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 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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Jul 29, 2013

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Revision Skincare Intellishade SPF45 Matte Foundation promises to suit EVERY skintone

A skincare moisturising foundation that makes you look younger, protects your from the sun AND HAS ONE SHADE THAT WILL SUIT ANYONE? Come on, I wasn’t born yesterday.

That’s exactly what Revision Skincare says it does with the Intellishade Foundation, but I was unsure. To be fair, they say tinted moisturizer rather than full on foundation so that;s a little more wiggle room, but every skintone- hello, it’s a lovely multicolored world.

However, I like a challenge- and LOVE a new foundation, so was happy to try this out. First off, the color is a nice flattering beige, a little orange on the hand, but soon blended into my pale skin- no lines obvious. The coverage was light- sheer, and it had a nice non greasy finish to it. The matte finish was very flattering for this time of year and I loved the fact that it was SPF 45- though they use zinc oxide as one of the main SPF ingredients, to provide UV and UVB protection, there was no white residue and it had a smooth , not chalky feel.

I like that it was non greasy and also surprising clean and efficient to use- no drips or gloopiness from the tube, and the tube design let you know exactly how much you had left to use.

A range of cool ingredients make up the formula- most of which I know, such as Vitamin C, fro brightening, and birch extract for wrinkle reduction.

What about the big question though- does it really suit all skin types? My redheaded friend, and my Asian friend stood up  to try it. (The review was unplanned or more skin colors would be represented.)

So what was the verdict? Both looked dubiously at the products, both shook their head as they put it on.. and both were impressed. Really. Words such as ,”I’d NEVER have picked this up in a store, but now..” and “WTF? No way!” were uttered. The redhead noticed a slightly darker tint to her skin than usual and the Asian noticed no such lines, but loved the moisturizing elements.

Overall: All impressed

I think I’d want a thicker coverage for everyday wear, but for occasions when I don’t want to do much, this is a true gem, that can be shared around.

$44.99 from Amazon

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Jul 15, 2013

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Untired Eye Cream from LP Skin Therapy: REVIEW

I have never been convinced that people need a separate eye cream as well a a good skin cream, but the LP Skin Therapy Eye cream goes someway to changing my mind. Created by Dr. Linda Papadopoulos PhD,  -for those who don’t know her, she’s THE queen of daytime TV skincare, and is a charming charismatic woman, who looks nothing like her 42 years of age. FYI- I have met her in person, and can confirm that she’s every but as fresh looking as the airbrush suggests.

The interesting thing about this eye cream is that it’s slightly tinted, almost a Matt beige color with a couple of luminous particles in it that help brighten the eye area. Ingredients wise it features things such as Alpha Glucose Hesperidin, Fiflow SC and Platinum Matrix-EM. No, I have NO IDEA what that means, and though they helpfully add explainers such as ‘brightening’ etc, I don’t feel that really gives you a good idea of what it does.

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Jul 8, 2013

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Dolluxe False Lashes All Dolled Up Review

Now I have a a hit or miss relationship with false eyelashes so I wasn’t sure of Dolluxe were going to work for me. They looked nice and fluttery in the pretty pink packaging, but would they equal to spidery loveliness on my eyelids? All too often falsies end up in a pile of tears with my eyes prickling, and me wailing I’ve wasted half an hour and some pocket money to NOT achieve lovely lashes.

Well these were recommended to me by the New York Lolitas (lovely stylish girls with clothes to die for) so I gave them a chance. The ones I chose were the number #4, All Dolled Up versions.

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Jul 4, 2013

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Some Bunny loves these shoes

What do you call a shoe that’s so cute, the grown woman in you goes AWWWWW, and does a strange little dance? Actually, I don’t think there is a word, and that might be just me who does that. Oops. Oh well.

Anyhow, these shoes are pretty sweet- the thick heel makes them perfect for walking in, and allows nice days in the park without that stiletto sinkage and the kawaii shoes will make you get smiles from everyone you see. The bunny ears are adorable- white is more genteel, and the black adds a little dab of fierceness to your rabbit. Braids and Lolita shorts not needed, I would wear these whenever.

Yes, it’s shoe love.

 

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Jul 4, 2013

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Lady Soma Renewal Serum is a hit: REVIEW

Lady Soma is a relatively new brand on my radar, but so far everything I have tried from them has left me very impressed.

The Lady Soma Renewal Serum is designed to be an intensive moisturizer to help combat signs of ageing, dry skin and general poor health. I’m not too concerned about ageing, but I do find that the changing weather leaves my skin looking blotchy and flushed and the prickly heat I’v ebeen getting has left red (self inflicted) marks on my neck and chest.

The beauty of the Renewal Serum is that it’s VERY thick, yet absorb super quickly. It comes in a clear bottle which surprised me a little (brown bottle shelp maintain some active ingredients) and is a mixture of Vitamin A, Hyaluronic Acid ( my watchword on great moisturizing) and a bunch of other chemically sounding stuff.

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