July, 2009

rubin-blog

Stuff. In the form of a list.

Because I am lazy: 1. I still haven’t found The Dress. This is much to the distress of Terry, because it seems that I just can’t stop talking about it. I mean, I thought I’d maybe be OVER IT by…

Review: Revlon Pedi-Expert pedicure kit

Oh God. Oh no. This looks suspiciously like a foot file, doesn't it? And I'm sure we all remember what happened last time I tried to review a foot file. Well, it IS, in fact, a foot file. It's Revlon's…

Review: Sephora Brand Atomic

I guess it’s fitting that my favourite mascara so far of all the brands in the Sephora Lash Stash pack should be the Sephora brand mascara itself. That doesn’t mean it’s about to replace Lancome in my affections of course, because this…

Cheetos flavoured lip balm: do not want

Now, don't get me wrong: I love Cheetos. And I love lip balm. And above all, I love lip balm that tastes like food. But lip balm that tastes like Cheetos? I think I'm going to pass on that. If…

Review: Garnier Pure Active Roll-On

So, as I was saying last week, I'm fairly lucky in that I don't get too many spots. Then, just a few days after Garnier's Pure Active Roll-On, which is designed for fighting spots, arrived on my desk, I woke…

These things come in threes…

(Note: for those of you tuning in because you’re concerned about The Melting that was scheduled for today, I bring good news: yesterday my phone changed its mind and decided that rather than the “SUN MELTING, OMG!” it had predicted ,…

Review: Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash Mascara

This round of Mascara Wars is brought to you by Bare Escentuals Buxom Lash. It's also brought to you by The Migraine I Had Earlier This Week That Left Me Looking Pale, Strung-Out and Inexplicably Spotty. OK so I don't…

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And then the sun totally melted, The End.

Well, THAT was a whole lot of fun, wasn’t it? Look, though! We’re getting a sun obscured by a little bit of cloud tomorrow! Do you know, that’s the first time I have EVER seen that particular icon, and I’ve…

Malibu SPF 15 Clear Scalp Protector

As I may have mentioned once or twice or a million times, I'm paranoid about sunburn, which is why you'll always find me lathered up in the highest SPF I can find in the summer, plus a hat. Despite this,…

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Ol’ Scabby McScabberson

[Important Disclaimer: I wrote this post in a misguided attempt to be funny. Almost all of the posts I’ve ever written on this site are supposed to be entertaining. I don’t actually care about the “scabby lips” comment, and I…

Hershey’s Vanilla Crème Solid Fragrance

I love fragrances and I love chocolate, so a solid fragrance made by Hershey's should really be a Dream Team for me, but I'm just not sure about this one: quite apart from the fact that most people who've reviewed…

You have GOT to be kidding me…

I don’t know why this still has the power to surprise me, but so much for “summer”… p.s. That’s in celcius, by the way. 13c = about 55f. But it’s the rain that’s the real killer…

The Way We Roll

I still have the post-holiday blues. Especially now that it’s rained on St. Swithins Day, which means 40 days of rain for us! (Not that we’ll really notice the difference here in Scotland, obviously…) Anyway, here, have a video, courtesy…

MAC’s Naked Honey Collection: for Queen Bees

Oooh, sticky! Tasty, though. This is MAC's new Naked Honey line, which obviously appeals to me right away, given that it has something to do with FOOD. This contains cosmetics (highlight powder, eye-shadow and Lip Glass shades), body care (Body…

Review: Benefit BADGal Lash Mascara

No, this isn't further evidence of my boundless love for Benefit Cosmetics, it's just the first of the mascaras from my Sephora Lash Stash, getting a bit of a workout. And how does it fare? Well, first of all, I…

Review | Benefit High Beam pink highlighter

There were a couple of interesting comments on my post about Benefit’s new Brows -a-go-go, and I have to admit, I do agree with them to some extent. There’s no doubt in my mind that Benefit are extremely good at…

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Gardening with Rubin

I hate gardening. And, yes, I know, I’ve already made my point about that, thanksverymuch, so don’t worry, this isn’t going to be YET ANOTHER POST about how much I hate and resent the fact that I work hard all…

Holiday Shorts: Now you know where I get it from

So, my dad goes into the Apple store. I’ve no idea why, because my parents now have a total of four computers and, well, there’s only two of them. But presumably my dad felt like playing with some different gadgets…

Review | NARS The Multiple in Orgasm

As a NARS Orgasm devotee, I've been meaning to pick up The Multiple for a while now, and last month I finally got round to doing it. This is basically the famous 'Orgasm' in a stick: it's a creamy formula…

Review | Jo Malone Vanilla & Anise Cologne

When my vacation ended last week, I was depressed. Very, very depressed. But the day I got back, this arrived: I defy anyone not to be cheered up by the simple loveliness that is a Jo Malone box. So pretty!…

Holiday Shorts: Scotland? Where’s that?

Girl to me at the horse-riding-on-the-beach experience in Florida: So, where are you all from? Me: Scotland Her: Wow! How long of a drive is that?! I felt really bad having to explain that it’s actually on a whole other…

Review | The Ped Egg foot file

So, I bought a Ped Egg. I don't even really know why I bought a Ped Egg, because I already have a Microplane Foot File which I'm perfectly happy with but, well, I guess I'm even more of a sucker for…

Review | MAC Viva Glam 1 Lipstick

I know, I know: I'm really slow to catch on with this one… The thing is, I've been searching for the perfect red lipstick for YEARS now, but because of my "difficult" colouring, very few really work for me. For…

Review | Lancome Oscillation Water Resistant Mascara

I really expected to love this. I mean, I'm more or less Lancome's bitch when it comes to mascara: I've been using their offerings almost all of my mascara-wearing life, and although I have my little flirtations with other brands,…

A small Sephora haul…

…but only a very small one, because as anyone who reads my personal blog will know by now, I got a little bit carried away in the Neiman Marcus shoe department during my vacation, and had no money left for…

Nuthin’ mo’ betta

On the way back to the airport last week, we passed a restaurant that had the tag-line “Nuthin’ mo’ betta’.” No, seriously: it was written just like that. We didn’t stop there, unfortunately (or perhaps fortunately) so I can’t confirm…

Homeward Bound

Well, we’re headed home tomorrow, assuming our plane doesn’t drop out of the sky – and recent events lead me to believe that this is a strong possibility – and I don’t think it would be possible for me to…