Sunday, 31 May 2015

♡ A Catch Up and Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award ♡

I can't believe that it's almost been a month since I last posted but I do have good reasons for my absence! First of all; I went on holiday to Stockholm, Sweden for two weeks o(≧▽≦)o Argh I loved it there, I honestly never wanted to leave... maybe I'll find myself living there in the near future? You'll never know! Secondly; I have started studying again but I am studying NVQ Level 3 in childcare to become an officially qualified nursery nurse! It's an online course and it's only for a year and that was the real reason to push me into doing this as deep down, I didn't want to spend another 3 or 4 years stuck in a classroom learning again... but doing it all online and in my own time without having to give up work is just so much easier! So just think, this time next year I shall be qualified and be able to do certain things that I have been wanting to do for so long ヽ(*⌒∇⌒*)ノ Thirdly; I have been joining in more with blogger chats on Twitter and made some awesome new blogging friends *waves to them all if they're reading* and this is how this section sort of slides into the second part of this post.
Now I was nominated by the lovely Kimberly over at 'The Colour Chronicles' so thank you ever so much you darling ♡ You can check out her wonderful blog and the entry with her award post here.

The Rules:
♡ Answer the ten questions you have been sent, thanking the blogger who nominated you.
♡ Come up with ten questions of your own.
♡ Nominate up to ten bloggers.

The Answers:
♡ What is the inspiration behind your blog name?
Well, as you can see my URL and my blog name is completely different! The reason behind my URL is a little odd because I don't really have a reason? "Jester, Joker, Fool" are other terms for being the clown and not being so serious and as I'm not, really, a serious person this kind of suits me to the ground. The reason behind 'Little Miss Dreamer' though is because I always have my heads in the clouds and dreaming my life away... plus you've got to have a few dreams to aim for, right?
♡ Do you save your money, or splurge a lot?
I'm normally a saver, until certain situations. For example; before I went away on holiday to Sweden, I scrimped and I saved every last penny I could and then when I got there... I splurged it all away to enjoy myself! Which now I am starting to slightly regret because normal life things... oops!
♡ Who is your favourite blogger?
I have so many! But I'll whittle it down to three; My Darling Rainbow, Sun Hye Mi and Mahou Shoujo (*/∇\*)
♡ What is the most extravagant purchase you’ve made?
On holiday in Sweden, I spent a lot in Sephora as it was *ever so slightly* cheaper to purchase there in store than online! Whoops......... I will be writing about them in the future so keep an eye out!
♡ Beauty items: budget or branded?
I am normally a budget kind of girl. I will only splash out on branded items if I am super in love with a certain product! Sometimes a name isn't the best thing to have in your collection.
♡ What is your favourite season?
Autumn! I love the colours that pop onto the trees when the leaves change from green to oranges/yellows/browns! Plus... sweater season!!
♡ Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully teaching in Taiwan. That's one of my biggest dreams!
♡ How do you manage your blog and your social life/work/school?
Errr... I don't? I want to be more organised but I tend to just spend an afternoon writing out blog post titles in the drafts and then do them when I actually have the time/energy? I'm a massive procrastinator like jfc...
♡ What products do you use to pamper yourself?
I use sheet beauty masks from 'My Beauty Diary', I'll have the odd bath bomb or two from Lush or I'll go with a clay mask from Innisfree!
♡ What is your dream job?
Being a teacher by day and an author by night! I'd love to become a published children's author ♡

There we go! Here are my ten questions for my nominations;

♡ If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
♡ Favourite author and/or book?
♡ Do you have a secret obsession with anything?
♡ What is the one beauty/make-up item you couldn't live without?
♡ Favourite television show?
♡ What or who makes you happy in life?
♡ What made you decide to start blogging?
♡ If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you take?
♡ Favourite youtubers and/or bloggers?
♡ What is your number one dream you'd like to make come true?

My ten nominations are; Little Owl Diary, Dorkface, I Have A Messy Bun, Dreaming Pretty, The Fashion District, Dungarees and Donuts, Ohsowai, Famous in Japan, Sami Spoon & Shell Senseless ♡

And so here we have it! Again, thank you Kimberly for the nomination, it was such a lovely surprise! Be prepared over the next few weeks for a bombardment of posts as I have so, so, so much to catch up on whoops!

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, 2 May 2015

♡ Etude House Princess Happy Ending Lipsticks ♡


After fffiiinnnaaalllyyy managing to drag myself into slapping some make-up on last weekend, I decided to test out the gorgeous lipsticks from the previous Etude House collection - Princess Happy Ending.

As soon as I saw this particular collection, I knew that I wanted every item no matter how long it took - especially the lipsticks, lipsticks are my main weakness in collections. But a problem occurred when I had the money (and when I remembered) I could not, for the life of me, find the Belle coloured lipstick ANYWHERE, until one of my closest friends managed to find one on Pretty and Cute (link) and so I, of course, purchased that straight away. Then, before I went ahead to buy the Snow White lipstick, I had received the information about Chloe's Christmas Giveaway to which I had one of these said lipsticks! Before I knew it, months had passed with these two beauties on my vanity table staring me down before enough was enough, I had to wear them and test them out. Boy, I was not disappointed with the results.

Snow White Colour (Apple Red)

This colour is such a "pow in your face" kind of red and it is bloody amazing. I actually don't own such a vivid red lipstick and I am thoroughly disappointed in myself for not having one until now. It is such a striking red - with no blue, orange, pink or purple undertones - it is just pure red. Like most Etude House lipsticks, the staying power of this one lives up to the past ones and as well as being a super creamy formula, it glides onto my lips so easily with and without lip liner/lip balm. One last point about this lipstick, it gives off a beautiful glossy finish and doesn't dry out my lips even after wearing it for a good couple of hours... complete winner.

Belle Colour (Purple Rose)

Again, like with the Snow White lipstick, the formula of this one is super creamy, glides on easily, doesn't dry out my lips and as well as lasting for a long time throughout the day... there are no complaints coming from me. See, when you look at the above pictures you'd think that the colour would be as "pow" as the apple red one but it's not in a way? It is more subtle but it does give off that different vibe that's not quite in your face but it is at the same time. I do love this colour as it is such a gorgeous shade of purple - with what I believe to be a pinkish undertone more than a blue? Don't take my word on that it's just the way it came across to me as I was wearing it.

I have never wore two such beautiful lipsticks in such a long time and trust me... I wear a LOT of lipstick! These particular ones tick all the right boxes for me and I just love how they do "pop" out in the above photographs and I cannot wait to incorporate them into more looks in the future! I am also kicking myself mentally at how long it took for me to get these beauties... lesson learnt! I don't know where you can buy the Belle lipstick any more as the site I got mine from is sold out... but the Snow White version seems to still be available on ebay! One final note... I don't know if I look like one in the pictures but I legit felt like a princess wearing these beautiful lipsticks *sighs happily*

Thanks for reading!