books
Surely I can’t be the only one who, at this time of year, starts feeling like summer vacation is coming to an end. What this means: It's time to start getting your new shoes and new books ready!
style
I think a successful shopping expedition is one part planning and one part serendipity.
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Aug 28, 2013 at 2:30pm | 37 comments

beauty products
I think I like all these old fashioned perfumes and colognes because they are steadfastly unchanging.
make-up remover
Are you a ‘cleanse, tone and moisturise’ goody-goody or a slapdash, sleep in your make-up type?
beauty products
BB cream is one of those products - along with styling wax, face serums and powder - that I simply don’t ‘get’. And that’s ok, isn’t it?
clothes
A friend asked me what she should wear to an upcoming job interview and I gave her some suggestions. Then I thought I might as well put down my Do’s and Don’ts for job interview style – the gospel according to moi, if you will.
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I think for many people blue eyeliner has Princess Diana connotations, to which I say: why is that a bad thing?
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Book covers and their contents are inextricably tied up with each other for me – I can’t separate them, for better or worse.
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Being a gastro-heathen, I’m perfectly satisfied with the odd Big Mac, but anyway, I was still impressed by Tatty Devine’s new range of burger jewellery for Summer 2013.
in

Jul 19, 2013 at 2:30pm | 20 comments

jewelry
Pure and simple, subtle and dainty are the watchwords here.
in

Jul 18, 2013 at 2:30pm | 29 comments

disability
I don't have the guts to approach a guy when there are able-bodied women around, let alone actually flirt with him.
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My quest for that Holy Grail concealer will likely never end, here are some wild and wacky treatments I have been trying of late.
stripes
The Breton is a sort of visual shorthand for classic Parisian style, clean and chic in its graphic simplicity.
in

Jan 24, 2013 at 11:30am | 67 comments

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My first thought was that I was going to be plagued by growths for the rest of my life. My lovely, textbook vagina would no doubt soon be riddled with fat, ugly warts, spreading beyond control.
in

Jan 18, 2013 at 1:30pm | 12 comments

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I'll have none of your dogs and cats, or your budgies or guinea pigs -- frankly, they can all fuck off as long as bunnies are around.
in

Jan 17, 2013 at 4:30pm | 91 comments

gwen stefani
How do I adapt my style into something that feels more appropriate for my thirties without losing the essence of the look that I spent my teens and twenties figuring out? Using Gwen as an example, I might have the answer.
in

Jan 16, 2013 at 4:30pm | 92 comments

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Somewhere in my parent's house there's probably a dusty banner emblazoned with the words "Happy Coming Out Day!"
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When everyone else is busy, it’s all too easy to make lazy onesie-focused decisions because you’ve forgotten that going to the pub, having a proper nice lunch or going to see a film alone is even an option.
in

Jan 8, 2013 at 5:30pm | 84 comments

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Everything you ever wanted to know about poker, casinos, betting on horses and, erm, bingo but were afraid to ask
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"When my mum sees this she’s not going to cook me any more vegetarian meals," I admitted, quaveringly. "And quite right, too," snapped the slightly scary boss lady that I sat next to.
in

Jan 2, 2013 at 4:30pm | 51 comments

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A little part of me fills up with glee when I see the increase in male grooming products. Then I think, "OH NO MEN! Not you too! We can't BOTH be the physically insecure sex."
in

Jan 2, 2013 at 12:30pm | 33 comments