Body, Balance and Spinning Babies!

Pregnancy is tough. There’s no doubt about it. Physically demanding, mentally exhausting; about 280 days of being completely taken over by another entity so miraculous and incomprehensible, some days I don’t know whether to cry or laugh! It’s such a surreal experience that even when friends who’ve gone through the motions tell you all about…

Third Trimester: Nearly there!!

I can’t believe how quickly time has gone! I’m already in my third trimester and the exciting yet scary ending into a new beginning is in sight. Not long to go! That’s all I hear. It’s mad that I only have at most nine or ten odd weeks left – if I go full term….

Raising a Child as Gender Neutral

Header Image Credit Love him or hate him (I personally love him!) first-time dad Russell Brand made a joke previously about not imposing a gender on his new child and how he’s going to ‘let it grow up to be whatever the hell it is.. and never tell it there’s such a concept!’ I chuckled…

A History of Depression…

Like millions of others on this planet I’ve a history of depression. It’s forever recorded in my medical notes; the dominant narrator of my past that has shaped the person I am today and for many years took over my life’s driving seat while I watched on somewhat numb and perpetually medicated. In a way…

Dermalex Rosacea Cream: Review

Why I bought it/What it’s for:  I first purchased Dermalex Rosacea cream about two years ago when I was coming to the end of my skin dramas and needed a lil something to try and reduce the redness/rosacea/facial flushing that was left over from years of swelling and acne (never mind the ‘curse of the…

Skin issues? Urban Decay All Nighter foundation is a must-have!

I’ve found the hold grail. Not the real one, but the holy grail of foundations. The purchase to end all other foundation purchases. I’m in love!! I’ve spent a small fortune trying to find a foundation that suits my skin, has brilliant coverage yet doesn’t become cakey or oxidise (turn darker and patchy as the…

What non-acne sufferers just don’t understand

OK, so I may have my previously problematic skin under relative control now, but the emotional scars of that horrific period still remain etched into my brain and probably always will be. If you too have gone through something like a bout of cystic acne at any stage of your life then you’ll know what…

‘Skinny Shaming’ a pregnant chick…

This year – for the first time since I can remember – I didn’t spend my Halloween weekend fancy-dressed up and covered in fake blood, with back-combed hair and drink in hand while tottering around the pubs and clubs getting pissed as a fart. Nope, this weekend we decided to attend a Bump & Beyond!…

How I CURED my cystic acne

Previously I wrote a loooong rant about how I developed cystic acne in the first place, so now I want to help anyone out there who may be in the same boat as to how I FINALLY cured it. Firstly, I did a bit of research into natural ways of balancing hormones and what to…

Honeymoon period – my ass!

So apparently the second trimester is when pregnant women are supposed to get relief from the hellish nausea, raging mood swings and general fatigue that ‘plagues’ the first few months of pregnancy – apparently. Did I miss the bus?! I’m lucky enough to have mostly avoided the fatigue thus far, but nausea and mood swings?…

Cystic Acne – The Saga!

Before I write a post on how I ‘cured’ my cystic acne, I’ll give a little back story as to how I developed it the first place, because if even one person reads this and it prevents them from having to go through what I went through with my skin – it’ll be worth it!…

The Motherless Mother…

So I was chatting to my aunt yesterday who’s visiting Ireland on an impromptu holiday and she asked me when my due date was. After I told her she says ‘Oh, that’s a few days before my mum’s birthday!’ We agreed it would be lovely if my sprog greeted the world on that day (her…