Review:L’Oreal 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution

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I decided that I would review a product which I decided to purchase because of the fact that I wanted to try Bioderma but I know how hard it still is to get it where I live so I decided that I would purchase a dupe which I could get my hands on in boots or superdrug. This is the first micellar solution that I have tried and this is what I think of it.

It feels like you are putting water on your face instead of an actually cleanser so this makes me feel like it is not going to clog my pores because it is thin instead of been really thick. I love the way this product can take off all my make up and it even takes of the waterproof mascaras that I use off which my eye makeup remover can struggle with so this is a massive advantage. It also means that I can now get my make up removed in a record time before it could take up to around 5 minutes to remove it with the eye remover I was using but this has the job done in around a minute or two which means that I can get to bed quicker which is always something that I am looking to do. All I do is put some on a cotton wool pad and then sweep it around my face and to remove my eye make up all I do its hold it near my eyes for a few seconds and it all come off onto the pad.

I don’t really suffer with sensitive skin but I have heard from my friends who have that this product doesn’t seem to cause them any problem so this must mean that the product is one which can be used on all skin types so this means should you be going on a girls holiday one of you can just take this and it will mean that you can all remove your make up without you having to take one each meaning more weight.

Have you tried this what did you think to it?

Charlotte x

Review: MUA Undress Your Skin Illuminating Foundation

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As you might remember from my superdrug haul I purchased this foundation I have now been using it for a few weeks now and have decided that I will tell you what I think about this item.

I must admit I hate the packaging for this because it looks so cheap I know this is a cheap brand but the fact that it is a squeezy tube you cant get the correct amount out like you can when it is a pump as different amounts come out so that is the first problem with this foundation.I usually end up with way too much product coming out and then having to waste some no wonder this foundation seems to be going down quickly. The other problem for me is that it is not matte but this is solved because I just then use my Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. I don’t believe really that this foundation is very illuminating but it is not something which has really been bothering me it may with some other people so if it does don’t bother purchasing this foundation.

I have the shade beige which is perfect for my skin when I need a bit of coverage more than I would get with a BB cream I think that this could be used in the winter months when you really need coverage because if you don’t you look pale your skin is not at it’s best. It seems to last all day on me without the need of a primer if I use powder so this means you would be able to wear this at an occasion without having to spend a lot of money. I used this for prom and clubbing after and it was still on when I got home around 9 hours later and buckets of sweat later. It is a cheap foundation been priced at £5 and it can be purchased here.

If you have tried this product what did you think of it let me know?

Charlotte x

Bookworm #5 – By The Time You Read This

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During this hot weather I have been making the most of it and sitting outside and reading books because this is something which I get so much pleasure out of so this review I am going to share a book which I have just finished and now am sending to New Zealand so someone else can get the pleasure of it.
The Blurb:
This is a manual for my daughter Lois. Here are the rules:
1. You must only read each new entry on your birthday, there is one for every year until you are thirty.
2. This is a private manual between you and me.
3. No peeping at the next entry unless it’s your birthday!

When Lois Bates is handed the manual, she can barely bring herself to read it as the pain of losing her dad is still so raw. Yet soon his advice is guiding her through every stange of her life – from first love and relationships to her career. The manual can never be a substitute for having her dad back, but through his words Lois learns to start living again, and discovers that happiness is waiting around the corner

My Review:

I had finished the book that I had been reading before this one which I have chosen not to review due to been rugby  anyway I quickly grabbed this book and started reading what I for sure thought would be a tear-jerker but the truth is NOTHING happened Iended up getting so bored of this book it took me about a month to read it and I only did that because I don’t like leaving books unfinished. The major problem for me is that the author writes like a teenager and at times I find myself having to reread what a sentence was just to understand what is happening. I think maybe this book was geared toward 14 year olds maybe under and this is why I didn’t agree or like the book at all 

Have you read this book what did you think of it?

Charlotte x

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Swap with Project Rattlebag

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I apologies this post should have been up a couple of months ago but I thought it had published off my phone and just noticed that it actually hadn’t so I have decided that I will put this post up now.

Back in April I was supposed to receive my swap of Hettie but we had all kinds of trouble with the royal mail and this meant that she had to send me another package which I told her she didn’t have to do as she had already forked out the money. Around a week or two after she posted the second time I received a love envelope with loads of goodies in which was the swap. As you can see from the photo above I received a lot of products and here are what they are.

One of the first things I noticed was the W7 eyeshadow brush 01 I have never used a brush which has been  from W7 so this means that I can test and see if I will purchase more in the future. Unfortunately I have not tried this brush out yet as I am currently testing out a new set of brushes which I purchased but this brush looks like it is going to be very good for blending out eyeshadows.

Another product which I recieved in this swap from W7 was a lipstick from the pinks range its called Raspberry Ripple. This Lipstick is a matte finish it is a bright pink which is so wearable ever single day which means that I am going to get some wear out of this product. I think it does have a slight smell to it maybe it does actually smell of Raspberry Ripple who knows. This may become one of my go to lipsticks this summer.

I also received 2 Rimmel nail varnishes the first one is one of their 60 seconds range and the colour which I received is Instyle Coral which is one of the most beautiful coral colours that I have ever owned. I actually used this one one of my friends for prom and it looked nice with a tan so this is a colour which I think that I could be using a lot over these summer months. I have previously tried some colours from this range but for some reason never the one which I received.

The other Rimmel nail varnish i got  was the crack your colour top coat in silver clash which is a crackle top coat. I still have a few of these types of top coat from when they where all on tried a couple of years ago. So I have not used this on my nails yet but what I can see it looks a good top coat I may use this on my toes this summer as I am not really a big crackle fan anymore

I also recieved 3 lip products from Rimmel first I will talk about one of their lipsticks from the moisture renew range in the shade Sweetheart Tulips 215. Now I will admit that I do own this colour already now I believe that this does have SPF20 in the product I could be wrong but this is the most beautiful pink which is pretty subtle but also have a bit of shimmer in as well I think that this could be worn at any occasion so I will wear this just like I do my other one.

The next Rimmel Lipstick which I received was  Birthday Suit which is a brown colour which almost like toffee brown instead of nude which I thought it would be when I open the package and saw this lipstick  I have swatched this I am not a massive fan it feels like wax so I think this will go into my make up boxes which are back up until I fancy using it or end up selling it on.

The finally Rimmel Product I recieved was the Royal Gloss in Candy’licious this lipgloss tastes amazing it is so sweet you almost want to lick it off. It comes out of the tube really bright but when it goes onto your lips it looks really sheer so this means that it could amazing over a lipstick in the summer. This is how I think that I am going to wear it so don’t be surprised if you see this on the blog in the future.

The final lipgloss which I recieve is Fruity Strawberry I must admit that I thought that it may smell off strawberry but it doesn’t so this is not something which I was too impressed with it has a lot of shimmer in it as well so I think that this may be used when I am having a make up free day because I am not a massive fan of this but it will get used over time.

I received another nail varnish which I couldn’t be more pleased with it is Sally Hansen Hot Magenta and it is  a beautiful hot pink. This shade is going to get so much wear this summer I think I will be using it on both my toes and my hands this just reminds me of the sun and it is a colour which I would have purchased myself so I am so glad that I have this colour because I know Sally Hansen are a very good brand of nail polish and they last for a while without chipping

For my nails I also receive the Essence pocket beauty sos nail files which are so small which means that you can take them and when you are on the the go and then you can file them and not have to wait till you get home and do them so this is going to be something which I will use so much because I am always splitting nails when travelling and forget a nail file.

I also recieved some La La Lashes in La La Desire I was going to use these eye lashes from prom but then ended up having really bad eyes so I thought that it was best that I didn’t use any so I am going to use these one day probably when I go out or attend a party but I can’t wait to use these as they have gold glitter within the short and long lashes.

I also recieved the Rimmel Glam’eyes liquid liner in Intense Plum 003 due to the colour which I have this in I am going to use it for a cat eye look during a night out where I am not wearing loads of make up because of the fact that I find it less intense than a black which means that you don’t stand out too much and look over done when your not aiming to you seem to be able to get the perfect amount of product out with one application so this is a product which I could get a lot of use out of in the coming months because it is easy to use

NYC’s Eye shadow 920 A-Lister is another item which I received now I have used this in inner corner of my eye and have been told that it is a dupe for MAC Vanilla this is something which I was going to purchase before the swap now this is not going to be anywhere as good as the MAC on but it does what I want so thank you for saving me some money.

L’Oréal’s Color Infaillible in endless chocolat is pretty brown which could be easy used for a smokey eye which is something I think that this is a colour which I will use more for a night out and also more in the winter months  but this seems to have so much pigment so this makes me think I will use it.

This is the final make up item I recieved  Dainty Doll : Mascara & Eyeliner Duo : 001 Good Gosh Miss Molly this is a double ended mascara and also the black eyeliner. This would be amazing for travelling with because it is so light which is what I like. The eyeliner is so thin which means that you get it where you want and this is an intense black which can be used for day or night. The mascara doesn’t extend your lashes it makes them look so flat so this is not something I will use a lot.

Thank you for this swap
If anyone is interested in doing a swap with me let me know

Charlotte x

Superdrug haul

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The other day I popped into town to meet someone and found myself with a bit of time before so I popped into superdrug with the intention of just looking well that is never enough for me so I ended up spending some of my money and this is what I purchased.
As you can see I purchased the I love mango & papaya shower gel. I got this because of the fact I knew that I love the smell of this and come on shower gel always comes in handy. The brand do some amazing scents which really wake you up when having a morning shower they are very cheap as well only £2.05 random price right. I think that this could be classed as a unisex shower gel so any one could use it I know that I can’t wait to get my paws on to it even though I have loads of little ones to use first.
Next I purchased the MUA Undress your skin foundation I picked mine up in Beige. I purchased this because I have heard so many people on about this foundation I had to try it for myself. I have been using this for around a week now and I must admit I don’t really love it all too much. I will be reviewing this in the coming weeks so look out for that. This is only £5 so worth a look because there is a few shade so you may find one perfect for you.
Another item which I picked up has been raved about bloggers so I had to try is the L’Oreal 3 in 1 purifying miceller soloution . I must mention first this is on offer at Superdrug for £3.32 at the moment so you could save yourself some pennies. I love this product so much I used to have such as bad habit of removing make up with baby wipes but now since I got this I have been using it and can already feel the benefits which it is having to my skin which is always a bonus. You need to smallest amount as well which means that a bottle will go a long way. I will have a review on this in the near future.
As you can see I went a bit mad with I love lip balms. I purchased all three types they had in stock and will be purchasing the I love coconut and cream when they get it back in stock. Now these lip balms are only 99p and you get a fair bit in them 15ml to be exact these are a very sheer colour this is why I have no swatches as you couldn’t really see.These are not for people who want loads of colour but they are so moisturising and very scented you almost want to lick them off. They are perfect for in your handbag so that why I got three so I can have one at home one in my bag and one as a spare for when I lose one which I guess I will.  
Now finally I picked up the Rimmel Scandaleyes in Bad Girl Bronze and also Bulletproof Beige. I must admit yes I have had them a week and still not used them. I needed to post this before I did in my eyes but how ever I have still managed to do a swatch of them both. the top one is the beige which I think would look perfect in the crease as it is not too bright and the one on the bottom is the bronze which I think would look nice when I am creating a smokey eye.

Have you tried any of these products what did you think?
Charlotte x

Lush Haul

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I know the picture on this is not the best but this is because of the fact that the items are very small. For another surprise I have never shopped in Lush yes I know every beauty blogger has but I must be one of the only ones who hasn’t.

This is what I picked up when shopping in there the first thing whats a lip tint which is called It Started With A Kiss. Lush say about this product didn’t every girl want to be a Snow White with those kissable red lips- well we all have the chance with this apple and cinnamon lip balm tint. I really can’t smell the cinnamon in this product all I taste is the apple which is not something that I am loving if honest but hopefully it  will make my lips beautiful when I am not looking for a lipstick it doesn’t look very red either and doesn’t seem to be making my lips very soft. You can purchase this in stores or online here for £5.50.

As you can see I purchased the Red and Blue FUN. I have not used these products yet but love the idea that they are multipurpose because of the fact that you can use them as play dough you can use them as shower gel and even shampoo even though I don’t think that I will be using them as shampoo I love Aussie too much.

The blue fun is described as a mix of lavender,Moroccan chamomiles and chamomile blue essential oils which will be perfect for bedtime baths so I have decided that one day when I have a bath late on in the day I will use this product because it may help me sleep better than I currently do. You can purchase the blue fun here on in store for £5.

The red fun is described as mandarin and orange essential oils will make you think of sunny orange groves whatever they are and freshly squeezed orange juice which will brings summer to your bath well anything which brings a bit of summer into my life at the moment is so well received because of the fact that I live in England and don’t see much sun in my life.You can purchase the FUN in store or online here for £5.

I have realised that recently that my lips have not been than soft so I purchased the Mint Julps Lip Scrub and wow this tastes amazing it has peppermint,vanilla and tagetes oil in it and I have been using this product for a couple of days now and can already see the difference so if you are looking for a lip scrubs which works you can get your hands on this one for £5.25 either in store or online here.

What products do you think I should purchase from Lush?

Charlotte x

What’s on my nails #6

Hi Guys
Apologises for the gap in posts but have just needed some time off from blogging to see if something else I am working on will grow.
This post has a twist instead of showing you what is on my nails I decided to do what’s on my mums because I prefer the design which I did on her more than mine so hope you forgive me for showing hers.
I have used Essie Sensitivity Base Coat which I find is the best base coat I have used to date. Feelunique see this and it can be purchased for £8.55 here. I think I paid around £3 for mine at The Original Factory Store so it may be worth checking in there. I know I say the same ever time but you really do need to own this. I have found mine again as you may know I lost my version of this.

For the Green I used MUA Pistachio Ice Cream I know that this is a dupe for Essie  Candy Apple and I will be comparing the two soon. I applied two coats of this and found this to be enough coverage for what my mum what she wanted. I would recommend you guys to purchase this lovely polish as it is only £1 available here. I know currently superdrug don’t have any of this shade available but keep checking back because it will come back in stock. 

To create the silver dots I used Revlon nail art French mix in Chance encounter and the silver one of the duo. I found the dots easy to apply just using the brush that it comes with. I was going to use the Barry M nail art pens but can’t seem to get on with them. I picked these up on TK Maxx with another three for around £5.99. I have found them online for you guys over on Amazon again at £1.76 plus £1.99 p+p and they can be found here. I look forward to using these a lot more in the future and seeing what looks I can create with them 

Finally to seal my nail varnish I used Sally Hanson Hard As Nails which is the best top coat that I have used that is clear. I did pick this bottle that I am using up in The Original Factory Store for £3. You can purchase this from Boots here.

What colours do you use when doing dots?

Charlotte x

Amazon Wishlist #1

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I have decided that I would create a wishlist of things that I want off amazon the reason behind this is that I went on the site the other day and realised that I have a very large amount of products in my basket so this is something that maybe become a regular feature.

The first item is the Real Techniques core collection I have decided that I really want this because of the fact that I hardly own any nice brushes. I have only heard very good things about these brushes so I think it is about time that I test them for myself because I think I am the only blogger without them and these are only £16.78 at the moment.

The item next to this is the Seche Vite professional top coat  due to the fact that I am constantly painting my nails I want a top coat which is going to make them look amazing even more so when I decided that I am going to do nail art which can take time. I know that this again is a bloggers love even though some people say that it has harmful chemicals in which can cause fertility problems but for £5.50 I fancy trying it due to the fact it’s half price.

I have also selected the Real Techniques starter collection because I think that this would give me a wider range of brushes and these new ones could be all that I need at the moment which would mean that I could remove some of the old brushes I have which are not very good quality. These are only £17.85 which means that you do save a bit compared to if you purchase in Boots and again I have heard amazing things about these so may be tempted to get these and maybe the eye collection but do I need 3 collections.

Finally for this post I have selected the Tangle Tezzer which I can’t find a link to now because it has deleted it’s self but I  keep having really knotty hair which is taking an age to get out so I am tempted to see if they are as good as people say and make my knots come out easier.

Which product’s would you recommend?

Charlotte x

Bookworm #4 – I Heart New York

Hi Guys 
Today I am going to review the first book in the I heart series which I am currently reading. I heart New York didn’t take me long to complete I think in total or was around a week. I am now up to I heart Vegas which is the fourth one.
The Blurb

When you’re running away from a broken heart, there’s only one place to go…Adjusting tiaras at the foot of the aisle, Angela and her best friend prepare for the wedding of the year. But events don’t go as planned. And when a girl is in possession of a crumpled bridesmaid dress – and can’t go home – New York (for the very first time) seems like an excellent idea. Angela’s new friend Jenny Lopez gives Angela a whirlwind tour of the city that never sleeps, and a makeover. Who hasn’t dreamed of starting afresh with a sassy New York wardrobe, a new haircut and a trip to the make-up counter? Before she knows it, the new Angela is getting over her broken heart by having dinner with two different boys. And, best of all, she gets to write about it in her fabulous new blog. But it’s one thing telling readers all about your romantic dilemmas. It’s another trying to figure them out for yourself

My review 
Right from the start I loved this book. I am a big fan of reading books where the characters are from the UK. Angela was the cutest NYC-challenged girl. Her bubbly no-nonsense personality brought friends to her circle in droves. With the help of Jenny Angela was able to build herself back up in her new city.All of the characters were very real. I could see these people existing which kept me glued to the book. There were such emotional situations for Angela, that I felt her struggles right along with her. This meant you connect with Angela even more..Although it was an awkward situation for Angela to balance two men in her life, I liked the one she chose which I think was an added bonus in the book. I liked the added elements of shopping and eating in this book. Other books I have read in this genre do not focus on this part of a breakup.I did wonder at times where Angela’s shopping money was coming from but that’s me been nosey and jealous.

Have you read this book if so what did you think about it?

Charlotte x

Arm Candy

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As few weeks ago I actually purchased this lovely bracelet which has liquorice allsorts around not real ones may I add. I purchased it I thought if was so different to all of the other jewellery which I have. 

I purchased the bracelet from for around £8. Sometimes I find brackets which are very bulky like this very hard to wear because they are either to heavy and it becomes uncomfortable to wear of that I catch them on everything and then run this risk of breaking the item. With this bracelet though you dont get either of them it is do comfortable and lightweight and in the time I have had it I have not caught it and thought it was going to snap the elastic which holds it together. 

I have had a number of people come up to me and say that they loved the bracelet so when I recieved another exact same bracelet for my birthday I did give my best friend one as it not a piece that I think you could wear two of at the same time.

I would recommend I love been able to shop actually instore but I would believe that there are the same amazing products online too

Would you be tempted to eat the bracelet?

Charlotte x