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Review: Sleek Highlighting Palette in Precious Metals

C: now this review has been a long time coming as Annie actually bought me this for Christmas! However, I have a slight issue with new beautiful things – in that I never want to use them as then they wont be new/look so pretty. But it has finally happened… I have given in and opened it!

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Now it doesn’t look that exciting from the outside packaging… then you open it up and things get super exciting!

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Look how pretty it is! Now I am aware this is the sort of packaging that will look grubby very quickly, but it goes with the precious metal theme and I enjoy it a lot. It is also super sturdy so you don’t have to worry about it breaking, although the lid is maybe too easily undone to just throw in your make up bag.

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Now I am aware these swatches are rubbish, but this is the only photo I could get in the rubbish light that showed off the colours properly. Shades from left to right are: Platinum, Royal Gold, Renaissance Gold and Antique Bronze. All of which are cream highlighters, apart from Antique Bronze which is a powder.

I had never used cream highlighters before, so I was a little nervous about trying these but they are all super creamy and easy to blend and although there is a little fall out from the powder bronzer it is also easy to use. I used these with a primer, so they did last all evening – but as they are so glittery I have not used them in the day to see if they last that long. These are definitely something to be used for an evening look, else you might end up looking a little like Edward Cullen.

Finally, on a last note. My favourite shade is definitely Platinum, just because I am so pale and it is Winter. However, I can’t wait to crack out the others once Summer is here – you can deffo get away with more glitter in the Summer with a bit of a tan! But this palette is perfect for anyone looking to add to their collection, or if they don’t know exactly which highlighting shade is best for them!

This Palette is available here for £9.99. So what do you guys think? Has anyone else tried this? Any tips for the darker shades?

Review: Sleek Make Up Matte Me ultra smooth matte lip cream

A: Hi guys! I thought I’d treat you all to a review on the cold and windy Friday evening. This is something I bought in the lead up to christmas, knowing that I would need a long-lasting red lip product to see me through the festive period and as soon as I used it, I knew I would have to share it with you lovely readers.

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I chose the colour Rioja Red, but there are other colours available (click here to see the full range) – if you’re not a fan of pink though there isn’t a lot of choice. I don’t wear pink lip colour at all because of my super orange hair… but the red is beautiful. A bright pillarbox red which is super wearable and has a really rich tone. The first time I used this, I didn’t pre-moisturise my lips which is a rookie mistake. Because of its super matte finish, using a lip balm before you apply is really important! So here’s how it looks…

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I can’t even comprehend how long-lasting this product is. These photos were taken three hours after I applied it. And it’s still pretty much perfect!! It does start to bleed a little around the edges after a while, but I haven’t used it with a lip liner yet and I’m sure that would help stop any issues. It’s super pigmented, and dries pretty much instantly, at which point it turns from a gloss to a matte. Drinking and eating doesn’t budge it either, which is always a bonus!! It does stain your skin though, so if you don’t get it right the first time you will look like Heath Ledger as the Joker from The Batman. And I’m telling you that from experience.
I love the finished look of this so much, but there are some things which I’m not so happy with. The applicator for one thing could be better. I prefer the ‘heart’ shaped applicators when it comes to ‘gloss’ style packaging. This is just a little awkward to use because it’s just a straight nib. Also, it is incredibly drying. After I’ve used it, I always use the Lush Lip Scrub and plenty of moisturiser to try to get my lips back to some kind of normal state.
It isn’t something I would wear on a regular basis, but it is so good for special occasions where you know you will need to be able to rely on a long-lasting, durable product.

Have you tried any matte lip creams? I’d love to know because I’m desperate to find some more, I’m addicted now! #twolittleowlsblog

Blogmas 2014 Day 23 – a Christmas make up look!

A: Chloe showed you her Christmas Day make up look here, so it though it was time to show you mine!

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Base: I used my usual Mac BB cream and and Bare minerals as a base, after cleansing, toning and moisturising.

Eyes: Naked 2 palette with chopper on the outer corners and bootycall on the innercorners and under my waterline. As usual I went for a winged liner and lots of mascara!

Lips: I used my brand new Sleek Matte Lip Cream in bright red with a red lip gloss.

So what do you guys think of my look? Can’t wait to hear what you think! #twolittleowls

Ps. Annie is drunk so I’m having to write this for her as she tells me what to put! Lolz

Sleek eyeshadow palette (including swatches)

C: I received the Sleek eyeshadow palette in Au Naturel 601 for Christmas and realised I had never done a review! So here we go:

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So as you can see the packaging is “sleek” ( I’m so funny !) and includes a large mirror which is useful for applying on the go or taking it away with you. It also includes a double applicator which is okay, I would recommend using your own brushes though!

So here are the swatches >

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I hope you can see in the photograph, it was difficult to get a picture which shows their true colours.

The eyeshadows themselves are very pigmented, particularly the darker colours. They apply well with only a small amount of fall out and last all day (keep in mind I always use an eyeshadow primer, I tested them without one and only needed one top up all day!)

They also include both matte and 3 sparkly colours so you can do both sophisticated day time and night time eye shadow looks with the one palette! For under £10 I would really recommend this palette, totally worth the money!

Happy weekend guys! Hope you have a great bank holiday 🙂 #twolittleowls blog

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Review: sleek eyeshadow palette and swatches

C: I received the Sleek eyeshadow palette in Au Naturel 601 for Christmas and realised I had never done a review! So here we go:

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So as you can see the packaging is “sleek” ( I’m so funny !) and includes a large mirror which is useful for applying on the go or taking it away with you. It also includes a double applicator which is okay, I would recommend using your own brushes though!

So here are the swatches >

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I hope you can see in the photograph, it was difficult to get a picture which shows their true colours.

The eyeshadows themselves are very pigmented, particularly the darker colours. They apply well with only a small amount of fall out and last all day (keep in mind I always use an eyeshadow primer, I tested them without one and only needed one top up all day!)

They also include both matte and 3 sparkly colours so you can do both sophisticated day time and night time eye shadow looks with the one palette! For under £10 I would really recommend this palette, totally worth the money!

Happy weekend guys! Hope you have a great bank holiday 🙂 #twolittleowls blog

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February beauty and fashion wishlist!

A & C: This month we are lusting over so many things, the urge to go shopping when its such horrid weather is just too much! So we have picked our beauty and fashion favourites that we are hoping to get this month for you!

Chloes Wishlist:

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1: Soap and Glory Scrubatomic £9.00 – all of their body care items are so good, I cant wait to try more of their skincare!

2: Asos denim, button-through dress £35 – perfect for casual days or can be dress up.

3: Sleek Blush by 3 in Lace £9.99 – I got an eyeshadow set for Christmas and loved it so would like to try more of the brand.

4: Topshop Blackwatch Check Leggings £25 – I love tartan so these are perfect for me!

 

Annies Wishlist:

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1: Topshop embroidered rose shelf bikini £34 – I am going to Jamaica later this year, and this will be perfect!

2: Dune heeled chelsea ankle boot £115 – essential but lovely winter boots.

3: Fashion Union purple bowler hat £12 – love this!

4: Clinique chubby stick £17 – tried Chloes and loved the formula, I want to try the colour “Bountiful Blush”

So what are your February wishlists? Let us know or if you have any comments on ours #twolittleowlsblog

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