Thursday, 29 January 2015

Things That Rustle My Jimmies



In no particular order of pissiness, here's what's a rustling my jimmies this week: 


1. There Being FIVE JAYSUS WEEKS in January. 





2. A 30 Minute Wait for Drinks in 
a Five Star Hotel Bar




3. Forgetting My Bag for Life AGAIN




4. People That Pass By an Entire Row of Empty Cubicles to Use the Loo Beside You



5. My Poor Pops Being Stuck on an A&E Trolley for THREE DAYS!



See? Feelings of stabbiness have been significantly reduced. 

Tell us, what's been rustling your jimmies this week then? 


Wednesday, 28 January 2015

New Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer in One!


I'm all for cutting a minute or twenty off my morning routine, more so when that routine is done in the office loos just to eek out as many precious zeds of a morning as I can. As soon as I laid eyes on Clinique's upcoming Beyond Perfecting Foundation & Concealer in One before the Christmas break, I knew it, I and my snooze button would get on very well indeed. 


There's 21  shades incoming with one of the lightest feeling full coverage formulations I've used to date. Aimed at the over 30 lady with a tendency toward oiliness, I've found it's worked a boon on my normal 30ish skin this past several months. 


Just one large doe foot of product is enough to do your entire fizzog. I know, I was doubtful too when makeup artist Florrie White gave me the lo-down but she is entirely right. The formulation feels dry on application but blends in nicely and is buildable as and where needed. Despite initial Saharan worries, I found it felt hydrating during its 12 hour wear time. Full comfortable coverage with very little product so that it never feels 'masky', that's a feat in itself but Clinique have pulled it off. 

Less than half a buidéal left - that's good going!

I've been so impressed with this double duty formulation that even when trialling other bases I've been reaching for Beyond Perfection as my concealer of choice. Now that's unheard of for me. I find the consistency ideal for my under eye area with enough slick so that it never creases or dries into fine lines. That's a sure fire sign of a product I'm loving, when I'm reaching for it unbeknownst to myself. 

Clinique Beyond Perfection Foundation & Concealer in One hits counters on February 6th and might just be the answer to many a busy woman's prayers. 

What say we? Will we be giving it a looksee when it drops? 


Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Expert Travel Tips for Travelling with Babies & Toddlers


I think we've established at this stage that I've been bitten by the travel bug good and proper, yes? So many people ask me how things have changed since the arrival of our five little ones and the honest answer is, not by much. 

Organisation is still key and, while I'm not advocating you feel bad about not venturing outside your door for the first year of motherhood, I am advocating that you give it a shot. Here's my top tips that've seen all seven of us around the world twice over. 

Friday, 23 January 2015

Big Hero 6 - Movie Review




Who's In It? 

 and Scott Adsit


What's It About? 

After a disaster at San Fransokyo IT, Hiro re-purposes his brother's medbot to be part of a super hero team he builds with Tadashi's (Hiro's brother) friends.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Things That Rustle My Jimmies


Welcome to Thursday, fellow Rustlees - how's the week been treating you so far? Colleagues being irrationally hangry because they're still caught up in a detoxing fad? You being irrational because 'IT'S NOT A FAD GODDAMMIT, THIS IS HOW I LIVE NOW AND MIND YOUR BUSINESS, JACINTA!'?. Step right this way for maximum unrustlement: