Well I've done nothing thus far fish wise.
Instead today I got my eyebrows and upper lip waxed. My eyebrows have been waxed exactly once before, and I have been too afraid to pluck them without some sort of basic shape to use as a guideline, so they were looking pretty untidy. However, I didn't want to have them waxed too thin, as I don't want to be drawing my eyebrows on. Luckily the lady who did them liked thick brows, and she just neatened mine up.
Sadly while my eyebrows look good, my skin is terrible. It's dry, it's sore, and it's covered in this humongous hormonal acne on my lower cheeks, chin and jaw. I'm not kidding, I think the pimple on my chin is now large enough to qualify for its own postcode. I really have to go to a doctor or dermatologist and get my skin sorted out. I'm 25 and I've got worse skin now than I did when I was going through puberty. People suffering from something like cystic acne, probably would think I am being precious, but I'm starting to get quite a bit of scarring on my cheeks, not to mention it's very painful when I get these huge blind pimples forming that take days to come to a head. I won't go anywhere outside my house without make-up on nowadays. I'm so envious of people with clear skin. I see people who absolutely cake on their make-up, eat unhealthily, and go around with greasy hair and their skin is still great. I try to eat healthy, keep my make-up to a minimum (I just use a Body Shop BB cream and mineral powder), and do things like keep my hair out of my face and wash my pillows regularly. I even cut out like 90% of the dairy I was eating because I heard that can cause skin issues. Yet without fail, once or twice a month, I have these huge break-outs that barely have time to heal before the next one begins.
I'm very average looks wise to begin with, so it's even worse with my terrible skin. This is what I feel like most days.
It's just so very annoying. Plus if you thought the conflicting information on fish keeping was bad enough, try looking at anything regarding treating/preventing acne. You get things like "This face wash cleared up my skin and now it's so dewy and soft I've become an internationally acclaimed model", and then directly below that, you get comments like, "This product burned all my skin off and now I am in the ICU with my acne worse than before".
I'm also annoyed with our house. My mum was pregnant with me when my parents moved here. Looking back, they both agree they should have just demolished the house and built a new one. This house has never been finished the entire time I've lived in it. We finally thought it would be finished when my younger brother and his boss came down to do an extension joining our lounge, rumpus, and study. We were going to do all the bathrooms up, do the kitchen, give the house a paint inside and out, and get new flooring laid. Unfortunately, my brother and his boss did one of the worst jobs I have seen. Then they nicked off and we were left with this extension that had cost my mum quite a lot of money, but that basically had to be completely redone.
So our renovations have been on hold for probably two years now, and our house looks even worse than before. My older brother recently came back to Melbourne, and was planning on coming over and getting things fixed up. However, after less than a week of working here, he had a meltdown triggered by a crooked door jamb (I don't think there is a single straight edge in this build) and told mum he wasn't coming back. So now we are still in renovation limbo.
It's just crappy because I try and keep the house as clean as I can, but when the house is as tired and in need of TLC as ours is, there really isn't any point. As visitors just walk in, see the condition of our carpets and most likely walk out thinking we are a bunch of pigs.
So this is my moan for the week. It's probably first world problems to some, but this is my journal and I'll whinge if I want to.