Twiggy bashed Dusty & A giveaway winner…

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 24 - 2010

I attempted a Twiggy-esque look last night in preparation for tonight’s Aussome 60s shindig.  Thank you so much for your fab suggestions and inspiration…

But it turns out that baby L wasn’t feeling any better today so I didn’t make it up to London for my swanky night out and late morning lie-in after all.

Instead, I’m having the dullest 60s party imaginable.  At home.

On the plus side, I have Appletiser, butter popcorn and full ownership of the remote control.  Life is good really.

Check me out.

I would have rocked the joint. *munches popcorn*

Nevermind!  Onto more exciting things…

The lucky winner of my facebook giveaway is:

Rebecca Courtley

Congratulations Rebecca, I’ve messaged you!

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Tomorrow signals the start of another giveaway (non-facebook this time, I’m keeping you on your toes!)… it’s a good’un.  No really… You don’t wanna miss it!


Channeling my inner um… Dusty?

Posted by Lipglossiping On June - 23 - 2010

Yeah… I thought ‘Twiggy’ might be pushing it a bit.

Thursday is Aussie night… Which as you can see…

…is 60s night!

I’ve been getting in the mood for Thursday by listening to the classics…

and…

Would you lovely ladies mind sharing your favourite 60s makeup tutorials and looks that you’ve come across?  I know that some of you are confirmed You Tube addicts… eh Liloo?

I’d love to have a go at recreating a 60s inspired look for the evening!

And the reader with the worst/best hair story is….

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 13 - 2010

…. Ceona!

This traumatic episode in Ceona’s life had me and Mr. L wiping tears from our eyes.  Sorry Ceona, we were laughing WITH you.

14 year old me: Muuuuum. I want a perm. Muuuuum, I really want a perm. Pleeeeeaseeeeeeeee!

Mum after years of my begging: Ok, we’ll speak to the hairdresser.

Hairdresser: No. No no no. It won’t work. Your hair is too thick, it will fall out. No.

Me: Hairdresser, I want a perm. Oh please, please, pretty please. I won’t blame you if it falls out.

Hairdresser: Oh fine. I’ll do it.

Hairdresser gives me a trendy spiral perm. Hairdresser repeats through the whole thing that it will fall out. Hairdresser uses extra perming solution.

Result: I end up with the tightest spiral perm you have ever seen. I am, in fact, Spuggie from Byker Grove (google it youngsters). I am mortified. The hairdresser is delighted and thinks it’s fabulous. I retreat home and burst into tears.

My sister, bless her, does me a french plait. And I wait for the perm to drop. All my friends have bad home perms that drop into cute waves.

Mine does not. Mine grows out very, very slowly. I use industrial quanitites of mousse to control it. I have crispy hair too. At one point I have straight hair to the tops of my ears and tight curls underneath. I do a home dye. I neglect to read the bit about permed hair taking dye more strongly. I have two tone hair.

Eventually, I get a bob.

You’ve won some lovely Aussie products, please can you email me your details so that I may pass them on to the lovely bods at Aussie?

Thanks for sharing everyone xx

The Hall of Bad Hair Days…

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 11 - 2010

So, 8 of you sealed my Aussie ‘Hair Mare’ fate.  But when I dug out the promised photo, it kinda didn’t look as bad as I remembered, you can see for yourself… it’s bad… but it’s not a patch on The Agassi is it?  I decided it was only fair to share a few more. Upping the ante as it were.

So… as promised… my shameful hair mares…

A). Honestly?  I’m too busy looking at how tight my necklace is to concentrate on the hair.

B). In my defence, I look about 7.  This is my MOTHER’S shame, I’m not carrying this one.  Who lets a 7yr old have a perm anyway?

C). OK, this is the spiral perm… but it’s hard to see.  So let’s concentrate on the bum head parting instead.  Not only that, so much mousse… those curls were crusty. and flammable.

D). Dec 31st 1999. Man I thought I looked cute. I was… um… *counts*… 18.  Old enough to know better.  That spidery hairpiece took about 3 hours to ‘attach’ too, so it’s not like I had made a rash decision.  Just a bad one.

Since my last post, Aussie got in touch… and want to send one of you lovely ladies some product to steer you back onto the path of hair righteousness.  If you’ve already commented to confess your secret hair embarrassments, you’re in.  If you’ve yet to share your secret barnet shame… better do so now, ‘cos only Aussie can help!*

*well… Aussie or a great big sombrero.

Share your hair mares!

Posted by Lipglossiping On February - 10 - 2010

I’ve already told you about my triangle hair… and my spiral perm from 1992…

Now it’s your turn…

Aussie, Agassi and me want to hear about your hair mares!

Go on, tell me about your nightmare ‘dos!’

If I get five horror stories I’ll upload a pic of the spiral perm.  And let me tell ya, it makes Agassi look coiffured to perfection.

And my Aussie Competition Winner is…

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 11 - 2009

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Congratulations Yinnie!  You’ve won yourself a £50 Red Letter Day gift card!!!

PinkySpanish kindly agreed to judge my competition and she chose Yinnie’s entry as the winner.  Here’s what she had to say about it…

This was more difficult than I thought!  I am going to go with 4.  She had the most creative idea, the execution wasn’t perfect, but she showed the most outside the box concept and I like that!

Thanks to all fab entrants for taking part!  I really appreciated your participation!

Yinnie, could you please email me your details so that I can pass them on to Aussie by Sunday.

Aussie Event – Girls Night Out – 3/12/2009

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 11 - 2009

The third and final event for us lucky Aussie Angels (can I just keep calling myself that forever?) went off with a bang last Thursday night.

We were invited up to London to sample the capital’s nightlife.  Mahiki played host for the evening and the venue didn’t disappoint.  A tiki-esque hideout in the heart of Mayfair, Mahiki ticks all the right boxes.

My friend Vicky and I jumped on the train congratulating each other on how lightly we’d managed to pack for a night away… infact we were congratulating each other so vigorously talking so much that we very nearly got left on the platform.

Arriving in London with little time to spare, we headed straight for the Hilton at Kensington Olympia where Aussie had generously put us up for the night.  I managed to check us in without getting escorted off the premises for being a pair of scruffy oiks and we settled into our room to get ready for the festivities ahead!

Despite best intentions, we still managed to be late.  Vicky has always been the laid back one in our friendship.  Me? Well I was running round in full-on mentalist mode, arms in the air like a certain white rabbit out of Alice in Wonderland with echoes of “late, late! we’re going to be late!” reverberating around the room.

“Relax”. says Vicky, “You are so uncool”.  Like I need telling.

I felt a 100x better when we got on the tube at Olympia and met up with Hayles and Zoe who were also staying at the hotel and heading to the Aussie event.  If you can’t avoid being late… find as many people as possible who are also late and hide behind them.  It’s a philosophy I’m proud to call my own.

We were greeted at the club by a photographer (who I somehow managed to resist asking nerdy camera questions, I was *sorely* tempted to ask for some flash bouncing tips) and the lovely Emma from 1000heads.

We were lead downstairs into the cavernous depths of Mahiki and emerged blinking into a Polynesian paradise!  I was given a little black box which when opened revealed some lovely makeup goodies, the inimitable Aussie 3 Minute Miracle and a handbag hanger (I’m a little uncultured and had to be told what the hell it was before I embarrassed everybody by trying to pick my nose with it or something.)

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Then it was Mojito time!! Followed by Pina Colada time!! Washed down with a couple of Mahiki Mai Tais and topped off with a Tiki Dick’s Super Space Martini.  By this time I’d forgotten how to pronounce my own name let alone the names of the cocktails.  Needless to say, they were very yummy and each one more enticing than the last.

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Highlights of the evening? Semi-naked waiter – oh so tacky, and I’m absolutely not going to admit to perving.  (why have you put him down as a highlight then huh?)  Close-up magician – superbly charming and very talented, too much fun!  And treasure chests filled with an intoxicating mix of champagne, rum and a brandy and peach liqueur.

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It was brilliant to be able to catch up with old friends and meet some friendly new faces too!

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Alas, all good things must come to an end and as the night drew to a close the exertions of the day were catching up with me.  I bid my friends (new and old) adieu and headed back to the hotel.

Waking up the next morning I wasn’t sure which hurt more, my head or my neck (crick)… here have a photo.  If nothing else, it’s an advertisement for teetotalness.

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The rest of the next day was spent shopping and mooching around town.  But I’ll tell you more about that in another post!

Credit for some of the photos goes to Sam and Zoe – I can’t seem to get mine off Vicky’s mobile – argh!

Aussie Competition Update

Posted by Lipglossiping On December - 2 - 2009

Quick update…

I’ve had word from Lauren at 1000heads that the prizes will be revealed early next week.

Sorry for the delay, I’m sure you’re as impatient as I am!

I can’t wait to reveal which of my 6 beautiful entrants has been declared the most deserving winner! Woo!

Aussie Competition – The Candidates…

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 30 - 2009

I introduce to you… 6 fabulous ladies & 6 fabulous entries!

I have looked long and hard at these.  I deliberated, umm-ed, ahh-ed and threw some hmmm-ing in there for a bit of added drama.  Mr L was useless, he agreed to have a look whilst stuffing his face with Coco Pops at about 2am last night.

“What am I supposed to do?” says he… “Help me judge the competition.” says I…

“You just pick whichever one you like and I’ll agree”.  I’m sure I heard him mutter “like we usually do” at the end there, but he looked all innocent with milk dribbling down his chin when I spun around to throw my death-ray glare.

Onto Plan B then… (not that I had one until a lightbulb moment half an hour later)

But before that, let me show you the fab candidates…

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Six wonderful entries I’m sure you’ll agree!

So anyway where was I?

Oh yes, being the super cool networker that I am, I worked my magic on Twitter (all Social Media stylee) and persuaded an ultra-hip Make Up Artist from Las Vegas to judge your entries…

Oh ok… so I asked my mate @PinkySpanish to have a look.  But she is a bona fide MUA (some say she’s ultra-hip too) anddddddd she is from Las Vegas… which sounds terribly exotic and edgey to me sat in my front room in Hampshire.

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So there we have it!

She’s been looking over your entries and has chosen a winner!

But um, I can’t tell you who it is yet.

I know, I know!! I’ve just made you read this huge post before leaving you sitting there on the edges of your seats.  It’s like I’ve run away with the biscuit tin after filling it with all-butter shortbread right?

The thing is… I don’t know what the prize is.  I was hoping Aussie would let me know today, what with it being THE END OF THE COMPETITION AND ALL but no… so you’ll have to cool your heels for one more night (as will I) and I promise all will be revealed as soon as I hear from them!

My Aussie Competition Entry…

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 26 - 2009

Eeee… d’ya reckon if I sneak this up here at 3am no-one will notice?  It’s in them there Aussie rules that I’m to post it up on my blog.

It’s bad… it’s really rather horrific.  Car crash cosmetics.  The worst of it is… it took me bloody ages!

Oh god… ok… Today’s news is tomorrow’s fish wrap and all that.  I’ll post heavily afterwards to push it onto page 2.

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Ta-Da!! *does a whirl*

So, inspiration… what was I thinking? WHAT WAS I THINKING?!

Well, the colours are representative of the Aussie Hair logo…  Purple and white is synonymous with the brand no?

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One of the top things that springs to mind when I think of Aussie is fun-loving!! Combine that with it’s home territory and what is more fun loving than the annual Sydney Mardi Gras?

Which goes some way to explain why I went for something a little more ‘out there’!

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The white parts are also meant to be like kangaroo tails as in the logo… but um, yeah…

Oh and the stars! Musn’t forget those… well they’re in the Aussie flag of course!!  Very important considering the amount of natural and native ingredients that can be found in some of our favourite Aussie Hair products!

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So anyway, that’s my competition entry and despite my current embarrassment I had *so* much fun doing it.  Thanks Aussie for making me think outside of the box.

If you haven’t entered the competition yet, you’re running out of time!!  It’s open internationally (cos who says that it’s just us Brits who love a bit of Aussie?).  You have ’till Monday to get your entries in.  Just show me… what is Aussie all about to you?

Aussie Competition – CLOSED.

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 21 - 2009

My competition is now closed, thanks (all 6 of you) for taking part. *sticks 2 fingers up at the lazy buggers*

I will get my makeup expert (Mr. L) onto helping me pick the winner in the morning.  He doesn’t know it yet, but I wanna hear *exactly* why he’s chosen his favourite.  And I’m sure you do too!

Read more about it here

Aussie Hair Sponsored Competition!

Posted by Lipglossiping On November - 20 - 2009

Aussie sent me Tim Tams, I’m eating them as I type… I would ask you to please excuse any crumbs I may leave behind… but to be honest, these are Tim Tams we’re talking about and crumbs aren’t really a problem when I’m hoovering up chocolate coated biscuits.

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Now, why did Aussie send me Tim Tams? Well… they wanted to let me (and you) know about an awesome competition they have in store for us.

Lauren from 1000heads explained to me…

We have set you a challenge based on your passion for beauty and makeup. We want to see you get creative and come up with a look that sums up, for you, what Aussie is all about.  Post your entry to your blog and we’ll give the best contenders pride of place on Uncover Aussie, with the best one from each category bagging the winner an awesome prize.

We’d love to see your community getting involved too, so invite them to post their own entries and then you choose the best one. Whoever you choose will also receive a fantastic prize!

So get cracking! The competition ends Monday 30th November, and we’ll announce the winners after that. Good luck – we can’t wait to see what you come up with!

So, who wants to win a fantastic prize courtesy of Aussie Hair?

I’m also allowing nail art entries too, so if you’re better with polish than you are with powders, consider yourself included!

So…

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie (oi, oi, oi)… what does the brand mean to you?

Does it conjure up images of The Country? The Outback? Showgirls? Purple & White? Kangaroos? Koalas? Gum Trees? Sunsets over Great Big Rocks? Deadly Spiders? Mardi Gras?

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Perhaps you’re a purer being and think only of hair… volume and softness with a little bit of shinyness thrown in for good measure?  Flowing locks? Smooth waves and tamed curls?

Here’s the Aussie Story to help inspire!

I’m still working on my entry but will make sure I post it on this here blog before the closing date of 30th November!

To enter my Aussie sponsored competition…

1.Get creative and come up with a makeup or nail look that sums up what Aussie Hair means to you.  If Aussie were a makeup or nail artist… what look would *she* create?

2. Submit your entry(s) in photo form to me via email.  My email address can be found at the top of the sidebar.

3. Non “followers” and “lurkers” are welcome to join in – the more, the merrier!

4.  Closing date is 30th November.

5. I will be picking one winner.  Aussie have confirmed to me that if my winner is an international reader, they will adjust the prize so that it can be enjoyed by anyone, anywhere!

I would love if you got involved… come on ladies, make a grumpy old Lipglossiping very happy and bag yourself an awesome prize whilst you’re at it!

Any questions?

RANDOM

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