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The August Cohorted Beauty Box! 

C: Hi guys, an exciting day today…. I finally got my August cohorted box! I say finally as I ordered this on like the 20th July or something before they went out of stock and I’ve been super excited to get it! Apparently they were all dispatched on the 10th, so really delivery was super quick! So here is what I got:


So first up, I love the packaging! Sleek but looks super high end and beautiful! Not normally keen on the whole black/white theme but it works well and I enjoy the ribbon! Everything is also safely encased in shredded black paper to keep all your goodies safe!


Bare Minerals Bare Vitamins Skin Rev-er Upper RRP £15 – basically a skin perfector that also helps extend the wear of your foundation. This is one of the items I am most excited about trying! I haven’t used anything similar to this before and I love bare minerals as a brand so a thumbs up from me!

Bare Minerals Soft Focus Face Brush RRP £20 – another item I am pleased to receive, I love new make up brushes! This is super soft and I can’t wait to try it out! It seems like the perfect powder brush.


Cargo Eye Colour Quad Palette RRP £10 – when I first opened this I assumed from the colours that this was a blusher/bronzer palette! They don’t seem very eyeshadow like colours to me… But I haven’t tried anything from this brand before so I shall certainly be trying these out!

Molton Brown Relaxing Yuan Zhi Body Cream RRP £6 – I was a little disappointed with this addition to the box just because it is tiny! I don’t think I will even get two uses out of this, which isn’t much use when deciding if you like a product! I have however used Molton Brown body lotions before so I know I will love this, but if you hadn’t it would be hard to get a feel for the product!


Laura Geller Baked Impressions Duo Eyeshadow RRP £15 – I actually love the colours in this and don’t have anything similar in my collection, so I shall definitely be doing a FOTD using this!

So there we have the August Cohorted box, which contains £66 worth of products so is great value for money! My only criticism is that I got 6 eye shadows! I feel like there could have been a little more variety to the box, as I would have preferred a more diverse selection of products! What do you guys think of the Cohorted box? #twolittleowls 

Make Up Revolution Palette in Redemption

A: So Chloe and I went on a little Saturday trip to town and we spent so long looking at Make Up Revolutions beautiful palettes that I obviously had to buy one. I actually don’t own many eyeshadows – and the ones I do have are in very similar colours, so this is pretty exciting for me…

  
  
It really is amazing isn’t it? And it cost me a whole £4, which is unbelievably cheap. There are 12 shadows in total and they are all super pigmented too, ranging from pale golds and taupes through to navy black and silver – finishing with a beautiful bright turquoise. I’m so excited to use this, and I think it will be perfect to pack in my make up bag when I got to Leeds festival too!

Have any of you guys tried the eyeshadow palettes from Make Up Revolution? #twolittleowls

Chloe’s Make-Up Wishlist!

C: Doing up a house is apparently a very expensive hobby, so all of my pennies have been spent on skirting boards and new kitchens rather than new make-up – resulting in quite a hefty make up lust list! So I thought I would share my wishlist with you guys! Let me know any opinions and whether the items I have picked are worthy of my saved up pennies!

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Nars Sheer Glow Foundation – every beauty blogger and their mother raves about this foundation and I still haven’t had the chance to try it! I have ordered a sample as there are no Nars stockists where I live and can’t cope with potentially spending over £30 on a useless product! I need a new foundation ready for gingers wedding next year though, so I am hoping this will be the one.

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Nars Creamy Concealer – same as above… would be ridiculous to get a new foundation and not try a concealer at the same time right? I don’t get too many spots, but I always have blemishes that need covering and pregnancy has resulted in some extra dark circles under my eyes that could do with some Nars magic.

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Anything by Tarte Cosmetics – I have seen some beautiful reviews of Tarte eyeshadow palettes and I really want to try one! I can’t decide which yet though, so if you have a recommendation please do let me know!

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Soap & Glory DIY Brow Bar – my beloved Elf Eyebrow Kit is slowly but surely running out and I need a replacement (boo ELF closing down its UK site!). I love S&G and have never tried a product I don’t like so I think this will be my next purchase to sort out my brows!

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NYX Lip creams or Butters – another brand I have seen everywhere and I am desperate to try! They seem such good value for money and so pretty… I so do not need any more lip products but that doesn’t mean I can’t want them eh?

So there’s the main make up items I am lusting after, obviously the mental list is much longer but I can’t seem too greedy now can I? Have any of you guys tried these products or do you have any other recommendations? #twolittleowls

A FOTD from Annie

A: My boyfriend and I were away a few weeks ago visiting his family, and we were having a party on the Saturday night – I got the rare chance to spend some time on my make up which is always a treat and I was quite pleased with the outcome, I’m still playing with eyeshadows (click here for my last eyeshadow look) so please bear with me! Here’s the finished look…

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2015/01/img_5249.jpg So here’s the products I used, in the order I used them;

Clarins Instant Light Radiance Boosting Base in Rose (click here for a review!)

Model co BB Cream in Light

Bella Pierre eyeshadow primer

Kiko Colour Sphere Shadow in 26

Avon Mega Effects Liquid Liner in Black

The Balm Cosmetics Bodybuilder Mascara

Make up Revolution Triple Baked Blusher in Peachy Keen

Avon Classic Neutral palette (brows!)

Bare Minerals Powder Foundation in Fair

ELF Matte Lip Colour in Praline

Elizabeth Arden Lipgloss in Caramel

2015/01/img_5313.png This is a super easy look to create, and other than my usual daily make up, I didn’t have much packing space so didn’t have room for a massive eyeshadow palette. But this Kiko shadow is perfect for building up colour and definition as it can be used dry or wet to create different looks. It’s the only shadow I packed but proved to work very well! I’m also really getting into lip glosses – a year ago, I only wore matte lipsticks – but since finding an old gloss which has a beautiful gold shimmer, I’ve been applying it on top of every lipstick and I think it looks so lovely! Plus it’s makes the upkeep of pigmented lip colours so much easier! And here’s a photo of me and my beautiful niece to show you how well my make up lasted!

2015/01/img_5251.jpg What do you guys think to this look? Would love some ideas on more eyeshadow looks to try! #twolittleowlsblog

Review: For the Love of Kiko

C: the last time we visited London the first place we both decided we needed to go was Kiko. You can see Annie’s haul post here if you fancy a nosey! I also made a couple of purchases, as my lovely mother in law had previously treated me to a lipstick and a nail polish whilst she was staying in Italy and I had fallen in love with the brand. So here is what I picked up:

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Smart Lipstick in 913 Rosewood – £3.90

Long Lasting Stick Eyeshadow in 04 Golden Chocolate – £6.90

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So first lets discuss the lipstick. So its less than £4… that is basically free and the biggest bargain ever for such a high quality product. The packaging is sleek and practical, it has never opened in my handbag and still looks lovely and new. The lipstick itself is comparable to some of the high end lipsticks I have spent £15+ on, as the formula is amazing. It is pigmented, smooth to apply, hydrating and long-lasting. Literally couldn’t want more from a £3.90 lipstick, apart from that I now want all the colours/to try the other formulas.

As for the long lasting stick eyeshadow it certainly lives up to its name. I read about these on someone else’s blog (I can’t remember who but if I do, I shall post a link for you all) as these are not something I would normally buy. I just remember the stick eyeshadows from my childhood that lasted about 20 minutes, had horrid chunks of glitter in and came in bright blue or pink! This on the other hand is one of my new favourite products. I went for a brown, as I wanted something I could get a lot of use out of and I love a nice neutral eye (means you can wear more lipstick) but this is so much more than that! As you can see from the swatches it has the most beautiful gold glitter running through it. It is finely milled and doesn’t clump at all, Annie wanted it as soon as she saw the swatches! It also lasts all day without creasing or disappearing on me. After trying it out I am totally ready to invest in some more colours!

Have any of you guys tried anything from Kiko? Let us know (and send links in case it was your post that swayed me to try the eyeshadow sticks!) #twolittleowls

Annie’s Favourite Eyeshadow! Ft. Urban Decay

A: Now, I am a bit of a newbie to eyeshadows. I always really struggled because I had never worn them so when I did try them out, I looked like a 5 year old wearing my mum’s make up! But after a lot of practice, I think I have found my ‘signature’ eyeshadow look and I’d love to know what you guys think!

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My current go to shadows are from the Naked 2 Palette from Urban Decay; Chopper and Snakebite (4th and 6th from the left). I apply my usual everyday make up (which you can see here, but I had just got back from Jamaica when I posted that so I was SUPER freckly…). I then move onto my eyes, and apply an eyeshadow primer to start, usually my Benefit Stay Don’t Stray. I then apply chopper all over my lid and pack it on above my lash line. The Urban Decay brush that comes with this palette is perfect for this! Chopper is such a beautiful colour, copper with loads of shimmer and gold undertones. I take it along my lower lash line too, and into the inner corners. I then apply Snakebite to my upper lash line and pack it on to the outer corners, and take it along the outer corners of my lower lash line. This colour is perfect for defining your lash line. Then it’s blend blend blend. Once I’m happy with the shadow, I curl my lashes and apply my Body Builder Mascara from the Balm Cosmetics (my all time favourite mascara!). So here’s the finished look…

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What do you think? If you have any tips about colours which would suit me, please let me know!! #twolittleowlsblog

Fearne: Made You Look – Review & Make-Up Look

C: If you saw my Christmas beauty haul post (which is here if you fancy a look) you will know that I received the Fearne: Made You Look set which I was super excited about! I love Fearne Cotton’s style, and her make up is always flawless so I had high hopes for this set!

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First of all the packaging is amazing! It contains 3 eyeshadows, a glitter pot, eyeshadow base and a double ended applicator. The eyeshadows do not have names that I can see, but there is a peachy shade, a kahki and a mink like colour. Excellent descriptions there… ha! They are all shimmery but there is very little fall out and they are easy to blend together.

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Above are the swatches so you can see the colours yourself, if you can describe them better then please give it a go! These swatches are done without a primer, and with the beautiful pearlescent eye shadow base they are even more pigmented. So here is the look I created with these beauties:

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I used the darker shade in the crease, with the mink colour as an all over lid colour. I then used the pinky/peachy shade in the inner corners of my eyes and as a highlighter! I finished the look with a flick of liquid eye liner and some mascara! As I was going for a natural look I matched this with my Clinique Chubby Stick in Watermelon, but for a night out I would add the gold glitter and use a nice red lipstick instead!

Let us know what you think of this look, or if you also received this set for Christmas! Can’t wait to hear from you #twolittleowls