• No more tangles, no more tears? The Wet Brush…

    Between my daughter and I, we own almost 3ft of hair.  Not including the stuff on my top lip, which would take us into double figures… just the hair on …

  • GOSH Danielle Nail Polish NOTD

    Who hasn’t dreamed of creating some makeups of their very own?  Leila and I sometimes spend an afternoon making lipglosses together from vaseline and food dye.  When we’re not doing …

Check out Nonie Creme from Butter LONDON working feverishly in preparation for Jen Kao’s show at New York Fashion Week.

So, I downloaded the Cosmetifique app for the iPhone about a month ago and am back to share my thoughts on it. Firstly, it looks and feels kinda clunky.  It …

Who’s Wearing What is a discontinued China Glaze shade that I picked up on eBay.  I do like my greyed out purples and this fit the bill perfectly: It reminds …

I was sent a tube of this to try after I couldn’t fit in a proper salon tan job on my last London visit.  I’ve bored you all senseless MANY …

…. 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 picked this little set up at IMATS (I gave up on the collective haul post – they’ll be coming at you one by one I’m afraid!) from Guru Makeup …

If you like your purples, get ready to put a padlock on your purse. NARS Purple Rain is such a beautiful, beautiful colour.  A warm-toned purple that has that ethereal …

…apologies for this break in regular post scheduling but a couple of things… 1). I’ve noticed I’ve been missing a couple of questions by you lovely lot, I’ll be going …

Follow Nonie Creme, co-founder of Butter LONDON as she shares her daily video diary from behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week Fall 2010. Nonie is already setting trends …

I work from home and my workspace has been stupidly crowded for as long as I can remember.  You know the scene, papers piled high, things ‘filed’ under other things… …

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 …

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 …

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HD Brows Baby!

This is a wordy one, consider yourselves pre-warned! I spent last Thursday evening in a mild state of panic at the thought of what I …

Food Friday: Chicken Laksa

I first discovered the joy of Laksa courtesy of an inner-city food court almost 15 years ago.  I was living in Sydney at the time …

Red Lip Series: Kevyn Aucoin The Expert Lip Tint in Dantique

It’s been a while huh?  I’m thinking that the temperature has dropped enough now to kick-start the red lip series again… I’m easing myself back …

Aussie Competition Update

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 …

Search for a Simple Star - behind the scenes at Beauty Bootcamp!

The first Friday in October… a brisk morning that was threatening to drop a raincloud on my head as I made my way through Bloomsbury.  …

Food Friday: Spicy Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Soup

Last time I was pregnant, I was sent for a GTT (glucose tolerance test) at 28wks to see if I was at risk of GD …

Healthy, Beautiful Skin? It's just a (Liz Earle) facial away!

Far, far away in a land renowned for pampering treats and coveted skincare, there is a treatment room and in this treatment room sits the …

Top Five HOT Summer... Fragrances!

Next up on my Summer lists are FIVE fragrances perfectly suited to long Summer days, balmy Summer evenings and not forgetting the odd rain downpour …

The Lipstick League – week of 10.6.13

Question of the Week – What’s the most regrettable hairstyle you’ve ever had? (Details, please!) Answer – Probably my mid-90s spiral perm.  No “details” exist …

The BIG Skincare Mystery, revealed!

Remember this post?  The mystery brand conducted a huge facebook-driven campaign involving over 500,000 secret samples being sent out to households across the UK.  Feedback …

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CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

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