As you may know, I recently completed my Project 10 Pan. I had gone over 5 months without buying any make up, and was so excited to finally be able to go make up shopping again!
Then, Sod's Law I think it's called, I ended up having an MS attack. Meh.
For those of you who don't know anything about MS, it's an auto-immune disease. Usually people get diagnosed when they are in their 20s. I think Jack Osborne is the only high profile celeb I can think of who's got it too. I was 26 when I had my first MS attack.
MS is something you can't really tell someone has got just by looking at them, and not everyone with MS is in a wheelchair (which is probably the most common MS stereotype). In fact, only 20% of people with MS end up having to use a wheelchair.
Here's me and with my friends (I'm the one on the left) at my friends wedding.
That's me mid MS attack, and you can't really tell by looking at that picture that I was very poorly and suffering from a relapse.
MS affects everyone who has it differently. Some of you reading this might know someone with MS too, and chances are their MS is nothing like mine.
The type of MS I have is called relapsing remitting, which means I suffer from 'MS attacks'.
These MS attacks are pretty annoying to say the least. In the past I have suffered from blurred vision, double vision and numbness in my leg amongst other fun things.
When I have an MS attack, I get treated at the hospital with IV steroids. The steroids stop the attack getting worse and help speed up the recovery.
MS is one of those illnesses that can get progressively worse over time, but I try not to worry about that too much. I don't really see the point in upsetting myself over something that could happen in years down the line.
My most recent MS attack (and the one that ruined my post project 10 pan shopping trip) meant I couldn't walk properly. I felt like I had lead in my legs, and whenever I tried to walk anywhere my left leg would seize up. Basically I was walking like an old lady with a limp. And I couldn't go shopping. Double meh.
Well fret not, I went on line shopping instead, and this is what I ended up buying:
MUA Undressed Pallet
MUA Heaven and Earth Pallet
Maybelline 24 Hour Colour Tattoo in Eternal Gold
L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara
Rimmel Glam Eyes Traffic Stopping Shadow Over The Limit
Dior Amber Diamonds
All items are from Superdrug, except for the Dior Amber Diamonds which I got from Debenhams.
It was strange shopping online at Superdrug. I think it's more fun going into the store and swatching all the make up before deciding what to get, but I am really happy with what I got and I suppose on line shopping is better than no shopping at all!
It took about 3 days for Superdrug to send my parcel, and it even included a free sample of Lady Gaga's Fame Perfume, which I thought was quite nice of them to send!
I actually had the steroids at the hospital last week, and my walking has improved a lot. Cos of the MS attack I have lost some strength in my left leg, but I should be able to build that up again down the gym.
I have been told to carry on resting this week, but I am looking forward to being able to run around again, and maybe even going back to work, as there is only so much Jeremy Kyle you can watch...