Thursday, 6 October 2016

ASOS sale - my top picks... #blogtober Day 4

Asos is literally my favourite place to shop for clothes ever. They have the perfect mix of cheap basics and gorgeous quality pieces to splurge on. And every single month I manage to find a few new bits that I NEED to add to my wardrobe. They currently have a sale on so I thought I would create a little post of my favourite pieces (and there is no doubt that half of these will be making their way to my shopping basket also!)

Vans White Logo T-Shirt - Now £12.00 / Ditsy Midi Cami Dress - Now £13.00 / Lace Up Swing Dress - Now £10.50

Glitter Wrap Maxi Dress - Now £11.50 / Sequin Bodycon Dress - Now £14.00 / Monki Spotty iPad Case - Now £4.50

Rust Cord Pinafore Dress - Now £25.00 / Monki V Neck Midi Dress - Now £18.00 / Crochet Trim Maxi Dress - Now £13.00

Have you bought any goodies from the sale?
Thanks for reading, hopefully see you tomorrow :)
Love Dani x

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

A little Summer 2016 round-up and haul... #blogtober Day 3

This Summer has literally been one of the best of my life, but it has also been the one I've taken the least photographs of! I've done lots of fun things that I may do separate blog posts for - visited Paris with some of my best friends, was bridesmaid at my mum's wedding, picked up many bargains at the carboot sales! I've put together a little summary post of some of my favourite times and some of the things I've treated myself to recently.

Me and my sister took my step-nephew to see The Jungle Book, but I think that we may have been more excited than he was! I finally treated myself to The Great Frog 'Michael Rodent' ring that has been on my wishlist for so long. I bought it on my 25th birthday and I've worn it most days ever since. I went to go see The Last Shadow Puppets with one of my best friends and it was awesome. After many failed attempts at getting tickets and months waiting for the actual gig, it was so worth it!

How pretty are these flowers?! I had never seen them before until me and my friend went on a little power walk. Turns out they're called Passion Flowers, and I'm definitely going to convince my dad to plant some in our back garden! I went on my first sunny holiday in about 5 years this year, so I had lots of fun shopping for that. One of my most worn items was these Vans sliders - they're actually from the mens section if you just size down one or two sizes! I also treated myself to some new make up brushes as I've never really bought myself a full set. Beforehand I just used a random selection of Real Techniques and others I had gathered over the years, but these rose gold set from Spectrum Brushes are so lovely and great quality.

This was definitely the highlight of my whole Summer - me and my best friend ever went to Marrakech. It was literally so fun that we barely took any photographs! We spent every single day sunbathing, in the wave pools and on-sight water park, browsing the markets for gorgeous hamsa hand ornaments and just generally relaxing. The food was great, the people were great, the entertainment was great, the weather was great - I could really have happily stayed there for a long time.

I finally got my first ever tattoo finished, which has been on my Bucket List for a long time! My friend first tattooed me when he started his career and we were about 16 years old, and then this Summer at the age of 25 we finally completed it, and I love it! I got to see one of my favourite bands Slaves in a really intimate 'Back of the Van' tour and it was one of the best, sweatiest gigs I've ever been to in my life. Have you watched the Netflix Original: Stranger Things? It was so addictive and very 80s, I binge watched it all in a couple of days and I cannot wait for the second series to come out. 

This Summer was the year I started getting acrylic nails done. I know they're bad for your nails, and they're expensive, but they just look so cute and it means you don't need to worry about having chipped nails for weeks on end. Me and my friends had an afternoon of tie-dying which was so much fun and I definitely want to do it again soon. Lastly, and definitely most importantly, I found out this Summer I'm going to be an auntie! :) My little sister and her boyfriend are expecting their first baby and I literally couldn't be more excited!

What fun things did you get up to this Summer?
Thanks for reading, hopefully see you tomorrow! :)
Love Dani x

Monday, 3 October 2016

Autumn/Winter bucket list... #blogtober Day 2

Right so hopefully none of you will notice but I've already failed on blogtober Day 2! I actually had an operation yesterday and didn't realise I would be kept in the hospital until so late so you'll have to forgive me and I will write two posts in one day at some point. As much as I love the Summer, Winter does have some of my favourite times of the year - Halloween and Christmas. You may already know that I have my Bucket List that I try to tick off a few things from every year, but I thought it would be a fun idea to create an Autumn/Winter for me to try and tick off over the next few cold months.

  1. Go to Fright Night at Thorpe Park
  2. Try a spiced pumpkin latte
  3. Carve a pumpkin
  4. Have a Halloween movie marathon night with my friends
  5. Create a fun Halloween costume
  6. Go to a fireworks display
  7. Visit Brighton for a few days
  8. Go ice skating
  9. Drink lots of Baileys
  10. Teach myself some burgundy and gold Autumn/Winter eye make up looks
  11. Throw my sister an awesome baby shower (she is expecting her first child in February!)
  12. Have a Christmas movie marathon night with my sister
  13. Drive around finding the local houses covered in Christmas lights
  14. Purchase a really cheesy Christmas jumper
  15. Go to Winter Wonderland
  16. Learn to crochet
  17. Be organised for once and buy everyone's Christmas presents by early December
  18. Make a Malteaser Christmas pudding cake (found on Pinterest!)
  19. Make gingerbread snowflake Christmas cookies
  20. Make a Christmas yule log cake
  21. Read 3 books
  22. Visit the German Christmas markets in Birmingham
  23. Treat myself to a new sparkly NYE dress

Do you have any fun ideas for me to add?
Hopefully see you tomorrow!
Love Dani x

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Guess who's back... #blogtober Day 1

Hellooooo! Well it's definitely been a while, hasn't it?! I haven't written a post since August 2015 and this makes me quite sad. I stopped blogging for quite a few reasons. I was going through some big changes in my life and I was just continuing blogging because I felt like I should, rather than because I genuinely wanted to. I had no real passion or motivation to blog and so I decided to stop altogether, but I didn't realise my little break would end up being this long - sorry! There was lots of times I missed the blogging community and writing posts, but I've been so busy with life recently that I just haven't had time to catch up on all my favourite blogs or put together a blog post of my own.

The past few months I've eventually started to feel settled in life again and like I actually want to start blogging. I've been at my job a year now and I absolutely love it still. I work in menswear at the TK Maxx head offices and my work colleagues make me belly laugh on a daily basis so I couldn't really have found a better job. I think I'm quite possibly the happiest I've ever been, so what better time to start blogging again?!

Anyways, to throw myself back into blogging, I have decided to try and take part in Blogtober. It's a little challenge where you write a blog post every single day for the month of October. I can't quite believe it's October already, it feels like Summer only started the other day?! I went to the final carboot sale last weekend and it's scary to think that they're not back until April 2017 now! I have lots of weird and wonderful blog posts up my sleeve for the next coming month and I'm excited to start creating content on my own little corner of the internet again. October ends with my favourite time of the year also... Halloween! 

Right that's it for today, see you tomorrow hopefully!

Love Dani x

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Wednesday wishlist #25

Another week means another wishlist. I'm always reading other people's blogs and getting inspiration for new things to buy myself. Regarding make up, I have a high-end make up wishlist as long as my arm. I treated myself to a Nars foundation recently and I've come to realise that you really do get what you pay for, so I'm going to treat myself every now and then to some more expensive products for my face.

As my love for silver rings has grown, my hate for cheap rings that leave your fingers green has grown. I've started to treat myself to more expensive rings that will last longer and have more meaning. So far I have a couple of Pandora rings, but next on my wishlist is a ring from The Great Frog. I've mentioned them on my blog before, and definitely featured some of their other rings in a wishlist, but this one is a definite favourite currently.

Empty Casket Crescent Moon Lariat Necklace - £9.00 
I've been a huge fan of Empty Casket jewellery for years. Their owner Lucy is so gorgeous (definitely check her out on instagram also @lucymagill_) and their cute witchy jewellery leaves me drooling every time I see a new product being uploaded to the site. I decided to place my first order the other night, for this gorgeous crescent moon necklace. I don't really need any more jewellery as I have loads already, but I loved how different, yet incredibly simple this was. I can't wait to wear it out :)

I only have one Tarte product, which is a blusher I won in a giveaway years ago. I must admit though, I do love it, but I've just never actually looked up any other Tarte products to see what they have on offer. I say this palette on Helen Anderson's July Favourites video, and then went on to watch some tutorials and fell in love a little bit. It has a highlight and bronzer, blusher and eyeshadows all in a really cute little palette with a mirror. I can't seem to find where to buy it in the UK though, so if you know then please let me know!

Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream - £25.50
I've been after an eye cream for a little while now and I've heard nothing but good things about this product. I use lots of Benefit make up but I've never tried a skincare product so I'll definitely be trying this out next time I'm at a counter!
I've said this before, but I only really tend to shop in Topshop if it's something that I really think is worth the money. Their stuff is always good quality so £12 for a basic top is a good buy as it won't shrink and have to be thrown away after one wear like some cheaper stores, but I can never really let myself spend £50 or £60 on a dress. This top though has a really cute detailing and I'll definitely be looking out for it next time I'm in town :)

 Topshop Feline Ankle Tie Sandals - £39.00
I like to get new sandals in the Summer and these ones are lovely. They're a little bit expensive for what they are, so let me know if you see any cheaper versions anywhere else! I love sandals that tie around the ankle though and would really like to find some this Summer.

Charlotte Tilbury Colour Chameleon Colour-Morphing Eyeshadow Pencil - £19.00
The shade I'd like this pencil in is 'champagne diamonds'. I can't remember who's blog I saw it on, but it looks like such a quick and easy alternative to eyeshadow. This particular shade is gorgeous too :) 
This corduroy button-up skirt trend is one I've liked for a little while, but I wasn't sure which colour I'd like to go for. I bought a similar tan one from New Look recently in a more suede material and I love it, so I think this burgundy one would be perfect for the colder months. I love a bit of burgundy during Autumn and Winter, and this would look so fab with a black turtle neck sweater.

GoPro Hero4 Camera - £279.99
There's always some sort of gadget on my wishlist, and now that I've saved up for my Macbook - this is next! I've borrowed people's GoPros before and I've definitely decided I need my own. Now that I film 99% of the fun things I do, a GoPro is a must for those adventure and water scenarios.

La Moda Supa Dupa Fly Make Up Bag - £7.99
I've always had a thing for hamsa hands as my mum used to wear a hamsa hand necklace every day when I was growing up, but I've never really been that fussed by the print on any clothing. Saying that though, this month I managed to find a lovely Asos hamsa hand crop top (which I featured in a blog post here) and now I've found this make up bag from La Moda! :)

Thanks for reading :)
Are any of these on your wishlist too?
Love Dani :)