Nearly Summer!

I can’t believe that the school year is nearly over. I have three assessments left to complete and then I’ll be finished up on my college course and ready for the next steps which I hope to know more about and be able to share with you all very soon. Yes, plans are afoot!
I plan to spend the summer gaining more experience (practice, practice, practice is the name of the game!) Sculpting with clay to improve those skills and doing any day courses I can find as well as catching up with my friends. I also hope to have a little more time to spend here doing some blogging as I know I’ve been a little distracted of late.

While I’m here, just a quick reminder to enter my giveaway over on the Nip + Fab Haul/Review post in case you haven’t already. It’s super easy to sign up to subscribe to the blog and then you can get two more chances by visiting me on Facebook or following me on Instagram. Good luck to all who have entered!

What are your plans for the summer? Are there any products you really want me to review here on Bendy Beauty? Let me know in the comments or on Facebook/Twitter,

Kath x

The 2017 Diagnostic Criteria

Media PackThe long-awaited 2017 criteria for EDS and the associated papers have been released! Phew!

The new nosology includes 13 types of EDS.
Many of these are new to the classification table, they are not newly described though as it has been 20 years since the last classification in 1997. (You can find the old 1997 Villefranche classification in my ‘Types of EDS’ post from a while back.)
This is very exciting for those people with diagnoses of these rarer types. They have finally been properly recognised as members of the EDS family!  Continue reading

Rare Disease Day 2017

Rare Disease Day 2017In case you missed the memo, today is Rare Disease Day 2017!

Added together, rare diseases are not rare. Around 1 in 10 people have a rare disease.
A disease is classified as rare when it affects fewer than 1 in 2000 people in Europe.

2017 is the 10th Rare Disease Day and has a theme of research. I’m going to talk a bit about the new EDS research and diagnostic criteria due to be released very shortly. Continue reading

2016 Favourites (and Failures!)

For this post I’ve come up with 4 products I have loved this year and another 3 I have disliked and thrown or given away.

It’s quite disappointing that I couldn’t find more make-up ‘loves’ out of all the new products that came out in 2016. The consumer brands all seem to be producing the exact same things as one another, endless ‘dupes’ and copying – it’s all a bit well, meh.

Then there’s the fact that there are only so many contour palettes with dozens of shades anyone needs  *cough*the answer is none!*cough* Banana powder will never suit pale ladies no matter how hard the now multiple brands producing it try to push it. In 2017 – lets do something different huh? Continue reading