Hello everyone! It feels so good to be sitting down and typing my first blog post in ever such a long time. In case you weren't around for my last post: I decided to take an indefinite hiatus from blogging following a lot of upheaval in my offline life and a dissatisfaction with my online life.

I'm happy to say that my little break from my online life has a done a world of wonders and I am absolutely raring to go with social media and my blog again. It would be even better if I could come back to YouTube but I think that's a little while off yet...! In the meantime though, I am SO excited to get back on track with my big blogging plans and my vision for my online life.

As for my offline life...well, if I'm honest I've finally realised that since the massive upheaval that was finishing university in June 2012 (!!!) my life has never really managed to settle down again. I've been floating around pretending that I know what I'm doing on some occasions, openly admitting I'm clueless more often and all the time I've known something isn't quite right. I've come to realise now it's still going to be a long time until I feel "settled again" as I have a lot of things to sort out before that can happen but I think it's important I've finally realised that I have to stop expecting perfection right away and I'm taking strong, positive action to get back on my own two feet again.

Moving house (hooray, I’m back in Swindon!) is just one of the very important steps I have taken recently to improve my life and I will be sharing the other positive things I've been doing in due course.

In the meantime, I have something very exciting to announce! I'm doing the second ever giveaway on The Glitter Vixen! I really wanted to come back with a bang and say thank you to those of you who have stuck around recently despite my turbulent blogging schedule.

You can win a cute little ultimate self care package including:

- A Lush giftset

- 2 cute notebooks

- some colourful fineliners

- 2 scented candles

- 3 facemasks

- a miniature skincare set based on your skincare type

To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below. The two mandatory entries are leaving a comment on this post and following my blog via BlogLovin. As always, there are other, optional ways to gain extra entries and I WILL be checking you have completed them. The giveaway is open for one month and open to UK residents ONLY. PLEASE get permission if you are under 18 as I will need your address to send you your prizes if you win! Thank you!

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