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How to Enhance Red Hair

Lately I’ve been getting a lot of questions recently about my hair colour: specifically, is it real, and if not, what the hell is it? (My favourite of these questions so far: “Is that REAL hair on her head?” uttered…

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Seven Things

( Miss Selfridge via eBay dress; Vivienne Westwood for Melissa shoes; mystery  cardigan, eBay sunglasses) Jenni tagged me to do one of those “Seven Random Things About Me” posts a couple of weeks ago, and I started it, then quickly…

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How to Make Money Blogging

A few quick tips to help you make money blogging… How to make money blogging: my tips One of the side-effects of blogging for a living is that, after a while, people start to assume that you know what you’re…

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Friend Friday: Beauty Products

  (So, I haven’t been Frocking lately, as some of you have noticed. I’ve been mostly Skirting instead. Honestly, I’m just totally sick to death of my winter wardrobe by this point of the year, and the skirts didn’t get…

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Frocking/Friend Friday: Body Image

The Frocking: (Dress, ASOS (obviously); shoes, Christian Louboutin. Worn on a Valentine’s dinner date with Terry. The shoes were the first to be rescued in my Shoe Challenge, hence the numbers at the bottom of the image…) The Friend Friday-ing:…

Friend Friday: Blogger Mechanics*

(*This title totally made me think of lots of little men in overalls running around inside my blog and going, “Well, we can fix it, love… but it’s going to cost you..”.) 1. What technology do you use in blogging?…

Friend Friday: Quittin’ Time

My Dressember Day 3 post is coming soon, and so is a massive rant, just to warn you. In the meantime, here’s this week’s   Friend Friday, which is on the subject of blogging, and knowing when to quit… 1. How many hours…

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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”…

Ask Amber: The Trouble With Shopping

Readers, a question has flooded in! Well, a problem, really. For me to solve. This is awesome. Maybe after this I’ll at last fulfill my dream of having my own problem page in a magazine or something? It could be…

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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…

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…

Formspring Friday: Your questions answered!

I WAS actually joking when I mentioned “Formspring Friday” last week, but I’ve started to get a few repeat questions over there, which made me realise that some people might not realise I was answering some of the questions on…

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I Do Not Live In London

A question from Formspring: Do you ever feel that your business is more difficult not living in London? Other than “I am not a shop”, the phrase I use most often on a day-to-day basis is “I do not live in…

How I Met My Husband

I had two questions on Formspring about how Terry and I met, so I decided to answer those first : How did you and Terry meet and fall in love? How did you and your husband meet? You seem like a perfect couple –…

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Ask Me Anything…

So, in common with pretty much everyone else on Twitter, I joined Formspring, which is a site where people ask each other questions and, er, answer them. I was actually a bit wary about this. I tried something similar a…

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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,…

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Seventy-one pairs of shoes, and counting…

Seventy-one pairs of shoes. That’s the answer to one of my most frequently asked questions (The others: “If my husband’s grandfather’s dog’s sister’s auntie was a ginger, but I have black hair, do you think my children will be gingers…

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Ask Amber: tanned butts, jeans and more

Yes, folks, we’ve reached that time again when I have absolutely nothing to write about, and so I fall back on answering the questions people ask me through my keyword referrers – the terms people type into Google which somehow…

The Friday Five : Desert Island Items

I was going to call this one “Post That Isn’t About Surprises Surprise!” but I figured that may mislead people into thinking it’s going to be more interesting than it actually is, so I’m just going to be upfront and…

Ask Amber: Fashion, redheads and peeing dogs

Well, folks, The Great Haircut Wars of ’09 have left me feeling wrung out, like a limp rag, and that’s before I’ve even been anywhere NEAR the hairdresser.  So, in a bid to post something that’s NOT directly related to…

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Meme: Show Us Your Blog Spot!

Fi, (Of “Shoegal” fame) tagged me in the “Show Us Your Blog Spot” meme that’s been doing the rounds this month, and because this meme carries the threat “If you are tagged and do not participate, you will become allergic…

25 Random Things About Me

I’ve been tagged multiple times now on the “25 Random Things About Me” meme that’s been doing the rounds on Facebook lately, and so far I haven’t actually done it because, well, “over-sharing” is my middle name, and seriously, what…

Friday Five – Aromas

This is a kinda boring Friday Five, but hey, “boring” has never stopped me before, so without further ado: What are your favorite smells/scents? Cut grass. Petrol.  Sunscreen. Rubin’s head (when he’s not been rubbing it in Unmentionables, obviously). The…

The Friday Five – Ear Worms

First up: I got another haircut. Yes I did. But! But! This haircut, it was a good haircut. Well, it wasn’t a bad haircut, anyway. Terry’s reaction: “It looks exactly the same as it did before.” Money well spent, then,…

The Friday Five: Feelings

This week has been full of fail, hence the “no blogging” here at Forever Amber. Sorry. Anyway, the Friday Five! Is back! And is actually quite appropriate this week, so here it is. Feel free to answer the questions too,…

The Friday Five! It’s back!

Hey, folks, guess who’s back? Back again! The Friday Five’s back! Tell your friends! Yes, I created a monster ‘cos no one wants to see Amber no more, with her constant whining about the cold, the cold, and OMG, did…

Friday Five – Stuffed Animals

Last night Terry and I watched The Freedom Writers on cable. It was great, and kind of made me wish I was a poor ghetto kid living in the L.A. projects, so I could write a book about my experiences,…

Friday Five – an experiment

Because answering questions about myself makes me feel important, I’ve decided to start taking part in the Friday Five. And hey! You should too! I’ve even set up a whole new category just for this which means that I will…

A journey through my blog referrers

So, occassionally I like to amuse myself by taking a look at the things you crazy kids type into Google to find this here blawg. Here are some of this week’s, which provide a handy insight into the wrath behind…