Merry Christmas Everyone


Hello little elves! Today is Christmas Eve and I've put my drink down and taken my hands out of the selection boxes to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and to thank you for the love and support you've given me this year.

My Christmas Playlist 2016


I am the super crazy Christmas lady who listens to Christmas music all year round but once November 1st makes an appearance, best believe my Christmas Playlist is on repeat right up until the New Year. 

Day 12 | Christmas With Friends


Now that the countdown to Christmas has well and truly begun, what better way to get into the spirit than a pre-christmas party with your friends!
Me and Charlotte hosted our own Christmas Meal on Saturday. I got so involved that I actually forgot to take photos - haha (sad face) & unfortunately, this is all I got. I'm going to talk you through the evening anyways..

Day 11 | A Festive Makeup Look


I was really into makeup when I was younger. I had my own Youtube Channel and everything but after a few years, I lost my love for it and kinda gave up. Nothing ever inspired me and I chose to spend my money on clothes, rather than cosmetics. However, I am trying my best to get back into the swing of things because SO many girls on Instagram and Youtube are killing the makeup game at the moment. Their skin is always flawless, highlight always poppin' and I'm always like "Yaaaass bitch, I need that & I need that."

That being said, I've attempted a makeup look for you guys, obviously its a lot different to an actual video tutorial as I can't show you step by step. However, I've listed all the products that I did use below & the finished look..

Day 10 | 4 Festive Things To Do In London


London at Christmas is amazing, there are so many fun things to do with your family and friends this time of the year that will really get you into the Christmas spirit. 
Here I've listed 5 things you can do this month that are fun, festive and really not expensive at all.

Day 7 | Top 5 Christmas Movies


It doesn't take a lot for me to get into the Christmas spirit, just shake a bell in my face and then bobs your uncle, I'm on the dance floor doing the 'Means Girls' Christmas routine - haha.

Day 6 | Present Wrapping


Very few people I know actually enjoy wrapping gifts, I for one am a huge fan and I'm usually the designated 'present wrapper' of the house, apart from the gifts that are being given to me of course. Even if you don't like wrapping presents yourself, we can all admit that we love to receive beautiful gift wrapped parcels, almost as much as we love to receive the gift its self. 

Day 5 | Hot Chocolate 3 Ways

 

For ALL 3 recipes: 

- 2 Cups Milk
- 2 tbsp Sweetener/Sugar (depending on how sweet you like yours)

Day 4 | Gift Guide


If you're as well organised as me, you would of started and possibly completed your Christmas shopping by now. However, if you're a little unorganised and don't know where to even start.. then this post is for you. 

Day 2 | Decorating The Tree



December 1st has come around and decorating the tree is one of my favourite things about Christmas. Its a tradition to spend the evening with your family and decorate the tree together, at least in my household it is. 

12 Days Of Christmas | Day 1 | Night Routine


My Winter Night Routine

Kicking off the 12 days of Christmas.. or should I say BLOGMAS, I thought I would talk you through my winter night routine. Christmas is my FAVOURITE time of the year and because it gets dark so early, I find that I stay in and pamper myself a lot more than usual and I'm perfectly okay with that. 

BLACK FRIDAY & CYBER MONDAY SALES & DISCOUNTS


Its that time of the year again when Black Friday comes around and I don't think I've ever needed it more in my life. Christmas is coming up and guess what? Baby girl is broke! haha. So i've skimmed through the internet and have found the most EPIC deals on some of my favourite websites. I wish I didn't have to work today and just shop, shop shop.

My Week #2


I have well and truly got into the Christmas Spirit this week. Last weekend I went to my local Firework display that I go to every single year.

Skincare For Sick Days


I have been suffering terribly with some sort of flu/cold type thing for almost two weeks now and my skin has suffered along with it. I've had a lot of breakouts, especially on my forehead and t-zone area, as well as dryness. I don't think the cold weather helps though as it's not only my face that seems to be affected, it's my body as well. These two products have saved my life and I thought I would share them with you all. 

November Wishlist




Hello hello! November is just around the corner, so I thought I would create a November Wishlist for you all. I love making these because I've got somewhere to store all of the goodies that I want, which means I can go back to this page and (hopefully) purchase them one buy one. I've put direct links under every picture so that you can have a look at them yourselves, if you would like to. Enjoy! 

Midnight Margaritas!


I think everyone and their mother knows how much I love this time of year. Now that it's officially October, it's time to get the candles and pumpkins out. I met my best friend in Morocco last year and ever since then, we've become inseparable. 

The EASIEST Toffee Apples



Halloweens on its way, which calls for TOFFEE APPLES! 

My Week #1



I've added a little series to my blog, kind of like an online diary where I round up the end of the week. I thought this would be interesting to look back on and a great way to reflect. Also, you have a chance to get to know me that little bit more, I guess. 

Losing Myself & Surviving | My Break Up


Earrings - River Island HERE
Jumper - New Look HERE
Scarf - Boohoo / Similar HERE

5 'Feel Good' Halloween Movies




I've always been hugely into Halloween (I know some people are against it, but I'm here for it) and I've always loved anything Horror related. I'm also a huge fan of fancy dress, so I take great pleasure in dressing up every year, I find it so much fun.

Dear 13 Year Old Me.


(I don't actually have any photos of me when I was 13, so heres a bunch of embarrassing baby photos instead)

If I could go back in time and write a diary of how my life was going to be, I probably would. Just for some reassurance that things in life do get a little bit shitty but eventually everything falls into place. 

My Favourite Highlighters | ABH Glow Kits





Can you believe i'm doing a makeup post? Me neither. Makeup used to be my pride and joy but now I'm just like 'blah' - I haven't been inspired with any looks at all and I feel like i've let myself go haha.
Not to mention that everything seems to be so god damn expensive.

Autumn Essentials


(photo credit: makeupsavvy.co.uk, thank you girl)

Hello poppets. 
So, the happiest time of the year for me is fast approaching and it is now officially Autumn for us this side of the world. Which means the count down to Christmas is ON, with all the festivities in between. 

90's Memories



Hello hello, I thought I would write a throwback post about all the things I loved when I was younger. This post is probably going to be all over the place but I'm just going to write down what I remember and run with it. If you're a nineties baby, I'm hoping you catch the same 'feels' and nostalgia.


Bad Ass Boots




As the evenings get darker and the leaves start to fall off the trees, my soul gets extremely happy and so does my wardrobe. Autumn and Winter are my favourite seasons, purely because of the fashion and festivities. As soon as the 1st of January comes around, I wait all year again to be able to wear my knitwear, leather and black boots. 

10 QUOTES TO MAKE YOU PROUD OF BEING A WOMAN


No one really needs to tell me that being a woman is nothing short of spectacular, but I thought I would remind you all of why we shine. Here are some of my favourite quotes.  

Its OK to go against the grain.



I'll be honest, I am not a people's person at all. I never really have been and don't think I ever will be. I'm not very good at socialising, I'm not too interested in meeting new people and I very much like doing things alone.
I am very content with having a limited number of friends and choosing who I want to spend my time with and that is okay.

The 'New Look' Look



Hello hello! How's it going? Apologies for the lack of posts recently, especially fashion ones. I absolutely hate dressing for Summer, so I think I've fallen out of love with creating outfit looks if I'm honest. Also I've been sick as a dog for the past two weeks with a viral infection and a stomach bug, so that hasn't been ideal. Anyways, I hope you are all having a lovely summer and enjoying the last few weeks until it's all over. Lots of Love. X 

Hair Growth Journey Tips


So this post is for those of you who want to start your natural hair journey and aim to grow it out as long as possible.

First things first, you need to have the big chop. Yup! - To start the process of getting long hair, you need to have it short first. Your hair will not grow whilst it's covered in split and dead ends so book an appointment with your hairdresser as soon as possible and have a few inches off. You should also cut your hair every 6 months to maintain healthy hair growth, I had mine cut today. 




Cleanse

When it comes to washing your hair, always wash with lukewarm water as that opens the hair cuticles but when rinsing, use cold water because that closes them and also seals in moisture. Try to remember this every time you wash your hair. 

When shampooing, you should only be focusing on your scalp and the roots of your hair, rather than the ends. Use your finger tips to really massage the product into the scalp and to of course get rid of any product build up. You can also use the Tangle Teezer 'Aqua Splash' brush to massage your scalp. - This brush is great for brushing your hair in the water as the brissles are super soft so they do not tug or pull away at your head. Scalp massages are crucial for hair growth because it increases blood circulation to the follicles and helps to strengthen the roots. 




Conditioner should be focused mostly on the ends of your hair as they tend to be the driest but you can also run the product through your hair using your fingers. 

Treatments and Masks

Hot oil treatments do wonders for my hair, especially when my curls are starting to feel dry which makes it easier for my hair to snap and break. I like to apply the oil about an hour before I go to bed, this gives the product time to completely dry so no residue is left on my pillows. I do my usual wash-and-go the next day and my curls are always left feeling healthy, soft and they look poppin'. 

You will need:

3 Table Spoons of Coconut Oil
3 Table Spoons of Castor Oil
2 Table Spoons of Moroccan Oil 
2 Table Spoons of Olive Oil

How to: 

Heat your mixed oils together in the microwave or leave the bowl inside another bowl filled with boiled water. Once the oil is warm (not boiling) - apply to hair focusing mainly on the roots but try and saturate all hair. Wrap your hair in cling film to help seal in moisture and blow dry for 5/10 minutes to warm up the oil and help speed the process. Once your is hair completely dry (which may take up to an hour) take off the clingfilm and you can go to bed. Voila! 

You can buy hair masks from almost any retail and high street shops but it's super easy to make your own. If you would like to know how to make your own deep conditioning hair mask, I have a post here all about it. 

Water and Diet 

I think we all know by now that drinking plenty of water and having a balanced diet helps with our skin but it also really helps with getting healthy hair. Water helps the body to process and flush out all toxins and also keeps your hair hydrated from the inside out. If you drink plenty, your hair will grow stronger which means less breakage, more growing. 

My Morning Routine 2016

WEEKEND EDITION

Alohaaaa! It's me. Here I am writing a post FINALLY about my morning routine. I love these types of posts and they're also my favourite videos to watch on YouTube. Should I do a 'Night Time Routine' too?  




When In Paris


SHOP MY LOOK

Shirt // Here
Jeans // Similar Here
Trainers // Here
Sunglasses // Here
 
I just got back from a 4 day trip to Paris and i'm so sad about it. I had one of the best weekends of my entire life and I never wanted it to end. I knew Paris was one of my favourite cities even though I had never been and it lived up to ALL my expectations. If you ever get the chance to go, please do. I'm going to be posting lots of pictures over the next two weeks of my trip, starting from day 1 right up until my birthday (the day I flew home) 
Oh yeah, I'm 21 now ^_^ 
- Hope you've all enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend, even though its pouring down with rain as I type this. 

Lots of love, Charleigh x 

Coconut Oil | Three Hacks To Use



I tweeted not too long ago about how much I LOVE Coconut oil and that I was going to write a post about it. A lot of you seemed to favourite the tweet, so here it is. Coconut Oil is honestly my go to product for almost anything and everything. Not only is it great for the skin, it has a fantastic amount of health benefits that really make a difference. 

Here are three ways in which I incorporate Coconut Oil into my everyday routine:

Bournemouth | It feels like home to me.


                      


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