Peggy Sue Body + Bath Oil and Brew Pockets Review

Friday 25 September 2020

Peggy Sue is a stunning, environmentally friendly, and ethical Australian beauty brand. The beautiful ladies who created the brand, did so with self-care predominantly in mind.

Recently, I was given the opportunity to choose two products from the Peggy Sue range to try - how lucky am I?

The ones I chose were the beautiful Body + Bath Oil and the Tea Bath Brew Pockets.

Peggy Sue Tea Bath Brew Pockets and Bath + Body Oil

I had very recently undergone my fourth laparoscopic surgery for Endometriosis treatment. So, when my parcel arrived in the mail, I wasn't able to try the products straight away - as much as I just wanted to dive into the bath and stay there!

Everything was so beautifully presented, and the products themselves are stunning.

The Bath + Body Oil comes in a refillable glass bottle, complete with pretty flowers floating in the oil - so special!

To add an even more special touch to the package, a Thank You card was included with a sweet message, AND it's seeded, so I can plant it. It doesn't get much cooler than that!

The Peggy Sue brand is owned by Shanah Baxter and Alysha Hack. The ladies started their business in October 2016. Shanah and Alysha say they have both struggled with self-care, being busy mums - they have five children between them! After Shanah tragically lost her precious son, Tobias, at only ten days old, she made a promise to herself she would spend at least ten minutes every morning on her skincare routine. Not out of vanity - but necessity. Experiencing such a tragedy reminded her of how important self-care is to our mental well-being.

Peggy Sue Tea Bath Brew Pockets

Taking a few moments for ourselves each day is not selfish, it's crucial to our health, both physically and mentally.

Shanah and Alysha have created a stunning range of products for all women to enjoy. The Peggy Sue range is of the highest quality, but still won't break the bank.

I have loved trying these beautiful products! My Bath + Body Oil is almost gone and it makes me genuinely sad. Nooooooo!

I can honestly say that since using the oil regularly, my skin is so lovely and soft. And the Brew Pockets? Well, they're just pure luxury! On their own they are subtle, but used together with the oil or even a bubble bath, they are divine!

You can order the Peggy Sue Bath + Body Oil here for $48AUD, and the Brew Pockets here for $32AUD. 

They are well worth the money, and the time you spend using them is invaluable!


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The Uncontrollable Anxiety Spiral - A Diary Of Intrusive Thoughts

Monday 8 June 2020

Anxiety is both necessary and cruel. Necessary, because when it occurs correctly, it serves to protect us from dangerous situations in life. Cruel, because when it occurs incorrectly, it can become debilitating.

Anyone who suffers from anxiety - especially in the form of a generalised disorder - will know just how cruel it can be. The unwelcomed thoughts that intrude on your mind every second of the day are almost impossible to describe. One anxious thought enters your brain, and it causes an uncontrollable spiral effect that seems never-ending.

I thought it might be interesting to document how my own anxious thoughts spiral out of control from the second I wake up in the morning. A sort of 'diary of intrusive thoughts.'

Weird? Maybe. But perhaps you can relate.

So, here's a deeply personal glimpse into my brain, and the intrusive thoughts I generally have daily, relating to chronic pain, guilt, IBS, relationships, and just generally feeling not good enough.

Wake up.


My head hurts.

Does it hurt more than it did last night?


Maybe not.

Oh well.


I take too many painkillers.

My kidneys are suffering.

My liver.

What about when I fall pregnant?

I won’t be able to have them.

How will I cope?

What if I'm a bad mother?

What if I have a bad pregnancy?...



What if I can’t get pregnant?

What if I’m infertile?

I’ll be devastated.

My partner will be devastated.

He really wants more children.

Would he still want to be with me?...


Stop thinking that way.

It’s not helpful...


Pelvic pain.


It’s really hurting.

Can I take more painkillers?

I already took some for my head.

But they’re not working.

I’m really sore, and even my head still hurts.

Maybe I’ll take some more.

Maybe I'll have a drink.

Alcohol helps sometimes.

Does that make me an alcoholic?

Not really.

Just desperate.

I'll just take more pills.

I’ll take different ones.

That’ll be okay.

The doctor said it was.

But she doesn’t know how many I take.

What would she say if she knew?

She’d judge me.

Think I’m weak.

Like other people do...

*Unnamed friend* does.

She made a comment once.

I’m sure it was aimed at me.

She said her pain tolerance was high and she didn’t need pills.

But she’s not in pain 24 hours of the day.

She doesn’t understand.

My pain tolerance is high.

I am in pain even with pain relief.

She doesn’t understand.

No one does.

What if no one ever does?...

I feel so alone.

What if I always feel this alone?...


Cramp in my stomach.

Oh no.

I need to go to the toilet.


A constant drain on my life.

At least I’m still at home.


I’ve been to the toilet.

Oh no.

What if I need to go again?

What if I need to go while I’m out?

What if I get these cramps again once I leave the house?

What if I need to go urgently and there’s no toilet nearby?

It wouldn't be the first time.

What if I’m in the car?

What if I’m with friends?

What if I don’t make it to the bathroom and have an accident?

I’ll be humiliated.

What will people think?

What if I do make it to the toilet, but they know what I’m doing in there?

I’ll still be humiliated.

They'll think I'm gross.

Or something's wrong with me.

Something is wrong with me.

What if this keeps happening forever?...

What if I never get better?


I bet I won’t.

Stop being so negative!

I hate this...

I don’t want to leave the house.

I don’t want to be around other people.

I just want to be alone

It's easier that way.

Less stress...

But what if I really do end up alone?

What if my relationship ends like every other one has?

What if he cheats?

My last partner did.

Maybe that’s what I deserve.

What if I’m not good enough?

What if I can’t make him happy?

Who wants to be with a sick person anyway?...


Just stop!

He loves me.


What if something happens to him?

What if he gets sick?

Or someone hurts him?

Or something bad happens?...

What about the rest of my loved ones?

What about my parents?

They’re getting older.

More vulnerable.

What if someone takes advantage of them?

What if someone hurts them?

What if they feel humiliated or scared?

What if I've disappointed them?...

My brother.

His partner.

My niece and my nephews.

I love them so much.

What if something happens to them?...

What about other children?...

What about my future children?

If I can have them...

What about my pets?

What about all the animals?

Are they okay?...

What about my aunties and uncles?

And cousins?...

My grandparents. I miss them.

I hope they know I loved them.

What if they didn’t?...

What about my friends?

Are they okay?...


That's what I'll do.

I'll pray.

I'll ask for everyone to be taken care of and kept safe.

But why would God help me?

I don't deserve anything from Him.

I'm not worthy...

What if I’m not a nice person?

What if no one likes me?

I don’t like me...

I’m tired.

I’m always tired...

I’m sad.

I’m always sad...

I’m depressed.

What if I have another breakdown?

I can’t do that again.

I don’t want to.

I just want to be happy for once.

Why can’t I ever just have things easy?...


I’m complaining.

Stop complaining!

No one likes a complainer...

Just suck it up.

Deal with it.

I’ll be alright.

I’ll be fine.

I’m fine.


Pretend if you have to.

Just do it.



No one cares anyway.

So, why do I care so much?

I care too much.

I don’t want others to suffer.

I want to carry everyone else’s burdens on my shoulders.

Why can’t I do that?

Why can’t I fix everything?

Because I’m useless.

That’s why.

Oh yeah...

I’m tired.

I can’t think anymore.

But I still have the whole day ahead of me...


Pretend if you have to.

Just do it.


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