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As many of use beauty addicts are, I’m addicted to buying new bronzers. Whether they are from the drugstore or high end I love trying new bronzers. Over the Years ive managed to whittle them down to 5 that I really love. The first being the Bourjois Bronzing Powder which I have had for soo long but will always love it. One of my main reasons why I love it so much is the smell, I also love that it isnt sparkly which gives your face a natual look rather than a make-uped(not sure if thats a word) face. The price tag on this also draws me too it as this is the cheapest in my top bronzers. Next we have The Body Shop Honey bronzer which I have in shade 2, this is a recent addition to my collection even though it has had such a hype for a couple of years. This has made it to the post because it gives such a subtle hint but it has an amazing lasting power. It also creates a gorgeous contour when applied correctly! Nars Laguna Bronzer has and will always be my holy grail bronzer. Its subtle shimmer creates and amazing bronzed look for the summer but can also be applied during the winter as a contour colour. This is a little more on the expensive side but a girls gotta have what a girls gotta have. Right? Not to mention the packaging of the Nars bronzer! I just love all Nars packaging, although it does tend to look a bit grubby when its being lifted in and out of your collection everyday. But nobody minds there products looking loved, do they? Of course this post wouldnt be complete with the ever so famous Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel would it?! Some people have a love hate relationship with this but ive never hated it! Although I can sometimes find it hard to work with, on the right day this creates such a perfect contour and makes me look like I have cheek bones somewhere under my little chubby checks. As this is a cream product you really have to work it in and if im honest I do like to put a powder bronzer on top just to keep it in place. Last is this Elizabeth Arden Bronzer which I actully picked up from Tk Maxx last year for half the price. I like to wear this one on a day when I dont want it too look like I have much make-up on. As it is mixed with a white toned and pink toned powder it only really gives a slight bronzed effect. I also like to wear this on the top of my cheek bones as it has so much sparkle in it that it creates a kind of highlighter effect.

Whats your favorite bronzer? Have you tried any of these ones? Let me know in the comments!
CharlotteSamantha

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Being a beauty addict buying a box that comes every month with some surprise products in makes me soso happy. I decided just last week to get this months glossy box and was surprised when it turned up on monday! I loved this months box and will definitely be using all the products inside! Most probably purchasing them again and again. This months box was designed by Karen Millen and came with a gorgeous London landscape in a watercolour effect. This box will most definitely be getting used again! And to the lovely person who wrapped this I want to rent you for my Christmas wrapping, lovely pale blue tissue paper was tied with a bow covering all my lovely little samples. Now for the most important and best bits…

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ModelCo More Brows fibre gel, this amazing little product gives the look of fuller, thicker brows with one sweep. Ive totally fallen for this product and im not a huge fan off gel products on my brows but this little beauty is going to make it to the top in my make-up draws. You got the full size product in the box which is 3.5ml and costs £14.95, which is more than the box, so already we are on a winner.

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L’Oreal Professional Mythic oil, which I am yet to use on my hair but of course I put some in my hand to see what it felt like. My first reaction was that it felt veryvery oily but then I was quick to remember that this is for my hair and that is what my hair is in need of, it smells good which is also a positive in my eyes. I was given a 45ml bottle but for the full size 125ml it costs £15.95 which I think is an alright price for something that is bond to last a while.

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SkinPep Enzye and Acid Peel and Peeling Gel, this sachet sized samples are one of my favorite parts of the box. I am yet to use these as I am saving them for a special day when im feeling down. The peeling gel is too gently exfoliate, soften the skin and brighten the skin. I received a 3.5ml sachet of this which would cost £3.05 to buy or you can get the 180ml for £89.99, now you can see why im leaving this to a day when im feeling like a pick me up. (keep an eye out for a review!) I was also sent a sachet of the Eye Cream which is a dark circle eraser which I was sent a 2ml sachet which would cost £6.49 or £44.99 for a 15ml.

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Nails inc Westminster bridge Matte Top Coat, im not usually a huge fan of matte nail polishes but this one is different. I don’t like the texture it gives to the nails on matte top coats ive used in the past however, this one is different. It looks totally matte but doesn’t feel like others ive used which makes me happy as it definitely gives you two different looks with one nail varnish. I was given the 10ml which retails at £12.

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Gosh Cosmetics Silky Cream Blusher, in Forbidden Daydream. A peachy cream blush with a sparkle, I love anything like this so im sure itll get well used! I was sent the full size product which costs £6.99.

I totally love this months Glossy Box, I dont think there is anything that wont be used. The box itself will be getting a place in my room. Im looking forward to next months now!

What did you get in your Glossy box? And have you tried any of these products?
CharlotteSamantha

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Fotor09162019511. Denim Jeggins in Wine – £4.99 2. Cream Contrast Buckle Jumpsuit – £9.99  3.Structed Bag in Tan – £19.99  4.Contrast Mesh Panel Shell Top – £14.99

I’ve only recently found this website Miss Rebel and straight away fell in love! I had soo many tabs open on my browser with things I wanted to buy and the price is amazing! I cant wait to put my first order in and show you all what I bought, but for now have a little look at the things I have been lusting over!

Get yourself over to Miss Rebel and grab yourself a bargain!
CharlotteSamantha

 

 

 

 

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If I walk past something and love it, ill keep going back to it until its mine. I walked past it and took a double look, the next thing I know I have the bag slung over my shoulder like im some kind of celebrity. Say hello to my gorgeous new Ted Baker bag. I’m in love! This is not a typical ‘Whats in my bag’ as I’m just going to show you what I like to carry around with me, instead of going through all the rubbish and receipts that are kept in there, I like to think im neat and tidy but sometimes my bag gets a little over the top. I got this Ted Baker bag from Fenwick and it was £179 (wahoo, its a lot when I write it down like that). I’m not usually a splurger on things like bags but it was exactly what I was looking for and I just had to buy it.

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1. Purse
Something i’m sure we all keep in our bags is our purse. I couldnt go anywhere without this. You can never be too sure when you might see something that you need, well want but I like to put the title of need to make me feel better for buying it. I have a Ted Baker purse, im sensing a theme here, okay im a huge Ted Baker fan dont hurt me! I try to keep my purse pretty organised but sometimes the odd penny slips out and falls into another pocket of my bag, we are all guilty of this i’m sure!

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2. Make-up Bag
Shock! Ted Baker again. I dont actually keep make-up in this but keep things like paracetamol, lip balm, hand cream, hair bobbles etc. All things girly that you just never know when you might need! If I didnt have this cute little make-up bag to keep them in then they would be sprawled all over my bag!

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3. Diary and Notebook
As I am now a manager in my job I like to keep my diary on me to keep up to date with my rota, any problems that has happened in work etc. I also like to keep all my blogging schedule in there ( keep an eye out for my organisation blog post coming soon!). My notebook comes in handy for all the blog ideas I get when im out and about. I just like to keep myself organised and if I have cute things to write in and with I will actually stick to the plans I make!

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4. All The Other Bits…
The other bits and bobs I carry around with me include my bus pass, umbrella and earphones. You can also usually always find a chocolate bar wrapper, multiple receipts (maybe a few have chewy in them! Gross I know).

What kind of things do you keep in your bag? Let me know in the comments below.

CharlotteSamantha

 

 

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Whilst I had my little break away from my blog I celebrated my birthday, wahoo, I thought turning 19 would make me feel different and more of an adult. But in all honesty I feel no different than I did the night before my birthday. This was the first year that I didnt really ask for anything much and just wanted to get little bits of surprises, which is one of my favorite things about birthdays. I love all the nick nacky little bits and bobs. On the Saturday before my birthday myself and Alex went down to York where we shopped and dined. He treated me to a Jamie Olivers Kitchen Dinner and the cocktails flowed really well. Im not much of a partier so instead of going to clubs we sat in a few bars and headed back to the hotel early. The next day I woke up to balloons all over the bed and presents sprawled everywhere! We went for an early breakfast, shopped a little more then spent the afternoon and night at my mam and dad’s caravan where I was spoiled lots more. So heres a few of the bits I got for my birthday, the rest was money or gift vouchers which I am yet to spend, (expect another haul).

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I love a movie night and was bought The Little Mermaid, Turbo, Pitch Perfect, The Perks of Being A Wallflower and Furris Buellers Day Off. I am so excited to get an afternoon off work and sit and watch them back to back! If any of you follow my instgram you will know my love for my little doggy and so Alex saw this book and decided he couldnt leave it. It has loads of different photos of dogs which have done things wrong and have been caught by its owner. I was also given the Laura Mercier Honey  Bath which is amazing! But is definitly getting kept for those days when im feeling like I need something a little more expensive on myself.

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I was after a watch for my birthday but couldnt find one that I reallyreally liked, however Alex surprised me and picked out this gorgeous watch from Urban Outfitters, its exactly what I was after! He also got me this candle in a little shop in York which smells AMAZING! The boy did well this year and also picked out these gorgeous Ted Baker earrings which look lovely in. Similarly my Mam and Dad got me the Marc Jacob ones which I have been lusting over for an age! Another thing I have been asking for, for ages is the Nars Laguna Bronzer which I would have bought myself but sometime when things are a little more expensive I like to be bought them so I dont feel as guilty. My Mam also picked out the lovely By Terry eyeshadow stick which is in a gorgeous sparkly pink colour, of course this was off my Dad too but I really doubt he had anything to do with the purchase of this. Alex bought me the Mac Pro Longwear concealer which I helped him out with so he could get the correct colour. Teapigs is something else my Mam and Dad got me as they know how much I love a good cup of tea! The chalk bored you can see in the background is another present Alex bought me from a little shop in york which is going to come in handy with my blog.

I was lucky enough to recieve a few more bits and bobs that I have put away in my room or are essential things such as cotton wool etc which are now in use.

Has it been your birthday lately? Let me know in the comments if it has and what you got?!

CharlotteSamantha

 

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