onsdag 28 december 2016

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks

Holiday  season brought with it some great collections of makeup this year, and among them were these mini-sized liquid lipsticks from Kat Von D. As major part of the beauty community I'm totally bananas about liquid lipsticks, and I do think the ones from Kat Von D are very nice.



The lipsticks I got are from 2 different kits (one with Susperia and Melancholia and one with the rest). Earlier, I've got Exorcism and Outlaw.



Row 1 (left to right) Santa Sangre, Plath, Lovesick & Melancholia

Row 2 (left to right) Outlaw, Echo, Susperia & Mother

Row 3 (left to right) Exorcism, Roxy, L.U.V. & Backstage Bambi

Backstage Bambi

Echo

Exorcism

Lovesick

L.U.V.

Melancholia

Mother

Outlaw

Plath

Roxy

Santa Sangre

Susperia

Have you tried any of her lipsticks? Which one is your favorite?


söndag 25 december 2016

The Year Of Hell (and Heaven)

 Ok, so I told you before about my health issues and back when I announced my reappearance in the blogging universe I honestly thought that it couldn't get any worse. Boy, was I wrong! When I started this new blog I was on sick leave  from my retail manager job and having a couple of months rest renewed my energy levels a little bit. Being the productive and creative soul that I am, I felt very restless being home for such a long time and was eager to get back to work. My doctor (who has been an amazing support in all this) agreed to let me go back to work 50% and so I did. It felt so good to be back! Suddenly I almost felt like a complete human being again. But, still, I had this endless tiredness swallowing me every day.

My days were literally just going to work for four hours and then sleeping all afternoon waiting for my fiancé (now husband -wohoo!) to come home, having dinner and then going back to sleep again. I tried to exercise but whenever I did so I got so sick I had to stay in bed for days afterwards. I felt like a 30-years-old trapped in the body of a 90 year old lady.

Finally at the end of summer I got to go to a specialist who diagnosed me with fibromyalgia and myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME). What a relief to have a name for the living hell! I'm so grateful that it's not something lethal even though this means that I will probably wake up every day for the rest of my life in pain and with excruciating tiredness. I have had to make a lot of adjustments in my everyday life to make sure that I don't overstrain myself and it's going to take a long time to accept that I'm not able to do everything that I once could.
And then this surge of inspiration made me feel almost like my old self again. Almost.
If you made it this far through this massive amount of text; thank you! Thank you for taking your time listening to my story!

So what's up with you all? Have 2016 treated you well? I hope you're all having a lovely holiday and with any luck I'll see you soon. :)

P.S. Extra points for the person who can spot the Star Trek reference ;D