Sun screen, oh sun screen. After my Elemis skin scan I will no longer leave the house without Sunscreen! I recently bought 2 sunscreens (how many times can I say that?) from Kose’s Nature & Co brand. Nature & Co is a really interesting range and one of the first Japanese ‘natural’ ranges. I bought the older one, which is the Pure White Care Day Essence and the newest release Mint & Tea Sun Protector. […]
Archives for June 2011
Yesterday was the lashes competition. Today is hairbands! The winner can choose one full size wire hair band plus another item from the hair category: Want to win?
I recently had a treatment at the Elemis Day Spa in London (more on that later) which included a 10 minute Skinlab analysis – it’s basically a state-of-the-art machine which uses ‘facial mapping’ to look at the condition of your skin. The machine looks like a dome where you can rest your chin on (like when you go for an eye test and that thing puffs air into your eye) and a photograph is taken […]
Yesterday was the jewellery competition. Today is lashes! One person can win 3 pairs of lashes of your choice from any of the categories: Want to win?
I don’t actually have the discipline of a hardened vitamin taker – my Nan won’t leave the house with out her cod liver oil capsules – but I can’t stop myself from trying new supplements all the time. I used to give up on them very quickly because I get headaches and itchy skin very quickly if something doesn’t suit me. When I get odd symptoms, I stop taking it, end of. One brand of […]
Hello Ladies! I announced yesterday that my little shop of all things Kawaii was open, so to celebrate here is Day 1 of 6 days of giveaways. Today, you can win 2 items of jewellery – you can pick from Earrings, Necklaces and Rings, and you can mix and match too. Want to win?
There was a girl at work recently, and she was on the phone, trying to think of an organisation…‘Ministry of……’ – she turned to me, and my first gut reaction was to say, ‘waxing’ – to which she looked at me slightly aghast, typed something into her keyboard and said down the receiver ‘justice’. It’s funny, but when you constantly see something every day or am completely engrossed in a world (in my case, all […]
You may have already noticed the little logo at the corner of the header, with a link to Cosmetic Candy Shop! We’ve been building it bit by bit for ages and bug testing – it seems to be working fine so I officially announce it as – OPEN! Here’s the stuff we sell. There’s quite a lot so you may be clicking around for a bit! There’s a free gift when you spend over £5 […]
Let’s start this sunny Monday off with a lips of the day – and today’s is a very unassuming number from GOSH cosmetics. This Gloss Light’N Shine Lip Eclat and Brilliance comes in that light up packaging – you take the applicator out and it has a light underneath plus a mirror on the side so you can apply it in the dark…or dark situations. This type of applicator has been done to death by […]
I just lurrrveeee palettes and sticking everything into a palette. Check out my Unii! I think I have this idea that one day there will be a huge disaster, like an explosion in a marshmallow factory and I’ll be stuck (literally) on a bus or something. Then I’ll be able to whip out my all in one palette and have perfectly co-ordinated colours, even if we are all starving to death and being suffocated by […]
I don’t own many brushes although I have recently acquired a very posh Shu Uemura brush (more on this later) and this cute handbag sized Ikemoto Cushion Hair Brush! There’s a real trend with Japanese hair brushes where they will infuse the brush with a type of oil to add extra gloss and shine! This Ikemoto brush contains Tsubaki (or camellia oil) which is supposed to be good for hair. This brush contains 1.2mk of […]
I am trying to be more careful with sunscreen – I’ve noticed my skin looking more tired and aged, as well as the fact I am getting darker and darker despite not going on holiday (sob!) or indeed sitting in the sun for any length of time. So I bought a number of face SPF, body sunscreens and so on to ‘try’ and be more careful with UV protection! One I’d like to present to […]
I will always have a soft spot for Olay skincare because it’s my mum and aunties no. 1 skincare range of choice. The Olay Professional range you may have already heard, will be launching in the UK in August 2011 and it apparently sold out in 17 minutes in the USA at launch. It guarantees results in 28 days. Now I spotted this range many months ago because it had already been launched in Asia […]
I had a reader email me a while ago about asking me about Dr Linda Papadopoulos’s Psyderma skincare range which I really liked but is now discontinued. I can’t for the life find the reader’s email anymore, but if you are reading then Dr Papadopoulos has a new range called LP Skin Therapy: Have you ever noticed how Dr Linda looks the same today as she did about 10 years ago?! The range includes:
I think this is kinda a cool release from Origins, the Super Spot Remover range – actually there’s only 2 products but I like that. I mean I get spots but that doesn’t mean I want an entire range dedicated to them. The products – the Super Spot Remover Blemish Treatment Gel (10ml – £12) or Spot Remover BlemishTreatment Pads (60 Pads – £22). This has come at the right time because I have a […]
I never thought I’d say that waxing is addictive but it kind of is. Especially bikini waxing – although to be honest, it’s not the kind of pain I can inflict on myself on a regularly. I prefer that a professional – and I mean a real professional do it. I have an appointment with Ministry of Waxing next week – will report on that later but before then I have a rather cool kit […]
So the 16 year told told me a few months ago she is having a “prom”. (FYI: The 16 year old is my cousin NOT my child). Proms? I know they are big in the USA but in the UK? A Prom? Really? Yes really. Since then the teen has ordered a custom made dress, bought sky high heels and now I have been bullied…asked….to do her hair and make up. The last place I […]
The Face Shop is a Korean Brand – and if I’m honest I don’t know how to define it! It has a lot of eco friendly ideas (I notice a pattern here with Innisfree and Skinfood too!) – very food based, very natural sounding, even if it is not! Anyway I love looking for blackhead solutions even though my favourite one is now discontinued. The Face Shop’s Blackhead Clean Up Kit seemed like a gentle […]
A few months ago I purchased a load of goodies from Anna Sui – such a pretty make up range but quite hard to purchase over here in the UK. I bought 2 of the lipsticks. Anna Sui Lipsticks come in various textures, indicated in the name, as a lot of Japanese brands tend to do. So you have: Lip Rouge D – Dazzle (very sparkly and sheer) Lip Rouge G – Glossy (rich glossy […]
I’ve seen Shiseido’s Fog Bar product around forever but have never bought it because…well, what’s a Fog Bar? How could and why would a product be called a Fog Bar? Why? Why? Je Ne Pas Comprende (go ahead, correct me). This Fog Bar comes in pink, it’s for girls and it comes with a PINK SATIN SCRUNCHIE. My life is complete: I believe, quite strongly that no one apart from a 9 year old ballerina […]