Monthly Archives: November 2015

Chloe’s November Empties 2015

C: another monthly empties post for you guys this month and with a grand total of 13 products used up (most of which are full sized!) this is quite possibly my most successful empties post yet! Clearly having a baby and not being able to go shopping for new things all the time is super useful in using up your stash! I have split the photos up into the types of products I am going to talk about so it is a little easier to follow, so hope you enjoy my mini reviews!

Stretchmark/Baby Related Skincare

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Neals Yard Mothers Massage Oil – I received this in a gift set at my baby shower and was really excited about trying things from a brand I hadn’t really used before but unfortunately this product just wasn’t for me. I don’t like oils! They are too oily… which I know is the point I just personally don’t like them. Plus I managed to drop half of this on the floor as it came out the bottle too quick. It did smell nice though and was nice and moisturising, couldn’t comment on its stretch mark reduction though as this only lasted me about a week.

Repurchase? No.

Shea Mooti Mama’s Everything Body Balm – I received this in my Sassybloom subscription box, but unfortunately this was another product that I didn’t really enjoy using. When you massaged it in it turned to an oil and it smelt horrid. I don’t even know how to describe the smell but for such an expensive product I was pretty disappointed!

Repurchase? No.

Neals Yard Mothers Balm – I did actually quite like this! Although it turned to an oil when warmed up it sunk in nicely and didn’t leave me feeling all sticky and horrid. It was also super moisturising and although I don’t know whether it reduced stretch marks it certainly got rid of that horrid itchy skin you get when your skin is stretching/shrinking!

Repurchase? No, as I no longer need such products but I would consider it again if ever pregnant again.

Skincare

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Plush Therapy Mild Dermabrasion Face & Body Scrub – I received this sample in a Birchbox, and although I am suspicious of multi use products I decided to give it a go/use it up out the way. As usual my suspicions were correct and this seemed a pretty pointless product to me! It wasn’t scrubby enough to be in anyway exfoliating for my face, and the pot was too tiny to really test my body with it more than once! It also didn’t really make my skin feel clean or nice or anything…

Repurchase? Nope.

Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean Cleanser – one of my favourite face products that I have reviewed here and features in many of my empties posts!

Repurchase? Yes! Its true love!

B. Pure Micellar Water – I am really proud of myself for finishing this up as I hated it! It stings my eyes/makes them water loads and makes my skin feel all sticky and horrid after using it! This lived in my work bag for emergencies for ages, and then I have finally finished the last little bit up as I ran out of my Garner Micellar water before I could get another!

Repurchase? No!

Body Stuff

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Soap & Glory Butter Yourself Body Cream – dunno if you can tell from this post… but I might just be a massive S&G fan! I received this little beauty for Christmas and have finally got round to using it! It smells amazing and is super moisturising. S&G body butters are my fav moisturisers so I go through them quickly!

Repurchase? If I didn’t already have some more to use up then yes definitely!

Dove Silky Nourishing Body Cream – another moisturiser I got for Christmas and have finally finished up! I wasn’t expecting much from this really, but I actually enjoyed using it. It smelt nice and was a lovely light moisturiser to use daily.

Repurchase? Probably not as I love others more, but I would happily use this again if I received it!

Soap & Glory Heel Genius Foot Cream – another item that I have reviewed here. Made my boyfriend give me lots of foot massages both pre and post baby, mainly because I couldn’t reach my own feet to moisturise them so this came in handy!

Repurchase? I would do, but I have a couple of little versions of this to use up first!

Beauticology Hot Chocolate Shower Creme – once again another Christmas gift! Definitely got enough bath/body stuff to last me all year apparently! I wasn’t keen on this though, the scent got a bit sickly after a while so I couldn’t use it every day, and I didn’t find that that formula lathered up very well either.

Repurchase? No.

Make-Up/Perfume

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Elf High Definition Powder – I bought this ages ago and it has lasted absolutely ages! I loved it when I first got it, but after a while it got a little bit clumpy/I got bored of making a mess every time I opened it. Loose powder isn’t the best product for us clumsy people!

Repurchase? No as Elf don’t deliver to the UK anymore *sad face*

Benefit Stay Don’t Stray Primer – I received this in a Birchbox and it has lasted me about 6 months! I just used a tiny bit when I wanted my eye make up to last that little bit longer, and this does a perfect job of keeping it there without your make up creasing/sweating down your face. Love it.

Repurchase? I have another little sample that I have started, but once that gets used up I will definitely be investing!

My Burberry Perfume – I have now finally almost got through my life time supply of mini perfume samples! I liked this actually and would happily own it again! It was very sophisticated and grown up!

Repurchase? I definitely would consider it!

So there we have the longest empties post in twolittleowls history! Hope you managed to stay till the end/enjoyed my mini reviews! We shall see if I can beat 13 empties next month, although I very much doubt it! Let me know if you have tried any of these beauties/if you agree with my repurchase choices! #twolittleowls

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Review: No7 Beautiful Skin Melting Gel Cleanser

C: after a recent little trip to Boots (I still had a birthday voucher to spend!) I restocked on a few beauty essentials and realised that I had never reviewed one of my favourite cleansers for you! I always keep a tube of this beautiful cleansers from No7 in my stash for when my sensitive skin is misbehaving/feeling a little sorry for itself.

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This beauty is designed to effectively remove dirt and cleanse the skin. It is a gel like consistency until you apply it to your skin where it transforms into an oil. As you add water it then turns to a milky texture that helps add moisture and not strip away your skins natural oils. It is so beautiful to use on sensitive skin and even smells amazing – which is a nice novelty when you are used to horrid or non scented hypo allergenic products!

This really does clean my skin effectively whilst calming it down. I have used it several times when I have had a little patch of eczema come up and this has got rid of it over night! It is amazing! I don’t often re-purchase things like cleansers as I am fickle and like to try new things, but this is one product that I will always re-buy and is one of the main reasons I love No7!

If you fancy giving this a go/want to see some other reviews then this is available from Boots here for £9.50 (but they often have 3 for 2 etc offers so keep an eye out for those!) #twolittleowls

Review and FOTD: Cargo Color Palette

C: I received this Cargo Color Palette in my August Cohorted box (which I posted about here if you are interested) and have finally got round to trying it out. I wasn’t particularly excited about the colours to be honest with you, they are very neutral/looked more like blushers and bronzers to me!

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The packaging is quite pretty and is super sturdy, so you could travel with this easily without having to worry about it getting damaged or broken in your make up bag. If you look closely theres also a nice reflection of me in there with my sunglasses on my head apparently! Extra little selfie for you guys.

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Inside there is a really large mirror which is also super handy if you were taking these travelling, and all four shadows are a really good size. However you can see why I initially thought these were blushers/bronzers right?!

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And here is the look I created using these! The eyeshadows themselves are so neutral I added a nice dark cat eye flick for a little bit of drama, but otherwise kept my make up light and natural as these aren’t the sort of shadows I would wear for a night out.

The shadows themselves are lovely quality, creamy and easy to blend. They also lasted all day with my Benefit Stay Don’t Stray primer, so I was really pleased with them in that way. Personally though this shade range just isn’t for me! I much prefer a darker or more glittery eye so this isn’t something I would have purchased myself (I may just use them as blushers!), however the quality of these for price (£10!) is amazing and I would love to get some different colours!

I can’t actually find anywhere that stocks these… so if you know send me a link to add pretty please! Or let me know if you have tried them/also received the Cohorted beauty box! I would love to see some looks you have created! #twolittleowls

Review/FOTD: Laura Geller Baked Impressions Eye Duo in Fine Wines

C: I recently gave in and ordered the August Cohorted Beauty Box (for the full post click here) and one of the items inside was this eyeshadow duo by Laura Geller. I have seen these beauties around, but never invested in them/found them particularly exciting so it was nice to receive an item I wouldn’t normally try. You can buy this from Amazon for £9.95 here.

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The packaging itself isn’t anything too exciting, but it is sturdy meaning you can throw it in your make up bag without being too worried about it. It also has a tiny mirror inside which is a nice addition but not that useful really as its so small!

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When you open it up it is embossed with a beautiful floral/grape print, which is in-keeping with its name “fine wines”. The colours are also beautiful for Autumn and although not normally something I would pick for myself I actually really liked them!

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And here is the smokey eye look I created using them! I added a winged liner for extra definition and I really like it! The eyeshadows are easy to blend and are super pigmented, they also last all day without creasing/disappearing!

So overall I am really impressed with these eyeshadows and pleased that my Cohorted box introduced me to a new brand. Have any of you guys tried anything from Laura Geller? What would you suggest trying next?! #twolittleowls