I guess I should explain a little why I am branching out into beauty blogging and nail art design. Well, first things first. I love this type of thing. I love testing new make up. I love painting my nails and trying new art designs. It’s become a huge hobby of mine. Really, ever since I was diagnosed I found that playing around with beauty was one of the few things that didn’t hurt.

With this recent flare, I rarely climb, I only work part-time and mentally, I’m exhausted. The physical strain of a flare is nothing compared to the mental taxation it brings. I’m depressed mostly because everything I’ve ever wanted to do with my life requires me to be able-bodied. When I’m flared up, I am so far from that. I try to deal with potentially finding something new to do or work towards.

Beauty, nails and skincare take my mind off those unhappy thoughts.


Until I can physically keep up with my normal life, I decided I am going to try my hand at blogging. I’ve toyed with the idea for some time now but it never hurts to take the plunge and start. Who knows. This may be a huge flop or it may be a huge success. One thing that the RA hasn’t changed: I always try no matter what.


I still want this blog to focus on my rheumatoid arthritis. After all, this is still my outlet for dealing with this disease, but I want to incorporate the beauty blogging. My interest in beauty really came about because of my RA as I will explain in further detail in my next post.

Hi, my name is Monica and I have RA.