So before I start ranting again, I thought I’d ask you dear readers, what you think about a problem I’m having with an item I purchased recently. I purchased a facial toner/lotion, the Japanese liquid type from someone I have bought from before – Vooboodoo on eBay, the same person who runs Facial-shop.com. They tend to sell sample and tester products – they’re new but they may come marked as ‘tester’ or ‘sample’ but the […]
So I haul make up quite regularly *cough cough* and there’s no doubt that some things induce far more excitement than others. I was thinking; most make up I buy without thinking, out of habit (ie. I collect Nars multiples so I’ll even buy ones that don’t suit me!) and quite often just because I want to review it, or swatch it, or just because it’s a new release. (When I buy MAC for example, […]
Totally self indulgent, but I need your advice! Which bag colour do you prefer? Black or Brown? I need to purchase soon, and I would usually go for brown but my heart sort of likes black… or Brown?
I am going to a Make Up Consulation next week which I am really excited about and I need to choose ONE look that I want to achieve by the end of the session. Now – it would be very easy for me to pick something clean, elegant, simple for day to day but this is NOT my dream make up. My dream make up is bronzy, glowy, dark eyes, GLAM. This may not be […]
It was interesting seeing what everyone got from the Glamour magazine Benefit freebie thing this month. It also seemed to me like people’s attitudes to women’s magazines have changed – people value the web more for up to date, relevant information and some people bought the magazines specifically for the freebies, not for the read. So this got me thinking – What magazines do you buy and read? Me: I used to be a magazine […]
You Tube is such a wonderful place – well, it has its downside – but overall its a fantastic place to watch what I want, when I want. It got me thinking – what do most people prefer – blog posts or videos? Blog Posts require a bit more effort – you have to read through it, but it can be more informative than a video (ie. when listing ingredients). Videos are quite a tricky […]
Girls… I am SO behind on replying to comments (I will get round to it), and emails – I read every single message but sometimes I have so many other things to take care of I know it will take a while for me to respond. I am not trying to ignore anyone, mind, I just have a distinct lack of time. So this post is a quick question amnesty* – if you left a […]
There were some fab suggestions for names for the Cosmetic Candy Cat (our new logo!) so rather than me picking a winner, like election day – the power lies with you….the people. Make your vote count!
Ladies, today I need two of you who are looking to do home colour on your hair to review some products for me. One of you will have hair hair for a blonde dye and one of you will have brown to dark brown hair for a vivid deep red dye. 1. Dye One: Schwarkopf Live Luminance Radiant Red This dye is special because it also has a lightening element which means that if you […]
Reader Kuri rather sweetly helped my purchase some Canmake goodies from Japan! I will go through the items and review them bit by bit! I have always loved the look of Canmake although the prices were too high on beauty shops – its an extremely affordable drugstore level brand after all. Thanks for all the shiny glittery strands Clare! The items: Ever tried Canmake? Like it? Hate it?
**UPDATE 04th May 2010** I have been in touch with the La Mer PR team and all of the Creme Foundations ARE going to be discontinued, the powder foundation and the liquid foundations will remain. Had a lovely email from reader Jayme, who informed me that one of my HG foundations, La Mer Treatment Creme Foundation is being discontinued as of the end of May. If you read this blog regularly, you will know I […]
Mr Candy was looking through the blog and checking things, as he does when he started chuckling away to himself. What was he laughing at? Why the comments on this post! You guys are a funny, entertaining bunch!
So yesterday I thought it would be a good idea to try adding some really ashy tones to my hair – I love ashy colours but now my hair has too much ash. White coloured ash. WRONG. We are in an emergency hair dye situation here girls I need to colour over this fast before the little blighters come and mock my hair . So I have a habit of buying 2 packs of hair […]
As I mentioned earlier, I have a ton of products which I would like to forward to readers to do reviews for me. I will get these items up as we go along so keep your eye out. If you filled in the readers request a while ago I will be able to go back to that to refer to. Stuff to remember: – Read about the product that I would like reviewed and make […]
I have the best readers. Why? I had mentioned my search for a really good sticky gel for holding down glitter and reader Cucumpear spotted this glitter and fixing gel and sent it to me. How sweet! Here are the products she sent: Along with the gel came a lovely deep purple glitter. The gel is not too thick (like lip gloss which is impossible to get off). Its quite liquid and doesn’t feel to […]
When a reader needs help (not including money or kidneys – take note) I’m there! Regular reader Rachel is working on her dissertation and is looking into the trend of Online Beauty Gurus as well as the people who read/watch beauty blogs and videos. She has created a short survey (its very short, I just did it and its basically just 5 questions and all answers are anonymous (you don’t need to enter your email […]
I have been meaning to change the layout of this blog for a while, clean it up and simplify etc. but I barely have any time to brush my hair, never mind take care of the big matters at hand! But here we are…. Rough plans have been drawn up, tests have been done and now, the now opinion of the people who really matter (you guys)! I’d love to hear feedback and what you […]
Ok its time to help me kill some Lemmings. I am always accumulating, so even these big blog sales I do make little difference to my collection. Boo! Here are the things on my want list from MAC (I don’t even like MAC). Feel free helping me kill a few lemmings: 1. Lady Danger Lipstick (a red – will I really wear another red?) 2. Painterly Eye Base 3. Cuddle Shadestick 4. Fix + Spray […]