Tuesday, 27 September 2016

It's Time For Third Year And Cold Weather!

It's officially Autumn! I have gone from being pretty much uncomfortable in my own skin for the past 3 months because of the heat (and my lack of summer clothing) to flaunting my comfier and more autumnal clothing. My mum recently came to visit for the weekend and i took the opportunity to buy some more appropriate clothing, fit for the colder months which are slowly approaching. My wardrobe is now full of those gorgeous brown, burnt orange and rose tones which i am loving lately. I've had my fair share of pumpkin spiced latte's, late nights with a fluffy blanket and Gilmore Girls, Halloween Lush specials and Christmas candle browsing (not to mention the Christmas gift ideas I've been having!) Lets just say I'm full of festive feels. After welcoming you all to the colder seasons it's time to get onto the next big thing in my life right now... I'm in third year!

After the struggle of actually getting to this point, I'm proud to say I'm finally in my last year at university and it's safe to say i can't wait until I'm wearing that cape and gown and education is finally behind me. If you don't already know, i study Web Design and Development and it hasn't been the easiest road. This year will no doubt be the hardest year of my education, why wouldn't it be? 

This year is going to either make or break me, and i feel like I'm more than prepared this year. I'm settled in my new job as a receptionist at a gym, I'm settled in my new flat and I'm happy with life now. I had my first lesson, i copied up my notes all neat and i finished my first piece of work. 

This year organisation is key for me this year, i think it's important to stay on top of the work I'm given before i head out properly into the big wide world. I'm determined to do well for myself and my family. 

Finally, I'll be getting back to blogging about normal life. I'll keep you updated about my academic life and my style life.


Saturday, 20 August 2016

Wishlist #1

That's right, i'm dedicating a whole post to things i will probably buy in the future, but there's a chance i won't. Like a lot of you right now i'm finding it hard to have extra money to spend on things for myself, or new homeware peices for my new flat. But that doesn't mean i ever stop filling up basket after basket on different websites with things i would love to own. Then maybe when i do have that extra bit of money, i will go back to them websites and purchase some of the things!

Beauty and skincare

1. BECCA x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Collection Face Palette. 
 I've heard so many different people rant and rave about this product and after seing nothing but good reviews about it, i've totally been sold. The colours in the pallete and the packaging are both beautiful. 

2. Tanya Burr Martha Moo Matte Liquid Lipstick.
 Depending on the skin tone each lipstick is different. But personally i prefer the pink/brown tone that Tanya Burr's new liquid lipstick gives off. It looks like the perfect shade for summer and autumn. I'm not a big fan of the rest of her packaging but i do like the style of her lip glosses/liquid lipsticks.

3. Pixi Glow Tonic.  
This has been an item in my wishlist for over a year now, i have just never got around to actually buying it. The reviews are amazing, i haven't heard one bad thing about this product. I feel like it will give my skin more life, in the colder months i suffer from really dull skin. So hopefully this product could help me!


 1. River Island Grey Winged Tote Handbag. 
 Ever since i was a young girl i have been in love with River Island bags, to me they are the holey grail of a handbag. They are reliable, big and perfect for every day or work. The different designs are beautiful and i am in love with the one bellow. It's grey and white, with a black strap.

2.  New Look Black Leather Block Heel Ankle Boots. 
 I need a pair of sturdy and comfu black boots, which can go with jeans and dresses with tights. But they need to be slightly higher than the ankle because they rub on the back of the foot, i think these would be perfect!

There are also a lot of things i want to add to my new flat, but actually making my mind up on pieces i want to add is harder than i thought. I will keep you updated on this (possibly a future post when i've finally made up my crazy mind.)

Let me know what's on your wish list for the next few months! I might add them onto mine.

Danielle x

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

New Flat Tour

Hi guys! I'm finally finding some free time to get back into blogging, which i've missed so much. Last time i said i would be giving you all some insight to my new flat, and i've finally got things pretty much the way i want them. There are a few things we still want to add but i'm happy with the way things are looking so far! Just a small warning, this post will be picture heavy so i'm sorry if that's not your thing. 

Our living room and kitchen are joined together, it came with no furniture so we bought and built everything ourselves. The TV cabinet and coffee table are matching and both from Ikea, the mirror is from The Range. I'm insanely in love with our whole flat but this room has to be my favourite. On the right hand side of the bottom picture we have a semi-balcony with beautiful opening Juliette doors. There is so much space in every cupboard which i love, to be honest we're finding it hard to fill them! 

Onto the bedroom. All of the furniture in this room so far is from Ikea, the lamps are from The Range. I love the detail on them, it made the room more brighter but cosy at the same time. All i keep on my bedside table is a book and coaster, along with my makeup wipes because i am so forgetful and by the time i'm in bed i don't want to get out. Our bedside tables are the cutest, they have small handles on them and two shelves, i store books and paperwork in mine. 

Our wardrobe is big, not big enough for both of our things but still big. One side has a mirror and two rails in, the other has shelves where i keep all the folded clothes and shoes. 

On our window ledge i keep all of my jewellery, makeup and makeup brushes. Along with one of my favourite pictures in a beautiful, quirky frames. Our bedroom window overlooks the back of a lot of gardens, it looks beautiful when the sun is out. 

This is in our hallway, it brings something special to a pretty boring space. 

We also have another small bedroom which has things such as washing and winter coats stored in at the minute, Jack's computer is also stored in there. We also have a bath, which i am so happy about. Any of you who know me will know i haven't had a bath because of Uni accommodation for the past two years.

I hope you enjoyed a look around me cosy little home! If you have any idea's of any posts you would like to see, let me know in the comments. I hope you're all having a wonderful Summer so far!

Danielle x 

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Life Update #3

It's been a while. 5 months to be exact, 5 months since I've written a post and felt comfortable doing so. It's been 5 months of ups and downs, happy times and awful times. It's exactly a year since i first set up this blog, and it feels so good to be back. There isn't a specific reason i stopped writing, i just didn't feel the passion for it anymore and I didn't have the time to find it. But i have found that passion again, and i also have the time to sit down and talk about some of the things care about. I thought my first post (because its been so long) should just be about general things, what's been going on and what's to come. 

First of all, I've finally finished my second year of University. For those of you who don't know, i study Web Design and Development and it's probably been my hardest academic and personal year so far. I suffered in silence because i was the only girl in my class, which in the end basically convinced me not to turn up to classes and to struggle with the work load alone. Even though this year was tough, i am so happy i got through it and so happy to be going onto my final year in September and hopefully coming out of all of this with a degree. If i had any advice for people struggling at uni, which I've come to understand, pretty much everyone is, it would be- don't suffer alone, you're making things 10x worse for yourself and you CAN do this! 

I recently got a new part time job, it's nothing brilliant or exciting, but it's better and more welcoming than where i was. I got to the point in my old job where i hated everyone, i hated the sight of the store and i hated my whole day if i was working. It just wasn't where i was meant to be. 

But my biggest news yet is that I've recently moved in with my boyfriend! Our new home is small and perfect, in a new little area with a new beginning. So far we are loving everything about it, apart from forking out all the money to pay for rent,  the bond and furniture of course. But it's perfect so far, there have been no arguments and I'm actually looking forward to coming home every day which makes me so happy. Next week i will be posting an apartment tour, giving you insight to everything in my life! 

I'm so happy to be back, and if i ever disappear again feel free to shout at me. I hope you're all great and i want to hear what's new in your life too in the comments bellow! 

Danielle x 

Monday, 29 February 2016

February Favourites

Happy leap day!! First of all i hope you all have a lovely day and have tried lots of new and exciting things this month. I haven't really. Just the usual, new fashion, food and TV shows. But i figured i would share it all with you anyway. I'm sticking to my vow and carrying on with some monthly favourites, you can read my January Favourites here! 

  1. Simple shower gel.
    Even though we have had two months since Christmas, i was lucky enough to receive lots of Soap & Glory and other lovely smellies. Which means i am probably set in my shower until next Christmas. But these are all creams and scrubs, i have nothing for that fresh scent i need in a morning before university or work. So i decided to try the Simple shower gel after it was recommended by one of the lovely girls i live with. I've gone through 2 bottles in 2 months i love it that much. The scent is fresh and wakes me up instantly. I find some shower creams are nice but they don't make me feel clean, whereas the Simple shower gel does which i love.
  2. Juicy Water: Raspberries & Apples.
    I work every Sunday, but because it's that dead in the shop we have a lot of down time. So on my break i always go to Costa, get a hot drink, some food and one of these drinks. I'm all for different juices and this has got to be my favourite one lately. It's fresh and healthy and everything you want in a yummy drink. 
  3. White Hot Chocolate.
    Sticking on the drinks and costa route, i recently tried a white hot chocolate from there and it's as amazing as it sounds. I know how annoying it is that sometimes when you get a hot drink you have to wait half an hour for it to cool down, because this has a lot of milk in it, it's fine to drink straight away which is a perk. You get to have cherry or raspberry sauce on top of the cream and it's just a bunch of delicousness. 
  4. Lukas Graham.
    If you don't already know who this amazing guy is, he's a singer from Denmark and recently released his amazing hit 7 Years. After i heard this i spent a long train journey listening to his latest songs and i fell in love with his voice more. They're actually a band which i also love, they're new and upcoming so please check them out, share the love!
  5. Lie To Me.
    I'm a huge fan of Criminal Minds and most things crime, so when my boyfriend introduced me to this TV show i knew i would love it. It's about a group of people who work with the FBI and can tell when people are lying and every emotion on someones face. They work with the FBI to catch the bad guys and the stories are so gripping. I got through 3 seasons in around a week and a half.
  6. Shadowhunters.
    Again, sticking with the TV show Netflix kind of thing i want to talk about a new show which is a Netflix original- Shadowhunters. There is a series of books called The Mortal Instruments which i read when i was 16 and fell in love with. It was then made into a film, which wasn't that successful so they made it into a show. And i am officially hooked! I can't describe it without giving it away, so just go and check it out! Give it a couple of episodes and if you're not totally in love with it... i'm sorry.
  7. Striped tops.
    I've always been a huge fan of New Look fashion, it is basically my go to shop when i need anything. And lately i have been all for the striped jumpers and tops to pair with a skirt or jeans for that casual look. I don't know why i am just loving them. 
  8. Boyfriend jeans.
    Another piece of fashion i have introduced myself to is Boyfriend jeans. After seeing Tanya Burr's amazing jeans from Topshop i decided i wanted to get some and see if my little legs would look okay in them. The Topshop ones weren't in my price range so i purchased the New Look ones with slits and i am in love, they are so comfy and look perfect with a light jacked, striped top and belt. 
I hope you enjoyed this months favourites, again i apologise for the lack of excitement but! Let me know what your favourites were this month.


Thursday, 25 February 2016

Favourite High Street Vs Luxury Brand Product

Over the past few months i've broadened my make up knowledge and gone over to the dark side. I've started buying more expensive brands such as MAC, Illamasqua and Nars. Even though the make up is so much more expensive and that might not be okay with some people, i have to say... it is all worth the money (well, most of it.) I wanted to share with you guys my thoughts on some of my favourite products from a high street brand a more luxury brand.


At the minute i'm into wearing nudes and my two favourite ones are the MAC Twig and Rimmel Kate Moss 03. The Kate Moss nude is my holy grail of lipsticks, i can wear it with any clothing, any style of hair and it's perfect. It has a slight pinky tone to it which matches my skin tone perfectly. Luckily i can get away with pink tones or brown tones, i do prefer the brown ones but i'm still in love with these two. The MAC one is also one of my favourite all time lipsticks, the pink tone is much darker and has more of an evening look which makes me reach for it less. 

Favourite? Rimmel Kate Moss- 03.


These are my two favourite foundations. The coverage with Nars Sheer Glow is flawless and it leaves my skin feeling covered and smooth. You can layer it up or just leave one natural layer on which i love. The price is kind of steep for me, £33 just seems like too much! But for this item, every now and again i'm willing to pay it. On the other hand, my favourite high street brand of foundation is the Maybelline Fit Me. The coverage isn't full but the colours available and the texture goes with my skin really well.

Favourite? Nars Sheer Glow.


Since i first started wearing make up at school i've used powder. I know most people don't but i find it sets my foundation and concealer way better and just gives that finished tone to my skin. I first found Maybelline Matte Maker last year, after previously using Maybelline powders and being really impressed. After i went on a MAC haul a few months ago i picked up the Pro Longwear powder and it isn't amazing. It seams to take my foundation off and doesn't give me that finished look which Maybelline does which disappointed me. 

Favourite? Maybelline Matte Maker.

Let me know which make up you are loving right now, and i will give it a try! Thanks for reading. 


Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Peaches & Co Product Review

A few days ago i got in contact with a small and upcoming accessory company and wondered if it would like to be reviewed on my blog. They said yes and i was lucky enough to be sent some gorgeous goodies today! If you're all for reviews and picture happy posts, this is for you. The company is called Peaches & Co which you can check out here, and currently stocks prints, pocket mirrors and phone cases. Everything is unique and beautiful so i can't wait to share it all with you.


When i was talking to the creator Danielle about the different products she sells she mentioned the prints, i thought they would be like many other companies and be flimsy. I was so surprised when i got these, the designs are beautiful and i fell totally in love. These designs are ones i would put in frames or on the wall because they are that lovely. The paper type is strong and would look lovely on a wall which i liked. As you all know i am a lover of curly writing so the font just fits my personality perfectly. 

Pocket Mirrors

They stock a few different designs for pocket mirrors which are all lovely and creative. I ended up choosing these two because of the fonts, colours and designs. Only recently have i found my love for pocket mirrors and i currently have one stored in my handbag from another quirky brand but i have to say it will be getting replaced by one of these lovely ones! I think they create perfect little gifts and i love the uniqueness. Normal pocket mirrors have a standard print but these are cute accessories every girl needs in an every day life. The colours on the 'you look lovely' mirror remind me of spring which i also adore.

Phone Case

Along with having loads of different prints in the pocket mirrors Danielle has created different prints for phone cases. When she told me i could choose which one i wanted, i instantly picked the unicorn case. Because i'm all things unicorn at the minute. I have an iPhone 6S so the cases are a little snug and hard to get in and out which is annoying, but it's better than having nothing on it (better to be safe than sorry in my world!) The print is so cute and colourful which i love, i can feel the complements rolling in already. Another thing i love about it is the material, it is shiny and sleek. I don't like the rubber ones too much! Overall i really love this item, it's adorable, fun and pretty.

My favourite item has to be the Cheer Up Buttercup print, it's so girly and pretty, the font is beautiful! I can't wait to frame it and put it in my room. I would like to thank Danielle from Peaches & Co for supplying me with all these beautiful goodies. I honestly have nothing bad to say about her products, she was lovely and willing to let me review them and i was happily surprised when i opened them up. I highly recommend speaking to here about her products and going over to check their website out! (I've linked it above.)

What was your favourite out of them all? I hope you all have a wonderful day!