Sunday, 30 June 2013

Adios Google Reader.. Hola Bloglovin!

Hello ma'lovelys, so Google Reader is finally leaving us after all the confusion and commotion of:

"Is Google Friend Connect leaving too?"
"How will we read are blogs?"
"How will we keep updated with our favourite blogs?"

Tomorrow Google Reader will disappear, so I bet your wondering how you will be able to keep up to date with my "f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s" blog hahah.

Your answer is Bloglovin!
Bloglovin is your new best friend, you will be able to follow all your favourite blogs and see the latest post in date order. 

My bloglovin link is:

Would love for you all to follow and dont forget to leave me your links too :)
Love Charlotte xxx

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Guest Post - Sophie from A Hint Of Sparkle!

Don't Make me Blush

So when Charlotte took to Twitter, and asked for guest bloggers I jumped at the chance!! Rarely does a day go by when we don’t share some sort of ramblings to do with all things beauty related. 

After sorting through my ever brimming vanity the other day, I came to the realization that I may (ah okay DEFINITELY) have a weakness for blusher. After umming and ahhing over what to write about I decided that it was only right to share my top blushers with you all!! 

Beautiful packaging aside, Blushers are an essential addition to my everyday makeup. 
With just a few swipes (and in some cases serious blending) Blushers are the perfect tool for completing any look (it may be an exaggeration but I feel naked without it) 

The Creme De La Creme 
Nars Orgasm 
A cult favorite amongst bloggers (myself included) Nars Orgasm is the most perfect peachy pink blush. Although shimmery, theres no fear of looking like a disco ball, instead Orgasm leaves a beautiful and somewhat subtle hint of colour to the skin.
With pretty decent staying power its hardly surprising that Nars Orgasm is my most used blush. 

The perfect dupe
Sleek Rose Gold
Rose Gold is such a sought after blush. Hailed as a dupe for Nars Orgasm I can certainly see why. Rose Gold is pretty similar to Orgasm, although perhaps slightly more peach toned! Seriously pigmented, theres no denying that Rose Gold packs a punch, dare I say it more so than Orgasm (que gasps), so at a fraction of the price it is certainly a steal!!

(I have found Dainty Doll 004 and Benefits Bella Bamba to be somewhat similar, although I wouldn’t call them dupes) 

Best Drugstore Blush
Physicians Formula Happy Booster (Rose) 
I have to admit that I bought this down to blogger hype (and a case of crazy US drugstore shopping), and initially wasn’t blown away, however over time Rose has made its way into my top five blushers (ooo err). This blush is beautiful in the pan down to the array of pink 3d hearts!! I cant say its the most pigmented (which caused my initial disappointment) but it does however leave a beautiful finish, which makes it all the worth while. 

Physicians Formula claim that this blush creates ‘happy effects’. I cant say iv’e really noticed anything, but looking at a pretty blush is enough to make any girl smile, right?! 

 Current Weakness 
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush (Tipsy)
I apologize in advance for this one, as I know its not readily available in the UK. After lusting after this beauty for so long I was worried it wouldn’t live up to my expectations, but I am happy to say it exceeded them. Tipsy is the most beautiful peach shade (do you see a trend here ha). Tarte claim that the blush will stay in place for up to 12 hours whilst also hydrating the skin, and I am happy to tell you that it certainly does (Tipsy was still evident on my cheeks after a full days wear). Super pigmented and easy to work with, its safe to say that Tipsy has become a firm favorite. 

The extravagant Beauty
Guerlian Meteorites 
Okay I am kind of cheating here slightly, as these little balls of pure beauty are used more as a highlight than a blush!! but there just too beautiful not to include (oh and the fact they smell like parma violets mmmm). Swirled together they create a lovely light flush of colour, and a luminous glow to the skin. 

So there we have, a peek at my favorite blushers!! 
I hope you enjoyed this post, and thanks again Charlotte for letting me write it!! 

I blog over at A Hint of Sparkle, I would love it if you came and said hello!!

A MASSIVE thank you to Sophie for writing this guest post, she writes amazing posts so you should definitely check out her blog :)
Love Charlotte xxx

Friday, 28 June 2013

How Much Is My Face Worth? (TAG)

Hello ma'lovelys so today I will be doing the 'How Much Is My Face Worth' TAG. I was nominated to do this post by the lovely Katie from 'Subtle Coral'.

Ever wondered how much your face costs? Well this is what this post is all about, if I'm honest I have never actually thought about how much all the makeup I wear daily costs, so I'm thinking this is going to be a bit of a shock for me. 

 Philosophy - The present primer - £22
Lancome - Teint Idole Ultra 24H - £27.50
Clinique - Airbrush Concealer - £17
Collection 2000 - Lasting Perfection Concealer - £4.19
Rimmel London - Stay Matte Powder - £3.99
Sleek - Face Form Palette (Contour, Blush & Highlight) - £10

Clinique - Colour Surge Eyeshadow Quad (brown shade for eyebrows) - £25
Estee Lauder - Eyeshadow Quad - £19
Loreal - Super Liner Perfect Slim - £5.49
Rimmel London - Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Liner Pencil - £2.99
Clinique - High Impact Curling Mascara - £16

Lasting Finish by Kate - Rossetto Rouge A Levres 08 - £5.49

WOW my face costs £158.65! 
For some people this might seem quite cheap compared to their daily products but to others it might it be bloomin expensive and a waste of money. Everyone's different and I'm please I did this post to enlighten me of how much makeup can actually add up to.

I tag the these two lovely girls to do this post:

Sophie from
Emma from

Thank You for reading, feel free to leave a comment below :)
Love Charlotte xxx

Monday, 24 June 2013

A few bits and bobs i'm wishing for!

Hello ma'lovelys, today I will be sharing with you a few bits and bobs that I am currently wishing for.

ASOS Hobo Bag With Metal Bars - £17.50

ASOS Metal Plate Strap Bag -£35.00

ASOS Metal Bow Across Body Bag  - £9.00

Anastasia Beverly Hills Anastasia Beverly hills covet Waterproof Eyeliner Noir - £16.00

Models Own Blusher Brush - £8.50

Sleek iDivine in Au naturel - £7.99

E.L.F  Studio Eyebrow Kit - £3.75

MUA Bronzed Perfection - £3.00

Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder - £6.99

 Topshops Brighten in Moonlight concealer - £7.00

 Soap & Glory's Kick Add Concealer - £10

Maybelline Dream Touch Lumi Concealer - £6.99

Cocoa Brown One Hour Tan Mousse - £7.99

Look Beauty Lip Liner - £3.00

Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Liner Velvet Beige - £3.99

Cosmopolitan Blend Perfection Sponge - £4.95

Let me know in the comments if any of these are on your wishlist and what you are wishing for lately :)

Love Charlotte xxx

Another sneaky haul!

Hello ma'lovelys, on Thursday I had a day off college so I decided to have mooch around town with my mum.
These were a few bits that I picked up.

 Skin Therapy Large Oval Cotton Wool Pads - £0.65

 Nivea Visage Oil Free Day 50ml Moisturizing Day Cream - £1.95

Nivea Visage Nourishing Night Creme 50ml - £2.03

 Lancome Galatéis Douceur Cleanser - £22.50

 Sample of Lancome Hydra Zen Neurocalm.

 Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation - £27.50

 Samples of the Lancome Hypnôse Mascara & 
Lancome L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick in the shade 06 Rose Nu

Lancome makeup bag.

Reviews of some of the products coming soon,
feel free to leave a comment :)

Love Charlotte xxx

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Cardiff Shopping Haul!

Hello ma'lovelys, a few weeks ago I went shopping in Cardiff with my mum and little sister and I kind of made a few sneaky purchases. So better late than never - this is my Cardiff Shopping Haul I promised.

 Cardiff shopping center.

 Loads of makeup counters.

 Atmosphere flower crop top from Primark - £5

 Atmosphere cream lace top from Primark - £7

 Denim Co tasseled shorts from Primark - £12

 Some gorgeous white chocolate from Hamleys.

Jewelry hook from Primark.

 Sleek Face Form - £10

 St. Tropez Tanning Mitt - £2.99

 Cute makeup bag from Primark.

 A mini bottle of Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hair Spray.
(Five pounds roughly)

 L'Oreal Super Liner in Black - £5.49

 Philosophy the present primer - £22

A few other snaps!

Thanks for reading, and I hope you liked my haul.
Feel free to leave a comment :)

Love Charlotte xxx