Apparently I have been living under a rock because I had never heard of Garcinia Cambogia before being given the opportunity to try this dietary supplement! I did some researches and I learned that in late 2012, Dr. Oz promoted garcinia cambogia extract as "an exciting breakthrough in natural weight loss", which since then, seems to be all the rage. I absolutely don't need to loose weight, but what is interesting to me since I am always tired because of topical steroid withdrawal, is that this supplement is also supposed to improve energy and promote a balanced, lighter mood by boosting serotonin levels. Being sceptical by nature, I knew I had to try this!
September 01, 2014
August 29, 2014
Nothing major happened in July, but there is one new thing: in the first week of July, my lips - which had been mostly unaffected by TSW until this month - started being incredibly dry and cracked. I tried to heal them with many different sorts of lipbalms, but nothing helped - in fact, they only seemed to get worse - they even started oozing and being itchy, a bit like what my face was like in the first months, but less intense! This is when I decided that I would not use any more lipbalm and let my lips do their own thing. But as they continued oozing (the worst was in the corners), I realized maybe they could get infected so I started applying Fucidin (topical antibiotic), which did not seem to change anything really. As I am typing this, my lips are still very dry, cracked and oozy, and the worst is when I eat - my lips will crack even more and I can notice ooze dripping from those cracks. Then the ooze will dry to a yellow/brown crusts in a few areas, but the cycle starts again as soon as I use my lips too much.
August 28, 2014
I am pretty low key when it comes to my hair - most days, I will simply throw it in a ponytail or braid, and if I really feel like making an effort, I will maybe quickly run the flatiron on my bangs. I am also that kind of girl who doesn't really care if her roots are showing, and who relies heavily on dry shampoo - or even baby powder - to postpone the dreaded hair wash day as far as possible. But when there is a special occasion, I like to amp up my hairstyle a bit, be it full blown volume, super sleek strands or beachy waves.
August 27, 2014
Since I currently can't use any skincare or makeup products because of topical steroid withdrawal, I try my best to pamper my hair instead, and I am a huge fan of leave-in treatment - it saved my hair from years of damage. For about a year, I have been really trying to grow it out - I know, I always say that and I always end up cutting it, but this time, I really want to stick with my resolution! It is almost at the length it was in December 2012, when I decided to chop it off myself, and I really want to grow it even more, so I am doing lots of treatment masks and I use leave-in treatments daily.
August 25, 2014
I recently had the chance to receive some swimsuits from SwimsuitsDirect.com and I am glad to have been able to enjoy them before the end of summer - after all, September is just around the corner! Whether you’re looking for a bikini, one piece, tankini, or any other style, there is nothing more personal than a woman's swimsuit, that’s why SwimsuitsDirect.com give women like you so many options like size, shape, fit, style and print for finding the perfect swimsuit. They have a huge selection of designer swimwear by Anne Cole, Seafolly, Becca, Leilani, Bikni Lab, Cole of California, Lucky Brand, Radio Fiji, It Figures and more.