BDD - Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Today I read an article in the Daily Mail about a young woman with BDD (body dysmorphic disorder) This beautiful young woman was disgusted by her appearance and would avoid leaving the house. Please give it a read, it might be the Daily Mail but it’s a very interesting article and really struck a chord with me. BDD seems to be becoming more widely recognised, its not just a passing phase that someone is going through and there is help out there.

I think sadly with social media we are constantly bombarded with photos of ‘perfect’ figures, faces, hair its easy to forget about all the filtering, altering that takes place. I know that I am constantly comparing myself to other women. Its impossible not too, ‘I wish I had her legs’ ‘Why isn’t my stomach that flat?’ We all have a flaw(s) that we fixate on, the one that we can’t ignore when we look in the mirror. I know I do. If I let it then I don’t see any of the good things about me, I can only focus on that one negative. It’s worth remembering that even though YOU notice it that no one else does. It doesn’t define you, its what makes you unique, its what makes you YOU!

Clinique || take the day off cleansing balm

Thursday, 19 March 2015

My evening cleanse is probably up there on my things I enjoy daily list. Being a full face of foundation kinda girl means that I need something that easily removes my make up that isn't too harsh on my skin. Up until recently I've been using Una Brennans Superfacialist cleansing oil, which is good but I wanted to try something thicker and more make up meltier - is that even a word?! The oil is lovely but a total faff to get out the bottle, ends up all down your arm and over the floor. Not ideal! So in came Clinique's take off the day cleaning balm, prettily packaged in purple. I've been dying to try this for sometime and it didn't disappoint.

Firstly the jar is a lot bigger than I had imagined it to be. I've been using this now for a month and theres still over half left. The balm is opaque white in colour and goes clear when warmed on skin. I only need to use a small 10p sized amount to cleanse my face including mascara. A little more if I'm wearing eyeshadow. After massaging my face for about 2 minutes with the balm, I remove it using a warm wet flannel. Rinsing and repeating twice to ensure I've removed all the balm. After this I use the Una Brennans's oil to make sure I've got all my make up off. I find using the flannel also gently exfoliates my skin leaving it soft and smooth. I can't use anything heavier on my skin at present as the Roaccutane is making it very fragile.

The one thing about this balm is it really doesn't have a scent. It just sort of smells clean. This might put some people off, including me about a year ago but now I just want products that work and this does.

Link - Boots

Chroma personalised notebooks

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

I love a notebook. Specially a new one. The possibilities of all the thoughts and ideas you can fill it with. Most of all I love a personalised notebook. When these beauties from Chroma started appearing on my IG feed I knew I had to get involved. After browsing the website I settled on my quotes and colours.