I am Heidi, ex beauty and holistic massage therapist, early 50’s and chronic illness warrior. I still want to look and feel good despite living with chronic Migraine, Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis, most of which started to hit me at a young age. This blog is mainly dedicated to beauty, self care and style, providing products, info and tips. It is honest, it is ‘real’ life, and full of what I live and love.
“I founded my blog in January 2015 which features ‘Beauty, Wellness & Style’. I have collaborated with some amazing brands, including Aveda, Pixi, Bodhi & Birch, Korres, Merumaya, Tisserand, JDWilliams and Vionic Shoes. I love trying new things that fit my beauty ethics and lifestyle. I share products & info on all things beauty, a passion for fashion & accessories, plus wellbeing & lifestyle. I enjoy compiling posts for my readers with informative, honest & in-depth reviews, whilst providing a good standard of photography.”
Skin type : Dry, sensitive, broken capillaries, ageing/post-menopausal.
Product love : luxury beauty and natural botanicals, a little science, plus mid-high end makeup.
Style : accessories and relaxed fashion.
I qualified in beauty therapy over 20 years ago, and later as an IFA aromatherapist. I have worked in salon environments, as a Decleor therapist in a hotel spa, plus freelance mobile and alternative therapy clinic. I miss performing massage and facials in a BIG way!
I always enjoyed treating people holistically, and love brands and products that sit within that theme. After giving up work several years ago due to chronic pain, I later set up ‘Chronic Beauty Style‘, as I missed it so much. I chose to utilise my passion/experience, and enjoy being creative with writing and photography. It helps me to switch off from the chronic illness.
I live in the countryside near the Jurassic coast, with my husband and our black Lab (my rock). I’m a bit of a petrolhead, loving MotoGP, but 2 or 4 wheels, it doesn’t really matter! I’m a tea drinker, have a dirty laugh (so I’ve been told), and feel at home on a beach. I love animals, fashion, music, plus cooking and gardening. I use Pilates to keep in shape, and like to travel (when the body allows). Plus of course.. all things beauty!