bad cystic acne. Hopped onto the Roaccutane bandwagon as suggested by a friend, Jeff.
Beauty: Had eyelash extensions & started wearing circle lenses. Loved nude lips and dark-lined eyes

June 2010 -- swatching NYX's Sky Pink

Skin: Mum was right when she said "Your whole face is covered in pimples, the only places without pimples are your eye areas". :(
Beauty: Piled on more foundations and BB creams to cover up those cystic breakouts! I remember feeling quite uncomfortable without coverage make-up.. but who wouldn't with such disastrous breakouts? :( Still really liked nude lips........................ even though they didn't suit moi.

September 2010

Skin: Skin was super dry from Roaccutane, but cystic breakouts slowly went away..
Beauty: Still wore the same amount of make-up, but slowly dropped the circle lenses! Started wearing nude-pinks instead of the usual nude-beiges.

2011 -- 18 years old.

Feb 2011

Skin: Skin recovered completely from cystic breakouts, but was still quite dry!
Beauty: Wore more natural make-up and never stepped out of my comfort zone. Preferred lipglosses over lipsticks.

March 2011

Beauty: Was really inspired by Lee Hyori's make-up for CLEO cosmetics!

April 2011

Skin: Skin slowly recovered from flakes and dryness, but no more breakouts at all.
Beauty: Started experimenting with different products and brushes and started lining the lower lash line more often. Still in love with lipglosses and preferred natural rosey pinks.

May 2011

Skin: No more skin problems except for the leftover acne scars.
Beauty: Always wore foundation. Was really in love with Park Bom's (from 2NE1) make-up, so I started sporting really dramatic winged out eyeliner and double eyelid tapes. Those were the days...

June 2011

Skin: Really bad eye-bags, acne scars still chillin' around.
Beauty: Still ALWAYS wore foundation. Ventured into the world of lipsticks. Still a bit between both lipsticks and glosses.

2012 -- 19 years old.

January 2012

Skin: Slightly dry areas around the cheeks (still like that, now).
Beauty: Still self-concious about my skin. This was at the beach, and if I remember correctly, I wore foundation to the beach. Brows are horrible. Just straight, never really bothered/looked into them at that point in time. Confident enough to leave home without eyeliner and the rest.

2013 -- 20 years old!

January 2013

Skin: Foundation still all over, but I slowly started to feel comfortable going out without foundation.
Beauty: Still a victim of wearing wrong-toned foundations. Discovered the world of corals, I believe. 2013 was probably the year of corals for me. I loved coral lipsticks and blushers! Brows are STILL meh. What!!!
Hair: Dyed it. Brown. First time ever.

April 2013

Beauty: Minimal make-up. MY BROWS FINALLY LOOKS OK!!!
Hair: Regrowth. Too cheap to touch-up/redye. Screw it!

 December 2013

Beauty: Flick-out eyeliners all day, every freaking day! Tried hard on brows, but both sides are STILL so hard to even out!
Hair: Dyed hair back to black in October 2013. 

2014 -- 21 years old!!

May 2014

Beauty: I've began to drop off eyeliners. I wore very little. 2014 is the year of brows for me. Brows suddenly became extremely important. Here, in this photo, I'm still trying to even them out. Wore very minimal make-up out, unless it's a special occasion.
Hair: Chopped short, a tad longer than shoulder-length.

November 2014 (now!)

Beauty: My eyelids grew, over the many nights of being upset. My eyelids were never thick, but as you can see from this photo, they are somewhat visible now. My eyelids were double before, but also hooded! I slowly dropped off eyeliner, however, mascara is slowly becoming a daily necessity! Brows NEEDS TO BE ON POINT. Currently really into matte lip products. Could leave home without a trace of make-up. Np.

Hair: Growing!! Still waiting to chop it off to donate to Pantene's Beautiful Lengths. Really want to balayage it as soon as it's cut short!

That's up till now!

Now, I'm happy to say I can leave the house without make-up, still feeling confident. I feel like make-up surely does make me feel "prettier", but I'm fine without it. I'm now confident in my own skin, make-up is only a bonus.

However, just because I said that, doesn't mean you get to challenge me to CLUBS, PUBS, PARTIES WITHOUT MAKE-UP ALRIGHT???

Grooming is a form of manners, afterall.. So go away you boys who thinks all of us "wear make-up because we are not confident in ourselves!" or it's to "impress guys". It's only the same if those are the same reasons why you gel your hair and shave your mo'!

Leave us alone!!!


  1. This is an awesome post!!! I liked seeing your change of style as well as improvement in your acne (gives me hope!) My favourite selfie would probably have to be June 2011 because you look pretty fresh there ;D despite the "really bad eyebags" hahaha - I might do something like this when I'm older too !

    1. Aw! Thanks!! I hope your acne clears up soon, too. DEFINITELY keep all your current selfies for one of these back-tracking posts! X

  2. Brave post! So nice to hear that you've grown comfortable in your own skin and at a pretty young age too. My age is really showing through now...

  3. You've become more and more gorgeous over time! I first knew about you and your blog in 2010 and I remember those pics of you wearing circle lenses :) Your skin has cleared up very nicely, and good on you for wanting to donate your hair to the Pantene Beautiful Lengths campaign - I've been thinking of doing the same xx


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