Sunday, 27 July 2014

Time For A Change

How gorgeous are these flowers I got off the bf's family for graduation?!! Love them! <3

Hello lovelies!
For a long time I had neglected my beloved Blog due to University, Work and Life in general but now that University is out of the way and I am getting used to having more hours at Work (Yay! More money!), I now have more time and energy to come back into the Blogging world and give it more of a go. I had stated a while ago in my Blog's 2nd Birthday that there was a few changes I have been wanting to make to VioletDaffodils and now I can finally begin to put those into play. If you are extremely observant, you may have already started to notice a few of those changes already, although they are small they have made a big difference to my content which I'm loving!

As I'm naturally a creative person I really want to take this Blog and challenge myself with it by not just relying on someone else to design things for me but to actually go out of my way to learn the skills, learn the techniques, create my own designs and teach myself how to apply them to produce a new (hopefully better) appearance of my Blog. In doing so this is kind of taking small bits of what I've learned at University and applying it to something I enjoy creating and learning some valuable skills along the way. Hopefully this will give the desired effect that I have been longing for for months. I know this will take a long time but I want to take my time with it, I don't want to rush it and make a mess. I find it so much more rewarding being able to step back to observe and be proud to say "I made all this!" and that is what I'm aiming for :)

This is another big thing I am wanting to work on as well. I got a bit carried away with wanting to show outfits and travel diaries and don't get me wrong I enjoy putting them together but I feel this Blog needs an injection of more of my other interests too. I want to keep content fresh and varied but more often than not I find that my Blog has become another outfit post after another outfit post which has got so tedious and made my Blog seem bland. I've decided to really make more of an effort and embrace more versatility so I hope you enjoy the new content as well as the old. I want it to be "I wonder what she will post next?" keeping it curious, keeping it intriguing. I realise that some of it will not be catered to everyone but that's what I'm looking forward to, embracing new challenges and seeing the outcome :)

I want to thank you for your ongoing support, I've recently hit 200 followers which is AMAZING! Thank you so so much I appreciate every comment and follow I get, big love to you all! <3

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

NE Blogger Awards 2014- VioletDaffodils

Hello lovelies!

I know this is a long shot but here it goes: Being a Northerner all my life I didn't even realise until today that the Blogging world even had an Award for us haha! But now that I have stumbled across this I thought I'd just take my chances and give it a go. I know these award nomination things can sometimes be extremely annoying with the constant spamming of "PICK ME! PICK ME!" So I will only post it here once and be done with it. So I would like to please ask if you lovely followers of my Blog (if you would like to of course!) would vote VioletDaffodils for Best NE Lifestyle Blog category.
Thank you for reading and I wish the rest of you entering good luck as well! :D

Monday, 7 July 2014

Hey Graduate!

Hello lovelies!
A few of you may already know this but I had a bit of a struggle towards my last few days of University due to one of my tutors telling me my work was not good enough to pass my degree and I was very worried that I wasn't going to pass my degree in Illustration & Design, however in my last post when I was on holiday I got my results and I did it! I passed University! Although my results were not what I had wanted, on the day I had felt so proud of myself for not giving up when things were difficult and keeping myself together, also I felt like I had done my family (especially my Mam) proud and they were all so understanding and supportive. It was just such an amazing day! (Sorrynotsorry for gushing so much!) One of the sweetest moments of the day was when my Granddad saw me, he started to tear up! Awww <3
I am so lucky and blessed to have met so many amazing, lovely and funny bunch of people in my 3 years at University. Even though people had their own separate friendship groups, as a class we all got along so well and we all supported each other and had a laugh together which I think that is something that is very rare these days. So thank you to those who were in my class, I'm so pleased to have met them all and so proud that we all made it! And no matter where everyone ends up, I wish every single one of them the best success for the future <3
I also want to say a massive thank you to those who sent me congratulations and best wishes,
what a lovely bunch you all are! <3

Wednesday, 2 July 2014


Hello lovelies!
I have recently been away to Turkey with the bf for some well deserved relaxation after such a stressful final year at Uni. I was away for 2 weeks in an area called Fethiye which I had never heard of previously but it was lovely. My favourite thing was the gorgeous sunsets (my camera is literally spammed with so many photos of it haha!).
In between lazing by the pool, I had visited the beach too, normally on holiday I don't like days at the beach as the wind blows sand everywhere and it sticks to your body and feels awful, but I was pleasantly surprised by the beach here and enjoyed that loads. I also watched one of the World Cup matches and did the 12 Island boat trip which takes you on a tour and you can jump off the boat into the sea which was exhilarating! Followed by visiting the Turkish Sunday market to score myself a genuine fake Mulberry ;) The salespeople there are very entertaining with the funny expressions they say, like: "Genuine fake watches! Very cheap! Cheaper than Primark! Cheaper than shoplifting!"
Also whilst I was away I got my University results and after many months of stress I did it! I will be graduating! I am honestly so relieved! The day I got my results was just a blur of emotions but at last the wait is finally over and I could not be happier! Thanks again to everyone who showed their support, it really did mean so much to me and I really appreciate it!
Take care <3

Monday, 14 April 2014

Violet Daffodils 2nd Birthday!

Hello lovelies! :)
Today is a special day for me as my Blog has turned 2 years old! My Blog is growing up so fast! ;)
I feel very happy in myself for this, as I find as I've got older that finding a hobby and sticking to it is far more difficult than attending Dance classes every Thursday & Saturday, Art class every Saturday or keeping up Piano lessons every Monday like I could do as a kid/teen. How I managed my time back then completely baffles me now. But I have got so passionate about Blogging over the past 2 years that it is always constantly inspiring me, keeping me interested and pushing myself further to try out new ideas for posts, photographs, content, design etc. which I'm hoping to explore in more depth this year. 

Since my Blog name partly comes from my love for my favourite flower, I felt it was only right to take photographs for this post with Daffodils, hopefully a better attempt than last time I did a post like this (here). My Grandad is the one responsible for the blooming of so many gorgeous Daffodils this time of year as he does all the gardening. At the bottom of the garden there is a large section that has tons of them around which ended up being the ideal spot for my photographs for today. 

Aren't my bunny flats the cutest?!! 

And lastly I want to say a big thank you so much for the support I've had on this Blog. I recently hit 180+ followers on here and 100+ on Bloglovin too which is madness and I'm so flattered! I am SO grateful for those of you who take time out of your day to read my posts/comment/follow etc. it really does mean a lot to me, I cannot express that enough. Also I would like to thank you all for your patience too, I know that I haven't posted loads recently but I am hoping to change that in the next few months, spruce up the design of this blog, make some new and exciting changes and include some new material for you all. So keep your eyes peeled!

Friday, 4 April 2014

Lace Face

Hello lovelies! :)
Please excuse my creepy smile in the above photo! I recently went to see Russel Howard: Wonderbox tour at the MetroRadio Arena in Newcastle as it was a Christmas present. I had never seen a Comedian live before so I was really looking forward to the experience. The show was absolutely hilarious! My face was hurting so much from laughing throughout the entire performance. It was a fantastic experience and I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking of going along to see a live show as it makes for a really fun night. Before I went to the show I had been eyeing up this gorgeous black lace dress from MotelRocks and had been undecided about purchasing. I even asked my guy friends at University for their honest opinion and in the end I caved and bought it (Surprise Surprise!). I decided to do an outfit post to show how it looks and how I had styled it. Enjoy! :)
Dress: MotelRocks, Heels: Asda

*Revlon Photoready Foundation (Nude)
*Revlon Photoready Eye Primer & Brightener (No. 3)
*Rimmel London Stay Matte Powder (Warm Beige)
*Rimmel London Lasting Finish Soft Colour Blush (Pink Rose)
*Rimmel London Eyebrow Pencil (Black/Brown)
*Maybelline New York EyeStudio (Bronze Drama)
*Maxfactor Eye Brightening Mascara (For Brown Eyes)
*Maxfactor Excess Volume Mascara (Black)
*Rimmel London Kate Moss Matte Lipstick (Kiss Of Life)
*Blistex MedPlus Lipbalm

Thursday, 20 March 2014


Hello lovelies!
I apologise for such a long wait but I have been very busy with my final few months of University, but I have finally put together my Disney photo diary for you all to enjoy! (Hooray!)
As some of you may have heard, last summer I went to DisneyWorld Florida for my 21st birthday, it was honestly the most amazing experience/holiday of my life! I did so much over there and made some amazing memories. I really hope you enjoy this post as this is by far my most favourite Blog post ever and I really hope you enjoy all the photographs :D At the end of the photographs I have explained what I did throughout the variety of places I went to, so hope you enjoy reading! <3

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Pancake Tuesday!

 Hello lovelies!
In true Pancake Tuesday fashion, I decided to whip out the frying pan and head to the kitchen to create some culinary delights. It has become a tradition on this day to make pancakes for my Grandad and today was no exception. So I thought I would show you the recipe I use for making pancakes and some creative ways I have decorated them, so enjoy!

Friday, 14 February 2014

Valentine's Day

Jumper, Top: Primark, Jeans: Topshop, Clutch: Lulu Guinness, Flats: Vivienne Westwood

 Hello lovelies! :)
This is my first post of 2014 as I have been so occupied with University, it's my final year now so it's busy busy busy for the next 4 months. I have severely missed blogging, especially recently as I find it really therapeutic, do any of you feel like that?
Today is one of my favourite days of the year, yes it's Valentine's Day! Most of you will not know this but I prefer Valentine's Day over Christmas, even when I'm single I enjoy the day. I think there's something so sweet about a day dedicated to celebrating love and showing the people you care about how much they mean to you or even having a day of pampering and spoiling yourself, what's not to enjoy?! To honour this special day, I decided to take some photographs to show you my day and night outfits. As you can probably tell, I went overboard on the theme ;)

I've had such a lovely day, I went for food at this wonderful restaurant called Mammia Mia's, it reminded me of an Italian cafe/restaurant, the place went all out on the theme of the day too which I loved, they served food on either heart shaped plates or heart shaped bowls, had heart shaped food cut-outs and had chips cut-out into the words "I <3 U" I love stuff like that, it was a cute touch to our meal. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Also these are my wonderful presents I got. I absolutely love them, so cute! <3

Happy Valentine's Day! :)

Friday, 20 September 2013

What's In My Bag: MULBS Edition

Hello lovelies! :)
AHHH! It is finally mine at last! A long time ago I did this kind of post on Dans Mon Satchel blog, which showed my 4/5 year old Topshop bag (R.I.P.) before it eventually ripped from my recent travels. I had searched high and low for a new big green bag (Yes it HAD to be green!) and so after seeing this Bayswater Mulberry beauty of a bag on my trip to Belfast at the start of the summer, I have lusted after it ever since, so after my birthday I saved up all my pennies and treated myself to my beautiful green baby, aka. MULBS! So to honour my wonderful green arm candy here is a more updated version of this post for my lovely readers. Is it possible to be in love with a bag?! ;)

(L-R) Makeup Bag, Mirror, Tangle Teaser, Rimmel London Kate Moss Lipstick, Impulse Romantic Spark Body Spray, Sure Deodorant, Car Keys, House Keys, Ipod, Phone, Mulberry Purse.
Thanks for reading, feel free to link me to your versions of this post below :)
Have a great weekend!

Friday, 2 August 2013


Hello lovelies! :)
It feels like forever since I last wrote on here! Can you believe I'll be 21 in 20 days time?!!
I have been away to Belfast for a few days with a few friends from Uni to go and visit our friend Max who lives over there. I had such a great time and feel like I've grown a lot closer to those I went with. Anyway enough of the soppy stuff and enjoy the photos :D


I have had such an amazing time and I would definitely go back maybe for more days next time.
I always find I'm more relaxed when I'm away and enjoy a change of scenery and atmosphere.
Just emphasises more to me how much I want to travel after Uni.
Anyway hope you all have a brilliant weekend!
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