Brit turned (long-time) Sydney-sider, Charis Uppal, better known by her handle @charispixie is no stranger to hard work. Between running her own fashion brand Silk Wolfe, collaborations with the likes of The Iconic, Glassons and Motorola, as well as fitting in regular travel – one thing the fashion blogger knows is how to best utilise her time. We caught up to see a day in the life and of course, her go-to beauty products and favourite multi-taskers for when she’s running around.
Alarm goes off. Snooze.
Second alarm goes off. Time for a shower.
Apply makeup and get dressed. I used to work for Sephora and love sleeping in, so I think I’ve perfected my morning makeup routine. First, I cleanse with Dr Hauschka Soothing Cleansing Milk. Then, I mix Paula’s Choice Peptide Booster with Paula’s Choice Defense Essential Glow Moisturiser SPF 30. I skip the foundation and go straight for the Hourglass Ambient Bronzer. I’m really trying to embrace my freckles at the moment, so skip coverage whenever I can. Then I use the Mecca Max Chic Cheek Blush Powder, the Mecca Cosmetica Enlightened Lit From Within Powder and Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder. For eyes I love the Dior Diorshow Onstage Liner and Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara. Finish off with Natio Setting Spray and a spritz of Replica by the Fireside.
I leave home to take an Uber to my first event of the day – which is an embroidery workshop with Liberty London. I also never leave home without my Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist and a good lip balm.
Catch an Uber back home.
Have a late breakfast, catch up on emails from the night before and this morning. Edit photos from the event to post tonight.
Get ready for the second event of the day. If I’m going home between events I normally try and change and wear a different outfit so I have more content.
Catch an Uber to Cockle Bay Wharf for the Seafolly Safari Launch Lunch.
Catch an Uber back home.
Edit any photos taken from second event and reply to any emails that have come through.
Figure out Instagram post for tonight. Normally I have my feed planned for at least a week on the Planoly app – and come up with the caption on the website Tailwind to create relevant hashtags. I pop that in notes once I’m done so everything is ready for later.
Walk my puppy Bailey.
Make sure Bailey has water post walk and then work on ticking any outstanding things off today’s to-do list.
My partner Nick gets home and we get ready for dinner.
Drive to tonight’s dinner location. I normally post today’s content on the way.
Drive home from dinner.
Watch an episode of Love Island.
Pop my phone on charge and silent before bed. Read for a little to wind down from the day and then go to sleep.