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Mental Health and Me

The last few months have certainly brought a lot to light for me. I’ve witnessed my strength and my weakness, my fragility as a human being and the insane twists and often unpredictable turns of the human mind. They have taught me a lot too; about myself, about the intricacies of mental illness and about the unnoticed plight of those around us who struggle with different diseases and disorders that often go undiscussed.

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Why we all need to keep talking about mental health

Growing up, I genuinely thought I was a freak (don’t we all?) because I was very different from all of my friends. I know we all go through feelings of uncertainty, feeling like we don’t quite belong, but this wasn’t a case of growing pains or mistaken identity. Unknown to both myself and my family for years, I was suffering with bouts of severe anxiety. Unfortunately for me it was always mislabelled as home sickness or even being overly dramatic, but I knew that something was seriously wrong with me.

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My first 'selfie-shoot'

You know what I'm sick of? Not having a damn boyfriend, pal or even family member who knows how to operate a camera. Seriously - my life would be so much easier with easy access to a trusty amateur photographer that I could just pay with hugs and hot chocolate. Wouldn't that be the dream?

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Failing

I've been going at the is for over seven years, and in that time, I've achieved relatively little compared to others who have been blogging for a similar length of time. The thing is, I hate failure - I will do everything I can to avoid it, even if that means giving up. 

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Seven years of Isobel Rose

I know, I know, it's been awfully quiet around here recently. All I can say is that I'm trying to work a few things out at the moment but I'm on my way back to blogging, I'm just juggling a lot at the moment.

Enough of the excuses. Let's get down to the reason for this post's existence. Seven long years ago to this date, I decided to sit down and create a simple little Blogger site to document not only my love for beauty but also to accompany me on a huge journey I was about to embark on; moving to the UK and starting my first year at university.

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A purse-friendly eyeliner to rule them all

I’ve been wearing eyeliner for the best part of a decade, so let’s just say I’m a veteran when it comes to adorning my eyes with anything from the deepest, darkest black to the brightest, boldest aqua that money can buy. For a long time I was loyal to MAC’s Stubborn Brown liner - a rich, chocolatey brown that defined and complimented my blue eyes without being as harsh as black against my pale skin.

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5 things you can do today to broaden your horizons

Forming and sticking to habits and routines is part of our nature. As humans, we find safety in familiarity and, although that once served as a survival tactic way-back-when, we still tend to stick to what we know. These days, however, many of us still seem to cling to the familiar, rarely ever venturing out of our comfort zone in order to experience something new. The trouble with that is that we often miss out on so much that life has to offer. I think it’s time we change that. Don’t you?

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