DISABILITY: Beauty Products I Use For A Boost


Firstly, you don’t have to be disabled or long-term sick to enjoy these products, it’s all inclusive here. I definitely have a little ’emergency-kit’ of seemingly frivolous products that can help ease, in my case, chronic pain, reduced mobility, and all that goes with it such as fatigue.

FACE MASK- These are simple and easy ways to give myself a little bit of a pamper. I’m currently using REN Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask and REN One Minute Facial (full review of these coming soon) . The one minute one is perfect for a quick pick me up, especially in the morning while the Glycolactic is perfect for a longer treat, still only ten minutes though. I also like My 7th Heaven previously Montagne Jeunesse) especially Hot Spring Sauna, this is a great budget mask with excellent results and it feels lovely and relaxing due to it heating up.

BATH PRODUCT- I love baths, they’re vital in helping ease pain and relaxation. I understand though that many have problems getting into baths but if you can I really recommend a good bath product that will help ease muscular pain and/or joint stiffness. Regardless of the disability, if it affects mobility you most probably have aching and painful joints too. I really love bath salts, I use a variety and I always find that they help easy aches and help relaxation. I’m also a big fan of Lush’s bath bombs.


FOUNDATION AND CONCEALER- Ah the perfect base to help hide a multitude of ailments. This is entirely personal but I do like the fact that I can wear foundation and concealer to make ME feel better. I don’t always want to see the toll my disability has on my skin when looking in the mirror. My current favourites are Estee Lauder’s Double Wear and Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer.

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COMPLEXION BRIGHTENER- A good highlighter can really make a difference. One of my favourites is Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Tranquility, it feels and looks beautiful on the skin. A budget highlighter I currently love is Botanics Radiance Balm, an excellent dupe of MAC’s Strobe. (Review coming soon)

RED LIPSTICK- Definitely one of my favourite beauty product for a variety of reasons. It’s a strong look but also, more crucially, it can really brighten up the complexion when you’re feeling ill/fatigued/run down. I have lots of favourites, too many to mention!

FACE OIL- A face oil suits almost all skin types and the rather lovely Trilogy Rosehip Oil is suitable for even the most sensitive. There’s just something very luxurious and relaxing about applying an oil to your face in the evening. Trilogy’s offering gives moisture while tackling wrinkles and caring for your skin.  It absorbs quickly and leaves no oily residue.

NAIL POLISH- I go through phases of wearing nail polish, when I do choose to wear it I find the application can be meditative and therapeutic. I haven’t worn nail polish on my toe nails for ages but since it’s sandal season I decided to put red on both my finger and toe nails. Afterwards I felt all fancy. This may seem like such a small thing but it’s small things like this that can really have a positive effect on your mood. It all matters. Then there’s the actual application. Doing my toes is really quite hard, the damage to my spine means bending isn’t easy and it’s also painful. So actually being able to apply the nail polish is quite an achievement in itself.

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Do you have any beauty products that you turn to in tough times?

Affiliated Links:

REN Glow and Go Kit (contains decent sample sizes of Glycolactic Mask and One Minute Facial)

Essie Nail Polish

Westlab Pink Himalayan bath salts 

Estee Lauder Double Wear

Collection Concealer

Botanics Radiance Balm

L’Oreal Color Riche Extraordinaire in Ruby Opera 

Trilogy Rosehip Oil



  1. July 12, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    Totally with you on the Trilogy oil- my skin is a MESS without it!

    • July 12, 2015 / 7:32 pm

      it's such a lovely product! I wish I had tried it sooner

  2. July 13, 2015 / 10:37 am

    I definitely agree with the red lipstick! Always makes me feel more like myself 🙂 I suffer from a muscular disability and so I love taking a bath and using something soothing for my muscles, but I often throw in a colourful lush bath bomb just to make it more fun! xx


    • July 13, 2015 / 10:40 am

      I love a lush bath bomb, I think it's so important to make it fun otherwise it can really get you down xx

  3. July 14, 2015 / 7:59 pm

    Using some lovely skincare in the evening and painting my nails afterwards make me instantly feel better. I've been also enjoying the Glycolactic Mask but I'm not crazy about the One Minute Facial though, I haven't noticed any benefits when using it. x

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    • July 15, 2015 / 8:50 am

      yeah I'm not too sure about the one minute facial either, shame since it's so convenient x

  4. July 14, 2015 / 11:07 pm


    • July 15, 2015 / 8:51 am

      yep you can't go wrong with a good red lip!

    • July 15, 2015 / 6:50 pm

      definitely! although I do like the Rimmel polishes too, cheap and last a surprisingly long time on the nails x

  5. July 17, 2015 / 11:34 am

    I've heard so many good things about Trilogy's Rosehip Oil that I think I need to buy it now!

    • July 17, 2015 / 12:29 pm

      I put it off for ages too but I really love it. I dont need anything else with it in the evening and it's moisturising enough for my sensitive/combination skin x

  6. October 28, 2015 / 7:53 pm

    I do love colour red although I'm not sure what type of red I should use with fair skin x

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