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November’s Empties

C: It’s the end of November which means two things, I have cracked out the Advent Calendar aaand its time for another empties post! I haven’t used up as much this month, but I have a few of my favourites to share with you all so its all good.

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1. No7 Beautiful Skin Cleansing Lotion. The No7 range is seriously underrated, I love it! This cleansing lotion is perfect for removing make up, moisturising and cleaning skin as well as calming down irritated, sensitive skin. It’s amazing. You can even use it on your delicate eye area to remove eye make up.

Repurchase? Definitely.

2. Beauty Protector Leave in Conditioner. I received a sample of this in my Birchbox and loved it so much I ordered the full size product. I won’t go on about it as I review this product here, but lets just say I am very sad it is all finished.

Repurchase? 100%

3. Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Wash. The very last of the Christmas S&G stash, sad times. Thank god its Christmas countdown time! I love this,  but I haven’t decided if I love it more than the other S&G shower gels as I love them all. The scent is so sweet but fresh and it doesn’t irritate my sensitive skin. Plus it looks nice in my shower which is always a bonus.

Repurchase? It’s on the Christmas list mayte!

Another positive empties post today, I have loved all 3 of these beauties! Have any of you lovely readers tried these? #twolittleowls

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July’s Empties

C: look how good I am doing at using up my stash/not buying more stuff?! There should be some sort of beauty blogger medal for that… well I’m impressed anyway. So here is what I have been using up this month:

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1. Lush Tea Tree Water Toner – I wont go on and on about this as I have reviewed it before here

Repurchase? Yes once I have tried some of the other Lush toners, as I am interested to see if they are as good/better than this one!

2. Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter: yes yes I know… more S&G. I have issues okay? Love this stuff. It smells like Summer and it is super moisturising without making you feel sweaty/greasy.

Repurchase? Already got 2 more tubs to get through!

3. Beauty Protector Shampoo & Conditioner: received these samples in my Birchbox and they were teeny tiny so I only got one wash out of them, so can’t really comment on their effectiveness/hair saving qualities. They do smell nice though and my hair was clean… which is a winner?

Repurchase? Probably not as i didn’t get to try them properly but I do know other shampoos that work well for me.

4. Vasanti Nutrient Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser: another Birchbox sample that I actually enjoyed using. This did not irritate my sensitive skin and made it feel soft, smooth and clean.

Repurchase? I would do if I didn’t have loads more cleansers to use up/that are on my list to try.

5. Soap & Glory Scrub of Your Life: one of my favourite shower gels. I love the scent and its delicately scrubby… meaning you can use it everyday without irritating your skin but it keeps even elbows and knees soft!

Repurchase? 100% I have withdrawal symptoms already.

what have you lovely readers been using up this month? Let us know! #twolittleowlsblog

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May’s Empties!

C: Well that is another month that has just flown by. June already? Crazy? I have once again done pretty good this month at using up my stash – I am trying to re-discover old favourites rather than keep spending money as we are saving for my amazing future house!

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Vaseline Spray & Go body moisturiser – I won’t go on about this as I recently reviewed it here. I am very sad this has ran out and I will be sneaking a new one in the trolley when I next do my food shopping!

Repurchase? Yes, definitely!

Tresemme Instant Refresh dry shampoo – another product we reviewed here. A dry shampoo that got the job done, but I didn’t like the scent. I was more than happy to use it up though!

Repurchase? No, just because of the scent. Annie would repurchase this though.

Simple Moisturising Facial Wash – I always have a bottle of face wash that I keep in the shower, as there is nothing better than washing your face first thing in the morning to wake yourself up! This was perfect to start off my AM skin care routine as it gently cleaned my skin without irritating it, what more could you want?

Repurchase? Yes! I have a few others I would like to try too though.

Lush, Ultrabland – oh look… another product I have already reviewed for you (click here!). This is my holy grail cleanser. Removes make up, calms down my skin, moisturises and reduces my break outs.

Repurchase? Already done!

Beauty Protector hair oil – I received this sample in my Birchbox and I have enjoyed using it up. I see this more as a leave in conditioner than a hair oil as it doesn’t seem to combat my frizz etc. but it really nourishes my hair and it smells lovely.

Repurchase? Maybe, once I have used up my other hair oils!

Rimmel Glam Eyes Professional Liquid Eyeliner – my favourite eyeliner. I know some people really struggle with liquid eyeliner brushes and prefer a pen but I love this. It is the perfect black and the tiny brush allows for precision/fine lining. It is not waterproof, but as long as you don’t get stuck in the rain/cry at puppys on the TV it lasts all day.

Repurchase? I have done already!

So what have you guys been using up this month? Have you tried any of the products we have mentioned? Let us know! #twolittleowlsblog

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May Birchbox Review

A & C: we were super excited to receive our Birchbox’s today, and we both got the same goodies so we thought we should do a joint review.

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So firstly, the box is beautiful. The theme this month is the Great Outdoors, and the ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ print is really bright and colourful. The beauty guide this month is full of inspirational looks which use the products in the box so you can re-create them yourself. Perfect for Birchbox’s Share + Win competition to get involved in sharing pictures of how our samples help you enjoy the great outdoors. Chloe and I have some epic ideas for this so please follow our Instagram account else you will be missing out majorly!

So to the box contents…

1. Aromatherapy Associates Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil, sample size 3ml £2.13 (full size 55ml £39)

Annie thinks this smells lovely but Chloe thinks it smells like the stuff her mum used on her hair when she had nits…. anyway, we really like the fact that it’s dual use and can be used in the shower or the bath. We’ve used quite a few samples from this brand, and it is a high end product so we are both looking forward to using it (Chloe will just have to hold her nose).

2. Beauty Protector Protect & Shampoo Protect & Condition, sample sizes 30ml £1.86 each (full size 225ml £14 each)

Okay we both like the smell of this, first time ever. These are a Birchbox exclusive, and are a brand that appear a lot in Birchbox’s but this is the first time that both a shampoo and conditioner have been included. We were both happy about this because it gives you a chance to use both products to their full potential, however the size of the sample is pretty small and we both have quite a lot of hair so we will probably only get to use these twice and that’s if we are being careful.

3. Liz Earle Beauty Co. Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, sample size 30ml £3.98 (full size 100ml £13.25)

There’s been crazy amounts of hype about the Liz Earle brand, especially the Hot Cloth Cleansers so we were really excited to see this in the spoiler. This cult cleanser ‘leaves skin perfectly cleansed and prepped. The muslin cloth and polish ensure a beautiful glow’ so we are obviously super eager to use it. We will be reviewing this as soon as we have both used it as part of our routine so keep following to see what all fuss is about!

4. Soigne Nail Lacquer, full size £11 (yay!)

The most important thing about this is that the packaging is amazing. Like really amazing. It makes you feel like you’ve received a really high end product, and we all love that feeling. We both received the Persimmon colour which is an amazing deep orange (it matches Annie’s hair which is an added bonus). Both of us have ridiculous nail varnish collections, and this is a new brand so it is a perfect addition for us.

5. Benefit They’re Real Mascara, sample size 3g (full size 8.5g £19.50)

Chloe swears by this mascara, and reviewed it here a couple of months ago but it isn’t one that Annie’s used before. She actually bought some from the duty free on the plane home from her holiday yesterday because Chloe kept telling her how good it was, so we are both happy because we’ve now got enough mascara to last us forever, and it’s Benefit. Win.

So we both were really pleased with this months box, it contained a great mix of products (and we are always happy when we get a full size ginger nail varnish). The total value of the box is £27.88 which is really good considering it only cost £12.95 including postage and packing! If you are thinking of signing up please use this link (click here) and we will both get £5 worth of points to spend in the online shop. If you sign up before the end of the month you will also receive May’s box which will contain similar items to these!

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Hair Oils: A Review/Comparison

C: So as promised here is todays post on the hair oils that we have recently tried out/tested for you all! 

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1. Avon Advance Techniques Morrocan Argan Oil
A: I LOVE this product, but I’ve already banged on about it loads in a review so click here to see it!

C: I liked this oil, it made my hair soft, reduced frizz and made it generally more manageable. For such a cheap price I would definitely recommend but unfortunately I didn’t like the smell. I can’t even describe it, I just prefer sweet smells and this is more fresh/citrus with a strange undertone. 

2. Hair Oil by Beauty Protector
A: This was a sample we both recieved in our Birchboxes. I’m not totally sold on it to be honest. Unlike the Avon oil, it left my hair feeling greasy plus it didn’t smell very nice!

C: I liked the smell of this… apparently me and Annie have opposite smell tastes. If that makes sense. I didn’t like this the first time I tried it, but I stuck with it and I can definitely see a difference in the overall condition of my hair. I see this as more of a leave in conditioner than the usual advantages you look for in a hair oil. It didn’t reduce frizz/fly aways but my hair feels stronger and more conditioned, so if that is what you are looking for then I would recommend! This is available on the Birchbox website (and the leave in detangler this brand do is also amazing!)

3. Morrocan Oil
A: This is the most expensive hair oil I’ve used and to be honest, I didn’t find a lot of differences between this and the Avon oil (I know, I know I’m biased – but it really is that good!!)

C: This is my favourite. The scent, the texture, everything. It makes my hair feel so soft and manageable, reduces frizz and fly aways. True love and worth every penny in my opinion. 

4. Miracle Oil by Carino (Aldi)
A: I was pretty happy with this product, it’s cheap and cheerful – does the job and it makes my hair feel super soft with lots of shine!I

C: for £3.50 I have no complaints with this product. I would even say it was comparable to Moroccan Oil’s amazingness. It gives soft and shiny hair that isn’t weighed down/greasy and reduces frizz. What more could you want from such a bargain! 

So have you guys tried any of these hair oils? Do you agree with our reviews? #twolittleowlsblog

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