Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette

Charlotte Tilbury is, without doubt, my favourite name in beauty. Her products, albeit on the pricier side, are incredible in both quality and design. Having watched Charlotte on YouTube, the passion emanating from her when she’s talking about her products is infectious. You can tell how much effort – and pride – goes into the development of each and every piece. As far as I’m concerned, Ms Tilbury is the Queen of Makeup (and long may she reign).

So, after being introduced to her products last Christmas by my very generous fiancé (the Golden Goddess box set, Magic Foundation, Filmstar Bronze & Glow and lipsticks) it’s safe to say that I’ve fallen head over heels for this brand. So when Jamie presented me with the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette (and another lippy) for my birthday earlier this week, I was ecstatic. I’m a very lucky (and very spoiled) girl.

Now, the palette. From the beautiful packaging to the concept and colours, it’s perfection. Versatility is at the heart of the palette and it contains four ‘looks’ – Day, Desk, Date and Disco. So no matter what the occasion, you’re covered. I find many eyeshadow palettes have a couple of shades I don’t like very much, or wouldn’t find the use for, but the colour selections here are on point and I know I’m going to get serious mileage out of this palette. With a gorgeous mix of creamy matte hues and shimmering neutrals, it’s a real winner, and an ideal palette for travel (I’m bringing it with me to Geneva this weekend!).

Do you have the Instant Eye Palette? Are you a Charlotte Tilbury fan too?

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Back to Black

My love for Amy Winehouse is no secret. Her albums are amongst my favourites of all time and I’ve always counted her as one of my icons- not just for her music, but her attitude, too. She was sassy and charismatic, and although she made some questionable sartorial choices at times, she made an undeniable impression on the fashion industry.

Thanks to eBay, I was able to get my mitts on a skirt from one of the original Amy Winehouse Fred Perry collections (BNWT, too!). It’s a great quality piece and houndstooth is one of my favourite patterns – classic and timeless.

As far as I’m concerned, you can never go wrong with a monochrome ensemble and a slick of red lipstick. All that’s missing is the beehive!

Roll Neck: ASOS | Necklace: Dolce & Gabbana | Skirt: Amy Winehouse Fred Perry (similar) | Shoes: Next (similar) | Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim


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a week in lipsticks
a week in lipsticks

a week in lipsticks… 💋

If there’s one beauty product I have too many of (“too many”? hah), it’s lip products. I can’t get enough of them- it doesn’t matter how many I have, I’ll always find justification to add another one to my collection. And no two colours are quite the same, amirite ladies?

  • ‘Stoned Rose’ by Charlotte Tilbury is a lipstick that is on my lips most of the time- definitely my go-to. Described as a “warm coral rose”, it suits my pale complexion perfectly and is one that I’m certain I will be using for many years to come. Hailing from the ‘K.I.S.S.I.N.G’ range, it’s sheer and velvety, providing both intense colour and moisture.
  • My other Charlotte Tilbury lippy comes from the Matte Revolution range – ‘Red Carpet Red‘. Boy, is this colour intense! Red Carpet Red is the perfect name – it’s a rich, classic post-box red. I’m not brave enough to wear this during the day, but for an evening out, it’s perfect. And unlike many matte lipsticks, this is very comfortable to wear and doesn’t dry out the lips.
  • ‘5th Avenue’ by Dior is a rich berry-toned matte lipstick, which is especially nice at this time of year. It’s ideal for an evening out, but I also wear it through the day by toning it down with a blot of tissue, and a swipe of balm over the top for a bit of sheen.
  • After reading much about Kat Von D and her iconic liquid lipsticks, when a stand opened up near me I had to see what all the fuss was about… I picked up the ‘Lolita II‘ and what can I say? The hype about it being long-lasting is completely warranted. This stuff packs serious staying power, even ‘surviving’ dinner!
  • Another lipstick I picked up after seeing so much about was ‘Velvet Teddy’ by MAC. It’s buttery on application, but settles into a matte finish. The colour is lightweight but buildable, and for low-key days, a light sweep provides a nice little pop of colour.

What are your favourite lipsticks? Have I mentioned any of your go-tos?

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Let it snow ❄️

This weekend the first flurry of snow arrived in Munich, and we got caught in one while taking these pictures. I feel I should point out that it’s snowflakes in my hair and on my coat..!

Now, something that I’ve been finding very frustrating recently is the abundance of oversized clothing in stores. While these look great on so many others, they don’t do me any favours. So in my search for a cosy cable-knit number, I thought I’d check out the children’s range- and lo and behold, an (oversized) jumper, designed for 11-12 year old girls, proved to be a decent enough fit. My coat, on the other hand, is an ideal shape; a classic fit and flare style. I’ve had it for a couple of years now (exhibit A, exhibit B) and it’s still going strong.

The classic Burberry scarf is a real statement piece. It was my fiancé’s but he has insisted that I keep it, and it’s hardly left my neck since.

Scarf: Burberry (similar, more purse friendly!) | Coat: Next (similar) | Jumper: Zara | Jeans: Next (similar) | Boots: Love Label (similar)

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