Thursday, 3 July 2014

Get To Know Me

I know I recently did a get to know me post, but I found one with much better questions so I thought I'd do that too.

Vital Stats:
Name: Danielle Leisa Collins
Nicknames: I don't really have any. My boyfriend calls me Princess when I'm being demanding
Birthday: 1st July
Place of birth: Nottingham
Star Sign: Cancer
Occupation: Fast food worker

Appearance:
Hair colour- Dark brown
Hair length- Mid length/long 
Eye colour- Hazel brown
Best feature- Small nose
Braces: Nope, I wish I'd been allowed to have them, though
Piercings: Just my lobes, used to have my nose, septum and hips pierced but taken them all out and they've all healed
Tattoos: None :( by the time I decided I wanted one and knew what I wanted I couldn't have one because I got ill and was put on immune suppressents
Righty or lefty: Righty

Firsts:
Best friend: Naomi 
Award: Probably Star Of The Week in school
Sport: Netball
Real holiday: If 'real' means abroad then Ibiza when I was 5/6
Concert: Summer XS 

Favourites:
Film: Despicable Me/ Despicable Me 2
TV show: Hollyoaks
Colour: Green
Song: It changes all the time, but at the moment it's All Signs Point To Lauderdale by A Day To Remember
Restaurant: I don't have a favourite restaurant but my favourite pub (they also do food) is The Beekeeper because they do alcohol free Koppabeurg and Becks Blue
Store: Primark
Book: Spider Sheperd series
Magazine: Kerrang or Company
Shoes: My Birkenstocks I got for my birthday 

Currently:
Feeling: Tired
Single or taken: Taken
Eating: Nothing
Listening To: My Chemical Romance
Thinking about: Getting breakfast after this
Watching: Nothing but I'm going to catch up with TOWIE while I eat breakfast
Wearing: 101 Dalmations pjs

Future:
Want children? Yes but I don't want to have them myself. I know how bad that sounds but my body has been through enough at such a young age and I don't know if I'd be able to have them anyway, which is why I've made the decision that if me and my partner, whether it be who I'm with now or someone else, you never know, decide to have children, then we will look into adoption.
Want to be married? Richard's already told me he wants to marry me one day. So I've told him he has to wait another 5 years before he even thinks about asking
Careers in mind: Absolutely no clue what I want to do
Where do you want to live: I will definitely stay in Nottingham because they have such a good renal unit who have really looked after me, and I wouldn't want to move away and have to start from scratch with new doctors and nurses

Do you believe in:
God: No
Miracles: No
Love at first sight: No, I believe in lust at first sight. A lot of people confuse love and lusts
Ghosts: Yes
Aliens: Yes, we can't be the only ones out there
Soul mates: Maybe
Heaven: No
Hell: No
Kissing on the first date: Depends how long you've known the person previously, like blind date then definitely not, but if you were friends first then maybe
Yourself: Sometimes


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

This Or That

Makeup:
-Blush or bronzer?  Bronzer
-Lipgloss or lipstick? Lipstick
-Eyeliner or mascara? Mascara
-Foundation or concealer? Concealer
-Neutral or colour eyeshadow? Neutral
-Pressed or loose eyeshadows? Pressed
-Brushes or sponges? Brushes

Nails:
-OPI or china glaze? OPI
-Long or short? Long
-Acrylic or natural? Natural
-Brights or darks? Brights in Summer, darks in Winter
-Flower or no flower? No flower

Body:
-Perfume or body splash? Perfume
-Lotion or body butter? Body butter
-Body wash or soap? Soap
-Lush or other bath company? Lush

Fashion
-Jeans or sweatpants? Jeans
-Long sleeve or short? Short but not vest short
-Dresses or skirts? Dresses
-Stripes or plaid? Stripes
-Flip flops or sandals? Sandals
-Scarves or hats? Hats
-Studs or dangly earrings? Studs
-Necklaces or bracelets? Necklaces
-Heels or flats? Flats
-Cowboy boots or riding boots? Cowboy boots
-Jacket or hoodie? Jacket when out, hoodie round house
-Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe? Forever 21
-Abercrombie or Hollister? Hollister
-Saks 5th or Nordstrom? Nordstrom just because I've heard of it

Hair:
-Curly or straight? Curly
-Bun or ponytail? Messy bun
-Bobby pins or butterfly clips? Bobby pins
-Hairspray or gel? Hairspray
-Long or short? Long
-Light or dark? Dark
-Side sweep bangs or full bangs? Full bangs
-Up or down? Down

Random:
-Rain or shine? Shine
-Summer or Winter? Summer
-Fall or Spring? Spring
-Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate
-East Coast or West Coast? I don't know?

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

June favourites

I have tried to write this blog post SO many times. Unfortunately, for some ridiculous reason, my blog just isn't uploading photos at the moment. However, I really wanted to do this blog post so I decided to just go ahead and do it without photos (sorry about that). There are loads of things I have been loving this month and most of them, I have to admit, are new discoveries.
The first products is the Natural Elements Bubble Gum Foam Bath. This is just lovely. I know it's only a bubble bath, however, it smells absolutely gorgeous and creates loads of bubbles, to say it was so cheap! I bought it from Poundland and you get 750ml which I think is a complete bargain.
Something that is not so cheap but so worth the money, which I use all the time and have done for ages is Bio Oil. I use it on my stomach, because when I first started taking my steroids my stomach ballooned from water retention, so consequently I am covered in stretch marks. This hasn't helped get rid of them but it has definitely helped in the process of fading them and they are a lot less noticeable than they were.
The next product is also a pound shop bargain and it's the Argan Oil Hydrating Hair Mask. I have a weave, and I really do need to replace the hair, but laziness and lack of time are stopping me, so every time I wash my hair, to stop the hair completely drying out on me I've been using this, as I only wash it twice a week tops. I leave it on for about an hour, then wash it out with any Shampoo and it leaves my hair feeling much softer.
Something that ties in with the hair mask is the Argan Oil heat defence spray, I've been using this before I dry my hair, as well as before I use my curling wand on my hair, followed by the Argan Oil leave in oil for dry hair which has been leaving my hair a lot healthier looking and shiny.
The next product I want to talk about is something which literally everyone in the beauty world talk about and that's the Garnier Miscellar Water. This is an absolute God send. I am one of those guilty people who can get quite lazy with removing my makeup, but this just makes it so easy to do and doesn't leave any residue behind on your skin. It also comes in a very large bottle so it lasts a while and it is amazing at removing my eyeliner which I've previously had trouble getting off.
Something a bit strange I want to talk about is the Pearl Drops whitening toothpaste. I am always on the hunt for a good whitening toothpaste, as my teeth are very stained from my medication. I'm constantly buying tooth whitening kits and whitening toothpastes and this and Colgate Max White One (the red tube) are the only ones I've found to make any difference at all. One thing I will say is I'm not a huge fan of the taste of this, and I do prefer the Colgate one, however, I am VERY fussy when it comes to mint.
Makeup wise, one of my favourite products for a long time is the Beauty UK High Brow Definition Kit. It is absolutely amazing and was only about £3.99 from Superdrug. I use it every single day and I find the middle shade matches my skin tone and hair colour perfectly.
Another makeup favourite is the MUA undressed palette. I use it pretty much every day when I have the time and it has some beautiful shimmery shades in and also some very good matt shades and it's a good all round eyeshadow palette.
The book I have been reading lately is Art Deco Fashion Masterpieces by Gordon Kerr. I was bought a lot of art and fashion books the Christmas before last when I was studying fashion at college and I've finally gotten round to reading this one and I find it so interesting. I know it won't be to everyone's interest but I really enjoy it.
On the other end of the book scale, I have been re-reading the Spider Sheperd series on my Kindle. This is the third or fourth time of reading these books and they are absolutely amazing. It's about an undercover cop who used to be in the SAS and I know that doesn't give much insight but I promise they are amazing and I don't want to spoil the books for anyone. 
So that is my June favourites. I'm sorry there are no pictures. I'll keep trying to get them up! As this goes up it'll be my 20th birthday so I'll have a what I got for my birthday post and outfit post hopefully coming up this week if I can get it to work!

50 facts about me

As it's my birthday and I'm now tired after having a lovely day with my mum and sister getting our nails done, and I STILL can't get pictures to upload I have decided to do 50 facts about me, which I've been writing over the last few days (it's really hard to think of so many things to say).

1. My favourite colour is green. I own a green car which my boyfriend INSISTS is blue (it's green, says so in the log book)
2. I am absolutely awful at making blogposts but I'm trying so hard to get better and make them more frequent.
3. I work at McDonald's and have done for 3 years and 3 months exactly.
4. I have stage 5 kidney failure, which I have spoken about in a previous post, cause by a rare auto immune condition called wegener's granulamatosis vasculitis.
5. I am currently on the kidney transplant list.
6. I can crochet, but I can never do anything straight.
7. I have a super kingsize bed
8. The quickest I have ever done a sudoku is 57 seconds (crazy, I know)
9. In total I take 11 tablets on a normal day
10. I have a weave, and it's the best hair decision I've ever made
11. My favourite pen is the Parker pen I received for being employee of the month in January (along with a keyring, new badge, certificate and a £10 lovetoshop voucher)
12. My favourite TV show is Bones
13. I'm not allowed to drink Coke or any other brown soft drink
14. My little sister is named after Cerys Matthews, the singer from the band Catatonia (my dad was obsessed)
15. If I was a boy I would've been called Myles
16. I managed to go 2 years without burning myself at work until last week
17. I never realised how hard it would be to think of 50 facts
18. My favourite books are the Spider Sheperd series and the Jack Reacher series
19. I can leave my hair for 5 days without washing it
20. I love to do nail art but often can't because of work
21. My favourite films are Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2
22. I once went into work with the same makeup on as the day before
23. My favourite drink is Yorkshire tea
24. I have a wardrobe full of clothes but have nothing to wear
25. I want to be Zoey Deschanel more than anything in this world
26. People are always surprised by my music taste
27. My favourite bands are Lower Than Atlantis, A Day To Remember, My Chemical Romance and Of Mice And Men
28. My mum is my hero
29. I tried A levels but absolutely hated it
30. Poundland and Primark are my favourite shops
31. I have two rabbits called Cabbage and Socks
32. I have the thinnest hair in the world, which is why I have a weave
33. My most special piece of jewellery is either my Pandora bracelet or Radley watch
34. I have never owned any high end makeup
35. My boyfriend is currently living with me
36. I have absolutely no clue what I want to do with my life and I'm actually okay with that
37. My best friend was the year below me in school even though she's only a month younger and was born in August
38. I find it hard to say no to people and have to find excuses for my no, even if it's just because of tiredness
39. I currently have 2 TV's because my boyfriends here
40. I'm a very untidy person
41. My favourite perfume is, and always be Nina Ricci
42. I have a shower every morning and a bath most evenings
43. I own too many shoes yet received 3 pairs for my birthday
44. I have a bunny rabbit night light
45. Collection Last Perfection is my favourite foundation ever
46. I've been wearing eyeliner since I was about 13 and I still find it hard to do it perfect)
47. I bought a filofax to look organised and important but don't actually having anything to go in it other than the occasional hospital appointment
48. I haven't missed an episode of Hollyoaks in at least 2 years
49. I still have my first baby dress and teddy called Tiger
50. I have candles just to look pretty, but I never really light them.

So there we go, 50 random facts about me. I'll be surprised if anyone actually makes it to the end if anyone bothers to read this, seeing as I nearly didn't make it to the end of writing it! Speak to you all next time