chronic illness gift guide

chronic illness gift guide


Moving Blog

Hey guys, so I decided to change my blog name as I don’t want to blog about just beauty any more and want to do more lifestyle posts. I also decided to move back to blogger. 

I wont be writing many posts at the moment as I have exams coming up and have some serious revision to do but as soon as I finish them on the 19th blogging will commence. 

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My new blog is over at


Recent Haul

So as you can see my spending ban is going well although my mum did buy me a few of these and I thought I’d show you the gifts my dad bought back from Gambia at the end of the post.

So here’s what I gave in and purchased

River Island Black Floral Print Kimono £35 £17

As mentioned in a wishlist a few posts ago I’m really loving kimono’s and this was top of the want list even though I’m not a floral person. However, I couldn’t justify £35. I saw it on sale on-line but the didn’t have my size so I popped into the store and there was one left in my size which was obviously fate and meant I had to have it


River Island Grey New York Beanie £10 £5

I’m addicted to beanies as it means I don’t have to do my hair and don’t yet own a grey one and as it was in the sale I couldn’t really say no. I love this and have worn it rather a lot since


Cream Floral Lace Kimono £19.99

Not normally a flowers or lace kinda girl but I fell in love with this. I thought in the summer it would look great dressed up with a dress or down with a vest top and denim shorts.


Blue Tribal Print Mini Tube Skirt £9.99

I’m a massive fan of bodycon skirts and bright prints so this was perfect and love at first site.


Hudson & Rose Navy Drawstring Shorts £9.99

These are so comfy and even made it to my revision and bad pain day wardrobe post the other day and I may have to go out and get some more maybe in the other colours.


Acid Wash Lace Dress £12

This is going to be perfect for summer but it also looks great with black tights so can be worn all year


Polka Dot Skirt £8

Once again bodycon and prints. Getting into midi skirts at the moment as they’re really good casual wear as I’m trying to move away from shorts all the time


Printed Jersey Vest £6

Love my vest tops and this one is so comfy


My dad recently went to Africa with his job to help train the fire fighters out there and I’m really jealous as he had an amazing experience, met some lovely people and he got a really good tan.

Here’s the gifts he bought back to make up for the fact that he went without me

These are the gorgeous bangles he got me and I am so in love with them plus they go with everything and he knows jewellery is the way to my heart


Every girl needs a pair of super cheap fake Ray Bans. I’m a complete sunglasses hoarder and apparently every where you go out there someone is selling fake designer sunglasses for a couple of quid. The lenses aren’t even black but I love them anyway.


Beaded necklaces are a must have souvenir


This is my favourite gift and it’s not from my dad. My dad gave a few old Wales rugby shirts we had lying around to a woman and her family and she gave him this necklace to give to me. Its gorgeous.


So what have you been spending your pennies on recently or have you been good?


My Revision and Bad Pain Day Wardrobe

With serious revision time upon us and the fact that my pain is spiking at the moment due to me forgetting that I do actually have a chronic illness and over doing it recently I thought I would share with you what fabulous and comfy clothes I wear during these fun times.

Revision and Bad Pain Day Wardrobe

This Is What Perfection Looks Like T-Shirt £8

Mens T-shirts are always better than womens. They have room for large boobs unlike some womens T-shirts which is weird because it tends to be women that have big boobs. They are also long enough. None of this riding up or cropped business. Plus they usually have cool prints/logos on them.

Check Print Pyjama Bottoms £8

Oh pyjamas what would I do without you. I would say 50% of all clothes I wear are pyjamas. I have so many I had to empty a second draw of real clothes to accommodate them. So comfy and obviously super stylish. Also great for days when my skin is freaking out because they are nice & light and don’t touch my skin too much

Ribbed Vest Top £3

Vest tops are the majority of my top collection. I always get too hot so vest tops are great. Plus light and comfy.

Lonsdale Core Jog Mens Sweat Pants £7

I may have become obsessed with these when I stole a pair from my brother when I was ill one day and needed to go out but apparently Sonic the hedgehog pjs weren’t acceptable and these were the next best thing. They are soo comfy and great when you need to go out somewhere and have to change out of the beloved pjs. I also may have slept in them a few times when I have been too exhausted and in too much pain to change for bed.

Slub Vest Top £7

Another vest top which is light, cool and nice and long.

Navy Hudson & Rose Drawstring Shorts £9.99

I got these the other day so that I didn’t spend every day chilling in the flat in my beloved pyjama shorts. I thought this might make it look like I had actually got dressed and had my life together. They are so comfy and even though I thought they were a little pricey for casual bumming around the house shorts I love them and have worn them every day and they are now in the wash 😦

Grey & Black Stripe Trim Knee High Socks £3.99

I have a slight addiction to socks but I have an excuse. Crappy circulation from my Raynauds means my feet are always freezing hence the large collection of socks. I love knee high and over the knee at the moment and I really want these pairs.

Mr Cool T-Shirt £8

Once again baggy mens shirts are the way forward also no one can tell you aren’t wearing a bra

Athletic Works Neon Side Piped Cropped Leggings £5

Okay so these are supposed to be for exercising but they are so damn comfy I cant help but lounge around in them.

Mint Green Hudson & Rose Authentic Sweater £14.99

Massive fan of these sweaters as they aren’t as heavy as hoodies.

Front Zip Sports Bra £8

For those days when you need to wear a bra but normal bras are too painful (stupid things) sports bras are great. This one is awesome because it does up at the front so no wrestling trying to get it on and popping out shoulders.


I also did a post on my revision tips over on my more lifestyle blog which you can find here


So what’s in your super fabulous highly stylish comfy wardrobe


Wishlist Wednesday

It is Wednesday today right? I’ve been so bad at keeping this up to date. Uni work is pretty hectic at the moment. Have exams next month and an essay that I still haven’t finished as well as a lit review for my dissertation which I’m doing next year.

Anyway I know I’ve done a lot of wishlists recently but as I’m still on a kinda of spending ban (I may have broken it this week. Expect a haul post soon) I thought I would start doing wishlist Wednesdays.

I am in love with Shop Dixi’s stuff. They have so many gorgeous things and I want it all. So here’s what I’m lusting after and may treat myself to after exams or for my birthday next month.

Shop Dixi Wishlist

1. Sterling Silver Wishbone Midi Ring £14

I already have the Rose Gold version of this ring and love it but I wear more silver jewellery so I really want to add this to my collection (see the midi rings I already own here)

2. Adrana Turquoise Amulet Ring £16

I adore the colour of this ring. Turquoise is my favourite colour and I love the chunkiness of this ring

3. Inhale, Exhale Ring Set £18

When my pain is bad my mum always tells me to just breathe and then distracts me by talking me through my breathing so I concentrate on that instead. These rings kind remind me of that.

4. Sterling Silver Plain Band Thumb Ring £14

I love thumb rings but the ones I own were cheap from new look and are now seriously tarnished and turn my thumb green but this sterling silver one is a reasonable price so this may be first on my list after exams,

5. Silas Arrow Wrap Bracelet £8

I have the arrow wrap midi ring which I love and this would look great with it. I’m a massive fan of bangles at the moment

6. I Love You To The Moon & Back Bracelet £25

As kids my mum always used to say this when she put us to bed and then we’d reply with well I love you to the moon and back times infinity. It was always a competition to see who could declare their love with the infinity first.

7. Little Luna Crescent Moon Necklace £8

I do love moons and I think it has to do with the whole Love you to the moon and back thing

8. Shyla Leaf Anklet £10

I’m a massive fan of anklets and my mum bought me a gorgeous gold one for Christmas one year and it is permanently attached to my ankle in the summer. However I’m to scared to wear it on holiday in case I lose it so I like to have a collection of backups and this ons is gorgeous

9. The Lucky One Horse Shoe Necklace £6

I used to own horses and horse shoe brings back good memories and its always good to have a lucky necklace.

What are you lusting after from Shop Dixi?


Shoes Wishlist

I am a total shoe addict yet I never seem to wear shoes. No idea why but I kick them off at every opportunity. I think it might be because I sit in such weird positions and shoes just get in the way plus they keep my ankles in the position they’re supposed to be but that’s not where they sit naturally.

Anyway moving on from my weird ankles here are the shoes I am lusting after at the moment. Most of them are heels which is stupid because even though I adore them my body is not a massive fan of them and my mum tends to call them my wheelchair shoes.

Shoes Wishlist


Black Suede Effect Cork Wedges £22.99

I love wedges. They have to be the comfiest heels to wear and look great dressed up or down in summer. I couldn’t decide whether I preferred these in black or red. The red are gorgeous but I think black would go with more.

Black Double Strap Cut Out Platform Shoe Boots £27.99

I wasn’t a fan of the cut out boot trend when it started but I’m slowly being converted and these are really nice

Black Chunky strappy Heels £27.99

I need a pair of black heels for going out to wear with black tights. These are lovely and also come in a few other gorgeous colours

White Quilted Panel High Tops £30

I love high tops and mine are looking a bit tattered now. These white ones from River Island are lush although probably wouldn’t stay white for long.

Black Chelsea Block Heel Ankle Boot £14.99

I’ve been lusting after these for ages & haven’t got them yet because of my spending ban and in my moment of weakness they didn’t have my size. I am however using them as motivation to finish my essay and said if I finish it by next week I will treat myself to them

Black Quilted Panel High Tops £30

Black high tops might be easier to keep clean and they would go with black tights which I live in at the moment

Light Pink Chunky Platform Sandals £55

These are a gorgeous colour and would look great in summer however my bank balance and crappy ankles and hips say no

Black Double Buckle Chunky Block Heel Boots £29.99

I’m a huge fan of the chunky heeled boots this year as it is a heel I can wear and are pretty comfy meaning I can get some much needed extra height.

Light Orange Peep Toe Platform Sandals £55

Also a gorgeous colour

What shoes are you lusting after at the moment?