Thursday, February 9, 2017

Get Me Out of Here: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder by Rachel Reiland

This took me a while to get through. It is LONG- but in a good way. Rachel suffers from Borderline personality disorder. (BPD) is a serious mental disorder marked by a pattern of ongoing instability in moods, behavior, self-image, and functioning. These experiences often result in impulsive actions and unstable relationships. A person with BPD may experience intense episodes of anger, depression, and anxiety that may last from only a few hours to days.
Some people with BPD also have high rates of co-occurring mental disorders, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders, along with substance abuse, self-harm, suicidal thinking and behaviors, and suicide.

The narrator really captures the essense of the anger, anxiety, child-like whining with her tone and pitch. So much so- I was only able to listen to parts at a time. I have read MANY books on mental health, especially memoirs. This memoir really shows the reader what suffering from BPD is like. Some say it is life long and there is no "cure". I'd like to hear what Tony Robinns has to say about that! There is debate thoough. Some say people can recover from this disorder. SPOILER ALTER: Towards the end of the book Rachel asks Dr. Paget (her doctor), "Do you think I have borderline peronality disorder?" In which the doctor responds, "What do you think?"

The reader sees how Rachel can shift moods within minutes OR it may take weeks for her mood to change. And she can be triggered by seemingly ordinary events, thoughts or dreams. The reader follows her journey through therapy (correct me if I am wrong), around 4 years. Although the book takes the reader on an 8 and 1/2 year journey. The reader learns A LOT about this disorder-whether a real thing or not- it is something. And people suffer from it. I would HIGHLY recommend this book if you or a loved one, friend, or just someone you know has been labeled with Borderline Personality Disorder.

Her therapy was Psychoanalytic therapy based on the theory of personality organization and the dynamics of personality development that guides psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology. First laid out by Sigmund Freud in the late 19th century, psychoanalytic theory has undergone many refinements since his work. Psychoanalytic theory came to full prominence in the last third of the twentieth century as part of the flow of critical discourse regarding psychological treatments after the 1960s, long after Freud's death in 1939, and its validity is now widely disputed or rejected. Freud had ceased his analysis of the brain and his physiological studies and shifted his focus to the study of the mind and the related psychological attributes making up the mind, and on treatment using free association and the phenomena of transference. His study emphasized the recognition of childhood events that could influence the mental functioning of adults. His examination of the genetic and then the developmental aspects gave the psychoanalytic theory its characteristics.

Unfortunately, a lot of people still think psychoanalytic therapy is what THERAPY is. There are so many other types of therapy- Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy (which I think would have helped her better- but who knows? Maybe she needed to go through a long process.) There are many other types. Again-I would highly recommend this book. Her story is unique. But it will hit home with anyone who suffers from mental health- or knows someone who does.

Sporty Touch 4” Wide Men Headband

Friday, February 3, 2017

People Change Their Eye Color For A Week

I'm going to try Honey. Ihave grey/blue eyes. I'm excited! And I don't care what people think. I THINK it is fun!

Pillow Plumper XXL

5/5Stars *****

Side note- when I removed it about 40 minutes after applying it, my lips were nearly purple- so it really pulls those blood cells to the surface. And it was only $11.99 at Target. I checked my receipt. 

BE CAREFUL????? Don't bite your lips!

Comes in these colors:

Package looks like this:


Ultra-shiny, smoothing, and hydrating, Soap & Glory's Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump XXL Lip Plumping Gloss features Lipswell Natural Flower Oil Infusion and glassy-shine technology. The extreme volume moisture gloss formula has also been injected with 3XL-Peptide Plump complex to give an 'autoplump' built-in cushioning effect. Lips are left lustrous, moisturized, and looking perfectly plumped!
Gloss it, girl! Deploy Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump XXL Lip Plumping Gloss for ultra moisturized, plump, gorgeous lips.

Precautions: As lips boost, it's likely you'll notice a bit of a buzz. This is normal. Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump XXL activates on contact.


Coy Toy: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polybutene, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Polycyclopentadiene, Butylene / Ethylene / Styrene Copolymer, Ethylene / Propylene / Styrene Copolymer, Magnesium Silicate, Menthyl Lactate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Mica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum (Fragrance), Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax (Cire De Carnauba), Hydroxymethoxyphenyl Propylmethylmethoxybenzofuran, Silica, Propylene Glycol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Limonene, BHT, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Sucrose Cocoate, Propylene Carbonate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 6) CI15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides).

MelodySusie Makeup Mirror Table Lamp

4/5 Stars ****

  • LED MAKEUP MIRROR MODE --- Free standing, shadow-less, natural-light LED makeup mirror with 180°of movement. Mimics natural daylight to ensure your makeup colors are reflected accurately.
  • LED LAMP MODE --- Turn the mirror up and you have a touch-control table lamp with reading and nighttime settings.
  • MAKEUP ORGANIZER BASE - The circular base doubles as an organizer tray for your favorite accessories and cosmetics.
  • TWO WAYS TO POWER - Utilize the included USB cable or 4 AAA performance alkaline batteries (not included) to power the lights.
  • 12-MONTH WARRANTY --- All MelodySusie Narcissus LED Makeup Mirror Lamps are covered by a hassle-free, 12-month unlimited warranty. Will contact seller to see if I am get a new one. 
By tilting the mirror 90 degrees, it becomes a table lamp with two lighting settings. One is a bright, warm light for reading, while the other is a soothing, ambient glow for nighttime use. The light is 100% flicker-free and eye-friendly.

Both of these lighting modes are controlled by a separate touch switch. Touch once for bright, again for ambient, and a third time to turn off. When you are ready to use the mirror again, simply tilt it back down and activate the LED ring.

The primary use of the Narcissus is as a lighted makeup mirror. It's just the right size for up-close makeup application, and the LED ring provides an ideal light color temperature so that you can do your makeup with the confidence that it's not being distorted by bad lighting. You can activate or deactivate the LED light as needed with a mere touch on the rim of the mirror.

Our mirror can also vertically swivel a full 180 degrees so you can achieve whatever angle you need for those tricky makeup spots. The circular base of the device is elegantly curved, allowing it to function as a small organizer tray for your most commonly used cosmetics.

Have you ever applied awesome makeup at home, only to catch your reflection outside and think, "Did I really use that much mascara? And why did I think clown-mouth was a hot look?"

Incorrect color temperature in your home lights is most likely the culprit. Cosmetic pros prefer sunlight whenever possible for accurate makeup application, but most of us don't have the luxury of natural light or appropriate indoor lighting when we do our makeup.
The Narcissus 2-in-1 LED Mirror Lamp is a new solution to this age-old problem. It's a next-generation makeup mirror with an LED light ring that mimics natural sunlight. It also features a warm, ambient setting for use as a nightlight or reading lamp.

Kat Von D Lock-it concealer cream

5/5 Stars *****


I really like this as an eye brightener instead of a concealer (and I think that may be due to the fact that the medium is just too light on me right now). When I was slightly paler-it worked great. I could apply it under or over foundation and blend it in. However-in the video you can see that my "monster" zit is the highlight of my face because the concealer is too light. You can see this on the swatch on my hand-and when I tried blending it in. It is just too light. I need a shade darker.

I recommend going to a shop like ulta or sephora and actually having them match your skin tone to foundations and concealers. It will take away all that guess work!

But on the other hand if you happen to purchase it and it is too light- it is a great eye brightner!

YIKES! Sorry for the FRY voice! eee...yuck!

  • A super-versatile, rich and creamy concealer with 24-hour wear and instant full coverage.
Lock-It Concealer Crème does everything a traditional concealer does, and then some: it brightens the undereye area, covers blemishes, corrects discoloration, contours, and bakes. This next level formula applies smoothly and blends easily for a locked-down, smooth, even finish. With a wide array of shades, Lock-It Concealer Crème offers one of the most extensive shade ranges in concealer. Select the perfect under eye corrector and exact skintone concealing shade with easy-to-navigate names that feature the undertone. The shade range even includes a pure white, White Out, for dramatic highlighting and mixing into other shades to create custom tones.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

SEPHORA COLLECTION Brush It Off Cleansing Brush Wipes

4/5**** Four stars only because I use them SO much-I wish they came with more!!! FOR REAL!

I mention this in the video: 

This is what I am reviewing in the video:

This is what is selling on amazon. SAME product-different packaging. Both contain 6 wipes. BUT THEY NEED MORE! 

I like these similar products being sold: 

These wipes truly are a part of my daily routine. And I freak when I run out. Yes- I'm placing ads up- but I only put ads up that I think are really worth it. I LOVE THESE WIPES! The rubber ones help- but don't completely clean them! 

My brush looked like the one on the right (I haven't cleaned them in  LONG time! SHAME ON ME). The left one took two wipes. I probably should have used the conditioner because it was so gross!! But now look how clean it is!

First Aid Beauty Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer

I reviewed the sample size (.34 oz-boo)- but you can click on the image for the FULL SIZE!

5/5*****I swear it is helping my skin clear up! And my foundation lays very nicely on top! Just watch the video!


  • A superfood-powered, oil-free priming moisturizer that brightens, moisturizes, and smooths, while visibly blurring pores and imperfections.
  • Suggested Usage: -Apply evenly over clean face. -Follow with makeup or wear alone for a natural look.
  • Makeup meets skincare with this two-in-one moisturizer and makeup-gripping primer. Formulated with superfood ingredients that are rich in vital proteins, electrolytes, and minerals and infused with a natural coconut scent, this priming moisturizer hydrates and smooths skin as light-reflecting micro-pearls impart a subtle, dewy luminosity. The result is beautiful, healthy-looking skin when worn alone and long-lasting makeup when used as a prep step.
  • This product is noncomedogenic, allergy-tested, and formulated without artificial colorants, artificial fragrance, alcohol, lanolin, propylene glycol, mineral oil, petrolatum, and PEG’s.