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Monday, 10 December 2018

1 Year With Multiple Sclerosis & What It's Taught Me.


Well, technically it's been 1 year and 2 months because it's taken me so bloody long to write this post but here we are.

Hello, hi..

Don't know if you know or anything but I've got MS (lol).

It's funny because now I can joke about it, now I can laugh at myself. Although, of course it's serious and it's a very scary, unpredictable disease.. I'm not AS serious about it anymore.

You can read all about how I got diagnosed here if you haven't read it already.

Friday, 16 November 2018

How To Get a Winter Glow: Sanctuary Spa Rose Gold Radiance Collection


*This is a paid advertorial with Sanctuary Spa*

I first fell in love with Sanctuary Spa products when I tried their body mists in summer 2016. Since then, I have asked for and received a range of their skincare products for my birthday and also for Christmas. I just love how the brand and the products feel very luxurious without breaking the bank.

Saturday, 15 September 2018

REMISSION POSSIBLE


Seven months since my last attack.

It has been seven months since I had further damage to my brain and spinal chord. Seven months since I lost my eyesight for the second time and seven months since I temporarily lost the ability to walk freely.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

COCO AND EVE 'LIKE A VIRGIN' HAIR MASQUE


Whenever my hair needs some extra TLC, I always opt for a hair masque to deep condition and help nourish my curls. Coco and Eve are a hair brand which focuses on helping to uplift and rejuvenate dry, damaged hair. Their 'Like A Virgin' Coconut & Fig Hair Masque is a 5 in 1 treatment that transforms your hair within 10 minutes. - Erm, YES PLEASE!

Sunday, 5 August 2018

WHY I'M NOT HOLDING BACK ANYMORE

For half of my life, it seems that I cared more about what others thought of me than what I thought of myself and my own happiness. I was so wrapped up in this bubble of ~must do what’s best for others~ rather than what’s best for me, that I completely lost sight of who I really was.

I’ve always been so scared to step out and say “Hey, do you know what? This is me and it’s staying that way.” Out of fear of rejection and not being loved for me. 

But that stops here. 

Let me tell you a little background story..

I was in a relationship with someone that never really knew who I was. His personality alone overpowered our relationship that I would put up this front of ~I’m a really tough bitch and nothing you say can hurt me~ attitude, when really as the time went on, I was falling apart. He always knew the girl that had a lot of anger towards men in general (daddy issues I guess) but he never got to see or witness the real me. The confident, bubbly and brave Charleigh because she was too stuck on hiding behind an image to protect herself, rather than baring it all. I probably shouldn’t of dated anyone back then if I’m honest, I so wasn’t ready to give myself to anyone when I didn’t even know who I was or where I belonged. I hid myself away for a very long time, especially after the break up.

I had to remember that before I was his girlfriend, I was Charleigh..


Friday, 27 July 2018

WHY I DECIDED TO GO NATURAL



I hate my hair.

I hate the curls, I hate that it gets frizzy. I feel like my scalp is on fire every time my Mum brushes through it. 

I wish I had straight hair like every other girl in my class.

I wish I had hair like my Mama.

That is what 9 year old me would say, over and over and over.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

LIFE? YEP, I’M JUST WINGING IT

And by that, I mean, I have no idea what the hell I am doing.

I started to panic about what direction my life was going, especially being out of work for almost 7 weeks due to my illness. I feel like my life has been put on hold for a while and I'm feeling very 'meh' and don't know what to do with myself.

I know that blogging and my online career is something that I want to take more seriously (and I hope it becomes my full time job) but its finding out how to get there and if I'll be successful enough. I love writing, I love taking pictures, I love working with brands that I enjoy but what do I do on the days when I have nothing to write about? or the natural lighting is nowhere to be seen for good quality photos, or no ones around to take that outfit shot for me. What do I do? What do I do when no brands have approached me or got back to my email about that job opportunity or the days where I am too sick to travel to that event. If I don't work then I'm not earning money and if I'm not earning money, I can't pay my bills. 



Sunday, 27 May 2018

I HAD CHEMO FOR MY MS, NOW WHAT?



Oh HI, 

Long time no speak, been a while hasn't it? 


It's been almost 3 months since my last blogpost and I have a lot to update you on. If you're reading this now, thanks for sticking around.


So, many of you know that I was diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis in October of last year. You can read about that here. Since then I have had two relapses, an allergic reaction to treatment, loss of eyesight, regular hospital trips, a lot of tears and have done a lot of sleeping. Basically, my treatment that I mentioned here hadn't worked for me, not only was it making me sick, it wasn't reducing my relapses and my disease was getting progressively worse. 

Sunday, 25 March 2018

NYC Photo Diary & Guide




I am writing this whilst trying to stop my eyes from closing because I am SO tired. I am still jet lagged, four days on.. I wasn't cut out for this lol. Anyways, I recently got back from a 6 day trip to the big apple, that's right.. NEW YORK CITY and I had such a good time.

We stayed at The Row NYC in Times Square, it was nothing too special but it was in the perfect location and I would definitely recommend for that reason.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Living With A Chronic Illness


The best thing about running my blog is being able to talk about my own experiences and the things I deal with on a day to day basis. When you’re in your 20s, you would think that life is about going out with friends, travelling, partying and diving right into your career but when you have a chronic illness, that isn’t always true.

Multiple Scleroris | 3 Month Update



I thought I would update you on my diagnosis and what’s been going on with me since October 12th. I’ll try my best to make sense but I apologise in advance if it all comes out a bit mish-mash because that’s exactly how I’m feeling at the moment.
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