As seasoned as I am on make up counters, there are times, when faced with a full frontal Sales Assistant attack that I just cannot defend myself. She’s too scary. She’s too forceful. She’s too good at giving me reasons why I need her product. She is already calculating what to spend her bonus on. Me at the till: Some people say that they can just walk away regardless… I tend to find myself fairly […]
Just a few days ago I was defending our dear Catherine Zeta Jones against the nasty Daily Mail who were calling her old, haggard and using a clearly photoshopped image (other photo editing software is available). And then, this: Ok, ok let’s calm down. She was in the Darling Buds of May!!! Therefore, I refuse to believe this white powdery substance around her nose is anything other than Laura Mercier Translucent Powder (other brands are […]
The blog refit is coming along slowly but surely. Lots of testing going on. With a refit comes hopefully, lots of new things. But I am always very very interested to know what I blog about that bores you and what interests you. Its poll time!
I was doing a bit of sympathy shopping the other day (sympathy for whom you ask? Why, for myself!) and decided to buy a few things from Boots as opposed to Harvey Nichols (everything they give me is always slightly faulty anyway), in a faux ‘look how frugal I’m being’ stance. I purchased three items and I nearly faked a concussion (again) at the till when the girl told me my total was about £27.60 […]
Just seen a report on the news (must be a quiet day) about how women are ‘downsizing’ their handbags. Downsizing….hand…..bag…..DO. NOT. COMPUTE. I have a bad back and shoulders as it is with my enormous Chi-Chis so I have been trying to downsize. I bought the Alexander Wang Coco Duffel Bag which is much smaller than my normal bag thinking it would force me to downsize. Mistake. The Wang has metal studs on the bottom […]
Halp! So I am thinking this year I really will take the plunge and put a video together, but I have no idea what to do first. I am guessing this takes a while to put together properly, so before I start, I’d like to ask what kind of video you’d like to see…. Merci!
This may have been something I’ve asked you before but I want to be sure – how many posts do you want to see on Cosmetic Candy? I generally do at least 3 posts a day, but somedays I may go nuts and post 15! But then do you have time to read these? Do you feel overwhelmed if there is too much new content? Do you prefer things more spread out? Tell me in […]
No, no, no, no, no. I thought this was a joke. But Nicole Kidman doesn’t strike me as a ha-ha-ha kinda chick. In times like these, there’s only one thing we can do – a poll.
Good Afternoon, my beauties! I have so, so much to post about, I just don’t have the time to do it all. Stuff coming up include my 24 Carat Gold Facial, and a super sparkly Tutorial look. Also lots of gift recommendations etc. etc. Hopefully, you are enjoying the December Posts even if there aren’t as many going up as quickly as I had hoped…. Anyway – I want to ask you a question… Beauty […]
Believe it or not, I am a little obsessed with make up. When my make up obsessions take hold there is no stopping me. I go through fads. I am that chick that has a breadmaker, a yogurt maker, a doughnut maker and an exercise bike. I buy things in threes. I buy entire ranges if I like the formula. I buy things based on packaging. I buy things that have a certain word in […]
So lets talk make up brands. I do try to vary things up as much as I can on the blog. I have a real love for Asian cosmetics of course, which is one of the reasons I started blogging in the first place, but I do love popping onto my local make up counters for a quick fix. I do also have a habit of seeking random and rare things out (thanks to eBay) […]
Every now and then I order some Japanese magazines to read – my favourites are Maquia, Voce and Biteki. This month they were pretty naff, but nevertheless I couldn’t help but start lusting over some pretty, pretty skincare after seeing their adverts. It got me thinking – what Skincare, if money were no object would you use? Would you go for pretty Jill Stuart like packaging of the brand name of Creme de la Mer? […]
Ok, preparing for the Christmas period and the posts: So help me out here girls, and let me know what you want to see on Cosmetic Candy in the poll!
I have been planning the Christmas gift guide for Cosmetic Candy for a week and I have been making a list (and checking it twice) today, in regards to Christmas and what presents I would have to waste my money on buy this year. I find gift buying very easy and it makes me deliriously happy to buy things for other people whether they want it or not. It doesn’t need to be Christmas to […]
Its nearly November…which means its nearly…C….C….Ch…Christmas… Have lots of lovely festive posts coming up although I am usually more of a Bah Humbug type. Done pretty much all of my Christmas shopping and got my paws on lots of Christmas collections. But I don’t want to overload you before its time to tell me in the poll:
Judging by the conversations I’ve had lately, everyone’s taste in what they deem as beautiful seems to vary a lot these days. It got me thinking, who do other people think are beauties, and why* *You can’t say your mum. We get it, you love your mum, but its not cliché day. I personally like natural beauties, less fake hair, fake nails, fake tan, more old school glamour. I also find that if someone is […]
I was sorting through some boxes when I came across my soap making supplies, from when I made cold processed soap. It was like pandora’s box – I have tons of essential oils, flavours for lip products, waxes, butters and oils that I hadn’t touched for a while. So then I thought – why not add a new category to the blog teaching you how to make your own beauty products? Its a lot easier […]