September, 2010

Review: Lancome Hypnose Precious Cells Mascara

If you’re blessed with a very good memory, you may well remember me mentioning that I’d picked up a tube of Lancome’s Hypnose Precious Cells mascara at the airport this summer. And that was pretty much all I ever said…

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Packing Away the Summer

On Sunday, I decided that, after a beautiful, warm September, I could ignore the truth no longer: winter was upon us, and it was time to conduct the Great Wardrobe Switchover for the second time this year. Now, I know…

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Why I Should Never Shop Alone:

I go out to buy cheap trousers, I come back with Louboutins. And this is why I’m not allowed to go shopping any more. (In my defence, they were heavily discounted.) (And I’ve wanted them forever.) (And there was only…

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Fighting A Losing Battle

A quick snapshot of my Formspring account: This last person, by the way, followed the Formspring question up with no less than three comments on the blog itself, all in the space of ten minutes, and all asking about “sheeping”…

Review: GOSH Brow Kit and Defining Brow Gel

A couple of days ago, I received a bag full of GOSH goodies to try out, and as soon as I saw these two brow products, I leapt upon them with an enthusiasm that only the straggly-browed among you will be…

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Seven Random Facts

Lovely Roisin  (whose blog you should totally be reading, by the way) nominated me for a Beautiful Blogger Award last week, and because there’s apparently no limit to the trivia I can divulge about myself on the Internet, I am…

Review: Liz Earle Naturally Active Haircare

I’ve been using Liz Earle’s skincare products for a few months now, so when they contacted me to ask if I’d like to try out their new haircare range, I obviously wasn’t going to say no! Using the same principles…

That One Time I Tried To Ride a Rollercoaster

Bucket List With a Twist

A while back, Terry and I watched The Bucket List. Man, I hated that movie. Not because it’s a bad movie, I hasten to add: I just generally try to avoid watching sad movies because, well, they’re sad. And they make…

Review: The Burt’s Bees Facial Kit

I picked up this little kit ages ago now, but such is the state of my “products still to try” drawer, that I didn’t get round to trying it until this weekend. I don’t know about anyone else, but for…

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The Sheep Whisperer

So, a few days after my misadventure with the sheep, I headed back to the scene of the crime: only this time, I took reinforcements, in the shape of Terry and Rubin. By this point, I had found out a…

Crabtree & Evelyn ‘Iris’ Eau de Toilette

Earlier this week I was sent a bottle of Crabtree and Evelyn’s new ‘Iris’ eau de toilette to try out, and I’ve been wearing it every day since it arrived. This is actually my first experience of Crabtree and Evelyn,…

The Comfort of Strangers

On Tuesday, Terry and I decided it was time to re-introduce Rubin to the outside world, by resuming his daily walk, which we’d temporarily halted after The Episode, thinking it might be best to try and keep him quiet for…

Review: Johnson’s Daily Essentials skin care range

[Disclosure: these products were sent to me as review samples] I love Johnson’s. Their famous Baby Lotion is one of my constantly repurchased products: no matter how many other skin lotions I try, nothing is guaranteed to make my legs…

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The One Where Rubin Goes to the V-E-T

Last time, on ‘Oh My Holy Hell, Will Amber Ever Learn to Write Concisely?’: 1. I had gone to the optician to find out whether or not I had a brain tumour 2. Terry had gone to visit a friend 3. Rubin…

Hair Products: Why are redheads always overlooked?

Well, Dollfaces, I’m pleased to report that last week’s haircut was far less traumatic than I’d anticipated and so, to celebrate, I headed to Boots to buy myself some new hair products. (Is it just me who always wants to…

Bedtime in the Forever Amber household

So, on Friday night Terry and I are getting ready for bed. I come out of the bathroom, only to find Terry standing at the bedroom window, scanning the street, and sniffing the air like a bloodhound. “Someone in the…

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Weird Email of the Week: Miss I-Was-Fat-Forever

During my break from personal blogging, it saddens me to report that people haven’t gotten any better at telling the difference between me and Joan Rivers. The E! channel’s Fashion Police show is currently back on the air, which means that every morning I wake…

Tweezerman Betsey Johnson Slant Tweezer Collection

I’m a huge Tweezerman fan, and they’re one of those brands I genuinely don’t begrudge paying a little extra for: when you have a mono-brow like mine, trust me, you’ll pay whatever it takes to keep it under control. I…

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Taking the Long Way Around

So, I decided to start running outdoors again. Yeah, I know: been there, done that, got the washed-out Nike t-shirt (actually it’s a tank top, but whatever) to prove it. If you’ve been reading this blog since God was a teenager,…