Liebster Award ♡

Hey Everyone,

Today I have some really cool news; my blog was nominated for a Liebster Award! If I am honest, I initially didn’t know what this was when I was first nominated, but it’s an award to raise some awareness of small bloggers. Basically, someone nominates you; you answer 11 questions that the nominator posts, then you nominate 11 bloggers, and create 11 questions for them to answer. I hope I explained that well if not, check out Lauren’s blog she has a much better explanation. So with that done here are my answers!

1.) If you could invite two people to dinner (dead, alive, fictional or real) who would they be?
The first person I would invite would be Harry Styles because yes I am a fangirl and because it is my absolute dream to meet him, and the second person I would invite would have to be the character Frank from the book ‘Since you’ve been Gone’, he seems like the most loveliest guy and I would just love to have a conversation with him.

2.) Describe your blog in three words.
Just completely me! There you go, I hope there are good enough…

3.) What is your favourite book?
I have so many but the top two are ‘Since you’ve been Gone’ and ‘Second Chance Summer’, they are both by Morgan Matson and I read these books on holiday in about two days!

4.) Why did you start your blog?
Well I have always loved writing and recently I had been think about starting a blog for ages, and after months of convincing myself it was a good idea and starting a blog then getting anxious and nervous, then stopping that one. Once again I started this blog and I am so happy with it and just never want to stop!

5.) Do you have a secret talent? What is it?
I don’t think I have a secret talent, if I do then it is certainly a secret to me, but otherwise I’m pretty normal and there is nothing special that I can do!

6.) Favourite subject in school?
I love Art Textiles, for those who don’t know it is basically just a combination of Art and Textiles -we call it fashion for short because that it basically it. It’s so much fun and the work is all creative. I also really like History because I like to know how and why everything happened and what people went through to make the world how it is today.

7.) Most awkward thing you’ve ever done?
This is a really hard question to answer for me cause I have done so many awkward and embarrassing things that I can’t think of just one! If I can eventually think of one, I may do a whole post about it and what I would do differently…

8.) Are you more of a dog or cat person?
I prefer dogs even though I have never had one, but I have looked after them before and they are just too cute! But when I was little we had two cat called Carter and Reagan, they were really old when I was born and sadly they are both dead now.

9.) What’s your go to hairstyle?
Definitelyeither a half up half down hairstyle (like Ariana Grande) or just a classic ponytail, because my hair is really thick and I find it hard to find a hairstyle that suits my hair.

10.) Who is your inspiration?
My inspiration in live is my Mum, she is such an amazing person and a good Mum, I feel so honoured to say she is my Mum and I just am so inspired by all the things she has done and gone through in her life. I am also inspired by a few celebrities such as Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Demi Lovato because they stick up for what they believe in, and they make teenage girls like me believe that we are beautiful no matter what.

11.) Favourite Starbucks/Costa drink?
I never really have Starbucks or Costa but I love chocolate mochas, hot chocolates and Frappechinos, it all depends on my mood and the weather.

So there were my answers now here are the questions for the nominated bloggers to answer:
1.) If you were a Disney Character what character would you be?
2.) What is your favourite time of the year?
3.) Why did you start writing you blog? Did anyone inspire you?
4.) What is your favourite quote and why?
5.) What three people do you look up to the most, and why? 6.) What did you want to be when you were little (around the age of 5)?
7.) What thing do you want to do most this year?
8.) What is your favourite child-hood memory and why is it you’re favourite?
9.) Where is your favourite place to shop and what three words best describes your sense of style?
10.) What is your favourite way to relax and what would be your ideal ‘me-day’?
11.) Do you have a “usual” drink in a coffee shop?

So there are the questions, now I can’t think of 11 blogs to nominate so I am just going to do as many as I can think of!

1.) kirstyhwright.blogspot.com
2.) sophiejaneblog.wix.com/sophiejane
3.) catherineluise.blogspot.co.uk
4.) emilehjayne.co.uk
5.) https://sammyhyde.wordpress.com/
6.) https://ellameganxx.wordpress.com/

Those are all the blogs I can think of, you show definitely check them out they are amazing. Anyway I hope you enjoyed this post and I will make sure to keep posting as regularly as I can.

CharlotteAnn ♡

The British Tag ♡

British Tag

Hey Everyone,

Today I really wanted to do the British Tag. If you do not know what it is, it is basically 12 questions you have to answer all about being typically British! I first saw this on Beautycrush’s channel and thought it would be so much fun to do!

1.) How many cups of tea do you have a day and how many sugars?
I have one or two cups a day (one in the morning, one in the evening), and I have one sugar. However recently I have been more into drinking coffee.

2.) What is your favourite part of a Roast?
My favourite part of a roast has to be roast potatoes or Yorkshire puddings. But they do have to be really crispy potatoes.

3.) What is your Favourite dunking biscuit?
My favourite dunking biscuit has to be a chocolate covered hobnob, because I love the way the chocolate melts.

4.) Favourite quintessentially British past time?
Mine has to be either going on countryside walks with my friends or going to the beach when it’s slightly warm and building sand castles and having ice-creams! These are some of my favourite childhood memories.

5.) What is your favourite British word?
I think my favourite word has to be either peculiar or quintessential, they both sound really cool with a posh British accent.

6.) Cockney Rhyme Slang?
I only really know the simple know ones like ‘Apples and Pears’ are stairs because I have near lived in London or ever talked or learnt Cockney Rhyme

7.) Favourite British Sweet?
My favourite British sweet has to be rhubarb and custard sweets, I always use to get them from the sweet shop.

8.) What would your Pub be called?
I have never thought if this before but it would probably be something like ‘The Charlotte Ann Inn’ I have no clue though!

9.) Number one Brit?
My favourite Brit has to be Harry Styles, followed by Louis, Liam and Niall. Sort of a fangirl.

10.) Favourite shop and Restaurant?
My favourite shop would definitely be Topshop or Lush or Urban Outfitters! I don’t really like British food I definitely prefer Italian food.

11.) What British Song firsts pops into your head?
Definitely ‘What makes you beautiful’ by One Direction! It is just such an iconic song.

12.) Marmite?
I hate marmite so much, and I can never remember liking it and I don’t think I ever will!

Thank you for reading I hope you enjoyed it I nominate all of you, and Sammy and Ella their blogs are below please go check them out they are really good to read!

Sammy Hyde
Ella Megan

CharlotteAnn ♡

 

 

 

January Favourites ♡

Hey Everyone,

So as it is now the end of January- which has gone way too fast and it only feels like yesterday that it was Christmas -I decided to do my January favourites. Throughout this month I haven’t really tried anything brand new so I have stayed in my comfort zone and kept to the products that I know and trust, as well as being reunited with some old favourites and I found it particularly difficult to whittle it down to just a few favourites.

So my first favourite is MAC’s Velvet Teddy, I have worn this constantly over January (and December). It’s a stunning light brown nude colour and is probably one of my all-time favourites. Despite it being a matte lipstick I don’t find it drying at all which is an obvious bonus! I also love this lipstick because it compliments my fair skin really well. The pigmentation is great and overall it is a lovely everyday lipstick to have in your collection. As it being more of a high-end product it’s definitely on the pricier side for a lipstick, however you get what you pay for and I think £15 is an amazing price for this lipstick and I definitely recommend.IMG_2663

My Second favourite is a piece of jewellery; it is the Anna Saccone Star Sign Necklace. I have the gold Libra one and I just can’t stop wearing it. I find that it goes with everything and again it really compliments my fair skin tone. I am unsure as to what the price was for this necklace as it was a Christmas present from my parents. I have never really worn necklaces but since receiving this I don’t seem to take it off.

My next favourite for this month is the new TV series Scream Queens, starring Emma Roberts; it’s all about a sorority with an unknown serial killer constantly terrorising them… The first season has now finished and it is clearly ended as a set up for the second season (which is always exciting). I was hooked and constantly anticipated the next episode. For UK viewers you can catch this on E4 or 4 On Demand and I highly recommend this to any Pretty Little Liars fans!

So my fourth favourite his month has been the One Direction album- Made in the AM. This is album is just amazing (not fangirling or anything), there is such a good range of songs for every mood and they are all just perfect. My favourite songs at the moment are definitely Wolves, Perfect and End of the Day. This album is I think the best album the boys have done and I just cannot wait for them to come back and make even more amazing albums!IMG_2659

So my fifth and final favourite of January is a Smoothie, I have always loved to drink smoothies as they always leave me feeling really refreshed and healthy, they also fill me up when I need a snack. So this month I seem to have been gravitating to the same recipe. This recipe is one of my all-time favourites; it is made of Banana, Mango, Orange, Pineapple, honey yogurt and a small bit of ice.

So that was my January favourites! I hope you all enjoyed them and i hope to continue doing them every month from now on.

CharlotteAnn ♡

My Everyday Makeup Products ♡

Hey Everyone,

So I love to wear makeup and always make sure to do my make-up before I leave for school in the morning. These are the products that I will wear most days, however sometimes I do like to change it up a little, and try out some new things.

Face:
The first product I use is the Maybeline New York Super Stay 24 hour powder. I love this powder because it gives me a really light coverage and covers the slight redness I have in my face. I have never worn foundation purely because I don’t want to break out but if your looking for a great coverage without wearing foundation I really recommend this.IMG_2652Eyes:
Eyes are probably my favourite part of my makeup routine because there are so many options (even though I am too shy and always wear the same look). I always will use my Naked 2 Palette; I will use the shades Foxy, Tease and Suspect on my lid and will either use my Real Techniques metallics brush in 200 or just my finger. I will then add a tiny bit of Bootycall in the corner of my eye to wake me up a little bit. Then I will just finish off my look with some Benefit Roller lash mascara.
IMG_2654Eyebrows:
I never really do anything with my brows, I just comb them into place and if I have time set them but; but that is all really.

Lips:
The very first thing I will do with my lips is moisturize them with my EOS lip balm – my favourite flavour at the moment is mint as I always associate it with Winter. Then I will either use my MAC Velvet Teddy lipstick which is a stunning light brown nude colour and is probably one of my all-time favourites! Or I will use my MAC Pink Plaid lipstick which is an absolutely gorgeous ‘your lips but better’ pink colour and it just looks really natural and gives my lips a pop of colour.IMG_2655

So that is my everyday makeup products! I hope you all enjoyed this post and I will definitely update you if it changes at all. Please tell me in the comments if there are any good products to try out!

CharlotteAnn ♡

Get to Know me ♡

Hey Everyone,

I realised that to you guys I’m just a few words on a screen. Sounds so weird I know! So this made me think that I should help you get to know me a little bit better, so I am going to do the 25 facts about me tag.

1.) Do you have a middle name?
Yes I have two Elizabeth and Ann, after both my Grandma’s. I know my blog is CharlotteAnn but I think it sounds better.
2.) What is your favourite subject in school?
I love Art Textiles, for those who don’t know it is basically just a combination of Art and Textiles -we call it fashion for short because that it basically it. It’s so much fun and the work is all creative. I also really like History because I like to know how and why everything happened and what people went through to make the world how it is today.
3.) What’s your favourite drink?
I don’t really have a favourite but I love hot chocolate, tea and peanut butter brownie milkshakes (comment if you want the recipe). They are all so delicious.
4.) What’s your favourite song at the moment?
Right now I am obsessed with any One Direction (especially their new album) and Justin Bieber songs, also any song that makes me happy or I can just dance to. I never really have a favourite song…
5.) What would you name your children?
I have so many names! I love the names Aria, Aaliyah, Aurelia and Lily for a girl. For a boy I love the names Toby, Oscar, Noah and Teddy.
6.) Do you participate in any sports?
I don’t have a particular sport, I’ve always loved dance I’ve danced since I was two, but I love to do Badminton, Trampolining and Fitness at school.
7.) What’s your favourite books?
The Fault in our Stars ~ John Green
Second Chance Summer ~ Morgan Matson
Both the Girl Online Books ~ Zoe Sugg
8.) What is your favourite colour?
My favourite colour is purple at the moment but to wear I love white, black and grey.
9.) What’s your favourite animal?
I have so many but I love dogs, penguins, dolphins and pigs.
10.) What’s your favourite perfume?
I really love all the Marc Jacobs Daisy perfumes, they are my favourites. But out of all of them my favourite is the Daisy Dream one.
11.) What’s your favourite holiday?
Guessing this is like Christmas and Summer (like when we have time of school). So definitely Summer because we have the longest time off and the weather is slightly warmer, and I get to go abroad.
12.) What is your favourite food?
I love anything Italian or sweet especially cupcakes and chocolate!
13.) Have you been out of the country?
Yes, I have been to France, Bulgaria, Kos, Italy, Dubai and Mauritius. I really want to go to America sometime in the future.
14.) Do you speak any other languages?
I took French and German for three years and then I chose to just continue with French for my GCSE’s.
15.) Do you have any siblings?
Yes! I have one older brother called Henry.
16.) What’s your favourite store?
Definitely either Topshop, Urban Outfitters or Jack Wills. I always shop in these shops and always find myself online shopping there and spending all my money (which I never seem to have anyway)!…
17.) What’s your favourite restaurant?
I love Pizza Express, Jamie’s Italian and Jimmy Spices.
18.) Do you like school?
I don’t enjoy when I’m there and I’m tired, but I am grateful for my education and especially seeing my friends.
19.) Who are some of your favourite YouTubers?
Zoe Sugg (Zoella), The Sacconejoly’s, Tanya Burr, Gabby (velvetgh0st), Aspyn and Parker, Sammy (Beautycrush) and Siena Mirabella.
20.) What’s your favourite movie?
The Fault in our Stars, If I Stay, The Hunger Games (all of them), Shutter Island, The Devil Wears Prada and any Disney Film created!
21.) What are some of your favourite shows?
Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, 90210, Dance Moms, America’s and Britain’s Next Top Model and then shows like the X-Factor, I’m a celebrity and Big Brother.
22.) PC or Mac?
PC. But I want a Mac so bad!
23.) What phone do you have?
I have the iPhone 5S in gold.

24.) How tall are you?

I’m not really sure but I am either 5’7 or 5’8.
25.) Any Pets?

I have some fish but that’s it, I really want dog though.

I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little more! If you have any more questions for me, feel free to tell me in the comments below!

CharlotteAnn ♡

Facing your Fears ♡

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Hey Everyone,

So today’s post is going to be a little different to what I normally post. The other day a situation came up where I was put face to face with one of my biggest fears (snakes) and all I did was just runaway and cry (I was mortified). So as it is still the beginning of the year, I was thinking about how this year I want that to change, I don’t want my instant reaction to be to cry and hide under a rock. I want to face my fears and not let them control me or hold me back. That is why for today’s post I want to talk about one of the most memorable experiences I had with fear when I was a little bit younger.

So my family had gone to Disney Land Paris on a holiday and my Mum said to me that she would come on a rollercoaster with all of us (which is a huge fear of hers) if I went up the Eiffel Tower and tried to face my fear, so I said yes… (What was I thinking?)
We got the train into the centre of Paris and spent the day shopping, but it then came the time for me to go up the Eiffel Tower. I felt terrified; I was so close to tears it was horrible. But, I got in the lift and it slowly went up (which felt like an eternity) until we reached the top floor!

How would you all feel? Scared, Vulnerable, Terrified?

Or…. Would you be filled with a rush of excitement and confidence, would it make you feel alive? Well that is exactly how I felt! I stood there looking at the amazing views, smiling I felt like I could literally do anything! I do have to say to begin with I was a little bit hesitant, but one look at the view and I felt as if my fear had completely gone and it was perfect! I think it is one of the best experiences of my life! I felt so good about myself, I felt confident, I was so happy.

So I just stood there smiling, yes my heart was racing so so fast, my mind was thinking a million thoughts a minute, but I could just not get over the fact I was facing my fear and it was no longer controlling me. And that is why I wrote this post. I just feel that having fears and not doing things because of fears, really does hold people back (including myself) and I just thought if I shared my experience then it would hopefully inspire even just one person to face their fears and have amazing experiences like this too.
Recently I have noticed myself holding back a lot because I was scared what people would think of me or what could happen, and because I was scared! But you have to remember that they do say life begins outside your comfort zone…

Thanks for reading I hope you enjoyed this post, it was different to what I normally do, but if you like it I might do more posts like this?

CharlotteAnn ♡

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette ♡

Hey Everyone,

So at Christmas, I was so lucky and grateful to receive the Naked 2 palette and have constantly been using it and trying out all the shades ever since. That is why I thought I would post a review of it today.

I love this palette so much and have treated this palette like a queen, keeping it in perfect condition. All of the shades are absolutely stunning- yet there are a few that I am not daring enough to wear out in public, but if I had the confidence I would sure try and rock them! The shades are all really pigmented, go onto your eyelid with ease and last a really long time; however with the primer sample they gave me it stayed on all day. The palette has shades perfect for day and night and a few that would work from day to night if you’re in a rush.
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My favourite day-time shade is definitely Bootycall. It is the prettiest pink shade ever and goes perfect with my skin tone because I am quite pale. If I have a little extra time to do my make-up that day, I will add a small amount of Chopper on top to give it that extra special look. This is the most stunning shimmery copper shade and would look amazing with any skin tone.

For my everyday look, I tend to use Bootycall and Foxy together with a bit of Chopper on top. Then when I’m done I will use Foxy in the corner of my eye to help me look more awake.
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For a night look, my favourite shade is Suspect. It is a beautiful gold shade, yet in some lights a hint of silver shows, and it just looks amazing. I would also wear Chopper as a night look and why I was suggest it as the perfect day to night look as it could look really casual throughout the day or look really glamourous during the night.IMG_2564

This palette gives you the ability to create the perfect smoky eye in a range of colours. Also there are colours that would look amazing with any skin tone, however I would love for there to be a few more lighter shades and a few more shades that are not so shimmery, so that I could wear them to school and have a more natural look rather than a bolder look.

I hope you all enjoyed this post and may be taking a trip to your local Urban Decay Counter, if you like this sort of post please feel free to tell me in the comments below.

CharlotteAnn ♡