Just Charlie G

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428Since starting Beauty Blogger’s Best Things, I’ve always maintained that it’s open to anyone to take part, big bloggers, small bloggers, hell, I don’t even really mind if you’re not a beauty blogger, the more the merrier. Anyway, this week I have the lovely Rachel from Twenty Something Beauty. A lovely, fairly new blog which I’m more than happy to promote. A nice mixture of high end and high street products and just an all round nice blog! So please, follow!

So lets get on with it!

Can you talk me through your daily skin care regime, which products you use and why?

I’m a  big fan of both the Elemis and Liz Earle skincare lines so usually my skin regime combines their products. For cleansing I’ll use either the Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish or the Elemis Pro Radiance cleanser as both are gentle on my sensitive skin and provide a thorough cleanse which leave my skin feeling fresh. I’ll follow up with the Liz Earle Instant Skin Boost Tonic, which is the most gorgeous smelling toner, to make sure I’ve removed all my cleanser. Finally I’ll use either the Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser in Combination/Oily or the Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream depending on how dry my skin is feeling. Both keep my skin hydrated with causing it to over oily, which is a major problem I have with my skin. At night time I use the same routine but add in the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum for help with scarring and Origins Super Spot Remover if I have any blemishes.

What shampoo and conditioner are you devoted to?

I love the Herbal Essences line to death. I haven’t found anything else that smells quite as good as all the different types in this ranges. Currently I’m using the one in the red packaging, which is for split ends, to help keep my overprocessed hair in tip top condition. I literally walk around smelling my hair all day long because it smells so good. I’ve not really found much difference between high end and low end shampoo and conditioners, so I’ll buy low end to save money for make up!

What about your top three make up brands generally speaking?

It would have to be MAC, Chanel and L’Oreal. The quality of the product form these brands is generally amazing and they are definitely the ones I repurchase from the most.

What is your favourite foundation and why?

Hands down it would have to be Lancome Teint Miracle. I think Lancome have always won my heart when it comes to foundation, I was a big fan of Teint Idole for years. Teint Miracle gives me flawless medium coverage without looking cakey or to ‘made up’ I does not budge all day, even on my oily skin, and manage to give me the kind of glow that looks healthy and not like I’m just horrible and shiny. A big plus is the massive colour range, which also takes into account undertones, so I can easily find something for my super pale skin in winter and warm it up a few shades in summer. I’d happily recommend this to anyone.

What is your favourite mascara and why?

Lancome again! I love their Hypnose Drama. I love having long, thick lashes. I don’t mind if it’s the slightly clumpy, obvious look because I think my eyes are my best feature so accentuating them is always a must! This mascara doesn’t dry out quickly (damn you YSL) and is the intense shade of black that makes your eyes look extremely defined. You won’t end up with flakes under your eyes by the end of the day either, which is something I despise.

What one product do you think every cosmetic aficionado should have in their collection?

I’ve got to say a the Urban Decay Naked Palette. It’s a cult product for a reason: portable and beautiful it takes you from day to night effortless. I’ve lost count of the number of looks I’ve created using the palette. The possibilities are endless!

I love finding new blogs so please before you go, please recommend three of your favourite bloggers.

http://pearlsandpoodles.blogspot.com/

http://www.beautyliciouslove.com/

http://www.fromgemwithlove.com/

All amazing blogs by very talented girls.

Thanks so much for taking part Rachel, I’ve enjoyed reading your blog!

And the time has come again where I’ve run out of willing volunteers for BBBT so please, if anyone wants to take part, please drop me a line to charlie@ladyofthelane.com. ALL welcome.

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