Saturday, 21 May 2016

5 Favourites to Follow

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Over the last week, my work has been promoting health and happiness, with a lot of emphasis put on doing something nice for others. In that spirit, I thought I would share the love by naming some of my favourite YouTubers, Instagram accounts and beauty bloggers. 

1. The Beauty Fixation

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Nicole is a straight talking, sharp shooting lady with makeup that's always gorgeous. She films the most amazing, informative videos and her Snapchats on everything from queuing for Starbucks to bad drivers to her two little doggies always make laugh.  

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A Pair of Ones is run by twin sisters, Michelle and Katherine from Melbourne. They are absolutely gorgeous girls with a flair for cute fashion and knack for taking the best Instagram photos. Seeing their pics pop up on my feed always makes me smile. 

3. Mandine

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Mandine is the most gorgeous French gal with a passion for makeup and fashion. She lives in Paris, takes the most gorgeous photos and puts together amazing outfits that don't break the bank. I predict big things for this little cutie!

4. Hey There Jacquelyn

I was lucky enough to meet Jacquelyn through blogging and we're now amazing friends! She's the flaylay queen and her Instagram gives me serious envy. Jacquelyn is a whizz with a camera and her YouTube tutorials are always amazing. 

5. The Minted Blog

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Like Jacquelyn, Kate is one of my closest friends and we never would have met if we weren't both bloggers. She loves all things pastel, gives you a straight up, honest opinion on everything, can pull off the craziest hair colours like it's nothing AND takes a mean Instagram pic.

Go and follow these gorgeous girls and leave me a comment telling me who you love right now!

Dani XO

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads

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If I could recommend one skincare product that has really changed my skin for the better, it would be the Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads ($34.99).

Nip + Fab is an American brand that has recently launched in Australia. One of the brand ambassadors is Kylie Jenner so it's obviously pretty hot in the beauty world. They specialise in products that smooth, boost and firm the skin. 

The Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads are favourites of mine because they're quick and easy to use AND they actually work. Personally, I like to use them at night after cleansing and before applying serum and moisturiser. 

I noticed a huge improvement in my skin in about a week. My skin was smoother and breakouts were less frequent too. Glycolic acid acts as a chemical exfoliant meaning that all of the dead skin is removed really gently and effectively. 

Dani the Girl XO gives the Nip + Fab Glycolic Fix Daily Cleansing Pads:
Have you tried anything from the Nip + Fab range yet?

Dani XO


Sunday, 15 May 2016

NEW! Too Faced Peanut Butter & Jelly Palette

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If you haven't heard of this palette yet, they you've obviously been on an internet ban and I welcome you back to the land of the living! 

So far, this is only available as an online exclusive through Mecca Maxima for $58.00 (if you're Australian based, that it). The palette is based on the Peanut Butter shade from the Semi-Sweet Palette, which was a favourite of mine.
This palette is a little unusual in that it only has 9 shades and they are almost all very warm, orange toned and heavy on the shimmer. That being said, I definitely don't dislike the palette, I actually find it quite fun and interesting. However, if warm tones aren't for you, then PB & J might not be your cup of tea.

I also have to say how much I love the packaging! It's adorably cute and comes (as most Too Faced palettes do) with a leaflet on suggested looks. 

Shade wise, I'm in love with Spread the Love, Peanut Brittle and Jelly! With one exception (Jammin'), the pigmentation and colour payoff is pretty damn good. I like the range of colours and I think it's a really fun little palette to play around with. 
Dani the Girl XO gives the Too Faced PB&J Palette:
Does the PB&J palette appeal to you?

Dani XO

Sunday, 8 May 2016

The Green Edge - Vegan Cafe

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I've been a "vegetarian" for over a year now and I'm always on the hunt for new vegan/vegetarian cafes in Brisbane. The reason I say "vegetarian" is that I occasionally eat seafood but am currently off eggs and dairy. It all gets a bit confusing but it's much easier to just say vegetarian.

Anyway, my most recent find with Kate from The Minted Blog is The Green Edge in Windsor. The Green Edge is not only an amazing vegan cafe, but also a little vegan grocery store. I say little but it's actually Brisbane's largest. 

The cafe serves breakfast, lunch and a selection of amazing takeaway sandwiches and vegan treats, including milkshakes and raw cheesecakes. Kate and I stopped by for lunch and although the wait was a little long, the staff were amazingly friendly and the food was delicious. We both had the Jackfruit Burger which takes exactly like pulled pork, yum! Absolutely everything at The Green Edge is vegan but I would challenge even the most staunch carnivore not to enjoy themselves.
The fabled Jackfruit Burger.
Even if you aren't vegan, The Green Edge is worth a visit if you like to give your tastebuds a treat and  try new things.

Would you be interested in more posts about being a vegetarian?

Dani XO

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Winer Wonders #2

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Although it's hard to tell in Brisbane, winter is on the way! Cue a change in skincare routine to banish flakes, bring back that summer glow and generally, try and look semi-respectable. Here are six of my current favourites to keep your skin in top condition in the coming cooler months.
1. Glam Glow YouthMud Mask ($28.00 for 15g)

This is the Holy Grail of all face mask, and with good reason! You can actually SEE the mask drawing out all the gunk from your face, leaving your skin smooth and blemish free. It is a very expensive little pot of goodness but, it's well worth the price tag and a little goes a very long way. I find that you only need to use this on your problem areas, meaning that even the 15g tub lasts ages.

Coffee scrubs are all the range right now for removing tan, getting rid of cellulite and generally, giving you soft, smooth skin. Sneaky Squirrel is my favourite because it's affordable, smells like coffee cake and leave my skin amazingly smooth, soft and hydrating. All of that mean that this is the perfect shower companion for winter to quickly get rid of dry skin. 

Another winter wonder mask, this one is designed for getting moisture back into poor, dry, wind-chapped winter skin. In just ten minutes, this baby will have your skin feeling fresh and plump, it's a great morning mask.Even better, Natio is an affordable Australian brand that is perfect for sensitive skin.

Everyone has heard of the weird beauty trend of sticking your feet into little plastic bags of fruit acid then waiting 2 weeks for your feet to peel and then having amazingly soft feet, right? Well, if you haven't, Milky Foot has been the go-to brand.....until now. Softsole is just a fraction of the price and gives the same amazing (though slightly disgusting) results. Goodbye, scaly lizard feet!

I've talked about this product a LOT on the blog before, simply because it's a winner! It' packed full of hydration and absorbs in moments, without leaving skin greasy. Despite being amazingly lightweight, it's perfect for dry skin in need of hydration or combination skin that needs a helping hand.

I absolutely cannot recommend the Purasonic enough! Cleansing brushes are the perfect winter skincare companion because they're extremely gentle yet amazingly effective exfoliators. It comes with a timer so you can't over-exfoliate and three speed settings to target those problem areas. This is probably what has made the biggest difference to my skin over the years. I didn't notice how much of a difference it made until I stopped using it for a while and saw how much worse my skin was. Definitely a Holy Grail skincare product for me!

What are your favourite winter treats?

Dani XO

Products in this post were provided as PR samples but, as always, my opinion is my own.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

LUSH Life - New releases

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No.1 Lush Addict reporting for duty! Lush is my weakness, my pick-me-up and my happy place.  When I heard about the new releases this year, I actually did jump for joy! I visited the Oxford Street Lush in London and managed to get my hands on a few treats but having them available so easily available was amazing! Here are a few of the latest treats:

So you know that delightful layer of skin that builds up a; over you in winter? Well the solution to having summer skin all year round is Life's a Beach! It's an in-shower scrub that has the texture of beach sand and foams up really nicely in the shower too. I've found it also works really nicely as a scrub for dry feet. 

I picked this up in London and fell completely in love with it! The coffee scent makes it a really good morning pick-me-up and it leaves my skin feeling so soft. I like that you can leave it on as a mask to soothe and wake u the skin and then wet it and use it as an exfoliator. Perfect for lazy girls and guys!

3. 93,000 Miles Jelly (from $7.95)

I recently started to get back into fitness and as good as I feel, my muscles are hating me! The solution is 93,000 Miles! It's perfect for a steamy hot shower or a good long bath and the eucalyptus and mint really help tired muscles recover. I personally like to open the container while the shower is heating up which fills the bathroom with minty steam and by the time I'm ready to shower, the jelly is nice and soft.  

4. The Comforter Shower Cream (from $10.50

 This is a spin off of the famous Comforter Bubble Bar. It's creamy, fruity and super relaxing. Perfect for the "I've Had A Really Bad Day" shower or the "Thank God It's Friday" bubble bath.

Have you tried any of the Lush new releases?

Dani XO

Products in this post were provided as PR samples but, as always, all opinions are my own.

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