And the nominees are…

So, a  few days ago I was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award by this interesting blogger: Check her blog out! 😉

The rules for the award are:

  • Post seven interesting things about myself.
  • Nominate other bloggers who IMO deserve the award.
  • Let them know about nomination.


  1. A few days ago I accidentally shared the blog URL with all my Facebook friends, along with my ex-students. I wasn’t too happy about it, but as it turns out I gained quite a few followers 😀
  2. For the aforementioned reason this blog is and will mostly if not exclusively  be focussed on make-up, not so much on sex, I’m afraid!
  3. I’m a proper snob when it comes to two things – education and make-up. A Cambridge degree should come in a Chanel box, as far as I’m concerned!
  4. I’m at my sexiest at airports. I’m pretty sure I’ve been bitten by a travel bug years ago.  And a certain weakness for pilots and flight attendants doesn’t help either.
  5. I have 2 and a half piercings. Yes, 2 and a half.
  6. I spent a part of my childhood in Japan, at the time of  the Great Hanshin Earthquake in 1995.  The thing I clearly remember is trying to keep my Chanel No19 in one piece. Mind you, I was 12 and the city was pretty much destroyed. Not my precious little bottle though.
  7. I’m a sucker for everything British…apart from fish & chips. 

There are quite a few blogs I follow and adore…here is a list of 10 I can think of at the moment:

  1. A Beauty Junkie in London
  2. Heather Poole
  3. British Beauty Blogger
  4. Vex in the City
  5. Mademoiselle Snow
  6. Thoughts in Little Boxes
  7. KofyKat
  8. cupcakesakura
  9. Sweetjellybean
  10. Peach Milk Tea


p.s. A quick reminder of my giveaway – click, vote, win!

Shu Uemura cleansing oil review

I fell in love with Shu Uemura while living in Japan years ago. Unconditional love. Eyelash curler? The best ever. Cleansing oils? My absolute HG. Before discovering this little miracle removing makeup had been an unavoidable hassle: makeup remover, face wash, toner. This is all 3 in 1 – just spread it gently over dry face, massage gently around eye area (removes even waterproof makeup!), add a few drops of water to emulsify (this is important to remove very waterproof makeup), oil will turn milky white. Finally rinse it off with warm water. Voila! Clean, firm, nourished skin!
There are 6 different versions, I’ve tried this 2 so far:


  1. removes waterproof makeup easily
  2. barely-there, clean smell
  3. no need for face wash and toner
  4. looks great on the bathroom shelf, convenient pump


  1. price – 28 pounds for 150 ml (5 fl. oz) / 56.50 for 450 ml (15.2 fl oz) but oh-so-worth-it!



  1. removes waterproof makeup easily
  2. no need for face wash and a toner
  3. anti-aging properties
  4. packed with anti-oxidants
  5. looks great on the bathroom shelf, convenient pump


    1. price – 28 pounds for 150 ml (5 fl. oz) / 56.50 for 450 ml (15.2 fl oz)
    2. smells like olive oil, which I personally dislike


TIP: the instructions say to use 3-4 pumps, however I find 1 pump enough for the whole face including eyes… Massive saving!

Would I repurchase:  Absolutely.