Blogmas 2014 – Day 18! This years gift wrapping!

What’s the gift wrapping looking like this year?

We love wrapping presents! We spent a whole afternoon sat by the fire, drinking snowballs and doing our wrapping! We also had a good gossip and Chloe ended up keeping most of the presents she had bought cos she got too excited and had wayyyy over spent on some people and not others! We both like a theme to our wrapping but don’t want everything to look the same, so we went for tartan, red, gold and reindeers! Super festive and here is the photo evidence:

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Hope you guys have had as much fun Christmas shopping and wrapping as we have! Let us know what you think #twolittleowlsblog

Christmas Nails

A: It’s only 8 sleeps to go until Santa comes!!!! In case you hadn’t already guessed, we are both so super excited for Christmas. And Christmas nails are always a must. Chloe posted about hers here, and so I thought it was time to show you mine.

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I used three polishes, The Body Shop clear as a base/top coat, the Colour Club Gala’s Gems nail polish, and the Barry M Limited Edition silver glitter polish (probably the best glitter polish in the world). I also used some cute silver snowflakes which I bought off eBay last year for a couple of pounds.

After the usual nail prep, I used the base coat and then applied the blue polish as a colour base (this only takes one coat – not sure if all of Colour Club’s polishes are this good but this one is super pigmented). After this was dry, I used the snowflake stickers on my little finger and middle finger nails. I then added the Barry M glitter to my middle finger nail. I then added my top coat.

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I’ve included a close up of the glitter, to show you how pretty it really is. This is amazingly just one coat!! There are other companies which do a similar polish but because this one was  a Limited Edition last year, it isn’t available anymore :(

We’d love to see some of your Christmassy nails! #twolittleowlsblog

Blogmas 2014 Day 17 – Favourite Christmas Photos

Favourite Christmas photos

Here’s a few of Annie’s favourites from the past few years…

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A party with my family, my mum and I all dressed up and my Auntie Mandy looking super glam.

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Our nephew was so excited about Christmas, so we gave him one of his presents early on Christmas eve – a Buzz Lightyear costume!

And a photo of my boyfriend when we had a Jamaican themed Boxing Day, and my cousins thought he’d look better with false lashes and lipstick. It worryingly suited him!

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And one from this year, my boyfriend and I at the Winter Wonderland in Nottingham sipping on mulled wine :)

We’d love to see some of your favourite festive photos! #twolittleowlsblog

OOTD: parkers, vintage scarves and glittery jumpers

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Parker: George at Asda

Jumper: Primark

Skirt: New Look

Boots: TK Maxx

Scarf: Vintage

Necklace: Vintage

A: This is a usual everyday look for me for this time of year. You will never see me in a pair of trousers (unless they are pyjamas), skirts and dress are so much comfier. I love this tartan one because it can be worn with pretty much anything, like a glittery jumper! The scarf works perfectly because it brings a bit of colour to the outfit, and my cameo necklace is one I wear all the time. Plus this coat is so so cosy, with its massive hood and faux fur linging – it makes me so happy! I actually bought it last year and I was so excited to get it out this year.

What’re your fave ootd’s for this time of year?

Blogmas 2014 Day 16 – Favourite Christmas Music

Favourite Christmas music

A & C: Ahh we love Christmas songs! So we are going to do joint answers to this one, as we obviously will end up picking the same!

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1. Anything from Frozen. New Christmas (any time of the year) essential listening!

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2. Christmas Carols. Preferably with fairy lights and candles involved. It’s just so lovely and cosy :)

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3. The Grinch Soundtrack. We watched this last week and Annie has been singing ‘You’re a mean one, Mr Grinch’ ever since.

What’s your favourite Christmas music? #twolittleowlsblog

Blogmas 2014 Day 15 – share some Christmas outfits!

Share some Christmas outfits

A & C: We don’t know about you guys, but for as soon as we hit December – the Christmas jumpers are out. They are cosy, practical and have the bonus of looking amazing. So here’s some photo’s we took whilst wearing ours/wrapping presents/drinking Snowballs/watching Christmas films, and we even cracked out the red lipstick – hope you enjoy us looking super sexy!!

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What’re your fave Christmas outfits? #twolittleowlsblog

Review: A Lush Christmas Lipstick Saviour

A & C: Today we wanted to share with you an absolute life saver over the Christmas period. It’s that time of year where you want to bust out the festive red lipsticks for all your parties, and yet we all have horrid dry lips from the wintery weather! The Solution? Lush’s Lip Scrubs! We bought one each when in London (you can see Annie’s haul post here) and we got a Mint Julep and Bubblegum flavoured one.

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“Prep your lips with a buff and polish at the start of your make-up routine to ensure your lipstick glides on and stays put. Just apply with a clean finger, and let the exfoliating caster sugar and softening jojoba oil scrub away dead skin and infuse moisture to rejuvenate your smile. Bubblegum lip scrub won’t leave any greasy residue; just a sweet candy taste that you’ll enjoy licking off. Lip-smackingly good.”

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“A gentle lip scrub with more than a hint of mint humbug about it. Turn chapped lips into mint-choc chip lips: warming peppermint and sweet vanilla combine with real sugar crystals give your lips (and tastebuds) a service, leaving them primed for smooth lipstick application. As soon as you gently rub Mint Julips on your lips, you’ll feel its invigorating peppermint oil tingling away while the sugar crystals buff away any flaky skin.”

Their ingredients are super simple, lots of lovely essential oils and caster sugar – that’s it. We would recommend using this first thing in the morning before your Christmas party to gently scrub away all that dry skin (you exfoliate everywhere else, so don’t forget your lips!) and then apply your favourite lip balm and let is sink in (our favourite is Bee Good’s Honey and Vanilla lip balm which we reviewed here). By the time is comes to applying your lipsticks, you will have a perfectly smooth base which makes lipsticks last longer and not cling to any horrid dry patches – because you wont have any!

Now we know what you are all thinking… couldn’t I just rub sugar on my lips and exfoliate them? Well yes, the answer is that you could. But you’d miss out on all of those do-good-oils and their amazing flavours – After Eight and Bubblegum flavoured Lush products which are edible and taste soooo good?! Well, maybe you aren’t meant too eat them, but we have slight issues with trying to eat Lush stuff (think of the sweet on top of the Creamy Candy Bars and the old popcorn wrapping – doesn’t taste good). Plus these are a bargain at £5.50, as I have had my pot since September and I have only used half!

Have any of you guys tried Lush’s Lip Scrubs? Let us know! #twolittleowls