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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

Review: Hair Culture Deep Cleansing Shampoo and Conditioner

A: I have been debating on whether or not to write this post for a while now, but I feel like I owe it to you all to tell you these amazing products. They aren’t your usual brand though and actually come from Aldi – not a shop at the top of every beauty bloggers list!

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About a year ago, I spotted their shampoo and conditioner, which is in look-a-like Tresemme packaging, and I decided to buy them for my boyfriend; he usually steals my favourite shower products so I thought I’d let him have the cheap stuff and I could carry on using my expensive products… But one day I gave them ago and was so surprised by their quality for the price you pay. The Hair Culture Professional Quality Shampoo and Conditioners are just £1.99 for a whole litre of product. A massive bargain! They are so lovely to use because they have such a clean and light texture – I do find that some shampoos with lots of nice smells and extra products to boost shine can leave my hair feeling a bit lank and heavy. These do the total opposite and make my hair super soft and shiny, without any crazy added volume (deffo don’t need any help with that). They also smell so good, without being too overpowering – just fresh and clean. The shampoo is super sleek but doesn’t make your hair greasy at all, and the conditioner is lovely and creamy – but not heavy. Also, the package is perfect. No whistles and bells, just easy to use flip lids that let you use all of the product.

I can’t talk these products up enough, and I really would recommend you heading to your local Aldi to give them a go, you can’t go very wrong with £1.99 each, and they have one for coloured hair too for the same price. I use both of these as my long-term hair care products, and they have saved me a fortune! Plus my boyfriend really likes them too, proof that although they may not be amazing for every hair-type, they are so good for both of ours – and our hair-types are very different from eachother.

Have you tried either of these before? #twolittleowlsblog

The New Feature: Beauty Snooping

C: so something new for you all today… basically I had the genius idea to snoop round other peoples bathroom and see what beauty products they use. I love looking at what other people use, as its great for getting new ideas for products and I’m super nosey. So now I have an excuse for being nosey as well as spending money, as its “for the blog”. Obviously, not many people want me looking through their bathrooms… so I am starting with my mother. She doesn’t know I have done this, so lets be super glad she doesn’t read this and hope my sister doesn’t tell her. Okay. Lets get started!

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Every year my mum says she doesn’t know what she wants for Christmas, so every year my dad gets her Estee Lauder perfume and the matching body lotion. Then every year she says “oh what a lovely surprise, I wasn’t expecting anything”, when clearly she knew she would get this bad boy. Don’t you just love parents? I love the smell of this, but its too “mature” for me just because it reminds me of my mum and I have a mental age of about 12 years so I like to smell like sweets. The body lotion is lovely though, it sinks in very quickly and is delicately scented (I use a bit every time I visit).

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Next up we have the Clinique 3 Step system, my mum has always used this and the Dramatically different moisturising gel is still my Holy Grail moisturiser. Obviously mums know best, and I won’t bang on about these as we posted a review here.

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Lastly (she doesn’t wear make up, she is “beautiful enough without” apparently) we have Green Peoples Shampoo & Conditioner. She loves this, she said that this is perfect for her sensitive scalp as it doesn’t irritate her so she can use it every day. Obviously for research purposes I had to try these out whilst I was at my parental’s and I loved them. They are unscented, which is strange at first but actually quite pleasant to use. My hair felt fresh and clean, didn’t get greasy the next day and was perfect for my sensitive skin. Unfortunately she might be right once again, so I might have to purchase these for myself!

Hope you guys like this post, will be having a search through the mother in laws stash soon if I am allowed. So there will be more make up items featured! Let us know what you think #twolittleowls

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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