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How to feel beautiful when you have an autoimmune condition

How to feel beautiful when you have an autoimmune condition

I look in the mirror and first see the blotches on my skin. They’re red, raised, they look horrible. Putting on powder doesn’t help. Now they just look dusty, that’s the best word I can think of now. I look closer, my knees are bulging. Little blue veins and white lines surround my knees. It’s a sign of all the ravaging this condition has caused on my body. The weight gain around that area, or should I say ‘liquid retention’ as the doctor tries to make me feel better about it, causes the stretching of the skin, thus the white marks.I want to feel beautiful again. I want to wear that skirt and not feel so conscious. You can call my thinking trivial, that it doesn’t matter and no one notices. But I have to admit, it hurts me looking at it. It’s true, on the grand scale of things it doesn’t matter. I’ve been through alot, the aesthetic side of things isn’t so important. Only in some small way it is. It affects my confidence. A few people have actually asked me if I’ve beaten. Silly isn’t it? Of course it’s not the truth. Well in a manner of speaking. You could say I have been beaten. Beaten by my own autoimmune system and here are the scars they leave. Emotionally mostly. I come out of this mostly triumphant, I’ve learnt lessons that I would never take back because of my experiences with this condition. But in the meantime, working on how my view myself is going to take a little work. (more…)


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Beauty Talk

Beauty Talk

Hey Ladies,

It’s been a while since we last had a good old girlfriend talk, and this time let’s talk BEAUTY! 🙂 Beauty comes in all forms, shapes and sizes, the following are some things I do to feel beautiful, fresh and sparkly! I was inspired by a friend’s blog of mine, check it out by clicking here: V and M: Beauty Regimes. (more…)