Wednesday, 11 September 2019


Hi everybody, it feels good to be back on here. I do feel weird blogging as it has been a few weeks since I wrote a blog post and I felt guilty that September is here and I haven't done anything. I have been waiting for a new laptop and I still haven't got one yet but hoping to get one very soon as the one I have, has seen better days. I thought I would have had one by now but September has been an expensive month so far and I haven't even thought about what laptop I'm going to get. I only want something simple and nothing too fancy. I was in Leeds the other weekend and had my nails done and then went into & Other Stories and bought some new jeans and some new boots which I love and needed but cost me a fortune but was totally worth it.

I also haven't been able to post on my Instagram for about a week which was not great, I don't really know what had happened. It just came up on my screen saying it was blocked until the 9th September. Thankfully I can now post again but I do feel like I have lost quite a lot of followers which isn't the best thing in the world but I guess that is social media for you. I went to the York Races last Sunday which was fab as it was family day which mean't the Sunshine was out and it wasn't so busy. I had such a fabulous day and even worn twice! YAY! I didn't win much but still if it was a great feeling.

I'm not sure if I mentioned it on here but I am a total fan of Bills breakfasts, they do a really good breakfast and I would recommend it. My sister is gluten free and has been for a year now and they do a great breakfast for her which is why we always end up going.

Lottie x

Monday, 26 August 2019


When seasons change it is the perfect opportunity to give your makeup bag a new lease of life and this Summer I have been absolutely loving the more glowy and natural finish to my makeup. As I have just been away I haven't actually done a beauty post quite like this before and it has always been something that I have wanted to do for a while now. I also wanted to add these products I only used on an evening whilst away as I was in a hot country and I don't tend to wear make up when I was by the beach every day so it was great being able to apply all of these on an evening and really get that Cape Verderian glow.

After moisturising my face, I like to apply a hydrating primer that gives my skin an added glow which gives my skin a boost before applying foundation/concealer. I love to use the use the Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow which gives my skin an instant pick-me-up and a great way base to start your makeup off. I have been using this primer for a few months now and I really love it. I love the dewy look it leaves my skin and it looks effortless! It is quite expensive and it is a product I really did research into before buying because it is quite expensive but like a lot of Charlotte's products that I are not just used for one thing. 

For foundation I have been loving the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation as it is medium-full coverage and leaves my skin feeling flawless and natural at the same time. It is also oil-free foundation which is amazing if you have oily skin. I would 100% recommend and they have so many shades to choose from. I always buy mine from Cult Beauty or Debenhams website as no one wants to pay for customs or even shipping! I get the shade Swan which is the lightest shade they do, I have very pale skin so this works great for me! I like to mix this foundation in with the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter which I truly adore! Now the flawless filter is a complexion booster which I like to use it either on its own with no foundation at all if I really want barely any coverage but such a glowy skin or you can wear it on top of your foundation when gives you a natural glow and makes it look like your wearing a mega-watt glow of a highlighter. It gives your a face a digital filter. I absolutely love it and even have my sister wearing it! You can of course add a bit of powder just in case you don't want your face looking so glowy but it honestly is my dream product! 

Next up is another Charlotte Tilbury product however I am sorry that I am featuring quite a lot of her things however this is the year I have really thought about Charlotte's make up products and looked at my own skin type/what kind of coverage I like and what kind of look I like and thought do you know what Charlotte just seems to tick all the boxes! This product was something I order next day delivery just after I finished work on the Wednesday before I went away and it came the day after when I was getting my nails done in Leeds. I waited till payday and it was a little holiday treat! Can you guess by the photos? It is the Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Face Palette in light gasm and I absolutely love it. So I bought the day before we went away as I had been looking online and could not decide whether to buy it or not as I was after a glow face palette but was not really sure if I just wanted to pay £60 for it. Well I got it in the end and took it away with me and it was the best thing ever! Charlotte's products are all unique and flawless in their own way and she just nails it every time! The palette has everything you need and was an absolute winner for me.

However the Too Faced Sweet Peach Glow does the job aswell and it is a lot cheaper! I actually bought another one of this palette's as I used it the first time last summer and fell in love with it. I love Too Faced and their sweet peach collection!

Lottie x


Saturday, 17 August 2019


Happy Saturday everybody! I hope you are all having a great weekend whatever you are doing. I decided to do a photo diary part 2 of my holiday to Cape Verde. I have been back a week and I'm already missing it so much. I honestly think when you get back to work and back home your holiday sort of becomes a blur in a way but that is why photo's and making blog posts are the best because I can always look back on them. 

Lottie x

Wednesday, 14 August 2019


Hi friends, it is officiaL,l I am back home and back to work. But it is okay because I can just keep dreaming of being in Cape Verde or I should say 'Cabo Verde, No Stress'. I cannot believe that 2 weeks today (Wednesday) I finished work for my holiday and we went on the Friday. Wow it really goes too fast and it just makes you realise how precious they really are.

I hope you enjoy this holiday photo diary, I tried to pick out some of my favourites.

Lottie x


Saturday, 10 August 2019


If you don't follow me on Instagram or have caught up with my blog posts in a while then you wouldn't have known that I have just been on holiday for 7 days in the beautiful island of Cape Verde. We got back this afternoon and to be quite honest I actually do not know why I'm doing this now but I am in the mood for some holiday inspiration/blues right now.. yes it has already started to kick in. I will be doing a look book very soon filled with all the photos and also another post all about my summer essentials/holiday make up.

This inspiration is well and truly needed after arriving back into Birmingham of pouring down rain making it feel like we were in the middle of Winter. I guess this what a typical British Summer is like. I must add the title of the post comes from a song that I have not stopped listening to whilst I was away and that was 'A lovely day' by Bill Withers. 

Lottie x

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