Roadies, a new lipstick and looking for the helpers #LittleLoves

Roadies, a new lipstick and looking for the helpers #LittleLoves

It’s been an odd week and one that’s been tainted with sadness after the Westminster terrorist attack. I’ve felt unwell all week and now I’m on antibiotics, not ideal when you’ve got a to-do list as long as your arm and deadlines looming. Thankfully I had a busy weekend and a fun Monday otherwise I’d be struggling with this post.

Are you ready for more? Grab a cuppa and enjoy my Little Loves, don’t forget you can read lots of other bloggers’ Little Loves by clicking on the linky at the end.



I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve not picked up a book this week, well unless you count the girls bedtime stories. This post from Hayley, is full of tips to help us find the time to read and I’ll definitely be using them.



 We watched two films at the weekend. Friday was the husband’s pick and Saturday mine, and you can see from our choices just how different our taste in films really is. First up was Dr Strange. I cannot tell you how much I disliked this film, honestly that’s over an hour of my life I’m never getting back again. Sure the special effects were awesome but the script and plot or rather the lack of them, was truly dire. He definitely picked the wrong member of the family to watch it with, N would have been a much better choice, she loves the Marvel films. My choice for Saturday night was Captain Fantastic. I’ve been wanting to watch this for ages so when I spotted that it was available to rent I grabbed it straight away.

Viggo Mortensen’s character is a dad who raises his family in the forest, they live self sufficiently and the kids are educated by him and his wife. It is such a fascinating film, watching them live off the grid but then try and relate to the ‘outside world’.

I adored this film and it gave me so much to think about and talk about. If you loved Little Miss Sunshine then I think this is a must watch. 

Another love from the past couple of weeks is a gem of a series on Amazon, Roadies. My hands down favourite film is Almost Famous, and it was no surprise to discover it’s creator, Cameron Crowe, was behind Roadies as well. It has a similar vibe, though this series is set in present day. It follows a band on a multi arena tour, but we get to know the roadies, the ones behind the scenes that make it all work. Both my husband and I loved watching this series and we were both gutted when we finished it. Sadly it’s been axed after just one season, so there will be no more. There is a stellar cast including Luke Wilson, Imogen Poots, and Rafe Spall. You’ll discover new bands and enjoy cameos from old rockers. If rock music is your thing I definitely recommend giving this a try.



On Saturday we ‘made’ the trip into Manchester for a family day out. I’ll be putting together a proper blog post about it next week when I have a bit more time, but here are some photos from our day.


I’ve also been busy trying to finish off the painting in our hallway. The walls are done but all the woodwork needed doing and oh boy, it’s a big job! We’ve got a valuation booked for Friday (today!) so I wanted to get it all finished for then, fingers crossed it goes well.



On Monday I had loads of fun doing a little shoot for a highstreet store. I can’t share it yet, but look out for a post in a couple of weeks. I shared some behind the scenes shots on my Instagram Stories. Hannah and I had loads of fun, I can’t wait to show you more!

I’ve been all about comfy clothes for the rest of the week. When you’re poorly it’s the only way to roll. Though after spilling white spirit all over my comfy joggers I’ve just had to order a replacement pair from ASOS. 

I did make more of an effort over the weekend and put a brand new lipstick from Green People to the test.

As you know I’m a bold colour fan when it comes to lipsticks, before this one arrived I didn’t even own any colour remotely close to nude. I adore Green People’s products so when I was asked to try their new Velvet Matte Lipstick in Damask Rose I was intrigued. It is an organic, cruelty-free dupe for some of the most popular high-street and high-end nudes.

I was pleasantly surprised! I’ve used it with their primer (a product I use regularly anyway) and it’s such a lovely everyday shade. I don’t always feel like a bold lip so this is lovely every day much more subtle alternative.

It is available for pre-order from Tuesday 28th March, here, and then will officially launch on the 4th April.

Plus, I’m happy to share with you a discount code for 15% discount off the lipstick  – NUDEOBSESSION, and this runs until the end of April.



Now that I’ve finished Roadies *sob* I’m trying to keep that magic alive by listening to the Spotify Playlist.



and lastly

This picture and quote has been widely shared across social media following the attack in London on Wednesday.

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It is such a beautiful sentiment and one I shared with my children. On Thursday over breakfast I told them what had happened the day before. At six and nine I knew that it could come up in conversation with their friends and I wanted them to be prepared and not shocked or scared. I didn’t go into detail but instead focussed on how so people helped those in need, we then talked about how we could be good helpers to are friends and those we see that need a little kindness.

Here are my favourites from this week’s #LittleLoves community on Instagram, I love that they are getting lighter and brighter with spring on its way. This week I’m particularly drawn to soft pinks..


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Iyla_and_co | heavendykhuizen | lifeasourlittlefamily

If you’re on Instagram and want to join in, it’s so easy just use the hashtag #littleloves on any photo that shows something little that you love – so that can be pretty much anything! I then share my favourites from the week on here and on my Instagram every Friday.

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  1. March 24, 2017 / 7:02 am

    Your husbands choice of films sounds truly dreadful I can’t be doing with marvel type stuff. Your choice on the other hand sounds great. Thanks for that because I now know what to watch this weekend! I loved Little Miss Sunshine x x x

  2. March 24, 2017 / 7:05 am

    I hope you’re feeling better and the valuation goes well. I loved Little Miss Sunshine so will check out Captain Fantastic too. Have a lovely weekend x #LittleLoves

  3. March 24, 2017 / 8:07 am

    Urgh I’d be inclined to agree with your choice of film over your husbands as marvel stuff just isn’t my cup of tea! Captain fantastic is on my to watch list so glad you liked it… I’ll bump it closer to the top! Roadies sounds good – I think it could be one I can watch wirh my husband actually!

  4. March 24, 2017 / 8:45 am

    I loved Little Miss Sunshine too so will have to check out Captain Fantastic! I love the photos of your trip to Manchester, especially the beads. The discussion with your children sounds difficult but a great way to focus it. It must be so hard to know how much to share and how much to try to protect them! Hope you are back to full health soon and have a great weekend x

  5. March 24, 2017 / 9:21 am

    I’ve never watched Little Miss Sunshine, although now I’ve watched the Captain Fantastic trailer I’ll be watching both, it looks like such a lovely film. Love the pics from your trip to Manchester. Hope you feel better soon x

  6. March 24, 2017 / 10:26 am

    So sorry you have been so poorly! Hopefully the antibiotics kick in soon! Love the lipstick colour! Been an awful week for news, that quote is so lovely and so very true. Have a wonderful weekend xx

  7. March 24, 2017 / 10:42 am

    Sorry you’ve been poorly and I hope you feel on the mend soon- it’s rubbish when you have so much on. Looking forward to hearing more about your shoot, sounds very exciting! I love the look of that lipstick too- I’d never heard of Green People doing make up before if it’s the company i’m thinking of, love that shade! #LittleLoves

  8. March 24, 2017 / 11:26 am

    Looks like you had a lovely time in Manchester – it’s a city I would like to explore more one day! I’ve also not heard of that film, but loved Little Miss Sunshine so will have to hunt it down 🙂 #LittleLoves

    Helen x

  9. March 24, 2017 / 12:41 pm

    What a lovely post, I agree with the sentiment around that quote, I actually haven’t discussed it with G as I feel he’s too young. Something I need to think about. You look lovely in the blue dress. That lipstick is lovely! I hope you have a lovely weekend and feel much better soon lovely x

  10. March 24, 2017 / 2:33 pm

    Sounds like a good film (though I must admit I enjoy marvel stuff too) so will be keeping an eye out. I’d love to be able to wear a bright puppy but honestly it just doesn’t look good! I’m so glad my boys are just a little too young to have to explain these horrible situations too. That quote is amazing though and certainly one to live by. Hope you’re feeling better and have a good weekend x

  11. March 24, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    I shared that quote on my little loves post this week too. It’s such a thought-provoking quote, and one that I instantly loved. Parker is too little to explain the events too, but I can imagine this quote helped you broach a difficult subject. Love the lipstick. I never wear it because I look ridiculous (and it reminds me of my dancing days, bright blue eyeshadow and bright red lipstick anyone?!) Have a great weekend xx

  12. March 24, 2017 / 8:19 pm

    Love the quote. My girls are far too young but looking for the helpers is great for older ones. Love the photos of your Manchester trip. Sorry your unwell. Hope you are feeling much better soon.

  13. March 24, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    The lipstick looks brilliant. I saw the Dr Strange DVD in Sainsbury’s and wondered whether it skipped movie theatres? I can’t remember seeing any trailers on TV. Seems duff so I’ll avoid!
    Hope you feel better and the antibiotics have worked xx

  14. March 24, 2017 / 11:56 pm

    It is indeed such a beautiful sentiment. I am yet to write my thoughts upon London, I’m not sure how to word it but I will soon x

  15. March 25, 2017 / 6:25 am

    Hope you feel better soon.
    That lipstick colour is beautiful…can’t believe how similar it is to the MAC lipstick too.
    You look beautiful in that photo, looking forward to seeing the photos from the shoot xx

  16. March 25, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    I hope the antibiotics are doing their magic now and your starting to feel better. I love the colour of the lipstick, a nice every day colour. Your pictures from your trip to Manchester look fab, cant wait to see more about what you got up to.

  17. March 25, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    I don’t wear lipstick. I’m thinking I may try it again at some point. Maybe. When I grow up I’ll start wearing lipstick – it hasn’t happened yet! I hope the valuation went well – everything crossed for you x

  18. March 25, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    I really want to try to start wearing more lipstick, just haven’t found my ‘shade’ yet – you know? I think lipliner is key, also something I don’t own! I put a pink one on yesterday and my daughter accused me of trying to look like Barbie so I’ve obviously got my work cut out lol! I shall be looking up the films you mentioned – not even heard of your favourite one so will check that out too 🙂 Have a lovely weekend. xx

  19. March 25, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    I’ve managed to watch Dr Strange twice this week. Firstly with my son who wanted to watch it after school, then my husband wanted to watch it when he got home from work – not my type of film

  20. March 26, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    I’m sorry to read that you have also had to take antibiotics. May you get better soon. The movies sound interesting and I love a good quote. #LittleLoves

  21. March 26, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    I hope you’re feeling much better next week. It is so sad to try and explain to children the scary things that happen in the world. I just hope by us explaining what we can it stops the fear that can spread between friends.

  22. March 28, 2017 / 4:22 pm

    Wow – it looks like it’s been a great week!

  23. March 28, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    Thanks for sharing my post Morgana! I am so desperate to watch Captain Fantastic but my husband keeps pulling a face whenever I suggest it, I know he’d like it really 😉 That lipstick looks lovely, I’m such a fan of Green People stuff will check it out xx

  24. March 30, 2017 / 9:23 am

    Such a beautiful quote, I saw it all over social media last week and I loved it every time. My husband keeps suggesting we watch Dr Strange.. now I’m not sure I want to haha, it does look odd. Hope you’ve had a lovely week xx

  25. March 31, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    Oh I hope you are feeling better after being on antibiotics, it’s really not nice being unwell. I’m yet to watch Dr Strange but I’m hoping I enjoy it because I had high hopes for it, I love a good Marvel movie, I’m a bit worried after your comments on it though. Beautiful quote, I did see that being shared last week and it was just a perfect sentiment x

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