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Love from Daisy x
Recently I've been thinking, there are so many great bloggers out there, which deserve attention and appreciation. I thought it'd be a great idea to interview some of my favourite beauty and fashion bloggers, starting with Kathryn Jamshidi. So here it goes!

"1. How long have you been blogging and why did you choose to start a blog?

My blog's one year anniversary is actually coming up at the end of this month! About a year and a half ago I discovered the likes of Tanya Burr, SprinkleOfGlitter and Zoella on YouTube, and subsequently started reading their blogs; I felt inspired to start my own but held back for a while as I was worried no one would want to read it, however after months of dreaming about having my own blog I caved and KJ was created. I've always loved writing and dreamed of a career as a fashion journalist, or blogger, or basically anything that involves writing, creativity and social media, so setting up my own blog seemed like a good place to gain some experience in the field.

2. Have you always liked fashion and beauty or is that something that started when you made your blog?

I've always been interested in fashion and beauty; fashion more so as I am fairly confident I know what I'm talking about when it comes to clothes. Writing beauty posts is a little more daunting for me as I don't really know what I'm doing when it comes to skincare and makeup, I sort of just bumble through and find what works for me. Having a blog has allowed me to have an outlet for all my interests; fashion, beauty, cooking and crafting included, and has motivated me to spend more time focusing on those interests. I have definitely become more experimental with my style since writing my blog and reading others, as there's a lot of inspiration out there in the bloggersphere. 

3. What is your InstaDiary?

InstaDiary is something I like to do when I've got a bit of writers block, or don't have a lot of time to work on creating a post. I just throw together my latest Instagram photos, add a few captions, and I'm good to go! It gives readers an insight in to what I've been wearing, eating and doing over the week and is more compact than doing a whole post on one outfit. I love checking out other blogger's Instagram photos as it gives a slightly different insight in to their life, as they share things on there that they might not post about on their blog, so that's where I got the idea from.

4. What products or items can't you live without and use on a regular basis?

This is a tricky one, as I barely have any products that I've fallen in love with and continue to buy again and again. I use my Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter most days, as it's great for keeping my lips hydrated and giving them a bit of colour. I love my Chanel nail varnishes and lipsticks as they are long lasting, and feel so luxurious to wear. As for items I couldn't live without, my Canon 450D and my sewing machine are pretty much the two things I need in my life. Oh, and my phone and laptop of course...

5. Are there any products you're hoping to try out?

I want to try out a high-end mascara soon, preferably YSL Baby Doll. I've been left relatively underwhelmed by all the high street mascaras I've tried and so am curious to see whether spending a little more will result in the long, luscious lashes I've always dreamed of. I'd also like to try more products similar to the Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters, as lipsticks tend to dry out my lips, so highly pigmented balms work much better for me. 

6. Do you have any exciting blog related things coming up soon?

 At the beginning of May I'm heading up to Oxford with a friend for a few days, so I'll be taking a ton of photos there and hopefully putting up a few posts about that, which I'm excited for. Apart from that I don't have anything in particular lined up, I'm just excited to have finally settled in to a "blogging routine". I've been posting a lot more regularly and confidently over the last few months, and no longer feel the need to try and be like the bloggers who first inspired me to start writing one. I've learnt to be myself and create posts that I enjoy, and not worry too much about how many followers or pageviews I have.

Thank you for inviting me to do this collaboration post with you, it's a first for me so it's all very exciting! Hopefully we can do another one in the future!
KJ xo"

So there we have it, my first ever interview with another blogger! If you liked this post and want to see more, just let me know. Love you all and thank you so much Kathryn for doing this interview! If you want to check out her blog (which I'm pretty sure you do) then the link is right here.

Love from Daisy x

As you guys know, I was on holiday during the school holidays. Since I didn't take any of my usual skincare products with me (except for my spot cream), my Grandma lent me some of hers, and I have to say they were pretty good!

Since I wore a lot of makeup of the evenings, I had to use eye makeup remover. I used the Olay Essentials eye makeup remover and it was really easy to apply and it got my eye makeup off really well. I put a bit on my fingers and massaged it into my eyes, wiping it away with a piece of cotton wool. I really liked it, but the only problem was if I got even just a tiny bit in my eyes, it would really sting. Overall, I'd recommend this eye makeup remover, just make sure it doesn't get in your eyes!

Next, I used the L'Oreal Paris skin perfection cleanser to clean my face and remove all of my face makeup. It is sort of a mix between a cleansing milk and a lotion, as it's really soft and smooth against my skin, yet makes it feel very moisturised. I added some to cotton wool and went all over my face with it. I have to say, it really worked and left my skin very clean.

I then went on to use a Clinique toner (I'm not sure which one it was) to remove my excess makeup. I was really impressed with this, as it got off so much makeup that I thought I'd already removed. It felt really light on my skin and left it feeling smooth and clean, rather than covered in different products.

Last of all, I used my Quinoderm spot cream as I usually do. My spots get quite bad, so no other spot cream works well for me. As a result of that, my Quinoderm goes everywhere with me. Sure, it does sting a bit, but it's worth it when all my blemishes are gone! If you struggle with spots or your regular drugstore spot creams aren't working then I'd highly recommend this!

I hope you liked this post! I've got tons of new posts planned, so make sure you follow me as you won't miss out! Thank you for reading.

Love from Daisy x

I've got glasses! Not fake ones like I wrote a blog post about a few weeks ago, the real deal.

Turns out I'm slightly short sighted in one eye and slightly long sighted in the other eye, which means my eyes don't cooperate. I've not been particularly struggling with my sight, but I notice a great difference with them on. Since I do a lot of reading, computer work and writing, my glasses will help my eyes work together and see better in these instances. Anyway, let's talk about which ones I got!

My new glasses are Ted Baker and are a brownish colour with tortoise shell print on them. They're a really nice fit and frame my face well.

I thought I'd take the time to show you my OOTD today. Since I went into town this morning to get my glasses, I decided to wear my new blue leather jacket (post here). I paired this with a lilac short sleeved jumper, my pale jeans, some pink frilly socks and my white Madison's. I wore my hair in a donut bun with a rope twist around it and I opted for no makeup! 

Sorry about the bad quality photo!

I hope you like my glasses! By the way, there'll be a similar post to this one next week, because I'm getting braces!

Love from Daisy x
I'm back from my holidays now! I had an amazing time and browsed in loads of shops looking for nice clothes. I saw this one leather jacket that I just couldn't resist buying. I thought I'd tell you a bit about what it looks like and what I think of it.

The jacket I got was from Zara in the ladies department, available in sizes from extra small to large. It was €60, which is quite expensive to me, since I'm a saver not a spender. In the end I bought it, as my grandparents said they would put €30 towards it. Thank you!

It is made in light blue and pink, which are really unusual colours for a leather jacket. I opted for the sky blue as it is prettier in my opinion and suited me more. I fell in love with the stripe detailing on the sleeves and shoulders. It has loads of buckles and zips, which I adore. It zips up slightly to the side and has two pockets for storing your phone or a lipgloss if you wish.

The jacket is really comfy yet it is also really fitted and snug, which is good. I feel as though it will be very versatile and I will be able to wear it with a lot of different outfits. I'm sure you'll be seeing a lot of it this summer. This is what it looks like:

I hope you enjoyed this post! I'm afraid that this leather jacket is no longer in stock, so you are unable to buy it. Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon. 

Love from Daisy x
Hello everyone. I'm currently on holiday in Spain, but I thought I'd schedule this post for you. Today, I'll be sharing my thoughts and opinions on the Bronze of Champions set by Benefit. Containing some extremely popular products, such as Hoola and They're Real, I needed to get my hands on it. Now that I've been testing it for a few months, I thought I'd tell you all about it!

I love the presentation of this box, as it's like a miniature cereal box and is really adorable! When you open it, there is a little booklet giving you tips on how to apply each product, which I thought was really handy and helpful, especially for those of you starting out with makeup. There is also a huge mirror inside, which is great for applying these products on the go.

The first product out of the six that I'm going to talk about is the Bikini-Tini Cream Eyeshadow. This is a beautiful champagne colour, which I think is wearable for everyday, but will also be the perfect base colour in a dramatic smoky eye. The consistency is really nice, as it's not to creamy and slippy that it's uncontrollable, but you can still blend it out really nicely. I really like this eyeshadow and it's one that I know I'll wear a lot.

Next up is the Shimmery Longwear Powder Eyeshadow in the shade Thanks a Latte. This eyeshadow is of a really good quality and I was impressed with the pigmentation of it. The colour reminds of the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in On and On Bronze, but with more red undertones. I often use this in the crease and outer corners, but this would also look lovely all across the lid.

The third product is one that you are all probably really familiar with, it's Benefit's infamous Hoola bronzer. It's highly acclaimed and is said to be one of the best on offer. I found that this product is really enjoyable to use and I've been wearing it everyday. It has no shimmer, so it can look quite subtle if you want it to. It's also really pigmented, so I only use a tiny bit to avoid looking muddy. 

The next product is the Watts Up Highlighter Stick. Before trying this, I'd only used powder highlighters, so I was excited to give this one ago. Needless to say, it lived up to my standards. It;s incredibly easy to use and gives a lovely shimmer, especially to the tops of my cheek bones. It blends really nicely, still leaving a gorgeous shimmer.

They're Real Mascara is another popular product from Benefit, so I was trilled that it was included in this set. This jet black mascara is perfect for achieving longer, more voluminous eyelashes. The wand is huge, so I ended up smudging it a couple of times, but that's worth it for the amazing look it creates. It's also waterproof, so my lashes always look completely intact after a day out in the rain. This is the perfect mascara and I really can't wait to use it more in the future.

The last product is the Hoola lipgloss. I hate to end my blog posts on a sour note, but I wasn't as impressed with this product as I hoped. The colour is great, being a shimmery gold, but it doesn't transfer onto the lips well. It also doesn't last very long, which saddens me. 

Thank you for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed it and, if you want, I will provide extra opinions and information on these products. I'll see you soon with my next post, so bye for now.

Love from Daisy x
Hello everyone! I'm on holiday and I've been very busy, so I haven't had time to write a blog post. I prepared this one a while back, so I thought I'd post it! Sorry about this being unrelated but I promise my next post will be about beauty or fashion!

If you're anything like me, you get a lot of homework and revision, especially for over the school breaks. I thought I'd share with you my best revision and study tips! (I'm sorry this is an unrelated post, I'll be back with a proper post on Sunday)

First of all, you need something to revise out of. Obviously, you should use your school books, since they have all of your work in. For other resources, I recommend buying the CGP study books. I got them for Maths, English, Science and French, since they're my core subjects. They are often really cheap off sites like Amazon, if you are willing to get them delivered. They are a huge help! Another thing you can use is the internet. Your school may have the class textbooks online, which are a great help. There are also loads of study websites out there to help you.

Next, make sure you have the right equipment. If it's a language, you'll probably need a dictionary. If it's something like maths, you'll need a calculator, protractor, compass etc. You'll also need the basics: pens, pencils, ruler, paper and stuff like that.

Start by writing what you need to know down. This may take a while, but it really works for me. I often go through my school books in order, taking notes and using the revision guides for extra help. Make sure, you don't just read through your books as it won't help you retain anything.

Rewrite the key information, making it look prettier and more appealing. You can write mind maps, flash cards, do lists, draw pictures or anything else that may help. Use colour for the key words or underline them.

Read through it. What's the point in writing up all this revision if you're not even going to look at it? Make sure you read it whenever you have time. Keep flash cards in your bag to look at while in the car, or write notes on your phone for you to read through. The more you do this, the more it'll help.

Do practice questions (especially for maths and science). You might get something when it's written down, but if you're given a question could you answer it? There are loads of questions in the revision guides, as well as online, so you can practice. Don't just write out questions that you've done before and expect to get it.

My last tip is to take breaks. Don't feel like you have to do loads of revision all at once. Break it down into chunks. Do 30 mins to an hour and then have a break, before starting again. If you've been working hard at your revision, then reward yourself with a treat or some time away from school work!

That's it from me, I hope these tips really help you.

Love from Daisy x
Hello guys! So I go on holiday tomorrow, so I thought I'd continue with the current theme of holiday posts. Today, I'll be showing you a quick and easy hairstyle that is great for travelling and will leave you with lovely hair for the first day of your holiday.

When I'm on a plane, especially for long haul flights, it is always a lot easier to have my hair up and out of the way. It always ends up getting in my face or going all over the place, but this hairstyle will prevent it. Since I always wash my hair the day before a flight, I usually dry it that night/morning until it is about 90% done.

To start this easy up-do, tie your hair into a ponytail. It can either be on top of your head, to the side or at the nape of your neck, which ever you prefer. Then, you twist the hair, trying to get as close to the ends as possible. Wrap this twisted hair around your bobble, forming a twisted type of bun. And voilĂ , that's it.

You may think this hairstyle is kind of pointless, but if you leave it in for over 24 hours, you will wake up the next day with gorgeous, beach waves, ready for the first day of your holiday!  

This is what the final waves should look like. I don't own this image but I'm not sure where it is from.

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post!

Love from Daisy x
So, I'm going on holiday this week, and I'm really excited! Since I'm going to Spain and the weather will probably be nice, I won't be wearing much makeup, and what I do wear will be really light. I thought it'd be a good idea to show you what makeup I plan on taking with me!

1. Collection- Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light 2. I got this because I didn't have a liquid concealer and this one is supposed to be one of the best. It'll be great for days where I don't want to wear much makeup.

2. Seventeen- On the Spot Foundation in Soft Ivory. Since I ran out of my healthy mix serum, I've been using this foundation more and more. I'll be wearing this of the evenings when I get dressed up.

3. Natural Collection- Pressed Powder in Neutral. My other powder was a bit orange, but this one is really light on my skin and lasts all day. It'll be great to stop my foundation moving in the hot weather.

4. Bourjois- Cream Blush in 03. This blush is really compact, so it'll be great to travel with. It's super easy to apply! I'll be wearing this probably every day, just to add a natural blush to my face.

5. Lacura Beauty- Volume Mascara in Black. Since I won't be wearing an eyeshadow while I'm away as my palettes are too big to carry with me, my eyes will need brightening up a bit. I'll be wearing this of an evening most likely.

6. MUA- Mascara in Brown. This mascara is a lot lighter than the Lacura one and when I wear it, it looks natural. This will be great for the days while I'm on holiday, when I don't want to be wearing loads of makeup, but just enhance my eyes a bit.

7. Vaseline- Cocoa Butter Lip Therapy. After flying on planes and having to adjust to a hotter temperature, my lips always end up dry. I'll be wearing this probably every day, just to make sure they stay soft.

8. Miss Sporty- Miss Cocktail Lipgloss in Jacuzzi Break. This is a beautiful pale pink lipgloss. Not only does it make my lips shimmer, I also find that it plumps them a bit. I'll be wearing this probably of an evening, when I'm dressed well.

9. MUA- Lipstick in Shade 16.
This lipstick is absolutely gorgeous and is really summery. It is very pigmented and is really soft on my lips, which is good considering it was only a pound! This will be great for when I want my lips to stand out!

Aside from these, I will also be taking a few brushes, some skincare products and suncream. I hope you enjoyed this post!

Love from Daisy x