New brands on BEAUTY BAY!

Hey lovelies, 

If your like me you like to know all the latest gossip on the latest beauty releases/ what new websites are stalking certain brands. Well, your in the right place just now! As BEAUTY BAY have a few new brands on their website NOW!


OUAI


OUAI


OUAI founder Jen Atkin, wanted to create 'breath of fresh hair' by offering products that make
modern and effortless style achievable every day. Translating as yes in a casual Parisian way. OUAI haircare is simple, affordable and classic.



 BH Cosmetics


Inspired by the styles, trends and cultures of their L.A. home, BH Cosmetics aim to help you express your individuality with one 'bold, brilliant and beautiful colour at a time'.

BEAUTY BAY also have many other fabulous brands all on their website and that makes it so easy to buy everything in one place and they very often have FABULOUS deals on!


Love Becca


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Surviving Christmas with an eating disorder...

Hey beautiful's
For most of us, the Christmas period is about indulgence and eating whatever the heck we want and, not worrying about it until the new year. Approximately 1 in 5 people suffer from a form of an eating disorder in their life time (that's 6 people in every class room of 30).
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For those suffering from eating disorders (i'm included), Christmas can be a very troubling time. A month long nightmare, as shops get into the full festive swing and the build-up to the Christmas dinner begins. The anxiety stirs in our bellies, to the build up of Christmas dinners and parties.
This can be a very overwhelming feeling if you struggle with an eating disorder. the changes in routine, the expectations around socializing and food all contribute to stress and pressure. 
It's not about eating all or nothing. It is about listening to your body/ cravings and knowing that it is OK to have what you want and remembering that it is only one day and nothing awful will happen if you change the rules, and remembering that Christmas is not just about food. Food is only a part of it. Remember this is something that you can enjoy, but will require some planning.
Christmas is a time, that eating disorder thoughts/ feelings may punish you. The nature of an eating disorder, is such that it wants you to feel afraid and anxious so that you stick to its rules. Trying to quiet the thoughts in your head by not allowing it to take over, and think about what you need to do to help with this. It could be that you need someone to plate up your food or make sure a "triggering food" isn't around. 

Things to be mindful of:

  • Time alone can bring up a mixture of feelings. Be mindful of becoming isolated and try to stay in touch with someone if you can
  • Try not to let the idea of Christmas dictate the days and weeks running up to it, and don't compensate because you know that Christmas day you will have a bigger intake as at the end of the day, one day wont effect your weight long term -as much as your eating disorder will tell you it will, it WONT-
  • The post-Christmas period can also be stressful and isolating, in part due to the emphasis on diets and New Year resolutions. Think about having a support structure in place and try to plan for potential stress that may arise.
  • Understandably, you may become very anxious about talking to someone. Try to keep lines of communication open. Acknowledge that this time of year may heighten your stress around food and let others know this can be difficult for you. Try to speak to someone you trust and they may be able to help you rationalize your thoughts and create a plan of action for Christmas day/ the lead up.
Some of you may know that i am recovering from anorexia and this is actually going to be my second year in recovery around the Christmas period. I thought that this may help some of you and it has also helped me myself think of ways i can help myself while writing this post. 

Last Christmas i was only four months into my recovery and i can say Christmas day didn't go as well as i was expecting. I cried in the kitchen during our meal while mum had to help me rationalize the thoughts. I have learnt my lesson to not expect things to go perfect and in fact this year i will probably not try over analyse it nor say "its going to be amazing and i will challenge myself to everything" as this only sets us up to fail. I'm just going to have what i want and not try beat myself up for having "too much".

If you have any other tips feel free to share them in the comments to help me and other who will struggle this Christmas.

lots of love 
Becca xx

self care box

A month since i last posted...

I am lost at the moment, not enjoying anything... It's a real struggle.

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So for now while i'm lost within myself i have decided i'm going to do a series all about mental healthy recovery and ways in which people can help themselves feel stronger and more positive within themselves. in doing this i'm hoping that this will help not only you reading this  BUT me too with ways in which we can all help better our mental health.

So, today i have decided that i'm going to kick things off with  a "SAFE BOX"or a "DISTRACTION BOX" or a "HAPPY BOX"

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Ideas to put into your box


  1. positive quotes: these are very helpful to help reassure you things will get better and it helps ground you on those days you struggle the most. 
  2. photo album: this is amazing to see photos of fun days/ trips and good times you have had and can help you see that things will get better and you will have more happy days. 
  3. chocolate: now, chocolate is a life savior... it has chemicals in it that help you feel loved for and safe (whats better??)
  4. lavender essential oil: very calming/ relaxing scent can help calm the mind and also send you to sleep if your having issues sleeping.
  5.  motivational temporary tattoos// motivationaltattoos
hope you all try this out for yourself and take care of all your beautiful bodies!!

love Becca xx

*none of these photos are mine but i have tagged the web addresses as to where i found them.