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Review: Bourjois Java Rice Loose Powder

C: now I know, I am pretty late to the party with this one… but still anything this good is still worthy of a review on this blog, even if I am about a million years too late! I got this in my recent haul post (which you can see here if you fancy), and I basically picked it up because I liked the packaging. Which is ridiculous really, but I also always use a powder to set my make up so I figured it would definitely get some use! This powder is £9.99 from Boots here, but is also often on offer so keep an eye out for a bargain!

“Bourjois celebrates its 150th birthday by reinventing its best selling cult classic from 1879! The delicately scented feather-light powder boosts skins radiance, smoothes the complexion and sets make-up. One transparent shade suits all!”

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First of all shall we just admire the packaging? I absolutely love that they used the original design for the packaging, all they did was upgrade from the original cardboard packaging to a more sturdy plastic pot which I definitely appreciate!

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When you first open this it looks very pink… which is quite scary. But when applied there is no pink tinge! All you get is perfectly radiant looking, beautiful skin! It lasts all day, and manages to do an amazing job of keeping my shiny, oily skin in control whilst giving me a beautiful luminous complexion.

I don’t want to get too excited… but I think this might just be my new HG powder! Since trying it, I have also been looking at lots of reviews online (mainly cos I was originally scared I would have a pink face) and I can’t find any negative reviews! So it really must be good! Plus if you don’t like it, it would make a lovely addition to any dressing table, just for the packaging alone!

Has anyone else tried this? If so what did you think? #twolittleowls

A Long Overdue Skincare and Beauty Haul

C: if you have been following our little blog for any amount of time you may have realised I have been trying to use up my immense beauty stash and have been keeping you updated with my process through monthly empties posts. This meant I haven’t actually bought new stuff properly since before Christmas (other than essential repurchases!), so I have actually started to run out of supplies… and you know what that means? Shopping. My favourite. So as I have had a week off I decided to pop into my local Boots store and pick up some essentials that I have been running out of, and here is what I purchased:

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First up skincare, and therefore Soap & Glory skincare was all 3 for 2. I love S&G’s Peaches and Clean cleanser (which I have reviewed here) but hadn’t tried much else from the range as I kept just repurchasing this! So I made the most of the opportunity and got these:

Face Soap and Clarity 3in1 Daily Detox Vitamin C Facial Wash – I liked the look of this as it has little exfoliating beads throughout and smells very fresh/citrus-y meaning its a product both my partner and I can use. It is also technically not a soap, which is excellent for people with super sensitive skin like mine! I can’t wait to try this out!

The Greatest Scrub of Them All – it would be silly to get a face wash and not get the exfoliator from the same brand wouldn’t it? Yes of course it would. Another product that will look nice and non-scary in the bathroom so the other half will actually use it too!

Drama Clean 5in1 Micellar Cleansing Water – I got this as I hadn’t seen it around before, and I haven’t actually seen any reviews of this so I was intrigued (if you have reviewed it post a link to your review so I can have a goosey please!). I am currently using the Garnier Micellar water which I have really enjoyed using so it will be interesting to see how this compares. Plus I am going to have a baby soon… so easy to use multi use products are going to be essential I think!

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Bourjois make up was also on offer for 3 for 2 across the whole range, so it would obviously be rude of me not to buy something…

123 Perfect Colour Correcting Cream – I haven’t seen any reviews on this previously, but I was looking for a new BB or CC cream, and this was literally the only product in the store (we only have a little Boots here!) that wasn’t orange/was super pale enough for my skin. So I bought it on that reason alone… review to come I am sure!

Java Rice Loose Powder – I have however seen lots of reviews on this… and I really like the packaging so I had to have it! This apparently suits all skin tones, boosts skin radiance and sets make up! Sounds perfect to me and I can’t wait to try it out!

Rouge Edition Aqua Laque Liquid Lipstick – I have wanted one of these for AGES, and have never bought them as I really don’t need more lip products! However, technically this was free… so it still counts that I haven’t bought unnecessary items! I got this in the shade 02 Rose on the rocks, which is a beautiful neutral rose.

So there we have it, my first haul in forever/6 months which is super impressive! Have any of you guys made the most of these offers in store? If you want any reviews on any of these items in particular then let me know! #twolittleowls

Chloe’s Current Make up Base!

C: Since starting this blog, my love for make up/beauty products has got a little crazy… meaning I have a large collection of make up and items tend to get forgotten about. So recently I decided to have a little make up shake up and I have re fell in love with several products and changed my every day make up a little. I personally love seeing what base products people are using (mainly as an excuse to buy more), so thought I would share my current favourites with you!

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Mac Matchmaster Foundation in 1.0 – this rarely changes as my favourite foundation, just because it is the one foundation I have found that completely matches my skin colour but doesn’t make me look like a ghost! It is true love and I will continue to repurchase this until I am old and grey or Mac stop making it. Whichever comes first.

Benefit Boi-ing Concealer in Shade 1 – another old favourite that until recently I had forgotten about. I always like trying new concealers but in the end I always return to this. It literally covers everything and anything and lasts all day. You hardly need any product, so 3g of this lasts ages!

Soap & Glory Kick Ass Instant Retouch Pressed Powder – I won’t go on about this as I reviewed it here – but this goes perfectly with my Mac foundation. I buff it in with my RT Buffing Brush and together this duo makes my skin look flawless! It gets rid of any telltale foundation marks and keeps shine at bay all day.

So there are my make up base essentials! Any of you guys use these products? Or have any recommendations on what I should try next? #twolittleowls

Junes empties!

C: I have been trying to use up my beauty stash this month rather than buying lots of new things (we are buying a house – exciting updates to come hopefully!). But apparently I haven’t done as well as I thought/ once again it’s mostly soap & glory products!

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First up we have s&g’s mist you madly body spray which is my second bottle of this bad boy. I use this on a daily basis rather than perfume as you can reapply throughout the day when you fancy and it smells amazing. Whenever I spray this someone always asks me what it is or if they can use it!
Repurchase? 100% once it’s pay day!

Natural collection pressed powder. I have so many powders as I keep buying new ones in my search for the perfect powder! This product is certainly not my holy grail powder but for the price you cannot go wrong with this if you are on a budget.
Repurchase? No, as I’m still in search for my perfect powder and have 7 others to use up first!

Benefit They’re Real mascara. My lovely mother2 treated me to this ages ago as I was looking for a new mascara and I love it. I won’t go on about it as I have reviewed it previously and so many beauty bloggers love this!
Repurchase? I already have 2 more!

S&G clean on me shower gel. My love for S&G is no secret and this was one of the many products I got for Christmas this year! It has the classic S&G scent and a bottle of this lasts me so long! I love using it and it’s probably one of the only shower gels I could use for so long and not get bored of!
Repurchase? Well I would if I didn’t have 2 more bottles to get through!

Have any of you guys tried these products? What did you think? #twolittleowlsblog

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E.L.F – review

A & C: We gave you a quick review of our E.L.F delivery last week because we were so impressed by its speediness! But now it’s time for a more detailed review of the individual products.

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A: Okay, so I ordered these goodies…

1. Eyebrow Lifter and Filler in Ivory/Light £3.75 – the lifter is really good on this to use as a highlighter too, and it comes with its own sharpener in the lid, which is really handy! But I have found the colour a little harsh for my tone, I’ve got such fair eyebrows so it is really difficult to find a good colour

2. Lipstick in Voodo £1.50 – this is such a nice colour, a deep pink which is perfect for dressing up your look, and it’s a bargain – or practically free as Chloe would say!

3. Blush in Blushing Rose £3.75 – perfect colour for every day wear, when you just need a bit of an extra blush in your cheeks. It comes in a really good compact case that has a mirror too! The only thing I would say though is that a blusher brush would have finished it off.

4. Studio Matte Lip Colour in Praline £3.75 – favourite product! This particular colour is a really rich pinky/brown shade and is ideal for just wearing for work, or for going out. It’s a moisturiser too, so it doesn’t dry your lips out – just what we all need this time of the year!

General review: cheap, versatile products and definitely worth buying – lip products seem to be the best! But make sure you google colour swatches as the colours on the site arent true to life!!

C: So I ordered these:

1.Studio Eyebrow Kit in “Dark” £3.75 – the formula is lovely and smooth, and I love the idea of the setting powder (similar to Benefits Browzings). I found the colour was perfect for me, and it wasn’t too pigmented. So you could build it up or have a more natural look, it also lasted all day!

2. Complete Coverage Concealer in “Light” £3.75 – I really liked the 4 colours, making it easier to match your skin colour (the lighter ones made great under eye highlighters!) and it gave very good coverage. However, I did not find that it lasted all day, I did have to re-apply a couple of hours later.

3. High Definition Powder in “Translucent” £6 – This was the only product that I was not keen on. I have very dry skin but like to use a powder to set my foundation. I found this very drying, so would probably be perfect for someone with very oily skin? It did however last all day which I was pleased with, it just didn’t suit my skin type!

Overall I was very pleased with my products, particularly for the price! The eyebrow kit was my definite favourite though (and who doesn’t want perfect eyebrows!). They also currently have free shipping on orders over £15 so I’m considering another order to get some lipsticks! #twolittleowlsblog

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A good post day!

C & A: We got our previously mentioned E.L.F Comestics in the post today, which we were very excited about! We love post! So we thought we would share some pictures and our first impressions!

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We placed our order on Tuesday night and it was delivered this morning, which we thought was really quick delivery! The packaging all co-ordinates really well and is appropriate for the product inside – no spillages or accidents during delivery! We were really pleased with all our items, the colours we picked were lovely but we would recommend googling the colours/items as the swatches that are online are not very accurate. Once we have tested them all out, we will do a more detailed review, but first impressions are great! I was really pleased with my powder and concealers, they blend really well but I dont know yet how long they last, and Annie was really pleased with her lipstick colours and formulas. Remember there is currently a 40% off sale that we mentioned in our previous post here. #twolittleowlsblog

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