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FOTD: Nighttime Festival Looks

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!

Annie’s Look:

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.

Chloe’s Look:

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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

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Review: Holly Go Lightly Bubble Bar from Lush

A: Chloe got me this bubble bar for Christmas, and I’ve been saving it for a worthy enough use, which came on Friday night after my rather stressful week.

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Firstly, it looks beautiful. All that glitter makes for a pretty happy bathtime. As soon as you start crumbling this under warm running water, it smells amazing. Cinnamon and Orange scents which perfectly sum up Christmas. I am a little sad I didn’t use this over the festive period because it smells so Christmassy – but it still made me happy using it in March. The glitter can been seen in the water, which turns bright green – but don’t worry, the glitter is so fine that it doesn’t stick to you!

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Bubble bars are my favourite from Lush because I do like a proper bubbly bath, and this one didn’t disappoint. And I felt instantly relaxed, which is exactly what I needed. It made my skin feel heavenly, soft and silky, conditioned and luxurious as a bonus. What more could you want?

Have you tried this bubble bar? What’s your Lush favourite? #twolittleowlsblog

Review: Lush Sparkly Pumpkin

A: I know this is a little late as Lush brought out this beautiful bubble bar for Halloween, but I got one for Christmas and after using it last night, I knew I had to share it with you lovely readers.

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This is a limited edition bubble bar, and it is so so pretty. It’s a gold glitter covered orange bar, with a cinnamon stick stalk – I almost feel bad for crumbling it up into my bath water, but it is so worth it! I was hoping I wouldn’t have to use it all in one go, but half just isn’t enough 😦
It turns the water bright orange, which I kinda guessed it would – but the scent it beautiful. It’s zesty and orangey and fresh, with hints of lime and grapefruit, as well as juniper berry. The citrus oils are uplifting and make you feel really refreshed, and they are perfect for congestion – something I needed as I’ve had a horrible virus since Christmas! The gold glitter it’s coated in fills the water and looks so pretty, I tried to get a photo but it wasn’t easy! It’s the perfect winter warmer for a cosy evening of catching up on YouTube!

Have any of you tired the Sparkly Pumpkin? #twolittleowlsblog

P.S Sorry about my half plastered wall! In the process of decorating!

Christmas Nails

A: It’s only 8 sleeps to go until Santa comes!!!! In case you hadn’t already guessed, we are both so super excited for Christmas. And Christmas nails are always a must. Chloe posted about hers here, and so I thought it was time to show you mine.

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I used three polishes, The Body Shop clear as a base/top coat, the Colour Club Gala’s Gems nail polish, and the Barry M Limited Edition silver glitter polish (probably the best glitter polish in the world). I also used some cute silver snowflakes which I bought off eBay last year for a couple of pounds.

After the usual nail prep, I used the base coat and then applied the blue polish as a colour base (this only takes one coat – not sure if all of Colour Club’s polishes are this good but this one is super pigmented). After this was dry, I used the snowflake stickers on my little finger and middle finger nails. I then added the Barry M glitter to my middle finger nail. I then added my top coat.

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I’ve included a close up of the glitter, to show you how pretty it really is. This is amazingly just one coat!! There are other companies which do a similar polish but because this one was  a Limited Edition last year, it isn’t available anymore 😦

We’d love to see some of your Christmassy nails! #twolittleowlsblog

OOTD: Is there such a thing as too much glitter?

A & C: Last night, we went to Annie’s sister-in-law to be’s Hen Party. We were really excited when we got the invite because it was fancy dress – something which we absolutely love. And even better than that, the theme was Charleston!! We both had things in our wardrobes which would make perfect outfits (we can’t decide if this was a good thing or not!). We knew we would just have to show you what we wore in an OOTD!

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Chloe wore a black slip dress from New Look and an amazing sequin jacket (otherwise known as her Elton John jacket). She teamed it with standard Charleston pearls and a feather head dress. For make up, she went for black and grey smokey eyes and bright red lipstick, and let’s not forget the body glitter on her cheekbones – it was fancy dress after all!

Annie wore a velvet peplum top with a black tube skirt and a gold beaded cape. She wore pearls and a peacock feather head dress (she’s really sad she didn’t get a photo of it to show you!). She wore massive winged eyeliner, gold eyeshadow and red lipstick.

We had such a fun night, although we are both feeling a little worse for wear today (just Annie, Chloe is a winner). Fancy dress is one of our favourite ever things – if nothing else, it’s an excuse to wear too much glitter on our faces.

What do you think to our 1920’s OOTD? #twolittleowls

Jewellery Hangers

A: If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably have about 100 half started projects kicking around your house. I always get really excited about something then get bored of waiting for glue to dry/run out of glitter, then I get too excited about another project and start that one. But I’m pretty proud to say that I started and finished this all in one evening (with the added help of my hair dryer). So what is this wondrous project I hear you ask…

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Ta-da! I don’t know where I got this idea from, so I’m gonna take the credit for it – but as you can see, I have copious amounts of jewellery. This used to all be stored in a vintage wash basin on my dressing table. I used to get so annoyed at trying to find a particular necklace to go with an outfit, and now they are all hung up so I can see them.

I started by finding three vintage style wooden hangers on eBay, these cost £4.50 for all three but I was checking nearly every day for a couple of weeks to get such a bargain. Then, the night they were delivered I nipped to my local DIY shop and bought two different types of screw hooks (you’ll see a close up of them in a minute…so carry on reading!). These were 99p per packet and I bought two packets. As soon as I got home, I hunted out my bottle of PVA glue – used a cheap one from Wilkinson’s for this. I then went into my tissue paper draw (yeah I have way too much craft stuff) and chose three different patterns – one for each hanger.

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To apply the decoupage coverings and add the hooks, I took the following steps;

1. Lightly sand the wooden hangers, this helps the glue stick.

2. Shred the tissue paper into inch wide strips.

3. Apply the first layer of glue to one area of a hanger and add a strip of paper, continue this until the hanger is totally covered and then coat the whole thing in glue. This part can get really messy but it’s fun!

4. This is the boring part, waiting for the glue to dry (or get the hair dryer out like I did!). Once you finished the final layer of glue though, you can carry on with the other hangers.

5. Once they are dry you need to start adding the hooks. I didn’t work out the spacing on these properly (another example of being too excited) I just went by eye but I think they look okay. You need to start the holes with the end of a sharp knife to make sure they get a good bedding.

6. I then started screwing in the hooks. I used two hangers for open hooks to hang necklaces and bracelets, and one hanger for closed hooks to hang earrings (the pink, orange and gold patterned). Whilst screwing the hooks in, I made sure they were all facing the same way when finished. I did use a pair of pliers to make sure they were tightly secured.

7. Hang them on your wall and start filling them with all of your goodies!

So for a total cost of £6.48 I’ve got a really unique storage system, which I can easily add too if I need to and change to suit the decoration of my bedroom. If you have a go at this, you can let your imagination run wild and add glitter, ribbons, buttons or whatever else you can find. I think I may start making them for presents!

What do you think to my jewellery hangers? #twolittleowls

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Coral and Gold

A: Chloe and I are going to a ball tomorrow and I’m in full preparation mode tonight. I’ve exfoliated, toned, moisturised and preened, and I’ve just finished painting my nails.

It was a pretty tough decision on what to paint, I’ve got way too many polishes! I needed a pale-ish, not too vibrant colour which isn’t easy when all I buy is anything bright/glittery/a bit gross. This is what I decided on:

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A pale coral from Accessorize, a gold W7 glitter, a chunky gold Avon glitter, and a Body Shop clear for base coat and top. Firstly, I did the standard prep of file, buff and base coat. I then applied the coral to all of my nails in two even layers. After this was dry, I used the fine glitter to creat the half crescent shape on my ring finger and then the chunky gold on my index finger as another layer. I then used the dotting pen to add the gold stud to my middle finger.

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Im pretty happy with it, I like the mixture of patterns from the glitter and I love using these gold studs because they give a super professional look and they are really cheap! I bought these from eBay for about £2.50 for 50 pieces. Bargain!

The colours go well with my dress too, I needed a toned down base colour because my dress has a really pretty floral print.

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What do you think? #twolittleowls

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