Wednesday, 14 June 2017

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review

Now i am not a professional nor do I understand make-up or skincare all that well but, I just HAD to write a post about this foundation.

I'm not the type of person to really recommend beauty products, but this has me throwing its name around to everyone, I LOVE IT!

About a month ago I decided I wanted to try a new foundation as mine had begun to oxidise badly once been worn all day. I would get home and notice patches and breaks in the coverage, and it was not on.

So, i visited Selfridges in Birmingham where a lovely sales assistant helped me find my shade and which foundation would suit me best.

She got it spot on and i can't thank her enough.

My Perfect Shade is Fiji

Now i get that this foundation isn't exactly cheap and at £34, you could buy way more than foundation in a high street beauty shop, but you really do get what you pay for.

Water based, build-able coverage and it doesn't leave me orange after a full days wear.

So, if i haven't persuaded you already to check out this foundation, the fact that they have 20 shades that match pretty much every skin tone should.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Styled: See Through White Dress

Now i know what you might be thinking, a "see through white dress" what is she on about?

Well i can assure you that they are the PERFECT thing for summer.

Think Beach cover up and easy layering options for when its cooler of the evening. Keep scrolling to see how i would style one up.

Or why not try something new and layer a white dress over a black bodycon midi dress?

Post Sponsored by Zaful but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Swimwear Edit 2017

I am sure you will agree with me when i say finding well fitting, good quality swimwear that is flattering and doesn't break the bank is quite the task.

I myself am off on holiday in the next few weeks and can not wait to be soaking up the sun wearing a cute bikini. 

To find this said cute bikini i spent hours online searching and i surprisingly found quite a few i liked, so i thought i would share a few of them with you.

Top        Bottoms

Top      Bottoms

Now you can't forget about the pool inflatables can you!

If you know any cute sites i should check out, let me know by leaving a comment down bellow.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Back to It

Recently blogging and I have had a bit of a falling out. I have had the time and ideas to create posts, but no energy to actually do so.

Working a job that takes alot out of you in the day, to keeping up with my gym and fitness routines has meant that my blog had to take a backseat.


I have missed blogging, and am ready to throw myself back into the game head first. Draft posts are at the ready and new, fresh ideas are noted down.

Now all i have to do is put everything into action,

wish me luck

Charl x

Saturday, 22 April 2017

White Denim

As Spring is sort of creeping in temperature wise I decided to purchase a few new items to help my wardrobe move through the seasons. This White frayed denim skirt is deffo one of my fav buys of late. 

Friday, 7 April 2017

My Top 10 Fit Tips!

As i get quite a few questions on my fitness and how I stay healthy I thought I would share my top 10 rules I swear by for keeping my physical health in shape.


They say that an adult female is meant to eat around 2000kcal a day to maintain a healthy weight and diet. For me that is far too many calories and if I ate that everyday I would feel physically ill. That is why I aim for between 1,200 - 1,300kcal per day. If i have a bad day and feel like eating a bit more than usual, I will as it is important to listen to what your body is saying. 

My Fitness Pal is a great App to help track your calorie intake, i swear by it!


Cutting any food group out of your daily diet is a bad idea. Yes, carbohydrates eaten in excessive amount can lead to weight gain, but eating a portion or two a day is good for your body. Carbs break down in your body to provide glucose (energy) so without them completely you will crave more bad foods and are more likely to binge.


Many people say they want chiseled abs or a flat stomach, but without controlling your sugar intake this simply isn't possible. Sugar is the reason for that bit of belly podge that just won't go. Sugar is broken down in the body and is stored around the abdominal area, converting to  fat so as well as watching your calories, what they are made up of is very important too.


At 16 my Mom joined herself and I up to a gym and I absolutely hated it, but I knew I had to keep at it to get the results I wanted. Now 6 years later i am so glad I stuck at it, and now I actually love going and seeing how far I can push myself. 


There is no point in going to the gym for the first time and trying to move the heaviest weight for loads of reps only to be in pain for the following week. It is all about personal development, not what the person next to you is capable of, so only do what is comfortable for you. I personally hate the treadmill and never use it, but the cross-trainer is way more up my street.


What i wear really does affect my mood. If I dress in loose, baggy clothes thats how I feel, so I always make sure I love my outfit whether it be for work, going out or the gym. Being comfortable and chic is the aim always.

3Sixty Gymwear helps me feel and look good whilst working out.
Use code charli10 for 10% off site wide 


Its a well known, but well ignored fact that we need ALOT of water everyday to keep our bodies hydrated. I drink around 1-1.5 litres of water everyday, plus the odd tea or diet coke and I have noticed a massive difference in my skin and energy levels in doing so. Its an easy thing that everyone can fit into their daily schedules and a good place to start your lifestyle change from.


By increasing your water intake, you should notice a difference in your skin, but other problem areas are easily looked after. Being tanned is my fav! I love having a tan and not looking like a member of the Addams family all year round. But a tan can help cover up imperfections in the skin, making cellulite appear less pitted and uneven, so its a win win!


All of this being said everyone needs a day off occasionally and cheat days are the best. By a cheat day i don't necessarily mean a whole day of eating rubbish, but your favourite meal or snacks every few weeks doesn't hurt anyone.

I think I am well overdue one of these beauties!


If you are looking for a quick fix for weight loss and you think something is too good to be true, it probably is. Everyone works at their own speed and things should not be rushed. If you have a goal in mind i.e. a holiday, wedding or big birthday then give yourself plenty of time to get to where you wan to be.

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Style Stars, Look for Less: Vanessa Hudgens

(Picture sourced from google image search of 'Vanessa Hudgens, peach jumpsuit')

Around a week ago Vanessa Hudgens was spotted out and about in this casual, peachy-pink jumpsuit and I HAD to know where it was from. So I did my research and found out that her outfit totals £2095!!

Most of that price is covered by the Gucci bag, but I thought this would be a great look for less so i decided to have a nose around the web and find some look alike pieces for the fashion-conscious but price-savvy people out there just like myself.

The total of this look for less is around £150 which is a considerable price difference and i know which price I would rather pay!

Thursday, 23 March 2017

With a Spring in my Step

As it is now officially spring I thought I would share my latest footwear buys with you. 

Spring is meant to be when you can finally start dusting off your pumps and sandals and welcome them back into your daily wardrobe. Although i have still been living in my boots for the past week (thanks British weather!) I thought I would share my spring shoe buys with you.

Both styles shown can be found online and instore at Schuh.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

3Sixty Gymwear March Edition

If you have been following my blog for a while you may recognise the brand 3Sixty Gymwear as i have featured them before.

(Have a look at my previous post here)

I love this brand! There gymwear fits like a glove and i am never worried about see through leggings or them coming down whilst working out. So when i got some post from the brand i was very excited at what was inside again and i was not disappointed.

You can check out the brands website here -

You can also use my 10% discount code site wide - charli10

Saturday, 25 February 2017


Recently i decided to order myself a few bits online and thought i would share a couple of the pieces with you. I wouldn't say they were my usual style, but i thought i would push the boat out and i must say i am very pleased that i did.

Jumper: Missguided
Shoes: Ebay
Leggings: Primark

Monday, 20 February 2017

Style Stars: Kourtney Kardashian

I promised myself i was going to give it a while before another member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan would be featured in Style Stars, but after seeing this KILLER

outfit a few days ago i could not resist!

Kourtney was spotted rocking this looks whilst out and about in Beverley Hills, and i think it is a perfect look for weekend shopping trips and coffee dates with the girls.

For all the pieces Kourtney is wearing it would cost you $3400!! With just a bit of research i have found  pieces very similar for just a fraction of the price!

Total outfit cost: £149.00