September, 2009

Lancome Deluxe Brush Set

I badly need to replace some of my makeup brushes at the moment, and even although I know I’ll probably bow to the inevitable and get new ones from MAC, I’m still having fun looking at some of the other…

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In the doghouse

Remember the shirt Terry got for completing his 10k run on the weekend? It was white. Pristine. It had the name of the race on the front of it, and, this being the first race of this type Terry had…

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Friday Photo: In my natural habitat

Last week Terry and I went shopping, so for this week’s Friday Photo, here I am in my natural habitat: the mall. I’m wearing my new trench coat and ankle boots, which I bought in preparation for Autumn. And which…

Review: Boots Expert Cuticle Remover

Every week here at Dollface Towers, a bitter war is waged. The war is between me and my cuticles, and most of the time, the cuticles win. Each week I try to remove them, and each week, I end up…

Anastasia Line Erasing Try Me Kit

As regular readers will know, I’m a big fan of Anastasia’s brow products and mascara (and I don’t confer fandom on a mascara lightly, either), so I’d recommend this little kit on the grounds that it contains sample sizes of…

Review: Villainess bath & body products

Meet my new favourite indulgences…. Villainess is a US brand of bath and body products, and they’ve basically manged to combine everything I like in this kind of thing: quirky packaging and branding, great scents, products that remind me of…

Gym Etiquette, revisited

Riddle me this, readers: You’re at the gym. It’s empty, but for one solitary person – a clumsy redhead, say – who is wheezing away on the treadmill right next to the wall. This treadmill is one of about ten…

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Hat Trick

Last week I was taking a look at the River Island website (for, er, research purposes, you understand), when this hat caught my eye: Remind you of anyone? I think Terry and I should get one each, and wear them…

Friday Face: What makeup are you wearing today?

Because I’m nosey and like to know what everyone’s wearing, I thought I’d start a little Friday feature where we can all talk about our faces of the day, or, in my case, my face of yesterday, because I still…

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Friday Photo: Wine Time!

So, I’ve noticed that no one actually comes here on a Friday, so I thought I’d revive the Friday Photo that I used to do did a couple of times way back in the day, so I don’t have to…

Review: Scholl Crackling Ice Foot Spray

I ran on a treadmill for ten kilometres yesterday. I’ll leave it up to your imagination just how how and, well, sweaty, my feet felt after THAT. Oh no, wait: I didn’t really leave it up to your imagination, did…

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The Day I (Almost) Died

Today I did my first ever 10km run. 10km! And OK, I did it on the treadmill rather than outside, and I didn’t exactly break the land speed record in the process, but I did manage to run for the…

When good brands go SPAM

…and I’m not talking about the spammer who keeps emailing Terry using the subject line, “Terry you’re an idiot” and providing a pornographic image in the body of the email – although that’s about as bad as it gets, to…

Review: Moor Spa Refining Facial Mask

If you follow me on Twitter (what do you mean, you don’t follow me on Twitter?) and happened to be online at around 10am on Saturday morning, you probably already know that I spent a small portion of my weekend looking…

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Gratuitous Rubin: sunbeam

Rubin’s favourite sleeping spot: the little pool of sunlight that falls through the bathroom window and lands in the hallway: On Saturday morning, the bathroom door was closed, and – get this – he actually went and pushed it open…

Dior ‘Haute Couture’ Palette

Look at this: Pretty sweet, no? I mean, I know palettes and I haven’t always seen eye to perfectly-made-up eye, but this palette puts other palettes to shame. (I’ve typed the word “palette” so many times now it’s started to…

Lulu’s Time Bomb anti-ageing skincare products

Like a lot of people, I can be a little bit cynical about celebrity skincare/beauty lines. It’s easy to assume the celebrity name is just a gimmick, so it’s always a pleasant surprise when one of these lines turns out…

Karin Herzog Chocolate Moisturiser, revisited

Remember the Karin Herzog chocolate moisturiser I wrote about back in May? Well, I was lucky enough to be sent some to try out, and that’s why I’m sitting here typing this with a face that smells just like chocolate….

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Wardrobe Remix

This was the view from the car on the way home from the gym this morning: And that was the view on Sunday, too. And Saturday. And Friday. There was a brief period of No Rain on Monday, but that…

Words I Have Started to Hate, Part 2

The coming winter has made me grumpy – grumpier than usual, I mean – and some words have started getting on my nerves again. And so it is that I present to you now, Part 2 of my occasional “Words…

Wake me up when September ends

Well, it’s September, then. That sucks. And I know: I know everyone who reads this will be all, “Yay! Winter! There will be long walks in the crisp Autumn leaves, while wearing long scarves and looking just like Ali McGraw…