The Future is in my Pillow Lines.....

......so says my bestie in our brief but frenzied chat this morning.

I told her my tale of how I slept face down and awoke with a large rebellious crumple down my face!

Anyway back to my mega mash up of things to report on a Friday.

Thank you to a lovely friend who is "returning to the lands of her ancestors" (her words, not mine) and who left me with this pretty gift.

Dior Flower Blossom. How will I ever force myself to use it??


(glow sticks are optional)

I don't like doing reviews. I dont rave about many products but this is an exceptional exception!

I am not blessed with shiny straight glossy hair.

I like to think that it is my birthright but it just didn't happen. My mum had very coarse afro hair and so in turn I inherited coarse matte locks.

Since cutting my hair I have come to depend upon my trusty GHDs to keep my bob in shape.


Straightening irons can fry your hair with rabid excessive use!

So when my bestie (also a GHD freak) sent me a sample of the Shu Uemura White Tea Polishing Milk I was jumping like a joyful jelly bean.

THIS STUFF WORKS LIKE A MIRACLE!! It is a dream come true for me!!

I spread a little bit through my damp hair and it helps my hair dry FASTER. Another godsend for me and my "takes hours to dry hair". Seriously drying my hair is like drying a wooly blanket.
It provides amazing heat and humidity protection
It smells delicate and clean.

    Amazing conditioning.

    After attacking my hair with the GHDs...my hair comes out shiny, silky full of body and not a trace of frizz or coarseness. It's like I was born with perfect straight hair!!! Just like those pretty haired girls I saw in Tokyo *sniffles*.

    One more thing..........it's greasy free and weightless!!

I was crapping it because this stuff is soooo hard to get hold of here! But lo and behold I found some in Rush Hair Salon in Moorgate for £19.50!! Yep a little pricey BUT it will last me and age!YAY!!!!!!!!!

Click here for more product Info: Shu Uemura Art of Hair


Here are some more reviews and shtuff for those that feel me on this one:

Now for some Mary Quant! Remember her?

A Tokyo based buddy sent me 4 MQ single eye shadows and I really needed to find a place to keep them and my other odd shaped singles. I then stumbled across the website that much to my delight informed me that there is a stockist right here in London!!

So off I plodded to grab me a case for my little treasures! (Shown boxed at the top of the pic).

The MQ Eye Openers come in 120 different shades and finishes (about £6.00 each in UK). I love these two shades. They are part of the seasonal limited editions.

Here is my shiny new black freestyle case. Unfortunately it is not magnetic. I was just happy to find a case that looks soooo cute!

I promise to take pics for you once I have stuck my motley crew of shadows within it's shiny enclosure.

Link for the curious: http://www.maryquant.co.jp/


I am NOT a macaron fan.

I AM a Laduree fan!

I was passing through Burlington Arcade on my way to meet Hiro and I stopped dead in my tracks when I spied the tiny little shop that resembled a golden cave filled with sweet delights.

I indulged and I am happy.

My absolute no hesistation favourite Macaron is the bergamot one (Earl Grey!!!!!) followed closely by the red fruits.

Learn more about Laduree : http://www.laduree.fr/index_en.htm

Donburi of the Week:


We went a little loco and topped our rice with;
Sake (salmon), hotate (scallops), hamachi (yellow tail), tai (sea bream), ika (squid) and nori of course

Phew that was a looooooong post!

Wishing you all fab weekends.......if you are UK readers, watch out for ASBOs with fireworks!


  1. I think I must be hungry because the sashimi bowel looks FANTASTIC but I am scrolling up and down to make sure I don't miss anything. :)

    That Dior palette is BEAUTIFUL... I don't know if I'd ever use it, but then it doesn't seem useful to buy makeup just to stare at... it looks like it'd be a lovely pink flush. Probably too light for me, which is good for my wallet! I think that the LOVE DIOR palette we were looking at I would actually use... it's more funky in design for me versus OMG PRETTY MUST NOT MUCH that this powder screams at me. Haha. Have you seen the spring collection photos? It's all embossed lace patterns. *_*

    Hurray for your hair! I actually got my hair cut a couple of days ago and all the stylist talked about (other than H1N1) was how STRAIGHT my hair was. And she was surprised I didn't use anything in my hair (I don't have time, honestly). Does the hair serum smell good? The White Tea name makes me think it should... and yay for finding it cheap! I had no idea Shu Uemura even made hair products.

    The Mary Quant products look SO pretty and I love the little flower embossing, but how on earth do you stick the shadows together? I love the triangle shape but I also need things to organize and/or stack nicely so sticking them together would drive me about crazy, I think. Maybe you could buy a thin sheet of magnet and trim it to fill the palette? They sell pre-sticky magnet here that are almost as thin as stickers!

    The macarons look lovely! The only place close-ish to me in Calgary that sells them is the local culinary school, but they're tasty and very cheap even if they're not always perfect looking.

    I MIISSS YOU. Work needs to stop being so busy so I have time to send e-mails :)

  2. Wah, clearly I have work on the mind. BOWL, not bowel. I went to a pharmacology class and when I took a nap when I got home I had odd dreams about needing to push drugs and my patients going missing.

    Also, since I forgot in the first comment:

    What is ASBO? Though I love that there are fireworks! :D

  3. laudreee....cant wait to go to the cafe in ginza here with you!!!! and pierre hermes too? in omotesando!

    yes yes i will hunt for this miracle product! i never even knew they did hair things!

    and hurry up with the palette! i wanna seeeeeee!

  4. oh my god I have the same problem as you! my hair may LOOK straight and shiny but oh yes, it's a fabrication! I GHD the shit out of it and it's terrible for hair condition. Imma look out for the shu uemura product as well... do you think the actual shu uemura store in Covent Garden will sell it??? I hope so *fingers crossed*

  5. The sashimi bowl looks so good, I've been craving me some! I have yet to bless my hair with a GHD straightener :) I love to have dreams & goals tho and GHD is definitely one of them.

    And your dior block...yeahh that's a toughy..it's really pretty, almost too pretty

  6. OMG FOOD PORN FOR ME!! I LOVE salmon & hamachi sashimi!! And those macaroons look soo colorful and delish!!

    Pretty pretty MU to play with!! :) But yes that DIOR is just too pretty to use! :) And I'm glad you found a case! It's so easy to magnetize. This is what I do, buy a cheap magnetic dry erase board, dissect it and use the sheeting! That's how I magnetized my Coastal Scents palettes! :)

    And yay for shiny hair!! LOL I've woken up with patterns before too!

  7. Thanks for the food porn!!

    And that Dior!! I Must get one!

    So happy that you've found your HG hair product...I use WAX myself!

    Have a good weekend!

  8. I totally feel ya on waking up with a creased face LOL! Look what I've been ogling at:

    That MQ case is oh so shiny, can't wait to see you fill it up with pretty colours.

  9. fooddporrn <3
    Macarons and a donburi *drools*

    I need to find that cleansing milk for my bestie. she's always complains about her afro hair. =D Thanks for the recommendation.

  10. ohhh I'm realy curious to try that Shu Uemura product now!! Love the look of macaroons but never had a chance to dig into them yet..

  11. Love the dior blush. I think I would just display it somewhere and stare at it. Anywho, I have not cracked open the fairydrop mascara. Will definitely let you know or post a review! <3 Rina

  12. I love this post.....& That shu uemura hair stuff is a must have....

  13. Oooo the Dior compact is so pretty, I would be afraid to use it. And I always have sleepy marks on my face in the mornings too lol...

  14. shu Haircare seems to draw me in like a moth to a flame...If you like it, it will probably be a rocking flame that draws me in.
    Aaak, temptress...tempting me with macarones!

  15. yay for eyeshadow palette! and .. food.. and.. delicious. the hair stuff sounds amazing.

  16. you naughty thing you!!! what did i say about posting of things that my heart desires...

    gah macarones... and they're colorful and tempting -- so alice in wonderland!!!

  17. You sound so damn EXCITED in this post that it really made me giggle. Love the MQ stuff - can we see a make-up look with them?


  18. a craft store might carry magnetic sheets that you could cut to the right size to fit the palette - or even magnetic sheets to stick photos to the fridge.

    mmmmm such yummy food photos! i might have to search for a bakery or pastry shop that sells macarones - i've never had one before =T


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