Slaying Ya Faves: An OOTD ft. Zara Shorts and Other Fuckery

Honestly, I woke up today feeling like straight up shit. I actually wanted to rip my fucking eyes out and shove them up my ass. Sorry for the mental image you may get from that. Anyways, even though I may feel like shit, I surely as hell ain’t gonna be looking like shit. Today’s outfit had me looking like a 10 even though I felt like a 1. Navy blue shirt + floral shorts + brown sandals = a straight fire outfit.

 

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A high quality outfit ft. shitty lighting.

Last year I bought these floral high waisted shorts from Zara and they were magical. These shorts had my waist snatched to the gods, and my normally nonexistent butt appeared to be round and perky as fuck.Unfortunately, they don’t sell these pair anymore(RIP), but I’ll cherish these shorts until they fall apart in the washing machine.
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The next part of my outfit are a pair of tan sandals with a low wedge, two buckle up straps, and a zipper at the back. About three years ago about these sandals off a random Ebay store, and I was soo suspicious about them because the sandals were way too good to be true. Incredibly cheap sandals + free shipping = a scam, or so I thought. I was prepared to get ripped off, but when I opened the package containing the sandals, I was shocked at how nice they looked. The material didn’t look like complete shit. When I tried them on, I found the sandals true to size, and comfortable to walk in. It’s been two years, and my sandals still haven’t fallen apart yet.

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The last part of my outfit is a basic navy blue fitted t-shirt from Old Navy. Luckily for me, I got a bunch of these shirts on sale for five dollars and I love all of them. I’m not including any pictures of them because it’s a basic shirt, and I’m lazy as fuck.

Anyways, that concludes my quick OOTD post for today. I’m off to fuck around for the rest of the day. Any comments or constructive criticism would be welcome!

 

 

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CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser Review: Cystic Acne City!

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Serving y’all some quality photography of CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser.

Y’all after a busy ass three months, I’m back to attend to my abandoned struggle blog. I’m going to be reviewing CeraVe’s Hydrating Cleanser, which was a big fucking disappointment to be honest.

The Backstory: For months I have been valiantly searching for a new cleanser only to be met with fuckery and disappointment. For a while, I thought that natural cleansers were better than the “dangerous chemicals!!11!!” in other cleansers. I tried an activated charcoal soap which stripped the shit out of my skin and broke me out. I tried Glytone’s Oily Skin cleanser, which also broke me out. I tried African Black Soap which made my face feel like it was splitting open and also broke me out. You get the picture. After feverishly lurking on r/SkincareAddiction and r/AsianBeauty, CeraVe’s hydrating cleanser caught my eye. A pH balanced cleanser that was actually hydrating instead of stripping my skin? I placed CeraVe’s Hydrating Cleanser in my cart ASAP and eagerly waited for it to be delivered to my struggle abode.

 

The Claims

 

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser claims to help repair your skin’s natural protective barrier.  It also claims to contain ceramides and hyaluronic acid.

 

The Ingredients

 

  • Purified Water
  • Glycerin
  • Behentrimonium Methosulfate
  • Cetearyl Alcohol
  • Ceramide 3
  • Ceramide 6-11
  • Ceramide 1
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Cholesterol
  • Polyoxyl 40 Stearate
  • Glyceryl Monostearate
  • Stearyl Alcohol
  • Polysorbate 20
  • Potassium Phosphate
  • Dipotassium Phosphate
  • Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate
  • Cetyl Alcohol
  • Disodium EDTA, Phytosphingosine
  • Methylparaben
  • Propylparaben
  • Carbomer
  • Xanthan Gum

 

 

After taking a look at this ingredient list, I thought I had found the holy grail of cleansers. Ceramides and hyaluronic acids in a cleanser for only twelve dollars? My ass was lit as fuck for this cleanser to arrive.

 

Performance

 

Y’all, the first time I used this, I deadass thought I died and went to skincare heaven. The cleanser is somewhat of a jelly consistency and doesn’t foam much when I applied it. After I washed the cleanser off my face, my skin felt smooth as fuck. My skin literally felt smoother than a baby’s ass.After months of trudging through crappy cleansers that stripped my skin and broke me out, I finally thought I found the one.

Then, I realized that I got duped. For the first week I used this, everything was going well. My skin was hydrated, my moisture barrier was intact, and I wasn’t breaking out. By week 2, my skincare heaven went to shit. I got a cystic pimple on my cheek, which I chalked up to some other product in my routine. After both my cheeks and my chin broke out into a million cystic pimples and closed comedones, I realized that something was very wrong. In denial, I cut out every other product in my routine except for the cleanser and a basic moisturizer. I refused to believe that my beloved, r/SkincareAddiction praised, CeraVe cleanser could ever break me out. As the pimples consisted and got worse, I did the dreaded: I broke up with CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser. A sad, messy, bitter breakup it was.

Also, a note on the packaging. I rarely give a shit about packaging unless it’s really good, or really shitty, but the pump on this dispensed the perfect amount of cleanser. This was really helpful for me because I have a tendency to use a ridiculous amount of cleanser.

 

Conclusion

 

Even though CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser did leave my skin soft, smooth, and not stripped, it unfortunately gave me some of the worst breakouts of my life. While the cleanser did what it claimed to do, I would seriously recommend that my acne-prone people avoid this cleanser.

Rating: 2/5

 

Madblackthot’s Rating Scale

1 – What kind of fuckshit? Would give this product to my worst enemy.

2-  Mess. Trash ass product with one redeeming quality.

3 – Meh. Wouldn’t repurchase.

4 – It’s lit! Great product.

5 – My edges have been completely snatched to the gods. Holy grail of holy grails!

Bougie Wardrobe Essentials

Recently, I’ve been working on revamping my struggle wardrobe full of tragically outdated fashions.  I realized that in my valiant efforts to become the most stylish girl in my crappy small town, that I owned no basic wardrobe staples. Despite me buying 50 pairs of suede skirts from Topshop, I didn’t own one plain white shirt. Not one. In order to remedy this tragedy, I’ve been focusing on buying more basic things that go with the rest of my wardrobe. Here are my five basic fashion essentials!

1.) The Plain White Shirt

On my many numerous shopping trips, I bought a ridiculous amount of shirts. Leopard print, floral, dotted, you name it. In my closet you’ll find a ridiculous amount of patterned shirts from Zara. Recently, while going through my closet I realized I didn’t have any white shirts to go with anything. My floral trousers, my suede skirts, my leather shorts all had nothing to be worn with. Recently, I bought this plain white shirt from Mixxmix for $10.91.

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2.) The Black Turtleneck

Aside from me not owning any white shirts, I didn’t own any black shirts. I also didn’t own any turtlenecks. I used to be an avid hater of turtlenecks because I felt like I looked like one of those try hard bougie niggas from the suburbs. Despite me being a stereotypical bougie nigga, I didn’t want to fall into that trap. Because I’m fake, I bought my first turtleneck from Mixxmix last month. The only reason I bought it was because I didn’t want to pay for shipping fees.  When I got my turtleneck in the mail and tried it on, I was shocked. This turtleneck was like the second coming of Jesus. Instead of succumbing to the trap of tryhard bougieness, I looked like the finest nigga on the block. My normally average boobs looked like 34 Ds. I actually looked like the slim thick black girl I envisioned in my dreams. For ten dollars and ninety-one cents, I had a fire turtleneck in my closet.

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3.) Black Ankle Booties

Prior to my wardrobe revamp, the only boots I had in my closet were a dusty pair of Bearpaw boots. The only reason I even bought those boots were so I could get a knockoff pair of Uggs for a cheap price. In order to replace my struggle boots, I bought an affordable pair of black ankle booties from Joe Fresh for $24.94. The heel isn’t too high and is perfect to wear casually with boyfriend jeans. To my surprise, the quality wasn’t complete crap and they go with everything I have in my closet.

 

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