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Living With An Invisible Illness: M.E / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Is getting tired without doing anything considered a talent? Oh, how I wish that was a joke.

Living With An Invisible Illness: M.E / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

This blog post has been a particularly hard one for me to get stuck into and write, which is exactly why I feel the need to stick at it and type away. It's something I've been wanting to blog about for some time now after being heavily inspired by others online. It's a topic I've always hated talking about, let alone telling other people that I suffer with it. I've always worried about people judging me and not understanding so I tend to keep it to myself as best as I can, however, I've realised this is something I need to change, not only within myself but in the hope to help others as I wish there was more awareness around the topic.

Today I'm talking about an invisible, chronic illness which is; Myalgic Encephalomyelitis. Yep, that is a legitimate illness and I bet you didn't try to pronounce that one in your head since it sounds familiar to supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Even for someone who has been diagnosed for a good six years now, I still had to google the diagnosis name and spelling. But, in simpler terms, it's referred to as M.E and it's also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS).  So, if you're not familiar with these diagnosis names at this stage, frankly I don't blame you because when I was first in the hospital and was diagnosed, I didn't have a clue what this meant, or what the heck it stood for. Honestly, I thought my doctor was speaking some form of Spanish to me. 

So what is M.E?

This is one of the most dreaded questions I get asked too often, which honestly, my response mechanism is to start off laughing followed by the question; how long have you got? When in reality my body is internally crying. Ok, so I'm sure we've all done it, we've plugged in our battery dead phone to charge up over night before going to bed, only to wake up and realise we didn't flick the switch on, or we didn't plug it in properly and instead of seeing that green 100% battery, we're slapped in the face with a 8% charge. This is what it's like waking up with M.E, you're never fully charged. But, it doesn't matter how many times you plug it in to charge, because you have a faulty battery and your phone is broken, buddy you're screwed. 

What are the symptoms?

Discovering my favourite nail varnish: Barry M Molten Metal Holographic Lights Nail Paint

When it comes to nail varnish, I'm a bit of a plain Jane. Once I've found a colour I like, it's normally all I wear. Which nine times out of ten is some shade of red, but this Barry M Molten Metal Nail Paint in 'Holographic Lights' may just be my game changer. 

Now, I realise I'm a tad late on the Molten Metal collection bandwagon since they were released back in May, but I thought I would still share my love of this one particular shade as it deserves all the hype.

Barry M Molten Metal Holographic Lights Nail Paint Review

Now, look at that sparkle! 

Holographic Light's is exactly what it says it is! It's a shimmering holographic silver that dazzles every colour of the rainbow, especially in the sun! I tried to photograph the nail varnish in both natural light, inside and out and it honestly doesn't do the colour justice in the slightest! 

My M.A.C Lipstick Collection

 "If you're sad, add more lipstick and attack" - Coco Chanel
My M.A.C Lipstick Collection

Whilst it's been a while since my last post, I thought I would share my little Mac lipstick collection with you all as I personally love reading these types of posts. I've currently found myself reaching for my Mac lipsticks far more than any of my others and without a doubt, Mac lipsticks are probably the most talked about and lusted after lipsticks. If you're familiar with Mac lipsticks, then you'll know just how satisfying both the smell and a new bullet really is! There are so many different finishes, let alone shades to choose from, that no matter how many you own, you're always going to want more!

My M.A.C Lipstick Collection