13 March 2012

Dedicated to the Girl Next Door: Colon Cancer Awareness

Hello fellow beauty nerds!

Today’s post is very special to me.

I’m sure the majority of you are familiar with Sonja from thebeautifullifeofthegirlnextdoor.blogspot.com.

If you aren’t, then I highly advise you check her out.  She’s super talented and her amazing personality shines through in every post.

Recently, Sonja was diagnosed with Colon Cancer (read her post here).
To read the full post, please click the "read more" link below.

Sonja had gone to the doctor for what she thought would be a minor problem, and instead found out she had stage 4 colon cancer!  Besides the initial shock that moved me to tears, the rest of her post gave me a sense of strength and calm.

Here she is, this beautiful young woman, full of life with so much to live for; just found out she had stage 4 cancer; still remains so positive and so strong.

I felt inspired.  Now, my life has in no way been easy.  I’ve got my share of battles and obstacles, but I have not been faced with something so life-threatening.  It really made me realize that I have been wasting the gifts I have been given in life.  We all have opportunities in front of us, but it is human nature to always want the next best thing.  

That’s just it: the opportunity you have in front of you may be the only opportunity. It’s an opportunity. Take it!

I know some of us may have some health issues that we may think are minor, but they should still be checked out because they may turn out to be more vital than we think.

For example, I had been getting severe migraines for a while now.  The ones that cripple you into wearing sunglasses indoors and make you sensitive to sounds, smells, and of course light.  So I went to the doctor, who couldn’t find anything.  They performed MRI’s, EKG testing, etc. and nothing.  I decided I needed to go to the eye doctor.  Turns out I may have glaucoma, or at least have pretty messed up eyeballs.  Once I got my new glasses, my migraines have subsided! I’m still under watch, but at least I can try to prevent myself from going blind.

To quote the lovely Sonja:
Honestly, the more people who get their health checked out because of this makes me feel like this has a reason.  If one person catches something early or even just gets peace of mind finding out that nothing is wrong, that makes it worth it. 

So please, go to the doctor.

Because Sonja’s story has touched my heart so deeply, I wanted to create and dedicate this look to her.

This is a look using the blue and white for Colon Cancer awareness.

[Lancôme] Aquatique in Nude
[Lancôme] Eye shadow in Vintage
[MAC] Eye shadow in Soft Brown
[BH] 120 Palette 2nd Edition (used blue marked below with mixing medium to create blue liner)
[NARS] Eye shadow duo in Iceland (used color on left side which is a purple/blue color)
[Lime Crime] Mirror Mirror (lower lash line and under blue liner in corner of eyes)
[NARS] Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Magic Moon [Blue] (waterline)
[Lancôme] Cils Booster mascara primer
[Lancôme] ÔSCILLATION mascara

[Anastasia] Brow gel in Espresso
[Anastasia] Brow Express
[Anastasia] Brow Express (highlighter)
[Dior] Brow Pencil
Blue and white rhinestones from Michaels craft store

[NARS] Laguna (contouring)
[NARS] Blush in Dolce Vita
[NARS] Blush in Enchanted
[Yves Saint Laurent] TOUCHE ÉCLAT luminizing pen

[Lime Crime] D’Lilac (one thin layer)
**Apply lip balm at least 5 minutes before applying this lipstick, otherwise lips will be dry**
[NARS] Lip gloss in Striptease 

Thank you for taking the time to read this.
We only have one life, so let's live it to the fullest and love our bodies to the max!


shannen said... [Reply to comment]

You have seriously gorgeous eyebrows :)

Shannen Xx

SILVIA said... [Reply to comment]

lovely post!!!
amazing as usual =)


Stephanie A. said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you lovelies! :)

Sandra said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous makeup! You look amazing x

Brittany said... [Reply to comment]

I was shocked when I read her post too! Her positivity is so inspiring. Nice look! Thanks for following my blog, new follower :)

Style und Sein said... [Reply to comment]

I like your blog! I support you and follow you now (on google friend connect). Hope you follow back :)


Erica said... [Reply to comment]

OMG! It's crazy how it takes something so dramatic to help you put things into prospective.

Yun, The Polish Hideout said... [Reply to comment]

Lovely post! And you look wonderful! :-)

~ Yun

Miss LV said... [Reply to comment]

Your eyes look stunning and your blog is fab, I am your newest follower xxx


Maryam Maquillage said... [Reply to comment]

this is insanely gorgeous my darlin'!! I saw this look on Beautylish first and I totally fell in love. You look amazing in blues, probably the best I've ever seen :)))

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