A letter to a young Shevy…

So many good things that will outweigh the bad, you will endure, of this I am certain.

Dearest Vaun,

In a few short years, you will learn the difficulties that life presents to it’s less fortunate participants. Despite your best efforts, you’ll be hard pressed to avoid drawing the short straw as you navigate adolescence, puberty, teenage life and young adulthood.

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Being a bigger woman and owning it.

I can assure you, it is not easy to love yourself when you look in the mirror and see only ways you would like to change or improve how you look.

“You are a big girl, you could lose some fat…”

Ever the encouraging words that someone who struggles with weight and body image would LOVE to hear when they are mid conversation. I deflect, I pretend not to be frustrated and annoyed at the absurd notion that a human being feels they have the right to tell another human being how they should and shouldn’t look. That one person would have the audacity to tell another person what they should be doing with their body, let alone a blood relative and supposed family cheerleader. Pot. Kettle. Enough said.

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My first experience with a SPIRITUAL MEDIUM.

I loved that the medium let me do very little talking, all she asked for was my confirmation of the evidence she received and provided from the spirit world.

I’ve always believed in the esoteric, the supernatural and the extraordinary. I am extremely interested in many forms of divination including tarot and pendulums alike and an opportunity presented itself to attend the ‘Psychic fayre’ held in Reading on the 28th of January.

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Illamasqua – Gel Sculpt

I must admit, initially I was intimidated by a ‘liquid’ contour product as I had been steering clear of these in favour of the powder alternatives but I dare say my powder palette’s are going to take a backseat to this easy to use product!

The art of contouring is something I myself have not yet mastered. I have watched the likes of Kim K, Kristen Leanne and Jeffree Star show me what I am supposed to be doing that I have struggled endlessly to get it right. I have always ended up with unblended, dark lines across my face where the shadows are meant to fall instead of perfectly chiselled features like the faces of my makeup idols. I have used various different blending products and techniques but it has taken me a long time to find a product that I love and can use! This is where the Illamasqua Gel Sculptcomes in!

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Inside an anxious mind at 3am.

I am not weak.

It’s 3:01am and we are awake. I say ‘we’ because it’s as if my body is in one state of consciousness and my mind is in another. The body feels rested, lazy and comfortable; the perfect recipe for a sound night’s reset. The mind, on the other hand, races at the speed of sound, no rest for the wicked or tainted.

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