beauty, FCP, Makeup

Welcome back to my blog! As the title suggests, tonight’s post (two in one day, check me out!) is going to be a Haul of the makeup products I purchased whilst I was in NYC. I must have visited about five different Sephora’s during my time there; I needed to get my fix before heading home as we don’t have them in the UK (heart breaking, I know). However, I didn’t go crazy and buy too much, just a few products that were on my wish list! I also visited a few CVS stores, and picked up something that I have been wanting to try for a while now! The one product I didn’t manage to get my hands on whilst I was in the US was the Tarte Shape Tape concealer ūüė¶ boooo. I found out that it is sold exclusively at Ulta, but unfortunately I didn’t manage to get to an Ulta store during my short stay. It is still on my wish list though… one day! If you would like to find out what products I did manage to get my hands on whilst I was in New York, then please keep on reading.FullSizeRender (89)

  1. Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick in the shade ‘Stripped’: Did I need another nude coloured liquid lipstick? No. Did I want one? Yes. I was uming and awing over whether or not to buy this product; I really wanted to try an ABH liquid lip after hearing & seeing so much about them, but it wasn’t a necessity to my makeup collection considering how many similar shades I already own from previous brands. After picking it up and putting it back down in one Sephora store, I kept thinking ‘I wish I had bought it’ afterwards… that’s when you know you need something! The final Sephora we visited on the last day I decided to buy it; they only had one left in the colour I wanted (it must of been a sign)!¬†‘Stripped’ is the perfect nude shade that I know I will get my wear out of, and I can’t wait to try it out properly! ( $20 plus tax).IMG_3411
  2. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb: When I visited the first Sephora I realised that they stocked Fenty Beauty, and I knew that I HAD to purchase something! I had heard good things about the foundation, but because I have normal-dry skin, I didn’t think it would be the best fit for me, plus I was on a time limit & so, didn’t want to spend ages getting shade matched etc. I then thought about getting one of the highlighters, but none of them grabbed my attention enough, apart from the gold one, but I definitely don’t think I could pull that one off! I decided instead to get the lipgloss! I had watched reviews & read about the product; it is meant to be the perfect lipgloss for all skin tones. Everyone in the video reviews seemed to love it, and I have gotten into wearing lipgloss much more recently, so thought I would give it a go! It is a subtle dark nude shade, that I will look amazing over so many of my other lip products! Not to mention the packaging is absolutely killer. I am obsessed! So glad I finally own a Fenty Beauty product! ($16 plus tax)IMG_3413
  3. Kat Von D liquid lipstick in the shade ‘Nahz Fur Atoo’: This product, which is a dark red/crimson coloured liquid lipstick, I bought as a gift for my eldest sister. She has been wanting¬†a deep red coloured lip product from Jeffree Star Cosmetics called ‘Unicorn Blood’, but it recently went out of stock before she could get her hands on it. So, whilst I was in Sephora I decided to pick her a similar colour up for her… I hope she likes it! It is quite a vampy shade, something that suits my sister much more than me! ($20 plus tax)IMG_3410.JPG
  4. Nars Creamy Radiant concealer in the shade ‘Vanilla’: This product was a till temptation… you know when your queuing up to pay, or at the till and you’re surrounded by products that you probably don’t need, but somehow they make you think you need them. They got me! I have previously owned this concealer (about¬†a year ago), and I did love it! I just used it up wayyy too fast. This version is actually a mini; I am a complete sucker for mini versions of products! I find them too cute. I thought that this way I won’t use it up as quickly as I don’t have a lot of product in the first place, so my plan is to only use it on special occasions. Also, because I couldn’t get my hands on the Tarte concealer, I thought that this one was a good substitute that I already know I love! ( $13 plus tax)IMG_3412
  5. Loreal Infallible Pro Glow foundation in the shade ‘202’: I have heard so many amazing reviews about this product! I had completely forget that CVS even did makeup when we went in… it was a very happy surprise when we realised! I was browsing all the drug store brands trying to remember what products YouTubers loved, when I found the foundation! I picked it up in the second lightest shade they had, which I hope will be a good match (they didn’t have any testers :() I can’t wait to try it out; fingers crossed I love it! ( about $14)IMG_3414

I hope you enjoyed this makeup themed post! I am already having Sephora withdrawals… I need to go back ASAP!

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x



Fashion, FCP, lifestyle, photography

Welcome back to my blog! I am back with day 2 of my New York trip, which btw was probably my FAVE day of the whole trip! So, without further ado, lets get into the post!

Day2: Wednesday 10th January.

To start off the day we went to grab breakfast at a place called ‘Bread and Butter’, which was just around the corner from our hotel. We ended up going here pretty much everyday for breakfast because it was so yummy, and offered so¬†much variety!¬†I got a classic New York bagel, something I just had to try whilst I was out there, and it did not disappoint! We then made our way to MOMA ( Museum of Modern Art), to visit the ‘Is fashion modern?’ exhibition. Tickets were $14 for students, which I thought was a pretty good price considering the size of the museum, and its content. The exhibition itself was quite interesting; we walked around a few rooms which contained different pieces of clothing, shoes accessories etc. from throughout history. These included both high-end and high-street pieces, as well as items from unknown designers. Personally, I didn’t find the exhibition ground-breaking ; I did gravitate towards pieces that personally appealed to me, such as the images below, and ones that I thought we help me in regards to my current project. After we had finished looking around, we headed back out to refuel (eat) after a long fashion based morning.

After lunch, we began exploring more of the city, which led us to the Rockefeller; we booked to go up to the top of the rock at sunset! Until then, we carried on looking around, taking lots of pictures etc., ¬†and ended up at Grand Central Station. I felt like I was in a film! It was really something special; I can’t believe that it is actually a train station, it seems to beautiful!

At 3:45 we headed up to the top of the Rockefeller centre… it was AMAZING. Honestly, one of the best things I have ever done. The pictures don’t even do it justice. The view was so incredible! You could see the whole city, the Empire State building, the sky scrapers, everything! It was such a surreal experience, if you get the chance to go to NY it is one of the things you HAVE to do! The view alone is 100% worth the $30… and when the sunset began to peak over the top of the buildings… WOW. Can you tell that I was amazed?

In the evening, the fun continued, we decided to go to ‘Ellen’s Stardust Diner’, a place I have wanted to go to for so long! If you haven’t heard of it, it is a small diner near Times Square where the waiters/waitresses are talented actors/singers/dancers trying to get on Broadway. Whilst you are eating, they perform songs from musicals, dancing around the tables, getting everyone involved, it was so much fun! I loved it! Not to mention that they were all very talented; I was super impressed by all of them, and really hope they all make it onto Broadway! The atmosphere was great too, everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves and having the best time! If you are a fan of musicals then definitely check it out if you are ever in NYC, if you aren’t a fan then it probably isn’t the place for you. There was also an opportunity to donate money to the waiters/waitresses in order to help them with dance classes, singing lessons etc. which I thought was a really good idea! Overall I had a great evening there; the time we spent queuing was definitely worth it! It just goes to show that it must be a very popular place, and I could see why!

After the most amazing day, we decided to get some rest ready for day 3 in New York!

I will be back tomorrow with the next instalment of my trip! Please check out the images below ūüôā

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x

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Fashion, FCP, lifestyle, photography

Welcome back to my blog! I’m back! I had the most amazing time in NYC, so amazing that I thought I would share it with you, starting with the first day! I thought you enjoy this post, and if you want to find out what I got up to in the big apple, then please keep on reading!

Day 1:

We got to our hotel in New York in¬†the early hours of Tuesday 9th January, after a longggg day of travelling. The next morning is when the fun and exploring could begin! In the morning 25¬†of us ( FCP students) got the chance to visit FIT,¬†and have a¬†perfume talk by¬†Virginia Bonfigilo. The session was very interesting, and I learnt a lot about fragrance that I didn’t know before! We even got to smell different perfumes, and take away a sample fragrance that they had made there in the lab! Cool right? It opened my eyes up to the world of fragrance, and increased my interest in the niche industry, making me want to apply for the 2 month exchange at FIT in second year! The talk will also be of great help when I come to do my next project which is all about perfume! So all in all, a fab experience at FIT!

After, we stopped off for some lunch and went off to explore NY! We walked & walked & walked. Getting our bearings for the city, and taking in all the amazing sights, tall buildings, streets and people! We found ourselves in Victoria Secret on 51st Street during the afternoon, and got the chance to walk around the VS fashion show exhibition featuring their recent collab with Balmain ( I will insert some pics!).¬† We then wondered into Central Park, and it was so beautiful! The snow from the previous week still lay on the grass, making the setting look so magical! The park was a complete juxtaposition to the busy city streets just a minute away! We managed to get some really cute pictures (if I do say so myself lol). It was a lovely little break from the fast pace walking and rush of the day’s adventures.

On Tuesday evening, we went to Times Square. It was unlike anything I have ever seen before. No film or photograph could do it justice! The lights & billboards were immense; everywhere you looked there was bold bright colours! We managed to get a picture on the red steps, which gave us an brilliant view of all of Times Square. It was a surreal experience, but one I can tick off the bucket list! After we had taken in the incredible views and atmosphere, we headed off to get food. We settled for something quick, a burger from Counter Burgers, it was a yummy first meal in the city! It had a great vibe as well, I recommend it!

After a tiring and busy first day, with jet lag settling in, we decide to head back to the hotel and get an early nights sleep ready for day 2!

I shall be back tomorrow with another post on my second day in NY!

Let me know your thoughts,

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x

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Fashion, FCP, lifestyle, photography

Welcome back to my blog! The day before I fly to New York…eeeek! (check my previous blog post for more details). For today’s post I thought I would share with you my activity list for the big apple! From fashion based exhibitions to the top tourist attractions! Let me know if¬†you have any suggestions of places to visit whist I’m there!

  1. Stores/shops- Whilst in New York I obviously want to go shopping… I mean it is the fashion capital of the world!¬†Top of my list is definitely Sephora; I can’t wait to see ( and buy lol) all that makeup!¬†But also I want¬†to visit them¬†for research purposes, for example¬†famous department stores, such as Bergdorf Goodman, Sak’s Fifth Avenue and Macy’s. Moreover, I would like to go to a few high-end stores, like Dior, Chanel, Commes De Garcons etc., just to window shop/browse… my student loan doesn’t quite stretch that far!
  2. Museums- Whilst I am in the big apple, there are lots of different museums/ exhibitions that I would like to visit. To name a few; MOMA, MET, MAD, Whitney Museum of American Art. I think that visiting them will be very inspiring & interesting, as well as being helpful for my University course/ projects. I will be sure to write all about them here on my blog!
  3. Sight seeing- Of course, there are so many sights to see whilst in New York & I want to try and see as many of them as I can! A few on my list are; The Empire State Building (if the weather is okay, fingers crossed!), The Statue of Liberty, Times Square, Central Park, The Rockefeller Centre, Ground¬†Zero, and, if I get a chance, I would LOVE to see a Broadway show. Literally any Broadway¬†show; The Lion King, Hamilton, Wicked, Aladdin, you name it, I want to see it! I will make sure to takes lots of photo’s! it’s¬†the perfect opportunity to practice my photography skills!
  4. Foooooood- Whilst in NYC I am going to be surrounded by so much food! I know I will be spoilt for choice, and I can’t wait. Btw, I definitely consider eating as an activity lol. There are lots of food/ food places that I want to try; I have been told by my brother that I 100% need to have a bagel whilst I am there, and¬†knowing me I will probably eat one everyday. Also, I would like to try out some veggie/vegan places, such as By Chloe ( I am hoping there are lots more veggie options there than there are here, but we shall see!). The healthy eating plan will have to go on a pause whilst I am in New York!

I can’t believe that I fly to NYC tomorrow! It still feels so surreal! Although I won’t be blogging whilst I am there, I will come back with lots of content to post, so please keep your eyes peeled for that! I will be back soon, but for now…

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x


Fashion, FCP, lifestyle, photography

Welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far! I am back today with some very exciting news (as you have probably guessed by the title)… I’m going to New York! That’s right! On Monday I fly to New York City¬†for 5 days with my FCP course… and I still can’t quite believe it! It¬†is top¬†on my bucket list, and I’m sure just about everyone else’s bucket list, so I am super duper excited that I actually get to go! I can’t wait for the food, the sights, the shops…everything! The one worry I have though is the weather; have you seen the forecast for New York at the minute?!¬†Minus degrees and snow! Fingers crossed that it warms up just a tad by Monday, but I am going prepared! Thermals, hats, scarfs, gloves, lots of layers, and¬†big coat! Also, I will take lots of photos while I’m there to share as I am taking my camera with me, so hopefully I get some good shots! Expect¬†lots of NY themed blog posts when I return.

It’s an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity, so I hope that it is going to turn out to be a once in a lifetime trip!

I will be back soon with another post before I go; a checklist of what I want to do whilst I’m there.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my exciting news!

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x


Fashion, FCP, lifestyle

Welcome back to my blog! For today’s post I thought I would do a brand focus¬† piece on a brand I have recently discovered/ been introduced to; L.L. Bean. So, if you would like to find out more about the brand, including my thoughts & views on them… which takes¬†me down a philosophical road I¬†was not expecting to go down,¬†then please keep on reading!

Over the Christmas holidays my brother & sister-in-law mentioned a brand to me whilst we were chatting about my fashion based university course (how it was going, what I had been doing etc.). The brand they had told be about was called ‘L.L. Bean’; I had never heard of them before, but as my brother and sister-in-law told me what they knew, I thought I would find out more myself, and turn it into a blog post!

They told me that they had started to use the L.L. Bean not so long ago; it is a brand that promotes sustainable clothing, rather than fast fashion, in order to help the environment by cutting down on waste. I thought that this seemed like a really clever idea, to put it simply. They also mentioned that the company had a guarantee policy that if, for example one of their item’s that¬†you have purchased¬†develops a hole, then you can send it back and they will fix it/¬†replace it, another idea that seems very forward thinking. Their items are intended to last a lifetime, in a hope that people stop constantly rebuying clothes that are low in quality, & cheap, and so if they rip etc., would simply be thrown away, which leads to excessive waste. This all sounded really innovative and astoundingly positive to me so far.

The brand however appeal to a certain type of person, such as my brother and sister-in-law, whom are not so¬†much¬†interested in trend focused clothing, but more so sustainable long-lasting items that are suited to an outdoor based lifestyle. Whereas taking someone like myself for example, like many people in the fashion industry of today, I am more so¬†interested in the here and now fashion; high-street stores that can offer me an affordable and quick fix for a high-end inspired piece, or a trend I know will only last for a season. Is this bad of me? I never thought about the consequences that these fast fashion stores, such as MissGuided, Primark etc., have on the world/environment. Should I start buying clothing with a different ideology? An investment that will last a lifetime, rather than something that will last 2 months. Hmmm. The L.L. Bean pieces are more expensive initially, but ultimately you would be saving money in the long term because you wouldn’t have to ever repurchase the item. Which makes a lot of sense economically.

Maybe the future of fashion should take a page out of L.L.Bean’s book, but how? The world of fashion is so fast paced, constantly changing, how would an ideology like that of L.L. Bean’s work? Of course the fast fashion isn’t appealing to everyone, but neither is non-trend focused clothing. It seems as if I have opened a can of worms here… I can’t stop thinking about possible solutions to this predicament!¬†Be sure to let me know what you think about the brand if you have heard about them before/ bought from¬†them, I would love to know!

Overall, I¬†think that the brand’s idea of lifetime guarantee on clothing is great. And that more brands should be doing the same thing. It has also¬†made me think on a personal¬†level about my shopping habits in relation to buying clothes from¬†shops with¬†at a low price, with a low quality, and little information about¬†where the clothing itself has actually come from/ been made/ been made by!¬†Food for thought that is for sure. Who knew one clothing brand could make me reflect on myself and the world so much!

I will be back soon with some very exciting news!

As always,

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x



Welcome back to my blog! Today I thought I would share with you my New Years resolutions for 2018. This year, unlike in previous years, I have decided to keep my resolutions obtainable and realistic, in a hopes that this time next year I can reflect and have achieved them all! Let me know what your resolutions are in the comments! I hope you enjoy this post, please keep on reading!

  1. Become the healthiest version of myself; this includes getting back into fitness; something I love but have recently let slip… lets get fit! It also includes¬†eating as¬†well as I can; without having to deprive myself of things I enjoy (like chocolate), setting crazy targets like losing lots of weight, or going on ridiculous¬†diets. Just eating well, working out regularly, treating myself but still staying on track. I want to have a body by this time next year that I love; one¬†that I will have worked hard for, and one that I can maintain.
  2. Keep up with dance; I have recently got back into dancing, a passion that I have had since I was 9 years old. I want to continue with it at University, competing and performing, learning new dances and making friends along the way. I want to be able to confidently say that I have improved, and believe that I am a good dancer! It is something that I don’t want to give up again!
  3. The most important one; I want to be happy within myself.¬†I want to become less stressed and more care free… live my life for me and not care what others may think (one that I have probably said for the last 4 years, but this year I mean it). Surrounding myself with people that support me, and who deserve my friendship, life is too short to have toxic/ negative¬†friendships! I have struggled a lot with anxiety this year; a battle with myself that (in 2018)¬†I am hoping to win! Although I am not sure how I am going to achieve this, I know I can do it! I want to live my life to the fullest, and not be held back by myself or anyone else!

Overall this year has had it’s ups and downs.

I am looking forward to a fresh start and a brand New Year to conquer! I want to be the happiest and healthiest version of myself by this time next year!  What better way to bring in 2018 then with my favourite people ( my amazing boyfriend, parents and twin), eating food, playing games and watching films!

I hope everyone has a wonderful NYE however you’re celebrating, have fun and stay safe!

I shall be back in the New Year! WOO!

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x


beauty, FCP, Makeup

Welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I had the best time spent with my family; it always go too fast! Today I thought I would share with you what makeup I received for Christmas this year, as well as a few bits that I picked up in the sales! As always I am very grateful for each and every one of the gifts that I am going to share with you. I hope that you enjoy this blog post!

1. The first piece of makeup I received was the Jeffree Star ‘Androgyny’ palette. It is a warm toned¬†large pan palette, with a few ‘brave’ shades, such as a blue & green… I can’t wait to play around with some more adventurous looks!


2. The next two pieces I received were also from Jeffree Star Cosmetics; two Velour Liquid Lips. One repurchase of the shade ‘Mannequin’; my all time favourite nude! I also received a new one in the shade ‘I’m Nude’, which is a slightly lighter version of ‘Mannequin’. Already I have been loving pairing these to together! FullSizeRender (82)

3.  Thirdly, I got the Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow; A product I have been wanting to try for so long because it had been raved about so much! It is so pretty!

4. Another product I received that I have wanting to try for¬†a while is the Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day setting in spray in the flavour ‘peach’. A yummy smelling product that I can’t wait to put to the test!

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5. Another repurchased item is the Stila One Step Correct Skin Tone Correcting & Brightening Serum; I love this primer and I am excited to use it again!

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6. Also, I received the Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow Pomade in the shade ‘Ash Brown’; I staple in my makeup bag… I’m on my third one!

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7. The makeup tool I was super excited to receive was my original hot pink Beauty Blender and Beauty Blender Cleanser. I already am in love/obsessed with it already! I wont be going back to normal sponges any time soon!

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8. From America my brother and sister-in-law got me two items from Sephora; The Winter Magic palette, and the Sugarcoated lipgloss collection. Both surprise presents that I was thrilled to receive!


9. In the sales I also purchased a few makeup gift sets; Firstly I got the Read my Lips colour riche lip kit from Loreal… it comes with a nude shade lip liner and lipstick that I look forward to using!


10. From the sale at boots I also got The Colour Edit gift set from French Connection. It contains two matte liquid lipsticks, as well as two lipglosses and 5 gorgeous nail polishes!


11.¬†The final makeup gift set I got is the Millie Mackintosh Couture Beauty Ultimate Beauty Collection. It comes with lots of products; A bronzer, lip liner, eye pencil, lip gloss, eyeshadow palette, face illuminator and an eyebrow kit! I have heard a few reviews about the collection, and as a MIC fan I can’t wait to try all the products!



Let me know what makeup items you received for Christmas! I am looking forward to trying out all of my new products! I will be back tomorrow with a New Years themed post!

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x


Fashion, FCP

Welcome back to my blog! For today’s post I thought I would share with you my ‘top 5 party picks’ for this Christmas/ New year party season! I have trolled the online shops( definitely not complaining!) for my favourite outfit choices, from dresses to jumpsuits, sequins to velvet! So,¬†if you want to find out what I picked, and where from, then please keep on reading!

  1. My first choice is this silver chainmail halter neck shift dress from Topshop, which retails at £69. I am loving the chainmail trend which is everywhere at the minute! I think this dress would be a real stand out piece, perfect for NYE! I would personally style it with strappy heels, and hoop earrings, it would be such a look!


2. For my next option I chose a white tassel halter neck body con dress from PLT. This dress is only ¬£35, which I think is an affordable option for this part season! I am obsessed with tassels recently, and although this dress comes in several different colours, I think the colour white adds a Christmassy element… you’ll look like an angel/ snow flake! I would pair this piece with some simple Perspex strappy heels; I would want all the attention to be on the tassels!


3. For my third choice I picked a jumpsuit… as soon as I saw this piece on the MissGuided website I fell in love! And what could be better? It was half price in the sale! This cobalt blue twist bandeau jumpsuit looks simply amazing on the model, and would be perfect for a work Christmas party! If you want something less stand out it also comes in black, but I personally love the colour of the blue option! I would accessorize with diamante earrings and heels! Love!

Blue Twist Front Bandeau Jumpsuit

4. For my 4th choice I went for a wine coloured wrap sequin dress, again from MissGuided. I feel that this piece would be perfect for an extra kinda look on a Christmas night out! The sequins scream holiday glam, whilst the plunge neck line makes it a really sexy number! This dress retails for £25, which I think makes it a perfect option for this party season! I would wear this piece with silver accessories as I think it would compliment the deep red colour perfectly.



5. For my final choice I went with this show stopper piece… you can never have too many sequins, right? This high neck long sleeved¬†body con dress from Motel ( on ASOS) is ¬£60 which I think is amazing considering the level of detail and craftsmanship of this piece! It is a mix of black and midnight blue iridescent¬†sequins, which looks stunning on the model & would look amazing when the sequins hit the lights! The high neck adds a conservative element, which contrasts with the short length & backless element… making it a winning dress in my opinion! I think this¬†piece with some stilettos would be killer! Perfect for a NYE night out!





I hope you enjoyed this party themed blog post! I certainly enjoyed searching for these pieces, and it has definitely made me even more excited that we are in full swing party season! I hope everyone is having a great time celebrating; look fabulous and stay safe!

Another blog post will be coming soon! As always…

Thank you for reading,

Chloe x


Paul Smith Research.

Fashion, FCP

Welcome back to my blog! Just a quick one from me today; for my current project I need to collect some primary research about the brand ‘Paul Smith’. So, if anyone has a spare few minutes, please could you fill out my two short surveys ( I shall link them below). Thank you in advance! Any responses will be appreciated ‚̧ԳŹ I will be back soon with a new blog post !

Survey 1:

Survey 2:

Thanks for reading,

Chloe x