Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter

I have always loved Charlotte Tilbury’s makeup and skincare and have written numerous posts about them (see here, here, here, here, here, here !!!). This time it was the much hyped Hollywood Flawless Filter (£30) – a sheer highlighter/skin tint/light foundation multi use product! I went for shade 6 based on the recommendation on her website. It was the perfect match. This is a very very interesting product. At first you may not understand the purpose or what it is doing for you. Believe me in time, you will and then you will wonder how you ever did your makeup without it! Ok a bit dramatic but true!

It is a very light fluid that comes in a lovely glass bottle with a large doe foot applicator. This is actually a really effective way of dispensing the right amount exactly where you want it. I use it most as a highlighter (without shimmer or glitter) on my cheekbones.. I dot this under my eyes and blend with my fingers and the result is a glowing highlighted awake appearance. I also use this as a base on my minimal makeup days. I am planning on taking this on holiday when I hope that after I have had a bit of sun, this will just add the right amount of glow without needing to wear much else. Yes Charlotte Tilbury is pricey but I find always worth it. I am obsessed with this and would definitely repurchase.

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Flirty Skirts

I love a good summer skirt and I have found two recently that really tick the boxes for me.

First is this cute light floral one from Primark (£8). It is a lovely shape, very flattering and not too short!

Next is this stunning dark floral skirt from River Island (£32 reduced to £20). I love the wrap front which makes it something different and again is really flattering.

The Button Front Dress

I have been looking for some button dresses and found these two in New Look (£22.99 each). I like that although they are exactly the same design, the different patterns really make them quite different to each other!

They have spaghetti straps, and buttons all the way down the front. At the back, the top part is elasticated & ruched which makes the fit much better and more comfortable.

First is this pretty, summery floral blue. I love this colour! Both dresses work well with a simple cardigan or denim jacket.

The second dress is a red striped one. This this looks smarter, although still very pretty and summery!

I Heart Revolution Bronzer

My daughter bought me a bronzer/blusher that I am obsessed with for my birthday from a brand called I Heart Revolution. Its called Summer of Love and it’s a triple baked bronzer (£4.99). I sadly dropped it so it broke but that hasn’t stopped me from loving this!

As you can see it is a lovely mix of bronze tones, shot with coral and best of all gold! For my skin tone it is the perfect summer glowy bronzing blusher! I cannot tell you how much I love this – is very heavily pigmented and really does give my skin a beautiful glow. I have also used this on my eyes, on my lips, on the bridge of my nose, décolletage..everywhere! They do a range of blushers and bronzers which I would recommend checking out – such good value for money and great quality!

 

 

 

 

The Statement Dress

Every year I look for that one statement dress that will remain in my wardrobe for years and will always be a great investment. This year I found one in Zara.

I immediately fell in love with this dress, the design, the shape everything is perfect! It was £69.99 but I genuinely think that its worth it for a dress I know I will own for many years.

It is an unusual shape but is so flattering. I just think its a stand out piece!

Anna Glover for H&M

I have absolutely fallen in love with the Anna Glover for H&M collection. I have always loved floral designs and this collection is right up my street! Anna Glover is an award winning designer known for her prints. This collection is really beautiful with some standout pieces.

My first purchase was this beautiful floaty blouse (£24.99) with a pansy print. I love the shape and colours. Its such a pretty piece for the summer!

I then saw these beautiful trousers (see this post on printed trousers from H&M £19.99). I love the print so much and they are a really flattering shape.

My last purchase from this collection is this gorgeous T-shirt (£12.99) with an embellished shoulder. I love a classic white t-shirt but this is even better. The embroidery is so pretty and just makes a statement piece out of a simple tee!

Palm/Leaf Print Obsession

My palm print obsession continues…my hallway is of course a shrine to it (see here) and it is now spreading to the living room and garden!

Palm or leaf print cushions are my thing. I have had two Monstera print cushions from H&M Home for years (first picture) and now I have added these cute smaller ones with a lovely tropical bird (second picture, also from H&M Home and £6.99 each)! I think they are so pretty and work really well in my living room with all the greenery.

I also wanted a couple of cushions for my outdoor sofa. I couldn’t find actual outdoor cushions that I loved so I got these from Ikea £13 each, that I bring in every evening. I absolutely love the shape and size and of course the print. It really elevates the outdoor space!