Friday, 25 April 2008

Amazing Products in my bathroom

The best bathroom products:

Well we all read about the cult products, but what really works? I was having a little think on my way into work today and to be honest there is so much out there, that as a beauty chick, you kind of forget. I would be minted if I was given a nugget for every time I have been asked what is the best eyeliner or face mask or dry shampoo.

Well for my pals out there, here is a list of the most rocking products:

Bumble and Bumble Hair Powder, which might I add comes in a range of colours. Perfect, if like me you like to dye your hair as the seasons change. £27 (for a big bottle) Stockists: 02078360818. (see pic)

A real gem that I couldn't really do without now, after it was sent to me is:
Organic White Tea Enriching Facial Maskby Neal's Yard Remedies. bloody good, I am rationing it.

It is so special. It makes blemishes dry up and flare-down - it is perfect for a long, hot soak in the tub and it cleansed the skin so well.

It nourishes and replenishes essential lost moisture. £15 available at Go get it now!

Another hotty - although not a make-up essential, is the Braun Silk Epil Xpressive. Catches teeny tiny hairs and leaves you with no more in between days. Have the white one (the best one if you're thinking of buying) sat in my bathroom. Great tool, especially if you have a tan or don't like to leave the hair to grow bushy for waxing..ouchy. Here it is:

Make sure you use this on dry skin and use the provided wipes and do not do it after you have got out of the bath. Ensure you exfoliate first and this will ensure the skin is primed and ready for the epilator and will keep nasty ingrowing hairs at bay. Although this is highly unlikely with this luxury gadget. It has a number of interchangable heads for sensitive skin and tricky areas and leaves your skin smooth and silky.

£89.99 from Boots and other leading retailers. Or visit

These are the awesome three for the day.

Thursday, 24 April 2008

So make-up: SK II Skins Transformation Foundation (Amazing - great if you're running out the door in a flap whilst having a slanging match about who will feed the cat with other-half)
Touche Eclat, Benefit Hoola (best best best bronzer, do not leave home without this) Urban Decay Liquid Eyeliner in Oil Slick (lush, dirty, Daisy Lowe type colour; one of the best around) Mac blush in Desert Rose. Finish with Maxfactor Masterpiece Mascara and a slick of Mac Tinted Lip Balm in Fuchsia Fix.
That will do.

The Pear

Today is busy. I am sorting out a festival survival guide; interviews with beautiful celebs and putting together my festival programme for the Summer.
Working up town it is easy to people-watch - if you haven't indulged in a smidge of people-spotting recently, then get to it.
My god, it is so theraputic.
It helps when you have those days of feeling (and often looking) like a supertramp.
Spot the teenager wearing too much Maybelline with lashings of Collection 2000 mascara - don't forget the electric blue eyeshadow..oh the days of electric blue eyeshadow.
If I rocked up at a party or at work with said shadow on, I would be ignored, trash-eyed and possibly, spat at.
Last week, I attemped a lovely shade of lilac, sent to me by the lovely beauty PR gurus, only to have my pretty-eyes hopes dashed when my other-half said I looked like I needed a slab of meat on my eyes.
Not to mention that fact that the police would be arriving to cart him of to the cells for wifebeating.
I digress...what I mean is, being blue is an often occurance for us women, so a small attempt at curing oneself if people watching.
Check out mummy who needs to learn about VPL and female bankers, who for some reason have no clue how to dress.
I oft board the train home and am horrified at the high-school, cheap, black trousers, complete with heel-rip at the back, teamed with flat, naff "I bought these from Dolcis 10 years ago" loafers.
Just cos Aggy wears em well don't mean you can. My god.
Today: dark denim mini from Topshop; sheer black empire top from Asos; grape-bunch earrings from H&M, black stockings and to finish Christian Lacroix cowboy boots with satin trim. YUM.
Today: Coco pops; coffee, sushi, peppermint tea, pear, peppermint tea....might sneak a Mars in later...
Today: Rolling Stones, She's a Rainbow; David Bowie, Under Pressure and Rebel Rebel; Pharell, Can I have it like that (yes you can you cute lil skater boi)