Saturday, 12 May 2012

Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter Tutti Frutti

Sheer lipsticks have become a big trend this year and I for one am a big fan!

I have heard about the Revlon Colourburst Lip Butters for quite a while but only recently got round to purchasing one. Being a huge coral lover I decided on the colour Tutti Frutti.

The lipstick is described as a buttery balm consistency with beautiful shiny colour to give you baby soft, healthy glowing lips.

I have only tried one sheer lipstick before, and that was when I nabbed some of my mums Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Just Chance which I have to say is so so beautiful, but unfortunately a hefty price tag comes with it!

From trying out the Revlon Colourburst Lip Butter, I was pleasantly surprised. I really loved the orange/coral colour. It is great for summer and can be applied either sheerly for a hint of colour or layered for a stronger look. It was very moisturising  and pretty much worked as both a lipstick and lipgloss which was handy. In terms of staying power it lasted about 2-3 hours.

This lipstick retails £7.99 and is available in 14 shades in the UK.

Overall I really liked it. I'm not sure if I would bother buying it again or if I would rather try another sheer lipstick from a different range (I have my eye on L'Oreal Caresse Rouge in Cheeky Magnenta!)

Have you tried any sheer lipsticks this year? What are your thoughts on them?

Lots of love,
Charlotte x

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Ombre Nails

At the moment I am LOVING ombre hair and nails! It gets me very excited for summer and has a very sunny/coachella/hippy feel to it.

If anyone saw Lauren Conrads dip dyed pink hair recently thats the kind of look I am currently in love with.

Recently I came across a tutorial for ombre nails and I had to try it out. I am a complete nail newbie, and also a terrible clutz, yet the tutorial was unbelievably easy and took me about 5 minutes to master! I went for a pinky/purple look.

Firstly I got all my items together, for my look I used Barry M Bright Pink 279, Ciate Nail Polish 0711, a clear nail polish for my top coat (one that i've had for yonks), and finally a make up sponge.

I painted all my nails in one coat of Barry M Bright Pink. Once this had dried I applied a line of Ciate Nail Polish 0711 to the tip of the make up sponge and dabbed it onto paper to remove the excess. Then I dabbed the sponge onto the tip of my nails to create a tie dye effect. Once this had dried I applied a top coat of clear nail polish to blend the colours.

This was the finished look. I am really pleased with them and it was so easy to do! I hope you enjoy and find this useful :).

Lots of love,
Charlotte x

Summer Skin (Dermalogica Treatment Foundation)

Summer is rolling around and every girl wants to achieve the appearance of a bronzed glowing goddess (wishful thinking in this poop weather). I find that in summer I prefer to wear a much lighter foundation that what I would wear in winter. In winter I want to hibernate and protect my poor cold weather abused face. In summer I prefer to use a tinted moisturiser where I can let my skin breathe.

A great foundation I have found for summer is the Dermalogica Treatment Foundation.

This foundation is amazing for those with oily/break out prone skin. It is a lightweight, oil-free, water based liquid make-up that is non-comedogenic and formulated without artificial colours or fragrances.

It offers a great level of coverage, whilst moisturising and protecting the skin.

Personally I love it. Rather than clogging your skin with a foundation, this is more of a treat for your skin and  is basically skincare disguised as make up. It can be used either to provide a flawless coverage, or as a sheer tinted moisturiser. I use it when my skin is playing up to get it back to normal, and also in summer when I want to protect and moisturise my skin due to the sun.

Whenever I have used this foundation in the past I have gotten great compliments that my skin is glowing and looking very healthy, so I would definitely recommend it.

Recently I found out on Twitter that Louise Thompson from Made in Chelsea is also a fan of this product, who always looks beaut!

Some downfalls of the product are that it is not very long lasting, it rubs off easily and if you get it wet it is a gonner!

It is quite a pricey foundation, I usually get it off of for 24.99. Its a good site as its 5.00 cheaper than the RRP and they also give you free samples of Dermalogica with your purchase- good times!

I usually get the colour 1G. I hope you guys find this post useful!

Are there any summer foundations you would recommend?

Lots of love,
Charlotte x

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Mollie King- The Sats

mollie king out and about in london

I recently saw this gorgeous outfit on Mollie King from the Saturdays and fell in love! I have wanted to purchase a stripey shirt for work for a long time and I think this shows how good they can look. It is the perfect outfit for summer and would be great either to go to work in or to look sophisticated for evening drinks.

 Recently I popped into Zara and found a very similar shirt for only 22.99...

It fits really well and it is a beautiful blue (a lighter colour than the one seen on Mollie). Now all I need is the matching blazer and shorts!

Lots of love
Charlotte x

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Real Techniques Stipling Brush

I have been a fan of the pixiwoo sisters for a really long time, so when I found out Samantha Chapman had created brushes that were going to be sold in boots I was very excited!

At the weekend I decided to buy  the Stipling Brush, and I am really pleased I did. Usually I use a wet sponge to apply makeup, but with this brush I get such an even finish, I wish I had bought it ages ago! I really would highly recommend it as it is great for really working in a foundation.

You can find them in Boots for 10.95

Lots of love,
Charlotte xx

Monday, 20 February 2012

Fake Lashes

I don't wear fake eyelashes that often. Luckily I naturally have quite long eyelashes.. but on a night out when I really want to glam up I will sometimes stick some on!

My favourites to wear are the Eylure Naturalites Intense 140 False Eyelashes. Here are some pictures from a recent night out of me wearing them...

I like these lashes because they are really easy to put on and comfortable to wear. I find them a little too long so I cut them and bend them to fit my eye shape. They are long lasting and I have never had any experiences of them falling off or only ending up with one after a heavy night! (touch wood)

I have also tried the girls aloud collection by Eyelure and would really recommend the Nicola ones as they are quite natural looking.

Next on my list to try is the Katy Perry collection (im very excited about this as she always has lush lashes!).

I also want to try out some MAC ones.. I hear on the grape vine number 4 is meant to be really nice for a natural look.

Do you wear lashes? If so what ones would you recommend?

Lots of love,
Charlotte xx

Sunday, 19 February 2012

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week has officially started! I was lucky enough this year to be able to attend one of the shows. The company I am interning with got me tickets to see Spijkers en Spijkers A/W show and it was all very exciting as i've never been before!

Here are some of the photos I managed to take...

I was in the second row so I had quite a good view and it was a very surreal experience! I really enjoyed it and I would definitely recommend going.

This show in particular was based on 'Birds of Paradise' and used a lot of bright colours to enhance autumn and winter colours such as mulberry. The models wore alice bands with neon earrings and bright bold blue eyeshadow for a pop of colour. Their hairstyles were very 1920's and immaculate.

I also noticed a lot of dip-dye hairstyles in people that attended the shows which I thought looked really nice and is clearly going to be a trend this year.

I hope you find this post interesting!

Lots of love,

Charlotte xx