I love tweezers – such useful little things but I am always losing them. Always. That’s why I love this little heart shaped Tweezer from Shavata – I just think its very cute, the tweezers are great and its big enough to not lose. This comes in a few colours too! Perfect gift, especially for people like my mother, who insists her 49p tweezers, the ones that don’t even meet in the middle when you […]
Archives for December 2009
Even I was excited when I got news of this offer – I know some of you girls just adore Soap & Glory so check this out… From FRIDAY 18th December to Christmas Eve, the Soap & Glory Big Thrill Giant Hatbox is reduced from £50 to just £20! I was actually considering buying this so that I could try a selection of the goodies so at £20 I definitely will pick it up. Soap […]
I love Etude House, its a Korean brand with lots of funky pieces at pretty good prices. I guess they are equivalent to our British high street brands but just about a million times better in terms of quality and presentation! These Code B Lipsticks are supposed to be volumizing, firming and moisturising. Here are the colours: I picked up two lipsticks from the Code B range, the red and orange: Here is the packaging:
I tried out Yes To Carrots a while ago (just love the name of the brand!) and spotted this gift set: Great Gift For: Your friends! What You Get: * 60 ml C How to Shower Carrot Rich Shower Gel * 30ml C Through the Dry Spell Deliciously Rich Body Butter * 18ml C a Softer You Hand and Elbow Moisturizing Cream * 18ml C is Smooth Body Moisturizing Lotion * 4.25g C Me Smile […]
Do you know what we need for Christmas? A bit of old school glamour, and Estee Lauder’s Ultimate Red collection is kinda what I was looking for: The key is, I suppose, getting these products and making them look wearable for the day and looking youthful too. There are two variations, Gold Opulence (what I have) and Lavish Plum: At first glance, its not not so ‘gold- there’s one gold but the warm reddish brown […]
I was sent this Mememe Ultra Lipgloss a few weeks ago, though I’d wear it today. The shade is 20 Cashmere: Its not a bad shade really – warm brown with sparkles. Don’t think much of the packaging but the texture is fine, nothing extraordinary but if you are on a budget, then this should give you the sort of shimmery glow on the lips you want: Mememe seems to be on 3 for 2 […]
I was sent these a while ago to review, and I think they’d be a pretty cool present/stocking filler for Christmas: Great Gift For: Friends, Young Uns, Secret Santas. What You Get: A lovely smelling body lotion to use! Universally appealing, I’d think. Actually has a texture like custard. Notes: There’s four flavours, Lemon Meringue, Chocolate Souffle, Vanilla Ice Cream and Strawberry Cheesecake. Buy it from: Here for £2.99 plus shipping.
Great Gift For: A girly, perhaps for the other half as a hint? What You Get: A little massage bar, organic and really nice wrapped. I got this as a stocking filler. Notes: A handmade item, so quite a unique little gift for less than £5. Buy it from: Not Mass Produced
I got my matey over in the US to pick up the palette for me….Kat Von D’s True Romance Palette! I have a few of her palettes and I do like them very much. My 15 year old cousin loves her. I am getting Kat’s book as one of her Christmas gifts…no rude bits in it, I hope. Anyway, here is the palette. It is a complete and utter beauty: Why? lots and lots of […]
Cat Mommies, Tortie Mommies – Unite! As soon as I saw this necklace I knew I had to have it! Its not too big to be over the top, but not too small either – you can choose the finish (gold, bronze, silver) and the chain length. I choose a medium length and the gold finish. Its from Velvet Noir (£31.99) which I think is worth it for a unique design.
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I’ve never used anything from Sonia Kashuk before, so I got a CP from the US of A for this rather pretty eyeshadow palette – Starry Eyes! This comes in a metal frame palette (hence the name) which is fairly compact and has a shiny lid: Inside is 6 colours – matte and glittery equivalents. There’s a brown, an off white and a plum: In terms of pigmentation, its quite good. The matte shadows are […]
Whilst I was in the queue for the drive thru at KFC, I got an email from reader Alix, who asked, “Found the post of last year regarding the dearth of clear, non-scented, non-plumping, STICKY glosses (MAC changed the Lipglass formula, not sticky now…). If you ever find one, please shout it from the rooftops, won’t you?” Well Alix, I remember clearly how I was trying to find a clear gloss that I could use […]
Great Gift For: Mum, Friends, Work Colleagues/ Stocking Fillter What You Get: Some really cool tea, its good for you (better than normal tea and coffee) and it looks nice. Notes: I love Whole Rose tea but its very floral. I also recommend Oolong and Jasmine tea. I am a BIG fan of loose leaf teas. Buy it from: Here (£5 for the packet or £8 a the tin)
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Cosmetic Candy is giving away a pair of Nicky Clarke Love Women Ceramic Hair Straighteners for the next 5 days. You may enter all 5 days for the better chance of winning! This competition is open internationally. Please comment to win. Winners Announced next week!
I’ve decided to do little updates to my new skincare routine for when I am specifically testing out a brand. At the moment, I am using Karin Herzog – using these products. Starting out with any new skincare if tough and I am finding it a rocky road at the moment its like that. My skincare consulation says: If you see additional breakouts initially they will be around the jaw. This will be due to […]
When there’s no new make up products out or brands to obsess over, I get itchy to try something out that I haven’t tried before. So I bought this Chanel Concealer, ‘Estompe (I always think of elephants when I see that word) Eclat’ corrective stick from Boots because its just one of those products I’ve always wanted to try. It comes in a nice stick, convenient for on the go use. It only comes in […]
Cosmetic Candy is giving away a pair of Nicky Clarke Love Women Ceramic Hair Straighteners for the next 5 days. You may enter all 5 days for the better chance of winning! This competition is open internationally. Please comment to win. Winners Announced next week! Mistakes. We all make them. Apart from Tiger Woods….*sly smile*
Hi Ladies! Since we are are less than 2 weeks away from Christmas, this weekend and early next week is going to be a gift guide special (clearly not for the organised ones out there who have already done the Christmas shopping!) It will feature a mixture of gifts I have bought for people as presents, things I have bought for myself (one for them, one for me policy remember) and a few press samples […]