February, 2008

Dollface Reviews: ‘Rehab’ shampoo by Lush

"They tried to make me go to rehab, I said, no, no, no…!" Oh, come on – you know that song’s stuck in your head now, too! Actually, Amy Wineshouse’s ‘Rehab’ gets stuck in my head every single morning now,…

Review | Gelicity Gel Spa Bath

For Valentine’s Day, Mr Dollface and I both opted to give each other gifts themed around the idea of "We’ve got a new bathroom and by God, we’re going to use it", so I got him a selection of stuff…

Video Killed the Radio Star

Actually, a better title for this entry would probably be something like, “Being so nervous she almost threw up on her dressing gown killed the radio star” but that doesn’t sound so good, and is way harder to sing, so…

Dave Barry loves me*

People, Dave Barry has linked to The Fashion Police from his blog. I am ridiculously exited about this because: Dave Barry! Read my blog! Or, you know, at least looked at it! His entry got 62 comments. Mine got… 2….

Review | Carmex Lip Balm

Having heard a whole lot of good things about Carmex – Lip Salve , and given that it’s still that time of the year when I walk around with sore, cracked lips all day, I finally decided last week that…

Mother’s Day perfume from Perfume Bay

  Valentine’s Day is over – you can stop looking for heart and flower shaped beauty gifts. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Mother’s Day is right around the corner, which means the great gift hunt has…

Writing Pet Peeves #4: ‘Prolly’

“Prolly”. Let’s just take a moment to look at it. It’s a stupid word, isn’t it? Especially when you consider that the perfectly good word it’s so often used to replace – “probably” – is in no need of replacing….

How much money do bloggers make?

How much money do bloggers make? How much money do bloggers make? It’s a question that’s been coming up a lot recently: with the media carrying extraordinary claims about bloggers apparently making millions of dollars per year from their blogs,…

Freelance Feast or Famine

Sometimes a freelance writing career can feel very much like “feast or famine”. At the very beginning, it’s almost all famine. You spend more time looking for freelance writing jobs than you spend actually writing, and, quite apart from being…

How to snag that freelance writing job

So, you want to be a freelance writer. You’ve scoured the Internet for the best paying writing jobs, and now you’re ready to apply for some of them. There’s just one problem: so are a few hundred other freelance writers,…

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The One Where I Am Deformed

So, I’m having a dress made. This is probably a mistake, because, as loyal readers (hi, mum and dad!) will remember dressmakers hate me. But I am doing it anyway, and unfortunately for me, a necessary part of this process…

Car Wars

Yes, it’s that radiator again. It’s living at the top of the stairs now. I think it’s probably trying to work its way out of the house gradually – maybe it’ll make it back to the garden shed, and from…