August, 2009

aftermath

Crime Scene, Do Not Enter

Yesterday I was working away at my desk when I happened to look round to find that OMG, there had been a MURDUR!  </ Taggart> This photo doesn’t really do the scene justice, because there was stuffing EVERYWHERE. Whoever the…

All work, no play, rinse and repeat

Wow, see how easy it is to get out of the habit of blogging when there’s nothing at all happening? Lately life has entered one of those weird “frantically-busy-but-also-mind-numbingly-boring” phases. In fact, I don’t think I’ve left the house in…

Tweezerman Mini Tweeze Set Brow Duo 2 Go

I’ve said before that I’m a fan of Tweezerman, and particularly of their point tweezers, which are just the best things ever for getting at those little, hard to tweeze hairs. Sometimes, though, a slant tweezer is the best tool…

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My dad will be so proud…*

A few weeks ago, I was talking to my dad, and my dad said something that really struck a chord with me. It was this: “Don’t hesitate to buy shoes,” said my dad. “Buy all of them. Especially those ones…

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The Green Dress Cometh

Well, the replacement green dress arrived on Saturday morning (I waited all morning for the mail, so obviously it arrived the very second I switched on the shower. I wish I’d thought to do that earlier…) and I can report…

‘Twilight’ Lip Venom from DuWop

So, I have no idea what the connection between ‘Twilight’ and plump lips is. I mean, I can see how this product looks suitably vampiric (did I just make up a word?), but other than that, I think we just…

Review: Anastasia Lash Lifting Mascara

Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Sorry, that’s just the choir of angels in my head rejoicing at the news that there is actually a mascara in the world that does exactly what it says on the tin. That mascara is Anastasia’s Lash…

Bobbi Brown Lip Crayon: lipstick in a pencil

Not a lip liner, as I’d first assumed, these are actually a lipstick-like formula, in a pencil form. Sounds like a great idea to me: I’m forever using lip-liners as lipstick (the colours always seem to suit be better, and…

Green Dress Update

Remember my beloved green dress? The one that was tragically and mysteriously LOST? Well, it’s still lost. Sorry, I just realised that the start of this post probably made you think I was about to tell you I found it…

Review: Boots No. 7 Extravagant Lashes Mascara

While the site was down last week, what do you think I was doing? Why, trying out mascara, of course! Isn’t that what I’m ALWAYS doing? This week was the turn of Boots No. 7′s new Extravagant Lashes mascara, and…

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The birds! The birds!

This week we’ve had a new visitor here in The Shrieking Shack (if you’ve ever had birds, you’ll know exactly why I call it that): everyone say hi to Cheeky! In this picture I am willing him NOT to poop…

I am not a shop, part 11,876

It’s started again: the whole “let’s pretend Amber is running a shop!” thing, I mean. I’ve had a good few weeks WITHOUT being constantly asked about my “stock” and where I ship to, but this morning I woke up to…