As you may know (or not), my boyfriend and I have lived together for about two years. However, during that time we've lived with my family and his, but finally got our own place January this year. I wrote a short post about it if you fancy catching up - here.
I don't know about you but I'm (feeling 22 - I couldn't help myself, sorry, moving on) always lathering on hand cream; I hate the feeling of dry hands so was eager to give Outdoor Hands Intense Skin Therapy Cream a go.
When you're a Spoonie, you spend quite a bit of time in front of the telly, or at least I do. I'm either in pain, highly fatigued or recovering from an injury. I thought I'd put together a list of TV shows that are easy to watch, that require no concentration, focus, demand; TV shows that you can miss five episodes of and it won't matter.
I'm pretty sure this is going to be a major shock to the system as I buy a lot of high-end make up. Actually, let's not joke about this, lately I only buy high end make up. I have plenty of high street brands in my collection, I just don't reach for them as often. We all have our preferences.
Self care is so important for everyone, whether you're a Spoonie or not. But if you are chronically ill, it's even more important to put yourself and your needs first. It's not selfish, it's being kind to yourself. Taking care of yourself is not a new thing but it is something we need to be reminded to do.
Let me introduce you to my living room bookcase. I've sat staring at it since I finished organising a few days ago and I'm so satisfied to be surrounded by one of my favourite things. I just love books. Yes, I'm a little nerd. Do I care? Hell-to-the-no.
Do you see that; all that sexiness in the above picture? I've been lusting after the Dose of Colors matte liquid lipstick for what seems like years. I first spied them when Katy - LustreLux on YouTube did a collection video and raved about how amazing they are. Since then I stalked their Instagram and eagerly anticipated a UK release.
I wrote a post on brain fog back in January and received an overwhelming response from people who also tackle their foggy brains; they could empathise but also chuckled at the hilarity that comes out of my mouth, (my fellow Spoonies know all too well as they experience it too). You can read my first post here.
I've had this book sitting on my shelf for quite a while now. I went through a phase of buying too many books whilst I was doing my English degree, and unable to read them because my reading list for my uni course was too vast. Alas, I finally picked it up and I want to tell you all about it.