Sunday, 24 April 2016

Too Faced - Chocolate Bon Bons Palette

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Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette

If you're interested in all things beauty then I'm sure you would have scrolled past this palette on your Instagram feed once or twice already. However if you're not a beauty junkie let me introduce you to the Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons eye-shadow palette. There are 16 dreamy shades all of which have a delicate chocolate smell, presented in a beautiful sugary pink tin which is bound to perk up any dressing table. Now, lets talk about the shadows, there are a couple of the pink shades which I don't think I'd wear on a day to day basis, however I think they could be really fun to experiment with for a fancy dress look or if you were going to a festival. My favourite colours from the collection are Almond Truffle (matte), Bordeaux (matte), Blackcurrant (shimmer), Earl Grey (shimmer- which swatched beautifully), Sprinkles (Subtle glitter/shimmer) and Satin sheets (shimmer). I'm sure you'll see me wearing these eye-shadows in plenty of blog posts this year, and I'll be sure to let you know if I am! 
I'm a huge Too Faced fan, as all of their products are cruelty free and many are vegan. As a vegetarian I'm trying to make more of an effort to have only cruelty free make up and if it's vegan than that's even better! This palette also contains no parabens, which is nasty preservative chemical that cosmetic companies use to keep products from going off. I'm really excited to see what products Too Faced have coming out in the next year, as I've loved everything I've tried so far! I've got my eyes on the Sweet Peach palette when it launches later on in the UK this year, the colours look so pretty and perfect for the summer. 

Too Faced Chocolate Bon Bons palette
*This product was sent to me, however all thoughts are my own! I love Too Faced!

Sunday, 17 April 2016

The Elsie Dress - Archive by Alexa

If you've not heard, Alexa Chung has released a collection with British fashion retail icon, Marks and Spencer. Inspired by pieces from the M&S archive, the collection brings back to life some of the brands classics, all topped off with an Alexa twist. Anything Alexa puts her name to is bound to be a success and will send many bloggers/fashion magazines into a bit of a frenzy, myself included. Each time new pictures were released I'd immediately click on them trying to find out a bit more about the range. At first, there wasn't much I liked the look of until I saw this dress on a model at the press party a few months ago. As soon as the collection was released at 9am last Wednesday, I immediately put The Elsie Dress in my basket and picked it up the next evening from my local M&S, and somehow managed to walk out of there without any veggie Percy Pigs.
The quality of the dress is lovely and I felt the whole collection was really reasonably priced which was a lovely surprise. I'm really thrilled with my dress and I know I'll get plenty of wear out of it throughout the year. I just hope the next collection (if there is one) has a few more 60s inspired pieces with even some playsuits thrown in! Fingers crossed for some more pieces this summer!

The Elsie Dress - Archive by Alexa
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Sunday, 10 April 2016

My favourite Instagram accounts

Being ill this weekend has meant that I've spent a lot of time in bed and looking at Instagram (yes even more than usual). So I thought I'd share a few of my favourite accounts with you, and there are plenty of others I love so if this post does well I'll post a part two. I mean I follow over 500 people so there's bound to be many others that I'd like to share, and with the new Instagram change on the horizon this might be a great way for you to find some new accounts or remember some old favourites! Don't forget to follow me too - @iamdaisyalice

Emily Rachel - @emilyrachael_
Emily is a friend of mine and was really the person who inspired me to step up my Instagram game during my final year of university. As Emily doesn't live half as near as I'd like her to, it's a nice way for me to catch up and see what she's been up to. If you want to see where I get lots of my inspiration from, take a look at this page, just a warning you may get lost in her dreamy holidays and beautiful lunches. 

Evelina Barry - @evelina
Evenlina is a Youtuber who I've mentioned a lot when writing my favourite YouTubers blog post. Her feed is one of those which that makes you wished you lived in LA and are just about to jet off to your next tropical destination. It's so different to my life but I'm 100% ok with that! Follow her for lots of wonderful holiday inspiration, LA lifestyle posts and ootd's.

Georgia Green - @georgiascakes
Instagram is full of baking, biscuit and cake accounts so sometimes it's hard to find the best ones, but I believe Georgia's is one of them! I can't remember exactly how I stumbled across her feed but as soon as I did I gave her an immediate follow and I've not stopped being obsessed with her cake creations since! 

Laura Lopez - @lauraponts
If there's one thing I know about Instagram, it's that people like food, and Laura Lopez has nailed the food styling trend. As a food stylist by trade Laura has made a beautiful transition over to Instagram to always treat people to seriously good looking food. This is a new account to me, but it's quickly become one of my favourites and I knew I just had to share it with you, I mean just look at all of those macaroons. 

Amy Bell - @little_magpie1
I'm sure everyone (and Amy herself) is sick of me always going on about her but I can't help it. I really do love Amy's blog and Instagram. Whenever I need some outfit inspiration, I'll go straight to her blog or Instagram. Not only is she absolutely gorgeous, but she takes some really wonderful photos too! I think I like every single photo she puts up!

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

What I've been up to: March 2016

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After feeling a little uninspired by my wardrobe and the weather being pretty awful recently, this week’s blog post is an Instagram round up. I always feel that it’s such a shame not to share the images we take on other platforms other than Instagram. So I love doing these posts and seeing what I’ve been up to in the past month, it’s always nice to reflect and remind yourself of all the things that has made you happy! 
One really exciting thing that happened to me this month is that I was in a magazine! I was picked as one of Liv Purvis’s favourite fashion bloggers for the eighth issue of Blogosphere magazine. I was so happy to be featured and to be placed amongst some pretty other amazing bloggers. As I don’t have a particularly huge following it’s always lovely to get a feature like this! If you want to see a better image of my page you can find it on my Instagram. If that wasn't quite enough excitement for one weekend, I went to  The Bloggers Market and got illustrated by Maëlle from Cique de Papier. I've been following her instagram for a while, so I was thrilled when she was able to squeeze me in as one of the last illustrations of the day! I love the drawing so much, I'm now trying to find the perfect spot to hang it. 
Just like in my last round up post, I’ve been to The Ivy, Chelsea Gardens again and absolutely loved it! This time I went in the evening and I just enjoyed the whole experience even more. I went to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and the atmosphere in the restaurant felt really special and cosy. I picked the baked rigatoni Provençale (the 4th image) for my main and picked the amazing frozen berries which is described as mixed berries with yoghurt sorbet and warm white chocolate sauce on the menu, how amazing does that sound…? I can’t wait to go back!

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