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Monday, June 20, 2016

Instagram + Life Update

Sorry I haven't posted in a few weeks! I'm having another one of my "uninspired by my blog" phases and to be honest my heart just hasn't been in it lately. I'm definitely not going to abandon my blog forever or anything, but posts are probably going to be a bit sparse until further notice. If inspiration happens to hit, I'll post, and if not, I won't. However I am off on my next adventure this weekend to Banff, Canada so I'll definitely be taking a lot of photos there. I much prefer to do travel related posts rather than beauty and such, so expect to a post or two about that by hopefully next weekend.

In the meantime, I'm studying up to get my insurance license which I think has the potential to turn into a nice job for me for the time being. I don't know if you remember, but a little while ago I posted about being torn about whether or not I should go to grad school in London, and I pretty much have decided that I want to. I can start applying in October and start the following October, which is quite a long way away but I think it'll go by fast enough. I actually have another trip to Paris and London planned in October as well, which I'm beyond excited about and I can't wait to share my experience.

One thing I have been inspired by lately is my Instagram. Taking photos is something that I'll always love doing and for me, planning + editing my photos is kind of like a creative process for me and I actually like how it's turning out for once. If you'd like to see more and follow along, you can do so over at @dannifred! I've been enjoying following a lot more bloggers recently so I'd love to check yours out in return. PS. The first two photos aren't up on my page yet but I thought I'd give you guys a little sneak peak. Oh and I almost forgot, I dyed my hair silver! This is the first time in a while I've actually liked my hair color and I think it looks a lot more put together but still edgy. I don't know if I'll feel like doing a post about it but if enough of you are interested I will! Bye for now!


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Review: Kylie Metal Matte Lipsticks

kylie jenner metal matte lipstick swatches in heir and king k
kylie jenner metal matte lipstick swatches in heir and king k

As someone who has been 100% on board with the liquid lipstick hype over the last year or so, I've been interested in Kylie Jenner's range since she came out with them. I think some of her shades are really pretty, specifically Candy K and Dolce K, but I never purchased any of them for myself for some reason. I got my friend one as a Christmas present and have seen my friends use them and they look nice, but I was more interested in buying others like Kat Von D's and Jeffree Star's until I saw the metal mattes (although I do find it suspicious that she released them a little while after Jeffree posted a preview of the same sort of lipstick). Anyway, his aren't out yet so I was really anxious to get some of Kylie's. Red isn't really my color so I got the two others - Heir and King K. I had no trouble at all buying them and I'm not sure how fast they sold out considering these sort of shades probably aren't for everyone.

First up, Heir. This is a really pretty peachy pink shade with a metallic finish (obviously the whole idea behind the metal mattes) and as you can see I'm very pale, so it looks brighter on me than it might on others. I wasn't expecting it to be quite as bright and it looks even more so in real life. I think the formula of this one is a bit patchier than King K for some reason and it's a little difficult to get a really even finish. It does dry matte but if you touch your lips it will still transfer a bit, which I guess is fine if you don't mind touching up every once in a while. However, it's not extra matte so it doesn't feel too drying on the lips. Overall it's a really pretty shade and I think it'll look nice in the summer.

King K is definitely my favorite of the two shades. I was expecting it to be a lot more gold like it looked in some of her swatches, but it's super bronze on me, which I actually ended up really liking. As I said, the formula feels thicker than Heir's and it's easier to get a nice even application. I did have the same issue with it coming off a bit even after it dried though. Overall this is a great stand out shade and definitely adds a little something extra to your look, and I'll probably wear it a lot more than Heir. I had intended to post some photos that I took on my SLR which were better quality, but in the end the photos I took on my iPhone showed the colors much more accurately.

kylie jenner metal matte lipstick swatches in heir and king k

Let me know if you've tried any of her lipsticks and if these are something you'd try!


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Coachella In Film

Read part one here.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Coachella Photo Diary

Last month I went to Coachella (weekend two) for my second time and I had so much fun! I was kind of miserable the first year I went but this year it was slightly less hot and we went later in the day so we didn't have to be in the sun for as long which definitely helped. The lineup was amazing as well and I had an overall awesome time just running around and drinking/dancing with my friends all weekend. I also loved experimenting with makeup/outfits/temporary tattoos so hopefully you can see that a bit in the photos.

Day One highlights: Almost front row for Years & Years (my faves!) on the Main Stage, The Last Shadow Puppets (saw Alex Turner perform for the first time!), and Jack Ü was definitely my favorite of the night.

Day Two highlights: My girl Grimes was amazing, as were Zedd and Disclosure. I feel like I didn't see that many people this day but the ones I did see were really great. I don't care much for Guns N' Roses so we didn't bother staying that late.

Day Three highlights: My favorite day by far! I missed most of The 1975 which was unfortunate but I got to see Major Lazer for the first time which was incredible, watched Flume next to Louis from One Direction, saw some of Sia, and ended the night with Calvin Harris.

Now I'm already looking forward to going again next year and I'm in the process of getting a disposable camera developed so hopefully I'll have some better pictures on there. I also have some photos from the rest of my trip to LA/Vegas, so I might share those soon as well. As always I've been posting photos from my trip on Instagram so feel free to follow me there @dannifred! Rest of the photos after the jump.

Friday, April 15, 2016

No Hard Feelings

When I saw this new UNIF Sweatshirt, I bought it pretty much immediately. I love a good slogan on a piece of clothing and I think this one matches my style perfectly. It also has a vintagey/worn out vibe with a few holes in it and a cute little rose as well. I thought it would be cool to take some photos with a rose and some black and red makeup to match. My lipstick is the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Witches and my eyeshadow is Mac Cranberry.

Posts might be sparse for the next couple of weeks because I'm off to Coachella next weekend, but you can see what I get up to over on Instagram @dannifred. Hope everyone has a good weekend!