Friday, 30 January 2015

My Lipstick Picks for Valentines Day ❤

I wouldn't say I am the biggest fan of Valentine's day, but I sure am one of the biggest lipstick fans in the world. My favourite shades are pinks and nudes so I have a few pinks that I think is great for Valentine's day. I hope you like them!

valentine's day lipsticks; wnw red-dy or not; catrice 200 get the paper nudes; revlon elusive; maybelline peachy scene; rimmel apocalips celestial

Instead of swatching it on my arm I thought it would be more helpful seeing what it looks like on my lips. So I have a few lip swatches down below and you can find the names of the lipsticks underneath that. 

valentine's day lipsticks; wnw red-dy or not; catrice 200 get the paper nudes; revlon elusive; maybelline peachy scene; rimmel apocalips celestial

1. Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick in 525 Peachy Scene

Lovely peach toned pink with a slight metallic sheen and semi-opaque finish. It is a great pink and I would imagine it working pretty well with most skin tones. Lasting power is around 3-4 hours. Perfect summery/spring shade! You can pick this lipstick up for R107 at Dischem or Clicks pharmacies.

2.Catrice Ultimate Shine Lipstick in 200 Get The Nudes Paper!

Slightly darker pink. It is not shimmery but it does have a cream finish. So it is very moisturizing, but does not set completely. So if you are a bit rough with your lips it can sometimes go all over the place. It is a beautiful shade though and lasts really well for the price.  You can purchase this lipstick for R70 at Dischem.

3. Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers in Celestial

This rich pink sets with a velvet finish. It is completely opaque. Initially it has a very creamy consistency but it sets quickly. As with above mentioned lipsticks as well it does not last through meals but it does leave a slight pink stain to the lips. You can get this lip lacquer at Dischem for R93 they are also available at Clicks.

4. Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in 205 Elusive

The most beautiful matte pink that I own. It is completely opaque with application, does not run into the lines and lasts for a good 5 hours. The creaminess may disappear but you are then left with a beautiful stain. This matte balm can be drying so remember to moisturize your lips before application. It has a peppermint scent to it that I do not like but it is not too offensive. This lipstick is available at Clicks and Dischem stores for R120.

5. Wet N Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain in E125 Red-dy or Not

If you are more into reds during Valentine's I would recommend this lip stain. It is a beautiful red with a pink undertone. It lasts really well and leaves the lips stained for a good 6 hours. For R50 at Clicks it is an absolute bargain!

Let me know if you love any of these lipsticks! Also comment some of your lipstick favourites in the comment section down below and remember to leave links to your blogs!

Lots of love
daisyperson xx

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Week 3: The Pains of Low Carb Dieting

I cannot believe that I have already finished three weeks of low carb dieting! Time goes by so quickly! Basically week 3 has been quite hard... pun intended... if any of you all are a bit squeamish and do not like when people share too much information then I officially warn you to not read any further as is might just get a bit too personal for you!

Well if you are still reading it's your own fault, but I feel I need to share this with anyone following my low carb journey as I have experienced the negative side of low carb dieting that I wish I knew before I started!

I woke up on Wednesday morning with a very cramp like pain in my pelvis. I tried to ignore it and took some paracetamol. I didn't really want to drink the pain pill as I have already had three during the course of the week because of getting some bad headaches. I never get headaches so it was really strange for me. I started feeling pretty crap in class and by the time I got home my entire abdomen felt cramped up and painful. I could literally not fully erect my torso as this was too painful. To make matters worse I had the worst throbbing headache I have had in my life! The only thing I could do was lay on my bed.

It has been really warm lately in South Africa and I assumed that I might have become dehydrated and that in itself could cause headaches and abdominal discomfort. So I drank quite a bit of water. It helped but not enough that I could get out of bed and get things done. My headache was so bad that I actually regularly checked for neck stiffness just to make sure I didn't have meningitis. Lol, thinking back it is ridiculous but in the moment it was THAT bad. I really thought that I was going to end up sleeping in the hospital that night!

Long story short I realised that I was actually constipated and after further reading I have learned that it is quite a common problem among fellow low carb dieters. High fiber diets usually consists of mainly carby meals. I still eat fruits and veggies, but I guess that wasn't enough. Usually when following a low carb diet one tends to increase the amount of protein you take in. According to the source the liver and kidneys actually uses more water to metabolise proteins in comparison to carbs. The increase water demands to metabolise my proteins, the excruciating South African heat and the fact that I kept forgetting to take water to class lead to me becoming so constipated that it felt like I was going to die.

Increasing my water intake and adding some dried fruits sorted it all out. I feel tons better, but I will now be looking into some sort of supplement I can add to my regimen so that I will get a constant intake of fiber. The recommended fiber intake for women is 25 grams and fiber is great for the colon to keep it healthy and prevent disease and cancers. So I want to incorporate it for more reasons than just healthy bowel movements.

I hope this wasn't too shitty to read...get it? May you all have a lovely week with very happy bowel movements! Don't forget to leave links to your blogs down below! Tell me what kind of adverse effects or reactions you have encountered during dieting!

daisyperson xx

For related posts click down below!
A New Year A New Diet
Week 1 of Low Carb Dieting
Week 2 of Low Carb Dieting

Monday, 26 January 2015

33 Things About Me

I am so far behind on Liebster Blog Awards that I decided to throw them all together and answer them in one post. I was nominated by three lovely ladies and will link their blogs as I post the questions. In case you didn't know a Liebster Award is basically a way to give shout outs to other bloggers and then at the same time get to know them a little bit better. Questions sometimes get quite personal :) but I always find it fun finding out a little bit more about the bloggers.

There are FIVE rules that needs to be published and kept to just to ensure that the Tag keeps on going:

1. Link the person(s) who nominated you
2. Answer the questions asked by the person who nominated you
3. Nominate 11 blogs with under 200 followers
4. Create 11 questions for those 11 blogs to answer
5. Notify your nominees

My first set of questions is from Richelle Loves Life:

1.  How did you choose your blog's name?
Initially the plan was to keep everything anonymous so I picked a semi random name. My real name won't really work either since most English speaking people struggle to pronounce it. So I basically took my dog's name, Daisy, because I love her dearly and added a Person. 

2.  Have any pets? List them below!
I have one maltese terrier, she will be 17 in June! I am dreading the day she will pass away as I have literally known her my whole life and I can't imagine it without her :(

3.  What's your favorite book?
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers, I also love Nicolas Sparks books.

4.  Coffee or Tea?
Why not both? Usually depends on the situation. I love good coffee, but I also love the comfort of tea on a cold day or when I am sick. Down below is two of my favourite places to get coffee. On the left is Schoon de Companje a lovely Dutch bakery in Stellenbosch and then on the right is take-away coffee we got from News Cafe and drank next to the beach. Both were delicious!

5.  What's your favorite season?
I love summer! I guess you have to when you live in a warm country. I don't hate any season specifically but I do enjoy autumn as well and spring there is aspects of winter I enjoy too but I get tired of winter after a month or two.

6.  Who's your favorite blogger and/or Youtuber?
Favourite blogger is Overdose de Maquillage I love her photography and informative text.
Favourite beauty YouTuber is Essie Button.

7.  You have 5 minutes to do your makeup.  What products do you use?
Well this is basically my every day makeup routine for university:
- LA Girl powder in Toasted Almond as bronzer/contouring with my Sarah Hofmann blusher brush
- One of the Maybelline mascaras
- Some Almay Color + Care lip gloss in Rosey Lipped

8.  What are your favorite TV shows?
White Collar, Grey's Anatomy, Suits and Downton Abbey are the main shows I love. I also enjoyed Game of Thrown's but I promise it was for the story line and not the explicit parts!

9. Where would be your dream place to live?
This is difficult, but I would love to live in the City part of Cape Town or in the UK or Switzerland.

10.  Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Working, married, maybe pregnant? Who knows, I am never much of a 5 year planner.

11.  Favorite handbag or clothing brand?
I love Zara's. 

Thank you much for all of the questions Richelle! Up next is Love Steph XX's questions:

1. If you could visit anywhere in the world (that you've never been to before), where would you go?
Prague, Switzerland, France, Italy, Scotland, UK, Alaska and New York.

2. If you could only use one make up product for the rest of your life, which would you use?
This is such a difficult one! It's a toss up between concealer and mascara. I think I will go for mascara as my natural eye lashes are really light so if I don't wear mascara you can't see them. My skin is going through a good phase as well so I will probably manage ok without the concealer.

3. Which shop is your favourite at the moment?
I don't go shopping that much lately since I have been crazy busy. I love jewelry stores and then also Dischem because I literally buy all of my makeup and things there.

4. What's your favourite picture from 2014?
Looking at it you probably think it's a really random picture. It just reminds me of the day and that was one of the best days in the year.

5. Who is your favourite author?
I love Francine Rivers, but not all of her books. I love Nicolas Sparks' books as well.

6. If you could have three wishes, what would you wish for? (no wishing for extra wishes)
- all the makeup in the world (yes I am vain, but just imagine the awesome collection you'd have)
- free airplane tickets for me and a friend for the rest of my life
- to always stay fit and lean no matter what I ate or how little I exercise

7. What colour appears most in your wardrobe?
Black, trying really hard to get more colour into it.

8. What's your favourite TV show?
White collar is probably the number one one. If you want to know all of my favourite shows see my answer in Richelle's questions :)

9. What is your proudest moment in life so far?
Being accepted for my course at university.

10. If someone gave you the ability to go back and change something in your life that you didn't like, would you do it? Why or why not?
No, I like taking the positive things out of most situations. I am never someone who gets too upset when something goes wrong because you can't do anything about it. What happened in the past is what formed who you are today.

However if I could I wouldn't have bought any of the products mentioned in my Regret series posts and then I would have saved a lot of money!

11. What's your favourite meal?
I love pasta and salads.

Thanks Steph! Finally we have Chloe from A Little Beauty's questions

1. Why did you start blogging?
I love reading beauty blogs and watching videos of bloggers on YouTube. After realising that I seriously needed some hobbies I couldn't think of any better way than to spend my free time writing about my experiences with beauty products. It was because I love makeup so much that I knew writing down my thoughts and experiences with it would be an excellent way for me to relax and take my mind off of real life. 

2. Favourite YouTubers (if you have any)
Not sure how many I am allowed to mention but I love (in no particular order): Essie Button, Ingrid Nilsen, GlamLifeGuru, SacconneJolys, Tanya Burr, dannyduncan, The EZ Life and Alli.

3. Would you ever start YouTube?
No, there are few things I find more annoying than the sound of my own recorded voice!

4. Favourite memory?
There are so many great memories. Favourite memory of this weekend was having take-away coffee with my parents whilst watching the waves break. I love coffee, the beach and spending time with them so it was just perfect.

5. Top 5 music artists/bands
This is difficult.
- David Guetta
- Ed Sheeran
- Ellie Goulding
- Mumford and Sons
- Matthew Mole

6. What is your go to lipstick colour?
The one I mention way too often, Rimmel Kate in 03, lately I have also been loving my Almay Color + Care lip gloss in Rosey Lipped.

7. If you could only have one makeup item what would it be?
As mentioned previously definitely mascara.

8. Do you have a twitter account? If so who is your favourite person to follow?
I do, you can follow me @daisypersonblog, I love following @BloggerRT, they retweet anyone who adds them in their tweets and in that way you get to discover a bunch of blogs you've never seen by just clicking the links.

9. How would you describe yourself?
I hate talking about myself so I guess you'll have to get to know me better and decide for yourself :)

10. Favourite meal?
As mentioned before I love pasta and salads!

11. Would you rather live without a phone or a laptop?
Without a laptop as I can still do almost everything on my phone that I do on my laptop. 

Thank you so much for all of your questions! I hope I answered them in depth enough. And to any reader who actually read through it all, you deserve a nobel prize! Comment snowball in the comment section so I know if anyone made it through all of my answers :)

I now have to nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers and then post 11 questions for them. I always find thinking of 11 questions the most difficult part. I am going to base the amount of followers you have on your bloglovin followers so if you have thousands of followers on some other platform I am sorry! I will post the names again in no particular order:

1. Plus+ Beauty
2. naomiganzu
3. The View is Beautiful
4. Alises Pasuale
5. Amelia Kay
6. ancafr
7. April Pink Beauty
8. Beauty-Twist
9. Field of Beauty
10. Glassow
11. lisa x beauty

Now the questions for the above mentioned ladies:

1. How old are you?
2. Who is your favourite blogger?
3. When did you start wearing makeup?
4. What was your first makeup product?
5. What makeup trend do you dislike most? (for example drawn in brows, over lining lips, blue eye shadow etc)
6. If you are wearing nail polish right now, which polish is it?
7. What is your favourite colour nail polish?
8. Would you rather be a fashion or fitness model?
9. Would you rather be a makeup artist or a stylist?
10. Would you rather want to own your on boutique or beauty shop?
11. Would you rather be rich or be very clever?

Thanks for reading!! Remember to link your blogs in the comment section!

daisyperson xx

Friday, 23 January 2015

My Summer Manicure

summer manicure essence that's what i mint

The one thing in anyone's beauty routine that truly makes their makeup or just look in general seem summery is definitely your manicure. You can wear bright lips, light eye shadow with pops of colours everywhere, but there is just something in bright nails that makes me feel like summer.

I have been loving this manicure. I used Essence's That's what I mint, Sally Hansen's Insta Dri Top Coat and Rimmel's Pop Art top coat to create this look. I will link any links to reviews on these nail polishes down below. Generally the Essence polish does not last more than two days with this top coat, but I stretched it to five days by applying top coat daily and redoing my one pointer finger after two days.

rimmel pop art top coat

I bought Rimmel's Pop Art top coat just before Christmas (R50) and have been enjoying it as an accent nail. Since it has little dots of different colours it is so easy to pair it with a nail polish. I first wore it with a pink polish (pictured below) and it looked just as cute with that. So a real versatile polish if you perhaps are looking for something that you can use often. It works best if you apply it by making sure you get quite a few of the "dots" on the brush and then dabbing it onto your nail.

rimmel pop art top coat

Who does not love mint nails? What is your go to summer nail polish? Let me know down below! Don't forget to leave links to your blogs so I can check them out as well :) and the only reason for turning on comment moderation is just to ensure that I don't miss anyones comments!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
daisyperson xx

Essence nail polish review HERE
Sally Hansen review HERE
You might also like....Five Favourites for Summer Nails!

[I love the colours of all of the products mentioned above, but please read the reviews I did on them (linked above) as I had some issues with some of them and would prefer if you were aware of it before you purchase them!]

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Toddler Does Daddy's Makeup

I LOVE the SacconeJolys, I read all of Anna's blog posts and I watch their vlogs almost every day. There is just something so sweet and sincere about this little family that I cannot get enough of their videos. Basically Anna and Jonathan are Irish vloggers with two cute kiddies, Emilia (2) and Eduardo (9 months). It is amazing, and I guess a little bit weird as well, that thousands of viewers get to watch these two cuties grow up. 

What I really like about this family is that unlike most daily vloggers the SacconeJoly's never seem to complain about having to post videos daily. It is hard work never having a day off and editing takes hours. With that their vlogs are always excellent quality and at least fifteen minutes long. With almost 750 000 subscribers I think it is safe to say that they are some of the best vloggers on YouTube!

I watched this little video of Emilia doing her dad's makeup. She always watches Anna doing her makeup and then re-enacts this in her own bedroom mirror. I thought this was so cute that I had to share it with you guys!

I hope you guys enjoy it as much as I did! Let me know if you have watched some of their videos! And don't forget to leave your comments so I can read your blogs too!

daisyperson xx