Thursday, 17 December 2015

6 New Years Eve Looks: Topshop

I woke up this morning and the first thing i did was check my emails. Now like every other girl i am subscribed to many different retail websites, including Topshop. I may not do a lot of shopping myself but i am into window shopping whenever i have some down time. The email was all about New Years Eve and about what people should be wearing. Of course the selection is full of glitter, velvet and fur. To me, Topshop can be a bit hit and miss but i was so happy when i found a few dresses that i absolutely adore. So i thought i would share with you all the types of things i'll be looking at wearing for my New Years Eve party!

1. Tinsel Wrap A-Line Dress.

This dress is basically my style down to a T. I'm not really into anything booby or too flattering, but i think this is perfect. The colour is gorgeous and i love the neckline.

2.  Embroidered Shift Dress.

My style can also be on the classic side sometimes. I love the detail on this dress, especially the arms i just think it's beautiful.

3. Glitter Plunge Tunic.

Now if you do want to show a little more skin and be more daring, i found this gorgeous glittery plunge dress which i love. It's simple but also really New Years Eve party worthy i think.

4. Geo Knit Dress.

The last dress i've chosen is a patterned dress. I chose this because i think it would be really flattering and i think it looks kind of classy in a way.

5. Linda Pinstud Velvet Platforms.

Ok.. so i may have a weird phobia of velvet and the touch may freak me out but how pretty and festive are these heels!! I don't think i'd buy them but i do love them. Maybe one of you guys would love to wear them and rock the velvet shoe.

6. Laila Glitter Star Velvet Platforms.

My last and final item i choose to share with you guys are these gorgeous and unique shoes. Again they are velvet so not for me, but the pattern is just beautiful and i do love them. You never know, maybe i will get over this fear and buy a pair!

I hope you're all feeling super festive now anyway!! Let me know in the comments bellow what your plans are for New Years Eve. Better get shopping!


Sunday, 13 December 2015

Life Update

Not only welcome back to you guys, welcome back to me too. I've been bad with my blog and i've only done one post so far in December, i feel like i've abandoned it and i hate that. So, to get back with it i've decided to share with you all why i've been so busy, what i've been up to and what i will be getting up to over the Christmas time!

The first thing i want to mention to you all, in case you haven't noticed, is my new header! I've picked a new font and selected a lovely festive bow. If any of you are looking to make a new header email or tweet me and i'd love to help!

I have two deadlines coming up in January, one of them i've nearly finished but the other i haven't started yet. I know i keep saying this but Year 2 is so hard. You all need to prepare for this if you're at university. A few of us are struggling more than ever right now, being so far from home, having work to do, going to university and actually working part time. There's hardly any time to breath, so my spare time is spent sleeping. And i even feel guilty for sleeping because i should be finishing off my reports but never mind.. i'll finish another day.

Work's keeping me on my toes, i'm in four days a week now and i'm constantly exhausted but that's the way working is. Welcome to the adult world my family keep telling me. I know it's worth it when the money comes in but i currently have nothing until next week.

In a week it's my one year anniversary, which is amazing for me. I'm not a very trusting person but this year has taught me so much and i've never been happier than where we've come. Three days after that it's my 20th birthday, which i'll be spending at university and i'll be travelling home the next day to spend christmas with my family. I've always felt like i'm older than i actually am, an old soul some people would say. I can't wait to actually be an age i feel. I'll be coming back on New Years Eve to have a big party with some of my favourite people which i'm excited about.

Another major update for me is that i've started writing a new book. I came up with a completely new idea the other day and it's just inspired me to continue writing in any free time i have, because i do enjoy it when i have the motivation. I'll keep you up to date with how this goes along!

Thanks for reading and i hope you're all in the festive spirit!


Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Not Shabby Very Chic Christmas Treatbox

Last month i purchased the November Treatbox from Not Shabby Very Chic for the amazing price of £12.95. I wrote a small review which you can also read here and find out about all the cute things i got last month. If you are not familiar with Not Shabby Very Chic you can check out their website here, browse among all the beautifulness and become as obsessed with the store as i am. I was one of the lucky bloggers chosen to review this months and i must say, i am very impressed! It is clear that a lot off effort, thought and time goes into these boxes which i love. I took a lovely festive picture which you guys can see below of what i first saw when i opened my Christmas box. I am actually in love with the print that came with this one, the quote is one of my favourites from Elf and it's a really good size for a frame or to stick on your wall.

Each month the treatbox comes with a little letter telling you all about Not Shabby Very Chic, it also thanks you for buying the box which is personal and cute. Last month i didn't receive one of these but this months came with a little card about the details and how to get in touch with them. 

This little bag (which i love) holds something secretive in. I would definitely reuse this little pound for my hair accessories, i love the design and the font. Everything about this cute gift is perfect. 

I think this is probably my favourite item in this festive box. I can hang it anywhere, (my wardrobe handles) and it will bring life, colour and a little bit of christmas into my pretty much bland bedroom. It's by a company called Sass & Belle, head over to there website and i'm sure there are more cute things to see!

Along with all this cute stuff came these two little guys. The one on the left is probably my least favourite item because i don't collect these little things. However i have found a home for him, next to my mini groot pop vinyl. The santa will be handing with the quote which i love, it could also easily hang on a Christmas tree but i haven't got mine up yet (sad face.)

Before we carry on looking at all the amazing things inside this months box i wanted to take some time to appreciate the packaging. As soon as i opened this box i became all excited for Christmas and it gave me that extra little festive feeling. But then i saw the cutest little foiletti pieces, santa, snow flakes, stars, snow and candy canes in all it's tiny gorgeous form. I appreciate the little things the most you see.

What is a treatbox without some chocolate or sweeties? In this months case we have both! I haven't had a candy cane yet, so this will be my first and i'm really looking forward to it. My second favourite piece from this box is the festive straws with a little sign on that says Be Merry! which melts my heart. Every time i have a drink, i have a straw, so this is a perfect gift for me! (Look at that red ribbon, eee.)

I received these stickers in the box, which means i don't have to cellotape my presents and instead they can have a quirky little saying to brighten their Christmas day a little bit more. 

My last and final image is the one below. I have to say, i'm in love. It deserves to be extra big for the heart felt message on the bottom. I am into all these cute things, i believe in karma and that everything happens for a reason. So this bracelet will mean a lot to me. 

Overall i thoroughly enjoyed reviewing this box for you all. I think you should go check out there website and maybe sign up for this box, even if it's just the odd month! Leave your opinions on each piece and tell me which was your favourite.


Monday, 30 November 2015

Christmas Preparation

Guess what.. i finally started my christmas shopping! Pay day was luckily on black friday, which meant i got a lot of my things for a good price and i'm super happy about everything i got. I still have a few things to buy but i'm feeling organised and excited. I'm also taking more pride in the presents i've chosen and the wrapping this year for some reason, everything is extra pretty this year! 

In celebration of my happiness and organisation, i wanted to share with you some things i will either be doing in the next few weeks or things i hope to do in the next few weeks (because i have about just enough time to myself to breath right now.)

I made this image extra big because it's festive and full of beautifulness.

The main thing i want to do in the next few weeks is make more time for blogging. I love christmas, it's my favourite time of year and i want to take some time to put some care into festive posts. I have a few coming up all about the collaborations i've been working on for the past few months which will be exciting. Each box will be festive themes, so colours and happiness will fill your screens soon. 

I'd love to do some baking. I count it as one of my hobbies but honestly, the only time i really do any is when i'm home in Leeds because i have a lot of spare time there. I love the idea of salted caramel cupcakes, gingerbread men and something full of marshmallows! 

Decorating the Christmas tree and our little house will be so much fun. Tomorrow is the 1st of December (first punch of the month guys) and it means we are officially aloud to decorate things. We're in a new house and it just seems so much more exciting even though we won't be spending the actually day here. Who doesn't love decorating a tree full of tinsel and all things sparkley?

I want to take trips into Liverpool soon and do some more Christmas shopping. I love shopping in the dark, which is hard to avoid now because it's pitch black by 4pm now. But when the city is full of sparley lights and people are buzzing around me it's hard not to feel the excitement. Another thing i'm looking forward to is my works Christmas night out. I'm sure it won't be anything special but i'm excited to get to now people outside of work and in a relaxed environment. 

Another thing i wanted to share with you all is a picture i took of my first wrapped present.. you know when i said i'm taking my wrapping with lots of care this year? I clearly meant it. I shared this picture with my friends and family on Facebook and i think they were all excited to be getting their gifts this year.

Let me know what you are excited about this Christmas and what your favourite parts about this season are in the comments bellow. Thanks for reading my loves!


Monday, 23 November 2015

Christmas Party Look

Guys.. this is my first Christmas post. How exciting!! I've been filling my spare time with tutorials from my favourite YouTubers Christmas looks. So i decided to do my own version on this and have some fun whilst i do it. So i'm going to share the look with you all, and tell you what products i used when i created this look!!

Mac- Studio Fix Fluid foundation in NC20.
Mac- Studio Fix concealer in NW15.
N07- Instant Radiance Highlighter.

W7- In The Buff eye shadow palette.
W7- Lightly Toasted eye shadow palette.
Bobbi Brown- Long-wear Cream Shadow Stick in 24 Karat.
Rimmel- Glam Eye's liquid liner.
Maybelline- Lash Sensational mascara.

Rimmel- Exaggerate lip liner in 024 Red Diva.
Barry M- Hot Stuff lipstick.

Tanya Burr- Perfect Brows.
L'oreal- Brow Artist.

That's it! I hope you liked this post, i've never done this kind of make up post so i hope you all enjoyed it.

Until next time my loves!

Love, Danielle

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Favourite Bakes & A Giveaway

Welcome back to my blog guys! As i have mentioned before i am getting more and more involved with companies and i am loving it. They have been so kind to me and made me feel involved and super happy. I finally have that chance to share one of them with you, with the giveaway bellow. But first i wanted to share my favourite bakes with you. This will be my first baking post, but i love baking. It's something that i enjoy and it relaxes me. I always feel like i have accomplished something after i have finished it and it's out of the oven.

Apple Pie.
I adore making this, it's one of my favourite deserts and it reminds me of sunday lunch at my nans. 

I would always choose this when i'm out for dinner, it's simple to make and delicious. 

To me, cupcakes are adorable! 

Chocolate cake.
Everyone loves a piece of chocolate cake to go with a cup of tea. 

Cookies are something easy to bake, anything can go in a cookie and i just love the simplicity. 

Apple, rhubarb any thing. I prefer this over pie because of the texture i think.

Mini chocolate cake, what's better than that?

Now onto the giveaway! I am collabing with a company called Pixics, who specialise in Geek Chic! Find out all the information about the product here! Enter below and good luck.

Teacupcake Giveaway

Until next time my loves.


Wednesday, 18 November 2015

My 10 Goals For 2016

Christmas is finally upon us and we're all very excited about that. Well.. i know i am. With Christmas songs surrounding me at work, i come home and watch festive films and get snug whilst the weather is terrible. It's hard not to be in the festive spirit right now. But as soon as Christmas is over, the new year will be here and we will be in 2016. I will be half way through my second year at university and half way into the adult life that i will have to live when i have finished. So i decided to share with you all what some of my goals for next year will be, it will probably be one of the most busy years i have had but it will also be full of exciting new things and opportunities.

  1. Do a year or summer placement with a Web Design company. Lately i have been applying for these placements, and so far i have had no luck. I'm not willing to relocate back to my home city, and the choices here are limited. But i'm sure i will find somewhere eventually!
  2. Travel more. This year due to money issues and time, i've only been on one trip, Barcelona. It was amazing and i was extremely lucky to go there, but i want to travel so much in the next few years and i was disappointed i didn't fulfil that.
  3. Visit home more. I'm 2 hours away from Leeds and i miss my family and they miss me. I want to travel back home and make sure they know that they are all important to me. 
  4. Pick up extra curricular activities. I want to learn something new, a new language or sport and code would be handy.
  5. Get involved with more companies for my blog. I'm becoming more involved in more companies which i love, (you will see some of these in the next few months) but i would love to be involved with more.
  6. Join a gym and be healthy. I think it's time i should work out a bit more. 
  7. Make new friends. My second year at uni has been very limited, i'm bombarded with work and uni and there isn't much time for socialising. But that's something i would like to do next year. You can never have too many friends,
  8. Meet people from the blogging community. I haven't spoken to many people in the community although everyone seems nice, i'd love to do meet ups and go to events. 
  9. Pick up photography. It's something i loved at school and would love to do again.
  10. Watch lots of new things. Yes i already do this.. weekly but i will continue to watch new shows and fall in love with them all.
I'd love to know any of your goals for 2016! Comment below & until next time my loves.


Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Travel Tuesday: Austria

Travel Tuesday is back guys! I know it's no excuse but i took time away because it restricted me too much and i wasn't putting as much passion into the posts as i wanted to. But for now, it's back which will be good news to all my travelling pals. This post is going to be all about my time in Austria. 

When i was in Year 10 (15 years old, nearly 5 years ago, when i was a crazy teen.. oh how times have changed) i got the amazing opportunity to travel to Austria with a bunch of my fellow class mates and go skiing. It cost my family what i think was a fortune for them to pay, £1000. It's safe to say that was my birthday and christmas present that year. 

We travelled by coach and it took 28 hours in total, each way. The journey there wasn't too bad, we were hoped up on sugar and excited for the following week. But the journey back was horrific. The night before i had slipped out of the cubical shower and bashed my back on the corner, which meant i had an aggressive bruise all the way up my hip and back. I had around 30 minutes sleep during that journey, and after an exhausting week it was just awful. 

The skiing part however was amazing. The setting was beautiful and the people were so lovely. I had never skied before so i was on the beginner slope at first, we then worked our way up to the hardest ones. Face planting down the cliffs became my art, i'm not the most graceful of people on a regular day so put me in some ski boots and you're in for a clumsy treat. 

Not only did we have a week of skiing, but a week of other fun (cold) activities. We travelled round different areas and made the most of our week there. By the middle of the week i took a day off, because my knees couldn't take the pressure and i just wanted to sit in my favourite spot at the bottom of the mountain and have a hot chocolate. The picture below is our whole group at an ice hockey match.

We stayed in a residential place where another school was also staying. On a night we played hide and seek because it was a huge place, there were floors in the hotel which were abandoned and i swear they were haunted. That place was creepy as hell.

All in all it was an amazing experience and if you have the opportunity i would tell you to go and do it. If not for the sport for the beautiful places and views. Let me know if you have been skiing before and what your experiences were like!

Thanks for reading, until next time my loves.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Second Year Struggles

My first year at university was a breeze. I had loads of friends on my course, the work was pretty easy and life was just simple. Then i moved into my own house with a few people, moved of campus, into a new class with no one i know and things began to change. Not only do i know absolutely no one, but i'm the only girl in a class with boys. They are all amazing, and they know what they are doing. If i get stuck with work it's kind of hard, i can ask my teachers but it's hard when you want to bombard them with email after email.

All my friends are in their second year now too, and it's safe to say i'm not the only one struggling this year. The work is so much harder than last year and the work pile is crazy. Not only do most of us have at least two assignments a week, but we have to work on top of that to afford simple things like food and living. Therefore it leaves not enough time to fully commit to university.

Because i'm struggling so much to be motivated to complete my work, uni has taken a step back in my life, which is something i hoped would never happen. I keep telling myself that it will all be fine and i will get over this phase soon enough (and i'm sure i will) it's just a matter of time. It's important to keep powering through when the times are hard and you basically have no time to breath.

Something which is important to remember is that it will all be worth it in the end. The amount of work you have to do might suck, but it's worth it when you have that degree at the end of it all. The sweat, blood and tears will be over soon and that's something i'm looking forward to.

The whole point of this post is to let all the students out there know that they aren't alone in the thoughts of quitting. I've noticed lately that so many people are saying the want to quit. But the truth is they won't, it's just one of them things. You have to pick yourself up and get on with it like an adult would. Because that's what i am now isn't it? An adult? 

It's okay to have a horrible day, where you eat nothing but ice cream and stay in bed. Everyone needs a breath of fresh air and a day to themselves. Don't be ashamed to not be on top of everything all the time. Take some time for yourself and be refreshed.

If any of you are struggling and can't handle the pressure, i'm here. Leave a message and i will try my hardest to reply with something witty and helpful. What struggles have you come across this semester? Maybe we can all help each other.

Sorry for the rant, but until next time my loves.

Thursday, 5 November 2015

October Favourites

This is officially my first favourites post and it's safe to say i'm super excited about it. October has been a very hectic and stressful month. But obviously that hasn't stopped me from trying lots of lovely new things.

Starting with makeup. I bought my first ever MAC product in October, a foundation. I'm honestly in love with it, it's worth the money and to be honest not that expensive for the quality. It leaves my face feeling sleek and smooth. My favourite mascara is the Maybelline Lash Sensational, everyone raves about it and it's worth listening. My lashes are now fuller and so much more nicer.

My next favourites are two different shower gels which i've picked up lately. The first one is Snow Fairy by Lush because it's a classic and i pick it up every year. I love the scent of bubblegum when i need something lovely and kind of home like? If that makes any sort of sense. The second is Radox with pink grapefruit and basil. This is perfect for a quick shower and it always leaves me feeling clean and refreshed.

Another thing i've been loving is this nail varnish, i've had it for about a year now and i haven't loved it as much as i do right now. The berry tone is just perfect for my Autumnal feel.

I bought this from Home Bargain for the cheap price of £3.99 and i adore it. It's currently flowerless because i haven't had a chance to pick any up yet, but it just looks super cute in my room full off bright colourful flowers.

My last favourites are things i know a lot about.. TV. I have two favourites which i have been loving lately.. The Vampire Diaries and Sons Of Anarchy. I'm not that far into Sons Of Anarchy but i'm already addicted and i can't wait to see where it's going. I've been a lover of TVD for a while now but the new season has just started and i'm back into the spirit of magic.

Let me know what you have been loving lately and maybe i will try some of them! Until next time.


Monday, 2 November 2015

Not Shabby Very Chic November Treatbox

I'm a sucker for all things cute and homeware, so when it comes to Not Shabby Very Chic i am obsessed. I enter all their competitions and always keep updated on their new bits and pieces. So when i heard about their treatbox i was so excited. This isn't going to be a full review, because i'm hoping to be one of the review bloggers for their November box!! (Fingers crossed.)

This is the first thing i saw when i opened my box. I instantly knew i was going to love whatever was inside, i thought it would be cute on my wall with some of my favourite pictures. But i also thought it would look lovely in a frame on a desk or something. The cute light pink bow is wrapped around the package and it's wrapped in black tissue paper so i felt a kind of theme going on with the colours.

When i opened the tissue paper i was greeted by two copies of this lovely letter from Not Shabby Very Chic, such a nice touch. 

Inside was a A5 notebook from a company called Chevron, which i've never heard off. Like homeware i love stationary so this notebook was perfect for me. I love the design and i will probably check it the company out. It's perfect for carrying around in my handbag because i make random lists wherever i am.

This star is one of two (one i ate) lovely sweeties. The cute little note reminded me off Alice In Wonderland and the glitter clips are just fab. A maltesers hot chocolate sachet came in the box too, which happens to be my favourite hot chocolate.

My two favourite things in the box was this little compact mirror with the best quote on, and this candle wax. I don't actually have something i can melt it on, but i guess this is the excuse i needed to buy one!

This little hand warmer is perfect for winter, it's not too small and will perfectly in my coat!

The cutest item in the treatbox was these little notelet envelopes. What's better than getting a lovely message when you're feeling down? Nothing.

I hope you all enjoyed learning about Not Shabby Very Chic, i highly recommend them. What subscription boxes do you guys have??


Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Jumpsuit And Playsuit Season Is Here

Now that it's colder weather and a lot of birthdays/christmas parties are coming up i thought it would be the perfect time to invest in some new and appropriate clothing. I've realised in my last few years of partying in the cold, that you can still look amazing and stay warm. My favourite looks lately are playsuits and jumpsuits.. comfy, warm and stylish all in one. (Another major reason i don't like to wear dresses or skirts, is because of the wind.. damn you wind!) I'm going to share with you some of my favourites, and maybe you guys can help me decide which ones to buy? The ones i've selected are all from a website called which is an amazingly cheep site.


This one is my favourite.The long sleeves and plunging neckline draw attention away from the legs and give a more slimming look. 

I adore this colour, i think it matches any skin tone well. I also love the baggy arms and the detailing on the sleeves. People who aren't as comfortable in tight clothing (like me) would be more suited and comfortable in this. 

I also love this colour, and i love the baggy detail on the bottom and the tight waist in the middle. The plunging neckline is classy and very elegant in my opinion.


This is my favourite colour at the minute, i think this is the autumn colour. I love the backless effect and the tight leg.

I'm slightly unsure about the baggy leg, however i still love the colour and the adorable backless detail.

Sticking with the same colour scheme, another baggy legged jumpsuit. More detail down the front which i love.

Let me know which ones you love or what you are loving this season!


Tuesday, 27 October 2015

10 Things To Do In The Cold Weather

The weather is getting colder each day, and hey.. i'm not complaining because it's my favourite time of year. However it does mean that everyone will spend more time inside, and probably be more bored. So i have decided to share with you all what i will be doing in my spare time over Autumn/Winter. 

  1. Blog/write. More down time means more time which could be spent on your blog or writing, use it wisely i say.
  2. Catch up on your favourite TV shows. Why not spend a whole day watching back to back episodes of a show? I'm not ashamed to say i've had days like this and neither should you.
  3. Go for coffee with friends and catch up. Everyone should have a day a month to meet up in a coffee shop and have a good gossip over a caramel latte.
  4. Read a book. There's nothing better than being snug in a big jumper and getting involved with a new book.
  5. Complete more work. Whether or not it's at your job or university or school, there will always be something you need to do. So spend your time catching up and feel accomplished at the end.
  6. Online shopping. You don't need to leave the comfort of your own home to shop now.
  7. Spring clean your bedroom/house. Clean everything, wash everything, live in a clean environment. 
  8. Festive baking. There are so many youtubers and bloggers out there who are releasing their own baking tutorials, involving all things spice which is amazing. 
  9. Fresh walks. The air is so clear right now, go for a late evening walk with a friend and have a chat, breath in the fresh air.
  10. Start Christmas planning. I have learnt to be more prepared around Christmas. Make a plan, work out your money and then enjoy it more with plenty of time to spare.
Thanks for reading guys, what do you do with your day off when the weather is cold?


Wednesday, 21 October 2015

"What does she want us to do, not eat because we have curves?"

Today whilst i was bored in my lecture i was scrolling through my Twitter feed and came across one of my fellow bloggers talking about her latest post. She wrote about how everyone was fighting with her about the sensitive subject she wrote about. I read all of her tweets, the ones she received from other people and her actual post. It was all about obese people and how the world shouldn't accept them, how the world should stop making bigger sized clothes to force people to diet. To which i automatically thought "what does she want people to do? walk around completely naked?". I then spoke to one of my house mates on the matter and another blogger, Joanna. I was so tempted to tweet back with my thought but we came to the conclusion that she just wants views, and that hate to her is better than no attention at all, the way she approached the subject was aggressive and rude and i felt upset knowing people could be seriously effected by her post and attitude. After having a big discussion about the matter and other subjects with Joanna i decided to write this post, all about society now and the way people see themselves.

The idea of plus size women can strike up so many different conversations. But the one road i want to go down is confidence and people being happy in themselves. Joanna said one thing in our discussion which i asked if i could quote her on, because it's true and i completely agree. "I'm not that slim, i have big boobs and big hips and a chub around my stomach - am i plus size?". It obviously got me thinking about myself and others around me. I am two different sizes on top and bottom, because of my big hips, small waist and big boobs. Which size is counted as plus size? The average size in the UK is 12, which to me sounds reasonable because i myself am a size 12. I'm not unhealthy, i don't exactly eat what i should daily and i skip meals sometimes but not because i want to make myself feel better, but because i go to work, i have university i'm simply too busy to eat sometimes. Girls in our society have busy lives, we don't sit at home and look after our husbands any more.

A few months ago someone shared an article with me about the new mannequins in American Apparel. Their ribs were showing and it was all around disgusting. I have always known since i started clothes shopping for myself that American Apparel cater for skinnier girls. Which is fine, there are shops out there that cater for curvier girls. But the new mannequins took this to a new level. It shows girls who are just starting to enjoy shopping that it's okay to look like that, that it's okay to not eat for days on end to look 'beautiful'. The truth is if you're happy, you are beautiful. I love my friends and family no matter what they look like.

In the end i just want to say the society shouldn't pressure you into doing something that will make you unhappy. You should live your life for yourself and no one else. Please leave comments bellow about your opinions on the subject and any advice you have for other girls and women! You never know, you might change someone's outlook on life.

Check out Joanna's #WeekOfWoman which i featured on today!