January, 2009

The One With the “Twang”

This week I’ve been going to the gym on a semi-regular basis. I’ve done Body Combat. I’ve done Body Pump. I’ve done Blast Abs. I would’ve done Body Attack, but …. well, we all know what happened when I tried…

Review | Urban Decay lipstick in ‘Buzzkill’

  Continuing with my Urban Decay review-fest, today I'm wearing their creamy lipstick in 'Buzzkill', with 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in 'Wicked'. The lipstick is described as "dusky rose", but when I first opened it, it looked a lot pinker…

Jean Paul Gaultier CLASSIQUE Solid Perfume Necklace

  Yesterday, when I mentioned that my regular perfume is running out, what I didn't say is that the perfume in question is Jean Paul Gaultier's Classique. It's been my signature scent for a long time now (although recently I've…

Review | Armani Code Pour Femme EDP

My regular perfume is running dangerously low, so it's time for a replacement, and this week I've been trying out Armani Code. Now, I'm fairly fussy about perfume, and when I like one I tend to stick to it for…well,…

Car Wars II – The Car Strikes Back

One of the biggest advantages of being self-employed and working from home is that I don’t really have to leave the house very often if I don’t want to. In the winter, I don’t normally want to, so while we…

Handmade Beauty: Hand grenade soap

  Just to prove that not all beauty products have to be cute and girlie and look like flowers or cakes, this hand grenade soap from Etsy seller "stinkybomb" kicks all kinds of ass. It's cast from an actual WW2…

Review | Barry M Deluxe Eyeshadow Kit

  Eyeshadow kits are something I don't often buy, because I tend to find that most of them come stocked with loads of colours that I'll just never wear. Barry M's Deluxe Eyeshadow Kit is different, though, becuse for £9.95…

Voices In My Head

Well, it’s finally happened: I’ve started hearing voices. Luckily for me (or perhaps not, actually),  Terry and Rubin have also been hearing the voices,  so it would appear that what we’re dealing with here isn’t so much A Descent into…

A Note to Charity Collectors

Dear Charity Collectors, I already give to charity every month. I give to charities I have chosen, and I do it by direct debit. As much as I’d love to give more money, to more charities, if I gave to…

Barry M nail paint in cobalt blue

  First up, you have to excuse the extremely bad paint job in the image above. Here's the thing: it was late. I was drinking wine. I was watching Gossip Girl. Out of the corner of my eye, I spied…

Sleep Talk

Terry and I are both sleep talkers. As you can imagine, this has led to some fun times in our house of an evening, and it’s weird because we can go for months without saying a word, and then all…

Friday Five – Aromas

This is a kinda boring Friday Five, but hey, “boring” has never stopped me before, so without further ado: What are your favorite smells/scents? Cut grass. Petrol.  Sunscreen. Rubin’s head (when he’s not been rubbing it in Unmentionables, obviously). The…

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Words I Have Started to Hate

Lately I’ve started to notice that the Internet has ruined some words for me. These are perfectly good words (well, some of them are, anyway…); words I’ve even used myself, and probably still do from time to time. But their…

Colorsport 30 day mascara

Tutorial | How to Dye Your Own Eyelashes

How to dye your own eyelashes Some beauty treatments should always, always be done in a salon, by professionals who know what they’re doing. (Cutting your own hair is a prime example of this…)Others, though, you can do equally well…

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Good Housekeeping. (Er, not so much…)

A few quick housekeeping notes, regarding The Blawg, The House and, well, ME, basically. 1. The Blawg: For a few days around Christmas/New Year/Whenever, WordPress decided that rather than just publish all of the lovely comments people leave here, it…

The Afterbath

Radiant Red

A few weeks ago, I started using a new hair conditioner. It’s called ‘Radiant Red’ and as the name suggests, it’s made especially for us redheads. (And very good it is too, by the way: you should totally buy it….

Review: Jamieson 100 Percent Pure Vitamin E Oil

Amanda Ryan writes… "Living on the west coast, I’m lucky that I’m not regularly subjected to harsh or arid conditions. That doesn’t stop my skin from getting seriously dry though. In fact, I often have to moisturize twice a day…

That Girl

So, I went to the gym. In fact, I went to a Boxercise class, and here’s the thing about that: if you ever catch me mentioning doing another one, I want you to do that “reaching through the screen and slapping…

Starting as I mean to go on

Oh, hai Monday! You know how I promised you (in my own fool head, natch) that I’d make the absolute most of you, getting up with the larks (when do the larks get up, anyway? Please say 10am.), heading to…

Bloom Cosmetics now available at Superdrug

I do love a new makeup brand to get my teeth into (Note: not literally. That would be weird.) so the news that Australian brand Bloom is now available at Superdrug has given me some new items to add to…

2009: now with added idiots

Just in case anyone out there was worried that 2009 might not contain quite as many idiots as 2008 did, I present the evidence to the contrary, courtesy of a comment someone  tried to post on the The Fashion Police yesterday:…