Monday, 29 February 2016

Why Having a Chronic Illness Sucks

Today is Rare Disease Day and I thought I'd share some things I hate about having a chronic illness. I've suffered with chronic pain for sixteen years, and here's a few things that are shitty about it.

Friday, 26 February 2016

Best Friend Because

I'm dedicating this post to my best friend, my soul mate, the male equivalent of me, my darling John. We've been friends since secondary school, it's been about sixteen years, which makes me feel old, but I'm so glad we were sat next to each other all those years ago in English class. Nice one, Mrs Downes.

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Night Time Skincare Routine

I've always suffered with acne-prone skin; my skin acts up with hormones, medication etc. and sometimes I want to wear a bag over my head. Since I've been regularly taking time to look after my skin, it's become much better; so much so, that I've taken no-makeup selfies! 

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

A Day In The Life: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

This week it's Hypermobility Syndromes Awareness Week #HMSAware and obviously it's really important to me as I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Type 3. What many people don't realise is that the HMSA (a bloody amazing charity) take all hypermobility syndromes into account, not just EDS, and it's vital that the other hypermobility syndromes get enough attention and publicity as EDS does. That's why yesterday Shona guest posted on my blog and told you all about Marfan Syndrome. Other hypermobility syndromes include, pseudoxanthoma elasticum, osteogenesis imperfecta and Stickler Syndrome.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Guest Post from Shona Louise: Have You Heard of Marfan Syndrome?

If you're a regular reader of Sarah's blog then firstly I must apologise because I am not Sarah who is considerably more awesome than me! Secondly, you probably have heard of or know a little about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or you might even have it yourself; well today I'm not here to talk about that, it's time for Marfan Syndrome's turn! Marfan's comes under the same bracket of heritable disorders of the connective tissues as EDS but is much less talked about because it is less common. Today I want to tell you a bit about what Marfan's is, and the signs and symptoms. It just so happens to be Marfan Syndrome Awareness month, so this is good timing!

Friday, 19 February 2016

Buckley London Jewellery

Buckley London are the largest designer of fashion jewellery in the UK, and their stunning pieces of jewellery can be found in House of Fraser, Debenhams, airport duty free stores, and boutiques.

I hadn't heard of Buckley London until I received an email asking if I'd like to pick out some pieces from the new collection. I've probably seen them as I frequent HoF and Debenhams quite often, but I haven't bought any new jewellery in quite a while. I obviously agreed to pick out some items, but found it extremely difficult to narrow down my choices as there was so much prettiness to choose from.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Gerard Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks

If you don't know, I'm a huge fan of liquid lipsticks. I wear them all the time, I'm slightly obsessed, and I adore Kat Von D and Stila's formula more than any other brand.

Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick - Cher and Iced Mocha | £9.50 | Beauty Bay |

Monday, 15 February 2016

Open Letter to Train Passengers

I don't use public transport that often. I have a car and I don't mind driving but if I have to do a lot of driving in one day, I'm absolutely screwed, I have a flare-up that can last days, if not weeks and then I'm an irritable bitch. Unfortunately, Ian can't drive so I don't have the luxury of being a passenger in my own car, just yet.

I have a Disabled Adults Railcard and thought travelling by train would be less stress, less tiresome and more, was I wrong.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

The Bluffers Guide to Social Media - Susie Boniface: Book Review

I was lucky enough to receive a copy of The Bluffers Guide to Social Media by Susie Boniface, before it is released to the general public. But don't worry, if you want to get your hands on it, it's officially available tomorrow, Monday 15th Feb.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Homeware Wish List

As you may know from my Life Update post, Ian and I moved into our bungalow almost two weeks ago. We've been buying all the boring kitchen stuff, furniture, carpets etc, but I've been scouring the internet looking at cute homeware so we can personalise The Bung. I thought I'd share my wish list, and to be honest, I'm quite shocked as I thought it'd be mainly grey...I have an obsession with all things grey lately. 

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Timeless Truth Sheet Masks

Sheet masks are all over the Korean beauty market and recently headed over to the US. I first saw various beauty gurus I watch on YouTube and follow on Snapchat (I'm a beauty junkie, I can't help it) use them and was intrigued.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Personal: To the Sperm Donor

Weren't we adorable?

I share pretty much everything on my blog, it's my space, I write what I want, and I'm lucky enough to have a readership that appreciate my honesty. But this one is a little different; I won't be regaling ridiculous things I've said due to brain fog, or telling you about how much I love a particular beauty brand...this is a truth that both my younger brother and I are feeling, have felt, are pissed off about, and I need to get it off my chest. 

Monday, 8 February 2016

Dating Websites/Apps for the Disabled

Last week I entered into a Twitter debate regarding dating apps/websites specifically designed for disabled people. I'm not one to hold back with my opinion (as you well know), and since I found a number of issues with the websites/apps, I thought I'd share why I find it all so problematic.

Friday, 5 February 2016

Yankee Candle Haul

In Nottingham a few weeks ago, I took full advantage of the Yankee Candle store, as you can tell. I always buy the sample sizes before purchasing a large jar so I can test out how they burn and whether I like the scent; I then head straight over eBay and buy the large jars as they're quite a bit cheaper.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

January Favourites

January 2016 I turned 29, I hit the target for my power chair, and my boyfriend and I got the keys to our adorable bungalow (The Bung). Other than reaching the final year of my 20s, this month has been pretty amazing, but enough about that, let's get onto the beauty stuff.

Monday, 1 February 2016

Life Update #2 We have a House

Hey, guess what?