August, 2008

If I Ruled the World…

Oh, hai 1am on Saturday morning! Long time since I’ve seen you, no? Well, actually, that’s not strictly true, obviously. I mean, I did see you last Saturday morning, but that was by choice, because I’d been out on the…

Cellphone mirror, for beauty addicts on the go

Some cellphones come with mirrors already attached to them, but if yours doesn’t, this may be the next best thing. It’s a self-adhesive mirror that attaches to your cellphone, allowing you to check out your makeup any time you want…

Essie Nail Corrector Pen

A few years ago, I was given a nail corrector pen as part of a nail polish gift set, and I absolutely loved it. So much easier and more accurate than the "folded-up piece of loo roll dipped in nail…

Lower lash curler for curly lower lashes

Just while we’re talking about eyelash curlers… as obsessed as I am with the things, even I didn’t know I needed one of these until I found it on the Sephora website. And actually, I have to say, I’m STILL…

18k Gold Eyelash Curler from Sephora

Would you buy a gold-plated eyelash curler? Well, as much as I love/depend upon my eyelash curlers, I was thinking the answer to that one would be "er, no". But then I noticed that the price of this one was…

Alberto Balsam Strawberries and Cream Conditioner

As recommended by one of my readers, Mari, this is the UK companion conditioner to the VO5 Strawberries and Cream Shampoo I reviewed last week and another sweet smelling, bargain priced hair product. While the smell is delicious, though, the…

Five Beautiful Links for Friday

The Fashion Police want to know what’s up with this clown hat from Topshop? Forever Amber finds "size zero" armbands at the gym. Keeping it Realtor likes to be beside the seaside. But sometimes she has to content herself with…

Glamour tweezers, complete with suction cup!

Anyone who’s ever lived with me will bear testament to the fact that I mislay my tweezers all the freaking time. No, I have no idea how I manage it either. This sorry state of affairs, however, means that even…

Zero, Schmero

Today at the gym (four times in a row! GO ME!), before the class even started, I managed to: 1. Drop a barbell on my thumb, creating the kind of pain that makes your heart rise into your mouth, and…

Harajuku Lovers Eau de Toilette Sprays

Harajuku Lovers is the brainchild of singer Gwen Stefani, whose L.A.M.B. line stands for Love.Angel.Music.Baby.  That explains the names of these four Eau de Toilette sprays, each of which features a little Harajuku girl. The original Harajuku girls, of course,…

A note from Amber…

So, this morning I came home from the gym and found that Rubin had been using my computer while I was gone.  Specifically, Photoshop: Rubin, if you’re reading this: that’s very sweet, but knock it off, OK? (Also: we’ve just…

Review | Isomers Tan Trick self tanner

My legendary inability to apply fake tan without making myself look like a sepia-coloured zebra is well documented, so I want to begin this review of Isomers Tan Trick by saying that you should probably discount the fact that I…

Review | Shu Uemura mini eyelash curler

I’ve said this before, I know, but eyelash curlers would be one of my Desert Island beauty items, right after tweezers and mascara. Nothing does more to help widen your eyes, and a good pair of eyelash curlers have the…

Review | DuWop Doubleglow 7

This is another product that I really wanted to like. It went straight onto my Wish List when I first heard about it, back in January, and I finally picked up a jar in June of this year. "June?" I…

Review | Isomers Sunscreen with UV Pearls SPF 20

Speaking of sunscreen (which I was doing yesterday), this week I’ve been using Isomers SPF 20. No, we haven’t had much sun (chance would be a fine thing!), but as I’ve said, I make a habit of always mixing in…

Missoni Solid Perfume Charm Necklace

Is anyone else loving the trend for solid perfume? I am. I’m good at remembering to apply perfume before I leave the house, but not so great at remembering to refresh it throughout the day. It’s not always convenient to…