Having been a fan of the original Chloé perfume for years, I was very excited to try their latest fragrance when I first saw it in August. Luckily I received this beautiful bottle for Christmas, as it can come to around £52, but I love it so much, I think it is worth every penny. It has top notes of rose and bergamot and base notes of white musk and amber, which overall make it a very light feminine scent. As an 'eau de toilette' it is delicate enough to wear everyday (which I do) and the floral tones also remind me of YSL's Parisienne, so if you like/liked that perfume, I'd highly recommend this one. Chloé have additionally kept their iconic glass bottle and have just updated it with a new rose ribbon, making it an elegant staple for any handbag. 

Roses de Chloé eau de toilette

22 January 2014


Having been a fan of the original Chloé perfume for years, I was very excited to try their latest fragrance when I first saw it in August. Luckily I received this beautiful bottle for Christmas, as it can come to around £52, but I love it so much, I think it is worth every penny. It has top notes of rose and bergamot and base notes of white musk and amber, which overall make it a very light feminine scent. As an 'eau de toilette' it is delicate enough to wear everyday (which I do) and the floral tones also remind me of YSL's Parisienne, so if you like/liked that perfume, I'd highly recommend this one. Chloé have additionally kept their iconic glass bottle and have just updated it with a new rose ribbon, making it an elegant staple for any handbag. 
1st of January: Saw in new year at the Love Boat party at the Queen of Hoxton, so the above picture was taken just after midnight. As my best friend Grace from uni was down in London for a short stay, during the afternoon we went for a walk and coffee down in South Kensington and Knightsbridge, with a quick look at the Harrods sale. Then returned home for a gammon dinner courtesy of my mum, at which we started on the 'hair of the dog' with the Peach Bellini fizzy. And then went for cheeky drinks in Camden, at the Ice Wharf and then the Blues Kitchen for cocktails. 

365 Challenge: Week 1

11 January 2014

1st of January: Saw in new year at the Love Boat party at the Queen of Hoxton, so the above picture was taken just after midnight. As my best friend Grace from uni was down in London for a short stay, during the afternoon we went for a walk and coffee down in South Kensington and Knightsbridge, with a quick look at the Harrods sale. Then returned home for a gammon dinner courtesy of my mum, at which we started on the 'hair of the dog' with the Peach Bellini fizzy. And then went for cheeky drinks in Camden, at the Ice Wharf and then the Blues Kitchen for cocktails. 
I have been looking forward to the new year for a little while now, and I'm determined to make 2014 a whole lot better than 2013. January is the time for a fresh start, but I hope that I can stick to my resolutions for the whole year and seize the day (or year?). So here they are:

  1. To know when enough is enough: I have always been a tolerant person, forgiving others fairly easily, and I never saw this as a negative attribute or flaw until the end of 2013. Sometimes it can be too easy to give those that were once close to you too many second chances, especially if they have changed and you prefer to see them as the person they used to be. However, a relationship of any sort should only bring something positive to your life, it shouldn't be there to make you feel upset or act as a burden to keep going. There is also a limit to how much drama you can take, so sometimes it can be best to walk away. Life is too short to be sad for too long, so this year I aim to live a bit more in the present, and move on from the past. 
  2. Take the 365 challenge: taking a picture everyday: This is a lot more light hearted resolution! I find I never take enough photos, and so never have enough memories recorded. In forcing myself to take at least one picture everyday, I'll hopefully erase this problem! And as motivation to keep doing it, I'll post weekly updates of my photos on here. 
  3. Eat less chocolate: Pretty much the most obvious resolution ever, but I do need to cut down on my chocolate intake. But with exams and stress coming up in the next few weeks though, I'm not sure how I'll keep up with this one. Last year I managed to go a whole month without it, in an attempt to lose weight just before my birthday, but I ended up replacing it with other junk after the first week of fruit. So I'm hoping to moderate my slight addiction. 
  4. Wake up earlier: Like every other typical teenager, I love to sleep. But I'm finding now, that if I sleep for too long I end up feeling groggy and sleepy for the rest of the day. Also, by waking up early I'm hoping to make better use of the day and morning, as I think I'm at my most productive in the mornings (or really late at night). 
  5. Try something new every week: Hopefully by making this resolution weekly, it'll be easier to keep. I'm finding that now, more than ever, I'm sticking to the same old habits and familiar places so I think its time to try some new things, and make new traditions. My 'new thing' of the week will either be trying a new place to eat/drink, new hairstyle, new make up technique or just doing something completely random. Sometimes its easy to forget the world is your oyster, so I plan on claiming my oyster back. 

New Year's Resolutions

6 January 2014

I have been looking forward to the new year for a little while now, and I'm determined to make 2014 a whole lot better than 2013. January is the time for a fresh start, but I hope that I can stick to my resolutions for the whole year and seize the day (or year?). So here they are:

  1. To know when enough is enough: I have always been a tolerant person, forgiving others fairly easily, and I never saw this as a negative attribute or flaw until the end of 2013. Sometimes it can be too easy to give those that were once close to you too many second chances, especially if they have changed and you prefer to see them as the person they used to be. However, a relationship of any sort should only bring something positive to your life, it shouldn't be there to make you feel upset or act as a burden to keep going. There is also a limit to how much drama you can take, so sometimes it can be best to walk away. Life is too short to be sad for too long, so this year I aim to live a bit more in the present, and move on from the past. 
  2. Take the 365 challenge: taking a picture everyday: This is a lot more light hearted resolution! I find I never take enough photos, and so never have enough memories recorded. In forcing myself to take at least one picture everyday, I'll hopefully erase this problem! And as motivation to keep doing it, I'll post weekly updates of my photos on here. 
  3. Eat less chocolate: Pretty much the most obvious resolution ever, but I do need to cut down on my chocolate intake. But with exams and stress coming up in the next few weeks though, I'm not sure how I'll keep up with this one. Last year I managed to go a whole month without it, in an attempt to lose weight just before my birthday, but I ended up replacing it with other junk after the first week of fruit. So I'm hoping to moderate my slight addiction. 
  4. Wake up earlier: Like every other typical teenager, I love to sleep. But I'm finding now, that if I sleep for too long I end up feeling groggy and sleepy for the rest of the day. Also, by waking up early I'm hoping to make better use of the day and morning, as I think I'm at my most productive in the mornings (or really late at night). 
  5. Try something new every week: Hopefully by making this resolution weekly, it'll be easier to keep. I'm finding that now, more than ever, I'm sticking to the same old habits and familiar places so I think its time to try some new things, and make new traditions. My 'new thing' of the week will either be trying a new place to eat/drink, new hairstyle, new make up technique or just doing something completely random. Sometimes its easy to forget the world is your oyster, so I plan on claiming my oyster back. 

Hello and welcome to my blog!

I have been meaning to set up a blog for absolutely ages, and as part of some creative procrastination, I have finally managed to do it! Just thought I'd let you know a little about me and what I hope this blog will be about. I'm currently in my second year of studying English Language and Literature at Newcastle University and I'm really enjoying it. I have done bits and pieces of writing before, including writing for my university's paper, The Courier, and I've written for both the beauty and fashion sections. You can find my articles by following this link:

This blog will feature beauty and fashion also, as well as lifestyle (including random reflections on life as a student and whatnot). I chose the name 'Charlotte's Road', partly because I recently found the road with my name in it when walking through Shoreditch the other night, and I thought the metaphor of a 'road' was a nice way to describe the journey through life, writing about topics which are right up my street. 


And this is the road! This picture is taken from my Instagram account @charlotte_dickson, so feel free to follow me on there. 
I hope you enjoy the posts to come!

First Post: Welcome

3 January 2014

Hello and welcome to my blog!

I have been meaning to set up a blog for absolutely ages, and as part of some creative procrastination, I have finally managed to do it! Just thought I'd let you know a little about me and what I hope this blog will be about. I'm currently in my second year of studying English Language and Literature at Newcastle University and I'm really enjoying it. I have done bits and pieces of writing before, including writing for my university's paper, The Courier, and I've written for both the beauty and fashion sections. You can find my articles by following this link:

This blog will feature beauty and fashion also, as well as lifestyle (including random reflections on life as a student and whatnot). I chose the name 'Charlotte's Road', partly because I recently found the road with my name in it when walking through Shoreditch the other night, and I thought the metaphor of a 'road' was a nice way to describe the journey through life, writing about topics which are right up my street. 


And this is the road! This picture is taken from my Instagram account @charlotte_dickson, so feel free to follow me on there. 
I hope you enjoy the posts to come!

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