Posted on: Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Holiday Haul

So I've (sadly) been home from Menorca over a week now, straight back into reality, feels like I haven't even been away! I can't believe this time two weeks ago, I was lying in the sun complaining I was too hot, why oh why.

Anyway, whilst away (and at the airport) I treated myself to a few goodies!


GLAM GLOW YOUTH MUD - My BFF Sian kindly let me use her Glam Glow Super Mud and I was instantly hooked. On the plane on the way to Menorca, I was flicking through the duty free magazine and literally squealed when I saw their Youth Mud advertised. I was all over that like a rash. I only brought the smallest pot at 15ml, as that is all they had and it cost me £22.50 which is around £2.50 cheaper than the retail for this size. So I didn't save much, but I was on holiday and got a bit cer-ay-zay. I've used this once - I'm not going to say too much because I will have a review on each of these coming out over the next few weeks, but I love it! And I'm now a hooked Glam fan!


TAYLOR SWIFT - WONDERSTRUCK - Whilst there weren't that many shops where I was, there was (much to my joy) a perfume shop. It's always cheaper over in Spain (well, from my experience) so I was straight in there. Surprisingly, the Bear took longer at deciding what to purchase than I did! I was originally looking for Taylor Swift - Enchanted, but this was all they had and I am not disappointed. Again, a review will be out soon, but this smells divine. I purchased the 30ml bottle and it cost me €19 and seeing as it's £20 over in the UK, I made a pretty good saving! 

LIP SMACKER - COCA COLA COLLECTION - Again, I first saw this in Sian's drawer. Damn that girl, making me spend my money. I saw this in the duty free magazine along with Glam Glow and knew I had to have it. There are 6 different flavours inside; Coca Cola, Coca Cola Vanilla, Coca Cola Cherry, Sprite, Fanta Orange & Fanta Strawberry. Each and every one smells incredible and I don't want to use any of them, I just want to keep them in the tin forever and ever, looking pretty! 

Not much of a haul, but good enough for me!
Have you tried any of these products?

- Charli, xo

Posted on: Friday, 5 September 2014

Hello September



Reading // Right now, I am reading nothing. What?! I know. Instead, I will tell you what I read whilst I was away in Menorca. 

  • Divergent - Veronica Roth
  • Burned - P. C. Cast & Kristen Cast
  • A Fault in our Stars - John Green
Three very different books and I loved each one of them immensely. Burned is the seventh book from the House of Night series, which if you read these posts, you'll know I adore. Divergent is a series of three books and has also now been made into a film - which I watched this week and it is seriously good. A Fault in our Stars is a more realistic story which I'm sure most of you have also had the privilege of reading because of the hype surrounding it. This has also been made into a film which I am yet to watch.

Listening to // I made a playlist for Menorca that I still listen to every morning on the bus to work. It includes - 5 Seconds of Summer, Mayday Parade, B*Witched (I know), All Time Low, Ariana Grande, The Audition, The Cab, Ed Sheeran, One Direction and a whole lot more. So this month there isn't one single band or artist that I've taken interest in, just several different old and new favourites all stuck together in one giant place! 

Thinking about // Houses. Whilst on holiday, there was a lot of moving house, wedding and baby talk. Whilst all of these things seem so far away, it has got me thinking. I've now opened a new savings account with a standing order for each month. I am determined to have saved over £5000 by this time next year. Both Bear and I are both saving hard to get ourselves into a bigger house and 'settle down' as some may say. Exciting stuff! 

Loving // Not much. I'm not really bothered about anything at the moment. I've just come back off holiday, I'm straight back into work, I have no plans this month really, so I'm just plodding along! But that's okay, I'm getting some sort of strange thrill from not spending any money (I wonder how long that will last!) I guess I'm just loving life?

Watching // Teen Mom 2, still. True Blood, still. I am still loving Teen Mom 2, although the ones I set to record whilst I was away, have failed, sad face :( so I've missed two episodes. I'm now on season five of True Blood and I am still loving it 100%. I love sitting under the quilt with a hot chocolate and settling down to watch vampires, sex and violence. What more could a girl want on a Wednesday evening? 

Looking forward to // I have no plans this month, as I said above. So actually, I'm looking forward to having a really quiet month. I'm sure there will be meals out and a night out or two but I'm just really enjoying coming home, pottering about and spending time with Bear. What a boring girl I have become! I don't mind though, being boring is cheap ;) 

What are your plans for September?

- Charli, xo


Posted on: Monday, 25 August 2014

A little trip..


I am now away until Monday 1st September. My plan was to schedule a bunch of posts for you guys but unfortunately I have been super, super busy this week and haven't even had time to breathe, let alone blog! I am travelling to the beautiful island of Menorca where I will eat, sleep and sunbathe for a week. I have lots of posts planned upon my return so be assured, blogging will be back to normal in just over a week! 

- Charli, xo

Posted on: Sunday, 17 August 2014

Listography // Cities

"We think about the future in a way that no other animal can, does, or ever has, and this simple, ubiquitous, ordinary act is a defining feature of our humanity"
- Daniel Gilbert, "Stumbling on Happiness"

So for my birthday, Sian brought me two 'Listography' books, one for current lists and one for future lists - as in, things I want to do. I still haven't written in either of these books, for fear of ruining the pages, (OCD right there). So, I decided, instead of writing it down, I'd type it out.. Into a blog post. And here begins the 'Listography' series. Enjoy.

CITIES YOU PLAN TO VISIT

VEGAS


The most popular city in the state of Nevada and known internationally for it's casinos, shopping, glamour, celebrities and night life. I never saw the need to visit Vegas, until March this year. Stuart and I, ventured into town after him telling me it's somewhere he's always wanted to venture and booked it. Just like that. Now, I am the most excited I have ever been, for anything. Since booking it, we have both scoured the Internet looking up anything and everything and it all just looks simply amazing. I'm not ashamed to say, I brag about it at every opportunity. It's not something that many 23 year olds can say they have done and I revel in that fact. 23rd February, 2015 I will be jetting to Sin City and I will have the time of my life. 

ROME


This is a city I have wanted to visit for as long as I can remember. It's somewhere my parents have been to several times and have loved each and every time. I've never been to Italy and the country itself is somewhere I'd love to travel to. I'd visit the Vatican Museum, the Colosseum and I'd try 15 varieties of spaghetti bolognese. I love Italian food and I'd spend the days trying every type of pasta possible and dining at a different restaurant for each meal of the day. Italian is also a language I have always been desperate to learn and finally, Italian men. Just Italian men. 

PARIS


I visited Paris for my 16th birthday, with my mother and a friend. As much as it was fun, we were only there two days and I was 16. Not old enough to appreciate beauty, cuisine or anything other than buying wool tank tops that I don't remember ever being in fashion. It's somewhere I am desperate to venture again, now that I'm older. I want to climb the Eiffel Tower, as cliché as that may be, it has to be done. I've never been one for French food, but I guess everyone has to try a snail, right? Hmm, we'll see. I'm sure there was something else? Oh yeah, DISNEYLAND. Enough said, I think.  

CAPE TOWN


I have always wanted to visit Africa. There are so many parts I want to see, so many places I want to go. Mainly for the animal related side of things, but nevertheless, it is on my list. Cape Town is the second largest city and is technically the Capitol of South Africa. One of the things on my list would be visiting the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood, which is full of colourful buildings and quaint little back streets. I would also most certainly be climbing Table Mountain, which takes around 2 hours but from what I have seen, the view from the top is unbelievably worth it. 

SYDNEY


I don't know a single person that doesn't want to visit Australia. Where better to start, than Sydney. I'm all for visiting little towns and unknown areas, but I think it's best to start off by experiencing a big city. I'd be straight to Bondi Beach, topping up my tan, surrounded by Aussie hotties with their surf boards and beach blonde hair. Oh, sorry Stuart, I got carried away there. Anyway, I know several people who have travelled to Australia and have loved Sydney and all that the city has to offer, so it's definitely on my hit list. 

So, there you have it. The first 5 cities on my hit list. What do you think?

- Charli, xo

Posted on: Friday, 15 August 2014

Favourite Folk // August Edition

It's been a while since I did one of these, but the series is back and boy, do I have some awesome blogs for you to take a peek at.


As always, Sian is top of my list. Not only is she my best friend, her blog is bloody brilliant. She has been blogging for a year now and has gained an amazing following as well as publishing some awesome posts. She's so dedicated and it makes me wish I had her motivation and creative skills so that I could apply them to my own blog. My favourite of her latest posts are My Favourite MAC (everyone can relate to this post) and her Happy 1st Birthday. Congratulations my little chicken nugget, keep up the incredible work. 

Posted on: Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Garnier VS L'Oreal Paris

I joined the Micellar hype a few months ago by purchasing L'Oreal's Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution. Even though this is classed as a cleanser, I used it as a toner, so shoot me. When I'd finished the product, I decided I wanted to try something else and so I chose Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water (much easier title). Though the two are pretty similar, there are a few differences I wanted to point out. 

Micellar Cleansing Water

Posted on: Monday, 11 August 2014

Pink Lemonade

As I mentioned in Friday's post, I took a trip to Meadowhall recently. I didn't buy much, but the things I did buy, I adore. Including this little beauty. I have been lusting over this blusher palette ever since I saw Sian purchase it a few months ago. I seem to have developed a 'thing' for blushers lately and this product has only added fuel to the fire. 


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