Feb 19, 2014

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Guerlain Cils d’Enfer Mascara Review

Today I’m getting my my mascara hat out and going a little gag over this beauty by Guerlain. What’s really interesting about the Cils d’Enfer Maxi Lash mascara is just how narrow the brush is as I’m used to hefty brushes that place a large amount of product on my lashes.

But the skinny brush of part of why this mascara is interesting. It’s less about giving you giant volume and more about letting your lashes stand independently, as the brush is really great at getting every little lash, even those awkward corner ones- coated and luscious looking. Apparently this is all down tot the science and Guerlain waffles on about polymers and oil etc, but really you don’t care about that, you want to know if its worth it.

Well that depends on what look you are going for. I found this great for lash definition and separating, and it gave really nice lengthening results. But for me, as someone who really wants volume overall, this fell a little flat.

$30 from Nordstrom

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Feb 17, 2014

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Awesome Customized flip flops from Hatch

As someone who now spends an inordinate of time on the beach, I’ve started to become more aware of the seaside wardrobe. Swimsuit, flip flops, shades… Once I needed just a single pair, but now I need far more. I just spotted these super cute custom flip flops on Hatch, and am really take by them. Basically, they custom make flip flips in your favorite colors and print your name onto the rubber soles, so everywhere you tread you leave your mark.  I really like this, and it’s pretty awesome you can put whatever on them, from names to slogans to YOLO.. if you must.

$20 from Hatch

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Feb 17, 2014

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Doll 10 Cosmetics Irresistible Lip Wardrobe review

Doll No. 10 Cosmetics are a new brand for me and I’ve been enjoying playing with some of their products. The first thing I noticed about them was a *certain* resemblance to Dior, but that’s no bad thing at all, as that’s a quality and look to aspire to.

I was really drawn by the Doll 10 “Irresistible Lip Wardrobe” which comprises of an eight piece gloss and lipstick set, with the lip colors matching the gloss. What’s cool about this is the layering process as they can all be worn separately or blended together to create new and cool effects.  They come in a sleek black which feels solid and look luxurious, and I love that the lipsticks lie in a bed, opening the box and pulling them out is an enjoyable process. They are very wedged in though, but for sheer style this is a win.

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Jan 23, 2014

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The Yuca Handsfree Hairdryer for Freestyle Drying

Drying hair sucks. It’s noisy. It takes a lot of time. And you lose the use of your hands. Seriously. That’s thirty minutes gone forever. Well the Yuca Handsfree dryer could be a great help/ make you look insane.

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Jan 22, 2014

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Geek out with these Heartfelt design cushions

Designer Telah McClary has a lot of notches on her belt, A self styled, “Owner, Maker, Designer, Mother, Wife, Teacher,” she is the creator of Heartfelt Designs and she makes gorgeous geeky cushions that appeal to all ages.

“I stay up late at night after my children are in bed and sew. I like the solitude and the quite of it all. Its a time to relax and unwind from the day of laundry, messy faces and sticky fingers. There is a therapy of sorts in sewing, the repetitive movement, the joy of creating something new out of the simplest of materials.”

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Dec 22, 2013

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Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Straightener REVIEW

Regular readers of this blog will know that I’m quite the hair straightener addict and the my beloved GHD‘s are never far away. Can Karmin tempt me to their brand with the promises of  tourmaline ceramic smoothing plates and a pretty design? I had to try it to know for myself…

Design

The Karmin G3 Salon Pro Hair Straightener came in a lovely box, a smart shape with a snap closure and the content displayed well. In side lay a carry-case/ combo heat mat (that Detached) which  was black with a light white floral overlay, subtle, but not extreme. The straightener came with  two type of lug fittings as well to make it easy to travel with which was a very sweet addition. There was also a  3 years manufacturers warranty include, which never hurts!

I also really liked the 3- metre carry cord as that’s very helpful when you live in plug socket hell. The pink color was also an extra bonus, as it’s bright and fun, and it’s nice to have a pop of color in the morning.

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Dec 10, 2013

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Nach Bijoux Porcelain pooches are dog-lightful jewelry


I introduced you to Nach Bijoux not to long ago, an adorable brand that showcases smart, well designed porcelain pretty things. Think carefully crafted zebras, lions with chain manes and hand-painted pretty designs. I’m now blissing out over all their dog designs and find their labrador and pug rings woof-tacular (sorry).


The designs combine porcelain with a number of other cool materials including leather, rope, feathers and brass. I think the designs are awesome, and love the huge range of dogs, they have everything from german shepherd to labradors to the cutest little pugs ever. Yes, I am a dog person, you have a problem with that?

Get them from Nach Bijoux here.

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Dec 9, 2013

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Novel written as Nail Art

This is pretty surreal to watch. So far, I’ve viewed it twice and I’m still confused. Is the writer insane? A strange artist? Just deluded? Who knows. I think this is comedy.. but I’ not laughing.

And where is the fricking nail art? C’mon!

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Dec 9, 2013

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Gotham City bracelet for Batman Groupies

Show your affiliation to New York City with the Gotham City Bracelet. It’s a collaboration between DC Comics and Noir Jewelry, and the gunmetal version (also available in Rhodium and 18 karat cold) perfectly embodies the gritty underbelly and fascinating towers of the world that Batman inhabits. A someone who likes to consider NYC my spiritual home and DC Comics my virtual abode, this bracelet would make the perfect life accompaniment and is pretty gorgeous to boot. I’m hoping Santa might grace me with this under the tree.. but which color to choose. So many hard choices….

$310 from Noir Jewelry

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Dec 4, 2013

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SmellBent Classic Perfume Characters are oh so cute


I’ve talked before about how exciting the SmellBent perfume studios are. Think their Walk of Shame scent.  They company has a real sense of flair and have a very unusual take on everyday perfume scents, rejecting tropes of vanilla and “girly” for something that’s far more striking and surprising.

I’m talking scents that represent the smell of “aging paperbacks” and the entertaining “Hungry Hungry Hippies” which smells like “pot brownies.” Yes, really. Or not. I haven’t tried that one yet. But I do like that they are playing with different notes and aren’t concerned with being mainstream. Theer’s nothing like a perfume company that can make you laugh AND make you smell god, and for those basic reasons they have a lifelong fan.

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