Have you heard of Caseapp?

Sunday, July 22, 2018

CaseApp is a company that offers you the chance to design the perfect custom phone case. They offer a easy design tool that lets you create the perfect phone case or skin that fits your personality. I've done a previous collaboration with them in the past, and I'm excited to do it once more. I need different cases for different types of moods, outfits, etc. Caseapp is the perfect company to express your creativity! If you missed your changes of winning last time, here's your second change because

I'm holding another giveaway!

To enter : 1. Follow @dariannegreenwood and like this post.
 2. Follow @caseapp as well ❤️
 3. Tag 2 friends (the more the merrier!)
 Giveaway will run until 7/25! Check back then to find out the winner!

My Favorite Skincare Products

Sunday, April 15, 2018

This year, I decided to dedicate time to having clear skin. I've always been prone to breakouts, since my teens, and recently my skin has become clearer, and I have these products to thank. I tried to grab one for each category.

Face Wash - Caudalie Instant Foaming Cleanser. A lot of cleansers / face washes on the shelves are very harsh on my skin. I have uber sensitive skin, & this is one of the first higher end cleansers that hasn't broken me out. You only need one pump, to rub on your damp face, rinse and boom, clean skin.

Face Scrub - St. Ives Green Tea Scrub. This is the one drugstore product that has never let me down. I love all the scrubs from St Ives however this one is my fave because its very soft on my face, and it is great for pores. It also smells really good. I use a scrub 2-3 times a week. Even though its soft, I don't want to aggravate my face too much.

Face Mask - Kiehl's Turmeric and Cranberry Mask. Every face mask I've used in the past has always left me with breakouts, and most of them were for "sensitive skin". I eventually thought I was going to have to stick with the drug store mint mask all my life, which isn't terrible, but doesn't help as much. I was told to try Kiehl's and of course I was hesitant due to it being high end. This is my favorite mask I've purchased so far. It has brightened the dark spots on my face quite a bit. I use a face mask twice a week, usually on Wednesdays and Sundays.

Toner - Botanics Refreshing Toning Spritz. This is also a drugstore product however its more on the pricey side for drugstore. Its a really light toner and it does well on my face. I like to spritz it around my entire face and let it air dry completely.

Moisturizer - Caudalie Vinosource Intense Moisture. This would be my second favorite moisturizer technically. My first is the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum. I tried the serum first when I got it as a birthday gift from Sephora, and I absolutely loved it. That little bottle lasted me a few months also. When it was gone, I really couldn't bring myself to pay $80 for it (even though I really loved it), so I went with the next best thing, which was a lot cheaper. It makes my face feel so smooth. The smell of it is odd a first but you get used to it.

I really want to try the Tacha Violet C radiance mask as well as a few products from The Ordinary. The Tacha mask however is just like the serum price wise, therefore I'm debating if its worth a try. The Ordinary's products are very inexpensive, however they never seem to be in stock at Sephora. If you have any recommendations for skincare, let me know!

I'm back... Again, Again.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

It seemed like January would never end and February seems to be flying by. So how’s life you ask? It’s pretty damn  decent if i do say so myself. I think anytime you start the year with a raise from work, it’s great. Nikki and I are still happy living in our little apartment, although house talk has taken place over the past week. Right now it’s just harmless conversation, but we think it might become serious discussion. 

Remember that spending freeze that I set in place in a previous post? That is going.... nowhere. So about a week after I posted it, I’m pretty sure I purchased like 10 things on the list I wasn’t supposed to. However , I did end up returning most of it, seeing they were truly impulse buys. The spending freeze was supposed to help me save money, and pay off debts, but we’ve actually paid off a good chunk of it. In fact we should be done paying most of it in about 6 months. 

I am trying to continue to blog steadily. With work and now finishing school, I do not have time to make super long thought out post. I really don’t want to be that blogger that makes only monthly updates. I do want to write meaningful blogs that you would be interested in vs creating the same blog post you see every day. I also maybe need to stop changing my blog design every time I want to post.

Keep updated with me on Instagram and twitter !

Queen Of Phone cases

Friday, January 12, 2018

If you've stuck with my blogging from the beginning, then you are aware of my slight phone case obsession. Of course, I had to collaborate with the one and only CaseApp. CaseApp is a company that offers you the chance to design the perfect custom phone case. They offer a easy design tool that lets you create the perfect phone case or skin that fits your personality. While they do offer some already premade designs, I went with two of thing things I love the most, designer brands, food, and my spouse.

Since I really think everyone should get a chance to have their own personalized case, I'm doing a giveaway! The lucky winner will get to create their very own custom phone case like mine!
To enter : 1. Follow @dariannnne and like this post.
2. Follow @caseapp as well ❤️ 
3. Tag 2 friends (the more the merrier!)
 Giveaway will run until 1/19. Check back then to find out the winner!

P.S. My case makes me hungry every time I see it.

Spending Freeze

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

I am the worst when it comes to spending money. About 3 years ago, I was great at saving, only spending for things I truly need. Then somehow, I started to form a habit of seeing things and immediately wanting them. It has now gotten to the point where I don’t think about spending the money, I just buy it. That is not a good habit to have in your mid 20s.

I’ve decided to put myself on a spending freeze come 2018. No, I’m not going to buy everything I see before January 1st, but I’m will be getting things I had already planned on purchasing which includes a dress for New Years and some items to make holiday pies with Nik this year. Other than that, it’s on a freeze. It officially starts 1/1/18 but I’m going to start the process today. 

I can purchase :
  • Groceries ( wine is included )
  • Body products ( soaps / face washes) but only if current products are gone
  • Toiletries 
  • Cleaning Products
I cannot under any circumstances purchase: 
  • New makeup (including new and limited releases)
  • New clothes (because i saw it on instagram)
  • Purses ( big one, I love purses)
  • Unnecessary household decor / Appliances
  • Phone cases (Big one again, phone case hoarder)
  • Electronics ( I rarely buy electronics now so this should be a piece of cake )
Excluded items :
  • Possible manicure ( $17 a month isn’t bad as it sounds)
  • Possible maternity clothes ( post coming soon, I am not pregnant , yet). 
  • Snacks for work
Thanks to another blog post I saw, I figured this freeze would help me save and get to a point again where I don’t want to spend money every chance I get. 

In order to maintain this freeze, I’ve also decided to get rid of any temptation, therefore I will be deleting apps on my phone where I can quick shop, which includes : 

  • Target 
  • Nordstrom 
  • Etsy 
  • H&M
  • Amazon ( debating this, I can use this for items that are allowed technically ) 
  • Sephora

  • & ASOS. 

I plan to make an update post at the end of every month to update progress of the freeze. June will be the midterm period where I re-evaluate. June is also the month where I can possibly get a new phone upgrade, but we’ll see how it goes. 

Twenty Seventeen is almost over.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

It feels like I was just downtown drinking champagne celebrating the new year, and now the time has come again to prepare for that moment. It has been a hell of a year for me, and everyone else in the world.

I am 24 now. When I started my first blog ever, I was a mere 18 and everyone thought I was 23\24. Now I'm getting close to 30 and I'm pretty excited. Is it normal to be excited to get older?
I feel like 30 is a great age.

I made a bucket list when I was 21 , and I've completed probably 3 things from that list, which was 1. Get married , 2. Move into my own place, and 3. Get a better job. The rest have been forgotten or put on the back burner until further notice. This years big goal was to become more financially stable and I am proud to say we have, and I can comfortably spend money if I want to. I'm hoping to start a very exciting and costly process towards the end of December, but you'll have to wait for that if you're curious.

I have decorated the apartment (after three years of living in it). You know you think once you move out your place is gonna look like a pinterest board but in reality you start out with what people give you, little things you buy here and there and then it finally blossoms into a home. As you can see from the picture above, I am very much excited for fall. I literally went to the store and decorated my living room the first day of September. I'm learning to appreciate stores like TJ Maxx and Dollar tree. You can make your house look like a magazine spread for the low low, don't be confused.

Work is work. Lets keep it there.

I hope to finish school here in the next year or two. Once finished I am thinking of going for a MFA. Whats two more years to get another piece of paper that helps me get a little more money you know?

In all, I'm alive and well. Everything is flowing for now, and I won't complain.