Beauty Sick Kit

Hey you. I'm still here! And still sick. Some days I think I'm getting better, and then some days it's worse than the day before. I appreciate your support and patience (especially if you've sent me an email). Today I'm feeling a little better, despite one hour of sleep. I've been using my little Beauty Sick Kit, which I shared on Instagram yesterday, and thought I'd elaborate on it today. Even when you're sick, you still have to do Things, like go to work or some event that you can't cancel. These items have been helping me feel and look better. I hope they do the same for you. Enjoy.

  • Portable Pocket Humidifier--I've written about this before here. It is one of my absolute essentials, not only when I'm sick, but when I travel. It's the size of a soda can and holds about 8 hours worth of water. It's not going to be able to humidify a whole room; just the area around you. I can use it in my car, at work, and in those dry hotel rooms. Lately, mine has been bedside and on the table next to the couch. I found mine online by doing a search--Ebay or Amazon. There's something for all price levels--just read the reviews first.
  • Moisturizer--Decongestants dry me out, making my dry skin look worse. Wearing a light-weight moisturizer not only makes me look better but I feel better too.
  • Spot Treatment--When I'm really, really sick, my body gives up on everything else in an effort to fight my sickness. TMI alert--even my period stops after two days. I usually will have a small breakout and I love this one from Clean and Clear. It makes my spots shrink or completely disappear the next day.   
  • Erase Paste--This is from Benefit, and it's pricey, but worth it since a little goes a long way. This can be used to cover up zits, since it's super thick with great staying power. But what I use it for is to hide my awful under eye circles. I use the medium shade, which is peach-based, and that is essential in helping to correct the circles. Pixi, which is found at Target, makes a great peach corrector as well. 
  • Benetint--Again, if you have to be seen in public, and you want a little color, this is another all-in-one product I love from Benefit. Dab this stain on your lips and add a lip balm on top. Dot this on your cheeks and blend with clean finger tips for instant color. It will help with the "Are you sick?" comments.
  • Eye Pads--Another product I've shared here before, but these came from my Ipsy bag, which I will post as soon as I'm back to normal. Essentially, these are cooling gel pads for under the eye. They help to reduce puffy eyes. I reuse mine. No shame.
  • Lip Balm--When I'm sick, I'm usually breathing out of my mouth a lot more than usual, and that gives me chapped lips, so I need a lip balm. I like mine extra creamy and not waxy.
  • Heat Holders--I was sent these for review, and minus the times I've left my house for work, these have been on my feet 24/7. These are the warmest thermal socks I've ever worn and are so comfy. Your feet stay warm and not sweaty. They come in a variety of colors, lengths, and sizes for men, women, and children. Order here. If you have cold feet, regardless of being sick or not, you need these.

Sick Sees, using all of the tips above, looking slightly to your right


  1. Your tips really do you good because you look awesome! Not at all what I look like when I'm sick. I don't get sick often (knock on wood) but I will have to give this a go next time I am!

  2. I hope you will be feeling better soon! It's no fun being sick. :(

    What a great little kit! That portable humidifer would be a lifesaver for us--I don't want to lug around a big one when I'm not feeling well!!!

  3. Feel better soon dear! Thanks for your tips. Benetint really is awesome and the pocket humidifier sounds like a great idea!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

  4. This kit is actually really great, Elle, coz you're right. Even when feeling ill, most of the people still have to do stuff unfortunately.
    Feel better soon!

  5. If you hadn't told us, I wouldn't have known you were sick since you don't look it :) I could use those thermal socks for the winter!

    The Tiny Heart

  6. So sorry you're still sick, but thanks for sharing these great ideas. I've used Erase Paste before and definitely loved it. Get well soon!

  7. Hope you get feeling better soon! These weather changes always seem to create some kind of bug that goes around! xo

  8. Great post and I hope you get to feeling better soon. Being sick sucks!

  9. Hey Elle, hope you get to feeling better soon :-( I'm going to be ordering that humidifier, I'll let you know what I think!

  10. I hope you feel better soon! Those heat holders look amazing and sooo comfy!

  11. I might have to look into those heat holder socks!

  12. I hope you feel better - thanks for this post!

  13. Those look like some really warm & comfy socks! Def need lots of moisturizers & lip balm that's for sure! Aww love the last pic of u, u look fabulous regardless if u're a little sick ;)

  14. Ohhh, didn't know you're not well hun. Hope you get well soon. Hugs!

  15. Great pic, Elle! Sorry to hear you're still not feeling well. The spot treatment and erase paste products sound like a couple of items I should add to my own stock. Sending healing thoughts your way! T.

  16. Awww no Elle, so sorry to hear that you are still unwell. I hope you are having lots of rest and taking it easy. Hang in there hun. Great kit idea, I need to create mine like this

  17. Hate that you still aren't feeling too well. Hope it goes away ASAP, I hate being sick, but you look amazing. I wish I looked half that good sick!

    I really want to try Erase Paste, it is pricey, but I'm sure it's well worth it. :)

    Lily | beautywithlily.blogspot.com

  18. Wow you look great for being sick! Those socks seem really awesome! I hope you get well soon. :)

  19. I wish i looked like you when im sick... feel better hon!!!

  20. A portable humidifier sounds absolutely incredible. How did I not know these existed?

    Benetint is a livesaver any day.

    Sending healthy thoughts your way!

  21. You look great Elle! I'm usually in big loose clothes and a frizzy hair in a bun when I'm sick. I'll keep your tips in mind when I do need to present myself outside =)

  22. Awww I hope you feel better Elle! But yeah this kit is a great idea, I think this will come in handy when I get sick. Thanks for sharing your tips! :)


  23. i need to try those eye pads


  24. Great idea for a post! I never knew humidifiers came that small. They help so much with my migraines I'll have to look into this!

  25. Elle, my sweet friend, you are looking cute as ever. I'm still following, still taking your advice and thankful for all you do to help us stay beautiful and bargain savvy! :) Love to you,

    Shauna xoxoxoxoxoxo

  26. Get well soon, darling! Hope you are eating a very good diet as it's essential to get better asap. x

  27. Great post, Elle! I really need to find a pocket humidifier. I think it would do wonders for me. And those socks look AMAZING! I am always cold, even in the summertime. :)

  28. oh no Elle! i think you got me sick! i figure youve been on instagram a lot and i have been too so thats where i probably got it from. apparently you can pass the cold bug over the internet. true story. well, hey you look better than me when im sick! i should probably buy those cooling eye things. (: <3 erica

  29. Those socks are definitely on my list of things to buy now. And you still look glamorous even when sick. :)



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