Sunday, November 25, 2012

Are you serious, Jessica Biel?

Welcome to another round of dodgy celebrity fashion, peppered with a few lovely outfits, just to keep you on your toes (and ease the eye bleed). Let me know your favourite in the comments below, or the one that had you laughing the hardest.

Diane Kruger
She's wearing Jason Wu at the opening of Jaeger-LeCoultre's new Paris boutique.
I love this. Diane rarely screws up fashion-wise. She's also mega-thin, so she can wear anything. The strappy shoes look kind of odd because the heels disappear into the black background, but I'm sure they were super-sexy just like her outfit. Plus she gets bonus points for dating Joshua Jackson (Pacey from Dawson's Creek!).

Lindsay Lohan
She's wearing Donna Dashini at the Liz & Dick Los Angeles premiere.
Where to start? The positive - the red hair is a major improvement over her usual fake bleached blonde look. The negative - everything else. This dress is cheap-looking and McWhore-ish. Although the cut-out diamond-shaped windows with the red beads hanging down would scream class on the set of a porn flick, bitch needs to step it up a notch for an LA premiere.

She's wearing Damir Doma at her Unapologetic album launch in New York.
This is a black oversized leather shorts and top combo. If you had Rihanna's bangin' body would you wear something as unflattering as this? I mean, she still manages to make it look kind of OK if you tilt your head to the right, close your left eye and zoom your face past real quick. But otherwise, Unapologetic girl needs to start apologising for this fashion faux pas.

Jennifer Lawrence
She's wearing Dior at the Silver Linings Playbook Los Angeles premiere.
Loving this little black dress, it's sexy, simple and stunning, with the belt adding a touch of glamour. Jennifer has such an amazing body, it's hard to believe she has actually been called fat. This dress shows off her killer legs perfectly.

Jessica Biel
She's wearing Oscar de la Renta at the Hitchcock premiere in New York.
What. The. Fuck!? I'm pretty sure she's taking the piss. She has to be, right? This is 17 kinds of octogenarian hideousness, and I can only hope they are making a Golden Girls movie, she's snagged a part as Blanche and is trying to get into character.

Scarlett Johansson
She's wearing Rodarte at the Hitchcock premiere in New York.
This is an odd, mismatched kind of dress, but it comes off as funky and unusual and doesn't look too bad. Anything was going to look good after the silver Biel thing.

Photo credit: Diane, Jessica & Scarlett from Fame/Flynet; Lindsay from FayesVision/; Rihanna from Ivan Nikolov/; Jennifer from WENN. Sourced from the Celebitchy site.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

As many of you know, I'm a comper (a person who enters competitions, for the uninitiated). I love my comping hobby, and the wins that come along with it. I get to try/drink/eat/read/watch/experience a lot of things that I normally wouldn't be able to, and give family and friends lovely gifts without putting a dent in my bank account. Comping is great fun, but also time-consuming, hard work and often stressful (depending on the type of competition). So for those who are interested, here are a few wins I've had recently .....

Lollypotz Christmas Delights Chocolate Bouquet

Ferrero Rocher Anniversary Edition Chocolate Hamper

Bundaberg Select Vat Rum

The Fifty Shades trilogy
Charles Dickens Collection

Various gift cards/vouchers

Beauty Rules book by Bobbi Brown

New Girl - The Complete First Season DVD set
Portlandia Series One DVD set
The Vampire Diaries - Season 1 and Season 2 DVD sets

A'kin products

Kiehl's Creme de Corps products

Some of these prizes were won by luck (random draw) and some by skill (based on my answer to the question asked). Comping: A fun and productive hobby!

Disclaimer: all these products were won by me. D'uh!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

VS Sassoon Wave Envy: Review and Photos!

From VS Sassoon: "Creates gorgeous, long lasting waves by simply pressing the hair between the ceramic plate and barrels.  Features ceramic technology providing even heat distribution for a silky, smooth finish."

WAVE ENVY Features:
Easy action, simply press the hair between the plates and barrels
Ceramic Technology
30 second instant heat
3 heat settings 160°, 180° and 200°C suitable for different hair types
Cool touch ends
Automatic safety cut off system
Swivel power cord
LED indicator light

Aus RRP: $52.95

I'm loving my Wave Envy! I have fine hair that lacks body, so I appreciate the fuller look I get from it. It's quick and easy to use, and you can create defined waves or loose, softer waves by varying how tight you press the tongs. It's really fun to play around and experiment with it :) The appliance heats up quickly and it only takes 5-10 seconds to wave each section.

I've used the Wave Envy twice, and both times my hair was still wavy the next day (although not as pronounced). My only qualm is that sometimes I wish I could create larger waves, but the tongs are a set size, and there's no interchangeable larger tong attachment, so that's impossible with this. Overall, I'm impressed with this appliance from VS Sassoon and the results it gives me.

Here are a few photos of my Wave Envy results. I've 'waved' each section fairly tightly, then used my fingers to break up the curls and massage it out a bit, to get more volume.

Stockists: Myer, David Jones, Priceline, Target, Retravision, Harvey Norman, Good Guys, Bing Lee

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I paid for the product myself. All opinions are my own.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Empties With Reviews: A'kin, Benefit, Trilogy, L'Occitane and more!

Break it doooooooooooown ......

L'Occitane Gentle Body Scrub
This is a Certified Organic foaming body scrub containing powdered olive stones and moisturising olive tree extracts. This scrub has the most satisfying scratchy particles for effective exfoliation and I love how it lathers, making it easier to spread over your body. The only downfall is that even when I shook the product, it remained separated in the bottle. This resulted in lots of gel shooting out quickly, until I'd used half of the scrub. Then I had to squeeze the hell out of the tube to get some product out, which, you guessed it, was 90% scrub particles. Then I'd be squeezing really hard and suddenly a crapload of gel with no particles would squirt out! Fun fun fun!

A'Kin Orange Blossom Body Wash
High lather alert! This satisfying body wash imparts a heady, earthy orange aroma more so than a sweet one. A thick gel that left my skin feeling soft and clean, this product is parafen and sulphate free and not tested on animals. But mostly, it made me feel happy. Must be the 'aromatherapy benefits' of citrus!

Trilogy Clean + Balance Shampoo
I quite liked this shampoo that's formulated for fine, oily and combination hair types to combat product build up. It contains wheat amino acids and certified organic rosehip oil. A lovely gentle shampoo with a subtle pleasant fragrance. I felt like my scalp was thanking me for putting something non-chemically on it.

The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Shower Gel
Hauled here and given Top 5 Product status by me here. Impressive lather with an addictive lemon meringue pie aroma!

The Body Shop Sweet Lemon Body Scrub
Again, hauled here. This scrub has a strange, thick consistency and leaves a film on the skin, which some people will find annoying. Not as good as the gel, I still enjoyed the lemony goodness.

Benefit Sugarbomb Blush
Reviewed like a noob here, this blush has grown on me with time. I also use my own photos now. LOL!

ASAP Daily Exfoliating Facial Scrub
Reviewed here, this scrub is as harsh as Judge Judy. Yet, not as endearing. Proceed with caution. I used it as a body scrub, because I'm quite fond of my facial skin.

The Usual Suspects - the following products are regular empties, so expect maximum linkage to previous posts on them!

TN Dickinson's Witch Hazel
A toner for clear, smooth skin, reviewed here.

Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume
One of my Top 5 Products, lookie here.

Maybelline MasterLiner Eyeliner
Love it! Reviewed here in October Favourites and here.

Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Anti-Ageing Cream
My favourite moisturiser ever, reviewed here.

Garnier Pure Active Blackhead Clearing Scrub
I love the medicinal (unpleasant to many, I'm sure) stench of this scrub, and have returned to it, after trialling a few others. Reviewed here.

Disclaimer: Products I bought: The Body Shop Gel & Scrub, Batiste, TN Dickinsons, L'Occitane, Maybelline, Olay, Garnier. Products I won: Trilogy, Benefit. A'Kin was free as a thankyou for completing a trial and ASAP was a Gift With Purchase. All opinions are my own.

What products have you finished lately?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Unicorn Tea Party!

I haven't posted a Unicorn in yonks, so here is Unicorn Tea Party. It's by the talented Eli Wolff of Eli Wolff Art.  Here we have a ginger unicorn about to devour what can only be described as a terrified cupcake.  I sure do like his sneakers.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Teeny Weeny Colourful Haul!

OK, so I indulged in a teeny, weeny colourful haul the other day. I went to the mall for the first time in months (sad, I know!) and I had a list as long as my arm of things to get done. None of them were beauty-related. I got all my shit done post haste and it was straight to Priceline for me! Although, I think I picked up the Ulta3's at KMart or Big W while I was there for something else. Someone needs to invent Beauty Blinkers so I can walk past and ignore a store's makeup section. Until then ..........

(back row) 
2 x Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume
(front row, left - right)
Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 20
Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish Lipstick in 19
Rimmel Fruities Nail Polish in Strawberry Fizz
Ulta3 Nail Colour in Tahitian Lime
Ulta3 Nail Colour in Honolulu

So bright and pretty!

What have you hauled lately?