Category: Review

12th July 2011

Post-Holiday Product Round-Up

Well, I think we can say this year’s holiday was a success!  We ate lots, drank lots, walked lots, have lovely tans, and – best of all – I didn’t get prickly heat!  If you read my holiday preparation posts, you’ll know that this was the main thing I was worried about before we headed off, and I couldn’t be happier that I was able […]

1st March 2011

Prai 02 Infusion with Vacuum Technology

 At the moment, I’m on a bit of a cleansing kick, and when the opportunity came up to try this one out, I leapt at it, as it sounded intriguing.  It promises an “innovative formula” which contains oxygen molecules to stop your skin being lackluster and promises a more youthful and “refreshed” look.   In use, this light, apricot coloured gel transforms into a mousse, […]

24th February 2011

Chantecaille Turtles Palette – Swatches

I saw this just after Christmas in some promo pics, and I have to admit, I fell in love a little bit.  Chantecaille has always been a brand I’ve admired, but have never really seen what all the fuss is about previously, but this palette might just be the one to change my mind.  It’s beautiful. A shimmering sand shade, a glimmering brown, a multi-tonal […]

2nd December 2010

Love Story – The Musical

Or, time for something completely different. No, I haven’t gone completely crazy, one of my very first posts on this here blog was about opera, which I don’t think anyone ever read, so I think it’s okay for me to talk about my love of musical theatre here too.  And, I do love it. Growing up we were banned from watching musicals in my house, […]

13th October 2010

Review – No74 Hair and Beauty

There are some salons that you visit and you just know they’ve been designed straight from a catalogue of hairdresser cliches.  And then there are those that when you first wander through the doors, you know that they’ve been a labour of love from start to finish. No74 Hair and Beauty is one of the latter.  Situated in Clerkenwell, yet feeling like you’ve wandered into […]

1st October 2010

YSL Belle D’Opium

Launched in what must be one of the prettiest bottles I’ve seen all year, Belle D’Opium is the latest fragrance from Yves St Laurent. A “sister” scent to the original Opium, this is lighter, and designed – I guess – to be more of a complement to the current trend for the fruity-musky-woody stews that are all you can smell in modern fragrance these days. […]

29th September 2010

Review – Webster Whiteman

One of the most surreal – and proudest! – moments of my blogging “career” to date was being invited to judge one of the awards for this year’s Creative Head Most Wanted awards.  I don’t, in all honesty consider myself a hair blogger, but I can’t deny that I am interested in hair, hairdressing and styling, so it was a great honour to be asked. […]

14th September 2010

Hair today …

… hair tomorrow? I’m lazy. I’ve admitted this before, but no one ever believes me. My laziness is part of the reason why I don’t believe in toners or body-lotions, I like to spend those extra precious seconds in bed! Still, lazy is as lazy does, and even though I’m lucky enough to be able to get away without using toners or body lotions, I […]

9th September 2010

Max Factor Vs All For Eve: A Nail File Challenge

Crystal nail files are everywhere at the moment, when I had a pedicure at The Chapel recently, BeautyMaze used a Leighton Denny crystal file on my tootsies, and I was astonished at how smooth it was, and how little it set my teeth on edge when she filed my toenails, which is always the worst part of any pedicure for me.  Well, usually. As a  […]

27th August 2010

Review – Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation

My quest for a Holy Grail foundation goes on, this time around I’m trying Guerlain’s Lingerie de Peau, which is their latest release, and it was released a couple of weeks ago. After a while swatching in-store, I settled on shade no2, Beige Clair, which is a slightly more pink-based shade than I’d ordinarily wear, but the lighting in the shop make picking colours way […]

12th August 2010

Review – Halston Woman Amber

This, gentle reader, is the perfume release I’ve been waiting for.  The fact that I didn’t know anything about it until two weeks ago is neither here nor there. If you’ve read any of my perfume reviews lately, you’ll know that I’ve been disappointed with all the fruity/woodsy/musky SWEET perfumes I’ve been sniffing over the last couple of weeks, and have been longing to smell […]

11th August 2010

Review Roundup!

Even if I do say it myself, living in Get Lippie headquarters does have some advantages for the poor harrassed girlies who have to put up with some of my less savoury habits.  Recently, I gave my glamorous housemate Kerry (you may remember her from this makeover) a bag of bits and pieces and asked her for her thoughts.  Here’s what she came up with: […]