Makeup & Mental Health

Two big things in my life.

I don’t suffer and I’m not a victim, I battle Depression & Social Phobia Disorder (Form of Anxiety)

I will get better, but it just takes time for your recovery and different treatments and I haven’t found the right one for me yet. I have that little bit of faith left even on my bad days when my head is telling me all sorts. I’ve learnt when I’m scared of my thoughts. If they are bad I ring @Samaritans. But if I can control them myself, I switch an @Imogenation video on! 

This is a form of self-care I use when I’m having an awful day! 

Makeup is a form of art. You can’t go wrong. You create what you want and just be you! 

Makeup is one of my interests in life. I bloody love online shopping when I’m looking like crap in bed with my dressing gown and a nice cuppa tea, so no one would judge me plus the going to the shops doesn’t seem that fun being pushed around and nearly getting a black eye because you want the last @Revolution Concealer in the shade C1. I do try to go to shops, but my anxiety stands for so much and busy shopping centres aren’t one of them ideal things but maybe in the future when I’ve sorted my phobia out of busy places. 

Watching YouTube videos until I finally drop off to sleep at 5am because of my insomnia being a complete tool and making me go over situations what happened about 5 years ago. But anyway, my favourite youtuber must be @Imogenation as she is amazing and her dad, Ben is a legend and a lad. My other favourite youtuber must be @Sophdoesnails, she’s pale like me and got me on to loving highlighter when I never use to love highlight. They are both angels please check them out! 

If I take sleeping pills they tend to make me sleepier the day after instead of the night and it takes the littlest bit of energy what I had so I lose either way. 

My favourite drugstore brand must be:

Makeup Revolution! Aka Revolution! 

I used to be a high-end gal, I wouldn’t go near drugstore brands as I had this fear I was going to come out in spots as it’s “cheap makeup” – I was 17 years old, so I’ll forgive myself for that but now Makeup Revolution is my favourite go-to brand. I’m a pale ass gal over here. I wasn’t blessed with a tan like my brother was. I’m not jealous. Well, maybe a little. It’s so cheap and brilliant. I’ve even ordered the new foundation sticks! Which I’m super excited to use. 

I can’t wait to start my YouTube channel once I can afford a camera so I can post vlogs about mental health and makeup! As they are both my passion. I love talking about mental health and spreading awareness. I could speak about mental health all day long. That’s why I love being a mental health advocate.  I love talking about makeup as well. If you don’t know me well. I have a thing for highlighters and eyeshadow palettes. I can’t stop buying them. 

You see, 

Just because your illnesses try to take every bit of you. Trust me, you are still you. A diagnosis doesn’t define you.

YOU define you. 

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Can you guess which one is my bad day and my good day?  Left is my bad day. Right is my good day.  Mental Illnesses can affect anyone. 

I have days where I can’t even pick up an eyebrow brush up, as the thought of doing it is so exhausting due to my illnesses trying to break me down. But I have days where I can do my contour and highlight so it’s on fleek for snapchat pictures! 

Plus, 

Waiting for online deliveries is so exciting and even though it sounds so daft it’s my faith to carry on for another day. My bad days comes and goes. My good days forever stay with me and when I’m having a bad day, I always think of my good days. 

It’s okay not to be okay. 

It’s okay not to feel happy 24/7.

My blog and Makeup is my getaways when I’m having a bad week and that’s completely fine. I’m human. I’m not my diagnosis! I’m Shannon & I bloody love make up! 

What are your hobbies? 

Till next time. 

Love, Shannon Diana x 

If you would like to contact me for anything or PR or any collaborations please email me and also check my social media accounts! Thank You! 

Instagram- @Shannondianaxx  

Twitter- @SDianaax 

Email- ShannonDianax@outlook.com

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