Month: April 2015

My battles with psoriasis..

I have an annoying skin condition that it very common, called Psoriasis. It is similar to eczema, but they have some slight differences (not that I’m going to go into them, as I’m not 100% certain on them!).
I have had this since I was about 7 or 8, and the first time I noticed it was when I was at school and I washed my face with soap and then the skin around my forehead went bright red and started burning!
It would get bad when I was in comprehensive school, but during college and university, I managed to get a good skincare routine, took the time to sit down and sort my skin out and it was looking a lot better and hardly ever flared up as much!

My problem now, that I’m away in Australia is that I have been getting stressed A LOT more and this can trigger my psoriasis.
I loved sorting out my skin at home, as I had all my products and my own bathroom and I would relax in my room and basically pamper myself!
Whilst living in a hostel and travelling, it’s a lot harder than that as I am always sharing a room with at least 4 people, so there’s minimum room to set out your belongings, or even have a moment of peace!
It’s not too bad, it’s do-able, but now I have the other problem of ‘I don’t know what products to use out here’, as there’s a lot of different brands!
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As you can see in these photos, I get psoriasis on my forehead, all along the hair line, on my scalp, behind my ears, towards and down the neck, then in my ears. This is when it’s flared up, but hasn’t gotten too bad! It can get worse.
I am just so glad that I don’t have serious psoriasis, as some people get it everywhere and it is REALLY hard for them to treat it properly!

It can get really itchy, start flaking (which people mistake for dandruff..) and give a burning sensation, and it’s not exactly the best looking thing! Since I have come to Australia, I have started to get it on more patches than before – like in-between my eyebrows and towards my throat.
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So, usually I use a steroid cream that is prescribed from the doctor, which does a really good job when it gets bad. BUT, as it’s a steroid cream, I don’t want to be using it constantly as it thins your skin out and isn’t the best thing for you!
So I went to Priceline looking for a thicker cream that I can put on every day and night – I asked the lady and she showed me a few products, but I ended up getting this one by Palmers.
I tried it last night, and my skin is a lot smoother already! I used it with my steroid cream, just to get the redness down but I feel like this was great for me as it stopped the irritation and calmed down the redness on my skin!
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I was wondering if any of you have any different remedies for psoriasis or eczema?
Do any of you have these skin conditions? Or tried this product? I want to know! 😀
I just thought of another non-medical product that is suppose to help with my skin, too – but I will write another blog post on that soon! 😀
In fact, I might even start a small series on this, if people are interested!

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NEW VIDEO: Lots of random vlogging!

Lots of random vlogging and footage in here, like promised!
Bits of Hong Kong, Sydney, Thunderjet, Taronga Zoo..
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New YouTube Videos!

Prepare yourselves, I am hoping to get some new YouTube videos up soon!
WAHOO!
These will mainly be old footage that I couldn’t get off my camera previously, so I will do a montage hopefully!
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The Rosie Project by Graemae Simsion Book Review

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I actually enjoyed this book, I decided to pick it as it was an easier read compared to other books. I got stuck in straight away and got hooked! Sometimes I thought it was going a little off the point, but it came back to the story very quickly afterwards! It’s a fiction on the theme of romance, but not too romancey!
If that makes any sense, at all.. I am glad that there is a second story to this, as I would like to read about what happens next! I would tell you a description of the book, but it might give away a little too much – so I’ll get one from Amazon for you!

“The art of love is never a science: Meet Don Tillman, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. In the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs The Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers. Rosie Jarman possesses all these qualities. Don easily disqualifies her as a candidate for The Wife Project (even if she is “quite intelligent for a barmaid”). But Don is intrigued by Rosie’s own quest to identify her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on The Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.”

There you go, now you can judge for yourselves! But if you’re looking for an easy, but enjoyable read, then this might be for you! I have a feeling that this is being made into a film? Maybe it’s not, but I have a feeling! I will get researching for you all!
Have any of you read this book? What did you think? xx

Invisibobble Review

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So I found this little handy thing in my local Boots (these pictures are OLD, from about 10 months ago, as I still haven’t uploaded this!). But I absolutely swear by these bobbles now! They are so good, especially if you have really thick hair like me – they don’t fall out throughout the day, or night or even whilst at the gym or going for a run!
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You can get these from Boots for £3.75 for a pack of two, which is dirt cheap! Here is the link if you want to go see! *CLICK*

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I would definitely recommend getting some of these! I still have both of mine and I bought them about 10 months ago, somehow haven’t lost them! They can also be a pretty cool bracelet too, I guess?
Go and check them out! 🙂
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Not That Kind Of Girl by Lena Dunham Review

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Don’t hate me people, but I did not find this book mind-blowing like the hypes that it has received!
It was a good read, interesting but I’m just not sure why it has so much praise..
It had some funny bits, gross bits, weird bits but half of the time I was wondering why some stories were in there and if they were going to link. Nothing seems to link together in this, to a final storyline.

Hmm..
Not all negative though, it was enjoyable for an easy read that you don’t have to concentrate on too much!
I think if I reread it, I would’ve enjoyed it more. Obviously, I did enjoy it but not as much as I thought I was going to! 🙂

What did everyone else think? Did you love it? Give me a shout!
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