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Living with Chronic Illnesses: Grieving for me

Hello my lovelies,

I hope you are all doing well. I made a video a few years ago on this subject, but I don't feel I fully articulated what I was trying to capture very well.

I have lived most of my life with pain, exhaustion and constant illness but nothing could have prepared me for what I would come up against 6 years ago.

I was working in a nursing home, as a care assistant, studying Health and Social Care with plans to go in to nursing. I wanted to work as a nurse in a home. I loved my job. I loved what I could do to help those I was caring for. I had been taking pain relief for around 10 years by this stage, mostly codeine, every so often increasing to tramadol. Generally that was only for short periods. I had spent 6 weeks off sick from a viral infection. My doctor tried to convince me that this was due to stress in my marriage. He made me believe that it was my body trying to cope with the fact my husband and I were having fertility issues.

It was months after that when I…

Top 10 Summer Must Haves in my Makeup Bag

Hello my lovelies,

How are you all doing? I hope you are enjoying a beautiful summer like I am. Northern Ireland is having the hottest summer for a long time. It has been beautiful. Of course that brings with it the trails of sweat down our face and makeup that just does not last!!

People are always asking me what I use during the summer. I sweat the whole year round so excessively during the summer. Very attractive I know, I am such a catch lol.

I have tried so many different products, I have given a load of different foundations and BB creams a go to try and find something that doesn't just slide down my face within 5 minutes of applying.
Let's talk about base products first. A lot of the time I don't use a primer during the summer unless I am going out. I have always got my facial SPF on which is moisturising and will help to prepare for putting my powder on.

1. Magic Minerals by Jerome Alexander £9.99 Boots

I have been using Magic Minerals for years now. They sent me it…

Wax Melt Review - Tru Wax

Hello my lovelies,

I hope you are all well. A few months ago I got an email from Khaema asking if I would be interested in trying out her wax melts. Well I am a hoarder of waxes and absolutely love trying new brands so of course I jumped at the opportunity. As with all the brands I work with I told her that my review would be honest and not influenced by getting products for free. So as long as she is confident in her product then we are good to go.

Khaema has very clearly taken the time to consider her products and has put a lot of effort in to deciding how they will look. The products all come individually wrapped, so the scents don't become overwhelming in the box, which believe me I have had happen before. Khaema started opened tru wax in 2016 because she has a huge passion and love for all things wax and from then she has gone from strength to strength. She has trialled and tested so many formulas before finding the right one for her products.

So when my box of wax arrived I …

Fibromyalgia isn't a real illness!!

Hello my lovelies,

I hope this post finds you well. Yes you read this right. I don't believe that Fibromyalgia is a real illness!!

Ok ok, put the pitch forks down!! Before you start a lynch mob, I am not saying that people with it aren't sick. Quite the opposite. I just feel that this mystery illness Fibromyalgia has more to it than just one illness!


For a start it really isn't a diagnosis at all. It is the final straw after a process of elimination. You go through so many tests you will have had more pricks than kerplunk! You will have seen so many different doctors that you will feel like you see them more than your family. By the time they see you don't have a, b, c or d they have no clue so they tell you it is Fibromyalgia. They don't know how you got it, why you got it or really how to treat it either.Every study that is done contradicts the previous study. Some say its to do with nerves, some say its to do with blood. Some doctors claim there is a test to diag…