November, 2010

rubin in the snow

Snow My God!

I know you’re all sitting on the edges of your seats right now, thinking, “OMG, I wonder how on earth Amber is coping with the First Snowfall The World Has Known, Ever!” so let the record show that: 1. Amber…

omgsnow

“But it’s SO pretty!”

Our plans for the weekend? Cancelled. Because of the OMGSNOW. Our grocery delivery today? Cancelled. Because of the OMGSNOW. (So no food for us then, kids!) Terry’s transplant checkup tomorrow? Cancelled. Because of the OMGSNOW. Some flights going out of…

red coat

Going Commando

So, this happened: And this, my friends, is why I leave the country every December, if it’s humanly possible. “Imagine if we weren’t going on holiday soon!” I said to Terry last night, as we watched a couple of cars…

Review: GOSH large powder brush

I’m sure I don’t need to point out to regular readers that I’ve been on a bit of a GOSH kick lately. I’ve had a lot of luck with the brand, which I think is, in many cases, a good mid-price…

Night of the Living Crabs

It happened again. It’s the early hours of the morning, and I wake up suddenly to find a huge piece of machinery standing next to the bed: I have only a vague impression of what it looks like, but from…

Friend Friday: Blogger Copying

This week’s Friend Friday is about blogger copying, and as regular readers will even now be realising with a sinking heart, this is a subject I’ve come up against time and time again, both as a pro-blogger, and as a…

Review: Clinique High Lengths Mascara

Along with the holiday compact I reviewed last week, Clinique also sent me a tube of their High Lengths Mascara, which, being the mascara addict I am, I greeted with great excitement. I actually wrote about this mascara back in January,…

Friend Friday: Blogger Self-Promotion

Remember when I used to do the Friday Five every week some weeks? To be honest, I barely remember it myself, for it was a long, long time ago (I can still remember how those questions used to make me…

More Eye Candy False Eyelashes!

This is the second set of false eyelashes I received from Eyelure’s new Eye Candy range last month, and as you can see from the packaging, these promise to give you “thicker, fuller lashes”. Well, let’s just put that to…

monkey stripes

Dreaming of December…

… because in December I’m going to be back here: Tenerife, Canary Islands. I’m up in the mountains at the time, which is why I look so omgfreezing. I’d also just had the flu, thus ruining most of the first…

Review: Goody Volume Boost Hair Comb

A few weeks ago, like the absolute sucker I am, I raced out and bought one of Goody’s Volume Boost Combs, which is designed to, er, boost the volume of your hair. That’s it  in the image above, looking a…

I have got to find the river

Friday Photos: Off the Rails

Just a few photos to round off the week… We discovered this little “abandoned” railway station a couple of weeks ago while we were out walking with my parents, and I made a mental note to come back and take…

Meeting the Mouse

So, picture it: it’s late last night, I’ve just finished up work, and am clearing the day’s debris from my desk before going to bed. This done, I head downstairs to put the aforementioned debris in the bin, which lives…

Review: GOSH Velvet Touch Foundation Primer

My beloved Smashbox Photo Finish Primer has got to that stage where there’s so little left that it only gets to come out on special occasions, and rather than pony up the cash for a new tube, I decided to…

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A Clarification, by Rubinman

A guest post, by Rubinman…. OK. I wasn’t going to say anything, because I didn’t really think it was my bizniss, but here’s the thing: Amber tells lies. Yes, she does. I mean, she’s not actually some red haired “blogger”…