Monday, 30 July 2012

FOTD: 28/07/2012

On Saturday, I went out for a lovely pub lunch in the countryside for my Grandma's 87th birthday. I wanted to keep my make-up to my normal everyday, but to inject a little something extra in the form of eye-shadow and lipstick. I didn't have my camera on me, but the pub food was so yummy. I had the nicest white chocolate cheesecake with raspberry compote to date. Anyway, back to the make-up...

Benefit That Gal Brightening Face Primer
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in Shade 100 Ivory
Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Shade Light 2
Rimmel London Powder Blush in 004 Pink Rose
Benefit Girl Meets Pearl Highlighter
Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder in 003 Peach Glow

Eyes and Eyebrows
Maxfactor False Lash Effect Fushion Mascara in Black
Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Mascara in 003 Extreme Black
Maybelline New York The Colossal Volum' Express Mascara in Black
Maybelline New York Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner in Black
MUA Heaven and Earth Eyeshadow Palette - Shade 1
elf Eyebrow Kit in Medium

EOS Lipbalm in Summer Fruits
Collection 2000 Creme Puff Lip Cream in Fairy Cake 3

Brushes and Tools
elf Studio Powder Brush x2
elf Bamboo Powder Brush
elf Studio Eyeshadow C Brush
elf Studio Small Precision Brush
QVS Eyelash Curlers

Wow. I do put quite a lot of make-up on my face. I know three Mascara's is a little extreme, but I'm just trying to use the Scandal Eyes one up because it's pretty horrific and just clumps, I use the Maybelline New York Collosal Mascara on my bottom lashes, it's also one I'm using up. I really like elf's brushes if you hadn't already guessed, all of the black ones only cost £3.50. Bargain! I'm off out to the pub again today, getting a little addicted to pub food. My Poland post should be up soon, I just have so many pictures and I'm trying to select which ones to use.

Friday, 27 July 2012

A Nail Art Themed Birthday Gift

As mentioned in my last post about my 18th birthday, two of my nearest and dearest friends Sam and Kat got me a lovely present. So lovely I thought it deserved it's own post. You will all most likely know by now how much I love nail polish and nail art. My friends probably think I'm a bit weird with how often I talk about the newest polish collection, and quite a lot of the time try and stop me from spending anymore money. I can't blame them to be honest, if it wasn't for them I'd probably have a whole room dedicated to the stuff. Sam's always been one of my friends who I can talk to for hours about anything beauty related without feeling like I'm being annoying, and this present proves just how well she and Kat know me.

I received a really lovely range of nail-art related items in the box. Nail glitters in all colours of the rainbow (and more!), flower, bow and dimante nail decorations, metallic nail tape, and a set of nail-art brushes. I've been eyeing up this sort of stuff on ebay for a long long time, and I'm so excited to try it all out. I'm thinking a Hawaiian sunset design with the use of the flower decorations. Have you lovely lot got any suggestions?

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Eighteen Years Down The Line

I'm home! I'll soon be posting about my sixteen day trip to Poland, but I'm waiting for some photos to be uploaded to facebook, so the post is delayed for now. I celebrated my eighteenth birthday whilst I was out in Poland, on the 7th July to be exact. It was a lovely day (especially the evening - more details to follow), but I missed home and being with my family and best friends. Before leaving for Poland, after a LOT of 'ummming' and 'arrrring' I decided to go for it and have a party to celebrate. With a very last minute (in typical Charlotte style) facebook invite sent out the night before my early morning flight, the party was set in stone.

I wanted to try and make my party a bit more than just getting drunk and dancing, so I bought a Pinata, and made an attempt to play the donut game (thread ring donuts onto string and eat them with only use of your mouth). When I say attempt, it unfortunately failed. The donuts fell off the string before we even had a chance to play the game. I also had a more 'adult' version of pass the parcel, with the inclusion of alcohol and streaking related dares... but we won't go any further into that. Although I was a bit skeptical at first about having a party, I'm really glad I did. It was lovely to have all my nearest and dearest gathered together, as this rarely happens nowadays. As for a cake, my Mum made me a tower of cupcakes (pictured at the top), which were demolished rather quickly. I did manage to salvage a few though.

I received some really lovely gifts this year. My Mum and Dad paid for my flight and spending money for Poland, Allie (who has now created a blog which you can check out here) bought me tickets to see The Maccabees at Alexandra Palace which was amazing, and then of course I got the usual influx of alcohol and chocolate. I received a very lovely gift from two of my friends Sam (who also has a blog which you can check out here) and Kat, but I plan to do another post on this as I'm so excited about it.

I have so many posts coming up for you lovely lot. Obviously a post about my trip to Poland, another about Hackney Weekend, two Los Angeles posts, and then a few beauty related ones. Thank you for sticking around whilst I left for a while, I look forward to reading your comments as always.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

BRB, Poland.

Hello my lovelies. This is just a quick post to let you know that I won't be blogging for a while because I'm off to Poland for 16 days. Right now, in my typical style I'm doing VERY last minute washing and packing. I'm leaving my house at 5:00am to catch an 8:00am flight from Luton airport to Gdansk airport. It's my 18th birthday when I'm out there (Saturday) hopefully it will be good but it'll be a shame to be away from home for the second time in a row, as last year I was in Spain. The reason for the trip is to run an English summer school with 22 students from my sixth form. I'm sure it will be an experience that won't be forgotten, unless we drink too much of the cheap vodka!

See you guys in 16 days! Hopefully I'll have a few stories to tell if I can remember them.