I'd like my first blog post to be a bit of a shout out to this phenomenal charity: Look Good Feel Better. For over 20 years they've been helping women with cancer around the world to feel better on the inside by giving expert guidance on how to look good on the outside. I will never, ever be able to thank them enough for the help, support and confidence boost they gave my mum at a critical and particularly gruelling stage in her chemotherapy.
The afternoon she spent with them back in 2009, learning how to draw on lines where her eyebrows used to be, how to affix lashes where she used to have her own and how to even her battered complexion with makeup tricks, will always be remembered as a joyful oasis in a desert of months and years of illness and pain. They reminded my mum that she was a person and not just an illness and taught her how to feel beautiful again. And for that I will be forever grateful.
It was also a turning point for me because at that moment I decided that I would use my skills to help others feel better about themselves, starting with my mum. I tried to volunteer with the charity but they only really needed professional make-up artists. So what could I do to help? If you've read my 'About' page you'll know the rest is history. As a fashion producer and stylist it was at that moment that I decided to change my career and work with people who needed a genuine confidence boost that would begin on the outside and have the most extraordinary impact on the inside.
If you or any woman you know is suffering with the physical effects of cancer I implore you to contact LGFB. It will be a game changer. Thank you again for your stunning work helping my mum become my mum again and thank you for helping me to realise the path that I was truly meant to be on.