Sunday, 19 August 2012

I'm still alive - Promise.

Hello again :)

I have to begin this blogpost with an apology, which I feel is becoming all to common on this blog. However, it has been a while since I posted and I owe you an apology why.

1) It's Summer and I'm having myself some time off :)
2) The past few weeks have been filled with exam results and college enrollments
3) Spending time with my family

I truely have just been enjoying my summer. I have finished high school and am starting College (well University however I am attending a College institute - I know that doesn't make sense). I am about to do a 4 year (Bachelor with Honours) Social Sciences Degree. 

Yesterday I spent my day with my parents, uncle, brother and sister-in-law and nephew at the beach. It was his first time and it was amazingly fun. I spent time in the sea (which was surprising an ok temperature for Scottish Seas). I even saw a 1 week old Seal which was on shore for a break! 

So that was a little ramble on my life recently. I promise I have some real posts on their way to you!

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Saturday, 21 July 2012

The Olympics Tag

Heeeeyyyy Diamonds :)

So I was just catching up on all the videos in my Youtube Subscription box and came along Allison (Amarixe  or AllisonVlogs)'s Olympics Tag, which she created.

I'm really excited for the Olympics. They are being held here, in the UK, which is so exciting. Also it's an opportunity to see the world together. So many different nationalities and flags will be under one roof!

So without further a do... here we go :)

1.) Which season of the Olympics do you prefer, Summer or Winter?
I love both however I would say I like more of the Summer events than the Winter. 

2.) What are your favorite Summer Olympics events? Winter Olympics events?
In Summer I like the: Gymnastics (Artistic & Trampoline), Taekwondo, Boxing & Diving.
In Winter I like the: Figure Skating and the Bob-sleighing!

3.) If you were an Olympic athlete, which event would you want to compete in and why?
I would probably do Taekwondo, Figure Skating or Archery because these are sports I have taking part in previously. I did both Taekwondo and Figure Skating for many years and I did archery for the last two years! 

I would love to do the Diving though! It looks seriously fun, adrenalin filled - and I'm a rather big Tom Daley fan :)

4.) Is your country known to excel in any Olympic events?
I would say Team GB is pretty well known for their strength in Athletics, Rowing/Sailing & Cycling (especially Chris Hoy :O). Tom Daley is also looking well to succeed in the Diving this year!

5.) What is your most memorable Olympic moment?
I'm going to say a moment I wasn't even born for. Torvil & Dean's Bolero. I have watched the video footage of that many times. The fact they took so many risks and broke so many rules to preform a piece so passionate, yet elegant amazes me! 

I love watching Dancing On Ice every year. They are simply amazing. 
6.) What are you most excited about for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games?
I'm really excited for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies because they are in the UK! I am also excited for the sports listed in Q1! Finally I'm excited for the atmosphere the UK will have, we generally get behind World events like this is such a positive way it's all very exciting!

Thank you for reading this. I had a lot of fun answering the Questions :) 
Please leave links to your Tags in the Comments, I would love to read them.

Until next time :)
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Sunday, 15 July 2012

Winning Eyes...London 2012

Welcome Back :D

With the London 2012 Olympics just around the corner (July 27th to be exact) I thought it was time to tell you how to get those winning eyes. And how better to get winning eyes than to colour them the same as the medals! 

For each medal colour I chose a cream eyeshadow, powder eyeshadow and an eyeliner from the drugstore! Hope you enjoy!


Cream: Maybelline New York - Color Tattoo 24hr - Eternal Gold - £4.99
Shadow: MUA - Eyes Palette - Going for gold - £4
Liner: Collection 2000 - Lasting Colour Gel Liner - Gold - £4.99


Cream: Maybelline New York - Color Tattoo 24hr - Eternal Silver - £4.99
Shadow: Barry M - Fine Glitter Dust - Silver - £4.59
Liner: FashionistA - Secret Gel Eye Liner - Glitzy Ensemb - £4.00


Cream: Max Factor - Smoky Eye Effect Eyeshadow - Bronze Haze - £7.99
Shadow: Max Factor - Max Effect Dip In Eyeshadow - 2 Bronzed Glow - £5.99
Liner: Accessorize - Liquid Eyeliner - Burnished Bronze - £3.45

Hope you enjoyed this post. I had so much fun creating this.

What Country are you from? Are you looking forward to supporting them? What event are you most looking forward to catching? For me it's definately the Diving. Team GB's Tom Daley is AMAZING!

Until next time Diamonds...x
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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Maybelline New York: Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream Review

Heeeeeeey blogfriends

How are we all this wonderful Saturday afternoon? I was just hanging out at home doing my make-up when I remembered I still haven't written a review on the Maybelline Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream yet. So whilst I'm doing very little I thought it would be perfect timing.

I feel I can give a fairly good and honest review of this product as I have used it for around a month now, not everyday but almost everyday that I have worn make-up... did that make any sense? Anyway lets get on with it!

First off the bottle isn't great in size. It's a small amount of product for £7.99 however you need very little. 


I found the simplest and best way to apply this is with my fingers. I start by warming it up in my fingers (rubbing it between my fingers until the melting process begins) then smoothing it over my face. I start in the centre working my way out. When I have a smooth, even application over my face I begin to build up coverage in the areas needed. I then apply concealer and I'm done. The down side is you have to use very little concealer as it doesn't blend in well with my Collection 2000: Lasting Perfection Concealer. I think this is because of the think consistency of the concealer however you do need a heavy duty concealer with this as the coverage is next to none.

8-in-1? We'll decide!

The back of the bottle states the 8 things it claims to do... here's what I think!
  1. "Creates a natural glow" -  Agree; the finish of this products is beautiful. It looks like your skin when your healthy and happy. It's not dewy, it contains no shimmer, however is is a very natural glow. I honestly don't know how to describe it, but it is gorgeous and makes you look incredibly healthy!
  2. "Compliments skin-tone" - Agree; when I saw this on my hand I thought it was going to be waay too dark (a problem I have with so many of the maybelline skin products) however the shade light blended in so well. It looks great, no lines. It truly does morph into your skin-tone.
  3. "SPF30 UV Protection" - Agree; I don't think you can disagree with this. I love that it contains SPF as that's something I don't generally apply to my face. Where I live I don't really feel it's necessary! 
  4. "Hydrates all day" - Agree & Disagree; for an combination, normal, or oily skin type I agree. I have fairly normal skin and I agree but when my skin is leaning towards the drier side my skin begins to feel tight about 4 to 5 hours after application. So if you have dry skin I do think you should moisturise well before applying
  5. "Blurs imperfections" - Disagree; I have rosy red cheeks and it does manage to even those out. However, for my dark circles and active breakouts it simply does not work. I HAVE to use a concealer! So if you need a decent amount of coverage, don't go for this.
  6. "Oil free, non-greasy" - Agree; It does not feel oily or greasy at all. And it does not look shiny one bit 
  7. "Looks Visibly smooth!" - Agree; it does look incredibly smooth. I love it!
  8. "Feels Fresh" - Agree; this is my favourite thing about the BB Cream. It feels amazing on my skin. I don't even know I have it on... now who doesn't want this during the "summer" (not really here, but hey ho) months


Pros: blends well onto skin; natural glow is lush; feels great
Cons: doesn't "blur imperfections"; doesn't blend with think concealer; tiny bottle
Repurchase: definitely for those "no make-up, make-up days"

on my skin today (excuse the hair)
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Saturday, 7 July 2012

Better late than never: June 2012 Beauty Favourites

'Ello 'ello

Welcome back to my blog everyone. I do apologize, it's been a while, and these favourites are a tinsy bit late. But I say better late than never, right ;)? Without further a do, here's what's been floating my boat throughout the month of June! None of these will be in depth, if you would like to see a detailed review of anything drop me a comment :).

Face Makeup

I've been lazy with my makeup recently. June brought with it the beginning of my Summer break and I just haven't wanted to coat my face in makeup so here is all I've been wearing.

1) Bourjois Paris Mineral Radience Pressed Powder (02 Vanille). I love this. It mattify's my face yet lets my natural radience shine through. I don't know how it does that because you would think you couldn't have a glowing yet matte face yet this allows for that. It also adds a great deal of coverage easily as you don't get a great deal with the next favourite!

2) Maybelline New York Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream (light). I'm going to say nothing about this as I am about to write a full review of this. Check back soon :)

3) Bourjois Paris Bronzing Powder (52). This is great, blends well, great contour shade. I've enjoyed bronzing up my skin with this

4) Garnier Anti-Dark Circles Roll-on. I haven't wanted to put a heavy concealer under my eyes so this is great. Also the metal ball feels great. Really helps make me looks awake!


1) Maybelline New York Color Tattoo (On and on bronze). So quick to put on, stays on all day, and makes your face look "put together". What else can you ask for?

2) Maybelline New York Falsies (Flared). This mascara is great. I tried the Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Show-off mascara this month but it just didn't compare

3) Maybelline New York Lasting Drama Gel Liner. I didn't notice until now, the only eye-makeup I'm using recently is Maybelline, they definitely are good! This is super black and lasts all day. Very comparable to the Bobbi Brown Gel Liner however so much more affordable.


I haven't wanted to spend much time doing my eye makeup this month however, it's summer and I want a pop of colour on my face. So I have been using my lips to do that.

1) MUA (shade 16: Nectar). I've always wanted to try an orange lipstick. I always see youtuber Zoella280390 wearing and orange lip. I've loved it this month. Brightens your face easily.

2) Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Stain (Shy Red). I love this. It stays almost all day. Isn't too red, so I'm not scared to wear this everyday. It doesn't sit into the cracks on my lips. Worn this often.

3) Sleek makeup pout polish (Pink Cadillac). I've worn this on the rare sunny days we've had here in Scotland. It has SPF 15 to protect your lips. It's feels great and the colour is incredibly opaque on the lips


1) Models Own with Hedkandi (Beach Party). I bought this month and haven't taking it off. It's so bright and opaque. It's been my way of inserting neon into my look. It looks amazing. Check my instagram (DaniAxo) for swatches.


I recently dip dyed my hair. Therefore the ends are a little damaged meaning I do not want to straighten my hair too much as it can cause many split ends. So I have been embracing my natural curls

1) Trevor Sorbe Beautiful Curls Beach Waves. I spray this in my curls. Scrunch my hair and then I'm ready to go!

2) Tangle Teezer. This is the most amazing hair brush I've ever used. It detangles my hair and has helped my hair grow as it treats it so well. Simply love it.


1) Natural Collection Mango and Papaya Body Spray. I love this. It's incredibly cheap and smells great. It smells like a sweety form of this fruits. So nice and not over powering at all.

2) Dove Summer Glow. I do not tan in the slightest and I also don't like to fake tan too often so this is perfect. I apply it just like any other moisturiser and after 4-5 days I have more colour and glow to my skin :)

3) Balance Me Extra Care Wonder Eye Cream. I was lucky enough to receive a generous sample of this product. I'm 16 years old and have never dreamed of using an eye-cream previously. However this is great. A thin consistency. It's soothes my eyes before bed (I have horrendous hay fever and my eyes sting by about 4pm) and it also brightens my eye area, and has definitely reduced my dark circles

 Hope you enjoyed. Love you guys 

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Wednesday, 27 June 2012

My links


So today i was sorting out all my ipod applications and realised I have so many social networking sites it would be helpful to write a post of everywhere to find me. 

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Keek (created TODAY): @DaniAxo
Facebook: I do have a personal facebook which I keep strictly friends and family on, I do not have a public facebook in which you can "like". If you would like me to create on please don't hestitate in letting me know.

Follow me on the above :)

Until next time

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Tag: 20 facts about me

Hi :)

So I was checking out the "Trending Topics" on Twitter just a while ago and seen the hashtag #20factsaboutme floating around. I thought to myself that would be a great way for my blogging friends to get to know me more, since I am quite new to this! so here we go

1. My full name is Danielle Allan :)
2. I'm 16 years old (soon to be 17 :D) 
3. I have just left school after completing my highers 
4. I live in the North-East of Scotland... yes the weather is miserable here :(
5. I taught myself guitar a number of years ago, I'm not that amaze but... :)
6. I currently have bright pink, dip dyed hair
7. I used to figure skate and do the martial art Taekwondo - both in which I have gold medals in
8. I have 7 Standard Grade, 2 Intermediate 2's and 4 higher qualifications :)
9. During my 3rd and 4th years of high school, one day a week I would go to college and study Beauty Therapy in which I passed :)
10. I have a gorgeous nephew named Tyler who was born just 2 day after Christmas last year!
11. My favourite band of all time is The Script
12. My favourite drug-store makeup brands are: Bourjois Paris (for face makeup) and Maybelline NewYork (for eye makeup)
13. I hate and the number 13... with a passion
14. I obsessed with almost any reality tv or soap you can think of, haha!
15. I have never seen Titanic in it's entirety 
16. One of my favourite blogs at the minute is Mariaheartsswag :) please check it out here!
17. I love watching Vlog videos on youtube, maybe it's my reality obsession, maybe I'm just nose-y :L
18. I love wearing bracelets
19. I am about to study Social Science for 4 years at my local university
20. I've just got Netflix and am currently loving rewatching all the old classics... tell me what you recommend I watch on Netflix :)

Please do this tag... I tag everyone :) haha! See you next time!

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