April, 2009

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Telephone and email ettiquette, revisited

One morning last week, Terry and I returned home from the gym to discover the light on the answerphone flashing. Amongst the usual work-related messages that had been left (for Terry, obviously, not for me. Because I don’t actually “do”…

Review | Ambre Solaire Spray SPF 30 sunscreen

I have the hardest time with sunscreen. Because I'm so pale, I have to be absolutely meticulous about applying it, and I also have to go for a high factor. The problem with that, though? Well, high factor sunscreens tend…

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A Tale of Two Shoes (in one week)

Sometime last year, I was obsessively perusing the Topshop website when I stumbled upon a pair of shoes known as ‘Sereno’. I loved them, but I knew they would never be mine because, meh, money. “Resist them, I will!” I…

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The one where I win an award

Yes, it’s true, folks, I have won something! Well, OK, actually it’s my blog, The Fashion Police, which has won something, but seeing as I’ve never won anything else in my life before (Disclosure: I once won bacon and eggs…

Review | MeMeMe Drama Queen mascara

If ever there was a mascara with a name guaranteed to appeal to this Dollface, MeMeMe's 'Drama Queen' would be it.  This is described as a "High impact, ultra glossy, volu-lift mascara" with a "new flexible 3D brush" which "separates ad sculpts lashes…

Review | Diorshow Blackout Waterproof Mascara

My mascara finally died last week. I hate it when that happens because it always leaves me with a dilemma: do I simply go out and buy another tube of my favourite, fail safe mascara – the one I know always looks good, and which never lets…

Review | Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

I've actually been using Urban Decay's 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils for quite some time now, but have somehow neglected to review them here – a situation I had to rectify because these are one of my favourite products, and probably…

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New shoes cure the blues

Remember last month, when I left Shoewawa and promised to mark the occasion in the most appropriate way I could think of: by buying shoes? And then I didn’t mention that again, and you probably thought I’d forgotten all about…

The Second (Head) Coming

Remember my Second Head? The one that rears up periodically from my existing head, making me look like the results of some kind of genetic experiment gone badly, badly wrong? Yeah, it’s back. It arrived on Monday night. At first…

Review | Lush Aqua Mirablis Underwater Massage Bar

This is what I've been using to exfoliate my skin this month before applying my gradual self-tanner: and it's also the reason I suspect that aforementioned self-tanner didn't turn out to be the unmitigated disaster of previous attempts. It's Lush's…

No one puts Rubinman in the corner!

A Guest Post from Rubin: WATERGATE

Yo, peeps, Rubinman in da house! Yes, it’s really ME, the R-Man! I’m here because, it’s like, I read Amber’s last entry? The one where she’s whining about me peein on that “radiator”? And it was as I thought. They…

My Life in a List

Absolutely nothing has happened here since The Great Wall of Clothing was removed from my hallway, so this is one of those completely pointless list posts, which I’m pretty sure no one will read anyway, because you’ll all be off…

Review | Lush Dream Cream soothing body cream

"You'd be unlikely to buy Dream Cream for its herbal scent alone," says the Lush website. "Chamomile smells a bit too much like freshly dug flower beds, even with lavender and rose thrown in." Well, I'm glad they said it,…

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I’ll Be Your Wall. (Of clothes)

I’ve been talking in my sleep again, folks. In the early hours of Monday morning, for instance, I apparently rolled over in bed and said to Terry, “Don’t worry: I’ll be your wall!” Which is nice. Well, I mean, everyone needs…

Engraving Surprise

After all of the complaining that went down in the comments section of my post about Terry’s results, I figured it was time to lighten the atmosphere a little with one of our regularly scheduled “surprise” posts. Sadly, there are…

Holly Golightly sleep mask from Fred Flare

OK, I know this isn't technically a beauty product but, well, it's not called "beauty sleep" for nothing, and it can be hard to get it if you're on a plane, or even just sleeping in a room that gets…

Aquolina Chocolovers Creamy Bath Foam: mmmmm!

  Wait… a bath foam that smells like chocolate? That's just cruel, no? Also: tempting, very tempting… Clearly I could say more about this, but I can't because I'm too busy wiping the drool off my keyboard. Yeah, that was…

What are your handbag beauty heroes?

  While I was writing about Bare Escentuals Handbag Heroes kit, it occurred to me to wonder what kind of products would make it onto your "handbag hero" list – i.e. what do you carry with you on a day…

The results are in…

… and Terry’s kidney is absolutely fine, nothing to see here, move along please and all that jazz. All of the blood results were in the “best they could possibly be” range, and now that’s been confirmed I can go…