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February’s Empties

C: apologies for this being slightly late/the lack of posts… Our internet hasn’t been working which super sucks (mainly for the lack of Netflix or cat videos). This month hasn’t been particularly successful on the empties front, with only 7 items being finished! It’s one of those months where loads of things are running out but aren’t quite finished so hopefully next month will be a winner! 

  
Original Source Vanilla & Raspberry Showergel – I get one of these every year in my Christmas stocking from the mother2 and I love it! It smells amazing and lathers up super well.

Repurchase? I would do if I use up my shower stash before next Christmas! 

The Body Shop Ginger Anti-Dandruff Shampoo – I started using this when I had hormonal scalp issuess when preggo and I love it. I don’t have any scalp problems now but when I stopped using it I realised other products were making my scalp sore so I went back to this. It’s truly amazing. 

Repurchase? Already have. 

The Body Shop Satsuma Body Polish – both L and I always use this. It’s perfect at keeping skin smooth and smells nice! 

Repurchase? Yes. 

  
Rimmel 60 Secs Nail Polish in 310 Red Carpet – yeah that’s right… I actually used up a nail polish! Pretty pleased with myself about this one as my nail stash is getting pretty out of control and I always get bored of colours after a couple of uses! This was the standard quality you expect from Rimmel, a 3 day manicure that was easy to achieve. 

Repurchase? Would happily buy Rimmel polishes again if my stash ever diminishes. 

Loreal Revitalist Multiactive Daily Moisturiser- another product im impressed I used up! I have been trying to use up the many moisturisers I have received in beauty boxes and this was first to go. It’s too thick for every day use but at night it did a great job of keeping my skin moisturised. No idea if it helps with anti aging cos I like to think I’m not old yet.

Repurchase? It isn’t the sort of product I need so no. 

Molton Brown Rhubarb and Rose Hand Cream- I loved this! It smells amazing and did a great job of keeping my hands from getting dry! 

Repurchase? Yes if I ever use up the hand creams I have stashed away.

English Laundry perfume- I received this in a birchbox and I love it so had been using it on special occasions only. It smells so sweet but sophisticated! 

Repurchase? I would if I’m ever richbut I think it’s too much for me to spend on a perfume! I might ask for it for Christmas or something though!

So there we have my slightly disappointing but mainly positive empties! Let me know if you agree with my mini reviews! #twolittleowls 

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Review: Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss Lipstick in 45

C: Annie treated me to this amazing lipstick for my birthday as I had been admiring it in Boots for a while but decided I had way too many lipsticks to invest in another. Obviously Annie knew this was not true, I clearly needed more and this was the perfect addition to my ever expanding collection!

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First of all (although Annie disagrees) I absolutely love the packaging of the new nudes collection! This photo actually makes it look a bit pinker than it is in real life, but it is beautiful! I think its sophisticated and looks way more high end than a Rimmel lipstick. 

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I had picked out shade 45 as apparently this is the best shade for my hair colour/skin-tone (there was a handy shade guide in Boots) and also because this is the sort of nude colour that I think suits me best in a lipstick! Just look how pretty it is!

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Cheeky little swatch for you there – Im afraid my face won’t be featuring on the blog any more until this pesky preggo bloat has disappeared. So possibly never again actually, so this swatch will have to do guys! But just look at the colour! This is with just one swipe, so you can actually build up the colour with a second layer if you want it to be more pigmented.

The formula is also super creamy and feels comfortable enough on your lips for every day wear – something you definitely need from a nude lipstick. However, the quality is the same we have come to expect from Kate Moss’ lipsticks and the lasting power is pretty good too! So for the bargain price of just £5.49 (available here) you just can’t go wrong with this little bargain – it is definitely one I shall be getting a lot of use out of.

Have any of you guys invested in Kates new nude lipstick range? If so do you recommend any other shades? Let me know! #twolittleowls

FOTD: Ladies who Brunch Feat. Kiko Cosmetics and Project Pan!

C: a quick FOTD for you all today! I went out for a late breakfast with Annie (and the boys, but we try to ignore them as best as we can) the other day and quite liked my make up so decided to share it with you! I was also wearing my S&G lipgloss from our Project Pan (you can see the post all about it here) so thought it would be a good way to update you on how said project is going!

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Please do excuse my eyebrows… I am prepping them for a nice wax ha! Other than the monstrous brows (which I used ELFS brow kit to tame as much as possible), I decided to keep my make up quite low key, especially with my base. I have delightfully hormonal skin at the moment so kept my base quite light with my GOSH BB Cream and my ELF translucent powder. Although I have several blemishes on my chin, I decided against a heavy duty concealer as Annie isn’t bothered by my horrid face and I would rather not clog up my skin any more than necessary! Special occasions for posh make up only! To warm up my skin a little I used Benefits Hoola bronzer and a little Mary Lou Manizer to highlight – being preggo means I no longer actually have cheekbones so this just contoured my face slightly so I looked like the normal me!

For my eyes I used Benefits Stay Don’t Stray primer, as it was hot weather and I knew I was going to be out all day and then lined under my eyes with a Rimmel black liner which I smudged out slightly with a brush. I then used my Kiko Eyeshadow stick in 04 Golden Chocolate all over my lid which I blended out with a fluffy eyeshadow brush. I then reapplied some more in the crease to darken it slightly and add some definition. I love these beauties for easy make up that looks like you have spent ages creating a smokey eye – I reviewed this separately here if you are interested.

I then used a black eyeshadow from W7 along my upper lashes to add some definition and finished with a couple of coats of Benefits They’re Real Eyeliner! All in all I spent about 10 minutes at the most doing my make up, but was really pleased with how it came out! Lastly I applied my S&G Sexy Motherpucker lipgloss that I am trying so hard to use up for our Project Pan, but it is lasting forever! I have used it so much and it still looks brand new… may have picked the wrong product here but congrats on such a value for money product S&G!

So anyway what do you think of my low maintenance, low-key look? It lasted all day and is simple enough for any make up beginner! #twolittleowls

Project Pan: Rimmel Lasting Finish in Birthday Suit

A: Chloe and I have decided to give Project Pan a go this Summer (click here to see our full post), and I’ve been loving using one of my lipsticks featured so I thought I’d share this look with you.



This is the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Birthday Suit, a beautiful nude with a gold shimmer.

I did my usual base with Model Co BB cream, Rimmel Clear Complexion Powder and I then added a gold shimmer eyeshadow from my Bellapierre Get The Look kit (review coming soon!), and my go to winged liner and mascara.


I really think this lipstick works well with a subtle eye for an everyday look, but I’m also super excited to team it with a smokey eye for an evening look too! The texture is lovely and creamy, and keeps my lips hydrated all day. It’s not really long lasting, but a nude is easy to apply throughout the day so I don’t mind too much!

What do you think to this look? #twolittleowls

The Perfect Summer Nude

A: this is a lipstick I’ve been loving recently – and I’ve had it a while, Chloe bought it for my birthday last year. But I’ve been finding myself go for this every time I go out at the moment. It’s the Rimmel by Kate Moss in the shade 03.


It really is perfect for this time of year because it’s so easy to wear and apply. It’s have a beautiful sheen which I prefer to a matte in the summer months – and it’s super hydrating which is always a bonus. The shade is so pretty, and can be layered really easily – so you can go for a subtle creamy nude or layer it up for a dark tone. And it’s the perfect day time to night time lipstick, if you’ve been at work but haven’t got time to do another make up look, you can apply this and you’re good to go! It also has amazing lasting qualities which is ideal for those summer days when the last thing you want to be worrying about is touching your make up up!


Have you got any nude lipstick recommendations? #twolittleowls

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MEEEEE!!

C: Hi everyone! Just a little birthday related post today, it was my quarter century birthday over the weekend and I thought I would share with you all the beautiful gifts I was lucky enough to receive! This is not a bragging post, I was just super spoilt and wanted to share all the lovely things I got with you guys (plus there are some hints at reviews that will be coming up soon!

Homeware/random nice things

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First up I received some more Long Tall Sally pyjamas from my parents in law. These are my favouritest brand of pjs as they are super comfy and not ankle swingers on me, so they were the perfect gift! I love the checked pattern, and I am saving these for my post baby, first nights sleep at home pjs! (If anyone wants to treat me to 100 more pairs then feel free). The parentals number 2 also got me this “Junk Genius” book, which is full of tat according to the father 2 – which means I will clearly love it! It is full of ways to use stuff you have lying about the house to make something amazing – I am going to find the worst thing in it and make father2 it for Christmas. He will pretend he doesn’t, but secretly love it. Tat is his favourite.

I also got this cute tea light from one of my lovely friends, and this oil burner from Annie. I love candles so these were always going to go down well! The green colour is also almost a perfect match for my lounge/dining room and the oil burner will go perfectly in my bedroom! So good colour matching friends – 10 points to gryffindor.

Jewels!

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My friend who got me the tea light holder also got me these amazing midi rings! I love midi rings but loose them all the time, so I was in need of some more to add to my diminishing collection! I love the colours of these! I also got this necklace and these earrings from L, who took me shopping for my birthday to make me feel better about being pregnant and a whale. These were from H&M and were £3.99 each I think! I also got new clothes, but I shall show you those in some OOTD’s post baby!

Make Up/Beauty Stuff

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Annie got me lots of new make up! We had been shopping a week or so ago, and clearly she had been paying attention as I love all of these things! This Make Up Revolution eye shadow is super exciting, and like nothing I have ever tried before, so I can’t wait to review it for you – it comes with its own primer and mixing tray to make it super long lasting! She also got me the Kate Moss for Rimmel lipstick I wanted as I really like the new packaging… yes I am that lame, and the Make Up Revolution Blush Palette which is clearly too pretty and I won’t be able to bring myself to use it for ages. But I will review it for you eventually I promise! Lastly another friend treated me to three Lush Bubble Bars! Lush is my favourite for bath stuff and she got me The Comforter, Pop in the Bath and a Creamy Candy Bar – all very good choices as they smell AMAZING!

So there we have my birthday treats! I also got given some Boots vouchers (which I cannot wait to spend!) from the work bestie and some pennies from the fam (which I spent on getting the dog to the groomers and my car valeted… I am clearly now getting old) so I was super spoilt! What do you guys think of my pressies?! #twolittleowls

Holiday Essentials Part Two

A: if you’ve read the first part of this, you’ll know I’ve been packing for my holidays and today I thought I’d share with you my make up essentials. I’m actually going camping for a week so I won’t be bothering with too much make up (no false eyelashes or high maintenance lipsticks anyway), so here’s what I’m taking!

So this my make up bag and mirror. The bag is from Primark and I’ve had the mirror years. I’m not sure why but I use this everyday without fail, and I bought it on Jim and I’s first camping trip together 7 years ago! I love this bag too because it’s clear so I can see everything in it but also is extra roomy.

My base; this is the base I use everyday. The Bodyshop’s Instablur keeps my make up in place all day, and because I’m inbetween colours at the moment (only partly freckle so can’t go full on summer make up), I’m mixing my BB creams from Model Co and Rimmel.

This pallette is perfect for going away, it has everything I need! Chloe actually bought me this for Chirstmas and I love it. It’s the Khroma pallette by Kourtney Kardashian (or the ginger people pallette as Chloe calls it). The top is full of eyeshadows which are perfect for me, and the blush, highlight and bronzer are so pretty to use.

For powder, you can’t go wrong with a Rimmel, and my old faithful Bare Minerals for any bad skin days! And I’ve packed my Metallic Bronze Blush from Primark but I’m hoping its going to be sunny so I won’t need to much!

I’ve also packed my favourite mascara – False Lash Effect from Primark and my new liquid liner from W7, which hasn’t even been opened yet but was a bargain for £1.99 so I’ll give this a test run whilst I’m away. Brow Drama is also always in my make up bag, and my favourite dark lipstick from ELF which is a super long lasting dark nude.

Lastly, my three go to brushes – an Avon liner brush, a bellepierre blender and my Bare Minerals face brush. I also packed my favourite nude Kiko lipstick, and a Nivea lip balm.

We have reviewed quite a lot of these products between us, so click the links to see our thoughts!

What’re your holiday make up essentials? #twolittleowls