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My name is Mikayla! I'm a 22 year old University Graduate with a passion for all things beauty. I stumbled into the online beauty community a year ago and have been obsessed with youtube videos and blogs ever since. After watching hundreds of videos over the past year I figured it was about time I joined the community and posted my own thoughts in my own little space. I'm also recently graduated, unemployed and headed for college in September.

I really enjoy all things beauty, and I really like telling my friends what I think about products so writing them down just felt natural. To me, make up isn't something that you wear to make yourself look prettier, it's something you do on yourself for yourself. It has the power to give you strength to tackle a rough day, the courage to find your inner confidence and sparkle like every girl is meant too.

Other than beauty, I love fashion. Beauty and Fashion are the keys to my heart, along with a great deal. I'm all about a decent deal, and budget shopping is my favourite.

I can't wait to start this journey with the internet and all of you!


Just a general disclaimer:

I am not a professional makeup artist, I am completely self taught, any posts on beauty products are purely personal opinion and should not be taken as fact.

Beauty items shown on this blog are purchased by myself, or as a gift from family members.

Any and all reviews on products are based on my opinions alone.

The Truth About Migraines.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

For around 2 years I've  suffered from Migraines. Migraines are a common NeuroVascular Disorder, and are a chronic condition which are essentially very strong headaches that can last hours to days. The worst Migraine I've had lasted well over a week, and the best way to describe it is like someone is trying to crush your brain- like you would a pop can. 

Migraines are usually accompanied by an aura, a feeling of "I'm about to experience the worst pain in my head imaginable", mine usually come with trouble focusing, a feeling of being fuzzy, and seeing little white spots- the issue is that the aura only lasts for under an hour- mine range from 10-15 minutes, meaning if I don't get to a dark room and take my medicine now, we are in for a long night. 

Last night I've had my worst migraine in months, I felt the aura around 6:20 and took my medicine (it's a dissolvable pill that I was prescribed by my doctor) at 6:30 when I got home, and I went to my dark bedroom at 7:20. By midnight it was back with a vengeance and the pressure was so bad in my head that I couldn't rest my head on the pillow. 

Ever since I was a child I've gotten headaches thanks mom for those genes and they slowly have progressed to migraines. Migraines usually come about because you have come into contact with some kind of trigger this is a period of trial and error where you think of everything you ate or came into contact with or did out of the norm that could cause it. 

My triggers are: aspartame, barometric pressure (i.e when it goes from 4 degrees to -10 over night), nitrates found in processed foods- when eaten in excess and not wearing my reading glasses while staring at my laptop/textbooks for too long. 

Since my mom and I both deal with full blown migraines we've gotten some pretty good tips on how to deal with them when medicine won't cut it, like placing a cold damp facecloth over your eyes and nose the cold air helps placing a cold damp facecloth at the base of your neck, laying in a dark room, avoiding all stimulation from computers, televisions and cell phones, and sleep. 

Once the migraine subsides you feel almost hung over- like you're in a fog for the next day or so, today I feel very hungover. 

Do any of you deal with migraines? How do you deal with them?

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At 15 January 2015 at 08:44 , Blogger Belinda S said...

ew yes. I totally get migraines. They get so bad I have to turn off all of the lights, step away from the computer and tv (just like you), can't talk to anyone.. Just being awake hurts my head. There are some times when my migraines get really intense that it makes me physically get sick.. I guess its my bodies way of relieving some of the pressure. It sucks that you deal with migraines but it is nice to know I'm not the only one!


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