Monday, 25 May 2020

NEW IN BEAUTY AND SKINCARE - CHARLOTTE TILBURY AND MAC COSMETICS





It has been a long time since I have done a blog post dedicated to makeup and skincare but I wanted to create a post which  is all about the new products that I have been ordering online. So I thought I would sit down and fill you in on what my current purchases have been in the last couple of weeks and what my honest opinions were of them. 


Charlotte's Tilbury Magic Crystal Elixir is finally here and I was dreaming of buying this product and then I finally plucked up the courage to buy it. Charlotte collaborated with expert scientist to bring us a ground breaking serum for hydrated, youthful looking skin with a magic matrix of ingredients. The serum has golden Vitamin C for a brighter-looking complexion and hydration powerhouse Polyglutamin Acid which is a supercharged skincare ingredient that's over 4X more hydrating than Hyaluronic Acid. 

I was very intrigued to buy this product especially after reading how she created the serum and the results looked amazing, the packaging is on another level and this is another reason why people buy Charlotte's products as they are stunning! So far I am loving the serum, it has brightened and hydrated my skin so much, as soon as you apply the product you notice such a glow to your skin. My pores look so much better and my skin looks so healthy and hydrated. The serum is very pricey however I do think it is worth it, I would recommend going onto Charlotte Tilbury's website to have a look at the product information before buying as it tells you all the information you need to know. 



Since we have been forced to stay at home at the moment I have been loving watching beauty video's on IGTV whilst I'm not working and I came across a make up product by MAC which I haven't heard before, strobe cream. It really caught my eye and because I am really into glowy makeup I knew I needed to see what this product was all about. I am in love and let me tell you why.. it smooths my skin, it is very hydrating and perfect for a glowy base before you apply your foundation/tinted moisturiser  on. It is very much like a primer and the great thing about is it makes your skin go from being dull to glowy in seconds! 



I love Charlotte's Pillow Talk range it is incredible and one of her products which I am just in love with is the beauty light wand highlight which is described as a 'Magical highlighter blush formula which adds a kiss of colour to your checks and plays with the light beautifully for a soft focus beauty glow'. The colour pillow talk original is a very nude pink, I add a little bit to the apple of my cheeks and it makes your skin look glowing and gorgeous! 




I did a Charlotte Tilbury delivery a couple of weeks ago, and bought the Airbrush Flawless Foundation and the Airbrush Flawless Finish powder. I have been wanting to try the powder for so long and so far I am loving it! The packaging is absolutely gorgeous, in love with it all! Now the foundation originally came out last summer but I bought the fairest shade that Charlotte does but it was very very white on my skin and I have a neutral skin tone, I matched it online which was hard and I went for shade 2 Cool. On the website you can find your foundation shade by popping it what brand you use and the shade then it will match with the Airbrush Flawless Foundation and it came up with Cool 2. Just to let you know I use the IT Cosmetics CC Cream Fair which is their lightest shade and it works really well for me. I would give this a go as it really does work and even though the Airbrush flawless foundation is matte it doesn't feel and look cakey. I mix with the CC Cream and even the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter and it looks great!

Lottie x










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Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Styling A Few Of My Favourite Outfits I LOCKDOWN STYLE I



Hello everyone, how are we all? I hope you are doing well and keeping safe! I honestly cannot believe it is May already.. I had so many plans for this year, so many achievements that I wanted to accomplish however it has all gone out of the window because of the current pandemic but something that I ticked off my goal list for 2020 is making IGTV video's. It must have been a month now, I think it was Easter weekend when I decided to fill a makeup video 'My Everyday Makeup Routine' and I was anxious about uploading it but people seemed to loved it and I had so much fun making it, editing it and adding music to it. Please make sure you go and check it out if you haven't already..

In this post I wanted to show you a few of my favourite lock down outfits I have been loving, during this time I have been working, saving money and buying a few little beauty products but haven't purchased any new clothes recently until I saw the perfect white t shirt. I was after a new t shirt as you cannot go wrong with another white tee, I feel like they are an absolute must in your wardrobe and every girl needs one they are a staple don't you not think? Anyway, I had seen one that I fancied for a while by  Saturday By Megan Ellaby and I'm absolutely obsessed with her brand, just wish they didn't come with a price tag! But they are so worth it, so do you know what happened I ended up scrolling came across Nelly and I was sold. The Nelly Boyfriend Fit T-shirt is the loveliest white shirt, it is over sized and perfect for wearing loose or tucking it. I wore it on Sunday and I had it tucked into my favourite pair of jeans and layered it with another turtle neck blouse from the same brand which I have mentioned on here and my instagram a few times. 







I paired it with my a jacket that gives me the most vintage inspiration and it was one from And Other Stories I've had since 2018 but I love it! It is perfect for this kind of look and wore my converse but I would 100% wear this during the day, it's my own smart/casual vibe but still looking classy. 




This is another Saturday By Megan Ellaby high neck blouse which is so so retro, it has such a cool pattern and it's called Floyd. Unfortunately it is sold out but I do wish I had bought another one of these as they are a small fit but because I'm tall, it's short in the body and it rises it up which is very annoying but still love it. I love layering this with a white shirt or jumper but today I paired it with my Grease Pink Ladies tshirt from Zara which I am obsessed with it. I'm also wearing some fancy earrings from And Other Stories. 




Last up is an absolute favourite of mine, a vintage blouse and my flared jeans. I was actually very lucky to receive a message from Bowler and Betty (was known as Bowler Vintage and still prefer that name) to ask if they would share a photo that I posted on my instagram of their blouse. Of course I was over the moon!!

Lottie x




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Monday, 11 May 2020

VE Day 75th Anniversary May Bank Holiday Weekend in Lockdown 2020 I Summer Is Here



We'll meet again,
Don't know where, don't know when,
But I know we'll meet again
Some sunny day.
Keep smiling through,
Just like you always do,
'Till the blue skies drive the dark clouds far away.

I hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend celebrating 75th Anniversary of VE day on Friday 8th May 2020. I was so happy to be off as had the most glorious day in the sunshine, we had a street party at 4pm and it was great, we were social distancing but everyone brought their own food and drinks. One of the neighbours did a little quiz, we then came in just before 8pm and then listened to Winston Churchill do his speech and then at 9pm we went outside to sing We'll Meet Again it was wonderful.









Yesterday (Saturday 9th May) it was such a hot day and I decided to wear this gorgeous summer dress from AndOtherStories from SS19 and just paired it with a simple white tee and spent the majority of the day sat in the garden soaking up all the sunshine. On Sunday the weather had completed changed and it was freezing but ended up going for a walk about 10.00am which was nice and had to put hats and coats because it was just so cold but got back just before the rain came. Later on that day I watched the last few episodes of The Handmaid Tale of season 3 and now already for the new season! 

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend whatever you got up too!

Lottie x



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Tuesday, 28 April 2020

A Little Photo Diary Of My Most Favourite Inspiration.










I have been absolutely loving finding the perfect inspiration recently and have been posting them on my instagram feed which I am obsessed with at the moment. I hope you have been enjoying them and I think it is a really nice way to take your mind of things and just enjoy looking at some of your
favourite styles, icons or dreaming of the a lovely bunch of flowers.

I wanted to a do a little photo diary as I haven't done one in a long time. perhaps last year but here we go. I also get the photos from Pinterest and I spend my days not working scrolling through and saving them onto my phone. I get so much happiness from doing that especially right now.

Lottie x
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Summer Breeze Makes Me Feel Fine





It is Saturday which I am forever grateful especially in these uncertain times, because I'm still working I look forward to having two days just to do whatever I want to do and at the minute that means putting on a fancy outfit and wearing some make up. It honestly makes you feel so much better in yourself and gives you a boost that you need, last weekend I spent the whole day make up free which was lovely but then by the end I put a little bit of makeup on and it gave me that glow that I was looking for but my face needed that time just to breathe. I'm sorry I've haven't posted since Easter.. what is wrong with me. My mind hasn't felt like blogging, I've been very occupied doing IGTV's and already have two up which I filmed a couple of weeks ago, I also have just finished editing another one. However I do want to still keep blogging as I have missed it and it feels good to be sat here typing away, apart from what is going on at the moment who is loving this gorgeous Spring weather! Feel like the weather has been hit and miss in York and the Southern's are getting all the glorious sunshine but it is still warm! I had a tidy up last weekend, I was needing a tidy of one of my wardrobes as it was pretty messy and I am not a fan of mess I must say so I felt so much better. It was my own capsule wardrobe and I really like it. I ended up moving the majority of my knitwear into the shelves and then re folded my scarfs and gym wear.


I ended up going for a walk on Sunday morning which was lovely as the sun was so hot and then sat out in the garden for a little bit and had a late morning coffee! The afternoon was spent re watching The Handmaid's Tale as the weather changed and it was so cloud and cloudy which mean't another outfit change from shorts to jeans and a jumper.



One of the best highlights of my week is the NHS clap on a Thursday night at 8pm, it really is great and the whole street gets together and it is such an amazing thing to do! I must say I am looking forward to some time off, I have the end of May booked off for the week as I was supposed to be going to Scotland again, I went last year and had the best time but will be nice to have some time off from work just to relax minus the bank holidays. However I have 2 more days booked off which were for working Easter and they are in 2 weeks time plus we have just been informed that now we have Friday 8th May off too so that is even better! I honestly cannot believe April is over but hope you are all staying safe and keeping well. Sending lots of love to you all at this difficult time.

Lottie x


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Friday, 10 April 2020

Easter Weekend At Home And A Weekly Catch Up


It is Good Friday as I am writing this but it doesn't feel like a bank holiday, probably because I have been working for the first time ever!! To be honest we couldn't just shut for the Easter weekend but it was okay because the surgery was shut to patients and the phones were pretty quiet all day which was lovely and even better I was working from home since 12:20 this afternoon. This week we started working from home and now we are all set up it seems to be working fine at the moment, I decided to have my office in the spare room.. I say an office it's just my laptop but it feels a bit more fancier. I do feel exhausted and very happy I can a couple of days of relaxing and eating chocolate, this week started really hectic and then the last two days has magically gone quiet and I'm loving it, I think we all feel tired and just need a break. Unfortunately I'm working Easter Monday but hey it could be worse right? A long day but I will get through it. Moving on from work, last weekend I had such a productive weekend, I woke up on Saturday morning and ended up going for a run which was amazing and I really enjoyed it. Such a good way to start off my morning and then I had a bath, washed my hair and wore one of my favourite outfits and then decided to film my first ever IGTV! I did my everyday makeup routine and I loved doing it! Now I want to do more.. what kind of things do you want to see?


Whilst I was on my run last Saturday and I came home to a Cult Beauty order and I was over the moon, I did a little skincare spree on Too Faced's new skincare range and one of their Melted Matte lipsticks which I have always wanted to try and I love them all!


Hope you all have a wonderful Easter at home!

Lottie x
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Wednesday, 1 April 2020

My Favourite Spring Outfit I Have Been Loving And My Thoughts About The Week


Hello friends, how are we all doing? I really hope you are all well and looking after yourselves. I apologise for the lack of content on here but I just haven't been feeling myself, I don't want to go into so much detail on the current situation (that's a phase I keep using a lot) as I feel like everyone wants to escape for a few minutes and just watch or read something that takes your mind off being at home constantly and not being able to go to work. I spent my week at work, answering the phones, replying to emails that patient send to us, doing our very best on the phones which let me tell you have not been great at all, people ringing up because they are poorly, people ringing up for advice regarding COVID-19. It gets to a point where you cannot really give out anymore advice then what the Government are saying. Everyday changes and everyday something new changes, at the minute we found today that four members of our team we won't see till when this gets better which is a massive loss and I was very sad. We are also working out about perhaps working from home, everyone has been so busy doing E Learning training but somehow we are getting there and working from home a day or so a week will be interesting but something that we have to do at the minute. What I have been doing recently to take my mind off things is watching YouTube videos, catching up on shows I have missed such as MasterChef and Liar. I am also watching Belgravia on ITV which I love, thanks Erin for getting me into it! It is amazing and I though my old work gal pal Aurelia would love it too. I also have not stopped listening to music, I want to start cleaning my room and re organising things as it is something productive to do at the weekend.

Apart from what is going on, I have been trying to make myself feel better by wearing some of my favourite outfits and it automatically changes my mood and just gives me a bit of boost. If you didn't know I bought a high neck top a month or so ago by Saturday By Megan Ellaby which I absolutely love and if you haven't followed Megan then you really need too. Her style is FABULOUS and very unique which you can see why she created the gorgeous Ziggy Neck High Top Blouse and she has done a final restock, so if you do want this blouse, grab it whilst you can! I am forever posting photo's on Instagram and I love it. I recently bought another one purely because I fancied two and I wanted a bigger size as they are quite tight and the Medium was short in the body so I went for the Large and it fits amazing and I'm wearing it in this photo! This outfit is also perfect for Spring when the sunshine decides to stay around and I'm definitely excited to wear it out one day. I love the packaging, everything comes in tissue with the cutest sticker of her brand logo.




I also have been ordering some more beauty and skincare bits which is just my usual things but I'm thinking about doing a blog post about them very soon. Writing this post has made me feel just a little bit better in my mood and has definitely cheered me up a bit..

Lottie x

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