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Old 03-09-2003, 07:05 PM   #1
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Unhappy Overnight retreat...have to share a!

Has anyone ever been in this situation, and what did you do? This Friday I am going on a retreat with some other women from my church. Three of us will be sharing a room. I am soooo anxious about taking my make-up off at night. I think that after I wash my face I will go to bed with a little concealer on, or powder. This is so bad that I am stressing out like this. I can't even focus on the real reason for going.

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Old 03-09-2003, 07:12 PM   #2
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Yes I have been in this situation, though I try to avoid it when there is a breakout. Wait until the very last possible moment to remove your makeup. Maybe when they are already in bed and the lights are half out.

Old 03-09-2003, 07:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for sharing! It does make me feel better to know that I am not alone in my hang up about this.

Old 03-09-2003, 07:44 PM   #4
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Don't stress too much about it. We are all much harder on ourselves than we ought to be. If it is a church group, the others should be a bit more understanding on the difficulties others have to endure.

Old 03-09-2003, 09:39 PM   #5
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dont worry, you'll get through one night of this fine...try living in a college dorm like me! i hate it when i get bad breakouts...i dont even have my own bathroom~ i have to share it w/25 other perfect faced girls! grrrr...

Old 03-09-2003, 09:50 PM   #6
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I've been in the same boat as you many times. It's awful I know. I had a friend stay the night (not b/c I wanted her to but she had no place to stay at the time) and I actually waited up till 3am to take my makeup off and go to bed. I was so scared she would walk in and see me. I made sure I got up extra early to 'put on my face' and it was a struggle but I got through it. The point of my story is that you're not alone! I also want to say that wearing a little makeup at night might cause more trouble than you think. I woke up with a load of new zits one time wearing mine to bed and boy was it bad. Unless you use mineral makeup than I heard it's fine and wont hurt. But I agree with LookingForHealth, just wait until the lights are out! Good luck on your retreat, Hope you have a good time.

Old 03-10-2003, 04:11 AM   #7
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Ohmygod you are so not alone with this worry... I thought I was! So many times I have had this problem it seems ridiculous! I remember one time back in high school at a camp I stayed up sooooo late because we had to use communal showers and sleep in group cabins and I didnt want anyone to see my un-make-upped face.. I went to take a shower really late and a teacher sprung me and yelled at me for going there so late and made me go to bed without letting me have the shower.. the next day I didnt know what to do b/c the showers were packed and there was nowhere to wash up and fix my face for the day, this girl asked me why my face was so shiny(!!!) Arrrggg I was so embarrassed. Overnight things suck when your face isnt up to scratch and everyone else seems gorgeous!?? Good luck maky dont worry too much.

Old 03-10-2003, 09:55 AM   #8
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I've definitely gone through the same thing, it's nice to know I'm not alone either! I agree with everyone who has said to wait until the last minute to wash your face. I've also gone to bed with concealer on a few occasions... I just pick the worst spots and cover only those areas, not go to bed with makeup on my entire face; that way the worst is covered, but it doesn't cause breakouts in any new areas.

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