Wednesday, 31 December 2014

My little Bucket List for 2015! :)

This year, I thought that instead of doing New Years Resolutions (that I always seem to fail in the first month), I should compile a little bucket list of all the things I'd like to do in 2015. I don't know if you already know, but I actually have a full Bucket List post that I like to update all the time, so I thought it would be good to try and tick some of those off my list this year!

- Complete 5 Pinterest inspired projects.
I'm absolutely obsessed with Pinterest and have been pinning ideas on there for the past few years, but I've been way to busy at university to actually carry any of those ideas out myself. I've got everything from cooking projects, to sewing projects to beauty products and my aim is to create at least 5 of those this year.

- Dye my hair pink.
 Last year I managed to go from jet black hair to blonde, and now I'm still blonde I'd like to grow my hair out a bit and dye it pink! It's something I've always wanted to do and I should probably do it before I get too old! :)

- Read 5 books.
I know that sounds like not many, but I don't read AT ALL and I never really have. I've bought myself a few books recently and I'd like to get through them, including Gone Girl and The Fault In Our Stars. I'm gonna aim for 5 but hopefully I can read more than that!

- Find a job I love.
I've had a job and a fashion internship since graduating from university, but I need to find a job this year and hopefully it'll end up being one I love! If I could get one just like my internship at Oh My Love, I would literally be over the moon!

- Be happy with my weight again.
I'm still carrying a bit of uni weight (way too many beers and pizzas were consumed through-out my three years at uni), so 2015 is the year to get back in shape and be happy with my weight again!

- Go to the Holi Festival of Colour.
I'm obsessed with India and used their intricate garments and bright colours as inspiration for a few of my projects at university. I first heard about the real Indian Holi Festial of Colour when watching the Indian episode of Karl Pilkington's An Idiot Abroad, and ever since I've found out they do a similar day festival in the UK I've wanted to go! It's not even that expensive, I've just been busy every time it's been on, so I'd really like to go!

- Save up for a Macbook.
I have a laptop which works, but it's pretty slow and can just about handle Photoshop and the internet being open at the same time. I need to get a job and save up for a Macbook which can handle Final Cut Pro properly. I have around 20 videos which I have shot and I'm yet to edit and upload to YouTube because my laptop won't let me and Joe's always on his computer!

- Post 10 YouTube videos.
As I said above, I'd really like to edit and upload some videos this year, as well as create some new content, so my aim is so get up 10 YouTube videos, but hopefully if I do end up getting a Macbook at some point I could upload more regularly than that! :) I have so many fun ideas for my YouTube channel!

- Go to Amsterdam with Joe.
Since starting this blog post, Joe has actually surprised me with a trip to Amsterdam as my Christmas present! We have wanted to go together for the past 5 years! He's been twice before with friends but I've never been before so I'm really excited :) we're going early January so if you have any fun places for us to go, please do let me know!

- Get a new tattoo.
I only have one tattoo at the moment, and it was done by my friend when we were 17 years old. Since then, I've never really had the money spare to get anymore, and there's SO many ideas I have to get. I want to get a job in the new year to pay for things I actually want, like a Macbook and some of my dream tattoos!

- Go to Fright Night at Thorpe Park. 
This is just another simple thing I'd like to do, but me and my friends have been saying we'll do it for years! I'd be absolutely terrified, but I love Halloween and I need to go one year! 

- Sort out all of my clothes.
Since coming back from univeristy I've had quite a few charity shop journeys with bags full of clothes, but I've decided I really need to get rid of 50% of my clothes, just for space and peace of mind! I read a quote on Pinterest the other day which said 'Cut down your wardrobe by asking yourself the question "If I was shopping right this second, would I buy this?" If the answer is no, then it goes.' I also saw an interesting article on How to create the perfect capsule wardrobe which says you can have between 24 and 37 items of clothing! I may end up with a few more than that, but a wardrobe overhaul is definitely needed! :)

- Go to Download Festival.
Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God. Just a few of the reasons I'd like to go to Download Festival this year. I went to Reading Festival this year and saw some amazing bands, but the atmosphere just wasn't my scene at all and I didn't get to see my friends most of the time as they were seeing other bands! My best friend and I stayed together the whole time so I'd love to go to Download with her and some others this year round!

Thank you for reading :)
What are your New Year's Resolutions this year?
Do you have your own Bucket List? Link me to it if you do :)
What else should I add to my own Bucket List?
Love Dani :)

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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

New YouTube video - Winter Wonderland 2014! :)

This is the second year in a row that I've managed to go to Winter Wonderland and I absolutely love it! Although it's quite pricey and very busy, it makes me feel so happy and Christmas-sy! The tankards of beer, hot dogs, waffles and huge rides. The Christmas markets, snow machines and Christmas decorations. I just love all of it, and this year I decided to film some of my day too! :)

Watch it at the highest quality you can and in full screen for a better viewing! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel if you have one as I'll be uploading loads of new videos in 2015!

Thanks for watching :)
Hope you all had a lovely Christmas!
Did you get to go to Winter Wonderland this year?

Love Dani :)

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

My internship at Oh My Love clothing ♡

As some of you may know, the reason why I was absent from my blog from a while at the beginning of this month is because I was interning at Oh My Love. They're a company I've loved for years, so to be able to work behind the scenes with them for a few weeks was a pleasure and I loved my time there!

The building itself is decorated so lovely! The sign and flowers when you first walk in made me happy every day and the desks are each personalised by each person including barbie dolls, pink sticky notes and heart shaped cup holders. I worked in the Web & PR section so spent most of my time at a desk working on Photoshop and behind the scenes on the website.

My internship actually started on the first day of December so this picture described how I was feeling perfectly. It was such a nice ending to the year after having graduated this Summer and working at a non-fashion related job for a few months too. One job I helped out doing was cutting up the 10,000 tags for the clothes to be sold at The Clothes Show Live!

 The Christmas tree went up whilst I was there and it was the sassiest Christmas tree I'd ever seen! Covered in sequined baubles, cat masks and barbie dolls! It was also the 'wear a Christmas jumper to work' Friday whilst I was there which was fun to have a workplace full of people wearing bright red glitzy jumpers and tinsel :)

 When you place an order, you often find a sassy sticker comes in your package. I personally love this one, clothes before bros forever! The photography studio room was absolutely gorgeous too, covered with inspirational photographs and a whole wall dedicated to accessories!

 Occasionally I got to help out with photoshoots shooting the new stock which was fun. There is some seriously gorgeous new pieces coming onto the website soon so keep your eyes peeled for them. I have a mega long wishlist of them all now! :)

I managed to finally get my hands on this velvet skater dress with a cut-out back and embellished neck after seeing it multiple times and drooling over it whilst working on the website! I wore it to my boyfriend's family Christmas the other day and it is just as nice in person as it looks online! I had such a fun few weeks and everyone who works there is so nice, I was definitely sad to be leaving!

I thought I'd make a little collage of my favourite pieces which are currenly on the website so you can grab yourself some! The first dress is the one I'm wearing in the above picture and it's just gone into sale so get it while you can, it's the perfect Christmas dress! :) The velvet kimono is next on my grab list, it's such nice colours and will be lovely in both Summer and Winter. The floral crop top is available as a two-piece and I have it as a playsuit which is gorgeous!

These fur jackets are to die for! Oh My Love have also just created little fur clutch bags in the same material so go check them out, I'm lusting over the light pink one! These two black dresses are also gorgeous, perfect as your Christmas LBD! I love how unique and intricately detailed the clothing is as Oh My Love and I've purchased many things from them over the years  :)

Thanks for reading :)
Have you got some bits from Oh My Love?
Which is your favourite piece from their website?
Love Dani :)

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Wednesday wishlist #22

Another Wednesday means another wishlist! Apologies for not posting much over the past few weeks, I've currently been interning for one of my favourite brands which has been really fun and exciting, and I will definitely be blogging about it this week! :) But now I'm back to reality and can do some blogging (and hopefully YouTubing) catch up before Christmas! This will probably be my final wishlist of the year, and it can also be used as a last minute gift guide, so I hope you find something you might like, or something you can buy for others as gifts :)

How gorgeous is this watch?! I've been obsessed with Olivia Burton watches for quite a while now, especially the pale pink straps and the hummingbird designs, but this one definitely tops them all! The white and gold design with the floral pattern just works so perfectly together! *heart eyes*

I've been on the lookout for a cute little eye mask for a while now and this one is super cute with the lace trim! It might not be totally necessary right now as the whole day seems to be pretty dark at the moment, but in the brighter months this is exactly what I'll be needing :) I ocassionally pop into Peacocks, but this year they have a fab Christmas gift selection so it's worth checking it out!

I absolutely love my Pandora charm bracelet and adding charms to it! I don't add them too regularly, only if I'm bought one as a present, or I really like one so I buy it myself! I know this charm is particularly expensive, I think it's because it has the gold centre, but it would be a lovely charm to wear through-out the Winter and colder months!

These Mac glittery cameo packages are literally my dream come true. I love anything cameo related and these are just so perfect! This one I've chosen contains a beige eyes eyeshadow palette, a mirror and a double ended brush... the perfect Christmas gift, or cheeky little gift for yourself! :)

I've tried (and loved) my fair share of candles, but these Diptyque ones keep popping up everywhere and I haven't had the chance to try one yet! They have a lovely simplistic look to them so they would look perfect on your dressing table or window sill. The scent of this one is described as 'a sophisticated blend of rose, ideally balanced by the cool fruitness of blackcurrent leaves' which sounds to die for!

I'm a massive lover of Mac lipsticks and have an ever-growing collection, and since I've seen these limited glitter casing edition lipsticks, I knew I needed to own one! The colour I've chosen is an oxblood/burgundy which is perfect for the Autumn/Winter season, and can be worn by any skin colour or hair colour!

This dressing gown has actually been in my wishlist since last year! I wanted this but decided to go for the £10 Primark version which is all white and obviously a cheaper material. I have loved it all year round (the added teddy ears make it the cutest item I own), but I've decided that I've worn it enough that spending the extra £30 on a more luxurious one would 100% be worth my money! :)

You've gotta love anything to do with pineapples and this little gold frame from Paperchase is no different. I found this in store when I was Christmas shopping recently and I can't stop thinking about it, which means that I most definitely need to go back and get it!

I've been wanting to try this concealer/highlighter for a while now as I've heard such good things about it! My eyes are generally very tired looking haha, and we all get dark circles, but sometimes even my higher end products don't seem to work as well as I'd like them to! I'd love to give this a go and see if it really is worth the hype :)

Lastly, but definitely not leastly, is this gold pineapple iPhone case from Skinny Dip. As I mentioned before, I really like anything to do with pineapples, but I've also really wanted to get an iPhone case with a see-through back so you can see your white iPhone and the little apple symbol. This iPhone case is a mix of the both, and doesn't break the bank, so is perfect for me!

Thanks for reading :)
Which is your favourite item on my wishlist?
What are you hoping for this Christmas?
Love Dani :)

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