Blame Clinique and their 3 Step System, but from a young age, I’ve always imagined using a matching Skincare system that looks oh so good on my bathroom shelf. Cleanser. Toner. Moisturiser. Coffee. But of course, life isn’t like that. Like a lot of ladies, I pick out a product from this range and a product from that range. I test so many types of skincare products that my attention is fleeting. I am a […]
Archives for July 2009
Winner of the RMK Palette is No. 4: STACEY! Please email me using the contact form Stacey with your address! Thanks to all who entered.
Liquid Eyeliners can be such a pain in the neck – a good one I think has 2 things, that is – i. A great applicator and ii. A great opaque colour I had my eye on the Lancome Artliner but bought the Laque Liner instead, which is a black, slightly glossy wet look finish eyeliner: I am wary of these pot type liners – I need a firm brush, nothing too lose to get […]
The other day, Mr Candy said to me, “I know you know.” “You know what?” “I know about your….hauls.” He said to to me which such an ominous dark chill, that for a moment, I felt an icy chill. Mr Candy stalks me on this blog – infact, he takes care of technical so how could he not find out about my many hauls? If only I could be bothered doing fiddly things myself. I […]
I lied. This is not the guide, this is where I ask you what you want to know about taking better photographs. I had a few questions about how to take better photos for blogs (or just generally) so what the hey – you ask me and I will answer in a highly useful and somewhat amusing ‘Beauty Photo Tips’ series. You may not be able to tell by the lame-o photos on my blog, […]
I saw these eyeshadows by Japanese brand Naris Up on eBay. What really interested me was the fact that the shadows have different guides on them to show you how to apply! I got two of the colour variations, black and green. This is the green: An example of the eye looks:
Random Haulage post – I found these NYX shadow testers which are new but come without their palettes. I got 36 trios for around £70: I like the face they don’t come with a case! it means I can put them in a palette(s) myself: Technically if I have all these I shouldn’t need to buy another eyeshadow ever again!!! Woot!
I’ve got some really cool things coming up for the blog which hopefully will be interesting for you guys – until then, here is one of those aimless, look at what I’ve been spending me pension on posts. I spent the weekend in London and here are some of the things I bought home with me! The Shu Uemura shop in Covent Garden had a small but significant 70% off sale! The Gold Mode palette, […]
As I write, I am currently missing all 8 pairs of tweezers I own. One weekend away and they have all disappeared into cat toy land (ie. under the fridge). Missing is also my newest addition to the family – a cute MAD Plucker – there are a few different designs to pick from: It comes in this tube – quite nice as a gift really, especially or teens: I got skater girl. Now – […]
I nearly forgot! I made a haul about 10 days ago: This was from the bargain bucket in John Lewis – I got this Meteorites compact which is usually about £100 for £50 and a Kiss Kiss lipstick in Lychee Shine for £7.50. I would never pay £100 for this compact! The refills are about £29 so once you have the compact the upkeep is not too bad. The powder has a nice amount of […]
A reader gave me this idea – a candy inspired look for a Candy Blog! This was very quick and easy to do. Product List: Base: L’oreal Studio Secrets Smoothing Resurfacing Primer Myface Concealer Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Foundation L’oreal Studio Secrets Anti- Dull Corrector On the eyes:
I’m back!!! What do you mean, you never noticed I went? That’s because I look after you and make sure there’s something up even if there’s no one at home (ahem). ** Commenters – a few people telling me they are having problems with comments. Please fill in the name and email fields or it may not let you leave a comment. Perhaps I need a message board? ** So I have lots of new […]
I am trying to get RID of my foundations, not buy more but like a cat that keeps sniffing other cats butts, I just can’t help myself. I got a sachet for the Teint Idole and used it the other day when I was in a rush and the child (not mine before you ask) and the other half told me they liked it. Other half: Wow, what you are you wearing? Your skin looks […]
When it comes to make up brushes, I invested young and I invested wisely. My first brushes were The Body Shop (the old style ones with a wooden handle) which were a bit lame (newer ones much better). Then I went straight on to Shu Uemura Kolinsky Eyeshadow Brush no. 15 for £160 and never looked back. These days I have a MASSIVE make up brush collection, with some amazing brushes that have lasted. I […]
When I saw this Integrate Double Impact Liner, I was dying for it. This has a liner on one end and a silver liner/shadow on the other. There is also a brown/black variation: Eventually it came up at a decent price, so I was all over it!: Integrate is such a hit and miss brand. Their mascara is WONDERFUL. Their eyeshadow palettes – well it depends. Their blushers – meh. The black liner side is […]
Psstttt. I don’t do these posts very often but as I am going to recouperate this weekend, I wanted to share with you 10 posts you definitely need to read to get to know this blog! 1. The day I got fluttery lashes 2. You ready for yellow lipstick? 3. When I get bored, I depot! 4. When I overcame my fear of the dentist! 5. When I got curly hair the lazy bum way […]
I was suckered in by the pretty pretty packaging of this Aube Couture lipgloss so I made my first purchase from this range, in PK906, the most pigmented and darkest shade of the range. Aube Couture is a range that is terribly safe – I imagine its a range that would appeal a lot to the average woman – perfect natural shades for work and for a laid back elegant look. A bit boring for […]
The first ever post I wrote was entitled ‘A Poke in the Eye’ inspired by the Bourjois Disco something or another mascara. At the time it was no joke – it hurt. I poke myself in the eye quite often, but my excuse is that my lashes are short, therefore I am always dealing with an area just a teeny weeny bit close to my eyeball. Other reasons include: 1. A cat walking into my […]
Last week I asked you to guess that this was… It is… A two sided mirror which is supposed to make application of eye make up easier (check the results from the side etc.) Do I find it useful? Absolutely not!
I have been too busy to do a giveaway this week but here it is! This week you can win a RMK palette! It consists of 3 cream shadows, 2 cream blushers and 3 lip glosses. It comes in a cute compact with a RMK lettering design and a pink pouch. I can’t believe its only been a year on WordPress & my own domain. The blog is completely growing from strength to strength, so […]