Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Wednesday wishlist #17

Another week, another wishlist. This one is looking rather dark and gloomy seen as it's basically Summer, but we all know I don't really like to wear colour whatever the weather! I'm so glad that uni is all over now so that I can start getting into a proper blogging routine again, such as posting my Wednesday wishlists weekly and just generally being able to blog as often as I like. I'm also enjoying actually having the time to read my favourite blogs again which is nice :) Either way, here are my picks from this week:

I literally feel like the only blogger who doesn't have a Naked Palette set. Now I've finished uni and I'm gonna be earning some money again I've decided I'm gonna treat myself, but I don't know whether to go for the 1, 2 or 3, does anyone have any suggestions on which one is better? I have blonde hair and green eyes, and I wear anything from a golden nude to a black smokey eye, but I really can't decide on which one to go for!
This past term at uni I've gotten really lazy with dressing and just been chucking on loads of my old band tees, and I've really enjoyed it! I've decided that I really like wearing boyfriend tees again so I've been on the lookout for a couple of own-brand t-shirts to buy. I feel like independent brands are so much more original than Topman or H&M mens, and I came across Blitzed Clothing which I really like and they don't break the bank either! I love the black with the white font and the little daggers, it would look fab with a leather jacket and black skinny jeans!
I've been a massive fan of Regal Rose for years now and I swear their pieces are just getting better and better. I'm so in love with this necklace (and I noticed it even made a cheeky little appearance in Made In Chelsea last week too!) It would look so lovely toughening up a summer dress and a leather jacket or kimono.
New Look have definitely pulled it out of the bag this Summer with their S/S range and I want it all! It's making me really miss my New Look staff discount, there are so many lovely crochet pieces! This playsuit in particular could be dressed up or down so easily and I know I'd get loads of wear out of it this Summer! It's such a bargain price too! :)
How cute are these little cactus candles?! There are three in a pack and would make the cutest little gift, I don't think I would want to ever light them though!
Just like every other blogger, or person my age probably, I've been on the lookout for some Birkenstock dupes. I can't quite afford the real thing yet as I haven't got a job yet since finished uni, but these ones I've found from Next seem to be the next best thing, and for only £20 I might have to get the black and the white pair! :)
This is another product which I have just heard non-stop about through the blogosphere and I really need to try it out for myself! It's supposed to take off your eye makeup really well, and also works as a cleanser too, but is so cheap! My housemate has started to use it and she swears by it too :)
Oh God, the further I get down this blog post, the more I realise that I'm influenced so much by what other bloggers and YouTubers say! The final product is also one that I've heard non-stop about recently and I would really like to try them out myself! This is also something I'd have to treat myself to when I get a job - the gorgeous set of Zoeva make up brushes! They're supposed to be amazing quality, and they're Rose Gold which is my favourite! :)

Thanks for reading :)
Are any of these products on your wishlist too?
Or do you have any of these products already?
I wish I was at Glastonbury today!
Love Dani :)

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Dottie Rocks personalised 'Floral Danielle' pencils and prints :)

I've been super excited about writing this blog post since me and the lovely Karen from Dottie Rocks started exchanging emails a few months ago. Back then she was just about to move studio and I was just about to finish my final stretch of uni so we planned what we'd make but then didn't speak for a little while as we both had our separate busy times, then recently she emailed me to let me know that my little package was on the way to me and I was so excited to receive it!

 Dottie Rocks personalised pencils and prints*

Dottie Rocks is a gorgeous little online shop, who's stock is currently being sold here on Etsy, and specialises in personalised pencils and prints. I am such a girly girl when it comes to stationary and homeware, so I'm in love with everything in the store! It ranges from Bridget Jones quotes on pencils to Coco Chanel quotes printed with gold foil, and every other girly movie or show in between!

I am absolutely in love with these pencils! They remind me of primary school where everyone used to have them with their full names on, so to have pencils with my blog name on is so nice! The packaging was absolutely gorgeous too, I didn't want to take them out of it! When I move back home from uni, I'm gonna make my sister's old room into a studio for myself, and these will go so perfectly on the desk :). Even though there isn't an option for personalised pencils on their website, Karen is absolutely lovely and would definitely be able to make you a personalised set to buy, so give her an email if you're interested!

I was also given the option to have some personalised quotes made for my little studio room which I am so excited about. I'm planning to make it really girly with white walls and inspirational walls so these will go perfectly right in the middle! I'm absolutely obsessed with Pinterest at the moment, and I love all the inspirational quotes on there so I decided to pick two of my favourites for my prints. The quality of the prints are really good, printed on thick card, and the gold foil letters look so professional, they would be a lovely gift! I will definitely be doing a little studio blog post when it's finished so keep an eye out for these prints up in their new home :)

Thank you for reading :)
Which is your favourite from my little Dottie Rocks post?
Would you get some personalised blog pencils?
Love Dani :)

Thursday, 19 June 2014

My new favourite handbag - the HanaRoo 'Sahara Dream' :)

Since dying my hair blonde, I had been on the look-out for a beige coloured bag to go with my new look. I've always loved the colour beige, especially on handbags (my best friend has the most GORGEOUS beige Mulberry bag) but I'd always felt that beige would look a little boring with my brown hair. So after taking the plunge, I needed to find a handbag to fit all of my needs. It needed to be big enough to carry all of my random junk on a daily basis, it has to be comfortable to carry and obviously I had to like the look of it! When I was contacted by the lovely ladies over at about reviewing a handbag, I jumped at the chance and came across this beauty almost straight away - it must've been fate!

This bag is literally exactly what I had been looking for. The detailings on the buckle and hoops are more of a rose gold and the shape of the bag is so sophisticated - I undoubtedly think it looks a lot more expensive than it is! The bag doesn't have a zip to close it as I had been looking for, but it is definitely safe because the buckle requires being turned to unlock, and then you have to open the whole bag up which would be almost impossible when the bag is being worn. I have been wearing the bag with the long strap (which is also removable if that's not your thing) over my shoulder to make it more comfortable as I get a really bad back when I have bags on my lower arm for too long, but this has been really comfy to use and I have had many compliments so far!

You can see how many things I've managed to fit in this bag and that's not even on a day when I've stuffed it full! There is a zipped compartment for my iPhone and other valuables too. All in all, I really love this bag and I can see myself using this daily for a long while! I'm sure you'll see it in some outfit posts during the Summer as it will be perfect for all the fun picnics and riverside walks to be had! :)

Thanks for reading :)
Do you like the look of this HanaRoo bag?
Which is your current favourite hangbag?
Love Dani :)

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Wednesday wishlist #16

Hey guys :) yet another Wednesday wishlist, as I wish for way too many items and never have any money! I actually wrote this wishlist post a few months ago for a fellow blogger as a guest post but it never ended up getting posted so I thought I may aswell post it on my blog instead! :) I ended up buying the candle, kimono and Tangle Teezer, and they were all so worth it!

Get 20% off using discount code 'floraldanielle' and making the dress only £28.00 :)
I am still so in love with this print! I have already bought myself the long sleeved crop top and pencil skirt in this pattern, but I think I'm going to have to invest in this dress too! The skater style is really flattering, and the back is tied up with an open lacing detail!

How cute is the detailing on this candle case?! They do them in all different colours and flavours, but for Christmas I think the warm vanilla sugar flavour sounds gorgeous! I'd also love to get my hands on the Pink Lemonade scent!

I don't own many Mac products (a few lipsticks and one foundation to be precise), but after trying my friends concealer, I've decided to take the plunge! It was so thick and covered up any dodgy areas on my face, and you barely need to use any so it would last for ages!

I absolutely love the Kate Moss for Rimmel lipsticks. I wear the red shade 01 and the nude shade 08 on a daily occurrence, and this purple/burgundy shade is next on the list!

During Summer I was on the look-out for a nice kimono, but I just couldn't seem to find one anywhere, so I came to the conclusion that I was just going to have to make my own! I recently stumbled across this one on Select, which I have to admit I never shop on, so I was really pleasently surprised! This is literally the exact type of kimono I was looking for! Burgundy velvet with a lovely pattern and fringing - perfect! And such a bargain price too :)

I already had Tangle Teezer in pink but it seems to have ran away! I'm sure it's either at my mums, dads, boyfriends or at uni, but I haven't been able to find it in months, and I need it to keep my hair under control so I'm going to have to invest again! I really can't explain how good these are, I didn't understand the hype until I bought one myself, it really does untangle your hair so gently, whether it's wet or dry!

Lastly, but definitely not leastly, is this gorgeous ring from Dixi! If I could afford to buy all of their rings, I definitely would as there are so many lovely ones! I particularly love this one as it has a really boho feel to it, and I love the three different coloured stones in it :)

Thank you so much for reading guys :)
Which is your favourite item on my wishlist?
Love Dani

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Fake Tattoos nail and finger tattoos :)

 I'm eventually back to blogging about some beauty related products and I'm really excited about it! It's actually really frustrating to not have time to blog, especially when you love blogging and I've got loads of fab new bits to blog about! :) Today I'm gonna be talking about these nail tattoos from Fake Tattoos. I love having nice nails, but I'm not very good at nail art, so these are a fun, cheap alternative! When it comes to real tattoos too, I personally love them (I've only got one at the moment) and I plan to get loads now I've finished uni and actually have some money to spend on myself, but I think Fake Tattoos is a great idea to test out what size you would like your tattoo and positioning too, as it's a pretty permanent decision to make!
Fake Tattoos nail tattoos - £6* (Currently on sale for just £3.80!)

I was kindly sent these nail tattoos to try out from the lovely people over at Fake Tattoos. I didn't actually have any choice in which ones they sent to me so I think they picked pretty well to be honest - pastels and girly, very me indeed! I decided to test them out with some similar pastel colour nail varnishes too.

These pastel Models Own Hyper Gel nail varnishes are my current favourites at the moment, but you can read a full review of those here if you like :). They're really thick and easy to use in just one or two coats, and the colour shades are gorgeous!

These nail tattoos are actually ridiculously easy to use. You must make sure that your nails are clean even if they're painted and then cut out the desired tattoo. Take the plastic cover away slowly and press the tattoo onto the nail using a wet tissue or cloth. When you feel that the paper backing is sliding away you can slowly remove it and let the tattoo dry. Another thing to do to ensure that the tattoo stays is to paint it with a clear top coat afterwards.

The outline of the nail tattoo is almost unnoticeable once it has dried and I love how quick and easy they are to use. I'd love to try some out which have letters on so that I could spell out a word or something! They are very opaque which means that it doesn't actually matter which colour nail varnish is underneath because they will cover over any colour.

You can see that I still had loads of the nail tattoos left to use for another time. You get 82 per pack, which is two pages full of nail tattoos to choose from! I would probably only use one or two at a time on a statement nail so these are definitely going to last me for a while!

My housemate and I actually tried them out on our skin to see if they would work as a 'fake tattoo' and they actually did! We even managed to fool people for a day or two that they were real tattoos so that was fun! :)

Thanks for reading :)
Do you like the look of these nail tattoos?
What do you usually do to your nails when you fancy a change?Love Dani :)