Monthly Archives: April 2011

An Update

I’m a PhD student. I spend my days writing about 17th century poetry and working up articles for publication, which is a remarkably wonderful thing. However, the countdown to submission has begun, and I’m aiming to submit my work for … Continue reading

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Ellis Faas Eyeliner E501 and Eye Lights in E303

I was sent the Ellis Faas Eyeliner in E501 (black) and Eye Lights in E303 to try out.  I am a huge fan of Ellis Faas cosmetics, but I haven’t tried their eyeliner or Eyelights before, so I was really … Continue reading

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Alpha-H Gentle Daily Exfoliant

I’ve been using Alpha-H Gentle Daily Exfoliant for a few weeks now, and even on my dry skin it’s suitable to use every day.  This exfoliant contains fruit enzymes from Papaya and Pineapple which lift away dead skin cells in … Continue reading

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My Diane von Furstenberg Collection

The gorgeous LipstickLuvvies must have heard me wax lyrical about Diane von Furstenberg more than once, because she has asked me to do a post on my collection of dresses from DVF. So here it is! I really love Diane … Continue reading

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Rouge d’Armani in Plum 604

I bought Rouge d’Armani in a blog sale some months ago now, and as the weather is cooling down I thought I’d take it out and play around with it.  I really loved the plum and berry colours I saw … Continue reading

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MuLondon: Organic Hemp Moisturiser and Organic Lavender Moisturiser

After my success with both the Organic Rose and Marigold MuLondon moisturisers I was very keen to try out more variations in the range.  Very kindly, Boris from MuLondon enclosed these two little gems in my latest order – the … Continue reading

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OOTD Featuring Diane von Furstenberg

As you can see in the pictures below, the autumn weather is finally starting to reach us here in Australia, so I’m starting the slow transition into warmer clothes. I picked up a delightful 1980s Diane von Furstenberg black wool … Continue reading

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Miss Ballantyne – Handyman’s Cream Wax

The latest barrier cream from Etsy that I’ve been trying out is the Handyman’s Cream Wax from Miss Ballantyne on Etsy, which, as the image suggests, is thick enough to repair even the most damaged workman’s hands. Clearly I am … Continue reading

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JolieVintageShop and LipStickWhiskey – Vintage Dress Shopping on Etsy

I recently purchase a couple of vintage dress from Etsy, and I thought I’d share my spoils with you all. The first is a vintage dress from the 1940s from JolieVintageShop, which I love.  JolieVintageShop remains my favourite vintage shop … Continue reading

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Ellis Faas Skin Veil in S102 and Concealer in S202

I don’t switch foundations very often. I’m very happy to try out samples as they come my way, but I find that choosing foundation is at the labour-intensive end of makeup buying. Which finish? Is it the right colour? Does … Continue reading

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Invisible Zinc Environmental Skin Protector SPF 30+

I purchased a bottle of Invisible Zinc Environmental Skin Protector SPF 30+ after encountering lots of rave reviews.  This is a physical barrier sunscreen specifically designed for use on the face (as opposed to chemical) and comes in a pump … Continue reading

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Friends of Couture 50% Off Sale

To celebrate 2000 ‘likes’ on Facebook, the clothing store Friends of Couture is having a 50% off sale both instore and online. For online shopping, just use the code ‘APRILFOOLS’ at checkout. As their site is experiencing a few difficulties … Continue reading

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