Friday, 21 November 2014

Mac - Brush Cleanser

I clean my make up brushes once a week, sometimes once every few days, to be honest it depends purely on how jam-packed my schedule it. It doesn't take all that long, and I honestly don't mind doing it, sometimes however I need a quick fix and that, my pals, is when a good ol' spot cleanse is the one!

Sunday, 16 November 2014


Some of you may have read > this post < in which I'm babbling on about my ongoing skin troubles. Well enough was enough and after years of trying everything else under the sun and months of waiting for appointments I've started a pretty scary journey that's hopefully going to result in some serious clean up action. If everyone could please give a warm welcome to my new bezzy mate... ROACCUTANE.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Cream Cheese Frosted Vanilla Chai Cup Cakes

S'up Muther Lickers! It's been freaking aaaaaages since I posted anything foody related on here (there's a whole bunch of my recipes over on Nouvelle Daily if you want to take a peek) but after my little couz requested my recipe for Chai Cupcakes I figured I'd post the bloody thing and share the yum to one and all. These cakes are really fucking awesome for fall/winter what with the light chai spice and creamy frosting, aaaaand you can go really cosy cute on the decoration too. Note : Best enjoyed with a proper good brew and a snuggle.


Hey Pals! Apologies for the lack of posts and what not but I was working my ass off in Miami. 
Much ass. Many titties. 




Friday, 24 October 2014

Rimmel - Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss

I'm a bit shit with lipstick. It's the effort. Lip liner, touch ups, a need for a delicate hand. There's a lot of upkeep involved. Also...not being a person blessed with general grace and poise I'm likely to end up swiping my hand across my mouth and transferring the damned stuff onto my forehead or something stupid like that. However....

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Soap & Glory - Supercat Carbon Black Extreme Eyeliner

Im shit at eyeliner. However I wear it pretty much everyday. What ya guna do eh?! Ha! So yeah... Any tool that might even vaguely help when it comes to trying to apply the shizzle I'm keen to give a go and the Supercat Carbon Black Extreme Eyeliner from Soap & Glory looked pretty promising...

Sunday, 19 October 2014

'Fings what I like to read.

So recently one of my housemates lent me 'The Girl With All The Gifts' by M.R.Carey. It was an really entertaining book, addictive, easy to read, great concept. Real nice. I enjoyed it throughly. Now part way through me shoving my nose deep in it's pages the same housemate pipes up and says she's got another book to lone me thats along the same sort of lines story/genre wise but also that it's waaaaaay better.... Damn the girl weren't wrong!

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Cutex - Nourishing Nail Polish Remover

Some products in my stash are often overshadowed by others when it comes to reviews and blog posts, they remain forgotten, replaced by sparkling highlighters and jewel toned lipsticks in pretty packaging all wrapped up in promises and dreams.  But I say rise up to these ignored items. Take the stage. Bask in the glory and glow of the internet. Feeeeeeel the eyes of readers all over the world caressing you with their eyes, adding you to their baskets, lusting after your luscious curves and marvelling at your practicality.

...ah shit that got weird didn't it?

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Rimmel - Wake Me Up Concealer

Coz I ain't plannin' on going solo... YEAH. SING IT GEORGE!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Korres Sensitive Skin Body Cream

You know when products work... like they do what they are supposed to. Purpose fulfilled and all that... but they just don't do it in a way you enjoy... WELL HELLO THERE...

Monday, 29 September 2014

Aussie - Miracle Dry Shampoo

CELEBRATE GOOD TIMES COME ON. T'is a dry shampoo that smells bloody fantastic aaaand actually works pretty darn well. WOOHOO!

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Blistex Relief Cream

LADS LADS LADS. Listen up. ^^^^ That stuff up there. It's good. 

Monday, 22 September 2014


Aveeno - Daily Moisturising Lotion

I'm a moisturising whore. I mean... moisturiser whore? Moisturised whore? Whatever... I get about a bit when it comes to those products aimed at keeping my skin super smooth rather than scaled and flakey. I think, however, I've finally found a long term partner... Seriously, I'm guna put a ring on this shiz.


So recently my blog went down for around a week. It was all to do with a domain name thing and some technical issues with google.admin. I struck up rather lengthy dialogue with someone called David at google support whom lacked a sense of humour (he really didn't get me) and these useless, robotic like conversations often left me frustrated to the point of tears. Pair that with a particularly long and rather pressure filled week at work and you've got a recipe for one sensitive little soul. Extreme exhaustion and dealing with a fuck load of stress from all sides leaves you prone to tears, tantrums and irritability in the extreme (not to mention the odd involuntary nap attack). Now the blog is back up (I fixed it... yay me!) I figure I'd do a little post on a realisation i've come to in recent months, at times like this there's one really important thing to remember...


Wednesday, 10 September 2014


Weird. Sexy. Fuckin' Wicked.

This girl is my new absolute favourite. If you can call Twigs a girl. She's more like some sort of super human erotic creature of mystery. I love her. I want to be her. I want to live inside her songs and drift around in the smokey warm feverish sensuality of it all.

Listen. You'll see what I mean.

I mean fucking hell. Someone pass me a cigarette. xxx

Mac Mineralize Skin Finish - Soft & Gentle

Mac Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle was one of the products that for months called to me from every blog, beauty column and Mac counter under the sun. It's a cult classic. It's renowned. It's caused waves throughout the beauty world and divided houses, cities, NATIONS. Ok. Maybe not. It's just pretty well known right?


Lets get down to business before I go off on a Shakespearian style ramble at you shall we...

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Vichy Derma Blend Corrective Stick

Okie Dokie. So. Acne. Those of you regularly visiting this little slice of inter-pie know that it's pretty much the bane of my existence. Well.. acne and rogue red socks sneaking their way into whites washes.

I hate pink.

Anyway... I'm always on the look out for ways to mask the mess of marks over my cheeks, chin and forehead and Vichy's Derma Blend Corrective Stick looked like it might be right up my street...


When hormones are present it is advised that you shut the fuck up, sit still, avoid human contact and drink vast amounts of tea.

Unfortunately it is a well known fact that hormones will make you loose your mind, turn your remaining braincells into emotional molecules of mush and ensure that all reason, logic and sensible trains of thought are rejected in favour of self destructive behaviours and beliefs.

Oh and that they also instil within you a total inability to heed your own or others advice.



Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Oil Burners Be Bitchin'

I hate oil. It's the bane of my life. Chin, nose, forehead. SHINEY SHINEY. Ick. Powder that shit out! N' what do we all wish we could do to things that we hate... yeah that's right... BURN THEM. BURN THEM WITH FIRE.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot

The Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pots have been on my radar for a while. I'd heard good things, real good things, and them good things I dun' heard, well they be justified my loves...

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Rimmel Salon Pro Nail Varnish

There's a million nail varnishes out there all claiming to be long wear, anti-chip or some new hi-shine formula but its seriously rare that anything ever delivers. Guess what though you little sparkly bastards... I've come across one that does!

Saturday, 9 August 2014


Muji - Thin Cotton Buds

Just a quick one for you lovely lot today. You know how cotton buds are like manna from heaven when it comes to sorting out eye make up, tiding up lipstick lines and cleaning up nail varnish mishaps but sometimes those little buggers aren't overly easy to handle...?

Friday, 8 August 2014

Orly Base Coat Nail Bonder

Listen up! There's a new base coat in town and it's SEXY. Ok it's not. Not really. It's just the name. All 50 shades of awful and shizzle (I haven't read it, I'd rather just watch porn). Aaaaanyway...

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Tangle Teaser Time

Oh so hyped, oh so loved, oh so worth it? Erm… Kinda.

Sunday, 3 August 2014


Una Brennan - Tea Flower Deep Clean Pore Purifying Clay Mask

Lets not mess around here guys. I really bloody well like this stuff. Honestly. It's pretty wicked.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Glass Animals

Ever discover something a bit wonderful by accident? We'll that's totally what happened to me with Glass Animals. Well sort of me. Not really. A bit. Errr...


At least once a week my bezzy mate and myself have a wicked ol' sing along sesh to some absolute choons. Sometimes it's planned, sometimes it's not, sometimes it involves vast amounts of gin and butt wiggling, sometimes tears are shed, always, always there is laughter. 

I figured I'd whack up a song or two from our general 'go to ' playlist every so often, share the love n' what not. ENJOY. xxx

Suddenly - Madame Glamour

Ladies... lurking in the aisles of Lidl there is something wonderful. Something Spectacular. Something you may already know about, but just in case you don't, read on dear friend, read on...

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Physicians Formula - Matte Collection Quad Eyeshdow

When I was in 'Murica earlier this year I had a little (long) moment in CVS. It was a special time for me. I think I lost myself in those isles for a while, floating around in a sate of bliss amongst the various (normally unavailable to me) beauty bits. One of things that made it's way into my basket was the Physicians Formula Matte Collection Quad Eyeshadow. I'm glad it did.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product

Something's gone awry with this batch of photo's... sorry pals! I could only shoot on a day it was grey over head and had to make up for the dingy photos with some photoshop manipulation. apologies for the crazed tonal nature of things.



Love. Love. Love. xxx

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

A Skin Story

As I'm going to be going on at ya'all a lot more (hopefully) about various masks, cleansers and moisturisers I figure it'd probably be helpful if you had a little run down of my skin type / skin history. So here ya go... my skin story.

Monday, 7 July 2014

Fresh Footsies.

You know how it's a bit hot at the moment right? Oh... and we are apparently set for a 'heatwave'. Everyone is about to start doing that fucking annoying thing when they chat about it being 'hotter than spain'. Well guess what... I don't give a flying shizzle.

Kyla La Grange

Image by Wolf James Photography

This girl is incredible. She is, quite frankly a petit package of perfect loveliness. 

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Talking Tea

Tea. It's awesome right? Solves many problems (or at least lessens the pain of some situations), warms the body, soul and provides a great accompaniment to biccys.  Now there's way more on offer than your standard 'English Breakfast' variety and I figured I'd let you know the sort of thing I've been enjoying recently.

Thursday, 3 July 2014

The Mirena Coil - My Experience

^ That's not my stomach.

Contraception. It's great right? Let's all avoid unwanted pregnancies! YAAAAAY! Not so great are the minefield of hormones, lubricated bits of rubber and embarrassing appointments involving stirrups. Let's talk about those shall we...

Soap & Glory Sugar Crush Body Scrub

'It's just *AH!* and little crush *CRUSH!* not like I'll faint eeeeeverytime we tooouch.' OK I'll stop. Sorry.

Monday, 30 June 2014


Image Source : Motel Rocks  

Guys... have we spoken about Banks yet? No? MY BAD!

Origins GinZing Moisturiser

When I repurchase a product that has anything to do with skin care, well, it's kind of a big deal. As I've gone through three of these little pots of joy now I figure it's time I share the happiness and let you lot know what the low down is.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Body Shop Camomile Silky Cleansing Oil & Aloe Toner

The body shop isn't a place I'd immediately head to when thinking of skincare, but in seeking out a toner and a hardcore make remover that would be suitable for sensitive skin I came across a couple of seriously recommended products and a 50% off sale and well... who can resist that eh?

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Scrummy Yummy Nommy Tummy

... If you're interested I used to write recipes for the quite frankly AWESOME

Friday, 6 June 2014

Redken All Soft Supple Touch Softening Cream Spray & Extreme Strength Building Mask

Chewing gum. That's how the lovely hair stylist described my hair. Like stringy, sticky chewing gum. OH THE SHAME.


Image Source : Mobo

Guys.... Go listen to this man. Please. He makes me want to have a second set of ears surgically grafted onto my head. My whole body melts into this music, it's like submerging yourself in caramel and having goosebumps at the same time. Bloody lovely.


I know I've been away forever. Stuff happened guys. I'm not going to go into it but shit went down. Lots of shit, bad shit, good shit, mostly good shit, excellent shit actually, but shit none the less. 

Anyways... I'm back. Sort of. As and when. No promises. Oh I hate myself... I've turned into one of those vague 'not sure if my schedule will allow it' types. Don't you just loathe them? So aggravating! I WANNA MAKE A PLAN GOD DAMMIT NOT SIT AROUND WAITING FOR YOUR THUMBS UP / DOWN AN HOUR BEFORE OUR DINNER PLANS. However this is who I am now. I've gone from solid graphic design job with a steady income to freelance producing and art directing on music vids and commercials. It's wicked and awesome but also keeps me crazy busy and I never know what I'll be doing from one day to the next or if I'll be able to afford to buy 39p noodles let alone beauty and skin care products.

So I'm here guys and dolls and dolls and guys and I'm going to post when I can, about whatever the hell I want to and there's nuthin' you can do about it. xxx