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The Lip Balm Files: Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Colour Replenish Lip Balm

~ This series consists, unsurprisingly, of product reviews of lip balms, masks and treatments. None of these posts are sponsored. ~ There was a time when lip balms were of little interest to me; I’d own a couple for use in winter and never paid more than the price of a Body Shop Born Lippy… Continue reading The Lip Balm Files: Estée Lauder Pure Colour Envy Colour Replenish Lip Balm

Being Disabled – Why the D Word Matters

My maternal grandmother was a bold, stubborn, hilarious woman. She loved her family passionately and voiced her opinions loudly; we miss her very much. About 16 years ago, my beloved auntie became very unwell with TB. She was hospitalised and spent months convalescing. I was close to both my nan and my aunt (they lived… Continue reading Being Disabled – Why the D Word Matters

My Next Neurosurgery – Decompression

Sometimes when you've been waiting for something for quite a long time, it can come as a shock to the system when all of a sudden, D-day is hurtling towards you at speed. That's certainly how I feel about my second brain surgery. I received a call today from my Neurosurgeon's registrar, offering me a… Continue reading My Next Neurosurgery – Decompression

Lottie London Lip Kit

Since I had brain surgery in late January, I've been even more housebound than usual. I'm managed two short outings with my family since then and on both occasions I test drove this Lip Kit in the shade #TBT from Lottie London cosmetics. It has been waiting patiently for it's moment for quite some time… Continue reading Lottie London Lip Kit

Brain Surgery: My VP Shunt

{This post includes a photo of a stapled surgical incision} When I was preparing myself for my VP (Ventricular Peritoneal) shunt surgery, I had a look via Google for any articles or blog posts that would give me some idea of what to expect. I was able to locate basic information on the surgery itself… Continue reading Brain Surgery: My VP Shunt

Metallic Red Lips: Jouer

I've been pretty quiet on the blog front lately; my broken brain has been torturing me even more than usual. This has severely limited the already meagre time I had available for wearing makeup and reviewing products. Now that I've finally taken this lipstick out for a couple of test drives, I'm ready to tell… Continue reading Metallic Red Lips: Jouer

Chronic Life: A Moment of Gratitude 

Gratitude is, in my opinion, something that can only be genuinely felt when it comes from within. No amount of 'it could be worse' or 'you should be grateful that..' comments from other people will make me feel it. In fact, such comments from people who do not live with chronic daily pain are more… Continue reading Chronic Life: A Moment of Gratitude