Friday, 16 November 2012

My everyday look and thoughts on face piercings



I have been doing wish list posts every Friday, but they started to depress me a bit, since I can't really buy anything at the moment. I am adding a FOTD post instead :)This look is my everyday look, which means- neutral, minimal makeup with just a couple of products.I used Ginvera BB cream as a base, Liz Earle Loose Powder to get a matte finish and a tiny bit of Liz Earle bronzer and Look Beauty Blusher in Flirt on my cheeks. To add a nice glow to my face I used Lily Lolo mineral shimmer. I used Look Beauty brow Kit for my eye brows, Urban Decay Nylon and Clarins White Sparkle eyeshadows on my eyelids and Benefit Bad Gal mascara for my lashes. On my lips I am wearing YSL Rouge Volupte in Sensual Silk. That's it. My everyday makeup look, straight hair, oversized top and a statement necklace. Obviously, most of the time you will find me in Disney PJ's, massive stretched jumpers and messy hair- I added a picture like this to my instagram :) so if you follow me there, you've seen it all :)


Since todays look is natural, I thought that I will include my piercing scars in the photo. I usually remove them in PS, because I hate them and they make me feel very insecure. I am sure that many of you know how I feel. I spoke to some of you on Twitter yesterday and I am not alone. I really regret getting piercings on my face, especially the ones under my lips. I got my piercings done when I was 16/17, without my parents permission. They were totally against piercings, so I did it myself. I bought special piercing needles and pierced my face in three places. Surprisingly, it all healed quickly and the piercings looked really nice. I had one in my nose and two under my lips. I was very happy with the way it looked, but after uni I got  a job which involved food and I had a choice to take the piercings out or put plasters on them. I just took them out, because I would look stupid with three plasters on my face and I really wanted that job. Now, when I think about it, I seriously regret getting piercings. Even if it wasn't for work reasons,  I wouldn't wear the piercings now, so I would be left with wholes in my face anyway. Sometimes I wish I wasn't a rebellious teenager, because I am now left with scars I could have avoided. I also have a massive scar on my belly button, because my body rejected the piercings a couple of times. Not nice... If you are thinking about getting piercings on your face, make sure you want them for life or that you can accept scaring in the future. I didn't think about it like that... Let me know what you think about it and if you experienced the same thing. I would love to get the scars removed, but I have no idea what treatments are available for them and if they are effective. The funny thing is- I love the look of piercings on other people but I don't think they suit me anymore.
Also, the scars look worse in real life, because you can see that they are deep. (The photo is unedited.)

PS. Have a nice weekend xo

54 comments:

  1. You are absolutely gorgeous. I have a scar on my lower right lip due to a labret piercing when I was 16 and although I still have my medusa in I know it's going to scar heavily too. I don't regret my piercings but I wish the scars would magically disappear!

    Laura xo
    whatlauradid.com

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    1. Aw, thank you :) My husband says that the scars don't look bad, but I hate them soooo much!

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  2. In total I have had six piercings in/around my lips - I've had my Medusa (one below the nose) done twice (I still have this piercing), I've had my labret (still in) and snakebites done once (either side of bottom lip) as well as my right side lip once. I have scars from old piercings, but to me it doesn't bother me in the slightest. Body modification for me, is not something I regret. I mean hell, I have a huge amount of my body tattooed, several other piercings and also a stretched ear... I don't regret any of it. And that includes the shoddy tattoos I should have got done by better artists, and the scars from old piercings. It's me. It's a part of my past and every last tattoo, piercing AND scar, tells a story about me and my life at that time. I genuinely believe I will never regret any of them, and I am sorry that you do.

    Lip piercing scars are very small, and hardly anyone ever notices them - I've never met anyone who could tell I had scars around my lips from old piercings before I told them. I think your worry over them and insecurities over them is more your own, it doesn't matter to anyone else. Try not to let them bother you or make you feel insecure. You may regret them now but at the time you wanted them. And you only get one life! Embrace the regrets and mistakes of your past and use them to make a better future. :)

    You are beautiful Sandra, piercing scars and all! xo

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    1. I think that the reason why teh middle scar is more visible is because I had the piercing too low. If it was closer to my lip it wouldn't be so visible. Every time I look in the mirror it just annoys me so much. The way you put it makes me feel a bit better and look at it in a different way, so thank you :)I did want them at the time- badly! I was so determined that I pierced my own face :) xoxo

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  3. I have three scars under my lip due to old lip piercings - I think they can look quite bad on photos due to lighting and shadows but I think in person they're probably a lot more noticeable to us than to anyone else :)

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    1. That's exactly what my husband said- I see them because I know that they are there :) They tend to look much worse in person in my opinion, in my case anyway.

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  4. I think I'm quite lucky in that I didn't get a scar from having my nose pierced. But I have freckles so its maybe just less noticeable? I can hardly see your scars but I think its true that things you're self concious about are more noticeable to yourself.
    xo

    www.jazzyleelbc.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. I think I'm quite lucky in that I didn't get a scar from having my nose pierced. But I have freckles so its maybe just less noticeable? I can hardly see your scars but I think its true that things you're self concious about are more noticeable to yourself.
    xo

    www.jazzyleelbc.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The one on my nose looks like an enlarged pore :) haha, so it doesn't bother me :)

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  6. We all rebel. Its a normal thing. I have a couple of tattoos (just on one arm), and thinking about it now..I'm like wow..when i'm 80, this stuff is going to look SOOO bad. As a young teen, we dont have the ability to think that far ahead into the future. We learn from out mistakes, and pass on the knowledge.

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    1. I have two tattoos and regret getting them done. One of them is lovely, but the other one is just an absolute disaster, because I scratched it when it was healing :/ My fault.

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  7. Sandra - your face looks so lovely, but i understand what you mean about piercing. I only ever pierced my ears, but did it 11 times, so now they feel really funny and look a bit bumpy. I'm glad you didn't photoshop this picture as it looks lovely.

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    1. Thank you lovely. I pierced my ears in over 10 places as well, it looks horrible now. x

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  8. I agree with the Tattooed Tealady's comment above; the scars are a part of you Sandra and you look gorgeous with them because they are a part of you!! They tell a story, they represent a past, they represent decisions and new beginnings; I have scars (from a major surgery), some of which have turned into keloids since I scar so easily, and they are not pretty but anyone who has seen them says they're beautiful because it means I am alive. While piercings aren't such an extreme case of survival, they still say the same thing: you have lived and learned.

    And if anything it'll be a way to show your little one in the future what the consequence may be of getting piercings if they ever want one so they can make the best decision for themself :)

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  9. You look beautiful, I can't stop you from feeling insecure but I can assure you you're beautiful scars or no scars. This was a lovely post :)

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  10. I have a little scar on my nose from my old nose ring, and sometimes I look at it and get super nostalgic for my crazy hair and piercings. My nose ring was my only facial piercing, but I had about nine ear piercings at one point. I got it done at a parlour for my 16th birthday with the permission of my mum and didn't regret it for a second, although my boyfriend hated it. Sometimes I toy with the idea of doing it again.
    Eventually my ring fell out and the hole closed up, and there is a tiny scar (although it is in the bit on my nose that has a line on it anyway so it's not super visible. I notice it but no one else does until I point it out. Don't be insecure, you are gorgeous!
    S xx

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  11. The make up is stunning, I've had loads of different places pierced such as my nose, naval, tragus, helix and all of them have rejected. I keep wanting to get my nose pierced again but you're right everyone grows up and we'll regret them in the future. I do, especially the scar on my belly button!

    www.charissarae.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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  12. I bet all of your parents said "you will regret when you are older " bet they did. But hey we live and learn. I didn't realise the scars were from piercings you had I thought you had chicken pox when you were little .

    I like your eye makeup very much and I think I will have a go at doing that. By the way, I always said that if I ever got divorced I would get a Tat ! There is a tattoo parlour over the road where I work . I think it is the rebel in all of us - it never really goes away I am 57 in a couple of months

    Have a great weekend

    Susann x

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  13. you still one of the prettiest ladies I've ever seen/known. I get you perfectly and I don't have any face piercing. I also agree with many ladies out there that thinks they are part of you, your story, and your decisions, but it is perfectly OK too to regret of having them. It's the process of life, we make a decision, and then we work with consequences. Even though, you are beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXO :)

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  14. Beautiful makeup..I know how you feel about the piercings, a have a scar on my tragus, less noticeable but I still hate it..sigh..The things we do when we are young, aye? :)

    Yewizzy @ She Loves The Finer Things

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  15. you're gorgeous and they don't detract from your face at all, i would never have even noticed if you hadn't mentioned them.
    i have a scar on my chin from when i went over my bike handlebars when i was little which used to really uset me but over time i've learned to love it, its part of me and my life and it comes with a story, plus you're your own worst critic! my boyfriend didn't of two and a half years didn't even notice it until i was fiddling with it a month or so ago!
    stay positive about them, you're beautiful :)
    hope you're well,
    laura xx
    http://ilikecrayonsxo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. I have the same lip piercing scar. I think it looks cute.
    Also had my tongue pierced twice. And 8 studs on my ear. All have been taken years ago when my post grad job forced me to grow up and get them out.
    They're like the stretch marks on my belly and my C-section scar. I love them because they remind me of post marks in my life.
    Jules x

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  17. Love the eyeshadow! your makeup looks lovely!

    ahh i remember when i was 15/16 and was going through a rather silly 'emo/scene' stage, i wanted the side of my lip pierced so badly! but my parents and older sisters were so against it that they said they'll rip it out if i got it done (scary haha) so i ended up buying a fake lipring from claires and wore that for a year until i grew up and realized it didnt suit me

    even though i still love lip piercings im glad i didnt get it done now ^^

    you should think of those scars as a memory of your teenage years, plus they are so tiny and dosnt change your overall pretty appearance :) xxx

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  18. I don't have any piercings on my face, but I had my belly button pierced when I was 16 and I actually didn't take it out until I was almost 23/24 but now it looks like I have a second belly button because the scar never went away so I know how you feel!

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  19. Maybe you should try Bio Oil for the scar.. I mean before you look into treatment and stuff why not give this a go. it is pretty pricey but a little goes a long way and it seems to have work for a lot of people, even my mum loves it. This made me think a bit. I was thinking of getting a nose piercing as soon as I turned 17 and maybe a tattoo but you're right. I doubt I will be happy with them in the long run and will probably regret them. Not to mention my parents will go ballistic and probably ground me for life. Haha thanks for the post though :)xx
    Shameta.blogspot.com

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  20. Disney PJ's! :)
    Your skin is really good! It looks flawless and you just used a BB cream. Also, I love how the YSL lipstick looks on you.
    Wow, I can't believe you were able to pierce yourself! I have such a low pain tolerance, I don't think I would have dared.

    I think that even if you regret the piercings, a positive is that now you have a really good story to tell. I'd be impressed if someone told me they pierced themselves when they were teenagers. To me it's really daring and it's a memory of a moment in your life. And like others have said, you're gorgeous and it's not that noticeable to other people. This isn't really the same but it's as close as I can get to relating. When I was 17 my best friend accidentally hit me on the mouth with a glass bottle. My tooth chipped and I had to spit out a piece of it. I've never gotten it fixed (it would probably cost a lot at the dentist). I was insecure about it, but now when people ask (because some people do notice it) I laugh because it's a really silly story to tell.

    Sorry for the rambles! <3

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  21. love the eye shadow and the blush, I would pair it with a bold lips, burgandy or plum matte

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  22. First off all, you look truly beautiful.

    I understand how you feel about the piercings. I also desperately wanted piercings under my lips when I was 16-17, but was concerned about the scars. I asked the piercer straight out if I would have holes after I took them out and she was honest enough to say yes, so I passed.

    That being said I don't think it looks bad. You look gorgeous either way and I wouldn't have noticed if I had seen you in real life.

    xx

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  23. I don't think the scar looks bad at all, it's hardly noticeable in the photo, and like Sophia said earlier- it's apart of who you are, I have my nose pierced at the moment and know that I'm not going to keep it in forever, but I don't think I'll mind the small mark it leaves. It will remind me of the piercing and how much I wanted it at the time and who I was when I had it :)
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. I have several facial piercings (medusa, labret, nose x2 and septum), but as I'm quite freckly (especially around my mouth) I don't think the scars will be that noticeable, plus I wear very small gauge jewellery so the holes are tiny. Scars don't bother me anyway, I'm already covered from past self-harm and I think they make people more interesting :P I like yours, I don't think they look bad at all and you're gorgeous so it doesn't matter x

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  25. I think you still look absolutely gorgeous, even with the little holes from your past piercings. The way I look at it is that sure, you may not like the holes now - but you really wanted the piercings at some point in your life. It's kind of like a reminder of who you used to be. That's how I feel at my old tattoo anyway. I only have one tattoo, it's an extremely, EXTREMELY (ie. barely visable) faded heart on my side. I don't like it anymore, but it reminds me of my 13 year old self, just wanting that tattoo so bad that I got it done by my friend!

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  26. You are absolutely beautiful! I was so busy staring at how beautiful your everyday makeup look is that I missed the scars. Don't be so hard on yourself!

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  27. I think you are gorgeous! and if you hadn't zoomed in or bought it to my attention, I don't know if I would have even noticed!

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  28. I had my tongue pierced when I was 15 and I really regret doing it now as it ruined my teeth which were naturally perfectly straight before. I took the piercing out and the scar was obvious at first and has mostly gone away now.

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  29. it is lovely.. u r looking flawless even with BB cream

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  30. Well you look great. What an honest account of your piercings, people dont tend to look to the future when they do things in their teens, tattoos are the same. Now I love tattoos, but sometimes people just get stupid ones and I kinda think, when your 35 and have kids are you really gonna want that! My hubby has 3, 2 I like, one is rubbish, lol. you shouldnt worry about the holes though, they arent noticable unless we are that close to your face and so many people will have them from our generation. It'll be a norm!
    Daisy Dayz
    Cross-Jones-Photography

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  31. Your skin is stunning.
    I have 3 facial piercings and 14 others on my body. I love them, I feel they enhance my face and I feel really ugly with out them I will try to not take them out for as long as possible! xxx

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  32. I think your scars are barely noticeable from afar. :) I used to have a face piercing when I was 16, a Marilyn one but luckily it didn't leave a scar. You look beautiful! x

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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  33. I don't mind piercing scars, most of mine are quite small and the ones around my lips look a lot like freckles, I love piercings and tattoos, although not too extreme I think some people go a bit overkill, you have to be a certain type of person and have a certain style to suit having a lot of body mods in my opinion.
    I have 7 tattoos and countless piercings however mine are all in places that are easilly removed or hidden.
    I don't regret any of them apart from one tattoo I had on my wrist when I was 16, it was reallt badly done but I've recently had it covered with a beautiful design and I'm so pleased now.
    I think you look fantastic and as others have said I think the scars are far more noticeable to you than to others.
    xx

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    1. I am hoping to get one of my tattoos covered with something nice as well, because it looks terrible at the moment.

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    2. I'd really reccomend an artist called Peter Raduly, he used to work in Rock N Roll tattoo but now works for himself, some of the best work I've seen he done mine and my parters recently and although his tattoo is pretty terrifying (skulls and other scary faces) the details and artwork is amazing, you should check him out xx

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  34. I don't think you should regret your piercings. It was a part of growing up and developing in to the 'you' you are today. And as long as you like that person this was one of the factors that make her. Being grown up isn't half as fun as growing up and it could be worse. I have a tattoo from when I was 17 which I can't even get covered without it looking a mess! You barely notice these so don't hate, appreciate the fun times you had! :)

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    1. I sometimes laugh at the things I did when I was young including piercings. It wasn't anything bad, but like most teenagers I got piercings and tattoos I wouldn't even consider getting now. I will be able to show my son the scars and I am sure he will never get piercings on his face because he will be able to see the consequences :)

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  35. PS I always like using my piercing holes as a gauge for how well a cleansing/pore product works!! Leaves me hole clean - must work!

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  36. DONT EVER FEEL ENSECURE FOR YOUR CHOICES EVEN IF THERE WERE WRONG... YOU LOOK PRETTY ANYWAY, AND REMEMBER PEOPLE SEE US AS WE SEE OUR SELVES.!
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  37. Don't ever put out your flaws, people don't even notice them until you talk about them.
    I think that bad decisions make us who we are now. Look at scars as "markings in time", you had to go through that phase to become a better person, better mum, and they can be a reminders. I have stretch marks almost all over my body, because I was 50 pounds heavier, and they remind me never go back to that weight again. I get a lot of looks at the beach or even when I'm wearing tank tops (I have them on arms, too), but who cares. I love my body the way it is. And sooner you accept them, the sooner you'll be happier and scars will be less noticable to you and others.
    Wear your scars proudly, never be insecure about them, you are beautiful the way you are, dear.
    Lots of love,

    X Deja

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    1. I have scars- stretch marks allover my body too. I gained a lot of weight in my pregnancy and I am now scarred head to toe (badly) , but I can hide it under my clothes. The scars on my face just remind me of my stupidity unfortunately and I know that I will never accept them. I just hope they don't look worse whne I am older.

      Thank you lovely xo

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  38. You are such a very beautiful young woman it is sad to me you are so bothered by these scars. You will come to accept them as benchmarks of your life and even the rebellious years are part of what makes you YOU. Self acceptance is vital to set us onto the path to true happiness. I suggest you change the things you can and accept the things you cannot xxx

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  39. I really love the colour of the lipstick. I am thinking about getting it for myself :).
    And I wanted to have piercings some years ago too, but I am happy now that my mother was strictly against it!

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  40. your eyes look amaze :)
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  41. In all honesty (and I'm genuinely not trying to suck up), but I think your scars look quite cute, not sure if it's just the photos or whatever but they just look like some sort of birth mark. You're lucky there's no discolouration or anything. I got my nose pierced a few years ago, don't regret it at all, but it's left a mark that's pretty noticeable when I take it out, or even whilst it's still in actually. In fairness though, I think my skin scars a bit easier than others; it's a shame it acts as a constant reminder of something negative in your life but at least you've got over that rebellious phase and matured into a lovely woman
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