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Sunday, 16 January 2011

Estee Lauder Powder Foundation

Needing a replacement for my usual face powder I ordered Estee Lauder's Double Wear powder in "shell" the light/cool shade.

The reviews on the whole double wear line are incredible and though the powder is expensive at £25 it contains almost twice as much as my usual powder, not too bad at all!

Look out for a review as soon as it arrives!

Friday, 14 January 2011


In case you were all pining for us, there have been delays to updates recently due to laptop repairs. Also we are all being slowly poisoned by the house. Fingers cross it gets fixed soon! BlogBooster-The most productive way for mobile blogging. BlogBooster is a multi-service blog editor for iPhone, Android, WebOs and your desktop

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

First Give-away!

So, here we are the first give away!

The first give away item iiiiiisss *drum roll*

L'Oreal Resist&Shine Blackend Red!

Only used once, lovely colour, wears well for two days and has a very nice glossy finish. However the poor lady doesn't have a name! Quel'horreur!!

So get naming peeps, this one will be up until midnight on the 12th, please do enter as I don't want to condemn this luscious red to the bin!

So good luck and toodles!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011


So, I am what you would call the odd one out in my family, I have piercings and tattoos and I love the 'Alternative' culture. I get ragged on for having 'metal in my face' and drawing on my skin, it doesn't tend to bother me too much but now that I have chosen my career path as a tattoo artist I would like it if they stopped and actually thought about what my piercings and tats mean to me.

I see them as pieces of art on my skin and expressions of myself. With each new tattoo and piercing, I feel more like myself than I did before. I know many people get tattoos and piercings without really thinking about it, but I am of the opinion that if you're going to body mod, you best think long and hard about what you want to get, because once it's on you, it ain't coming off! Furthermore, it's kind of disrespectful to those people whose passion it is to help someone feel more comfortable with their body by adding art and piercings to it.

I guess I'm just tired of people making jokes about it like it's something offensive. I don't mod my body to offend anyone, I do it for myself. So even if it's not for you, please don't assume all of us do this to be 'in your face' or because we were drunk.

I paid for my tattoos and I love them.

My first large tattoo, I designed this one myself.

My second inside forearm tat, Bowie lyrics read, 'Lady Stardust San his Songs Of Darkness and Dismay' on a background of deep purple, stars and the Aladdin Sane bolt.

Got this one today, the final words of Ragged Robin from the Invisibles

The ISO symbol from Tron:Legacy

The Pain! Oh the pain! (GIVE AWAY!)

Good evening ladies and gents, tonight you are going to help me through one of the most painful activities a makeup and varnish addict like myself, can go through. For tonight... I give up some of my precious treasures, to you, THE INTERBUTTTUBES!

So the haul I have to go through is 95 polishes big! I will go through them, picking and choosing between my 36 purples, 8 glittery blacks and silvers, 15 blues and greens and 35 assorted others.

Some will go to my housemates, as they have dibbs, others will go to the bin and the rest will go up here, as a giveaway!

I have chosen 20 polishes to send to new, loving homes and I will post one a day starting tomorrow. To win the polish you must be a follower (yes it is a cheeky way to get you to read us, but who cares, free stuff right!!) and comment on the post giving the colour a new and fantasmic name! Easy peasy, nothin' to it, no worries, simples!

So tell your family, tell your friends, tell the cat next door, hell, tell that bum down the street, internet cafe's are free right!? Turn up tomorrow for the first of 20 giveaways!


Monday, 3 January 2011

When you wish upon a...

Jar? Most cosmetic products offer far more than they provide, but in my experience Soap and Glory tend to be actually honest with their claims. Their pore shrink mask promises to temporarily shrink pores, and it does the job beautifully for example.

I've been eyeing the "wish upon a jar" 21 day collagen overhaul creme for a while, even though I'm only 23 i've noticed my skin looking less "awake", less finely textured, in other words - aging. Having quite oily but otherwise well behaved skin I have yet to develop any real wrinkles, but training to be a teacher (more stressful than actually being a teacher, or so I'm told) I'd like to keep that stress off my face.

I picked up a jar with my boots points today for £14. For a soap and glory product that's quite expensive, but for a jar of good moisturiser I find it a decent price. The little pot is a silver sphere and is really quite beautiful. Inside is a pinky pearl creme that is quite thick and almost serum like. Though I am comparing it to my everyday moisturiser the clinique one which is rather runny. The wish creme spreads quite easily and skin feels soft and with an ever so slight tackiness that I find makes makeup application so much easier.

The creme recommends that you remember to use a spf while wearing it due to the renewing effect on the skin, it also interestingly, recommends that you use it for the 21 days only and then wait three months before starting another jar. Sounds like powerful stuff, I can't wait to see how it goes!