Dec 12, 2011

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Portal Soap for geeky shower adventures

Are you a fan of Portal? The viciously addictuive game lets you zip from room to room with the specially created soapy Companion Cube. Designed to look almost exactly like the fiendish box on screen, this mint scented concoction will be your faithful shower companion if you can bear to use it.

Handmade, this is a perfect gift for any gamer, but I’m tempted to keep it all to myself.

$23.99 from Etsy

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Dec 9, 2011

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Stamp Me Fabulous eyebrow kit

Some products are exactly what they sound like on the tin, and that’s what you get with Stamp Me Fabulous, a grown up eyebrows stamping kit for those who have overplucked. They have all sorts of things from eyebrows stencils to semi permanent ink pends and you even get a DVD showing you how to. I’ll leave you to make your own mind up about this, and have provided their instructions after the jump.

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Dec 8, 2011

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Beauty Blogging Link Love: December

The auctions are now open! Head over to this year’s BeautyBloggers.org auctions to bid on everything from classic perfumes to the one-of-a-kind (and once in a lifetime) Ultimate Neiman Marcus Experience.

Polish Insomniac shows you the Muppet Glitters – her way!

Miss Beauty Nerd is smitten over Benefit’s pretty little scents of Crescent Row. Can you blame her?

How do you feel about orange lip products… with a kick? Don’t miss theNotice’s love-it-or-hate-it LUSH Chilli Tingle Lip Tint review.

The Beauty Spot goes into outer space with a galaxy inspired look.

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Dec 7, 2011

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Origins Christmas Ginger Essence perfume with Swarovski charm

I love the smell of ginger as it makes me think of wintry nights where you are wrapped up warm, roaring fires, snowflakes, OK any type of Xmas movie where you get an idealized image of Winter. Origins Ginger Essence has been a favourite classic of mine for years and I love the cute mini crystal Christmas Tree Charm (made with
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS) that they’ve decorated the bottle with this year.

The scent has stayed the same- a heady mix of spicy Ginger with zesty orange, lemon and lime notes, balanced with Vanilla and nutmeg. Yes, it does sound edible, huh (don’t though-seriously).

Ginger Essence Harrods Exclusive –  £39.00 for 100ml, out now.

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Dec 5, 2011

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Lulu Guinness S/S 2012 preview from QVC Fashion

 

Lulu Guinness is one of my favourite brands as they always offer such cute and quirky collections, so I was very excited to see what they were offering for next year with QVC Fashion. The brand has got some majorly lovely additions, from cute Union Jack carry bags to whimsical keyrings decorated with a retro camera motif. The camera motif is continued through some of their other offerings as it adorns makeup bags and larger totes, and the feeling of holiday and travel is very present in their Spring/Summer 2012 lineup.

I’m in love with the patent sunglasses bag as not only is it timeless but it’s very seasonal, and I love the shiny finish. The beach bags are also amazing as they’re roomy enough for all your junk whilst still retaining that special Lulu quality with detailing on the zips and seams. Enjoy- all these products will be out at QVC in the new Year.

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Dec 3, 2011

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Thirteen year old has nose job: Thoughts

When is too young for a nose job? In my opinion having any type of surgery really needs to be done when you’re at an age to properly understand it and 13 seems a little immature for a major procedure. Sure, you might know at 13 that you don’t like your nose, but should you be having a general anaesthetic and going through the stressful recovery at that tender age? What’s the harm in waiting till you’re 16?

Nicolette Taylor, 13, has recently had a rhinoplasty as she was unhappy with her nsoe and subjected to bullying about her appearance. Yes, her new nose is prettier and her old nose was large, but bullies tend to pick on anything and if it’s not a nose then it mighr be her grades, her hair- you know what  I mean. I’m pleased the outocme was good and she feels happier, but I wonder if part of her new confidence is down to media attention which made the bullies leave her alone- not her new nose.

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Dec 2, 2011

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Turn your brown eyes BLUE with a laser by Dr Gregg Homer

I’m a big fan of my blue eyes, but considering they’re part of a recessive gene, most of the population aren’t as blessed. Sure, I also love chocolate brown eyes, but I can understand some people wanting to change their eye colour- and that;s what coloured contacts do. Well, what they used to as there;s now a a way to permanently change your eye colour to blue- if you’re willing to have surgery that is.

Dr. Gregg Homer from Stroma Medical in California  has created a Lumineyes procedure which uses a laser specially tuned to change brown eyes into blue eyes. The process is super quick, at around 20 seconds an eye and removes the brown pigment, so the remaining eye colour is left a light baby blue. Yes, it’s not a ‘natural blue’, as it’s more about the absence of brown than an actual blue, but for those craving light eyes it mighr be good enough.

Clinical trials are still undergoing, but when they’re completed in around 18 months (barring any adverse effects) you’ll be abel to buy blues eyes for around £3000.

Will you be lining up to have this? I think I’d be pretty wary of this procedure in the first few years of its infancy as we have no knowledge of the long term effects to your sight.

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Dec 1, 2011

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Does the Olay Professional Pro X Advanced Cleaning System look familiar?

Something look very familiar to you about the Olay Professional Pro X Advanced Cleaning System? Let’s think about it- it’s an electric powered skin clreansing brush which says it cleans skin 6x better than simple face washing and has a 2 speed rotating system. Sounds like the Clarisonic version 1? Yes, indeedy.

Still, imitation is the best form of flattery and the price of this is a fraction of the Clarisonic, so we can be generous as we look at it. It’s water resistant so shower use is A OK, and  it comes with a soft bristle brush head, and you can buy replacements. You also get some mini products (to get you into the Olay range) and it works off 2 AA batteries. It doesn’t have an inductive charger like the Clarisonic, but at this pricepoint I wouldn’t expect that. Sounds like a great budget way for people to maximize their skin with Olay, I just wish we had a UK release date.

$29.99 from Walgreens

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Nov 30, 2011

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Kim Kardashian Tweets her Violent Lips trial: Fan or Publicist?

Kim Kardashian is known for being mouthy on her Twitter account and she just posted a rather hot photo of herself trying out Violent Lips lip tattoos. Whilst I think she looks fab I wonder if this is a genuine photo, as ‘oh I just found this in my sisters room’, seems a little vague and premeditated as does the picture perfect makeup and matching outfit.

We tried Violent Lips not that long ago, and have proven that first attempts need a little work to get them looking even- and Kim’s look is picture perfect. Either way, hats off to Kim for publicizing a small brand (paid for or not) and I love the look.

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Nov 30, 2011

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L’Artisan Parfumeur Christmas

I’m a massive fab of L’Artisan Parfumeur products as the scents that escape through these amazingly crafted candles and perfumes are divine- they’re as if your nose has gone on holiday to Willy Wonkas world of delight and refused to return. I adore their Vanille Absolument scent with its musky tobacco and leather undertones and rich vanilla scent that’s thick and creamy without being sickly and I love the look of their Christmas Collection.

What’s on offer here is a variety of adorably designed Eau de Toilettes, mini candle coffrets and an adorable limited edition  Cèdre Bleu candle. They come packaged in pretty white boxes decorated with street scenes and doorways, inspired from Parisian culture.

The solid perfume Mure Et Music (see above) is another must have product as it’s very collectible and at £40 won’t break your wallet.

Check them out at L’Artisan Parfumeur here.

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