Update on the “wink”ย 

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Howdy, do, peeps, thought I would give an update on my lil “wink” face situation. While there has been vast improvement in recovery of my eye returning to its rightful place, lol…. It alas still looks like a lil wink, haha, good news is pain has been drastically reduced to a dull roar, with only a couple how do you do “ice pick in your brain” pains, here and there,  to remind me it might not be over just yet. 

Sooo I decided inspite of it, to put on my face, get dolled up, and ignore the ice picks, and pretend I am normal, only problem with that was….I’m not:(…..I fell asleep. When I woke up for the 3 Rd time, I hoped that was the end of it. I had taken my Modafinil, but today it definitely isn’t working. Some days have been worse some days have been WAAAAYYY BETTER, just trying to figure it all out. Especially now I am realizing that I have to look at my narcolepsy/cataplexy differently because of my hydrocephalus, and how it affects me differently when compared to someone with narcolepsy and no hydrocephalus. If you are reading this, and you have narcolepsy with hydrocephalus I would especially like to hear from you, please. Anyhoo, I continue to work on my health, and get answers where I can, every little bit helps. I see my sleep doc soon, to discuss different things I can try , and the narcolepsy/hydrocephalus combo, and how to approach it more successfully, if it’s possible:) Anyhoo, enjoy the rest of your weekend, I’m waiting for the rain to roll in, haha! Ciaos for now๐Ÿ˜˜

I got the “wink” face/(

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Now and again, weather related, sometimes, when I’m tired, when I’m not, when I’m happy, sad, angry, whatever the case, and on those certain occasions, I get what I actually have right now, and have decided to call my “wink” face.

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In an instant, my right eye, sometimes the right side of my face, and even my body will go “paralysed” for minutes, hours, I believe the longest was a few days for the body.I will feel a tingling, burning, in my arm, or leg, til they droop like a rag doll, and a heaviness in my face like there is a weight hanging on it. For the longest time, before blogging, I just thought and so did my doctors, that it was migraine related, or remaining damage from delayed hydrocephalus surgery, causing more damage to my brain and nerves, basically I figured this is what I am stuck with, pain and paralysis. Anyhoo, after reading through some fellow narcoleptics, migraine, and hydrocephalus blog’s, it seems there might be a corolation between my intermittent paralysis and my narcolepsy. For years I have had these weird sensations like hair hurts, stings to breathe, ice cold eyeballs, freezing roof of my mouth, right side of my mouth no feeling, blindness in right eye momentarily, sleeping abruptly, stabbing, pain in my jaw, side of head,  pain in the side of my forehead, body paralysis, slurred speech, over ten years of so many weird symptoms, so many specialists, without any real answers, its frustrating for all of us, but now its somehow better since my brain surgery, like a new lease on life,getting time to sort myself out, lol:)Anyhoo, I can’t rule out migraine either, could be both or a three for, lol, Anyhoo, just needed to share about my
” wink” cuz its giving me a real problem today๐Ÿ’•
Please enjoy the beautiful summer day for me!๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ

P.S. putting on eyeshadow is a real challenge, lmao! Good thing my younique party isn’t over just yet;)

It’s my Younique party, I can share if I want to!๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•

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It’s my Younique party, I can share if I want to!๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•

http://www.youniqueproducts.com/kaytlinmcdougall15/party/4244608/view

Above is the link to my Younique virtual party !! Just click and feel free to take a look at the amazing products, and if u like something, shop to your hearts content, I don’t mind, all sales, get me free and 1/2 price products:) or hey, if you are interested in having our own virtual party, you can do that too! Kaytlin McDougall, is my presenter, she can answer any questions you have, she’s a sweetie! 

Anyhoo, on with the review, the lip stain, In the shade Suntry, is top notch, compared to many I have tried, in many years, I have to say. The formula is slick and thin, I like that you can control the degree  of staining, like others, but this one the pigment is nicer in quality than others I have tried. The longevity of wear during normal activities, ie , kissing my sweetie, ๐Ÿ˜˜,  drinking, eating, Over the course of a few hours I found it held up pretty awesome, really !๐Ÿ˜˜ Removing the lip stain  with make up wipes was dead easy, too:) The quality of the Younique brand is great for the price point, you won’t be disappointed. I plan on stocking up on other colors, I actually regret not getting the set of 3, oh and the mascara, too, and the foundation, it’s a game plan to try ’em all, lol! Anyhoo, please check out my virtual party, and shop a little or a lot if u please, too:) 

Thanx , Ciaos for now๐Ÿ˜˜

Lisa๐Ÿ’•

http://www.youniqueproducts.com/kaytlinmcdougall15/party/4244608/view

Battle of the primers๐Ÿ˜˜ a review of 2 great primers, but which one is better?ย 

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Battle of the primers๐Ÿ˜˜ a review of 2 great primers, but which one is better?ย 

As a lover of all things beauty products, make up, hair products, etc, of course primers are on that list, and so I thought I would do a review of a couple that I have been using back and forth rather consistently until recently, which hastened my need to do the review with my results:) Anyhooo, the contenders are NYX PORE FILLER, and KEIL’S micro blur skin perfector. When comparing formulas, NYX is heavy hitting in dimethicones, crosspolymers and silicas, etc., which is all that you want and expect when looking for a primer. When I first started using it, I was quite happy with it, the formulation, is thick, covers well, and claims of minimizing pores and giving a doll like finish to your face, I actually agreed with for the first little bit, maybe 2 weeks of using it, but then the texture changed, or got dry, Anyhoo, it’s not Lux going on anymore. Now as I was saying Iwas going back and forth between the two primers, the KEIL’S micro blur skin perfector ingredients are much the same as NYX, dimethicones, crosspolymers, silicas, but it also has glycerin, which acts as a humectant or moisturizer, lipo hydroxy acid, bark and lentil extracts. I have to say, right from the get go, I knew this was the one for me, but like I said I was still using both back and forth to see a comparison. However after seeing the texture change in the NYX, making it nearly impossible to put on my skin, and with the skin loving ingredients in KEIL’S, I have to say, they are a sure fire winner in my eyes! No offence, to NYX, of course, it isn’t terrible, I just prefer the KEIL’S micro blur skin perfector, and I  will too:) Anyhoo, I will continue to review, please comment, let me know what you think of these products too!๐Ÿ’•Let me know what your favourite primer is๐Ÿ’•

SIMPLY AGELESS…U GOT THAT RIGHT!ย 

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SIMPLY AGELESS…U GOT THAT RIGHT!ย 

I’m sold! Ok so I probably shouldn’t be starting my reviews with a “I’m sold !”right off the hop, but what can I say, it’s amazing! When compared to other liquid foundations, the viscosity is silkier and smoother, which obviously plays to the success of the partnership of the covergirl/ Olay formula. Instead of  creeping into our wrinkles it creates a beautiful new flawless complexion, plumping up the skin and giving it a youthful, dewy appearance:) It has a very light scent. I have to say that while I’m no stranger to compliments;)…..holy Hanna, when I put this stuff on, it’s like I was a hot topic at the water cooler, lol.

Normally, I am a primer girl first, then foundation, then powder, for this review, I tried it without primer, and without powder , to see how it would hold up over a days wear, and I was blown away impressed with the results, by the end of the day there was a bit of shine to my skin but beyond minimal compared to normal, but the feel, and firmness of my skin, it felt and looked refreshed. My eyeshadow, normally would be gone at this point, even with a primer, but even with out a primer, and just this foundation, everything stayed where it should, looked a lil worn, but never the less,  doable.Sorry I didn’t capture a photo of these results. I did get a picture of the next day results. So the next day I wore it, I use a brush, the website recommends a sponge, either would , comes in 12 colors, I use creamy natural 220, it is a perfect match:) Anyhoo, a little go’s a long way too, which I like too, cuz, this will set you back a pretty penny(or 2), but believe me, after you use it once, and realize you don’t even need primer, or powder, anymore:) at least (I didn’t )that will save ya in the long run๐Ÿ˜˜ Being beautiful ain’t cheap๐Ÿ˜˜ This will not be my last bottle that’s for sure:) 


I will have follow up comments,  about the other make up products I have featured in my photo in upcoming reviews๐Ÿ˜˜

Bottom line is go get some……as soon as you’re done reading my blog๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•

UPDATE ON THE NOODLE๐Ÿ˜˜

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Recently I went in for a Ct scan as I was “possibly”experiencing the all too familiar pressure of fluid building in my brain, and to avoid me going bye bye forever they thought it best to check me out:) initial reports are saying everything is fine, that’s good, but then again,” everything’s fine” got me an emergency surgery with a hole in my brain, (ETV), I don’t know, we shall see. The weather is still affecting me drastically, so now I take daily preventative medication for migraine, which also helps keep the pressure of my hydrocephalus down. 001 and I still see the nutritionist on a regular basis, and recently, she has even developed a plan for my narcolepsy in mind, eating protein first thing in the morning, lemon and water, and 2 huge green smoothies, carbs at nite for a good sleep , oh and coffee is “Out the door” or at least to a minimum, cuz as someone with narcolepsy, I learned it actually throws my body more out of whack than helps.

 Anyhoo, we’ve been doing this for a couple weeks so far, and I have seen that having the protein in the morning, really wakes my brain up, quite a bit! The smoothies are amazing, and energizing, I am on board 110% with any help to not feel sluggish, and fatigued and fall asleep randomly in odd places. The decision to ultimately go back on medication to compliment my nutritional lifestyle was hard but necessary, I can’t stay awake through the day, without the help of Modafinil medication, and a few quick unsolicited sleeps. A lot of people think that oh, you should be well rested, or compare their being tired to my being tired, sorry no comparison, sweetie, I can sleep all night, get up and within the hour be ready for bed again, experts compare the tiredness level of people with narcolepsy to  being  awake for 48 to 72 hours, I agree !  The truth is my body will never go into the repair cycle like everyone else, I go into rem in under 30 seconds and most everyone else go in 90 minutes or there abouts. My hair looks like straw, my nails peel, my skin is moody, all thanx to never stopping in to the repair station, lol. Not to mention, the workout it Does on my organs, oh, well, what’s ya gonna do?;)Anyhoo, I am going to stay super positive that everything will be ok, and tomorrow will be abetted day, especially if it isn’t raining, lol!

 Ciaos, for now !๐Ÿ˜˜

Lisa๐Ÿ’•

@ the COCO BONGO MEXICO๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๏ปฟ

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@ the COCO BONGO MEXICO๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๏ปฟ

I’m going to take you back about 10 years to when our daughters were just old enough to enjoy a vacation in Mexico, and boy were they excited to go! We were too, sure we had seen the typical sites around here and there and soaked them in, but now it long past time to get the girls into real vacation mode…. In MEXICO!! Anyhoo, being, that 10 years has past, I will likely forget things like what we ate on the plane but, what I won’t, is the look on Ashley’s face my eldest,(on left) when she was slinging back tequila shooters with her step dad, Todd, or 001, as he likes to be referred to, lol. We have some awesome shots of that! Can’t recall if it was that night or not, but we went to a cool place called COCO BONGO, Play Del Carmen๐Ÿ’•  what a riot that was!! The place was huge, the lights were bright, the music was loud, everyone was dancing, having a great time, 001 tipped someone so we could go to the best, the highest the most awesome spot to sit, as I am a table dancer , yes that’s right, I remain seated at all times, I move my drink provocatively in the air to the music, I fist pump, I sing along, just like all the other cool girls, but alas, I was not gifted with rhythm. In my mind, I can dance like There’s a throw down going on somewhere, but in reality your grandma’s got more game, so I stick to the seat beats.

So anyway, we are soaking it all up, it’s crazy, what’s going on in here!, girls twirling in the sky, impersonators/ singers on stage, characters that move through the crowd., ie Spider-Man, superman, beetle juice these guys literally climb through like a jungle gym up to the top of the bar and back down and say hi to everyone, and go say hi to someone else, and to others, like in my case, they kiss them, full on the mouth, when your not expecting it, and your in full chair dance mode, enjoying your 10th Tom Collins, how rude! Not to mention gross and sweaty, which brings me to H1N1. Swiftly and shortly thereafter, I felt sick to within an inch of my life quite literally, coughing, fever, everything, tenfold, nightmare wouldn’t go away with cough medicine, finally went to docs, based on symptoms, and my local at the time,he said that I was likely one of the first H1N1 patients. Isn’t that fun? I’d rather a t shirt, lol, Anyhoo, could be another reason behind the narcolepsy, still don’t know.  Haha, forgive me this seems to be a never ending jarbled story.In future I hope to get more organized in thought. Haha.

Anyway, back to my riveting tale……

We decided to give the girls their own room, although it was a joining , so they could feel “adult” but we would be right there if they needed us, heck, what did they need us for, the hotel had free 24  HR  room service, tv , pp view, spa treatments to your room if you wanted it, etc, this will become important later, trust me. Anyhoo,they loved their room, the view the scenes, they wanted to go swimming, well we told them you can’t until you lather up on sunscreen big time! Anyone that’s travelled to Mexico, and has pale skin, knows the two don’t mix, we gave Ashley and Madison(right) both sunscreen and told then please don’t wear anything less than 50+,  when you go to get another tube, they said ok , no prob, mom, thought it was the end of the sunscreen speech. NOPE. The next few days they are sunbathing together within eyesight of us but with independence, and we get the waves, and the kisses, and all that, lol, they were funny. Mexico is amazing, this was our 2nd trip I believe, it’s always different when you go with someone else:) Madison, loved riding on the trolley to go basically anywhere, haha.It was a huge resort, unfortunately brain injury moment lol can’t remember the name of her bloody place, but I will ask 001, and edit later, peeps๐Ÿ’•
Anyhoo, back to the sunburn caper, lmao, my girls thought that it would be a good deal if they could get a great tan and sunscreen in one so they get the 15 screen and oil in one, without our knowledge, hence the black ops tanning, lol, and. The rest of their vacation was spent in their room with room service and ppview movies. If memory serves, Madison’s nose  and lip was badly blistered,and the top of hand, Ashley’s face looked like hamburger, and their bodies thankfully were only slightly pinkish hue, although I’m not sure how. All I can say is wear your sunscreen, always tell your children your proud of them for anything and everything they do, they need your guidance and encouragement , and love and support, no matter their age๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜˜  love you Ashley๐Ÿ’•, love you, Madison๐Ÿ’•

I Focaccia you name…..

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I can’t believe it’s been more than a month since I’ve posted! OMG! My life has been has been all over the place lately, in every department you could say, lol, still trying to  feel better, but getting there, by getting healthier, every day:) Anyhoo, onto my lil indulgence …. Bread :)! I made some Sourdough and focaccia with olives and rosemary bread from the artisan book I have recently been praising ๐Ÿ™‚ AMAZING!! Seriously both were winners, I have made both of them many times:)If I could offer any advice or tips, it would be definitely do the the water tray in the oven, regardless of the bread you are baking, as it bakes a premium loaf, and keep your starter fed, and happy, look for weirdo colours, and yucky smells that shouldn’t be, pitch it if you aren’t sure๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป OH!! Parchment VS cornmeal, and having a pizza stone and or a dutch oven is an important part to artisan bread making, too, to create the beautiful crust we all love to eat:) 

CIAOS FOR NOW!๐Ÿ’•

Lisa ๐Ÿ˜˜