{Monthly Roundup} October 2016 Sponsors 

October 2016 Sponsors is a roundup post of all brands and PRs that I had worked with in October. Regular readers know I love showing my appreciation to the brands and PRs in this dedication post. This is also an opportunity for my regular and new readers who hadn’t seen the posts to see them now.

Sponsorship of A July Dreamer, comes in all shapes and sizes as I mentioned in th September 2016 sponsors post. The majority of sponsorship is usually via PR companies and a few from companies directly, regardless all is welcome. I am grateful to have such an awesome relationship with a number of PR companies.

October 2016 Sponsors

The purpose of this post is to remind you of the October 2016 sponsors that I worked with.

Bidvine, an online platform that helps you find and hire a local professional. You can search for any services, get a quote with no obligations and then choose the most favourable to you.

Mint Coffee Body Scrub, I was sent this back in August but only managed to review in September. I hadn’t tried a coffee body scrub before but I was intrigued so I accepted the review opportunity. It does exactly what it says on the tin, only issue I found was the coffee grains went everywhere.

Autumn Sun is a fashion outfit I put together for my course in London. When in London you have to dress {London Style}  the part including carrying around sunglasses. We Brits always walk around with brollies (umbrellas) and shades for the ever-changing weather. We are always ready for the unknown and are ready to embrace some what may.

autumn sun

October 2016 Sponsors ~ Collaborative Guest Posts

What happens to your appearance when you quit smoking had the tongues wagging which was good. This guest collaborative post brought some interesting insight into the visible and non-visible effects noticed after you quit smoking. I am a non-smoker and personally try to avoid smokers because I get nose bleeds from smoke inhalation.

5 ways to stay active this winter was another collaborative guest post, I learned a lot from this post. Comfy clothes, chilling in front of a telly instead of being active is so easy to do. I am guilty, but I am also making an effort to go to the gym as often as possible.

Getting free stuff ~ For Newbies was a collaborative guest post. Some tips were completely new to me and it was well received by many readers. It’s nice to get a freebie but also ensure there are no hidden agendas before you commit to anything.

How to Rack up Free Perfume Samples a collaborative guest post. This was totally new to me but I am so taken in I had to share. Have you ever bought a perfume after few sprits gone home and it’s not what you wanted? This happens to me all the time so I usually don’t buy perfumes just body sprays. So it’s always nice to get samples, take them home and try different perfumes and see how they fare.

And there you have it, my October 2016 sponsors. Did you work with any companies this month?



  1. November 9, 2016 / 8:40 am

    I can not wait to see either

  2. November 9, 2016 / 8:37 am

    Sure have, thanks

  3. November 2, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    I missed some of these posts so its nice to be able to go and check them out when you do a round up post like this x

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:33 am

      That’s why I love sharing them, give my readers a chance to read some posts they might have missed.

  4. Francesca Nelson
    November 2, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    I love all the variety here in your roundup of posts!

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:33 am

      Thanks, I worked with a variety of sponsors

  5. Tanya Brannan
    November 2, 2016 / 4:59 pm

    I love your roundup post as it gives me a chance to re-look at the post that I enjoyed the most, or meant to write links down and got distracted. Thank you for all your advice too xx

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:33 am

      Thanks Tanya, happy to hear that

  6. November 2, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    You have been very busy. Nice. I hope November is even busier. Happy blogging.

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:34 am

      Thanks Stella, wishing you the same

  7. Hannah Heartss ❄️⛄️
    November 2, 2016 / 10:18 am

    Sounds like a great month and some really good sponsors x

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:34 am

      It sure was and I had some lovely sponsors

  8. November 1, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    Seems like you had a great month, I love reading the bidvine collaboration! 🙂

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:34 am

      I did, thanks Lilinha and yes it was a lovely collaboration with Bidvine

  9. November 1, 2016 / 9:32 pm

    So nice that you are able to do this and work with so many different and great companies. Wishing you more great opportunities.

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:35 am

      Thanks so much Sheri, I am definitely humbled by all the sponsors I have worked with so far

  10. November 1, 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Love how you round up your sponsors and collab posts like this – your mint scrub review was my favourite x

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:35 am

      Aww thanks so much, glad to hear that.

  11. Valerie CottageMakingMommy
    November 1, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    The perfume one is now my favorite. I need to get my hands on some samples.

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:35 am

      I know the feeling and thanks

  12. November 1, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    such a nice thought on doing a post like this. youve had great opportunities

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:36 am

      Thanks Nicol, I love showing my appreciation

  13. Laura
    November 1, 2016 / 3:32 pm

    What a fab monthly roundup! I loved the quit smoking post as my hubby gave up about 20 weeks ago xxx

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:36 am

      Awww how lovely and good luck to him on the journey

  14. jigsawparenting
    November 1, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    oh wow what a great month you have had, I love the idea of a monthly round up

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:36 am

      It was a lovely month indeed and thanks

  15. fashion-mommy
    November 1, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    I love working with new companies each month, you keep your blog very diverse and interesting with you collaborations.

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:36 am

      I try and thanks so much luv

  16. November 1, 2016 / 9:39 am

    Wow what a busy month you’ve had! I find I do most of my collaboration work around Christmas x

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:37 am

      For me it flactuates but usually have about this number of collaborations a month

  17. November 1, 2016 / 9:21 am

    Sounds like you’ve had a busy month. I’ve worked with a lot of great bands in October but the Christmas gift guides for me are the busiest time for collaborations x

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:38 am

      It sure was and so jealous of your collaborations, I need to get onto the gift guides

  18. Hungry_Healthy_Happy
    November 1, 2016 / 8:51 am

    I love getting purfume samples, as they are great for travelling with.

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:38 am

      I know right, I use them for traveling too

  19. November 1, 2016 / 2:07 am

    I love your round up! It’s such a good idea to promote your sponsores again like this! I might borrow the idea!

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:38 am

      You’re welcome to the idea my dear and yes it is a nice promotion for my sponsors

  20. Janine Good
    October 31, 2016 / 10:16 pm

    Round ups are a great idea. You can then look back at a month and see what you have achieved. I think it would be good for the psyche.

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:39 am

      Aside from truly thanking my sponsors that is also my intention to look back and be grateful again

  21. Harriet @ Toby&Roo
    October 31, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    You have had some fab sponsors this month haven’t you?! I love the sound of coffee scrubs 🙂

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:39 am

      Yes I had and thanks

  22. Christine Dodd
    October 31, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    You have done well for sponsors this month – coffee scrubs don’t appeal to me for the reason you state.

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:40 am

      Thanks Christine, glad I am not the only one re coffee scrubs

  23. HollyAllie Noah
    October 31, 2016 / 3:14 pm

    I love the end of the month round p such such a great way to reflect on your thoughts .

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:40 am

      So true

  24. Joanna
    October 31, 2016 / 3:08 pm

    What a great list of sponsors in love the sound of the body scrub

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:40 am

      Thanks Joanna

  25. Cynthia Williamston
    October 31, 2016 / 2:59 pm

    You have inspired me to start doing round ups. I loved everything! especially the 5 ways to stay active in the winter. As an introvert workaholic, all I want to do is read and work on the computer. Great tips.

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:41 am

      I am glad to hear that Cynthia, much appreciated

  26. Jodie Whitham
    October 31, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    What a great list of sponsors! You are so lucky to have worked with so many. I’ve not worked with any sponsors yet as I’ve only been blogging for 3 months and not even self hosted yet!Do you have any tips for me? x

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:42 am

      I would recommend you get a domain (self host) first and star building up your blog DA. Then participate in facebook and twitter support groups

  27. October 31, 2016 / 2:30 pm

    I can’t decide what one to start with. I think I would like to check out the feeebies and I’m also interested in the body scrub and winter ideas!

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:42 am

      There are all here for your reading pleasure lol

  28. Beautyqueenuk
    October 31, 2016 / 2:28 pm

    Wow you did really well throughout October, a nice mixture of brands x

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:42 am

      I sure did 🙂

  29. October 31, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    What a great range of sponsors you had through out October, they are all so different to each other. x

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:43 am

      Thats what I love, having variety

  30. October 31, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    It looks like you got some great stuff to review! That body scrub sounds pretty great.

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:43 am

      Yes I sure did and the body scrub had some good and some not so good points

  31. Devina Vadera
    October 31, 2016 / 11:27 am

    Yes I worked with a great children’s book publisher called Bharat babies and did a bunch of fun printables and features on them!

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:44 am

      Oh wow how lovely, I need to check some of those posts out

  32. October 31, 2016 / 11:02 am

    I worked with a few companies this month and it has been great! 🙂

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:44 am

      It’s always a lovely feeling to collaborate with companies and brands

  33. Lisa Lambert
    October 31, 2016 / 10:53 am

    I love this post I think I might have to start doing something like this in the new year also going to look into perfume samples for my daughter x

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:44 am

      I hope you do one day as i feel its a great recap for sponsors and readers alike

  34. Oyinkan Ogunleye
    October 31, 2016 / 9:54 am

    Bidvine sounds great! I’ll definitely check them out!!!

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:45 am

      Hope you find a service with them

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:45 am

      I can not wait to share the November sponsors

  35. LaaLaa
    October 31, 2016 / 7:54 am

    I love coffee scrubs. Haven’t done one in a minute but always keep a packet by. Great round up post x

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:45 am

      Thanks, I do have this pack to get through and then will see about trying others

  36. Beth Shankle Anderson
    October 31, 2016 / 6:07 am

    Great job for the month of October! I like your summary. It’s very inspirational!

    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

    • November 9, 2016 / 8:46 am

      Thanks Beth, glad to hear that

  37. October 31, 2016 / 4:50 am

    Sounds like you have worked with some amazing companies. You have inspired me to create posts like this as well. It’s nice to thank all of the people who have helped you. Great post!

    • October 31, 2016 / 5:10 am

      Glad to have inspired you and thanks

  38. Robin G.
    October 31, 2016 / 4:26 am

    I love that you round up all your posts at the end of the month! I’m loving the freebie tips for newbie post and free perfume samples!

    • October 31, 2016 / 5:09 am

      Thanks Robin, I love resharing what had happened during the month

  39. Tara
    October 31, 2016 / 3:53 am

    If I ever get free perfume samples there for my sisters. I can only tolerate 1 perfume spray that doesn’t give me headaches and that is VS love spell. It’s funny because I used to love Clinque Happy.

    • October 31, 2016 / 5:08 am

      Awww bless you, but nice to that you would give them to your sisters if you ever got any.

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