Monthly Archives: February 2014

Daily Make-up Essentials: part two

A: Chloe showed you her daily essentials the other day, and now it’s my turn. I’ve always struggled a bit with wearing make up – especially foundation, because I have WAY too many freckles. I used to wear loads of foundation in attempt to cover them up because I was so self-conscious of them, but as I’ve got older I’ve realised that this just makes my skin look really gross and haggard! So this it what I use instead…

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1. POREfessional Primer by Benefit: this is the best primer I’ve used (Chloe said the same in her post too, so it must be good!) – it’s really good for reducing pores and helps make up stay in place all day.

2. bareMinerals Original Foundaion: although this is a foundation, its in a powder form so you can really easily apply as much or as little as you need. I’ve included the bareMinerals brushes in my essentials because they are beautiful to use. The ‘flawless face’ is perfect for general coverage and the ‘max coverage concealer’ brush lets you use bareMinerals to its full advantage for covering those annoying blemishes and dark circles.

3. No.7 Amazing Eyes: this is a really versatile pencil, I use it as both an eyeliner and and eyebrow pencil (being ginger makes it really hard to find pencils that are the right colour for my brows because they are so fair!!).

4. bareMinerals All Over Face Colour: this came in my bareMinerals set, its really good for contouring and like all bareMinerals products it really lends itself to applying as much or as little as you need.

5. theBalm Whats You Type Body Builder Mascara: I LOVE this mascara, check out my review here.

6. W7 Liquid Eyeliner: I rarely leave the house without liquid eyeliner and I’ve been using this particular brand for as long as I can remember. It’s cheap, lasts all day but is also easy to remove and the brush is perfect for creating defined lines.

7. e.l.f Blush: a perfect every day blusher, lovely colour and easy to blend.

8. Model Co Party Proof lipstick in Get Naked: my favourite from the Party Proof range, exactly what you need to moisturise and add a tint to you every day make up. #twolittleowls

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BRIT Awards 2014

A & C: Another awards bash means another chance for us to lust over beautiful outfits and their owners. Just like last year, we think our Brit Award invitations may have been lost in the post again so we had to settle with staying in with a take away (and wine, obviously) and tuning in to the television.

Here are just a few of our favourite ensembles of the evening…

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Fearne looked super stylish in her metallic Prada dress. Silvers, golds and bronzes are so on trend at the minute and yet again she has perfected the look.

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Ella Eyre had a costume change for her performance with Rudimental and Bastille (which was AMAZING!) but this leopard print number definitely won, Annie has a serious obsession with anything leopard print and we are both SO jealous of her amazing hair!

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Peaches Geldof has yet again pulled of the vintage look flawlessly with this on trend off-the-shoulder crop top, full leather skirt and flawless hair and make-up.

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Pharrell Williams was obviously going to look amazing, but this glittery Lanvin suit makes us both love him even more!

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Lily Allen’s House of Holland dress was definitely a contender for stealing the show. Sequins, glitter and yellow dip-dyed ponytails, what more could a girl want?!

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Lorde kept to her signature look with this full length black beaded dress, purple lipstick and big hair. This is a look she should stick to; it suits her so much and makes us 100% jealous.

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The Arctic Monkeys stuck to their roots with their look at the Awards, we love the retro feel they go for, and our particular favourite was drummer Matt Helder’s tartan suit jacket. Good choice Matt!

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We knew Beyonce would amaze and she did not disappoint. This stunning Vrettos Vrettakos couture gown looked beyond amazing and was completely covered in emerald sequins. All Hail Queen B.

So what did you think of the outfits on the red carpet at this years BRIT awards? #twolittleowlsblog

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Daily Make-Up Essentials.

C: We thought we would share with you all our daily make-up essentials (so what we use on your average day), which will be coming in two parts. I am doing mine today and Annie will be sharing hers tomorrow!

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1. Benefits Porefessional Primer – best ever for reducing the look of my bucket sized pores.

2. Mac Matchmaster Foundation 1.0 – best foundation I have ever found for my skin, perfect coverage.

3. No7 Beautiful Skin BB Cream in Fair – I used this instead of foundation for work. It makes me feel like I am doing my skin some good, even if I’m not!

4. Elf Complete Coverage Concealer – to cover up any imperfections and those horrendous dark circles after I have forgotten to sleep.

5. Powder – I like to set my foundation/concealer with a powder. This is a Collection one as I have not yet found the perfect powder, any suggestions anyone?!

6. Elf Eyebrow Kit – cannot leave the house without my eyebrows on. Love this cheaper version of the Benefit Browzings, does the job just as well for me.

7. Mac Bronzer in Medium/Dark – a natural, non-glittery finish.

8. Mac Blusher in Stay Pretty – a beautiful/girly colour thats super easy to blend

9. Mac Highlighter in Definitely Defined – true love. Two different colours depending on your mood, perfect for contouring.

10. Korres long lasting mineral eyeliner in black – so pigmented and lasts all day. Looks almost like liquid eyeliner when you haven’t got time for faffing!

11. Sleek eyeshadow palette in Au Naturel – perfect mix of glittery and every day eyeshadows that are highly pigmented.

12. Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner in Black Glamour – easy to apply and lasts all day.

13. Benefit They’re Real Mascara – best. mascara. ever.

15. Maybelline Baby Lips in Pink Punch – keeps lips moisturised and looking pretty!

16. Model Co. Party Proof Lipstick in Kitty – received this in my Birchbox and I love it. Non-drying and a lovely colour that lasts ages and ages!

So turns out I wear more make-up on a daily basis than I thought! Hope you enjoyed that, let us know what you think or if you have any recommendations/questions! #twolittleowlsblog

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BAFTAs 2014

A & C: As you know, we both LOVE anything that involves glitter and sparkles and we can’t resist a good awards ceremony.

This year’s BAFTAs didn’t fail to disappoint us, we found it so hard to choose some favourites to share with you but these celebs won our awards for the best dressed of the evening…

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Anne Hathaway wore this simple but beautifully fitted studded Burberry dress.

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Lupita Nyong’o looked stunning in this emerald green Christian Dior gown – finished perfectly with simple gold cuffs.

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Angelina pulled of the androgynous look perfectly in this Yves Saint Laurent tux (unlike Madonna in our last awards post), and she accessorised delightfully with the best looking husband in the world.

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Paloma Faith amazed us in the full length sequin dress and head-piece during her performance.

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Fearne stole the show with her retro WilliamVintage floor length gown and voluminous wavy bob.

Which are your favourite outfits at this years awards? #twolittleowlsblog

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Vaseline Spray & Go Moisturiser: A Review

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C: I’m not sure if any of you recently read my eczema/sensitive skin care post but I have such dry skin that I have to moisturize twice a day or my eczema comes back (literally within hours, I’m so unlucky!!). So after seeing a couple of reviews on various blogs I thought I would give this moisturizer from Vaseline a go. I picked it up for £3 whilst on offer in Sainsburys and I am in love.

I usually use my trusty Cetraben or something from Soap and Glory (smells good but I’m not allergic = winner) but in this cold, horrid weather it’s such a pain to spend ages moisturizing after your shower and getting cold when all you want to do is put your pj’s on and snuggle in bed! This is the first spray moisturizer I have used that has a continuous spray, meaning you can turn it upside down etc without having to keep stopping and starting so it literally takes 2 minutes to moisturize your whole body! I love the smell of Soap and Glorys Girligo Body Moisturising Mist but you can’t turn it upside down to spray your legs etc – you can with this and it also smells lovely!

The only downside for me is that it isn’t quite moisturizing enough for my super dry skin. I can only use it once a day before bed and will need to use my Cetraben in the morning to keep me moisturized all day. But if you have normal skin then this would be perfect and saves you valuable sleeping time! Let us know what you think #twolittleowlsblog

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Patchwork finds!

A: Hope you’re having a lovely Sunday! Just thought I’d quickly share this beautiful vintage find with you all, I found this lovely cream lace at a vintage fair today in my local town. It’s going to be perfect for some appliqué work on my patchwork blanket remember – this project is all about enjoyment, not just the end product but the time it takes you too and it doesn’t matter how long it takes so keep your eyes peeled for finds like this one! I’ll be posting an update of my work on my blanket soon so keep following! #twolittleowls

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