July 2014 / Charley Lucy



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Sunday, 27 July 2014

Beauty | Seventeen Instant Glow Pink Bronze Shimmer Brick

After seeing many shimmer bricks on the market and convincing myself I did not need another highlighter/bronzer no matter how pretty it looked - I caved at Seventeen's Instant Glow Pink Bronze Shimmer Brick courtesy of a little coercing from one of my best friends and a buy one get one half price offer over at Boots. What's a girl to do?

This is the lighter of their newly released shimmery bricks and though less pretty in the pan is more suited to pale faces. The direction recommend a brush to sweep all four shades before applying, but 1) no one I know has a wide, thin brush to hand and 2) you get a much more subtle and even application if if you sweep the two lighter highlighting colours onto your cheek bones, followed by the two darker bronzing shades as a contour to add a bronzed and summery glow.

Normally I'd steer clear of the shimmery contour and opt for more matte shades to help hide my oily skin and leave a more natural finish; but in this heatwave I've found myself reaching for Seventeen Instant Glow Pink Bronze Shimmer Brick again and again. It's a fantastic little multi-use product that gives you the perfect sun kissed glow.

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Friday, 25 July 2014

Beauty | Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks by Kate

What can I say about the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipsticks that hasn't already been said? They're absolutely fantastic for a high street brand: long lasting and moisturising they come in a range of colours with either a matte or sheer finish and they smell delightful. I have four shades from the collection and adore each and every single one of them. If you're looking for a good quality lipstick that won't break the bank then Rimmel's Lasting Finish Lipsticks are definitely the lipstick for you.

01 - Ah, my first love. I bought this  shortly after these little guys launched and wore it pretty much every day for a month straight I loved it so much. It's a sheer and glamorous deep red that would make any Marylin Monroe fanatic proud. 

107 - Worth the hype? This was the shade that every beauty blogger on every twitter chat recommended for so long. Although it's a similar shade to it's older brother 01 from the original collection, it draws on slightly purple undertones and has a sleek and velvety matte finish that doesn't dry out your lips.

110 - Not for the faint of heart, this bright and popping shade of red has an undertone of vibrant coral making it the perfect way to pull off a red lip this summer.

03 - The perfect high street nude. With its pinky undertones you could wear this lipstick as an everyday look or pair it with the perfect dark smokey eye.

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Wednesday, 23 July 2014

FOTD | Neutral Eye + Pink Lip & Haul Video!

L. A. Colours Jumbo Eye Pencil in Relaxation (Base)
L'oreal Colour Infallible eyeshadow in Coconut Shake (Lid)
L'oreal Colour Infallible eyeshadow in Burning Black (Outer Corner)
MAC Eyeshadow in Mythical (Crease)
Gosh Kohl Liner in Black*
Seventeen Falsifeye HD Mascara in Blackest Black
Seventeen Brow's That Brow Kit

Rimmel Apocalips in Apocaliptic

...most of which I hauled in my latest video!

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Monday, 21 July 2014

Beauty | Lipstick Favourites

T O P   R O W:
MAC Lipstick in Russian Red (Matte)
MAC Lipstick in Rebel (Satin)
MAC Lipstick in Shy Girl (Cremesheen)
Limecrime Lipstick in Poisonberry
Dainty Dolls Lipstick in Storm in a Teacup
Dainty Dolls Lipstick in Saucy Sailor

S E C O N D   R O W:
Model Co. Party Proof Matte Lipstick in Kitty
Topshop Lips in Beatnik
Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Tantalizing Taupe
Maybelline Colour Sensational Popsticks in Cherry Pop
Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in In Love With Ginger
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 107

T H I R D   R O W:
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 01
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 03
Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in 110
Rimmel Show Off Lipstick in Be Bold
Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Liquor (Sheen)
Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Barely There (Sheen)

B O T T O M   R O W:
Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Russian Roulette (Matte)
Sleek True Colour Lipstick in in Exaggerate (Matte)
Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Cherry (Sheen)
Makeup Revolution Amazing Lipstick in Luscious
MUA Lipstick in Bare
MUA Lipstick in Shade 7

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Saturday, 19 July 2014

FOTD | Smudged Golden Eyes

Naked 1 Palette: Half Baked (Lid) - Naked (Crease) - Buff (Crease)
Noir from the Sleek Au Natural Palette (Liner)
Seventeen Falsifeye HD Mascara in Blackest Black

Elf Studio Blush in Candid Coral
Seventeen Shimmer Brick in Pink Shimmer (Highlight + Contour)

MAC Shy Girl (Cremesheen)

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Thursday, 17 July 2014

FOTD | Copper Brights

Maybelline Colour Tattoo in the shade Metallic Pomegranate (Base)
Makeup Revolution Pure Pigment in Confront (Lid)
Barry M Dazzle Dust in Copper (Inner Corner)
Barry M Dazzle Dust in Burgundy (Outer Corner)
MAC Eyeshadow in Coppering (Crease)
Dainty Dolls Eyeshadow in Teach Me Tiger (Upper Crease)

Elf Studio Blush in Twinkle Pink
Sleek Faceform Kit in Light (Contour)
Elf All Over Colour Stick in Persimmon

Lush Latte Lip Tint
Make Believe Enhance Shimmer Lip Gloss*

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Sunday, 13 July 2014

Fashion | Little Black Dress Charity Shop Haul

There's few things I love in this world, more than a secondhand haul - and you guys really seem to enjoy watching them too! I got out of my meeting early. I had some time to kill. I found a single charity shop. And this was the result...

Keep your eyes peeled for a lookbook!

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Saturday, 12 July 2014

Fragrance | Di Palomo Wild Fig & Grape EDP

Di Palomo Wild Fig & Grape EDP*:
Top notes: Grape & Gardenia
Middle notes: Fig, Orange Blossom & Mimosa
Base notes: Sandalwood, Amber & Vanilla

At £25 for 50ml, Di Palomo's Wild Fig & Grape EDP* falls nicely into the affordable treat and gift giving bracket. The fragrance is mature, sweet and rich, it's definitely a sexy night time scent that lasts a good half a day in the summer heat. In the bottle it's quite strong compared to the lingering scent it leaves on the skin, and you do catch quite a few of the softer notes whilst you're going about your day. The packaging is fabulous in the way of gift-giving as it comes in a sturdy box decorated to match the label. And, whilst the bottle is less dressy than most, it's refreshing to have a fragrance on my dresser that's effortlessly elegant and comes with a quaint little paper leaf attached to the lid. 

I will hold my hands up and say that I'd never heard of Di Palomo before I already knew this little guy was on it's way. It was not until the following week when I was in Wales I stumbled upon an entire counter of the and sat smelling and secretly hoping I had made the right choice of fragrance. Di Palomo is a bath and body brand that's inspired by Italy and made right here in the UK. They have an entire range of products based around the Wild Fig & Grape scent, I personally can't wait to pair my EDP* with the matching Body Butter!

Also available Orange Blossom with Wild Honey & Olive, White Grape with Aloe and Tuscan Rose. Which one's your favourite scent?

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