Welcome to my post. Yes I have been busy - It has been a year since I finished my radiation. I just finished my last breast reconstruction ... ummm does feel good ... having two new grapefruit-sized breasts on my chest ... still have one more surgery to go ... needless to say .. "the cherry on top" :)Build-in Bra Tank Top was my wardrode life saver
So from my personal experience, I had my single mastectomy with a tissue expander at the same surgery. So I ask myself ...
Be Inspired - Headwear of African Cultures
Let's play dress ups ...
The Power of Colour
"Got up this morning feeling like sh***? Don't reach for.................. It's amazing how wearing one of the right colours for you can change your mood from deepest, darkest gloom and doom to annoyingly chirpy and effervescent."
ref: Trinny & Susannah
Is Bald Beautiful ?Does being Bald helps you learn to use the little positive energy left ... to heal in mind, body, and spirit?
It has been for me, and I strongly believe this was true for many other women before me ...
Is Bald Beautiful? More photo please ...
Here is the link ...
Beauty and the Beast - infection risk during Chemo
During Chemotheraphy, your immune system is being taxed. Here are few of the practical things I've learned during my chemo time.
(Interestingly enough, I was a non-cosmetics user. But because of chemo, I decided to practice the "Look Good ... may Feel BETTER" route. However there are things to be aware of ... Being a contact lensed wearer, I managed to catch a severe eye infection. NOT FUN ... lots of anxiety and pain!)
The Art of Shaping – Understanding your Body Shape
Understanding your Body Shape can help you in many ways, here are a few from the top of my head:
YouTube: How to tie a headscarf (nice one)
We are all connected, whether it is via- YouTube / BCNA / Cancer Survivors / Cancer Fighters. Thanks to technology and warm hearts we all can share our knowledge and grace.
Firstly, Welcome to our new Members - I hope we all can contribute a little and have a little fun here too.
I achieved my very first milestone last night. I had my very first L-plate Stylists social night at my house with 10 gal friends. This is just a test run for my "give back a little" project I had in mind since my chemotherapy. The idea is that I will offer my services to ladies in POWH (nsw) who are going through cancer, and who would like to learn to be a L-plate stylist like me!
Be Inspired by Master Oogway & Alice Morse Earle!
In 1902, Alice Morse Earle's wrote " Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift ... that's why we call it the present."
Accessorise your emotions, have fun with it!
ac·ces·so·rise Verb1. Provide or complement (a garment) with fashion accessories.
2. Serve as a fashion accessory to (a garment).
Why not apply to your days during this journey - have fun, and learn uplift your outfit as well as your emotion.
Just want let you know that Westfield often offer 15 minutes of free Styling sessions in their centers.
The Art of Shaping – Oval & Diamond Body Shape
Definition revisit: If you forgot the exact characteristic of these Shape, click on the respective link below:
Bald is still Beautiful ... Bald is freedom ... Bald is honest ...
Bald is big deal - it happened when you were born, it happens when you are brave, it happens because you are fighting thoes little buggers!! Bald is special ...
Here is the link ...
Having one boob after my mastectomy was daunting, how the -*&* I have going to hide this from my kids??! (they were to young to know) Yes scarf, bright one – even in the hospital. A great way to hid my drains with a cute tote bag which carries my drain.
You are also a "Celebrity" - why not create your own slide show!
Just got back from our family holiday with kids ... lucky me!! If you are in chemo journey, make sure you plan a holiday / weekend away 3 weeks after your last chemo, because it time for you to celebrate!! And if you are in the middle of your radiation treatment, do the same! As one of my friend always say treat everyday like Christmas. Also take advantage of the Aussie $$$$$$$$$$$ (wish I can pay my plastic surgeon in USD or Yens)
Happy Mother's Day! Hope you all had a lovely lovely day. Lots of love and beautiful with thoes who are important for you to stay health, happy, beautiful and brave. (Sexy too)
Eyebrows, oh my eyebrows
Having Chemotherapy was like giving birth again, except the child was ME. Started with no hair, and no eyebrows, I learnt to be come an artist with daily practice on "drawing" my eyebrows and funky headwear. Money saved on waxing products and hairdressor visits - buys a lot of scarfs and eyebrow pencils!!! The make-up artist in you will previal with patience.
For thoes lovely ladies who miss out on the Look Good Feel Better session ... here is some Eye and Eyebrow Tutorial on YouTube
More on Eyebrows Tutorial ...
Know your face shape, match with the right hat/cap that flatters your face.
Sydney has been freezing in the pass week, I went through my wardrobe and took all my hats out. Don't have time to try them on at the time or look into the mirror with my young kids around. But I am sure I "feel" gorgeous.
Okay it is the trend in Sydney right now ...to sing"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!"
My 7.5yr boy loved the show, and so does his mummy!! So my mission for the next few weeks it to get a few of his girlfriends doing the dance. Thought I share this with thoes who has kids/grandkids or has a heart of a little girl at times (like me LOL) it should be FUN. I am upto SUPER.. it is a start :)
Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn - What are U?
It is time, I start to learn a bit about COLOUR THEORY. This is an interesting topic, there are lots to learn.
As you read the reference articles, just IGNORE the hair comment - just remember BOLD is BEAUTIFUL. (OR alternatively just have a laugh and imagine all the pics you see have Coneheads, remember the movies in the 90's. Come-on ... don't forget you are just waiting for the NEW hair follicle to develop)
Firstly, just want to remind you that "You are still beautiful" so what ... you may be bold and hairless - Bold is Beautiful. Look at all the new born babies!!
I was reading Better Homes and Gardens, Aug 2011, the beauty section is featuring eyebrow
"Get your brows shipshape and you'll lift your whole look - no Botox required!" Yep ... agree.
Body Shape Calculator - What body shape are you?
Breast Prostheses 101
The Beautiful Sunshine is back, SPRING is coming ... yeah
Ladies, it is time to show off your georgous face with a colorful hat. Not the time to be shy, but time to shine. Time to feel the Brightness of your soul and strength. Put on bright red lipstic and checky earings to match that hat you have always wanted. Spend big $$ on one must have hat that you will wear all Summer, then supplement it with cheaper ones that you might where occassionally & variety.
So it was Daffodil Day:
It is time to watch the Calories ...
Good Morning Ladies. How was your Xmas / NY break? Busy Busy ... keeping the kids happy as well as having some quality time for yourself, enjoying the company of good friends and family. What a previliage huh!! Lucky us.
Images of "Putting your bra on" & tips on fitting guide
.. wow, now I have to go through my draw and throw away some pretty but wrong-4-me bra ...
Bra Fitting Guide
In my research of writing a piece on Mastectomy Swimwear for different shapes and sizes ... i came across this old bcna post ...
Also a blog that supports women who CHOOSES NOT to have reconstruction.
BREASTFREE ORG - great site.
Men Help Women Fight Breast Cancer in Quirky Mobile App
Choose your man ... sorry no Cone Head here!!
as I am to shortly start chemo I have been shopping for some cool looking hats, beanie's and will possible look at wigs as well.
The problem I am having is that as I wear glasses trying to find a hat that looks good (that isn't a sun hat) whilst wearing glasses is really difficult!