Natural Makeup Look

I thought I would share my everyday natural makeup routine with you, to hopefully give you some tips or advice on any products I use, and how to achieve a more subtle makeup look ūüôā

Before I apply any makeup, I use the Garnier Micellar Water to cleanse my face and remove any impurities from my skin.

Using the Ecotools Eye Perfecting brush, place the Natural Collection concealer under the eyes and on any blemishes on the skin.

Blend the Rimmel Long Lasing foundation into the skin, with the Ecotools Skin Perfecting brush. Then place an additional layer of concealer under the eyes in the shade Light, to brighten up the eyes.

Set your foundation and concealer with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder, using the Ecotools Mattifying finish brush. I use this powder in the shade 003 Peach Glow, as it adds a little colour and glow to the powder.

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Apply the bronzer from the Collection Contour Kit with the Spectrum Collections D01 brush. Use this to sculpt your cheekbones, and to add colour and dimension to the forehead and jawline.

Using the same brush, place the Natural Collection Blusher in the shade Pink Cloud on the apples of your cheeks, to add a pretty pop of colour to your makeup look.

Then, one of my favourite steps,¬†to finish off your coverage, place the highlighter from the Collection Contour kit on the top of your cheekbones and in your T-Zone. To do this, I use the angled brush from Primark’s Ps… range.

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Moving onto eyes, use the Barry M Natural Glow eyeshadow palette, place the lightest shade all of the eye as a base. Use the matte dusty pink shade in the outer corners of the eye and blend in using the Ecotools Full Eyeshadow Brush. Finally, for a touch of shimmer blend in the dusty pink shimmer shade to this base.

You can then use the Natural Collection eyeliner pencil in Black along your waterline. Pair this with the Collection felt eyeliner pen along the top of your eyeline, to subtly accentuate your eyes.

I then finish off my eyes by curling my eyelashes and applying the Model Co Black Mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

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I then use the Natural Collection Brow Pencil in the shade Dark Brown to fill in my brows. After brushing out your natural eyebrows, lightly fill them in to give them a more defined shape. I like to keep them quite light and natural looking, but of course it’s down to personal preference.

To finish off my makeup look, I use the Soap and Glory Lipstick in the shade The Missing Pink, which is a lovely, nude shade. You can then use the Tanya Burr Champagne Toast Lipgloss alongside this, depending on how Natural you want to keep the look.

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– – ‘Live, Laugh, Love’

Forever the Dreamer

I’ve always been a Dreamer. Somebody with clear goals and defined aspirations. Because, to me, that’s one of the most important things to have in life. A clear idea of where you want to go and who you want to become.

And, of course, it takes courage to admit to those things. Because what if you struggle to achieve them; will everyone see you as a failure?

Of course not. Because life isn’t about the destination, it’s about the journey we go on in order to get there. If anything, that should only inspire you to work hard and enjoy it every step of the way.

If you don’t have a vision or a dream, how can you possibly understand how to become the best version of you? Or how to live the life that you really want?

Because the things we do now are the stepping stones that carry us to where we want to be. Somebody who is focused, determined and courageous is far more likely to succeed in life, than somebody who’s not.

Just remember that dreams are there to be chased, fulfilled and even exceeded. And, if they don’t scare you, then they’re certainly not big enough.

– – ‘Do something each day to bring you closer to your dreams’

January Favourites

So, the first chapter of 2016 is drawing to a close. I’ve been fairly busy these past few weeks, what with the start of a New Year! But, I’ve also discovered a lot of new products, that I want to share with you for this month’s favourites.

1.  Jack Wills Hope Cove Body Spray

This body spray was bought out by Jack Wills as part of their Christmas Collection. As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to try them. And it is the perfect scent for a body spray, as it’s very pretty and girly in its smell. It also lasts throughout the day and is the perfect addition to my cosmetic bag.

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2.  Clinique Pop Lip Colour and Primer

I’ve been loving wearing a nude lip this month and I’ve found that Clinique’s lipstick has definitely been the one I’ve turned to in order to do that. It’s colour is so lovely and subtle, which makes it the perfect complement for a natural make-up look. It also has a really good application, as it feels soft and is definitely long lasting.

 

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3.  Fig and Orange Oil Hand Cream

I’ve been using this hand cream, from Marks & Spencer,¬†throughout January, as it smells so good. It has a light, fruity smell to it and is perfect for all year round. It really softens the skin and makes it perfect to either pop on your bedside table, or put into your handbag when travelling.

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4.  Miss Sporty Concealer

This month, I decided to experiment more with the coverage I use as part of my make up routine. I therefore decided to try out Miss Sporty’s Concealer. I have very fair skin, so sometimes its difficult to find concealer and foundation that complements my complexion. However, I’ve found that this one, in the lightest shade, gives me really good coverage. It’s also very affordable and applies really well.

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What have been your favourites this month?

– – ‘Work hard in silence; let success make the noise’

Fears

We all have fears in life that haunt us nearly every day. But I’m not talking about¬†‘the fear of spiders’¬†or¬†‘the fear of heights’.¬†I’m talking about fears much more closer to home, and even closer to our hearts.

I’m talking about fears that we don’t normally allow others to see. Because, if they know what we’re afraid of, they’ll know exactly how vulnerable we are. And, if they wanted to, they’d know exactly how to hurt us, right where it hurts us the most.

And my fear? Well, I have the fear of never being good enough. Of knowing that there will always be somebody out there that will be better than me. And that kind of scares me. Because what if my best is never good enough? And what if my best can never take me to the kind of success that I want?

But, writing this post has made me realise that I can use that fear in one of two ways. I could let it demotivate me into never trying my best, and fearing failure.¬†Or, and more realistically, I could let it spur me on to always trying my hardest and fighting for what I want. And I think it’s pretty obvious which one I’m going to choose.

Because fears are only figures of your imagination and, in reality, they don’t actually exist. So, take control over your own fears and¬†never¬†let them stand in your way of success.

– – ‘Fear kills more dreams than failure¬†ever¬†will’

My 2016

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful 2015 and I wish you the very best for this year. I thought I would share with you the little things I want to change throughout 2016 in order to become the best possible version of me.

Caring less about what other people think

In order to be happy, you need to be 100% comfortable and confident with who you really are. So I want to be able to do that, without needing reassurance from others. I don’t want to let other people’s perspectives change my own thoughts and ideas, or affect what it is I want to achieve. So I want to worry less about what my happiness may look like to other people and live the life that I want to lead.

Have more ‘me’ time

This year, I want to put more time aside for taking care of myself and having a little time to relax. Whether this means cosying up with a good book, having a little pamper session or meeting up with my friends. This also means taking care of myself a little more and allowing me time to relax and chill out.

Focusing more on what makes me happy

What I really want out of 2016 is to be happy, both with the choices I make and the things I do. And in order to do that, I need to focus on the things that make me truly happy. For me, that’s mainly dance, my blog and my family and friends. So that’s what I want to concentrate my time, energy and focus on within 2016.

– – ‘Today is the first blank page of a 365 page book; write a good one’

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’

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 ūüôā 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?