I have had chronic migraines since 2007, which are thankfully pretty well controlled since November 2011 due to Botox Injections (hence the energy to blog). Of course, when you fix one thing something else invariably breaks. I was just diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. I have literally not gotten a good night's sleep since sometime in 2009. So I feel terrible all the time. Though I technically have an "invisible" illness, I feel like it is written all over my face. It's bad enough I feel awful, I don't want to look crummy too.
Over the years I've learned a lot about how to fake looking "well" and how take care of my skin, hair, etc with the least amount of effort possible. I'm here to pass that on to you. I usually recommend everything from drugstore to department/specialty store brands (like Macy's, Sephora, etc), but don't worry about me recommending a $200 face cream. I have too many doctor bills for that nonsense. If I recommend something from a department/specialty store, I'll always try to give you a comparable drugstore option, unless there is none.
I am not an "expert" in anything. I got halfway through cosmetology school before I had to drop out due to chronic migraine (Yes, I am a "Beauty School Drop Out"). I don't have any fancy credentials, but I've gone through a lot of trial and error, and I do serious research when it comes to skin, hair and makeup. It's the only thing I know as much about as I know about Migraine disease.
I'm going to post about things I think will be helpful, but if there is something out there you want to know more about, just let me know! I'll try to accommodate my readers whenever I can. And please keep the comments coming! All constructive feedback will be appreciated, however trolls will be deleted.
Be As Well As Possible!
(P.S. Quick confession about the picture. I am thirty three years old. There is zero photoshopping or alteration in any way. But since my primary preventive it Botox, I've technically "had work done." Only to my forehead though as the Botox is administered medically by a neurologist, not cosmetically by a dermatologist. The rest is sunscreen, skincare, and make up magic.)