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Review: Binky London Blue Stargazer Glitter Nail Polish

C: I received this in one of my previous subscription boxes (a Pink Parcel I think!) and hadn’t had a chance to try it out until now – my nail polish collection is verging on ridiculous now/I need to stop buying more! This is a beautiful pale blue and silver glitter polish that has finely milled glitter as well as slightly larger silver glitter running throughout, making the name “stargazer” pretty apt really!

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I decided to use this just on my ring fingers, as a statement glitter finger… but totally regretted it as its such an amazing colour I am totally using it all over next time I paint my nails! As soon as I painted the first coat I was impressed – it was pretty much opaque glitter in one coat! With the second coat it was a full on glitter experience and you wouldn’t be able to see any of your natural nail colour under neath! It also painted on super smoothly and the brush was the perfect size for my nails, making the whole experience super easy to get a professional looking manicure.

In terms of longevity I wasn’t impressed or disappointed, it lasted the standard 3 days with a top coat – which I suppose is pretty good really considering this pot of glitter brilliance will only set you back £3.95.

Have any of you guys tried any of Binkys nail polish range? You can get this polish from here if you fancy trying it out for yourselves! #twolittleowls

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Chloes July 2015 Empties!

C: Hello Summer! Another month, another empties post for you guys! Once again I have done quite a good job of using up my beauty stash this month – if that isn’t a reason to justify shopping then I don’t know what is! I have basically used up my horrendously huge stash now – I hadnt been shopping apart from for beauty essentials since before Christmas! So more pre-baby beauty shops are definitely in order now and the perfect way to celebrate starting my maternity leave, so keep your eyes peeled for some epic hauling!

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Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter – this is one of my favourite body butters, and since being pregnant I have been moisturising like cray to try and avoid the dreaded stretch marks! This is super moisturising, sinks in quickly and keeps skin moisturised all day – plus it smells amazing!

Repurchase – yes if I didn’t have several more lined up already!

Soap & Glory Peaches and Clean Cleanser – I wont go on about this as I reviewed it here, but this is my go to cleanser at the moment! I bloody love it!

Repurchase – I have already started my next bottle, so yes!

Anatomy Nutrients Instant Renewal Body Oil – I received this sample in a Birchbox I think, and when my skin got super dry I decided to give this a go and see if it worked better than my normal body butters. It did a good job of moisturising… I just hate the oiliness! Just not the product for me I’m afraid, I hate feeling oily and sticky but if you are a fan of body oils then I reckon you would love this!

Repurchase – Nope!

Models Own Nail Polish in Grape Juice – another product that I reviewed here, and I love it! This was one of my favourite colours in my collection but unfortunately I didn’t put the lid on properly and it spilt! I was so sad! I got a couple more uses out of it, but it is time to admit it is ready for the bin!

Repurchase – I certainly would buy this again if they still make the same shade.

Prada Infusion D’Iris Perfume – I am finally working through the samples Annie’s mum gave me just after Crimbo, as they are perfect for putting in my work bag! I wasn’t keen on this though, it apparently smells like clean linen sheets, ambience and italian voyage… bit weird. Smells like old people to me.

Repurchase – no thanks!

Jimmy Choo Perfume – I knew I liked this already as Annie has it and I steal some sometimes when I go round (soz Annie). This is a lovely floral fragrance that lasts all day. Beautiful.

Repurchase – I don’t like buying myself perfume, but it will certainly be added to the Christmas list.

So there we have it, another month of mini reviews for you all! Let me know if you have tried any of these products and what you thought of them! #twolittleowls

Chloe’s Top Picks: Spring Nail Polishes

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!

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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

Review: No7 Nail Polish Collection

C: I realised today that I have not spoken much on this blog about one of my absolute favourite brands: No7! I think it is so underestimated by beauty bloggers/everyone and really is fabulous quality, so I am going to start a series of posts looking at the brand! Today I am going to start with my nail polish collection, which I absolutely love. Every time there is a No7 voucher going round I like to pick up a new colour, and my parents always get me no7 nail polish sets for Christmas as they know I love them!

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From left to right the colours I own are: gold glitter top coat, daisy darling, silver glitter top coat, temptress, stand back, beanie, damson dream, hot to trot and totally teal. (Apologies for the washing machine in the bottom of the photo… its hard to lay on the floor and take photos when almost 6 months preggo!)

Obviously the glitter bad boys are BEAUTIFUL, and then I think “temptress” is my favourite shade – it is apparently a dupe for Chanels Rouge Noir, although I personally don’t own that so I can’t vouch for it! The colours are beautiful, and here is a photo of a mani I recently created using the bright blue shade “stand back”.

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This is with no top coat applied, so you can see how glossy the formula is! This bottle is also about 5 years old… and still applies smoothly and hasn’t gone clumpy. I have literally never had to throw a no7 nail polish out unless I have completely ran it out. It is magical.

The brush is also perfectly shaped to fit the contours of your nails, meaning it is perfect for nail polish beginngers as two swipes and you are done! Two coats later and you have the perfect manicure that lasts for a good 3 days alone or about a week with a nice topcoat on top!

Have any of you guys tried any no7 nail polishes? Do you love them too? Let me know if you decide to invest in any – particularly if you get those fabulous £3 off vouchers! These polishes are available for £6 each from here #twolittleowlsblog

Review: George by Asda Nail Polishes!

C: if you saw our haul post the other weekend you will know we both invested in some new nail polishes ready for spring – you can see the post here. Mainly because they were super cheap (2 for £3!) but since trying these I have been suprised by their quality and wanted to share my findings with you!

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This was the mani I created with the colour “fuzzy peach” and an MUA white from Annie’s collection. I was in a bit of a rush so didn’t bother with a base or topcoat (naughty I know) so wasn’t expecting much from my bargain polishes. However to my surprise even with no top coat they lasted 3 days without chipping! Iv had polishes that cost over double these last less time with a top coat!

So once they chipped I tested them with a topcoat… 6 days. 6 DAYS. I applaud you Asda. 10 points to gryffindor. They also apply smoothly and are opaque in 2 coats… What more could you want for the equivalent of £1.50!

Have any of you guys tried the George nail polish range? Did you have the same experience? Let us know! #twolittleowls

Review: Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat

C: I literally cannot believe I haven’t reviewed this on here before! Seriously, Seche Vite is my HG top coat! I was recommended this by my lovely work bestie who swears by it too, and since trying it I haven’t used anything else. You can buy this from Boots for £9 here (or sometimes if you are super lucky they have it in TK Maxx for £5!).

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So as usual you apply your normal nail polish and then use this as a top coat. You do have to apply it quite thickly, but it gives you an amazingly professional, glossy looking mani – and that is saying something with my amateur nail painting skills. It applies both smoothly and evenly, and dries super quickly so if you are impatient like me you only have to wait a few minutes for a perfectly finished manicure.

So lets get onto the important part… long lasting-ness (deffo a word). No matter what polish I am using, this top coat makes it last about 3-4 days longer than it would with no top coat/with a rubbish top coat. I have literally never seen anything like it. It is magical. The only downside to this badboy is that by the end of the bottle it gets too gloopy and it is unusable – normally about the last quarter. You can buy some strange money making concoction from Seche Vite to mix with the polish to stop this happening… or you can just buy a new one when it gets to the last gloopy bit!

Have any of you guys tried this? Or managed to find a top coat that is even better? #twolittleowls

A Super Easy Spring Nail Tutorial

C: as the title suggests… a super easy and fun nail tutorial, that looks way more profesh than it really is! I saw something similar on Instagram, but I can’t find it now so I shall add in a link when I can find it again. But here is my attempt:

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All you need to achieve this is a nail dotting tool and three to four complementary nail colours! It was super easy to do and lasts ages as you cant tell when it first starts chipping. I went for Spring pastel colours, but you could do it with any you fancy – it just doesn’t work well with glitter polishes.

So what do you guys think? Let us know if you decide to recreate this nail look #twolittleowls