Tuesday, 4 February 2014

New Year? Oh Wait It's February

It's the 4th of February and I am only just getting round to writing my first post of 2014, well that is positively terrible but I think we can all agree consistency is not one of my strong points when it comes to blogging.
Now that the apologies are out the way we can get down to the fun stuff (Yay!) and start chatting about the new year. My main objectives, I don't like the term resolutions so I am going with objectives, are simple this year.
1. Live a healthier lifestyle: yip that old one that everyone always says they are going to do but never actually stick to yet I am determined this year! I want to cut down on the amount of fizzy drinks I consume and up the amount of exercise that I do. Simple and achievable!
2. Let loose a bit: I'm quite a boring person and I don't say that to put myself down or to try and make myself sound bad I mainly say it because to be perfectly honest I would be happy just sitting in every night in my jammies scrolling through blogs and youtube planning out what my next beauty purchase will be. This year I'm making more of an effort to go 'outside' and socialise with friends and have a good time!
3. Be who I want to be: I often think we as people conform to what those around us think we should be and this year I want to put a stop to this. I am going to make the effort to always be 100% me!
So guys I know this was a little late but what are your objectives this year? Comment down bellow telling me what they are and how they are going.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

It was a Christmas Occasion

Hey Guys! Everyone loves a good party including myself so when my school Christmas dance rolled around I just couldn't help myself but do a blog post on it.

I would like to point out that I am holding a non alcoholic beverage but since me and my friends are all fancy pants we put it in some wine glasses. It is my last year of high school (here in Scotland if you stay on until 6th year you usually leave at the age of 18) so sadly meant it was also my last Christmas dance. Still it was an absolute blast and I had no end of fun the entire night, it also gave me a great reason to get dressed up and what girl doesn't love going out feeling all fancy.
I got my dress out of New Look and I believe it was in the 'apricot' range, and was a bargain at £30 (£27 once I got a cheeky 10% student discount). I was reasonably brave with my dress choice as it is a fairly clingy wee number and being a teenage girl we are all a little insecure when it comes to our figures but this dress did wonders for me and I really felt confident wearing it.
You cant see my shoes in any of the photos but they were just black suede 4 inch heels with an ankle strap and a small gold buckle, very simple and elegant. They cost me £15 out of Dorothy Perkins in a sale a couple months back. 
On to make up I went very dramatic on the eyes, the camera washes it out slightly but I had a bronzy gold smokey eye with a cut crease look and lots of lashes! I love a bold eye look! So to balance it out I went for a nude lip and a fairly low key base.
Revlon Colorstay Foundation (Shade 'Buff')
Sleek Contour Kit (Shade 'Light')
Soap and Glory 'One Heck of a Blot' Translucent Powder
Dainty Doll Blush
Urban Decay Naked & Naked 2 Pallet (Smog, Suspect, Blackout, Bootycall, Darkhorse)
MAC 'Painterly' Paint Pot
Urban Decay Primer Potion (Yes I used 2 primers that eye makeup wasn't budging)
Nadine Lashes by Eyelure
Seventeen 'Doll Lash' Mascara
No.7 'Extreme Volume' Mascara
Max Factor Lip Liner 'Pink Petal'
MAC 'Shy Girl' Lipstick
Urban Decay Eye Shadow 'Tease'
MUA Clear Mascara
Have you all been enjoying partying it up during the festive season?
DaisyAndMints x

Monday, 2 December 2013

Winterlicious TAG

Hey Guys! So its that wonderful time of the year again, CHRISTMAS TIME. As you can all probably tell I'm just the tiniest bit excited for the wonderful Christmas season and have lots of lovely blog posts coming up to help us all get in the Christmas mood. Now if you don't celebrate Christmas then I apologies now that my blog will be taken over by the Christmas spirit for the next month.
To get us started is the winterlicious TAG, I know I know that technically it has been winter for the last month and a bit but to me it doesn't feel fully out of Autumn until the advent calendars are broken out!
1) Favourite Winter Nail Varnish?
Well at the moment I am in love with anything in the shade berry! And it just so happened that Topshop have a range of matte nail colours, yes beauties matte, which I am totally in love with. I have the shade 'Bad Orchid' (love the name!) and it is a very deep winey berry shade.
2) Favourite Winter Lip Product?
Well that would have to be my 'Burts Bees Mango Lip balm' my lips would be a dry flaky mess without that life saves of a product. Ohhh and it tastes really good too! On a side note the 'Lush Lip Scrub' is also a saviour at this time of year!
3) Most Worn Winter Clothing Piece?
Well that would have to be my good old brown boots. I am very much a boot person, at really anytime of the year but especially during the winter months and my favourite pair at the moment are just plain old brown leather with a pretty sturdy sole. I got them for £17 at TK Maxx (RRP £40ish) and I think they were actually meant to be mens boots but hey with super skinny jeans they just look edgy.
4) Most Worn Winter Accessory?
I'm not really one for accessorising but I have been really liking rings at the moment: Forever21, Newlook, Topshop and even Primark have some lovely rings in at the moment for really good prices.
5) Favourite Winter Sent/Candle?
I love love love love the Yankee candle in the sent Macintosh Spice! It is like the perfect balance between sweet apple and spicy cinnamon!
6) Favourite Winter Beverage?
I'm not really one for hot drinks but I guess Mulled Wine would count for this (non alcoholic of course). But my Starbucks order never changes all year round, it will always be 'A soya, coffee frapachino with hazelnut syrup and no whip'.
7) All Time Favourite Christmas Movie?
ELF!!!!! and if you disagree sorry but you're wrong nothing can beat watching buddy the elf and his shenanigans!

8) Favourite Christmas Song?
'Fairytale of New York' by The Pogues Feat. Kristy MacCol. It's actually what I have playing in the background while writing this post, but who doesn't love a song that has "You scumbag, you maggot" in the lyrics? Ahhhh Christmas time.
9) Favourite Holiday Food/Treat?
Roast Potatoes! I know not exactly seasonal... really but its something my mum makes from scratch at Christmas time and there is no better taste that hot roast potatoes cooked in goose fat (sorry to any vegetarians out there).
10) Favourite Christmas Decoration?
We have a little wooden nativity scene which I love at Christmas, although we keep it out all year long it is extra special during this season.
11) What's at the Top of your Christmas List?
Belive it or not, I haven't really thought about a Christmas list. I'm much more about buying other people presents that they will love rather than asking for them for myself. But a few things I would rather like include some more 'Daisy' perfume and maybe a couple 'Sigma' brushes.
12) What are your Plans for the Holidays this Year?
With the family! How I spend it every year, but I also look forward to the Christmas parties & nights out, going to Christmas markets with friends, wrapping presents and every other tradition I can think of!
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Keep your eye out for other Christmas posts that will be heading your way!
Catchya Laters DaisyAndMints x

Thursday, 14 November 2013

When Brothers Try to Cheer You Up

Hey Guys! Quick little post today just to share with you something my brother said to me which I thought you would all get a giggle out of. We all hate that saying "There plenty more fish in the sea" so my brother's take on this old saying was to make it slightly inappropriate. Still I had a good giggle and managed to see the funny side of a bad situation.
DaisyAndMints x 

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

What I Wore for Halloween!

 I know this is unbelievably late but I thought I would share what I wore and how I did my makeup for a Halloween party I went to. I know the Halloween season is kinda over but hey I'll go for it anyways.
My Makeup (right)
-Revlon Color Stay Foundation (Shade Buff)
-Urban decay Naked 2 Pallet
-MUA clear Mascara (Brows)
-Seventeen Gel Eye Liner (Nose & Winged liner)
-Candy False Eyelashes
-Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara
-Sleek Contour Kit (Light)
-Nars Blusher
-MAC Painterly Paint Pot (as an eye primer and lip colour)
Friend's Makeup (left)
-Max Factor Foundation (I can't remember what type)
-Seventeen Gel Eye Liner (winged liner, nose & whiskers)
- Sleek Contour Kit (Light)
-Avon Glow Pearls
-Avon Mascara (Lash Extend)
-Unknown Bronze Eye Shadow
These were our outfits, yes we are both cats my reason being I didn't want to spend money on a new outfit so I just used various bits out my wardrobe. My friend's reason being she had 2 parties to go to so needed one easy outfit. Also a lot of the stuff is from Newlook but I promise you the stuff was bought with my own money (or my parents money hahaha).
My Outfit (right)
-Lace Crop Top (Newlook)
-Disco Pants (Newlook)
-Shoes (Dunnes)
-Earings (Newlook)
-Ears (Newlook)
My Friend's Outfit (left)
-Black Vest Top (Marks & Spencers)
-Velvet Leggings (Newlook)
-Shoes (Newlook)
-Ears (ASDA)

Friday, 8 November 2013

My Travel Makeup Bag

Hey Guys! Diving on in today with a "whats in my travel makeup bag" post. Now I bet you're all wondering why do this post today of all days? Well even if you weren't you're going to find out! I'm taking a wee trip down to London with some class mates (only 8 of us) for 4 days and I'm so excited that even typing this is making me slightly hyper. Now hopefully I shall have some other London related posts but we all know whenever I say these things they never happen. Anyways here you go guys, what I take makeup wise on a trip.

 I absolutely love this makeup bag its doesn't look that big but you can fit so much beauty junk in it, plus it was a complete bargain at £3 from Primark.
This is all the base makeup that I take with me, just 5 products which I don't think is that much (typical blogger attitude right lol). For foundation I take my Revlon Color Stay as it is great for any occasion whether its day wear or for a more full coverage evening wear. Again my Collection concealer has the same benefits so I also take that. The sleek contour kit and my Nars blusher also work together well and are quite diverse so look good in the evening or during the day. And lastly I take my favourite powder at the moment which is by soap and glory, you guys should see how badly I have hit pan on this beauty!

So eyes and eyebrows can basically be covered in one product which is the Naked 2 pallet, this thing is like to amazing for words its is absolute perfection! Sorry for the fan girl moment there but anyone who owns this will understand what I mean. And then I just have a cheap MUA clear mascara which isn't very clear anymore, its quite gross really, and a MAC paint pot which I use as an eye primer.

Lastly I have a Kate Moss lipstick by Rimmel in a darkish colour to wear in the evenings and to go along with that my favourite lip balm which is the mango one from Burt's Bees as well as the bubble gum lip scrub from Lush. The mascara I'm loving at the moment is doll'd up by Seventeen at Boots and I really do like this mascara it reminds me which a lot of the clump defy mascara by max factor (clump crusher by covergirl) but is like half the price. I also will take with my a good long wearing black eyeliner in this case 24/7 by Urban Decay and some eyelash curlers I'm not too fussy but the ones I currently have are just the Boots branded ones.
 Catchya Laters DaisyAndMints x

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Need I Say More

Hey Guys! This honestly isn't a lazy post I promise. Anyways I was just scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook and saw someone had liked this picture on Instagram, and I have to say I just love this. So hope you guys take some "inspiration" from it and I think it speaks enough for itself without me having to ramble on about it.
Catchya Later DaisyAndMints x