tisdag 1 mars 2016

Endometriosis Awareness

Today it is the first day of March, the month where winter is finally drawing towards its end and metamorphose into early spring. It is also, however, the month of endometriosis awareness. Endo... what? some of you might ask, and I don't blame you. This disease is as common as diabetes but still so few people know about it. Why? Probably because it is considered a "women's disease". 

So what is endometriosis? Most of us people who are born with a uterus experience period cramps sometimes in our lives. For people suffering from endometriosis these cramps are extreme and in many cases occurring every day or most days of the month instead of being solely related to the period. This pain is not reduced by ordinary painkillers and is often interfering with everyday activities such as work and social life. 

As you can imagine it is not easy leading a normal life when you're afflicted by this disease. Yet the people suffering from endometriosis are very often subjected to distrust from doctors, employers and family members. It usually takes several years to get a diagnosis, and even after that there is not much to do about it. No cure, only the hope for relief through strong painkillers. 

So what can you do about this? I think that the main thing all of us can do is show some understanding. Understanding towards a colleague, friend or family member who is often complaining about serious cramps. Because now you know that what can so easily be dismissed as "normal period cramps" might as well be quite a serious disease. A disease called endometriosis. 

The color adopted by the endometriosis awareness movement is yellow, and therefore I have created a yellow eye look to honor the cause. Hope you like it! 

Base: Pro longwear concealer NC15, Studio Waterweight foundation NW13, Mineralize skin finish Light (all by MAC)

Eyeshadows: Bright sunshine, Nylon, Era, Blanc type, Carbon (MAC), Buttercupcake (Sugarpill) 

Liner: Smolder, Blacktrack (MAC)

Lashes: Haute & naughty Waterproof mascara, #7 false lashes (MAC)

Lips: Mineralize lipstick Pure Pout (MAC)

Thank you so much for taking you time reading this looong post! See 
you around! 
Take care!

Madam Noire

8 kommentarer:

  1. Uh, sounds like some really serious disease. I have to admit, that i never heard of it before. But wow, this is a hard one! I hate the cramps on the few days i have them, it must be like hell having them like all the time :(
    Nevertheless i love your makeup! It's great, how you rock the yellow! I find it such a hard color to use, especially as only color.
    So, Welcome back to blogging!
    Greetings, Nyxx

    1. Yeah, it's kind of nasty. :S And as I wrote in the post, since it is considered a women's disease it is really hard to get a diagnosis and people suffering from it often get to hear that their pain is "normal" and "part of being a woman".
      Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :) I love yellow eyeshadow but I agree that it can be quite hard to use.

  2. Yellow, crazy color for eyelip, but look good on you!

  3. So nice thing to notify this!<3

    1. Thanks! It's such a common problem and people know nothing about it.

  4. So happy that you wrote about this :)
    The makeup look is SO stunning :)
    I don´t have endometriosis but I do have PCOS and that has made my life very difficult
    It is pretty much hopeless for me to loose weight.. I´ve had a gastric sleeve surgery and it has helped but it is still very difficult to loose weight
    I think it is good that these things are talked about cause sadly not many women are taken serious when it comes to these kinda things..

    1. I'm glad to hear! :)
      Thank you!
      I can imagine PCOS hurts like hell as well. :( I hope you are alright! <3
      It really sucks that women often are dismissed when it comes to health problems and that we are told to "woman up".