Hey you gorgeous lot,
I am sure you have noticed that I have been MIA for the last 10 days or so and that’s because my health has had a bit of a turn for the worse.
I have suffered for 13 years with 2 prolapsed discs which seemed to fix themselves during pregnancy but, now they have decided that they would prefer to pop back out and sit on all of the nerves running down my legs. I have been in so much pain that I have barely left my bed 🙁
To add insult to injury there is also something wrong with my left wrist, I am currently having tests to rule out rheumatoid arthritis.
So, as you can see from being one handed and in constant pain I have become a little behind on posts.
I was feeling a little better so, the past 2 days I have worked at the Makeup Atelier Paris booth at Professional Beauty, once I have recovered I will be back posting again.
I have some great brands coming on the blog over the course of the next month so, keep your eyes peeled.
Until we chat again I will leave you with our handsome model from yesterday at Pro Beauty, Enjoy!
The only recent picture of myself that I actually like!
This is a bit of a different post for me and will be quite word heavy but, I feel my current body confidence is something I need to address as a way of being fully transparent and honest with you my wonderful readers.
Those who have followed me from the beginning will know that I have always struggled with my weight and I have always been on the larger side, Its in my genes I wasn’t born to be skinny. I come from a long line of bigger ladies and for the most part I have never been ashamed of how I look.
Since returning to blogging 6 months ago I have found myself putting off doing makeup looks, which was something I used to do quite regularly, I found myself making excuses like “I haven’t had my eyebrows done” or “My roots are too long” or “My eczema is too bad” and so on. It wasn’t until I really thought about it that actually my reasoning behind not doing the looks anymore was because I didn’t feel comfortable in my current skin. View Full Post
Sorry for the short break on the blog I had a massive Healthcare assignment due in so, I had to focus all of my energy on that.
Normal service will resume tomorrow with a post about Redken.
The next two weeks will look a little like this:
- Interview with AminaMUA
- Review of Lipstick and Gunpowder, Brighton
- Review of Eloquence Skincare
- Review of Timeless Truth
- Review of Essence Liquid Lipsticks
So, as you can see its going to be a busy few weeks but, for now I will leave you with a beautiful picture of Pip.
If you follow me on twitter you may already know about the ‘My Sister The Star’ project, however, here is a little more detail about the project.
Over the past month I have been thinking about my experience and how I could explain to any future children that they had a big sister who we loved but tragically lost. It is so important to me that Ella Rose is remembered and plays a big part in our future children’s lives.
I realised to explain this to a young child could cause confusion – and even fear – so I came across the idea of creating a children’s book which would gently explain the loss of an expected child and sibling. The book would approach the subject with sensitivity, with words and a narrative a young child would understand. Initially this was going to be a personal project for myself until a friend pointed out that my feelings would be felt by many others also. I then decided to produce the book to share with the public. I hope this book will support other parents who want to explain to their children the painful loss of a family member through a stillbirth. View Full Post
Those of you that follow me on Twitter will know that 4 weeks ago my beautiful daughter Ella Rose was stillborn.
As I am sure all of you can understand this was absolutely devastating for myself and Pete especially following our miscarriage last June.
Ella was due on the 22nd of July but devastatingly had no heartbeat on 24th of July when we were due to have an induction.
We were admitted to be put into labour on 26th and she was finally born at 7.14am on 27th of July weighing 5 pounds 9 ounces with a mass of jet black hair. Our sleeping angel was the most beautiful and precious thing we have ever seen and we are so proud to be her parents.
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