Argh! So I woke up one morning and I looked like a drugged-up vampire!
I didn’t knock my eye or my head. I didn’t use new eyeliner or new makeup remover. I didn’t get soap or shampoo in my eye. I don’t remember rubbing my eye particularly hard. I wasn’t doing anything strenuous or anything with chemicals. I don’t take any medication either.
Just woke up one morning – as normal – and gave myself a fright in the mirror.
Of course, I immediately Googled it and it turned out to be a “subconjunctival haemorrhage” – which sounds terribly unsexy and I’m sure you wouldn’t hear the phrase uttered in any Twilight movie.
The good news is that it’s totally harmless. If I want, I can buy over-the-counter artificial tears to help sooth it, or just watch the Notebook or The Lion King a few times a week, you know, to get real tears.
Other than that, I have to leave it alone and it will slowly fade away after 1-2 weeks.
It looks totally freaky!
So of course, my kids thought it was utterly cool.