Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Max Factor Smooth Effects Foundation Review!

Hello again guys :)

So I have been trying out the Max Factor Smooth Effects Foundation (I'm in the shade 45-Creamy Ivory) and this is what I've been thinking of it :)

Good points :) -

  • It has a really nice application (I just used a disposible sponge)
  • It does what it say's and goes on extremely smoothly!
  • It cover my uneven skin tones
  • It is only £7.99
  • It doesn't look cakey on your skin, it looks soft and smooth (great for dry skin like myself)
  • The top is made so it doesn't get dirty and I ♥ that part!
However there are some bad points :( - 
  • It's staying power isn't great
  • Half way through my day I could feel it falling off
  • You need to set it with a powder to give more coverage 
  • It needs touched up quite a few times during the day! 
Although I have 4 bad points I actually really like this foundation! I love that it's only £7.99 and it looks great! I put some bronzer over it and it made it really stand out! Colours pop when you use this but it looks extremely natural :) 

I would absolutely recommend this to a friend :) For £7.99 (right now it is still on introductory offer of £5.99) you should check this out! And as always let me know what you think :)

Thanks, Dani xo :) 

Sunday, 29 May 2011

30 Questions :)

I was scouting the internet and came across this questions tag! Thought it was perfect for this Sundays post! Here we go!

1. Do you have any pets? 
I have a dog, a cat and some tropical fish!

2. What colour top are you wearing?

A white vest top with a sherbert pinky orange cardigan 

3. Name 3 things that are physically close to you.

My laptop (obvs)

4. What's the weather like right now?

It's been windy for days now, it's horrible!

5. Do you drive? If so have you crashed?

I'm not old enough to drive, but I've never been in a crash!

6. What time did you wake up this morning?

Haha 10:50, I'm lazy but hey, it's Sunday

7. When was the last time you showered?

I'm just away to :L

8. What was the last movie you saw?

I'm watching Home Alone now! But in cinema it was Scre4m!

9. What does your last text message say?

It says! "Aww cute :L xxxxxx" haha.

10. What's your ringtone?

I think it's "Superbass" by Nicki Minaj!

11. Have you ever been to a different country?


12. Do you like sushi?

Eeeewww! Disgusting!

13. Where do you buy your groceries from?

Mmm... where ever my mum shops :L

14. Have you ever taken medication to help you fall asleep faster?

Not sleep medication no!

15. How many siblings do you have?

One brother :)

16. Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop?

Both in my house but I just use my laptop!

17. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?


18. How did your parents pick your name?
I don't know actually!

19. Do you wear contacts or glasses?


20. Do you colour your hair?


21. Tell me something you are planning to do today.

Today is kinda over :L But I just watched the Grand Prix :)

22. When was the last time you cried?

Mmm... when I got some exciting news! Can't say anymore!

23. What is your full name?

Danielle Allan

24. What is your perfect pizza topping?

I hate pizza!!

25. Who is your favourite comedian?

Just one? I have waaaay to many!

26. What is your favourite radio station?

Radio 1 I guess! Not that I listen to radio often!

27. Which do you prefer-hamburgers or chesseburgers?

I only like hamburgers

28. Have you ever had an all-nighter?

Who hasn't?

29. What is your eye colour?


30. Can you taste the difference between pepsi and coke?

Yes, I prefer pepsi...

I love reading these! Do it and link me to it in the comments! Or just do it in the comments! Or even twitlong it and @mention it to me ;) I'm @DaniAxo!

Thanks, Dani xo

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Misc Thursday: My personal Nail Tutorial!

This is my personal Nail Tutorial! 

My 1st step is always to file! You never saw always just file in one direction!
My 2nd step is to soften! I know I use a cuticle balm but I love it all over!
My 3rd step is to use a 24k gold strengthener, this doubles as a base coat!
My 4th step is to paint! Do this in 3 strokes if possible!
5th step is ALWAYS to TOP COAT! 

*In the video there is a few black spots, these were photo's but I accidentally deleted them! Sorry.

Anyway I hope you like it! Let me know in the comments, on my Twitter (@DaniAxo) and you can even ask me a question on formspring! (http://formspring.me/DaniAxo)

Thanks, Dani xo

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Bourjois Paris French Manicure Kit

So it's tuesday and today I'm going to review the "Bourjois Paris French Manicure" kit. The box states it's a salon-worthy french manicure for beginners.

Here is a video showing you how to use the product so you can make your own mind up about it!

The white is really easy to apply! It's a half moon shape so you only have to do one stroke, turn the brush and another stroke! The only thing is it doesn't fit the thumb so you have to use the edge to do the rest! The white is really clear and thick which makes for a great tip!

The next stage is the pink. You can by this without being in the kit! It is called "Rose Lounge". The pink is really shiny and gives your nails a chic colour! It compliments the white completely! The pink is really easy to apply.

As I told you in the video I always use the "Sally Hansen Mega Shine Extended Wear Top Coat" as it makes my nail polish stay put for 10 days. This top coat claims to stay put for 7 however I found it stayed 5! And when it chips it looks horrible! It makes you nail underneath look dry and feel horrible!

Overall I love the white and pink however I hate the top coat! I recommend the £9.99 kit for the french tip white and pink polish! I recommend buying a Sally Hansen top coat as they last forever and make your nail look shiny!

I would recommend this too all my friends [you guys (;] and think it is amazing! Gets my thumbs up :)

If you've tried it tell me what you think either below in the comments or @mention me on twitter! http://twitter.com/DaniAxo

Thanks, Dani xo

Sunday, 22 May 2011

This or That: Beauty Related

It's a Sunday and this means I'm doing a Q&A sort of post :).I was searching about and found this one :). This is beauty related this or that, enjoy?
Makeup - 
blush or bronzer: blush
lip gloss or lipstick: lip gloss 
eye liner or mascara: eye liner
foundation or concealer: foundation, I hardly use concealer
neutral or color eye shadow: neutral 
pressed or loose eye shadows: definitely pressed
brushes or sponges: brushes!!!
Nails - OPI or china glaze: china glaze
Long or short: long, but mine are always short because I play guitar!
Acrylic or natural: natural
Brights or darks: definitely darks
Flower or no flower: flower, i think!
Body - perfume or body splash: use to be perfume but sort of swaying towards splash now!
lotion or body butter: lotion
body wash or soap: body wash
lush or other bath company : I ♥ lush!
Fashion - 
jeans or sweat pants: jeans
long sleeve of short: probably short
dresses or skirts: if I had to say one I would say dresses
stripes or plaid: plaid
flip flops or sandals: sandals
scarves or hats: scarves
studs or dangly earrings: can I not have both :L. Dangly in the first lobe piercing and studs in the second and the cartlidge
necklaces or bracelets : bracelets everytime
heels or flats: flats
cowboy boots or riding boots: I guess riding but I'd rather UGG's :L
jacket or hoodie: hoodie
forever 21 or charlotte russe : don't have in Scotland
abercombie or Hollister: hollister
saks 5th or Nordstrom: don't have them in the Scotland
Hair - 
curly or straight: straight
bun or ponytail: ponytail
bobby pins or butterfly clips: bobby clips 
light or dark : dark
side sweep bangs or full bangs: side sweep
up or down : both :)
Random - Rain or shine: shine
Summer or winter: summer
Fall or spring : autumn
Chocolate or vanilla : chocolate
Now I think YOU should do this! Either blog it or twitlong it and post it in the comments OR tweet me it! http://www.twitter.com/DaniAxo. I love reading these and can't wait to read yours! I'll see you on Tuesday for a review :) Dani xox 

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Making this better for YOU!

So I decided to make a new plan for my blog! I've decided that on Sundays I will do some sort if tag, ie a this or that question or get to know me or something. On a Tuesday I will do a review of anything! This may be makeup, movies, songs, pretty much anything! Thursdays will be miscellaneous, pretty much they can be about anything! And finally on a Friday I will do an update my week and a QOTD!

I really do hope you like this idea, tell me what you think in the comments and ill see you tomorrow for a q&a :)

Thanks, Dani xo
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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Essex Vs Chelsea?

Hello there.

So the big question is am I team Essex or team Chelsea! This is of course referencing to the Reality TVs shows "The Only Way Is Essex" (which I have a blog about if you look in the April folder) and "Made In Chelsea". Very similar shows from very different prospectives!

 I have loved Essex since day ONE! It caught my attention straight away, however some of the characters really annoy me. For example I can't stand that Lauren doesn't allow Mark his modelling agency! I do love the show and the catchphrases! Shut upppppp and reem! I love the comedy side of the show and how they aren't the smartest bunch on TV.

The first episode of  Chelsea however I wasn't the biggest fan, but I think it's because I was so in love the TOWIE! I watched episode 2 on Monday and LOVED it! I love the characters! (Caggie, Spencer and Hugo are my favourite).

I always thought that Amy Childs has been a sweetheart but reading her twitter comments and NEW! column I must I've seen a different side! Caggie Dunlop has been so so sweet and personally I think Amy Childs has been a bit of a jealous bitch about a new shoe starting!

Let me know you opinion, I think there is room on our boxes for BOTH shows but I want to know what you think!

Thanks, Dani :) xo

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Things I'm loving!

So thought I'd do a quick post on what I'm loving right now!

Favourite songs right now are -

  • Nobody's Perfect (Jessie J)
  • Super Bass (Nicki Minaj)
  • California King Bed (Riannah) [has been my favourite since day 1 of loud!]
Favourite TV shows that are currently showing - 
  • Teen Mom 2 (MTV)
  • The Hunks (Sky1)
  • Peter Andre: The next chapter (ITV2)
  • Kerry Katona: The next chapter (ITV2)
  • Emergency with Angela Griffin (Sky 1)
  • Glee! (E4)
  • Khloe&Lamar (E!)
TV shows I can't wait to come back to our screens - 
  • A League of Their Own (Sky1) [I know it's just finished but...]
  • The Only Way Is Essex! (ITV2) 
  • The XFactor! (ITV1) [Roll on August!]
Favourite perfume right now - 
  • Colleen Summer X 
  • Dolce&Gabana Light Blue
  • Neroli Jasmine (By the body shop)
What's your favourite things right now? Thanks, Dani xo

I'll be back soon!

Hello there :)

I'm sorry that it's been a while since I last did a post but exams are STRESSFULL! 5 down 3 to go! I've been doing exams and revising non stop. They are going well so far. Think I've done the best I can :). Thanks to those who have asked on twitter. Results come on the 4th of August! That will be a sleepless night, haha!

So a quick update? Well I have an exam tomorrow morning and in the afternoon I'm going to get my cartlidge of my ear pierced :) Want it done really badly! Going to try completely sort out my bedroom this weekend so I can finally get it decorated! Right now I have magnolia walls with a winnie the pooh border! I'm 15 for crying out loud! I really want grey on the bottom, with magnolia on the top and a  black border! Tell me what you think!

What else has been going on in my world then? Hardly been playing guitar because of the exams, missing it so much! Played it for the first time in weeks today, but not for long!

Urgh there is roadworks on the way to school for the massive new bypass they are building near the village I live. I hate traffic lights, waiting for up too 20, 30 or even 40 minutes to get past is not fun when you just want to get home!

Thanks for reading guys :) Dani xob

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

My First Official Exam... of 2011

So up here in Scotland the Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) exams started yesterday, and for me my first exam was today... Maths!

In Scotland you do Standard Grades in 3rd and 4th year! These are categorised into Foundation, Int1, General, Int2 and Credit levels. However mainly just Foundation (Award 6 or 5), General (Award 4 or 3) and Credit (Award 2 or 1)... i.e 6 is the worst, 1 is the best!

In my prelims I got straight 2! Which I was happy about, one award mark away from a 1! So today I sat my maths... and some of it went well, some of it went miserably!

I started off at 10:40 with the general paper (non-calculator) this paper was soo easy, it was a walk in the park, or for me anyway! I then did the general paper (calculator) paper which once again was incredibly easy! The problems came in the Credit level!

In my school there is only one credit class, mine! It's the hardest level at Standard Grade. There is 2 sides to a standard grade paper, Knowledge&Understanding and Reasoning&Enquiry! I was revising soo much for the paper I found the KU really easy! I knew all my formulas, how to use them ect. However the Reasoning&Enquiry was so hard!

There was a question in the Calculator paper that nobody could do! It was Question 8 and a RE question. Nobody in my school could do it, which frustrated us all, haha.

Overall, I think today was a success! Think I did OK! But I won't know until August 4th!

Are any of you guys doing your exams at the moment? I would love to hear how they are going!

Thanks, Dani xo

Monday, 2 May 2011

osama bin laden: my opinion

Let's get this clear before I start rambling off my opinion... I would NEVER wish death on ANYONE.

So on Twitter today everyone is speaking and arguing with each other over wether we should be happy or sad about his murder. Personally I can't really judge as I'm Scottish not American and their views are a lot stronger as he targeted their country. I think that he was happy he killed someone so why shouldn't we be happy he's dead? But also we slated his actions for so long should we really follow them? Would god really bless a hypocritical country who's goes against their believes, as many Americas follow Christ.

I'm not religious and don't live in America, someone commited a crime of murder and someone died. Someone is being called a hero and a murderer is dead. Think about that. Aren't the majority of views hypocritical?

I would once again never wish death on anyone and would never judge someone for their opinion but I will not sit and listen to someone expressing hypocritical views.

Leave a comment on what YOU think.

Thanks, Dani xo

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Sunday, 1 May 2011


"Spark Youth Foundation set up to help young people. Whether it be eating disorders, self harm or just need somebody to talk to, we are a nonjudgemental service." - The bio from the twitter.

Spark youth foundation is an amazing idea. A young girl who's been through it all wants to help others in a situation she once was in. Spark Youth Foundation give teenagers a place to go to, to talk about their feelings. They have a twitter, facebook and a skype where you can always go to talk. It is truly inspirational. 

At the present moment you have a chance to be apart of the Campaign video being complied together. A lot of their followers are trying to help get as many followers as possible. One person she absolutely loves and would love the support of is Niall Horan of One Direction. Please help her along on this. 

If you have just a few minutes of your time please check out http://www.twitter.com/SparkSYF   I have followed since the first day the twitter was created and definitely don't regret it.

Lots of Love, Thanks, Dani xo

P.s. My twitter is http://www.twitter.com/DaniAxo and PLEASE subscribe (you can do this with a twitter account!)