About Me

**Update (Feb 26, 2018): Now you can support me when shopping at Amazon.ca by following that link! 

As you've probably read in my small sidebar introduction to myself, my name is Erika Elise, and I'm a young Canadian living with Bipolar Disorder. I currently live in a small town in Ontario, with my boyfriend, his parents, his four brothers, our two cats and three dogs! 

I am a passionate volunteer and supporter. I am a strong supporter of a variety of causes, ranging from cancer research to mental health and invisible and chronic illness awareness, and transgender and general LGBT+ rights to all ranges of inclusion. I am a strong and loud supporter, so don't be surprised to see a few posts featuring important information for awareness days, weeks, months or campaigns.

I also have some personal connections to a few of those issues. My younger brother is transgender, and we have several other LGBT+ family members too. I personally live with chronic illness, and it really affects my life as a whole. I am currently on the journey of finding actual diagnosis for my problems, beyond what I already have. I am currently diagnosed with hypothyroidism, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder. I am not ashamed of my illness, and I will be sharing some of what I go through because of it.

My hobbies include DIYing, gardening, painting my nails, practicing makeup application, and writing. Besides my main college program, I am also taking an additional upgrading course. Outside of all school and this blog, I spend a lot of my time at the gym, both working out and swimming; visiting a few close friends and their kittens; and playing a tourist as I check out tons of places near and far, from natural attractions to different restaurants.

I recently joined the beauty scene and after binge watching tons of videos and reading posts from other bloggers, I thought I'd take the chance to combine the things I love through writing. I've created this blog to use my learning experiences as a fun approach to beauty, DIY and so much more. In addition to that, I'll be sharing reviews of products, with a special emphasis on affordable products, and those that are great for people who have sensitive skin, like me!

If you love beauty reviews, discussions and tutorials, DIY hobbies, and especially if you'd like to see someone who's still learning all of those things, while living a busy life outside of it too, you're definitely in the right place. I will also be blogging about my experiences on the way through mental and chronic illness, and my otherwise unique, busy life as well. 

In addition to this blog, you can also find me at:

Twitter: @ErikaEliseCCB
Facebook: @creativecleverbeautiful
Instagram: @erikaelise97
Snapchat: @erikaeliseccb

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