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Sunday, July 23, 2017

LONDON ON FILM 2k17



Two posts in one month, there must be something wrong with me. I just got back from a little trip to Europe where I went to Switzerland for my dad's work trip and then over to London to look for an apartment(!!!). I did find one in Peckham really close to my university and I'm still in the process of finalizing everything and applying for my visa so say a little prayer for me! I decided to take my film camera around London since I've pretty much seen everything before and I wanted to get some photos with a cooler vibe. I'll go more in depth about the trip later on but for now I hope you enjoyed these! As always there will be more on my Instagram linked below.

Danielle

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Off The Shoulder


Long time no see! A quick life update for you guys - I'm an awful blogger and have no excuse for it. However I am gearing up for my move to London in August to get my masters which is super exciting (and scary)! I'm hoping that being in a new environment, especially one as beautiful as London, will inspire me to take more photos and get back into the swing of blogging. I really want to start showing off more of my outfits and such, so here we go.

I think I've discovered my new favorite trend and it's off the shoulder tops. I'm not usually one to dress overly girly but I think these two from Tobi have just the right amount of femininity without being too much. I can easily pair them with high waisted jeans or even a cool pair of track pants and still keep a bit of my edge. If you follow me on any of my other social media (@dannifred!) you'll have seen that I'm a little obsessed with red at the moment, so the first top is definitely my favorite. I paired it with a pair of Forever 21 satin track pants and my Topshop buckle choker for a cool sporty look. The second top is a cool rust color that I'm also really loving at the moment and has a nice flattering vertical stripe pattern. I paired this one with a pair of black skinny jeans and some cute gold necklaces from Chvker.

Let me know what summer trends you're loving at the moment!

Danielle

Monday, December 5, 2016

New Beauty Buys

review of the anastasia beverly hills modern renaissance palette, sleek solstice highlighting palette, milk holographic stick supernova, urban decay liquid moondust eyeshadow magnetic, nyx wonder stick, and nyx silver face and body glitter

I've been an absolutely awful blogger lately (and pretty much always). Sometimes I just don't know if my heart is really in it despite doing it for years on and off, but usually I prefer to focus on my Instagram and I've also been toying with the idea of starting back up on YouTube. Let me know what you think! I did manage to get all of my Europe travel photos up though in case you haven't seen them (see Paris here and London here). I also got a little burst of inspiration and wanted to show off some of the new makeup items I've picked up recently, so here goes.

First up, something I'm super excited about as it had been out of stock for ages - the Anastasia Modern Renaissance Palette. I'm a huge fan of red/pink eyeshadow looks and these are absolutely perfect for that. There are some nice matte brown shades as well if you're into a more natural look. They're all very pigmented and overall Anastasia never disappoints.

Something else I was really excited about is the Sleek Solstice Highlighting Palette. I was able to pick it up at Boots while I was in London after seeing countless bloggers talking about it and they were completely right about how good it is! It comes with four shades - three rosy/pinkish ones and a cream one which is amazing for the brow bone. They're insanely pigmented and so good for the price. My favorite is the top right pink one as I always like to go for an extra bit of crazy.

Next up, the Milk Holographic Stick in the shade Supernova. Another thing I'm absolutely obsessed with - guess I've done well picking things out lately! This was pretty hard to get and I think it's usually sold out but my friend works at Sephora and was able to grab one for me, bless her. It's an extremely pigmented creamy purple highlighter which I'm sure isn't for everyone but is absolutely perfect for me. It comes in a sort of roll on tube, so you just swipe it across your cheekbones and you're done. It really does look holographic as the name suggests and I like to add my Jeffree Star Lavender Snow highlighter on top of it as well for an extra pop of purple.

Something that isn't quite new to me but I wanted to include is the Nyx Wonder Stick in the shade Light. I picked this up at Ulta because I was interested in trying out a cream contour and I wanted to start off with something more affordable and it's really changed the way I do my makeup! I've never really been able to master a good contour and this makes it so much easier for me - just draw it on and it blends really nicely. I wouldn't say it's super pigmented but I think that's a good thing because it allows you to build it up for a night out or just use a little when you want a more natural look. I have to admit I don't use the highlighting side at all so I can't say much about that.

I also discovered the Urban Decay Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow and I chose the shade Magnetic, which is a beautiful glittery purple. I've been wanting to try more purple eyeshadow looks as I think it goes nicely with my hair and I've been thinking about my NYE makeup as well. This is perfect for a night out and it's just so gorgeous and sparkly. It has a sort of brush for an applicator, almost like a nail polish one, but it makes it easy to just kind of paint it on your eyelids. They have a bunch of other shades as well - I want them all!

Last up, I picked up a little pot of silver Nyx Face and Body Glitter. I had NYE in mind when I got this as well and it's just a little thing of loose silver glitter. Unfortunately their glitter primer was sold out but I put it on top of the UD Moondust shadow and it stuck really well. I had never actually put loose glitter on myself before but it was pretty easy to do. I just wet my brush and packed it on - I did my eyeshadow before the rest of my face as there was quite a bit of fall out. I was afraid it would take me ages to get it off but it came off really easily with a makeup wipe.

review of the anastasia beverly hills modern renaissance palette, sleek solstice highlighting palette, milk holographic stick supernova, urban decay liquid moondust eyeshadow magnetic, nyx wonder stick, and nyx silver face and body glitter
review of the anastasia beverly hills modern renaissance palette, sleek solstice highlighting palette, milk holographic stick supernova, urban decay liquid moondust eyeshadow magnetic, nyx wonder stick, and nyx silver face and body glitter
review of the anastasia beverly hills modern renaissance palette, sleek solstice highlighting palette, milk holographic stick supernova, urban decay liquid moondust eyeshadow magnetic, nyx wonder stick, and nyx silver face and body glitter
swatch of the milk holographic stick supernova, urban decay liquid moondust eyeshadow magnetic, sleek solstice highlighting palette

Milk Holographic Stick, UD Liquid Moondust Eyeshadow, Sleek pink highlighter (didn't show up that great)

UNIF dame choker

Here's the look I just put on my Instagram - I used the purple shadows from the Jeffree Star Beauty Killer palette for the crease, the UD Liquid Moondust shadow on the lid, the Nyx glitter over that, and then the Jeffree Star liquid lipstick in Posh Spice. Also wearing my new UNIF Dame Choker.

 Danielle

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

London On Film


After Paris, I took the Eurostar to London (my fave place ever!!). The train was fairly quick and convenient despite almost missing it and I think it was a better option than flying for me. I've been to London twice before this so it was nothing new, but I saw some things that I never got around to previously and had an all around amazing time. I saw one of my favorite bands, went to Camden a couple times and shopped around and ate too much vegan falafel, went on the London Eye, did the normal sightseeing things again because a couple of my friends had never been, and went out pretty much every night.

As I said in my last post, I took my film camera with me because I decided I needed to use it more and because I already have tons of photos of London on my digital camera. I think they came out really nice and I'm glad I did it! My only regret is coming home with an empty roll of film because I always think I'm going to run out. I'm already planning a trip back for sometime in March though. I've also submitted my grad school application so if all goes according to plan I'll be moving there for a year next fall!! Wish me luck and I hope you all have a nice Thanksgiving!


As always I'm posting a bunch more photos on my Instagram if you want to follow along.

Danielle

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Paris On Film



My first time in Paris was certainly an experience. Paris is one of those places that everyone romanticizes and when you tell someone you're going, their response is usually something along the lines of "oh my god you're going to love it!" While I found parts of Paris to be extremely beautiful (the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, etc), I found it to be very similar to New York City in its dirtiness and confusing transportation. For reference, I've never been a fan of NYC. I found most (but not all) French people to be extremely rude toward Americans and very unwilling to help. When we were trying to get to Disneyland for example, there was an issue with the trains and it took us the longest time to figure out how to get there because no one would help. We made it in the end had a nice day although I'm not the biggest fan of Disneyland in general either (I know, more complaining, but all of the endless walking and long lines don't really do it for me). I suppose it's cool to be able to say you've been to Disneyland Paris though.

My friends and I spent four and a half days there and saw most all of the major tourist attractions. One of my favorite memories was when we were at the Louvre and it started pouring but we stayed and ate ice cream in the rain anyway, and got to see a beautiful double rainbow afterward. We went out a couple times as well, first to a club called Zig Zag where we saw Dillon Francis, which was fun but not as exciting as I expected seeing as the clubs are open until 7am. I did have quite the crazy night at this bar that had a bunch of underground rooms that looked like caves and I met a lot of nice people that redeemed the French in my eyes a bit. I paid for that night quite a bit the next day (LOL, worth it). We stayed in a cute little Airbnb as well which was nice, it had a very old feel to it with this crazy wooden spiral staircase and loft beds, but I really enjoyed it (minus the cockroach). As for the food, I didn't find it to be very vegetarian friendly. At one place, I ordered a veggie burger and it was literally a hash brown on a bun. I did get an amazing Nutella & strawberry crepe by the Eiffel Tower though. Anyway, I am glad that I went but I'm not quite sure if I plan on going back. I'd love to hear about your experiences if you've been, maybe I just need to do things differently next time!



Don't forget to follow my Instagram for lots more photos and stay tuned for my post about London!

Danielle