Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam in Dark

Beauty

Heya everybody, I hope you are all doing well ~

Something I have absolutely being LOVINGLY recently has been this tanning foam in ‘dark’ by Bondi Sands, so I wanted to pop on here and talk about it.

As a someone with red hair who has extremely pale skin, it’s always been a challenge finding a fake tanner that works for me.

I used to always use gradual tanner (in a moisturiser) that would always end up being patchy and transferable the moment I stepped foot in water…

So last year I started using self tanning foam as it stays on for a week or more and doesn’t transfer! The problem was, because of my light colouring I used to buy ‘light/medium’ in Bondi Sands or ‘medium’ in St. Moriz and even though they did make me look like I had some colour, I still didn’t look tanned.

Sooo, I’ve started using the Bondi Sands dark shade and… OMG I LOVE it. It’s perfect, it’s amazing, it’s everything it’s supposed to be!

These two photos below were taken of me yesterday (the day after applying the foam) in Liverpool and you can really see the results ~

I don’t have any streaking or patchiness and the colour tone is *perfect*!

Ultra dark would definitely have been too dark for my colouring but I think this one does the job great 👍

When I applied I also made sure to exfoliate, shower and moisturise any rough skin before applying the foam to help prevent build-up. I also left the product on for 6 hours before washing it off 🙂

I 100% recommend this tanner – it’s fab!

~ Charlotte x

Sunday Brunch at The Botanist

Food

Good morning ~

I went out for the most delicious brunch on Sunday and had to share some pictures with you!!

Me and two friends drove to a town called Chester (UK) and had brunch at 11:30 in restaurant we’d never tried before called ‘The Botanist’.

Between 10am and 12pm you can order brunch where you get a menu with 5 sections and you pick a small meal from every section 🙂

You get a little juice shot with it too! x

It’s a really fun concept and the food is honestly incredible! (Vegetarian options)

I 100% recommend the Nutella French toast 🙂

A smoothie for me lol

The brunch also comes with the option to order bottomless drinks for 90 mins ~

I couldn’t get this because I was driving but my friends defiantly made the most of this and ordered many glasses of spritz haha

After brunch we did a little shopping and bought a little too much (oops) before heading home.

It’s was actually 30 degrees in England on Sunday and has been for a few days now as we are having a little heatwave…

…So walking around the town got a little hot after a while – my car was scorching hot when we got back to it!

That’s all for now x

Much love,

~ Charlotte x

Picnic in the Park

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Good evening lovelies, how’re you doing? ~

I’m hot…like really hot…

…There’s been a heatwave in England for a few days now and it’s been so lovely having wonderful weather for a change! Although air-conditioning is a foreign concept to British people so the 30 degree heat has been a little bit of a struggle at times haha 🙂

Since the weather has been so brilliant me and my boyfriend decided to go for a little picnic and a walk around Attingham Park (near Shrewsbury) so we could relax in the shade and enjoy the weather!

We packed sandwiches and lots of sun cream and headed out for the day.

Sadly I did end up getting blisters on the backs of my feet from the walk we went on 😦 but, honestly, I don’t care because the weather was so worth it!!

The park is actually a deer park so I definitely recommend a visit if you ever find yourself in Shropshire ❤

We ate a lot of good picnic food and lay watching the clouds – a perfect day 🙂

Peri peri humous is essential

I hope wherever you are reading this from that you have great weather too and are making the most of the summer x

~ Charlotte x

Brown Floral H&M Dress

Outfits

Hello lovelies, what do ya think of my dress?!

Got this maxi dress from H&M about 3 weeks ago and finally wore it out! I LOVE IT ❤

I saw it a while ago while I was shopping in the Trafford Centre (Manchester) and instantly wanted it…but they had none left in my size 😦

Sooo…after thinking it over for a while I eventually bought it online!

Wearing with my Ted Baker bag

They recommended that I went a size up (as it runs a little small) so I wear mine in a UK 10.

It fits great at that size and doesn’t sit too tightly anywhere on my body – which is nice because, let’s face it, who wants to be in a tight dress in the hot summer?

I haven’t got any photos of the back but it sits very low on the waist and has a little zip that runs up the left side 🙂 – I really like the back of this dress and wish I had a photo to show!!

I think my favourite thing about this dress is the lace detail on the breast – so elegant and pretty 😍

That’s all for now x

~ Charlotte x

Quirky Chocolate Buttons

Food

Good afternoon to every one of you ❤

I wanted to show you these gorgeous dark chocolate buttons with mixed fruit and almonds! I came home from work today and my mother was making these in the kitchen 🙂

So quirky

They honestly look to die for and I can’t wait to try them!

They are made with dark chocolate and oil and are completely vegan friendly ~

And the best part? No baking required! Just pop them in the fridge and let them go hard and enjoy ❤

You could make this but with various other toppings as well, i’m thinking…chopped walnuts and dates?

What do you guys think? I think they are SO cute and quirky 🙂

I’m not sure what their proper name is in the recipe book but a friend messaged me and said ‘are these just fancy chocolate buttons?’ and I thought ‘…I guess they kinda are!’ I’m therefore Christening them with this name hahaha

– Charlotte x