Nearly every single retailer I have encountered has been taking off the extra 2.5% off items (due to the VAT rate being cut from 17.5% to 15%). It’s not a huge amount but it’s still something, like the price of a coffee. Trust HQHair (although I won’t buy from them anymore) to not apply it – everyone else, Selfridges, Boots, Topshop, all the supermarkets, ASOS – everywhere as passed on the saving to the customer. […]
I haven’t lemminged* anything for a while. Not make up, not clothes, not handbags. Nothing. *Lemmings ‘stuff you are dying to buy’. Popped to the Nars counter yesterday to have a look at the new Nars Multiple Duos. They are lovely, and a great way to get started if you don’t own any multiples, but I have all of them so I decided not to buy them in the palette form (also because I can’t […]
Cos all you need is this gem of a game… America’s Next Top Model for the Nintendo DS! I am dripping in sarcasm of course. Check out the rating: One star! Tyra needs to stick with – er, being a bitch rather than releasing games!
I paid way too much for this damn kit from eBay: They say: What it does: Tarte Purse Your Lips Limited-Edition Lipgloss Clutch is perfect for parties and celebrations—with so many glosses to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect match for any occasion. The brand-new, limited-edition shades are infused with the Tarte t5 super fruit complex™, which is a proprietary blend of the five most active superfruits: goji, acai, maracuja, acerola, and pomegranate. […]
How do I book? Where do I book? What do you mean I need to be pregnant?! Damn you!
My lovely Aube by Sofina is no more and has been updated to Aube Couture, which looks a bit grannyish. Mind you Aube was always hit and miss with me – fantastic innovative ideas, but the products didn’t always deliver. I’m not keen on the look of the Couture range – I hate eyeshadows in stupidly shaped pans, but let’s see. I just hope they haven’t got rid of my Rinka, spokesmodel for Aube She’s […]
Shops…insufferable. I hate Christmas shoppers – haven’t you people heard of the TINTERNET for Christmas shopping! It’s there, use it and get out of my way. Anyways, cleaning through my mess (I swear stash photos are coming…soon) I found a few half stamped RMK cards – RMK do a loyalty card where for ever £20 you get a stamp – collect 6 and get a freebie from the freebie box. I’ve had my fair rummages […]
I don’t know anything about Thanksgiving other than a lot of Turkey’s are eaten in America. Wait…isn’t that supposed to be for Christmas? Aren’t you guys just basically cheating and getting a pre-Christmas before Christmas? Either way, have a fabulous holi-holi-day!
Help me out here girls. What the hell is twlight? It’s clogging up the gossip pages I love to read and I don’t know what it is. This is the only kind of Twlight I know. And I was searching for a picture of Nicola T, page 3 girl on I’m a celebrity who has not become a very irritating and true to her sterotype, bitchy. Instead (cover your eyes Mandy) I found this picture […]
B Never to be Busy to Be Beautiful, (which I am going to call BLOB for no particular reason) is a stupidly named company from the HQ of Lush. You all know how I feel about Lush – fantastic ideas, nice smells but a lot of the products don’t work for me personally, and they are expensive for what they are. I have had my eye on the Blob shadows for a while. They come […]
I had my hair cut and coloured at my usual hair salon, Denny Hairdressing today – I ended up with an absolutely wicked haircut (did I just say wicked?!). He did it very short and fluffy at the top, and the colour turned out a really nice warm honey brown too. Love it! Then I went to the salon J.Crystal as a treat, had the pamper package which included a Pedicure, Manicure, Back massage and […]
*On a side note, aren’t men extremely annoying in the way they flick the remote for the TV. There will be about 80 channels and somehow he always stops on some crappy Adam Sandler film or the 200th repeat of Family Guy. Anyway… It’s my birthday! Am old, am anti-social and am being carted in for a number of pampering treatments – am having a REST, goddammit. Just a quickie, I’ve opened up some pressies […]
Poor John Sergent. One of my favourite BBC reporters has been forced out of the TV show, Strictly Come Dancing. You get a load of has-been celebrites, desperate to revive their careers…well some of them, not all of them. Rachel Stevens (yes, remember her?) for example, Jodie Kidd (after the cocaine scandal), loads of sports *stars* i’ve never heard of. This is a golden ticket to some quick publicity and a modelling deal with Marks […]
I first came across Lush owned B Never Too Busy to Be Beautiful in London a few years ago. I loved the boudoir style of the shop and bought a product or two back then. It was a cream eyeshadows in a brown – green – nice colour but the product was horrible, creasy and slow to dry. I decided to take a look at the website again today and they definately have some very […]
I am eagerly awaiting the Multiple Bronzers from Nars! It comes in three shades for light, medium and dark skins. Tuomota is for light skins, Malaysia is for medium tones and Rapa Nui is a rich bronze for darker skins. How cool are these!!! I think I will be a Malaysia girl. Can’t wait to try it!
Maybe I’m just a cranky cow, but I made my way to the Shu Uemura counter today to lookat the Mika Christmas collection which looks super stunning online. Only 2 palettes were left: This one looks dull but it’s actually quite nice and the third colour across, a rose bronze is utterly stunning. Winter Sakura (I think) is more dramatic: Both are £45. Houston, we have a problem. The palettes are SIMILAR. Not a bit, […]
The RMK Christmas Palette 2008 is released tomorrow in the UK. It is 9,500 Yen, which according to my XE coverter makes it an eye watering £68? Surely not? I can’t imagine many people will plonk down £70 for a palette, gift or not. I am thinking more like the £50 mark, which is still fairly steep, but you do get: 1) Mini Separate and Curl Masca 2) Lipgloss 3) Quad shadow and sponges 4) […]
How gorgeous is this model? I love her hair: Guerlain is one of those brands I worshipped as a teen and the Terracotta Bronzer is one of the first major purchases I’ve made. The Jeu de Dames Play Lip Palette can give you three metallic shades: Two LE eyeshadow palettes – but dayum, far too beautiful to use? I LOVE this one. I wonder if it’s still availble? There are a number of blushers and […]
So the evil empire, the blood sucking people at MAC have finally done what I predicted they’d do years ago. Release a MAC & Hello Kitty Range. It goes without saying that even I, a fervent non-Mac lover will have to indulge in this one. Hell, I’ll take the day of work and queue outside the shop. One to use, one for back up. And you know what it will be? A rehashing of colours, […]
Dior have really captured my heart, it seems, this Christmas. Almost as much as this man: This LE sparkle gloss is just booti-ful: It’s filled with little micro sparkles, of all kinds of multi colours. Good in its own or course on top of a lipstick. I know there are a million sparkly clear glosses out there but the best ones are the likes of Chanel, where the sparkle looks almost holographic. I did buy […]