C: apparently it is Spring now… although looking outside I beg to differ. But with the change of season we often feel the need to update our beauty closet as well as our fashion choices – something which can be pretty expensive to do if on a limited budget! However, one of the easiest and cheapest way to update a beauty routine ready for Spring is with some bargain nail polishes. So I have picked my favourite Spring polishes that are super good value for your pennies!
George by Asda Polish in Cool Lilac and Fuzzy Peach – lilac and a pastel peach are the must have colours this Spring and these beauties from George are only 2 for £3! Perfect for sneaking into the food shopping trolley – no one will notice I’m sure! I reviewed these here and they really are incredible value for money and such beautiful colours.
Models Own nail polish in Duck – I love these speckled egg nail polishes! They really are perfect for Spring as the range is based on different eggs! These beauties are just £4.99 and available here.
Models Own Hyper Gel Polish in Turquoise Gloss – another bargain at £4.99 (available here) these super shiny gel effect nail polishes are easy to use and provide such a professional looking finish. I love this Turquoise/Mint Green colour, perfect for festival inspired manis!
Topshop Nail Polish in Solar – sadly this beauty is no longer available but there is a similar shade called Alchemy here for £6. I love gold nails all year round to be quite honest, but once again this is perfect for festival inspired nails and is the perfect investment if you can wear it any season!
What are you favourite Spring nail colours? Have I missed off any essentials? #twolittleowls
A & C: Following on from our daytime festival look (click here if you missed it!), we also did a nighttime festival look – which was actually just a bit of an excuse for us to add more glitter! So here are our finished faces!
I used the same base as in my daytime look; a bb cream – but I also finished my face with a clear powder to set it. I then used a Kiko eyeshadow stick (which I borrowed/stole from Chloe) in a gorgeous shimmery brown with flecks of gold glitter. I added the Topshop glitter from my daytime look under my lower lashes, and then added some to my lid too because you can never have enough glitter, and finished the look with a winged liquid liner and lashings of mascara for added drama. Some glitter also happened to end up on my cheek bones, think I got a bit carried away…. But after blending my bronzer I was quite pleased with the finished look! My favourite Elf lipstick with a layer of clear gloss for easy up keep creates a dramatic party face. My hair was curly anyway, so I added this plaited gold necklace which I secured with hair grips.
I also used the same base as my daytime look – my Bourjois BB Cream and powder, because lets be honest… are you really going to bother taking your make up off in the evening of a festival to redo it? No probably not, I know I wouldn’t! I added more of a contour though, and added gold glitter from my topshop glitter pot (anyone else have these?! I am so sad they don’t do them anymore!) to my cheeks. I then created a bright purple and gold smokey eye with winged eyeliner… and more Topshop gold glitter! Obviously. Lashings of mascara (Benefit, they’re real is still my favourite!) and my purple Revlon lipstick later and my make up was ready to go! I completed my look with messy curls and this gold leaf head chain (which is actually a necklace but did an excellent job of keeping my hair tame!).
What are your go to festival make up looks? what did you think of ours? #twolittleowls
A & C: Festival season is already well underway, and it’s one of our favourite times of year for fun hair and make up – glitter, dramatic eyes and hair jewellery? Yes please! With Chloe being ever so slightly preggo, she obviously won’t be attending too many crazy festivals – but Annie is heading to Leeds festival and wanted to practice some make up and hair looks, and Chloe can never say no to glitter! So we’ve got a collection of festival inspired posts for you, starting with today’s daytime hair and make up looks.
I went for a light BB cream for my base (Bourjois 123 CC Cream) as it contains SPF – an essential when you are going to be outside all day, and then set it with a illuminating powder. I used Benefits Hoola to create a slight contour and silver glitter as my highlighter (because that’s a reasonable thing to do at a festival). I then used the two khaki green colours from my Sleek Au Naturel palette to create a simple smokey eye, and the black eye shadow to create a smudged winged liner. I used Maybelline baby lips in Pink Punch to add some hydrating lip colour as this fades evenly so you don’t have to worry if it comes off throughout the day – plus its easy to reapply on the go. Annie then told me I was looking extra Asian today so we added the bindi, another popular festival choice. I’ve never done this before but quite enjoyed it!
For my hair I made Annie curl it loosely, as I prefer to go to a festival with messy hair… it means its not quite so obvious that mess wasn’t the look you were going for! If you go with super straight perfect hair, your bed hair is much more noticeable! I then added some plaits to either side and pinned them away from my face, which is much more comfortable for me when walking around in the sun, no one wants a sweaty fringe!
So I’ve gone for a simple base and eye with a bold long lasting lip. My base is MAC’s prep and prime BB cream because it’s super long lasting but also a fairly light coverage – festival days can be pretty long and the last thing I want is to wear a full face of make up all day. I then used a matte black shadow to create a smudged winged liner – this way if it gets smudged thoughout the day, it’s not super notciable – let’s face it, it’s bound to happen. I used Topshop’s glitter (Chloe I can’t remember what it’s called!) to line under my lower lashes. This is perfect for festivals cause it’s super pigmented and lasts for ages! After a few layers of my False Lash Effect Mascara from Primark, I applied my Sleek Matte Lip Cream in red. This is perfect for a long day because it truly does last for hours. I added a glittery flower too, because if you can’t do this for a festival – when can you!?
Hair was simple. It already had some messy curls in, so I tied half back to create some volume then added some plaits and a cute daisy clip – festival ready!
What do you think of our day time festival looks? Any recommendations? #twolittleowls