Sunday, 26 October 2014

REVIEW: L'Oréal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution

L'Oréal Paris Skin Perfection 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution Blogger Review
L'Oréal Paris Skin Perfection Micellar Water

I'm a bit late to the party when it comes to Bioderma Créaline H2O dupes, nearly all beauty brands have one now, but I've always stuck to the original - I visit France regularly so have never really struggled to get my hands on it.  Bioderma Créaline H2O is pretty easy to get hold of now in the UK (you can find it in some pharmacies, on beauty websites, Amazon and eBay), but being able to pick up something very similar in a high street drugstore is always a bonus.

I mentioned when reviewing Bioderma that the product was basically glorified water, but really it's more than that!  It really does cut through make-up that much more effectively than water ever could.  I use it as a pre or post cleanser, sometimes both if I happen to be wearing a lot of make-up, and I've been using the L'Oréal Paris Skin Perfection Micellar Water in exactly the same way.  Both are also perfect if you're feeling particularly lazy before bed!

The L'Oréal Paris Skin Perfection Micellar Water is incredibly gentle, it causes no irritation to my sensitive eyes.  There are definitely more effective ways of removing heavy eye make-up, but this Micellar Water is great at getting rid of a light applications of mascara, or those pesky last traces.

The obvious positive to the L'Oréal Micellar Water is the price,  at £4.99 in Boots it's a good few pounds cheaper than Bioderma.  The bottle however isn't as effective at dispensing the product, the large, wide flat lid makes it hard to control the amount you end up using.

If I could only buy one product for the rest of my days, it would have to be Bioderma over the L'Oréal Paris Skin Perfection Micellar Water, but in my opinion the differences are so subtle I would happily repurchase the L'Oréal in between my trips to France.

Have you tried both or either of these cleansing waters?  Let me know what you think.  If you blogged about them, link to your post in the comments below!

@charlcollection pinterest instagram e-mail me LOOKBOOK facebook bloglovin

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

HOME: Office Inspiration

White Home Office Inspiration Interior Design Blogger


The box room at my house is around half way towards becoming the home office of my Pinterest inspired dreams!  Approximately 746 layers of wallpaper were painstakingly removed, the walls re-plastered and everything painted a bright white... and I mean everything!  The walls, ceiling, skirting board, window frame and even the door are now white!

I've always had the image of a stark white room with statement black furniture in mind, and if you checked out my pinterest boards you'd see around 50 images similar to those above.  Chic, simple, stylish and semi-Scandinavian is the look I'm going for.

So far this little room contains a simple IKEA desk (like in the bottom right picture) made up of the white Linnmon table top and dark grey Lerberg trestle legs, and also my beloved black ladder shelves from Amazon (like in the bottom left picture).  And that's about it!  I do want to keep the home office minimal (though also with the odd picture collage), but not as minimal as it currently is!  I've decided that the next purchase for the room is going to an Ray and Charles Eames style chair, but I really can't decided whether to go for black, grey or white...  Or even if I should get the eames DAW armchair version or the standard DSW dining chair!!

I need help, so let me know your thoughts in the comment section below!  Also, keep dropping by the blog to see the finished Home Office!

@charlcollection pinterest instagram e-mail me LOOKBOOK facebook bloglovin

Sunday, 19 October 2014

OUTFIT: Autumn Sunday Walk

Khaki Green Warehouse Studded Jumper Fashion Blogger
Khaki Green Warehouse Studded Jumper Fashion BloggerWoods Autumn TreesKhaki Green Warehouse Studded Jumper Fashion BloggerAutumn Sunday Walk Fashion BloggerAutumn Sunday Walk Fashion BloggerKhaki Green Warehouse Studded Jumper Fashion BloggerAutumn Sunday Walk Fashion Blogger


I love a relaxed walk through the woods in Autumn, the colours are just amazing and the changing of the season is always a little special.  Today was unusually warm for an Autumn's day up north, but it's still Autumn nevertheless so that means jumper and jeans time!  I recently picked up the Topshop Leigh Jeans with the oh so popular ripped knees.  I was in need of a nicely fitted pair of light blue jeans, and I'd been having some serious fashion envy of anyone I saw wearing them I just had to get them!

It seems that the turning of the seasons has brought khaki back into stores.  Luckily I've got plenty of khaki pieces from around two years ago, so I dug out this old studded jumper from Warehouse to pair with my new purchase - the whole outfit was perfect for a casual Sunday walk.

Twitter  |  facebook  |  bloglovin'  |  hellocotton  |  LOOKBOOK  |  Instagram

Friday, 17 October 2014

OUTFIT: Mickey Mouse in Normandy




Primark Mickey Mouse Jumper  |  Zara Coat  |  Primark Pumps

We took these photos on a recent trip to Normandy, France.  At the time I had no intention in using them for a blog post but I just loved seeing Mickey's smiley face I couldn't resist sharing them!  Please do ignore my moody face though, I actually wasn't feeling very well!

This beach at Barneville-Carteret has featured on my blog a few times (check out these posts for past outfits captured here).  This time we visited at the end of September, on the whole the weather was still lovely and sunny, but a hint of Autumn was starting to come through in the chilly coastal breeze.  Jeans, this light weight Mickey Mouse jumper from Primark and my trusty Zara coat from a few seasons ago were all I needed to keep warm!  I love how light -hearted this jumper is, I think I like wearing it so much as it's the only 'novalty' item of clothing I have in my wardrobe!

Twitter  |  facebook  |  bloglovin'  |  hellocotton  |  LOOKBOOK  |  Instagram



Mickey Mouse Jumper Primark Normandy France Fashion Blogger
Mickey Mouse Jumper Primark Normandy France Fashion Blogger

Mickey Mouse Jumper Primark Normandy France Fashion Blogger
Mickey Mouse Jumper Primark Normandy France Fashion Blogger
Mickey Mouse Jumper Primark Normandy France Fashion Blogger