Sunday, 1 October 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour Duo

When the latest instalment of the Charlotte Tilbury makeup collection arrived a couple months ago I was pretty excited to say the least. Her makeup is just gorgeous all round, the formulations, the packaging, it feels so luxurious and I would buy it all if I could! The two products which quickly caught my eye this time were the Hollywood contour duo, which is a contour wand and a highlight wand. These are sold separately but I bought them as a set and saved a little bit of money, this is definitely available on the Charlotte Tilbury website which is where I purchased mine, unsure about others like feelunique etc. This was my first time ordering direct from Charlotte Tilbury and I would recommend for the samples alone! I got SO may as you can see from the last photos, including the cutest little bottle of legendary lashes! Anyway on to the wands themselves, firstly can we address the packaging, I think we all know now how great these products look and feel by now, and these are no exception! I love that the contour one is slightly darker than the highlight one so you don't pick up the wrong wand by mistake, now that would be an interesting look! When first testing the contour wand it looked a little scary I'm not going to lie, but it blends in super easily and actually creates the most natural looking contour. You can easily blend it so it's not a definitive line which I like, it really is the perfect shade. The highlight wand is like nothing I have used before, it's like adding actual light on to your face. The formulation is so reflective that you have to be a little careful not to apply too much, which is actually great because it'll last ages! The highlight itself is a champagne/rosy colour which will look fab on any skin colour, it just leaves your skin looking really healthy and glowy without looking like you've got loads of makeup on. The wand applicators work really well, they're little sponges which the product comes through, I like taking the highlighter off with my finger so I don't get too much but the contour one applies just the right amount, perfect! These little magic wands have quickly become part of my every day makeup routine, and I don't see them disappearing down to the bottom of my makeup bag any time soon! 

Monday, 10 October 2016

24 Hours in Brighton

This weekend we drove all the way from Cornwall to spend 24 hours in Brighton. That might sound crazy but the crazy thing is that in my whole 26 years I've never been there, so that had to change! 

Mike actually had to be in Brighton for wok, so after a 6am start (ouch) we made it there for about midday. So Mike pulled up to the seafront so I could swiftly  exit the car and he could be on his way. I instantly took the obligatory Brighton Pier snaps and then headed straight towards the shops, shocker! 

I spent the afternoon inbetween Churchill Square and getting lost in the lanes, which I could have spent much longer looking around. I probably didn't see half of them! I also spent a pretty large chunck of my afternoon in Homesense as we just don't have one in Cornwall (or Devon?!), so I bought all the lanterns I could carry which I then had to lug all the way back to the seafront where Mike was picking me up! 

For dinner that evening we went to check out the Marina, which is so lovely at night. We couldn't choose from all the restaurants so settled for a Whetherspoons dinner to keep the costs down, which was actually perfect. We had a harbour view and good food which was all we wanted. 

The next day Mike didn't have to work which meant I had an exploring partner until we had to head back home! We went on the hunt for breakfast, my first choices of Bills and The Breakfast Club were too busy and our bellies weren't prepared to wait. We came across this amazing smelling place called Wafflemeister, and any thing with 'waffle' in the title is okay by me. This place was amazing, I had a sweet waffle with bananas and cream and Mike went for a savoury option, definitely recommend this place for a different breakfast, or desert! 

We then had to walk those waffles off so went for a stroll down the pier. It was such a beautiful day, we walked to the end and back taking in the sea air and the smell of doughnuts. Before we knew it it was time to get the car and head back because Cornwall was a good 5 hours away! Brighton, I'll definitely be back. 

I'm wearing:
Coat- last years Topshop
Top- H&M
Skirt- ASOS


Sunday, 10 July 2016

My Disney Trip in Instagram's

So you may have been wondering what has happened to me since I went to Florida in April, I did actually come home (even though I wanted to stay there forever and could quite happily call Cinder's Castle my home) I just haven't visited my own little blog in a couple months! Life just gets in the way sometimes, especially when this isn't my full time job. Sometimes you need to take a little time out to get re-inspired and come back better than ever, which is what I've done!

I wanted to get back into the swing of things with my Instagram-style Diary. I am going to do a full trip report at some stage, I'm having MacBook problems at the moment so I'll start those when I get that sorted! I thought I'd do this post in the meantime with all my phone pictures! We had such an amazing trip and I can't wait to share our day to day Disney adventures with you but I hope you enjoy seeing our trip through my iPhone for now! 

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