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Battle Of The Mascaras! Drugstore VS High End.

My apologies for being MIA for so long. If you follow me on Twitter you'll know where I've been. If you don't, be sure to keep up with me here so you never miss out. (I run polls all the time to give you a chance to have your say on what type of content I post!)

Drugstore mascaras, in my personal experience, have proved far superior to their higher end counterparts. Consequently, this has led me to favour them for the most part (hey, Urban Decay's Perversion is a strong contender, okay?!). However, recently I promised myself I'd put my bias aside to see if my mind could be changed on this matter.

With that, I give you two mascaras. Two price points. Head to head.

New Make-Up This Month

After tossing away unusable products in a huge clearout recently I decided to never become a make-up hoarder ever again.

I fell into the trap of collecting too much make-up relatively quickly into my journey of becoming both a make-up artist and make-up lover. I partly blame Youtube for its huge influence throughout my teens and twenties (wow Michelle, sounding so young there) and I partly blame myself.

Nowadays I aim to only purchase products I need because I have run out or because I don't have that particular item in my kit/collection.

Let's explore which new goodies I discovered this month and re-visit some old favourites...

What's In My Make-Up Bag?

Ah, make-up bags. I own too many of them. I don't know how it happened (yes I do)...

Today we're going to delve into mine and show you the make-up I currently carry with me when I'm out and about.

I Had Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. It is a type of treatment used for conditions such as depression and anxiety but it can also be used to treat physical conditions (though it is not a cure for those). The NHS website offers extensive information on this type of treatment if you are not familiar with it. It is often used in combination with medication.

I have had CBT and today I'll be discussing my experience and results with this type of therapy. But first, for more information on my conditions (as I will not be covering them extensively in this post), please visit the following links:

Menstrual Health And Me

My PMDD Story And Diagnosis

I received CBT several years ago for severe clinical depression that was caused by birth control pills, but I also have a health condition called Pre Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder that also induces depression and anxiety amongst other symptoms. My condition is physical but it produces mental side effects so I received CBT in order to help me with both.