About Me

25913141583_7db57159d2_zI’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.

In BlackpoolI’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 bendybeauty@gmail.com

If you’re interested in collaborating with me, go to my media pack here.

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6 thoughts on “About Me

    1. I’ve always been arty and loved to craft and create, it took me a while to discover the face as a canvas though! I got more interested in make-up a few years ago through a friend and and discovered how I could change myself from looking sick to looking however I wanted and things kind of snowballed from there. It’s hard work struggling into college to get certified but I’m determined x

  1. Hi. I have been viewing your old photos on Pininterest of Little Hulton. There is a group on facebook called Little Hulton old and new. almost 5,000 members. Thought you might be interested

    Philip Macdougall

    1. I’m a member of one called ‘Little Hulton Now & Then’ and ‘Growing up in Walkden & Worsley’ but unfortunately I can’t find the one you mention? I’m quite interested in genealogy and look pictures of where family members lived/worked if I can find them.

Do let me know your thoughts!

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