Friday, 18 July 2014

Must Haves ~ Collab

Hi there,
Today I have teamed up with the amazing and gorgeous 'a touch of everything' whose blog I will link below! We've decided to do 'My Top 10 Must Haves' collab. I am very excited to do this as it is my first collab, so I'm just going to get stuck in!

  1. The Righteous Butter by Soap & Glory.
    I can not stress enough on how much I love this body butter. It leaves my skin feeling so soft and smelling AMAZING!


  2. Kimono's
    I am loving these at the moment they are a serious must have for the summer.
  3. Instagram
    Right now I am super addicted to Instagram, I will be on it from the moment I open my eyes to the moment they close. I have two Instagram accounts, my personal one and my new one I just made for my blog & YouTube. So do give us a follow, links left below!

  4. My sunnies
    If it is a nice sunny day I simply can not go anywhere without them! My day is literally ruined if I forget them, as I am prone to headaches from the sun!

  5. Bronzer
    For all that know me, you will know that bronzer is my second love I can not go without!
  6. Brows
    My first love are my eyebrows. I like to keep them intact. I literally can't leave the house if my eyebrows aren't filled in or tweezed. My must have tweezers are these from tweezerman.


  7.  Perfume
    Another must have or mine is Chanel Chance perfume. This smells unreal, it has always been one of my faves but sadley I am running dangerously low! Saving the last spray for something special!


  8. FROZEN
    This film.....like wow! DO YOU WANNA BUILD A SNOWMAN!? I am totally in love with this. I secretly feel like I am Elsa!
  9.  TUC Crackers
    These are my life right now, I must have a packet of these in my cupboards or else I will go crackers! Ha....ha...I'm so 'punny'....get it?!? Ahem..okay moving on swiftly

  10.  Spotify
    Last but not least my 10th must have is my Spotify playlists. They just cheer me up and take my mind off things. I will link my Spotify if anyone is interested to what I'm listening to!


So there you have it, these are my Top 10 Must Haves.
Please go check out 
A Touch Of Everything for her Top 10 Must Haves. If you enjoyed reading this please don't be shy to comment to let me know, it makes me super happy when you do and I'm sure it would make a touch of everything happy also!  *hint* *hint* *nudge* *nudge*
Good bye for now my lovelys,
Charlotte xX

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Smokey eyed makeup look

Helloo,
I decided to mess around with some makeup and do a Smokey eye look. All the products I have used will all be named, just incase you like what ya see ;)



On My Face
  • L'oreal Lumni Magique primer
  • Essence Stay Natural concealer in no 03
  • L'oreal Infallible 24H foundation in natural rose
  • Me me me Flawless Loose Powder
  • Essence Blondes Bronzer in no 01
  • Essence Silky Touch Blush in no 40





Eyes
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette using the shades Half Baked and Gunmetal
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette Gunmetal on corners of the water line & half baked meeting up halfway
  • Benefit High Beam highlighter
  • NYC HD Color palette on brows 
  • Maybeline Great Lash Mascara




Lips
  • Essence Lip Stick in no 01 Coral Calling

Hope this post is a little bit more interesting than the last one, this is only short & sweet to try and make up for the previous blog post.
Thanks for reading
Charlotte xX

Hmm...Ummm....Errrr...


Hi everyone,
At the moment I have seriously got a bad case of writers block! I don't know what to talk about that may be interesting and also have lost all motivation to try and come up with something fun and original, it's the same with my YouTube videos. I want to make one, cause it's been over a week now, but have lost all motivation as I feel like all the ideas I do come up with are rubbish and boring.
I was going to do a either a hair or makeup tutorial but then kept thinkong, I'm no good at hair or makeup so what's the point in putting in so much effort when I'll think it looks crap in the end.
Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love writing and making videos, it makes me unbelievably so happy when I see your comments and views, so it makes me cross/sad when I can't come up with anything.
So I'm sorry if this is not the best blog post but I feel like it's slightly better than nothing and I also like to keep you updated with my life and how I am feeling.
I won't be mad if you don't read this, I just feel better to get my thoughts out there.
To brighten up the mood a little I will leave a song that I feel is fitting.
Thanks guys,



Charlotte xX




Saturday, 12 July 2014

Pop art/comic book makeup

I decided to do a pop art/comic book themed makeup tutorial.
I have done this once before and on a first try it turned out actually really good. I will go through the steps to achieve this look.
Side note, obviously this is something for a fancy dress or themed party, this isn't for a everyday look.
Start off with a clean bare face, tie hair back off face as you don't really want any face paints getting in your hair.

I start off by using white face paint, I simply just get a sponge slightly dip it in some water and then apply face paint to the sponge and directly onto the entire face. Make sure to blend into hairline and ears. When you've achieved the ghost look get a small paint brush and fill in the eyebrows with black face paint, you'll want to make these slightly more dramatic than normal. You'll then need to outline a few facial features such as, two lines between eyebrows, a thin line down the bridge of the noes, curved line around nostrils, outline the lips, draw a curve over the crease of the chin. Then outline all around the hairline, inside and around ears and jawline.
You will look very creepy to start off with, as I did here.





After you've outlined some of the facial features you're now going to get the end of a brush, dip it into red face paint and dot in lines to cover entire face, you do not need to cover eyelids in dots.
This stage may take a while, patience is key.




After this stage is complete, sticking with red, simply fill in the lips but try and leave a little space to fill in with white.
Next the eyes, you're going to want to use liquid eyeliner to line the top lid with the cat eye style. For eye shadow you're going to want to use a block colour. Apply liner to the water line also.
Lastly apply black mascara to open the eyes a bit more. If you're feeling really adventurous add false lashes for a bigger bolder look.
So there you go, thus is how you achieve the pop art/comic book style look.
Hope this was in anyway interesting and helpful. Please also let me know if you wanna see me do a video tutorial of this.
Charlotte xX

Friday, 11 July 2014

D.I.Y Orange Candle

Hi guys,
This is my little D.I.Y blog post where I turn a normal orange into a zesty candle. This is super easy and only takes around 10 minutes.
To do this you will need:
  • One orange
  • Knife
  • Olive oil
  • Lighter or match

Okay so you start off by getting your orange


with the knife cut all around the middle of the orange, but do not go further than the orange itself.


After it is fully sliced all the way around gently peel the skin off using your thumb. You will need to keep the stalk of the orange attached to the skin as this will act as the wick.




Next get your oil and pour in the skin with the stalk, make sure you dip the stalk into the oil. Let it soak for a few moments.


While waiting for the oil to soak take the other half of the orange and carefully cut a hole at the top this part of the skin will be the lid to your candle.


Once done light the orange stalk, and voila there you have it!



Now all you have to do is sit back and enjoy it's zesty aromas!
Hope you enjoyed this blog post,
Talk soon
Charlotte xX

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

My Everyday Makeup Routine

For my everyday makeup I like to try and keep it light, simple and not too over dramatic.
I start things off with a clean bare face. I then go ahead and moisturise my skin. This is the most important step in my opinion as it puts lost moisture back into the skin. I also find that makeup sits better when moisturised.

After I have moisturised I will apply concealer on the dark circles around my eyes and on any imperfections/blemishes I may have on that day. I then just lightly pat it onto and around the areas where have been applied.
I was using the Rimmel Wake Me Up concealer, but sadly ran out. So I am currently using Essence Stay Natural concealer in number 03 soft nude.
















I then apply my foundation with a flat faced brush in a downward motion so that foundation doesn't get caught in the little baby hairs. I blend all the way to my ears, hair line and neck/jawline.
I am using the L'oreal Infallible 24H foundation in 125/ natural rose.
May I also note, this smells like summer!




Next I will go ahead with eyes, I will firstly apply Urban Decays Eye Primer Potion and then sticking with Urban Decay, use the Naked one pallet. Going for quite a soft natural look I would use Virgin mixed with Sin.












I then will use a little bit of highlighter on the brow bone, I use Benefits High Beam


After the eye shadow is applied I will then apply mascara on top and slightly on lower lashes, I find this gives me more of a open eye look, as I have quite long and thick eyelashes.
I am using Maybelines Great Lash mascara in colour blackest black.

 

BROWS my eyebrows are so important to me, I can't go anywhere without filling them in, I use eye shadow to fill them in, I use NYC HD Colour in number 815 Best of Broadway. I mix two colours together as I feel this gives me the best result with matching the colour of my brows. I use a angled brush to do this.


After the eyes are all done I will quickly powder  my face with Me Me Me Flawless Loose Powder. This just sets my foundation and gets rid of any oiliness.


I will then throw on some bronzer on the cheekbones to just inject some colour into my face. I am using Essence Matt Bronzing Powder in number 01 natural. Unfortunately I dropped it and now it has formed into a crumbly powder, it still does the trick though!



Last but not least I will apply some lippie to make my lips stand out. I am using an Essence lip stick in number 01 and it is called Coral Calling.



I hope you enjoyed this blog post.
Talk soon
Charlotte xX




Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Mental Health

Mental Health


Hello,
Today I'm going to talk about something a little different and more serious. I'm going to talk about mental health because in my opinion mental health is the most important factor to our health as it can effect the way you feel, act and can play a toll on your life.
There are two sides, if you will, to mental health. There is the "good" side and the "bad" side, but today I will be discussing the more bad side of things. I feel that this is a topic that not many people discuss or want to discuss. Many people today suffer with, be it anxiety, depression, excessive stress and/or worry and even addictions.


So what's it all about!?!

 Mental health is about:

  • How we feel about ourselves
  • How we feel about others
  • How we cope with the demands of life

Mental health strengthens and supports our ability to:

  • Have healthy relationships
  • Make good life choices
  • Maintain physical health and well-being
  • Handle the natural ups and downs of life
  • Discover and grow toward our potential
But sometimes when our mental health isn't at it's best, it can disrupt the ability to achieve these things
There may be some confusion in people's minds as to the difference between mental ill heath and mental illness. So I am going to explain to the best of my ability the differences between the two.

Mental ill health:

  • This refers to the kind of general mental health problems we can all experience such as:
  • Poor/lack of concentration
  • Mood swings
  • Sleep disturbance
these problems are normally temporary and can relate to the demands of a particular situation.
All of us suffer from mental health problems at times.

Mental illness:

This is a condition which causes serious disorder in a persons behavior or thinking. Mental illness are medical conditions. Examples of such symptoms include anxiety, depressed mood, obsessional thinking, delusions and hallucinations. Serious mental illness include major depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and borderline personality disorder.
Mental illness can affect persons of any age, race, religion or income. Mental illness are not the results of being weak, lack of character or a poor upbringing. Mental illnesses are treatable. Some form of professional medical help is usually needed for recovery/management, this help may take the form of counselling or psychotherapy, drug treatment and/or lifestyle change.


What to do to help:

  • Pay attention to lifestyle:
Doing too much or too little can affect mental health. A good balance is needed between work and relaxation.
  • Get involved:
Having contact with others whose company you enjoy either at school, at home or as a member of a club, helps to develop social interaction.
  • Keep active:
Just as the state of mental health can affect physical health, the reverse is also true.

  • Talk about it:

It is important to have someone to go to with problems and worries, such as a friend, teacher or family members.
  • Keep in touch with friends:
Share your worries when possible
  • Ask for help:
Be aware of problems and seek help if necessary

These points are so so important, as about last year I went through a tough time of contstant panic attacks and slight depression. I neglected to do all of the points above which in result made me so much worse, I just isolated myself from all my friends and going anywhere, when the best thing probably for me was to get out of the house and be around people that loved and cared about me.
So if any of you are going through a hard time at the moment, I would 100% take note of the tips to help yourself, I know it's easier said than done, but you've really got to push yourself. We all care about your little noggin, and you only have one so take care of it!
I really hope some of this information was helpful, obviously I didn't cover all areas as there are so many branches to mental health, this is only a brief introduction.
I hope you enjoyed reading this and found some of it helpful or interesting!
Charlotte xX