What’s On My Nails #7

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I know I have not posted what’s on my nails recently and I have no reason why I have not been doing it so I have decided that I would show you what I have on my nails currently. Please ignore that they look a mess this is because I painted these nails in a rush.

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 base colour I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Himalyan Blue I found this colour in my stash I have had it a while and hardly used it because I think I maybe have purchased this in the winter when it was not really appropriate to wear this shade but now I have found it I think I am going to use it as much as I can before the seasons change

For the glitter I used Model Own HedKandi Sunset Chillout I have only just purchased this but I love the colours which are in the polish and I think that that they would go with any base colour it is one of the most amazing top coats which I currently own and this is something which I think you maybe seeing more and more on my blog in the coming months you can pick this up for only £5 here

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 under glitter topcoats?

Charlotte x

Bookworm #7 – I Heart Paris

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Due to the fact that I had finished the book I Heart Hollywood last week I decided that I would read the next one in the series and this is the next one called I Heart Paris. 

Angela is in the city of love — but romance is taking a nose-dive! When Angela Clark’s boyfriend Alex suggests a trip to Paris at the same time as hip fashion mag Belle asks her to write a piece, she jumps at the chance. But even as she’s falling for the joie de vivre of Paris, someone’s conspiring to sabotage her big break. And when she spots Alex having a tete-a-tete with his ex in a local bar, Angela’s dreams of Parisian passion all start crashing down around her. With London and her old life only a train journey away, Angela can’t decide if should stay and face the music or run away home

My Review

I heart Lindsey Kelk. The third book from I Heart Series is  not a disappointment. This book has left me giggling at some scene and grinning like an idiot.

I love how Lindsey Kelk writes what’s been going through Angela’s mind. You could see that Angela was a fun and a bit crazy at times. That crazy part might be something in common that Angela and I share. I think that Angela was lucky that she seemed to stumble into good people when she went to another new place. First, she got Jenny in I Heart New York. In Paris, Angela got Alain, another helpful concierge. Angela seemed to think that everyone around her is nice. I wonder what would happen when she met with a mug or something…
. I love the crisis that Angela was facing and that not every crisis she faced had a good ending. It makes the story even more realistic. Overall, this is a fun, light read.I’m excited to read I Heart London next.

If you read this book what did you think

Charlotte x

Boots Haul

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I decided that I would show you what I had purchased on a trip to boots on Saturday. I know that I have more than enough products in my collection but I couldn’t resist these little bits. I still am trying to justify some of them but who cares I am not spending as much anymore as I am trying to use things up before hopefully moving to uni.
The first thing which you can see is the Soap and Glory No clogs allowed detox mask now this is something which I have been waiting to try for a while and the reason behind this is because I have really bad breakouts on my back and wanted a mask to use on that which is self heating and also cheap so this is why I used this. Also I wanted to try it on my face because I always like to feel a mask doing something because then I think it is working so this is the reason why I purchased it and I must admit that I have used this one and really did enjoy the experience.
I also purchased Soap and Glory peaches and clean the reason I purchased this is because it is a repurchase because my other one had nearly run out and by the time this post goes up will have and I love to use this product when I am in the shower as a pretty quick mask I find that this works better for me than using it as a cleaner but for some people it maybe the opposite to me. I love the new soap and glory packaging more than the old one I think it looks more professional but that is my opinion.
The last Soap and Glory item is Feel Good Factor which is a moisturiser which has spf25 in it which means that it protects your face from harmful UV-rays which is always something which I am looking to do as I don’t want to have skin which looks old before it’s time. I have been wearing this under make up and if I feel like I need to I will put some over the top of my make up during the day and it doesn’t ruining the make up which I already have applied.
The due to the fact that I have an obesssion with purchasing nail polish I got another 4 
The first one which you can see is the bright pink which is named Bubblegum from Model Own it is one of their polishes from the neon range. Now I don’t actually own a nail polish which is as bright as this one which made me want to purchase this beautiful colour and this is something which I think will be seen on my nails very soon
The beautiful purple which is next to it Grape Juice this is also from Model Own but this is one from their scented range now this is one of the most perfect pastel colour in purple and it also smells like them purple gel pens which you used to get in school and this is something that I love and think I will be getting a lot of wear out of this.
The mint green colour in the picture is Apple Pie from Model Own again this is from the scented range now the reason this ended up in my basket is because of the fact that it looks like Mint Candy Apple and this is something which I didn’t know where it was at the time but now I have found both but I will be using both.
The final polish that I purchased in this boot haul is Model Own’s Strawberry Tart I purchased this colour because of the fact that I don’t own a colour which is the same as this and this is the reason why this fell into my basket and this is something I will be using in the weeks to come. Again this is from the scented range.
What did you think of the items that I purchased
Charlotte x

Bookworm #6 – I Heart Hollywood

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This week I have been reading a lot because I want to get through some of the books which I own which means that I can purchase even more from the charity shops and help them which is something I like to do. So this is the first book which I decided that I would read

The BlurbCelebs, sunshine and beautiful boys…enough to lead a girl astray? Angela Clark can’t believe her luck! she’s an English girl living in New York with a dream job at hip magazine The Look and a sexy boyfriend. Her latest assignment takes her to Hollywood to interview hot actor and fellow Brit James Jacobs.Thrown in at the deep end she heads west with best friend Jenny dreaming of Rodeo Drive and Malibu beach. Soon Angela discovers that celebrity life in Hollywood is not all glamour, gloss and sunshine. Despite his lady-killer reputation, the only person who seems genuine is James. Then a paparazzi snaps them in an uncompromising position and suddenly Angela is thrust into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons! Can she convince all those close to her — especially her boss and her boyfriend — not to believe everything they read? And will Hollywood ever win Angela’s heart?

The ReviewI thought I loved I Heart New York, but I’m pretty sure I loved this sequel even more! I Heart Hollywood was fast paced, equally, if not more hilarious and I couldn’t put this fabulous chick lit down.

This book takes place in just over a week and it speeds along, including a twist which even  I wasn’t expecting. It was laugh out loud funny and I couldn’t help but giggle frequently at Angela’s antics. She’s disheveled, a bit ditzy, and fully flawed, but completely lovable. And it’s not just her character I loved, but all of them even the new ones who we meet in this book. The characters are so fully formed and distinct that I felt as if I knew each one, even though the novel is written from Angela’s perspective, and I couldn’t wait to see what they would do next. 

I Heart Hollywood is the second installation in this fabulous, must read summer series for chick lit lovers. I am already a hell of the way through the next book which is I heart Paris and seem to be loving that as well but that will  be my next book. This book could stand alone without have to read the first novel, but why deny yourself the pleasure! Pick up both these books today!

Have you read this book what did you think?

Charlotte x

Music This Month #2

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I know it has been a bit longer than a month since I did one of these post last but this is because my youtube has not been working so this means that I couldn’t put links to the songs so this is the reason behind the late post.

Avicii – Wake Me Up I love this so it really makes me happy the reason behind this is because it was always the song which seemed to be playing when my boyfriend picked me up so it became special and another reason is because I find it a good summer song which means it is perfect to drive to or in my case be driven listening to me.

The Wanted – Walks Like Rhianna This song gets stuck in my head so it means that I have to play it constant I usually don’t listen to The Wanted but this is a song which I really seem to be liking maybe I need to listen to more of them and then form an opinion on them  

Daft Punk-Get Lucky I love this song its so amazing I think it is because it reminds me of my 18th birthday weekend also prom and then the semi final which I attended yesterday so they all have happy memories in which has been not an amazing year for me so this is the reason that I think I have been playing this song 

What songs have you been playing?

Charlotte x

OPI James Bond Collection Swatches

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If you have been reading my blog for a while you may remember a while back I said that I had purchased a lot of OPI mini collections and that I would share swatches with you and what I though of them almost like a first impression well I have shown you two previous and today it is the turn of the James Bond collection.

I purchased this because actually the fact that the collection was very cheap at the time of purchase and it meant that I couldn’t let it end without me purchasing it.I love the mini’s because of the fact with OPI you can’t see them in shops it means you don’t know what the colour is like in real life so this means it may not be what you thought and you have wasted money on a whole bottle.

Anyway these are the 4 polishes which you get in the set as you can see them swatched above. 

The first colour which you can see on the left is GoldenEye which OPI say All eyes will be upon you when you wear this glorious gold. This colour is a shade which I think I will wear more in the winter around christmas time the reason behind this is the it is a yellow-gold colour and it reminds me of the sparkle which you find at that time of year. I don’t think I own a colour like this but it is one which I can’t see myself purchasing the full size of.

The colour next to this is The World Is Not Enough which OPI say This rosy silver is a addictive as it is beautiful. Ths colour is a beautiful shade which is silver that has a lot of grey and pink specks of glitter in them again this is a colour which I think that I am going to get more wear out of in the winter months rather than the summer. I may purchase the full size bottle of this if I use the shade enough because it is like nothing other I own.

The red colour which you can see if The Spy Who Loved Me which OPI says A red as romantic as the secret agent inside you. This red can only be described as a pillar box red shade which is so classic and can be worn at any time of the year it does have glitter in it so this makes me want to wear this polish closer to christmas than the current time of year so this could be something that I will not repurchase the full size because of the glitter will remind me more of christmas than the summer so I will be more likely to use it then than now.

The final polish which you can see is Live And Let Die OPI describe this colour as Burn the candles at both ends in this private jet black. I would not call this a black it looks more like a dark green colour so this could mean that I will repurchase in full size because of the fact that you could wear this in the summer because it would not be as harsh as the black would be but who knows if I will repurchase the colour.

Do you own this collection or the full size let me know?

Charlotte x

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