January, 2008

rubin

NEW BED

Rubin writes… So, by now Amber has probably been totally whinin’ it up over at her blawg, all, “OMG, Rubin totally vomited all over his bed and we had to buy him a new one, oh poor us, having to…

Friday Photo: Still Life With Radiator

Because I’m still aiming for that “most boring blogger in the whole wide world” award, this week’s Friday Photo depicts the new radiator in our wreck of a bathroom. The one that’s STILL not been actually attached to the wall,…

Review | Benefit Speed Brow

I was reminded to write a review of Benefit Speed Brow this morning when I realised my tube of the stuff was almost empty, and made a mental note to stock up on some more, asap. That’s always a good…

Dollface Reviews: Hair Devils Pro Ceramic Hair Irons

Despite having the straightest of straight hair, I’m well aware of how much sleeker and polished a good pair of hair straighteners can make you look, so I was pleased to have the opportunity to try out Hair Devils’ Ceramic…

Friday Photo: “Dongledees”

For this week’s Friday Photo, I present the evidence of the one and only time in my life when I was persuaded that dungarees were an acceptable item of clothing. Of course, I didn’t call them “dungarees”. No, to me…

Review | Benefit Lemon-Aid

I think I’ve probably mentioned here before that my eyes are one of my problem areas. At the slightest sign of stress, or lapse in my beauty routine, they’ll get red, puffy and sore, and that’s why Benefit’s Lemon-Aid is…

Pro-Blogging: Developing a thick skin

Sometimes professional blogging is hard. Actually, scratch that: blogging professionally is hard pretty much all the time: it’s just that some weeks are tougher than others, and this has been one of those weeks. The fact that it’s still only Tuesday…

Why All Freelance Writers Should Have a Website

We’ll be looking at the technicalities of setting up a freelance writing website soon. For now, though, just trust me: if you’re serious about your freelance writing business, you’re going to need a website. Most people who find themselves in…

Working from Home: The Duvet Day

Yesterday, I decided to have myself a duvet day. In my defense, it was Black Monday: officially the most miserable day of the year. Black Monday is the day when the weather, work and the fact that we’re all still broke…

The Secret Of Successful Freelance Writing

The world is full of wannabe writers. Just ask my inbox: every day it gets flooded with emails from people looking for freelance work or just desperate to know how to get started. Not that I blame them, of course….

Deadbeat Employer of the Day: Paid to Plagiarize

This kind of job advert makes me sad: Reword Articles: Scope: We need 50 reworded copies of 10 articles. Each article will be between 500-800 words, and will be provided to you. Change: Titles, and one word per sentence changed…

Watergate

So, on Sunday evening, we broke the house. This is, of course, the latest chapter in the never-ending-story that is our attempt to redecorate the bathroom. Sunday night’s installment started like this: Terry: You know, I don’t think I’m going…

Review | Bourjois So Laque! Nail Enamel

I’m not very good at wearing nail polish on my fingernails: I seem to have a talent for chipping it, and there are few things I hate more (beauty-wise) than chipped nail polish, so I tend to stick to clear…

Mini Bourjois Mini Loose Powder Eyeshadow

I’ve mentioned before that I’m not generally an eyeshadow person. A few weeks ago, though, I stumbled upon some pots of Mini Bourjois’ mini loose powder eyeshadow, and instantly realised I wanted it. I mean, what a great idea: it’s…

Review | Boots No. Protect & Perfect Night Cream

  As promised, my review of Boots No. 7’s new Protect & Perfect Night Cream, which is, indeed, a new line, containing the same ingredients as the Protect & Perfect Beauty Serum. (You’ll know it as Restore & Renew if…

Toilet Humour*

So, we are spending January re-decorating our bathroom. And with that single line, I do believe I may have already made myself a serious contender for the “Most Boring Bloggers of 2008″ list. “What, she’s writing about her BATHROOM, now?”…

Friday Photo: Forever the Fashionista

For today’s Friday Photo, I proudly present yet another in my continuing series of Embarrassing Photos of Me as a Child. I’m the little boy on the left. Yes, that is a bathing cap and a pair of Wellington boots…

Review | Lancome Hypnose waterproof mascara

"You’re wearing ‘special’ makeup today," my husband observed a couple of weeks ago. I hadn’t done anything different with my makeup, but I was trying out Lancome’s ‘Hypnose’ mascara for the first time so I pressed him for more details…