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FAT GIRL BEAUTY PROBLEMS

For a long time I’ve been learning startling things about the human body from the TV show, Embarrassing Bodies. Recently I discovered the spin-off, Embarrassing Fat Bodies, and immediately thought to myself,”hey now, isn’t this just going to be a whole show of fat shaming?”. I was wrong, it’s actually incredibly informative but it also made me realise something I hadn’t noticed previously. As I’ve discussed many times, my weight yoyo’s dramatically but something that clicked while I watched this show was that there are certain beauty issues that flare-up when I’m heavier. These are Fat Girl Beauty Problems.

All of these ailments can present in any person – age, weight, race, etc is irrelevant, but I’ve personally found they’re at their worst when I’m carrying extra flub. The emotional and health issues a girl can face from being overweight is enough to deal with. It goes without saying that losing weight is the best solution for these problems but I’m going to tell you how you can ease the burden in the meantime. Continue Reading

In October I publicly acknowledged my battle with mental health due to depression and anxiety. You can read that original post but I want to continue my story today because there was so much I wasn’t ready to write at that time. Like most people with mental illness, it is never really one little problem that you can explain in a simple sentence. My illness is complex. There are layers like an onion and it would take another 20 posts before I would be close to revealing all my demons. Today I want to continue my story in the wake of the tragic gun massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

I am about to do something you may call rather controversial, daring, personal or confronting. Some of you may not like it but it is important for me to post this.

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This week it is personal story time on the blog, and I have to admit it is getting harder as the week goes on. On Monday I told you about my experience with plastic surgery, yesterday I opened up about my surprise skin cancer, and today I will be talking about the most difficult topic of all …. my mental health.

It is a topic I am very passionate about but when it comes to giving the details on my own battles I always shut down. I just don’t know what to say. I am much better at giving advice to others than talking about my own experiences, but I am going to try really hard to do that today because I know it is important. It might give you some insight into who I am or it may give you some insight into someone you know who also battles mental illness. No matter what, I hope this post is insightful in some way. Continue Reading

I have been doing the neurotic skincare thing since I was a young girl. I used to always go with my mum and watch her at the beautician getting facials and other things so it was always in my life. I had my first facial when I was 12 years old and by 15 I was having my first microdermabrasion treatment which I still get done every couple of months. These were the sort of things that were presented to me as a young lady but when it came to Continue Reading

Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling it’s way in. The best new beauty October products are mostly dominated with Holiday collections but I’ve tried sticking to just the solo new products that really thrilled me. I will be posting separate gift guides a little later on for all those cool Holiday collections.

For now, discover the best of the best with my Best New Beauty October round-up. Continue Reading

Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Want to win the gorgeous new Tarte LIMITED EDITION Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette? Read on to enter and find out how you could win 35 other beauty prizes in this MEGA Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway! Continue Reading

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

Everyone has their own opinion on what skincare should do and be, but for me it’s all about aiming for perfection. I don’t want skincare that does the bare minimum and let’s me age gracefully. I only want to use skincare that WORKS – constantly improving my skin and getting it to function at it’s very best. That’s why I’m sharing with you the best vegan skincare brands.

People often confuse my choice to be vegan as somehow meaning I don’t care about my aesthetics any more. They couldn’t be more wrong! My strict standards for top performing skincare isn’t lessened by my cruelty-free choices. If anything, it makes my standards even higher.

There’s a misconception that cruelty-free and vegan skincare is unable subpar; that they’re less effective than animal-based skincare formulations. While this may have been the case decades ago when vegan skincare exclusively meant “natural” products with little to no scientific basis, skincare development has come a long way since then. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hundreds of natural skincare brands out there that do exactly what I don’t want – they don’t improve your skin, they just make it feel and smell nice – and there is a market for those. Not everyone is deathly afraid of aging like me. However, if you strive for clear, healthy and progressively improving skin despite the years passing us by, than I have exactly what you need.

My list of top performing skincare brands will introduce you to the changemakers. The hard-working, highly efficient skincare that allows you to take charge of your own aging appearance. And it just so happens they’re also the best vegan skincare brands too!  Continue Reading

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