Mini ELF haul

Of course, this little lot is not what you’re getting in the giveaway – I’m keeping those as a surprise! I saw that there was 30% off yesterday so took advantage and bought myself (and you!) some stuff!
Pictured above are the eyelid primer in ‘Champagne’, Luscious Liquid Lipstick in ‘Bark’, lip balm SPF15, their gorgeous purple nail polish and a mineral lip liner from their range.
I’ve already tried the lip balm and I love it already. I really shouldn’t have bought any lip products, because as pictured here, I have far too many of them already! However, I’ve been coveting some of these products for quite some time – and seeing as some of them were finally back in stock, why shouldn’t I have treated myself too?
Would you like to see reviews of any of the above?


Recently, I’ve been struggling. Struggling to find my voice amidst all the other voices out there. My motivation for blogging has hit a record breaking low, yet I’m still posting every day. I’ve got ideas for posts coming out of my ears, metaphorically speaking, and reviews of products that I need to put up asap – yet I can’t find the energy to do so.
Some may say that the lack of energy is down to having a two month old baby, but I don’t think it is. I quite enjoy the brief time I set aside each day to spend posting, reading my favourite blogs and checking various social networks. I enjoy sitting down in front of the computer for that brief time per day, especially if I can get a post or two out. However, I have been severely lacking motivation recently and I don’t feel my posts have been up to the best quality they can be.
Luckily now I feel refreshed. I scheduled a couple of posts a few days ago to give me a little break from posting (except for my Project 365 posts). I quite enjoyed this little break, and now I’m back, feeling better than ever.
Staying at home all day makes it seem like I have all the time in the world to blog, but in fact I have a very tight window in between feeds, changes and naps – and sometimes I feel like I’m rushing myself to get a post out to you, my readers and it sometimes isn’t as good as it can be.
I’ve got a few ideas that I plan to use regarding time keeping, and I hope that you all continue along the ride with me. Expect bigger, better posts and hopefully some fresh features coming your way very soon!
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What She Means

This Valentine’s Day, Shea Mooti wants to celebrate women by asking loved ones to upload a 30 second clip showing #whatshemeans to them. The best clips will then be pooled together into an online tribute to amazing women (and babies!) everywhere.
I haven’t personally taken part, however if you’d like to take part in something as special as this, visit and click on the #whatshemeans tab for more information. All you need is a phone with a video camera function. You can also search the #whatshemeans hashtag on Twitter.
Some more good news – for those of you that submit a clip, you’ll recieve a voucher code entitling you to 10% off any purchase from the Shea Mooti website – perfect for treating your loved ones.
Are you going to upload a video? If I could, I’d submit a clip about my Mum – she’s my rock 🙂

Project Perfect

The lovely Amy from Flaws and All recently posted about Project Perfect (find it here). It is designed to help everyone feel a little better about themselves. The idea is that you talk about what you like & dislike about yourself.
I thought it was a fantastic idea, and having seen other bloggers posting up their Project Perfects, I decided to do one too.
1. Post a photo that you like of yourself and say in a couple of sentences why you like it.
Although I have a slight bump on my head in this picture (courtesy of my friend Si lifting me up and causing me to headbutt the ceiling – small ceilings, tall friend), I love this picture because I feel I look quite pretty and it reminds me of a time when I was super confident and let nothing get me down. When I was at school, I wouldn’t say boo to a goose, and it was only when I started working and drinking down my local that I really came into my own and developed some confidence and self worth.

2. State some things that you DON’T like yourself but say why others may love to be like that.
I dislike my nose because I feel it’s too long and a bit bumpy – but I have friends who like my nose.
I feel my chin is too long and pointy, but a friend of mine told me on Thursday that she’d love to have my chin as her one has no shape to it at all.
I dislike my legs – they’re too short. Some tall people may like the length of my legs though.
3. State 3 things that you DO like about yourself
I love my eyes – sure, my eyesight is appalling – but I love the colour, and I think glasses suit my face.
I love my boobs and bum – it never used to be this way, but as I’ve grown into an adult woman, I finally have a shape rather than being straight up and down. Mind you, having Jack may have contributed to giving me a bit more shape 😉
I like my lips because they’re not too thin & not too fat 🙂
Thanks to Amy for such a wonderful idea. If any of you post your own Project Perfects, I’d love to read them!