Friday, June 01, 2007

Day 2 - Sleepy & Arrived Late

Day 2

Alarm time set: 8.10am
Time Out of Bed: 8.48am
Time Reached Office: 9.46am
Breakfast: Apple Blackcurrant juice


Not sure if I am getting any better at this. I went to sleep earlier last night, only to wake up at 6.49am. Watched half an episode of Boston Legal, and dozed back off to la-la land. By the time my alarm went off, I felt sleepier than I was at 6.49am. Took me ages to struggle out of bed. And I ended up coming in later today than I did yesterday. :(

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On a different note, I have a pimple on the tip of my nose. It is annoying the sh-ts out of me. Seriously. Although its not totally visible yet (ie. not ready to squeeze), I can definitely feel it. And the affected area looks kinda red. Grrrr.....

I've always been pretty lucky with my skin. I never had acne during highschool, and I've never really had to use any products to keep my skin clean.

Just wash with warm water with face towel and splash with cold water later.

However, as I've grown older, I've been reeled in by various sources (friends.. my own mother.. Cosmopolitan etc), to start using some kind of skin products to 'delay' the aging process. (No, I don't have W******* yet).

Apparently, if I didn't start now, it was going to be too late.

Which is all good. The only problem is that my skin doesn't seem to appreciate it. 75% of the time after applying something the night before, I would wake up with acne issues the next morning. Not alot, but 2-3 pimples on my forehead is enough to piss me off for the rest of the week. I get worse results the next day if I use makeup.

Last night while cleaning out all my 'products', (my buddy advised me that these products have a shelf life of about 1-2 yrs... mine are about 3-4 yrs old already), I found I had an unused SK-II mask packet.

If common sense had prevailed, I should have thrown it away. I have no idea when I had brought it, but then again, it didn't have an expiry date. So I used it. (Hey.. SK-II is expensive .. ok???)....

And woke up with the consequences this morning.

The thing that really bugs me, is that I still don't know if its the SK-II mask that is causing my skin breakout, or if its because I used an 'expired' SK-II mask. ?! Its been so long since the last time I used one of these things, I've forgotten the previous result already.

The reason I did the 'clean out' was to make way for some new products. Anyone out there got any recommendations ?! Not sure if I really want to be spending all that money on SK-II products again.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey Astrogirl... It's Pat, your secret admirer in Thailand...

Check out stevepavlina.com/blog - he's got some good stuff re sleeping and becoming an early riser. Luckily I am my own boss, so I don't have to worry about what others might think about me showing up late...

I am wishing you lots of luck!

AstroGirl said...

pat ~~~~~~~~ lucky u !!! however, i think i was reaching a stage where if I continued on arriving 1-1.5 hrs late to work I was going to get sacked.. :P so this is me trying to take control of my life again.

btw...Thanks for the link.. :)

I especially like this line.. "Wife: Why do you keep setting your alarm if you aren’t going to get up when it goes off?" that is sooooo true !! :P