Wednesday, 1 June 2016

May beauty favourites 2016

After a few months of not blogging I'm finally back with full force and I'm ready to post regularly again. 

Today I thought I would share a few things I have been loving through out this month. Not only have I been really enjoying many makeup and beauty products but I also have been loving some foodie items! 

Since the weather has been so lovely here in England, I've been all about that GLOW, and to help me achieve that I've been really enjoying the Topshop pressed highlighter in 'Cresent Moon'. As a fairly pale lady (when I say pale, I mean white like paper) it's a fab champagne toned highlighter full of micro glitter that leaves a very intense sheen which is perfect for my fair skin! At a pretty decent price of £10.00 for 6.5 grams, it's a must have in my everyday makeup kit.

Keeping the makeup theme, I have recently discovered the new Loreal cushion foundation in the shade '01 porcelain' which I have found to be the perfect coverage for the days I am at work, when I need a little something but not too much coverage. I apply the product with a buffing brush and usually layer it up to 4 or 5 coats. The great thing about this is that it's so light that you can apply as many layers as needed and it will never cake up. It costs £9.99 and comes in a handy little compact with a mirror and a flat sponge. 

Lastly on the beauty section I've been obsessed with this huge pot of loveliness from the brand Calcot Manor. The Lazy Evening Moisture SoufflĂ© is a gorgeously scented body moisturiser that I use after my bath in the evenings after a long day. The deep woody with a slight fruity scent really helps me to wind down and relax for the night and for a mere £6.00 you can get this massive 500ml tub at your local Tesco! I defiantly have to check out more of the Calcot Manor products as I'm in love with this body butter!

On the flip side, over the past few months I have been trying to get into more of a healthy lifestyle by eating more fruit and vegetables and going to the gym more. I've also been loving snacking on raw veggies rather than impulsingly buying crisps or chocolate, but I will go into depth in another blog post, I may even do a what I eat in a day or healthy recipes sort of post!

That's it! I hope you've enjoyed this months favourites. This month should be a good one as its my birthday month (woohoo) ((21st on the 10th of June)) and it's also officially summer so expect lots of summery outfit posts! 

Post soon,
Love Danielle xoxo

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Welcoming 2016 with open arms | Happy New Year

So another year has been and gone, and it's time to look back on all the highs & lows of 2015 and say HELLO to 2016.

This time last year, I did a new years post about the year ahead. All about my fancy new job at a designer boutique & organising myself to move out with Liam. Fast forward to a year later, a lot has changed. Unfortunately, I was made redundant from said job, which meant I had to take a Christmas position at a Jack Wills store. I am also still living with Liam's mum and frantically saving up to move out! So not such a great start but moving on, Liam and I are still very much in love and I have found my job forté. I have discovered that makeup artistry is my calling, so that's what I'm running with! I am currently working part time as a sales assistant and trying to build my makeup business in the mean time.

So with 2016 right ahead my goals for this this year are, to be more organised, I bought myself a Filofax with a week to view planner that I can keep in my handbag to stay up to date with everyday tasks and events! I also want to be healthier, I already go to the gym around twice a week but I want to push that even more and eat more healthy by making my own meals at home and not relying on ready meals and takeaways for dinner. Lastly, I want to get off of technology and start living. I have noticed over the past year, that many of us, including myself, have been glued to their phones constantly and it's time to stop this bad habit. Having an obsession with it makes me seem unsociable & rude. So let's all put our fancy new iPhones down and start living a real life. With that being said, I have decided to start blogging once a week and commit to it. Rather than blog for a whole week and go m.i.a for a month. 

So yeah, that's my New Years goals and resolutions! Granted, 2015 didn't turn out how I expected it to but it's time to leave that behind and welcome 2016 with both arms open!

Happy new year everyone!
Post soon,
Danielle xoxo

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Autumn shades of brown

When it comes to the Autumn season, I love wearing more of the more neutral colours like shades of brown and gold. So, I've paired these colours with cooler ones such as black and red just to bring the whole outfit together. I feel the colours in my Autumn wardrobe really suit the weather and because they are all similar shades they can be all easily paired and mixed together.

Here I'm wearing a cream, thin roll neck jumper from River Island featuring these flattering rosy glitter stripes, which brings a little life and colour into the outfit. I paired it with my go-to A line black skirt from Topshop, some simple black tights and my H&M black slipper shoes. Over the top I am sporting my favourite mink hue coat from Marks & Spencer's. It's a simple structured coat and is made out of a thick wool blend, which keeps me super warm when the wind decides to pick up! Just for a slight pop of colour, I've painted my nails in OPIs Malaga Wine, a beautiful dark blood red shade.

So, that's it for today's post! I've decided to continue blogging once or twice a week but every Sunday night is guaranteed! I hope you enjoyed and I will see you soon!

Post soon,
Danielle xoxo

Shop the look

River Island | striped roll neck jumper - (similar) here
Topshop | black a lined skirt - (similar) here
H&M | gold buckle slipper shoes - (similar) here
OPI | Malaga wine - here 
Marks & Spencer's | wool blend coat - (similar) here
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