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Charlotte F Wood

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The Look – In Between Season Style

I LOVE Autumn, especially September. Not only is it my birthday month, it also is the beginning of school/uni, and every year I always get that super excited feeling of going back. I always loved school and I adore university, so by the end of summer I’m can’t wait to go back!

It also feels so promising, new beginnings, crisp weather, the air smells so clean… I could go on and on.

But there is one down side to all this – and that is choosing what to wear. It’s a bloody nightmare; you never know the temperature, and in England it seems to change every 5 seconds anyway.

This is what I wore today, and what I managed to stay reasonably warm in.

Cardigan - ancient old thing from Urban Outfitters Jeans - Primark (best sale buy to date - only a fiver) Belt - Primark Shoes - Zara Top - Pretty Little Thing
Cardigan – ancient old thing from Urban Outfitters
Jeans – Primark (best sale buy to date – only a fiver)
Belt – Primark
Shoes – Zara
Top – Pretty Little Thing

This has the prettiest back!
This has the prettiest back!
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Hope you guys are all well! What do you all think?

Much Love

xoxo

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The Look – Holiday Style

Helloooo!

Here is my holiday lookbook for you all 🙂 I didn’t include what I wore on all the days because sometimes I just stayed in my bikini and threw a pair of shorts on and I didn’t want this post to be too crazy long!

We went to France, very near Sarlat with my entire family. Yep, grandparents, cousins, and my poor boyfriend! It was honestly the most fun week ever. Some of these pics have been on my Instagram, so make sure you’re following me there for all the updates before I blog about them! (Check out my snapchat too – cfwood)

Anyway, I hope this is a good end (or beginning, whatever timezone you’re in) to a very chilled Sunday!

**Spoiler alert** there’s a LOT of Primark…. (you guys know I’m cheap)

Dress - Zara Shoes (just seen) - Primark
Dress – Zara
Shoes (just seen) – Primark
Dress - Primark Shoes - Primark
Dress – Primark
Shoes – Primark
Swimming costume - Primark Donut - Amazon
Swimming costume – Primark
Doughnut – Amazon
Bikini - Rare London
Bikini – Rare London
Shot of the beautiful front!
Shot of the beautiful front!
Dress - H&M Espadrills - French market
Dress – H&M
Espadrills – French market
Necklace - Primark Bracelet - H&M
Necklace – Primark
Bracelet – H&M
Skirt - New Look Scarf (worn as top) - Primark Shoes - Primark
Skirt – New Look
Scarf (worn as top) – Primark
Shoes – Primark
My sister and I then got cold and bought these blanket things form the supermarket. Best 10 euros I ever spent lol
My sister and I then got cold and bought these blanket things form the supermarket. Best 10 euros I ever spent lol
Top - Primark Skirt - H&M
Top – Primark
Skirt – H&M
Dress - Missguided Shoes - Primark This was the one night we went out for a 'nice' meal, and therefore the one night I wore makeup (and I blog about beauty...tsk tsk)
Dress – Missguided
Shoes – Primark
This was the one night we went out for a ‘nice’ meal, and therefore the one night I wore makeup (and I blog about beauty…tsk tsk)

Also, how bruised are my legs?! It’s awful! This was also the 5th day of the holiday and no tan…

Close up of my little parrot ring! And wearing my Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro lipstick, which by the way lasted SO well!
Close up of my little parrot ring! And wearing my Makeup Revolution Iconic Pro lipstick, which by the way lasted SO well!
Purse - See By Chloe Watch - Ted Baker Shirt dress - H&M Shoes - Primark
Purse – See By Chloe
Watch – Ted Baker
Shirt dress – H&M
Shoes – Primark
Outfit - as before
Outfit – as before
Dress - Asos
Dress – Asos
Red dress
This is my mum in the background telling me she hates the dress… lol! Anyone else have very brutal parents?

Hope you all enjoyed this, I always say I want to post more outfit pics, but it’s hard when you don’t have a photographer on tap I guess!

Much love

xoxo

New Brushes

Guys….. 

I am so excited about this. Finally FINALLY THERE IS A FAN BRUSH FOR MY KINDA PRICES! 

  
I saw on MUA’s Instagram that they released new brushes, and obviously had to have a look. And there is a fan brush!!! And it’s only 3 pounds!!!!!! 

I also picked up the concealer brush, which is such a lovely size and slightly flat so perfect for patting out and blending.

   

These babies are so soft it’s almost unreasonable, and if I wasn’t sitting in my pjs having a duvet day with friends you know they already would be on my face. In a non weird way. 

Do yourself and your bank balance a favour, and go and have a look.
Much love

Xoxo

The Review – Lush’s ‘Love Lettuce’ mask

I’M BACK! Hello internet friends I missed you all. Sorry I’ve been absent, I know I was planning on doing day to day posts but I ended up relaxing a bit too much… However an outfit diary is still definitely coming your way! If you want a sneak peak on what I was wearing then you can definitely have a peak at my instagram (if you’re on a social media spree then add me on snapchat – cfwood, and twitter too!) How is everyone? Lol I feel like I’ve missed out on so much haha even though it’s only been a week!

Anyway… here is another product that I bought recently when I really shouldn’t have… but oh well!

The reason why I’ve been picking up odds and ends despite my big haul is that my skin is really really not in a good way at the moment – it doesn’t seem to know what it’s doing. Part of it is lumpy, other bits are dry and peeling, I can’t find a foundation that doesn’t cling to my dry patches etc etc… its not fun! So I’ve changed up my skincare regime and am trying to get it back to normal. Hopefully I’ll be able to do an update skincare routine for you if it manages to sort itself out!

Lush Love Lettuce face mask

But anyway, the mask. I went into Lush to look for bathbombs, but on a whim took a look at the mask table. I had a bad experience with Lush masks a while ago, which is why I’ve avoided them for ages. There was one of their super helpful sales associates there though, so I explained what was going on with my skin.

She apparently had the same skin issues as me and this was the mask she picked out! It has lavender and honey, which both act as oil regulators, so they can help my skin balance itself. It also had almond shells in it (I think that’s what she said), which act as the all important exfoliators. Dry skin people, you know the exfoliating struggle! I was a little hesitant because I know some skins react badly with lavender, and mine is very sensitive, but I’m very glad I picked it up!

Lush Love Lettuce mask

So, to the actual product. You keep it in the fridge, like all Lush masks, and it lasts 3 weeks, so its recommended to use this twice a week. The pot seems small, but there is a lot of product! I’ve used it more than 6 times I think though and still have one use left, so you do get a fair amount of product! You leave it for 5-10 mins, and then wash if off, whilst exfoliating.

This is honestly such a good mask. It is pretty pricey – 6.50, (considering my Quick Fix masks are only a fiver each and you get 10 uses in those) – but I still would re-buy this a million times over! After use, my skin pigmentation looks more even, my face feels unbelievably soft, and my dry patches are really reduced, as well as my skin in general looking and feeling less congested.

If you have combination skin, or skin that’s a bit off at the moment then I would highly recommend using this to try and bring it to heel!

What other Lush masks have you tried?

Much love

xoxo

The Review – Neal’s Yard Bee Lovely lip balm

Hello!

Bit of a random one today. I found this as I was going through my old makeup at home home, and found I had 2. So I grabbed one to bring to uni with my over the summer, on a whim. I’ve had these lipbalms in my collection for over a year but never really properly used them.

As all my dry friends out there will know, lipbalm = life essential. I do not have lovely moisturised lips all the time, especially if I’ve been wearing lipstick. Most lipbalms also have a really drying effect on me, so the search to find a good one is ongoing.

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I have no idea how much these lipbalms are, as I got them for a present. Knowing Neal’s Yard Organics they are probably on the expensive side, so I’m very glad that these were a gift!

This lipbalm is AMAZING. Honestly, possibly one of the best I’ve ever used. It’s texture is really similar to Vaseline, so its fairly thin and a tad greasy, which I think is the original reason why this wasn’t one of my go-to’s before. However, the result has convinced me to keep going. My lips are soft, and feel almost more plumped up than ever.

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The pot is very small, so I’m a bit nervous that I will lose this! It’s thicker than the Vaseline tubs however, so you do get a LOT of product. I’m not quite sure if I’ll ever finish this, which is definitely a bonus in my book.

On tops of all that…it’s bee themed! And you guys all know how my I love ma bee stuff. A portion of the profits also goes towards ‘Save the Bees’, which is a great foundation that is so so important! Honestly, bees are more important than you’d think!

So there we go, have any of you tried this? What other Neal’s Yard products do you like?

Much love

xoxo

The Holiday – Travel Style

Hi guys!
After a couple of pretty manic days, I’m finally off on holiday! I have been a bit absent from WordPress in the past week and I do apologise! I’m hoping to post holiday updates as I will have wifi, but won’t be able to reply to comments or view other people’s posts as often as I do, which I am very sorry about! 
But anyway, for these holiday posts I’m thinking of doing a sort of outfit diary/general day summary too.
Today we drove to our halfway point in France and tomorrow we’re finishing it off, so these outfits aren’t gonna be very exciting! The B&B we are staying at however is adorable, there’s a courtyard with a cat, which is all I need to be happy. It’s also really really hot, which for a poor pasty British person like myself is a bit of a shock after months of drizzle! Can’t wait to get to the house tomorrow and jump in a pool. 

    
 Anyway, here’s what I wear whenever I travel pretty much anyway. These harem pants are super light and really comfy, which is just what you want. 
And I’ve already found a Sephora so that’s off to a good start! 
Hope you’re all well,
Much love

Xoxo

The How To – Save money on makeup at uni!

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For most of us, university is a time for budgeting and trying to save as much money as possible. This doesn’t mean you have to stop your makeup obsession! As a lover of beauty and fashion, I have found some good ways to not break the bank (all the time…)

  1. Shop cheaper. If you only buy high-end, I would highly recommend checking out the cheaper options out there! The highstreet, or ‘drugstore’ is constantly upping its game, and there are tonnes of dupes out there. As a starting point I would highly recommend Seventeen and Makeup Revolution.
  2. Do your research – this applies to both high end and cheaper products! Read reviews, watch reviews and swatches on YouTube, make sure you know what you’re buying! I don’t have money to waste, so I try and make sure that a product I want has lots of positive feedback before I take the plunge.
  3. Use your friends! If you have a friend who’s skin always looks great, ask what he/she uses and if you can borrow a small amount of it as a tester, before going and buying the full sized product yourself.
  4. Similarly, if you’re ordering online, see if anyone wants to buy some stuff too to save on shipping! This also works for online food shops too…
  5. Save up. It’s okay to treat yourself once in a while, as long as it really is once in a while! Its better to buy one product you love that’s a bit more expensive than a bunch of rubbish cheaper ones.
  6. Use your Birthday and Christmas. I ask for products that I would consider essential, like skincare, but which cost a bit more than I personally would be willing to spend, and then get them as presents. It’s not as exciting as a surprise, but it does mean you don’t have to spend the money yourself!
  7. Use all of your product. I used to chuck out stuff when the pump stopped working or I couldn’t squeeze any more out. Don’t do this! You can cut open most product and see that there is a tonne of product left over. Grab some cheap holiday bottles to dispense the rest in and voilà – several more uses!

Hope these have inspired some of you, I’ve used them at uni but they’re pretty applicable for life in general really!

Much love

xoxo

The Look – AB Design

Hello again!

If you’ve been on my instagram lately you’ll see a post of me wearing an AB Design cap. They’re a new brand which are bringing back the baseball cap, and I’ve been working with them for a few pictures! They didn’t ask me to write this post, I volunteered as I love the products so much I wanted to share them with you.

Cap - AB Design T-shirt - Primark Hoodie (round waist) - Primark Jeans - New Look Trainers - Primark Bag Charm (I am obsessed) - River Island Trainers - Primark
Cap – AB Design, the Black Short Bill
T-shirt – Primark
Hoodie (round waist) – Primark
Jeans – New Look
Trainers – Primark
Bag Charm (I am obsessed) – River Island
Trainers – Primark

Originally I thought baseball caps would be pretty hard to wear, but I was so wrong. These caps come in the original, a standard cap size, and the short bill. If you have quite a small head the short bill is honestly AMAZING. I never used to wear caps before because I wouldn’t be able to see – I’d have to tilt my head up all the bloody time, which is a pain in the arse if I’m totally honest. These short bills are a much better way for me to go!

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I think caps are so versatile – hungover/tired/dirty hair? You can hide all of this whilst wearing one! I’m a big fan of clothes or accessories that make it look like I have everything together, because believe me I never normally do!

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And the best part? They’re only 6 pounds each. As if I would tell you guys about something that wasn’t cheap!

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So yeah, again, this wasn’t sponsored or anything – my blog is far too little at the moment for any of that – but I do really like the caps and the philosophy behind them as well, hence this post!

Go and check out their website and instagram and see if you can spot me haha!

What do you all think?

Much love

xoxo

Room Tour!

Hey guys!

So in one of my last posts, I asked if you wanted to see a room tour as I’m now all moved in, and a couple of people said yes, so here you go!

Continue reading “Room Tour!”

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