Wednesday, 30 March 2016

COKE FLOATS




-you will need-
. a fizzy drink of your choice

.vanilla ice cream
                                                                 

not the healthiest of beverages but one that definitely reminds me of my childhood, coke floats are the perfect addition to a spring picnic or just a little pick me up..

The actual method is fairly simple, fill a (cute, obviously) glass with coca cola or a fizzy drink of your choice (Cream Soda also tastes delicious) then add in a scoop of ice cream and enjoy! 


My little sisters loved watching this fizz away and so if you have little ones this could be the perfect thing for them to make on a hot day as it's super simple and takes about 30 seconds! 


have you ever tried Coke Floats?

love,

Dayna
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Sunday, 27 March 2016

SPRING BEAUTY EDIT





As much as I love all things Autumn and Winter, waking up to the Sunshine this weekend has definitely put me in a happy mood and made me want to switch up my wardrobe and makeup routine for Spring.. here are a few things I have been loving lately and beauty pieces that are perfect for Spring.

{Daisy Dream, Marc Jacobs}

I was lucky enough to receive this for Christmas and have been dying for Spring to make an appearance ever since, this is the most beautiful fresh scent and is perfect for Spring & Summer. I am helpless at describing scents and so to spare the ramble I would recommend popping into Boots or Superdrug to give this a go. Also, how adorable is the bottle?! that in itself screams out Spring and Summer and all things pretty and girly. (also, a dreamy addition to any flatlays- just saying)

{Fresh Nude Foundation, The Body Shop}

II'm always finding hidden beauty gems and cult classic products to try out  & this foundation has quickly became my everyday base (sorry YSL touche ├ęclat foundation) As a dry skin kinda gal I find it hard to find a foundation that gives enough coverage but is equally as hydrating for my skin, the Fresh Nude foundation contains Rose Water and so caters to my hydration needs whilst giving a flawless, dewy coverage which I love. It's a light/medium but buildable coverage and so perfect for Spring as it's not too heavy and, when paired with a Primer will last all day long. This foundation also contains SPF 15, another element that makes it my choice of foundation for Spring.

{Eternal Gold Colour Tattoo, Maybelline}

Last year the blogging community went crazy for the Maybelline colour tattoos and for a good reason too, they are incredible. I like to use these as either a base for other eyeshadows or a quick and easy eye makeup look when worn on their own, these last all day long and are super easy to work with. In the Spring I like to wear more gold and lighter eyeshadows and so have chosen Eternal Gold as the most appropriate Spring shade- if you haven't tried any of the colour tattoos then I'd highly recommend them, they're an absolute dupe for the MAC paint pots and are under £5 each.

{Juliannes Nude, Loreal}

For myself, Pink lipsticks can either be a) extremely unflattering b) flattering- I find it's the hardest shade to get right *sigh* Juliannes Nude is a beautiful deep shade of pink and so perfect for paler skinned gals like myself or people who cannot seem to master the Pink lip trend- think your lips but better... These have a lovely colour pay off and stay in place when paired with a gloss and come in lots of different shades so there is something for everyone. 

{Can't Afjord Not To, OPI}

I, stupidly forgot to swatch this and so you'll have to imagine the colour but this is a beautiful peachy orange shade that looks AMAZING with a tan- as we head into self tanning season woo! I love the quality of OPI polishes and how little you need in terms of coats, they seem to last well with a top coat and as I love to paint my nails brighter in the Spring and Summer this is a shade I always tend to go back to for the warmer months. 

{Naked 3, Urban Decay}

A cult classic and palette that I always love to use, the Naked 3 is full of beautiful rose gold shades and Spring loveliness. I love how versatile each shade is and these shadows look incredible on both blue and brown eyed individuals- a firm favourite but one that is very Spring appropriate. 

{Roller lash, Benefit}

Despite the amazing reviews, I hadn't picked this up until recently when my friend was wearing it and it looked amazing. I love how much of a natural yet full effect you get with this mascara and as I tend to wear less makeup in the heat, this will be the perfect addition to my minimal makeup menu. I wish it was waterproof for the Summer though!

{Love at First Blush, Soap & Glory}

The end of 2015 saw me become obsessed with highlighters (nothing beats a beautiful soft glow!) and so when I came across this, I instantly fell in love with it. This is beautiful used either as a blush or swept across the cheekbones for a rosy highlight shade, this doesn't make my foundation move as it's nice and lightweight and lasts all day. 



& that's it!
 A few of my beauty picks for Spring 2016..

what are your favourite beauty items for Spring?

Love,
Dayna
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Friday, 25 March 2016

A TIMELESS CLASSIC



I am completely in love with my Daniel Wellington watch.

I never realised how much one staple accessory could completely transform the outfits you wear, make you look more put together at all times and be a topic of conversation when people catch a glance at it.
In an era where you can click the button on your mobile device to see the time, it's so easy to forget to wear or watch or even neglect the concept at all- but does your phone look this pretty?!  
After what seemed like forever browsing through the DW site, I decided to go for the Classic Sheffield watch in the end with a Rose Gold finish, something I knew would compliment my outfits and be very wearable for both casual and smart occasions.



What I love the most is the simplicity yet elegance of this watch, the leather strap is paired beautifully with the Rose Gold detailing and large, minimalistic face. Despite the delicacy the watch itself is very sturdy, I have been wearing it everyday and it is showing no signs of wear at the moment, something typical of watches I have purchased in the past. 

what do you think of my watch?

Love,

Dayna

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Wednesday, 23 March 2016

BAKING | MILK AND WHITE CHOCOLATE COOKIES


  
The moment I found out that Tanya Burr was releasing a book, I knew I had to have it. Within the incredible book lies a recipe section containing one of my favourite recipes of all time, the oh so famous signature cookie recipe. These cookies are super easy and quick to make and so perfect for movie nights in or sunny Saturday picnics. 

{Recipe taken from Love, Tanya book}


: you will need (based on ten cookies)

-200g butter
-300g caster sugar
-1 large egg
-325g self raising flour
- A dash of milk (optional)
-200g White Chocolate (I used Milkybar)
200g Milk Chocolate (I used Cadbury's)


: method

Pre-heat your oven to 200c and then start off by whisking the butter and sugar together until it's pale and creamy- make sure you butter is at room temp so it blends easily. 
Crack in the egg and mix it through. 
Gradually add the flour by putting in little amounts at a time and mix. 
The mixture should now resemble a dough, if it is too dry then add a dash of milk until it's the right consistency- if it becomes too runny, add a little more flour.  
Break up and add in the white and milk chocolate chunks- spread them through thoroughly as they will tend to clump together. 
Shape the mixture into ten balls with your hands and place onto a greaseproof paper lined tray- bake these for 10-12 minutes and NO longer.. 
It will seem like they aren't done yet but that's the point, it makes them gooey on the inside and crunchy on the outside YUM.


and there we go, my favourite recipe from the book! 

what is your favourite thing to bake?

Love, 
Dayna
xx

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