Bald with Benefits

When my hair first started to grow back after chemo, I decided I was going to keep it short as I loved it. I had several dreams that my blonde hair was magically already down to my shoulders. I was distressed in my dreams, looking in the mirror saying “No! No! I’m not ready for long…

Flower Blossomed Stronger

After my last chemo session on the 1st April, it took 5 weeks for my hair to slowly start sprouting again. I had been quite fond of my low maintenance routine of never having to shave my legs or under arms so it was strange to see hair making an appearance again. When I saw…

Stonehenge’s Summer Solstice 2015

What better way to celebrate my first week of radiotherapy but to get dressed up and ring in the Summer Solstice sunrise at Stonehenge with 23,000 other people!! A 2 hour drive from London, Stonehenge is Europe’s best known prehistoric monument and is one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Among its many mysteries of how and…

Irish Beauty Blog Awards – Shortlisted for Best New Blog!

I’m absolutely stoked that my blog has been short listed for Best New Blog in the Irish Beauty Blog Awards!! My blog, launched in February 2015, is only 3 months old and already I have been on two chat shows, radio and numerous online and print newpapers. Now being nominated for an award is such…

No Pain, No Game – of Thrones

(No Spoilers!) With Game of Thrones shining down upon us and consuming our thoughts, I feel I’ve had my own experience in the Seven Kingdoms during my 9 day stay in the hospital after my double mastectomy operation. Waking up in a delirious morphine daze, I tried to figure out where I found myself as…

Amazebald!

When my witty friend Christina first saw pictures of my new look, she cleverly coined the phrase “Amazebald”. Yes Chemo Queens, we are Totes Amazebald !! If it weren’t for chemo, we would never have known what fabulous shaped heads we had lurking underneath our mops of hair. To the Chemo Chicks out there who are about…

Queen Dresser

When I moved into my new apartment, there was no room in my kitchen to put my beautiful shabby chic food dresser that my fabulous aunt Jane had bought me last year. I used to have the shelves lined up with tins of food and rice/pasta but now I have found an even better place…

Snoods of Fun!

When you have a bald head you quickly realise how insulating hair must have been!  I sometimes feel a chill around my ears and the back of my neck even when I’m just sitting at home working from my laptop. It’s important that Chemotarians avoid getting sick or picking up a cold since our immune systems are taking a battering….

Interstellar

After being cooped up at home recovering from the chemo effects, I feel today is a rebirth into the world again. I’ve been to another universe and back, and boy does it feel good to have that spring back in my step again! To celebrate my reintroduction to the world, today’s look is Interstellar. Make-up: Lush Lipstick “Passionate”…

Love Your Body – Shop!!

Yesterday was a glorious day in London and it was also my 4th cycle of chemo, which meant only one thing: Playing with sunshine n’ shadows! After my treatment, I rushed into Westfield Shopping Center in Shepherd’s Bush to pick up some much needed supplies before the chemo effects kicked in. It’s great to have…

Black is Gold, Bolivian Queen

Before my new look, whenever I got ready in the mornings I would always put on my make-up first which was usually fail proof subtle brown eyeshadow. I would then quickly fix my hair, throw on whatever respectable looking, mildly put together outfit I could find with understated accesories and then run out the door….

Make-up is my Wig

A hospital appointment with doctors for a pre-chemo consultation can mean only one look:  Looking fabulous! I don’t need a wig when I have contouring, shimmer, bronzer and eye makeup to play with instead. But today I take it one step futher. The nice shadow of hair I used to have has faded, it isn’t as defined and it has become a bit…

Access your eyes!

I used to be a “less is more” girl when it came to jewellery. Unless the earrings and necklace came in a matching set, I would just wear statement earrings with a subtle necklace or vice-versa. Now it’s “more is more”. Your head needs all the company it can get! Mix accessories with strong eye makeup…

Smile, it’s Burger King!

A few days after finding out that I probably had breast cancer, my best friend Kirby said she was going to take me out for the evening to see the London Eye. Before heading there, she treated me to a slap up mean in a bistro pub. We were both having a lovely deep conversation about faith…