The Liebster Award

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

The Liebster Award

A few days ago I was delighted to find out that I was nominated for the Liebster Award by the lovely The Pure Edit.

The Rules for this Award are:
You must link back to the person who nominated you
You have to answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you
You have to make 11 questions for the persons you are nominating 
You have to nominate 5, 11 or 30 blogs with less than 200 followers to answer your question
You are not allowed to nominate the person who nominated you! 

My Nominations:

My Questions:
  1. What made you start your blog?
  2. What is your favourite drugstore beauty product?
  3. What is your favourite high end beauty product?
  4. What is your favourite time of year and why?
  5. What are your blogging goals?
  6. What is currently on your fashion/ beauty wish list?
  7. When did you start your blog?
  8. Best and worst things about blogging?
  9. Who is your fashion inspiration?
  10. What is your favourite place that you ever visited?
  11. What was your first blog post about?

Danica's Questions Answered:
  1. Name 1 favourite beauty product & 1 favourite fashion item. Beauty: My MAC palette and Fashion: My Primark boots.
  2. Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 13-​​year-​​old self? Lay off the black eyeliner on your waterline!
  3. Describe your perfect home. That's a tough one but I love houses with some character.
  4. Dream destination? California, which I am visiting in June!
  5. Favorite Quote? "Don't sweat the small stuff" I'm not a huge quote reader so I don't have a favourite but this is one that I live by, I am way too laid back.
  6. Zodiac sign? Aries.
  7. Where do you get your inspiration from? Mainly Instagram.
  8. Favourite shop (Including online) Without a doubt Topshop.
  9. If you could live in a different decade, which one would you choose? Ooh either 1920's America or the 1960's as I feel as though I would have participated fully in Beatle Mania! 
  10. Favourite band/artist at the moment. I have been listening to The Kooks and Mumford and Sons non stop lately.
  11. What's a trend you have been loving (beauty or fashion). Faux leather, I only have a leather jacket but I really want to get into the trend more. I have been on the hunt for a leather shirt/ shorts for a while now.

I was also nominated by some wonderful other blogs which I will link below for you all to check out.

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Review: The Body Shop- Elderflower Eye Gel

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Review: The Body Shop- Elderflower Eye Gel

I never tried an eye cream or eye gel before this one, yet I have no idea why as I have the worst under eye circles. I have this product about a month now and I have been using it every morning and night so I finally feel that the time has come to do my review.

The product description is: 
This elderflower-enriched gel cools skin in the delicate eye area.
  • Cooling
  • Refreshing

As you can see from the pictures this product is a clear gel and it has a quite odd smell, it's subtle yet refreshing at the same time.

As I have previously said, I apply this product all around my eye area both morning and night after moisturising. I found that it gives my eye area a nice glow when it hits the light for some reason. However my main desire when purchasing this product was to reduce my under eye circles, along with reducing puffiness and that general sleepy look. As for my under eye circles, it reduced them slightly but this is no miracle worker in that department, but that could be just because mine are very very dark. As for puffiness and looking more awake I definitely see a difference in the morning, especially when I leave it in the fridge before hand.

Overall I do like this product but it doesn't wow me. I did find it hard to pass over €10 for this product but it has 15ml in it which will last me a very long time!

You can buy this product here!

What is your favourite eye gel/ cream so I can check it out? 

Products That I Regret Buying

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Products That I Regret Buying

Don't you just hate when a product has been hyped up to be so good and when you try it out for yourself it turns out to be a complete fail? Luckily I can say that that has only happened to me on the odd occasion which leads me on to the products that I regret buying. 

As for concealer, I need high coverage for my under eye circles and this ELF concealer palette was just not up to par. It is very drying and doesn't cover much either so it's safe to say that I was disappointed, but no worries as it was only a few euros. 

Next is this Bourjois liquid eyeliner. This claims to be ultra black and let me tell you, it was not ultra black! On its first use it was great but the second time I went to use it it was dried out and went on a horrible grey colour. Seriously Bourjois?? After one use? I definitely will not be repurchasing this product.

Now onto lips, and I can honestly say I have a pet hate for these lip products purely because of the colours, I am not critiquing the actually quality of the products here. My lips are quite pigmented and these colours just not suited to me at all! I love my Hydrate Baby Lips from Maybelline (the blue and pink one) but this colour just looks awful on me. For some reason I tend to just pick up these colours when I am in a rush and want to try them and then fully regret them when I go home, that was the case with the Revlon Colour Burst Lip Butter in Strawberry Shortcake. As for the ELF Studio Matte Lip Colour in Tea Rose, I have no excuse.

For eyes, it has to be the NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Yoghurt. I love these Jumbo Eye Pencils but I can't seem to find a use for this one, the colour just doesn't suit me and the looks I tend to go for. I wish I had picked up another colour instead!

Lastly I have my only high end product of the bunch and it is 'That Gal' by Benefit. I first got a sample of this in a little tube and I absolutely loved it so i had to buy the full size however once I did it just wasn't the same. I blame it on the packaging, if thats possible, but for the price I wanted to be impressed, which I really wasn't as it works pretty average and I'm sure you could find products twice as good for half the price. 

Ahh so much negativity in one post! I swear I'm not this negative all the time.

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I Cut my Hair?!? And Reasons to Cut Your Hair Short

Thursday, 13 February 2014

I Cut my Hair?!? And Reasons to Cut Your Hair Short

As you may have seen a few weeks ago, I was extremely inspired by Kylie Jenner to cut my hair short (you can see the post here). As a result I decided to bite the bullet and just cut it and I love it, it's so fresh and different for me. Although it may not look like a lot, it is a lot for me as I have wanted long hair for the longest time but in reality it just wasn't meant to be! 

Therefore, I am here today to give you reasons to cut your hair short!

Healthy hair is better hair: 
More than likely if you have longer hair it may not be the healthiest, I know that from experience anyway. Since I cut my hair, it feels so fresh and lovely to know that I have no dryness or split ends, it's wonderful!

Time saver:
Wash and go girls, with the help of a few products your hair takes half the time to do.

Fresh start: Let all the stresses of last year go and cut your hair. It's a great way to signify your fresh start and although it is a bit late for 'new year new me' but it's never too late for a change.

Stand out from the crowd: 
Last summer especially seemed to be the time that everyone wanted long luscious locks, I even see it around today. By getting your haircut you can stand out, be different because following the crowd is no fun really.

ASOS Backpack

Friday, 7 February 2014

ASOS Backpack
Since I have been doing exams this week I felt like I needed a little 'pick me up'. I was eying this bag for weeks and I eventually caved in bought it.

I always loved backpacks like this. I have one from Urban Outfitters that I got about four years ago that I used so much that now it's in bits, therefore I decided to look into getting a new one. 

This one is from ASOS and although it was in my opinion an investment (almost €70 eeek) I feel as though I will hopefully get use out of this for the next four years! It's very spacious inside so I may even use this for university in September.

You can get it here.

I'm currently in the middle of exams at the moment so apologies for the lack of posts. I am finished on Wednesday so I will be back on track then so in the mean time follow me on bloglovin!

January Favourites

Saturday, 1 February 2014

January Favourites

So we are a month into 2014, I feel like I was writing my 2013 Rewind post just a few days ago. Nevertheless, lets get on to my January favourites.

My first and only beauty favourite this month has been a cult favourite- MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralise Skin Finish. This gives the perfect cheek bone highlight however in my opinion a little too intense for everyday. I feel like everyone and their mother has tried this product, or at least heard about it but I couldn't help including it as it's just so pretty.

Next for my fashion favourite of the month. I have been loving this coat from Primark, which I got before Christmas. I love the shape and pattern of this jacket however its only fault is that it is thinner than most coats (which doesn't go down well with Irish weather). To solve this problem I just put a thicker cardigan under it and it looks great, and luckily it was so cheap. This photo really doesn't do it justice, sorry!!

This book Lauren Conrad Beauty has definitely been a book that I have been picking up so much this month. Every time I pick it I seem to learn something new as it is filled with so many beauty tips. I am looking forward to getting Lauren Conrad Style soon because I love this one so much.

This month the movie "The Wolf of Wall Street' was released and to be honest, my love for Leo drew me to the movie. After three hours I can honestly say it was really good. I found it just so funny but it was so different than any movie that I would usually go for. Lets be honest here, if topless Leo DiCaprio doesn't entice you to go to a movie I don't know what will!!

As I am starting my mock exams on Wednesday apologies for the lack of posts in advance.

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What have been your January favourites?