Chutzpah’s Weekly Barometer

by Katie on December 19, 2010

A light hearted look back over the past week’s good, bad and indifferent including the “don’t even go there’s”.


Eylure ready to wear lashes  Yes, I know I have just trialed M2 Beaute lash (terrific results btw) but one really needs to bat lashes enough to cause a tailwind at the remaining Christmas and New Year shindigs.  I love the non pfaff Eylure pre-glued, ready to wear lashes (£4.95).  If you’re careful, you can get two wears but this requires remembering you actually have them on when two sheets to the wind.  A great glam stocking filler for any woman.  Eylure now has a lash bar on the 3rd floor of Selfridges, London.  Get batting those lashes.

Faces on Pizza  As opposed to pizza faces.  Simply stunned when some Essex type showed that they’d cleverly replicated X Factor’s Matt Cardle’s face on a pizza.  Show someone you care etc.

Fortnum and Mason  Ahh!  This traditional mecca was made for Christmas.  A little bit of Dickensian type luxury shopping goes a long way.  Beautiful windows, incredible food hall, amazing fragrance area, deep pile carpets and a floor for high teas.  What more could a girl want?

Suspenders  I seem to re-discover the joys of suspenders each Winter just as the minus zero, chill wind sets in.  Brrr.

Rihanna  Boy, can she work a dress. 

Rodial Glamtox Eyelight pen (£35)  Everyone needs a good, reliable concealer come eye cream especially with late nights and cold weather.  The glamtox eyelight pen contains hyaluronic acid which helps reduce puffy eyes and lotus extract to help cool and de-puff saggy skin under eyes.  It works. 

Caron fragrances for £17 in TK Maxx  Stock up on these hard to find, exclusive fragrances.  Tip:  Hammersmith store.

WAH Nails  Just loving the detailed nail art thing but boy, does it take time.  Thanks to the team at the latest ‘Lucy in Disguise’ Christmas drinks, 4 days later, I still have perfectly sculpted, half moon Wah!Nails.


Arrivistes/Social Climbers  You’re bound to come across at least one during party season.  At least at this time they’re a little more obvious than normal.  Hey la.

2010  Or should this be in the loving?  As in, it’s almost over (thanks be to God).  This year has been a trial and penance for many.  Scary that it just might be the beginning of the alleged new austerity.  How I miss old New Labour.  Nervous to say, roll on 2011.

Sexy Santa outfits  Puleease!  ‘Tis the season for the omnipresent cheap, tacky 100% polyester, ‘Sexy’ Santa outfits and the obligatory matted fur hats.  NB.  These immediately say a) desperate, b) clueless and c) tasteless.  Happy Christmas!
Snow haters  It’s only snow.  Enjoy it.  It’s Winter.  It’s beautiful.  Contrarily, hailing from ‘way up there’, I love it.  Come July you’ll hear me complain.


Willow Smith  She may swish her hair back and forth all she likes but uber precocious kids of Hollywood A listers kinda puts you off those A listers.

Crowds  Everywhere.  All the time.  In shops, in hotel bars, in restaurants.  Always a downside to December.

What do you think of this week’s Barometer loves and hates?  Let me know by leaving a comment in the box below.  I’d love to hear from you.

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