Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wednesday wishlist #19

Another week, another wishlist! I am starting to get SO excited for Halloween, and Winter and (dare I say it...) Christmas! Okay I'm sorry, I know it's only October, but the cold weather makes me so excited for mince pies and sitting indoors with your favourite people! This week's wishlist is accidentally a bit of an expensive one, so some of the items will probably never be mine, but a girl can dream eh!

Right so I may as well start with one of the most expensive items! I saw this duster coat along with the gorgeous fur stole, also included in this wishlist, in Niomi Smart's latest YouTube video, and I knew that I wanted them both instantly! I'm hoping to find a cheaper dupe for this coat somewhere else, but a midi duster coat in black is at the top of my wishlist currently!
It's nearing the end of October and I couldn't have a wishlist without one of the Lush Halloween products! The one that looks most appealing to me is this cute little glittery pumpkin! I love pumpkins and can't wait to carve one this year, so I'm hoping I can get my hands on one of these guys next time I'm in town! :)
How lovely is this oversized fur stole?! I have a couple from last year but they seem so small in comparison. This one is really long and I've decided that I need it in my life! It's slightly more than what I would usually pay for a scarf but I know that I would get a lot of wear out of it!
 This is probably one of those wishlist items that I'm never gonna own, unless I get an amazing job or win the lottery, but I've fallen in love with this Daniel Wellington watch! I wear my gold Casio watch a lot but it doesn't go with everything. I would love this for my more formal outfits and occasions, the rose gold detailing is gorgeous!

 I'm all about the chunky heel at the moment, whether it be on boots, going out shoes, sandals... the chunky heel is the way to go! I need to invest in a new pair as I wore my beloved Topshop boots to Reading Festival and they got ruined. These ones really remind me of the Vagabond Dioon boots which I really wanted but could never afford, so these are a much cheaper alternative! :)

(Only £30.40 with discount code 'FloralDanielle')
I used to be obsessed with tea dresses and anything with a collar, but I haven't seemed to wear anything like that in a little while. When I came across this dress on the Motel Rocks website though I instantly fell in love. It's less girly and more grungey and I think it would look so lovely with the black duster coat, chunky boots and fur stole!

I need some new Autumn/Winter nail polishes, and I need some that will actually last! I kept browsing all the Essie polishes until I found two that I really liked the colours of and these two seemed like the perfect options. Dark burgundy and dark navy, the two loveliest of Autumn colours, I will definitely be ordering these two!

This is a bit of random wishlist item for me as I'm not much of a reader. I don't know if you ever noticed but I actually have a Bucket List tab at the top of my blog, and I'm trying to tick things off one-by-one. One of the items on there is to read 15 books, which I really want to start doing now that I've finished uni (ironic), and I'm going to be asking for a few books this Christmas! This one though, I've heard so many good things about. As you can probably tell from the title of the book, it's a self motivation book and I can't wait to see what it's all about! :) Let me know if you've read it!

Thanks for reading :)
Do you have any of these on your wishlist at the moment too?
Don't forget to enter my Naked Palette giveaway :)
And subscribe to my YouTube channel for lots of exciting videos coming!
Love Dani :)

Monday, 20 October 2014

New YouTube video - Outfit of the Day #1

I've eventually got around to creating a fashion related YouTube video! :) I hope to feature lots of beauty, fashion and vintage videos soon, so this is just the start of it! I'll be doing some Halloween videos and Christmas when the time comes... I'm so excited! Anyways here's the first of hopefully many, please excuse my awkward face as I'm not used to being on camera haha! Send me your own YouTube links below too please, I need some new channels to watch :)

Thanks for watching :)
You can subscribe to me on YouTube here!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a Naked Basics Palette here!
Love Dani :)


Sunday, 19 October 2014

Sunday summary #9 - Naked 3 Palette, American Horror Story and Royal Blood!

How is it Sunday again already!? The weeks go past so quickly it's actually scary! I've had a productive month and done lots of fun things along the way! I've been videoing nearly everything I do recently but I don't have the software to edit my videos so need to wait until I'm at my boyfriends to edit! You can subscribe to my channel on YouTube here if you'd like though - there is lots of beauty, fashion, Halloween and other fun things coming up! :) Does anyone else love to watch Hannah Magg's videos on a Sunday by the way? They're one of my fave families to watch on YouTube so if you don't yet watch them... you should! :D

Me and my friend Jess went to a Future Fashions show at LFW last month, you can read about it here :)
Oh my goodness, what is this?! I EVENTUALLY bought myself the Naked 3 palette and it most definitely lives up to the hype! I shall be blogging about this soon as it's my new baby!
 I got back from uni and realised that my bedroom is tiny and I have too much stuff! My current bed was to the floor so I bought a new one from ikea that I can store stuff underneath, and I love it! :)

Last month me and my best friend Courtney got up to lots of fun things! She made me lose my Alton Towers virginity, and it was so much fun! I can't wait to go back there again! :)
We also went to Reading Festival which was super fun! I wrote a whole blog post on it and made a YouTube video on it here too so go have a little look :) I saw some of my favourite bands ever so it was an amazing weekend!

My hair keeps getting shorter and blonder! It's not in the best condition it's ever been :( so if you know of any good blonde hair treatments please let me know!
My mum, her boyfriend and my sister moved house recently so we had a lovely celebratory evening in her garden with some champagne! It's such a gorgeous little house and they're all really happy!
My blog turned two years old recently! I currently have a giveaway on to celebrate so make sure you enter yourself here, the prize is an Urban Decay Naked Palette :)

My bedroom and studio are coming together bit by bit, how lovely are these prints that I reviewed on my blog recently?! Cannot wait to have them hung on my studio wall :)
This two-piece is my current favourite buy from Motel Rocks, the bralet is so flattering and the skirt literally goes with everything! If you'd like to buy this, or anything else, don't forget that you can get 20% off using my discount code 'FLORALDANIELLE' :D
How cool is this birthday card that I bought for Joe!? Heisenberg!

This was a recent outfit of the day from when I went to a Primark A/W bloggers masterclass event with Courtney and got to meet the lovely Victoria from Inthefrow #awkwardselfie. I videoed the whole thing (and might even do a Primark Haul video if I get the guts to talk on camera) so look out for that very soon! :)
We were given a lovely goodie bag at the event and this doubled sided tartan scarf was one of the goodies!

All three of these photos are from my very recent trip to Scotland with Joe. It was fantastic and I can't wait to show you all what an amazing two weeks we had! I videoed the whole thing and there's so much footage that I might even need to do two separate videos, but it was a mixture of beautiful sunsets, sleeping in wigwams, tasting haggis, exploring waterfalls and climbing mountains!

I'm so happy that American Horror Story is back! There's only been two episodes, but I'm absolutely loving this series so far! Let me know if you watch it too, love knowing the other AHS lovers! :)
Winter is coming - and I'm definitely gonna throw in that Game of Thrones quote every single A/W;) it actually is though, I've been living in my furs the past few weeks!
I recently spent my birthday voucher in Urban Outfitters and came out with the coolest ring holder ever!

These past few months I've been loving Royal Blood. I only heard about them a few weeks before Reading Festival and I'm still loving them, I cannot wait to hear what else they have up their sleeves. I still can't get over the fact that there's only two of them!


Thanks for reading :)
I'm sorry I've been a terrible blogger these past few months!
Gonna try and stick to my weekly Sunday summary posts :)
What's your favourite song of the moment?
Follow me on instagram @floraldanielle and feel free to leave your names below :)
Love Dani :)

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Zoella Beauty range - Blissful Mistful and Fizz Bar!

As soon as I heard that Zoe Sugg/Zoella was bringing out a beauty range, I knew that it would create a huge fuss in the beauty blogging world. I assumed that it would include make-up like her good friend Tanya Burr's recent range, but was happily surprised to hear that it was a range based on a pamper routine. As a lover of a good old girly night of pampering, I was really excited to see what would be included and what the packaging would look like.

Me and my boyfriend Joe recently spent a couple of weeks in Scotland and the first few days he was working so I had the perfect excuse to do some retail therapy on my own. I managed to find the beauty range in the Superdrug in Glasgow and surprisingly they had most of the range available. I decided on picking up two things that I knew I would definitely use - a bath fizz and a fragrance.

 When it came to the Blissful Mistful fragrance it was absolutely love at first sight... and smell! The packaging itself is so lovely, and would look gorgeous placed on a dressing table among other pretty perfumes. The design for the whole range is similar with cute handwritten font and polka dots, which I love, and I particularly love the see-through design and metallic lid of this!

The smell is quite a light fragrance, but in a good way. It's the kind of fragrance I would use on a day-to-day basis so that I smell nice without that overpowering perfume smell. It's a mix of floral and fruity, it's quite hard to explain fragrances but I was very happily surprised with the scent. It smells more expensive than I thought it would, seen as it was only £8.00 for a 45ml bottle. The lasting power of the smell is great too, you'd only have to top up once or maybe twice during the whole day if you like it quite strong which isn't a waste due to the cheap price.

I am really pleased with this fizz bar from the range also. I had no idea what the inside of the package would look like, but it has been created to look like a chocolate bar. There are eight separate bath bomb pieces you can break off with little Z's on.

I'm actually yet to try this out in a bath but I can tell already that the scent is the same smell as the fragrance mist. The packaging on the fizz bar is lovely, with faint lace detailing around the edges, a rose gold tint to the font and matching polka dots. I'm definitely going to be trying this out soon, maybe even tonight, so I'll keep you posted on how the fizz bar actually works in the bath :)

Thank you for reading :)
 Have you tried any of the Zoella Beauty range?
Which would you like to try out?
Next on my wishlist is definitely the candle!
Love Dani :)

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

OOTD - Antique posey.

Another outfit of the day on the blog today, this particular outfit was from a really fun bloggers event I went to last week with my best friend Courtney. It was a collaboration between Primark and the lovely Victoria from Inthefrow, and I filmed the whole thing so check out my YouTube for a video coming soon! I wore my favourite Motel Rocks maxi skirt for the first time and I've been in love with it ever since! :)

Ribbed black polo neck top - New Look
Navy floral maxi skirt - Motel Rocks*
(Get 20% off using discount code 'floraldanielle')
Black buckle boots - Topshop

So far I have the matching skirt and bralet from this Motel Rocks 'antique posey' collection, but I definitely would like the kimono and trousers too! I'm currently in Scotland with my boyfriend for a couple of weeks and am having such a fun time - so expect a lot of videos and blog posts coming! I also post on instagram daily @floraldanielle if you'd like to keep up to date with what I'm getting up to!

Thanks for reading :)
Do you like my outfit of the day posts?
Don't forget to enter my giveaway to win a Naked Palette!
Love Dani :)

Monday, 29 September 2014

Urban Decay 'Naked Basics Palette' giveaway :)

Hey guys :) I recently celebrated my blog's second birthday and I thought it was time to do something for you guys - the people who spend the time to read my blog and comment. I haven't held a little giveaway in ages and I've saved up a bit of money from full time work so I decided now was the time. I recently treated myself to the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette (which I'm yet to try out as it arrived at the same time as this) but the colours are literally incredible. As I was getting to the checkout I felt really naughty but decided that I would add a little something extra to the cart - the Naked Basics Palette for one of you lucky guys! I've wanted to try out this myself for ages so I was very tempted to keep it haha!

It is made up of 6 natural shades that would look lovely on anyone, and it is a popular make-up bag favourite amongst the bloggersphere. I just want to say one last time, thank you so much to every single one of you who reads my blog and takes the time to comment and reply, whether it be since the very beginning, or even if you started reading last week :) scroll to the bottom to enter the giveaway! I have created it so that it ends on Halloween, so one of you will be getting a very exciting Halloween email from me :D good luck!

The only MUST with this giveaway is that you're following me on either BlogLovin or GFC. The rest are all extra ways for you to follow me on social media and get extra points meaning you're more likely to win! This giveaway is in no way sponsored, I paid for this with my own money. Thank you again and good luck! :)

Thursday, 18 September 2014

OOTD - Disasterpiece.

Oh my goodness, an outfit post... is this real life?! Haha it is indeed, I'm actually going to be posting my outfits on my blog from now on, as well as all the random beauty, fashion, vintage and lifestyle posts I currently write. I have about three wardrobes worth of clothes, and I'm constantly buying more, so I may as well put them to good use and plaster them all over my blog :). This particular outfit was when I visited London last week for a mooch around LFW and then I met up with my friend Jess in the evening for a Fashion Futures show.

Black felt fedora hat - H&M
Black sheer maxi dress/kimono - Miss Selfridge (via carboot)
Small rose cameo necklace - Vintage
Long crystal quartz necklace - Waiste Vintage
Paisley smock dress - Urban Outfitters
Black Birkenstock-esque sliders - Next

Yawning puppy :)

Thanks for reading :)
Do you like the idea of me posting my outfits on FloralDanielle too?
Link me your blogs below, I need some new ones to read! :)
Love Dani :)

Wednesday wishlist #18 - The first A/W wishlist of 2014!

Last week I wrote a guest blog post for the lovely Gem over at Flutter and Sparkle. Despite it being the end of August/start of September, the weather is already starting to feel like it's properly Winter. A few weeks ago I was fine in a tiny dress and kimono, and now thick black tights are still making me feel cold! I'm starting to browse Autumn/Winter clothes online more, and I'm definitely liking what I see, lots of lovely pieces I'd love to add to my wardrobe! :)

If you'd like to see where all these lovely bits are from, then head over to Gemma's blog for my full blog post including prices, places and what I think of them :) do remember to let me know what you think too!

Thanks for reading :)
Which was your favourite item from my wishlist?
What is on your A/W wishlist? Or are you not quite ready for the cold yet?
Love Dani :)

Monday, 15 September 2014

Reading Festival 2014! And a new YouTube video :)

A couple of weeks I went to Reading Festival with some of my best friends and it was so fun. I knew from the beginning that I was going to be recording the majority of it because I was seeing some of my favourite bands and spending it with people I might not see for a long while! You can scroll straight to the end if you'd like to see the YouTube video I made with the footage :)

 There was loads of people there I knew and I camped with loads of my friends from uni but we all ended up splitting up when it came to deciding which bands we wanted to see! Most of my time was spent with my best friend Courtney, my cousin Joe and my friend Alex from uni as we all wanted to see the same bands. Me and Courtney shared her GoPro the whole time, and the boys enjoyed borrowing it to run through the audience and crowd surfing whilst recording themselves which ended up with some funny footage!

 My favourite bands there were Die Antwoord, Blink 182, A Day to Remember, issues and letlive. I also really enjoyed Jimmy Eat World, Deaf Havana, Queens of the Stone Age, Paramore (surprisingly really good even though I hadn't listened to them in about 6 years), Papa Roach, Hactivist, Arctic Monkeys, Royal Blood, Lonely The Brave... and the list could go on! There was loads more bands I hadn't heard of before which I ended up falling in love with!

It was such a fun weekend and such a nice break away from full time work, I can't wait to get back to my next festival! I'm fingers crossed that I can go to Download and Glastonbury or Bestival next year as they seem really fun! :)

 We also enjoyed recording ourselves whilst on the rides, and the footage from that was pretty hilarious (especially all the screaming!) I'm lucky that I can borrow my best friends and my boyfriend's GoPro cameras when I like, but I definitely need to invest in one for myself. If you don't know what they are, they're little cameras which you can get waterproof casing for, and you can attach them to your head, chest, or arm and not worry about them falling off! They give a funny fish-eye lens effect which I love and they're not too expensive so they're perfect for day-to-day videoing which I hope to do some more of, for both my blog and so that I have somewhere to look back on all my funny old memories!


Thanks for reading :)
Did you get to go to a festival this year?
Let me know if you have a YouTube channel also, I need some new people to subscribe to! :)
Love Dani :)

Saturday, 13 September 2014

FloralDanielle is 2 years old! :)

In some ways, it feels like two years is such a long time, and in some ways it feels like it's nothing at all. This time two years ago, I had started reading blogs daily and loved the idea of starting my own, so one day I randomly created a blogger account with no idea what it would bring. I feel like I've been reading my favourite blogs forever. It was the first Summer since I had started uni and it was just a little hobby that I really enjoyed, nowadays I still feel the same although I have had the chance to work with some amazing brands and make friends with some lovely people along the way! :)

I have really lost my blogging mojo recently though, it's been a weird mix of finishing uni (even though I had no time to blog or read blogs at all in third year), getting a full time job almost straight away and spending any spare days I had seeing people I'd missed! I know I recently blogged about getting my full time job, but after just two months there I was really unhappy and decided to hand in my notice and have some 'me time' to sort my life out a little, finish unpacking from uni and setting up my own little studio. I really want to start blogging regularly again though as I have missed it, and I've missed having the time to catch up on all my favourites too! I've become a YouTube addict in the last year also watching ridiculous amounts, so I've started videoing a lot of days out here and there so I'm hoping to combine the two and continue with blogging as well as branching out into YouTube.

Anyways this has turned into a bit of a long post when it was supposed to be something quick and fun to celebrate my two years of blogging! I just want to say a little thank you to anyone who's been following my blog, whether it be from the beginning, from a week ago or just reads it once in a blue moon, and hopefully there will be lots of exciting things to come in the future :)

I was sent this gorgeous little cake* from the lovely people over at Baker Days to celebrate my blog's birthday. It is so cute and tiny, and it can fit through your letterbox so is the perfect gift idea for someone and can be totally personalised! It was super yummy and came with some balloons, candles and a whistle to get the partay going ;)

Thanks for reading :)
Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of blogging this month!
Thank you again Bakers Days for this yummy cake :D
Love Dani

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Graduate Fashion Week 2014 (And my first ever YouTube video!)

So a few weeks ago was Graduate Fashion Week 2014 and our university was one of hundreds to have their work displayed at The Truman Brewery in Shoreditch, East London. Although my collection wasn't in an actual fashion show, we had our final fashion show being played on a loop on four iPads as part of the wall display. My university is Norwich Univeristy of the Arts and our display consisted of mannequins with garments on, our portfolios on show, the changing iPads and a giant moodboard of our final work.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a ticket for one of the fashion shows, which showcased the work of Norwich University of the Arts along with Bath Spa. I really wish I'd gone to see more as it's so nice to see other universities work too, but there are many more years to come and I'll definitely be going back to Graduate Fashion Week as I just love the buzz. The lighting itself was probably better for people on the front row, so I didn't get the best photographs and I wasn't able to film outfits go along the whole catwalk, but some of the collections were amazing - some of my favourites being Grace Weller from Bath Spa and Sophie Fisher from Norwich University of the Arts.

Being a graduate myself this year, I had a lot of fun looking at all the other stands and collections. Some of the work was literally incredible. There were lots of pieces I would take home and put in my wardrobe, and there was a lot of funky, bright pieces that were amazing to look at. It was really inspiring to see all the innovative work from the other universities and you could definitely see the difference from one uni to another.

There were lots of cool things going on throughout the week, including talks from fashion designers and many competitions. Below is the set-up from one of the competitions where you could style your own outfit using the clothes provided and win a whole photoshoot to be featured in a famous magazine (I can't remember exactly which one it was!) but it closed just as I was about to enter, nooo! Also remember the children's game of 'Guess how many sweeties are in the jar', well this game was 'Guess how many words are in these fashion books' and you got to keep the whole lot - jealous!

After a tiring, long day at Graduate Fashion Week, me and my friend Vic decided to go to the famous fish and chip shop named Poppies after a few recommendations, and I must admit that it totally lived up to its expectations! I went with chicken, chips and a coke, and it was soooo lovely! The whole inside was decorated like a little vintage diner - even the way you paid your bill at the end was cute! :)

And finally, the long awaited, first ever YouTube video! This was my first ever time trying to film and edit a video, let alone doing it with Final Cut Pro which is quite confusing even if I do say so myself! But after a few hours fiddling, I soon got the hang of it. It took around a day and a half to edit the whole thing, and I still have no real idea how to do cool editing, how to put on decent music (excuse the absolute cheese, it was all I could find!), how to do cool fonts etc! So if you have any Final Cut Pro tips, or general YouTube tips, feel free to leave them below for me, as I'm hoping this video will be the first of many :D

Thank you for reading :)
Did you get to go to Graduate Fashion Week this year?
Which were your favourite collections?
Please go subscribe to my YouTube channel as I'm hoping to make loads more videos this Summer!
Love Dani :)

Thursday, 10 July 2014

I graduated from my fashion degree! :)

There have been a severe lack of posts on my blog lately, and that's because I've been a very busy girl! I finished my university degree and had the fashion show featuring my final collection, then I had to move all my things back home and prepare for my graduation! I found out just over a week ago that I graduate with a 2:1 from Norwich University College of the Arts and on Tuesday I joined all my friends and family in celebrating our graduation together! :)

Me and the fashion girls who have all been through blood, sweat and tears together over the last three years! I'm so proud of us all, I can't wait to meet up again soon and I'm gonna miss them all so much! You literally get so close with people being in the same studio together day in and day out, love you my rats and goats! :)

My dad, my sister, me and my mum :) we were literally so lucky with the weather on Tuesday, we graduated at 10am (so we were up at 6am getting ready, collecting our gowns and getting professional photos by 8.30am!) and the sun was shining for us! We had a little bit of rain around lunchtime but then the sun came out again for the afternoon! 

Me and my lovely boyfriend Joe :) we've been together five and a half years, but 5 of those have been spent at different universities and in different towns so I'm super happy to be going back home so that we can eventually be together properly! Love you loads Joe!

Two of the loveliest boys I've ever met! We were part of the Oak Street originals and I'm sure I'll get to see them over the Summer :)

Amy has been the only one who has been through my uni experience in the exact same way that I have. We've lived together and been on the same course as each other for the past three years and I literally could not have done it without her. All the stress has been worth it though and I love you my little Essex babe, excited for all the fun things planned this Summer! :)

My best friend Courtney, me and my little sister Liv. So excited to be moving back home so that I can be right near these guys, I've missed them so much these past 3 years! There are gonna be so many fun things coming up this Summer with these two and I can't wait! :)

I swear that the blonder my hair gets, the more me and my sister look like twinnies!

Getting to meet and shake hands with John Hurt was one of the highlights of the day. (He might be better known as Ollivander from Harry Potter to you guys..."The wand chooses the wizard, Harry.") He is the Chancellor of our university and he was so lovely! :)

Thanks for reading :)
I'll definitely be putting up another post once I've got sent the professional photos, and got the higher quality images from my boyfriend including ones with my housemates :)
Love Dani :)