In a collaboration with Ebeling dentists
/ treatment gifted
I’ll never forget my first migraine. I puked, suffered the worst headache I’ve ever experienced and felt horrible for three days straight. These were my migraines as a child.
As I got older, my migraines turned less severe. They usually lasted only for a day. But even that one day was torture. The next day after my migraine I always felt reborn and amazing. Just because the contrast between being in migraine versus feeling normal was huge.
Anyone who’s experienced migraines probably gets what I’m talking about.
Botox for migraine and headache
I’m very lucky, because nowadays my migraines are very mild. I don’t know what has happened, but I’m not complaining. I only get headache that is nowhere near as bad as it could be. It’s been several years since I last had a proper migraine (though the possibility and fear of having one never really leaves you).
As you might know, I take botox for bruxism and it’s been a tremendous help. Bruxism can also cause headaches and it’s weird, how it shows up in different parts of the body – not only the jaw area.
Headaches are still something I get occasionally. I also sometimes get this migraine-like pain around my eyes, so I was eager to try botox. Another big thing is that I frown a lot. I do it constantly. I also frown when it’s sunny or bright outside. Frowning can cause headache too. Obviously it also causes wrinkles and can make you look a bit angry. Some take botox just for this reason and I understand that.
Lifting your eyebrows a lot can also cause headaches and horizontal lines on the forehead.
On my latest appointment my dentist Sakari Ebeling injected botox on my jaw, temples (those are the ‘regular areas’), neck and between my brows. Where the botox is injected is always personal so these areas and the amount vary depending on the person.
My dentist Sakari Ebeling said this about treating migraine with botox:
“We’ve got good results with botulin toxin for patients that suffer from migraine. The migraine episodes are milder, they are less frequent and they can even stay away. Patients have also received good results for bruxism or tension headaches. When treating migraine, the typical areas which are injected are the muscles on the temples, forehead, between brows and muscles on the base of the skull. It must be taken into account though, that the results vary and not everyone necessary get the help they hope to get.”
Before & after botox for frown lines
I noticed a change in my frown lines about a week after taking botox. I couldn’t frown as hard as I used to. I was shocked to see how well it has worked and these photos also explain why botox in the jaw works so well. The muscles simply can’t work as hard as they used to, therefore you can’t clench your teeth together as much and therefore there is less pain and problems.
How long does the effect last?
The time between my appointments this time was nine months. That’s a long time, because there’s no promise as to how long the effect lasts. It’s usually around 3-6 months. The results tend to get better with second appointment, since the symptoms have not gotten as bad as before. At least in my experience that has happened, because on my first time, the result lasted for 4 months, but after that it’s been 6-9 months. I can’t say if I’ve seen some long term improvement, but it sure feels like that.
As always, I’m happy with my results. If you want to read more about my experience with taking botox for bruxism, I recommend reading my earlier posts (here and here). My dentist also answered some questions there!
If you would like to try botulin treatment, I got a discount for you. When taking the treatment for bruxism (399€), extra areas are 50€/per area (normally 100€). You can take it for example on your forehead, on your frown lines or back of the skull. For aesthetic botulin treatment only, you can get it for 99€ per area (normally 199€). You can only use the discount once.
272 products. That’s my entire makeup collection, laid out on the floor.
22 eyeshadow palettes.
95 base products, containing all the primers, foundations, powders, concealers, blushes, bronzers and highlights I have.
62 lip products.
… and more.
I realize that’s a lot of products for one person to use, but on the other hand, I’m a beauty blogger and makeup is my work. There’s also the collection part of it. Some people collect bags or shoes, I collect makeup. Many of the products have personal value to me and some I actually keep only for the sentimental value. And brands also send me pr-samples, so I haven’t bought everything myself.
I know that seeing all this makeup is crazy to some people, but I think I have a pretty good idea of what I own. I can tell you how these products work and in which situations I would wear them. Also, some of these products are years old, so my collection has grown slowly. Powder products, for example, tend to stay in good shape even after the promised expiration date.
I have showed my makeup vanity and how I organize my makeup in this post!
My entire makeup collection
But obviously, seeing all these products altogether like this was a bit of a shock to me too. It was the perfect opportunity to also organize and get rid of some stuff. I actually go through my collection quite often and I’m always gifting my friends and family with the products I no longer use or need. I showed you the “away” pile too at the end of this post. After those products I was left with about 250 products.
I wrote down all the products I have in excel and so I wanted to share the list here as well. I kept this post short, focusing on just showing my collection, but I did add links to some blog posts regarding the products.
I was inspired to do this post when I saw Fiia’s makeup stash. So thank you @makeupmafioso for the inspiration!
Vita Liberata Beauty Blur Latte Light
beautyblender Opal Essence Primer
GOSH Primer Plus, Chameleon
Too Faced Hangover Primer
NYX High Glass, Sandy Glow
Mineral makeup Pandhy’s Loose Mineral Foundation, Sandra
Alima Pure Satin Matte Foundation, Beige 2
Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation, Popcorn – Effortless makeup with Lily Lolo
Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation samples in different shades – 10 samples all in total
Blushes Kjaer Weis Cream Blush, Above and Beyond – Luxury makeup with Kjaer Weis
Alima Pure Luminous Shimmer Blush, Garnet
Kiko Milano Desert Dunes Baked Blush, Gypsy Pink
Lily Lolo Mineral Blush, Ooh La La
Madara Guilty Shades Eye & Cheek Multishadow, 64
Boho Blush, 7 Peach
Milani Baked Blush, Delizioso Pink
Jane Iredale PurePressed Blush, Mystique
Dr. PawPaw Outrageous, Orange Balm
Z-palette Zuii Organic blushes Peach, Grapefruit, Melon & Nectar – NARS Orgasm VS. Zuii Melon
Clarins Joli Blush, Cheeky Pink
Clarins Joli Blush, Cheeky Boum
Clarins Joli Blush, Cheeky Peach
Clarins Joli Blush, Cheeky Purple – Beauty products I was most impressed in 2019
Highlights Boho Highlighter, 2 Spring Glow
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, Soft & Gentle – How long does it take for me to do my makeup?
Colourpop x Bitti Super Shock Cheek, Frosty
Bareminerals Bare Pro Glow, Joy
Laura Geller Dewdreamer Illuminating Drops, Ballerina
Maybelline master strobing stick, Nude Glow
Zuii Organic Flora Diamond Sparkle Blush, Raspberry
Zuii Organic Flora Diamond Sparkle Blush, Peach
Zuii Organic Flora Diamond Sparkle Blush, Berry – How to highlight your face
Zuii Organic Flora Diamond Sparkle Blush, Blossom
Zuii Organic Highlight, Moon
NYX High Glass Illuminating Powder, Moon glow
NYX High Glass Finishing Powder, Medium
Sleek Highlighter Palette, Solstice – Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette review
Brow products BBB London Ultra Slim Brow Definer, Indian Chocolate
delilah Brow Groom, Sable
Madara Brow Pomade, Smoky Blonde
Guerlain Brow Pencil, Blonde
Holika Holika Brow Pencil, Medium Brown
essence make me brow gel blonde x 2
Lily Lolo Brow Duo Medium – Brow tutorial using powder and pencil
Boho Brow Pencil 303
mad4eyebrow Natural Brow Filler, Blonde
Jane Iredale GreatShape Eyebrow Kit, Ash Blonde
Mascaras & false lashes
Boho Mascara Jungle x 2
essence Bye Bye Panda Eyes! x 4 – Cruelty free mascara favorite
Boho Mascara Gypsy
Smashbox Fanned Out Mascara
Lyko Eyelashes 01
Lyko Eyelashes 02
Lyko Eyelashes 04
Eylure Lash Pro Individuals
Depend Maria lashes
Kiss Haute Couture Natural Premium Lashes
House Of Lashes Ethereal Lite x 2
House Of Lashes Iconic Lite
House of Lashes Demure Lite
essence Lash On Lash Off magnetic accent lashes
House of Lashes lash glue
Eylure lash glue
Lip liners MAC Lip Pencil, Hip ‘N Happy
YSL The Lip Styler, Le Rouge
Lily Lolo Natural Lip Pencil, True Pink
Lily Lolo Natural Lip Pencil, Ruby Red
mellow cosmetics Lip Pencil, Aria
llamasqua Colouring Pencil, Raw
Colourpop Lippie Pencil, Boarding Pass
KICKS Lip Liner, Purple Spell
KICKS Lip Liner, Your Lips But Better
NYX Lipliner Pencil, Nectar
Lord & Berry Crayon Lipstick, intimacy
avril Le Lipstick Pencil, Vrai Rouge
Lipsticks Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick, Ellen – The best lipstick I’ve ever tried?
Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick, Gwen
Jane Iredale Triple Luxe Lipstick, Rose
YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain, 12
YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain, 2
YSL Tatouage Couture Matte Stain, 21
YSL Rouge Volupte Shine, 41YSL Vinyl Cream, 409
GOSH Velvet Touch Lipstick, Antique Rose
Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lipstick, Honeysuckle
Kjaer Weis Lipstick, Amour Rouge –6 x the best orange red lipstick
Smashbox Always On Lipstick, Out Loud
Zuii Organic Lux Lipstick, Paris
Zuii Organic Lux Lipstick, Bridget
Zuii Organic Lux Lipstick, Mia
Zuii Organic Lux Lipstick, Coral Red
Zuii Organic Flora Lipstick, Siren
Zuii Organic Flora Lipstick, Classic Red – 6 x the best red lipstick
Clarins Joli Rouge Brilliant, Woodberry
Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet, Soft Berry
Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet, Plum
Clarins Joli Rouge Velvet, Pink Cranberry
Too Faced Melted Matte, Its Happening!
Colourpop Velvet Blur Lipstick, Oasis
Colourpop Velvet Blur Lipstick, Slow Dance
Colourpop Creme Lipstick, Bling Ring
Colourpop Creme Lipstick, It’s Faux
Colourpop x Bitti Ultra Blotted Lip, Juicy Drop
Colourpop x Bitti Ultra Blotted Lip, Holly Lolly
Colourpop x Bitti Ultra Blotted Lip, Chewholic
Rimmel Provocalips, Kiss Me You Fool
Rimmel Provocalips, Play With Fire
KICKS Lipstick, Cream Please
KICKS Lipstick, Just Kissed
KICKS Lipstick, Brick Lane
Lily Lolo Lipstick, Scarlet Red
Lily Lolo Lipstick, Desire
Boho Lipstick, 103 Groseille
Boho Lipstick, 204 Orchidee
Boho Lipstick, 406 Cassis
Pretty by Flormar Lipstick, Hot Brodeaux
Pretty by Flormar Lipstick, Burgundy
Single eyeshadows & pencils Colourpop Super Shock Shadow, Flying Circus
Colourpop Super Shock Shadow, Like A Butterfly
Jane Iredale 24 Karat Gold Shimmer, Rose Gold
Jane Iredale 24 Karat Gold Shimmer Rose, Champagne
Bobbi Brown Luxe Eyeshadow, Heat Ray
Bobbi Brown Luxe Eyeshadow, High Octane
YSL Sequin Crush, 1 Legendary Gold –YSL Sequin Crush eyeshadows & 3 sparkly tutorials
YSL Sequin Crush, 8 Louder Blue
YSL Sequin Crush, 9 Bold Blue
NYX Ultra Pearl Mania, Baby Blue
KICKS Liquid Eyeshadow, Mesmerized
KICKS Liquid Eyeshadow, Hypnotized
KICKS Liquid Eyeshadow, Dazzled
Boho Creamy Eyeshadow, Pink Glow
Boho Creamy Eyeshadow, Copper Glow
Boho Jumbo Yeux, 01 Bronze
Boho Jumbo Yeux, 02 Taupe
Boho Jumbo Yeux, 03 Cuivre
Boho Eyeshadow, 214 Pivoine
Boho Eyeshadow, 104 Cafe
Boho Eyeshadow, 105 Cacao
Lily Lolo, Sticky Toffee
Illamasqua Iconic Chrome Pigment Paint, Provocative
Colourpop Metallic Liquid Liner, Bronze Touch
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner, Distortion
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, Milk
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil, Iced Mocha
elf white eye pencil
Lord & Berry Travel Black Liner
Urban Decay Primer Potion Eden
Urban Decay Primer Potion Original
NYX Glitter Primer – I actually use this for shimmery eyeshadows too, to really make them pop.
Miscellaneous Lily Lolo Makeup Mist
Vita Liberata body blur
Grimas face paints
Sensai blotting papers
And finally, here is what I ended up removing from my collection: 20 products total.
There are just a few palettes I no longer use, some lip products and a dried out gel liner. The face contour kit I wanted to throw out, because I have a pretty similar one from Lily Lolo. I love those Clarins blushes (and kept all the other shades), but I don’t really use the lightest colors. Then there’s a few makeup pens I never use, a matte lipstick I don’t use and some old lipsticks. Oh – and the cream highlight I know will be perfect for my sister!
Would you like to see reviews or tutorials on some particular product or products? Now you know exactly what I own. And since linking to every single review or post I have written about these products is impossible, you can always try searching this site with the product name.