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

Hi Guys

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 Tessies.co.uk 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 Tessies.co.uk 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

Music This Month #1

Hi Guys

Instead of showing my favourite beauty products at the moment because I am chopping or changing products so I have decided to share the music which I have been listening to this month. If you enjoy this I think that I may make this a regular feature so on to the music.

Passenger – Let Her Go I love this song I found it really easy to revise to and also I feel like I can connect with the lyrics because of the fact that someone will miss me when I go because of the fact that he doesn’t bother with me when I am here why should I when I move and he will know how the lyrics feel.

Olly Murs- Dear Darlin’ This song is another one which I have found really easy to revise to so this is why I have been listening to it. I miss someone who has left now to go home from uni and I will never see him again because when he comes back I will have gone and there is no way that we could have meet up so we had to let each other go.

Emeli Sande – Next To Me I love this song it has a deep meaning and is slowish which means

that I could revise to it which is something that I have been looking for in songs this month.
I remember sports personality of the year 2012 and the photos of those who passed away that year came up with this song. It reminds me of this even more as one of my favourite Speedway rider passed away 

These songs are not in the usually genre that I listen to but these are what I have found myself listening to. What are you listening to at the moment?

Charlotte x

Dupe #2

Hi Guys

I am back with another dupe this time is it a shower gel which is aimed at men but I really do like the smell of this.

This shower gel is a dupe for Lynx Africa but this one is miles cheaper because of the fact that the Lynx last time I saw it was around £2 mark and this one when I purchased it was only £1.50 and this is a miles bigger bottle which means that you get more of the product which means more value for money which is something that we all want you don’t use a lot more of the product like you do with other dupes and this smells the same or very  similar

The bottle is harder to store due to the fact that the bottle is so large some people may struggle to get this on there bath or in the shower. These are the only point that is the difference this doesn’t seem to foam up as well either but this is something which I think you come to expect when you are only using a cheap product so this has not bothered me.

Unfortunate for you guys I can’t find this product on avon’s site so I am unsure if they are still stocking this but when or if I do find this I will update this post so that you guys can get your hands on it.

What is your favourite shower gel dupe?

Charlotte x 

What’s On My Nails #5


Hey Guys 

Due to it been exam season I have not been spending as much time painting my nails with glitter or even doing nail art but today when searching through pictures to use on my blog I noticed that I has not shared this look that I did apologizes that the nail vanish is slightly chipped as the photo was taken a few days after I have done this. 

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 am gutted because I have managed to lose mine.

For the white I used Sally Hanson Hard as Nails in White Tip I think it’s shade 07 but I could be wrong. I have put two coats of this on so that it was completely opaque. This colour is usually used for french nails but I want to get some more use out of mine so this is why I used it.  I am unsure where I purchased my bottle of this polish but you can get it here for £1.95 plus p+p. This polish lasted around 5/6 days without chipping which is something which is always a benefit.

I used a dotting tool to do the spots I purchased mine off eBay a year or so ago but the seller now doesn’t stock them but I have found the same ones on Amazon here. I have had no problems using mine it was the green one I used for my dots and it was the larger of the dots if this makes sense.

For the black dots that I have done I used a Basic Claire’s Accessories nail polish I have had this polish for years so I am unsure if you can still purchase this in the stores now but you can get it online here. This polish lasted around 2/3 days which is not bad as I must have had it open around 3/4 years when I was an emo girl you could say. The formulae may have changed over this time so it may be better now than mine

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 are your favourite nail art designs and who knows they could end up been featured on this blog pretty soon.

Charlotte x



OPI Minnie Mini Swatches

Hi Guys

Sorry for the long gap between posts but I have been revising for an exam roll on a week on Friday when I say bye bye A Level Geography.  As a bit of a treat to myself for revising I decided that I would purchase this mini set of OPI because there is nothing more I like than painting my nails to relax.

Due to the fact that one of the colours which you receive in the set is a top coat I have decided that I will only do the swatches of the 3 actual ones which have colour in them 

The colour which is on the right is The colour of Minnie. Opi says you had this little mouse at “red”. Which is the most perfect red colour you could wear this easily with some glitter over the top or even on it’s own this would look amazing on a first date maybe with a little black dress as well. I don’t think I will repurchase this because of the fact that I have a massive stash of plain red colours.

The colour in a middle is I’m all ears. Opi says tell me how much you love this magenta shimmer. The shimmer in this nail polish makes me love it even more because I think that it would look amazing with a tan which is something that I would love to get this summer. This is such a summer shade which I think that would love ever skin tone. I love this colour so much so I may have to think about purchasing the whole bottle if it looks nice on my nails.

The colour on the end is If you moust you moust. Opi says you gotta pink what you gotta pink. This is one of the most amazing baby pink colours that I have owned. I would love use a white colour to make lines and then this would make it even more perfect so this is something else which you may see coming on the blog soon. I am more than likely to repurchase this colour.

The other nail polish that you get is RapiDry topcoat.Opi says non-yellowing ,end smear, smudges and streaks. I haven’t used this yet but I think I will do when I paint my nails next time. I have only ever heard amazing things about this topcoat so I hope it is as good as people say. I am may purchase this if it is a good topcoat.

What OPI Polishes would you recommend me purchasing?

Charlotte x

Bookworm #3 – New York Valentine

Hi Guys

I have read this book not that long ago so I decided that I would do my review so you know what I thought about it I must admit it did take me a while to find the energy to finish it off so here goes.

Blurb:

Love is in the air!
Personal shopper Annie Valentine has a dream job in the heart of fabulous Manhattan.
Daughter Lana is lost in the heat of first love, but has she fallen for a heart-breaker?
In London husband Ed faces a scandal at work and knows, in his heart, he needs Annie back.
What’s a girl to do when her true love is in London but her new love is New York?
Does it have to be fashion or family, or can Annie Valentine have it all


My Review:

Annie Valentine is in a bit of a mess when we first meet her, she is a super busy mum of four and her fashion TV career is in jeopardy. When the offer comes for Annie to work in New York for a few weeks with her eldest daughter Lana, she jumps at the chance of getting away from it all.
Annie and Lana completely fall in love with New York they are there to help set up a new fashion label, so they are soon thrown in to the glamorous world of Fifth Avenue and cocktails at lunchtime. However all is not well in London, Anna’s husband Ed is facing accusations at work and needs his wife’s support more than ever. But Anna is torn she doesn’t want to be apart from her family but she does not want to leave New York either.


I really didn’t take to the character of Annie Valentine until the very end of the book. I felt that she was really selfish bu dropping everything including four members of her family so she could go to New York. However, I did enjoy reading about the relationship that develops between Annie and her daughter Lana while they are away.One of my favourite parts of this book were the descriptions of New York Carmen Reid describes the exciting and vibrant city so well that it becomes easy to understand why Annie is so in love with it.New York Valentine is a bit different to most chick lit it isn’t about a single woman searching for love but more about family and the important role it plays in our lives. 


I would recommend this book if you have read the one before I hadn’t and this is why I think it took me so long to finish the book.

What are you currently reading x

Charlotte 

Bookworm #2 – It Started With A Kiss

Hi Guys

As you have properly noticed I have not done on of these for a while this is because I have been reading books but forgetting to post a review on my blog. So ever Sunday now I am going to review books that I have finished as it takes me about a week to read books and also I can do ones which I have a ready finished if I have not completed the book right now after all that waffle here comes the review. 

The blurt:
Fairytale of New York, join our heroine Romilly as she discovers how far she will go to find the man of her dreams. What would you do to find the one that got away? As the singer in a wedding band, Romily Parker has seen her fair share of happy endings, even though her own love life isn’t quite as simple. On the last Saturday before Christmas, (shortly after disastrously declaring her love for best friend Charlie), Romily has a brief encounter with a handsome stranger whose heart-stopping kiss changes everything. Determined to find him again, Romily embarks on a yearlong quest, helped (and sometimes hindered) by enthusiastic Uncle Dudley, cake-making Auntie Mags and flamboyant Wren. Will she find the man of her dreams? Or could true love be closer than she thinks?

I really enjoyed reading this book. I fell in love with all the characters, apart from the few who mocked and didn’t support Romily in her quest. I did didn’t manage to guess the ending of this book which is something which I usually do so this pleased me so much.I loved how Charlie decided he had feelings for her, which was kind of inevitable as that what guys are like but I’m glad it ended how it did between then and she finally got the guy who had been feeling the same way. Uncle Dudley and Aunt Mags were amazing I’d love them as relatives – so supportive unlike her parents.  I can’t praise this book enough as I’ve never read something like this before . I totally recommend you to do go read this if you have not read it.

What book have you read recently.

Charlotte x

The Make Up Tag

I saw this tag over on over on Hannah’s Blog I think that you should all check her out. I tag you all to do this tag because I had a lot of fun doing it.

1. When did you start putting on makeup?


I would say when I was like 13/14 proberly I know this is really late compared to some people

2. How did you learn to put on makeup?


Youtube videos and then testing out the products on me that I owned

3. Favourite Brand?


Revlon or Rimmel


4. Do you like wearing foundation & if so, which do you use?


I don’t mind it and at the moment I am using an old Avon one to get rid of it  


5. Favourite lipstick, lip-gloss and lip liner?


Lipstick would be any by Topshop or Rimmel 
Lipgloss I am not using one at the moment
Lip-Liner – Secret Party by Topshop

6. Do you like/wear false lashes? If yes, strip or individual?

I don’t wear them but I want to try them out soon 

7. Favourite eye shadow colour?

Neutrals because they are so easy to wear for every day

8. What’s your favourite daytime look?


Dramatic Lip neturalish eyes

9. Do you have a makeup collection?


Its growing every day when I am not on a spending ban

10. Favourite makeup brush?

Don’t have one at the moment I keep changing them

11. Do you like wearing bronzer?


Not that bothered and I am not using it at the moment so 

12. Favourite mascara?

Rimmel Sexy Curves 

13. Where do you keep your makeup?

In boxes or a draw

14. Favourite YouTube guru(s)?


 Tanya Burr, Zoella ,Sprinkle of Glitter & Missbudgetbeauty

15. Do you wear blush?


Most days yep

16. Do you copy any of the celebrity’s makeup?

Not really that bothered about them

17. Favourite makeup artist?


I have no clue

18. What’s your favourite night time look?


Smokey Eye.

19. Favourite concealer?


Collections Lasting Perfection

20. Favourite eye shadow primer?


Benefit Lemon Aid is what I am using at the moment I think

21. Where do you buy your makeup?


Mainly online but superdrug if offline

22. Favourite toner?


Tea Tree by The Body Shop

23. Favourite eye shadow palette and blush palette?

Bobbypin that has no name and I use individual blushes so 

24. Which do you like: cream, matte, powder, sheer, or shimmer eye shadows?

Matte or shimmer

25. Favourite eyeliner?


Pencil  doesn’t matter of the brand.

26. Do you wear makeup everyday?

Yes if I am going out

27. Favourite powder?


Rimmel Stay Matte

28. Favourite makeup remover?


Don’t have one at all

30. Would you go somewhere without wearing makeup?


Yes on holiday or swimming 

If you do this tag let me know I would love to read it 

Charlotte x

Nails of the week #4

Hey Guys
I know it has been a while since I did one of these this is due to the fact that I have not been playing with my nails so I have had nothing to show you.
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.

For the main colour I used Avon Nailwear Pro in Blue Escape. I have used just two coats of this and it is this beautiful colour but beware it doesn’t have the glitter in it that you can see in the picture above. This colour lasted 3-4 days which is amazing as this is not the most expensive nail polish.  The sad news is that you can’t now get this colour it must have been a polish from their last summers range.

The glitter that I have used of course is Technic in Carnival. This nail varnish I love I think it looks so pretty over the top of any colour.  The glitter is not too sparse it is more than enough and also the fact that there are different colour glitter I think makes me love this nail polish even more. I am tempted soon to use this on it’s own to see what it looks like.I  purchased this again from The Original Factory Store for £2 but if you don’t have one of these or a bodycare you can purchase it here for £2.61.

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’s you favourite Avon nail polish? let me know in the comments and also if you have any recommendations on what to put carnival over let me know too

Charlotte x