March, 2010

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Oh. My. God.

(Taken just a few minutes ago: excuse the dark photo, it’s, er, nighttime.) NO. Nonononono. NO. It’s almost APRIL. It’s SPRING. Actually, as of Sunday morning, when Daylight Savings Time started in the UK, British SUMMER time has officially begun….

Amber’s Adventures in Invisalign: Part 1

A couple of people on Twitter have asked me about the Invisalign clear brace I mentioned a few weeks ago, and as yesterday was The Big Day, i.e. the day I got my first brace, I thought now was the…

Friday Face: High End Heroes

For my last Friday Face post, I did an all-budget look, using products which all came from the supermarket or chemist/drugstore. This week, I thought I’d go the other way, and do a high-end face, using some not-so budget products!…

Help Wanted

I’ve been a bad blogger this week. Worse than usual, I mean. This time, though, I have a very slightly better excuse than usual. No, really, I do. You see, at the end of May this year, I’m taking my…

Invisalign Clear Braces: Part 2 – The Fitting

My journey towards (hopefully) perfect teeth moved on a stage this month, when I had my fitting for my first set of Invisalign braces. The appointment lasted about forty minutes, and after an examination of my teeth and some scraping…

Weird Email of the Week: Where’s PETER?

—–Original Message—– From: Peter’s #1 Fan Sent: 09 March 2010 04:48 To: Magic Amber Subject: peter   Where is PETER???  we want peter backl Peter had knowledge and opinions that mattered. Joan is funny, the others are boring  and bland….

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Mirror, mirror on the wall…

I HAD planned a completely different post for today, and man, it would’ve been brilliant! But I’ve woken up feeling like someone tried to drug me in my sleep, so all you get is a photo of the new hat…

Friday Face: Beauty on a Budget

Just for fun, I thought I’d make today’s Friday Face a budget production, so all of the products I’ve used are available from your local supermarket or chemist rather than from specialist beauty counters, and most are under £5, although…

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Papped! By Google Streetview!

Terry and I appear no less than four times in the Google Streetview for our area, which finally went live yesterday. This is the best one: Weirdly, they face-blurred me, but not Terry. Let’s not think too hard about why…

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My Life in Fashion, Part 2

(The masochistic among you will find Part 1 of this story here.) When we left our heroine, she was floundering in the stormy sea of “grunge”, wearing Doc Marten boots and a selection of baggy, unflattering clothes, and totally failing…

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My Life In Fashion, Part 1

From Formspring: How did your personal style evolve throughout your life? Contrary to popular belief, I was not born wearing Louboutins and shouting “Bring me a green dress! With a bow! And some stripes! Also: dots! Bring me dots!” Quite…

Review: : Lacura Beauty Volumising Mascara

No, that’s not a typo on the image: this mascara really does only cost £2.39, which has to make it one of the most affordable mascaras around, if not the most affordable. It’s by Aldi’s brand Lacura, which, you may…

Recurring Nightmare

Two questions from Formspring: Would you ever go back to working as a journalist again or do you love being a blogger? Do you love your job? It is so different from ‘normal’ jobs. At least once a week, sometimes…

Invisalign Clear Braces: Stage One – the consultation

For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamt of having teeth like the woman in this photo: perfectly straight, perfectly white, and hey, don’t they look great with bright red lipstick? I don’t have teeth like that, though. In fact, while…

Things the Dentist Did

A couple of weeks ago, I went to see the dentist. It was really awful, actually. I had to get up really early, and sit in rush hour traffic for an hour, and not even for the sake of something…

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Rubinman Strikes Again

Yesterday afternoon, Terry was out with his friends so I decided to take myself off for a quick spot of shopping. Because that’s what I do when I’m left to my own devices, obviously. (I also apparently buy a whole bunch of…