My make-up bag changes a hella-a-lot when it comes to this time of year. I’m no longer looking for the bronzed glow and embrace my inner ghost. The finish of my foundation tends to change along with the shades and the general look I’m going for. Lets be honest my look never seems to change but I like to think that I look like these super beaut girls on pinterest. You with me?

The base

Recently I have been using the Maybelline Dream Velvet Finish foundation, in the bid to find a super matte finish, my oily T zone seems to have a mind of its own at the moment, that being super oily. I would say I do enjoy using this foundation, however I have found that it seems to blot off pretty easy after a few hours of wear. The only way I can describe it is going super patchy. If you have any suggestions hit your girl up.

To add a little more shape to my ghostly face I have been loving my Hoola Bronzer by Benefit. This stuff has always been a love of mine but I seem to go back and forth with it. I will love it for weeks and then change things up a little. This allows me to shape my face up without having too much shimmery bronzer everywhere. To add a little blush to my cheeks I have been again loving an oldie, the Nars Orgasm blusher. Anyone else remember the huge hype around this little beauty. To be honest this wasnt intentional but we also have a throwback with the highlighter. Ive been using the Mac Soft & Gentle highlighter, anyone else feeling like a total throwback?

The Eyes

This is where it gets really Autumunal. I picked this eye shadow palette up when I was in London a few years back but for any of my northan girls, we have an Inglot opening in Newcastle so soon. You’ll find me in there if you ever do want to say hello. I will leave a link here with all shades etc for this palette because I cant really remember each and everyone. For eyeliner we are sticking to the same one I have been using for the past few months which is the Rimmel exaggerate liquid liner, this stuff stays put and is so easy to apply.

The brows are very much the same too, the Benefit Ka-Brow, I got this last Christmas and I’m only just starting to see the bottom. Amazing value for money and it works an absolute treat.

CharlotteSamantha ox

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Rewind a couple of years and I was all about the beauty box subscriptions, fast forward a few years and here I am. Still absolutely love them but never really get them. In all honesty, when I had to be a little more >savvy< with my money the subscription boxes had to take a little step back. I was far too scared to get myself a beauty box where in all honestly I didn’t have a clue if I would love or hate it. Majority it was love but you know there was a few times that there where a few products that just didn’t make the cut. Why are you writing a post about a beauty box, I hear you all shout. Ok probably not, your just here to find out whats in this box and decide if you should possibly buy one next month. View Post

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September seems to have been a crazy month. I blinked and it was here. I took a breath and it was over. I bloody love it when a month goes by, when you’ve got that feeling of accomplishment. Its not often I look back on a month and think, yes girl, you’ve got your shit together. You know what, this month I actually did do that. I bloody nailed it. And I’m not ashamed to admit that. Sometimes you’ve got to yourself a pat on the back and scream yeah!

Autumn brings out the inner burgundy lover in me. Everything and anything I can get my hands on will be burgundy, mustard or khaki. Give them all and Im your best pal. With this in mind I obviously pulled out my burgundy nail polish from Essie in the shade Bahama Mama, this is one of my >all< time favourite nail polishes for this time of year. Although I was browsing the Boots website a couple of days ago and it looks like there are some other beautiful burgundy shades available. You never know what may be in next months, perhaps a new polish. eek. Whilst we are on the subject of burgundy lets talk about the lipstick I’ve been wearing pretty  much all month. Non other than the Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry. The all time favourite for the Autumn. If you find a girl who loves Autumn and she has never even swatched this give her a little wobble from me.

My skin either hates me or I’m doing something really wrong.  Because my skin seems to have exploded with spots. I’m really NOT being dramatic here either. Im pretty sure Ive got milia, self diagnosed but I have lots of small white lumps which don’t squeeze but just stay there. They look awful and to be honest Im just not loving them. Ive been using the Mario Badescu Drying Lotion since the start of September and it is definitely helping with the bigger spottier spots. So much so I had to add it to my favourites. This little beauty is the best thing I have ever used on my bigger spots. Pop it on before you go to sleep and in the morning you will wake up with some much smaller spots, however they will be super dry. You want to get your hands on a good moisturiser if your going to be using this.

If your new here, and haven’t read my post on whats helped me get to sleep then who are you. Get yourself back to this post and give it a read. Sleepy has been in the news, by which I mean the blogging community news for a fair few months now, I was given a pot for my birthday at the end of August and have sworn by it ever since. If I ever get into bed and have forgotten to put it on I will actually get out of bed to put this on, which is saying something for me. I have been known to sleep with the light on all night because your girl aint going to get of bed to turn that off. If your having trouble sleeping or just flipping love smelly great get yourself a pot and I promise you will love it.

My hair is something I seem to leave. I despise doing my hair, although love all the pretty things people seem to be able to do with their hair. My hair is super thick, I pop some curls in and five minutes later they’ve dropped out and it just looks like Ive had a bad morning and no time to do my hair. Your girl hates this shit. I asked for the Ouai texturing hair spray for my birthday, I was going to spend £22 of my hard earned money on this cause what if it didn’t work. I can now confirm I for sure would spend £22 of my hard earned money on this. This little bottle has transformed my hair. I am now the owner of textured hair, something I’ve never been able to achieve before. I have been some sea salt sprays in my time.

CharlotteSamantha. OX

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No doubt this type of post will start flooding the internet in the next few weeks. But its officially Autumn so that means a few things have got to change round here. Starting with my skincare. It is >cold< out there. Which means my skin is taking a total battering. And I think what makes it even worse is the uncertainty of whether is will be freezing or warm outside. View Post

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The cold has certainly hit the Uk. I’m not complaining because I’m your typical gal who >loves< the Autumn. The cold for me is a win.

But it does come with one down fall, my body and skin go into total shock. I need all the mositurising products I can get my hands on. From the best body wash, to the best lotion and moisturiser, you say it I’ll have a version of it. Body care is crucial at this time of year. And if your one of those lucky buggers who have the nicest skin which changes through the season with them. Well you can just bugger off. Don’t really just click to another post, I promise there will be something here for you. View Post

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