Stila In the Light Palette Review + Swatch | CharlotteBehappy

I was very fortunate to receive this palette as a gift from my mum upon receiving my results. I was absolutely over the moon. 

2True Smooth Matte Foundation Review | CharlotteBehappy

So I watched this video by Emma Blackery and decided that I had to pick up this foundation. I got the lightest shade out of five different shades for £2.49 from Superdrug (here). 

Hottest Makeup Trends Across the World [guest post] | CharlotteBehappy

A/N: Hey everyone, sorry my post is a day late. I've got a guest post for you! There's information about the author at the bottom of the post, and I hope you enjoy it! Details on guest posting are now up on my PR + Advertising page if you're interested. 

Hottest makeup trends around the world

In the modern times we live today beauty is a variable notion, not just because we welcome new beauty trends every now and then, but because the perception of beauty varies among different cultures and each of these cultures is setting their own standards. What’s extremely popular and trendy in one part of the world may be quite unknown, even surprising in other. So, even if you’re following global makeup trends, it wouldn’t hurt to see which new looks are hot in different parts of the world.

Results Day | CharlotteBehappy

Hi there, here's a little bonus post for you all.
You may already know that previously this year I took my GCSEs and left my school that I attended for 5 years. Today was a fairly important day where I received my GCSE results which are arguably, important. I also enrolled at a new sixth form (something very nerveracking) and I'm taking a levels in biology, chemistry, maths and psychology.
Today I just thought I'd share my results with you.

Southend-On-Sea | CharlotteBehappy

Disclaimer: This is extremely photo heavy.
Disclaimer part 2: I was totally meant to do a 'Summer Holiday Favourites' kind of post but the photos turned out really gross and I couldn't fix it in time so I've scrapped that for now, but if you'd still like to see it, or something similar, just comment down below. Also, I'm sorry this is late.

On Sunday the 9th of August, my friends and I (links at the bottom of the post) took a little trip to Southend. If you're from East London (or most of London I think?) then you'll know Southend pretty well as it's the nearest seaside. 

It's not particularly nice in the sense that there aren't palm trees or sandy beaches (this is Britain we're talking about), but when it's 25 degrees and there's bright blue skies and your friend has bubbles and there's a long pier, what can go wrong?

5 Tips for healthy eyes | CharlotteBehappy

We all get sore eyes from time to time and that can be for a variety or reasons. Sometimes people get migraines and see flashing lights but there's lots of simple ways to keep your eyes clean.

1. Use an eye cream

Eye creams can be expensive but they can help you to de-puff your eyes and keep the skin around your eyes moisturised and soft. If you want a cheap alternative, you can use plain vaseline. Warming up a little bit in your fingers and applying this near your lashes in order to help them grow, it will also help to stop creasing.

2. Don't use wipes

Wipes are notoriously drying and using them drags on your eye area and can cause discomfort. Alternatively you can use a foaming face wash, preferably something oily or creamy.  Any face wash that's good should remove all makeup on your face as to a face wash, makeup is dirt so it should remove all scum and dirt on your face. 

3. Unclog your pores

In your eye, you have two pores. One for tears (tear duct) and one for healthy oils with stop your eyes from drying. If you find that your eyes are noticeably dry and your eyes are tearing up a lot, it's likely that this is due to your oil pore being clogged (most likely by makeup). If you take a cotton pad or flannel and wet it under warm water and then rub it in small circular motions underneath the eye. The heat with open the pore and the water with clean it. If you do this in the shower, for about a week your eyes should start to feel less dry.

4. No screen before bed

Screens are bad for your eyes, and looking at them in the dark when they're bright can really strain your eyes. As well as trying your 'waking up' hormone into thinking it's morning, it can hurt your eyes. Looking at screens first thing in the morning is also not a great wake up call.

5. Wear less makeup

If you don't want your pores to get clogged it's worth not wearing so much makeup. Liner and mascara and kohl pencil in the waterline is a big no no. It's okay occasionally, but full on makeup everyday, it's not the best. Once you've cleaned your eyes, it's worth checking for little black trials in your tear duct, these may come out in your snot, you never know.