Monthly Archives: February 2014

Ambers Bell Tent Camping: A Review

C: After our home-decor wish-lists that we posted yesterday featuring Annie’s dream of owning a Bell Tent, we received a lot of positive feedback through Facebook about camping (our more accurately Glamping). So we thought we would share with you Ambers Bell Tent Camping where we both went last spring with some of our friends. 

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Unfortunately we did not get any photos of the tent we stayed in, so this photo is off Ambers Facebook page (she is very nice so I am sure she wont mind).

The Bell Tents are sited at Mannington Hall in Norfolk, which was absolutely beautiful. There were lovely walks to go on and the scenery was amazing. Each tent has proper beds which can accommodate 4 – 6 people (there was 5 of us and it wasn’t cramped!), cooking facilities, kitchen ware and a chest fridge so you don’t need to worry too much about packing as all these essentials are included. There are also toilets and showers a short 2 minute walk away so you don’t smell like you have been to Glasto for the weekend! 

As well as these essentials Amber includes tea lights and fairy lights as well as books and vintage blankets to add to the cuteness of the experience! Amber herself was very helpful and lovely, she came to meet us when we arrived to help us get settled in and check we had everything we needed. There was also information provided about a pub (30 minute walk away) where the food was AMAZING. A little bit pricey for my student budget but totally worth it! All in all, a perfect weekend away with friends, family or for a romantic get a way! We can’t wait to book again for this year!

So what do you guys think about Glamping?! If you fancy a look then please visit Ambers website for more information or to make a booking! #twolittleowlsblog

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Our Home Decor Wishlists!

A & C: We both love home decor and actually have similar styles but as I (Chloe) am buying my first house soon, and I am super excited we thought we would do our wishlists on what we would buy if we had infinite monies (we wish).

Annies Wishlist:

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1. Okay this is a slightly weird one but my boyfriend and I are desperate to have a bell tent in our garden. We are lucky enough to have lots of outside space and this would be perfect for those lazy summer afternoons and late night parties – providing that much needed shelter for British weather!

2. I have a serious obsession with glasses. Coloured, decorative, sherry, wine or tumblers – if it’s pretty I will buy it. I prefer glass shopping in second-hand shops or at antiques fairs but this Cath Kidston one is beautiful. I will definitely have to invest in some.

3. I usually like to buy second hand furniture but John Lewis offer a design your own service, letting you pick your own shape and fabric for your sofa. This is my choice, and would go perfectly in my duck egg blue kitchen/diner!

4. As far as I’m concerned, this is the best invention ever. I found it a couple of months ago and it’s on my must have list – a full length mirror with a jewellery cabinet inside, my life is complete. I have way too many jewels and I end up not wearing most of them because they are hidden away, but with this I would be able to choose the perfect jewellery to match what I’m wearing!! Available on Ebay!

 

Chloe’s Wishlist:

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1. Orla Kiely wallpaper, need I say more. I have developed a love of Orla Kiely after my mother-in-law (well adopted mother) bought me some cake tins a few Christmases ago! This would look amazing as a statement wall in one of my future bedrooms!

2. Next tartan/checked chair. I absolutely love tartan, and I think this would look amazing in a cottage-y lounge or kitchen.

3. I love this Cath Kidston Eiderdown, I get super cold so this is the perfect way to add some stylish warmth to your bed.

4. As much as I love wooden floors they can seem a bit harsh. A beautiful rug is the perfect way to counteract this, and this one from Urban Outiftters would fit with my colour schemes and is in the sale!

Hope you enjoyed looking at our home-decor lust list! Let us know what you think or if you want any more information on any of the items shown! #twolittleowlsblog

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Review: The Original Mint Julep Mask

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C & A: Tonight, we have decided to post a review about our favourite face mask. We’ve both been using this for about six months now after Chloe found it here for a bargain £2.65!!

You might as well order it and give it a go for that price – that was our theory, and we’ve both got on really well with it. The best way to use it is once a week, it really cleans all of the rubbish out of your pores and helps to shrink them – as well as helping dry up any existing blemishes. If you use it as part of your regular routine, it will keep your skin constantly refreshed and help avoid those annoying break-outs!!

It also smells lovely – really minty, fresh and clean!! As you’ll know from some of our other posts, we both suffer with sensitive skin and although it smells really strong, it isn’t at all irritating.

After applying it to cleansed skin, and leaving it to harden and dry for 15 minutes, rinse it off with warm water and your skin will feel clean, refreshed and smooth – what more could you want? #twolittleowls

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A Lush Skincare Haul

C: I used to always buy Lush skincare products (and be a mystery shopper for them – so much fun!) but in my hurry to try new products and brands I haven’t used their skincare recently. I was inspired to do so last weekend whilst talking to my friend Beth who worked for Lush in one of their factories in Vancouver. She was telling me how natural the products are and which were her favourites to use, so I went out and got some today (I actually went to Lincoln to do some Uni work but got distracted by shopping instead – its happened to the best of us). So here’s what I got:

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1. Tea Tree Water – £3.95 for 100ml. Recommended by the very nice lady in the store for problem skin. I’m a little concerned that this might be too harsh for my sensitive skin, but as its all natural I’m hoping it will work for me!

2. Grease Lightning – £5.95 for 45g – I saw a review of this on whatshedoesnow ‘s blog and just had to get it.

3. Ultrabland – £6.95 for 45g – I always used to use this and it is the perfect cleanser for sensitive skin. It removes even waterproof make-up and makes your skin feel super duper clean!

I will be doing a proper review for all of these items once I have used them for long enough to see any effects they have had on my skin! Hope you have enjoyed the post, we haven’t done much on skincare previously so let us know if you would be interested! #twolittleowlsblog

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Recipe for Life: Mary Berry’s Autobiography.

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A: This is such a good read. I loved Mary Berry anyway and it’s made me love her even more. I love the fact that she’s included some of her family recipes and photos in it too – it makes it feel so personal. However, if you’re going to buy it and have an e-reader I’d recommend buying the actual book. The photographs aren’t very clear on my kindle screen and you can flip between the recipes because they are slotted randomly in between different chapters.

C: Annie downloaded this on her e-reader and said it was really good (and we love The Great British Bake Off/ just Mary Berry) so I really wanted to read it but I don’t have a Kindle so I couldn’t steal it. Annie ended up getting me it as one of my Christmas presents, and I read it cover to cover in 2 days! It is so easy to read and Mary (we are basically BFF’s now and on first name terms) has had such an interesting/difficult life that although I’m not usually interested in autobiographies, I loved this! I would tell you more but I don’t want to ruin the book for you, but it has useful recipes throughout the book (such a good idea!) and lovely photos. It is also really easy to read so is perfect as a bed time read. My mum has currently stolen it (and is loving it) and Mave (Annie’s mum) is borrowing it next!

Something a bit different from us today, but we love reading so if you want any more book reviews/recommendations please let us know #twolittleowlsblog

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Patchwork Update

A: Hope you’re all having a lovely Sunday evening (if you’re anything like me I’m totally ignoring the fact that I’ve got work tomorrow)!

I’ve spent the day making a roast and doing some more work on my blanket, today’s is pretty simple but really effective I think…

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I’ve made a pattern out of lots of different buttons, I want my blanket to have lots of different textures and although these buttons don’t match all of the colours in the fabric for this square, they will pick up on the colours in other squares. I’ve also placed them just off centre, I use this as a bit of a cheat to be honest because when the blanket is sewn together some fabrics may pull more than others – this might affect the central points in some of the squares. If you place the design in your squares off centre, this won’t happen as they aren’t meant to be central. In the art world, there is a sum to work out the off centre line or ‘golden section’ -artists use it as it is deemed to be more aesthetically pleasing!

Hopefully it’s given you some inspiration, what projects are you working on? #twolittleowls

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OOTD: A night out and a family dinner with Mave

A & C: We are both going out tonight so we thought we would give you a sneaky peek at our outfits – even though Annie is going to her mums (Mave) for a dinner party and Chloe is going out for a bottle of wine or two.

Annie’s Outfit:

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Top – New Look; Skirt – H&M; Boots – New Look

Chloe’s Outfit:

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Shirt – vintage; Necklace – New Look; Skirt – H&M; Shoes – New Look

Hope you like our outfits, let us know what you think #twolittleowlsblog

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