I’m Kath, I’m ‘bendy’ and have a passion for make-up, nails and all things fabulous! An enthusiasm that I wish to share here with you on ‘Bendy Beauty’.
I’m a qualified beauty therapist and make-up artist. I’m currently studying Hair & Media Make-Up level 3 to add some more strings to my bow and satisfy my fascination with effects make-up.
My journey as an artist, however, is littered with obstacles. I have Hypermobile Type Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS), and gastroparesis as well as some other irksome symptoms.
These friends of mine (I use the term ‘friends’ loosely!) give me a unique insight into the practicalities of products and techniques for those with similar conditions. If you’re unsure about a product and need an opinion, ask me! I’m honest and I’m beholden to no one!
I am thinking about my options for next year but am not convinced that my body will be able to cope with a full time university course. Even with the level support I have at college other areas of support will no longer be available to me.
I’m also a wheelchair user but I don’t let that stop me from living my life. I’ve always done my best to get on with it in spite of my EDS and the severe chronic pain it causes.
I was born a lanky marfanoid piece of string with a club foot and grew up with multiple health problems. I developed PoTS symptoms as a young teenager but I didn’t get my diagnosis until I was much older. So many doctors are just not aware of these conditions, something the HMSA hope to change.
For more information on my lovely ‘friend’ Ehlers-Danlos syndrome check out the ‘My Conditions’ section of my blog and please do visit The Hypermobility Syndromes Association (HMSA). They are a charity close to my heart and for whom I volunteer.
If you want to contact me you can find me on social media (@bendy_beauty on Twitter) or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you’re interested in collaborating with me, go to my media pack here.