Skincare Saviours

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. 

L'Oreal Botanicals

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. 


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! 

Five Things That Are Making Me Happy

Well hello there, for some reason I feel like I haven’t managed to sit down and write a post for a while even though it’s only been a week. I have been wanting to start posting on this site twice a week however I just haven’t had the time to sit down and write posts, not to mention that I’ve had EXTREME writers block for the last few days. I am back (hopefully lol) and I can’t wait to start producing more content for this site. With that being said, let’s get on with the post…

I wanted to write this particular post as I feel like a lot has changed within the past couple of weeks and I love having a place to reflect on how things are going which I can then look back on to see if anything has improved. To me, my blog is like my diary – I love sharing new beauty content with you however it’s also a place for me to share my thoughts and express on certain things. Today I’m sharing with you five things that are making me happy right now and I encourage you to do the same, I’m all about staying positive in every situation therefore if you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps you should take a few minutes out of your day to write what makes you happy on a daily basis. It’s very therapeutic.

At the start of the year, one of my main goals was to get a new job and preferably a full time one. I’m not going to say too much but I just wasn’t happy with the job that I’m currently in and decided it was best for me to change. After a good few weeks of applying, I finally landed an interview… then a second interview… then a JOB OFFER. I start at the beginning of September and I’m over the moon about it. I can’t wait to start this new journey in my life.

I had an amazing group of friends back when I was in school, and I knew that friendships would come and go, and that it would be completely different when we all go our separate ways. The only person I’ve stayed in contact with the whole way through is Taylor (tmaemakeup) - my best friend that I just can’t imagine my life without her. Two years back when I started my current job, I genuinely thought that I wasn’t going to make any friends however as some co-workers went and new ones started, I have managed to form some wonderful friendships which I know will stay with us once I leave my job.

The holiday that I have been looking forward to the most. Myself, my best friend and her family along with my fiancée are currently in the middle of planning a holiday to Florida next year. I know! How frickin’ exciting is that? I have always wanted to visit America and to know that I’m finally able to see the country with my favourite people is just incredible to me. Harry Potter World is the first thing on my agenda… Cheesecake Factory being a close second.

In two weeks’ time I’ll be turning the big 21. It kind of makes me feel like an adult. My fiancée is taking me on a trip around London which is one of my favourite cities and we’re going to all the landmarks as well as some cute little cafes and streets which will be perfect for those Instagram pictures. I want to visit the Peggy Porschen Café and get that cliché blogger picture as well as Neal’s Yard in Covent Garden, I just think it’s going to be such a cute day. If you have any suggestion of cute little places to visit in London then please comment them down below!

If you follow me on Twitter then you’d probably seen that I managed to get Ed Sheeran Tickets for his Wembley Tour next year! I waited in the online queue for around 40 minutes and didn’t get through so I completely gave up, but then my fiancée tried it and he got through within 20 minutes, I was completely shocked and I did a huge squeal when we got them. Ed Sheeran has always been one of my favourite music artists and he’s the most amazing songwriter ever. I’m super excited.


I love having something to look back on when I’m feeling down in the dumps and I encourage anyone to write a little post like this too. It’s great to see a reflection of what’s going on in your life right this moment and it’s good to compare it to other months.

Zoella's NEW Jelly and Gelato Range

Each and every one of Zoella’s beauty collections always has me jumping for joy when I see it. I went crazy for her Sweet Inspirations range that when I ran out, I ended up re-purchasing some more which is weird for me considering I never usually re-purchase the same body products. Zoella’s new Jelly and Gelato range has completely topped last year’s one and I just don’t even have the words to describe how beautiful it is. This is one of my favourite themes she’s done for far as it screams summer and brings back so many memories of eating Jelly and Ice cream in the garden as a little kid. If you haven’t tried anything from this collection yet, you should. You will fall in love.

You can clearly tell how much thought and effort went into this new collection. The thing that drew me in the most was the retro packaging as well as the quirky product names like “shower sauce” or “body pudding” – I mean c’mon how freaking cute? Not to mention the gorgeous pastel colours incorporated into the packaging to welcome the summer vibe. I didn’t know what to expect with the scent of the collection and I was completely shocked when I first smelt the products because it’s such a unique scent yet smells heavenly. If you tried her Sweet Inspirations range then you’d know how sweet that scent was, this one on the other hand has more of a fruity sweetness to it. Zoe decided on an elderflower and double cream scent, as soon as I opened up one of the products I instantly thought that the scent was a mixture of jelly and those fruit salad sweets!

My first thoughts on the Cream Scrub was that it looked like orange sorbet. It’s a wonderful moisturising body scrub mixed with ‘polishing sprinkles’ – SPRINKLES! Infused with extracts of Elderflower and Pomegranate. I personally don’t like body scrubs that are too harsh on the skin therefore this one was perfect for me, it has a balm like texture to it and the sprinkles are so small that you can hardly see them in the scrub. It also feels super gentle on the skin but does an incredible job of exfoliating, leaving you with baby soft skin and a beautiful lasting scent.

I wasn’t expecting much from the Shower Sauce as it’s just a regular shower gel, although it does smell amazing and manages to lather up really well. It doesn’t give off too much of a scent afterwards but I don’t mind that as the body scrub does that for me. I recon it could be too ‘sickly’ if this had a stronger scent to it.

I was most looking forward to the Body Pudding, it sounds amazing and it looks amazing. It comes in a gorgeous tub and I was surprised to see a bunch of little pink sprinkles inside which burst and sink into your skin as you use it. I don’t like moisturisers that sit on top of the skin for hours, but this one sinks in within a few seconds. I was so impressed. You only need a small amount to cover your arms or legs and the scent seems to last for hours! I used this in my morning shower and I could still smell it on me as I was eating dinner that evening and I didn’t re-apply it.

Have you tried the new Zoella Jelly and Gelato range?