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Saturday, 29 February 2020

Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter | Review

Hi Everyone, 

Whilst in Paris we made a trip to Sephora to browse their selection of products and whilst at the Charlotte Tilbury counter I spotted the Hollywood Flawless Filter. I have quite the collection of Charlotte Tilbury products already and knowing that everything I have previously tried from her range I have loved, I thought I would pick this product up to give it a go. 

Upon purchase I assumed that this product would be a light coverage foundation however it doesn’t necessarily fit into that foundation category, according to it’s description. It is described as a complexion enhancing illuminating primer and in all honesty it does exactly that but with added coverage, which is why I have been using it as my foundation.
For my normal to dry skin type this product is perfect for winter when I want a healthy dewy look that isn’t too heavy, like fuller coverage foundations can be. It makes the skin feel plumped, radiant and evens out any imperfections, whilst still looking natural. 
In terms of the finish, it feels juicy and hydrating but without being greasy. I do feel this product is best suited to someone with a dry skin as the glossy look might be too much for an oily complexion. 
I went for shade one however as it is not advertised as a foundation the shade range isn’t very precise. As it’s technically a primer it doesn’t need a whole lot of blending into the hair line however because of the coverage it does need somewhat blending to prevent leaving marks or streaks behind. I used this product with a beauty blender and follow up with a concealer for further coverage under the eyes and on any blemishes. Charlotte Tilbury herself recommends using this product over foundation on the high points of the face to highlight which would be great for an oiler skin as you can mattify the oily areas and highlight where needed. 

All in all, this product to me is like glow in a bottle. It’s not full coverage, your skin still looks natural  but slightly perfected. So for ladies who like a matte finish this product is not for you, but my glowy girls will love this! 
Have you tried the Hollywood Flawless Filter? If so, what are your thoughts? Are there any other Charlotte Tilbury products you can’t live without? Let me know in the comments below...

With love, 

Saturday, 15 February 2020

Style Diary | Valentine’s in Paris

Hi Everyone,

Craig and I have just got back from a weekend away in Paris, for Valentine’s Day. Not only was this trip to have some time off for Valentines but it was to treat ourselves and celebrate buying our first house together. This was a well needed break to have some quality time together after the stress of moving in, which happened over Christmas. We had four days seeing the sights of Paris and I made sure to take pictures of my outfits throughout our trip, so if you would like to see what I wore in the fashion capital that is Paris, keep on reading.

Day 1- 
We travelled for the majority of our first day and arrived in Paris just after lunch. We walked a fair way from the train station to our hotel but it was fantastic to get a real taste of the city on our walk. Once we arrived at our hotel, Hotel Eiffle Turenne, we dropped off our bags and went off to explore. A few hours later we came back to get changed and decided to view the Eiffle Tower on the hour as it sparkled. Luckily our hotel was only a ten minute walk to the eiffle tower so we were able to see it light up most nights. Then, after some food we went back to the hotel to rest ready for a busy day tomorrow.

Coat- Jack Wills
Jumper- Primark
Jeans- Topshop

Jumper- Zara
Dress- Primark
Coat- Missguided
Shoes- Newlook

Day 2- The next day we went to Disneyland! We were up bright and early, had a quick breakfast at the hotel and caught the Disney shuttle bus to the park. We had tickets to both parks and spent the entire day exploring all that there is to offer. We went to the studios first, stopped for lunch and then went over to the main park. We luckily didn’t have to queue for too long on the rides and managed to go on all of the ones we were interested in. We saw the parade at lunch time which was so magical and loved the illuminations show in the evening, singing along to all the Disney classics. We arrived back at the hotel just after 9pm and chilled for the rest of the evening. 

Jumper- Primark
Coat- Next
Jeans- Primark
Shoes- Topshop
Backpack- Miss Selfridge 

Day 3- Our third day was Valentines Day in which we spent it exploring the city. In the morning we had breakfast at Angelina’s which is famous for their delicious Hot Chocolates. Once we were full on eggs, fruit and pastries we did a spot of shopping, stopped for some pizza and then headed to the Eiffle Tower. It was very busy queuing for the Eiffle Tower however eventually we managed to reach the top and the views were breathtaking! We then walked behind the Eiffle Tower and got onto our Seine river cruise to finish off the evening. 

Coat- ASOS
Jeans and Jumper- TopShop
Boots- Newlook
Beret- Primark

Day 4- On our final day we had a well deserved lie in after walking an average of 25,000 steps a day. We steadily packed up our bags and had breakfast down in the hotel. Before check out we went for one final walk and got a few supplies from the supermarket for our travels home. We then walked across Paris with our suitcases to the train station, soaking up the views one final time. We made sure to make one final pit stop at Laduree to get some macaroons for pudding! 

Jumper- Topshop
Coat- Missguided
Jeans- Topshop
Shoes- Topshop
Bag- Ted Baker 

We had the best weekend in Paris and would happily visit again! The whole atmosphere in the city is indescribable and it’s a trip we will never forget. I do wish that we had more time as there is so much to see in such a short space of time. If you are yet to visit Paris I would certainly recommend it and we would love to visit again one year during the summer. 

I hope you enjoyed this lookbook/ insight into our holiday to Paris. Do you have any trips planned this year? Let me know in the comments below. 

With love,