the Stylum | Style & Lifestyle blog By Charlotte Amy

My name is Charlotte Amy and I am a language graduate from London with an obsession with all things style and beauty related! I have recently moved to Porto, Portugal, and this blog is kind of a journal of my new life.

Monday, 27 April 2015


Monday, 27 April 2015

"We must become the change we want to see." — Mahatma Gandhi

Oh hey… I disappeared for minute there but I am most definitely back!

2015 brought some changes to my personal life, which I’m just starting to get over and on with now, but these changes have most definitely lead to a happier me.

 So, what’s new? I turned 25 last month and it was the strangest thing! I always thought that Charlotte at 25 would be very different to the Charlotte I actually am right now. It’s weird because we are kind of conditioned into thinking: get a well paid job, get married, have children and you’re set for life, but that’s just not right and in most cases that's not where happiness lies.

My major problem with this ideal is that children scare me, marriage requires a second person and buying a house means you need to stop splurging on Asos as soon as your pay check comes in… and I’m sorry that’s just not gonna happen right now!

All I'm thinking about right now is getting my abs ready for my summer holiday and keeping my curls in check! – Another big change of 2015 is the fact that I've gone heat free and haven’t used any heat on my hair since February 9th! This is a huge feat for me as there was a point a few months ago where I hadn’t seen my curls for over six months and couldn’t remember what I looked like with natural curly hair!

This post is a nod to Charlotte of 2014 (hey girl!) and a smile of what’s to come! My photographer friend Iyanka took these pictures last year and I completely forgot about them! We need to do a curly shoot asap so I can show off my natural curls!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Top 5 Mac Nude Lipsticks

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Since the rise of Kylie Jenner (and her lips) nude lips have been everywhere. I have never been a huge fan of bright lips on myself anyway, but I’ve also never been huge on wearing lipstick as my lips are always in desperate need of moisture. However, 2014 for me was the year of the lipsticks as my lipstick collection expanded out of nowhere.

I use to spend a lot of time in Standsted airport as I travelled to and from Porto quite a lot, so the Mac counter there was the real instigator of the problem. And then I started to go to Boston with work, and Mac is so much cheaper in the US so I could buy so many more lipsticks…. Ahh I’m getting excited just thinking about it!

Here are my top 5 nude Mac lipsticks:

5) Half 'n' Half 

This was my first delve into the nude world and I was so in love with it... until I left it in my handbag next to the heating on a train journey from Nottingham to London. As it is now a weird shape and difficult to manoeuvre I rarely use this lipstick anymore but it is such a pretty colour. It’s the perfect pinky nude for my skin tone and thanks to its texture, it covers all imperfections on the lips.

4) Ramblin' Rose
This was a major impulse buy that I do not regret! It's more on the pink side and a frost so might not be considered a nude to everyone, but I think it adds a cute little pop of colour and is a nice addition to my nude family.

3) Midi-Mauve
I was absolutely obsessed with this colour and until very recently (before meeting my soul mate Mocha) it was a staple in my makeup bag. It’s a lustre so it looks so glossy, and my favourite way to wear it is to darken it up with Plum lipliner (See picture here).

2) Velvet Teddy
This colour is the s***.  I am such a fan of this matte little number by itself or to get Kylie Jenner-fied I’ll use Whirl lipliner to really get the party started (see video here).

1) Mocha
This is my absolute favourite lipstick at the moment it just looks so sexy, no need for any liner for this one, I just rock it solo. Mocha is a bit on the terracotta side and a satin so it goes on so easily and is oh so kissable.  I feel like such a spice when I wear this colour.

What are your favourite Mac nude lipsticks?

Thursday, 8 January 2015

CITY LIFE | Misguided Midi Skirt

Thursday, 8 January 2015
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Jacket & Jumper Mango | Skirt Missguided | Snood Marks and Spencer | Boots H&M 

A few weeks ago I met up with an old friend who has just got into photography. He works in the city so on his lunch break we walked around and took some snaps! It was so lovely to catch up with Iyanka as we hadn't seen each other in YEARS and I'm so happy that he is starting photography!

To see more of Iyanka's work checkout his website here.

Thursday, 27 November 2014


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Don't you hate when you get to that time once every couple of months when every product you own seems to be empty at the same time? I know I do! This month is the worst as it seems that practically everything I use has run out as well as the fact my dog is due for his yearly jabs and I've decided I just have to get my hair done before Christmas. I think everyone is going to be getting a satsuma from me for Christmas because I'm going to be soooooo poor come 5 minutes after payday.