Things I Can’t Live Without

Besides your usual, loved ones, water, phone, oxygen, you know… 

My watch, because remember that lovely few days of sun we had this summer? Yes, you’re right, we’ve actually had some decent weather in the UK for once. Well I thought it would be really clever and keep it on whilst spending some time in the sun. I now have a horrific tan line where my watch is.

Disney, especially Disney films. They are the ultimate go to, when you can’t be bothered getting out of bed? Disney film. Can’t sleep? Disney film. Your sick? Disney film. There’s literally a Disney film for every occasion.

My diary. How could I go a week without my trusty battered diary? Not the journal type diary. However my diary has become my go to and I do occasionally write my feelings down in there, along with my notes for posts, and your usual doctors appointments etc noted down.

A meal I couldn’t live without? Bangers and mash. Good old, traditional bangers and mash. My ultimate favourite. None of your fancy shit, I’m such a plain Jane when it comes to food.

Hair dye. I’m one of these people that cannot go at least two months without dying my hair –  thank you to 15 year old me who wanted to ‘experiment’. Whether it’s touching up my roots or changing colour. Dying my hair makes me feel somewhat better about myself. Plus, I can’t stay seem to settle on a colour. Say hello to your blue haired gal, which you may not have seen yet because I’ve lost the selfie love.

You’re probably gonna giggle at this one, but I seriously could not live with out my nanna naps, microwave sleeps, you know them little naps which make you feel revived and refreshed after them? Them! In the morning, the afternoon, lunch time they just make me feel so much better about life. Mainly because I get full on naggy bitch mode when I’m tired.

Tote bags. Quirky, cute, crazy, plain all the tote bags. There is a tote bag for every occasion, every outfit, every mood. The bottom of my clothes rail is a tote bag heaven. I love me a good tote bag to finish off an outfit. Plus they are just so useful.

Since moving back to Nathan’s parents, one thing I have missed more than anything is having my own space. I’m one of these people that love’s to come home from work and just sit in silence for a little while to reflect on the day, and whilst we do have our own room here and I’m crazy thankful for them for having us back – it’s just not the same as having your own front door to close on the world.

What can’t you live without? Let me know in the comments or tweet me!

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Shooting for the Stars 

It’s Sunday, and everyone loves a relaxing lazy Sunday right? Well, this week I hate Sunday because I have been off work all week on ‘holiday’ although I haven’t actually been that far. But Sunday means I’m back in work tomorrow, the dreaded Monday morning.

This evening I’m going to enjoy a nice relaxing bath filled with lush goodies and when thinking about that note I wanted to share with you how much I enjoyed using my Shooting for the Stars bath bomb that came in my Night Before Christmas gift box off my Sister.

It’s a honey-scented bath bomb, with a hint of Brazilian orange which sounds right up my street. It’s a lovely deep blue colour with the golden sparkling stars throughout which come away from the blue once it is submerged in water, because these are sweet little bath melts in the form of cocoa butter and gold glitter. Could this be any more perfect to warm you up on a cold winter’s night? I don’t think so.

It leaves the bath water a lovely glistening blue with all the shimmers you could imagine, whilst the bath melts leave your skin wonderfully silky and soft and slightly shimmery once you get out! But that’s just part of the fun.

All in all, I loved this little beauty and just wished I’d used it earlier so I could pick some up before the Christmas range came to an end.

What’s your favourite piece from Lush’s Christmas range this year? I’d love to hear all about it!

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Lush Haul – Christmas Gifts

I was super lucky and received a hell of a lot of Lush goodies for Christmas this year, some I had tried others I have wanted for a while and just not got round to picking them up from my local Lush store. Today, I just thought it would be nice to share with you what I received.

Snow Fairy has been my ultimate favourite since the first time a picked it up a couple of years back, and I was lucky enough to be gifted two bottles this year. One 1kg bottle, and one 100g bottle, perfect for travelling, I’m definitely not going to run out for a while. I also received Rose Jam shower gel and Fairy Dust, both in 100g bottles.

I’ve never really gotten around to using any of Lush’s lib scrub, a lot of people use these before applying a matte lipstick to stop your lips from getting dry and cracked. This year I was given Bubblegum, and Santa’s lip scrub so I have no excuse not to exfoliate my lips now. Silky smooth lips for me.

My sister treated me to the Night before Christmas gift set. Which includes a bath bomb and a bath melt. Shooting for the Stars and Snow Angel. I’ve never used either of these before, Snow Angel is very glittery and I love a little bit of sparkle in my life so I can’t wait to use this! Shooting for the Stars is a honey scented bath bomb, with a hint of Brazilian orange which sounds lush. I love fruity scents, so this one is definitely for me.

I also have wanted to try the Experimenter after seeing lots of people post about it on blogs, and social media so I can’t wait to see the ray of colours it leaves my bath water.

When I attended a Lush event a couple of years ago (read about it here) we were shown what Stardust is like when you emerge it in water, all of the stars *insert heart eye emoji here* and when I found out it was being re-released as a Christmas edition again this year. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it, so I asked my Dad for it on my Christmas list this year along with Intergalactic.

I am so excited to start using these, I have been holding off until I had pictures for this blog post so now I can go nuts!

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Mystery Blogger Award

WHAT IS MYSTERY BLOGGER AWARD?
“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
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RULES
  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  • Share a link to your best post(s)
THREE FACTS ABOUT ME
 1. I have waaaay too many pairs of shoes, wait no. There’s no such thing as too many pairs of shoes. But hey, I have a lot.
2. I have been meaning to paint my living room since I moved in which was almost a year ago because its magnolia and I hate magnolia and guess what? I still haven’t gotten around to it.
3. I could count my close friends on one hand and that is the way I love it.
MY FAVOURITE POSTS
I’m going to do this one a little different. I have recently shared a post of my Top 5 of this year in regards to views, likes and comments. So for this one, I’m going to share my favourite posts to write.

 

MY NOMINATIONS
My nominations are Sarah from See The Stars, Hollie from It’s Hollie Ann, Reagan from Be Beautifully Unique and anyone else reading! Be sure to notify me if you do it because I’d love to read yours!
MY ANSWERS
  1. Favourite Shop? This ones definitely a tough cookie, what type of shop? Online or like an actual shop you can walk into? Clothes? Beauty? Food? The possibilities are endless. I’d have to say ASOS for online, because you can get pretty much anything! Actual shop, Lush just because of the smell, not to mention the amazing products.
  2. If money was no object where would you like to travel to? I’d like to take a year out to travel the US, just because it seems like such a different world and I love the american accent, plus allllll the amazing places in the US. 
  3. Any weird habits (funny question)?  I have literally been staring at this question forever, I actually can’t think of any weird habit’s. Maybe it’s because I feel so on the spot. I’ll get back to you on this one. After much consideration and discussion with Nathan apparently I do not have a weird habit. I feel a little sad about this now. 
  4. Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? In my own home not private renting, with my little family. And a Dog. Preferably a tan jug named princess.
  5. What is your goal for 2017? Be kinder to myself, simple. 

QUESTIONS FOR MY NOMINEES

  1. What’s your all time favourite feel good song?
  2. Go-to beauty product?
  3. If you could be any Disney villain who would you chose?
  4. Who’s your most embarrassing celebrity crush?
  5. Name 5 things that make you happy.

I was nominated by the lovely Hannah. Now it’s your turn! Tag me, tweet me, mention me on Instagram, send me a link via owl mail, just let me see your answers!

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Top 5 of 2016

First things first, I’d like to wish you all a very happy new year! I hope you have enjoyed the holidays profusely my dears, because I definitely have.

I can’t really believe I’m writing this post already, the year has gone so quick. I just thought I’d share my 5 most popular posts of 2016. All together through out the year Dainty Dweeb has had 3,307 views, 1,304 visitors, 280 likes and 160 comments. Wow! A lot more than I thought, considering my blog is just a hobby it’s more than I could have imagined.

Inspirations for a Lifestyle Post

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When I wrote this post, little did I know it would become my most popular post of 2016, with 155 views and 100 likes. It just goes to show people prefer to read posts that you enjoy to write because I thoroughly enjoyed writing this. It was so much fun thinking of different things that can help inspire others to write a lifestyle post.

The Versatile Blogger Award

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Taking part in tag’s is always fun, you end up finding out things about other bloggers you never knew, whether is a personal tag or not they’re always fun to read! I was tagged in this by Hollie from It’s Hollie Ann and although I’ve known Hollie for years, we actually went to school together, I actually learnt something new about her from her post!

The Big Move 

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I still remember the excitement I had when writing this post. I can’t believe Nathan and I have been in our home for nearly a year already. It only feels like we moved in a couple of months ago! Time flies and all that. I can tell you now, we’re still picking up bits that we need, like the other day I made boiled eggs for dippy soldiers for breakfast the other day and realised we had no egg cups. Yes, I did call it dippy soldiers, I’m still a kid at heart okay?

Primark Haul 

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Ahhh, a good old Primark haul. Who doesn’t love to see what others pick up in the shops? All though I must say, all of my picks from this haul are stored away in my drawers now, as it’s a little cold to be wearing them at the moment!

Mini Drugstore Haul – The Aftermath 

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All though I’ve never been much of a beauty blogger – I’m not the best with make up and I’d much rather chuck my hair up in a messy bun in the mornings. I am rather proud of how well this post did! Maybe, it will give me the confidence to toy around with beauty posts a little more this year? Who knows!

Well that’s it, my top five posts of this year. Sitting here cosy in bed, I can’t help but wonder what will be my top 5 posts of 2017?

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Must Have Stocking Fillers – For Her

I would like to say that I have finished my Christmas shopping, but will I actually ever finish? I always seem to think I’ve finished, but then end up picking up extra bits for people when I don’t really need to.

I have to say, stocking fillers are my favourite thing to buy, little quirky things that you just know someone will love – especially if they’re meaningful. Today I’m going to share my must have stocking fillers for the lovely ladies in your life.

Oh K Nail File Duo | 2017 Botanical Diary | Faux Fur Pom Pom Hot Water Bottle | Keep Calm and Colour Mermaids | Makeup Revolution Iconic Nudes Brush Set | Pandora Cherry Blossom Stud Earrings

I have to admit, a few of these were on my Christmas list, but they’re so cute I thought I had to share them with you…

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Secret Santa £5 and Under

The festive period is vastly approaching, and I thought I’d start whacking out the festive posts! Although unfortunately won’t be taking part in Blogmas, as there is just not enough hours in the day for me, I will be posting regular festive content leading up to the Christmas period.

What better way to start than with a gift guide? Secret Santa is something we are going to be taking part in, in work this year. We have set ourselves a limit of £5 so I have been scouring the shops for deals and thought I’d share my ideas with you guys!

Rudolph Heat Change Mug | Blooming Gorgeous Relaxing Bath Remedy | Nivea Lip Balm Tin | Flutter Wooden Frame | Soap & Glory Happy Pamper Gift Set

I thought it would be really hard to try and find a decent gift for £5 and under but after looking, I realised there’s a huge variety to chose from! Are you taking part in Secret Santa anywhere this year? I’d love to hear your ideas!

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Sunday Thoughts #21


I’M BACK… Or I will be, yesterday late afternoon/evening I spent the whoooole time getting back on the blogging wagon. This is going to happen, even if it kills me. I miss my blogging bubble so much, it hurts. So I have been making copious amounts of to-do lists, mind mapping new idea’s and finally post writing! YAY! 

I feel like I finally have my mojo back, and hopefully weather permitting I am going to be able to take some blog photo’s in the evenings this week along with finishing off half written posts and proofreading, lets get this show on the road.

This week has seen me kicking a lot of ass, I have been time managing pretty well and actually getting things done. I have been liaising with the lovely Geeta to have a sparkly brand new blog header coming your way at the end of the month who is doing an amazing job for me. Highly recommend.

I have finally booked the train tickets for our weekend in London this coming weekend, we’re going to my brother’s birthday because he want’s to go all tourist-y and see the sights of London so I’m totally looking forward to that. My brother absolutely loves trains so although I am dreading the train journey at 6am Saturday morning he is absolutely buzzing for it! If you have any book recommendations please throw them my way! I need something to kill the time.

Mel and I decided to opt for a take away pizza and chill out on her sofa, with her overly sized Labrador, Alfie on Thursday evening after work. It was absolutely delightful. She just get’s me which is something I absolutely love about her, I don’t have to justify anything I say to her – which is how a friendship should be. Oh, and who knew Tesco does cooked pizza to take away? Not me. Obviously, I do now. Mel has shown me the art that is Tesco’s take away pizza’s for LESS than £4. Have I been living in the stone ages or something?

Work has been draining, I have been speaking to new clients everyday so it has been fun and interesting but it is also very time consuming. I love to hear about peoples business and how they work to help others but it’s also very mind draining trying to remember and make the correct notes for our benefits, especially when you know you have a 12 hour day ahead of you – yay for being too kind and covering peoples over time last minute on a Friday when I should have been indulging in beer and fish and chips in the company meeting. Yes, you did read that right beer AND fish and chips in company meetings. I am working for the best company. Also, our newsletter came in the form of a newspaper. How cool?

Oh, and the last thing I have to tell you is I perfected the ultimate autumn eye make up yesterday. Winged eyeliner and all, but forgot to take a selfie, what a shambles. I have no proof, so you’ll just have to trust me because I can promise you now that I will not be able to perfect it the second time round. I am also really sad that I still cannot manage to pull off the berry and vampy coloured lipsticks that I have horded ready for autumn. Help, please?

I hope y’all are having a wonderful week, filled with layers and pumpkin spiced lattes.

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Frozen – Lush Bathbomb Review

I have found a new Lush favourite, I was bought it by a friend for my birthday. It’s sparkly and although it makes me feel more like a mermaid than a snow queen, it does exactly what it says on the tin – or bag?

It looks exactly how you would imagine a Frozen inspirited bath bomb to look, and icy blue with a darker blue band around the middle. It is coated with a slight layer of lustre which leave a beautiful shine in the water.

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“Do you want to have a bath bomb? Do you want to splash and play? Enjoy the most magical soak in the kingdom with this shimmering blue bath bomb, which spills out rolling snowdrifts of silver lustre. Uplifting neroli from Tunisia and precious rose oil from Turkey are sure to spread a little sunshine and melt the iciest of moods. If your day’s felt like a series of doors in your face, this shiny, sky blue bomb filled with sparkle provides the perfect fairytale ending. Step in, take a deep breath and let it go.”

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As all other bath bombs I’ve tried from the fairyland which is a Lush store, it 100% relaxed me from head to toe after a long day of shopping with my mum, which is quiet possibly the most stressful thing I have ever experienced. It’s smells beautiful and very sweet – which I wasn’t expecting. It leaves the water a crystal icy blue, with all of the shimmers you could think of.

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But psssst…make sure you rinse the tub as it leaves the bottom a pearlescent colour after you pull the plug.

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Sunday Thoughts #17

Good afternoon my little beauties, I’ve had such a lovely week. Monday through Friday was the norm, work. But Nathan was in Sheffield Wednesday through Friday, so I spent the evenings chilled, working on my beauty business and writing up new post idea’s.

Friday was my TL’s last day in work before she goes on maternity leave, which was emotional even though I have only known her 2 months. We have gotten rather close, and then Friday night work put on a private screening in our local Odeon of Bridget Jones’s Baby. Okay, lets rewind. On Tuesday or Wednesday an email went around in work to see who would be interested in going and then whoever was, simply replied and the names we’re picked out of a hat. Since the screen definitely wouldn’t fit 500+ employees, I think this was a fun way of picking. When we arrived, we had a bag of sweets, popcorn and a drink sitting on our chairs which was a cute little touch.

The film was hilarious, I think I laughed the whole way through. Everyone loves a bit of Bridget on a Friday evening after a long week in work, it was a perfect touch to finish off the week. I haven’t really done much this weekend, Saturday after noon I spent with mumma as usual. She’s having a new kitchen and bathroom fitted in the week so we moved all of the appliances ready as she’s working all week. It was nice to spend some time at home with her.

Today I woke up extremely excited for Christmas, god only knows why I woke up thinking about Christmas. But, it’s so exciting to know that this is going to me mine and Nathan’s first Christmas in our home. We’re going to need to get decorations and a tree, and this made me majorly excited like I want to go decoration shopping now. So I may just do a little internet shopping, and maybe prepare a little post? Or is it too early?

Who cares, I’m going to spend the day on the sofa in my PJ’s, with my blanket and laptop doing copious amounts of internet shopping and pinning idea’s on the wonderful Pinterest.

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