Been Out Sick…For Two Months!

Hey there! Long time no post! I’m the worst blogger ever! I just realized that i haven’t posted anything here in 2 months! I’m so sorry about that! I’m still dealing with my TMJ issues, and this last week I suffered with a nasty cold. I got my cold from my boyfriend, who got it from my nephews, after they were over here on the weekend. They like to come up and stay over every now and then with their Aunt Katie. It seems like a lot of people have been sick lately. Tis the season! I hope you all are in good health!

I have been meaning to make a couple of important phone calls to schedule medical appointments, but I’ve just felt miserably sick. I need to schedule a consult with an oral surgeon for the possibility of surgery, since I have a ton of fluid surrounding my jaw joint. I figured that with being sick, there isn’t much they could do right away. Plus, my throat was holding me back from speaking properly…

I use an app called Slice on my phone. It tracks packages, orders, expenses, and it even let’s you know when there is a price drop on something you ordered. I had ordered the Real Techniques Limited Edition illuminate and accentuate 2.0 set from Target. I had missed out on a lower price from Black Friday on the ULTA website, so I decided to just go ahead and order it full price. Slice notified me of the price drop. It dropped down to $13.99 after I had paid $19.99. So I contacted Target customer service by phone, they were pretty busy and preferred a phone call for price comparisons. I felt so bad for the lady I was talking to, she could barely understand me with the frog I had in my throat. I got it done though and $6.00 was refunded back to me. 

I haven’t tried this set yet, but I really love Real Techniques brushes and their blending sponges. I highly recommend them. They work great and won’t break the bank! Unfortunately, these are not on sale anymore at Target. 

The Slice app has been very helpful when it comes to keeping track of my packages. It would be especially helpful to those of us who do all of our Christmas shopping online. I pretty much do 90% of my shopping online. That goes for anytime, not just for the holidays. I have some other useful apps I use as well. I can do a post about them if anyone would like one. Just let me know in the comments. I can also elaborate a little more on this particular app as well.

Anyway, I plan on making my phone calls ASAP since I can speak more clearly now. I also would like to try to get some more blog posts up soon. I have ordered quite a bit with all of the awesome sales/deals going on. There was Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and “Cyber Week.” Even now, several websites are doing 25 Days Of Christmas specials. I’m sure I won’t run out of new products to talk about anytime soon. 

Speaking of shopping, who is ready to go on a no-buy/low buy with me? When you’re a beauty blogger, we seem to end up with an overabundance of beauty products. You just get caught up in all of the hype when it comes to new products, especially when they’re “Limited Edition.” Or with these recent holiday sales, you feel like you should buy something just because it’s on sale and you don’t want to miss out on such a great deal to save money…when really you would save a heck of a lot more by not buying anything in the first place! 

If you have gone on a no-buy or a low buy, let me know how that went for you, and if you have any helpful tips…OR if you are planning on doing it, what’s your plan of action? Let me know! This concludes this post. I just wanted to touch base and update everyone on where I’ve been. I hope everyone is having a great holiday season! 🎄 Thank you for stopping by and for reading!

P.S. The kitty in the picture is my baby girl Allie ❤

Life Update

Hey there beauties! TGIF! Yay for Friday! I know that my blog posts have been few and far between, and I haven’t read many of your posts as much as I’d like. I have my good days and my bad days. Lately, I seem to have some more bad days. I just thought I would do an update post and talk about what’s going on with me and my health. 

For a few months now, I have been dealing with jaw and ear pain, even pain in my neck. I have tinnitus in my right ear frequently, and I can’t hear too well out my right ear either. The pain is the worst on the right, but I do have some on the left. At first my primary doctor thought it was from allergies and fluid in my ear, makes sense. After changing up my allergy meds and being in those for a while, the pain has continued. My jaw pops a lot, and I have muscle spasms. So, as far as I know, it’s TMJ. TMJ is Temporomandibular joint disfunction. 

Since I have chronic illnesses/autoimmune conditions, it’s still important to get this checked out, especially since it’s affecting my hearing. The cause of TMJ can come from autoimmune conditions. It’s been an extra painful thing I’ve had to deal with for a few months now. 

Tomorrow I have to get an x-ray to see if there is anything my Rheumatologist can see. If needed, I may end up having an MRI. I have an appointment next week as well to be examined by my Rheumatologist. I actually have like 2 specialists appointments next week. I really dread having to go to any appointments. I really just don’t like to HAVE to be anywhere. 

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know what’s been going on lately. I’m just pacing myself and posting when I can. I am hoping to get this pain more manageable so I can do the things I enjoy in life, such as writing and reading blog posts. I hope to be more active in the WordPress beauty community soon. 

I’m going to try to work on a post reviewing the products I’ve tried in this month’s (September’s) Boxycharm. There were a lot of great things in that box!  I hope you will be looking forward to that. I hope you enjoy these little life update posts of mine. If you have any questions or just want to say hi!! Please feel free to leave a comment. Have a great weekend! ❤