October Favourites

It’s that time again, where I get to choose my favourite products from the past month. I’ve tried out quite a lot of new beauty products this month, so my October favourites are likely to be one of my preferred favourites post yet.

  1. EOS Lip Balm

I wanted this lip balm for so long, as I first heard of it when a friend recommended it to me. However, EOS don’t sell in the UK and only operate in the US, meaning I had to order it online and get it shipped to my address. However, it’s sure to say that it was definitely worth the wait, as I’m tempted to label it as the best lip balm I’ve ever used. The flavour that I have, and use all the time, is Strawberry Sorbet and it definitely tastes and smells exactly as it says! It’s moisturises the lips perfectly and I adore it’s unique and handy packaging.

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2.  Tanya Burr Penguin Chic Nail Varnish

This is the first of Tanya Burr’s beauty range that I have tried, and I love it! I’ve been searching for a nail varnish in this colour and I managed to find it in one of Tanya’s varnishes, that I have wanted to try for so long. The shine that it gives is wonderful and ensures that it is a long lasting polish. The colour is also really complementing, and is especially lovely to wear during this time of the year.

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  3.   Nivea BB Cream

I naturally have a pale complexion and like to create subtle make up looks. So, using foundation on my skin doesn’t usually give me the best coverage or enable me to create the look that I really want to. Therefore, after trying out many different products and many different brands, the one that I am most drawn to is Nivea’s BB Cream. Not only does it give a really healthy and radiant glow to the skin, it also leaves it feeling moisturised and left looking natural. I therefore use this as a substitute for foundation and find that it still works really well with concealer, bronzer and blusher.

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4.   Primark Candles

With Autumn here, the nights get darker and the weather gets colder. Therefore, there seems no better occasion than this change in season to begin to buy and light candles. The first ones I have tried this year is Primark’s Red Berry and Jasmine candles. They have a light and sweet smell, that isn’t too overpowering but, instead, gives off a lovely, soft scent. Their subtleness and cute size/packaging also makes them perfect for lighting when taking a relaxing bubble bath.

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5.   Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush; Shade 100 – Give me a cuddle

I had seen something similar to this product in Tanya Burr’s most recent Fashion and Beauty Haul video. She really sold them to me and I thought that they were a fantastic idea. I then found Rimmel’s Long Lasting, and after using them, I’m left impressed. I really love the idea of having a pen as a tool for applying colour to the lips, as I have found it has many advantages over a regular lipstick.The first is that it’s really easy to apply. It outlines the lips wonderfully and makes it a lot easier to create your desired look. It also lasts much longer. I often find that my lipstick doesn’t last very long, and I’m usually having to re-apply throughout the day. However, this can last several hours and doesn’t really fade away. There is also a range of different colours that you can get from Rimmel, meaning that you could easily use different ones for separate occassions, depending on the make up look you want to create.

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– – “Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory”

Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

I was so happy and surprised to find out that I had been nominated for the Lovely Blog Award. It means so much to know that people read and appreciate my little blog.

I was nominated by the lovely Becca, from Fighting Through The Haze. Her blog is a beauty and lifestyle blog and her content is wonderful! I want to say thank you to her for nominating me for the Lovely Blog Award, and it really has made me so happy.

The rules for receiving the award are as follows:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  2. List the rules and display the award
  3. Add 7 facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 10 – 15 bloggers for the award, and comment on one of their posts to let them know

So, here are 7 little facts about me:

  1. I absolutely love to dance and I train in Ballet and Contemporary
  2. My all time favourite book is Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
  3. One place I have always wanted to visit is Paris, and I hope to do so in the future
  4. I’m a quiet and independent person
  5. My favourite artist is the very talented Ed Sheeran
  6. I literally stress about everything and over think things way too much
  7. I’m a complete perfectionist in everything I do

I’m also so glad that I get the opportunity to choose my own nominees, who I believe are worthy of receiving the Lovely Blog Award. I’ve provided a link to all of my nominations, to give you the chance to check out whose blog I’m loving:

  1. Siobhan Rothwell
  2. Lucie Leanne 
  3. The Girl Loves Makeup
  4. Amy
  5. Laura 
  6. Alice Young
  7. Girly Treasures
  8. Angela 
  9. Hayle Olson
  10. Rachel Hellwig

I hope you enjoyed this slightly different post, and I’m grateful I have been able to do it. Thank you again to Becca for nominating me and for everyone that reads Little Miss Daydreams xoxo

– – ‘To be inspired is great, to inspire is incredible’

The best advice I’ve ever received

Some of the most important people in my life have always given me the same advice. And they simply mean so much to me, that I cling onto their words with every little piece of me. Because I know how valuable their advice is and I never want to let them down.

Never give up and always believe in yourself.

That’s what they told me, so that’s exactly what I strive to do every single day.

OK, so it takes courage to put yourself out there and have confidence in what you do. It also takes a fighter to never give up on what you truly want. And, those kind of things take time to achieve. But I’m determined to do just that, because I know what I can accomplish if I do.

I want to fulfill the expectations of those who love and care for me the most. I want to be the best possible version of me that there is. And I know that, in order to do that, I need to listen to their advice; I need to never give up and always believe in myself.

So, this post is for those people that have inspired me and provided me with advice that I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life. I want to say a huge thank you and that I promise I will make you proud xoxo

– – “Love the ones who are always there for you no matter what”

Autumn

My favourite season is, without a doubt, Summer. I love the fashion, the sunshine and the freedom to go wherever you want. However, I can’t deny the fact that Autumn is pretty cool. And if we really want to enjoy our lives, we have to fully embrace every little opportunity and live in the moment. So, here’s 15 reasons to be excited that Autumn has arrived:

  1. The crisp, autumnal feeling in the air
  2. More and alternative photography opportunities
  3. Wearing cosy socks
  4. Getting excited for Christmas …
  5. … and starting Christmas shopping
  6. Taking a hot water bottle to bed

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  1. Wearing a hat, scarf and gloves outside
  2. Walking through the crisp, golden leaves
  3. Wearing oversized jumpers and pyjamas
  4. Toasting marshmallows
  5. Sitting by the fire
  6. Drinking Hot Chocolate

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  1. Checked shirts
  2. Being able to wear a onesie again
  3. Having an excuse to buy and light candles

– -“It’s a new season. A perfect opportunity to do something new, something bold, something beautiful”

September Favourites

So, am I the only one who keeps on wondering where September went? That it just went by so quickly, you didn’t even realise it was here? I mean, how is it October already?  Anyway, here are a few of the products I’ve been enjoying and things that have kept me happy 🙂

  1. Zoella Foam Sweet Foam Shower Gel

Each time I add something new to my Zoella Beauty collection, I do a little happy dance inside. Because they never seem to disappoint me, as they are such a true representation of Zoella herself. The Tutti Frutti’s shower gel again has the scent of blueberry and akai, and appears to be the perfect scent for a bathing product. It’s a light and fresh fragrance, which really does help to soften and soothe your skin.

 Sept Favs 1                Sept Favs 2                  Sept Favs 1  

2.  Just Pink Range

The Just Pink range is an exclusive to Next Stores. It is described by them as ‘a fresh green floral fragrance with soft fruits and pink blooms’, and it really does smell as pretty and wonderful as it sounds! Their range includes products such as perfume, body wash, lip balm, hand cream and diffusers. I’ve always loved their collection and, this month especially, I’ve been relying a lot on their bath products to leave me feeling super relaxed and smelling heavenly.

Sept Favs 3       Sept Favs 10        Sept Favs 3

3.  Back to School Stationary

So, this is a slightly different favourite this month. However, this year, I want to stay super organised. And I figured the best way to do this was to invest in a bunch of new stationary to help me stay motivated. I think that being organised is one way to help keep your life on track. I want to keep my mind clear and healthy and not have to complete everything last-minute.

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4.  Zoella Cosmetic Purse

Ok, I’ve kind of gone a little overboard with Zoella’s products in this month’s favourites, but let’s call that a celebration her new product launch; all of which can be seen on her second YouTube channel; MoreZoella. I was in need of a handy little purse like this one, for all of the little things that get lost in the bottom of your bag, or you always end up forgetting. It’s the perfect size for fitting a few of these small items into and popping into your handbag. I also love the design of the cosmetic bag, which can now also be bought in a larger make-up/travel bag.

Sept Favs 11      Sept Favs 12       Sept Favs 11

– – “Why wait until tomorrow?”