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.

Friday, 17 October 2014

WINTER BALAYAGE

Friday, 17 October 2014

I'm planning on getting my hair done again in the next week or so. I've always liked the idea of having blonde in my hair and even though I've had ombré before, I'm thinking of going a step further. I love the look of blonde hair framing the face and the soft balayage highlights gently placed through a darker head of hair. I know I said I'd never dye my hair again but cannot wait to go lighter for the winter!



*images from pinterest

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

TRIED AND TESTED | Uriage Skincare

Tuesday, 14 October 2014
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I've always had problem skin, and much like the majority of the female population, how bad it is depends on my hormonal state. A few weeks ago I was in Portugal visiting friends and family and one of my best friends turned to me and told me that my skin wasn't looking too good (I noted that she was one of my best friends as otherwise that would be really rude to say). Luckily this friend is a regular at the dermatologist and told me about a brand that she couldn't recommend more highly, Uriage.

Uriage are a French thermal water brand whose products can be found in pharmacies around the world, but unfortunately not in the UK (as far as I'm aware). I purchased a few products from the brand but my favourites have been the Hyséac Cleansing Water and the Hyséac K18 moisturiser. 

I've never used a thermal water cleanser so I can't compare this to any other brand, but I will say my skin has NEVER been cleaner. But the pièce de résistance here is the moisturiser. If like me you have acne prone skin, this product will rock your world! 

Hyséac K18 has a really high AHA concentration (lactic and glycolic acid) which means that it exfoliates from the inside rather than the outside leaving your skin fresher and more radiant looking. In only a few weeks I've noticed a huge difference in my skin, it's glowy, plumper and overall has a lot less blemishes. 

I've been using it twice a day for the last 3-4 weeks and have limited my use of foundation as I'm aiming to get that glowy model skin that doesn't really need makeup (one can dream). 

Sorry that this isn't an accessible product to UK readers, but if you are going away any time soon, make sure you pop into a pharmacy to see if you can find this brand!



Thursday, 9 October 2014

WANT WANT WANT | Mango Croc Effect Slippers

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Last week I was in Mango and I stumbled upon these absolutely gorgeous shoes. Of course they only had one pair left in a size too small, and they've been sold out online forever! I haven't been able to find them anywhere and I've literally become obsessed with them. But don't worry, I've just reserved a pair and will be picking them up tomorrow... life is good.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Vogue Fashion's Night Out 2014 London

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

So I'm MIA again... but I'll be back!

Here's a pic of me with one of the adorable Radley dogs last week when I hit up House of Fraser for Vogue Fashion's Night Out.