Rimmel (which to be honest I don’t use) have launched in Japan, using the startled Ayumi Hamasaki as their spokesperson: How do they manage to open the eyes so much with cosmetic surgery? Isn’t it risky? Anyway, the range Rimmel have released in Japan look way nicer than what we have here…
Archives for August 2009
Argh. It’s Sunday already. I want to stick my finger through my eyeball. But let’s be positive! Want to alert you to some new features and buttons that you may have noticed. Introducing the C-Box! This is a chat box/message board – sometimes I miss comments or I don’t get a chance to reply because WordPress isn’t playing ball. You can always leave me a message on the message board or discuss make up like […]
One excellent thing MAC does is the Back to MAC program, which I am sure most of you know is when you can take 6 empty products back to MAC and you get to choose a free lippie or eyeshadow. Now I plead with Shu Uemura to do the same! I for one always take my Shu Shadows out of their plastic cases and put them into their palettes. I have kept all my empties […]
Starting today, I’m going to start doing FOTD’s that are inspired by…stuff. Stuff, since this is me we’re talking about could be anything. A chocolate hob-nob, a sprig of coriander, an extractor fan…..maybe not an extractor fan. Someone asked me once if my middle name was extractor….but I digress. No. 1: Inspired by Guitar Hero (for PS3, if you care)! This is actually a rather good game even though I am really bad at it! […]
There was some Twitter Talk the other week about a cleansing bar called Sweet Japanese Girl by Lush and how great it is for blackheads. I needed to try it! Perfume Headaches I’ll be honest and say whilst I love the look and principles of the Lush brand, I can’t walk into the shop without getting a migraine from the pungent fragrances. Anyway, word of mouth recommendation is strong, so I decided to get one […]
I quite like having a mooch around Superdrug – it has brands that you can’t find in good old Boots, and occasionally some bargains. I noticed the Purity Skincare range which had quite a decent ingredients list so tried out 2 products – Anti-Aging Mask and Serum (£8.99 for 50ml) Anti-Aging Moisturiser (£7.99 for 50ml) So was it any good? Well…
Villainess is a skincare range from the US of A that landed on my desk a week or so ago. At first glance, the design of the range is excellent – definitely a range you can give as a gift. I don’t know why but I can imagine Moll Flanders using the range or at least, stealing it from the posh ladies. I got the Whipped Body Cream in Posh (£7.00) and the Body Scrub […]
A few days ago I was wild and reckless and ventured into the realm of Trish McEvoy – it was alright really. Like being in a neat freak’s living room and being served Earl Grey from a proper cup. One of the products I bought was the Eye Base Essentials, a lightweight liquid base that came in size shades. Some are flesh toned, one is bronze, the rest are soft shimmers. I did the sensible […]
Whenever I review skincare, I always make sure that I try the product for at least a few weeks before reviewing it. Obviously, I have learnt that brands claim the earth, but only a small percentage deliver. I am starting a 4 week trial as of tomorrow, of a few products that I have had for a while but haven’t got round to using yet. I am going to stick to using them for four […]
Love pigments? Me too! As long as its easy to get to and I’m not spilling powder all over my sheets, then I’m happy. I was pleased to find these Bellapierre Mineral Shimmer Stacks, which have 9 shades in one tall stack: There are a few combinations – I choose Pandera, which has the darker, smoky palette – a mixture of greens, blue and browns. No. 1: A warm gold olive: See the rest of […]
A good make up remover is hard to find, especially when you have eye make up like mine that has tight bionic grip. I had my eye on this Shiseido instant eye and lip make up remover for a while as it has a teat – yes, a teat, the squeeze the product out of! My price guess was about £13.50 and when I got to the till, it was £19.50. Urk. Call me old […]
I remember when Blinc Mascara first launched – it was grey and was one of the first mascara’s that formed tubes around your lashes that washed off with warm water. It was one of the first mascara’s I used regularly, because before I discovered Japanese mascara’s, the usual brands ran on me leaving panda eyes. Blinc certainly didn’t leave any panda-ness. I revisited the brand and got a few core items: They’ve expanded but not […]
Despite being a make up junkie, I have to say I didn’t own anything from Trish McEvoy…until now! I guess Trish is not like MAC or Illamasqua, it doesn’t come and punch you in the face for attention, nor it doesn’t have the reach of huge brands like Dior and Chanel…its just not a brand I have paid attention too. But they have some nice bits! Read on for more images!
An Alexander Wang that is – fabulous designer in collaboration with MAQUillage for Fall 2009. Do I need this? *nod nod*
I love buying cleansers, I do, but its hard to find something thats effective but also gentle. I find a lot of cleansers really strip the skin and as a result, I get oily quicker as my skin over compensates. As a quick cheapy purchase I got this Biore Marshmallow Whip Face Wash for about £7 – yep, I like Marshmallows!
Pay day usually means a few treats that have been on my mind for a while, and where better to spend than on the Nars counter! I pretty much nearly everything from Nars, but decided to buy three bits: I have always wanted the PERFECT nude mauve lips – I got the Velvet Matte Pencil in Sex Machine, Lip Gloss in Belize and Multiple in Tuomota, which is a bronzer matte orange-less brown that is […]
I am a sucker for hair tools, so when I saw these rollers on Amazon for £18, I had to get them – Quick lift rollers are just that – made to add volume and lift to the hair. You only get 5 rollers and 5 metal pins because these aren’t made to create curl – this is only for volume. Why, couldn’t we just use a traditional roller set…well, yes. The USP here I […]
This weeks competition is for a double tiered Rimmel Palette, which has 15 eyeshadows, 2 cheek colours and a face powder, and four cream lip colours: Doesn’t do it justice, the shadows are very shimmery and metallic. To win, leave a comment: Last week was super rubbish for me, but I know that all things, good and bad are fleeting. When you are feeling down what…
The winner of the No. 7 goodies is: Karen B. Well done Karen, please email me your address details!!
Here is the video of how to make lip balm. The next lesson will show you how to make a blackhead busting face cleanser (like Lush’s discontinued Sweet Japanese Girl Bar). Stay tuned!: