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Beauty, Fashion

Getting ready with Mira

0 Comments 21 June 2015

I’m pretty excited to share this little post with you which has come about from an interesting collaboration with the Mira Showers.

Yip I hear ya – what has a shower got to do with a fashion blog? Initially I thought the same but when you actually think about it, getting ready for any big event, whether it be a night out, a day at the races, a summer wedding or other fashionable get-together. It all starts with a shower (At least I’d like to think it does you lot ;) ).

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Fashion

Quite the domesticated…

0 Comments 18 June 2015

I do tend to get an array of things through the post (so much so me and the postman are on first name terms lol) however I have to say this was the first time I have received something as practical as an apron and I have to say I was pretty darn delighted.

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kuku nails

Beauty

Cuckoo for kuku nails

0 Comments 13 May 2015

Hello all!

I know it’s been a while but between the shop and fashion shows my life has just been absolutely manic but I hope to be back to more regular blogging in the coming weeks. After the amazing reaction I had to my nails for my engagement party and all the requests for more info I thought I best do a little post to give you all the deets.

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Events, Fashion

SS15 MUST HAVE BUYS FROM FAIRHILL

Comments Off 16 April 2015

Many of us like to spring clean our wardrobe and make room for the new looks each season brings, but as budgets are limited it’s important to choose the right pieces to replenish it. Help is on hand from Ballymena’s leading retail outlet, Fairhill as it is hosting a SS15 fashion inspired event on Saturday 18 April from 2-4pm, guaranteed to give shoppers ideas for all ages and budgets. The event is free to the public and more information can be found atwww.fairhillshopping.co.uk

In preparation for the Fairhill’s SS15 fashion event, its stylistas have given a sneak peek of key trends from a range of its retailers, including pieces from Debenhams, Miss Selfridge, M&S, Dorothy Perkins and Oasis; available in-store now.

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Next big idea in fashion

Events, Fashion

HAVE YOU THE NEXT BIG IDEA IN FASHION?

Comments Off 13 March 2015

Holly Millar of the Northern Ireland Science Park is launching the first NI Tech Meet Up event, which will try to find tech start-ups with the next big idea in fashion, beauty or music. The free event will take place in Hedonist Hair, Botanic Avenue, Belfast on Friday 20 March from 7.30pm and is open to entrepreneurs with an idea in any of these sectors that need advice and support to turn their idea into a reality.

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JUTOX SOUP DETOX

Fashion

Ju-tox: The soup detox review

Comments Off 17 February 2015

I know this is one post you lot have been waiting on given the number of emails and messages that flooded my inboxes when I announced I was trialling the Jutox soup detox, just like the last time! It’s just that time of year isn’t it when the festive slug is still lingering and now that the pretty dresses are starting to arrive in the shops or we look forward to upcoming calendar events, we decide it’s about time we took some action. Well for me that’s exactly what Ju-Tox is – a kick up the derriere to try and reset the system and get started on a healthier approach.

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WIN the Ultimate Girls’ Night In with Lambrini

Competitions, Events, Ladies Fashions NI

WIN the Ultimate Girls’ Night In with Lambrini

Comments Off 12 February 2015

Regardless if you’re loved up, happily single or on the hunt, there’s one thing for sure, a Valentines treat with the girlies is always a favourite. So with all the couple mushiness going on I am delighted to be able to offer you guys a very cute competition from United Wine Merchants with a basket full of girlie goodies up for grabs!

Whether you are dancing around the kitchen or sipping cocktails on the sofa the ultimate girls’ night in isn’t complete without the help of your ladies. To help you show the love this Valentine’s Weekend United Wine Merchants are offering one lucky follower the chance to win the ultimate girls’ night in pack that includes a selection of bottles of Lambrini and a pamper kit including face masks, nail polishes, hair masks and a slushy DVD.

To enter simply share a photograph of you with your best pal with the hash tag #LambriniTweetHearts this Valentine’s Weekend.

I can’t wait to see your photos!! You can enter via Twitter or Facebook just make sure to tag @theyellowestdiamonds in your entries so I can pick out one lucky winner on tuesday!

Good luck lovelies

Danielle xx

£25,000 wedding giveaway at The Wedding Journal Show in Belfast

Competitions, Fashion, Ladies Fashions NI

£25,000 wedding giveaway at The Wedding Journal Show in Belfast

Comments Off 13 January 2015

Northern Ireland’s biggest and best loved bridal event is kicking off the New Year with a fantastic wedding giveaway, offering one couple the chance to win a £25,000 wedding of their dreams!

The Wedding Journal Show returns to the King’s Hall Pavilion, Belfast from Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th January, delivering the ultimate wedding experience with an all-new bridal catwalk, VIP lounge, Citybeat Style Stage and exotic honeymoon area.

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Dream Big

Fashion, Ladies Fashions NI, Latest trends, Lifestyle

Dream Big

Comments Off 13 January 2015

(First Published Local Woman Mid Ulster Jan)

Happy New Year you lovely lot. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and rang the New Year in with an almighty bang (or in front of the tv with a glass of fizz, some nibbles and board game capers).

As is customary with this time of year we all like to make resolutions, plan ahead and for those who 2014 doesn’t hold the best of memories it’s an excellent time to try and draw a line under things and start a fresh.

From chatting to you last month I’ve actually had a pretty momentous Christmas and  already 2015 is shaping up to be a truly exciting one.

First off (and most importantly) my lovely boyfriend decided to pop that question and I now have some proper bling to wear as I type.

No I wasn’t expecting it but I’m absolutely delighted and I can’t wait to dive head first into wedding planning and dress shopping. However, that will have to wait for a bit as my second big news is currently taking up most of my time.

I decided to take a leap of faith and follow my own little dream to open my very own boutique. So now, nestled in Lisburn Square in Lisburn you’ll find ‘The Style Retreat’ which is my little piece of excitement and dreams in one store packed full of pretty dresses, sparkly accessories and everything in between. Eeeeeeeekkkkk. I know by some peoples standards it might not be the biggest of dreams but it’s my stepping stone to world domination (hehe).

I wanted to share my news with you not just to encourage you to pop in and say hello (hehe) but moreover to encourage you this year to take your own leap of faith no matter how big or small. Nothing gives you a new lease of life, a new focus and actual excitement when the alarm goes off in the morning, than building your own dream, whatever that may be. So whatever it is you’ve been putting off perhaps 2015 should be your year?

Go on – you can do it.

To get back to the fashion I’ll leave you with a sneak peak as to what The Style Retreat has to offer. Hopefully see you instore soon.

The Style Retreat Lisburn

Model Aoife Malone/ Hair+Makeup Rebecca Bryson/ Styling The Style Retreat
Model Aoife Malone/ Hair+Makeup Rebecca Bryson/ Styling The Style Retreat

I hope 2015 brings you health, happiness  and the realisation that some of your dreams really can come true. I’ll be back next month with my usual style bit!

To then,

Danielle

xxx

Christmas a la Sainsburys

Events, Fashion, Ladies Fashions NI, Lifestyle, Style NI

Christmas a la Sainsburys

Comments Off 20 November 2014

5 weeks until Christmas guys – excited much??!

Even though it still seems a while away there’s technically only 34 days left to get organised – how mad is that?

Anyways, on monday morning I attended a Christmas media event at Sainsbury’s in the Kennedy Centre, where we got a look at some of the gorgeous range of gifts, clothes, homeware and foods that Sainsbury’s has to offer for the festive season. If it’s minimal hassle you’re after you  could definitely get well kitted out for the occasion all under one roof.

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