Thursday, 17 July 2014

e.l.f Haul - With Giveaway

e.l.f just celebrated their 10th birthday and let us celebrate with them by having a massive 51% sale on EVERYTHING. Were you lucky enough to take advantage of this offer?

I was previously an e.l.f virgin, but hearing many a good thing about throughout the blogosphere made it impossible to pass this up! I'd admired their really positive, informative and interactive social media posts for a while now, so it was high time that I bought in. 

Initially, I wanted to get one of their highly praised brush sets, but alas, they were sold out :( you beauts beat me to it! Never mind, I got a lot of other bits and pieces. 


After playing around with these, I can safely say quite a few of these are going to become my staples.

Well seeing as e.l.f stands for eyes. lips. face it is only apt that I set my post in the same layout. I'm looking forward to do some in-depth posts in the future on these products.

Eyes

For me, during the summer months, I like to stay bare faced but always have my eyes done. A lashing of mascara and a blend of shadows to match my mood, just to keep me looking alive. 


Lips

I can't believe I only bought one lip product! There was just so much to choose from, I did have the nourishing lipstick in my basket, but when I went to purchase it someone had snapped up my shade! 

So, my solitary product is Plumping Lip Glaze - Plum Pout.


Face

When the sunkissed look has faded, I need help. My porcelain pale skin needs perking up and I'm really excited about the goodies I've got from e.l.f especially the HD Mattifying Cream Foundation. Mattifying is really important to me as my contraception makes me look like I have fallen asleep in a bag of chips, occasionally.

Giveaway

I picked up a couple goodies for my gorgeous fans on Facebook and Twitter - a Brightening Eye Colour - Noveau Neutrals.



Twitter: Follow and RT here!
Facebook: Like both the page and competition post here!
Two winners will be chosen one from Facebook, one from Twitter. Good luck all.

The best part of all this was the price! Even without the sale, e.l.f prices are a really fantastic for the quality. Cannot wait to add to my collection. Did you manage to scoop up any bargains on time?









Friday, 11 July 2014

Forgive Me! Plus Bag Giveaway!

Please forgive my lack of posts. I have been swept away in the summer busyness where you have no spare time, but in reality, you haven't really done anything. Work, sunshine and Netflix have stole me away. Not to mention, I have finally got around to watching Game Of Thrones (only on Season 3, no spoilers please) so between that and Orange Is The New Black I have completely neglected my blog.

I've taken to knitting and gradually improving my skills, I'm really enjoying taking one of my projects over to a local park and catching some rays. As I am typing, I realise I have three bags beside me that I have made, g-g-g-g-giveaway time! To think, I wasn't even going to mention this mellow, new hobby of mine. 

These are fairly simple, cute, little cross-body bags that I made, inspired by a pattern found in one of my mum's magazines. One winner will be selected to win the bag of their choice. 


Choice of colour: Blue/Black, Cream/Green and Blue/Lime



I have actually drafted up the next few posts, so no more radio silence, I promise. Posts to look forward to include E.L.F haul with a small giveaway and I am currently working on a collaborative giveaway, awesome stuff.


Open to UK entrants only.


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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

De Moore Media

De Moore, De Better. 

So exciting things are brewing! De Moore Media and Dangerously Delilah have collaborated and I am the official blogger. What, whaaat!


De Moore Media is an exciting new company, covering whatever media needs you may have.

Services including and not limited to:

Web Design
Logos
Music videos
All types of photography (London based studio)
Portfolios
Sales and marketing

And so much more, if you don't ask you don't get. We really are a one stop shop. We even offer pamper photo-shoot experiences at our London based studio, where you will be treated to hair and make-up whilst sipping on champagne.

We are fresh, focused and growing fast. Our founder is a ferocious, go getter who always reaches their goals and takes that approach to De Moore Media's clients and their targets. De Moore Media delivers. With a determination to get the job done at the highest standards, the De Moore Media team leave no stone unturned.

Keep watching this space to be updated, whilst De Moore Media continues to grow and develop. 

Make sure to like the De Moore Media Facebook page for regular giveaways and fun competitions.

For all enquires, the De Moore Media team are contactable via the Facebook page and email.



Monday, 5 May 2014

Le Metier De Beaute Eyelash Curler

I don't often curl my lashes, I have an irrational fear of them falling out and being left with bald eyelids. Not to freak you out or anything, but eyelashes don't actually grow back! That being said, occasionally, I like to go full hog. Make a proper effort. 

As a pre-teen, I used to mess around with those cheap, crap ones that would steal a bunch of my precious lashes and quite frankly, terrify me. Fast forward more than a few years, I have definitely upgraded. My Le Metier De Beaute curlers, £17 are a delight to use. So as eyelash curlers come, these are a bit pricey, but honestly, they are so well made, I don't see myself having to repurchase any for a very long time, an investment, one might say.



As little wriggle room as eyelash curlers have in terms of design, these have managed to avoid the medieval torture device, intimidating structure we have become accustomed to. I love the sleek, metal frame with black trim on the handles. Very cute detail with 'Le Metier De Beaute' stamped at the top. These are a delight to use, fitting perfectly on my eye and effortless to clamp down over the lashes without catching the lid. I tend to clamp for about 10 seconds per eye and the effect is noticeable. A lovely wide eyed look to be accentuated with my favourite mascara, of the moment.


Sunday, 20 April 2014

Update Your Bookmarks!

As you are probably well aware of now, I changed domains. The previous will still link back to here, so no need to worry, this post is just to enable me to move all my followers! 

Plus, I think the new address is so much better!



Saturday, 12 April 2014

Make A Blogger Header Using Pic Monkey

Now that I've finally sorted out the image quality on Blogger, I can concentrate on making it 'mine'. Starting with a statement header. So I did what any technical savvy person does, I Googled. Header dimensions, software, font sizes and I collaborated my results from a variety of sources, tinkering a bit to adapt to me. This really was a bit of trial and error, using bits of information from all over the world wide web. My header is very simplistic, but representative of Dangerously Delilah. So I'm just going to give you a little run through on how I made my header, for free.

If you haven't yet sorted out your image quality issues on Blogger, follow the instructions on my recent post here. It really makes a huge impact on the quality of your title.

Step One: Software


There are a ton of free applications out there, ones I frequently use on both laptop and tablet form but one really took the lead when it came to designing this all important blog title. PicMonkey is a free online photo editor, with the option to upgrade to premium, something I will definitely be doing when I set myself some time to design my background! I really can't sing enough praises for PicMonkey and all that it does but for now, I will to stick to the header. I specifically chose PicMonkey for its overlay and font options.

Step Two: Dimensions


This definitely was trial and error, every site had different suggestions and the first I chose didn't actually fit my blog. Annoying! Then I had a moment of clarity, in your Blogger Template Designer there is an 'Adjust Widths' section, click that and there is the width of your 'Entire Blog.' Bingo! Mine is 960 px. So now that we have our PicMonkey ready, we will be hovering our mouse over design, selecting custom and entering 960 x 300.

Step Three: Designing


You now have your blank canvas, so everything is up to you! A rule of thumb for title font size is 72, so aim for there about and you should be fine. In my personal opinion, headers should be clear, concise and simple. Nothing too clustered that hurts the eyes, but on the same note you want people to remember your name. Pick a font that suits your theme to keep consistency. Add an image, your own or choose from the many overlays. 

Like I said, mine was very trial and error but I am pleased with the end results. I opted to go for my title large and clear, added my blogs motto and the lips were the result of me playing around with all the different options. Accidental or not, it worked! I changed the lips to the fuschia pink that accents throughout the blog. It really bought the whole thing together. The font used was 'Bilbo Swash Caps' aye, aye, Cap'n. 


Now, the before picture actually poorer quality as its a screen shot previous to when I learnt to fix the image quality.


Step Four: Uploading Onto Blog


Oops, I actually published this post without posting this step, probably the most crucial of all the steps. 

Open up your Blogger dashboard and select 'Layout'. Click on 'Edit' in the Header section. Up will pop a 'Configure Header' box where you will have the options to upload your image from your computer or a website.


Upload your image and then select 'Instead of title and description'. Or whatever option you want in all fairness, it's your blog. 

I hope this helps and would love to see any fantastic headers you make using my little how to!




Friday, 11 April 2014

Giveaway!

Finally, I have customised my blog to something I'm proud of and bought the domain! Over the past few months this has been really gaining traction, keeping me excited and motivated to share posts with you all. I was going to wait to until 400 followers, but I am not one that copes well with waiting.

Upcoming posts include tips on customising your own blogs, for free, so any of you who are bored of your blog stay tuned!

So as well as updating the blog, I also set up the Facebook page and Instagram accounts. I've been really productive the past few days. One thing I really need to do though, is to find a system that better organises my post schedule, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.



I've actually been really stuck on what to give away this time, as I do have two future prizes planned. I've opted for another voucher this time, again £10.00 but this time you get to decide on an online store for yourself! So perhaps a feelunique or Amazon? It does have to be an e-voucher and one from a reputable store. When the winner is selected, I will contact you to find out which store and then purchase the e-voucher and send it on to said winner! Hope that makes sense? Feel free to contact me for clarification.

For your chance to win, enter using the simple Rafflecopter form below!

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