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23.3.14

OOTD: Festival Fever










What I'm Wearing:
Top: Topshop
Skirt: ICE Fashion
Heels: Rubi Shoes
Jumper: Quirky Circus
Flower Crown: Valleygirl
Bracelet: Sportsgirl
Ring: Valleygirl

What Makeup I'm Using:
Maybelline FIT Me Foundation in 230
Face of Australia Translucent Loose Powder
Models Prefer Eye Brightener
Maybelline FIT ME Concealer in 25 Medium
Benefit Cosmetics Sugarbomb Blush Powder
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner in Black
Face of Australia High Definition Brow Kit
Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in 090 Sweet Tart


I've never been to a music festival, nor am I really into them, but the fashion is always so interesting and inspiring so I had to create a look that would suit the fever I'm feeling.

So in this look, I have paired a simple white crop top with a faux leather circle skirt. The main thing that convinced me the look was particularly appropriate for a festival was the flower crown. What has been trending at these music festivals recently are these adorable and trendy flower crowns.
Considering the look is black and white, a fluffy mint jumper is the perfect touch for some colour.
Personally I wouldn't wear clogs to a music festival, but it was too cute to not pair with this look. I mean, it's definitely not ideal to wear any type of heel to a raging music festival, but if you're styling for a similar look to wear out on a casual day, the limit does not exist (yes, I really did just quote Mean Girls.)

It's pretty incredible how we can still dress like it's Summer when really we've already stepped into Fall.
I'm impressed, Sydney. I truly am.

Until my next post,
lots of love,
Danica xo
13.3.14

OOTD: Mint Me in Sparkly Paris







What I'm Wearing:
Top: Ally Fashion
Shorts: Valleygirl
Shoes: Sportsgirl
Headband: Colette by Colette Hayman
Watch: Emerson
Bracelet: Diva

What Makeup I'm Using:
Maybelline FIT ME Foundation in 230
Models Prefer Eye Brightener
Maybelline FIT ME Concealer in 25 Medium
Face of Australia Translucent Loose Powder
Benefit Cosmetics Sugarbomb Blush Powder
Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner in Black
Face of Australia High Definition Brow Kit
Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter in 090 Sweet Tart


Although it is now Fall, I have to admit, I'm still kind of stuck in Summer. For some reason, the 3 months worth of Spring, then another 3 months of Summer didn't feel warm enough - like it normally does - so it basically feels like we've had Winter all year round. Now normally I'm a girl who melts between her bed sheets and cozies up to a movie as soon as that chilly morning hits, but for some reason, I'm savouring every second left of this warmer weather. Coming from a Fall baby, I'm not ready for this warm weather to leave!

I feel like this Summer I found myself - style-wise, of course. I've opened myself up to trying new styles and seeing how I feel in them. I think it's a great way to build confidence within myself, and it's actually pretty fun!

In this look, I've paired a mint peplum top with a pair of gold sparkly shorts, and point-toe strappy flats. The shorts compliment the simplicity of the peplum and give the outfit some life in it.

Cheekily styled this look with my pearl kitty ear headband for a little bit of fun!

Until my next post,
lots of love,
Danica xo
10.3.14

Heart, Style & Grace: The Brand
















It's been a long time since I said I would post this up. Getting caught up in life can be so great but also really time-consuming, but no worries, I'm back!
Last year, a few days before Christmas, I had an assessment due at college. Yep, my Branding Assessment was due 5 days before Christmas, so I definitely had to get cracking. Getting my Christmas shopping done, doing my assessment, working my Summer job, plus being a devoted mother and girlfriend definitely had me running around like Super-mum, but at the end of each day, I'd come home and work on my assessment because I wanted it to be perfect. I really loved the idea of this assessment but the work was just very time-consuming, so every bit counted as I went.
Anyway, this is my brand (I wish anyway, hehe) and I hope you like it!

Until my next post,
lots of love,
Danica xo
6.3.14

What's In My (Makeup) Bag: Updated!







In every girl's bag, you'll find a smaller bag. No, we do not store our entire home in there - but we do store our face in there, well, the products that enhance our natural beauty.
It's been almost two years since I last did a post like this, so I figured it'd be pretty fun to see how my makeup routine products have changed - nice to see they barely have. I'm a girl who stays content and sticks to routines, thus, explaining why majority of my products are the same from two years ago.

Instead of rambling on, let's get on with it.



    The products in my makeup bag are:
    • Maybelline FIT ME Foundation in 230
    • Maybelline FIT ME Concealer in 25 Medium
    • Face of Australia Translucent Loose Powder
    • Benefit Cosmetics Sugarbomb Blush Powder
    • Australis Cosmetics High Lights Mineral Face Highlighter in Gold
    • Face of Australia High Definition Brow Kit
    • Models Prefer Eye Brightener
    • Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Liner in Black
    • Maybelline Baby Lips Colour Lip Balm in Pink Lolita
    • Chanel Rogue Allure Lipstick in 94 Extatique
    • Christian Dior Addict Gloss in 453 Dolly Pink
    • Forever New Large Powder Brush
    • Forever New Angled Blush Brush
    • Forever New Spooli Brush
    • Forever New Eyeliner/Eyebrow Brush
    • Topshop Liquid Foundation Brush
    Faves from my face base products:
    I love the coverage I get from the FIT ME foundation because personally it doesn't feel too cakey on my skin. Although it does appear to make me look oily, which is why I use the translucent loose powder on top of it to matte it down. I feel like matte foundations keep my skin from breathing and make it super dry, which is why I choose to use a slightly oily liquid foundation and top it off with a powder.
    The concealer is not my favourite thing to use for under my eyes (my eyebags and dark circles don't get concealed all that well), but I do find that it conceals my redness and blemishes flawlessly.

    Faves from my highlighting products:
    Unlike other people, I'm obsessed with Benefit's Sugarbomb blush powder rather than Hoola! I feel like bronzer does nothing for me except make me appear to look like a cast member of Jersey Shore - but a nice blush can give me the perfect pink flush to accentuate my cheekbones (or lack thereof.) A few dabs of the powder onto the brush and no more than 3 swipes, you're ready to go!

    Faves from my eye products:
    Not a huge fan of eyeshadow, as I don't know how to properly apply it, so the next best thing for me is a tie between my two most loved eye products - liquid eyeliner and brow powder. I can't go with a day wearing makeup without creating some sort of a winged liner and/or my brows done right. But I promise you, I will learn how to properly apply eyeshadow one day.

    Faves from my lipstick products:
    How does one not have Chanel as one of their most favourite lipsticks ever? The hint of blue in this shade is perfect for me. It suits really well with everything I wear and it doesn't overpower anything. It blends in with my skin really evenly and enhances my entire face. That's what a simple lipstick can do.

    As for my makeup bag, I got it from Target a few years back. I've been really connected with it, but I feel like it's time for a change and time to go out and get a new one.

    Until my next post,
    lots of love,
    Danica xo