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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

The Clothes Show Live 2014

A: On Sunday, my friend Helen and I did something super exciting –  we traveled all the way to Birmingham to go the The Clothes Show at the NEC! Now, I’m sure you’re all fully aware that I love clothes. New, old, vintage, flowery, velvety, glittery… the list goes on. So I was pretty overwhelmed when we arrived (obvs after running to find the loo cause I was desp). For those of you that have never been, The Clothes Show takes up 10 (?!) halls of the NEC, and has different areas of shopping; the Designer Outlet, Hair & Beauty, Boutique, Cheap & Chic and Vintage. As if that isn’t enough, there’s also different fashion shows happening all around the event, masterclasses, tutorials and of course, the main Fashion Show in the Fashion Theatre. We had tickets to the main event for 10 am, and arrived just in time to find our seats, get comfy and open our food stash (consisted of Skips and Jaffa cakes – the perfect way to make yourself feel better whilst watching super fit and healthy models fling themselves all over the catwalk). The show was introduced and presented by Rick Edwards and Jim Chapman (yay for vloggers!), and the first performance was from a girl called Bella Mac. She has the most amazing voice, I’ve searched all over the net for a video but can’t find one – but seriously guys keep your ears pinned back for her. Next was a ‘group’ called Stereo Kicks (I accidentally kept calling them Studio Kicks cause I had never heard of them lolz – sorry to any die hard fans out there), who were terrible (soz again to the fans…). I cannot stand boy bands, but the teeny-boppers obvs went cray for them. And then it was onto the main event, here’s a few photos I managed to take but they really don’t do the show justice. The clothes, the choreography, the music really was so amazing. If you even have a slight interest in fashion and ever get chance to see this show, you should go. I’ve seen it 3 times now over the space of nearly 10 years and it has stunned me every time.

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Oh hai Jim Chapman.

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Those furry trousers!!

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Now the Clothes Show is also kinda famous for it’s Beauty goody bags. Most companies there offer them, and with the likes of Rimmel, Barry M, Fake Bake, W7, Model co…. and so many more showcasing, it’s really hard to choose. But I went for a Barry M goody bag, which cost me £10 and a W7 one – which were buy one get one free for £10. So here’s what I got!

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I won’t go through all of the details of each product because there was so many and this is already a pretty long post – but if you want to know about any of them, please just ask in the comments 🙂

p.s there was an extra lip bomb in the W7 bag – Chloe has already stolen it though.

Have any of you guys ever been to The Clothes Show Live? #twolittleowlsblog