Once I got to about Grade 5 on piano, I started to tackle the work of Debussy (looks simple, but the magic is in the emotion!) and Clair de Lune is one of the pieces I did first, with my heavy handed chords and clumsy right hand. But readers! I was only 12! Here is the piece if you are unfamiliar…or maybe you should press play anyway as we continue on with the piece!…. Now, […]
Primavista is a Japanese brand created by Sofina, one of the big cosmetic companies in Japan (and one of the best!). Primavista is focused on base products; primers, concealers, foundations and powders. I have been completely dying to try something from their range (but nervous as to whether I could match my skin up to the right shade) because I was confident their range would be high quality. Finally, I got a chance to try […]
The most famous Oxygen Mask I own is the Bliss triple oxygen facial mask which is lovely. I had to buy this Missha (Korean brand!) Super Aqua Detox Enzyme mask because it also works on the technology of ‘oxygen’ to cleanse the skin. This mask, like the Bliss Triple Oxygen, also bubbles up slightly on the skin and leaves the complexion brighter and detoxed. At around £10 on eBay including shipping, it’s more affordable that […]
eBay is such a great place for make up bargains! I picked up these two Paul & Joe Lip Glosses (they have been repackaged recently so look slightly different to the new ones) in Galaxie (a silver with glitter) and Passion (a juicy sheer red with glitter). I can never get enough of Paul & Joe packaging: I’m glad that Paul & Joe is easier to purchase these days, on various retail outlets. The silver […]
Caffeine, sweet nectar of life. Without it I would be a walking zombie…or a greater walking zombie than I already am. See I don’t get much sleep and boy does it show in the mornings, and mid-afternoon after lunch. I purchased a box of Anatomicals rather strange invention, Snoozers and Losers Energy Boost Patches, from eBay as they were just £1.75 for a pack of six. I thought these were sachet drinks – the usual […]
I had my nails Shellac’d a few weeks ago. Shellac is supposed to last for the minimum of 2 weeks without chipping, as it’s a hybrid of polish and gel. I took a photo of my nails exactly 2 weeks after the treatment. I would say that I use my hands a lot, but to be fair, I don’t do much manual labour per se, I certainly don’t shy away from using my nails to […]
And that is the best title I could think of – tragic or what?! Today I have this mysterious snowball like thing, and I would like you to guess what it is! I am sure it’s familiar. I bought this for use as a cosmetic item – what is it and what on earth can it be used for? Tell me in the comments!
Remember at high school, when you used to use Tippex on your nails, or felt tip on your eyes? No? I must’ve went to a particularly degenerative high school because some of the classic things my peers did to themselves (and each other) included: 1. Using Tippex on nails (this is a classic) 2. Using Tippex as eyeliner 3. Using black permanent marker as eyeliner 4. Stapling nails 5. Giving each other love bites on […]
Whenever I mention the Frontcover range on this blog, the ladeez love it! Frontcover make palettes that come with tons of colours, brushes, sometimes lashes, sometimes mascara etc. They’re like complete kits or looks in a box. Mermaid Dreams is one of Frontcover’s latest releases. Just on first sight, I knew it was my bag. All those blues and greens! This palette contains 20 shades of eyeshadow, all baked colours, a shadowline, which is a […]
Recently, at Clothes Show London I picked up this pretty little palette from a stall for just £5! This quad is called Marrakesh and has a mixture of neutral brown and beige slightly shimmery tones: The official description says there’s a Rose, Gold, Bronze and Brown in this quad – all very wearable and safe. So safe that I nearly skipped the palette but at £5 – I figured I could give it away if […]
Sorry guys, my internet is still off. I am using a stolen borrowed dongle and can’t answer comments or anything like that. I am however, using my Twitter because I can use it on my phone (with a lot of difficulty!). Handy for if you need to know if your chicken is edible or not. Won’t be long, I’ll be back!
I blame this lady for my sudden interest in Nail Polish – why? Because it’s easier that way! I recently bought three polishes from Majolica Majorca’s new Speedy & Glossy Nail Polish range. I’ve owned MJ polishes before so I know that they come in dinky containers, ever so cute, and in glittery, sheer, pastel shades…most of the time. So I was pleased to see there was a bit more pigment in these polishes: I […]
Back in 2008, I did a series of ‘Mascara Missions’ and one of the popular mascara’s I reviewed is Imju’s Fiberwig. Some love this, some loathe it. I was very much in the loathe camp, since it was too…well, fibery. I couldn’t have the wand near my eyes without some fibers getting in, irritating them and making them bleed…(ok overly dramatic. Making them run. A bit. Ahem.) But did you know that Imju, in true […]
I saw a You Tuber used this lip gloss in their video (I don’t remember who it was, sorry!) but it looked so pretty and sparkly! This is NYX Round Gloss in Sorbet, a pale pink with fine silver sparkle: I think I prefer the texture of the round gloss, as opposed to the mega shines, although, I have had packaging issues with the round glosses. I the wand tends to fall out of the […]
The UK’s first Halal make up range has been launched by Muslim business woman, Samina Akhter, called Pure Makeup. When I think of Halal I usually think of food, but in the context of make up, it means that none of the ingredients will contain alcohol or animal by products. Samina’s make up is made in accordance to strict Islamic Law. I did a quick interview with Samina Akhter to ask her about the rage […]
New video! Talk about slow! Hope you like, please subscribe, rate etc. etc. if you like the tattoo and earring. Watch, if you don’t know what I mean. Next video is about Eye Care. Yes, a sensible video for a change!
Morning my lovelies – are you ready for an exciting week? I have no internet (don’t ask) because of male stupidity, so I am blogging across the road, drinking overpriced tea in order to use their rubbish wi-fi connection. Today’s prize is a selection of brushes and goodies from the aptly named, Goody Hair. I have been dying to try their things for a while but their stuff was based in the US. Well now […]
I already have one Ettusais Melty Touch Rouge, and I love it! As these are limited edition, I bought one in Beige too. Doesn’t the packaging make you want to moo? I knew from my previous purchase that these lipsticks are not very pigmented, but are quite glossy and leave a sheer veil of colour. Beige is indeed pretty sheer and lighter than it looks in the tube – but is this such a crime?! […]
I am still quite crazy for Skinfood skinare and make up – the products are just so interesting and innovative and as soon as I saw these Coffee eyeshadows I knew it was a instant must have. Coffee eyeshadow?! Oh yes. Coffee Knickers, Coffee TV, Coffee Lovin’ – I’ll take anything coffee related. Skinfood’s Coffee Creamy Colour Fit Shades are quads, in round brown metallic pots. I bought two shades, 01 called Cafe Mink Mocha […]
Hi Ladies, How is your weekend going?! I wish I was doing this… But alas no rest for the wicked. This weekend I am catching up on work I haven’t had time to do in the week and planning a holiday – oh yes! It’s been a long while since I’ve had one of those. In addition to this I’ve been devising a 6 week get ready for the beach diet plan! Let’s just say […]