Sunday, 10 May 2015

MAC Russian Red Lipstick

MAC are well known for their lipsticks (understatement of the century). The three most popular red lipsticks from MAC are Lady Danger, Ruby Woo and Russian Red. While I was at their airport on my way to Stockholm last month I decided to pick up Russian Red. It is a matte finish and is a little darker than the other reds. 

Russian Red Matte Lipstick
Russian Red is a classic red, perfect for pale skinned girls. It reminds me of a Hollywood glamour red that goes with everything. An all round great lipstick which will remain in my collection for years to come. It glides easily over the lips for a flawless matte finish. Although a matte finish, I do not find it dries out the lips which is perfect.

I also have the Brave Red lipstick in my collection which is actually very similar to this but in a cremation formula. 

See the full range of MAC lipsticks here.
Whats your favourite MAC lipstick?
Charlie xx

P.S. Sorry for the lack of post recently. I have been studying for my A Level exams. I hope to post more regularly when my exams have finished :)

Friday, 10 April 2015

Stockholm Photo Diary // Easter 2015

Over the long Easter weekend, I went to Stockholm with my family for a short city break. Here are some pictures I took while I was away. 

Jeans // H&M
Jumper // New Look
Hat // Primark
Coat // Mango
Trainers // Nike Roshe Run 
Bag // New Look

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation // 101 Classic Ivory
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer // 10 Ivory
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder // 01 Transparent
Soap&Glory Solar Powder Bronzer
Soap&Glory Brow Archery / Brownie Points
Benefit They're Real! Mascara
Nivea Fruity Shine // Watermelon

Cinnamon Bun :) 

I hope you all had a great Easter break.

Charlie xx

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude Foundation

The Maybelline Dream Flawless Nude foundation was launched last month. Since then, I've been trying out this fluid-touch foundation to see if it really 'evens and perfects the skin with complete, natural looking coverage'.

Shade 10 Ivoire
So here are my thoughts:
This is the lightest, silkiest liquid foundation that I’ve ever put on my face so I had a hard time getting used to it. First of all, the concept of a dropper is new to me, so my foundation routine took a little longer than usual to begin with (but this applicator is the reason it gives such a natural looking finish). I started off by applying it with a Real Techniques buffing brush but ended up using my fingers to give a more natural, streak-free finish. 

This foundation is a medium coverage (but build-able) and is good at hiding any redness. The finish is almost matte, which is what I like. However,  I found any dry patches of my skin looked flakier and the foundation stuck to these problem areas; so it won't be replacing my Rimmel Match Perfection foundation just yet. Despite this, with a little more moisturising, I think the foundation is perfect for a more natural, light weight makeup look in spring and summer. 

Find it in Boots and Superdrug for just £8.99. 

Let me know your thoughts on this foundation, and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Charlie xx

Friday, 27 February 2015

Homemade Granola Recipe

Serving suggestion here.

300g oats
150g mixed seeds (I used the Omega Sprinkle from Holland and Barrett)
50g flaked almonds
50g coconut flakes
50g raisins
2 tbs honey
100ml maple syrup
1sp vanilla extract

1. Pre-heat the oven to 150C/ gas mark 2.
2. Mix all the ingredients (except the coconut and dried fruit) in a large bowl.
3. Tip the granola mix onto a baking sheet (you may need more than one) and spread evenly.
4. Bake for 10/15 minutes. 
5. Add the coconut and dried fruit. Bake for a further 10/15 minutes.

Serve with milk or yogurt. 
Can be stored in an airtight container for up to a month. 

Note: this recipe can be altered however you like. Add more fruit, less seeds/nuts. Whatever you prefer. 

Charlie xx

Friday, 6 February 2015

'REVOLUTION' Ankle Boots // ASOS

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(reduced from £35)

The Details: 
Textured, leather-look upper
Lace-up closure
Metal Eyelets
Almond shaped toe
Chunky platform
Block heel

My Thoughts:
Super comfortable; despite 5cm heel.
Perfect for everyday wear.
Easy to dress up or dress down.
Lace tightly; good for narrow feet.

Charlie xx