I Used EBAY Makeup & Ended Up in the Hospital!
Long story short, I have always had low self confidence growing up. My parents were very strict and there was no such thing as doing well. If I got 87% on my math exam, my parents would ask "why not 100%?". The standards were set high, and I always felt like I could never live up to these expectations.
By the time I was 18, I was heavily in wearing tons of heavy makeup. I felt like the look of the "bitch" made me stronger and more attractive to the opposite sex. Most recently however, I made a bad decision that truly would make me regret what I did.
A few months ago, I decided to order a fake eyeshadow palette off of Ebay from China. The real thing cost about $80 at Sephora and I couldn't afford it. Things between my boyfriend and I were not going well, and as the relationship was ending- I wanted to make myself look and feel better.
Last month the eyeshadow palette finally arrived, and although I knew the dangers of putting on something that could be dangerous as I don't know the "real" ingredients, I decided to take a gamble. After all, all the youtube gurus raved about the eyeshadow and how beautiful it was, and the quality...
I applied the shadows on my eyes, and went to work. Within the hour, my eyes started to water, in fact my coworker commented that my eyes looked super red and swollen. My eyelids began to get heavy, and I could barely see. An hour later my eyes were shut from how swollen they were. I was admitted to the hospital and treated with antibiotics. They didn't know what was in the makeup, maybe it was lead? or rat feces? who knows?
To this day, my eyes are still swollen and I am not myself. Perhaps I will get a full recovery one day. I can't believe the extent I went to, to try and look better so other people would think that I am attractive. This was a hard lesson to learn.