Friday, 25 May 2012

Guest post: Freshen Up With Fashion

Hello my dear people! It's been a hell of a week, I tell you, but it was worth it, today I passed an exam with a nice mark. :) And imagine my surprise when I check this little corner of internet of mine to find there is 1000 of you here! Thank you for all your support, darlings. This calls for a giveaway as soon as i find the time to fetch a couple of beauties for you. Perhaps I shall wait for my trip to Spain, to get you some international beauties too!

But here is one of guest posts I've been mentioning before. When Jackie Clark contacted me with a suggestion of doing a fashion post dedicated for women battling a cancer I was immediately for it. Few of you know that in the beginning of the year my family went through hell and agony of waiting for positive or negative results on breast cancer diagnosis for my mum. No words can describe the fear that threat brings. And no words can describe the burden these women carry with them to the doctors office as they walk in. And when they walk out, looking as they have the weight of the world on their shoulders, you feel an instant urge to hug them, even if you are a complete stranger to them. We were lucky, after two nerve wrecking examinations the results came back negative. But I feel every single person that struggles with the threat or the actual beast of the cancer is a warrior and we should honour and respect them for the battle they are in, I most certainly do. 

The guest post of today concerns the fashion tips for these ladies and the point behind it is wonderful. Bottom line that is important - cancer or not, you're beautiful. And if you love make up half as much as I do, dig in, play with colours, explore the options of it, go out shopping, spend that money on the shoes you want ... I think all of us that read this blog can agree - shopping can make you so happy, and so does make up. It's the little things. Even the things you dislike on you can be so nicely hidden or wrapped in a beautiful accessory. I googled a bit the fashion and just look at all the options here, all the choices for scarfs, hats etc. From my experience the hair loss with chemotherapy is one of the hardest thing our warriors cope with. Well, I always say, give the enemy the finger and make the weakness your strong point. 

I feel inadequate to the theme, since it's impossible to know what these people need to go through. But I feel enormous respect for your battle. Keep fighting, keep winning! 

And now for the article. The author is doing an outreach for the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, a leading web resource for mesothelioma cancer.  I'd also like to point out another thing she said in her email, that really is the point of my previous words and I liked it a lot so I'm going to copy it to this post too. She wants all the women that are struggling with the disease to think “YES I have cancer--but I am no less beautiful than I was before my diagnosis.” And that's the very important point that these ladies have to remember, in case they've forgotten it!

Freshen Up With Fashion
by Jackie Clark

Cancer shouldn’t have control over a woman’s confidence. With a creative wardrobe enhancement, cancer patients can retain their confidence. You don’t have to be a runway fashion model or even overhaul your closet to enjoy the latest trends.

A trendy blouse with shorts or capris in the spring can do the trick. Maybe try a stylin’ sweater with leggings in the fall to give you a leg up. Don’t forget jewelry either! Whether your style is subtle and understated or bold and wild, a woman can feel powerful and confident in how they dress.

“Accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative” with fashion. Every woman deserves to feel like her best, no matter the circumstances. Every figure can be dressed up and enhanced with the latest fashion. The right styles can eliminate focus on unwanted parts of the body and make anyone appear beautiful. Emphasize positive attributes with the right style and no one will be the wiser!

A splash of makeup may also boost a woman’s confidence. A little face powder to even out skin tone and a sprinkle of bronzer can brighten up any look, giving your confidence an extra boost. Finish it off with a touch of lip gloss. By keeping your makeup light and natural, you won’t feel as if you have a mask on. Let your natural beauty shine through!

Whether you are undergoing chemotherapy or need to consult with mesothelioma doctors, you can stand strong despite your diagnosis and treatment. If anyone deserves a little pampering, it’s a woman juggling cancer treatment and her normal, every day life. Incorporating fashion and makeup tips into your daily routine boost your confidence, making you feel like yourself again.

Anyone who is battling cancer is obviously very strong on the inside. Dressing up, hair styling, and make up application simply show the world your inner strength on the outside.  Beauty and confidence empower cancer patients to continue the fight.

Thank you, Jackie, for the article, and thank you everyone for reading it!

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  1. Thanks for posting this. It really makes you think... I feel great respect for those fighting cancer, I really do, and I think it's really nice of the blogging community to express compassion and support for people in need, people that many times get forgotten because the rest of us just don't take time to think what they're going through.
    Good job, girls. :)

  2. na žalost, sve žene u mojoj obitelji, čak i moja mlađa sestra 'uhvatile' su nekakav oblik, a baka je izgubila bitku... preteška je i prestrašna to borba bez obzira na ishod... a nekad je dovoljan osmjeh i stisak ruke da nekom damo do znanja da smo tu