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Review: Organic Surge Eye Gel

A: This was another Pink Parcel goody I received last month, and after both Chloe and I using it morning and night for the last two weeks we’ve decided to share our thoughts on it with you.

I don’t have problems with dark circles or puffiness (unless I’ve had a super late night with too much wine…) but I do like to use an eye gel, mainly cause it feels nice! The pump action on this is perfect and works really well – and the product is smooth and cooling to use. The gel is silky and not sticky at all – which I have come across before with eye gels. It doesn’t really have a scent, to be honest it does smell a little clinical which I was surprised about because Organic Surge use 100% natural products. I love their Face Polish (which I reviewed here), but to be totally honest I’m neither here nor there with this product. Whether that’s because I just don’t have a need for an eye gel, or because this one hasn’t wowed me I’m not sure. I also think it’s pretty pricey, at £9.95 for just 15 ml.

C: I agree with Annie in that the pump action works really well, and the product is lovely and cooling to use. However, I do suffer with puffiness in my tiny eye area so can comment a little more on its effectiveness rather than just its pleasantness to use! Since being preggo I literally cannot sleep enough, so have been suffering with dark circles and puffiness and this has really helped. Especially by applying first thing in the morning whilst I am still in bed, as by the time I get up I almost look normal! It also provides a lovely base on which to apply concealer/foundation in order to cover up those dark circles even more. So for me, this product is totally worth the pennies! If you don’t have puffiness/dark circles then this product isn’t for you – please comment below and inform Annie that she doesn’t need it and should allow me to keep it, thanks!

Have you got any eye gel or cream recommendations for us? #twolittleowls

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Review: Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream

A & C: both of us received Balance Me’s Wonder Eye Cream in our July Birchbox (click here to see the full box!) and chloe has been testing this bad boy out so we can post a review for you! Neither of us previously used an eye cream (I know… naughty/lazy beauty bloggers) so it was really interesting to try this out.

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Perfect for: Perking up the eye area whilst helping to keep visible signs of ageing at bay.

Key benefits: Our eye cream is rich but light and absorbs beautifully to help to reduce the appearance of fine lines. We have blended virgin coconut, rosehip and carrot oil to soften skin, and Roman chamomile and cucumber oil with non-alcohol witch hazel to smooth away dark shadows. Super hydrating hyaluronic acid and anti-oxidant rich spruce knot plump and boost the delicate skin around your eyes.

C: As I hadn’t tried an eye cream before I wasn’t really sure what to expect with this. I have been using a tiny amount (it costs £20 for a large tube than this, but lasts ages!) each night before bed, patting it under my eye from the outside in to reduce puffiness. I found this worked really well at reducing my bags – niiiice, sorry. I’m always tired – and for keeping my under eye area moisturised. Since using this I have found that my concealer/foundation applies much more evenly and no longer creases, unfortunately as I am so young and youthful (don’t mock) I cannot comment on its anti-aging properties. However, I shall keep using it in the hope that I never develop any wrinkles!

Have any of you guys tried this? Do you have any other eye creams you recommend? #twolittleowls

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July Birchbox: Sun, Sea & Sand

C: I received my Birchbox yesterday, and I finally had a chance to look through it properly today! So here’s what I got:

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LAQA & CO SHEER LIP LUBE PENCIL IN MENATOUR. Full size is £14.00, sample value is £7.57. Now don’t get me wrong, I love receiving lip products in my beauty boxes but purple?! The majority of people will not wear a purple lip colour (myself probably included) so you would think they would send a more neutral colour out? Anyway, rant over. Quite looking forward to trying this out/maybe a purple FOTD!!

ULTRADEX ORAL SPRAY. Full size which is worth £3.65. Probably the item I was most excited over, the only full size product and apparently just the lifestyle extra?! Maybe I’m weird, but who doesn’t like fresh breath! Have already tried this, and first impressions are good.

BALANCE ME WONDER EYE CREAM. Full size is £20, sample value is £9.33. A good sized sample for an eye cream and a brand I have had good experiences with in the past! I’m a bit dubious about trying another eye cream as usually my sensitive skin hates them, but I will try this and report back!

WHISH THREE WISHES LAVENDER BODY BUTTER. Full size is £14.50, sample value is £2.13. A brand I have never heard of and I love the smell of Lavender!

GILCHRIST & SOAMES ENGLISH SPA SEA KELP EXTRACT MINERAL BATH. Full size is £11.25, sample value is £1.90. Despite the sample value I still think this is a pretty good sample size for such a well known brand. Just a shame I don’t have a bath (yet! new house soon hopefully!!)

WELEDA MILLT NOURISHING SHAMPOO. Full size is £8.95, sample value is £0.85. A brand we have had several times before and a small size sample. Will be put to good use in my gym bag though I am sure!

So the total value of this months box is £25.43 which for a £12.95 box is amazing! Despite some of the small sample sizes and repetition of some brands I am pretty please with this box. I also like the Summery theme this month and I can see how all the products relate to this… apart from maybe the breath freshener. I would like to think people like fresh breath all year round! What did you guys think of this months Birchbox? #twolittleowlsblog

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