March, 2009

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Two years ago today…

…Terry and I got married: (Yes, that’s the same Forth Rail Bridge we visited this weekend. What can I say, clearly we have a thing about bridges…) As with my birthday, and other anniversaries, the evidence of the passing of…

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Three Go Down to the Sea

After my fun walk through Bandit Country, Terry and I decided it would be better if, for my next trick walk, we went somewhere far, far away from the Banditos. Or far enough away that I’d find it harder to…

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The “Ginger” Strikes Back

I’ve mentioned here before that while the street Terry and I live in is as pleasant and suburban as it gets, some of the areas around us… aren’t. Well, they don’t call our part of town “Bandit Country” for nothing,…

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Crispy Surprise

As well as jelly sweets, one of my other favourite food groups is the Crispy Cake: you know, just like your mother used to make? And, lo! The Crispy Surprise turned out to be: Three crispy cakes, all covered in…

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Wax Surprise

On Sunday night Terry offered to run me a bath. Well, of course I agreed, but little did I know that Terry was about to spring the WAX SURPRISE – duh duh DUH! Because I am stupid, it took me…

The Friday Five : Desert Island Items

I was going to call this one “Post That Isn’t About Surprises Surprise!” but I figured that may mislead people into thinking it’s going to be more interesting than it actually is, so I’m just going to be upfront and…

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Rubin’s Surprise

Well, would you look at that: looks like I DIDN’T find anything other than my birthday surprises to write about this week after all! Let’s just pretend I did, OK? I won’t tell if you don’t… Anyway, as I mentioned…

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H&M Surprise

One day soon, I will write a post here that ISN’T about the surprises Terry gave me for my birthday.  Maybe tomorrow, in fact. Or, you know, maybe not, because I’m actually quite enjoying writing posts that don’t require me…

Review | Dove Hair Minimising deodorant

If you're anything like me, the recent TV adcerts for Dove's New Hair Minimising deodorant have probably been making you sit up and take notice – and not just because of the gorgeous red Valentino shoes the model's wearing in…

Bad PR: The Social Media Stalker

Social media is great. Seriously, isn’t social media great? It lets you connect with people you might not otherwise have interacted with, it gives you access to new and sometimes fascinating pieces of information, it provides a bit of light…

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Gel Surprise

As many of you have long since realised, I am secretly only eight years old. So when I woke up on Saturday morning and found this sitting on my desk waiting for me, naturally I shrieked like a child: And…

Calcium Surprise

Calcium Suprise

So, the Calcium Surprise turned out to be, not a carton of milk, but grilled haloumi cheese, cut into hearts and served stacked up, with a handful of grapes: Best. Thing. Ever.

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Surprise Red

I hate Fridays. Hate them. I know all the cool kids hate Mondays, but I reserve my ire for Friday, which is The Day From Hell for me, because, for reasons too complicated and boring to go into here, that’s…

Sparkle Surprise

I called in the “Sparkle Surprise“… …. and discovered that Terry now has to be responsible for all house-cleaning duties (including ironing, yay!) for the next week.  So my house will… sparkle.  Do you see what he did there? Of…

Vera Wang ‘Princess’ solid perfume

  I wore a Vera Wang gown on my wedding day, and was seriously tempted to go the hole hog with the Vera Wang 'Princess' perfume, too. In the end I decided to settle for my usual "signature" scent (with…

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Surprise, surprise!

It was my birthday on Tuesday. I didn’t mention it at the time because, well, I hate birthdays.  And because I was sulking and feeling hard-done-by on account of the fact that, wah, I just got older! But it was my…

Review | YSL Top Secret Flash Radiance Brush

  Almost as soon as YSL's Top Secret Flash Radiance Brush was released, I started coveting it. Well, when you read the description of it, can you blame me? "The secret to radiant skin! With a single brush stroke your…

Review | Crest Whitestrips Advanced Seal

  A few years ago, I paid a small fortune to have my teeth professionally whitened at the dentists. It was done using trays which were specially made for my teeth, and which had to be filled with gel and…

Holy Grails: Must-Have Beauty Products Part 2

Jen has already told you what her Holy Grail Beauty Products are, so now it's my turn! Before I start, I should just say that there 's a certain amount of overlap between my list and Jen's: I also swear…

Review | Poppy Tint for cheeks and lips by MEMEME

  MEMEME's 'Poppy Tint' is the brand's latest lip and cheek tint, and let's be honest: it's basically a budget version of Benefit's Posie Tint, isn't it? I've only ever tried Posie Tint very briefly, at a Benefit counter, and…

Review | RoC Retin-Ox™ Wrinkle Filler

I was fascinated by the sound of RoC's Retin-Ox Wrinkle Filler when I wrote about it back in January, so when a tube of the coveted stuff landed on my desk last week, there was much rejoicing at Dollface Towers….

Things I Bought: February Edition

Terry has just reminded me that I haven’t yet provided my monthly breakdown of Things I Bought for February and so, because I know the world will surely end if I don’t list these items, here it is… February was…

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I Am Not a Shop. Seriously.

On Friday, a very disturbing email flooded in: —–Original Message—– From: Tights With Flip-Flops Woman  Sent: 27 February 2009 16:45 To: Amber, Finder of Everything Subject: tights for flip flops I have a friend who has “problem feet” and wonder if you…