Sunday, 31 January 2016

L’Occitane Valentine's Day Wishlist


Wow we are pretty much done with the first month of 2016, I guess this year will be following in 2015's footsteps and just flyby! So as we are approaching February, I wanted to share with you my Valentine's Day wishlist and hints for the BF with L'Occitane.
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Tuesday, 26 January 2016

MAC Ellie Goulding Collection

MAC Ellie Goulding Collection
LtoR: Without Your Love, I'll Hold My Breath, Explosion, Only You

MAC collaborations are my weakness let's be honest, I know it and you know it - I just can't help myself. When I saw the initial promo for the MAC x Ellie Goulding collaboration I couldn't contain my excitement and eagerly awaited the launch as this range combined two of my favourite things, three if you include the vast array of nude shades - because as much as I love to sport a bright lip my heart will always belong to nudes. 

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Sunday, 24 January 2016

The Mrs Rodial Project: Rodial Art and Design Challenge


Rodial is one of those brands that over the past few years I have heard so much about, and have such an amazing range of products - if you haven't tried any I definitely recommend you do. I love that you can also get an insight into the brand and its creator Maria Hatzistefanis, from her lifestyle to the process of her product creation. Her latest project comes in the form of the Mrs Rodial Project: Rodial Art and Design Challenge.
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Friday, 22 January 2016

Nivea Men Post Shave Balm | An Unlikely Primer

Nivea Men Post Shave Balm | An Unlikely Primer

Yes it appears the blogosphere has gone crazy, or at least that is what I thought when I first saw Nikkietutorials using a men's after shave balm as a primer for her makeup. However upon hearing her rave reviews video after video of the Nivea Men's Post Shave Balm as a makeup primer I knew I had to give this a shot just to see if it lived up to the hype. 

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Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Best of MAC Cosmetics

Best of MAC Cosmetics

If you're a regular reader of CharmedCharlee it will come as to no surprise when I say that MAC Cosmetics is one of my favourite makeup brands. I can find myself regularly visiting my local Debenhams, spying online for the latest collections and even spending a vast amount of money on owning limited edition collections. I find that that whatever the shade, MAC will most definitely have it from a rainbow of lipsticks to a multitude of eyeshadows - you're guaranteed to find a shade you love. Surprisingly despite the vast amount of MAC themed posts on my blog, I've never actually shared with you my thoughts on the best makeup products and accessories from MAC, so you better get a cuppa ready as I imagine this could be a rather long post. 
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Sunday, 17 January 2016

The Liquid Lipstick Lowdown


It seems that liquid lipsticks are really having a moment as of late, and a moment that doesn't seem to be cooling off anytime soon. It seems that many brands both drugstore and high end have jumped on the bandwagon all releasing their own versions and with good reason - these are some of the most long-wearing matte lip formulas to have graced our makeup bags, with a little bit of practice they are fairy easy to apply, they are so pigmented and don't smudge or budge once applied. For those reasons I can see why we have put down our matte lipsticks and are all about the liquid lipstick lovin' so without further ado I wanted to share with you all my liquid lipstick lowdown. 
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Friday, 15 January 2016

Must-haves for Pale Skin Beauty

Must-haves for Pale Skin Beauty

Over the past few months I've noticed my tan fading and my pearly pale skintone making an appearance, and this means resorting back to my paler foundations and lighter blushers. Having pale skin means that it can sometimes be a mission to find the right products for my skintone as some items can be too orange or even too white - despite names such as porcelain or ivory - so I wanted to share with you my top beauty products for pale skin.
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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette
Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette

I have to admit I have such a soft spot when it comes to makeup collaboration, and let's be honest who can resist a good celebrity inspired makeup collaboration. When the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette was released I went a little weak at the knees with the news of a new eyeshadow palette. I wasn't too sure what to expect from the palette as I normally think of Gwen's statement brows and bold lips not necessarily the eyeshadows she uses, but this release has left my Naked palettes a little lonely.
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Sunday, 10 January 2016

Lipstick Lovin' with MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipstick

LtoR: To Matte with Love, LadyBeGood, Back in Vogue, Dance with Me, Oh,  Lady

Liquid lipsticks were definitely one of the hottest trends to come from 2015 with some big contenders and brands all jumping on the bandwagon. So it may seem that MAC were a little late to the party with the release of the MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour collection, but as they say better late than never. As you know I'm obsessed with MAC lip products so whilst I had a makeover last week with them I couldn't resist picking up some of the liquid lipsticks to see how the contend against the competition.
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Friday, 8 January 2016

Lip Kit by Kylie Jenner - Worth the Hype?

Lip Kit By Kylie Jenner, Lip Kit by Kylie Dolce K, Lip Kit by Kylie Candy K
Lip Kit By Kylie Jenner, Lip Kit by Kylie Dolce K, Lip Kit by Kylie Candy K
Lip Kit by Kylie - Candy K & Dolce K

It seems that over the past couple of years we have all become obsessed with the Kylie Jenner lip frenzy, with everything from trying to hunt down her most coveted lip products to the #KylieJennerLipChallenge! When Kylie announced last month that she would be launching her Lip Kit by Kylie range typically the social world went into a frenzy with both release dates selling out in a matter of seconds. I was lucky enough however on the second release to get hold of Candy K and Dolce K, and after seeing such positive reviews I was intrigued to see what all the fuss was about (and secretly lusting after these products myself) and to find out if these highly coveted products were indeed worth the hype!
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Wednesday, 6 January 2016

My Blog Resolutions: 2016

My Blog Resolutions: 2016

Well crikey it's that time of the year again, and I'm dropping the old cliche of how quickly 2015 has gone and here we are entering 2016. It's fair to say I've really had my ups and downs this year with getting engaged to James back in August, meeting some of my closest blogging friends, a new job which I start next week and the downwards spiral of my health towards the end of the year. But enough of my highs and lows, and instead lets lighten things up with my blogging resolutions for 2016 and here's hoping I'll stick to them this year!
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Sunday, 3 January 2016

2015 Beauty Favourites

2015 Beauty Favourites
LtoR: Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder, Becca x Jaclyn Hill Champagne Pop, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Cannes, MAC Charlotte Lipstick, Beauty Blender, Benefit They're Real Primer, Anastasia Brow Wiz, Nars Creamy Concealer, Make Up For Ever Hydrating Primer, Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani Palette

2015 has seen my makeup collection not only grow, but venturing down roads and using products I never thought I would whilst discovering new favourites and jumping on the bandwagon for new trends from statement brows to liquid lipsticks. So without further ado I thought I'd share with you all my beauty favourites of 2015.
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