Friday, 31 March 2017

I'm Not 'A Wheelchair'

Living with a disability means a whole concoction of things; yes, you actually have a disability (or a long list of them), and you find ways of adapting etc. But you also have to handle other people's views and comments (sometimes nasty and negative) on your condition. I could no doubt write a stupidly long post on what I've been told over the years about my illnesses by strangers/family/acquaintances, things that have annoyed me, that are misconceptions, or are plain rude. However I wanted to address this one thing.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

March Favourites

March was a good month, I enjoyed it immensely. I went back up north for a week and spent time with my family; I hadn't seen them since my birthday in January so it was nice to spend a few days there. I also got to pick my 4 year old nephew up from nursery and loved it. When I got home I filmed something extremely exciting that you'll hear about in a few months, and yesterday I celebrated my four year anniversary with my boyfriend. All the busy. I hope your March was a good one.

Monday, 27 March 2017

March #Paperhaul Subscription Box

Bow down to the March #Paperhaul box - it's absolutely bloody beautiful. I squealed so loudly when I opened it as the colours and design are right up my street. 

Friday, 24 March 2017

6 Acts of Kindness I'm Grateful For As A Disabled Person

I'm first to call-out injustice, crap accessibility, ableism and ignorance. As a disabled person, I experience negativity a lot and it's really difficult. But I wanted to dedicate this post to the other side of that, I want to tip my hat and wheel spin to those people that are considerate, that do help disabled people, and are often overlooked.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

The Body Shop All-In-One BB Cream and Instaglow CC Cream

I'm always on the hunt for a light base that I can slap on quickly and it give me enough coverage that I'm not looking like a corpse (#TeamNoSleep) or something that helps me feel a bit more put together. I have temperamental skin, it's either pretty decent or a train-wreck, and I'm not confident enough to leave the house completely barefaced but I also don't want to always wear a medium-full coverage base. So, when I was raiding The Body Shop a few weeks ago and came across these two products, I had to have them.

Monday, 20 March 2017

9 Works of Victorian Literature You Need to Read

Hi, my name is Sarah, and I love all things nineteenth century. I studied English at uni and during my second year I realised how much I loved Victorian literature so made that my focus for third year and my MA. You'll notice a theme of late-Victorian Gothic going on with a few of my recommendations as that's what floats my boat. So, here's some novels, short stories and collections from my favourite era that you need to read.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Worry Time: An Anxiety Technique

Six weeks ago I wrote an in-depth post on what I've learnt at CBT, and a lot of people seemed quite intrigued by Worry Time. So for anyone that wanted it, here's a much more detailed post on this technique.

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Vincent Longo Cosmetics

I've only recently been introduced to Vincent Longo Cosmetics but the brand was founded in 1995 by celebrity makeup artist Vincent Longo. It's a luxury brand that is loved by beauty editors, models, actors and makeup artists. And *spoiler alert* this little beauty adoring blogger.

Monday, 13 March 2017

Trialling Glasses At Home and Buying Online with Glasses Direct

At the end of January I went for my routine two yearly eye test and shocker, my prescription had changed. I was expecting it but it was such a drastic change that I was told I'd need to have my lenses thinned, which added another chunk of money onto my already expensive frames. I'd not planned on that so couldn't afford them right away, and began panicking as I try to keep to a budget. I'd also been advised to have another eye test in a year instead of two, since the amended prescription was so extreme. This added to my 'I don't want to pay out loads of money for glasses I might have to change in a year,' dilemma. My best friend had previously bought from Glasses Direct, so when I got home, I got online and had a browse.

Friday, 10 March 2017

6 Sex Tips for Chronic Pain Sufferers

After writing about sex and disability a few weeks ago, I decided I was going to continue the conversation. You can read my other post here. Now, I'm no expert (or should I say 'sexpert'?) but I've lived with chronic pain for almost twenty years so thought I'd share some tips on having sex whilst suffering with chronic pain.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Laura Geller Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator Review

Ever keep hearing hype about a product and take a while to find out why everyone is raving about it? I swear every YouTuber I watch fell in love with Laura Geller's Baked Gelato highlighter in Gilded Honey when it was first released. Being Casper's paler sister, I can't wear gold, and although Ballerina is a lighter, it still seemed a tad too warm for me. But then came Charming Pink and all my prayers (I don't pray) were answered.

Monday, 6 March 2017

10 Things I Hate About You

All I can see is Heath Ledger dancing down those bleachers singing 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You'. Okay, now I'm swooning. I'm pretty sure I was more in love with him than Usher back in the day, and that's saying something.

Friday, 3 March 2017

BBC Three - Things Not To Say To People Who Use Wheelchairs

If you don't follow me on any of my social media platforms you might not have seen me raving on about how I was in a BBC Three short film. If you've not watched it, I urge you to go and do that now, I'll link it here but I've also embedded it down below.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

February Favourites

I must admit, I've not worn a lot of makeup this month because I've been in a bad pain flare. And then my skin was awful, and to top it all off, the last two weeks I've had colossal cold sores. There's nothing more of a deterrent to cosmetics than a scabby face and mouth. But there's still a few new (and one not-so new) things I've had a little love affair with.