Monthly Archives: January 2011

Valentine’s Day, Etsy Style

As more than one of you has probably noticed by now, I’m a little obsessed with Etsy. So many unique, quirky finds from sellers with integrity and great service – who can resist? I was just browsing through Etsy’s Valentine’s … Continue reading

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Princess Lee Lashes

When KKCentreHK.com got in touch with me and asked me to review some false lashes of my choice from their wesbite, I knew exactly what I wanted to try. Princess Lee false eyelashes have a cult following in Asia, but … Continue reading

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Haus of Gloi Litchi Milk Tea Pumpkin Butter and Bubbling Scrub

Haus of Gloi Litchi Milk Tea is described as “tart Lychee fruit and black tea met with a splash of coconut milk”, and this is exactly what you get.  Disarmingly light and summery-feeling compared to many of Haus of Gloi’s … Continue reading

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Oasis Check Ruffle Back Riding Coat

As a treat, I ordered this Oasis wool coat from Asos.com at lunchtime. I think it’s got a Vivienne Westwood Anglomania vibe to it, but at £60.00, it’s much more affordable.

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Fight Club Hand Cream

So my journey through the stodgy handcreams of Etsy continues, and my latest pot comes from the seller of vegan body products called ajoeynamedroo who (ironically) is based in the US.  But seriously, handcream called Fight Club? Who can resist … Continue reading

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Bioeffect EFG Serum

I was lucky enough to secure one of the 400 samples that Bioeffect gave away just before Christmas.  Bioeffect EFG Serum comes with amazing credentials: lots of scientific claims, huge popularity in its home of Iceland, and an independent company … Continue reading

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Dempeaux’s Guide to Surviving the Australian Summer

I love living in Australia; however, summer is hot. Really hot.  It looks fab in pictures, but when you’re lying around gasping on a day that’s 40 degrees (104 F) or more it’s not so idyllic. Moreover, Australia is very … Continue reading

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Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

I’m really not sure why Laura Mercier’s Foundation Primer is loved by as many people as it is. Sure the consistency is as light as any lotion you would care to apply to your skin, and the tube it comes … Continue reading

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Milani Liquif’eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in Black

Another product that I picked up on my last trip to the States was Milani Liquif’eye Metallic Eyeliner Pencil in black.  It cost me USD $5.49 in Walgreens, and is similar in performance and consistency to the L’Oreal  Extra-Intense Liquid … Continue reading

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Shiseido White Lucent Moisturising Cream

If you live in Australia, sun damage is almost inevitable. You can apply sunscreen every day, wear a hat, stand in the shade instead of the sun at a party, but those days of incidental (or prolonged) sun exposure from … Continue reading

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Lisa Taubes and Exit Art

Over the past six months I’ve ordered a number of Lisa Taubes pieces from Exit Art.  In addition to the pieces in the photograph above, I also ordered a Sapphire and Gold Vermeil Necklace (USD $118), and a 5ft Stirling … Continue reading

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L’Occitane Repairing Mask for Dry and Damaged Hair

My hair is now at shoulder-blade length, so hair masks are becoming a more and more regular part of my routine. L’Occitane Repairing Mask for Dry and Damaged Hair is recommended for coloured and chemically-treated hair, so it sounds like … Continue reading

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NARS Potent EFA Cream

NARS Potent EFA Cream may just be the most stylish moisturiser that’s ever sat atop my bathroom shelf. The packaging is sleek and minimalistic, and the lid comes off to reveal an air-tight, press-down pump which dispenses the moisturiser and … Continue reading

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