Spoonie Perfect Apps!

Smartphones are essential today in society, and usually people choose apps that have an advantage in their life. But what about us spoonies? There are some fabulous apps out there for us and majority of us, never even knew! So here are our top spoonie style apps!
Pacifica.
A app that gives you tools to address depression, anxiety and stress based on cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, relaxation and health. Voted the best app for anyone living with anxiety, whether that be diagnosed anxiety, general or health anxiety. It truly is an amazing app. Record how you’re feeling everyday, ranging from “Great” to “Awful” and include your detailed feelings (nauseous, fatigued, depressed, anxious). You can also record times, such as Menstrual Cycle, Time spent with Family, Friends, and then your weekly progress is emailed to you. It helps you keep track of yourself. You can also do daily activities, such as what you’re grateful for today, tips for those suffering with the same illness etc. And don’t forget the group chats! You can join all sorts of groups and discuss things in relation to how you’re feeling.
BoosterBuddy
A group made specifically for teens and young adults.It focused on mental health as many of us spoonies have to deal with. You get your own little fury friends which you choose a the beginning. You document how you’re feeling everyday, get daily reminders when to take medication and can add information to it, such as an emergency contact and has loads of information on things beneficial to you! (For example; how to handle heat, talking to your doctor etc)
Stigma
(Currently only available on Apple App Store) Similar to Pacifica, this group documents how you are but allows you to write full paragraphs. You can write them privately or share them with other people on the app. So for them days where you’re filled with emotion but have no one to speak to you, you can write it out on the app. Or have a good thought? Write it in the app, and when you have a down day you can go on and read it to remind you, there are good times. Another aspect of the app is “PenPals” you fill out a little bit about yourself, and what you’re looking for in a pen pal, and similarly to tinder, you swipe through people who would fit your type of pen pal, then you can discuss with them anything!
Headspace
One of the most popular on the Apple App Store, involving relaxation techniques and meditation. It helps increase self awareness and reduces stress. It’s extremely helpful when you’re feeling down or extremely stressed and can help you feel like you’re in another world just for a little while.
CharityMiles
Although many spoonies struggle walking distances or heading out, with the new release of Pokemon Go, anything can be possible when you’re distracted. However theres CharityMiles. It measures how much you’ve walked and donates money to your chosen charity! It still needs a few updates to include more charities, but think of how you could help invisible illness charities. You can also join teams and make it a group effort to raise money! So while walking 2k/5k to hatch them pokemon eggs you can make a difference to possible research!
Instant Heart Rate – Heart Rate Monitor
You’re probably wondering how does an app measure your heart rate? Well thankfully this app is known for being scarily closely accurate! You simply have your finger on your camera and measures the blood flow on the tip of your finger. It can be extremely helpful if you feel out of breath or as if you’re full of adrenaline, especially for those with POTS or heart problems!

Beauty Blogger Tag #Part2


Beauty Blogger Tag is a tag (or a few) made up of 15 questions that will make you think about different aspects of your life as a beauty blogger. This tag is great for beauty bloggers whos fans want to know more about their routines and their views on beauty, they may even get a few tips exploring new beauty brands along the way! So why not give the beauty blogger tag a go by yourself or with a friend!
Credit to: Youtube Society
1. What is the one product you could not go without?
Probably mascara! I like long eyelashes! Read my blog post on my favourite mascaras here.

2. Favourite Make Up Brand?
Oh there's so many! My number one is probably Revolution Beauty!
3. Who is your style inspiration?
I absolutely love Emmas Rectangle. Her style is my actual goals in life, but I could never pull it off! And her makeup skills are amazing!
4. Do you remember the first make up item you purchased?
The first ever makeup product I actually bought myself, was the MUA Starry Nights palette I believe? I actually can't remember that far back!

5.Who is your favorite beauty blogger or YouTuber?
6. What are your top 5 makeup brands?
Revolution Beauty, Colourpop, Rimmel, Benefit and MUA!
7. What is your top beauty tip?
You do NOT need primer. It can be a completely unnecessary step, especially Eye/Lip primers. A good moisturiser does the job! Just get some on your face every night before bed, and your skin is primed for the next day! Primer can be useful if you have dry skin like myself, but sometimes they dehydrate your face even more.
8. Why did you start blogging?
I enjoyed writing? I actually can't remember but I started off being an "Instagrammer". I loved taking pictures of makeup products, having a "cute" aesthetic, and one day just decided to set one up!

9. Random Fact About Yourself?
My favourite colour is yellow? (I don't know)
10. How much do you spend on beauty products every month?
I'd say it averages at around £30 a month maybe? I prefer drugstore to high end though!
11. Describe your dream make up haul!
Every single item from Revolution Beauty and/or Colourpop. Even if I have them already.
12. How often do you wash your make up brushes?
Not enough I guess? I'd say twice every 2 weeks? If I remember!
13. If you could only choose to do one before leaving the house, would you do your hair or your makeup?
Hair. My hair is so thick and I have bed head everyday. I couldn't walk out the house with bed head.
14. 5 Beauty Products you couldn’t live without?
Makeup Obsession Brow Pomade, Benefit Bad Girl Bang Mascara, Colourpop Lunch Money highlighter and Revolution Pro Concealer.

15. What advice would you give to a beauty blogger just starting out?
Do it because you love it, not to become the "best of the best". Write what you love, go outside of the beauty genre if you want to. Get outside the box! Oh, and also schedule posts when you're motivated. Blogging can sometimes be so demotivating and sometimes you'll get spurts of motivation. Use it to your advantage!

YOU HAVE 5 LAYERS OF MASCARA!? - My current favourite Mascaras.


Back in high school, my main part of the makeup I wore everyday, was mascara. I didn't wear foundation, concealer, just a heap tons of mascara. Why? I have long eyelashes, and wanted to extenuate them even more! Your eyelashes can make or break a look. I find, that unless I'm wearing fake eyelashes, my eyeshadow looks awful. Mainly because I'm terrible at eyeshadow and eyelashes hide the flaws, but it just pieces everything together. But fake eyelashes can also be a massive pain, which is why I just put several layers of mascara on. And here are my top 5 that I use with my everyday makeup look!



Clinique is one of my go to brands, but mainly for skincare. However, their mascaras have never failed me. Their brushes are always small, and can easily grip the lashes. I prefer this mascara for the bottom lashes, to give them more length and seperate them. It also allows me to lift my lashes before going in with a heavier mascara, or without using a eyelash curler. This retails for £20.50, which makes it on the more expensive side, but if you want a lifting long wearing mascara, this is perfect! And lasts too!





Now if you know me, you know my go to brand for anything and everything is Makeup Revolution. This mascara is a MUST have if you like thick and volumised eyelashes. Not only is it the blackest of black mascaras I have ever used, it intensifies my lashes to the fullest. The only downside is, the thickness of the brush. The brush is quite big, and the fibers do not latch onto the eyelashes as much, which can cause clumps and "spider" like eyelashes. But doing it slowly and smoothly, can definitely help prevent that.




3. Bad Girl Bang Mascara - Benefit

This mascara was something I thought I'd never purchase. Benefit has never been appealing to me. I tried the liquid highlighter "High Beam" and it was...okay, but it made me think Benefit was seriously overrated. Then I decided to give Benefit a go, and ordered some minis, just in case I didn't like the full size product. At first the product was very wet, and I didn't like it at all. I thought "oh here we go, a waste of money" again. Then I went to Ireland and forgot it was the only mascara in my bag! I decided I would buy another when I was in Ireland but until I could get to the shops, I would use this one. In the end, I love it! It picks up every single lash and separates them, while curling and defining them! I think it starts off wet when you first use it, but after a few uses I started loving it! I can even wear it on it's own for a simple natural "long lash" look! And I will definitely be purchasing the full sized product!



4. Roller Lash - Benefit

Another thing I received from Benefit, was the Roller Lash mascara. I got this in a gift set that was 70% off, and it is full sized. This is another "cult" product, that I thought I would never try, but I've got to say it's pretty good. This along with the Bad Girl BANG, I can wear on it's own. 


Although this is not as black, and not as thickening, it lifts my eyelashes to their full potential. It is definitely a natural use mascara.




5. Wonderfully Real Mascara - Rimmel

Last but not least we have the Wonderfully Real mascara by Rimmel! Now, I got this in a "Spend over ___ and get a free mascara" offer in Superdrug, and only heard terrible things about it. But I actually really like this mascara! The brush is great, the fibers are okay! And it's got a good curl in it! The only downside is the amount of product is very sparce on the brush, so it takes a few layers (when on it's own) to get some progress!


What are some of your favourite mascaras? And do you layer them on top of eachother like I do? What do you think?