21.9.14

GET READY WITH ME: DATE NIGHT


Hi everyone, I hope you're all having a great Sunday! Sorry I wasn't able to upload anything on Wednesday, I've been sick the past week which has meant a hella' lot of laying on the couch watching Netflix and eating soup, and very little blogging/vlogging. I finally began to feel better on Friday night which meant I was able to go on a wee double date with Darren, my friend and her boyfriend last night which was lovely. I hadn't been out of the house once in the whole week so I was beginning to get cabin fever...I was almost tempted to stick my head out the car window en route to the restaurant haha. 

This is the makeup look I went for. I was running late (no surprises there then) so I went for a subtle smokey eye using my favourite Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palette...oh my it's like a little quad of heaven.

You can watch the video here, and as always please remember to thumbs up and subscribe if you'd like to see more videos! All product info is listed in the downbar :)


Lots of love,
Chantelle xx

14.9.14

AUTUMN LOOKBOOK


AUTUMN HAS ARRIVED!! As some of you might know, Autumn is one of my favourite seasons so I'm really excited to share this lookbook with you. Hopefully it'll give some of you some inspiration if you're looking to add some key pieces to your Autumn wardrobe. 

All outfit details are listed in the downbar with links so make sure you check that out, and as always I'd really love it if you could give the video a thumbs up and subscribe to my channel :)



Which look is your favourite?

Lots of love,
Chantelle x

10.9.14

VICHY DERMABLEND FOUNDATION & CONCEALER


The Vichy Dermablend Corrective foundation and concealer have been on my radar for quite some time now. I remember watching Lisa Eldridge use both products in a makeup tutorial on youtube and ever since then I've been dying to try them out for myself. First things first, this makeup is more known for being full coverage - covering the likes of scars, birth marks, acne scarring etc. Now, I don't really have any of these issues but the thing that intrigued me most...Vichy describe this as being a medium to full coverage foundation which looks and feels like skin. When I think of full coverage foundations I think of thick, cakey consistencies with a heavy feeling on the skin so can it possibly feel lightweight and look just like your own skin? Just watch my first impressions and demo video here and find out what I think of it.

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Have you tried Vichy Dermablend Foundation or Concealer? What do you think of them?

Lots of love,
Chantelle xx

8.9.14

REVLON COLORSTAY MOISTURE STAINS


L-R: Parisian Passion | Cannes Crush | LA Exclusive | London Posh

There's nothing that excites me more than a new lip product to hit the drugstore and this one in particular has been on my radar for quite some time. Despite only launching quite recently in the UK, the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains have been raved about across the pond by our good friends in the US so I have been dying to get my hands on some.

What Revlon say: 
"A new level of glossy wet colour. Saturated lips with brilliant shine and vivid colour."

Being a girl with less than voluptuous lips shall we say, I love a good gloss as they are an easy fix to fake plumped up luscious lips. You can therefore imagine my excitement when these launched!

On first application I found the gloss to be quite thick, and it seemed to sit on my lips rather than blend in...I soon discovered though that the key here is less is more. You only need the smallest amount to coat your lips and once it has set, that's when the magic happens. A gorgeous glossy but very moisturising lip colour. I agree with Revlon that the look is quite 'wet' especially with the darker shades, but not overly so that it wouldn't be suitable for daytime wear. I'd say the wear time is probably around a couple of hours and once the gloss fades you are left with a subtle stain on the lips and a nice balmy/moisturising feel to the lips. You can see from the photos below (on the right) that the stain shows up more with the darker colours.
T-B: London Posh | LA Exclusive | Cannes Crush | Parisian Passion
(Left: on first application / Right: stain)

I decided to pick up 4 from the collection of 12 (I don't think all 12 are available in the UK):

  • London Posh - Probably the lightest in the collection, and a gorgeous peachy nude with a subtle     golden sheen to it.
  • LA Exclusive - One of my favourites, and a beautiful wearable bubble gum pink perfect for every day.
  • Cannes Crush - A gorgeous bright coral (a lot more subtle on the lips than it looks in the tube) and has a slight reddish tinge to it on my lips.
  • Parisian Passion - One of the darkest in the collection, and a beautiful dark berry hue (think Revlon's Black Cherry lipstick in gloss form). I can already tell this is going to be an Autumn favourite.

If you can't tell already, I love this lip product. I like to wear just the one coat and let it melt into my lips for a natural glossy tint but if you're looking to build up the colour it's easy to do by just leaving it to settle then going in with another coat. The thing I like most about the Revlon Moisture Stains is how comfortable and moisturising they are to wear. I also love how it wears off really naturally and the stain thats left behind is wearable and looks very natural...not a dry patch in sight. I can't think of any other product like this other than the YSL Glossy stains but the Revlon Moisture Stains are definitely less pigmented and more of a thick balmy consistency and definitely a lot more 'wet' looking on first application.

As for the packaging, again it's quite similar to the YSL Glossy Stains with the sleek black, squared off packaging. The doe foot applicator is also the perfect size and shape to apply the product so I have no complaints in this area. I also love how you can see the colour through the packaging too (please bear in mind that the colour is not as scary on as it looks in the tube).

You can buy the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains from Boots for £7.99 (there's also a 3 for 2 on at the moment!)

Have you tried the Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stains? What do you think of them?

Lots of love,
Chantelle xx

This is not a sponsored post.

7.9.14

AUTUMN HAUL - TOPSHOP, ZARA, RIVER ISLAND & MORE!


Hello again!! As promised, here is my Autumn Fashion Haul (part 1)...I've got a feeling there will be another one shortly. I'm trying to streamline my wardrobe a bit...trying and failing miserably to be honest haha. With that in mind, I decided to pick up a few key Autumn pieces that will be good for transitioning into the colder weather. We've actually been getting quite a bit of that in Scotland the past couple of weeks so I can't wait to start wearing some of these pieces and getting into the Autumn spirit. I love Autumn/Winter if you didn't already know...layering...berry lipsticks...hot chocolate for breakfast every single day without feeling guilty - yes please.

Click here to watch the video and as always, please remember to like and subscribe if you enjoy it because it makes me extremely happy when you do!! :) 


Lots of love,
Chantelle xx