The Emmy Awards (OMG, I’M GOING.)

The Emmy Awards. Rosacea. Two peas in a pod, right? Hmmm, let me see if I can bring you full circle.

If you’ve been around here for awhile, you know that I deal with mild rosacea. (I’ve mentioned it here and here. Also, here’s a short video on the condition.) For me, rosacea USUALLY means flushed cheeks while drinking wine or a ridiculously bright red face while working out. Apparently this week, however, it means I’M GOING TO THE EMMY AWARDS, as a guest of Galderma. (Galderma makes Cetaphil, and their Gentle Skin Cleanser, combined with a few other products in my arsenal, has been the key to managing my rosacea for quite some time.) Funny how these things work, no? Circle complete!

This Sunday morning, I am heading up to LA where I will spend the day getting red carpet ready (hair, makeup, the works!) with two other beauty bloggers before attending the awards with D that evening. I DIE. Okay, okay…let’s get to the pressing issues…what am I going to wear? Well, as much as I want to rush out and buy something new (because I DO), I am going to save my pennies and wear an old faithful. Have you ever bought a dress off the rack that felt like it was specifically made for you? I found a black, vintage-inspired Dolce & Gabbana dress years ago at a Neiman Marcus final call sale, and it was love a first sight (and fit). Since it’s black, I figured a little sparkle on my shoes might be nice.

As for hair and makeup, I’m thinking a side chignon and red lip. I’ll keep you posted on that one…no matter what, I will be firmly enforcing Operation No Hot Mess with the makeup artist, as to keep my face from looking like the last time I had my makeup done professionally in LA.

Enough about me, let’s talk about the actors I could possibly see in person. Jon Hamm, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Jane Krakowski (huge 30 Rock fan over here), Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Christina Hendricks, Jon Stewart, Cat Deeley (SYTYCD, holla!), Jane Lynch…the list goes on and on, but let’s get real, folks. Friday Night Lights was my favorite television show ever, and it’s up for Best Drama. Seeing anyone from that show will give me heart palpitations, but could it be that Tim Riggins will be in the house??? D will have to restrain me from chasing after him like a rabid dog. (I kid, I kid. I am always a lady. A “lady forever,” I suppose. TEXAS FOREVER, TIM.) Who else should I be on the lookout for? Should I just stay in the ladies bathroom all night, waiting for a big time celebrity to walk in? I’m considering it.

Can you sense the excitement over here? Really, really excited.

Back to reality for a second. I’m doing a little giveaway for my fellow rosacea-prone friends out there. Galderma is offering a prize pack of Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser and and Cetaphil Facial Moisturizer to 2 readers. To win one of the prize packs yourself, submit a rosacea-related makeup or skincare question in the comments and you’ll be entered to win. Winner announced Monday, September 19th.

(To everyone, though, remind me who needs to be on my radar! Who would be your #1 celebrity sighting? My head is spinning. TIM RIGGINS, Y’ALL. I AM FOURTEEN YEARS OLD.)

  1. Adventures In Babywearing

    September 15, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Oh my goodness. Of course you are going. And I will not be surprised when you get mistaken for an actor on the red carpet. Totally living vicarious through you!


  2. Rebecca (Bearca)

    September 15, 2011 at 11:19 am

    WHAT?!?!?!?!? THIS IS AMAZING.

  3. Torrie @ a place to share...

    September 15, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Oh wow. Just WOW.

    Any of the fnl men (or women for that matter… i.e. Tami!!) would put me in a total state of AWE… but as much as I love Tim, Coach Taylor (or should I say Eric?) would be my #1.

  4. Kate

    September 15, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Those SHOES are amazing. I can’t wait to see the whole look—I know it’s going to stunning.

  5. Torrie @ a place to share...

    September 15, 2011 at 11:22 am


    I really, really hope they win.

  6. sizzle

    September 15, 2011 at 11:28 am

    DUDE! This is so exciting! I’m sure whatever you wear and however your hair/make up is done you will look stunning as always. I can’t wait to hear all about it. I hope you have a good celeb run in but maybe not while you are peeing.

  7. Shanna ~ My Favorite Everything

    September 15, 2011 at 11:29 am

    OMGoodness!!! Tim Riggins FO SHO!! So over the moon excited for you and D! You’re going to be the Brad and Angelina knock out pair on the red carpet!!! :-) Have fun!!

  8. Janssen

    September 15, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I so did not understand the Tim Riggins love until I watched FNL. And then. . . I did. Because, dude, how could you not LOVE Tim Riggins?

  9. Sandy W

    September 15, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Have so much fun! Rosacea question: I am having difficulty finding a moisturizer with SPF that calms down the redness and fits my budget. Lately my moisturizer has been causing acne breakouts…
    I use cetaphil on the daughter’s sensitive skin, never considered it for my own issues. Maybe I will win and can try it!

  10. Angella

    September 15, 2011 at 11:33 am

    SO EXCITED for you! I’ll be looking for your pretty face on the T.V.

  11. robyn

    September 15, 2011 at 11:35 am

    first of all, yay! for you. second, so glad to find another alcohol-induced rosacea sufferer. one sip and i look like i’ve run a marathon. it’s awful. can you elaborate on the “few other products in my arsenal”? i have searched high and low for a combination of moisturizing and cleansing products that work together with no luck. and any insider tips you’ve come across on bringing the redness down quickly?

  12. agirlandaboy

    September 15, 2011 at 11:48 am


    (Also, at the wedding I shot last weekend, those were the bride’s shoes. LOVE THEM.)

  13. Jennifer

    September 15, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Have fun at the show! I’d love to win a Cetaphil pack. Hmm…my skin questions are:

    “At what age do symptoms of rosacea appear? Can the perma-red cheeks be signs even in young children?”


  14. Ris

    September 15, 2011 at 11:58 am

    If you see Tim Riggins I will die from jealousy, just die. As for a rosacea-related question, I get SUPER red after a light workout. Is there a way to make that go away sooner? An hour and post-workout shower later, I’m still tomato red.

  15. K

    September 15, 2011 at 11:58 am

    So exciting!
    I too have rosacea issues with my skin. I’m red for hours after I run or workout. What do you do to calm your skin after a workout? Are there certain products you use daily to help reduce redness (other than cetaphil, which I already use).
    I just started watching FNL and Tim Riggins! Yes!! Also I would LOVE to see Tina Fey. Did you read her book?! Hilarious and awesome.