Friday, 21 November 2014


I know you've missed my wee and poo stories, so just to keep you all happy, this week has been all about wee and poo. Crap. FFS.

Chai no longer exists, I live with a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle now. FFS/Not FFS.

Donatello/Michelangelo/Leonardo/Raphael wears his ninja suit every. Washing it causes all sorts of problems. FFS.

When the ninja suit is in the wash Chai checks the washing machine every few minutes and occasionally throws something in there. FFS.

Yoghurt added to the spin cycle was a particular fun one. FFS.

When the suit is finally washed Chai wants to put it on straight away and has a huge tantrum when he can't. FFS.

Sunday he fell asleep in the car and woke up in a pool of wee, so the ninja suit had to go in the wash. FFS. 

I'm sure he asked me at least 50 times if it had finished washing and then another 50 times if it was dry. FFS.

I cleaned the wee off the car seat and the the next day he got poo all over the seat. FFS. 

Poor Chai had a touch of gastro on Monday and Tuesday. FFS.

He had the runs and a sore belly. FFS.

And was constantly crapping himself. FFS.

He went through five sets of undies and shorts on Monday and four sets on Tuesday. FFS.

Try as I might I could not convince him to wear a nappy or pull ups, so I just had to keep on changing him. FFS.

He's now developed the Man Flu attitude to illness so just wanted to lay on the couch with me cuddling him all day. Normally I'd be more than happy to lay on the couch and cuddle all day but it's not possible with Eljay to look after as well. FFS.

Every time I had to get off the couch to eat, look after Eljay, go to the toilet etc, Chai cried. FFS.

He'd continue crying until I returned to the couch. FFS.

Naturally he was back to normal by the time Tiger got home. FFS.

Over the last month Eljay has decided the cure to all that ails him is a breastfeed. FFS.

He wants to feed at least five times a day and several times at night. FFS.

If he gets upset, angry, hurt etc, he wants to feed. If he's tired he wants to feed.If it's night time and he's awake he wants to feed. If the dog looks at him the wrong way, he wants to feed. FFS.

I'm pretty sure he'll still be breastfeeding when he's 21. FFS.

Chai weaned himself at 17 months, so I'm not sure what I'll do about Eljay. I don't want to wean him but at the same time I'm getting sick of him hanging off my boob all day and night. FFS.

He's a determined little poppet. He calls feeding BRRRRR and when he wants a feed he'll say BRRRRR, climb onto my lap, point at my boob then lie down so he's all ready. If I don't feed him he sticks his hand down my top and tries to get my boob out. FFS.
That concludes my weekly whinge. Now it's your turn to tell me something.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Project Life Detox

Lately I've been seriously thinking about the life that I lead, the life that I want to lead, how I want my boys to grow up etc. I've realised that I need to have a huge detox/declutter in most areas of my life. So that's what I'm going to do. I considered starting it at the start of next year, but I'm too impatient so I'm starting now. Right now. I don't want to wait to the start of next week or next month, I'm going to start now, in the middle of the month. There's no time like the present. 

I haven't exactly decided how I'll do this, it's going to be a work in progress. What I have decided is that I'll concentrate on a different aspect each month. I'll be detoxing my diet, decluttering my house (that will have to be on a room by room basis), decluttering my makeup and skin care and anything else I can think of. 

I'm wondering if this is something you are interested in reading about?

Friday, 14 November 2014

FFS Friday

When we got our puppy Bella I was worried that she'd be a handful and give me trouble. Surprisingly (or not) it's not Bella who is giving me trouble, it's the boys. FFS.

Turns out Eljay loves eating dog biscuits. FFS.

And water out of the dog bowl. FFS.

And wet, doggy kisses. FFS.

He lets Bella lick his tongue. Gross. FFS.

Having a dog has further encouraged Chai to constantly pretend he's a dog. FFS.

Last week he poo'd outside twice. FFS.

Then Bella ate it. FFS.

When I asked him why he didn't use the toilet he told me "I'm a dog Mummy". FFS.

He has a great imagination that I want to encourage, but I draw the line at him pooing outside. FFS.

I constantly catch him on all fours weeing like a dog. FFS.

We need to register Bella. It costs $50 if she's not desexed and $20 if she is. She's too young to be desexed and will be desexed as soon as she can be, but the council expects us to pay the full rate and won't refund it after she's been desexed. FFS.

That seems pretty unreasonable. Fair enough if she was old enough to be desexed and we hadn't bothered, but we can't get her desexed until she's 6 months old. FFS.

Also, a condition of getting a rescue puppy is that you have them desexed, so they know it's definitely going to happen. FFS.

Stupid council. FFS.

Eljay has entered the 'put everything in the toilet' stage. FFS.

So far he's put: my toothbrush head, a make-up brush, three toilet rolls, lots of food, a water bottle, several cars and a thong into the toilet. FFS.

I never know what I'm going to find when I lift the toilet lid. FFS.

It's often the highlight of my day. FFS.

That concludes my weekly whinge. Now it's your chance to get your whinge on. 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

October Empties

I was on fire last month, so many empties!
Soap and Glory Flake Away - Regular readers are probably sick of seeing this in my empties lists. It's a holy grail. Not much else to say. You can read my review here.

Kit Sensory Lab Coffee Body Wash - I've been saving this for ages as they don't make it anymore and it's the best coffee scented body wash I've ever used. It's been sitting in my cupboard for over a year now so I decided it was time I finished it. Hopefully I'll find another coffee body wash one day.

Garnier Beauty Oil Body Scrub - This is my second tube and it won't be my last. For a non sugar/salt scrub it's surprisingly effective and it smells amazing.

Aubrey Rosa Mosqueta Shampoo - I didn't like this at all. It dried my hair out. Thankfully I only paid a few dollars for it.
Sukin Hydrating Mist Toner - I think this is the third one I've finished. I keep it in the fridge to use during summer, it's great to refresh and the boys love it too, I spray it all over them to cool them down.

Elizabeth Arden Visible Difference Gentle Hydrating Cleanser - Pretty sure I got this as part of a gwp. It was nice but nothing special. 

Dove Hair Therapy Deep Conditioner - Meh. This was okay but not amazing. I prefer my Original and Mineral products.

Dermeze Ointment -I use this on Eljays eczema and it works really well. It's a very thick ointment so hydrates well and helps to keep the eczema under control.
Seven Wonders Argan Oil - If you are after a reasonably priced argan oil this is worth a try. I found it was a great used as a serum and it doesn't smell gross like a lot of argan oils do.

Nivea Oxygen Power Moisturiser - I found this when I was cleaning out my stash. It was a pretty good product, nothing amazing. I'm pretty sure it was discontinue years ago.

Audra James Bespoke Perfume -I'm so sad I finished my bespoke perfume, it was heaven in a bottle.

MooGoo Oil Cleansing Method - This is my holy grail oil cleanser. You can read my full review here.

1Skin Solution Mojito Lip Balm - One of my all time favourite lip balms. I'll be repurchasing it when I've finished a few other balms.

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm -I was surprised that I liked this one. The first few times I used it I didn't like it at all, but when I picked it up again a few months later I changed my mind and really liked it. I'm using the Lychee one at the moment, it smells like cake.
Bloom Banana Buzz Lip Balm - Technically I didn't finish this, Eljay got hold of it, poked his finger in it and smeared lip balm all over himself and the wall. 
If this had tasted good it would have been the perfect lip balm. It's buttery smooth and smells great.

Puretopia Instant Recovery Lip Balm - This one was a toss. I didn't like it at all, it did nothing to hydrate my lips, it tasted terrible and was just unpleasant.

Swisspers Make-Up Pads - I usually get the Priceline ones but they'd run out so I had to buy these instead. Even though they are nearly twice the price of the Priceline ones, they aren't as good. They have a join around the outside that is very scratchy and not at all pleasant on my face. I won't buy these again.

Friday, 7 November 2014

FFS Friday - Coffee

This week I came to the sad realisation that I have to divorce Tiger. I've gone over and over it but we are so fundamentally different that I have no choice, it's just not going to work. It's funny how you can know someone for so many years then one day something happens and it totally changes the way you look at them.

It all happened Monday. When I tell you what happened you'll understand why our marriage is over. Here's the whole, shocking story.

Tiger had booked me in for acupuncture so Monday morning he dropped me off at the appointment and he went off with the kids. They were supposed to be going to the post office but Tiger decided to take them to the Bunnings playground instead. 

When he came and picked me up I asked him if he wanted to get a coffee. That's when it all went wrong. He told me that he'd got himself a coffee at Bunnings but as he was getting himself and the kids together and back to the car he'd forgotten about the coffee and left it at Bunnings. FFS.

How is that possible? I could understand if he'd left himself, the keys, his phone, wallet or one of the kids behind, it happens, he's only human, but to forget his coffee? Unforgivable! And to make it even worse, when he realised he'd forgotten his coffee he didn't go back and get it! 

I cannot understand or forgive his callous disregard for coffee! Shocking isn't it!

Now you see why I have no choice but to divorce him. Anyone who treats coffee with such carelessness is not someone I can be married to. 

 That concludes my weekly whinge. If you have anything to whinge about, or a great coffee story, please tell me all about it in the comments.

Monday, 3 November 2014

My order from the Natural Supply Co

Last week I received my first order from the Natural Supply Co. I'm very excited about it so thought I'd do an unboxing post. 
How cute is the thank-you note and packaging!

Eco Tan Winter Skin and Deodorant. I have high hopes for the Winter Skin. I'm usually allergic to fake tan so will be interested to see how I go with this one. 
Yard Skincare The Bloss in Balmoral Bliss. I've already decided I need more (all!) of these. The Bloss is a mix of a balm and a gloss (hence the name). Balmoral Bliss smells and tastes amazing and gives a pretty, sheer wash of colour.

Shore Soap Company Mermaid Kisses Solid Perfume. I'm terrible at describing scents so you'll just have to believe me when I say that this smells amazing.
Sin-Min Horchata lip balm smells like a chai latte.

Bite Beauty Colour and Shine to go mini travel set. Isn't this a brilliant idea! I wish more companies would make mini sized products, they're a great way to try out products and the mini size means I'll actually use them up. Plus, they are small enough to easily fit in my pocket for touch ups.

Saturday, 1 November 2014


I'm so restless at the moment, I really want to pack up and move. Perhaps it's the change of seasons that's ignited my wanderlust. I often wonder why we live the way we do. What's the point of working all our lives to pay off a house? There must be more to life than than. It seems really pointless. I'd rather not own a house and travel the world.

I think about what I want for my boys. Do I want them to value possessions and work their whole life to pay off a house? No. Do I want them to value people and experiences and spend their days traveling the world and connecting with people? Yes. So why am I living the way I do? Why am I teaching my boys to value possessions and not people? How will they learn to live another way if I don't give them the example?

Then there are times that I love having roots and stability. I love having friends and family close by, I love having a house that's mine, knowing the people at the chemist, coffee shop etc. It'd be great if we could have both. And I think I could, if we had a more modest house. I'd be happy with a smaller house, Tiger would not. But maybe if I keep on trying I might convince him one day. 

Friday, 31 October 2014

FFS Friday - Tell me something

When Chai was little he loved being carried in the Ergo baby and I rarely used the pram. Eljay is the opposite, he loves the pram and doesn't like the carrier. This wouldn't be a problem if we hadn't run over our pram. FFS.

Yes, you read that right, we ran over the pram. FFS.

Thankfully Eljay wasn't in it at the time. Not FFS.

Tiger had put the pram in the garage whilst he went out to pick up a fish tank and when he got back home he drove straight into the pram. FFS.

Thankfully he only damaged one of the wheels. FFS.

We didn't think it'd be a big deal to get a replacement wheel, but we forgot that we live in the country now. FFS.

The replacement wheel is going to take at least two weeks to arrive. FFS.

Meanwhile I have no pram. FFS.

Think I'll just stay home for the next two weeks. FFS.

Thank goodness for online shopping. Not FFS.

Speaking of two weeks, that's also how long it's going to take to get spare keys for our house. FFS.

We have lockwood keys so we can't just go and get them cut, they have to be ordered from lockwood. FFS.

Too bad if we need them in a hurry. FFS.

This week I once again made the mistake of thinking that I can have nice things. FFS.

I got some stemless wine glasses.  

We used them once and as I was washing them I dropped one and it smashed. FFS.

I contemplated crying about it but it seemed like too much effort so I didn't bother. FFS.

I should have known better than to think I could have something nice. FFS.

Not sure if I mentioned it but Eljay has been giving me hell lately. FFS.

He's not sleeping, he wants to be held all the time and he cries constantly. FFS.

I had no idea what the problem was until Tiger notice he was getting molars through! FFS.

He only has two teeth on the bottom and his canines aren't through so I didn't even consider he could be teething. FFS.

I'd been worried about his teeth and considering taking him to the Dr because he hasn't had any teeth come through for around three months. FFS.

I'm still considering taking him to the Dr to make sure that the rest of his teeth are under his gums. FFS.

My crazy mind has decided that he doesn't have teeth and that's why he hasn't been teething. FFS.

See, these are the musings of a crazy mind. FFS.

Or perhaps it's just sleep deprivation, who knows. FFS.

Mum has reassured me that some children get their teeth out of order and it's nothing to worry about. Not FFS.

She also told me that these children seem to really suffer when they are teething. FFS.

My poor baby. FFS.

That concludes my weekly whinge. If you've had any FFS worthy moments tell me all about them. Alternately, if you've had any awesome moments, tell me about them too. Or just tell me something funny. Or not funny. I'm not fussy. Just tell me something. 

Have a beautiful weekend.

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Thoughts of the month

1. I didn't watch The Block this season, in fact I've never watched it, but I do feel sorry for the people on there who didn't make much money. I know it's a reality show but they put a lot of effort in for very little reward. There's no way I'd go through what they did for 10 grand.

2. This man dancing on a train in Perth is awesome.

3. Sephora Australia has announced the brands that they'll be stocking. I'm excited.

4. After much umming and ahhing we got a puppy. A rescue puppy. We've had her a week and I really don't know why I was so worried about it. She's a beautiful, placid little baby and we all love her.

5. Eljay is getting his first molars through. It's reallly strange, he's only got two bottom teeth and his canines haven't come through, so I was shocked to see his molars. It explains why he's been giving me hell lately.

6. The Natural Supply Co is now open. I've placed my first order, can't wait for it to arrive.

7. I have a serious case of wanderlust at the moment, I want to pack up everything, buy a bus and travel around Australia. Or move overseas. Or over east. Or up north.  Anywhere really.

8. I've been in a very strange, melancholic mood lately. Not sure what's wrong with me. I keep looking at Chai and thinking about how quickly he's growing up. My little boy is getting older and whilst I'm happy it also freaks me out a little. He's going to kindy next year. I hate the thought of not having him with me every day. This is another reason traveling around Australia would be good, he wouldn't go to kindy.

9. How is it nearly November? WTF happened there? 

10. I bought some stemless wine glasses. I'm cool now.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Olay Regenerist Luminous collection

When I first saw the Olay Regenerist Lumious collection in store I thought they'd made a mistake as the prices were very high for a chemist range. 


The range consists of a Brightening Cream Cleanser ($15.99 for 100g), Luminous Tone Perfecting Treatment ($67.99 for 40ml) and Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream ($57.99 for 50gm). 

When I got home I did a bit of research and read very positive reviews online, so when I was offered the chance to trial the range I said yes. According to Olay I'll see more luminous skin in two weeks and my dark spots will be reduced in four weeks. I started using the whole range today, so will be very interested to see the end results.

In order to easily track how well the products are working, I'll only be using the Luminous products for the next eight weeks, with the addition of sunscreen as the moisturiser does not have SPF. 

This is how my skin looks today. You can see plenty of freckles and dark spots. I took these photos this morning before I had my shower.
(It's a miracle that I managed a smile for this photo. Eljay is getting his first molars through and they are giving us all hell. I would have been lucky to get five hours sleep last night.)
The dark spot next to my eye really annoys me, I usually cover it with concealer so would love to get rid of it or lighten it significantly.

These photos are after I've used the cleanser, serum and moisturiser for the first time. Maybe I'm imagining it but I think my skin looks a little brighter. I took the photos in the same location, with the same lighting.

What do you think? Am I imagining it or does my skin look brighter in the second photo?