Tuesday, March 19, 2013

beauty obsessions

i've been getting some questions in regards to makeup and brands that i use. so here are a few of my favourite products. my obsessions do sway, but this is currently where im at.

it removes makeup really easy, but doesn't leave any residue on the face. being water based it's fresh and infused with natural flowers to tone also. win-win!
it's such a luxurious mascara. i wear it every day mostly because it makes my lashes long and even, but also mostly because it smells like roses and is GENTLE on your eyes!
i use this on my cheekbones underneath foundation, and then press it in over the top too. it adds such a beautiful glow, even when you're not wearing foundation.
the. best. liquid. liner. i. have. ever. used. nuff said.
such a fun colour and it's really opaque which means you don't have to layer it to get the effect.
i wear this as a night cream. my skin is pretty normal but definitely tends to get dry so this super thick hydrating magic is so delicious for my skin to sleep in.
love the colour of this. it's a little less plum and little more wine. and the texture of these lip pencils is creamy to apply, but they dry to your lips and last quite a while.
honestly, this stuff works. i was born with long enough lashes already, but using this has made them conditioned and really just even. it curls your lashes too which means you don't have to wear as much mascara to make your lashes long. i swear by this. you probably won't notice anything for a couple of weeks, but after about a month you'll be obsessed too.
it lives up to what it says. i wear this as a primer for full foundation, or alone as foundation. also use it to highlight my cheek bones or hydrate under my eyes. it's such a good product and looks incredible by itself or to compliment other products. for those of you who like a glow-y finish, you need this.

dan xx

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

summer sneaker

something a little casual for those warm, relaxed, dirty hair type days.

shorts: Oh Henry!
shoes: somewhere in Paris

this is a pretty typical outfit for me in the warmer weather. and lately i've been thinking about sneakers a lot. i find that they just somehow have the power to make any outfit look complete and that little bit more cool than just a sandal or thongs (flip-flops) would do. mum bought these from somewhere in paris on our trip 2 years ago and i only just remembered they existed. i love it when that happens. you buy something and wear it and love it, then forget about for a prolonged period of time, and in some event (usually cleaning out cupboards) you find them again. it's like getting new clothing. yet more like an old love. rekindling a flame. it's kind of special and romantic. well, as romantic as inanimate objects can be. if at all. 
speaking of an old love. new york. yes. new york. and when i say old love i am referring not to the fact that we have held each other in one another's arms, but the fact that i have dreamt of the moment that we would embrace for years now, which by my standards makes me pretty much in love. and the time has finally come for this union to become a reality. and in the best way possible too - with my best friend. i'm literally freaking out every time i think about it. there is this part of me that is nervous to go because it won't be like a movie or like any of the dreams that i've conjured during countless sleeps (not to mention all the day dreams). but it will. and i repeat, will. be incredible! i'm utterly excited and additionally nervous as to how i am going to save enough money to buy myself a pair of manolo blahnik's. okay maybe not manolo's. i'm no carrie bradshaw. but i think i can sacrifice a couple of meals for a bit of fashion food. then again, this vego thing hasn't been exactly swimming...
to equal amounts of fashion and food.
dan xx

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

cross my leather heart. again.

so here are the rest of the photos. maddy and i were quite the hilarious park-goers on this day, running and jumping from various things.

tshirt: gorman
skirt: asos
necklace: lovisa
shoes: converse
lipstick : nars 'dragon girl'

i got this leather skirt while asos was having a leather promotion. which also meant i bought a pair of shoes a jacket a belt and a dress. i find it hard to resist a good deal. especially those petrol station ones. i mean why buy one bar of chocolate when you can get two and cut costs. it's a no brainer. anyway. on the topic of chocolate, that is something i'm not eating for a little while. i am noticing myself thinking about food at all hours of the day, and i think it has to do with my sudden realisation that i no longer am studying anything and i am at home more than usual. therefore i am nearer to the kitchen and susceptible to it's undeniable availability. so. in order to bring me back to the old dani, the one who didn't check the pantry obsessively in hope to find a mysterious item that was not there five minutes ago, i am being a vegetarian for a week. so it's day 1 and i'm blogging in my otherwise eating time. i feel like this could be a great thing for all of us. but please, tell me i'm not alone in this? 
another post is under construction so i shall see you soon.
dan x

Sunday, March 3, 2013

cross my leather heart

it's been a while my dear friends.
but here's a little preview of an awesome fun shoot maddy and i did a little while ago.
dan xx