Can you believe it it’s been a week since my surgery. It feels like my surgery just happened yesterday, yet it’s been the longest week of my life. I am soooo over this nose cast.
I know this is kind of random, but not completely off topic. I am so sick of seeing all the million and one tutorials on Youtube of non surgical nose job with makeup, nose contouring, instant nose job bullshit. Major eyeroll.
I remember being 17 stumbling upon a video like that. It was Kandee Johnson. No disrespect to her, but it was a crock of shit. I contoured my nose I even blended it just right or so I thought only to go out in public and have my friend tell me my nose looked like a neapolitan ice cream bar. Oh the horror. no amount of makeup could hide my dorsal hump. And let me tell you girls no amount of makeup can hide your bumpy nose, your wide nose, your bulbous tip etc… makeup is wonderful it can hide a lot of things; however, when it comes to contouring it’s designed for photography.
Contouring only looks good in photographs. In Instagram. I dare you to see one of those girls you follow on Instagram out in public. You see them in real life and their makeup is cakey and you can see where the contour lines of makeup begin and start. I’ve been obsessed over the past week watching Lisa Eldridge on Youtube. She’s a real makeup artist who’s worked in the industry and doesn’t use the contour technique.
I just felt the need to share that because I remember being young and frustrated with my nose and feeling upset that makeup couldnt hide my one flaw.
Swelling & Bruising:
My tip is still swollen and tender to the touch. Bruising is a little lighter. On my right eye it’s a little worse.
Pain & discomfort:
I’m still sleeping slightly elevated. I can’t wait to sleep on my side. It’s probably going to be a long time before I sleep on my stomach I’m traumatized. Kind of life after you have a baby. Yup same theory.
My cast is still so itchy, and my right nostril has a lot more dry crusty boogers coming out from it than my left. I can’t blow my nose and quite frankly I don’t want too.
I feel like it’s going to take me awhile to adjust to my new look but also I know I’m going to subconscious of my nose and hitting it. I’m terrified of swimming, poking it etc… it’s just going to take some time. I think it’s natural though. you paid a lot of money for it you don’t want to ruin it. the nose is fragile it takes up to a year to fully heal.
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