November, 2007

Review | Tweezerman Slant Tweezers

If I had to choose just one beauty product to take to a desert island, I’d choose my tweezers, absolutely no hesitation. And if I had to choose just one brand of tweezer to use for the rest of my…

Review | Maybelline Pure Makeup foundation

This foundation was actually an emergency purchase for me a few months ago. I was on holiday and noticed that my regular foundation was running low, so I picked up this in the supermarket to tide me over until I…

‘Tis the season to spend a lot of money

Not to sound like one of those freaky, super-organised people who buy all their Christmas gifts in the January sales, but we have bought all of our Christmas gifts – and by “we” I obviously mean “Terry has done it”….

Jelly Pong Pong Cheek Stain

With Pout preparing to stop selling cosmetics (boo!) there are going to be a lot of women out there looking for a good Flush Blush alternative. One pretender to the Flush Blush throne is Jelly Pong Pong’s cheek stain, as…

Review | Coastal Scents Silk Cover Mineral Foundation

This is only my second foray into the world of mineral makeup, and although the first attempt wasn’t particularly successful, I’ve been much happier with it second time around. I used Coastal Scents’ Silk Cover Mineral Foundation in ‘Fair’. I…

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THE SIN BIN

Rubin writes… I don’t know, sometimes it’s like a dog can’t do nothin’ right, you know? It’s like: I pee on the washing machine, and that’s WRONG. So I pee against the side of the couch, and THAT’S wrong too….

Review | Benefit’s Benetint Lip Balm

Now, I’m not going to lie to you: as lip balms go, this isn’t a great one, especially when you take into consideration how much it costs. ($20, since you ask). It’s not particularly moisturising, and it does indeed give…

Review | Coastal Scents Glossi Glaze lipgloss

If you’ve read this site before, you’ll already know about the never-ending trial I have finding a lip colour I actually like, so I was very pleasantly surprised by Coastal Scents’ Glossi Glaze. I tried ’50s Twist’, which looks very…

Should we name and shame blog spammers?

Back in September, I talked a bit about the increasingly large number of spam comments my blogs had been receiving. While spammers will no doubt always be around, though, lately I’ve been noticing more and more so-called “respectable” companies who are…

Coach Lipsticks to pop into your Coach handbag!

One for any label-lovers among you: these new Coach lipsticks all come with the designer logo stamped into the lipstick itself. Now, I’m really glad the lipsticks I wear don’t do that, or I’d be scared to use them and…

Marc Jacobs ‘Daisy’ solid perfume ring

So, it looks like beauty products disguised as jewelery are big this Christmas, hmmm? The latest such product to catch my attention is Marc Jacobs’ ‘Daisy’ – a solid perfume in a pretty, daisy ring case, which comes complete with…

Stila has a warehouse sale!

Eeek! I just did a little dance of joy after reading about this over at Bella Sugar. Yes, Stila is having a virtual warehouse sale, and if you’re thinking it’s going to be one of those sales where the discounts…

3 for 2 on GOSH cosmetics at Superdrug

  GOSH is a brand I’ve been meaning to try more of, ever since their £4.49 kohl eyeliner became a permanent fixture in my Sephora train case back at the start of this year. Well, it looks like now might…

Things I Have Not Been Doing Lately

Yeah, so it turns out it’s really freakin’ hard to get spilled sherbet off wood floors. And off desk chairs. And, you know, off your clothes. And it’s really, really disconcerting when you go to get ready for bed of…

Get 50% off makeup at Pout!

“Everything half price” – it’s music to a beauty addict’s ear, which is why I literally gave a little squeal of excitement when I found out that Pout are currently having a 50% off sale on all their cosmetics. I…