Monday, 29 September 2014

Stila's 'In The Light' Eyeshadow Palette Review

Right to Left: Bare, Kitten, Bliss, Sunset, Sandstone

Right to Left: Bubbly, Glided Gold, Luster, Night Sky, Ebony

Oh I love a good eyeshadow palette, and when I catch my eye on something pretty, I want it. A couple of months ago I had a 20% off voucher for Marks and Spencers, so immediately I went to the beauty section. I came across a Stila stand, which I've never seen in M&S before, and was looking at the 'In the Light' palette which I've heard so many good things about. I didn't know whether this product would be in the 20% offer so I took it to the till with my fingers crossed to see if it was and HALLELUJAH IT WAS. 

The eyeshadows are a range of neutral browns, golds and nudes with a couple of darker colours, the perfect palette for a girl like myself! It has a variety of shimmers and mattes and this palette is great for travelling, especially if you don't want to take so many products with you. The eyeshadows are quite creamy but highly pigmented, meaning there is some falldown particularly with the darker shades but this is easily brushed away. I particularly like using sandstone and sunset all over my lid with a mixture of bliss and bare in the outer corner and crease to create a natural make up look. They easily blend with eachother and are long lasting.

The packaging is a simple, rose gold coloured box with a mirror inside as well as a cute little quote saying 'believe in the beauty of the future.' As well as the eyeshadows, there is also a black pencil eyeliner (which I forgot to take a picture of *face palm*) however, I'm not too keen on this. I used it once and the pencil end snapped so I'm not too impressed with that, I do apologise Stila. 

Overall, I 'm very impressed with this palette and would highly recommend it to anybody! The eyeshadows are perfect for those who don't like to go too out there with their make up and prefer a more natural everyday look. You can buy the Stila 'In the Light' palette or any other 'In the...' palettes from Marks and Spencer or any other department and beauty store for £25 which is a good price considering the product you're getting!

Charlotte xxx


Friday, 5 September 2014

Thank you Daniel Wellington for my new beauty

For my 18th birthday, a new little baby came into my life. It's perfect, what I've wanted for ages and looks so pretty. Okay, it's a watch but seriously though, I get excited over these things! I've been wanting a watch from Daniel Wellington for ages because I saw that they sell the perfect brown leather watches that I've been loving. Everyone seems to be getting Michael Kors watches recently which I find nice but if I'm honest, they're not me at all. The range at Daniel Wellington is amazing and I decided to get the Classic Cardiff Lady which has a medium toned brown leather wristband and a rose gold face. I didn't want a watch to light because I feel that they look weird on my wrist, probably because I'm too pale. The rose gold features are beautiful, I'm a big fan of rose gold and have been looking for a watch with this detailing on and I found my perfect match. The face is large enough for me but not too big that it looks oversized on my wrist. Another good point is that usually with watches I have to drill an extra hole but with this one, there's plenty to fit all size wrists so it fit perfectly!

Have you tried any Daniel Wellington watches?

Charlotte xxx


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

MAC's Lady Danger Review

Oh my days, Lady Danger you beauty. I do love a MAC lipstick guys and I especially love a good red. I've been really getting into bright lips recently and since I got some money for my birthday I decided to treat myself to a new MAC lipstick because you know, can't have enough can you?

Lady Danger has been on my wishlist for a long time now but I was always frightened of the matte formula. Matte lipsticks tend to look very dry on my lips and it doesn't look pretty but this lipstick is something else. Even though it is matte, it applies almost creamy like and feels very smooth on the lips, not what a normal matte lipstick would feel like. It doesn't dry my lips out (BONUS) and feels moisturising all day, I've worn this all day before and although the colour isn't as bold as it is when you first apply it, it's still there! 

The colour is a very bright red which his more on the orange side, perfect for summer, even though summer is practically over...but I would say it's more of a neon red that goes very well with a tan and makes your teeth look extra white!

I'm very impressed with MAC's Lady Danger but not so impressed with the price, MAC, why you making it more expensive so I can't spend my pennies?!

Charlotte xxx


Monday, 1 September 2014

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation Review

First pumped...
When first applied...
With full make up...

I've always been a fan of the Bourjois Healthy Mix range and after trying the Healthy Mix Foundation I thought that there could be no other better foundation. I was wrong. I've wanted to try the Healthy Mix Serum for a while now and was even intending to buy it when I bought the foundation but I always thought £10 was a bit much, I'm obviously a cheapskate. However, as I was shopping in my local shopping centre I stopped off at one of the little make up stands where they sell discounted make up and I spotted this foundation. I've seen it before on these stands but there wasn't many shades until last week. I'VE NEVER BEEN SO HAPPY. There was loads of shades for £3.99...£3.99!!! As you can tell I was slightly excited...

So obviously I bought it and it was probably the best decision I've made. Ever since I started wearing this foundation a lot of people have noticed a difference and complimented the way my make up looks (brownie points for them) so I thought it must be good! The serum isn't as full coverage as the Healthy Mix Foundation however it is buildable. It says that it gives 16-hour radiance with instant anti-fatigue therapy and I can easily say that it's great for waking up my skin, I found that out when I used it the day after my 18th birthday night out when I needed a little help looking more alive...

I use the shade 52 Vanilla which is perfect for my skin shade in the summer as I have a bit more colour but I think once my tan has faded I'll have to move to the lightest shade, #paleskinproblems. Like I said the coverage is buildable and as you can see from the first picture, I don't need that much concealer for blemishes but a little bit more for my dark circles. The finish is slightly dewy and very long lasting. It feels very smooth on the skin and I can easily apply it using my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, giving it a flawless finish

Overall I'm very impressed with this foundation! It's usually £10.99 from either Boots or Superdrug but if you have any discounted make up stands close by I would definitely look there!

Charlotte xxx

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