Heatless Overnight Beach Waves Tutorial!

Hey daydreamers! How has your week been? I’m super happy because I got to go swimming a lot and see my friends a few times! The beach is finally open, and we’re going to spend a day there on Monday and I’m super excited! I love the look of beach waves, and I think they look so summery and carefree and also just really cute.

I’ve been spending a lot of time on Pinterest lately (if you want some inspiration, you can check out mine!) and I stumbled across this cool hair hack. I decided to give it a try, and I’m going to be showing you guys how to do it today! It looks adorable for pictures and video calls. Let’s get straight into the tutorial!

First, get your hair damp or wet. If you take showers at night, it works super well to dry off your hair a little bit so it’s not dripping. If not, spray it with some water or run it under the sink – just get it pretty wet! Then brush out all of the tangles.

Once you’ve gotten your hair wet and brushed out all the tangles, separate it into two equal sections.

Next, take a bathrobe tie and put it over your head like a headband.

Take a small section of hair and bring it over the bathrobe tie and wrap it around to bring it back to the front.

Keep on repeating that, but each time add in a little more hair.

Once you’ve run out of hair to add on, twist it with the bathrobe tie as far as your hair goes and tie it off with a hair tie!

Repeat on the other side, and you’ve completed the first half! Then there are two ways to finish it:

the first way

Twist both sides super tight.

Then bring both sides up over your head – it looks super weird, I know! 😂 I was laughing when I took this pic.

Next, tie the two braids together in a little bow. Again, it looks super weird, but this is probably the most comfortable way to sleep in it.

the second way

For this second way, you will need two scrunchies!

Twist one side of your hair super tight.

Twist it in a circle to make a Leia bun and secure it with one of your scrunchies!

Repeat on the other side, and you’re done with the second way! It’s really a matter of personal preference which one you do, I usually do the first one since it’s more comfortable but it’s totally up to you!

The final step is to go to sleep! When you wake up the next morning, take out all of the scrunchies, hair ties, and bathrobe tie, and you’ll have pretty waves!

These beach waves look super cute in a half-up half-down hairstyle or just down! Not everyone’s hair is alike, so yours might look slightly different from mine. If you want, add some hairspray and gently brush out any tangles.

It only takes about five minutes the night before, and the end result is cute, effortless, and super summery! And the best part is that it takes absolutely zero heat to create this hairstyle so you won’t damage your hair.

And that’s it for this week’s post! Make sure you’re subscribed to our email list so you’ll receive the bonus May Monthly Update I’m sending out tomorrow! Make sure to let me know if you try this hair hack and if it works for you. Have a great week and I’ll see y’all next Saturday!

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Pura Vida Sunflower Necklace + Shell Bracelet Review!

🌻 Hey daydreamers! I’m so excited for this post. In Hannah’s spring cleaning post, she linked to this cute sunflower choker from Pura Vida*, and I knew I had to get it! It looked absolutely adorable, super summery, totally my style, and something I would wear every day. I waited a week or two to see if I still wanted it and was willing to spend money on it, and I did! I ordered it a few weeks ago, and it finally came on Tuesday. I decided to do a review of it on here, and that’s what I’m doing in today’s post!

You’ve most likely heard of Pura Vida, they’re an amazing jewelry brand that is super popular with teen girls and every purchase you make supports artisans around the world! Of course, this post is not sponsored (I wish! That would be insane haha). Let’s get right into it!

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Scrunchie Giveaway Winner!

Hey daydreamers! I know I don’t normally post today, but I have a very exciting announcement for you all: today I’m revealing the winner of the giveaway!

The winner was chosen completely randomly from a random name picker website. But before we reveal the winner of our giveaway to kick off our email list, let’s take a look at the prizes they won!

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what’s in my backpack (beginning vs. end of the year)

Hey daydreamers! A long time ago at the start of the school year (haha remember when there wasn’t a global pandemic) I did a What’s in my Backpack post for back to school. I thought it would be fun to show what my backpack looks like at the end of the year versus the beginning so you guys could see what worked, what didn’t, and all the things about my backpack that have changed!

School just got out for me on May 8th, and I’m so excited about summer! I have a ton of fun, summer-y posts lined up for the next couple weeks to celebrate school ending and I’m super pumped about them. Oh, and we also upgraded to the WordPress Premium plan, which means a brand-new theme and no more ads! Make sure to head on over to the site if you aren’t there to check out the new changes! And if you haven’t yet, check out my first what’s in my backpack post before you read this one.

Okay, without further introduction, let’s start digging through my backpack!  😂

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Reacting to Your Assumptions About Me: Part 2!

Hey daydreamers! First off, I want to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who subscribed to the email list and entered the giveaway! It’s so amazing to do this giveaway to kick off the launch of our email list and work with SP Scrunchies! If you haven’t entered yet, make sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win two scrunchies from The Striped Plaid Co! 💛 I’ll be announcing the winner either next week or the week after so stay tuned for the results and make sure to enter before then!

Second, I’m so happy that you guys liked Part 1 of me reacting to your assumptions, and thank you so much for all of your amazing submissions! I originally planned for this to be a single post, but you guys ended up giving me a ton more assumptions than I had planned (thank you!) so I decided to make a part 2 so I could react to all of them! This time I used images from Pinterest to go along with the post, and let’s get into the assumptions!

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I’m Starting An Email List! + Scrunchie GIVEAWAY With thestripedplaidco! (closed)

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Hey daydreamers! If you remember, I’ve been dropping a few small hints here and there about a super-special post coming up. Well, as you might’ve guessed from the title, I’ve got some really exciting news for you guys today – I’m starting an email list, and I’ve partnered with Hannah from The Striped Plaid Co to host a giveaway to celebrate!

wait, hold on. What’s an email list again?

I’m glad you asked! 😉 An email list is a way to follow a blog, but it’s more personalized and there’s a ton of cool benefits that come with it. For instance, you’ll not only get a notification whenever a new post is up, but you’ll also get monthly updates, fun freebies (like wallpapers and clipart!), and even access to exclusive giveaways like this one!

If I’m already following your blog through WordPress, do I need to subscribe? Do I have to unfollow you on WordPress to subscribe?

One of the coolest parts about it is that you can follow through WordPress and through the email list – there’s no need to unfollow! And if you’re already following my blog through WordPress, you can subscribe to the email list too so you’ll get all the awesome benefits mentioned above (and you’ll be able to enter the giveaway, too!)

That sounds cool! What kinds of emails will i be getting, and how often?

Don’t worry, you’ll only be hearing from me once a week or less. You’ll be getting a notification email whenever there’s a new post, and at the end of each month, you’ll get a monthly update that includes exclusive content and freebies! And you can unsubscribe anytime if you ever change your mind.

Great! How do I subscribe?

You can subscribe right here!

The Giveaway

Okay, hopefully you read all of that and didn’t just scroll straight down to the giveaway. XD Now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for…the giveaway!

What you’ll be getting:

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How to enter:

  • You must have your parent’s permission to enter or be over 18.
  • You must be subscribed to the Diary of a Daydreamer email list (we will be checking!)
  • You’ll need a valid email address that we can contact you by, and you’ll need to (privately) share your shipping address so Hannah can send you the prizes!
  • Just fill out the form below! You can only enter once, but there are different bonus entries you can do to increase your chance of winning!
  • If the form’s not showing up, it’s probably because you’re in the WordPress reader and not on the actual site. If it’s still not working, you can use this link: https://emeraldpheonix.survey.fm/giveaway-entry-form
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Thank you so much to Hannah for providing the prizes for the giveaway, you’re the best and I had so much fun working with you! And thank you so much to whoever entered and whoever signed up for the email list – I really appreciate it and I’m so happy! Once again, you can check out Hannah’s Etsy shop here. Thank you all so much for reading, and I’ll see you next weekend! You can expect the giveaway results in 2-3 weeks!

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Reacting to Your Assumptions About Me! (Part 1)

Hey daydreamers! I’m so excited about this post, ahh! So, last Monday, I asked you guys what some of your assumptions about me were. I got so many great responses, and thank you so much to everyone who submitted them! Also, a cozy-themed photoshoot ended up winning the poll, but I decided to incorporate some pens and books and I love how it turned out! So without further adieu, let’s get straight into the assumptions!

You like the beach more than the mountains

Ooh, that’s a hard one – I think I would have to say this is wrong because I went to Colorado last summer and I absolutely loved the mountains. Colorado is my favorite place in the whole wide world (so far haha) and it’s amazing there!

Christmas is your favorite holiday

Yes! Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love Christmas music and I kinda wish I could listen to it all year long!

Your favorite types of books are long lengthy ones

This one is probably incorrect, but it really depends. I used to be in a slump where I just read Middle-Grade contemporaries, and I would re-read the same books over and over again, but now I prefer more YA, fantasy, and self-help. It’s funny, I read a lot of shorter books, but all of my absolute favorites are really long! (The Book Theif, Harry Potter, The Martian, The Hunger Games) So I guess I would have to say this is sort of right?

You like to read Harry Potter. Mainly bc a lot of ppl do.

Yes!! I’m obsessed with Harry Potter right now (I’m a proud Hufflepuff!), and I’m rereading all the books and watching the movies while I’m in quarantine! Tbh, I read the books in third grade, absolutely loved them, and then I kind of forgot about them. At the beginning of quarantine, I decided to start reading them again, and I just started rereading book 5! When I’m bored I look at Harry Potter memes, haha. I think it’s safe to say this assumption is correct. 😉

U are a really nice sister and u and ur sister don’t fight a lot bc u seem to be really good at expressing ur self and solving/fixing problems.

I’m really flattered that you think that!! 😊 When it comes to drama or problems with friends, my first reaction is often “HEY GUYS LOOK OVER THERE ISN’T THAT AN INTERESTING WALL?? And ooh let’s take a moment to think about rainbows and puppies and sunshine shall we?? REMEMBER THAT TIME WHEN WE WERE ALL GETTING ALONG HAHAHAHA SO FUN hey let’s reenact that!!”* I hate drama and just want people to get along, haha! Usually, I’ll talk to my mom about what to say and then I take a step back, think about it, and once I’ve found the perfect words try to say something that would best help solve the problem. But the thing is, with my sister…well, we sometimes argue, but of course we do – we’re sisters! We get on each other’s nerves a lot but we secretly would do anything for each other. We used to fight a ton, but now we’re getting a bit better about it!

*This proves that I am 100000% a Hufflepuff, no questions asked.

you do really well in school

Yes, I’d say I do pretty well in school! I have A’s in all of my classes, but of course, there’s the occasional quiz that I don’t do well on or a forgotten assignment. My best subject is probably English, and the one I have to study the hardest for is Math because I’m definitely more right- than left-brained! (Not to be braggy or anything, I hope I don’t come across that way!)

you’re super tall

Nope, not at all! I’m actually pretty average, but I’m on the shorter side. I’m only about 5 feet tall, and most of my friends are around 5’2″ or 5’3″. I looked it up and I think the average height for a 12-year-old female is 5 feet. I just feel really short because all my friends are tall, haha!

you’re very girly

Yes! This is so true! I love soft, feminine colors, I don’t play a ton of sports besides ballet and volleyball, I love hair and makeup, and I enjoy fashion and a lot of other things that would be considered girly! So yes, definitely!

you’re quite a positive person 

Yes!! This is actually very true about me. I’m always trying to look on the bright side, find the good thing in the situation, etc. Sometimes it’s hard to be positive, but I’m always trying to work on being able to find joy during tough situations (e.g. right now!!). I’m usually a pretty smiley and bubbly person, except when I’m tired or mad/sad, haha.

you love baking

I love baking, and I wish I could do it more often! I recently made this edible cookie dough recipe and my family liked it, and I was obsessed with it. I’d say I’m at least decent at baking but I’m not very experienced, however, I do enjoy it!

you’re one of the oldest in your year group

This one is from Sophie, who lives in the UK, so I think year group means grade in America? (correct me if I’m wrong!) I’m in 6th grade, which I think is equivalent to Year 7 in the UK. I don’t think I’m one of the oldest in my grade (there are a few people who are 13) but I’m not the youngest either. So I think I might be sort of in the middle, since I turned 12 in October?

you prefer creative subjects in school

100%! I love writing and essays, and I also really enjoy project- and group project-type things.

you like reading

Yes! I love, love, love to read. Before I go to bed every night, I read whatever book I’m currently working on for about an hour. It’s one of my favorite parts of the day and it’s the only way I can calm myself down to go to sleep!

you have a big friend group but not a best friend

I actually have both! I have a really big friend group (we have to pull up a million chairs to the lunch table to fit everybody, lol!), and then I also have a best friend within my main group of friends (she was in a few of my older posts, like this one!) I also have a bunch of friends outside of my friend group at school, (Hi Janel, I know you’re reading this!! *hug*), and then a bunch of friends from dance and also online friends. Whew, that was complicated, but hopefully you get what I mean, haha. So this one is half-correct, half-wrong.

your favorite emoji is 😂

😂 is probably my most-used emoji (I type it constantly!), but my favorites are 🩰, 🦙, and 😊! I also like this 🤠 random cowboy one, because he’s (its?) very underrated. *nodnod*

you’re a morning person

I actually have no idea. Am I? I wake up earlier than most of my friends (I’m horrible at sleeping in, which is a really funny thing to be bad at – I can never sleep past 9:00, or else my body will wake me up exactly then! It’s really funny), but it usually takes me a second to get going in the morning or even just to get out of bed. I’d definitely say I’m way more of a night owl because it takes me forever to fall asleep, but I guess you could say I’m a morning person.

Wow, I only got through about half of these! I’ll definitely do a part 2, because this post is getting long but you guys submitted so many awesome assumptions that I definitely want to react to. If you didn’t get a chance to comment your assumptions, that’s okay! You can just comment yours down below and they will be included in part 2! Stay tuned for an extra-special post coming up next week, and thank you so much for reading!

Are any of these assumptions true – or false – about you?

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