After a few months of prepping and planning, the most wonderful day of my life finally came around and I got to marry my absolute best friend. For the first time I won’t say much, except for the fact that it was perfect in every single way. These photographs are so utterly beautiful and still take my breath away each time I glance at them. The happiness, love and overwhelming sense of being exactly where I needed to be is something I will cherish forever.
Just like the clothes we consciously decide to put on everyday, makeup is a truly personal experience that almost every woman has a connection with. While I am drawn to a more simplistic approach to makeup (and by that I mean just foundation and mascara), I always tend to admire the work, effort and skill that goes into applying a full face of makeup whilst making sure that everything blends seamlessly.
One of my makeup woes which I struggled with for the longest time was finding a good quality, high street foundation that matches my skin tone without going ashy or settling into a cakey mess. I also needed something fuss free and that was easy to apply for mornings where I had lots to do or was running late for an appointment. Before my engagement in December last year, I made the conscious decision to take out a few hours of my day and dedicate it to finding a foundation that matches my skin perfectly which, to be frank, I never had much hope for – that is, until I found Bobbi Brown.
In an effort to not sound too dreary and start stressing about the fact that we are a few days away from March (which means I have just over a month until my wedding (yay!), I decided to fill today’s post with a few of the things I have been doing to help me feel good, look great and give me much needed, all round happy feeling.
For nearly a year now, I have been giving careful consideration to the kinds of products I use on my hair and finally, narrowed it down to a few essentials as well as one home DIY treatment. The products that have had a more noticible effect on my hair however, is from the CHI Luxury Black Seed Oil range by GlamIt Hot Hair and Beauty.
*Grab a cup of tea and get comfortable, this is going to be a long one.
While for some time, my Fibromyalgia pain and symptoms have been somewhat under control, about 2 months ago, I started feeling worse than ever. It eventually got so bad that my pain level reminded me of what it felt like when I just got diagnosed 9 years ago. An increase in insomnia, stress, pain and inflammation were the most prominent and, under all of that, lurked the smaller symptoms like headaches, dizziness, fatigue and difficulty walking. I knew it was time to visit Dr. Graham for a follow up and, since that day, have felt like a shiny, brand new person.