Saturday, 17 March 2012

My Blog Has Moved ♥

Hi all.

I just thought that i would let you know that i am re-starting my blog over at i hope to see you there! :)

Charlotte. xx

Sunday, 7 August 2011

July 2011 Favourites ♥

Hello ladies! I'm here to share with you my favourite products of July.

No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick in 05 Divine - This is one of those my lips but better colours, it has no shimmer to it but it gives a nice satin finish and doesn't dry out my lips.

Korres Lip Butter in Guava - I bought this after hearing Gemsmaquillage rave about it. Its great to use over any lipstick to give it a softer milky look and also great alone for moisturising your lips.

Bourjois Bio Detox Foundation in Light Vanilla - I originally didn't like this foundation when i first bought it and its been sat at the back of my makeup drawer for quite a while. I recently tried it again and found that it applies much better when you use your fingers and then i just blend it out a bit more with my e.l.f flat top powder brush and it gives a really nice matte finish. The only thing i don't like about it is that if you have any dry areas it tends to make them stand out more.

Loreal Studio Secrets Anti-Shine Mattifying Primer - When you first start applying this to your face it feels quite greasy but once its all blended in it makes your skin feel really soft and your foundation just glides on.

MAC Blush in Springsheen - Still my go to blusher, this has been in a lot of my favourites posts.

E.l.f Blush in Gotta Glow - I love this as a highlight or to give a bit of shimmer over a blusher.

Loreal Volume Million Lashes - Again i originally didn't like this when i first bought it, the formula seemed very wet but since its been sat in my makeup drawer for a while it seems to have thickened up a little bit and its now the mascara that i reach for every day.

Thanks for reading, commenting & following! :)
Charlotte. xx

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Marie Claire Freebies ♥

Good evening ladies! :)

I just wanted to show you what i found whilst browsing the magazines in Superdrug today. I don't normally read magazines but i like to have a browse occasionally to see if any of them are giving away any decent freebies and i hit the jackpot!

I got my hands on another one of the Ciate Paint Pots. I received one with my GlossyBox last month and i like it but its bright orange and that's not exactly one of my favourite colours and i wasn't really sure how much use i was actually going to get out of it but this one i absolutely love!Its called Wait Until Dark and its a gorgeous dark purple colour and it looks like it has a bit of a gold shimmer to it and not only do i love the colour and can't wait to paint my nails with it but i think the name is so cute too, its certainly fitting for the colour. The magazine also has a 25% off code for Ciate all you need to do is register at and enter the code at checkout, the code is valid until the 30th September: CIATE25MC

I also got myself a mini sample tube of Dove Intensive Repair Express Treatment Conditioner which is a "next generation conditioner with treatment inside" and claims to instantly nourish, strengthen and protect hair from split ends.

Have you picked up any good magazine freebies this month?

Thanks for reading, commenting and following!
Charlotte. xx

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

GlossyBox July ♥

I felt like i waited for ages for this, i signed up in May but couldn't get a box until July so i was so excited when it finally arrived! :)

Ciate Nail Enamel (Speed Dial 023)
From the ergonomically designed bottle, the deliberately long cap for ease of use and the 250 bristle flat brush for long lasting, full coverage: Ciate takes exceptional care to make applying their beautiful enamel colours a pleasure. Formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate and toluene free.

Illamasqua Pure Pigment (Involve)
Pure Pigment gives a high-shine metallic finish of pure colour to eyes and cheeks. Mix with Illamasqua sealing gel to create a water-resistant shimmering eye liner. Making professional make-up available to all for the first time, Illamasqua is taking the world by storm with their fearless dedication to s

LP Skin Lip Rescue Gel
A new skincare range from Dr. Linda Papadopoulos, LP Skin is founded on the science of Psycho dermatology. This vitamin-rich lip treatment includes a natural calming complex to soothe your nerves, whilst Hyaluronic Fill Spheres plump your lips and Volulip improves their shape and contour.

Ultra Sun Face 30
trasun's special Liposome Formula protects skin from UV induced ageing. Apply this once a day for water-resistant sun protection that moisturizes, too. Perfect for face, neck, decollete, and hands, formulated without emulsifiers, fragrance or oil to reduce prickly heat.

Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil
Weleda Pomegranate Regenerating Body Oil contains only pure plant oils. Rich in essential fatty acids and anti-oxidising vitamins, slather on this oil for more elastic, hydrated, smooth and supple skin. Suitable for vegans.

I think that GlossyBox is a great idea to try out things that you wouldn't normally buy and i love the excitement of not knowing what you'll get every month, it's a bit like Christmas!

The only problem i have now is that i recently have received a new bank card as it was time for my old one to run out and i now have the problem of trying to change my payment details on the GlossyBox website. Apparently you have to unsubscribe and sign up again which means i will miss next months box and will have to wait till September for the next one which i really don't want to do. The site says that they are working on it but if they will get it sorted before payment is taken for the August box i have no idea and i don't want to miss out on the September one as well if i leave it too late. Its a bit of a dilemma. :(

What did you receive in your GlossyBox this month?

Thanks for reading, commenting and following!
Charlotte. xx

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Well didn't that get off to a wonderful start..


As the title says.. Well didn't that get off to a wonderful start.. No? I didn't think so either.

I made a post back in May to say that i was back and that i was going to start doing blog posts again but i just never really found my blogging mojo, its gone missing!

I'm really trying to find it again and so i have re-done my whole blog, had a good play around with the background, made a whole new header and changed all the colours in an attempt to get involved with my blog again. I really am quite liking it, all we need now are some new blog posts from me, right?

Okay, so i do have some posts planned. I've just made an order from ELF so I'm hoping to do a haul post when that arrives, and i was thinking about doing a product of the week kind of post every week where i pick one of my favourite products that I've been enjoying during the week and then doing a review about it at the end of the week and i also want to do a post on my makeup storage. Soo, i think i have quite a few posts planned and I'm still thinking of more that i can do so if you have any ideas or suggestions please leave a comment and thank you all so much for putting up with me and my erratic blogging! :)

Thanks for reading commenting and following.
Charlotte. xx <3

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Im Back! ♥

Well hello!

To say iv been neglecting this blog is an understatement, i haven't posted anything on here since June last year!

So what have i been up to.. Well i got a job that lasted for 7 months and then i lost it because they didn't have enough money to be able to pay me so here i am again back to square one sat here with nothing to do all day so i thought why not start posting on my blog again.

Admittedly i don't think I'm as much of a makeup freak as i was but i still love my makeup and i still love to buy it and talk about it, so here i am again ready to write lots of random blog posts and reviews about makeup. :)

It feels good to be back and I'm really happy to see that so many people are still following me even though i haven't posted for so long!

I love you all! <3
Charlotte xx

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Max Factor Miracle Touch Foundation ♥

Good afternoon ladies, i hope you are all well and enjoying the lovely weather this weekend.

After all these years of searching for the perfect foundation i think I've finally found the right one for me! ^_^

This foundation is so creamy and smooth and I'm in love with it and i just wanted to share it with you. A full review of this will be coming up once I've had chance to use it for a little longer since this is only my second day of wearing it.

What is your go to foundation for this summer?

Thanks for reading, commenting and following! :)
Charlotte. xx

Friday, 11 June 2010

Benefit Freebies ♥

Hello girlies, i hope you are all doing well.

As you all most likely know by now when you buy Glamour Magazine this month you get a free Benefit pencil, I've seen tons of posts about this already but i just thought i would add my two cents.

The three pencils that you can get are the Bad Gal smoldering black eye pencil, Eye Bright instant eye brightener, and the It Stick conceal it all stick. I've never tried anything from Benefit before so i picked up all three to try out, I'm really loving the consistency of these they seem to be really creamy and i can't wait to try them out on my face.

Have you picked up your Benefit freebies and which one are you most excited about?

Thanks for reading, commenting and following! :)
Charlotte. xx

Thursday, 10 June 2010

ELF Haul & Review ♥

Hello again, i hope you are all well. :)

A month or so ago i did an ELF haul but at the time i was taking a break from my blog so I'm going to show you what i got and also give a mini review of the things that i got.

Left to right: ELF Nail Polish in Coral, ELF Mineral Lipstick in Natural Nymph, ELF Mineral Lipstick in Runway Pink.

I really love ELF lipsticks, they're so creamy and don't feel drying on the lips at all however i can't say i like the nail polish all that much its very glupey and doesn't seem to dry fully and I'm far too impatient when it comes to waiting for nail polish to dry i like it to dry fairly fast and this one just doesn't, even if i sat for an hour waiting for it to dry i still feel like it would be squishy to the touch. Maybe its just this particular one but i don't think I'll be buying any more ELF nail polishes.

Top: The Beauty Encyclopedia Sparkle Eyes Edition. Bottom: The Beauty Encyclopedia Everyday Eyes Edition.

I feel like there are some really good dupes in these palettes for some Urban Decay Shadows but they obviously aren't as good quality as Urban Decay, I find the shadows to have a somewhat decent colour pay off but they are quite powdery and you do get a bit of fallout. These palettes are great for everyday use and great for people who are on a budget although the cream eye shadows in these palettes tend to crease like crazy and I'm not a big fan of the eyeliners that come with the palettes either.

Thanks for reading, commenting, and following. :)
Charlotte. xx

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Im Back + Mini Holiday Haul ♥

I'm really back this time for good! I know i keep saying this and then i write a few blog posts and then disappear again but i really mean it this time, I'm back. I really want to thank all you lovely ladies for being so patient with me and i want to say a big hello to all my new followers because despite my being absent i have gained a few new followers which really surprises me and is really encouraging! :)

So last week i was on holiday in Blackpool and i did a little bit of shopping, i didn't actually buy any makeup though which is a surprise but i just couldn't find anything that i wanted or needed. I think I'm learning to control myself where makeup is concerned, haha. I did buy a few other things though which I'm going to share with you, i also bought a few clothing items but most of them are in the wash so i can't take pictures. So, on with the haul..

My first stop was Boots where i had a really good look around dragging the poor boyfriend with me. I really just couldn't find any makeup that i wanted or needed so i just ended up buying a perfume. The Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers Perfume in G, someone bought me the really small 10ml bottle for my Birthday last year and i loved it so when i saw that the larger 30ml bottle was only £20 i had to buy it.

My next stop was Accessorize, I've never been into an Accessorize before because there isn't one that is anywhere close to me where i live so of course i got all excited and had to go have a look around and i ended up buying two necklaces.

My last two stops were Primark and Peacocks where i bought a few clothing items that are in the wash but from Primark i bought a new bag and a new purse.

I hope you enjoyed my haul and I'm very glad to be back writing blog posts again, yay! :)

Thanks for reading, commenting, and following!
Charlotte. xx