Anyone who knows me, knows my favourite make up brand is Charlotte Tilbury. Most of my friends ask me for my opinion when shopping in CT, so I thought I'd write a short review on every product I own. 

In this post, I'll write a small review on the following: 

- CT matte revolution in Bond girl, Walk of Shame and Birkin Brown 
- CT the retoucher concealer in shade 4 medium 
- CT mini miracle eye wand in shade 3 
- CT full fat lashes mascara
- CT legendary lashes mascara 
- CT dolce vita palette 
- CT eyes to mesmerise eyeshadow cream in Bette 
- CT colour chameleon eyeshadow stick in Champagne Diamonds 
- CT magic foundation in shade 7 
- CT magic cream 
- CT goddess skin clay mask 

I think that's everything I own.. I get a bit carried away.  


From left to right: Birkin Brown, Walk of Shame, Bond Girl


Matte revolution lipsticks - these are the prettiest shades. Bond girl is my fave - I have two. Birkin Brown is probably the nicest deep brown colour I own, and walk of shame is a nice Coral/red shade. 
Staying power - for a lipstick, it's quite good. Matte lipsticks, of course, aren't as good as liquid lipsticks - I would say these are on the same level as MAC lipsticks for staying power. 


Left to right: Mini miracle eye wand in shade 3, The retoucher concealer in shade 4 medium.
I first purchased the retoucher, which is the creamiest concealer ever. This concealer is so good for blemishes, pigmentation + it matches pretty well with my skin. I usually put this as a 'base' concealer under my eyes along with on any blemishes + use another lighter concealer under my eyes to highlight. It works really well for covering pigmentation, however wouldn't be the best for highlighting. I have also tried this in a lighter shade, but for my skin tone, the mini miracle eye wand in shade 3 worked better for highlighting. 

The mini miracle eye wand comes with the eye cream on one side, which you apply under the eyes. I find that, you have to use this part while prepping your skin, so I apply with my moisturiser and primer, and wait 5 - 10 minutes before applying the second concealer part. 

Both are pretty good - if I had to pick one, I'd choose the retoucher. 


Left to right: full fat lashes mascara & legendary lashes mascara 

I love love love the legendary lashes mascara. It really thickens + makes the lashes long! It's definitely in my top 5 mascara's. I only have a small size as they were giving them out when they opened the Westfield branch. But I will definitely be repurchasing. As for the full fat lashes - this does nothing for me :(. This is probably my least favourite product from CT.



Eye products! This is a swatch of all the shiny eye things I own: 

Left to right: colour chameleon eye shadow stick in Champagne Diamonds, Eyes to mesmerise eye cream in Bette & the four shades in the dolce vita palette. 
The first is the colour chameleon eye shadow stick in champagne diamonds. This is a silvery shade with silver glitter. I own nothing like this, in any other palettes. It is beautiful. They say that this is for blue eyes.. and other colours are for other eye colours, which I kind of dislike. My eyes are brown and I really liked this. I think that anyone could use any of the colours they sell, for any eye colour.. but I guess it's a good guide for some people. It's got good staying power and it's great for a pop of colour. The best thing is, this is so so easy to use! It's also very quick, so great if you're in a rush. I will definitely be purchasing more colours. 

The eyes to mesmerise eye cream in Bette is such a lovely golden shade. Again, very easy and quick to use & best applied with your fingers. It stays on for a long time. I can insert a picture of it here.. 


It didn't pick up how gold it is in real life, but this is what it looks like all over the lid. 

The dolce vita palette. I am in love. I can't get enough of this. Here's a picture with me using the dolce vita. 


The colours are so pigmented. The only thing is I find that I need to use a lot of gold to achieve the look I want, so that's finishing quite fast - more than the other 3 shades, and again, I find the best way to get it this pigmented is to use your fingers. But, it is amazing.


My well loved magic foundation. This is my go to foundation - I use this everyday & for special occasions. For everyday, I use about half a pump all over my face. When I need more coverage, a full pump. It's pretty high coverage - which I don't feel like I need, but it stays on pretty much all day & it's so versatile.  


Urgh, I wish I did not love this. This is the ONLY moisturiser that has worked for my skin. Normally, most moisturisers tend to break me out, clog up my skin, leave me looking oily & make my make up slip off. I received this as a small sample, which I used. Throughout the day, I kept noticing how good my skin looked, but completely forgot I had used this. I finished the sample and then realised I needed this in my life. It's such a good make up base, and improves your skin with or without make up. It's such a luxurious product so it is NOT cheap. But there's a reason for that.. it's literally magic (cheesy). 


As you can see, I haven't really purchased this.. but only because the lovely lady gave me 4 sachets which I've not got through yet. Again, another skin product my skin slowly can't live without. 
It basically does everything it claims to: it lifts, smooths, brightens & tightens pores. When you put this on, it doesn't feel like a normal mask. It doesn't dry to a hard mask or tingle. It's just basically very soft, like butter all over your face. It's not like any mask I have tried before. It also smells lovely. You notice results the following day after applying this. I remember just thinking I had really good skin the day after I applied this. After this sachet is finished, CT will be taking another £45 from me for this. 

As you can tell, I am a major fan of most products. I tried to do an all in one review so this may not be as descriptive as you guys need, but if you have any questions at all, let me know & I'll be happy to answer. :) byeeee. 







31 October 2016

Charlotte Tilbury Products Review

Hello,

Many moons ago, I used to do separate outfit posts (if people wanted to know what I was wearing), however as I haven't updated I'm going to compile a list of outfits here, which people have been interested in.

I will then in future, try to do separate posts!



Grey velvet dress - Zara
Shoes - CĂ©line 



T shirt - Brandy Melville (purchased from Topshop)
Suede trousers - Zara 
Espadrilles - Chanel 


Pink Silk Bomber - Zara 
Necklace - Chanel 
Bow ring - Pandora 


Suede coat - Zara 
Clutch - Chanel 
Trousers - Topshop (Joni jeans in that weird leatherlike material)
Shoes - Topshop 




Pink lace dress - H&M
Choker - Topshop
Ankle boots - ASOS


Grey top - H&M 
Culottes - Pretty Little Thing 
Clutch - Chanel
Shoes - Topshop 

Bye. 



19 October 2016

What I've Been Wearing!



Location: 3 Portman Mews South, just behind Selfridges food hall.


Wait on a Friday evening: About 20-30 minutes. Quite busy in the restaurant itself. 


Drinks: These were virgin cocktails. They were both pretty standard, yummy drinks. Nothing too fancy. 




Paani puri: yummy, like any Paani puri. The price was good for what you got.  Don't mind the pre selfridges shopping hand swatches. 


Papdi Chaat: pretty different from normal indian restaurants, the crunchy bit was at the bottom. A little bit too much yoghurt, but still nice.


Mini kebab burger, and railway lamb curry (which came with two roti's) - the kebab burger was bigger than expected, like a normal burger size.. it said mini on the menu so we were pleasantly surprised by the size. 

The curry was good, had a good taste, however nothing different to usual indian places. 

We also had the chicken lollipops (clearly too hungry to take a picture), which were like fried chicken wings with a hint of spice: nice.



Me.

Overall: 6.5/10.

The food was good, but let's compare to a very popular indian restaurant based in Central London; Dishoom. For a Central London restaurant, more innovation may be expected, however the prices weren't as expensive as Dishoom. The decor is pretty similar, and overall, a nice place to eat. The waiting time is also not as bad, and that's without a reservation. The food was good value for money - £40 including drinks. Overall, a nice place to visit, for a casual lunch/dinner. :)

15 October 2016

Roti Chai Review




So one day, I got bored. Extremely bored. I was browsing my instagram news feed and came across a page who made a DIY rainbow highlighter (I don't remember the page.. oops). My maryloumanizer by The Balm had broken many moons ago (because I loved it so much, I already had a back up), and I thought I could use that to make this. Heads up, I would never ever break a highlighter to make this.

I know a few brands actually sell this highlighter, and apparently one brand actually have been sold out for ages.. so this DIY rainbow thing is pretty popular.

This is how my highlighter looked before I began ANYTHING.


So you can see why I didn't mind smashing it up lol. I would also like to point out that I did not want to purchase anything for this, so used products I found at home. The instagram post I saw used Isopropylgsjdfsd (an alcohol I clearly can't write) to turn it gooey but a) where do you even buy stuff like that? b) who even has time for that? (Me clearly because I had time for this). 


So I smashed it further, into this. 


I then divided the highlighter into 6 shot glasses. 



I actually reach for this Barry M glitter dust a lot on a daily basis. The shade has robbed off from the bottom of the pot, so yeah.. it's the white one. Sometimes, when I apply a matte eye, I miss glitter, and chuck this on. I put some of this into each shot glass. 


I then found this baby. It's the ELF 100 eyeshadow palette or something, that I purchased years ago. As you can tell, I hardly reach for it.. one of them purchase you just purchase for the sake of purchasing. I proceeded to choose to smash this up. 

It's annoying me as much as it's annoying you that this picture won't rotate.
I chose two colours for one colour, so two red shades, two orange, two yellow, two green, two blue, and two purple. Smashing these colours up were madly therapeutic.


I mixed until it became something like this. 


Now is the time to warn you that I made an extreme mess.


Looks cute, I know. 


So, I needed to find something that would make it all liquid-ey. Ignore the hydraluron, I actually didn't end up using that. I used the NYX born to glow liquid illuminator + this RMK make up base (which was from a Birchbox). The RMK make up base is like a creamy primer, and I just went for it as I don't really use it. The NYX liquid illuminator was just to give the highlighter more glow, because you know, fun. 





















So then I laid out the now creamy highlighty colours in my mary loumanizer empty pan, like so. It was really hard not to mix up all the colours, and some purple got mixed with the blue and green. I found my mixture really watery, so I had to use a paper towel to get rid of the water that was basically pouring out the pan. For 24 hours, I left it to dry in my room, and then I was like duh why would I not put it in the fridge?! 



Don't ask me why I have headphones on. 
This is the end result, yay! Could have been better, could have been worse.. but don't really care.


Review: 

I would never go out like this. LOL. Unless, I mixed it all together and wore it. Like swirled it and then applied. I did try that and it looked pretty good. I applied this with an eyeshadow brush, to give the rainbow effect on the face. 
It's fun, although messy and whenever I look at it I'm pretty proud at my creation. 
The green is really prominent, the rest of the colours aren't very pigmented, but that might be the elf eyeshadow I used. 

In conclusion, do this because it's fun & something to do when none of your friends want to go out.. but don't do it for actual highlighting purposes. Good day. 

13 October 2016

DIY rainbow highlighter & review



Hi. 

You know when you have bad skin, and people are like.. 'drink water', and you just ignore them? Yeah, me! Until 4 weeks ago. 

So, I broke out, mainly because of summer, and oil and my oily + acne prone skin. And I just thought, ok, let me drink water. Before, I probably used to drink 1-2 small cups a day whenever I felt thirsty. 

I decided to attempt to drink 2 litres a day, which I think is what is recommended. Something that helped was my super cool, awesome hydrate m8 bottle. I will insert a very bad image of it here: 

Hydrate m8, £18.49
This has slowly become my best friend. For the past 4 weeks, I have not left the house without it. It is the ONLY way I managed to drink 2 litres a day. It has time markings on the bottle, so you drink a bit an hour (I couldn't take a picture to show the time markings properly, sorry!) From someone who doesn't drink any water at all, it's still hard.. but I'm used to it. And the benefits are insane! But be warned, you need to locate the nearest bathroom to you at all times.. major pee problems.

I am really going to hate the day I forget this at home, but so far, so good. I highly recommend them. I am a major coffee fiend and I do not ever wish not to be, so I still drink coffee, and fizzy drinks & whatnot, so the only thing I've changed is my intake in water. So I'll now explain to you what I have noticed in the past 4 weeks. 

Week 1 - I got sick. Real sick, by day 2. I got the worst cold of life, along with blocked ears and a lost voice & whatnot. I call this bad timing. But I carried on - not much was noticed by week 1. 

I only noticed a difference in the past week (so the fourth week). 

- MY DARK CIRCLES ARE NON EXISTENT. I literally woke up this morning, and I thought i had make up under my eyes. I didn't have major dark circles before but I can definitely notice a difference! 
- Overall skin - it's so smooth!! I don't have any active acne, just a few marks, & I'm praying it's not just a good month and it's actually my water intake. I wish I took a bare faced picture before & now but unfortunately, I didn't. 
- I'm not as tired anymore. I have 6-7 hours of sleep and I've noticed my tendency to nap throughout the day has decreased. 
- My headaches have fundamentally decreased. I usually used to get mild to moderate headaches by the end of a day due to tiredness & working too hard (lol). But this hardly ever happens anymore. 
- I don't get as hungry anymore. I noticed I haven't been extremely 'hungry' unless I actually don't eat..
- I pee about 15 times a day. 

Seriously everyone, drink the recommended daily allowance of water. 

12 October 2016

How water changed my life.

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