The Blogger Tag About Katie Cupcake Life With ME

The Blogger Tag // A Bit About Me!

Hi guys!  I don’t usually do tag posts, but I was tagged by my friend Luke to do The Blogger Tag and thought it looked fun!  Although I tell you lots about my beauty loves and my chronic illnesses, there’s so much I probably don’t talk about.  So now is your chance to get to know me better (oh lucky you…!)


The Blogger Tag

1) How tall are you?

5 ft 7″ – fairly tall for a girl, which I like!

2) Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what is it?

Haha no, I don’t really have a talent, hidden or otherwise!  I’d like one though.

 

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My first three months of Pregabalin Lyrica Experiences Side Effects Facial Hair Growth

My first 3 Months of Pregabalin & Turning Into a Gorilla!

Hi guys!  How are you?  Let me know in the comments, I want to know! 🙂  I thought it might be interesting to blog about my first three months of taking Pregabalin.  I know it can be helpful for those deciding whether to take it, to read others’ experiences.  In my experience, the side effects they tell you about officially aren’t necessarily the only ones.  Actually talking to other people who take it, there are so many common side effects not even listed!  

By the way, I’m in the UK but if you’re reading from another country, Pregabalin may also be called Lyrica.

My first three months of Pregabalin Lyrica Experiences Side Effects Facial Hair Growth

What is Pregabalin?

I started taking Pregabalin in mid-June this year.  I was prescribed it by my pain clinic, to help with my chronic pain (caused by ME and fibromyalgia).  Pregabalin was actually initially intended to treat certain types of seizures in people with epilepsy.  I believe it is still  used for that, but is also now approved to treat pain.

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5 Spoonie Survival Essentials Spoonie Blog

5 Spoonie Survival Essentials!

Hi guys – welcome to my new readers, and welcome back if you’ve been here before!  When I first started this blog, it was to talk about my chronic illnesses.  Then my love for makeup and beauty sort of took over!  I love writing spoonie posts and connecting with you guys, so I really should do them more often.  With that in mind, here are my 5 spoonie survival essentials!    

5 Spoonie Survival Essentials Spoonie Blog

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Chronic Illness // 5 Common Misconceptions // Expectations vs Reality!

Hey guys! How are you?  I hope you’re well.  And for my spoonie friends, I hope you’re as well as you can be given the circumstances!  When I initially had the idea for this post, it was going to be quite serious.  I wanted to rant about how people don’t understand chronic illness, and those who romanticise about ‘how nice it must be’ to stay in bed all day. 

But now that I’ve thought about it a bit, I don’t really want this to be negative.  Instead, I’m going to take a light-hearted look at expectations vs reality when it comes to chronic illness! Chronic Illness expectations vs reality common chronic illness misconceptions Continue reading

Organic Aromas Essential Oil Diffuser Nebulizing Diffuser Review

Exploring Aromatherapy for Wellbeing // Organic Aromas Essential Oil Diffuser // Review!

Hey guys!  I’ve been testing this little treasure behind the scenes for a while now.  I was approached by Organic Aromas, who offered to send me an essential oil diffuser to try.  They also kindly sent me a bottle of their Signature Blend Oil to get me started.  I’ve never used an essential oil diffuser before, but I do use oils in burners – the ones where you put a few drops in the top and light a candle underneath, to diffuse the scent.  I really like the traditional oil burners, but obviously you can’t leave them unattended and they use up a lot of tealights!  I was given this product free of charge in order to review, but as always, my opinions are honest and all my own. 

Organic Aromas Essential Oil Diffuser Nebulizing Diffuser Review

Organic Aromas – Essential Oil Diffuser (Radiance)

Who Are Organic Aromas?

Organic Aromas are an American company, comprised of a group of passionate, experienced health care professionals.  They have combined knowledge from Asia with new technology to create a range of essential oil diffusers and oils.  They feel that using essential oils in our everyday lives can help us develop a richer, full lifestyle.  I don’t know about that, as my lifestyle doesn’t feel too rich when I’m stuck in bed ill, haha!  But saying that, I’ve actually really enjoyed playing around with different oils and scents, and it has genuinely been giving me pleasure!

Organic Aromas sell a range of essential oil diffusers, mostly around the $95 price-point (approx £70).  They also stock hand-carved diffusers, which are around $175 (approx £130).  In addition, they have a decent range of different essential oils, including blends, pure oils and gift sets. 

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The Fay Farm Serenity CBD Lotion Review

Natural Pain Relief // The Fay Farm – Serenity CBD Lotion // Review*

Hi guys!  I’ve been testing out this little beauty for a while now, behind the scenes.  Now I’ve given it a good road-test, I want to share it with you!  This Serenity CBD lotion is by The Fay Farm, a small American company making handmade, organic body care.

The Fay Farm Serenity CBD Lotion Review

The Fay Farm – Serenity CBD Lotion

I have kindly been given this product in order to review, through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network.  Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I am in no way influenced by the company.  As you will already know, all opinions in my reviews are always honest, and entirely my own.

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How to have an all-natural beauty regime

Your Body Deserves It // All-Natural Beauty Regime // Guest Post

Hi guys – I have a guest post for you today!  Zara Lewis has popped along to tell us how we can benefit from adopting an all natural beauty routine.  Let me know if you try any of her ideas! – Katie.

Zara Lewis tells us how to create an all natural beauty regime

When you are used to a certain product, and you are satisfied with the results, you feel like there is no need to look further.  You feel like this especially if you have sensitive skin or are allergic to certain ingredients which can commonly be found in beauty products.  Experimenting with natural beauty products is not only fun, but also useful because you never know if something else will suit you more unless you try it.  However, the best beauty products, by far, come from Mother Nature herself.

How to have an all-natural beauty regime

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