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What I’m wearing this Spring & beauty essentials | Beautyandshe

Beauty, cosmetics, Fashion, lifestyle, Makeup, style, summer

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The weather is certainly having trouble making its mind up lately, am I right?

I have worn everything from Jumpers to bikinis this month and my wardrobe has been slightly confused with what temperature it should be! I have been loving all the spring fashion trends this year already so I thought I would show you some of my favourite outfits and beauty essentials so far.

For those of you who don’t know, I live in Wales and it is notoriously known for wet and windy weather (with last summer being an exception). I have clothes for every single weather event but I have never worn a woolly pullover and a swimsuit in the same week!

When we did have a 24 degree day, It was over Easter weekend and I was going to a family lunch. I wore this beautiful bright yellow tea dress from Primark and paired it with my white sliders.

It is such a stunning colour and was very lightweight and cool for sitting in the garden. I picked this dress up last year for £5 in the sale and I am so glad I did.

Yellow tea dress from primark

Dress: Primark – £5

Sliders: Primark – £6

 

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Hair clips: Asda – £4

Hat: Dorothy Perkins – £16

These pretty hair clips are everywhere at the moment! They remind me of a classic  Chanel look that would look great on long and short hair. I picked mine up from George at Asda for £4 each and they are gorgeous! You can actually find my picture over on the George for Asda instagram page, they liked it that much they wanted to share it themselves!

This hat is from Dorothy Perkins, I bought it years ago and I just love the colour, it goes with everything and makes any outfit look so glamorous.

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I have been loving super bright pigmented eye shadows lately. My sister very kindly bought me a few goodies from Colourpop, including this gorgeous super shock shadow. It is so pigmented and a little goes a long long way! It looks phenomenal in the sunlight and I look just like a giant piece of glorious glitter – I love it.

This was a super quick post to show you what I have been loving lately, but keep posted for something very exciting in the next few days from one of my favourite brands – You will love it!

 

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The prettiest of PR packages WITH SWATCHES| Beautyandshe

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So its February and I have been loving our winter weather lately, but I am definitely looking forward to those lazy summer days, relaxing in the garden, glass of wine in hand….

I though I would catch up with you guys and let you now about my latest PR packages and exciting things to try. Yes, everything you see on this post was very kindly GIFTED to me and I am so thankful to be able to work alongside some amazing brands!

In the spirit of Valentines Day I received as beautiful package from Pixi Beauty which honestly made my heart melt. I have worked with Pixi in the past and their products are incredible, so when I opened this one, I was beyond excited.

Pixi Beauty eyeshadow palette with swatches

How beautiful is this right? I was two of the new Eye Reflections palettes alongside a cute trio of brushes. P.s this cocktail is called “The White Lady”, my husband has a secret talent of cocktail making…

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This is the “Reflex Light” palette and just look at those colours…. I mean, talk about metallic! I love how the colours can be used for everyday looks from the creams to the pink and also to a more smokier look too. I love the packaging and the theme of the collection, a mirror would be handy on the palette but i’m just being picky.

Pixi beauty eyeshadow palette with swatches

From these swatches you can tell how rich and beautifully gorgeous they are. My favourites are probably the golds and rich copper colours, they just glided on to the skin. I have already tried a few different eye looks and LOVE  how easy they are to blend in to one another. The second palette, “Mixed Metals” is just as beautiful with a few more browns and deep reds which is just dreamy and was perfect for Valentines Day.

Have you tried the Pixi range? I absolutely adore it. If you have let me know your favourites in the comments.

Once again, this is a Gifted post so a big thank you to Pixi for sending me these beauties.

Don’t forget to follow me on my fave place Instagram, you will find new posts there everyday.

 

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*This is a Gifted post with products kindly gifted by Pixi Beauty. All opinions are my own.

What’s the latest on my Instagram? | Beautyandshe

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Today I have worked wonders..

I’ve been to the gym, cleaned the kitchen, living room and bathroom, sorted out 2 HUGE piles of donations for the charity shop and prepped tonight’s dinner.

So I have just this second sat down with a cup of tea.

I have been loving Instagram at the moment and I have loved looking at all sorts of inspiration for the New Year.

I thought I would share a few of my latest Instagram posts for you to see what I have been up to lately.

If you don’t follow me already, make sure you check out my Instagram where you will find me posting all sorts everyday.

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My latest IG post included this absolutely gorgeous lip topper from Makeup Revolution in the shade “Luxurious”. It is the prettiest shimmery gold colour and just glides on to the lips. It is not sticky at all and doesn’t make my lipstick underneath slide everywhere. It comes in a few different shades but this one was my favourite. I picked mine up from Superdrug and the best part is that it was only £2. It is supposed to be a dupe for the Fenty Diamond lipgloss, so if it saves me money too, even better.

Check it out HERE.

 

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This was my OOTD for a girly day shopping last Sunday. This duck egg blue coat was from M&S a few years ago. It is so thick and warm and looks super classy. I paired it with a white knit jumper, jeans and chelsea boots.

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I had so much fun creating this photo. This was taken at one of my new fave coffee places in Cardiff – Big Moose Coffee Co. They have these giant angel wings painted on the wall outside and ofcourse I had to take a picture by it. Reckon I could be a Victoria’s Secret Angel then?

If you haven’t tried their coffee and brunch then I highly recommend popping in for a visit. If you read my previous post about resolutions, this was on my list to visit. The company does so much charity work which is incredible and it supports the local community. Food wise, I had the banana, coconut and pecan french toast – possibly the best french toast I have eaten.

Check out their Instagram HERE.

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So me and my husband had our date night recently and we paid a visit to another one of our favourite bars in Cardiff – Head of Steam. We love the vibe in here, its so relaxed and welcoming and they have great decor. As you can see, one of the best drinks they do is a “Steamy Martini” which comes with a shot of prosecco. My kind of drink.

I posted a review previously of this place as we were kindly invited to attend their opening event. It definitely left a good impression with us – we will be returning frequently I think..

Check them out HERE.

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This was my bargain of the year (I know its only January)

So I was wandering around Superdrug minding my own business when something caught my eye. I saw a huge collection of random makeup all priced at £2. I couldn’t believe my eyes that all of this makeup from The Balm was reduced so heavily! I couldn’t resist. Usually the Balm Shelter tinted moisturiser retails at about £10 alone – and I got it for two quid.

Did you guys see these reductions in your local Superdrug? What do you think?

Well that’s you all caught up with me and what I’ve been doing. I would love for you guys to leave your IG links in the comments so I can see what your up to.

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New Years Resolutions | Beautyandshe

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Happy New Year everyone!

I hope there are not too many sore heads this morning!

I started the night with a G&T and finished with a cuppa. I was in bed by 11:30 so i’m feeling very refreshed and ready for a productive start to the year.

I’ve been thinking about resolutions for a while, I much prefer ‘goals’ than the term ‘resolutions’  – I think it just sounds nicer?

There are so many little goals I have already made for this new year and I cannot wait to share them with you lovely lot.

If you have any resolutions or goals I would love to know, so let me know in the comments.

 

1.Take more care of myself and managing my time better.

This one is so important in many ways! I’m the type of person to put other people before myself which is great but sometimes I really do forget to look after number one. Particularly recently I have been so busy with work, wedding plans etc, I wasn’t looking after my body. My skin has been extremely dry and I just haven’t been treating it (until now).

I also got into a routine of getting in from work, doing housework, making dinner, having a shower, going to bed and REPEATING that vicious cycle over and over. It really does just drain you.

So my plan to manage my time better and think about myself is in full swing today – I have made a list in my new planner of all the thing I want to do today – so far so good.

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2.  Explore more local businesses

This goal I have kind of been getting in to recently. Me and my husband have both agreed to try new places, whether it be for coffee, for dinner or shopping – the world is meant to be explored and that’s just what we will do.

Here are just a few local businesses in Cardiff I want to pay a visit to:

Coffee Shops, bars and Restaurants

 

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3. Buy good quality, rather than quantity

Now I know you all love my Primark hauls, this doesn’t mean I won’t be shopping there ever again but maybe make wiser choices on what I buy.

As I have gotten older I have realised how much I appreciate the quality of certain items such as clothing. They last longer, they look better and I appreciate them a lot more!

I have already started sorting through my clothes; making a pile for the charity shop – I feel instantly better just for even beginning the clear out!

 

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4.  Read more books

This has always been one I have struggled with. I am social media crazy and it’s part of my life so I have found it hard to put down my phone and pick up a book.

Don’t get me wrong I do read, but I never commit to finishing an entire book.

My sister has bought me a book from Blind date with a book (if you haven’t heard of them before, please check them out) and I am going to start it tonight, in bed with a cup of tea.

 

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5. Continuing the growth of my blog/ social media

I would never of expected my blog to have grown as it has. I absolutely adore this space, writing my thoughts, reading about other people and their passions – It is truly an amazing thing.

Not too many members of the older generations realise how effective and brilliant social media is. It is such an amazing tool that has lead me to work alongside some amazing brands and people. I have made new friends and had some fantastic experiences.

This is not just a hobby, it’s a lifestyle and I absolutely love it.

Find me over at:

@Charlottethrupp – Instagram

@Beautyandshe7 – Twitter

@Charlottethrupp – Linkedin

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I already have really good vibes for 2019 and I am definitely going to make it everything I want it to be and MORE!

Make sure you keep up to date with me daily on my socials below and let me know your goals too!

Have a wonderful New Year and make sure you make it yours.

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I created 3 Halloween tutorials using ONLY PRIMARK Halloween Makeup… SHOOK | BeautyandShe

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It’s almost Halloween and I have been super busy creating some NEW looks for you guys!

What do you get when you combine my two favourite things… Primark and Autumn?

A Primark Halloween Tutorial! Or should I say three….

Primark bring out a small selection of Halloween makeup each year and I was browsing their spooky goods when I had a vision….not a scary one…..

I was inspired to create three different looks for ridiculously good prices on the cheap…

Now when I say on the cheap I don’t mean that nastily, I mean your girl is just looking out for you guys and trying to save you some pennies!

Nothing I bought was over £3.00, which for Halloween makeup is INCREDIBLE! The makeup that I bought consisted of a Jewelled headpiece, fake blood, face paint crayons, glitter paint creams, ghost contour stick and a skull temporary face tattoo.

I’ll be the one to test these out for you dolls so you don’t have too!

When I finished creating my three looks I was very surprised at how good they looked. For the price I had three individual looks that took less than half an hour each for a fraction of the price you would pay at a costume store.

 

Have a look below at how I created these looks and make sure you SUBSCRIBE!

 

 

 

The Pretty Skull

The first look I created was a simple “Day of the Dead” inspired Skull using the temporary tattoo and I was SHOOK! It was £1.50 and it worked like a dream. This is definitely one for the last minute party go-er as it took 15 minutes to apply and I was done. It looks really pretty (not terrifying) and is ridiculously easy to use.

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The jewelled clown/zombie/princess

For this look I used the jewelled headpiece which on its own looked flawless. I then created a gold smokey eye and continued to make my face look like it was dripping… Not going to lie, im not keen on this look entirely but the products from Primark worked so well! I used the gold and black glitter creams to add some sparkle and shine and make me look like a disco ball.

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I eat spiders for breakfast

This was my fave look out of the three and I created something similar last year on my eye but decided to try and eat one this year… I used the Primark ghost contour stick and fake blood to add all the secret special effects. And truthfully the spider didnt taste too bad…

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I am completely in awe at how well these looks turned out. I really wanted to show how inexpensive Halloween costumes/makeup can be but with a little patience and thought – It can turn out fantastic!

I hope you guys have enjoyed and make sure you SUBSCRIBE to my YOUTUBE channel – I am super close to 1000 subscribers!

Let me know if you have created any Halloween looks yet, I would love to see! You can find all mine on my Instagram too!

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NEW Rimmel Stay Satin SWATCHES + Try ON |BeautyandShe

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I LOVE LIPSTICKS.

There, I’ve said it. I have an absolute obsession.

Do you guys have a staple makeup piece that your obsessed with? Well you know mine.

I also love reading a good lipstick swatch post as it really shows you product colour and texture before you take the plunge to purchase.

And that is exactly what I am going to do today.

So you all know Rimmel London – one of the most popular, good quality and affordable brands in the UK?

I have the brand NEW STAY SATIN LIQUID LIP range to show you guys and I am beyond excited. When I first read up on these, I couldn’t wait.

What more do you want: Pigmentation, long lasting, lightweight, 14 shade, GORGEOUS?!!!

This range has it all. I have eight bright and beautiful colours swatched for you so take a look and see what you think!

Make sure you subscribe to my Youtube Channel so you don’t miss out – click HERE or below:

 

 

 

The Swatches:

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Shade: As If?

A gorgeous nude shade that glided on effortlessly, the lightest shade in my collection. Not crumbly at all and looks very subtle.

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Shade: Shoulder Pads

This is my FAVOURITE shade – it is a very pretty pink/nude that will go well with everything!

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Shade: Scrunchie

I love this bright pop on colour – its is such a beautiful summer shade that I will definitely be wearing this month.

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Shade: Obsession

This one was OK, not really my thing but did look pretty on! Perhaps with a tan it will look even better.

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Shade: Redical

How gorgeous is this classic red shade? The good thing about this colour is that it makes your teeth look so white!

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Shade: For Sure

Seriously not my thing. It was very sheer and moved around alot. The formula is very different from the others and I look like an alien.

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Shade: Atomic

Same with this one – It kind of makes me look like ive got the flu or im very cold – did not blend well either.

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Shade: Glam Rock

I don’t hate the colour but again the formula was all wrong, super streaky and thin, it was sliding everywhere and got all over my teeth!

 

In all, a very good range from what I tried! The nude shade will always be my favourite but it is nice to try something a bit brighter every now and again!

Which shade is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below!

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*This is a collaboration post with Rimmel London and Influencer on a gifting basis.

Pretty Summer PRIMARK HAUL

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Hasn’t it been a while….

Hi guys, im finally back with one of my favourite posts – all about Primark!

I have been so busy lately with wedding plans and work I have neglected my poor little blog a wee bit. If you guys don’t follow me on my instagram, that is where you’ll find me most days keeping you guys updated with absolutely EVERYTHING!

With holidays and summer in general coming up, I was in need of some summer clothes to add to my collection! If you guys want to see what I bought and how they look then look no further…

 

 

What are your staple pieces for summer 2018? Let me know in the comments!

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*NEW* Makeup Revolution CONCEAL +& DEFINE CONCEALER + Full Face Affordable Makeup

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I have managed to get my hands on the NEW Makeup Revolution CONCEAL & DEFINE Concealer!

I have to say I am in shock…. Seriously. When I first heard about this concealer I knew it was going to be good.

For £4 you get a VERY high coverage, blendable and affordable product – What more could you want? The shade range is fantastic as I believe it has 18 shades!!

Yes. 18 SHADES?!

Amongst my travels for finding this little beauty, I also managed to get some other completely amazing AFFORDABLE products which I cannot wait to show you!

So if you dolls would like to see how I created this beautiful look below using NEW affordable makeup then just click HERE.

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Or Here below!

Have you tried this out yet? What are your thoughts? Let me know!

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HUGE Primark Haul + Try On | January 2018

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Once again, I have been to my favourite place – Primark!

Guys. You know me, I love a bargain, and when I saw the amount of deals in my local Primark – I was speechless!

I managed to pick up quite a for items that I think you guys will like! I have of course filmed a TRY ON haul which you can find HERE or just below!

 

 

 

However here are just a few of the BARGAINS I managed to get my hands on!

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Red plaid shirt – £7

I was in desperate need of a new plaid shirt and this fits the bill quite nicely. They had a range of brushed cotton shirts in different colours but I thought I would choose something different as I dont usually choose BRIGHT red! I love how I can have the sleeves rolled up or down to create two completely different vibes!

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V-Neck Cardigan – Originally £13, I bought it for £5

This V-neck Cardigan is seriously the softest thing in the world. It has a low V at the front and back and can be worn as a normal cardigan or as a jumper (I prefer this). For £5 it is such a steal and will look create with jeans and knee high boots this winter.

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Black Bodysuit – Originally£8, I bought it for £3

Bodysuits are great, especially for being tucked in highwaisted jeans or skirts! This one is adorable with a bow on the front and V-neck design, it will look great with black jeans, heels and a clutch for a night out! LOVE IT!

 

I had some real bargains today guys and love how everything looks! Make sure you dolls check out my full PRIMARK HAUL to see what other delights I managed to buy! Head on over to my Youtube channel to check out my other hauls + dont forget to subscribe!

 

What has been your fave item and what have you bought recently? Let me know in the comments below!

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MAGNETIC EYELASHES?! | Ardell Try On & Demo

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The Holy Grail of lashes has arrived guys…

Im talking about the NEW Ardell Magnetic Lashes which are seriously a dream come true!

If you don’t know what magnetic lashes are (they are quite simple), lashes with magnets on….

So rather than fussing around with glue and individual lashes, these babies are super quick and easy to use – EVERY GIRLS DREAM.

I shopped around and found the best deal at Boots for £13.99 so click HERE if you want to pick them up too – You may find that expensive, but dolls, these babies are reusable!

I have actually tried magnetic lashes before from Amazon and they were not great, I picked them up for 99p – hoped for the best and failed miserably…

So Im so happy that ARDELL have now brought out a good quality lash that makes life so much easier!

If you want to see what all the fuss is about and how to apply them then CLICK HERE or below!

 

Have you guys tried these out yet? If not YOU SHOULD! What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!

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