Oz Comic Con Brisbane (and Sydney) are just around the corner, and since one of my favourite things to see is the cosplay ideas, I thought I’d help you out with some last-minute cosplay ideas!
Guys, we haven’t done a lipstick review for a while, so let’s do a quick little rundown of Marc Jacobs Je T’Aime 238 Le Marc Lip Creme Lipstick (damn that was a mouthful).
Here I was, getting a review ready for you, then a few nights ago while eating and watching weird late-night tv, The Evil Assistant and I found ourselves passing by TVSN, Australia’s home shopping network. Yes, the wonderful and sometimes ridiculous world of home shopping, where you can pay over $500 for this absolutely ugly bag, or a Magic Bullet, the device I care about more than most things, including children.
So what warranted us to stare at the tv in utter disbelief? What made our mostly rational brains short-circuit? For us to feel so offended for our bodies? For me to stop other posts to post a PMS-fuelled annihilation of a product?
Why, the Neckline Trainer/Slimmer!
Yes, on first sight, you would do what we did and scoff, roll your eyes and/or crack up laughing at the idiocy in a ~rose gold~ packaging. Ooooh, modern and fancy! Yet the Neckline Trainer (or if you’re in the States, “Neckline Slimmer“, or sometimes called the “Neck Genie“) has been around for years and has already done the As-Seen-On-TV laps plenty of times before.
For our virgin eyes, this was our first time, and we’ve never felt so much contempt for a product – or a TVSN presenter – before.
Let’s fly up to Sweden. Dip our toe in the in the wonderland of Scandinavia by going to our first stop Stockholm, Sweden’s capital.
Take me to see how the creative and Eurovision royalty excel in everything from the arts to treating men and women like actual equals!
As a former beauty advisor and all-round person who just needs to know stuff, I have tried a lot of different face cleansers, both manufactured and home-made. Lately, though, I’ve been scaling back as we could be moving (for real this time) and I finished up the last of my cleanser, so on a whim at the supermarket I bought something for $2 that has made me postpone using cleansers this winter.
Are you ready for it?
I’ve been a fan of Beserk for such a long time after seeing their booth at a convention a few years ago. If you’ve never heard of them, they’re an Australian online store with fashion, accessories (including stuff for roller derby!), beauty and pop culture, basically, a one-stop shop that covers the more alternative and less mainstream items.
So The Evil Assistant gave me a gift voucher* for my birthday last year and I finally used it to get some of the most random items I wanted!
[* I want to add that I actually had an issue with my gift certificate and wasn’t sure if it was still valid but Beserk still upheld the gift voucher and were so speedy and nice with every email, it made me so happy and I will definitely use them again!]
Written by Professional Cosmetic Chemist Amanda Foxon-Hill
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