I was on TV! (you wish this was clickbait!)

As you can tell from the title, IT FINALLY HAPPENED.

I, Claire, the shy and introverted blogger who barely shows her face, went on NATIONAL TV. Yes, like where hundreds of thousands of people will see my face.

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Sooo, THIS happened! I was on local TV to talk about my struggles with depression… and I was one of the HEADLINING NEWS?!?! If you'd told me I'd be here just a few years ago, I'd probably laugh in your face and call you a liar. But here I am now, 2018, sharing this with the rest of the nation. The amount of messages and comments of love, support and courage were overwhelming and I am yet to reply to everyone! I couldn't have done it without my girl @kelpeplow who gave me the opportunity to share my story with you all 💚 The journey is far from over; . . . #mentalhealthawareness #breakthestigma #staystrong #lifestyleblog #mentalhealthblog #iwasontv #youwishiwasjoking #mentalhealthproblems #depression #anxiety

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I was asked by my very good friend (and fellow Jonas fan/Potterhead) Kelly to be interviewed about my struggles and recovery from mental health problems, and how can I pass that opportunity?!

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So I got up bright and early this morning – well, I just got out of bed. I barely slept, that’s how nervous I was!! – put on my makeup au naturel and made my way to the studios for the interview. The butterflies in my stomach were un-freakingREAL! I was sweaty all the way to the broadcasting studio, which is just 15 minutes by bus, mind you.

After walking me through what will happen, I took a deep breath.

3… 2… 1… ROLLING.

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And we talked. I talked about how and when I was diagnosed, how it happened, why it happened, the whole ups, downs and nine yards. After we finished, Kelly thanked me numerous times, and I went home.

After a few hours, she told me it’d be up during the evening news. The. EVENING. NEWS. That’s probably the most watched time slot as many people would be having dinner and watching the news.

Good golly, I thought.

Many asked me how I felt watching myself on TV. Well, don’t kill me, but I didn’t. My whole family was watching it and I felt anxious having them watch me while watching myself on TV. Huh, how ironic. Talking about anxiety to the whole nation and then getting anxious when my own blood relatives are watching it.

And then, the comments…

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Family, friends, former colleagues, friends of friends, strangers…

The outpour of comments and message made me cry with joy. Everyone was so nice and telling me how proud they were to know me. In all my life I never got that, especially from my own dad. I mean our relationship was okay, we had our fights as any father-daughter does, but not once has he ever said he’s proud of me.

Needless to say, I myself am proud of me. For coming all this way, touching people’s hearts with my story and top of it all, for being myself throughout this journey.

Thank you all for the comments. If you’re reading this and didn’t receive a reply from me, I promise I will find time to answer back, because you deserve the support as much as the next person.

Love you all!

 

If you want to read the interview, click here. Unfortunately it is only available in Maltese, but hey, it’s nothing you’ve never heard before from me!

PS. That voice, ladies and gentlemen, is my real voice. I don’t like it, but dog-dang it I sound liek a professional person!

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BeYOUtiful – Week #33

A series on self-love and positivity that will take place every week. Here I will chronicle how my week went with a question asked on the journal I bought in summer 2017 from Paperchase, and a brief idea of what is planned in terms of the blog, which will be added/crossed out when done.

Hope you enjoy this series! Continue reading “BeYOUtiful – Week #33”

I went shopping and I bought some stuff! ~Haul

So as the title states, I went shopping on Monday with my sister, and I bought some really cool stuff! Granted it would have been more if I wasn’t so careful!! I asked myself how much I really needed these items, and well… you be the judge of whether I actually need these or not 😉

This striped multicoloured jumpsuit from New Look is what summer is all about! Stripes, light material and many, many colours! I think it also goes well with flats and the big bonus is that you can wear ANYTHING with those colours with it!

The second thing I got is this yellow t-shirt with front knot (or is it mustard?). I bought this so that I can team it up with a pair of jeans and sneakers for a casual look at work!

I also have the multicoloured and black versions of this rust ribbed dress from New Look. They are my go-to for warm, sunny days because they’re very flowy and look nice for any outing!

This pair of white and nude sneakers are from Dorothy Perkins. Even though I have a pair of white Converse knockoffs, I needed a pair of white sneakers without a trunk, and these looked super cute!

Contrasting retro sport jacket

I have wanted a retro looking bomber for a while, so I had to buy this retro-looking contrast bomber from Bershka. Who said jackets had to look a boring khaki or brown for winter?!

Jogging trousers with side stripe

Something to style with the jacket above is this pair of maroon jogging trousers, which I will probably also wear with the white sneakers i mentioned. The length at first threw me off but then I put on the white sneakers I had bought beforehand and I changed my mind.

Polo-style bodysuit with zip

I’ve wanted a bodysuit for so long, because my shirts are always riding up. The first one to actually fit me is this striped black bodysuit from Bershka.

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After my Rimmel compact powder finished, I wanted something better, and I think this Golden Rose compact powder in shade 09 was a great pick. I’ve used it almost daily since buying it. It feels so smooth against my skin and it comes with a small applicator pad (what are they called? Completely clueless!)

Tea Tree Targeted Gel 2.5ml

I have featured this Tea Tree Targeted Gel from The Body Shop time and time again on my hauls and favourites, and for good reason! It works wonders on blemishes and cysts.

Mandarin Energising Face Mist 60ml

I have featured several hydrating mists on my blog, but this face mist from The Body Shop is the first scented one I have owned ever, and it works wonders during hot summer days!

Since I cannot find them online, I’ll just list these. From Flying Tiger, I got:

  1. A salad container with a plastic fork and dressing container [I’ll be using them for my pasta!]
  2. A nail clipper [which is super good!]
  3. A 20 pkt grip seal bags with SLOTHS on them [can you tell I love sloths?! If no see next item…]
  4. A 20 pkt napkins with a sloth hugging a llama wearing party hats [sooo adorable!]

 

 

Rosegal.com Wishlist

The DressLily 6th Anniversary Sale is the ultimate sale to shop this summer

Summer’s ultimate sale has arrived. Today, the DressLily Anniversary Sale(https://www.DressLily.com/promotion-summer-flash-sale-topic-24.html?lkid=15308660) — DressLily ‘s biggest sale event of the year — kicks off with tons of sweet savings.

Unlike other seasonal sales, the DressLily Anniversary Sale (https://www.DressLily.com/promotion-summer-flash-sale-topic-24.html?lkid=15308660) isn’t the retailer’s way of getting rid of old, unwanted inventory. According to the retailer, this promotion features “brand-new arrivals at super-sale prices.” That means, you won’t have to settle for worn-out styles of subpar brands. Instead, this is a chance to score brand new styles on back-to-school clothing, home goods, beauty products, shoes and more for the whole family — without breaking the bank.

Hurry and act fast because these markdowns are for a limited time. From now through Aug. 24, you can save on products from most every department, including Men’s, Women’s, Kids, Shoes, home and beauty. After that, prices go back up with no guarantee that they’ll go back on sale later.

Shop Plus Size (https://www.DressLily.com/plus-size-c-205.html?lkid=15308660)

Last but not least, we rounded up professional-grade products from the sale that are a total game changer in the plus size clothes department.

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There’s an entire selection of women’s fashion items, shoes and accessories to shop.

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Sprucing up your wardrobe is easier than ever with these stylish sale picks for men. Click through for our favorites for men from the sale.

From Claire's POV

I have been wanting to do a wishlist for Rosegal for ages! I never came round to it even though I visit their website religiously. And since it took me this long to make a wishlist, I have decided to include MANY items. By many I mean almost THIRTY. Have you seen a wishlist with THIRTY items? I cannot do much shopping at the moment but het, a girl can dream!!

Anyways, read on for the wishlist!

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Dresslily.com Wishlist: Summer 2018 SPECIAL!

The DressLily 6th Anniversary Sale is the ultimate sale to shop this summer

Summer’s ultimate sale has arrived. Today, the DressLily Anniversary Sale(https://www.DressLily.com/promotion-summer-flash-sale-topic-24.html?lkid=15308660) — DressLily ‘s biggest sale event of the year — kicks off with tons of sweet savings.

Unlike other seasonal sales, the DressLily Anniversary Sale (https://www.DressLily.com/promotion-summer-flash-sale-topic-24.html?lkid=15308660) isn’t the retailer’s way of getting rid of old, unwanted inventory. According to the retailer, this promotion features “brand-new arrivals at super-sale prices.” That means, you won’t have to settle for worn-out styles of subpar brands. Instead, this is a chance to score brand new styles on back-to-school clothing, home goods, beauty products, shoes and more for the whole family — without breaking the bank.

Hurry and act fast because these markdowns are for a limited time. From now through Aug. 24, you can save on products from most every department, including Men’s, Women’s, Kids, Shoes, home and beauty. After that, prices go back up with no guarantee that they’ll go back on sale later.

Shop Plus Size (https://www.DressLily.com/plus-size-c-205.html?lkid=15308660)

Last but not least, we rounded up professional-grade products from the sale that are a total game changer in the plus size clothes department.

From Claire's POV

Greeting everyone and welcome back to yet another wishlist, this time I checked out Dresslily, and picked out some – more like 20+ !!! – items of clothing and accessories which I found appealing. Hope you enjoy!

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