Incurably Curious

Is Chivalry Dead?

The word ‘chivalry’ comes from the days of medieval knighthood when girls weren’t allowed to do much except embroider things, push out sprogs and peruse ye olde pages of Which Wimple? … Continue reading

August 12, 2012 · 14 Comments

A is for Anglophilia

Britain is a great place to live. We have universal suffrage and equal rights. We’ve got one of the best and most comprehensive healthcare systems in the world. The weather … Continue reading

August 4, 2012 · 9 Comments

Shafted by My Little Pony: Why Girls’ Toys Suck and Boys Have All the Fun

Last night I was sitting in front of the telly when an Argos advert came on during the commercial break: “great deals on boys’ toys, like Lego Star Wars, and … Continue reading

July 29, 2012 · 19 Comments

The Investment Bag

For a very long time I knew I was going to spend my first proper paycheque on a Mulberry handbag. Sod the student overdraft; once I found someone daft enough … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · 7 Comments

Cosmo Rage

As a snobby English graduate, I always thought of women’s magazines as a bit of a guilty pleasure. Trashy as hell, of course, but strangely compelling. Against all reason, the … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · 16 Comments

The World’s Worst Sunburn

Two days into my holiday I let myself get myself get hideously, horribly burnt. I didn’t even realise it was happening; I was laboriously applying sun screen every 45 minutes … Continue reading

June 30, 2012 · 11 Comments

Thrills & Pills: A Guide to the GUM Clinic

I can’t even begin to comprehend the rapture of the female population when the Pill first became properly available back in the 1960s. Imagine! With just one tiny pill came … Continue reading

June 26, 2012 · 13 Comments

Flying Tips for the Truly Clueless

Flying sucks, especially long-haul. I appreciate it’s an inescapable part of going away, but it’s just so hideously sweaty, boring an uncomfortable. There are, however, a few things that make … Continue reading

June 24, 2012 · 9 Comments

Muff Maintenance

On Saturday morning I went for my first ever professional bikini wax. As a busy girl with a rooted objective to paying good money to be effectively tortured, I’m never … Continue reading

June 5, 2012 · 20 Comments

Glowy Holiday Skin For Dummies

NINE DAYS TO GO. I am so excited that every time I think about it in any depth I have to take care not to fall over and/or shit myself. … Continue reading

May 31, 2012 · 9 Comments

The Unattainable Lives of Celebrities

I’m not really the kind of person to follow celebrities. There are some famous people whose lives I’m interested in because I admire them as artists or actors, but overall … Continue reading

May 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

Don’t Trash the Gash

It has come to my attention that there are people out there who are genuinely concerned about the state of their minge. Like, actually. Not in a Daily Mail ‘My vagina ruined … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 19 Comments

The Bikini Body

This time in exactly one month I will be on holiday for two glorious weeks in the hot, Floridian sun. It may not be sophisticated or particularly grown-up, but the … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

A Yellow Belt

I don’t want to sound like a massive fanny, but I’ve been feeling very ‘drawn’ to the colour yellow recently. Admittedly not so much since the incessant downpour began a … Continue reading

May 6, 2012 · 3 Comments

Why Ann Summers is Ruining Sexiness for Everyone

The Ann Summers store at home in Milton Keynes has recently relocated to new premises behind the Yoo Moo frozen yoghurt stand. Normally I don’t really clock store windows, but … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 28 Comments

Seven Reasons to Love Your Micro Boobs

The last few years have given spectacular rise to TV programmes, magazine inches and other media space all discussing the apparently inexhaustible topic of whether curvy girls are hotter/healthier/better in … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 36 Comments

Beauty Notes: Cosmetic Catastrophes (& How To Avoid Them)

The chances are if you’ve ever worn make-up, you’ve probably made a hideous gaffe at some point. You probably didn’t even notice, leaving everyone in the vicinity in moral dilemma … Continue reading

February 24, 2012 · 9 Comments

Folding Shoes Are A Fucking Godsend

If some sort of wormhole opened up in front of me right now and I could throw just three things back in time to Past Me when I was university, … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · 4 Comments

How To Return Cosmetics (& Get Your Money Back)

Bitchin’: it’s practically a national pastime. The British are the undisputed world champions at moaning, complaining, grousing, griping and bellyaching. Centuries ago, we used to channel all this discontent into … Continue reading

February 12, 2012 · 62 Comments

Pharmacy Beauty Notes

I’m loathe to use the word ‘haul’ to describe something as decidedly unglamorous as a binge in the healthcare section of  Boots, but in fact amongst all the painkillers and … Continue reading

February 9, 2012 · 11 Comments

Make-Up Bag Maintenance

Today I had the most horrific, traumatising experience through which I a) nearly lost my make-up bag, b) made an absolute prat of myself in public and c) made an … Continue reading

November 17, 2011 · 4 Comments

How to Get a Job at Benefit Cosmetics

Updated: 28/07/13 Just after I finished university I worked at a Benefit counter at my local Boots. Lots of the girls who came to have their make-up done would ask … Continue reading

September 26, 2011 · 163 Comments


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