I have always associated aromatherapy and essential oils with my Nan. I remember her burning oils and adding them to baths all the time; so when I was asked to try out an Organic Aromas Essential Oil Diffuser, I felt a sense of nostalgia and obviously agreed.
I post religiously Monday, Wednesday and Friday, some weeks I end up posting more, but you can guarantee there will be at least three blog posts up on Sarah in Wonderland each week. I think in the last year I missed maybe three days out of my routine due to things associated with my chronic condition. It used to frustrate me if I didn't get a post up on my scheduled day, but it doesn't really bother me now as my blog isn't going anywhere. However, I do like to stick to a routine, I work best when I have a plan.
I've realised that I've not posted a #toddlerlife post since November, and my nephew has certainly said A LOT since then. The majority of my conversations with him are either via phone or FaceTime as I live three hours away. You can find my earlier posts here.
I've seen this question asked a lot on social media lately, 'why take medication if it doesn't take away all the pain?' I'm pretty sure most chronic pain sufferers have had to answer it at one point, and if you haven't you no doubt will in the future.
If you read many blogs or follow many bloggers, you'll have seen this perfume or the original Si floating around. I must admit, I'm a perfume-aholic. Yes, hello, my name's Sarah and I'm addicted to perfume. I have quite a few in my collection, and wasn't actually intending on picking this up. However, I won it in a Twitter giveaway with Escentual, so yay!
I want to focus on the positives in today's post. When I'm suffering badly with my mental health, it's very easy for me to dwell in negativity, so I thought I'd make a list of my top five things that help me when I'm having a bad day. Maybe it'll inspire some of you and aid in your healing.
I often wonder what it would be like to not be in pain. Every day is exhausting. Every day different. Every day a question mark. I don't know if I'll wake up and be in agony and have to cancel plans. I don't know what kind of mood I'll be in. I can't guarantee that I've had a decent nights sleep and have the energy to get dressed. It's not reliable, I'm not reliable, and it's because my health controls my life.
If you're new to my blog, there's one thing that you absolutely need to know about me; I'm completely and utterly obsessed with liquid lipstick. I can't help it. I'm not even sorry. Liquid lipstick is the best kind of lipstick in my opinion. I love it, I'll continue to purchase it, and probably I'll enable you to add some to your collection as well.
Friday evening a show I've been absolutely gripped by ended. Each week I was left on the edge of my seat with multiple new questions spinning around my head as it involved so many plot twists and turns.
I've never spoken about this on here; I've literally posted so much about every other aspect of my health but hardly anything regarding my mental health. I've touched on it but never gone into detail because it's something I've been struggling with and find difficult to talk about. But here we go.
Please respect my candour, I'm really nervous about posting this.
Recently my love of all things coconut-scented has become all-consuming; I love it. I don't have these weird, 'oh I imagine myself on the beach, drinking cocktails on a sun lounger' thoughts, as I hate the beach, I don't drink and sunbathing and my pale skin don't mix well. But give me something that smells of coconut and my frown will turn upside down, for sure.
When I found out that Manny MUA was collaborating with Ofra Cosmetics, I knew no matter what colour the lipsticks were, I had to have them. If you don't know who Manny is, I highly suggest you check out his YouTube channel for awesome makeup tutorials and all-round fab beauty videos. Watch the video of him showing off his lippies here. He's hilarious, has a really infectious personality and I'm pretty sure if he came to the UK we'd be instant best friends. Go subscribe to his channel.
As it's EDS Awareness Month, I thought I'd write a letter to my nineteen year old self on the day I was diagnosed. It's been almost 10 years since it was confirmed that I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome type III, but I'd suffered all of my childhood when I think back; it just got a lot worse after my hip surgery aged 13.
Shockingly my top five favourites don't include any makeup items; I can't believe it, I don't even know who I am any more. I didn't really try a lot of new beauty products in April, but fear not, I'm sure May will be makeup galore.
I can't believe it's been one year since I started Sarah in Wonderland, I've loved every minute of it. I've met some amazing friends, had incredible opportunities, and been featured on a variety of different platforms.
May to me is all about EDS Awareness Month. I was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome when I was 19, (10 years ago now, that makes me feel old) it took over six years before I received a diagnosis and there is still not enough knowledge about EDS. I wrote a whole post on my story and what exactly EDS is last year, please check it out - here.