Stupid MS, and a haul!

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Hey Lovelies,

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...


Nuala xxx




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  1. Thanks for sharing your experience of MS, it really has helped me understand it as all I knew about MS was a friend of mine's mother had it and she was phsyically very disabled by it. I think you've got a great attitude to dealing with it. xx
    Great palettes from MUA by the way - I need to get one of these! x

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    1. thank you lovely, and glad you found it helpful. Really sorry about your friends mum, some people's MS does get really bad which is so sad.
      I know the MUA pallets are amazing and so cheap, very impressed :) xxx

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  2. Never knew about MS before, really interesting post! Hope you're feeling better! :) I loveeee the L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara! Cute blog Btw :) x

    www.gloss-aholic.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks lovely means so much! I know that Mascara is amazing, esp as it's advertised by Cheryl Cole :) xx

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  3. Hope your feeling better xxx your friend in the centre is HAMINA HAMINA :P

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    1. Thanks hon! Haha that's my mate Simon he's got a bit of a Jedward quiff going on atm lol xx

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  4. aww I'm so sorry to hear about this, hope you get well soon as far as practicable! :(

    So jealous you got MUA's undressed palette, it's been sold out online for weeks! Loving their palettes! xx

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    1. You're SUPER pretty btw! :) xx

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    2. Awww thanks hon that's so sweet! :)
      Yea the undressed one is really nice, so can imagine it's sold out online, hopefully they'll have it in stock again soon! xx

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  5. hopefully resting up this week will have you feeling better next week. Im not too familiar with M.S But know some about it, my step dad has it and my cousin. she got it at 21. most people are shocked when they find out you get it in your 20's, you seem such a strong woman :-)

    Love what you bought i just got those exact same pallettes direct from the MUA website lol, let us know how you get on with them in a follow up blog post, especially with the L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara, i need to try a new mascara :-D Keep smiling hun x

    Missy

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    1. thanks hon! yea starting to feel a bit better. I know, I always thought it's something old people get until I was diagnosed myself. Hope your step dad and cousin are doing ok with it as it can affect everyone so differently!

      Yea will def do a follow up post and let you know how I get on with these products, really excited to try them. Thanks for commenting :) xx

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  6. My step dad has his bad days he has gone blind too but think that it because of something else

    Good feel better soon hun x

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    1. Aww I'm really sorry to hear bout your step dad hon hope he's coping ok :( xx

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  7. Ah its nice to be open about M.S I lost my mum last year and she had ms, pretty severe though it does effect everyone different. I have MG totally get how inconvenient it is to have a s**ty day/week. great post xxx

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    1. Aw I'm really sorry to hear about your mum hon :(
      MS is a right old pain in the backside to say the least, I know what you mean bout being inconvenient when you have a crap day/week. xxx

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    2. Thanks [=. Yeh the best way is to just grit your teeth and plough through though right ?! =D I hope your having a good week/month xxx

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  8. I have MS too. Am glad I'm not the only beauty blogger out there with it. I had my first attack 3 years ago and only recently did they get round to diagnosing it.

    I've never written about it on my blog before.

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    1. I'm the same I only got diagnosed a few years after my first relapse. I hope your first relapse wasn't too scary xxx

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  9. I think it's really great that you chose to open up and share this on your blog. A lot of people are very uneducated about this disease. My friend has it and she can't work so it really takes a hit on her life, but just like you, she just learns to make the best of it. Proud of you!

    <3

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  10. I hope you get lots of support from your friends, family and the government. I don't think anyone can really understand what it is like until they experience MS.

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