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Little Life Update: New Beginnings, Custom Media Kits & September Goals

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Oh hey, September. Can we just take a moment to acknowledge the fact that it’s already September? Where has the time gone? I honestly feel like this year has completely flown by and it’s kind of scary. Can we also just acknowledge that I’m actually writing a blog post, for those of you that read my little blog and follow me on social media then 1) Thank you and 2) You’d know that I have been having some blogging struggles when it comes down to producing content and just genuinely trying to find the time. 

Even though the year has gone by within a blink, I can honestly say it’s been one of the best years so far. I turned 21, I got engaged and in this particular month I’m starting a new chapter. I’ve been a waitress/door host at a restaurant for 2 years and although I really liked it to start off with, I ended up hating it in the long run – don’t get me wrong because the people I worked with are great and I know I’ve made some friends for life however the job itself was completely draining and I just got so fed up of working evenings that I thought it was time for a change altogether. Tomorrow is the start of my new job as a trainee optical assistant and I couldn’t be happier about it, I have no idea what to expect but at this moment in time I’m feeling nothing but positive about it. One of my main goals throughout September is to work as hard as I can and to learn as much as possible. 

One thing that I have been enjoying in my spare time is creating Media Kits and after a lot of practice with creating some of my own, I am now offering to create Custom Media Kits for other bloggers completely free of charge. I’m in the middle of making one for the wonderful Debra-Bow and I’ve had so much fun in the process. If you want to get in touch with me about Media Kits then please feel free to contact me at: fadingtulips@yahoo.co.uk or DM me on Twitter.

I know we are only on the 3rd day of this month however I’m feeling super inspired and motivated that I have come up with some personal and blog goals which I would love to achieve in September and hopefully throughout the rest of the year:

Spend more time with my Fiancé: Having this new job means I don’t have to work evening shifts anymore which also means I can spend some much needed time with my fiancé. He works days and I usually worked evenings which meant that we only saw each other properly at night before bed. I’m really looking forward to finishing work at 6pm and spending the evening at the cinema or just chilling at home watching a Netflix series together.

Buy a Domain: This is well and truly overdue. I have been blogging for over 3 years and I still haven’t managed to buy my own domain name. Not sure why or what’s stopping me however it will happen. I guess I’m just scared in case my blog doesn’t work properly afterwards but I don’t know. If anyone has any tips on domains then please comment below, I have no clue what I’m doing when it comes to that stuff!

De-clutter my makeup: As a lover of makeup and being a beauty blogger, I love to collect makeup. On the other hand I’m also such a hoarder which means I will keep everything and anything even if it’s probably out of date (so gross) and even if its stuff that I just haven’t touched and I know I won’t use. I like to keep everything. It’s a massive problem because now my collection has become too overgrown for my storage drawers and it looks like a complete mess.

Stop buying takeaways: Yes Charlotte, this includes those late night trips to McDonalds. I need to stop wasting my money on takeaways especially when I could be saving for more important things. It got to the point where I ate takeaways once or sometimes twice a week which is never good for you, I want to cut it down completely to around twice a month because you know, I can’t give up on Domino’s completely.

Get myself a new camera: I have a perfectly fine working Nikon camera, however I’ve had my eye on either an Olympus Pen or a Canon for a while now as the quality is a lot better and I love how you can change the lenses and it has WIFI. I know that it’ll be an investment but it has been something I have wanted for a while now and I know I’ll use it all the time therefore it’ll be worth it. Just need to get saving!

Photos taken by Taylor and Sarah: tmaemakeup and Ohitsare

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Do you have any goals for September? How’s your year been so far? 

Skincare Saviours

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

For a while my skin has been playing up and has been having frequent mood swings I guess you can say. One day, I’d wake up with normal skin and a glowing complexion then next day it would be full of redness and the occasional spot. Even I have no idea what’s been going on but it’s been very annoying to say the least.

Although it’s finally starting to control itself, I have been using these two products which I feel like have been making a huge difference within the appearance of my skin. 



I first heard about this wonderful product through Katy’s blog – LexiLife. It honestly has done wonders for my dry skin and I now can’t imagine myself without this (bit dramatic but very true). This is a liquid peel which is essentially an exfoliator for your skin however it’s in a liquid form as the name suggests. I don’t know about you but when I think of exfoliators, I think of scrubs which can feel a little harsh on the skin and for someone who has always had sensitive skin, I like to steer clear of that. This tub of product is like magic, you simply use two pumps of product to massage into clean skin for around 20 seconds, and you can immediately see the little clumps of dry skin forming onto your face which sounds and looks gross yet its super satisfying at the same time. This is a gel to peel technology which traps and gently peels off impurities and dead skin cells to unveil healthy-looking bright skin. I immediately saw the difference in my skin straight after using with my skin looking more youthful and overall healthy rather than dull. I found that it also made a huge difference in how my makeup applied afterwards as well, it went on a lot smoother.

This product has become a life saviour especially during these warm weather days that we’ve had recently. Perfect for all skin types, this little gem helps to soothe your skin in dehydrating conditions, gives your skin a quick boost or you can even use it to set your makeup after application. I love the finish it gives to my skin after I use it to set my makeup, it takes away any leftover powder from your skin leaving it looking healthy and dewy. Fun tip: I like spraying this straight onto my Real Techniques sponge before blending my foundation in, it gives a more dewy finish to the foundation and I’m all about dewy skin at the moment. It says on the website that you can also spray this into your hair when it’s a bit dry, I haven’t tried that yet however I’m very intrigued by it. I feel like everyone needs a good facial spray in their collection and I’d highly recommend this one!


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What are your skincare saviours at the moment?

L'Oreal Botanicals

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Fun Charlotte Fact: I’m lazy when it comes to my hair. There, I said it. I could spend hours doing my makeup and getting all glam but as soon as it gets down to doing my hair, I actually cannot be bothered. Although saying that, ever since I’ve chopped all my hair off to shoulder length I’ve been getting a lot better with giving it more TLC (which it desperately needs) mainly because it’s easier to manage. 

Each time I pop into Boots to pick up a new shampoo and conditioner, I seem to come across L’Oréal’s latest Botanicals hair range – yet I’ve never bothered to pick it up until now. I have seen all the hype about this product over on Twitter and Instagram that I wanted to try it out for myself to see if it lived up to all the good expectations. 
 The whole point of Botanicals Fresh Care range is to produce luxurious hair care products which are infused with natural ingredients and aromatic fragrances. I don’t think I’ve ever owned a shampoo that smells this unique before, it’s more along the lines of a fresh herbal scent rather than the basic fruity scents which is such a nice change. The one that I picked up in particular smells a bit minty. Each of the Botanical formulas are free from silicone's, parabens and colourants. The shampoo and treatment bottles are made from 100% recycled materials.

The range comes in 4 key Botanicals: Safflower for dry hair, Geranium for dull hair, Camelina for frizzy hair and Coriander for weak hair. Each ingredient are sustainably sourced and infused into the formulas so you can find your ‘hairs better nature’. 

 I have only been using this range for just over a week therefore I can’t give an in depth review just yet, however as far as first impressions go I am loving it and I think my hair is loving it too! I specifically went for the Safflower range as my hair is a bit on the dry side at the moment and I wanted something that would bring back the hydration and softness in my strands. This product is infused with a concoction of safflower, soya and coconut oils to leave the hair feeling nourished, replenished and soft to the touch.

My hair tends to get very tangled after washing however I’ve noticed since using this product, my hair doesn’t feel as knotted and I can brush through it without tugging at my hair. I’m also a sucker for anything that smells lush on the hair and this product definitely exceeds that expectation of mine. I’d wash my hair in the morning, style it for the day and I can still smell the scent on my hair before I go to bed. 

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This range is on the luxurious side of L’Oréal and it retails for £7.99 each (for the shampoo and conditioner) I’ve also noticed that they have a bunch of different hair treatments such as: Softening Ointment and Rich Infusion Masque with retail for around £9.99. There’s sure to be a product that suits your hair needs so I’d highly recommend trying out this range if you haven’t already. I’d also love to hear about what products you use to keep your hair staying healthy! 

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