January Favourites

January Favourites

Can someone tell me how a whole month of 2017 has already gone by?! You know the drill, here’s some of my January highlights:

The Happiest Fitness Co’s ZPD pre-order

I’d been sitting on this design for a while, and because I wanted the shirt for my upcoming Disney trip, I decided to get a sample made for myself.. The response was overwhelming, which pushed me to list the design for pre-order straight away. People supporting my small business make me so happy, and you can still get your hands on the first batch here!

Sony 55-210mm telescopic lens

I’ve harped on about my excitement for my new lens for a while now, but I finally got to really take it out for a spin on my Disneyland Paris trip a few weeks back and it totally lived up to the hype. I took some awesome photos, but also managed to lose my SD card with the majority of my photos on..

Nars Laguna bronzer

I recently got a sample of one of Nars most popular products with my Feel Unique Pick’n’Mix, and having now used it I can 100% see why its so religiously raved about. I’m not normally super into bronzer, but with the summer coming up, I think this will definitely be going onto my wishlist.

Lush Tooth Fairy Tooth Powder

I’m a real sucker for Lush’s weird and wonderful products, especially when it comes to toothpaste alternatives. Tooth Fairy is a strawberry flavoured dream alternative to that yucky minty aftertaste mixed with your morning juice. It seems super weird the first few times you use it, but its great for popping into my gym bag or hand luggage!

Amazing people of January

Shoutout to some of the beautiful people that have made this month even more special:

  • Mitchell – for making my DLP trip full of fun
  • Cara – for being a strong and sassypants beauty
  • Amy – literally so happy to have finally met this wonderful woman in person
  • Nancy – for talking a Cast Member into letting me into the Big Thunder Mountain Fastpass line

How’s your January been?

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December Favourites

December Favourites

The last month of the year is almost over, and I think we’re all welcoming 2017 with open arms, but before we do, I’m gonna sneak in a last bit positivity with my final favourites of 2016.

Lush Fairy Dust

I bought a bottle of Fairy Dust way back in October when the Christmas range was first released, but its only really become part of my daily routine in the last month or so and I’ve loved experimenting with different ways to use it, including as a dry shampoo, and also mixing it with my face powder to make myself sparkle!

DisneyLife

I teamed up with the guys over at DisneyLife UK to offer readers a free 7 day trial of the programme, which I also signed myself up for and I’ve been filling my free time with some of my favourite live action movies and the Disney Channel Originals from my childhood.

Star Wars hype

Not even ashamed to admit to the fact that I’ve seen Rogue One in the cinema twice already, and its not even been out for two weeks. As well as the film being totally amazing, I just love the atmosphere and hype when a new SW film comes out – suddenly the whole world becomes obsessed and its great!

Copper lights

Gave into my basic blogger instincts when I found these copper lights in Asda for £5, and you’ve probably seen them in every blog and Instagram photo since. I have no shame, and I think they’ve added a little something extra to my blogography.

Fitbit Charge 2

Almost a year after I killed my Fitbit Zip in the washing machine, I treated myself to the Charge 2. It does everything I need it to as a fitness tracker, but I’m also finding my sleep habits super interesting and the silent alarms and guided breathing sessions are fab.

Another year done, and tomorrow I’ll be looking back on some of the incredible things I’ve been lucky enough to do this year, so stay tuned!

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November Favourites

Happy end of November everyone! How’s it been for everyone?

Its been a little up and down for me, but let’s look at the ups, and the things I’ve been loving this month!

November Favourites

Sewing

I dusted off my sewing machine, after about a year of it being on the floor by my desk, so I could get started on costume making for next year’s races, and two costumes and a bunch of other creations later I’m loving it again! Its made me so happy to get creative again.

Iconic Matte Lipstick

I recently bought Makeup Revolution’s Iconic Matte lipstick in shade Inspiration, and its fast becoming my favourite nude lipstick – long lasting, not drying and the packaging is rose gold perfection!

Moana

My Moana hype is still going strong! From the release of the Alessia Cara version of How Far I’ll Go at the start of the month, to the tsum tsum release and seeing a preview of the film just over a week ago, its been so exciting and I can’t wait to see it again in the cinema this week!

Oh Boy! collection

I dropped a new collection on The Happiest Fitness Co to celebrate the birthday of Mickey Mouse, check it out here!

Blog Love

Here’s a few blog posts that I’ve enjoyed recently, give them a read:

Are you ready for Christmas to descend in December?

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October Favourites!

Happy Halloween everyone! As of tomorrow the world will be ditching it’s pumpkins and donning its Santa hats as we head towards my favourite time of year! Yes November is way too early to be thinking about Christmas, but its undeniable folks..

But what have I been loving this month?

October Favourites

Ready, Steady, Glow by Madeleine Shaw

I bought this cookbook months ago, but have only really just had a chance to have a proper look at it in the last few weeks. Its packed of amazing recipes, all really fresh and healthy and easy to prepare, and I can see myself reaching for it more and more going into the colder months.

Lush Autumn Leaf bath bomb

This month has been very Lush-y, but while I’m still a little disappointed about not getting the job I interviewed for, my huge Lush haul made me so much happier, especially this beautiful autumn bath bomb! Super super pretty and relaxing, oh so relaxing..

Podcasts

I have featured in not one, but two podcasts this month! Ok, so one was just a tweet of mine that got mentioned on The Florida Project podcast (still counts though!), but more importantly I sat in the DLP Hot Seat! I had the most fun recording with Mitch, and you can listen to it here!

Hula-hooping

Yes, actual hula-hooping.. Having never been able to hula-hoop, I was curious when I came across weighted hula-hoops on Amazon to see if I would stand any better chance with a heftier hoop, and guess what.. I CAN DO IT! I have suddenly become a hula-hooping sensation, and its a pretty killer workout actually.

Disney trip updates

So I’m really excited to tell you all that Sarah and I are extended our WDW trip in February by a day for very exciting reasons! I’ve also finally booked my flights for Feb, and I’ve passed the 200 day mark to my trip to Disneyland in May, eek!

What have you been loving this month?

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September Favourites and Highlights!

Well that’s another month gone – another month closer to Christmas! What have I been loving this month?


Boyfriend time

Of course the ultimate highlight of this month was my trip to New Zealand to spend a week with my boyfriend. I had the most incredible time going on adventures with him, including a trip to Hobbiton, visiting penguins and racing down the Rotorua luge, and I also got to have a little look round where he’s living and training at the moment which was really nice.

Reading magazines

I basically never buy magazines, but when faced with the prospect of 24 hours of flying at the start of the month, I treated myself to a few from the airport WHSmiths, and while I still don’t think I’ll be making this a regular thing, its been nice to have casual reading material.

Cartier La Panthere

I know I said in my Girl Fails post that I never buy perfume, but I got a sample of this with a Feel Unique order and absolutely fell in love with it, so I found myself buying a full sized bottle without much thought. Its so dreamy!

DLP Hot Seat is returning!

One of my favourite Disneyland Paris podcasts is making its return, yay! Mitch is a great friend of mine and super funny and I can’t wait to get listening, plus I may or may not be featuring on an upcoming broadcast..

Redbubble A-Line dresses

I’d be saving for a little while after becoming obsessed with an Its a Small World design, and now its finally mine and I’m so happy with it! Stay tuned for an outfit post!

RunDisney registration

Its probably no shock that I’ve registered for another RunDisney event for next year – I mean, I did announce earlier in the year that I’d be looking to sign up for this one – but knowing I’m successfully entered for the Pixie Dust Challenge at the Tinkerbell Weekend in Disneyland for my trip in May next year is a big weight off my chest!

What’s September brought you?

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August Highlights!

This is my 500th post, eek!

Another month, another favourites post! As per usual, I’m not sure where the month has gone – August has really been a bit of an odd month for me, stuck between post-holiday blues and looking forward to my trip next month, and I’ve spent most of my time at work so everything else has taken a bit of a backseat.. That said, this month has had its highlights!

August Highlights

Time with my girls

A semi spur of the moment trip to the beach with two of my best friends was exactly what I needed this month; sun, sea, food and Disney talk was what the doctor ordered.

Finding Dory

The long-awaited Pixar sequel really hit the spot! I LOVED IT.

Poprageous sample sale scores

I’ve been kinda obsessed with Poprageous ever since I discovered the brand and placed my first order a few month ago, so when they announced that they’d be selling off some of their samples and old stock on Depop I was determined to get something good. I missed out on the first few good’uns, but finally got some incredible Captain America leggings and a Pacman swimsuit – both total bargains!

Depop sales

I’ve made an attempt this month to declutter a little, and have managed to sell a load of stuff through Depop to make some money back! I’ve still got loads going if anyone’s interested, my username is lottiem94 🙂

Disney planning!

Everyone knows that Disney planning brings me a lot of joy, and this month as well as booking ADRs for my Disney World trip in February, I’ve been deciding outfits for Disneyland Paris in September, and starting to think about outfits for my trips next year!

How was August for you?

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July Favourites

It feels a bit strange writing a monthly favourites post, when I’ve actually spent the majority of the month out of the country, but actually there have been some things that have really stood out as superstars this month, both on my travels and at home!

July Favourites

Sweaty Betty New Balance Vazees

When I saw that two of my favourite fitness brands, Sweaty Betty and New Balance were collaborating on a trainer, I instantly fell in love with their creation. I talked myself out of buying them for a while, but when raiding the SB sale I decided that I would bite the bullet and buy them, and THEY ARE SO COMFORTABLE! I’d never run in them because I’m quite picky about my running shoes, but they’re great for the gym and I wore them for the majority of my trip to China because they are so lightweight and beautiful. Definitely worth the purchase!

Mitchum deodorant

So I fell pray to TV advertising.. I wanted to know if it was as good as the advert made it sound, and while I don’t want to be crude, we all sweat guys and there’s nothing wrong with that, but you don’t need to smell. It claims 48 hour protection, and I was so impressed finding that even after 24 hours solid travelling (I’m talking stuffy planes, trains etc) I didn’t feel at all sticky or smell of anything. Also the fragrances are great and not overwhelming like some deodorants can be!

Feel Unique Pick’n’mix

Um, did you know you can try 5 products a month FOR FREE from Feel Unique?! Well, you pay £3.95 for postage, but that comes back to you in the form of a voucher to redeem against a future purchase if you fall in love with the products. I got my hands on a sample of Benefit’s Ka Brow! and a few other cool bits that looked worth a try – I can’t wait to do it again!

Primark scented candles

I went into Primark to pick up some last minute holiday bits, and saw these pink grapefruit tealights on the checkout for something crazy like £1! They smell great and last a good long while; you can’t really go too wrong with tealights but these were better than I thought they would be.

Nyx Euro Trash lipstick

I’m obsessed with this shade! Its perfect for everyday wear and there’s just nothing like a matte lipstick in my opinion, plus its cruelty free!

What have you been loving this month?

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