Friday, 30 December 2016

17 Things To Start In 2017

Bonjour!

Hey everyone! With New Year rapidly approaching, I wanted to set some "resolutions". However, I didn't want to call them "resolutions" because I think that my brain has become immune to that word and completely ignores anything related to it. So, in order to try an confuse my own brain (this got VERY psychological VERY quickly), I have called this post '17 Things To Start in 2017'! Side note: did you get the 17 in 2017 bit? aye aye aye - oml I'm so old. Anyway! Another side note: I know 17 sounds like a lot, but with much of a list, I must be able to achieve at least one, right?........


Friday, 23 December 2016

Goals for 2016 - A Review

Bonjour!

Hey everyone, I'm sorry its been so long since I've blogged or blogged properly anyway. Today, seen as this month is going by so fast, and I am feeling kind of thoughtful and such, I wanted to sit down and have a little 'blog chat', if you will, with you. I am planning on doing this post in two sections, reflecting on the goals I set myself on the 1st January last year and then what I think about then vs now.



Monday, 12 December 2016

Vlogmas' I Love 2016 || 24 Journées de Noël

Bonjour!

Hey everyone! Its day 11 of 24 Journées de Noël and today's post is a collab with the lovely Abbie from 'Life Of Abbie Jenkins'!
For today's post I am going to be listing three of the vlogmas' I have been loving through December! And, what with me being ill for the past few days, I've had plenty of time to watch everything I missed! Let's go!

DanAndPhilGAMES - Gaming-mas

Yes, it still counts. You all know how much I love Dan and Phil by now (and if you don't, its a big amount). Their vlogmas is so bloody funny and has been quite eventful so far! My favourite video so far is definitely 'JUST DANCE IN JAPAN!!?! - Dan vs Phil: Dance Evolution'.
 
ItsWayPastMyBedtime (Carrie Fletcher)


If you don't know Carrie. You should watch Carrie. She good. Yeah.
Convincing I know hahaahaha *sigh*.
No but really, I love Carrie's videos so much. She is really funny and talented and what I love about her vlogmas is not evey video is Christmas themed. Which might sound a bit weird, but she is uploading some older videos and vlogs and such from last month and that, and I quite like those too. Soooo yeah. She's great!

 
Zoella
 
I don't think this will have surprised anyone. But, I love watching Zoe's vlogs around Christmas because they always make me feel in a Christmassy mood and happy and she always has so much fun! Do enjoy!
 

 
And that's everything for today's post! Thank you for reading and be sure to check out Abbie's post too!
 
Joyeux Noel,
Charlotte <3

Monday, 5 December 2016

My Christmas Wishlist 2016 || 24 Journées de Noël

Bonjour!

Its day 5 of 24 Journées de Noël! Are we excited? Today, I thought for today's upload, I wouls write a little open letter to Santa. I know a lot of these will be wishful thinking but I really like reading these types of blog posts as they give me inspiration of what to maybe put on mine, as well as what I might like to get for my family or friends. Let's go!

Friday, 2 December 2016

December Bucket List 2016 || 24 Journées de Noël

Bonjour!

Hey everyone! Sooooooo, ITS NEARLY CHRISTMAS!!! Can you tell I am excited?

Well, if you watched my video on my YouTube channel yesterday you will know about '24 Journées de Noël'. So I would love if you could go and check that out which explains everything!!

Anyway, for day 2 I am going to write a bucket list for this month! Let's get started!



Sunday, 20 November 2016

This is my plan...

This is my plan. This is what I'm going to do. Listen very carefully, I shall say this only once. *R E F E R E N C E*



Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Name Calling + Homophobia || WI #1

One of my best friends was hurt today. Not physically hurt like punched or anything, but they were hurt. And you see, if anyone I even remotely care about gets hurt, I go absolutely mental.

Today someone said something to her that hurt them. It was just words, but I could see how upset and hurt my friend was - and I wasn't having it. I talked to them after school, we talked about telling our form tutor about it, but then she was scared. They were scared that if they told our form tutor about what those people had said to her, that he would treat them differently or tell other people. She was worried.

Here's my point:

Its 2016. TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN. And people are still using 'lesbian', 'gay' and other LGBT+ "labels" as insults. WAT. WAT. We are getting better as a world, we are improving, we are evolving. At least, that's what I thought. But we're not really, are we? I mean, teenagers, and even little kids, are using these words because they think they'll be able to upset people by using them. I'm sorry but that's not okay... actually, I'm not sorry at all. ITS JUST NOT OKAY.

People kill themselves over this. People think that their lives aren't worth anything. People get bullied and hated because of this. People die. And all because a silly kid thought calling them 'gay' was a good insult to use on them.


Sunday, 23 October 2016

I Need Motivation

Bonjour,

Hey everyone. So, you may have noticed I haven't exactly posted much over the last 3 months. Up until about 20 minutes ago, I didn't really understand why. But, now, 20 minutes later, I wanted to explain it to you as well as try and make logical sense of it myself. Sooooo, here goes!

I think one point of why I haven't felt as motivated to blog is I have had a lot on recently. I know that a huge chunk of the blogging community are still in school and I know that a lot of us struggle to juggle (ayyy) school and blogging. In many ways, this is true; I've had so much work to do recently, and even less motivation to do that. This means, its taken me longer to do that, then at the end of the school work, I have little to no energy left to blog. Plus, on top of that, there have been a lot of school events/meetings etc etc etc of which I was required to attend - fun, fun, fun!

Additionally, I haven't really felt the motivation to blog as every time I sit down to write, I start the post, then delete it all as I know its fake. I know that when I write about certain things, I'm not writing them for me or as me, I'm writing them because someone on Pinterest said they were 'popular' and 'creative'. I'm writing them because 'its important to make good content'. But I don't want to make fake content anymore. I have already spoken about this briefly in another post, but I want to write posts that have more meaning, rather than 'blogging goals'.

Also, I know I shouldn't be bothered by numbers, but I am. My pageviews and post reads have fallen by a huge chunk in the last 3/4 months. My Instagram following is either staying more or less the same or decreasing. My Twitter following is doing the same. My blog posts from April/May/June time were getting about 200 views, but since about August, they've been more or less around 80 (some have surpassed that, but they weren't really 'me'). And I shouldn't be bothered or disheartened by numbers, but I am. It makes me feel so demotivated to put time and effort into things, if they're not going to go down well.

Yeah, so that is all I want to tell you today I think. I'm going to try really hard to get back into blogging, especially seen as Winter is on the horizon!
 
Parle bientot et Je t'aime,
Charlotte <3

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Being An Empowered Young Woman - Book Review || #SPON

Bonjour!

Its been a while. I'm very sorry, but I'm back now! And today, I'm reviewing a book I was kindly sent. Without further ado..... LET US BEGIN!


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

People Who Make Me Laugh || #MHP

Bonjour!

Laughter is such a big part of happiness, to me anyway. So, for today's Happiness Project post I thought I'd write about all of (or most of) the lovely people who make me laugh.


Sunday, 25 September 2016

Autumn + Halloween Blog Post Ideas

Bonjour!

So with Autumn (AND HALLOWEEN) approaching (yaaaaayyy), I thought I'd do a post where I list some of my favourite blog post ideas for this season, because I know that I definitely get blogger's block when it comes to Autumn and Winter. And I wrote 50 OF THEM! WHAAAT??! Ermhm. So without further ado, let us begin!
 
 

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Autumn Bucket List 2016

Bonjour Mes Petits Croissants!

Hey! How are we all? I'm so sorry for my absence over the past two months, but I'm getting back into blogging now and I'm planning so many exciting blog posts and YouTube videos *cheeky spon*. But today my lovelies, I thought I'd write an 'Autumn Bucket List', seen as Autumn is on the horizon! Side Note: I may use the word 'fall' instead of Autumn, because I don't want to use the same word sooo many times - I don't say 'fall'. Without further ado, let us begin!

 

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

20 Before Twenty || #MHP

Bonjour!

So, you may have noticed that I have been rather absent on here lately. That is for a few reasons,

one: I have started a YouTube channel! So I have been trying to get that up and running! You can check it out HERE if you like!
two: I have just started back at school and my bus has been changed and waking up at 6:20am is quite a shock to the system after 6 weeks, so I'm trying to get back into that.
three: I had a bit of a bad few days in August and they left me incredibly demotivated to do anything, but I'm back now and I'm planning out blog posts and videos and I'm back into it now!
 
Any-hoo, today I thought I'd do a post that is maybe a little different and that is a '20 Before Twenty' list. This essentially is a bucket list of 2o things you want to do before you turn 20 years old. Soooo, without further-ado - LET'S GET STARTED!
 


Sunday, 28 August 2016

Dodie Clark Appreciation Post and 'Thank You Dodie'

Bonjour!

So, slightly different post today, but you all know how soppy I am, soooooooooooooooo, what else could you expect really?

Today, I'm writing about a person, I've written about people before which you can read here *plug, plug, plug*, but today's post is somewhat different.

I don't really care if some adults *or my parents* laugh at me for writing this, because it clearly means they haven't read it in its entirety.

I want to write about Dodie. Dodie is a YouTuber, who writes amazing songs and does amazing covers on her main channel, doddleoddle, and has a second channel, doddlevloggle, where she talks about so many important things, as well as does covers etc etc etc - and that's the channel I'm going to use as the focal point for this post (mainly because all you have to do is watch her 'doddleoddle' videos to see how amazing she is).


Wednesday, 24 August 2016

So, hello

Bonjour,

Hey guys, so I haven't blogged in a really long time and I am so sorry about that. I thought I'd just write a little post for today as kind of an explanation I guess, so get ready for some rambling!

So one reason why I haven't really blogged in a while is that I kind of felt that I wasn't really blogging for myself anymore. I'd received emails from companies and other blogs asking me to write for them etc etc, and stupid Charlotte over here who still gets excited about every email she receives, said yes to basically all of them. This led to me thinking that my blog had turned into more of a promotional tool for other people, rather than a hobby for myself. One thing I have learnt from this is, don't say yes to everything, it doesn't always turn out as great as planned.

Another reason for me not blogging as much is because I'd been going to a holiday club and the first week of that, especially, had some really deep conversations involved, which honestly, didn't do me the world of good. After these conversations, I'd gotten back into that part of the circle that involved no motivation to doing anything really.

I also haven't been on my social media accounts as much, or taking any photos - meaning everything has been pretty bare. But all that is hopefully about to change. I've started planning out blog post ideas for the next few months and even begun writing a few of them. I think I'm more excited about blogging now as it there is always more to write about in Autumn, and a lot of fun things too.

The last thing I wanted to chat to you about today is my new YouTube channel. I made it about 2 weeks ago, mainly because of the last few months. One of my biggest fears and worries of late has been forgetting things. That, and growing up, are my two of my biggest fears. So I made a channel as if to have a real visual representation of my life, that I can look back on in the future. This is why my most recent video has been with my lovely Auntie. We decided to do some baking as it was something I loved doing with her when I was younger. If you'd like to watch it, you can click here!
As well as blog post planning, I've been video planning too, which is quite exciting, for me anyway.


I really want to get back into blogging and I'm really excited to have a metaphorical "fresh start", thank you for reading.

Parle bientot et Je t'aime,
Charlotte <3

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Acting, My Passion - Guest Post by Róisín // MHP

Bonjour!

So you may know about me opening up My Happiness Project to other people who would like to write for it. You may have seen Guilianna;s post from last month, but if not, you can have a little read of that here. But for today's MHP post, the lovely Róisín is going to tell you all about what makes her happy -  let's go!

Hey!
My name is Róisín (pronounced Row-Shian) but you can call me Ró (pronounced Ró). I am a 17 year old and my blog is totallyro.blogspot.ie.
 

Thursday, 28 July 2016

1 Year Blog Birthday!!

BONJOUR!!!

AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! MATE. WE'RE ONE! WHAT?1?! WHAT?!?! I'M NOT SURE IF I'M READY! OH GEEZ, WHAT!?! ONE WHOLE YEAR!?!? WHAT?!?!!?

*Okay, Charlotte, CALM DOWN*
 
NO! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH WHAT!?!? ON THIS DAY, ONE YEAR AGO 28TH JULY 2015, VIEAVECCHARLOTTE WAS BORN!?! WWWHHHHAAATTTT?!
 
 
*Okay, I think I've used all my capital letters now, CALM*
 
 
What on the Earth? My baby's all grown up! Its one! O-N-E! *If I'm like this on my BLOG'S first birthday, God help any future children I may have* PHEW. O-N-E!

Can we just acknowledge the fact that I bought a FREAKING CARD AND CAKE?!?

Monday, 25 July 2016

Growing In My Faith - Guest Post by Guilianna // MHP

Bonjour!
Hey everyone! So you may know about My Happiness Project, which I started in mid-May this year, when my thoughts started getting the better of me and I started feeling depressed a lot of the time. My Happiness Project is where I can write posts when I'm feeling down about topics that make me happy or sometimes even the topics that make me sad.
So, I've decided to make MHP into a guest post project, as well as my own posts - that way, you lovely people will get a bigger range of topics and ideas from other bloggers and people!
If you'd like to write for MHP, then you can click here where you can then contact me and we can discuss whatever you'd like to write! You can be a blogger to write, but you don't have to be - MHP is open to everyone!
Also, once you have written for MHP, I have made a badge that you can put on your blog (if you like), which you can then link to the post you wrote!



To start of the guest posts of MHP, the lovely Guilianna will be talking about how her faith keeps her happy!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Year 9 - A Reflection

Bonjour!

AAAAHH! Last day of school this year!! YEAAAAAHH BUDDY!! No but seriously, I'M SOOO FREAKING TIRED! So after I've finished and posted this, SLEEP FOR CHARLOTTE!

Just a head's up: this could end up being a very long post, so if you're willing to stick around, I'd grab some tea and get comfy!

Sunday, 17 July 2016

People Who Make Me Happy // MHP

Bonjour!
 
Hey everyone. Today I'm going to be writing a list of all/some of the people who make me happy and why. I've been feeling a bit down again recently, so a MHP post is definitely in order! If you read my post yesterday, then you may know that I planned on writing a post about how I donated my hair, today, but I haven't actually sent it off yet and I don't really have the "motivation" to do that today - sorry x

Alas! I am here and I'm going to be talking to you about some of my favourite people today and why they make me smile. These are in no particular order by the way x


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Dear David Cameron // Collab

{Bonjour!
This post today is going to be a little different, as it is going to be aimed at the past PM of the UK, David Cameron! Although, him swapping with Theresa May today didn't exactly help the 2 month plan of this post, but still!! I'm not really going to edit it that much as I pre-write this a week or two ago. My amazing friend Jade and I got into quite the heated discussion a few weeks back, about everything that we find completely and entirely unfair in society and especially our country today. So be sure to go and visit Jade over on her [bloody fantastic] blog, Simply Jadey, where she is also writing a letter to David Cameron. I hope you like our posts and that you hopefully agree with us!}

Sunday, 10 July 2016

I'm A Coconut Queen! + Haul // Coconut Lane Collaboration

Bonjour,

I have some very exciting things to share with you all! Well its exciting for me anyway! I'm a Coconut Queen for Coconut Lane!

I'm sure that you've seen Coconut Lane around a lot so I won't go into too much detail but, Coconut Lane is a online shop where they have a range of beautiful products - that range being phone cases to socks to jewellery to wall art and more!

It was quite a while back when all of these wonderful products arrived and I'm so happy that I can share them with you!


Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Summer Fashion Wishlist 2016 // Collab

Bonjour!
Today my chickens, I am going to be sharing what fashion pieces are on my wish list this summer! But first, this is a collab with the lovely Amy from Amy's Life, so you should definitely go and check out her blog and her post, where she'll be sharing what she is hoping for this Summer! Let's get started!

Denim Dungarees - New Look

I've wanted denim dungarees for sooooooo long! I especially love these one's from New Look. I'd love to own dungarees as they are so simple yet they look so cute, they are easy to throw on in Summer and they can be styled sooo easily!
 
 
Bomber jackets have been around a lot recently and I love them! You can style them in so many ways and they are a really good item to dress up or dress down an outfit! This one from New Look is one of my favourites that I've seen as I like the shape and style a lot.

Hair Bows/Clips etc. etc. etc.

As you may know, I cut my hair really short recently, which has rendered a majority of my hair bobbles useless. So, I am in need of some cute hair accessories that I'll be able to use to put up the top bit of my hair and to style it. Recently, I've been using this cute little bobble with a bow on and I love it. The clips above are from New Look.
 
 
Black Oversized Floppy Hat
 

 
This is another item I've been wanting for quite a while and now that Summer is upon us, I have a good reason to get one! I love these as they can be classy and casual, plus they are good for keeping the sun out of your face! Also, hats are supposed to work well with short hair - so that's a positive for me!
 
 
So that's it from me! Be sure to check out Amy's post! Let me know what's on your summer fashion wish list below!
 
Parle bientot,
Charlotte <3



Sunday, 3 July 2016

Motivational Quotes // Collab

Bonjour mes petits crossiants!

I don't know what that was, I'm sorry - anyway! Hey everyone! How've you been? I know its only been about 3 days since my last blog post, but it feels like quite a while! Today, I am going to be writing another blog post for My Happiness Project and its a collab! That's right lovelies, today I'm writing a collab with the lovely Olivia from Olivia Alesha! And we are going to be sharing some quotes that we find motivational and inspiring!

*Cheeky Segway approaching!*

Speaking of My Happiness Project, if you'd like to 'join in' I guess, then you can follow my Pinterest board here where I pin quotes, photos and other cute stuff that makes me feel a bit better!

*Back to the blog post!*

The first quote that I'd like to share with you is from the Disney movie 'Pocahontas'. I have edited the words a little so that it makes more sense, but you'll get the idea. This quote is a quite an influential one for me and I'll tell you why. *Storytime!* As you may know, I haven't been having the best time recently and I went to talk to my headmistress about it and she was quite rude to be honest. I told her about how a lot of the recent world events had shook me a bit and it sort of made me lose a lot of faith in humanity and that I just wanted to give up. But I also said that I wanted to do something about it, I wanted, I WANT to help them, I'm not so sure how yet, but I will. But she said that I shouldn't worry about it because "there's nothing I can do about it", that upset me a lot. But I knew, I KNOW that there are things I can do to help them, I just didn't know how quite then, but the fact that the person who is supposed to make me believe in myself and doing what I know is right, told me that I couldn't do anything because it hadn't affected me really got to me a lot.
After that day at school I went to my lovely friend's house and we watched Pocahontas. There's a quote in there that I love, it goes:



I love this one so much because it gives me a bit of hope. Its like, even though I'm such a tiny part of the world, I can still make the ripple, and it'll grow, I just have to give it time.


Next up is one I found on Pinterest! *Bloomin' love Pinterest*. I think the person who said it was Jack Kerouac and I love this one because its a nice reminder for me to go out and make the memories and the differences that I want to make and there's nothing or nobody that can stop me from doing so. I like this as it motivates me to do a lot of the stuff I was to scared or worried about doing.


For my final quote, I am going to be sharing another quote that I found on Pinterest and I really like this one because if I'm struggling to do something or its taking me ages or something like that, I remember this and it helps me remember that it doesn't matter how long it takes me, because I'm still making progress and I'm still doing well.

That's it for today my lovelies! Be sure to check out Olivia's  post and her amazing blog! Leave one of your motivational quotes for me below! I could do with some more! Also, when I'm writing this, I hit 100 bloglovin followers today! So a massive thank you to all you beautiful people! Anyway,

Parle bientot et Je t'aime,
Charlotte <3



Friday, 1 July 2016

Dear Miss // A Letter To My Headteacher


{Bonjour! Just a quick note to explain the post: This is an open letter to my head teacher for reasons that you will understand in the letter. I hope you like it!}

Dear Miss,
              I am writing this because you didn't let me say it in our meeting. I hope you think about what I am about to say. Enjoy!

Firstly, you told me in our meeting that I wouldn't be able to help anyone other than locally because nothing "bad" has happened to me. Why shouldn't I be able to make a difference anyway? Why can't I help the children in Syria even though I'm not there? Why can't I share my views on terrorism even though none of the attacks were near me? Why can't I do something to help people by being the way I am? Why don't you think I could do it? Why don't you think that I can help people? Why don't you believe in me?

The evening after our meeting, I went to my amazing friend Angel's house because she knew I could do with being cheered up. We watched the Disney film 'Pocahontas'. In that film, there is a part where Grandmother Willow (a tree) is talking to Pocahontas and she talks to her about the ripples in the river. She said, "look at the ripples. They're so small at first, but they grow. All they needed was someone to start them". This is my favourite quote because it applies to what you told me a week or two ago. The ripples need to be started in order to make a difference, I am going to start them. And I already have.

After our meeting, I knew I wanted to do something. So I did. I've been talking about donating my hair for months now and I finally did it. I got home yesterday, and I did it. I washed my hair so it was nice and clean, let it air dry and then separated it into 6 sections and my mum cut it. At the minute, the 6 bunches are in my kitchen, but soon, they'll [hopefully] be on the head of an alopecia sufferer. Because I wanted to make a difference, so I did. I got my hair cut and I'm sending it off to a charity that makes wigs for alopecia sufferers, because I wanted to make a difference to one person, even if I never meet them or know them. The place I'm sending it, often buy the hair off you, so if that is the case, I'll be sending all of that money to an alopecia charity - because then I can hopefully help more people. I made a difference - I proved you wrong.

But I'm not going to stop there, oh no. I have a lot more planned out in my head, you just don't know about it yet. You may think I'm angry and/or upset at you, but I'm not. Nope. Not anymore. Yeah, the word 'bitch' did come into conversations that featured you, but I needed you to say those things to me. I needed you to interrogate me with questions. I needed you to doubt me. I needed you to tell me no. I needed you to upset me. Because you made me stronger. You made me believe in myself. You made me remind myself of the passion I have fizzling inside me to do something. You made me create an opportunity for myself and for someone else. You made me determined to make a difference, and you made me determined to prove you wrong. And I did. I proved you wrong. But I'm not mad anymore, I'm grateful.  

I hope I'll be able to achieve more and better things in the future, thank you Miss,
Charlotte


{I plan on writing a post about my hair donation soon, so let me know if you'd like for me to do that! Parle bientot et Je t'aime, Charlotte <3 }



Wednesday, 29 June 2016

When - Face Masks Review // When Collaboration

Bonjour!
Hey everyone! Today is quite an exciting post - for me anyway - as I was sent 2 face masks from 'When' to review and share with you lovely people! I was sent 'The Last Choice' which is good to use when your skin feels dry, as it has lots of gentle ingredients to help moisturise your skin and I was also sent 'Snow Magic' which is good to use when you want clear and brighter looking skin, as it will instantly add a lovely glow into your skin!
In this post, I have tested out 'The Last Choice', but 'Snow Magic' will definitely appear in a post in the near future!


First, I'll explain a little bit about about When to you beautiful people! The face masks are made using advanced bio-cellulose technology. They use all-natural, coconut-derived bio-cellulose to make the sheets, which are gentle enough to help teat burn patients and they are incredibly hydrating! This is because each mask holds up to 100 times its dry weight in fluids - which is 10 times more than average fabric sheet masks. Can we get an 'Ooooo'?!. Plus, the bio-cellulose sheets are superfine, as the 3 dimensional fibres allow exceptional dermal contact, which enables a perfect fit on your face! This helps to prevent evaporation and serum being wasted.

Next, I'll explain how to use these, as it can be quite hard to understand and I was confused when I opened it! So, let's get started!
To begin, you need to pull out the 3-layer mask from the pouch, unfold it and remove the top and bottom layers from the mask. Then apply the middle layer - which is the bio-cellulose mask - onto your face. After 30 minutes, take the mask off and gently massage any of the leftover essence on to your skin!

I've just tested 'The Last Choice' and I really like it! After I took it off, my face felt really soft and actually quite cold - which was nice, as its quite warm in my bedroom! - also, my skin was quite dry before I tried the mask and now it feels nice and moisturised! Which is good as that's what the mask is supposed to do! I found this mask very good to use and actually quite easy to apply - plus, its quite good for scaring your little brother with! I really recommend these face masks as they are simple to use and they leave really good results! I can't wait to try out the 'Snow Magic' mask - that'll definitely feature in a post in the near future!

In the UK, you can buy When face masks from Birchbox UK, Selfridges & Co and Topshop! And if you're in France, you can buy them from Birchbox France and Le Bon Marche Rive Gauche (Paris). If you are in Italy, you can get them in OVS - Spain, from Birchbox Spain and Switzerland, you can buy them from Manor!

If you'd like to find out more about When, you can visit their website here: http://www.whenmask.com/ 

That's everything for today's post! I hope you liked reading my review - its quite a long time since I've done one of these!
 
Parle bientot et Je t'aime,
Charlotte <3

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Sunday, 26 June 2016

Summer Staples // Collab

Bonjour!
As summer is on the horizon, today I'm going to be sharing 5 staples for summer with you! But before we get started, this is a collab with the lovely Kizzi from Beauty and Brownies! She's one of the lovely TTATB Project girls and we organised our collab through that! Today, we'll be sharing 2 fashion staples, 2 beauty ones and a random/mystery one! So let's get started!

Floaty/Swing Dresses
Okay lets just ignore the fact that my hair looks bad, my bedroom is a mess and that I'm watching Outnumbered while I was taking the photo. Dresses are definitely a favourite of mine to wear in the summer (and all year round to be honest) but I especially like wearing floaty ones around the house on lazy days as well as outside. I'd wear this with maybe a big floppy hat and flat sandals - definitely an outfit I'll be wearing this summer!
I got this dress from Boohoo.com


Sunglasses
This is obviously a must for me and I'm especially loving black rounded sunglasses this year as they are simple but a great piece to add to any outfit in the summer!
I got these sunglasses from Coconut Lane and you can use the code ' vieavecchar20 ' to get 20% anything you order! - but more on that later!


Bright Lips
I love wearing bright lips in summer as I think its a fun way to show a bit of colour for the season! Plus, adding a bold lip colour to a simple outfit can quickly dress it up! I think I'd wear one with the floaty dress, floppy hat, sandals and sunglasses!


Zoella Body Fondant
My next beauty staple is this amazing product from Zoe Sugg's new beauty range 'Sweet Inspirations'! When I first got this, I was very impressed as it leaves a really pretty glow on your skin and it also smells really nice! I like using it as I don't really have a tan yet - seen as its only June and I haven't been outside that much - and it makes me look nice a bronzed, even though I am not.


Camera
This is my final summer staple and its the random one! I have decided to suggest a camera as a summer staple! I really want to take more photos this summer and a camera is definitely needed to do that! Plus, once I have taken a lot of photos, I want to put them up in my room and in my box, which you can read about here!

That's all for today! Be sure to go and check out Kizzi's post and amazing blog! Let me know one of your summer staples below! I'll be back on Wednesday!

Parle bientot et Je t'aime,
Charlotte <3

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

How To Deal With Growing Up // Collab

Bonjour!

Growing up sucks doesn't it? When I was little, I didn't have so much to do, I could read for fun and I had far less school work. Growing up comes with a few problems which a lot of people struggle with, so today I'm going to talk about it and give you a few tips on how to possibly deal with it.

But first, this is a collab with the lovely Jade from Simply Jadey! We've been chatting for around a month now and I think we've become good friends so I was really happy when we started to plan this post! You should definitely go and give her blog a read as I absolutely love it! She writes about fashion, beauty and life, as well as some really helpful posts about things not many people write about, which I love! Jade is such a lovely person and you can definitely get this from her amazing blog [which you can check out here]! Also be sure to go and check her out on her social medias and on Bloglovin'!

We have each chosen two topics each that we find difficult with growing up. I'm going to write about having a load of responsibilities all of a sudden and forgetting your childhood, and Jade is writing about pressures from society and having to deal with how everything changes so quickly. As you might have realised, this could be quite a long post so I'd go and make yourself a nice cup of tea or something before you continue!

Sudden Huge Amount Of Responsibilities

Life changes quickly. Very quickly. Its like you had nothing to do then all of a sudden you're buried under a pile of textbooks and swamped in schoolwork and friendship dramas. Big changes come with big responsibilities, and they can be quite a shock to the system, things such as making sure you do all your homework and that you hand it all in on time, finding your own ways to manage your time and, the big one, having to decide what you are going to do with your life, yep scary.

So I have a few tips for you. If you feel as though you can't cope with everything, tell someone. They most likely won't be mad and they'll want to help you. This is something that I wish I'd done earlier, because its helping, and I'm not just saying that. Sharing what is stressing you out with someone you trust will help, someone else will understand and they may give you a few tips on how to juggle everything.

I know that many people will say this, but write everything out. I've done this for June and its really helped me because I don't forget to do anything. So for example, I have my Chinese Writing Controlled Assessment, reminders to get a birthday card for my friend and reminders to write blog posts and #beechat letters!



Forgetting Your Childhood

Now, this is quite a deep subject for me, as this is one of my biggest fears. Whether that be primary school, memories with/of friends and family, silly little random things or just things about me. Forgetting anything makes me scared - but I've come up with a few ideas that I'm going to share with you. First is a box - I have a memory box with some things in that remind me of something or someone. I have one or two of these, the first one I started a few years ago, it has the fake bouquet I had when I was a bridesmaid for my Auntie Deb in 2004, my Great-Grandad's glasses, money pouch, little teddy and a photo, as well as my wristband from the Little Mix Get Weird Tour. Then I have my new one(s), it has my penpal letters in from my internet friends, my bucket list, a little envelope with my favourite songs in and I plan on adding more things like that. The difference between them is, the older one was my childhood, Little Charlotte, but my new one has (or will have) everything in that I want to remember about my teenage life. In this new box, I want to have the following things inside:
 
Letter to My Future Self, Aged 20 (I have nearly finished it!)
'My Happiness Project' Book - which I am yet to make
Dance Certificates, Rosettes and Medals
Photos and Photo Albums
My Book Of Deep Thoughts -more on this later
My Bucket List
£10 (just in case I'm broke in the future)
Lyrics to My Favourite Songs
Concert Tickets
List of My Favourite Songs
My Scrapbook(s)
Short Stories I Have Written
A Video of Me to Watch In The Future
School Photos *I'll need something to laugh at*
Family Photos
Important Newspaper Clippings
My Sad Book
My Favourite Book
My Favourite Magazines
A List of Current Expressions
The Penpal Letters I have received/will receive from my Internet Friends
A 'Look Book' of my Favourite Clothes
A List of Things I Want To Learn
My Favourite Blog Posts I've Written
 
AND MORE
 
And if you sometimes feel like me, I suggest that you try having a box with all those things inside because I love looking in mine to cheer me up!
 
That's all for today's post! Be sure to go and check out my amazing friend Jade's post! If you have any more ideas for anything I have mentioned, let me know in the comments!
 
Parle bientot et Je t'aime,
Charlotte <3

Sunday, 19 June 2016

TMI Tag // 100th Blog Post

Bonjour!
Today my beautiful people, I am writing my 100th blog post! I am actually very impressed with myself that I made it this far. *applause*
I asked on Twitter what topic you'd like me to write about, and you voted 'Me', so that's what I'ma do! And seen as I haven't really written an 'about me' post in a while, and seen as I don't have any original ideas, I'm going to do the TMI tag! And there are 49 questions, so get yourself some nice hot tea [or the drink of your choice] and get comfy, because y'all gonna be here a looong time!



1. What are you wearing?
     Black leggings from Next, a cute little top with a bicycle on it from FatFace, some grey and mint fuzzy socks from Primark, a little silver ring from New Look and my little owl necklace.

2. Have you ever been in love?
     No

3. Have you ever had a terrible break up?
     No

4. How tall are you?
     5ft 3"

5. Any tattoos?
     No, its illegal for me but I like the idea of having a tiny little one somewhere - maybe a little song lyric or something?

6. Any piercings?
     No, I really wanted my ears doing when I was about 7 or 8, but I never did it and I still don't think I'd be able to look after them! I have some little clip-on ones from Claires, which I wear sometimes.

7. OTP?
     Ah, hahaha, I have a few but if I had to choose, its probably Phan, Ezria or Spoby.

8. Favourite show?
     I don't really watch much TV, but I like Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway and Sherlock and I need to catch up with Pretty Little Liars, I quite like that! Ooooh no, NCIS! I love that, my dad and I watch it a lot, I just love crime dramas in general to be honest!

9. Favourite Bands?
     Little Mix has always been a firm favourite but I have been loving Fifth Harmony's music recently!

10. Something you miss?
       Being a young child and all the naivety, innocence and lack of responsibilities that came with it.

11. Favourite song?
      Can't choose, but I love a lot of songs for different reasons. The one I can think of now is 'See Me Now' by Little Mix because its about someone not believing they could do something then them proving them wrong in an incredible way!

12. How old are you?
       14 years, 2 months and 10 days, to be precise! *ngl, I googled it*

13. Zodiac Sign?
       Aries

14. Quality I look for in a partner?
       Someone who I feel safe and comfortable around - that's always good.

15. Favourite Quote?
       I want to do a whole post of quotes, but at the minute - Que Sera Sera - because it means 'what will be, will be' in French [got to stay on-brand, ya feel]

16. Favourite Actor?
       I don't really have a favourite, because I tend to take interest in the characters more so than the actors, but Melissa McCarthy always makes me laugh because she portrays *fancy word alert!* all the characters so well.

17. Favourite colour?
      Probably the colour my bedroom is, which is a jadey-green colour???

 
18) Loud or soft music?
       It depends really on how I'm feeling, my playlist has no set theme what-so-ever. I like a bit of a lot really. I think I am more of a pop person to be honest.
 
 
19) Where do you go when you are sad?
        More often than not, I go to the internet. I go to Twitter and chat with the TTATB girls, or I'll do some blog stuff. But most of the time, I go to YouTube. I know what and who makes me happy or laugh - Dan and Phil (if you haven't realised by now, I love them a lot) and Liza Koshy, bloody love Liza. But recently with what's been going on with me, I have been to a bench. I'll explain. My house is at the top of my family's caravan site, so if I walk up the site to the bottom, then I go up the steps, you're at the beach! On the prom bit before the beach, there are a few benches, so I like going to sit on one of them.
 
2o) How long do you take to shower?
        Usually, no longer than 15 minutes - or in my terms, about 5 songs. It wouldn't take me as long but I have A LOT of hair, and it takes a LONG TIME to wash it so...... BUT, I am donating a lot of my hair after/during the summer, so I might not take as long then!
 
21) How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
       Without getting back into bed for 20 minutes (my daily routine - no joke), only about 10/15 minutes on a school day. I can get dressed quick and because I shower at night (because my hair takes about 4 hours to dry) I don't really have to rush. Then because I don't wear make up and I usually only put my hair into a ponytail, its only really 10 minutes.
 
22) Ever been in a physical fight?
        No. Well...... Last Friday,  this idiot who thinks he's hi-lari-ous came on hit me on the back and because he takes the mick out of me for my blog, I'd had enough, so I grabbed his arm and hit him on the shoulder - it wasn't hard, I could have done FAR much more damage, just saying.
 
23) Turn on?
        Humour. Someone who you can laugh with or if you call them an insult, then they'll call you it back - does that make sense???
 

24) Turn off?
        Cockiness - when someone acts as if they're better than everyone else, much like the boy in question 22.

25) The reason I started blogging?
        To share my interests and to have a little place where I could be myself and talk about everything - thank you all for letting me do it!

26) Fears?
        Growing up, aggressive drunks, not being able to achieve what I want to achieve, this creepy old man who comes in my Grandma's shop (where I work) and is just plain rude, my form tutor can be a bit "loud" sometimes and getting told off.

27) Last thing that made me cry?
        It was on Friday when I went to have a meeting with my form tutor and head teacher about my 'issues' and my head teacher just had a go at me - not what someone who isn't doing very well needs, but ah well.

28) Last time you said you loved someone?
        Either when I said "love you" to my Mum on the way out of the house on Friday morning or when my lovely friend Evie texted me after school on Friday and told me that if I ever wanted to talk to her, she's there for me to talk to and that she loved me and I said I love her, back because I do - I was extremely close to crying then as well actually.

29) Meaning behind my blog's name?
        Theme = Life, My Name = Charlotte, Favourite Language = French and hey-presto! VieAvecCharlotte was born!

30) Last book I read?
        Is it bad that the last book I read fully was "Animal Farm" in my English lessons? That was in February ish by the way.
        
31) The book I am currently reading?
        Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and its for the #GGBookClub - which I am so happy I joined because I needed an excuse to read more again, other than school says to.

32) Last show I watched?
        BBC Breakfast yesterday when I watched Tim Peake land after being in space.

33) Last person I talked to?
        My brother when we cam upstairs after tea, it was about..... I can't remember, it was obviously very interesting!

34) Last person I texted and our relationship?
        This morning and it was Rae who is one of my best friends.

35) Favourite food?
        Can't beat fish fingers.

36) Place I want to visit?
        It is on my bucket list to set foot on every single country on the planet, so all of them!

37) Last place I was?
        The kitchen, because I just had my tea. But outside was a little train station where my family and I went for the afternoon.

38) Do you have a 'crush'?
        A) I don't like that word - hence the quotation marks B) Yes

39) Last time I kissed someone?
        I kissed my Mum's cheek before school on Friday.

40) Last time I was insulted?
        Friday afternoon when I was in the meeting with my form tutor and head teacher - she 's just rude.

41) Favourite sweet flavour?
        Blackcurrant or strawberry - very easy to please.

42) What instruments can you play?
         I used to play piano when I was about 9 or 10, but not anymore - I am trying to learn the ukulele, so I'll keep you updated on how that goes!

43) Favourite piece of jewellery?
        Sentimental jewellery is always my favourite, so its either my little owl necklace, the bracelets that my cousins have bought/made me or something that isn't actually mine - my grandma's necklace. My grandma has this oval shaped locket with 4 little frames inside and she has a photo of each of her 4 grandchildren in it - very cute.



44) Last sport I played?
        Rounders in PE, on Friday (I'm starting to see a theme here).

45) Last song I sang?
        The last song I sang was probably 'Last Night' by Lucy Spraggan, because I love it and it makes me laugh!

46) Favourite chat up line?
        I don't really have a favourite but I follow an account on Twitter called @PickupTexts where they post really good ones and they always make me laugh!

47) Have you ever used the chat up line?
        I have never used one!

48) Last time I hung out with anyone?
        On Friday after school (once again with the theme!), I went to one of my best friends', Angel's house and we watched Pocahontas and Pocahontas 2 - definitely my favourite of the Princesses.

49) Who should answer these questions next?
         The TTATB girls - if they want to obviously <3

So that's it for my TMI Tag and my 100th Blog Post! I hope you liked this post and let me know some of your answers in the comments! Also, I don't think I've mentioned it on here yet, but I hit 10k page views last week, which is just insane so thank you so much!! I'll leave you for now, but I'll be back on Wednesday!

Parle bientot et Je t'aime,
Charlotte <3