Hello Everyone, I’m back with my next review and here’s where it gets personal on my behalf. Thank you in advance for reading.
Well here’s a little bit about me that I’ve never really disclosed about myself on my blog or Instagram before because I’ve never been one to put my life story or anything on social media platform either my blog or personal accounts. I’m one for keeping myself to myself but when by pure surprise I was approached by this next company after entering an online competition on my personal account and after I shared my personal story as it related to their products a lovely woman from the company named Sarah asked me to review their products which was very kind of the whole company.
Here’s a bit about my story I will keep it short and then I will tell you about how I relate to their products – Hello I’m iFashionPR and I am twenty two years old and as you all now know and I am disabled which I know you will all be shocked to read, it’s coming up five years in January to the day my whole life changed over night in 2013 four months before I was turning eighteen…I became ill whilst studying in college and doing my driving lessons (I can’t go into fully publicly what happened as it is still raw for me and much more but if you want to DM feel free and I can tell you a bit more) which then lead into my organs, brain and nerves being attacked and shutting down leaving me paralysed from the waist down overnight but they weren’t the only symptoms I was left with I was left with many more too many to list haha we would be here all night and I said I would keep this short…I’m trying guys I’m trying.
Now as anyone who is disabled knows waiting around for disabled products can be a WAIT….and I mean a wait at eighteen I should have been picking colours of cars and what university I was going and where I was going to be going travelling in the next year or so….BUT no I was eighteen being measured for a wheelchair and living in and out of hospitals and being tossed around neurologists and consultants and being told my whole life had now become a life of adapting and being dependent on people..which was one of the hardest things to adapt to was going from working three jobs being an independent seventeen year old to a fully dependent on two adults (my mum and sister) eighteen year old.
Another thing that got me about becoming disabled at such a young age was the state of disabled products…I mean I have to admit it took me eight months to get a wheelchair as you have to go on a waiting list on the NHS(but there were others problems again I can’t go into publicly, feel free to DM me) but really it didn’t bother me as I was literally bed bound for the first year and half from my release from hospital as my body had took such a beating but still my mum was the best she went out and bought me a mobility scooter now I mean eighteen and I didn’t want to be seen on what us as kids called ‘granny scooters’ come on we all know someone who calls them this. From then on I was offered little bits of mobility bits AND every bit was horrible coloured and dull and I’m not even ashamed to admit it..UGLY.
NOW here comes my collaboration with this amazing company – Blue Badge Co.
Another thing I also love about this company is the fact that over 40% of the Blue Badge Co team are disabled or primary carers SO they know exactly what and how we feel about the mobility products that are on offer now.
This company is the home of vibrant and stylish lifestyle products with all kinds of designs ranging from trendy display wallets, pill organisers with covers, radar keys, personalised lap trays, and much much more to suit your style…now as a young person who is disabled this has to be one of my fave companies I have come across – the products are eye catching, vibrant and don’t make me feel glum about buying mobility products..I will be linking the website below for sure and also the Christmas gift guide is up so get the perfect gift for your loved one.
Now the lovely team over at Blue Badge Co were generous enough to send me products over to review, they even gave me the choice to pick my own and I’m a sucker for matchy matchy aha…and let me tell you as hard as it was to pick I went with two pieces from ‘The Stellar’ Range. I picked this Range as it reminded me of shooting stars and it was very pretty.
The first piece I picked was the Stellar Mini Hot Water Bottle WHICH come on was the perfect choice in my opinion especially now as we hit this cold bitter weather and as someone who also suffers with chronic illness it’s the perfect companion for pain. This hot water bottle was perfect no leaks..PHEW. I find EVERY other mini i’ve the lids are always faulty haha but this one wasn’t. WIN. it’s definitely going in my hospital bag for my next hospital trip. If you want to get your hands on one I will direct link below and for you lucky lot it is in the sale as we speak.
The next item I picked was the Stellar Weekly Pill Box again I picked this design because I’m a sucker for matchy matchy and it reminded me of shooting stars I’ve got to say this is one of my fave designs from the Blue Badge Co. The pill box came in very handy as someone who suffers with many health conditions and has to take many medications who wouldn’t need a stylish pill box…I’ve had many of the years but they’ve always been clumpy or the opening has been tough now as stupid as that sounds to anyone try having severe tremors holding a pill box with a really awkward opening yes you get me…tablets everywhere. Now this one from Blue Badge Co is very easy to use and very easy to open and also come with the days of the week on so you won’t get mixed up..SO thank you guys and again for anyone after one stylish pill box this one is also on sale I will link below.
I hope you have enjoyed reading and please feel free to DM if you want to talk more.
Below I will post the links to both my social media’s and Blue Badge Co.