Wednesday 28 November 2018

November 2018 Birchbox

This month's Birchbox's theme was based on Disney's 'The Nutcracker and the Four Relms'.

Inside was...
  • A Spacemasks self-heating eye mask which is infused with jasmine. It was very relaxing and the heat really helped and its something I have already added into my shopping bag to buy and they would also make great gifts.(Full size - RRP £3.50)
  • A Manna Kadar cosmetics Dimond just Roller Eyeshadow in shade Pixie. Its really easy to apply, it can either go on as a solid colour which is like a super glittery pale pink or it can be blended with a brush to add shimmer over your eyeshadow. It can also be used as a highlighter or to add glitter to your lips. A little goes a long way so I can see this lasting quite a while. (Full size - RRP £15) 
  • A Paul & Joe foundation primer. I've not tried this out yet. (sample size)
  • A Polaar night cream, again not something I've used yet. (sample size)
  • A Beauty BLVD Hydra-Gel eye masks - two supplied. I've not used these yet either but I'm looking forward to trying them out. (full size - RRP £8.50)

Thursday 1 November 2018

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD or TMD) is a condition that affects the muscles and joints of the jaw.

Symptoms include:

  • A clicking and grinding noise 
  • Pain around the jaw joint and muscles
  • Ear pain that can spread to the temple and cheek
  • Stiffiness and difficulty opening the mouth
  • Headaches/migraines
  • Neck pain 
  • Lax subluxations or dislocations
There are a number of causes which include:
  • Clenching or grinding the jaw - most people do this in their sleep or when stressed
  • Injury
  • A uneven bit
  • Or other medical conditions, in my case Hypermobilty Spectrum Disorder 

There are a number of treatments such as exercises and wearing a brace, both of which I do. Lifestyle changes can also help such as avoiding certain foods or cutting certain foods up into smaller pieces, relations techniques such as applying heat, pain relief medication.