Spoonie Suggestions

December 19, 2015

It’s been quite a month. We’re surprisingly close to Christmas now and the going home anxiety is in full force. What’s been getting me through? My completely out-of-control makeup addiction! Whether you think I have zero skill in makeup application or you believe I know what I’m doing with these brushes, I love splurging on these items. In case your significant other has last-minute shopping to do for you, below are my go-to beauty products.

This palette is a game changer. I have the Naked palettes #2, 3, and On The Go, but this one is my favourite!
This palette is a game changer. I have the Naked palettes #2, 3, and On The Go, but this one is my favourite!
Lancome mascaras are beautiful! My eyelashes are so straight I need a lot of curling and volumizing support! This one does a great job (I still use an eyelash curler beforehand though!).
Lancome mascaras are beautiful! My eyelashes are so straight I need a lot of curling and volumizing support! This one does a great job (I still use an eyelash curler beforehand though!).
I have serious Urban Decay fever! This is my go-to liquid foundation and I use the UD foundation brush to apply it. I always make sure I have a spare bottle so I'm never without it.
I have serious Urban Decay fever! This is my go-to liquid foundation and I use the UD foundation brush to apply it. I always make sure I have a spare bottle so I’m never without it.
I am a new contour fanatic. This kit is easy and comes with a brush (not a great brush, I have a separate one that I use also). I love that the instructions are right on the mirror and this kit comes with a guide sheet outlining directions for your face shape.
I am a new contour fanatic. This kit is easy and comes with a brush (not a great brush, I have a separate one that I use also). I love that the instructions are right on the mirror and this kit comes with a guide sheet outlining directions for your face shape.
I noticed a huge difference when I began doing my eyebrows. It drives me crazy when they're not done, now. And it's taken me a long time to get them how I like them. Benefit eyebrow kit is the one I started with and I recommend it to everyone!
I noticed a huge difference when I began doing my eyebrows. It drives me crazy when they’re not done, now. And it’s taken me a long time to get them how I like them. Benefit eyebrow kit is the one I started with and I recommend it to everyone!
A face!
A face!
Before and after my mascara application!
Before and after my mascara application!

 

November 17, 2015

Here are some things that I’m loving right now as the weather turns colder and the dampness sets in and my whole body aches in response….

My Electric Blanket
My Electric Blanket
My paraffin wax machine
My Paraffin Wax Machine
Lush Bath Bombs
Lush Bath Bombs
My Record Player and Motown Albums
My Record Player and Motown Albums
My TENS machine
My TENS machine

 

November 13, 2015

Good Afternoon, Warriors!

Today I’d like to share something pretty exciting with you!

I was recently published in Vibrance Magazine!!!
Featuring beautiful art by our readers, alternative medicine practitioner spotlights, and interviews with women in the trenches – Vibrance Magazine exists to inspire and support women who are journeying through a chronic illness or cancer on their own terms.
Click here to subscribe  http://www.vibrancemag.com/subscribe
or to download the first issue free go to vibrancemag.com
You’ll find me in an article looking like this :)
Check it out!
Love,
Courtney

November 9, 2015

Good Morning, Fighters!

Today I am going to share a couple of things that have made me happy lately!

The Canadian Pain Coalition is a Partnership of pain consumer groups, health professionals who care for people in pain, and scientists studying better ways of treating pain. This partnership began in May 2002 as an initiative of the Canadian Pain Society, which remains an active partner. If you’re a Canadian in pain, check them out!


These leggings! The left is from The Gap and the right is from American Eagle! So cute and comfortable! Definitely my new obsessions!

Breaking Thru The Fibro Fog is a fantastic, scientifically supported, book about Fibromyalgia. It was written by a Canadian Physician who has studied, diagnosed and treated patients with fibromyalgia. This book is phenomenal and proves, without a doubt, the truth behind fibro and is a must-read for any person or doctor who is still unsure about fibromyalgia as a legitimate diagnosis.

 

November 5, 2015

Good Morning Warriors!

Today I’m going to share two things with you:

The Arthritis Society is a wonderful Canadian organization that supports people impacted by Arthritis by providing workshops, funding for research, physiotherapy, and many other services. I have been volunteering with them for only a short while but am already so proud to be a part of this team! Please check them out if you’re a Canadian in need of fantastic rheumatological support!

The Arthritis Society

Brene Brown is an author and so much more! She is a research professor, specializing in Social Work and has written books and given talks (check out her TED talk, below!) about vulnerability, worthiness, shame, and courage. Her newest book, Rising Strong, was suggested to me by my mother and has already made a huge difference in my life and how I see where I am now and where I want to be.

 

November 2, 2015

I will be posting links, photos, songs, videos, and any tips I have found from my own life and from fellow Spoonie Warriors! I am so excited to start this journey with you!

Warrior

Love and Spoons!

 

Courtney