Sunday, 21 April 2013

My Current Wishlist...

Hello my lovelies!

Lately, I've been trying to save my money but whenever I get paid, it always cries out to me. I feel like I can't just leave the money, sitting there, all alone with nothing to be spent on. Yes, I know I sound like my money and I have a close relationship. I am such a bad shopper, I save up my money for a short period of time and I think to myself, "Well done Charlotte, you're doing great, keep going!" Then I end up going on what is supposed to be a "quick trip" to town and then BAM my purse feels surprisingly lighter...

To give me a break from revision, I sometimes find myself browsing the online shops of the tinterwebs to see what fashion and beauty items I can drool over. Since Spring/Summer is crawling upon us I have decided to refrain myself from buying jumpers and to start purchasing dresses, bikinis and anything summery that catches my eye. I have also started to buy items for my summer holidays this year so that I'm not rushing at the last minute. I have also included some beauty items in my wishlist that I would love to splash some cash on. So, let's get started...
Beautysets - My Current Wishlist

Purple Marl Embroidered Dress, River Island - £22.00 - I saw this dress a couple of weeks ago on the River Island website and thought it was gorgeous! I took a trip to town to see if I could find it but there wasn't any in my size. I was contemplating whether to order it online or not because I always think the delivery fee is too much especially added to the price of the dress. On Monday I found out that River Island were doing 20% off student days from Tuesday to Thursday. Bonus! I could get 20% off which would bring it to £17.50 which is great. So I went online again, cards at the ready only to find out they were all sold out apart from one size, which wasn't mine. I could've cried. I really hope it comes in stock soon. This dress would be perfect in the sun and is such a nice little day dress which you could wear with some tan gladiator sandals and aviators. A perfect look! *BREAKING NEWS GUYS: I've just found this on ASOS. Life saver!

Coral Stripe Frill Bikini Top and Pants, Topshop - £12.00 and £10.00 - I've started to look at bikinis for my holiday and although I have some perfectly good ones already, I always feel the need to buy some new sets. I found this set from Topshop which don't really come as a set but separately. I love coral in the summer because I always think the colour matches with a tan. I love striped bikinis and I think this little number would be lovely for my holiday. 

Cream Lace Playsuit Cover Up, Topshop - £30.00 - I've been wanting a white/cream cover up for a while now because I always think that the colour against a fresh tan looks divine! It always brings your tan out. I found this from Topshop and loved the detailing however, at a price of £30.00 it is pretty pricey. I always find that when I wear sun cream on holiday and then wear a white or cream cover up, the cream always rubs off onto it and makes a yellow stain which is impossible to get out. Need to save my pennies for this little beauty!

Celestial Powder by Kevyn Aucoin, Space NK - £34.00 - "A gorgeous, elegant shimmer powder for an angelic glow." Doesn't that sound amazing? I first found out about this product by watching a video and reading a blog post by Corrie from DizzyBrunette3 which you can view here. She was wearing it in the video and I envied her glow. So, I thought I'd read up on the product and I read a few blogs and reviews and now I can't wait to try it. This product is a powdered highlighter and is supposed to be the 'highlighter of all highlighters'. I do love a good glow and I've been trying to find the perfect product to do this. However, it is pretty expensive but maybe you will hear more on this product soon. Who knows...

NARS Laguna Bronzer - £26.00 - I first heard about this product around summertime last year, which literally seems like yesterday, why does time go so fast?! Anyway, I saw that my ultimate girl crush, Millie Mackintosh uses it. I like to use bronzer to help sculpt my cheekbones but also in the summer, I like to powder a bit slightly all over my face alongside a tan. The colour 'Laguna' is such a nice tan colour and seems to be glowing, especially on Millie. Millie is the goddess of perfect glowing skin and I'm on a mission to find the exact way to achieve this.

There you have it, my current wishlist. Yeah, I do need to save my money if I am to buy all of this. There's nothing wrong with a cheeky purchase here and there, is there?

Charlotte xxx


Sunday, 14 April 2013

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Pink Blush

Hello lovely people!

So today I thought I'd share with you my thoughts on the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Pink Blush. I recently posted a blog post about my top 4 spring lipsticks where I briefly reviewed this product. However, since you are all beautiful and deserve to know more about this wonderful product, I thought I'd expand on that brief review and giver you all a deeper insight to the lipstick.

I bought this lipstick with no intention of buying it in the first place. Before work one day I popped into Superdrug and they had a 3 for 2 offer on Rimmel products. I was aiming to buy a primer and a powder and I thought I couldn't just leave with 2 products when I could get another for free! I mean, who would do that anyway?! Randomly, I picked up this lipstick without knowing what beauty lay ahead. I fell in love. I have to say, at the moment this is my favourite lipstick. It goes with everything and is part of both my everyday and evening looks. It is a bright pink colour and very pigmented. The colour lasts a long time and the texture is so creamy, it applies perfectly to the lips. It also has a slight sheen to it which also makes it feel quite moisturising as it glides on. I find that it doesn't smudge or spill into the cracks of the lips and gives and even, full coverage finish. I've always been a pink lipstick girl and I didn't expect to fall in love with a bright colour like this. You can buy it from any drugstore, Superdrug or Boots, at a price of £4.99.

Hope you all have a lovely evening!

Charlotte xxx

Friday, 5 April 2013

Is that the best nude nail polish I see? Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Lychee

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine in Lychee

Hello everyone!

For ages I've been trying to find the perfect nude nail polish. One that is long lasting, super pigmented and so natural. Across the blogosphere, I've read many blog posts about the new Barry M Gelly Hi Shine range and thought I should give them a go. The one colour that stood out to me and many beauty bloggers out there is Lychee, which is a nude colour.

Unlike other nude colours, this one has a slight yellow undertone making it quite beige compared to the normal pink or brown undertone that most have. It is very pigmented and has such a strong colour. One of the main the points that I love the most about this nail polish is the fact that it doesn't need many coats. After one coat, the colour is applied flawlessly and with an extra coat on it just adds that little bit more. I usually apply two coats and I noticed that it lasted up to 4 days without chipping, which is pretty good compared to other nail polishes that usually chip within 24 hours!

I'm going to be honest, when I first heard of the range I thought there would be more to the nail polish. For example, a totally different texture of something hence the name 'gelly'. My friend and I were trying to figure out for ages what the big deal about the range was. However, I shan't complain as it is one of the best nail polishes I own. Oh I do love Barry M.

Speak soon!

Charlotte xxx

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

My Top 4 Spring Lipsticks

Hello lovely viewers!

As spring has eventually met up with us I thought it would be time to start ditching the chunky jumpers, warm coats and winter colours and enter the world of pastels, dresses and sunny weather! However, I do live in the UK so entering the world of sunny weather is a rare occasion. Today, I'm starting to feel a lot more summery because surprisingly, the sun is out but it's still freezing which is a huge downside. If only it was warmer then this weather would be perfect and I could be outside in the garden writing this blog post rather than inside the house.

Anyway, moving on. I thought I'd share with you all my 4 favourite lipsticks at the moment for spring. Now, I'm a pastel kinda girl and I'm very unlikely to be seen with any vibrant colour on my lips. However, lately, I've started to relax a bit and actually wear other colours rather than pink or nude. Go Charlotte! The group of lipsticks that I have chosen contains MAC Vegas Volt, Rimmel Lasting Finish in Pink Blush, MAC Creme Cup and MAC Hue. As you can see most of them are MAC lipsticks, but, I love MAC lipsticks and you can't go wrong with them; they smell great, feel great and look great!

From left to right: Vegas Volt, Pink Blush, Creme Cup and Hue.

From left to right: Vegas Volt, Pink Blush, Creme Cup and Hue.
MAC Vegas Volt: I bought this just after Christmas and I wore it quite a bit around New Year. I love this colour and although I have never been a red lipstick girl, I fell in love with the colour of this lipstick as soon as I applied it. It is more of a coral colour rather than a strong red and it will look great in the sun, especially with a tan. Check out my full review on this product on my blog!

Rimmel Lasting Finish in Pink Blush: I love this lipstick. I wasn't intending to buy it but there was a 3 for 2 offer on in Superdrug and well, you know what it's like girls, when there's on offer like that on it would be too rude to just ignore it...So I bought this lipstick, not really knowing anything about it and what it was going to be like. It is a bright pink colour, very pigmented and lasts a long time. I wore this to a 4 hour shift at work and it was still the same after my shift to what it was before. Ahhh I do like a good long lasting lipstick. I'm going to do a full review on this product at a later date to tell you all more about it but honestly, I would highly recommend this lipstick. I will definitely have to try some other colours from the range!

MAC Creme Cup: I bought this lipstick alongside Vegas Volt at Christmas. It's from the cremesheen collection which is a moisturising lipstick range from MAC. It is a pastel pink colour and has a slight shine to it. It is so long lasting and smells and tastes amazing! I always find this is the case with MAC lipsticks, as well as being long lasting and super pigmented, they smell and taste like vanilla. Extra brownie points right there! This colour goes together great with a smokey eye. I always find that it's best to match a lighter shade on your lips with a statement eye. This colour is great for spring and will last into summer too!

MAC Hue: I have only recently bought this product and when I saw it I liked the fact that it wasn't a bright pink or pastel like I would normally go to, but rather a soft pinky nude, if you get me. This lipstick is matte and again, long lasting. Like Creme Cup, it goes well with a smoky eye as it doesn't look too full on and is quite a natural coloured lipstick. It is definitely part of my everyday look as it is quite a subtle colour but still contributes a lot to the look.

So there you have it, my top 4 spring lipsticks. I really hope it starts to get warmer soon, I'm sick of wearing coats. I'd rather just walk out in a summer dress, sandals and that too much to ask for?!

Hope you all have a great day and speak soon!
Charlotte xxx

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