Saturday, 20 August 2016

I'M STILL HERE

You may have noticed that I haven't been around much recently: I haven't been very active on Twitter, I haven't posted any posts this week on my blog and I haven't made any YouTube videos at all.
I have been helping someone with a big project, I have been super busy with that, I've also just been having a little break - I definitely needed it! 
My MH hasn't been so great so I took a step back from the internet and I also introduced things into my daily routine that seem to help, walking is my favourite...

I have been going for at least one walk a day, where I don't go on my phone and I just focus on my surroundings, it is so peaceful and it improves my mood and health.

I listen to the sounds, I breathe the air and I take it all in.

I try to walk early in the morning and in the late afternoon, for as long as I want. Since I started going on regular walks, I have felt healthier and it starts my day off just right by releasing those wonderful feel-good endorphins and reducing my stress and anxiety. 

I guess what I'm trying to say is that walking is my new favourite thing!

In other news: I haven't had a smoke in over 2 weeks, I will be back to vlogging next week (my camera broke), I have lots of ideas for future youtube videos, I have posts coming up which I can't wait to share with you and I'm just happy to be back :)

I have also been taking part in #365daysofselfcare on Twitter, I may do a little post/video on that at some point.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

50'S INSPIRED MAKEUP

Today's look is inspired by the 50's era, if you want to know how I achieve this look then keep on scrolling!

I start with my Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Shade 1 Fair, I apply this under my eyes and on any blemishes that I may have - I hardly ever wear foundation and tend to just use concealer to hide my 'imperfections'. I then move onto my eyebrows, I lightly fill them in with my Billion Dollar Brows Brow Powder in Shade Taupe (this is literally the best eyebrow product I have ever tried!). Next I take my Revolution Iconic Palette (Bronze, Blush and Highlighter) and I use this to contour and highlight my face, I also use a little bit of blush on the apples of my cheeks.

Onto my eyes, I always apply mascara before I apply my liquid eyeliner - I just find this so much easier! I use NYC Big Bold Curl Mascara in Shade #855 Extreme Black, I do one coat before and one coat after my eyeliner. For eyeliner I use Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner, I do a thin line above my upper eyelashes and I bring that out into a thin flick.

I always apply a thin layer of lip balm under my lip products, I'm currently using Blistex Happy Lips in Mango and it is wonderful! For colour I am using my new favourite red lip liner, Me Now Cosmetics True Lips Liner in Shade 058 just look how pretty it is!

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

BEAUTY GOODIES

(#LPPevent goody bag review -post #2)
I have been so excited to try these two beautiful products, so excited. 

I'm going to start with my Me Now True Lips liner in shade 058 and it is perfect

I am a big fan of red lips and this product didn't let me down, it's perfect on it's own or with lipstick over it and it doesn't make my lips feel dry like most lip liners do!

I also got a eye/lip liner in shade 001 

I had so much fun trying out this one, it was like a blast from the past! I went through a phase of wearing black lipstick, I was a bit of a goth actually (maybe I'll share old photos of me one day, let me know if you'd like to see that?), in all honesty I don't hate it and I feel like I'd definitely wear a black lip again!

This lip liner is also an eye liner which I thought was handy, I wouldn't say it's the neatest application, however, sharpened or with a little angled brush this would be perfect!

Onto the brushes

Can we just talk a bit about how wonderful Spectrum brushes are?! They're so soft and gentle, they also just look beautiful. I can't wait to try my new eyeshadow brush out. 

I also have in my bag, a white face mask brush from x-Blackheads.com that has a cute pink tip on the bristles, this brush is also so soft and I can't wait to use it - I was also given a Blackhead mask which I will be featuring in an upcoming video on my channel.

Saturday, 6 August 2016

I'M THE GIRL...

Hello my lovelies!

Today I'm here with a tag post, my lovely friend Alisha made up this tag and very kindly tagged me in it! Basically, the person tagged shares 20 facts about themselves to let you know them a little better, it's always nice to find out a little more about the blogger behind the blog, am I right?

I tag anyone who would like to give this tag a go, be sure to link me to your post if you decide to join in!
  1. I'm the Girl... who's full name is Danielle Bentley
  2. I'm the Girl... who is severely allergic to nuts
  3. I'm the Girl... who is 5'4
  4. I'm the Girl... who hates her hair but doesn't know what to do with it
  5. I'm the Girl... who can say the Alphabet backwards
  6. I'm the Girl... who gets creeped out by closed shower curtains and can't get a shower with them completely closed without feeling uncomfortable
  7. I'm the Girl... who loves fashion from the 20's- late 70's
  8. I'm the Girl... who loves reading and getting lost in a book
  9. I'm the Girl... who can't currently stop playing 'Hay Day', 'Merged' and 'Best Fiends' on her phone (help)
  10. I'm the Girl... who loves everything horror! 
  11. I'm the Girl... who loves organising and planning
  12. I'm the Girl... who believes in life on other planets
  13. I'm the Girl... who get's too attached to characters in films and books and is heartbroken when something happens to them
  14. I'm the Girl... who loves everything zombie - books, films, dreams, everything!
  15. I'm the Girl... who doesn't like even numbers
  16. I'm the Girl... who loves Drumstick Squashies!!!!!
  17. I'm the Girl... who loves Owls and anything Owl-themed
  18. I'm the Girl... who has no idea what she's doing or what she wants to do in life
  19. I'm the Girl... who hardly brushes her hair (woops)
  20. I'm the Girl... who really struggled with this tag, aha!

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

THE ACCESSORIES

(#LPPevent goody bag review - post #1)

I am a big fan of Yoshi Bags after first discovering them at the NWMEET2.0 when I received their Sonic Boom Mushroom Keyring in my goody bag. I was so excited when I found out that my goody bag from the #LPPevent was going to contain some of their products. 

In my goody bag I was given a Domino coin purse and a keyring, both of which are perfect and have my favourite numbers on! 

I can't wait to use this purse, I have already added the keyring to my keys, I love how original Yoshi Bags Designs are!

While we're talking about Yoshi Bags, just have a little look at their Custard Cream bag! I definitely need to get me one of these.


My goody bag also contained a cute little purse/clutch bag from LYDC bags, it's a simple, cream design with a gold chain. I absolutely love it, so beautiful and elegant.


This Material Culture gave me an adorable set of earrings! They're a set of little pink flowers and they are just the cutest!



I was also given a set of rose earrings from Amazon, they're black, glittery and perfect. I already have outfits in mind that would go so well with these!


Thank you again to Yoshi Bags, LYDC, This Material Culture and Amazon!

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