Now if that ain’t a title, I dunno what is. I had a whip around after work (actually about an hour ago) to look at what was new and hot on the make up counters (not much) – big mistake. Ended up with bits of make up goodies galore – funny how you can end up with make up when you are sure you don’t want/need anything else. The sign of a true make up […]
Archives for April 2009
Me and BB cream are still getting acquainted. Very briefly, BB cream stands for Blemish Balm – hugely popular in Korea and Taiwan, its a treatment and foundation in a bottle. I have a couple but not one that I like enough to sacrifice my usual liquid foundation for (I am using Chanel’s Pro Lumiere day to day. It’s…..ok. Prefer Matte Lumiere. Seriously, don’t be influenced by the guy at the counter just because he’s […]
Found this on eBay! Pretty cool. You can put your own loose powders/mineral make up in. It’s quite hard to get good empty palettes and things in the UK, so this was a nice goody for £4.50 including shipping. I can put any of my powders in here, even a highlighter or bronzer, or mineral make up for a quick top up! The bristles seem fine – not brilliant but not bad. I got mine […]
So I was watching the first 2 episodes of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 12 and silly me, I was eating at the same time – I nearly choked to death when Alison, girl with the widest eyes in the world appeared. I’m all for bodily fluids but it probably isn’t such a great conversation starter telling people you are interested in blood when you look like Shelley Duvall in The Shining. See?: Compare: Unique? […]
Aye curumba, the twitter link tis a little confusing. Apparently you click on the birdy and get this window which asks for your username and password. I tried this out, this is where you are supposed to add your own username and password, then it will automatically add me to your friend list. Like this: If you are unsure, just add me directly, my username is Cosmetic_candy
More Skinfood reviews! I love a good black liquid eyeliner – I have already mentioned that the Skinfood range is vast (read more here!) and I didn’t realize they did so many cosmetics too. This item is the Apple Black Liquid Eyeliner (7g). It’s like a traditional liquid liner with a thin brush applicator. I haven’t used this kind of liquid liner for a while – my best type of applicator for liquid eyeliner is […]
I am always attracted to skin illuminating products although in the end, I don’t use them much. They are usually too greasy, or glittery, too subtle or over the top. No7 Skin Illuminator is an amazing radiance boosting beauty fluid with tiny iridescent particles that shimmer in the light, giving skin a healthy looking glow. There are 2 shades, pink and peach. Peach is a warm, golden tone and pink is a whitish pale pink […]
I am slowly learning to love mineral make up. My problem is I hate anything at all that is cakey – hate hate hate. I’d rather have a face that looks like its been dipped into a frying pan than one that looks like its been dipped into a bowl of flour. I decided to try a mineral foundation big boy – one of the old and tested brands. Susan Posnick is relatively unknown in […]
So recently I was lucky enough to receive a back breaking goody bag from The Goody bag and at the same time, I got some Boots Extracts Body Butters – the comparisons in terms of packaging and flavours is apparent. The Boots cream had started to separate into gel – this is not the norm, but it rubbed in fine. Read on for the full review!
Concealer must be my must have item – I’d put it before mascara or foundation. Ever one the pursuit of the dream concealer I revisited some old favourites – Bobbi Brown’s Peach Corrector Concealer and her Concealer Kit. The corrector (£15) is for dark circles, under the eyes. This is actually layered UNDER the yellowy concealer for days when you really need some extra help (that’s every day for me). Peach neutralizes the purple-brown under […]
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There’s something kinky about buying a product called a Silky Leg Oil, isn’t there? It’s not just a body oil. It’s a SILKY leg oil. I don’t look after my legs enough. I got bitten badly last summer, and I scar badly. Have kept legs covered up since then. But the summer is here and they need some vitamin D! Enter Boots No.7 Silky Leg Oil (100ml, £10.30). It comes in a cute pump bottle […]
I want it. I want it. I want it. I believe this compact is sold in the Asia markets, but I’m having trouble locating it (I have real useful cousins – not). If anyone is in that neck of the woods and can get hold of this palette for me, drop me an email – rowena @ cosmetic-candy.com. I can pay via Paypal or Goats, if you prefer. You shall be blessed with extremely beautiful […]
I have had my eye on Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer range for a while, but it’s pretty expensive. Then I noticed an Extreme version – I like things extreme! So I paid £22 for this intensive hair treatment. It’s a lot, especially with the length of my hair, it isn’t going last very long. Having said that its a once a week treatment only. I tried Philip Kingsley out for the first time here. I tried […]
May you eat so much chocolate you keel over. What are you doing today? I am doing a spring clean and figuring out how to use the dishwasher whilst looking at my other half disapprovingly (he’s gone on washing up strike).
I am still reviewing all the Skinfood products I own – there aren’t that many but I am slowly learning more about the brand. So far I have mad more sucesses than misses. Next up is one of my newer purchases – the Broccoli Sun Cream with a high protection factor of SPF42. I mentioned in a previous review I like odd flavours and smells. There was also a tomato sun cream but I opted […]
I love fake lashes, although I am crap at applying them. This means that I tend to rip them off when I am done and the go right in the bin – so rarely do I buy expensive lashes (ie. anything over £2). For £5 you can buy a pair of Girls Aloud themed fake lashes from Superdrug! Because they are so much better when endorsed by Girls Aloud! Question – why aren’t Nicola’s lashes […]
It’s Easter weekend, ladies! I started my weekend of glamour off by going to B&Q for a plunger – don’t ask. And what did I wear to B&Q – why Urban Decay! Love Urban Decay. It’s one of the more affordable but high quality brands out there. Haulage, and as you can see, my nosy cat wanted to get involved: Read on for photos, swatches and review!….
…is Christie! I used a randomizer to pick. Please forward me your address info – rowena AT cosmetic-candy . com Well done!
I am finally at an age where I don’t get them. Well ok, I got three. But I got them weeks ago. There’s none left apart from a few shards of chocolate and some gold foil. Two things – have an amazing giveaway coming up on Monday. It’s going to be really fab, I am going to grab my top picks from spring, so make sure you stay tuned and tell your friends! Next thing […]