Monday, 23 June 2014

ADVICE: Dealing with Grief!

Letting go is hard, but sometimes holding on is harder…..

Todays post will be on a topic that has been present in my life since loosing my mum to cancer in February and thats 'GRIEF'.

There isn't a minute i don't think of my mum, and this has been so unbelievably hard to commit to work and live a ordinary life again. Sometimes i feel a lot of emotion at once, or another I'm having a good day, then i wake up and feel worse again.

There is nothing more devastating to us than a loss. It hurts the heart, and leaves an emptiness that is difficult to fill. It is something that everyone will have to deal with in life, so i thought i would talk about some of the ways that it can be made a little easier and less painful.

Things you might feel while grieving:
  • Overwhelming sadness, with lots of crying
  • Tiredness or exhaustion
  • Guilt, things you could of said but didn't, or not helping with a cure

We can choose to confront and deal with the feeling of grief and loss, or we can choose to avoid them. Avoidance will lead to the grief re-surfacing as an array of psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, or extreme anger will affect you.

Its obvious that there is no easy way around it, so to be honest just 'Face it'! 
Facing grief, though difficult and mentally hard at times, will prove to benefit you in the long run and be true to seeing a healing journey.
Each persons journey takes longer than others and remember you are not alone as there is another neighbour just grieving like you.

Remember that your loved one wouldn't want to see you upset and would want to see you happy and seeing a bright future ahead of you. They may no longer be present but they are by your side, every second of your life watching you take every breath.

You only live once, live for the moment and there is light at the end of the tunnel!

Much Love,

Friday, 6 June 2014

Collective Beauty Haul - June 2014

Hello Lovelies,

I accumulated these beautiful things for the past few weeks and decided to share them with you. I love checking out hauls and seeing whats out there! There are loads of offers like 3for2's and freebies, i had so many products in mind so here are my beauty finds..

Benefit 'The POREfessional'
I heard wonders regarding this product and who doesn't want to minimise the appearance of pores!!.. the finish is amazing and its totally matt and leaves your skin ultra smooth.

Bourjois 'Rouge Edition Velvet'
These i was heavily influenced by beauty gurus and as I'm a lover of bright lips these looked right my ally. Name says Velvet but they are totally matt and if you want lasting pigmentation then these are great.

Benefit 'Fake Up'
A hydrating concealer to hide those bags and i love that its super moisturising and doesn't dry out leaving creases. I must admit i didn't need another concealer but coming into summer i wanted a more wearable natural concealer for those no-make days. Caked face on a sunny day is a no no!

Barry M - Nail polishes
I wanted to get a white polish as white is totally the new colour for the nails. Gel polish manicures are so expensive and can be damaging so this gel effect is great and will give the shine i need and cheaper for the pocket too! Well there are 3 polishes and i wanted 1, this always happens.. but Superdrug had 'spend £6 and get a free limited edition nail paint' so i couldn't resist:D

Garnier 'Ambre Solaire Fake Tan'
Yes i said FAKE, i haven't got the luxury of spending time sunbathing and here in London and my skin is looking very pale indeed and i definitely need a little pick me up. Lets see how this goes, hopefully not Orange!!

Estēe Lauder ' Sheer tint Release'
While watching my favourite gurus on Youtube i saw that many had purchased this product and i really wanted to try it and give it a go. Its really like magic as it adapts to your skin tone and it leaves it looking so glowy and wonderful. Watch out for a review on this very soon!

Paco Rabanne 'Lady Million'
I always seem to come back to this fragrance as it smells heavenly and also its more affordable which helps ;p

Bourjois 'Sunglasses'
I didn't purchase these sunnies! they where  freebie with my Bourjois purchase today in Superdrug. I guess another added to my collection and they are pretty amazing :D

So what beauty product have you been loving recently?

Much Love Susx