Thursday, 27 November 2014

Meeting Charlotte Tilbury.

I've been a fan of Charlotte Tilbury for some time, so when I heard she was visiting the Manchester Selfridges store I knew I had to pop along. We've had a CT counter in Manchester for a while now and I'm completely obsessed with it. I've mentioned before that I own the Vintage Vamp palette, which is my ultimate go-to look. I have a list as long as my arm of other products I'm desperate to add to my collection, I will be certainly treating myself with my Christmas money.

Anyway, the event its self took place in the beauty department at the Exchange Square store. I headed down an hour (and a half) early to make sure I got a good view. I was greeted with yummy chocolates and asked if I'd like my make up doing. A lovely MUA did my eye make up with the Colour Chameleon eye pencils from CT's collection and added a gorgeous lip from the new Supermodel range. I now need the Pillow Talk lip pencil and the lipstick in Confession - too pretty. 

Charlotte came down with the gorgeous Abbey Clancy (who is stunning FYI) and did a quick tutorial from her new Supermodel collection, then headed for a meet and greet, which I of course got involved with. Charlotte was lovely and took the time to give everyone a few ideas of what products would suit them, which was a really lovely touch. We posed fr a few photos and I was super happy to see they turned out well. 

It was such a fun experience and I'm so glad I popped along to meet the Queen of make up!

Katie xx

Tuesday, 25 November 2014


I just spent a lovely few days in London with the bestie. We were in very much need of a break after a full on few weeks at uni, so we headed to the capital to get in the Christmas spirit. I will let the photos do the talking..

Katie xx

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Jo Malone Convert.

Way back in June the hubby surprised me with a Jo Malone candle for my birthday. I'm completely obsessed with candles, as well as Jo Malone and always spend a good 15 minutes hanging around the JM counter in Selfridges. I think I have a wishlist a mile long for Jo Malone goodies and this candle in Green Tomato Leaf was up there with the best. There was something really nostalgic about this scent and I knew I needed it in my candle collection. 

This was my first JM candle and I have to say I'm a complete convert. You can smell this as soon as it's lit and the scent seems to travel throughout the house in a matter of minutes. I live in a three story house and the hubby commented he was getting wafts even up on the third floor. The best thing about this is the subtleness. This isn't overpowering but leaves a gorgeous sweet, green scent throughout the house which just smells incredible. 

I've followed the instructions and trim the wick before lighting, as well as putting the candle out with a snuffer rather than blowing the wax. This is made the candle burn evenly and I'm hoping to not leave any of this gorgeous wax behind.

So the question is, are they worth the £40 price tag? In my opinion, absolutely. If my bank balance would allow I'd have a Jo Malone candle in every room. As well as a reed diffuser and linen spray... If you're a candle fanatic like me, you need one of these in your life.

What's your favourite candle?

Katie xx