Thursday, 31 December 2015

✨✨ Goodbye 2015, Hiya 2016 ✨✨

I'm feeling quite sad as I write this because Christmas is officially over, it's now New Year's Eve and then it's 2016 and before you know it, it'll be Christmas again, but sadly it's no longer Christmas. I honestly have no idea where this year has gone, so much has happened and it feels like it was Christmas 2014 was just yesterday and I don't know how to feel about it. 

 I feel sad because 1) it's not Christmas anymore and 2) it was literally 2014 about a minute ago. However I am looking forward to 2016 when I'll be more focused on blog writing (get this - regular posts!). I'm really excited about that because I've wanted to run a blog for ages and next year I'm going to put my all into it. But this time it's going to be different and I'm going to put 100% into everything, even doing my hair in the morning, because when do I ever bother putting an effort into my hair? The answer is basically never.

From selfies, to Berlin, to Amsterdam, to Christmas, to college girls, parties, to birthdays, to Chris and my family and Kaiser, here's some of my fave pictures and memories from 2015 (in no particular order) as shown to you via the power of Instagram photos.

 I hope all of you had a lovely Christmas and I wish you all the very best for 2016. πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„✨πŸ₯‚
 

 See you all next year, and may your 2016 be the worlds best time!

Love, Danielle ♡
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Saturday, 12 December 2015

πŸ’…πŸΌ 10 THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW
ABOUT STUDYING BEAUTY THERAPY πŸ’…πŸΌ

I've been feeling quite nostalgic recently about college, it's been a whole seven months since I left college and I miss it. I really do miss it. Working in a salon is not the same as learning at college and I would do about ten more years at college if I could get a massage and a facial every single week, I'd be living the dream. So I thought I'd share with you what you might want to know about studying beauty therapy...

Here's a few of the lovely huns I had the pleasure of seeing every week for the past two years. ✨


1. Your homework will include things such as 'growing hair'. In ALL areas. Sorry boys. πŸ™…πŸ»

2. It will be a predominately female environment and there will be some bitchy moments in the first year, but you'll gerenally get over it in the second year.

3. You will become very close with your fellow beauty therapists as you will have to see parts of them that you definitely wouldn't see if you were doing any other course... err hello bikini-line waxing.

4. If you master the art of epilation you will master the world... well basically.

5. People might look down at you when you say you're studying beauty therapy, but you'll get used to proving people wrong by telling them 35 different nail disorders and diseases that you had to learn the Latin names for. πŸ’…πŸΌ

6. You'll also find yourself telling people that there is deffo loads of science involved - and actually there is. Oh anatomy and physiology, I really don't miss you.

7. Beauty isn't just make-up and nails... there is SO much more to it than you could ever imagine.

8. When you study massage you technically can have a nap in your lesson when it's not your turn to work, which is always a wonderful thing - just make sure you work first and then you don't have to do your massage half asleep!

9. Beauty Therapy opens the doors to sooooo many oppurtunities, hello salon, hello spa, hello mobile and oh, hello cruise ship? Yes please. πŸ‘ΈπŸΌ

10. You are going to have the best job in the world, and making people happy is the most rewarding thing. πŸ’πŸ½πŸ’–



And here's all of us on our very last ever day at college. So emosh.





So that's it for this blog post, and if you're considering a career in beauty, there's just some things that ya might want to know and even if ya don't wanna become a beauty therapist there's a little nosy into what happens at college.
 I love my job and I'm so happy that I've found what I want to do with my life as a proper adult, scary.

Hope you enjoyed this post!


Love, Danielle ♡
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Saturday, 7 November 2015

IT'S OFFICIALLY CHRISTMAS! πŸŽ…πŸΌ☃️πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸ₯‚ 2 0 1 5
HOW TO : HAVE THE BEST CHRISTMAS EVER

I know I'm not the only one who LOVES Christmas but I'm one of the few people that starts getting ready for it in OCTOBER. Which no one else really understands unless you're someone who like me, lives for Christmas. But by this time of the year it's definitely leaving the autumnal season, which means it's almost winter, which means it's almost Christmas and I am not joking when I'm about to say I've already had the Christmas CD in the car when it's been dark and cold and I've been driving home. I've only bought one Christmas present, but that's not the point, I'm ready for it to be Christmas, right now.



But now that we are in November it seems that everyone will soon be in Christmas mode after Bonfire Night has passed and all of the shops go full on Christmas.

There's just so many things to love about Christmas, buying presents, decorating your home, decorating the tree and just generally feeling festive, and here are my 5 top tips on how to have the best Christmas ever.

1. Start planning for Christmas as early as poss.

If you're anything like how I used to be, you'll leave Christmas shopping until the last possible moment (Christmas Eve, I'm looking at you) and then it'll be a mad dash to get all your presents, the shops will be absolutely heaving because everyone is doing the same thing as you, and all the good presents will be already gone or out of stock, wah😩. But this year I have already bought my first Christmas present and next week, I'm planning to go shopping to get the rest. So you don't have to plan super early and start buying your Xmas pressies in the January sales, but October/November is a good time to start. I know some people who start in the summer - now that is organised.

Or you can be well cheeky and buy all of your Christmas shopping online from the comfort of your own living room/bedroom where you can stay in your jammies, and not even have to worry about brushing your hair - or if you just don't have time to go to actual shopping this is a good one for you too.

2. Put your decorations up as early in December as you can. πŸŽ„

If you struggle to get into the Christmas season and all of the festivities, putting your decorations up on the 1st December will just remind you, everyday, that it is in fact Christmas soon and you wouldn't want to be a bah humbug now would you? Well I'll leave that up to you, but if you have multiple Santa's staring at your face when you're watching TV then it might be kind of hard not to feel festive.

3. Christmas jumpers are a must-have. 

It doesn't matter how old you are, you must have a Christmas jumper, the cringy-er, the better in my eyes. It's just so pleasing to wear an garmet that is literally screaming CHRISTMAS in everyone's faces. And if you have any Christmas Jumper parties coming up then it's always good to be prepared. Oh, and fyi, Primark has some well good Christmas jumpers that are tacky, Xmas-sy and just perfect.

But if you want a Christmas jumper but don't want to go all out, then you can get a slightly subtler Christmas jumper that has a Christmas-esque vibe about it but it doesn't have flashy lights or a snowman that has a sticky-out knitted orange nose. I bought this one below two years ago from soinfashion and this isn't so in ya face kind of thing, oh and just don't look at my hair - it was two years ago!

 
4. Make sure you have plenty Christmas food and drink. πŸ₯‚πŸ«


You should deffo stock up on all of your Christmas food & drink before Christmas Eve, but it will probably be a good idea to store it all out of sight and forget about it until Christmas - cos when you're two thirds of the way through that tin of Roses before December 1st, you might start to regret it (we've all been there, especially me - many times). If you're having all the fam around make sure you stock up on chocolates, cheese and biscuits, mince pies, bucks fizz and toast and patΓ©... and if you have all of that.. I'll be round at two. 

5. Remember to have fun!

Sometimes Christmas can be stressful with all of the shopping, cooking and whatnot, so make sure that you relax during the festivities so that there's less arguements and less stressing so that you can actually enjoy Christmas and being with all of your fave peeps and have a Happy Christmas - eat lots, drink plenty, stay safe and have fun, cos you only get Christmas once a year.


It's not Christmas yet, but it's November so it's basically December, so it's basically Christmas.
But I hope you enjoyed my top tips on how to have the best Chrimbo ever. πŸŽ…πŸΌ☃️πŸŽ„

Love, Danielle ♡
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Monday, 26 October 2015

the travel diaries: A M S T E R D A M ❤️

Iamsterdam.



Last month, Chris and myself took a little trip to Amsterdam which was a pretty cool place to go, for our first little holiday together. If you want to know what we got up to whilst we were there, keep on reading!

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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

RECIPE : CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES πŸͺ



Hello everyone!

So I thought that I'd get back into blogging, after what must be the millionth time and what better way than to start with this cookie recipe that creates bloomin' gorgeous tasting (& looking) cookies. I won't lie to you, this picture is making me crave them but sadly they're all gone now 😭. But if it's making you crave them too then you'll probs want the recipe, so keep reading!

πŸͺ CHOCOLATE CHUNK COOKIES πŸͺ

 OPTIONAL WITH SMARTIES! 

I N G R E D I E N T S 🍫

  • 125g caster sugar
  • 125g soft butter
  • 1 large egg
  • tsp vanilla extract
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 175g bar of chocolate (milk, dark or white- whatever your preference, I used milk!)
  • Packet of smarties (these are optional, I wanted to use them to decorate but mixed them in with the cookie batter and didn't have any left over to put on top - so if you want to do this I would recommend using two packets)
  • Packet of chocolate chips (1 packet)
Oven Temperature: 180 degrees / Gas mark 4
Serves: 9 large cookies / 9+ if you make them smaller than I did! :)

R E C I P E πŸ’ž

+ Cream the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy
+ Add the egg and the vanilla extract and mix those in together
+ Sieve the flour into the mix and fold it in (to do this I used a metal spoon.)
+ Take half of the chocolate and cut it up into small pieces.
+ Add the chocolate chips to the cookie mix along with the chocolate pieces that you've just cut up. Optional: Add smarties into the mix here as well - I did but you can't see them!
+ Spoon the cookies out onto a baking tray (I made quite big cookies, so I was able to make 9 but if you want smaller cookies then you can probably make some more.)
+ Cut the rest of the chocolate into small chunks and press them into the top of the cookies. Optional: If you want your cookies to look colourful use some extra smarties and press them into the top of the cookies as well.
+ Place the cookies in the oven for about 8-10 minutes.
+ Take out of the oven and leave to cool... and enjoy!



I hope you enjoy making and eating them just as much as I did!


Love, Danielle ♡
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