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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Wednesday, 13 June 2012

A little haul

Welcome Back (:

Hi again! So today I was in town handing in an application form (yes, I'm finally taking my first steps to getting a job!) and I popped into boots! I didn't buy that much but I thought it would make a nice little haul. It manly contains maybelline as they had a 3 for 2 offer on right now, so go check that out :)

1. Maybelline Dream Fresh 8-in-1 BB Cream - £7.99

When the hype over BB creams started at the beginning of this year I didn't really jump on the band wagon. I've never really enjoyed using tinted moisturisers so I didn't think I would like a BB Cream. However, this caught my eye today and on the 3 for 2 offer I thought it was about time I gave one a go. I've already tried it today and I absolutely love it so far. Check back in around a week and I'll most probably have a review on it, but heres the photos:-
I got shade "light" and it blends in AMAZING so far

2. Maybelline Color Sensational Lipmarker - £5.99

I loved the look of this lipstain. I have really been wanting to do the winged line/red lip look however not everyday I feel brave enough to wear a deep red lip. I got this in the shade (480) "Shy Red". It's perfect. You can tell you have a red lip, but it's not "in your face" if you get what I'm saying :L *my descriptions need work*. Heres the swatches (on and off lips):-
Please mind the shadow from my camera (and the spots)

3. Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr by Eyestudio - Free (£4.99)

I've heard so many great things about these and have had it set in my head that I really want to try the (35) "On and on Bronze" shade. However, it's always out of stock. Today it was in stock and on 3 for 2 so I actually got it for free (normally £4.99 - that's amazing). The bronze is beautiful. The gold reflects hold it back from being too dark, it's a great wash of colour. It can also be used as a base for eyeshadow... identical to a MAC - Paintpot, but for a fraction of the price:-

 4. Collection 2000 Fast Stroke Eyeliner - £2.99

Like I said with the lipstain I want to try the black winged liner look with a red lip. I use gel liner day to day but for this look I thought it would be nice to go back to liquid (I used to use liquid daily). I find liquid easy to apply with the way I do it! If you'd like to know my technique I can do a post on it! Since trying the collection 2000 concealer (lasting perfection) I've wanted to try more of the brand. I saw this and it was a great price. I got it in Black - 1, here are the pictures:-

 5. Sally Hansen Color Quick Pen - £1

I bet your wondering, £1, really? But yes. I was browsing my local poundland and this was on the shelf. In the UK we get the Sally Hansen nail care products but we generally don't get the coloured polishes. When I saw this I got excited. I loved the fact that it was a pen, another thing I'd never tried. It's really easy to use so far. I got the shade Silver Chrome. I already have the Barry M Gold Effects which is super pretty but I didn't have the silver. This is really nice! I think I'll use it rather than a white on a french manicure or as a feature nail, other wise it's quite "out there". Pics:- 

Thank you for reading this post. If you like any of the products please tell me or if you wish a review on any I will certainly do them. Check out the 3 for 2 offers in Boots right now. There are many going on, Revlon and Rimmel I think are also on 3 for 2's right now!

See you next time :)

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Monday, 11 June 2012

The contents of my camera roll

Hello, again :D

So this may not be the normal entry post on my blog but I recently downloaded (actually I did it right now!) the blogger app to my iPod touch. I was looking through my camera roll and thought it would be cool to share some of my photos taking! So heres my camera roll :)!

My 16th Birthday Cake, made by my Aunt

A recent find whilst clearing the attack!
My nephew at 2 hours old (27/12/11)
first hold of Tyler, 2 hours old (I was so tired, excuse the mess :L)
the beginnings of my instagram romance 

So there is my little photo update :) My instagram username is DaniAxo, be sure to follow it :)

Thanks for reading!

Friday, 8 June 2012

MakeUp Academy (MUA) Review/Collection so far...

Welcome Back :)

In my last post I mentioned an MUA nail polish as of my top 5 nail polishes for Summer and I had nothing but great things to say about the brand... that inspired this post. I thought I would do a review the products I have so far accumulated from the company! Everything in their normal line is £1. Yes you heard right... £1. Bargain eh? They have recently expanded into a professional line, but the prices of that are still exceptional! In my local superdrug we cannot purchase the professional line, sadly, however I do love the brand I may order from them online. So lets get into the review :).


1. Shade 4
Shade 4 was my first MUA purchase around Summer last year and soon enough became one of my all time favourite lip products! It is a perfect bubblegum pink colour which is soft, creamy and hydrating. I do find myself having to re-apply it after a few hours, but for £1 that's acceptable. One of my most favourite features of the MUA lipsticks is the packaging. They are a sleek black tube, with silver detailing but the stand out thing is having the colour of the products at the bottom of the tube. Makes it great for storing and brings ease when finding that days desired shade. 
Sorry for the horrid picture. I practically wore it everyday last summer 

2. Shade 13

Shade 13 is the perfect red. It is that simple, chic, elegant rose fuelled colour. It's pigmentation is tremendous. Applied is a stroking motion to this lips it gives that vampy look that the red carpet is filled with this season. However applied in a dabbing motion it's incredible wearable! The not so great side is that it one, smudges and two, is a fairly dry formula. However with a good lipbalm and a liplock (like lipcote) or a simple gloss it will last hours on end. This is great for beginners in the red lip... especially at £1 a pop. The packaging is the same as before.

3. Bare - Shade 14

So recently I got rather excited when MUA began naming their products. I saw this one and decided to purchase it, even though I'm not the biggest fan of a nude lip. Or should I say I wasn't the biggest fan. This colour completely converted me. It's amazing. It doesnt give that 'concealed' look which put me off the nude lip in the first place. It gives a really nice, toffee nude colour. I did think this would be a drying formula as many nudes are but it's surprisingly moisturising. I can honestly say I cannot live without this lipstick, well done MUA!


1. Shade 17 - Matt

You may or may not know I'm not the greatest fan of shimmery eyeshadows. Actually I don't like glitter on my face, period. But on the highstreet it's fairly hard to find matte eyeshadows, therefore MUA's matt range is perfect (don't worry they do have pearl shades for all you shimmer lovers :)). Shade 17 is the perfect colour for everyday use. It's a skin coloured shade. It makes the eyelids look perfect. (no swatch as so similar to my skin colour however on the lid you can tell your wearing something - promise :D)

2. Shade 19 - Matt

Shade 19 is yet again another great matte shade. It's the perfect brown to create a lovely smoky eye. However used with a fluffy brush and applied lightly to the crease it creates the perfect defined neutral eye with the above shade. That's my EVERYDAY look! I cannot believe the pigmentation in this eyeshadow, it's simple incredible. Have a look for yourself :) Also, these shadows last all day on me, no primer or anything and still do not crease :) Brilliant!

Liquid Eyeliner

I only have one of these. I have Shade 4 which is a lovely blue colour. It's incredibly shimmery but still extremely wearable. It's really easy to apply, something I was worried about. With a black eyeliner on the tight line and this on lash line it's an excellent everyday wear, especially for my blue eyes!
Sorry for my terrible Blackberry photos

Nail Varnish

This is the last item, I'm sorry about the exteme length of this blog. The nail varnish I have is shade 8. A red. To get a review and photo's of that look at my prior blog post, "Summer Nails: My Top 5 Picks". 

That is it for my MUA review/collection. I'm absolutely in love with this brand and cannot wait to expand my collection in it. I really want to try the pro range, I do wish my local Superdrug stocked it :(

Thanks for reading :)

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Disclaimer - I'm in no way affiliated by MUA. I have purchased everything myself. All opinions are my own!!!