This post contains items that were gifted for the purpose of content creation. 

It’s back! No really, check it out. Were BACK! I don’t know what it is but I really didn’t buy anything new in January. Nothing that wasn’t boxes of baby spinach and copious amounts of green vegetable related stuff. That makes for one very dull review post, I assume. After all, this has been such an incredible riveting start. Contain yourselves you lot, stop being so rowdy and appreciative of such nothingness.

Oh goodness, I really am a little nuts today.

So what did I do to come back from all things deary, didn’t buy stuff? I turned to the last of the items that were sent to me in December that I opted for a stuff you should buy me for Christmas type post instead. It should be noted that not a single item from that list was under my tree. Shame on you. Haha. But the time has come people, like the ugly duckling that is finally a swan, here they are. PLUS I received a parcel in the post of the new items in the MiGoals range for 2013 which you will have the opportunity TO WIN! Now I bet you’re excited. You should be, they’re awesome.

Now for the reviews, let’s go!

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Bellabox {gifted}

This is a monthly subscription for beauty products. There are a few out there on the market and beauty bloggers rave about them. I was excited to receive my box and it arrived in the mail in December. Having toned down the whole Christmas thing in regard to presents, it was nice to receive something gift wrapped that was a surprise. I’m not sure that would ever get old. That would certainly make for a fun mail day month after month into your subscription. the thing I didn’t know about the whole thing is that you can then pop over to the Bellabox website and purchase an item if you fall in love with it. If beauty was your thing this HAS to be an awesome way to try out new releases without dropping big money at the checkout just to give them a go.

As you can see I received some full size product, some premium samples and some sample samples. I ended up gifting the make-up kit to my sister. Funky modern colours and a beautiful feel. I was proud to hand that one over to her. I knew she would love it and she does. All in all for $15 per month it was absolutely worth that. And the fun factor of getting a surprise parcel every month would be pretty cool. Probably worth a couple of bucks itself. Haha. To find out more or to check out the men’s range, pop over to the Bellabox website.

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Nivea Pure & Natural Cleansing Range {gifted}

I’m not going to bang on about these for too long, after all face cleansers are not that sexy really. Necessary and the feel on your skin is important but, you know, no one calls cleansers sexy. My skin can be a bit temperamental; easy-going one minute and flaring up the next. So with the Pure & Natural range offering a laundry lit of things that it is FREE of I requested to try it out. I was gifted a pack of wipes and the cleansing lotion and have happily used them both since their arrival. I’m happy to report I didn’t have any issues with my skin and have found the cleansing wipes in particular a great addition to my very basic cleansing routine. I recommend considering these babies next time you’re shopping for products like these. I mean, they managed to keep me feeling fresh as a daisy while camping, that’s got to be something. To check out the entire range in the Pure & Natural range, pop over to the website.

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Mi Goals Stationary {gifted}

I first discovered this brand last year after stumbling onto them on Facebook. They were one of the first brands I ever fostered a relationship with and that makes them pretty darn special in my books. Plus I love all this notebooks and stationary. And black and white colour themes too. They fulfil all these criteria and more. You see I am a big believer in planning your work and working your plan and these diaries make that possible! Not only is there room to plan your goal, flesh it out and set weekly goals to achieve it. I love that. Like, love love it. And there are quotes. You know me and quotes.

There are also goals books, the notes book, the inspire notepad and this year see’s the addition of the bucket list and the pad {a smaller notepad}. I love the idea of a bucket list. A place to keep all those ideas, big and small, for things to do. As soon as I received mine I whipped out the pens and started scribbling some ideas down. Travel Italy, eat an extravagant meal in New York city and not worry about the price, run 10km, have four children, learn to sew, built a fort and get a dog. I laughed and dreamed and planned. And I cried, to be honest, some of these things have been so close to becoming a reality and at the last minute have slipped away. A bucket list keeps them firmly in mind. Front of mind.

And lucky for one of you, there’s a set of the books shown below {the 2013 diary, bucket list and Mi Goals pad}, for you to win! I have them right here in my hot little hands ready to send to the lucky winner. So check out the photos below and then at the bottom the give-away details will let you know how you can win.




To win your very own Mi Goals pack including the 2013 diary, Bucket List book and notepad, tell me in the comments below, what’s on YOUR bucket list? I will select the item that makes me smile biggest, laugh out loud or tear up a little with the assistance of some special guest judges. Open to Australian residents only. Entries close Monday 4th February 2013 at 8pm, my time.

It would be much appreciated if you show Mi Goals some love for their ongoing support and coolness. Depending on your style you can give them a shout out on Twitter {@MiGoals} or visit them on Facebook. Maybe tell them you’re entering the give-away so they know they’re loved. I don’t usually ask, but I thought I would. This time.

Good luck!

  • Carmel Harris

    love the Migoals range that youve showed!
    my bucket list is
    -loose another 20kg this year and another 20 in 2014
    -have more children (we have 1 miracle bub now)
    -take my family on an overseas holiday every 5 years
    – reach further past my toes
    -build a b and b by time hubby and i are 55
    -make that b and b a castle!

  • Di Childs

    My Bucket List includes visting New York, Italy and France with my family; losing my baby weight (my ‘baby’ is now 5!); wear lovely clothes once I have finally lost the weight instead of my staple black wardrobe; be able to swim in public without being embarrassed about how I look and just to be happy instead of constantly worrying about my weight.

  • StrippedBareAu

    My bucket list? I’m going to be debt free by my birthday, I want to swim in the ocean with out loosing my shit because of sharks and sea monsters, I want to try wakeboarding successfully with out injuring myself and to go camping free of electricity and modern conveniences. The last thing is I want to go out dancing, completely sober and confident and have a blast. And to laugh more, I can remember the last time I truly laughed

  • Rach aka stinkb0mb

    I only have one goal and that’s to be happy with & love me. So simple but so powerful. I know that once I can do that, the rest will follow. And I’m taking steps in the right direction, with my virtual cheer squad right behind me but I *know* it’s all down to me, it’s something only I can do and I’m determined to do it.

    Then once I’ve achieved that, the world is my oyster. But right now it’s all about me & all the little goals that need to be achieved to get to a better, happier me. It’s not an easy road, some days it’s a battle to get to the end but with every end of day, comes the start o a new one and being one step closer to finally liking, loving and being happy with ME. Which is the most important goal we all should have 🙂

  • Emma Hinchliff

    There is one main thing that stands out on my list this year. Complete all of the smaller things in life that will help me get to my main goal of having a baby! Eat healthier, eat smarter, exercise more, sit around less, work on my career so we have enough to move into a place suitable to raise a family, move into a place suitable enough to raise a family, support my man in finishing his degree in IT so he can focus with me on having a baby and being an amazing father too and find a career in what he loves but thats just until June! 😉

  • There is so much I could list on my bucket,
    Like beauty and wealth and a trip to Nan Tucket.
    If one thing learns you when things are plain crappy,
    That all I simply want is to be happy.

  • Erin

    On my bucket list is to finally muster up the courage to leave the teaching job that isn’t for me, travel, make beautiful things, blog about them, and get a rad creative-type job where I can drink tea and answer emails in my pj’s.


  • Tanya

    Hmmmmm. Well my bucket list should be full to overflowing this year being that I’m *ahem* turning 40! If I wasn’t so damn scared of surgeons and people messing with my body a tummy tuck and boob job would be top of the list! Ha!!! But maybe just to get my kids through another year without needing therapy (or any more than they already do perhaps because I’m not sure their bank accounts are geared for that yet). Work/Life/Family balance should sort that out, don’t you think? Learning to say No so that I stop taking on more than I can possibly do in a day (and then doing the impossible by fitting it in anyway!). 🙂