Category: Review

5th July 2020

Lady Anti Monkey Butt

Yeah … whilst I’m not sure I’m completely onboard with the packaging of Lady Anti Monkey Butt (or even the name for that matter) it’s the time of the year where we talk about chafing, and this year I want to talk about that most taboo of topics: the permanently moist underboob.  Summer, for a fat lass, can be a season of multiple minor irritations, […]

1st July 2020

TV Diaries: The launch

We don’t really do binge -watching here in Lippie Mansions, at least, MrL doesn’t. Most of the time, I don’t mind in the slightest, but sometimes you just want one… more… episode… My own fault though, I guess, I married him. That aside, I’m at a bit of a loose end at the moment, having just finished my contract at A. N. Publishing Corp., so […]

30th August 2017

Alpha H Daily Essentials on QVC (with Giveaway!)

I love Alpha H Skincare, there’s simply no getting away from it.  So, when I relaunched Get Lippie recently (hopefully you might have noticed!) I thought what better way to do so than with a giveaway from one of the brands I discovered through blogging, and who, in my opinion, really get skin?  There was only one brand to speak to.  So I did. Then […]

5th May 2017

Jason Calming Lavender Deodorant Stick

  Now, I’m not a particularly sweaty person, and I’m not usually a particularly smelly one either. Except … when I use this, the Jason Calming Lavender Deodorant Stick, I apparently am.  *sigh* The deodorant stick promises “clinically tested all day odor protection”  with  “no aluminum, parabens, phthalates or or propylene glycol”.  It uses a mix of zinc, cornstarch and baking soda, and (I must […]

19th March 2017

Beauty Pie – the buyers club for beauty lovers(?)

So, Beauty Pie, then.  Launched with no little amount of hyperbole towards the end of last year by Marcia Kilgore, the founder of (amongst others): Soap & Glory and FitFlop.  Hyped as “makeup without the markup”, the website boasts of “luxury” lipsticks from £2.84, eyeshadow palettes from £6.94, and foundations from £4.75. Sounds amazing, right?  By cutting out the middleman, using generic packaging, and charging […]

4th March 2014

Nasomatto Black Afgano: Chasing the Dragon

By Laurin One of my favourite customers of recent weeks was a dapper young gentleman who had clearly just been bitten by the perfume bug. He was high on vetiver and giddy with tales from the Le Labo counter. I was immediately jealous of him in the same way that I’m jealous of people who have never watched Six Feet Under – that is, I […]

22nd November 2012

Wedding Preparation with Slendertone Face

It is less than 90 days till the “wedding of the weekend”* takes place, and, I have to admit, I’m getting a bit nervous now.  The dress is bought, the invitations have been posted, the rings are ordered, we’ve tasted the cake(s), booked the band, bought approximately 58,754,665,476 boleros in an attempt to cover up my bingo-wings (know anybody who needs a silvery bolero?  Cheap?), […]

1st November 2012

Art Deco Dita’s Classics

After being genuinely hugely impressed with several of the lipsticks from the Art Deco Dita’s Classics collection, I thought it was only fair to try some of the other products in the range.  I found the display in my local Debenhams, and after a peaceful half an hour swatching (the stands are unmanned), I made a selection of purchases of the powder-based products. First of […]

17th October 2012

FuturePrimitive Soap Co – Dust Witch

We’re moving towards that time of year again, Halloween.  I can’t be bothered with decorations, or Halloween-themed makeup or nails, but I do like to smell slightly Halloween-y.  Yes, I’m a bit odd. The last couple of years, I’ve bought my Halloween-themed toiletries from a US-based company, and  I love them, but FuturePrimitive have been tickling my blogging radar for a while now, thanks to […]

6th August 2012

MyFace Slinky Liquid Eyeliners

I’m a sucker for a liquid eyeliner, and always have three or four on the go at any one time. I had every single shade of Urban Decay liquid liner (until they changed the packaging to make it hugely unusable a few years ago, and haven’t bought one since), and have been on the lookout for a range of affordable liners, in great colours ever […]

29th March 2012

Antipodes Saviour Skin Balm

 Some products claim to be mult-purpose, and some products truly are, Antipodes Saviour Skin Balm is beyond amazing, moisturising, nourishing, and soothing.  And how cute is that tin?   I’ve used it on cuticles, feet, lips, on MrLippie’s disgustingly dry elbows, on zits, burns and cuts and scrapes (what can I say, we’re an accident-prone pair here at Lippie Mansions).   It’s a thick, golden […]

7th March 2012

Book Review – The Perfume Lover by Denyse Beaulieu

Fangirl disclosure: Denyse Beaulieu writes Grain de Musc, a blog I’ve read for years (though I’ve always been too shy to comment on it), and for the last year and a half I’ve been saving my pennies to go on Denyse’s highly-regarded “Perfume: Understanding Fragrance” course at London College of Fashion. So, when the chance came up to review this book, I leapt at it. […]