Thursday, 28 June 2012

Maleficent's coming.....

Just saw this pic of the lovely Angie donning the uber-confident style statement that is the horned headpiece of Maleficent, the sorceress who causes all the shennanigans in Sleeping Beauty.

Maleficent and her magnificent cheekbones

I have to say, I do love a fairy tale and adding this to the great big pile of live action remakes that are doing the rounds lately actually makes me quite a happy bunny.

This one is supposed to be an origins tale giving us an insight into what prompted her, frankly rather churlish, behaviour towards Sleeping Beauty and her family.

In addition, the fantastico Sharlto Copley will be in it. This is good, he is amazeballs - District 9, Murdoch in A-Team and Funny or Die.

I am. Don't judge me.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Pancake Problems

Actually, egg problems to be more accurate.

I was trying the Carbohydrates Addict's Diet (notice the use of the past tense here) so I bought a crap load of eggs to cook for breakfast.
Now I ain't got no time for cookin' 'n' such in the morning so I decided to rely on boiled eggs.

The result:
I am now sick to death of boiled eggs.

I bet you are shocked, aren't you?
Yup, neither was anyone else I know. The problem is that I still have to use up these damn eggs so I've been trying lots if random recipes trying to find something that doesn't make me gag.

My first attempt was a flourless pancake. It was ok but I wouldn't do it again. There were promises of fluffy deliciousness so convincing that it could fool small children.
Sadly I am not a small child but to see my cooking you might think so.

See here to make a better job of it than I:

Second attempt: The  Tone it Up Perfect Fit pancakes

Mmmmmmm, looks good, no?

Mine did not look like that. It was a different species of food entirely.
To be fair, I didn't really follow the instructions. I thought fuck it, I'll use 2 whole eggs (they'll be gone quicker), a whole banana (what am I supposed to do with the other half?), 2 spoonfuls of oats (in lieu of protein powder/flaxseed) and some cinnamon (the only accuracy in my version!).

The end result was actually quite nice at first but there was a weirdness to it towards the end, like a dodgy banana muffin.
I will probably try again so I will let you know if I stumble upon something amazing.

Any ideas? Let me know below....

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Kudos to Kimberly

I just want to say thank you to Kimberly Sayer customer service.

I recently had an issue (for the first time ever, btw) with the pump on my SPF30 day lotion so I emailed the company directly, not really that hopeful that I would get a reply.

I am extremely glad to to tell you that I was wrong.

I received a reply within a few hours from (I think) Kimberly Sayer herself!

In addition to being timely, the response was thorough and extremely helpful - MAJOR points for this as I am still in the midst of a run-in with a dodgy eBay seller.

I have nothing to do with the company, other than being a regular customer since 2008. I really just wanted to give credit where credit is due.

A big ol' gold star for you :)

The trouble with ennui......

My posting has been more than a little sporadic of late.

The reason? 

Hmmmmm, there are lots really.
I haven't really felt like there was anything new or interesting to say. I did a couple of make up looks that I liked but the pictures were shitty (even more so than usual so you know that must be bad!) so I didn't put them up.

Sometimes I get bored of beauty. Sacrilege for a beauty blogger I know but sometimes I want to write about music and movies and books or just whatever random shit comes into my head.

Does anyone really mind if do that? I mean variety is the spice of life, right?

Anyway, if you are still there, you can expect more posts from me soon. I'm experiencing a little more chutzpah today so it feels easier to do this.

For now, here is a picture of a cake ;)

Monday, 11 June 2012

Song of the Week: I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges

Watched The Runaways yesterday and this was part of the soundtrack.
Forgot how good it is, felt like sharing ;)

Friday, 8 June 2012

Russell Brand is back on the TV!!!!!!!

Nice... 'citing if anything, as the Brand might have said pre- marriage/movie career.

His newest venture is Brand X which seems to be something along the lines of The Daily Show but with none of Jon Stewart's boundaries.


As the man said, it premieres on June 28th at 11pm on FX.

Monday, 4 June 2012

Song of the Week: Monster Magnet - Space Lord

For the first in a (going by my past form) most likely occasional series, we have:

Enjoy xx

Sunday, 3 June 2012

So, I'm on Pinterest now.......

That's about it really. I haven't had the gumption to write a lot over the past couple of weeks but I have had just enough chutzpah to save lots of random pics for my own personal entertainment. Lazy I tells ya, but weirdly addictive.

So far it's mainly workouts, thinspo and random recipes but if that's what you like to see then please check it out here: