Friday, 12 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide // Under £15

With less than 2 weeks until Christmas, its time to start thinking about Christmas presents. I thought I'd put together a short gift guide aimed at teenage girls, all priced at under £15.




1. Soap & Glory - 'Soap For The Best' Gift Set - £10

Photo from www.soapandglory.com
This gift set includes:
• THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER Body Butter 50ml
• CLEAN ON ME Creamy Moisture Shower Gel 75ml
• HAND FOOD Hand Cream 50ml
• THE SCRUB OF YOUR LIFE Smoothing Body Scrub 50ml
• A Body Polisher

2. Zoella Beauty Products - Range from £5 to £8  



Beauty range by popular blogger and vlogger Zoe Sugg (aka: Zoella). 
'Fizz Bar' is a fragrant bath fizzer which is designed as a bar so you can break off as many pieces as you like and pop them into your bath. It is suggested to drop 1 or 2 cubes into warm running water to start the fizzing process. This bar is fresh and fragrant; perfect for a relaxing, evening bath.
'Blissful Mistful' is a fragrant body mist with a sweet and floral fragrance which is not overpowering. This product is perfect for teenage girls and priced at just £8 is really affordable. 


Other products in the range include a candle (£5), a body lotion (£5), a bath soak/shower cream (£5) and two makeup-bags/pencil cases [Eyes and Guinea Pig] (£8). 

For more information see my blog post // Zoella Beauty 
The images are stunning and I just love the way the book is set out. I think it's such a clever idea how it includes all of Alexa's own fashion icons and it allows you to see where she gets her fashion inspiration.
Although a quick read, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who either loves fashion or just loves Alexa Chung!
For more information see my blog post // Alexa Chung 'IT'
Photo From www.johnlewis.com
Notebooks are perfect for the girl who's always jotting down important notes and creative ideas. This one from Happy Jackson is the perfect handbag size (A5) and looks amazing with all of the vibrant colours. 
Photo From www.newlook.com


Oversized scarves are in season at the moment as the cold weather has begun to sink in. Tartan is a must have fashion trend this winter so this is perfect for the girl who loves to be up to date with fashion but is also practical as this oversized scarf keeps you super cosy. 

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I hope you find this useful. Have a wonderful Christmas. 
Charlie xx

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Alexa Chung 'IT'

'This one-off collection of Alexa Chung's writing, doodles and photographs combines stories of early style inspirations such as her grandpa and the Spice Girls with discussion of figures of obsession like Jane Birkin and Annie Hall, reflecting on heartbreak, how to get dressed in the morning, the challenges of taking a good selfie, and more.' Amazon 



I had heard good things about this book, so when I picked it up I was really intrigued to find out what it was all about. Alexa Chung has always been one of my fashion icons because I just love the simplicity of her outfits and how chic she always looks. 

When the book arrived I started reading straight away, and I love it. The images are stunning and I just love the way the book is set out. I think it's such a clever idea how it includes all of Alexa's own fashion icons and it allows you to see where she gets her fashion inspiration. 

Although a quick read, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who either loves fashion or just loves Alexa Chung :). One thing I do regret is getting the paper back rather than the hard back because it just doesn't look as pretty let's admit it.

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If you have read this book let me know what you thought of it on the comments.

Charlie xx

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Top 3 Autumn Lip Products


Vampire Kiss is a deep pinky, red shade which is perfect for Autumn and Winter makeup. I don't normally use lip gloss because I find they can feel very sticky BUT these lip glosses are very pigmented, they smell a-maz-ing and they are super long lasting.

I have owned this product for quite a while now and I love it! This is in the cremesheen finish which means it is a creamy lipstick with a soft shine and full coverage. 'Brave Red', as hinted by the name, is a bright red lip colour. What I love about this lipstick is you can either build it up for a much bolder red lip or dab it on for a more muted, berry/pink lip.

Having avoided matte lip colours (in fear of dry looking lips) I finally took the plunge and tried out shade 107 from Rimmel's Kate Moss line. I had heard wonderful things about this product before buying it, so could not wait to try it out for myself. This lipstick is deep, berry toned and I love it! Although it is a matte finish, it is not drying on the lips and it lasts all day.

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Charlie xx

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Mini Ghost Biscuits // Halloween

Today I thought I'd share with you the vanilla biscuit recipe I used to make my quick and easy mini ghost Halloween biscuits.



Ingredients
Biscuits:
6 oz. (170g) Plain Flour
3 oz. (85g) Butter
3 oz. (85g) Castar Sugar
1 Egg
Few Drops of Vanilla Extract
Milk (to mix)  

Icing:
Icing sugar
Water
Coloured Writing Icing

1. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2. Add one egg and the vanilla. 
3. Stir in the flour and mix to a stiff paste.
4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and using a cutter, shape the biscuits and place on a greased baking tray.
5. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes at 180oC until golden.
6. Mix up a water icing using icing sugar and water.
7. Cover the biscuits and pipe on eyes using writing icing. 


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Hope you enjoy!

Charlie xx

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Zoella Beauty

As many of you may know the blogger and youtuber Zoe Sugg, from Zoella, has released a range of beauty products known as Zoella Beauty. The range is aimed around relaxing and pampering yourself which is something Zoe loves to do at home. 

All products are priced between £5 and £8, making them affordable for everyone. The packaging is beautiful and attractive which is an added bonus, making the products feel even more luxurious.



When I popped into Superdrug last week I picked up 'Fizz Bar' (£5) and 'Blissful Mistful' (£8). These products smell amazing

'Fizz Bar' is a fragrant bath fizzer which is designed as a bar so you can break off as many pieces as you like and pop them into your bath. It is suggested to drop 1 or 2 cubes into warm running water to start the fizzing process. This bar is fresh and fragrant; perfect for a relaxing, evening bath.

'Blissful Mistful' is a fragrant body mist with a sweet and floral fragrance which is not overpowering. This product is perfect for teenage girls and priced at just £8 is really affordable. 

Other products in the range include a candle (£5), a body lotion (£5), a bath soak/shower cream (£5) and two makeup-bags/pencil cases [Eyes and Guinea Pig] (£8). 

Products are available online at feelunique.com and online and in store at Superdrug

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Charlie xx

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Top 5 Drugstore Makeup Products

I have the shade 101 Classic Ivory which is a really good match. It applies perfectly to the skin and I like to use my Real Technique buffing brush to give a natural looking finish. I think this foundation is a bargain at £6.99.

I like to set my base makeup in place using Rimmel 'Stay Matte' powder. I have the shade 'Warm Beige' but there are a variety of shades including a translucent powder. I love this powder because it helps hold makeup in place all day and removes any shine from my T-zone. Also, it does not cling to any dry patches on my skin. Amazing!

Solar Powder is a two-toned bronzing powder, allowing you to either go for a subtle glow or a full on contour. Personally, I like to blend the two shades together and use it as a gentle all over bronze.

I like the MUA pencil because it comes with a brush at one end so that you can blend the product through evenly, giving a more natural look.  I like to apply it using small strokes and then brushing through. I have the shade brunette but they also have a blonde shade and a black shade. I use a clear mascara on top to set them in place. This brow product is super cheap priced at just £1!

I recently picked up the shade Picnic in the Park and Vampire Kiss when I saw the whole Tanya Burr range on offer in Superdrug. I don't normally opt for a lip gloss because I find many of them feel sticky on the lips. However, after trying these products I might be a convert. These lip glosses are super pigmented, they smell a-maz-ing (like sweeties) and they are so long lasting. Vampire Kiss is a typical autumnal deep red shade, and Picnic in the Park is a lovely pink shade, for a more natural look.

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Charlie xx