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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Might Life Replace – Sharing my life and extra

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Sporting my BlackMilk DC Ometry Evil V Costume

Whats up, Hex Squad! Right this moment I’m sharing my Might Life Replace with you. I speak about private issues occurring in my life, share some product suggestions, and extra.

All the pieces bought by me until marked as PR. All opinions my very own. Thanks for buying via my affiliate hyperlinks as they assist to maintain my web site alive at no additional value to you.

Weblog Anniversary

Photo of beautiful colorful flowers from my neighborhoodPhoto of beautiful colorful flowers from my neighborhood

One of many greatest occasions of my Might Life Replace for me is that Might 14th marks 16 years of Phyrra being round as a weblog. I began briefly running a blog about magnificence on my Livejournal, then went to Blogger, earlier than lastly shifting over to WordPress. Zero regrets to sticking with WordPress. I do have lots of disappointment with how Google has continued to harm little blogs like mine in favor of Reddit, Quora, and large advertisers who can afford to pay for advertisements month-to-month.

I proceed to place out high quality, distinctive content material written by a human, and Google continues to bury my content material beneath paid advertisers. It appears like I can by no means discover good product swatches of make-up merchandise anymore, and I blame Google for this, as I’m certain that I’m not the one one who struggles to search out actual make-up swatches.

Should you love little blogs like mine, please share our content material on locations like Reddit and Quora, since these appear to be the one locations Google values.

Sourpuss Closing

For all my alt trend and gothic trend lovers on the market, Sourpuss Clothes is closing by the tip of June 2024. Proper now every little thing is 40% off. I’m unhappy they’re going out of enterprise after 24 years. Please help small indie companies and bloggers when you possibly can.

Pocket Tripod by Geometrical

Geometrical Pocket TripodGeometrical Pocket Tripod

Dave and I like the Pocket Tripod! I obtained the Pocket Tripod in PR and have been in search of an excuse to share it with you since January, so it made it into my Might Life Replace. It’s actually the dimensions of two bank cards in thickness and there are totally different attachments that permit it to carry any mannequin of telephone. It holds my iPhone 15 Professional Max with no points and allows you to take pictures with out asking one other particular person for help. I particularly prefer to put it round knee stage and angle it barely as much as make me look taller. Once you’re 5’4″, each little factor helps!

I’ve it in matte black, but when I have been to buy once more I’d snag the Thunder Pink. It additionally is available in a gentle Jade Inexperienced and a matte white.

Discover the Pocket Tripod on Geometrical’s web site and Amazon. It’s completely sized to take anyplace.

The New Menopause by Mary Claire Haver

The New Menopause by Dr. Mary Claire HaverThe New Menopause by Dr. Mary Claire Haver

These days, I’ve felt deeply uncared for by the medical group and I wished to the touch on why in my Might Life Replace. Regardless of paying an exorbitant month-to-month quantity for medical insurance, securing well timed appointments and complete medical care stays a battle. It usually appears like pulling tooth to get the mandatory help.

Relating to perimenopause, PMDD, and girls’s well being usually, I’ve felt remoted and neglected as a result of my medical doctors appear to lack experience in these areas. There’s a disheartening sense that if you happen to’re not planning to have kids, your well being considerations usually are not a precedence. Even gynecologists, who ought to be consultants in managing well being points associated to menstruation, have regularly been unable to supply the assistance I would like.

Dr Mary Claire Haver

Via my pal Sinead Norenius-Raniere, I found Dr. Mary Claire Haver on Instagram and started following her work. Her fascinating reels about menopause and perimenopause resonated deeply with the experiences I’ve been going via. After I discovered she had printed a e book, I instantly pre-ordered it. Studying it has been life-changing.

Should you’ve watched my video No One Needs to Discuss About It, which discusses perimenopause, you’ll sense my frustration. Studying via the feedback, you’ll discover that many others additionally describe this as a profoundly isolating expertise, usually with little to no help or steerage from medical professionals.

It’s Arduous to Discover Docs Educated on Perimenopause

Please think about studying “The New Menopause” if you happen to’re dealing with challenges just like mine. My gynecologist will not be a Licensed Menopause Practitioner (CMP) neither is she affiliated with the Menopause Society, and her lack of expertise in perimenopause and menopause has considerably affected the standard of my care.

After I approached her about my signs—feeling bloated, gastrointestinal points, drained, unwell, decrease intercourse drive, and quickly gaining weight—her response was dismissive, suggesting that “this may be your new regular.” She acted like I used to be making an attempt to fats disgrace myself as an alternative of listening to the signs that I shared and I used to be deeply dissatisfied together with her strategy. Consequently, I’ve taken it upon myself to coach and advocate for higher care, because it’s clear she isn’t outfitted to take action.

Discover a CMP

A Licensed Menopause Practicioner would have instructed me that my latest lack of ability to eat nightshades, joint ache, low power, and all of a sudden infected from head to toe may be associated to perimenopause. If I can’t get the assistance I would like from my subsequent gynecological go to later this month, I’ll be choosing a brand new physician who’s a CMP from the listing on Mary’s web site. Discover Licensed Menopause Practicioners right here. Sadly in my space, there are solely 3 medical doctors who’re CMPs.

I’ve already gifted “The New Menopause” to my sister and some pals. It ought to be required studying for each OBGYN.

How I’m Managing Perimenopause

As a part of my Might Life Replace, right here’s how I’m managing perimenopause. I’m utilizing an estrogen patch that I modify out twice per week, an estrogen capsule that goes in twice per week, a each day testosterone cream, a each day hair capsule, and a each day progesterone capsule. What I do is prone to be totally different from what it’s possible you’ll have to do, as everybody’s hormones differ. An important factor is speaking to a certified physician who may also help you.

Day by day Meditation

As you understand, I’ve accomplished each day gratitude journaling for years. It actually rewires your mind to be extra constructive and optimistic, which has the additional advantage of higher life expectancy (a number of NIH research have confirmed this). I meditate on and off as nicely.

These days I’ve been doing guided meditations with Dave proper earlier than mattress as a means to enhance sleep. As of this Might Life Replace and having embraced this follow for the previous two months, I’ve seen that I’m sleeping deeper and sleeping longer. I’m far much less prone to get up between 3 am – 6 am randomly, and if I do get up, I’m in a position to fall again asleep sooner.

Galaxy Aura Nails

Glow in the Dark Galaxy Aura NailsGlow in the Dark Galaxy Aura Nails Galaxy Aura NailsGalaxy Aura Nails

I created this galaxy aura manicure not too long ago. I used Apres Pure Quick Stiletto nails for my base (Thumb 2, Index and Ring 6, Center 5, Pinky 8). Beneath are the merchandise used and step-by-step how I utilized them.

  1. After making use of my Apres Pure Quick Stiletto nails with Painted Desert Cactus Gelly Plus (HEMA free and HMPA free), I utilized one coat of Madam Glam Behind the Scenes (deep midnight blue) for my galaxy base shade.
  2. I combined iGel Creamy Peach (peach cream with inexperienced glow at nighttime) with Madam Glam Informal Friday (gentle peach with gold glitter) to create my good gentle pastel peach shade for the swirly glowy galaxy within the heart of the nails and sponged this shade on.
  3. After utilizing Day by day Charme Chrome Gel, I utilized a skinny layer of FUN Lacquer Taking pictures Stars powder on high of the galaxy so as to add the pink to purple to blue shift.
  4. I sealed every little thing in with Painted Desert Shiny High Coat.


Kinship Self Reflect Sport Sunscreen SPF 60 ReviewKinship Self Reflect Sport Sunscreen SPF 60 Review

You all understand how essential SPF is to me. Sporting sunscreen is the highest anti-aging measure you possibly can take to guard your pores and skin, stop most cancers, and cut back indicators of growing older. Think about this your pleasant reminder to put on sunblock. I simply had my annual dermatologist appointment, and I’m thrilled to share on this Might Life Replace that I’ve no pores and skin most cancers—yay! My dermatologist can also be an enormous fan of the SPF merchandise I take advantage of. Right here’s what I take advantage of:

Bear in mind to use SPF each two hours if you’re outdoor. I set a reminder on my telephone to keep away from forgetting and risking a extreme sunburn. When utilizing Coola Traditional Physique Natural Sunscreen Spray SPF 50, be certain that to rub it in after spraying, keep away from inhaling the spray, and all the time use it in a well-ventilated space.

However What About Make-up?

Should you’re carrying make-up outdoor and have to reapply, I like to recommend utilizing the Milani Make It Final Sunscreen SPF 30 Setting Spray this 12 months! I simply ordered one other bottle of this one.

Prior to now I’ve used Supergoop (Re)setting Refreshing Mist SPF 40. An alternative choice I’d strive sooner or later is the Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF – SPF 50 Face Sunscreen and Gentle Focus Make-up Setting Spray, as that model used to make my favourite full spectrum SPF 50 face cream.

FUN Lacquer Lavender Platinum Diamond Magnetic Gel Polish

FUN Lacquer Lavender Platinum Diamond Magnetic Gel PolishFUN Lacquer Lavender Platinum Diamond Magnetic Gel Polish

Whereas I’ve cherished most of my Enjoyable lacquer merchandise, I’m disenchanted by Lavender Platinum Diamond Magnetic Gel Polish. Regardless of utilizing my U form magnet, the outcomes are simply too refined for my style. I solely did one skinny coat and I did treatment instantly. I’m disenchanted and don’t advocate this shade until you’re actually into refined.

Unstable Unicorns

We not too long ago hosted a recreation evening and had a blast enjoying Unstable Unicorns. Should you’re in search of a enjoyable, quick, pleasant recreation to play, I like to recommend checking this one out. We even have Right here to Slay, which I wish to escape subsequent time!

Remaining Ideas

Cordelia is wearing Urban Decay Unbreakable Vice Glossy Lipstick for her May Life UpdateCordelia is wearing Urban Decay Unbreakable Vice Glossy Lipstick for her May Life Update

I’ve been sluggish to create content material in 2024 as a result of my main focus is on my well being and getting higher. After my well being is my work, then every little thing else. Should you’re following me for make-up, you’ll see probably the most if you happen to observe me on Instagram as I’m working to create extra make-up brush swatch reels. A number of requests for these!

I all the time love to listen to from you and if you wish to chat, one of the best place is within the Hex Squad group. I recognize you and your love and help over the previous 16 years!

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