Sunday, 13 March 2016

* Esqido False Eyelashes

'The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.' - Audrey Hepburn

I was sent these gorgeous lashes to try out, so I'll start off by giving you a few facts about them.

  • The pair I was sent are the 'Unforgettable' lashes and they retail at $32.00 USD.
  • Cruelty free mink lashes.
  • Worn by Victoria's Secret Angels. ♥
  • A cotton band holds the lashes together.
  • Recommended for those who have very little to no lashes due to their comfort.
  • 'The World's most comfortable lashes.'

These 'Unforgettable' lashes are beautiful. I know one of the first things you will be thinking after reading the facts above, is how can Esqido use mink hairs for their lashes, yet still have a cruelty free stamp? This is because no animals are harmed to makes these lashes. Fact. All the lashes are 'handcrafted from the softest and finest naturally shed mink hairs' and because of this these eyelashes can be used more times than your standard pair of synthetic false eyelashes. I've worn mine daily for about a week and a half and they are still in really good condition, there is still plenty of wear left out of these beautiful lashes! Which, for false eyelash fans is fabulous news!

The style of the 'Unforgettable' lashes are one of the subtler options from the range that's available. But that doesn't make them any less dramatic. The length and thickness of the lashes increases along the band, with the most volume and length at the outer corner of the eye, creating a natural winged out effect. These lashes are incredibly comfortable to wear, so much so, that some days I completely forgot I was wearing them! Which, is really, exactly what you want out of eyelashes, you don't want to worry if they're going to fall off, or if they're going to ruin the rest of you eye makeup by pulling the eye down... you want lightweight and comfortable, which is exactly what I found with the Esqido brand.

Due to the lashes being so comfortable to wear and being able to get so many wears out of them, not only are they ideal for eyelash fans and makeup lovers alike, they are also suitable for those going through treatment or those who have lost their eyelashes due to other factors. You'll no doubt, like me, forget that you're even wearing them and if you're somebody who is self conscious about losing eyelash hair they're a perfect solution. If you want to have a look at the rest of Esqido's collection you can do so by clicking on this link... ESQIDO false eyelashes and start browsing! Esqido also sell an eyelash glue which is latex free, so for anyone with sensitive skin, or if you know you react to latex products, it is a worthy investment, which can be found here... ESQIDO eyelash glue.

If you have any more questions about the eyelashes then you can send me an email or simply drop a message in the comments box below and I shall be sure to get back to you. Also, if you want to see more of these lashes you can pop along to my Instagram account @emilyevaalice where I will be using the lashes in some upcoming makeup looks.

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Friday, 11 March 2016

Why I took a break from blogging.

'There are moments which mark your life. Moments when you realise that nothing will ever be the same and time is divided into two parts, before this and after this.' - John Hobbes, Fallen.

My first blog post was in January 2014 and my last in November 2014. The same year I started my blog, I also stopped it.

There were a number of reasons for this, but the main one was that I needed space and time to think; to go over and deal with everything that had happened through the publicity of my blog. In just a few months of setting up and writing a handful of posts about my experience of having cancer, I was contacted by a press agency and not long after that my blog link and story was being published online by multiple newspapers. I was being contacted by radio stations and journalists wanting to hear about my experience first hand and along with this came emails filled with questions from others who had been recently diagnosed or who were currently undergoing treatment for cancer.

The hardest message I received was from a young woman, not much older than me and all she asked, the only thing that she wanted to know was how could she beat the cancer, how could she survive? She was a mother to a young child and she was relying on me to help her and I didn't even know how or what to reply with. Eventually I did and I was completely honest with her. One thing I learnt from having cancer is that it's toxic. It enters your body and it slowly tries to take over every little part of you, from your blood to the way you think and if, even for a second, you start to think that you can't do this any more, or that the cancer is going to kill you anyway... it just might. A couple of months later, I learnt that she'd passed away. I don't know who decides in this world who gets to live and who doesn't. Why should a young woman, with a child, with so much love to give and so much hope and trust to teach them, why should they not have the chance to live their life? I don't understand it and I don't think I ever will. But I hope that her child knows how brave she was. That she fought to stay in their life, but it just didn't turn out the way she wanted. 

Receiving emails like this and learning that you can't help people who are turning to you for help is and will always be one of the worst feelings I've experienced. But this doesn't mean that I don't want to know. I set up my blog to help others, to give a first hand, honest account of what it was like for me, from the diagnosis, to the treatment and finally to remission. There is no right or wrong. There's no one treatment that will work for everybody. There's nothing that you can or can't do that'll increase or decrease your risk of being diagnosed with cancer. So if you're reading my blog and you want to get in touch, you are more than welcome to send me an email, because there is nothing worse than thinking that there is nobody there. That there's nobody who you can talk to or simply talk at, because there is.

I will continue to carry on with my blogging, but there is no set number of posts I aim to put up in a week, it will be as and when. But I will be putting up a post about what's involved with a bone marrow biopsy soon.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

At the beginning of the month I talked to a lovely lady called Heather. Heather is a pleural mesothelioma survivor and you can read about her story and more over on her blog... Heather's Blog

Pleural mesothelioma is a rare cancer which affects the lining of the lungs and is only caused by exposure to asbestos. Heather got in contact with me to ask if I would be willing to share some important facts surrounding pleural mesothelioma during lung cancer awareness month and tips on how to keep your lungs healthy.

What is Mesothelioma?
  • Mesothelioma is a rare cancer.
  • ONLY caused by exposure to asbestos.
  • 'Pleural Mesothelioma' is the most common type of mesothelioma.
  • It affects the lining of the lungs.

Mesothelioma Symptoms...
  • Early symptoms of mesothelioma are sometimes subtle and can be easily mistaken.
  • Symptoms are usually present 2-3 months prior to diagnosis.
  • Lower back pain.
  • Side chest pain.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Muscle weakness.
  • Coughing up blood.
  • Persistent cough.
  • Anaemia.

What Can You Do To Keep Your Lungs Healthy?
  • Avoiding air pollution.
  • Avoiding exposure to toxic substances.
  • Not smoking.
  • Avoiding exposure to radiation.

The purpose of National Healthy Lung Month is to increase awareness and promote healthy lungs. For more information, please visit the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance at...

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Tuesday, 9 September 2014

*Blood Cancer Awareness Month!

'September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month. This month, it's your turn to make a difference.'

Today in the post I received this 'Blood Cancer Aware' awareness ribbon. Leukaemia Care have kindly sent this to me for September, which is Blood Cancer Awareness Month.

  •  Around 34,000 people are diagnosed with a blood cancer each year in the UK, but two thirds of the British Public aren't aware of the symptoms.

34,000 is a very large number of people who are diagnosed and a lot of those diagnosed are also unaware of the symptoms that a blood cancer might present. Leukaemia Care want to change this fact by raising as much awareness as possible about blood cancers this September.

Anybody of any age can be hit with a blood cancer diagnosis, which is why Leukaemia Care want to raise awareness amongst the public and medical professionals about the cluster of symptoms that can indicate a blood cancer. By making people more aware of the symptoms associated with blood cancer, it can help doctors to pick up on the disease quicker, enabling an earlier diagnosis.

The main types of blood cancers are Leukaemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma, however there are several other allied blood disorders. You can find out all the information you need on the three mentioned above and others by clicking on the Leukaemia Care link *here.*

'Leukaemia Care is a national blood cancer support charity dedicated to providing patients and their families with the right information, advice and support during their cancer journey. They provide support through a range of services including a 24 hour help line, patient information booklets, patient and carer conferences, nationwide support groups, cancer campaigning and individual advocacy work.'


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