It’s not over! I have a HUAGE box of samples – mainly from Shu Uemura, RMK, Givenchy, Lancome, SKII, Chanel, Dior, Shiseido etc. that keeps tripping me up and I am going to give a lucky dip selection, and let me tell ya, I give generous handfuls each to FIVE random commenters below. If your lucky you can have have UK toffees and pick and mix too. Just copy & paste: 1. What would you […]

The end is nigh…

…to 2008 that is.  Just as well.  I am all ready for a fresh start, and then when it all goes wrong, fresh start no. 2 in February (Chinese New Year!).  Won’t be going out tonight, it’s FAR too cold – so it’s a huge family cosy up for me. Television is awful on this side of the world.  Apart from Creature Comforts, everything else has been a pile of rubbish. I am so behind […]

Shopping99 Tutorial


A reader requested this months ago – been so buy I haven’t had the chance to do but here it is! Shopping99 is a Taiwan based website with tons and tons of goodies to buy. If you can read Chinese, you’ll be fine – if you can’t, then the site is vast and confusing since the layout is quite messy too. So this is how I figured things out, the hard way! Shopping99 houses a […]

Make Up For Ever Mini Eye Pencil Set


I loveee eye pencils, I could just buy them all day and then end up using the same one everyday: Roughly speaking, my favourite eye pencils are: 1. Urban Decay 24/7 (every damn shade) 2. Anna Sui Waterproof Eye Pencil (the Khaki is amazing) 3. Nars (Kyoto, Kaliste, Black Moon) 4. Shu Uemura Drawing Pencils (got all the shades, but doesn’t work well on the waterline) 5. Chanel Kohls (but not much of a shade […]

10 Day Giveaway, Wednesday 31st December


Stila Illuminating Duo: Would suit lighter – medium skin tones. I have the box but it has marks on it so this may or may not come unboxed All items are new. Answer this question (put the answer in the comment box!): Which celebrity cannot keep their mouth shut during photographs? 1. J-Lo 2. Sienna Miller 3. Nicola Roberts from Girls Aloud You can enter more than one competition over the next ten days. Rules: […]

Giorgio Armani Midnight Lip Shimmer in Metallic Mauve


As predicted, I haven’t touched the YSL black gloss since I bought it. It’s just way too harsh. However, digging through my stash, I found a little used Armani Lip shimmer in a very dark plum. Now this is a nice alternative to the YSL. It sheers out to a plum colour with lots of micro sparkles. You like?!

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