January, 2010

Friday Face: Lather, rinse and repeat…

I’ve been rushing around all day today, so this week’s Friday Face isn’t just on the late side, it’s also more or less a repeat of previous faces. (“Hi, Im Troy McLure! You may remember these products from such Friday…

THE MASCARA

Friday Photo: My Other Obsession

When I wrote about my shoe collection earlier this week, Madeline had an interesting question for me. Well, it was interesting to me, anyway, because it was about mascara, and I find almost EVERYTHING about mascara interesting. Madeline said: ” Now,…

Tweezerman After Tweeze Soothing Cream

You know what? I’m amazed I don’t already own this product – or one very like it, at least. As fellow mono-brow owners will probably testify, keeping the brow at bay can involve a lot of tweezing. If I left…

Breaking news: I am not Joan Rivers. Really.

Dear People who keep sending me hate mail relating to the E! Network’s “Fashion Police” show, I AM NOT the E! Network. Or, indeed, Joan Rivers. And I don’t have Kim Kardashian’s number either, so no, I can’t pass on your…

Not a Shop, Part 765: I love hot looks!

I’ve been ill. I’ve been ill in a “having to take time off work to flop uselessly on the couch surrounded by tissues and lemsip” kind of ill. A “can’t stop talking about how bad I feel” kind of way. So I haven’t…

Review: E.L.F french manicure set

This kit was sent to me to review a few weeks ago, and while my nails are currently much too short to do an effective French manicure, I’ve been using the pink and clear polishes regularly, and in fact, the…

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Writing Police: No Comments!

This is just one example of the large number of rogue apostrophes currently littering the island of Gran Canaria, which Terry and I visited last month. These apostrophes were everywhere: on signs, on menus, on buildings… you name it. I’ve honestly…

Friday Face: Hats offon

A slightly belated Friday Face today, thanks to my camera batteries dying on me: they always know how to pick their moments! Anyway, I wanted to try and get a photo in what passes for natural daylight at this time of…

Things That Go Bump In the Night

Remember our attic-dwelling “visitor” of last year? The one who made noises in the walls and went on a chewin’ spree among the bags of old clothes and other junk up there? No, we didn’t either. We’d had the best…

Review: Sunsilk Care & Repair Shampoo

I have to be honest here: I chose this shampoo purely because it was part of a “four products for £3″ deal at Asda last week. And I’m actually really pleased I did. As I mentioned last week, my hair has…

A small dose of the Januarys

Do you think we could maybe just start again with this whole “2010” thing? Say, next week, maybe? Is next week good for everyone? Because so far this year isn’t really working out for me. It’s mostly because of the…

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Belated Friday Photo: Sand dune

It’s really a Saturday Photo now, of course, but here I am sitting on top of one of the Maspalomas sand dunes, in Gran Canaria. It’s a big ‘un, isn’t it?

Friday Face: Snow Days

This is what I’ve been looking like this week – well, on the rare occasions I’ve ventured out of doors, anyway: Yes, we’re having a whole lot of snow, and it’s not even a little bit fun, trust me. And…

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The Winter of My Discontent

Well, it’s January 7th, and I’m just going to hold my hands up here and admit that I haven’t left the house for five days now. Other than to take this photo, that is: Did you know it’s been SNOWING…

Ths is Sparta Gran Canaria!

First up: thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last post. Blogging can seem like a bit of a thankless task sometimes (especially when people like the lovely Jellybean decide to get in touch), so the…