Monday, 27 January 2014

Valentine's Day gift ideas for you and him #2

With Valentine's Day around the corner, I thought I'd better get cracking with the gift ideas! I wrote a blog post similar to this last year which you can read here, and I do still agree with all those pressies but I thought why not give you guys some more ideas?! I recently posted my Valentine's Day outfit inspiration post here which went down pretty well so make sure you give that a little read too :)
My best friend actually bought me this chocolate lollipop for my birthday last year and it was AMAZING! The design on the front of it is so adorable too, I almost didn't want to eat it!

Lush 'Prince Charming' shower gel - £4.65
At first I did actually think that this shower gel was meant from the male in your life, but after reading the description 'Prince Charming will sweep you off your feet' I'm assuming that it is actually for you ladies! I do love a good ol' Lush product and Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to treat yourself to something new! :)

Agent Provocateur love lace balconette bra - £95.00
Agent Provocateur love lace suspender belt - £95.00
 Agent Provocateur love lace briefs - £60.00
HOW GORGEOUS IS THIS UNDERWEAR SET!? Okay I know that most people, me included, won't be able to afford these, but we can all drool over them right!? I love everything about this set - the colour, the intricate detailing, the lace and bows, the shell shaped bra. It's just perfect! 

Mac Cosmetics lipstick in the shade 'Lady Danger' - £15.00
This lipstick is my all time favourite Mac product, and probably my all time favourite lipstick shade! It's a bright red pin-up style red which literally goes perfect with all skin tones and hair colours. When I first purchased it, it was Limited Edition so I used it sparingly, but I was very happy to find out that they were continuing it forever, so now I can buy it whenever I like!

Michelle Dwight 'We should probably cuddle now' pillow - £23.76 
How cute is this pillow?! It would look so nice on top of a pile of pillows at the head of the bed. I love the word cuddle too haha, I think I just need to get this pillow in my life!

Limited edition 'Moschino loves Disaronno' bottle - £21.95
These were released around Christmas and this is the only place I can find to buy them online, but they were selling for only £15 in Sainsburys and other shops. It's such a cute little bottle, I don't know if I'd actually want to drink it, even though I do love me some Disaronno and cranbery juice!

Thanks for reading :)
What are you buying your other half for Valentine's Day?
Which is your favourite thing on my gift ideas?
Love Dani :)

Sunday, 26 January 2014

My new pink Bobble water bottle!

Ever since my best friend bought me a Brita Filtered Water Jug for uni, I've been obsessed with filtered water and can really taste the difference. I'll still drink water from the tap but I do prefer the taste of filtered water, especially if it's been kept in the fridge so is nice and cold! So when I heard that you could get the same effect but in a hand-held bottle for on the go, I knew I had to try it out! 

I've been using my Bobble bottle daily ever since I received it and I literally love it! I got a bit of a shock the first time I washed it out as lots of black specs came out of the filter, but after reading the info that is what's supposed to happen the first time. There was a strange taste the first few times also, but after the filter being used fully it soon went. I can definitely taste the difference from drinking normal tap water compared to tap water that has been filtered through this bottle.

I feel that the pricing is really reasonable, and even though the filter needs to be changed once in a while, I have had mine for around 2 months and I don't feel like mine needs to be changed yet! Saying that though, you would end up saving money from all the singular bottled waters you buy instead! The company itself are very green thinking and hope that people will invest in a bottle you can keep refilling safely rather than buying many bottled waters which end up strangling our sea life and littering our sidewalks.

I love that there are so many fun colours to choose from, and the pink is definitely my favourite! I think the the bottle itself has a lovely design too! In general, I am very happy with my bobble bottle and I will continue to use it everyday, and replace the filters when need-be! The only downside I have found is that you can't gulp the water as it comes through quite slowly, but I can't complain because obviously the water is being filtered so it can't fly through really quickly otherwise it wouldn't be filtered properly! You can buy these bottles on Amazon, but make sure you check which bottle size you click on as my housemate accidentally ordered a teeny bottle!

Had you heard of a Bobble bottle before?
Would you buy yourself one?
Which colour would you pick for yourself?
Love Dani :)

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Valentines day outfit ideas :)

Valentine's Day is coming up next month so I thought I would write a little blog post in advance so you have an excuse to do some shopping beforehand! Whether you're in a relationship and going out for a nice meal, or whether you're single and going out with the girls or on a date, it's always nice to dress up and feel nice! This Valentine's Day will actually be mine and Joe's 5th anniversary, but with me being so busy at uni I don't think I'm going to be able to see him which is horrible :( but in less than 5 months I'll have finished uni forever and he won't be able to get rid of me haha! I'd literally love to own this whole outfit, I love all black everything, and pink is my favourite colour so these are all perfect for me!

New Look black floral embroidered fringe kimono - £27.99
How gorgeous is this kimono!? I'm still fully in love with the kimono trend and think it should be worn all year round. During the Winter months I've just been wearing my kimonos with a long sleeved black top underneath to keep warm! :) The embroidery and tassels on this one are so lovely, it looks so much more expensive than it actually is!

New Look pink oversized floral headcrown - £6.99
I know that floral headcrowns are so festival and so last Summer, but they're still my guilty pleasure! The dusky pink shade of this one is so nice and the price is really cheap too!

Topshop double heart ring - £5.00
I've kinda gone off gold jewellery recently but I think if you were wearing pink and black it would look better with gold jewellery and this ring is so cute and dainty!

Topshop red rose highwaisted knickers - £12.00
I am literally SO IN LOVE with this underwear set from Topshop. Everything from the colour and pattern, to the cut-out detailing and the cross over straps. I have a high waisted bikini but I don't actually own any high waisted underwear so this might be the perfect excuse to get some! :)

I've recently become obsessed with clutch bags. I have a vast array of vintage and high street over the shoulder bags, but I only have one or two clutch bags. They're easier to carry around when you're dancing and as long as they're big enough to fit everything in, they're my new favourite things!

Okay now, how lovely is this dress also?! I did a nice big long Oh My Love wishlist post the other day, and I still stand by all of those - they're literally all so stunning! Does someone just wanna win the lottery and buy me them all!?

Asos Lewis slipper shoes - £35.00
 I love slipper shoes and I have a few nice pairs from Topshop, New Look and Urban Outfitters. I love this pair from Asos which have a gold tip detailing. They could be worn with almost everything and I think the little detail makes them much more interesting than a pair of plain black shoes!

Thanks for reading :)
Do you have any fun plans for Valentine's Day?
Which is your favourite item from my outfit?
Love Dani :)

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Wednesday wishlist #13 - The first of 2014!

Happy 2014 all! I know that for the first half of this year, I'm not really gonna have any money due to being in my third year of uni as a fashion design student who is gonna have to make 6 outfits. Fabrics are so stupidly expensive! But I'm still gonna continue to do my wishlist posts when I have the time, because I love a good wishlist, and I can look back on them when it comes to my birthday in April for ideas ;)

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  I actually have a Motel Rocks wishlist which is longer than my arm, but I'm really loving this silver skirt at the moment. It would look so nice on a night out dressed like it has been styled on this model, or with a black turtle neck and thick black tights!

I'm not really sure when or how I would wear this bodysuit, but I think it's really nice and the wording is cute! It reminds me of witching hour! The UK price of £17 was converted from the American price of $28, so it's a right bargain!

I've recently become obsessed with buying things in the colour white. White birdcages, candles, pots and other random things around my room! I will probably treat myself to this when I finish uni :)

Okay I really just need to take the plunge and buy these because these and the white pair have been on my wishlist for SO LONG! I think the black will be worn a lot more during both the Summer and Winter months, and I have some black t-bars from Primark which are nearly falling apart so at least I know if I invest in these they won't fall apart (hopefully!)

This dress doesn't look AMAZING in the picture, but after seeing it on someone in real life I really liked it! I'm hoping it'll come in store or onto the Asos website soon (so that I can nab my student discount ontop!) I love a good old tea dress!

This necklace is currently out of stock, but as soon as it comes back, it is mine! Along with the moon ring which I posted in a previous wishlist post here! I absolutely love all of things on the Empty Casket website and the owner Lucy is lovely!

I've been looking for the perfect tartan skirt for a while now and I think this may just be it! I love the navy and dark green patterned tartan and even though the popular Primark dress didn't suit me, I would love to give it another go with a skirt! I quite like the zip details and I would wear it with a little black turtle neck and black tights!

Thanks for reading :)
What's your favourite thing outta my Wednesday wishlist?
What's currently on your own wishlist?
Love Dani :)

Friday, 10 January 2014

What I got for Christmas! :)

I wasn't originally gonna write one of these posts, because I had to leave a few of my pressies at home instead of bringing them back to uni with me, seen as I only have 5 months left here and there's no point in bringing loads of things just to take them back soon! But I've enjoyed reading other peoples 'What I got for Christmas' posts recently so I thought I may as well do my own! I could always do a 'part two' when I next go home but for all I know that might not be until May haha! I had a lovely chilled Christmas at home with my family this year, after such a stressful time at uni I really appreciate just lounging in front of the TV watching Toy Story, Elf and other classic movies with my family!

The main present I asked for from my Dad was my birthstone Pandora ring. I was born in April and the birthstone for that month is a clear rock crystal. I was so surprised though when my sister treated me to a Pandora ring too! She got me the heart ring and apparently I complimented her on her one when mine was already wrapped up under the tree!

 I asked for a few random beauty bits this year as I love trying out and blogging about new things! My Dad bought me some Body Shop stuff which I had picked out myself, including this Body Shop Vitamin C Skin Reviver. I left most of the other things at home so that I can look forward to some nice bits when I finish uni in five months :). My boyfriends parents treated me to the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser because his sister heard me mention it months ago which I don't even remember doing so this was a LOVELY surprise on Christmas morning! My mum got me a few nice little stocking fillers including this Soap and Glory facial brush and my best friend treated me to this Victoria's Secret Body Mist in the fragrance 'Love is Heavenly' and it is SO NICE! I will definitely be blogging about my new bits as I try them out :)

My boyfriend and Mum bought me these make up bits I had asked for and I'm loving them all already! I love trying out new make up bits, and I'm pretty sure that this Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder is now my favourite bronzer ever! Also pictured left to right is Body Shop Baked-To-Last Bronzer in Shade 01, Sleek Au Naturel Palette, Max Factor Pan Stick in Shade 12 (which I am LOVING as a concealer), L'Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Noir Excess Mascara and Body Shop Moisture Foundation in Shade 05.

I think this little set was free if you spend a certain amount of money on L'Oreal products at Christmas and my mum got a set for me, her and my sister. It is a really lovely Christmas set because the shades are very festive! You get a bright red lipstick, a bright red nail varnish and a mascara which is actually a clear and glittery top coat!

My boyfriend knows me so well! Anything to do with Ryan Gosling is obviously gonna be on my wishlist, so The Place Beyond the Pines DVD is perfect! It was probably one of my favourite movies of 2013 actually! I've started a Disney DVD collection this year and I'm so happy to have another two to add to it - Pinocchio and Peter Pan! :)

This year with my extended family we did a Secret Santa so everyone could save a bit of money and it was fun because we did it in a way that people could trade gifts at the end haha! My Mum ended up with these Cath Kidston towels and I ended up with a beauty box so we ended up swapping as she loves beauty products and she knows how much I love Cath Kidston! I have been using these in my uni room and I love them so much, the pattern is so cute :)

My best friend got my this gorgeous glass jar from Zara and with the cutest idea in mind - to make it into a memories jar for 2014! She also bought me some pink post-it notes so that I can write my memories on them and pop them into the pot, I've already got a good few in there! My mum bought me this little birdcage tealight candle holder too which is SO me and it looks lovely in my bedroom! She also bought me a fake candle which flickers to go inside, I have a feeling she doesn't trust me with a real one ;)

Thanks for reading :)
I hope you enjoyed this post, thank you so much to my family and friends for these lovely gifts!
Which is your favourite gift and what did you get for Christmas this year?
Love Dani :)

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Gift ideas: Vivabox perfume selection box!

I was supposed to write about this box set before Christmas but a slight mix-up in the post means this blog post is a little late, but it is by no means only a Christmas gift idea, it would be the perfect birthday present idea too! Basically the Vivabox is a little set of drawers that you can pick up from The Perfume Shop, and it contains 7 samples of different perfumes so that you can give it as a present and they can make their own decisions on which is their favourite one!

Now here's where the selection box is special - all of the perfume samples are in the top drawer of the box, and then in the second drawer is another little present... a voucher to be redeemed for a full size bottle of the chosen perfume! It also contains a perfume guide on the size and some more information so that you can make your decision before you go into town and pick it up! I'd say that the box is around the same price as a full sized bottle of most of the perfumes, maybe a tiny bit more but it's more for safety so that you know the person you're buying for will definitely end up with some perfume they love, and it's more fun than a gift voucher! It comes in both a male and female version too so that there's a choice for everyone! :)

The female version that I have contains samples of: Jimmy Choo Flash, Carolina Herrera 212 VIP, Lacoste Touch of Pink, BOSS Orange, Ghost, Paco Rabanne Black XS and Paco Rabanne Lady Million. I've been having a lot of fun trying on a different perfume per day and all the different scents, and I think that my favourite so far is the Paco Rabbane Lady Million, but I'm going to give them each a few gos before I make my final decision!

Thanks for reading :)
Do you like the idea of the Vivabox selection box?
Would you buy a Vivabox for yourself or a friend as a gift idea?
Love Dani :)

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Photo round-up of my year in 2013! :)

I've got to say that 2013 has probably been one of the weirdest years of my life! There have been particularly high highs but also some horribly low lows, so I'm kinda happy to close the door on 2013 and look forward to all that 2014 has to bring! I know for a fact that this year I shall finish uni and graduate (unless something terrible happens), I shall move back home and have to find myself a job, maybe move in with Joe, maybe move to London, earn money, dye my hair blonder and get some more tattoos! The next 5 months at uni are probably gonna be the hardest of my life, but I can't wait to see my finished collection of clothes and see what the future brings my way!


January always start on NYE/New Years Day with a kiss from Joe wherever we are! It's times like this that I really appreciate Instagram and Facebook, because otherwise I would definitely have forgotten what happened throughout this year, let alone just January! I went back to uni after Christmas, dyed my hair ombre using the L'Oreal home kit, it snowed! I also did my huge amounts of January sale shopping and we went to a fancy dress party as Trollz, which made me want pink hair in real life!


This February I celebrated my 4 year anniversary with Joe! He came down to visit me at uni and I had bought us this cute little gingerbread couple, and he made me the chocolate heart cake, what a cutie! I also had very ginger hair at this point, and was addicted to my denim jacket haha! I also got my hands on the Enrapture Encode Totem Styler (you can see the full review here) so this is probably the first time you've ever seen me with curled hair!


Half of March was spent at uni going for some fun nights out, doing lots of uni work and helping out with Norwich Fashion Weekender, and the other half was spent back at home for Easter. How funny is the Snow White and the Seven Dwarves fancy dress we did?! I was Snow White, then my boyfriend and his family went as the seven dwarves! I also found my studded bumbag in Primark which was used loads through out Summer!


April was definitely one of my most favourite months this year! I celebrated my 22nd birthday, and was totally spoilt by my family, friends and boyfriend! Judging my the amount of pink, you can see they know me very well ;)! It was also Easter at the beginning of the month so lots of yummy chocolate, some of my best friends came to visit uni for my birthday, and my best friends birthday is 6 days before me so we celebrated together! I also started watching Game of Thrones, met Proudlock from Made in Chelsea in London who was lovely and went on the Winnie the Pooh trail. My best friend did my birthday make up for the night out, and I started collecting Disney DVDs/ reliving my childhood! :)


May is always a nice month at uni because it's the last month before we all go back home for Summer! We hand in our last project of the year and appreciate the warm weather with chilling on the balcony and lots of alcohol and BBQs! I was very happy with my magazine project I handed in, visited Amy in Essex and went for a night out there for the first time, bought my beloved Topshop pinafore and found lots of lovely bits in the local charity shops!


I spent the beginning of June at uni with a few fun nights out, then packed up my stuff and went home for Summer. I had my interview to be the intern at Waiste Clothing, and I got it! I was so nervous to even apply, so to get it made me very happy! It was so much fun, and Sara was so lovely to work with, you can read some more about it here :). Not only was it great to work behind the scenes, but I have genuinely always loved her stuff and it was fab to see it all being created and to help out myself! This was also the month everyone found their names on Coke bottles, but I couldn't find mine so I made a DIY one ;)


 July is usually another one of my favourite months because it's super sunny and Summery! It's Joe's birthday month too so we always do something fun :). I continued with my 3 month internship at Waiste, went on a road trip to Nottingham, stayed in a caravan near the beach with Joe, hosted my own BBQ, went to a bloggers event called the Vintage Set Festival and went to The London Dungeons with my best friend (we definitely held hands the whole way around!)


I can't really remember what happened in August, and I don't seem to have many photos from this month either! I'm pretty sure I just spent it chilling with my family and friends, enjoying spending my time at home, going to and from London for my internship and appreciating the sun! Me and Joe went to the carboot sale most Sunday mornings so I picked up loads of gorgeous things for around £1, and Joe found this lovely Coca Cola mirror for our future home! We also helped Joe welcome this tiny puppy Darcy into his family, he has grown so much already!


September was the month that my internship with Waiste came to an end which I was really sad about, and Sara treated me to lots of lovely Waiste denim pieces, I cannot wait to wear the dungarees most days this Summer! I also went to a festival called Brownstock which was the first festival I had been to in about 4 years so that was fun! It wasn't the biggest festival but it was so fun to just get really drunk and have no worries for a few days! I also got my hands on some little cacti and cut out boots which I had wanted for months!


I love coming back to uni in September because we all haven't seen each other in 3 and a half months, and we always have lots of fun nights out! This October was the start of my third year though so we all had to knuckle right down almost straight away so lots of experimentations and sketchbook work was done! We all went mental at Halloween though because we knew it would be our last here :( I went as a dead nurse, and carved my first ever pumpkin! I also treated myself to the Motel star and moon two piece eventually, you can get 20% off using discount code 'floraldanielle' :)


November was pretty much the same as October in terms of constantly sitting in and doing uni work, but I've come up with lots of new ideas that I love, and my final grade was a good one so I'm really happy with that! We can never really go a month without a fancy dress themed party though, and this one was a Kevin and Perry/90s themed one! This is also the month that I became addicted to American Horror Story, I'm almost finished series two, and I'm loving it!


I absolutely love December and the Christmas spirit with all the lovely lights and cheery songs! I was so happy to go home for Christmas this year as this first term of third year has been so stressful, but unfortunately I only really got to go home for just over a week as I decided to come back to uni for NYE! But I made the most of it and saw as many people as I could in that time! I loved giving everyone their pressies, having a yummy roast dinner and spending time with my family :). I got some lovely presents myself, including this bear dressing gown with ears from Joe! We hosted the NYE party back at uni, and it was so lovely to spend the countdown with everyone as this time next year we'll all be off doing different and exciting things!

Wow, this blog post ended up taking a lot longer to make than I actually realised! But I'm so glad I've done it, so I can look back on it in a years time and see how much everything has changed! I honestly thought this year had been pretty crap as it felt like I'd spent 99% of it slaving away at uni or in my room, but it turns out I have had a pretty fun year, and I can't wait to enjoy 2014! :)

Thanks for reading :)
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Hope you all have a happy and healthy 2014!
Love Dani :)