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.

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.

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 sugar
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. 

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 and online and in store at Superdrug


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.


Charlie xx

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Battle of the Brows

Over the past few months I have been experimenting with different brow products so today  I'm going to tell you what I think.

The first product I tried was an eyebrow pencil. 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 do one for blondes. I use the MUA clear mascara on top to set them in place.

This is a two-in-one product with a felt tip at one end and a waxy pencil at the other. To start with I preferred to just use the wax end but now I enjoy the felt tip end because I feel it gives a natural looking finish and lasts all day. I use the felt tip end to draw little lines which look like hairs to give a fuller looking brow. I use the shade Brownie Points which is for brunettes but they also have a shade for blondes. I also use a clear mascara on top to set my brows in place. 

This is a relatively new product which acts as a colour and setting agent in one. There is a range of shades; clear, blonde, mid brown and dark brown. I have 'dark brown' which is a perfect match for my brows. I really love this product because it is quick and easy (being a two-in-one product). However, I find that too much product comes off on the brush but this is easily sorted by wiping the excess before use.

These are just some of the brow products available in the drugstore. Let me know in the comments what your favourite brow product is.

Charlie xx

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Benefit 'The Real Steal' Review

Earlier this month I picked up 'The Real Steal' set by Benefit. It contains a full size of They're Real! mascara, a travel size of the Push-Up Liner and a tester of They're Real! remover. These three products come in a set for just £19.50 which is an absolute bargain because its RRP is £24. 

If you want to purchase this set, here are a few places you can find it:

They're Real! Mascara
I know I'm late on the bandwagon but this mascara is amazing! On use, it is so easy to apply adding length and volume as well as separating the lashes - everything I look for in a mascara. It stays in place all day without smudging and to top it all off it is easy to remove with regular makeup remover (I used the Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water).

Would I repurchase: Yes

They're Real! Push Up Liner

I've never been able to master the art of winged eyeliner so I was excited to try this product. I had heard a mix of reviews about it so I was interested to try it for myself.  

This is a gel liner but in a super handy pen form. The nib is angled and flexible but it's not easy to get the right amount of product out. Overall, I found it difficult to use and the product itself was quite dry and flaky. All in all I made a total mess of my face and had to remove it immediately. It does not come off with regular makeup remover so you definitely need to buy the 'They're Real! Remover' (a sneaky move Benefit!).

Would I repurchase: No.

They're Real! Remover 
The remover worked pretty well to remove the liner from my eyes although I had to scrub it a bit, leaving my eyes quite red (a big no no).

I hope this review is useful. Let me know what you think of the They're Real! range.

Charlie xx