Hair Cut Advice: From long to medium! Mid length hair style choices…

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I’ve totally decided that it’s time to cut down my long hair to a more manageable mid length hair style – my hair grows so fast but it’s also really damaged (even though I haven’t dyed it since January) the damage from previous numerous treatments is still there.  So I think I am ready to […]

Friday Frippery: Guess what this is?

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Hurrah! It is Friday! I am very pleased as I have a weekend with a bit of pampering and a special appointment, then lots of frantic rushing around as I have 2 weeks off work for my wedding and honeymoon! Just for a bit of fun – it’s guess the beauty tool time! Can you […]

Help! Is my MAC lipstick a fake?

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I bought a MAC lipstick from eBay recently…not the cleverest thing because eBay is littered with fakes of the most popular brands (such as MAC, Nars and Benefit) but the seller had good feedback and I presumed it would be ok.  But now I am seeing little things that makes me wonder if it is […]

Philadelphia Chocolate: Yak or Yum?

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Mr C has done a good job of keeping me fed lately since I’ve had weird food cravings, and last night he picked up some Philadelphia Cadbury’s Chocolate Spread for me. In my head this totally works. Philadelphia is a neutral enough cheese to have with savoury or sweet topping so why shouldn’t chocolate work […]

Oh Hai 2012!

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Why hai there! Did you have a nice new year? I am back to the work grind but my body is not happy about it, what with the snooze tastic, late night filled Christmas and New Year break.  Plus I am ill! Feeling so weak it’s unreal, but you gotta do what you gotta do. […]

I went on holiday! My week in Budapest

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A few weeks ago, Mr C took me to Budapest for my birthday. I don’t go on holiday very often; I find the whole process quite stressful really, but once I am away I feel much more zen! My opinion of Budapest or Buda-pesht as our driver would say; it’s very scenic, very very cold, and a real mix […]

Blog Birthday, My Birthday, Pearls of Wisdom

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You know I have been so busy this year that I completely missed the blog’s 4th birthday, which was on October 3rd. I can’t believe it’s been four years since I started blogging. Things have changed a lot for beauty blogging, but I still like to keep it simple.  I also still have lots to […]

Emergency On The Go Beauty Kit! What is yours?

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Earlier this week I had a killer busy day, one of those where you’re booked up with appointments from 8 in the morning til 9pm at night. I love it, although in my experience, by the end of the day I am a sweaty, greasy, fumbling hot mess.  Indeed, following directions and getting around is […]

Chinese people buy too much stuff, Selfridges has to call in the Cavalry

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I remember having a conversation not so long ago with a SA on a Japanese make up brands’ counter in Selfridges, where she told me that Chinese customers were great because they usually shopped in groups, and bought in force ‘without even asking the price’. As she was saying this, 3 young Chinese girls were […]

Frugal Friday: What are your essential daily websites?

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It’s another Friday, Friday – is it just me or does time pass quickly towards the end of the year?! Anyway I was thinking about what websites I visit on a daily basis – I am a internet addict, there is no doubt. I do a lot of my work online, I do everything online […]

The Queen applies lipstick!

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This is totally random, but I couldn’t help but be tickled by this photograph of HRH The Queen applying lipstick at the Highland Games in Scotland. I really like The Queen, she is my favourite Royal – and clearly she is a fan of bright pink lipstick and can apply without looking in a mirror! […]

Unrelated beauty rant: The Manchester Metrolink Tram Service are possibly the worst public transport service, EVER

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Look away if you don’t like reading random rants about random stuff.  Because today I am talking about dreaded public transport. Oh yes. No matter where you are in the world, I am sure you have your brushes with overpriced, under performing public transport. For me it’s a tram system called the Metrolink. Public Transport […]

Skingenesis Manchester Salon Review and Rant! Rant! Rant!

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I’ve had to wait all week to post this due to my hosting problems, so let’s just say my initial ire has faded somewhat. So accept my mellowed out version of what was a pretty crap-tastic experience at Skingenesis salon last Thursday.  Aren’t they lucky!? So the story begins with how damn hard it was […]