Christmas Glossybox Unboxing 2018 | BeautyandShe

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Its 3 days until Christmas!

Can you believe it? Who else is excited as I am?

As Ive gotten older and people ask me “What would you like for Christmas?” , My response has been “Nothing”.

Now that may sound mean of me but I am so happy and blessed with what I have, I really don’t need anything! I much prefer spending time with family and friends and enjoying all the festivities… AND ALL THE FOOD!

Now there is one thing I have been indulging in over the past few months and that is Glossybox. If you don’t know what it is, it is a monthly subscription where you receive 5 beauty products straight through your letterbox.

So for this months edition, I thought I would share with you lovely lot, what I received and what I thought about the products. There are definitely products I will be buying again which would be great for Christmas stocking fillers too!

If you haven’t already checked out my Christmas gift guides then click HERE.

Firstly, the packaging was EVERYTHING. A red and gold box filled with red packing tied with a bow – Very festive.

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The first product I had was a Liquid jelly blush by Niko Pro. Ive never heard of this brand before but after some research they are 100% cruelty free, vegan friendly and based in the UK. The colour I had was rather peachy, and im not too keen on peach blush but it did look pretty. The only problem I have with jelly blush is that is ALWAYS takes off my foundation underneath and looks patchy. I did have the same problem with this one too but perhaps I just need to perfect my technique.

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Now if this doesnt scream Christmas then I don’t know what does. This lip crayon by Doucce is heavenly! Apparently the brand was inspired by Paris elegance and New York attitude – I love that phrase! It is so rich and creamy and is the perfect shade for this season. As you can see by the swatch it is very pigmented and I did have a tough time getting it off my skin! That just means its long lasting!

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Unicorns are very much still in fashion at the moment I can see. This Cosmic Unicorn shower gel by Imperial Leather smells incredible. Its funny as the week before I recieved my Glossybox, I bought the exact same thing but in bubble bath and I adored the scent! The only thing I am disappointed with is that from the outside it looks like the gel would make the make glittery/holographic which is kind of what drew me to it –  Particularly as it says “Moon and Sparkles Unicorn Dust”. It does create a load of lovely bubbles though!

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I posted this picture on my Instagram (@charlottethrupp) the other day and had such a great response. This is a shimmer roll on highlighter from Bellapierre  and it gives me so many 90’s vibes. This is my favourite product from the box and I know I will already by repurchasing. The shimmer is so pretty and the colour as you can see is not too cold and icy. I much prefer warmer toned highlighters. It is so easy to use – you literally just roll on and I blend slightly using my fingers. Plus you can use it not just on face but on the body too – It looks beautiful on my collarbones for the extra pop!

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Now every single person gets blocked pores on there nose. There is nothing wrong with it, it happens. I have used many pore strips in the past just to see what effect they have and if they can eradicate those black dots. The reality – They ever manage to get rid of them all. Fact. This one by Maybeauty did remove a few but it will never get rid of them all girl. I wasn’t really too fussed on this product as I find them slightly pointless but even so  it was interesting to see how it matched some of the other ones I tried.

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Now I love to enhance the look of my lips with liner and lipstick but I have never tried one of these lip masks which are supposed to plump and hydrate your lips. This is by BeautyBLVD and I found it so funny applying this to my skin, it looked like I had a botched lip job – nevertheless I persisted to keep it on for about 15 minutes to see if my lips had altered in any way, shape or form. The hadn’t really, they did feel softer but not really hydrated and they didnt look any plumper. It was fun to use but I wouldnt repurchase as a good quality lip balm or plumping gloss is just as good or better and quicker.

Well I hope you guys enjoyed this little festive read. I was very honest in saying that I would repurchase some and definitely not others. I love the concept of Glossybox and I know that some people would LOVE all the products but for me, only a select few – It is fun to try new brands though!

Have you guys tried Glossybox? Or had this edition? Let me now you thoughts below!

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and enjoy this special time!

Don’t forget you can keep up with me over this festive period on my socials, especially my Instagram where I post daily.

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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!

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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.

Makeup Revolution RELOADED Palette review + SWATCHES | C.WBeauty

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I you know me, you know I love a BARGAIN.

I also love finding dupes for high end brands at affordable prices.

Makeup Revolution has been one of my favourite brands for a very long time and I adore its range of products at such good prices. The quality is fantastic and they are constantly bringing out new designs which I think makes them such a competitor in the makeup industry right now!

If you haven’t seen by now, they have recently brought out some new palettes which all look INCREDIBLE but with one in particular looking very similar to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette…..

As soon as I saw this I was out that door on my way to my local Superdrug on the hunt for this little gem.

The palette contains 15 shades of reds, pinks and neutral colours ranging from mattes to shimmers, making it the perfect palette for this Valentines Month.

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As you guys can tell the shade range is extremely similar with the added black shade in the Makeup revolution palette.

Of Course the other main difference is the price…. at £4 rather than £43 this palette is a steal.

I have been testing it out for a few weeks and I absolutely LOVE it, the colours are very rich and pigmented and blend flawlessly together.

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I will definitely be creating some makeup tutorials using this very soon so stay tuned for that and let me know in the comments below if you have tried out the new RELOADED palettes – I would love to know your thoughts!

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I tattooed my brows?! TESTING the new Maybelline Brow Tattoo

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Like I would actually get a real tattoo? I’m too much of a baby!

However, Brow Tattoos…. Now they are definitely my thing!

Ive been trying out the new Maybelline Tattoo Brow as my eyebrows are usually non existent without some form of brow product….

I picked mine up from my local Boots store for around £12.99 – Yes I know, quite pricey for a Maybelline brow product so I was very anxious to see if it lived up to its price.

If you guys want to see step by step how to use the product and BEFORE and AFTER shots then look no further than HERE.

The product is very simple to use, just apply to the brows with the applicator brush, leave on for 20 mins or more then peel off! Easy Peasey…..

The below picture is during the process of application and trust me… IT DOES NOT LOOK THAT DARK WHEN COMPLETE… phew….

I chose the shade medium brown and it is ideal for my colouring and hair type.

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I know some people had problems when peeling off the tattoo as its came off in chunks rather than all together which did happen to me slightly, but it’s really not a problem at all! The product stains just the right parts of the brows and is easy to remove if it gets on other parts of the skin.

For me the tattoo stain lasts for up to a week but does fade slightly by the end and still leaves a defined shape to my brows.

Overall I would recommend this to anyone too scared to have microblading or permanent makeup as the results are clear to see!

Have you guys used this brow tattoo before? Let me know what you think in the comments!

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Does it work? COCO BRIGHT Teeth Whitening by Instant Whites + DEMO

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Well hey there!

I know I know, it’s been a bit of time since my last post on here but I PROMISE this is a good one!

I don’t know about you guys but in the summer there is nothing I love more than a good tan and sparkling white teeth to match! I think it looks great for pictures and for my upcoming wedding I definitely wanted to try out some products ready for my big day!

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And no I do not look like ross… just yet…..

I was sent a product from the company INSTANT WHITES to try out and test for you guys and share my experiences with you and I have to say I am so impressed….

If you’ve ever seen those Instagram pictures of celebs holding a blue UV light and neon white teeth, yep that is now me with the COCO BRIGHT WHITENING KIT! (I don’t really mean neon, I mean a dazzling bright white smile)

I was initially a bit concerned as I have never used a teeth whitening product that included a UV light or activated gels so I was nervous at the thought but boy was I wrong…

You can check out my video here of my review and demo or just look below for a bit of light reading…….

 

These products are clinically proven and used and made by dentists and contain NO PEROXIDE at all! Wowzaa!!

The product is super easy and comes with simple instructions, the mouth guard (a bit like a gum shield) is filled with the activated gel and placed in the mouth, the UV light is also placed in front and that’s how it stays for 30 minutes!

After a very slobbery and slimy 29.67839 minutes later you take out the kit and rinse, leaving a minty whiter smile after the first go! I was very surprised at seeing even a slight result after the first use but the most noticeable difference was after the second attempt.

I DO NOT use this product every day as I don’t want to affect my enamel so I use this twice a week at the moment and I have been loving the results!

Take a look at the before and after results from ONE WEEK of use.

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AFTER

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I highly recommend if you guys if you guys are looking for an AFFORDABLE teeth whitening product then give this one a go, as you now now it actually works! The only thing I would say is keep a ton of tissues handy as you will dribble quite a lot just like I did…..
Make sure you check these guys out on their socials to check out their latest updates:

Instagram: @instantwhites #instantwhites

Facebook: @instantwhites

Twitter: @instantwhites

Have you guys tried this product or something similar? I would love to know in the comments below, and what do you think of the results?

 

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DOES PRIMARK FAKE TAN REALLY WORK? REVIEW + DEMO

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I have been asked so many times to do a review of the PRIMARK FAKE TAN. 

So my gorgeous gals, today is the day.

I have been a fan of Primark tan for such a long time and I wanted to share with you my hints and tips for making it look its best!

Not only is it super cheap, its actually VERY good quality for the price. Not once have I had that horrible streakiness like some fake tans leave and it isnt a completely overwhelming smell.

Its only £3 for a generous size bottle of the mousse and the consistency is really lightweight too – perfect to blend in to the skin flawlessly.

Take a look at my before and after photos.

 

If you guys have used the same tan as me then let me know what you thought in the comments below!

If you would like to see how to apply this tan and the full effect then just CLICK BELOW!

 

 

 

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Loreal Infallible Foundation Review + TRY ON

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I’m sure you have all heard of the foundation that supposedly covers tattoos?

Yep? Well I managed to get my hands on it and I have been using it for about two weeks now and I have…. mixed reviews.

To watch my review and demo then just look below!

or click HERE.

 

 

I know everyone has different skin types, from oily to dry to combination… but this foundation just did not work the way I was hoping.

Don’t get me wrong, in terms of covering blemishes and redness and acne, its flawless… but long lasting?…

IT IS NOT!

I would only wear this foundation for photos or for short periods of time as after a while it goes completely cakey and speckled on the skin making me look like I have scales. It sticks to my dry areas too creating noticeable cracks after some time.

This is just my honest opinion of this product and as I said, it DOES create a flawless matte finish but I don’t think it is for me.

If you guys have tried this foundation then let me know what you thought in the comments below as I would love to hear your reviews!

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Too Faced SWEET PEACH Palette + Swatches

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FINALLY!

I have managed to get my hands on the GORGEOUS Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette!

It is as good as they say guys… It’s stunning.

I bought mine for £39 so a bit on the pricier side but im sure this bad boy is going to last a long time!

Firstly the packaging is so cute and is the most beautiful peach/pink shade with indented peaches all over it.

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Moving on to the inside… Well..

The smell hits you as soon as you open it! Such a pretty peachy aroma that makes me just want to eat it…thats a bit extreme but HEY!

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It comes with 18 beautiful pigmented shades that blow my mind with colour! I just couldn’t believe how rich and deep the colours are with just one swatch.

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They range from purples to browns to peaches to pinks and are just so dreamy!

Fancy seeing my swatches? 

SURE YOU DO!

Then look no further….

 

 

 

Let me know what you guys think in the comments and have YOU got this bad boy yet?

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Matte Lipsticks? Here’s my Top 5…

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Matte lipsticks are one of my favourite beauty products.

They have definitely become a lot more popular since the 90’s where Drew Barrymore still looked flawless and matte lips were in…

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However, not sure on those brows…

Moving on…

I have narrowed it down to my TOP 5 matte lipsticks which was VERY tricky. Most of the shades are neutral tones which are really versatile and work with everyone and everything.

From Maybelline to Collection to MUA, here are my favourites at the moment…

Let me know of your favourite matte lip products, I would love to try some of your personal faves!

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Best of 2016 – Highlighters VIDEO + SWATCHES

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HighlightersHighlightersHighlightersHighlightersHighlightersHighlightersHighlighters……

My FAVOURITE beauty product ever.

Glitter or sparkle, I’m there.. Highlighters are totally my thing and I wanted to share my ultimate faves from 2016.

I know I have done a blog post quite recently about my Top 5 Highlighters but I thought a video would show how they really look on the skin.

From Revlon to Benefit to MUA, I show you my Top 5 and more so grab a cuppa and take a little look….

Let me know which one is your favourite and if you have any recommendations for liquid lipsticks!

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