The Haute Ticket

Musings of the fashion and beauty kind, with a little travel thrown in.

Posts by Charlotte Jane

The Snack Attack!

Picture the scene. It’s three o’clock in the office. That healthy salad at lunch hasn’t quite cut it. The blood sugar’s low and that to-do list is not getting any shorter. While it’s tempting to succumb to the dreaded ‘snack attack’, rather than reaching for those chocolate éclairs or the Nutella jar (it’s happened!), be prepared instead. Keep a few healthier alternatives at your desk. Some nuts and mixed seeds

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Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Polish Review

Gel nails have been both a blessing and a curse in my life. Sure, the long lasting colour and chip resistant polish is a bonus, as are the blissful few minutes spent getting pampered by the lovely ladies at Flamingo (my go-to beauty salon du choix) but it is an expensive habit. Particularly if like me, you want to change your nail colour often.  I may not stray too far

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One Last Fling…

What with this Indian summer we appear to be having of late, I find myself a little thrown by what to wear. It’s late September and instead of reaching for my Ralph Lauren-inspired equestrian ensemble; I’m having one last fling with the nineties. Maybe it’s sheer nostalgia, September does that to us all what with school starting and what not, or maybe it’s just that I’ve watched Iggy’s ‘Fancy’ a little too

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Never Underestimate The Power Of Red Lipstick

For an instant pick-me-up, wear red lipstick. Preferably pillar box red lipstick but if that’s a little too intense, try something with a raspberry or vin rouge tint instead. It looks good on everyone and will never go out of style. Always keep one red lippy in your purse – you never know when you might need it!   Beyoncé     Rita Ora     Jessica Alba

“… this is known as Fashion Week.”

“Every year the women of New York leave the past behind and look forward to the future… this is known as Fashion Week.”Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) Fashion Month is well and truly underway and NYFW was only the beginning. As LFW shapes up nicely, let’s hark back to the city that’s so good they named it twice. The eagerly anticipated New York Fashion Week has wrapped up and set the

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The Nod Of Approval

Way back when I lived in France, I learned a very hard lesson. I was not chic. Oh, I may have had a ‘look‘, but I was not chic. And boy, were les Français not afraid to say so. Now, whilst living abroad I noticed a trend among my students: illustrated t-shirts. Not the kind of t-shirt I was sporting (Guns N’ Roses… the Stones, Sid and Nancy… you get the picture…)

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Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser

It’s no secret that it’s simply a must to remove all traces of make-up before hitting the hay – lest you end up looking like a gremlin – and vital to this routine is the cleanser you use. Finding a cleanser that works is a lot like finding the perfect foundation. It’s a tricky business dogged with plenty of trial and error and expense! The Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot

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The Muse ~ Lauren Bacall

“She’s our reference for what smart looks like. Look up ‘smart’ in the dictionary — you’ll find her picture.” – Isaac Mizrahi If ever there was a classy dame, it was Lauren Bacall, femme fatale of Hollywood film noir. Famed for that voice, the stare (complete with perfect brows), one of the greatest Hollywood romances of all time and the casual elegance with which she wore clothes (note she wore them, not

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A Hop, Skip and a Lunch.

Belfast may be many things, infamous and notorious spring to mind, but it’s our little corner of the world. Although we will never admit to there being any part of the city better than the Lisburn Rd. (shameless plugging), we have been known to venture occasionally to the hubbub of the city centre. For those ladies who love to lunch, there is no better starting off point than the delightful

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