My Top 10 Christmas Memories 2015

  1. Seeing The Nutcracker in theatre
  2. Decorating the tree, listening to Christmas music
  3. Giving and receiving presents on Christmas morning
  4. Playing silly games with the family
  5. Christmas movie nights
  6. Catching up with friends
  7. Visiting the Christmas market
  8. Watching 24 Days of Zoella
  9. Wrapping presents on Christmas Eve
  10. Seeing Hairspray the Musical

– – ‘It’s not what’s under the tree that counts, it’s who’s around it’

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What I got for Christmas 2015

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and got to spend time with those you love the most. I thought I would share with you some of my presents I so gratefully received, that relate most to the content of Little Miss Daydreams.

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W7 Cheeky Trio
W7 In the Nude Palette
No7 Nail Varnish
Eco Tools Brushes
W7 Brow Parlour

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Instax Camera

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Love, Tanya
Tiny Pretty Things
The Pointless Book 2

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Cath Kidston Bag

What did you receive for Christmas this year?

– – ‘Well I wish it could be Christmas everyday’

24 Things I like about Christmas

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Spending time with family and friends

Wrapping presents

Christmas films

Visiting Christmas markets

Going to the theatre

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The chance of seeing snow

Playing silly games

Feeling cosy by the fire

Seeing Santa

Christmas countdowns

Vlogmas

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Christmas shopping and gift giving

The excitement of Christmas morning

Christmas songs

Leaving treats for Santa and Rudolph

Baking sweet treats

Posting Christmas cards

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Being able to believe in magic

Festive food

The ‘Smell of Christmas’

Christmas drinks at Costa

Opening advent calendars

Seeing Christmas decorations

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– – ‘Merry Christmas, everyone’

Honest, true and completely you

Wouldn’t life be better if we could all just be honest, not only with one another, but also with ourselves? If we didn’t have to hide, or shy away from, those things we don’t normally allow others to see?

But, of course, there’s many reasons why we do that. Sometimes its out of fear, anxiety, or even simple arrogance. Because we don’t want others to see the side of us that breaks the ideals of perfection. Even though we all know the idea of ‘perfection’ doesn’t really exist anyway.

And that inevitably leads to us being unable to express our true identity. But isn’t that kind of sad? That we’re too afraid to show people who we really are? All because we want to protect our reputation and only show people what we think it is they might want to see.

But, in reality, people just want to know who you truly are and how you really feel.

So make sure that the person you portray to others is an accurate reflection of who you are, and tell people what they really deserve to hear. Don’t be afraid of not being perfect, or not getting the reaction you quite wanted. Because fear kills more dreams than failure ever will.

– – ‘Perfect people aren’t real and real people aren’t perfect. You can either love them for their flaws or hate them for being real.’

November Favourites

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I’m happy that I now get to write my November Favourites post, because that means that it’s December and it is officially acceptable to get excited for Christmas 🙂 So here’s what I’ve discovered, and have been loving, during the month of November.

  1. Barry M Rose Quartz Glitter Nail Varnish

I’ve only recently discovered this Barry M nail polish, as I’d never really seen it before. And it’s now one of my favourite nail polishes that I own. It is so pretty and elegant, and gives the perfect amount of sparkle. It’s a great nail varnish to wear for special occasions and is perfect to wear on top of a contrasting nail colour.

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    2.   Soap and Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub

Soap and Glory currently have an alternative scent to their original, which contains smashed brown sugar, sweet lime, almond oil and macadamia grains. I love it’s sweet and sugary smell, and think it makes the products so refreshing. I also love the fact that they’ve used this scent for this body scrub, as the two work really well together. It’s cleansing and exfoliating and leaves the skin feeling super soft and smooth, so I’d definitely recommend using this as part of your skincare routine.

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  3.   VO5 Nourish my Shine Conditioner

Recently, my hair has been feeling pretty dry and lifeless, and so I was on the search for something to rejuvenate it and bring it back to life. I came across VO5’s conditioner, which is specifically for ‘dry and damaged hair’. I decided to try it and, when I did, my hair instantly felt super soft and silky. I try to use it around twice a week, depending on how my hair is feeling. It also smells incredible, so it’s definitely been one of my favourites this month.

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    4.   Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner – You’re All Mine

I’d seen a lot of bloggers, such as Lucy and Lydia and Meg Says use and recommend this product recently. So, obviously, I wanted to try it myself. And I really love it. I’ve found that it outlines the lips really well and is pretty long-lasting. Also, in my October Favourites, I mentioned Rimmel’s lip crayon, and I have found that these two products go really well together!

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 5.   This month’s Glamour magazine

As I’m sure you all know by now, Tanya Burr appeared on the cover of Glamour’s December issue. And, if you didn’t then, seriously where have you been hiding? I really enjoyed her feature, as this was the reason I was so encouraged to buy it. I loved reading a little more about Tanya, and am happy that people have begun to take notice of bloggers and YouTube stars! However, it also had a lot of other interesting reads in there, such as the events of 2015, and an interview with the lovely Olly Murs.

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– – ‘Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect, it just means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections’

What have been your November favourites?