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Sunday, 22 November 2015

Chapter 10...What to expect when you go to the breast clinic.

Hi guys,
For todays blog its going to be a bit of a story time post so grab a coffee get comfy! Lets just dive straight into the deep end, after Breast Cancer Awareness week rolled around I thought I may as well have a check (Ill link bellow a tutorial of how to examine yourself) my heart sank to the pits of my stomach when I found a lump near the bottom of my breast. I was so worried, in my head I immediately thought CANCER! If you ever find anything, tell someone, I know how worrying it is but you feel so much better. I told my Mum and she rang the Doctors and we got an appointment straight away, I have to say that throughout this process the waiting is the hardest. Waiting, waiting, waiting then finally I was called in. I did have a male doctor but please don't let yourself be put off if the doctor is the opposite sex, I promise you in the moment it wont matter to you, they are there to treat you not judge you.
Firstly we talked about how I found the lump, if I was on birth control (which I was the Evra Patch), if I had any discharge (nope) or discomfort (yes!) Then he asked me if it was okay if he could examine me and if I wanted my Mum with me, I did so we went over to the table and I removed everything from the waist up. At first I sat on the side to check the outside of the breasts and then I led back and he felt around a bit straight away he found the lump. Then we went back and he told me that he thought it could be a cyst. I wasn't very shocked at this as I have had them on my ovaries prior to this. He told me that he was going to refer me to the Breast Clinic. You shouldn't worry if they refer you to the clinic because it is a precaution and they have to do this! I was told that you typically get seen within two weeks, I got an appointment one week later.
Again it was another week of waiting...waiting...waiting then FINALLY! Monday rolled around, we walked into the clinic and it was pink everywhere which made it seem more cheery. When you hand in your letter to the reception desk they give you a questionnaire to fill out to help the doctors get all the information they need, it had questions like; is there any history of breast cancer and if so, who? Have you had any discharge? Have you had any pain? Is this the first visit to the clinic? Are you on birth control? I have to say that everything happens quickly, the nurse then came to collect me, she took me through to check my weight and height, then I changed into a hospital gown but I got to keep on my trousers. I was told that as I'm young, I will only be able to have a ultrasound scan. Then we walked down to the other waiting room, it really does feel like all girls together as your all in the same boat. There was a TV on to stop us from being to bored but as I said it happens quickly, I was ushered into the scanning suite and I led on the bed. All the nurses were so sweet and kind to me and helped to protect my dignity when possible. I had the scan and it was all fine he said that it was just a bit of breast tissue that had raised and that was what I was feeling. After I went and sat back in to the waiting room with the TV. About half an hour passed and I was called to see the surgeon. He reassured me that everything was fine and it may take up to a year for the pain to subside, but that I had to keep an eye out for any future lumps. Then I was free to go!
That is it for my story time! I really wanted to make this blog post because before my appointment I had no clue what to expect and had to dive in head first. I really hope that this helps some people and relieves the anxiety a little bit! Pease let me know down bellow your story or if this did help you, remember to share this post, comment and follow me on Twitter!
Thank you for reading and good luck!
Char xo

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Chapter 8...20 Questions TAG!

Hiya guys,
So today I have decided to do another Tag post because that's what people seem to like the most! So here goes!
1. Thing you cannot leave the house without?
I CANNOT leave the house without my phone, its my life! I have everything on my phone and I just feel lost without it...that's bad right?
2. Favourite brand of makeup?
I have many different types of makeup that I use for example I use Benefit's primer and mascara but I like to use Revlon's foundation, I think it varies on what I feel like on the day and the look I am going for.
3. Favourite Flowers?
I love poppies because I love what they stand for, every flower tells a different soldiers story.
4. Favourite perfume?
Literally any perfume by Zara, they are spot on for every scent they produce and they also make the mini roll-ons for your purse!
5. Favourite clothing store?
I'm a big fan of H&M clothes, they stock many different types of clothing like grunge to summery and their clothes are very true too size.
6. Heels or Flats?
Heels all the way! I'm a dancer so for me I find it really easy to walk in them and they just make everything look better.
7. Do you get good grades?Ur I would say that I'm average, I try my best and to me that's all you can ask of a person.
8. Favourite colour?

Light blue! But surprisingly I chose red as my prom dress colour, I think I'm going to do a Get Ready With Me blog for my prom let me know down below if you think its a good idea.
9. Do you drink energy drinks?
Yes! I do I'm a dancer and I'm doing my exams at the moment so I need all the energy I can get!
10. Do you drink juice?
I drink Orange juice in the morning when I'm getting ready, I don't really drink water its a healthy alternative and a great pick me up.
11. Do you like swimming?
Anyone that knows me, knows that I am VERY weird about this sort of thing, I will swim if I am in a hot country like Spain but not in the UK...weird I know!
12. Do you eat fries with a fork?
If I'm in a restaurant then yes but if I've grabbed a McDonald's and I'm curled up at home watching Netflix than NO!
13. What's your favourite moisturiser?
Believe it or not I really like the Tesco's own brand, I have dry skin but with an oily T-Zone and it didn't make me break out and helped balance my skin.
14. Do you want to get married later on in life?
YES! I really do but only when I find the right person.
15. Do you get mad easily?
My friends would probably say yes but I would like to say nope...
16. Are you into ghost hunting?
Nope its not really my thing.
17. Any phobias?
Obviously theres the ones like spiders...but honestly I'm afraid of loosing people, I've had many people taken away from me in my life and its the worst thing that could happen.
18. Do you bite your nails?
I used to when I was younger but I broke the habit!
19. Have you ever had a near death experience?
I have never but I have seen many videos of people that do and it interests me a lot.
20. Do you drink coffee?
I drink WAY too much coffee, I live in Starbucks- Decaf, Soy, Coffee Frappe is my order!

There you go guys that is the end of the questions! I hope you enjoyed this post, if you did let me know down in the comments or tweet me! Don't forget to follow and subscribe to my blog!
Char xo
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Thursday, 14 May 2015

Chapter 7...Graze Box Review!

Hey guys!

I received a Graze box sent to me recently, first I was a bit unsure about it as its all natural and organic and too me that kind of turns me off to a product unless its makeup or body stuff. But the company is all about healthy products that you don't feel too guilty about eating after so I got stuck in!

The Graze Box company makes most of their boxes skinny enough to fit through your letter box so that the boxes can be posted in if you are out! I think this is a great idea because I am out of the house the majority of the time so it is really convenient to know that I don't have to come home and then drive all the way out to the post office to collect it! I got sent a variety box, this contains a variety of their products, the packaging is 100% biodegradable and recyclable which I LOVE!

The first snack that I was sent is called "Rough Blend Peanut Butter With Pretzel Sticks", I personally don't really like peanut butter so my opinion is very one sided, I got my Dad to taste it and he really liked it (he is a big lover of peanut butter.) Overall I think that if you like peanut butter than this is really for you and even if you are unsure I say give it a go and try something new!

Next up was the "Salted Fudge & Peanut Cookie!" I LOVE this, I think this is a great snack for on the go as it has a lot of protein and energy but in the form of something sweet for a pick me up!

 With this next product I was very unsure about, it is the "Vietnamese
Pho soup with shiitake mushrooms and spicy toban jhan". This comes in two sections firstly you add the dry things to a cup or bowl and then you all hot water and in with the paste. I really didn't like the way that it looked but I braved a tasting and it was really nice so that just proves that you should give everything a go!

The best for last! "SUPER Carrot Cake!" This is from their high tea range and I love it. You get the actual carrot cake itself and then you get a teabag to have with it! The cake is so moist and the tea is so traditional and just overall I'd get a box filled with this if I could!

That is it for this post guys, I love Graze Box and I would totally recommend this so anyone that is on the go, everything is packaged so you could throw one of the little boxes in your school or work bag and have it for lunch! I hope that you enjoyed this post!

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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Chapter 6...Would You Rather Tag!

Hiya guys,
This is the would you rather tag! I hope you guys enjoy and remember to tweet me and leave a comment!
Blush or Bronzer

Bronzer, my cheeks are naterally a little bit pink anyway so I think I could pull that off haha.

Lip gloss or Lipstick

Lipstick all the way! Lip gloss gets stuck in my hair and it just annoys me. Im loving

Eye liner or Mascara

Mascara definatley!

Foundation or Concealer
Concealer, I normally just put some concealer on and then buff that in as I have naterally clear(ish) skin.

Neutral or Color eye shadow

Nuetral, I like to play it safe with my makeup!

Pressed or Loose eye shadows
I think that pressed is so much easier to work with and is less messy.

Brushes or Sponges
Brushes!!! I have been told by ccountless people to work my foundation in with a sponge but my skin just doesnt get a long with them! It takes so much time and they get sooo mucky and I feel like its just a hassle haha (that may just be because Im lazy)

OPI or China glaze

OPI as I have never used China Glaze, are they any good? Let me know down below!

Long or Short

Acrylic or Natural

Acrylic I get acrylics put on quite a bit but I like to have brakes in between so I can repair my nails (sort of) hehe.

Brights or Darks 

Darks I can work with more than brights but normally I just go with naterall.

Flower or No flower 

No flower!

Perfume or Body splash
Pefume, I have two smells that I normally wear ( yes I just said smells that I wear) They are the pink Hollister spray and Prada Candy!

Lotion or Body butter

 Body Butter! I especially like the Cocoa butter from Body Shop!1

Body wash or Soap

Body wash!

Lush or Other bath company

Lush, I just love it all....

Jeans or Sweat pants


Long sleeve or Short

Long sleeve I think they are more comftable plus the weather in England is pretty bad!

Dresses or Skirts


Stripes or Plaid 

I like plaid shirts but then again Id wear a striped top.

Flip flops or Sandals

Sandels, Im way to clumsy to wear Flip Flops! 

Scarves or Hats

Scarves, hats just dont look good on my head for some reason.

Studs or Dangly earrings 

It really depends on the occasion, I wear dangly ones when I go out but then studs just everyday.

Necklaces or Bracelets

Bracelts, I have some that I never take of because they carry memories!

Heels or Flats

Thats a hard one because I like to wear chunky boots and that a mix of both of those haha!

Cowboy boots or Riding boots

Riding bootsn I used to have 2 horses called Marmite and Ziggy!

Jacket or Hoodie 

If you class a denim jacket as a jacket then a jacket!

Forever 21 or Charlotte russe

Forever 21 just because Ive never been to the other shop. 

Abercombie or Hollister

Hollister! I couldnt live whithout the watermelon perfume...
saks 5th or nordstrom

Curly or Straight

Straight, my hair is naterally quite curly so I prefer straight!

Bun or Ponytail

Bun, Im a dancer so I wear my hair like that daily!

Bobby pins or Butterfly clips

Bobby pins, I think that they are more usefull

Hair spray or Gel 


Long or Short

Long all the wayy! 

Light or Dark 

Light in the summer then dark in the winter, I have naterally blonde hair but have never had the guts to dye it...

Side sweep bangs or Full bangs

Side sweep I have have a side fringe:)

Up or Down 
Down, but there is some times when the hair just has to go up!

Rain or Shine

Rain, (weird I know) But I love the rain so much!

Summer or Winter
Winter I love snow and I hate being to hot and bothered


Fall or Spring

Fall, I think its soo cute in the Fall with all the leaves falling. 

Chocolate or Vanilla

Vanilla, Im lactose intollerant so I cant eat a lot of chocolate (sad I know hehe) 

East coast or West coast

Is it bad that I dont know the difference....west I supposee....;)

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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Chapter 5....Dealing with THAT time of the month!

Hiya guys,

Sorry I havent bloged for a while but I am back and determined to post something every week! Now that's out of the way, this week I have decided to discuss the taboo subject of periods!

In my experience, I generally want to snuggle under my duvet with a dominos watching Netflix but, unfortunately this isn't always possible as there are little commitments that we all have; school or work!

But DONT worry there are things that you can do too make THAT time of the month a little bit easier!

The first thing is that you should remember that it is okay to let yourself have that day of feeling sorry for yourself and too just lounge around in your pjames, order food and watch American Horror Story! On the other hand you should also keep in mind that you need to keep active and that exercise will help with the cramping, as well as keeping moving, paracetamol and lots of water will help this.

Whilst we are on the subject of cramping, baths really soothe the pain. I personally favour showers over baths. But when I do have one, I use a lush product my favourite is Twilight! It smells of everything that I love, I like to have baths at night so that it calms me down before its time to go to bed.

Whilst I am in bed I like to use water bottles, I put them in the bed before I go to sleep so it makes the sheets all cosy and warm. During the day I like to use heat patches, I use the ones with ibroprophen so that it sinks in the skin and soothes the pain.

I also love to drink coffee, but caffeine doesn't go well with a lot of pain medicines that I take for the whist I am on my period. So as a substitute I drink hot chocolate or decafe coffee. My one true love is Starbucks so I will always have a cheeky frappe when I am in town.

My skin is a big problem when I am on my period, my skin flares up massively! I generally don't get spots at all but my skin is naturally quite oily around my t zone area. So I use witch-hazel products and also St ives exfoliator.
Over all folks the biggest thing is that, you get to know your body and the way it works! For example I know that I come on late and I am very heavy so I will ALWAYS carry around some tampons JUST IN CASE! Make sure to always have a JUST IN CASE package with you in your bag, with everything that you may need with you, e.g. tampons, pads and whatever else you think you may need.

Thank you for reading this I hope you found it useful, please tweet me any suggestions for future blogs and leave a comment telling me what you thought or any tips and tricks dealing with THAT time of the month!

Love Char xo