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Friday, 22 April 2011


Welcome to my second ever giveaway!!!

I am very excited about this one because I love love love the prize myself!! :)

The Prize is the winners choice of ONE of the following Sleek Make up Eyeshadow Palettes:

The Sleek Chaos Palette
The Sleek Original Palette
The Sleek Acid Palette 
The Sleek Sunset Palette

The prize is for one palette and its easy peasy to enter!... And so to the rules....

The Rules
1. You MUST be a follower or become a follower to enter

2. Spread the word about this giveaway on your own blog and let your followers know! (Anyway you want to, although please let me know if you do not have a live blog)

3. Join Dreams of Beauty Facebook page HERE

4. Write in the comment box below, ENTER ME PLEASE with an email address I can contact you on, whether you are a follower and have blogged about the giveaway!

And that's all folks!

Told you it was easy didn't I? :)

PS. If you are under the age of 16 years old PLEASE get Parent/Guardians permission before entering as you will need to provide me with your address for me to post your prize if you win!! :)

The giveaway will close on 22nd May 2011 at 1pm GMT

The winner will be announced on or shortly after the closing date as a blog post on DoB and I will also email the lucky winner!!
The winner will be picked using

All prizes are bought with my own money for my giveaways and are not freebies that I have received from companies or anywhere else!

Good Luck Everyone!

Thursday, 21 April 2011

A very long....Weight Watcher's Update.

Well... another good week of Weight Watchers

A loss of 1.5lb this week which is fab!!

Sometimes I find it so so hard to keep on track, especially at the moment with Easter eggs all around... this has been my main downfall.

Some days I think ohh I will be ok a little bit won't hurt, but then a little bit turns into a lot and then before I know it the whole lot is gone. I have however been balancing this out by exercising, mainly bike rides around the scenic sights of my local countryside, which with the gorgeous weather we have been having lately it is nice to be out and about.

Although the week that I put weight on, this was the week that I didn't exercise, so I am kinda scared to stop exercising at the moment in case I put weight on!

I am not far from my goal weight now, only another 10lb to go and having lost 8lb so far in 6 weeks, hopefully it will not take me too long to get to my goal in time for my holiday in July!

It is amazing the prejudice that surrounds weight and indeed weight-loss, people have a perception that if they think that you look slim their answer is, 'what are you moaning about?' I experienced this at my  meeting last week and for a split second I let it upset me, I realised soon enough that this lady was in a way complementing me, in a round about way. I don't believe that there should be pressure on people to  conform to how others want them to be. If you are a beautiful big girl and are happy with the way you look and your weight then who cares about anyone else's opinion and on the other hand if you are slim but feel that little bit uncomfortable and think you would be happier losing a few pounds then who's to say you can't!

It is all about confidence and how you feel about yourself inside that counts and the people around you who love you, will love you for who you  are whatever shape or size that you are.

I do enjoy the way weight watchers is formatted compared to other diets because that's just it, it isn't a diet. You can eat what you want and how much, you just have to re train yourself to pick the healthier options that are out there, we are all sensible enough to realise that a huge plate of fruit and veg is much better than a big slice of chocolate fudge cake, although for me the cake mostly wins! :) 

But for some reason with going to the Weight Watcher meeting each week it stops me from cheating because I know the next week I have to stand in front of someone and get weighed! It might not be for everyone but it works for me.

Sorry for this random ramble on for well.. toooo long :) but I have kind of written in a stream of conciousness so I hope it makes sense to you guys!

Lots of Love


Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Dreams of Beauty now has a Facebook page....

Just a quick post to say... Dreams of Beauty is now on Facebook

You can find DoB Facebook page HERE please come over and have a look and join the group!

It would be lovely to have you! :)

Love Amanda xXx

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Easter eggs are NOT a weight watchers friend....

So... a little update on my Weight Watcher journey for this week... not a good one really :(

1lb on this week! boooo !! :( Although I half expected it as I ate a full Easter egg on Saturday night! oops!

Im sorry but it is tough when they are all around the house AND only £1 at Asda! :)

Anyway, i've got back on the wagon today and hopefully will exercise my butt off this week and try and get rid of that 1lb!

It is hard not to just give in and quit but I feel so much better being more controlled over what I eat, more energy and actually know my body is getting what it needs rather than too much chocolate and biscuits!

 So anyone struggling like me stick with it! I know it is really hard through the weeks when you put on weight but the feeling when you have lost the weight is amazing! Really gives you your boost back so i'm hoping for this next week!

Got to stay positive!

Lots of Love



Monday, 11 April 2011

New Cute MAC collection!

Just spotted the new MAC 'Quite Cute' Collection and it is just that... CUTE! Although I think VERY cute!

I must admit I am a lover of pinks and pastels and this collection covers just that, lots of gorgeous pastel colours greens, liilacs, and pinks etc LOVE IT! Perfect for Spring/Summer

Hopefully I will be able to save some poor student pennies and buy a few things from the collection! If I do I will be sure to let you know!

Photo credit MAC Website
This is one of my favourite looks from the collection, statement bright pink lips (Candy Yum yum) with the 'Quite Cute' eyeshadow quad colour of 'Goody goody gum drop' which is a very pale pink.

Check out the full collection at the MAC website 

I'm sure you will love it as much as I do!

Have you bought anything from the collection? What do you think?

Lots of Love


Thursday, 7 April 2011

Weight Watcher's Update

Just a small update on my weight watchers journey!

Last week wasn't a very good week as I only lost 1/2lb! booo! :(

So I did get a bit disheartened this week and thought about giving up and reaching for the cream cakes again!

Although my weigh in was yesterday and this week I have lost 2lb!! woohooo!!

and ALSO received my 'silver 7' sticker as I have lost 7 1/2lbs so far!

I have regained my drive again for this so I am pleased I managed to lose more this week!

Only 11lb to go!

How are you getting on with your weight loss journey?

If you are struggling like I was don't give up! 

Lots of Love