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My Sick Day Essentials

By Kwilliford @ExquisiteEczema

I finally have the flu.  I have always been proud of the fact that I have never had it.  Well, it finally got me.  I knew something was wrong when I had a bad sore throat and felt achy.  I still feel like crap and can barely talk.  And now my poor mother feels like she is getting sick.  Despite feeling bad, I do have a few things that at least help me look halfway decent and will prevent me from looking like a zombie when I can finally leave the house.
Sick Day Essentials
Sick Day Essentials by kristen-noel-williford featuring guerlain makeup
My Sick Day EssentialsMy Sick Day EssentialsMy Sick Day EssentialsMy Sick Day EssentialsMy Sick Day EssentialsMy Sick Day EssentialsMy Sick Day EssentialsMy Sick Day Essentials1.) Ponds Luminous Clean Cleansing Wipes
I am ashamed to admit that skincare is taking a back seat right now.  I simply do not feel like going through my typical routine, especially at night. These cleansing wipes are my favorite for a quick clean up.  They are effective, smell nice and have gentle grooves so you get a bit of exfoliating action.
2.) The Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Boost
For some reason, the idea of a heavier moisturizer just seems gross to me at the moment.  I have been using this serum to keep my skin soft and bright.  It also helps makeup go on a bit more smoothly.
3.) Earth Therapeutics Cucumber Eye Kit
Having the flu  usually means, tired, puffy and dark eyes.  In order to help my eyes feel better, I like sticking the Cucumber Mask in the freezer for 10 minutes and leaving it on for 10 minutes.  I feel much more awake and alert after using it.
4.) Boscia Super Cool Eye Depuffing  Eye Balm
I adore the way this convenient balm makes the skin under my eyes feel.  It is so refreshing and leaves me feeling wide awake.  I have been using this for a few weeks, and my dark circles look slightly lighter.  I can't say what it does for puffiness because that has never been a huge issue for me.   It does leave my undereye area feeling softer, brighter and refreshed.  I always carry this with me in case I need a quick, refreshing boost.
5.) Aquaphor
This stuff is a savior for dry, cracked skin.  When I am sick, my eczema tends to act up and my lips crack.  That is not a good look for anybody.  And that is why I have my handy dandy tube of Aquaphor close by.
6.) Maybelline Mega Plush Mascara
Even though I have not left the house, other than to go to the pharmacy, I still like putting on a little makeup.  Every girl likes having long, full, clump free lashes and this mascara does just that.  And if I do have to venture out, I will be ready and my lashes will look fabulous.
7.) The Body Shop's Lightening Touch
Instead of foundation, I opted for this magic pen.  I use it around my eyes, nose and to help cover any discolorations.  It works like a charm and prevents me from looking like a zombie.  I have also used it as a shadow primer, which worked very well.  The best part is that it also prevents me from getting too oily. 
8.) Guerlain Meteroites in 01
This is a wonderful finishing powder.  It adds just a touch of radiance and controls oil.  And I love the trademark violet scent of Guerlain's products.  I apply a little bit on my face and I look like I actually got a full night's sleep.
9.) Ricola Cough Drops
I hate they way they taste, but they sure are effective.  I have had a bad sore throat, and these have really helped.  Sure, the taste is awful, but it helps soothe my throat and I cough less.

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