Showing posts from May, 2017

Rimmel Shake Mascara and Brow Powder - Review

Hello everyone,

Today I wanted to do a review on two fairly new beauty products from Rimmel. I've been trying these two products for a couple of weeks now and I wanted to let you guys know how I got on with them.

Rimmel - Volume Shake Mascara
I was pretty excited to try this mascara because of the unique concept behind the product, which of course is the shake, this feature was designed to stop the mascara from drying out and it is a completely original idea, I have never seen a brand come out with this feature before and I was intrigued to see what it was all about.
However, I was disappointed with this mascara, the formula was very wet in consistency and because of this it made application messy and I would often end up with black splodges on my eyelids! The mascara added volume, but did leave my lashes looking thick rather than evenly spread out which is the look I normally aim for.
Overall, I found this product disappointing, and I don't think I will be repurchasing this…

How to deal with scoliosis pain

Hello everyone,

Scoliosis patients can often receive a lot of pain, this is mainly because our backs are constantly having to compensate for the lateral curve, this can cause our muscles to ache as they have a constant strain on them.

However, they are ways to help combat the pain.

1) Finding Immediate Relief

immediate pain relief can come from over the counter pain relievers.

such as -

Ibuprofen - This is a regular NSAID it reduces inflammation and muscle aches. Ibuprofen is the most common pain reliever and is pretty effective.

Naproxen - This works to reduce inflammation caused by bone and muscle strain. It is also an effective pain reliever.
Aspirin - (Not very affective) This works to reduce inflammation. Children and teenagers should not be given aspirin without doctor's approval, as it can increase their risk of Reye's syndrome, a potentially fatal condition.

Acetaminophen - This drug is not an NSAID, b…

What causes scoliosis ?

Hi everyone,

Today I wanted to address a common question surrounding scoliosis, what causes it?

They are many theory's that scoliosis is caused by poor posture, but this most of the time, is not the reason why so many of us suffer with scoliosis.

In most cases, the cause of scoliosis is unknown (what doctors call idiopathic).

Scoliosis can be caused by a vast amount of things, it can be genetically inherited ( passed down from a family member who also had the condition), this form of scoliosis is known as congenital.

In as many as 80% of cases, doctors don’t find the exact reason for a curved spine.
Some kinds of scoliosis do have clear causes. Doctors divide those curves into two types -- structural and non-structural.

In Non structural scoliosis, the spine works normally, but appears curved. This can occur as a result of one leg being shorter than the other, muscle spasms, and inflammations like appendicitis. When these problems have been treated the temporary scoliosis goes aw…

support associations for scoliosis

Hello everyone,

Being diagnosed with scoliosis, can be very overwhelming and you can often feel alone. If you are anything like me when I was diagnosed, then you probably don't even know what scoliosis is. It's a pretty daunting experience, but it's good to know that there is support available, either with a loved one or from an organisation such as, SAUK (short for scoliosis association U.K.)

I found SAUK on a whim, I didn't really know what they were all about at first but once I had read a bit about them and it soon became apparent to me that they are a great community who offer help and support for those who really need it. I'm a bit annoyed that I didn't find them sooner.

I think that one of the best ways to deal with scoliosis is by talking about it to someone who's experience it first hand. I emailed a lovely girl named Emi, who is the uk ambassaitor for curvy girls (another amazing or…