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. 

Instagram: @DaniAxo
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!

twitter: @DaniAxo
instgram: @DaniAxo

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 :)

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

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Summer nails: My top 5 picks

Hi there :). 

You may know I am never seen without my nails painted and as it's now Summer I have began to infuse colour into my everyday choices. I decided to tell you guys my top 5 picks for this summer season. Hope you enjoy :). I have a range of prices and brands so I hope you find something you like.

L-R: Jermyn Street, Basil Street, Viva Pink, 320 (Gold), Shade 8

L-R: Viva Pink, 320 (Gold), Basil Street, Jermyn Street, Shade 8
These are in order of price (Highest - Lowest) from now on, not in preference. I like them all.

1. Nails Inc. - Jermyn Street

Nails inc. polishes are amazing! They have great pigmentation, last on the nail a long time (a good 7 days with a top coat) and you don't need to pile on the layers. Perfect in my eyes. The only downfall is the hefty price tag at £11.00 per bottle. But in this case I believe it's worth it! I recently had natural overlays applied to my nails (acrylic without the tips). I painted this polish over them and it lasted a whole 2 weeks before getting the first chip. Pretty significant for a guitar player! Jermyn Street is the perfect plum toned browny neutral (I need to work on these colour descriptions... I know, I know) colour which complements many skin tones!

2. Nails inc. - Basil Street

Yet another Nails Inc. polish, shows just how amazing they are. This colour the perfect nude. It's not too pinks, not too beige. On a pale skin tone like my own it works a treat. If your have a darker complexion or are lucky enough to have a tan (won't get much of that here in Scotland) this will look simply amazing on toe nails. Will make your feet look like they have been well looked after... almost effortlessly (now doesn't that sound like a dream?)

3. AVON - Viva Pink

This is by far the brightest and most colourful polish of the 5 I picked. It screams out Summer. The bright pink is a lovely shimmer free formula which applies nicely (the shape of the brush really helps). There is a down point to this and this is the chipping. However, with a top coat (my favourite is Sally Hansen Mega Shine) it can last a good 4 days. I have recently dip dyed my hair a rather bright pink so this colour has been on my nails more of recent! It's more affordable at £6 per bottle.

4. Barry M (Nail Effects) - 320 Foil Effects (Gold)

Barry M is most definately one of my most favourite brands of nail polish. There is consistency is perfect. The polish actually ages well, it doesn't become gloopy and unusable. The foil effects are brilliant. With a good coating you really only need one layer of this and I don't even use a top coat. It lasts around 6 days, excellent! I have the gold one NP320 which retails at a terrific £3.99 (£1 dearer than the normal polishes) which is great. The bottles are a great design for storing in your nail polish collection!

5. MUA - Shade 8

MUA - Make Up Academy - has been an outstanding new brand in the UK. It started off being a brand which retailed everything at £1 per item. You would think at £1 the payoff of colour would be bad but it is shockingly amazing (not only of this nail polish but the lipsticks and eyeshadows also). Shade 8 - when I picked this up they did not have names but I do believe newer products are named :) - is a perfect all year round colour. Perfect for summer as it's fairly bright and makes your nails stand out. Falling into the red colour family it also works super in Autumn (or for you Americas Fall!) and Winter. It does chip after 3-4 days but with a top coat it is definately worth the quid. 
WARNING: Swatch on Website is NOT true to colour:

So what are your favourite nail polishes to wear now that Summer has came? Have you tried any of the above? Also, Essie nail polishes have recently came to the UK. Have you tried Essie? Do you recommend the brand - please let me know.

Thanks for reading
Disclaimer - I purchased all the above with my own pennies :). All opinions are my own and I am not affiliated with any companies... simply letting you know what I think

Istagram: Username - DaniAxo 
:) ♥ 

Sunday, 3 June 2012

An update and the This or That Beauty Tag :)

Hello :) It's fair to say it's been a while. I do apologise. So what have I done in the last year? I did my 5th year of high school studying 4 highers (English, Maths, Chemistry & Modern Studies) and I did and Intermediate 2 in Media. In May I took the exams then I was done with high school. It's been 2 weeks already and it still seems weird to say I no longer go to high school. However, it is exciting that in September I will be starting my degree studying Social Science. Other things happened over the last year. My brother had a baby, therefore I am now an Auntie :). Tyler was born on the 27th December 2011 and he is adorable. Apart from that not much is happened. So I'm going to edge back into this blogging thing and start with a simple TAG. The beauty this or that tag! Enjoy :)

blush or bronzer: recently I found my love for bronzer :)
lip gloss or lipstick: lipgloss
eye liner or mascara: mascara :) I just love the look of good lashes
foundation or concealer: foundation, in particular the Healthy Mix
neutral or color eye shadow: definitely neutral 
pressed or loose eye shadows: pressed, I'm too clumsy for loose!
brushes or sponges: brushes!

nails:OPI or china glaze: China Glaze :)Long or short: ideally long, but I play guitar so short
Acrylic or natural: Natural
Brights or darks: darks
Flower or no flower: not a flower girl!

body:perfume or body splash: love a refreshing body spraylotion or body butter: butter all the way :)
body wash or soap: wash
lush or other bath company: Lush, I guess. Not the biggest fan though!

fashion:jeans or sweat pants: Jeans :)
long sleeve of short: Short
dresses or skirts: dresses, if either
stripes or plaid: plaid
flip flops or sandals: sandals :)
scarves or hats: scarves, I ♥ scarves!!!
studs or dangly earrings: dangly :)
necklaces or bracelets: bracelets, lots of them
heels or flats: flats
cowboy boots or riding boots: I really want a pair of cowboy boots
jacket or hoodie: hoodie. I hate wearing jackets!
forever 21 or charlotte russe: I don't get either in Scotland
abercombie or Hollister: hollister
saks 5th or nordstrom: Scotland, again...

hair:curly or straight: I have naturally curly hair, but straighten it!
bun or ponytail: ponytail :D
bobby pins or butterfly clips: bobby pins (or aka kirby's)
hair spray or gel: spray, but I don't wear it often, it's drying
long or short: long... I'm getting there :)
light or dark: dark 
side sweep bangs or full bangs: side sweep!
up or down: down

random:Rain or shine: shine... we don't get much of it though
Summer or winter: Summer
Fall or spring: Fall
Chocolate or vanilla: Vanilla 

Thank you for reading :) Sorry (once again) for my year off but I have once again found my love of this. I will see you again! In the mean time please follow (RHS). 

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