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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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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Mini Drugstore Haul – The Aftermath 

Today I tried out the two Barry M palettes I showed you in the Mini Drugstore Haul post. If you haven’t read that already they were the Natural Glow Shadow & Primer 2 Palette and the Chisel Cheeks Contour Palette. Guess what? I love them!

Here have used both palettes mixed with my everyday make up and a combination of Mac’s Cyber and Viva Glam II on my lips. Ta-da! This is the outcome.

I think it’s safe to say that I am very pleased with my treat day purchases! They are such good value for money and the pigmentation in the eye shadows was above expectations.

I think the only thing I have to fault is that the contour palette should have a lighter options for paler skin. With my skin being so fair, I feel I can only use the lighter two of the shades because the darker looks way to over powering for my skin tone.

I also love how my make up techniques are clearly getting stronger thanks to all you dedicated beauty bloggers and your tips along the way! Although I still have a long way to go, were finally getting somewhere – hurrah!