Hello Autumn | Sunday Thoughts

Let’s get straight to the point. Autumn is my favourite season, my favourite time of year. Why? Because of the fiery leaves, Halloween and of course the cosiest of clothes.

I love to be dressed in copious amounts of layers. Bring on the chunky scarves and cute ankle boots. The burnt orange and warm red tones of not only the leaves, but the make up palettes too. The crisp mornings, the dark evenings. I also think baths are a little more acceptable in the dark evenings, I’m not sure why. But hey, that’s just me.

It seems to strange writing a Sunday Thoughts post again, it’s been months. But I feel like I’m ready again. I’ve had a tough few months, in a lot of different aspects of my life and unfortunately they have impacted my blog. Not because I didn’t want to write, I just didn’t know what to write. I have been scared as to forgetting where to draw the line when it comes to sharing personal things online. But I feel a hell of a lot better so here we are, again.

I’ve finally joined the gym, again. The Moneypenny stone (or two in my case) is definitely a thing, and I am not comfortable with that. So it’s time to get myself back to feeling good about my body image. I also got my other foot tattooed whilst I’ve been away, and being under the needle again felt soo good! I’ve missed being able to spend money on things I actually want rather than the bill monster eating at away at it. Nathan and I have also officially started saving, we actually have some sort of savings for the first time in our lives. Let me tell you coming to payday and still having X amount in your bank to fall back on for emergencies feels SO good. Things are on the up!

Anyway, enough about me. How have you guys been? I’m sorry to have been away for so long, but I’m back. I may not be posting as regularly as I used to but I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things as quickly as possible.

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ASOS Spring Fashion Picks

Waking up to the sun shining automatically makes me excited. I am so excited for the summer months, and not having to wear like a gazillion layers to work. Plus, there is nothing more I love to do when I have zero pennies in my bank than to ‘pretend shop’ on ASOS or any other website I fancy. So with the slightly warmer weather approaching I thought I’d let you peak into my ASOS basket and see my top spring picks.

ASOS embroidered tee | ASOS linen maxi dress | ADIDAS jumper | ASOS flatform canvas trainers | ASOS Emilia jacquard ankle boots | GLAMOROUS fold-over backpack

Although I love everything I’ve picked (otherwise I wouldn’t have picked them duuhh), I think my all time favourites are the ASOS linen maxi because you could wear it on warmer days as it is, but it would also look cute on cooler days with a long sleeved white t-shirt underneath. Along with, the ASOS Emilia ankle boots because *insert heart eye emoji’s here* they are just beautiful.

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Disney Classics Collection

So, if you didn’t already know – I am obsessed with all things Disney. One day I will go to Disney World in Florida, it’s on my bucket list and I am going to go whether I’m 21 or 50. I will live the magic. To fulfil my love of Disney I have collected bits and bobs over the years from ornaments to plush teddies and cups. But, I have been collecting the Disney classics DVD’s for a year or so. But not just the ordinary DVD’s, the special edition holographic cover ones. Don’t get me wrong, my collection is far from complete, but I though it’d be nice to share how far I have got with it.

I currently have 20 of the ever-growing 56 Disney classics, and I’m determined to create a collection of the lot which I can keep for years to come, and maybe even pass down my family some day. Lame? I don’t care, Disney has been one of my favourite things growing up so I am going to share that with my children and what better way to do this?

I have to admit, some of them are still in the plastic wrapping because I don’t ever seem to get chance to sit and watch anything these days – never mind a full blown film! But my favourites have been ripped open and watch repeatedly. I have to say my favourite has always been, and always will be The Little Mermaid. Ever since I can remember, I have loved this film and I don’t think anything will change that purely because of the nostalgia effect it gives me every time I watch it.

One of my more recent favourites has to be Big Hero 6 it just gives me all the feels and makes me so emotional although it’s classed as a children’s film. I have to admit, I am yet to see Moana, but I am looking forward to watching it because I’ve heard so many good things about it.

What’s your favourite Disney film? Old or new, spill! Leave a comment below or tweet me!

 

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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Autumn ASOS Wishlist

With summer pretty much over now, I need to update my wardrobe to keep me warm over the autumn and winter months. ASOS is my favourite place to shop lately, purely because of the range they have on their website, so many options in just one place!

The colder months only mean one thing, jumpers, layers and my favourite ankle boots! I think autumn is definitely my favourite month for fashion because I just love layers and comfy clothes like oversized jumpers and scarves.

ASOS High Neck Midi Column Dress | New Look Oversized Sweatshirt
ASOS Cord Dungaree Dress Pinkmie Leather Look SkirtASOS Achme Chunky Zip Ankle Boots ASOS Oversized Chunky ScarfJonathan Aston Harmony Over The Knee Socks | ASOS Off the Shoulder Rib Bodysuit

Last but definitely not least, I couldn’t resist myself when I seen that ASOS have released their Halloween collection *insert pumpkin emoji here*.

Here are my favourite pieced from the Halloween collection –

ASOS Halloween Skeleton Cut Out Midi Dress | ASOS Halloween I’m Not Your Boo Phone Case | ASOS Halloween Skeleton Unicorn Socks

Are you Autumn ready yet? What are your favourite fashion picks this season, be sure to let me know!

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The Versatile Blogger Award Tag

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve done a tag isn’t it? Whilst in work I got an email to advise that the lovely Hollie, from It’s Hollie Ann has nominated me for this – and I got so excited because I’ve been a little bit stuck in a rut with blogging lately, so it’s a nice little surprise and it has lightened my mood considerably.

The challenge is to share seven facts about myself, and then nominate other bloggers to do the same. It’s a fun way to learn more about each other, lets get started!

  1. My favourite animal is a tiger, and has been for as long as I can remember – if you’ve read my 20 things I want to do in my twenties post, you’ll know that I really want to stoke one.
  2. My favourite meal is good old classic bangers and mash, with lots and lots of gravy
  3. I run my own little business venture on this side of my full time job, in which I sell beauty products – I absolutely love it**
  4. I cannot bare bright colours for the life of me – give me neutral’s over neon’s every day!
  5. If asked what football team I support, I always say Manchester United.Even though I barely follow the football, this is probably because my mumma has supported them since she was little.
  6. I love to keep and create scrap books, I have around 6 or 7, but none of them are actually filled.
  7. Even though I’ve passed my driving test, I despise driving and I think that’s just out of fear and anxiety.

I found this really hard to write this post, because most of my interesting facts are in one of my very first blog posts 50 Random Facts, which seems like a decade ago.

I nominate Sarah, Hannah and Kimberley !

All you need to do to take part is make a list of seven facts about yourself and choose your own nominees who’s facts you’d like to read.

Good luck!

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**If you are interested in earning some extra money, or your simply just a beauty product lover email me at kaylajayne143@gmail.com for more information on becoming a part of my team – it’s free!