Oct 27, 2013

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The best brand you’ve never heard of: Image Skincare

Image Skincare Prevention SPF50+Moisturizer in one

Summer is here, and with the sweltering heat and the sweaty pits is an awareness that I need to get protected and stay protected. Leather is so handbags not face, y’know. Image Skincare has been one of my secret loves for years, in part as it’s so damn hard to find a place to get it. First introduced by a London facialist, it is one of those brands that’s generally sold in salons On one hand, that’s good as you’ll be taught how to use it effectively, on the other hand, you look askance as it’s recommended as everyone hates the hard sell- facials are expensive, remember? So, despite Googling for all of 5 minutes I can’t give you a price (sorry) but can link you to their website where you can make enquiries. Annoying, huh?

But so, so worth it.

Basically the Image Skincare Prevention and daily ultimate protection moisturizer SPF 50 is GREAT. It’s lightweight and feels really nice to apply, sinks in quickly, doesn’t make you break out and gives you the kind of glow where people think you’ve been eating well/working out (if only they knew).

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Oct 22, 2013

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Creepy Kitty Candle: The Devil’s Pet

With Halloween in the offing it’s time to get your creepy beauty hat on and this candle is the epitome of weird.

Named the “Devil’s Candle” it’s the kitty cat from hell. When you first see it, it looks like a sweet pink candle, a generally innocuous item. When you light it, well, that’s another matter. As it burns down, a skeleton is revealed, a dark design that makes a statement about how not to depend on the outside.. or maybe just that artist Thorunn Arnadottir is a little bit twisted.

No price as yet, as the artist is trying to crowdfund its creation. So you can have a say in whether this becomes a reality.. or not. No judgment here.

Sign up here to be on the creepy kitty candle waiting list.

[via IncredibleThings]

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Oct 16, 2013

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Hair valet from Marcy McKenna for frail females

I’m at loss for word for this hair valet. On one hand it’s impossibly amazing and would save so much stress on holidays, on nights out, arguing with girls at the office.. but .. but..

It’s enormous, it’s a little obscene, it’s a kinda horrendous shade of pink , and wtf has my life become if I look at this and think hey, this could really solve a great first world problem I’ve been having?

Clearly it’s a common problem, hence the blurb:

‘Revolutionizing the hair styling experience everywhere, The Style and Go Hair Care Valet is a wall mounted electrical hair care cabinet that allows you to use your hair appliances from the same place that you store them. Your own personal styling salon—saves time, saves space, saves energy.’

It goes on, but you get the gist.

Oh, but did I mention the final last sexist piece they impart?

‘Easy installation. No husband required!’

Well thank god for that, as I don’t see a husband/friend/housemate putting up with me wanting a giant cabinet dedicated to my styling tools.

Get it here if you must.

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Oct 15, 2013

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The Chinese Face-Kini for WTF beach moments

I completely understand the desire to look your very best. It’ that kind of world. We are constantly judged, assessed, and then we have out own vanity to cope with. I also understand that different cultures have different ideas of what beauty is.

But the Chinese Face-kini is definitely taking the Chinese love of whiteness too far. In China light white skin was traditionally had by nobles of the ancient era, and this denoted people of status as they didn’t tan from field work. Now this translate into the notion that it’s still attractive today, and when I’ve visited as many people walk around in the heat with layers on their arms to keep them pale, whatever the heat.

This Face-kini seems like the evolution of that, but it’s very strange and kinda makes these women look like extras from dissident Russian group Pussy Riot.

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Sep 24, 2013

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Elvis Jesus Perfume for sweet smelling prayers

What do Elvis and Jesus have in common? Two pretty famous dudes with big hair and a message?

Both gone beyond their time? And both immortalized in a vageuly offensive ElvisJesus perfume. Yes, PERFUME.

At leasy they have a sense of humor about it, as the promo states:  ”The debut fragrance collection embodies the spirit of the brand – a juxtaposition of contrasting scents that create sensual and extraordinary fragrances.”

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Sep 22, 2013

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Drink from Ring Wine.. because

“I’ll just have a sip,” became a lot more accurate with the introduction of the ring finger wine. Nothing says “marry me” like a girl with a glass on her hand, right? This cute little ring can hold

Brought to us by Remy Martin (the cognac king) the rings are part of a design project to make cognac drinking sexy. Ring on the finger? Check. Mouth to fingers Check.

These desgns were made by Merve Kahraman and basically sex up ring pops as we know it. Plus every sip and the aromas will shoot up your nose. Whether or not that’s a good thing is up to you…

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Sep 22, 2013

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Nails from Espionage Cosmetics

Geeks are taking over the world.. or at least their nails to start with I’m compltely enamored by Espionage Comsetics and the amazing themed nailw raps they’ve been showcasing.

Espionage Cosmetics is the brainwave of   a makeup artists and a USMC sergeant (who’s to judge) and is all about making geek culture pretty and decorative. The line up includes some awesome nails, from geek-tastic Dr Who’s tardis to the more  retro teenage ninja finger nails, sorry turtles.

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Aug 27, 2013

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The Hot Iron Holster is genius

This is such a smart idea that I’m half kicking myself that it wasn’t mine. The Hot iron Holster is a portable carrycase for your heated appliances and what’s so amazing about it is that it can GO anywhere. You can poisition it on your night stand, the bathroom counter, wherever and it will stick firmly in place till you peel it up again.

Made from silicone, the pouch part holds hair straighteners and the like securely, without heating up, and the flap part adheres to whatever surface you put it on, no glue or sticky tape needed.

I’m always looking for somewhere to balance my straighteners as I clip my hair out my face and I love the portability of this. Durable is a key watchword here and this will save me from many bathroom burns and curses. Available in three colorways, black, pink and white I think this is one of those, ” You didn’t know you needed it and now you can’t live without it” devices.

$19.99 from The Grommet

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Aug 27, 2013

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Fancy Food Control Plates make calorie counting stylish

Food control plates are nothing new, the premise being that different colored segments allow you to check how much green stuff (green=good), that you’re eating and thus make healthy choices and slim down.

What is new, to me at least, is taking this food watching plan to a high level designer-china degree. These plates are beautiful to look at, and suggest prettiness and poise, and I love that the foodie elements have been included in such a subtle and attractive way. Made from fine Italian porcelain there are three sizes of plates and they range from main to desert.

I think they’re beautiful to look at, and make food counting fancy!

Check them out here at Studio Natural.

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Aug 1, 2013

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Vaseline Aloe Fresh Body Lotion: Smells like summer

I’ve been looking for a new body lotion for a while now and was hoping that Vaseline Aloe Fresh would be the one. It’s summer and I wanted something light, something that absorbed well, and something that made my legs look like they’d been taking lessons from Gisele Bunchden. OK, well I would start with cool and soft at least.

The body lotion was well priced in CVS and stood out amongst the other bland white bottles. I like that you got a nice quantity as well. The initial feeling was refreshing, the light green lotion packed with cucumber and aloe vera extracts (yes, I’ve been getting burnt) and my poor skin drank it in.

On the other hand, it took a really REALLY long time to absorb, and no one likes that awkward morning chicken dance where you jump from one foot to the other. Once absorbed, skin stayed soft and looked fresh and I liked the slight sheen it gave my legs. It didn’t last too long though as mid morning (disclaimer: morning involved a long walk through the park on a hot day) my legs were slick and moisture free again.

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