Sunday, 30 September 2012

Weekly Favourites...

Hi everyone!

So, I've decided that I'm going to do a weekly post telling you all which products I am loving that week and why. I've seen this being done on many other blogs and I thought I'd do one of my own for my blog (not meaning to copy of course ;D) But then at the end of each post I'll tell you my highlight of the week, just to mix it up a bit with something different as well as my fashion and beauty loves!

Favourite Make Up

Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara
I went shopping yesterday and bought this mascara. I know I've had it less than 24 hours but I love it! The brush is huge and gives great extension to the lashes. Will definitely do a full review on this at a later date once I've worn it some more!

Favourite Nail Varnish

Barry M Peach Melba
This is my all time favourite nail varnish! I've been wearing it all this week and it's such a nice colour. It has a peachy/pink tone to it and is great for an everyday nail colour.

Favourite Skincare Product

Manuka Doctor Foaming Cleanser
I was given this product for my birthday on the 26th August. I've been wanting to get the ApiClear range from Manuka Doctor for a while now, especially since I heard my fav girl Millie Mackintosh from Made in Chelsea uses this range, and if Millie uses it then I must use it! She always has glowing skin and I would do anything to have skin like hers! I didn't start using this product straight away and only in the past couple of weeks have been using it every morning and night. I have to say, it has made a great difference to my skin, making it softer and brighter. Will do a full review of this soon :-)

Favourite Make Up Brush

Real Techniques Buffing Brush
I've been wanting the Real Techniques make up brushes by Samantha Chapman for a while now after reading about them on other blogs and watching video tutorials on Pixiwoo's YouTube channel. It's great for applying liquid foundation and gives full and even coverage.

Favourite Item of Clothing

Yes, summer is over and there's no more tops and shorts and going out without a coat, *cry*. Autumn has arrived and the knitwear is coming in the shops, so I'm stocking up. I realised I didn't have a cream cardigan and when I was in Topshop yesterday, I saw this and absolutely loved it. It'll go with most outfits and it's soooo warm. Definitely an autumn/winter wearer!

Highlight of the Week

On Friday night I went out for my friend, Amber's birthday. We went to the Tavistock Retro in South Shields and it was gorrrrgeous! This was definitely the highlight of my week, especially after a long gruelling week of sixth form, it was great to just relax and have a laugh with my friends. I couldn't stop laughing all night, seriously had a major case of the giggles. However, I feel like I look miserable on the photos, I hate smiling with my mouth closed, I actually can't do it! That's the downside of having braces I guess! Overall I had a great night celebrating Amber's birthday!

So that's my first 'episode' of my Sunday Favourites! Yes, I called it an episode as if it was an episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S or something, but yknow, I didn't know what else to call it haha! Hope you all have had a great weekend and enjoy your week!

Charlotte xxx

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Outfit Post!


Hope everyone is having a great Sunday! This is my first outfit post on my blog so I hope you all like it. During this past week and a half I've been to about 6 parties, busy I know, but I wanted to do an outfit post for each one but being the silly person that I am, I always forgot to take a photo of my outfit before I left the house. This was probably due to the fact I take forever to get ready and I always rush at the last minute. However last night, I was ready with plenty of time to spare so I did end up taking a photo of my outfit for my blog. Yay go me!

Blazer - New Look - I bought this blazer over a year ago and I absolutely love it. It goes with everything. I think I bought it for £20-£30, but I can't remember the exact price. 
Skirt - Topshop - £20 - I've been wanting a denim skirt for a while now and when I found this I thought it was perfect. It isn't real denim, but it feels like it. It has a super soft feeling material.
Top - H&M - £7.99 - After buying the skirt I didn't know what kind of top to wear with it so I popped along to H&M and my friend spotted this top. The pastel goes great with the denim skirt.
Shoes - Office - I got these shoes for my 16th birthday last Sunday off my parents. I pointed them out to my mam about a week before, giving her a subtle hint that I reaaaaaally wanted them and I did get them, I was chuffed!

Make Up Time!
I ended up changing my hair for this photo because I decided I didn't want parts of my hair clipped back. I'm a fussy person! I haven't straightened my hair in a long time because I wanted to cut back on doing it as it ruins my hair. But last night I went for a change and straightened it all.

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse
L'Oreal True Match Powder
Natural Collection SunTint Bronzing Powder
Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks (Peach Melba)
Benefit Sunbeam Highlighter

Urban Decay Naked Palette - 'Creep' for eyeliner and 'Buck' for eyebrows
Maybelline Colossal Volume Cat Eyes Mascara
Maybelline Great Lash Blackest Black Mascara

Topshop 'Coy'
MUA 'Sweet Kiss' Lip Balm

So, that's what I wore for the party last night. I'll try and do some more outfit posts here and then (if I don't take so long to get ready).

Charlotte xxx

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Liquid Sunshine in a Bottle...Benefit Sunbeam


I'm so sorry I haven't posted anything on my blog in what feels like ages, but I haven't had the time recently! I've been busy basically everyday for the past few weeks and just haven't had the time to post anything on my blog. So, I do promise I will try to keep up the blog posts, at least it will get my mind of the fact I start sixth form on Tuesday. Eurghhh.

I've been reading on many peoples blogs about many different highlighters and I wanted to try one of my own so a while ago I went shopping (as per) and bought Benefit's 'Sunbeam' highlighter. Unlike most highlighting products this isn't a pastel shade but more of a warm golden bronze that has a yellow undertone which should suit the majority of skin tones. In my opinion, I don't think any skin tones will have a problem with this highlighter as it suits all types as it is a soft bronze that contains a slight shimmer that brings warmth to the skin.

I always love the packaging by Benefit, they make it so attractive. 'Liquid Sunshie in a Bottle' immediately drew me in to the product.

The bottle is designed like the other highlighting products from Benefit which is a small nail varnish like bottle. This makes it much easier to apply as it gives you a small amount to use so that you don't use too much. The brush makes it easy to apply on the areas which you want to use the highlighter.

I apply Benefit Sunbeam on the top of my cheekbones and my brow bones. This product comes with a mini help leaflet to give you tips on how to apply it. I always blend with my fingers towards the hairline on my cheekbones as it states in the booklet and blend with my fingers on my brow bones.

I love this product as it gives a real warmth to the skin. However, I would only use this in the Summer as it gives a tanned look. It is part of the highlighter range from Benefit which also includes 'Highbeam' and 'Moonbeam'. I would really like to try 'Highbeam' as it has a pink undertone to it so that would be great for autumn/winter. This product retails at £18.50, it may seem a bit expensive for such a small bottle, but I have had this product for about a month now and I still have loads left.

Charlotte xxx