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A No7 Christmas Count Down – Day 16! 

C: 9 sleeps to gooooooooo 🙂 

  
Today I received a mini nail effects polish in “sun rays” which has tiny gold glitter in various sizes throughout a clear topcoat. Meaning you can use this on its own for a glittery mani or under a base colour to add sparkle (which is how I will use it).

I love no7 polishes so I am happy to receive some more, and it’s good timing as my gold glitter topcoat from them has just gone to live in my empties pot! This is slightly different because it’s smaller glitter with different sizes but it will still make an amazing Christmas mani! 

You guys tried this? #twolittleowls 

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A No7 Christmas Count Down – Day 14! 

C: please say I’m not the only one who thinks December is going way too quickly this year?! I feel like iv missed out on half of the lead up, but thankfully I have finished my Christmas shopping now! Once again I opened my no7 advent calendar today: 

  
I received a mini nail polish in “me me me” which is a bright pink. Not a particularly festive colour, but one that will appeal to most peopld buying a beauty calendar I suppose! Personally I’m not a very pink person but I often use it when doing nail art and flowers etc so it will get used I’m sure! 

What do you think of pink nails? #twolittleowls 

A No7 Christmas Count Down – Day7! 

C: another day, another morning of no7 suprises and chocolate coins! 

  
Today I received a Gel Finish Nail Colour in ‘red’. Genius name there guys! Normally no7 colours have fun names so this amuses me slightly this morning, clearly baba woke me up too early and I’m slightly crazy. 

This is a lovely addition, firstly it’s in a classic yet festive colour. Up can’t go wrong with red nails at this time of year! I also have just almost ran out my only bright red nail polish so this is perfect timing, and a nice time to get a nail polish after the previous skincare and make up offerings! 

I have also used a lot of no7 nail polishes before and I love them! The brushes are the perfect shape to easily get a professional looking mani and the formula is nice and thick to give an even covering that is long lasting and opaque in two coats. I haven’t tried anything from the gel effect line before though so it will be interesting to see how they compare! 

So happy 7th December! Let me know if you have tried this range of no7 polishes before and what you think of them! #twolittleowls 

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

Review: Mavala in Black Night

A: I’ve had this Mavala varnish a couple of months now and I thought it was about time I shared the wealth with all of you lovely readers.

  

I’ve included a couple of photos to try and show you how the colour changes in the light – it really is beautiful. Dark nail varnishes are always my favourite and  I do love a good black varnish but this is a gorgeous twist from the standard black with the lovely green undertone and shimmer. It is almost two tone – but not quite, and it’s perfect for an evening out where you don’t just want to go with black nails. Plus green is my favourite colour!

It’s beautiful to apply, the brush is the perfect size and shape for my nails (they’re pretty small so not always easy to paint!) and it’s really pigmented, the photos above are just one coat! It’s long lasting too, I always use a top coat but Mavala polishes always seem to give me a few extra chip free days. They are available in Boots, and start at £4.75 a varnish – click here to see the full collection!

Have you tired any Mavala polishes? #twolittleowls

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

A Mini Mavala Haul with Swatches

A: My lovely aunt bought me these little beauties at the weekend and I’ve been so excited to share them with you. As you can probably guess, I love a green nail varnish (it’s actually a bit of an obsession), and these two are perfect for me. 

Mavala isn’t a brand I’ve actually heard of before, my aunt couldn’t believe it when I told her! But after some research, the brand is pretty impressive and are obviously proud to be leading natural nail care. Click here to find out more! Now, onto the products!

Black Night 107

This is a beautiful two tone polish; high shine black with an emerald green shimmer. It wasn’t easy to get a photo showing the shimmer, but hopefully you get the idea! The polish itself has amazing coverage – this is just one coat! It also has a ‘volume effect’, which I wasn’t sure I understood but it has made my nails really smooth, a lot smoother than other varnishes do. I love dark polishes, and it’s not easy to find a black with green so this is a perfect addition to my collection!

Emerald Gold 350

This is another two tone polish, green and gold. I’ve never had a polish that has such a dramatic two tone as this though, in some lights it’s definitely gold, but in others it’s 100% green! It isn’t as high coverage as black night, but it paints on beautifully if you do two thin layers.  This one is a little more suited to this time of year, and I think it will be one of my staple summer to autumn polishes. I’m pretty sure it’ll be great at Christmas too with some gold glitter!

Both of these are from the Mini Polish collection at Mavala, which are available from Boots (click here to see the whole range – there’s an insane amount of colours to choose from!).

Have you tried anything from this brand before? #twolittleowls