I’ll restrain myself from breaking into song, but lots of lovely things going on this month (kind of). I still have lots to do and it doesn’t help that my net has stopped working (how am I posting now? why, there’s always a way!). This month I should be visiting some new places (though not madly exciting), it’s TOH’s birthday (you think girls cost a lot? Men’s presents are infintely more expensive although girls probably […]
Archives for March 2009
So Lindsay Lohan is releasing some spray tan for $35 at Sephora. She says: “As much as I love the sun, it is so bad for your skin. I have tried every product on the market and never found something that I loved. It was important to me to have a natural product that didn’t have a lot of dyes and chemicals. Our product has goji berry extract which has antioxidant properties, it has a […]
Illamasqua launched its counter in Manchester, Selfridges Trafford Centre tomorrow, 12 March 2009. It’s taken over the front of shop spot, next to MAC (oh deary) and its where Chanel used to be. If you are around, pop in to take a look at the collection and report back! I will be visiting this weekend to have a look at the collection in person, and hopefully have a make over too.
This was recommended to me by a reader, MandyPandy and once I got it in my head, I couldn’t get it out. This stuff cost me £21 for a measly 15ml! Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch Lisse Minute is used as a primer or on its own – it smooths out lines, pores and imperfections. Tiny little pot! It’s quite a soft creamy clear texture – its feels bit silicony and greasy (though not in […]
Neal’s Yard is a store that looks like a Apocathary – full of natural and organic skin and body care goodies – they also have herbs and things to make up brews. Pretty shops! Having said that I haven’t visited one in a while – I was completely obsessed with their Rosewater toner for a while – it was super super simple but so effective. Cos I’m on a new gentle skin and hair product […]
It’s not exactly a problem per se, more that we have been cut off the internet at home…Damn you Tiscali! Have posts scheduled, worry ye not but if posting seems sporadic you know why. Should be back on fully by the weekend
You know I am still on a search for the ideal natural and hair products for my sensitive skin? I have been flaring up a lot lately. I found this company Faith in Nature, who have a large range of skincare, household cleaning goods, lady stuff and hair goodies etc…. I got some shower gel, samples of shampoo and a hand cream: Check it! The water if from the Lake District! (Beauty spot in the […]
I was asking the other half today if he had ever cried at a film, to which he responded “Being a man, I had to stop myself”. Great. But this got me thinking – what film moments have brought a lump to my throat? When I find a film sad or poignant, usually its the the extent where I just can’t watch them again because I can’t face that particular moment in the film. Yes […]
Remember a week or so ago I raved about Dremu’s Emu oil? Well it’s lovely stuff, but some ladies complained about the £30 price tag. Fair enough I said, its a fab product if you can afford it – but we need to eat! Enter Golden Emu Oil: The ingredients are – just emu oil! They say: Traditionally applied to the skin for the relief of a range of conditions. *Golden Emu Oil is Australian […]
I am addicted concealer – did I tell you? I think I need to do a concealer special soon, what do you think? The Lise Watier concealer wheel caught my eye. It looks like Lise Waiter – as in ‘would you like salad with that’, waiter. Something about Lise Waiter I find off putting. She’s like the cagey cousin you have, the one that always looks impeccible and never swears or does anything bad – […]
The question I asked last week was: “What was the moment that you fell in love with make up?” I loved reading the responses to last weeks give away! All of the answers were so interesting, and different. If you want to have a browse, its just here. But I have to choose a winner, so I pick… RobbyRaynebow!! If you send your address to me – rowena @ cosmetic-candy.com, I will send the Clarins […]
I don’t do this very often but I just loovvvvveeeeeddddddddddd this eye look that Nars did for the Marc Jacobs show: This is obviously not an everyday look, it isn’t an understated look, its very much in yer face and dramatic, so save your YOU LOOK LIKE FRANKENSTEIN!* comments. *I am aware that Frankenstein isn’t the monster. Frankenstein is the professor, the monster is just called monster. Ok? So, apparently this look was achieved with […]
The website will be on and off for a day or so as this new template is messed about with the other half. Kudos to him, he’s no programmer but he’s built me this snazzy little site However there are glitches so please be patient.
I was perusing a new make up counter in Boots called PURE – it has some pretty funky looking palettes and glosses, when I noticed this chunky looking pencil: Info on Kajals: Kajal is very popular in India – there are different ways of applying it, with a pencil, brush or finger. * If you use the kajal pencil, go for a reputed brand. Some prefer a thick pencil while some prefer a thin one. […]
When I was a kid, I had a doll called Chocolotte. Chocolottie was my best friend. I was a stuffed toy kinda gal, not a dolly one, but Chocolottie was so pretty, with her soft curls…her hair smelt of chocolate and she had a little friend called Chocolate Drop who was annoying be he was easy to lose. CHOCOLOTTIE! What happened to you! Did I leave you in C&A? Did my mother put in you […]
It’s not all about your peachy pinks, your pink beige, milky beige, cherry reds and juicy oranges. Glosses come in all kinds of colours! I had a rummage though my lipgloss draw and found 5 of my most unusual colours. I nicked the style of lip photo from Karen at Make Up & Beauty Blog, it looks good and it means I don’t need to take a separate product and lip swatch image. 1. Lancome […]
I haven’t bought Stila for a while and now I’ve figured out why! Stila are pulling out of all markets apart from the US. Boo! I remember when Stila were hot – one of the first items I lusted after was the Lip Glaze, many moons ago. Quite sad news although their products should be availble from sites like Strawberrynet and eBay for quite a while.
Hard skin accumulates easily on the feet easily, especially for ladies and gents on their feet all day. When I was a kid, I used to watch my nan, mum and aunts, hardworking people that they are, cut off the hard skin off their feet with a razor blade. I actually did it for my aunt and nan a few times, quite cathartic, a little bit gross but highly effective. But…it’s hardly safe. Drew blood […]
I got an email from my aunt whose brother in law is a Principal Pharmacist at his local hospital and is doing the Marathon Des Sables (the marathon of sands). It covers 151 miles over 7 days – equivalent to more than five marathons. All competitors have to be self sufficient and carry everything needed for the duration of the race in backpacks; food, clothes, sleeping gear and medical equipment. They face temperatures of 120F, […]
You have to go and subscribe. This is the Korean boys own channel! When he sings in his own language he’s about x 1,000,000 better. Evidence: I am starting a campaign. Stop Korean Boy from YouTube from singing in English and wearing spangly tops that would look good on a hooker, stick to the Korean songs and we could have an INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR!