Wednesday, 5 October 2016

What I Picked Up From Charlotte Tilbury

I feel like the Charlotte Tilbury store in Covent Garden has become a bit of a Mecca for beauty addicts who flock down to London! When I was the last month, of course I had to pay a visit and I can tell you right now, it is every bit as gorgeous as I'd imagined it! Everything looks quite pristine and don't even get me started on the sales associates! They all had amazing make up and were actually really friendly and made you feel comfortable having a browse, which is always important.

I've been looking at Charlotter Tilbury's products for ages now. It's no secret they've used the power of social media to make the products even more popular and it's worked quite well. How can anyone help but to covet this gorgeous packaging? I was still to find out if the quality of the products matched the hype, though. These are the first bit from the brand I've ever tried and, I gotta say, I have not been left disappointed! I picked up a lip liner and one of the lipsticks, here are my thoughts:

Charlotte Tilbury Lip cheat in "Iconic Nude"
I've been a fan of lip liners for a long, long time now so my expectations every time I try a new one are always very high! I'm forever mixing different lip liners and lipsticks trying to achieve what I feel like is the perfect colour, but I can never find it in one single product. Guess what? Here it is! The Iconic Nude shade is the first one I've found that matches my natural lip colour almost exactly, but then gives me that "my lips but better" look. I love that it is a true nude on me, not a pinky or peachy nude, but just perfectly neutral. And the formula is absolutely spot on: it doesn't feel drying or tight and looks like you've got nothing on but at the same time it stays put all day. Bold statement here, but I think I found the perfect lip liner!

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in "Hepburn Honey" 
Now, this was something of an impulse purchased. I'd sat my sights on the lip liner and when they asked me if I'd liked to try anything else.... I just couldn't resist! I ask the sales assistant which lipstick would go with the lip liner so she showed me this. I immediately LOVED the name and also fell in love with the neutral nude shade instantly. The formula of these original lipsticks is ever so comfortable and they have a slight sheen to the finish, which I think looks very classic. The staying power is nothing to speak of unfortunately, but that's the only downside. Plus, because I actually enjoy reapplying my make up, it doesn't bother me in the slightest.

Have you guys tried anything from Charlotte Tilbury? What are your favourite bits? x

Saturday, 1 October 2016

What I Wore to London Fashio Week SS17

The title of this post might be a little bit misleading. I'm not going to dozens of shows in a season, so this "What I Wore to Fashion Week" is really just the outfit I wore to the N&S Gaia show! #KeepingItReal, right??

Sneakers were a huge trend this season and there were lots of bloggers wearing trainers to the shows. It was the perfect excuse for me to wear my trusty Converses. They are my favourite shoes, I've always got them on during the weekend and I was so pleased to wear them because who knew you could this comfy at a fashion show!?

I just fell in love with this top from Zara and I built my whole outfit around it. Black will always be my comfort zone but something see-through like this most definitely is NOT! I felt good about wearing something I normally wouldn't and it made me realize it's great to be thrown into situations like this which make you reevaluate your own normal. I paired it with a lacy bralette from TopShop. I've been looking for something like this for yonks and could never find the right style so I was super happy when I found this in TopShop!

As for the pair of jeans, they're the good old, trusty Leigh jeans from TopShop again. I feel like everyone and their mothers have this style of jeans nowadays. I hadn't even tried them on before as I don't normally shop there. I do really love the shape of these, tucking a shirt into a slight high waist like this just makes for instant cool and I loved it! The necklace and the bag I also picked up at TopShop.

My lip colour is MAC's Cherry lip liner topped with the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw.

(I was a bad, bad blogger that day and left my camera at home so excuse the iPhone snaps!)


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