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
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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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Friday, 25 September 2015

Paris is always a good idea | Outfit Styling

If you know me well, then you would know that I have an unhealthy obsession with France and the Parisian style, so when lots of goodies came in for the Autumn/Winter 2015 range I knew I had to style some items together!

 


 
 


With the monochrome theme running throughout I wanted to add a pop of colour with a very autumnal burgundy shade. Adding some plain black ballet pumps and a side black suede satchel to hold all of your bits in would seriously pull the whole outfit together.

This is a perfect seasonal transition outfit that is still comfy and casual. You can get all of these amazing pieces at any one of the Question Air stores or online at www.questionair.com.

Outifit details -

Paige Katrina pants - Black £239.00
Sundry Paris Boy tee - White £75.00
Sundry Love Boy tee - White/Black £65.00
Rag + Bone Brim fedora - Rust £190.00
Feather & Stone Hamsa bracelet - Berry £30.00
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Monday, 21 September 2015

Autumnal wishlist

When it comes to shopping I always buy a ton of items, a go big or go home scenario. Since the cooler weather has finally arived I rarely leave the house with out some sort of cashmere knit and a long trench coat on. So this time round I will definitely be investing in some good quality outfits and accessories that will see me throughout all of the colder months.


1. I'm a huge fan of a simple skater dress so, when I saw this dress from River Island I fell in love straight away. It is a two part style dress, with a navy structured skater dress which hits my just above the knee and it features a contrasting striped three quarter sleeve and high neck. Which makes this piece right up my street with the Parisian vibes. I personally would style this dress with some black opaque tights and a pair of faux suade slipper shoes, which makes this outfit simple but flawless. RRP: £35.00 Buy here!

2. Carrying on with the top of the picture is the Stila stay all day brow gel in blonde. After seeing a really interesting review on the dip brow pomade by Anastasia Beverlyhills I knew this would be a great alternative. It also comes with a double ended brush which is a bonus! RRP: £28.00 Buy here!

3. Next up is this beautiful IPad mini cover 'Ovitia' from Ted Baker. If you know me personally you will know my iPad is my life and rarely leaves my side. So, I like to take care of it by keeping it in two separate cases and this lovely floral one would go nicely with my pink bow case also from Ted Baker. RRP: £35.00 Buy here!

4. When it comes to autumn the first thing I look for is a great pair of boots and these are the perfect pair from River island. These Chelsea boots are a staple and they don't have an insanly high heel but an easy platform, so they would be ideal for work. RRP: £38.00 Buy here!

5. These little Ted Baker button studs caught my eye when I was browsing on the John Lewis website a few days ago. They are gold plated studs with the iconic Ted Baker logo around it with a few sparkles in the middle. They are the perfect dainty size to wear everyday but still has that glamourise feeling because of the glitter! RRP: £25.00 Buy here!

6. Last but certainly not least is this beatiful Zara city bag in black, it features a long gold zip and the front and gold hard wear throughout. You have the option of wearing it on the crook of your arm or as a shoulder bag which is handy and its a perfect size to fit all of my bits and bobs inside. RRP: £29.99 Buy here!

That's it when it comes to my wish list, as a shopping addict I will be constantly adding to it each week, so no doubt there will be another one soon! 

Hope you enjoyed! 
Post soon!
Danielle xoxo



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Sunday, 23 August 2015

Casual Parisian | Outfit Post

Over the past few weeks here in the south of England, the weather has been very changeable. With showers, sunny spells and storms all in one day, It can be really hard to know how to dress for the day ahead. So my go-to outfits, always include some type of Jean, weather it's a ripped skinny jean or a classic black straight leg.

I find jeans are lightweight enough for the sunnier days yet cooler for the days I need a few more layers. I also like to throw a little bit of Parisian style in with my daily outfits, as I find the everyday French woman very classy and well dressed. So, I end up with this Parisian/high street highbred outfit, that I'm absolutely loving. It's simple yet a statement and once the weather does turn, I do like to chuck on a light weight trench coat paired with a understated black umbrella, practical yet glam.







Outfit details -

High waisted skinny jeans - Jamie jeans from Topshop
High necked Breton striped top - H&M
Gold embellished slipper shoes - H&M
Pearl drop earrings - Accessorize 
Moonstone charm necklace - 'October' necklace from H&M
Red lipstick - Loreal Paris color riche in 'Liyas pure red'

I hope you enjoyed this rainy day outfit post!

Post soon,
Danielle xoxo
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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Christmas preparations | researching gifts and decorations

I know we all hate to admit it but Summer is on its way out and Autumn is slowly creeping up on us. With that in mind, as the season is changing, christmas is the first thing on my mind. Ever year I tell myself to start prepping for the holidays early enough so I can be organised and not totally broke by the end of December. So, I've decided that as the weather is getting cooler, I might as well start now. With my trusty sewing machine by my side, I am ready to face the run up, to the thing we call Christmas.

Over the next 4 months I will be regularly updating you all as to how I'm doing with the progress of gift planning and decoration designing. The first step for me is to do some research on Pinterest, as we all know Pinterest is the home of all things creating, making and decorating, so naturally it is my first option. I have found some fantastic ideas on here and a few favorites that I though I would show today. 


Sewing is probably one of my favorite things to do around the holiday time, so I found this cute and simple tutorial on a sleeveless jacket, perfect for the cooler weather. (Via burdsstyle.com) As sewing clothes is so versatile this would be an amazing gift anytime of year, which is why I can easily prepare and make this way before the holiday season. 



Another option you can do before the Christmas season are these monogrammed mugs filled with hot chocolate goodies. (Via handmadeandcraft.com) Anything with a long shelf life would be ideal to make now. Hence why in the post you won't find any baking tutorials, only because by the time Christmas comes around, that amazing gingerbread house you made will probably be uneatable and have an unpleasant stench to it. Not something I would recommend for the start of September!


Last but certainly not least are these cute little 'pop in the bath' tea bags. (Via mayamade.blogspot.com) As a proud lover of Pinterest for many years now, I am surprised to say I have never seen or thought of something as unique as this! An easy diy for the people out there who are only good at hand sewing. I love the fact you can switch up this gift by filling it with anything that the recipient likes. For example, lavender for the person who stresses a lot or oats for the person with dry skin. It can be changed accordingly which Is great. Perfect for the bath loving person in your life.

So, grab your needle and thread and let's get this Christmas preparation going! 

Post soon,
Danielle xoxo

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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Birchbox August 2015 | #beautyjunkie



As I got home from a long, rainy day at work, I stepped through the front door to a very welcoming sight, this months Birchbox! After last months summer themed extravaganza, I was very impatient for the next little beauty filled surprise to come through my letter box! 

About 5 days before I received the August box, I was notified via Facebook that this months theme was 'beauty junkie', and as we all know I am the biggest beauty junky around. So to my delight I was presented with 5 luxury beauty items from skin care to hair care.

Upon opening the box I was presented with their familiar booklet of product information and a nifty little emoji sicker sheet as an extra treat. Underneath, they included a more shallow yet thicker drawstring bag with the little goodies stashed inside.


Now onto the products. 

Kebelo clarifying shampoo -
This 50ml tube is a hefty sample to say the least, with a very fresh scent with ingetients such as seaweed and milk. This shampoo is supposed to rid your hair of any product build up, yet not leave your hair straw like with no moisture like most other clarifying shampoos. On their website it states that is can be also used as an 'invigorating body wash'. So I am very looking forward to trying this one out! Full size (250ml) RRP £13.95.

Rituals Fortune scrub in sweet orange and cedar -
Another huge sample this month of 70 ml and wow does this scream Autumn to me. The citrus, musky scent sends me straight to a vision of fallen brown leaves with a crisp breeze in the air. Rituals is a big brand that I, myself know and trust and I'm pleased to see it in the August box. Full size (150ml) RRP £10.00.



The Balm bronzer in 'balm desert' -
With another very well know brand in this months box, you can't help but be happy with this little guy. This warm toned, matte bronzer/blush has mostly natural ingredients with healing properties, so you can feel secure knowing that this product won't make you break out like most unfamiliar products you use. This sample has a handy magnetic case to keep it shut, which is fab for travel. And the size of it is great for on the go bronzer touch ups. Full size (6.39g) RRP £15.50.

Lord & Berry blush in 'Lotus' -
This dark red toned brown blush is perfect for the upcoming cooler months, and with a slight shimmer undertone its a great brightening product. It's a perfect sample size to fit into one of my mac pallets so it can be doubled up as an eyeshadow! Full size (4g) £18.00



Huygens exfoliating cream -
As a brand I'm not too familiar with, this Paris based company focuses on using mainly natural ingredients to help your skin where it needs work. This small pot is full of luxurious ingredients such as sesame oil, rice powder and green tea. With a thick grit formula, this scrub is great to use on your t-zone and even rough patches on your body such as your elbows and feet! A fab universal product that I can't wait to try out. Full size (50ml) RRP £17.90

L. Erickson grab and go pony -
This simple hair band is supposed to keep your hair in place with no movement and doesn't damage your hair due to the fabric outer layer. One accesory that I always seem to loose, so you can't go wrong with another hair band. Full size (15pcs tube) RRP £11.50 (colours to choose from: black and grey, beige and brown, blue and grey or pink and gold.



With another very successful month, this customer is very happy! Roll on September!

Post soon, 
Danielle xoxo

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Sunday, 19 July 2015

Summer outfits | 2015

Since this glorious sunny, warm weather has appeared here in the south of England. I have been really enjoying floral prints and lace pieces! So, I thought I would  show you all some of my favourite and most worn summer outfits. 

1) Rose printed playsuit; H&M


Being in love is an understatement for this little lady. Being a bigger girl on my bottom half, I find it can be a little difficult pulling off short items of clothing on a day to day without looking a little inappropriate. Hence why I'm so obsessed with this playsuit.

It is long enough in the body to cover all my bits and bobs, the shorts are baggy enough so it doesn't look my legs are suffocating by cloth and it features an amazing floral pattern. You really can't go wrong. 

I love the tie up neckline, which I find very flattering for my shoulders and decolatage area. I really enjoy the fact it isn't see through like most white pieces and it also sports two very practical side pockets. So really all round a winner! Here I have partnered this playsuit with a pair of simple strappy black sandals from New Look and a simple gold bangle which is also from H&M. 


2) Beige and black lace dress; Wantthattrend


When I am feeling a little more girly and wanting to pop on a dress, I always grab this one. Once again, it is made of light coloured fabric but it is thick enough not to be see through. So it isn't too inappropriate as work attire.

It also features a simple lace detail at the bottom, which makes the whole dress look a very elegant. I also find large pleats in the skirt really flattering for my hips and the clinched in waist makes my hourglass shape more apparent. 

Here I have paired it with my favourite matching necklace which I received for my birthday and the same shoes and bracelet from the previous outfit.


3) Jamie jeans and lace cropped top; Topshop


When I'm not in the mood for anything fancy and just want to then some jeans on, I always grab these. These pair of jeans are my current go-to trousers that just goes with anything! I'm obsessed with the rips in the knees which makes the whole outfit a little edgier. I have matched these bad boys with a simple which lace crop top from last years Topshop premium range. I'm in love with the scalloped edges around the neckline and bottom area and above the elbow sleeves to hide any upper arm nasties! To add a little jazz to this outfit I also popped on some leopard print slippers which are from Asos!

Hope you enjoyed this summer outfit post!

Post soon,
Danielle xoxo
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Monday, 13 July 2015

Provoke 'Touch of Silver' VS Lush 'Daddy-O'

Being an unnatural blonde can be tough at times, especially when you have to maintain the whiteness of it constantly! So, since the uprising of purple shampoos, targeted to banish blondes of bransy-ness, I thought it would be a good idea to compare and compete the two most popular on the highstreet market; Provoke 'touch of silver' brightening shampoo and Lush's 'daddy-O' shampoo. Both claiming to be the best for blondes.



So starting with the Provoke 'touch of silver' brightening shampoo, on the boots website it states - 'Violet pigment complex neutralises brassy and yellow tones. Visibly brighter hair after one use, treats colour fading and dullness.' After being a big 'touch of silver' fan for a long time I must admit this one is hard to beat. As you can see from the swatched photo (left) the Provoke shampoo is definitely more on the purple side of things, which certainly shows up in the hair once used. If left on to long however, I do tend to get an odd purple streak which is not quite the look in going for, but at least I know it's working!

Onto the Lush 'Daddy-O' shampoo, on the Lush website it states - 'Daddy-O works to add volume and shine to your hair. It's the lemon and organic lime juice which allow cuticles to lie flat and reflect shine. We've created and infusion of tooth wrack seaweed and organic lemons, that cleanses and softens. Extra virgin coconut oil hydrates the hair, whilst fine sea salt gets to work by softening and giving body to your hair. What makes this extra special is that it can revive your silver and blonde tones.' Wowee, does this little bottle of joy claim to do everything under the sun. Now, for shine and bounce it's a brilliant product, it really makes the hair look healthy, it smells incredible (just like all of Lush's goodies) and it really makes your hair feel amazing. But on the other hand, it is a silver shampoo which doesn't really do it for me. If it was more targeted as a shine and bounce shampoo then full marks but unfortunately it's not quite up to standard on the non brassy ness side of things.

On the whole I would really recommend both, at £3.15 (per 150g), the Provoke 'touch of silver' is magic (which would be the cheaper option) and at £5.50 (per 100g) the daddy-O is amazing at making your hair healthy and shiny. So at the end of the day, if your looking for a silver shampoo, specifically, then do go for Touch of Silver but if your not fussed and just want an amazing shampoo then get Daddy-O. Simple as that!

So I hope you enjoyed my first 'Vs' post!

Post soon!
Danielle xoxo
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Sunday, 14 June 2015

Birthday in Brighton | Monochrome OOTD

After having a wonderful time in Brighton for my birthday, I thought I'd let you know how our day out went. Liam and I stayed at a lovely little B&B just a little off the seaside called Snooze, we stayed in one of their amazingly spacious rooms that overlooked some beautiful and very  instgramable houses! We went to visit all the off road 'lanes' and saw loads of quirky boutiques filled with all kinds of goodies! We also went to Seaworld where we saw so many different types of fish and marine animals! Liam and I then ended the afternoon by grabbing a bite to eat on the end of the pier, it was such a wonderful day and it was probably the best birthday I've had in a very long time! So onto the outfit of the day! 


Outfit details -
Pinstriped dress; A birthday present from Liam but I believe was from wantthattrend.com for around £20.00.
Cream cardigan; Riverisland £18.00.
Black stroppy heeled sandals; Topshop £24.00.
Black quilted shoulder bag; unknown (sorry) around £20.00.
Cat eye sunglasses; Topshop £14.00.
Red nail polish; Essie's 'Forever Yummy' £7.99.
Lipstick; Chanels rouge allure velvet in 'La Pétillante'.

I hope you enjoyed my twetieth birthday post! 
Post soon,
Danielle xoxo
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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Officially an adult | Remeniscing my teenage years

So, as I'm currently sitting in a little coffee shop enjoying the gentle music and the sun shining on the green grass outside. I am in deep thought, there are 5 teenage girls next to me chatting and laughing about makeup and boys, and it makes me think how four years ago I was there in their position, not having a care in the world and only thing I needed to worry about is how long my hair could get. And now I am lounging here with an extra strong latté in my hand, knowing that this time tomorrow I will be twenty years old, it kinda scares me. I know that nothing between the time of now and tomorrow will change, but it's crazy to think that today is the last day of me being a teenager, officially. To be honest, my life couldn't be any better, I dreamed about where I am now. It's crazy to think that I was once a lonely, depressed teenager with braces and now I'm a fashion blogger working with high end fashion clothing and with a loving boyfriend who I am wanting to marry. I am happy, my life is on the high but yet I'm still scared to turn twenty. Why is that? Is it because I know now that I can't turn back and still act like a teenager if I needed to? Who knows. But I am going to try and turn these scared thoughts into excitement. I am older and there's nothing I can do, I just have to sit back and enjoy the ride of life. So to all the teenage girls who are sitting there, wanting to commit suicide for not being popular or for not being pretty enough. Don't worry. I was there and I got through it and you will too. Trust me, when it comes to the day before you turn twenty, those worries will not be there anymore. So enjoy your childhood while you can, and live your life being free. Just like I should of. So happy birthday to me, and goodbye to teenage Danielle. You will not be missed.


Post soon,
Danielle xoxo
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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Birthday | wishlist

With my twentieth birthday coming up, I thought it would be a good opportunity to show what I've been lusting over the past few weeks. As I know it can be hard to buy a birthday gift for an indecisive lady like me, it might be a good little insight to see what is on my up and coming online shopping list.

If you know me well enough than you may be not too surprised that I've been obsessing over Arabella Golbys style (blog here) which I've been trying to incorporate with my everyday outfits and jewellery. She's very much all about the pointed shoes and Chanel handbags which i find so classy and amazingly lady like. So I have added a few bits that remind me of her fashion sense which I am attempting to add to my clothes collection.


1.  ASOS Cigarette trousers with belt. £25.00
I've been loving the look of a simple work inspired skinny trousers with a little pussy bow blouse and maybe a court shoe. I think it makes any outfit much classier looking and also alot comfier than most jeans. ASOS do have these in many colours including black and burgundy which and my personal favourites. Buy here

2. CHANEL complete correction CC cream. £44.00
I popped into my local House of Fraser store today to have a look at the range of matte lipsticks they had at the Chanel counter, as my lovely boyfriend wanted to get me one for my birthday. As i was browsing my eye caught the sight of the new Chanel cc creams. I wanted to test for a colour match on my skin as we all know how pale i am! So I let the lovely counter lady assist me on this and she applied the colour Beige 10 to my jawline and it was like love at first sight. It felt light and silky on my skin but still had that medium coverage that I look for in a foundation. I took a little sample of it home with me to try out but this beauty is deffinatly at the top of my wish list! Buy here

3. LAVISH ALICE sleeveless belted maxi trench coat. £80.00
I saw this little beauty on Arabellas blog a few weeks back and since then I've not been able to stop thinking about it, you can buy this on Asos and its such a unique piece that it will date. I know I would still be wearing this in years to come. Buy here

4. SANCTUARY Youth boosting facial in a box. £16.50
You may be thinking why would a twenty year old need help with her skins youthfulness. Well you'll be surprised to hear that the more mature skin care products work wonders on my younger skin. As I have severe dry skin in the winter and tight, dehydrated skin in the summer it comes as no surprise that i try and get all the moisture and vitamins as I can into my skin. This cute little pack contains a 15ml bottle of 'Warming microdermabrasion polish', a 15ml sachet of 'Time reversal face mask', a 5ml bottle of 'Firming youth serum', a 5ml bottle of the 'Lift and brightening eye complex' and 10 ml pot of the 'Stop the clock moisturiser'. Buy here

5. MAC Masterclass brush collection. £16.50 - £34.50
These odd looking toothbrush like brushes are supposed to the next revolutionary thing to happen in the makeup world. Starting from the smallest, the Linear 1 brush is supposed to make liquid eyeliner a breeze, even to the shakiest of hands. You are meant to drag it across your top lash line with (supposedly) Mac's fluid line eyeliner and its meant to give a perfect look every time. The second is the Oval 3 it is a multipurpose brush for the eyes which is meant to be great for contouring, blending  and highlighting. Probably a good staple to have. Last but not least is the Oval 6 brush which once again is a multi use product but this time for your face. You can use it for foundation, powder, blusher and even highlighter. I must get these when I pop to my Mac counter next! Buy here

6. JOHNNY LOVES ROSIE through & through Ailsa stud earrings. £16.00
These cuties are so cheap yet classy i can't give a reason not to get them! The teardrop shape makes them so elegant and the little pearl is one of my favourite stones. Asos do some really lovely little pieces like this so its defiantly worth a check out! Buy here

7. CREST 3D whitestrips advanced vivid glamorous teeth whitening. £34.99
After seeing so many Youtube stars raving about these, I've always wanted to buy them. Luckily they're currently on sale on the Crest UK website so nows the best opportunity to get them! After having braces for so many years has made my teeth dull and yellow, so I really need a little whitening boost, which i hope to achieve using these! Buy here

8. FAITH GARDEN embelished flat pointed shoes. £35.00
You can never have too many pointed flats to mature up an outfit, these nude beauties feature a lovely rhinestone toe detail that will brighten up any outfit. For only £35.00 they're deffinatly on my 'must buy' list! Buy here


So thats all of the goodies that I'm interested in getting. I can't wait for my birthday which is on the 10th of June, so on the day I'm going to treat myself to tall glass of lemonade and a Chanel lipstick! 

Post soon!
Danielle xoxo

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Monday, 25 May 2015

Manicure Monday | 3d iridescent

So turns out I'm finally back blogging after ever so long off, with a little update on the way, I wanted to quickly share my amazing manicure that I am currently obsessed with. 


I get my acrylics done every 2 weeks in a little corner nail bar in Chichester. As per usual, I asked my nail technician for stiletto nails with rounded edges (for reference) which she then cured. For polish she popped on a couple of coats of OPIs Pink Friday from the Nicki Minaj collection (buy here) and then put on a thick layer of OPIs top coat to finish (buy here). This little pamper session usually costs me around £30 which is quite reasonable for gorgeous nails. For the 3d nail  art, I purchased a pack of 1000 iridescent AB rhinestones from eBay for £1.19 (buy here) which was an amazing bargain! I just used some strong nail glue to pop them on one by one on my ring finger. After some time and a lot of patients they end up looking like the picture above! All I did after that was apply a light layer of clear topcoat just to seal them all on. As a quick caution, if the rhinestones you use are made primarily out of plastic then a top coat will make them go really cloudy and ruin your manicure so I use crystal stones, so keep that in mind if you decide to replicate it! 

Hope you enjoyed!
Post soon!
- Danielle xoxo
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Thursday, 29 January 2015

Pussybow & Pinstripes | OOTD

Even though all I did today was go to work. I still like to doll myself up and make a little effort. So I recently went for a little shopping spree to get myself out of the habit of wearing the same three outfits over again. I love wearing classy little pieces such as blouses or Blazers as I feel it makes any outfit look 10x more classy! 





Outfit details -
Navy pinstripe blazer with gold hard wear - Primark £20.00
Off white Pussybow blouse - Primark £9.00
Black zip skirt - Topshop £38.00
Opaque tights - Topshop - £10.00
Black ankle pumps - Newlook £20.00

Hope you enjoyed my classy outfit of the day!
Post soon,
Love Danielle xoxo
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Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Trend report | Capes over coats

Happy new year everybody, and I must say that I'm disappointed in myself for not blogging any sooner but my life has been a whirl wind this past month with moving to sort out and being totally immersed with my work. But I'm back on schedule with my daily routine and I'm happy to say I'm able to fit in blogging Monday to Friday still!






Enough about my life, as I'm sure you all want to read what I have to say about a style staple - capes. Now by the title I do mean it both physically and litterally. Capes have been a huge staple this past autumn/winter in many high fashion wardrobes including fashion magazines and blogs. People have been obsessed, and yes I am too. They are a  timeless classic that can practically go with any outfit. But the problem I've had is the British weather, it can be unpredictable and when that wind hits, you are chilled to the bone. So I have discovered an amazing revelation that will keep me stylish in my cape yet super warm in my winter coat. Combine them, winter is all about layering it up so when you see that little pop of collar poking out of the top of the Cape, I reached a whole new world of fashion! I've been really enjoying wearing my M&S boyfriend coat with a plain unbranded woollen Cape thrown over the top, it looks classy yet warm. And I'm happy to say I've found my new clothing staple, a great way to mix it up is wearing a tartan Cape over a simple black leather jacket, so chic. 

So I hope you enjoyed my first edition post of a 'trend report' and I am wanting to do these more often so if you have any suggestions or ideas please feel free to leave me some! Have a lovely rest of the week and make it your week!

Post soon, 
Love Danielle xoxo
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Monday, 26 January 2015

Update | inexpensive skin care for clear skin

Since I started this little blog of mine a few years ago, I have done more than a few different skin care routines. The only problem was that they all seemed to be based around high end products. Which present day self can no longer afford (due to house moving and such!) So I thought I would switch it up and try a few less expensive goodies that were easily accessible and low in price. Surprisingly, I'm pretty over the moon with the wonders this concoction has done to my skin. My cheeks are no longer overly pigmented, I have no break outs and there isn't a dry patch of skin in sight! (Which is shocking as it is -1 here in England and usually my skin would go crazy!) So, let's get onto all my lotions and potions!


Evening -

Once I get home from a long day at work there is no better feeling than taking off all that makeup I've been wearing though out the day! So I start off with a few cotton pads soaked in my Garnier Micellar water and in circling motions, I removed most of my eye and face makeup. I usually end up using three cotton pads, two for each of my eyes and one for my face and neck. (RRP: £3.33)

Moving onto cleanser, in the evening I like to wind down with a cream cleanser that will clean my skin but won't wake me up with a strong scent. I've been loving the No7 Beautiful skin cleansing balm and a muslin cloth to remove any left over makeup, dirt and grime. (RRP: £9.50)

Next is a new step I've added into my routine, toner. I never thought I would be a toner lover due to my dry skin, but oh man was I so wrong. Toners can come in many varieties to suit all sorts of skin types, it's a great way to rebalance your ph levels in your skin and really prep your face ready for moisturising. You may just have to keep your eyes peeled for a dry skin one though, as they seem to be like gold dust. (If you are on the hunt for one, look out for rose oil in the ingredients, this usually is targeted for us dry skin folk) Happily for me I found one in the shape of a Glossybox goodie. The Kueshi pure and clean facial toner. (RRP: £6.00)

A few times a week I like to give my new skin cells some life with a lovely scrub. The one I've been obsessed with is the Body Shop tea tree scrub, it has very tiny vigarating beads which really get in there and remove all of that dead skin. It has a really revitalising scent which helps you to wake up in the morning which is a bonus! (RRP: £6.50)

Moving onto face masks, as we all know I am the number one fan of Montagne Jeunesse, all of their masks are to dye for and at £1.00 each there really isn't anything to complain about! 

Moisturises can be tricky at night, as you want them to be light enough to sink in but heavy enough to actually help your skin out. I've been really enjoying the Garnier moisture match for dry to very dry skin, it really replenishes the moisture in my face and leaves it feeling velvety soft the morning after. (RRP: £3.99)


Treatments -
I like to finish off my routine with a thirst quenching eye cream, which I've been using for around 2 years, it is the Simple radiance brightening eye cream, it makes fine lines disappear and brightens up my eyes by removing the dark circles. If a sudden rouge spot pops up, I love the zap! zap! zap! gets that chap spot treatment by Anatomicals. I can easily get rid of it in 12 hours or less with this duo day and night spot treatment, it's a life saver. (RRP: £3.89) Lastly I top it all off with a moisturising lip balm. I usually use any that I can get my mitts on, but lately I've been drawing more towards the Superfruits naked lips to keep my smackers plumped up. It doesn't have an offensive smell like most others and I can really feel it sink in. (RRP: £3.78)

Morning -
As I am neither an early riser nor a night owl, getting up in the morning is a pain in itself. So I like to keep my getting ready time as short as possible to get optimum lie in time. So I usually wipe my face round with some of my Micellar water to wake me up and moisturise with the Garnier moisture match for normal skin to prep my face ready for makeup. (RRP: £3.99) Because who would chose 10 minutes of skin care over 10 minutes extra in bed? Not me that's for sure!

So as a grand total my skin care routine comes to... 

£42.07!

Not too bad considering it used to be over £100! So it costs you just over £40 to have smooth beautiful looking skin! As you know I'm always on the look out for new goodies to try, so if you have any suggestions please leave them below! 

Hope you enjoyed! 
Post soon,
Love Danielle xoxo

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