Saturday, 27 June 2015

Battle of the Benefit Mascaras

In my May favourites post, I mentioned one of my favourites was Benefit They're Real. Since that has run out, I decided to try out the new Roller Lash mascara; and I LOVE it. Here's what I think. 

This mascara is great at separating the lashes and adding both length and volume. It stays in place all day without smudging and to top it all off it is easy to remove with regular makeup remover. The wand on this mascara is a plastic one, which I initially didn't like but I have grown to enjoy it. 

Before buying this mascara, I had a look online and saw many people comparing before and after use and I was very impressed. Being a fan of the They're Real mascara, I had high hopes for this product, and it did not disappoint. The wand on this is a rubber/silicon one which grips the lashes really easily. This mascara adds a whole load of length and curl to the lashes without being clumpy. I just love it. 

I hope this helps. Let me know which one is your favourite, I love them both!

Charlie xx

Friday, 29 May 2015

May Favourites

We are fast approaching the end of the month so it is time for me to share my MONTHLY FAVOURITES.

1. KREAFUNK 'aGroove' Speaker (Blue)- I picked this up in a Museum in Stockholm when I was there at Easter. The bluetooth speaker connect directly to your phone and I have used it so much while revising and doing work. I love how compact it is and easy to move around anywhere with you. 

2. Spotify - Along with the speakers I have been enjoying creating and listening to playlists on Spotify. I particularly love listening to the Hozier album, James Bay's album, as well as Joe Sugg's 'Coachella 15' Playlist. I only have the free version at the moment but am thinking about upgrading. Is it worth it? 

3. Daniel Wellington 'Sheffield Lady' - I got this from my grandparents for my 18th birthday back in December. I got the Rose Gold Sheffield Lady watch; it is very versatile as it is perfect for both casual and smart outfits. 

4. Benefit They're Real! Mascara - I wear this mascara on a daily basis and it is only now that it is on its last legs that I have realised how much I love it. Definitely considering repurchasing it but would also like to try the Roller Lash Mascara. Which is better?

5. Nivea Fruity Shine (Watermelon) - This lip balm is great at keeping chapped lips away but also adds a sheer wash of colour and shine. It's great!

What have you been loving this month? 

Charlie xx

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