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Maybelline 24Hr Colour Tattoo Cream Eye Shadow

Maybelline 24Hr Colour Tattoo Cream Eye Shadow

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So I bought this new Maybelline eyeshadow in On and On Bronze on Saturday, mainly because I was bored waiting for my friend who was running a bit late.

I thought it would be handy to have a relatively neutral eyeshadow to keep in my bag for the mornings when I’m running too late for work to have time to do my makeup before leaving the house. Or for if I want to freshen up my face because I end up…

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Gotta Eat To Live

Gotta Eat To Live

steak and chips

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.” ~ Erma Bombeck

On Thursday while I was at work I ate a sausage sandwich for breakfast, some chorizo and tomato soup and a chocolate bar for lunch, and a packet of ready salted crisps later in the afternoon.

On Friday while I was at work I ate a sausage sandwich for breakfast, a jacket potato with baked…

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Fighting Depression Is Like The Tortoise And The Hare

I wrote some mixed metaphors about battling depression: Fighting Depression Is Like The Tortoise And The Hare

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“We all have times when we go home at night and pull out our hair and feel misunderstood and lonely and like we’re falling. I think the brain is such that there is always going to be something missing.” ~ Jude Law

Fighting depression is like the tortoise and the hare, where you’re the tortoise and all those other ‘normal’ people are the hares.

Except that the hares are going to beat you.

Over and…

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Why I’m Never Buying Dry Shampoo Again

Why I’m Never Buying Dry Shampoo Again

Dry shampoo

“If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library?” ~ Lily Tomlin

I’m really, really, epically bad at mornings.

So I get through a lot of dry of shampoo – because I often just don’t have time to wash, condition and blow dry my hair on weekday mornings.

Except that this week I ran out. And so did my local shop.

So I bought some baby powder instead.

Since that’s what I used to…

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What I’ve Been Reading v.II

What I’ve Been Reading v.II

Ingress in the park

“We read to know that we are not alone.” ~ C.S. Lewis

It’s been a relatively busy week; I’ve been out and about a lot more than I’m currently used to and there’s been a local music festival type thing on this weekend. This has meant that haven’t had time to finish writing anything this week, and now that I do have time I just want to sit quietly by myself and recover because my brain and my…

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I Used To Be A Bad Feminist…

I Used To Be A Bad Feminist…

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(Image Credit: Jay Morrison)

“Visionary feminism is a wise and loving politics. It is rooted in the love of male and female being, refusing to privilege one over the other. The soul of feminist politics is the commitment to ending patriarchal domination of women and men, girls and boys. Love cannot exist in any relationship that is based on domination and coercion. Males cannot love themselves in…

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Three: It’s A Magic Number

Three: It’s A Magic Number

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ~ Robert Frost

So I have a few posts in the pipeline where I’m struggling to express myself in quite the way I want and I’m a bit too preoccupied this week to attempt to resolve that, so in the meantime I’ve borrowed this idea from Tim over at Short Stories and Sustenance.

Three Things About Yourself:
  1. I’ve been shot at.…

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Depression Is No More About Strength Than it Is About Weakness

Depression Is No More About Strength Than it Is About Weakness

depression, anxiety, stigma, mental health

“Depression isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign that you’ve been strong for too long.” ~ Elizabeth Gilbert

“The strongest people are not those who show strength in front of us but those who win battles we know nothing about.”

“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don’t give up.” ~ Robert Tew

“You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and…

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I Survived My First Week At Work!

I Survived My First Week At Work!

“Sometimes I’m so tired, I look down at what I’m wearing, and if it’s comfortable enough to sleep in, I don’t even make it into my pajamas. I’m looking down, and I’m like, ‘T-shirt and stretchy pants? Yup, that’s fine. It’s pajama-y, good night.’” ~ Rebecca Romijn

I made it through my first week of work.

I wasn’t sure that I would.

At one point I did think that I might well die of tiredness first.

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How to Project an Air of Confidence You Don’t Really Feel

How to Project an Air of Confidence You Don’t Really Feel

“A diamond doesn’t start out polished and shining. It once was nothing special, but with enough pressure and time, becomes spectacular. I’m that diamond.” ~ Solange Nicole

So I’ve been out of work, suffering with severe depression and anxiety, and basically living like a hermit since November last year. But over the past few weeks I’ve had to start venturing back into the world again.

I’ve…

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How To Be Kind To Yourself

How To Be Kind To Yourself

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“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

>  First, fix yourself a drink.

A nice cup of tea or coffee. A cool refreshing glass of fruit juice. A good whiskey or wine. Whatever beverage you think you’d most like right now.

And sit down somewhere quiet and enjoy it.

Put your phone to one side. Don’t check your work email. Don’t listen to the news.…

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Reasons To Keep Going

Reasons To Keep Going

We're Not Lost Theres A Sign

“The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets through many a dark night.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

So, I’ve noticed that a few people have arrived here over the last few weeks via Google searches relating to thoughts of suicide.

I always feel a bit weird when these things show up in my stats. I feel like because these people have come to my bit of the internet, presumably…

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Catching Up

Sunny Day

“Instead of loving your enemies – treat your friends a little better.” ~ E. W. Howe

So I feel like we’re due a proper catch up. I’m not entirely sure where to start but in no particular order here’s what I’ve been up to.

~ Drinking lots of milky chai.

~ Eating lots of Vienetta. I didn’t even know they still made Vienetta. I hadn’t even seen a Vienetta since approximately 1988. But for the last…

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So, How Did That Happen?

So, How Did That Happen?

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“Be patient towards all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live…

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