Guest Post: Adding A Pinch of Glamor To Your Life

Hey guys. I know I’ve been a little lost to the world over the past 4 days (I’m sorry! Ahhh!) But I basically finally had a day off to just chill out and not think about work, and all these days of stressful exam preparations that I just didn’t get time. Fear not, however, because today we have a very special post. 

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Today, we have a guest post from the lucky Jackie from the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance and she’s here to talk about something that moves me deeply. Sadly, unfortunately, some of us at some point may hear, or may have heard, the devastating sentence “you have cancer”. Us women often already struggle with feeling comfortable and beautiful in our own skin. But that should not hinder us from being confident and beautiful. So when Jackie contacted me about making this post, I was delighted and jumped at the thought of such a wonderful idea. So here it is:

Adding A Pinch Of Glamor To Your Life

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Women who are undergoing treatment after a cancer diagnosis know all too well that it can be difficult to feel beautiful or glamorous. With trips to chemotherapy clinics or mesothelioma doctors, it can be hard to take time to tend to your appearance or complete those little beauty rituals. However manicures and pedicures are a simple way to add a touch of elegance to your daily life. Keeping your fingers and toenails looking beautiful can be a real confidence booster and give you an extra reason to smile when you look down at your hands or feet. Here are some tips on maintaining confidence through manis and pedis.

Salon vs. Home

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The simplest way to maintain your manicure is obviously to visit a salon and leave the work to a professional. However, this can get expensive. Maintain your manicure or pedicure at home with just a few tools. For a basic manicure, invest in a bottle of polish remover, a nail file, a pair of clippers, and one or two polishes that you really love. Top and base coat polishes and cuticle-trimming tools may be helpful, but are not absolutely essential.

Selecting Colors

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There are obviously a wide array of nail colors to choose from. If you are currently undergoing cancer treatment, you probably do not have the time or energy for a high-maintenance manicure. Hence, avoid metallic or glittery nail polishes, as they can be difficult to remove and maintain. You may want to select a pale color or neutral French manicure as these colors require the least maintenance.

Minimize Chemicals

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Cutting down on the exposure to toxic chemicals during treatment is a good idea. You can minimize your chemical exposure by using natural nail products. The main thing to remember is to invest in an acetone-free nail polish remover. Removing nail polish with an acetone-free remover may take a little longer, but is much safer and healthier in the long run.
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Some cancer patients may see their nails as the last things that they ought to be worrying about while undergoing treatment. However, a manicure can be a lovely diversion from the stresses of having cancer. It can even make you feel more confident and beautiful on a daily basis. Don’t feel bad about taking an hour or so a week to treat yourself; enjoy the opportunity to boost your confidence and happiness with this fun beauty ritual.

 

Again thank you Jackie for guest posting on my blog. If you would like to guest post, feel free to email me at the email in the information bar on the right hand side.

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Oh Dear Life!

Hey guys. I thought I’ll post a more “personal” post so y’all can get to know me somewhat and I love doing these types of posts. I’ve got some really great fashion posts lined up for you guys and IF you have any suggestions or whatever, PLEASE put them down below in the comments section.

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Dear puppies,
Why can I not just have every single one of you? Why are you so cute? Those eyes and that playful attitude can get me any day. A game of fetch maybe?

Dear dinner parties,
Stop being so difficult to plan. Just organise yourself. The games, the food and the beverages… So. Much. Effort. 

Dear smoothies,
Oh do I wish I could have you all the time. If I could, I definitely would. But why must it be going into winter right now ? Why must it get cold? Why must you separate me from my beloved.

Dear weather,
Please make up your mind. One simply just not make up one’s mind! (Meme reference) I’m glad that you’re no longer raining (knock on wood) but why must you be sometimes hot and sometimes just so cold. I don’t want to be sick!

Dear immune system,
I like you right now. This lovely vacation you are taking makes me happy (and not feel sick all the time).

Dear school,
Urgh. I’m over you already. Just leave me alone! I broke up with you remember so stop dishing out punishment.

Dear society,
Oh please stop pressuring girls into feeling that they need to be in relationships at such a young age. It’s certainly not necessary.

Dear girls,
Have respect for yourselves and find worth in yourself. Hell do I know how hard that is, but I believe in you. You are the only you can always rely on to love yourself.

Dear love,
I guess, damn you. I realised today that if true love was easy, we’d all have it.

Dear friend(s),
Thanks for being something that will always be there for us. And seriously, stop poking me. It’s not nice and next time, I will punch you. Okay probably not. But I will be annoyed. 😛

Dear clothes/fashion,
Why is every item so amazing? Why do I lust after every item? Why is every item so expensive? I feel sad about wanting everything but never getting anything. Birthday present?

Dear old man,
Hi. I know you would like me to call you back regarding the fittings for your windows (or something). And if I were a window (or something) fitter, I would. But please stop calling me. I’m sure you’re a lovely old man who is not creepy and is in need of a window (or something) fitting but you’re making me growingly sad because I can’t help you. Oh. And my name is most certainly not Margaret (even though that is a lovely name).

Dear friend,
Please pay back that $5 that you borrowed last term that I am requesting you to return. It’s only $5, but it’s the principle of the matter.

Dear readers of this blog,
Thank you so much for your support and you’re all lovely.

Tell me in the comments what your “Oh Dear Life” things are. 🙂

Thanks again and see you all tomorrow.

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