I am a typical 20-something: I have an education, I own a car, I have 2 cats and 2 dogs who I adore, I love to travel, I enjoy the freedom of being young. I am determined, self-assured, strong, successful, intelligent and ambitious. I have my entire life ahead of me to do whatever I want, however I want. I just described thousands of people. What sets me apart from everyone else?
I have rheumatoid arthritis.
This blog focuses on my beauty hobby. I incorporate RA, nail art and beauty blogging as a creative outlet. But, everyone does that!”, you may say. True, but not many focus their energy on arthritis friendly nail art designs and techniques.
As a autoimmune patient, I struggle with endless fatigue, pain and stiffness. These all affect my ability to paint my nails, put on makeup, and go through my ambitious skincare routine. Over the course of the past five years (since my diagnosis) I streamlined my hobby. I know the best materials and techniques to use, short cuts and tips to incorporating beauty into my life.
Aside from beauty, I love rock-climbing (when I can), animals (I am a pre-veterinary medicine student!) and reading. Intermittently, these will pop up in my blog whenever I feel like writing about them!
Will you join me? Read through my posts, subscribe by email and leave comments. I learn a lot from you and I hope you can learn from me too!