Sunday, September 13, 2015

Charlotte Tilbury The Vintage Vamp Palette

Charlotte Tilbury The Vintage Vamp Palette Blog Review
Charlotte Tilbury The Vintage Vamp Palette Blog Review
Charlotte Tilbury The Vintage Vamp Palette Blog Review
Charlotte Tilbury The Vintage Vamp Palette Blog Review
Charlotte Tilbury The Vintage Vamp Palette Blog Review
Charlotte Tilbury The Vintage Vamp Palette Blog Review
Charlotte Tilbury The Vintage Vamp Palette Blog Review

As Autumn is fast approaching, I've already started to opt for those burgundy/plum shades that I love to wear this time of year and my current go to palette is Charlotte Tilbury's Vintage Vamp Palette. Charlotte Tilbury products are definitely my weakness. I currently only have a few of her products in my collection, but I'm completely smitten with them all!  

The Vintage Vamp Palette is one of the nine eyeshadow palettes available. They're colour-coded which means each shade in the palette is intended to be used in a particular way. Inside the palette, there are four shades; Prime which is intended to be used as a base and to brighten up the eye area and is a satin, pink toned champagne shade. Next is Enhance which is intended to be used in the crease to add definition, this is a matte plum shade with a warm brown undertone. Pop is my favourite shade, it might seem just like your typical gold shade, but it's packed full of glitter and it's so finely milled to prevent a huge amount of fall out. This is intended to be used on top of all the other shadows to create a light-catching effect, personally I wouldn't wear this every day, but it's perfect for a nighttime look. And lastly is Smoke, which is a deep, matte, burgundy shade. This is the darkest shade in the palette and is the shade that can transform your look from daytime to night.

In terms of packaging, I love it! It's beautiful and looks pretty luxurious, but still remains sleek and compact, which makes it an easy palette to keep in your makeup bag for when you're out and about. Charlotte just never seems to get it wrong, does she?

So the question you're all probably wondering, would I recommend? Y E S. At £38 for a palette of four eyeshadows, it's definitely more of a premium product, but they are without a doubt the best eyeshadows I've ever used. The pigmentation is incredible and applying and blending the eyeshadows is an actual dream, even though they are powder, they feel so, so creamy - almost buttery soft. The thing that shocked me the most was how little fallout you get from these eyeshadows, which means you can go ahead and apply your foundation first without any worry of all those dark shades falling out into your base makeup. Overall, I love this eyeshadow palette A LOT and it's perfect for creating a whole range of different looks.

Hae you tried any Charlotte Tilbury products?

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

And just like that, summer fell into fall

Top 15 Things About Autumn/Fall 2015
All images from Pinterest. 

Okay, I know it's not officially Autumn yet but I am SO excited for the upcoming season. It feels like Spring was literally five minutes ago and now we're already over a week into September - crazy! As Autumn is my favourite season, I thought I'd share with you the things I love the most about it!

001: Candles. All of the candles. I never really light many candles in the warmer months, so when Autumn rolls around, I go crazy and buy every Halloween themed candle in sight.

002: Autumnal Makeup. Berry lips and burnt orange eyeshadows? Definitely one of my favourite makeup looks ever!

003: Cosy Nights In. There's nothing better than lighting all of your favourite candles, snuggling up on the sofa and watching movies.

004: Hot Drinks. Pumpkin Spice Latte and Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate.. Need I say more?

005: Onesies. Autumn marks the start of the onesie season and it's so enjoyable to be able to wear a onesie without melting.

006: Fairy Lights. Fairy Lights make everything seem 1000x cosier. I just want to live in a world where everyone has fairy lights in every room possible.

007: That crisp feeling in the air. Even though this means it will be getting very cold, I just love it when the air feels so crisp - it reminds me of Halloween when I was a child.

008: Halloween. I love Halloween SO much and I could probably write a whole list on all the things I love about it.

009: Bubble Baths. There's nothing better than coming in from the cold and having a hot bubble bath - even better with a Lush bath bomb.

010: Leaves. Falling leaves, crunchy leaves, golden leaves. They're just the BEST in the autumn time and I can already tell that my puppy is going to spend too much of his time chasing all the leaves flying about!

011: Fireworks. Remember, remember the 5th of November! I love firework night so much, it just makes me feel so nostalgic.

012: Tartan. Every Autumn/Winter I become obsessed with all things tartan!

013: Duvet Days. "Ahh, I'm just a big, toasty cinnamon bun. I never want to leave this bed." 10 points if you know what that's from! Being able to be wrapped up in a duvet without melting and binge watching Netflix? Perfect.

014: TV Shows Start Again. Grey's Anatomy, Doctor Who, American Horror Story and Once Upon A Time are all starting up again soon!

015: Countdown to Christmas. After Halloween and Firework Night are over I think it's perfectly acceptable to start avidly counting down the days until Christmas. Too much excitement!

What are you favourite things about Autumn/Fall? 

Thursday, September 03, 2015

20 Things I've Learnt in Twenty Years

20 Things I've Learnt in Twenty Years

001: Change is inevitable. Friends change, you'll change - it's okay.

002: Spend as much time as you can with your Grandparents. "You think you have forever, but you don't."

003: You'll never be too old for Disney.

004: Or Harry Potter.

005: Not everyone will have the same heart that you do.

006: Enjoy the little things and always appreciate what you have.

007: Few friends > fake friends.

008: Tomorrow is a new day and you never know what's around the corner. Today might feel like the end of the world, but when one door closes, another one WILL always open before you know it.

009: Never trust the thoughts you have at 3am.

010: It's important to look after yourself and make sure you're eating enough, drinking enough water and sleeping.

011: Don't blame yourself for other people's mistakes.

012: Being compassionate is important.

013: Don't be a follower. You don't HAVE to do what all your friends are doing - It's totally okay to be yourself.

014: Not everything will turn out as originally planned, but it's okay - everything happens for a reason.

015: You don't have to settle for less than you deserve.

016: Trust your instincts. They are usually right.

017: Never let toxic people make you constantly sad. Remove them and don't feel bad about doing so.

018: Stop caring what people think so much.

019: "It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live."

020: And lastly, learn to accept the things you cannot change.