1.6.16

My First Blogiversary - Giveaway!!


Yesterday marks one entire year since my first ever post on www.just-charlotte.com. I can remember that day like it was yesterday, I felt so anxious and a bit silly because I didn't think anyone would read my post, so I was basically talking to no one. 12 months later, I've published 80 blog posts, received over 24,000 views and increased my social media following by about 8 times! I am so incredibly proud of myself for getting this far, there have been so many times where I've just wanted to quit but I haven't, I've stuck with it and I'm so glad I did because I don't know what I would do without my blog now.

I'm incredibly grateful to you guys reading this. Each and every one of you, whether you read my blog posts as soon as I post them or whether you just have the occasional nose every now and again. It just makes me so happy to know that someone is enjoying, or benefiting from, what I am writing and every time I see my view count increase, or I get a follower on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook/Bloglovin etc I'm reminded of that.

To say thank you to you all, I am giving away a £50 gift voucher for Feel Unique!!! I just couldn't decide what to pick and people have such different tastes and skin tones etc that I thought this would be the best way to make the giveaway open to as many of you as possible. Just think of all the make-up you could buy!!!

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is follow me on Twitter, Bloglovin and Instagram (I've linked each of them directly, and again below, to make it super easy for you) and then follow the competition link below to confirm. Easy as pie! You can also tweet about the giveaway for an extra entry each day!!
  • The giveaway is international
  • It will be open for 14 days, the winner will be announced on Wednesday 15 June
  • You MUST be following me on Twitter, Bloglovin & Instagram to enter
  • For extra entries you can tweet about the giveaway once per day (details below)
Good Luck!!

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30.5.16

May Favourites

Some of my favourite products this month have been on my list since the first week of May so I have been counting down the days until I could share them with you all! I'm actually so glad the end of the month is finally here as I couldn't wait much longer!

Neom Real Luxury Body Scrub

With summer fast approaching and a holiday in less than a week, I have been a woman on a mission trying to get my skin looking acceptable enough to bare - especially my legs! The skin on my shins has always been a problem area, no matter what I do to them, they always look dry and scaly.  That was until I discovered the Neom Scrub. The combination of 24 pure essential oils and an organic sugar base has worked wonders for me, successfully removing all those dead skin cells whilst locking in as much moisture as possible, leaving my legs looking and feeling silky smooth. I couldn't be without the scrub now! The scents of the essential oils also make the process incredibly therapeutic and de-stressing. 

Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask

I recently ran out of night moisturiser and as my skin has been quite dehydrated, I thought I would give this a try. I apply a small amount, all over my face, just before going to bed and when I wake up I am left with the most gorgeous, soft and supple skin. I notice such a difference on the days when I don't use this and I regret it so much. I would 100% recommend this to anyone with even slightly dry or combination skin as it's truly incredible. 

Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette

I couldn't not include this in my monthly favourites as it's honestly the most beautiful eyeshadow palette I have ever set eyes on. The range of shades are so beautiful, perfect all year round and for daytime as well as evening looks and I also love how buttery they feel and how easily they blend. Top marks in my books. If you want to know more about the palette you can read my full review on it here.

Clarins Eau de Jardins

This is my all time favourite summer scent  I have been looking forward to the sunnier months so that I can wear this because it's honestly once of the most beautiful scents ever. It's the perfect combination of fresh and fruity - like a fruity cocktail in an English garden, but without being too heady or overpowering. It's so fresh and uplifting that it brightens my day every time I catch a whiff of it. I have it on right now and I can't stop smelling my wrist haha! 

Body Shop Coconut Body Butter

Another big part in getting my skin ready for summer is moisturising. I picked this one out because I wanted something with a summery scent that wasn't fruity or floral and nothing says summer more than coconut! I love the way this body butter melts into my skin due to containing actual coconut oil and it doesn't leave me feeling sticky or greasy at all. I apply it before bed and when I wake up the next day, not only does my skin smell amazing, it also feels as soft and smooth as a babies bumb, especially after showering. I also find that if I forget to apply it one day my skin still retains some of that moisture. I really want to take this on holiday with me to use as an after sun lotion but I can only take hand luggage and the pot is 200ml :(

Lydia Elise Millen


It's a bit weird to include a person in my monthly favourites but I've become so idolised with Lydia that I couldn't not. After having her recommended to me by my best friend and a colleague, I instantly became hooked. Not only is she one of the most incredibly gorgeous human beings I have ever seen but I find her down to earth, no nonsense attitude so inspiring, I love the way she doesn't take herself too seriously and is always laughing in her videos. She also has a body to die for, the most amazing hair, an adorable bengal cat called Lumie and an enviable wardrobe full of classic, chic pieces and tonnes of designer handbags and shoes (a girl after my own heart!). She is my woman crush everyday and the true definition of Girl Boss. If you only follow one person today, you need to make it her. I've left all her social media links below. 

Snapchat: LydiaEMillen

That's everything on my list this month. Let me know if the comments if you share my love for any of these products :)


25.5.16

My Top 5 Instagram Accounts

Instagram is probably my absolute favourite form of social media, whoever said a picture is worth a thousand pictures was so right. It's such a creative and inspiring platform, I love using it for meal, fitness and outfit ideas. As I am in the mood to spread some positivity & love today, what better way to do that than by sharing with you guys my top 5 favourite Instagram accounts. 

It's Little Lauren

Lauren is a girl after my own heart, her feed is full of the most amazing looking sweet treats, fabulously chic outfit pictures and snaps of her perfectly organised make-up collection. Everything she does, she does to perfection - I mean c'mon, just LOOK at that hot chocolate! 

Lady Writes

 Chloe's feed is literally goals!! All of her pictures are so crisp and sophisticated - she even makes shoelaces look inspiring! Her feed is so pretty that she's got me begging my boyfriend to let me redecorate our entire flat white so that my pictures are as gorgeous as hers. 

Pint Sized Photo

Lily's feed is full of stark white backgrounds and beautiful bright pops of colour. Her photos are all so perfect put together that they look as though they should be in a glossy magazine. Serious Insta-envy right here.  

Jadeann Loves

So much pink!!! But in a classy, feminine kind of way. So many beauty and bloom pictures all in the most gorgeous shades of coral, rose, blush and cerise with a hint of nude and rose gold here and there. Being such a girly, girl I just cannot resist the prettiness.

Hunters and Heels

Lauren is one of the most amazing photographers I have ever come across, her pictures are truly breathtaking. Her feed is full of beautiful scenery, her stunning home and her truly beautiful family. Her feed never fails to bring a smile to my face.

I've linked all of their account names and pictures above so if you want to follow any of these lovely ladies, which i'm sure you will want to if you have good taste, just click their photo and it'll take you straight to their feed!

Let me know if there are any other great Instagrammers that you think I would love in the comments below. Also, don't forget to check my Instagram out! (cheeky plug haha!)


22.5.16

Lust Have List | May 2016

After my impromptu purchase of the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette, my spending ban is back and the struggle is real! Why is it always the way that when you have no money you find so many beautiful things, yet when you have some money to spend you can't find anything you like!? Having been on this spending ban since January, as I'm sure you can imagine, my lust lists (that's right, plural!) are getting a bit out of hand. Let me give you a little insight into what products I am currently dying to own! I've linked all of the products to the pictures so if you see anything you like just click it and it'll take you to the website :)

Clothing

Shoes & Accessories

Beauty

Homeware

18.5.16

Review: Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery

I’ve never really been one to mess with my hair but a few years ago, in a bid to get effortless bouncy curls, I decided to have a digital perm. I’m not going to go into detail about the digital perm itself except to tell you that it was an epic fail! It cost around £350(!!) and ended up being a lot more hassle than it was worth, but worst of all, it completely ruined my hair. Three years on my hair is still really dry, brittle, a bit frizzy and full of flyaways and I’m always on the lookout for something that can transform my tresses.

15.5.16

SourcedBox Review | May 2015

This month's SourcedBox was a really good one, and because my first SourcedBox review has been my most popular post ever, I thought I would try everything and do an updated review for you. Basically, I just wanted to eat it all so I am just using this post as an excuse to do so haha!
This month I had 11 items in my box. The first thing I decided to try were the Lime and Chia Truffles. Rather cynically I was fully expecting these to be nothing like chocolate truffles but to my surprise they taste just like a dark chocolate truffle with a zingy citrus tang from Hotel Chocolate - except they're full of goodness and dairy and refined sugar free!