Wednesday, 31 August 2016

August Favourites

Unlike last month, this month I narrowed my favourites down hella quickly. I've pretty much used these products every day (or at least days I've worn makeup for the cosmetics) and I'm kinda in love with a few of them; especially that perfume, but we'll get to that.

Monday, 29 August 2016

You Can Never Have Too Many Candles: Colton Candles

I'll openly admit that I hoard candles and I'm not sorry. There's nothing I love more than lighting a scented candle and relaxing whilst the gorgeous aroma fills the room. When Colton Candles followed me on Twitter, I headed right over to their site to scope them out and instantly fell in love with their unique-looking products.

Friday, 26 August 2016

One Year Follow-Up: Stanmore Pain Management and Rehabilitation Programme

Can you believe that it's been a year since I spent three weeks in rehab? Where has the time gone? I distinctly remember the nerves I felt the weeks leading up to the programme as if it was last month. The apprehension, the anticipation, the terror. I was terrified, I'll openly admit that; it was a massive step for me, for anyone that goes on the programme, but I wouldn't change it for the world.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Current Hair Favourites

I feel like hair products are the thing I will constantly change in search for the perfect combo that make my locks volumised, yet healthy and shiny. I don't ask for much. At the moment, and for quite a few months (years for some) I've been using these non-stop.

Friday, 19 August 2016

I'm Not Superhuman: Not All Disabled People Can Be Paralympians

Let me start this off by saying that this is not a post slagging off the Paralympics. The athletes that partake in the games are absolutely amazing and I tip my hat (I'm not wearing a hat, but let's pretend I am) to all of them. My problem is with the media and how Paralympians are portrayed in contrast to those disabled people, including myself, that could never enter the Paralympics. Furthermore, I'm not bitter or jealous, but I know there'll be the odd person reading this thinking the contrary; I can assure you, I'm very happy with my non-athletic life.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Make Up Forever HD Foundation and Concealer

When Make Up For Ever launched in Debenhams last year I made an online order (shocking, Sarah buying makeup) as I was stupidly excited. As a ghostly pale gal I won't buy foundation online. The lightest in the range is usually too dark, too yellow, or both, but I'd heard good things about MUFE's colour range. However, I still wanted to have a swatch so I didn't waste thirty quid. 

Monday, 15 August 2016

Before We Met - Lucie Whitehouse: Book Review

It's been a while since my last book review and I'm incredibly sorry for that. I've been having a love/hate relationship with fiction lately, but we'll discuss that another time. 

Friday, 12 August 2016

How Aren't You in Pain?

As I lie here with my left knee heavily braced, the pain surging through my whole leg, pulsating, agonising, my mind begins to wander. I only ever voiced this a few months ago and as soon as I said it out loud, I realised how ridiculous it might sound to someone who doesn't know me. I was amidst a bad flare and phrased a statement-like-question to my boyfriend with genuine curiosity, 'there's really people that wake up and aren't in pain everyday?'

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Falsies: Lashes for Glasses

I'm always being asked to create eye-looks for glasses wearers and I've not done it because I don't see why I'd wear different eye makeup due to wearing glasses. I choose my eyeshadow looks based on my eye shape, I never take my specs into consideration. The only time I have to think about my glasses is when I'm buying/wearing false eyelashes. 

Monday, 8 August 2016

Firsts: First Job

I started this series back in June and have had so many other posts to write that haven't had time to continue it. With my Firsts series, I intend on sharing an array of various 'first times'. You can read my embarrassing story of my First Kiss here.

Friday, 5 August 2016

I'm Really Flexible and it's NOT Sexy

I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome type 3; the hypermobility kind, the stupidly bendy 'how don't you snap?' one. Some people will probably call the majority of us with EDS 3 - double-jointed, but that's a myth, I mean, how can you have double the amount of joints? I've written quite a few posts on EDS, and here I explain just what it is. And trust me, if having EDS just meant being flexible, I'd be all over it...alas, it's so much more. Chronic pain is a bitch.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

July Favourites

My favourites were difficult to narrow down this month as I've tried quite a lot of new products and the majority of them have really impressed me. Alas, when I looked at everything I'd used the most in July, or how much I raved about them, these were the things that kept standing out.