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Look Good Feel Better: Chemo 4 – Day 15

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Today, amongst a number of hospital appointments, I managed to slip to my local Maggie’s Centre for their monthly session ‘Look Good Feel Better’.

This session, as the name suggests, is all about making women going through cancer treatment feel better about themselves and boosting their confidence as they adjust to the many changes their body is going through – e.g. Hair loss, loosing eyelashes and eye brows, weight loss or gain, surgery and so on.

The session is run by makeup counter staff who all volunteer their time for free to help us special ladies out 💖☺️

Each of us was given a goodie bag of makeup and skin care products to the value of £350 for free! I know! Amazing right!?!

 This is only made possible by all of the wonderful makeup companies donating the products for free for these sessions!

The volunteers spent about 90 minutes going through all of the products and showing us how to apply the makeup. I left feeling ready for a night on the town!…rather than the hospital appointment I was actually going to!

The best part of the session wasn’t actually all the free makeup – although let’s be honest that’s pretty bloody awesome! – but chatting away to some other ladies going through cancer treatment. It was really refreshing to have a chat about the different side affects from tiredness to nail damage. It was also really nice to chat about different ‘head wear’ such as scarfs and wigs, and also to talk about the whole process of loosing our hair. Most of all it was truly empowering to be in a room full of brave and strong women all going through the same journey in their own ways.

  I’m really grateful to Maggie’s for running the session and for the lovely ladies who volunteered their own time to be there supporting us all. I’m also very grateful for the makeup companies acknowledging women going through cancer treatment and donating their products so that we can feel sexy and feminine and beautiful despite everything we are facing.

It’s also kind of wonderful that non of these companies advertise that they do this and instead donate these products out of goodness rather than self-promotion.

Love and light, Fi xxx

With special thanks to:-

  • Urban Decay
  • L’Oreal
  • Rimmel London
  • No 7
  • Liz Earle
  • Clinique
  • Max factor
  • Olay
  • Anais Anais
  • Estée Lauder

Author: Fi Munro

I am a 31 year old woman diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer. I blog about my cancer journey and the importance of maintaining holistic physical, emotional and spiritual health. I also talk about the importance of eating the right food...a lot! Get in touch on twitter: @fkmunro

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