Thursday, 26 February 2015

Blogging Takes a Backseat

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Hello lovely readers,

Today's post is a little sad for me, as I'm going to be taking a little break from blogging. I absolutely adore blogging, it's one of my passions and one of my favourite things to do. It's hard sometimes to remember that, much as I love it, blogging is still just a hobby and will probably always just be a hobby. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that but when stress levels get high and life starts throwing things at you, blogging is one of the first things that has to go.

I'm set to start uni this month and what with me recently leaving my old job, starting a new one, getting engaged and taking on a few more journalistic pursuits as well as various other things like events and weddings, I just don't feel like my blogging game is up to scratch right now. I would rather take a little break than offer half-hearted posts and bad photos because I don't have the time that I'd like to put into blogging. 

 I will definitely jump right back into blogging once I've got a bit more of a routine going and my life is less hectic so please bear with me! I appreciate every single one of you and every time I see a comment, like or new follower, I know that it's worth it. See you all in a little while!

Dani xo

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Recreate Yourself at

First up, I would like to clearly state that this is NOT a sponsored post. I was approached by the team at who asked if I would like $50 to spend on their website. As a keen shopaholic and someone who is always on the lookout for a new beauty website, I jumped at the chance and thought I would share my shopping experience with you.
Recreate Yourself or is Australia's largest online store stocking a range of skincare, haircare and cosmetics. Brands like the Balm, GHD, Clarisonic and Anastasia Beverly Hills are all available through RY and yes, they are genuine! If you sign up to their mailing list, you can get $5 off your first order and orders over $99 ship free. My order took a lightning fast 2 days to arrive, which I think is because I'm just around the corner (RY is based in Burleigh Heads). 

Now for the exicitng part: my order! It took me a VERY long time to decide what to order because RY stock a really large range and I wanted everything. Eventually, I settled on these.....

Mary-Lou Manizer by the Balm ($34.95)* - I have been lusting after the Lou Manizers for ages and while Cindy-Lou was originally at the top of my wishlist, a little research showed that Mary-Lou look a lot more "me". I was a little worried about it shattering in transit but my order was really well packaged and Mary arrived in one beautiful piece. 
Ardell Dual Lash Applicator ($6.29)* - I've very recently decided that false lashes are the best thing ever but I've been struggling to apply them properly and get them to sit flush with my natural lashes. This little doodad is perfect for applying lashes easily and the handy little clamp end is amazing for gently pressing your false lashes to your real ones. There's also a little rubber end to press down those pesky ends that never want to stay down!
Speaking of lashes, I also decided to add another pair to my collection and the Lash Me Sarah Lashes ($7.96)* caught my eye. I like false lashes but I don't like them to look too over-the-top. This pair is perfect for adding volume and length without looking over-done.
I can definitely recommend for any beauty lover looking for a bargain. I was really impressed with the service, I got an immediate confirmation of order, my tracking details were sent straight away, my order shipped in record time and was neatly and securely packaged. I also got a few freebies thrown in which is always nice. 

Have you bought anything from

Dani xo

*These were provided as PR samples but my opinion of is based purely on my experiences and is completely honest.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Taking Out the Trash #5

Taking Out the Trash is back! You can find the first installment for 2015 here.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

The "Love" Wishlist

Inspired by February, the month of love (and my birthday next week), I thought I would share my latest wishlist. I currently keep track of my wishlist with a bunch of sticky notes on my dressing table mirror but I think Polyvore is a much better idea, I'm slightly addicted! So here's what I'm currently lusting after.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

10 Things Every Beauty Lover Has Thought

One of my goals for the blog this year was to try out some new content and to that end, here's something a little different, 10 Things Every Beauty Lover Has Thought

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Sunday, 8 February 2015

Tanning 101

This post is for all the tanning beginners, the self-tan rookies and the fake bake newbies. I have naturally quite olivey skin and it really doesn't take much to turn "quite olivey" to tan. I spent a few days at the beach over New Year and that's given me enough colour to last the next few months. I am pretty new to fake tanning myself but I've always loved gradual tanners, I think they're are amazing! They're a great way to prolong your tan, they give a really natural looking colour and they're a great starting point for anyone with zero fake tanning experience. Here are some of my top gradual tanning picks.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

My Evening Skincare Routine

Over Christmas, I posted a snap on Instagram of some of my evening skin care products. I received a few requests to do an evening skincare routine post so here goes!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Disappointing Products :(

Aren't disappointing products the worst? It's awful spending your hard earned money on a product and then discovering that it really doesn't work for you. If you click through to YouTube now, you can watch my Disappointing Products video and hopefully avoid some less than stellar products.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Colour Theory Lip Trio

I was recently sent some Colour Theory products to trial and I really didn't know what to expect as I've never tried anything from the brand before. I was very pleasantly suprised with the prodcuts I trialled and I've decided to do a little feature on the lip trio I was sent because I was so impressed with them. Colour Theory is a budget Australia budget beauty brand exclusive to Amcal and Guardian Pharmacies and everything from the makeup range is either $4, $6, $8 or $10 and from what I've seen, well worth the bargain price!


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