Posts Tagged "Review"

Gosh Nail Glitter: Review and Giveaway

Posted by on Oct 16, 2011 in Fashion & Beauty, Giveaways | 94 comments

Glitter is IN this season, or so I’m told. Not that there is ever a time when a little glitter isn’t welcome – and now you can add your own glitter effects to your nails thanks to a new range of glitter pots from GOSH, available exclusively from Superdrug.     GOSH Nail Glitters are available in ten different shades, and cost just £3.99 a pot. Application is simple: you just apply a base coat of your chosen polish, then dip your nail into the small jar of glitter, and brush off any excess with a cosmetic brush.     You can of course dip your whole nail...

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Keep Calm and Cast On

Posted by on Oct 15, 2011 in Art & Craft, Home & Garden | 2 comments

I’ve been really enjoying my return to knitting, and was delighted to receive a copy of Keep Calm Cast On: Good Advice for Knitters by Erica Knight from Quadrille to review.     This is a charming little gift book, with a lilac linen cover and featuring lots of ‘good advice for knitters’: anecdotes, handy tips and quotes from literature and poetry.     Many of the quotes are about the therapeutic effects of knitting, and these I can really relate to. These are two of my favourites:     And I have learnt some handy tips which I didn’t know...

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My favourite Jane Eyre?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in Books & Film | 10 comments

As a child I loved the 1944 film version of Jane Eyre with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine, and of course a very young and beautiful Elizabeth Taylor in the role of Jane’s tubercular childhood friend, Helen Burns.     This black and white version is very ‘noir’ – perfectly highlighting the gothic elements of the story and particularly the harshness of Jane’s upbringing at the orphanage. I’ve seen this version many times (and still cry when Helen Burns goes ‘home to God’). My next encounter with Jane Eyre was reading the novel itself....

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My New Swimsuit from Lingerie Please

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in Fashion & Beauty | 1 comment

I am more of a bikini person that a swimsuit one, but being of a certain age now *cough* I’ve decided that maybe a one-piece would be more appropriate, especially during my fat belly moments (we all have them don’t we?). Well I’ve found the perfect swimsuit, from the fabulous Lingerie Please, who were kind enough to send me one to try: the Sunseeker Solids Cross Body Bandeau Swimsuit. I’m sorry you are not going to see a picture of me modelling it, but here is my body double on the Lingerie Please website:     I’ve been told that this is Lingerie...

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