Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Made in Chelsea - and I wish it had stayed there.

I think I’m gonna be sad, I think it’s today yeah.... do you know why?  Because I put myself through an hour of agony and fury last night for no reason whatsoever.

Against my better judgement at 10.10pm I decided to stop listening to the Carpenters and watch the TWAT INFESTED Made in Chelsea and even now, 12 hours later, I am still suffering from indescribable rage.

In case you are lucky enough to not know what the hell I am talking about, Made in Chelsea is a reality tv show based (surprisingly) in Chelsea.  It was hot on the heels of The Only Way is Essex when it came out and prided itself on being basically the same show but with people called Proudlock and Binky instead of Ricky and Pat.  To put it bluntly, TOWIE might be ridiculous mong filled crap but Made in Chelsea is too - it just doesn’t realise it because it’s head is so far up its own ass it hasn’t seen daylight for a month.

The main storyline has always been how the terrifyingly arrogant Spencer loves the ‘loose, hippy-ish, mouthful of toffee/spunk’ Caggie, but she flits from man to man, country to country quicker than Judith Chalmers, always rebuffing his advances but pouting like a blowfish every time he attempts to move on and find someone else.  The rest of the cast are there to make parties look busy and to stare at each other for a REALLY LONG TIME when someone says something slightly inappropriate.

The biggest issue I have with this program is that 9 times out of 10 they aren’t even in Chelsea.  They spend most of their time on Embankment, the Cotswolds, skiing in France or poncing around St Tropez on a yacht.  At least TOWIE has the decency to base its show in Essex and not venture outside of it.  Made in Chelsea should be called Made in The World, as I don’t think I’ve seen one episode where they were in Chelsea the entire time? 

My second issue is with Spencer, the guy who used to look like Gaston from Beauty and the Beast on acid but has now undergone a makeover that has left him looking like a slightly fatter, calmer Spencer Pratt.  He has spent the current series waiting to find out who his friends fancy, then declaring his undying love for the same girl, warranting this by basically saying he has fucked these girls over before and is therefore entitled to a second go.  In last night’s episode, Spencer’s best friend Jamie confessed his attraction to Louise, who coincidentally is Spencer’s ex girlfriend and the girl Spencer has now decided he is still in love with.  There was an excruciating moment when Jamie and Spencer, together in the same bar, decided to call Louise and see who she answered the phone to – Louise didn’t answer either phone call and there was a brief second that restored my faith in humanity and gave me the impression Louise had worked out they are both over privileged goons, but then she shattered my hopes and dreams and rung Jamie back – a call he promptly ignored.

I know what you are thinking – why do I even care?  Well for a start, as much as the whole program makes me wish my family were too poor to own a tv, I really like Jamie – regardless of his insistence at saying “pardy” instead of “party”.  He’s funny and from what you can tell from the show, pretty genuine.  Spencer worms his way around London like a Viagra-d up Joey Barton, leaving his ejaculative slime over every drink, girl and surface he encounters on a daily basis and thinks he can get with anyone he wants.  Probably even LESBIANS.

Jamie got the girl.  The episode ended with Jamie and Louise awkwardly attempting an Oscar worthy kiss but instead resulted in Louise clinging onto Jamie’s face for dear life as he’s at least 4 foot taller than her.  Spencer watched this all from the door of the party, where he promptly stood looking absolutely crestfallen before flouncing out, unable to avoid the door hitting his ass as he made his swift exit.  Hugo (another mutual friend and basically the person Goofy would be if he was a real boy and not a cartoon dog) stood observing the situation with his lazy eye and his even lazier girlfriend, so lazy in fact she never opens her mouth wider than 2mm and has a voice like a slowly depleting whoopee cushion.  Caggie is nowhere to be seen and is never mentioned, which basically means a boy she met trekking round the arse end of India is probably balls deep inside her because they have known each other for longer than 6 seconds.  Millie (Professor Green’s girlfriend and probably the thickest of them all) had words with The Brain (Rosie) and watched the blue vein in her head pulse more and more until she burst all of the blood vessels in her eyes at the sheer cheek of Millie attempting to reconcile with her even though she slept with her boyfriend behind her back.  Gabriella, the new face of Proactiv and Jimmy Hill’s Italian, female body double, spent most of the episode laughing like a banshee, moaning like a bitch and wrecking various old buildings in Chelsea with her chin bone.  The rest of the cast need not to be mentioned, so I sincerely hope they aren’t on the payroll.

I will try not to watch the next episode, but I can’t promise anything – If I have run out of pins to stick into my eyeballs I may have no other choice.  If I ever see Proudlock’s gold earring dangling in the moonlight in my real vision, I will rip it out and staple it to his left eyeball. 

Thursday, 19 April 2012

GOSH Smokey Eye Palette - The Winners!

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are all having a lovely morning, although the weather isn't up to standard - April showers suck!

Anyway, here's a little something to brighten your day - the winners of my competition for smokey eye palettes!

The winners are... drumroll please!


Congratulations!  If you could all email me at queenmorsh@yahoo.co.uk with the following information:

Contact name
Postal addresses
Preference of palette (what colour you want)

For the guys that didn't win, thanks for entering and better luck next time, i'll be doing more giveaways so stay tuned :)

Monday, 16 April 2012

Grace Dent vs Mufadel - Hypocrisy at it's finest...

Freedom of speech and Twitter do not mix.  They should, but they don’t.

Lately there has been lots of stories about people getting into trouble for saying things over the Internet, particularly on Twitter.  The most famous example of this has to be the case of Paul Chambers who was involved in the Twitter Joke trial.  It all started when Paul Chambers tweeted regarding the closure of Robin Hood Airport due to the cold weather in late December 2009, leading to the disruption of flights – a frustrating time for anyone attempting to travel, i’m sure you’ll agree.   Paul was due to fly out of Robin Hood airport on 6th January 2010 and after finding out about the closures, tweeted this message:

“Crap!  Robin Hood Airport is closed.  You’ve got a week and a bit to get your shit together, otherwise i’m blowing the airport sky high!!”

I’m sure you’ll agree that in light of 9/11, the London bombings and other various terrorist attacks this wasn’t exactly the most intelligent thing to say, BUT I would also like to confirm that if that tweet was on my timeline I would have read it and then continued onto the next tweet without a second thought – I certainly wouldn’t have taken this tweet seriously as a threat.  An off-duty manager at Robin Hood airport found this tweet and reported it to the police, resulting in Paul’s arrest and ultimately being found guilty of “sending a public electronic message that was grossly offensive or of an indecent, obscene or menacing character contrary to the Communications Act 2003”.  He had to pay £1,000 in fines and legal fees and he lost his job as a consequence of this conviction.  Everyone went mad saying that he clearly didn’t mean it – He had character references in court saying he would never do anything like that, blah blah blah, but the judge said the tweet contained menace and they couldn’t guarantee he didn’t mean what he was saying.  I think you’d have to be pretty stupid to tweet that... and then do it?

I am blogging this today as there is a new freedom of speech incident that everyone has gone mad about.  Grace Dent, the Guardian columnist and self proclaimed twitter addict got a massive cob on when some random guy called ‘Mufadel’ mentioned her in a tweet last night saying this:

“@gracedent reminds me of a girlfriend I once had.  By girlfriend I mean that time I accidentally made love to an ugly abhorrent horse”.

Grace then got the hump and basically questioned why he would tweet her saying that if he works for a PR firm that she is also involved with, then proceeded to claim she was going to get him sacked by 10am the next morning.  Despite Mufadel calling himself an idiot, neither of them have been on Twitter since and we don’t know what the outcome is. 

I find this totally hypocritical of Grace Dent and don’t like the way she has insinuated she can play God with this man’s life.  Yes it’s a stupid thing to say, but haven’t we all been called names before?  You don’t get someone fired because they called you UGLY?  I don’t know if it’s because Dent thinks she is a genuine famous person now, but why does she think she can stamp her feet and cry into the shoulders of the CEO of this PR firm and ruin this man’s life?  I have been called many names on Twitter before, normally by 15 year old kids that think they know everything – I haven’t attempted to get them sacked or prosecuted by the police?  You just take it on the chin and accept that on such an open, public forum, whether you are a in the public eye or not you get idiots like this.  Grace Dent isn't alone in receiving stupid messages – she’s just alone in how she thinks she can deal with them.

Dent has previously published an article on the Guardian website which was called “100 things about me and Twitter”, in which she says the following (bold lines):

“By July 2009 I had about 5,987 followers -  back then I said pretty much whatever I wanted on Twitter.  It was like spraying words on a fence in neon, foot-high letters and never, ever getting detention for it”

So Dent can get away with saying whatever she wants but no one else can?  Surely Dent must know how liberating it is to go on Twitter and have a massive rant or write whatever you want about anything and not get in trouble for it?  That’s the beauty of Twitter, it’s like an online diary that stops you from rambling too much, but other people can read and laugh at the good bits and tell you how great you are.  She just needs to remember that they can read the not so good bits and tell you how rubbish they are too – you open yourself up to this if you are on Twitter, it's an open forum.    I don’t want this to sound like Twitter bullying is acceptable, i’m just saying you can’t stop it, same as you can’t stop kids hanging around outside shops from shouting abuse at you as you walk in, or fights in nightclubs.

If that is someone’s opinion then it’s annoying for her but there is nothing she can do about it – IT’S THEIR OPINION.  I wouldn’t mind but judging from the context of that tweet he probably didn’t even mean it, he just said it for effect.  I have seen MUCH, MUCH worse on Twitter.  I have also tweeted things like this myself – not aimed directly at a celebrity, but if there has been someone famous I don’t like I have tweeted about it.  I'm sure i'm not the only person that has wished eternal silence on Jedward (to put it nicely).  The thing is NO ONE ACTUALLY MEANS THESE THINGS.  I don’t REALLY want that to happen to Jedward, i’d more than likely feel a bit guilty if it did - it’s just split second annoyance coming out in a tweet and an effective way of getting your point across of how you think of someone in only 140 characters.

Nine times out of ten the tweets like this that are sent are not even for the benefit of the recipient.  Tweets like this are the equivalent of a peacock showing off its feathers... the person in question just wants to make their followers laugh, not to cause massive offence or for these things to come across as a threat.  Dent also goes on to say...

“My teeth itch when people tweet me to tell me what i’m not allowed to say”

Again, very hypocritical.  In one of Dent’s latest articles regarding The Apprentice, she writes “the candidates still haven’t sussed out how to not resemble delusional, chest-puffing buffoons” and she says that “people probably refer to Azhar as that knob at head office with the shonky Bluetooth headpiece who reckons he’s Gordon Gecko”.  So within 1 article she has written horrible things about people she hasn’t ever met – sound familiar?  I wonder how she would feel if Azhar tried to get her fired from her position at the Guardian... she'd probably be absolutely dumbfounded that her comments were taken seriously, the same as I am SURE Mufadel is today.

I understand people being upset by unnecessary abuse on Twitter.  Terrorism needs to be taken seriously and so does harassment, bullying and general horribleness on Twitter, but I don’t think you can call Mufadel’s tweet that.  I’d just call it stupid.  Think of how much abuse Piers Morgan gets on Twitter – if he had to go through and get every abuser sacked, he wouldn’t have time to do anything else so he just ignores it.  Especially in Dent’s case, you don’t write whatever you want in national papers and news columns and then run off and get someone fired for calling you an ugly abhorrent horse.  Especially if you might look a bit like one...

Thursday, 12 April 2012

GOSH Smokey Eye Palette Giveaway!

I'm having a beauty bonanza today!

Now I don’t know about you but I am really not very good at eye shadow techniques.  I love the smokey eye look but whenever I have tried to pull it off I have just ended up looking like a dirty Panda or blending dark eyeshadow over my entire eye to cover up the bodge job i’ve made of it!

That is why when I was sent the new GOSH! Cosmetics Smokey Eye Palettes I couldn’t wait to try them out.  They are BRILLIANT.  They come in hard, magnetic shut compact cases with 4 colours in each and are the perfect size for slipping into your handbag.  Each kit contains directions on how to apply to your eyes, showing you what colour to put where.  The kits currently come in three colours, Black, Brown and Plum and they are SO easy to use!

I found the dark colours in each kit quite strong but the lighter colours (that highlight your brow bone etc) to be paler.  I like this - although all of the colours are quite pigmented you don’t want the white to be practically illuminous as it would end up giving you 'bruised' eyes and that is not a good look!  I tried to apply each of the colours with brushes but ended up using my finger for the darker colours as I found the colours to be a lot stronger when concentrated like this.

I really like the products and I successfully managed to pull off the smokey eye for the first time ever – it’s nice when products are dumbed down for normal every day people, as sometimes if you aren’t a trained make up artist you just need someone to show you what to do!

These are the colours and how they looked on my eyes:


Purple - I blinked!


The lovely people at GOSH have also offered 10 palettes to offer as a giveaway to my lovely readers – I don’t believe in asking people to follow me on GFC or anything like that to win, I just like sharing the make up love SO if you are interested in winning one of these palettes (you can pick which colour you’d prefer) then all you have to do is comment on this post below and let me know which colour you’d pick and why (make sure you include a Twitter name or a way I can contact you if you do win) – i’ll pick the lucky winners randomly on the evening of the 18th April, so get commenting and feel free to RT this around to give everyone a chance!

You can follow GOSH Cosmetics on their twitter account @GOSHUK or find them on Facebook HERE if you want to be kept up to date with all of GOSH’s great new products.

Thanks for reading, and good luck!

Urban Decay

I was lucky enough to be sent a package from the lovely PR's at Urban Decay with lots of lovely bits to review inside.  I was super excited when I received this, as Urban Decay is surprisingly one of the brands I have never tried before.

My sister is a huge fan of Urban Decay and a few of my Twitter followers expressed their love for the brand when I asked but I have just never really come across it.  I tend to shop in Boots for all my make up needs, unless I need something specialist from MAC etc, and as it's not sold in Boots I don't think I have ever seen any of the products in real life apart from my inside my sisters make up bag!
I was sent the following:

1x Brightening Primer
1x Eyeshadow Primer Potion (I am going to do a seperate blog just about this product)
1x Lush Lash Mascara
1x 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
1x Super-Saturated Lip Colour in Punch Drunk
1x Super-Saturated Lip Colour in Lovechild
1x 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Demolition
1x 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Rockstar

1x Brightening Primer

Ever since I was sent the Bare Escentauls Primer and found that I totally loved it, I have been a lot more interested in Primers in general.  I never really used them before (my skin care routine leaves a lot to be desiered) so I was excited to try Urban Decay's version. 

After using this I am a bit indifferent to it.  The primer is fine, and it does what it says on the tin but I think becuase I am SO in love with Bare Escentual's one it just doesn#'t have the same effect on me anymore.  It made my skin smooth and successfully evened out my skin tone (I specifically had a patch of dry, post-wax skin on my face and this primer ensured my make up didn't grab it) - It's safe to say that when my Bare Escentual's runs out this UD Primer will be a more than welcome replacement!

1x Lush Lash Mascara

This mascara is brilliant.  I love the packaging and the brush on the wand is really good for seperating your eyelashes and stopping the clumps.  I don't like wearing false eyelashes everyday and am lucky enough that my eyelashes are thick, long and jet black anyway, so all I need is a decent mascara to make them look good.  I have been teaming this mascara with another Boujouis one, as this UD one is awesome for length and removing clumps.  The Boujouis one I use first to get me more volume and to give me thicker eyelashes, so together this is the dream team of mascaras!

This is how it looks on my eyes - the left eye is the one with the mascara (obviously)

1x 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

I was shocked by the colour of this eyeliner.  It comes out on the skin as a bit of a sparkly gun metal grey, and it's a nice change from the usual jet black I go for with liquid eyeliners.  It's easy to apply, the brush is nice and thin but a little bit stiff so it doesn't just bend and go everywhere when you apply it to the lid.  I have quite sensitive skin on my eyes and some liners can sting once I put them on but this one was fine.  I liked the finished look, I found it gave my eyes a little more oomph then just the standard black :)

1x Super-Saturated Lip Colour in Punch Drunk & Lovechild

I LOVE these lip colours!  I wasn't really sure what to expect when I first opened them, but I certainly wasn't expecting what is effectively a wet colour pencil!  The product looks just like a pencil applicator, but the gloss is actually wet look and similar texture to a normal lip gloss.  The pencil makes it really easy to apply, and the coverage is great.  The only thing that disappointed me slightly is that they don't last long on the lips, I had to apply roughly every ten minutes to keep the colour on - I have worn the pink colour (Lovechild) to DEATH as it's a really nice day colour.  It's pink but not too OTT, and is perfect for work or if you want to have a colour on your lips but nothing too harsh or bright.  Punch Drunk is an orangy red colour and I have tried it on my lips and i'm not 100% sure it's the colour for me.  I like deep reds and as stated before, this really is quite orangy.  I have a feeling that Punch Drunk will definitely stay on the lips for longer though, as it is a very pigmented, bright colour - I will have to pluck up the courage to wear it somewhere and test how long it stays on for, but I warn you now it is very in your face!


Punch Drunk
1x 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Demolition & Rockstar

Probably my favourite products I was sent.  I have said before that I am pretty unadventurous when it comes to make-up, especially eye make up.  I only really used black mascara, eyeliner and shadows, but having been sent more products recently I have started to branch out and use different colours - I think the main reason is the blue mascara period when I was in school that still haunts me till this day.  Anyway, both of these pencils are AMAZING.  Again, they look like a pencil but on closer inspection are creamy and very thick.  The way the product is designed makes it super easy to apply, and as they are creamy they don't flake at all and are VERY easy to smudge.  Demolition is a deep brown colour and Rockstar is a dark purple - My camera decided to stop working just as I got to the end of taking these pictures so the pic of the pencils together is THE WORST PICTURE KNOWN TO MAN KIND but it's the best I could do, apologies!




I can honestly say after trying these products I am about a THOUSAND times more interested in Urban Decay and the other bits they offer.  I would definitely buy the lip colours and the 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencils again, as these products are PERFECT for any look you are going for.

My favourite ultimate product is the Eyeshadow Primer, but as I said above I am going to dedicate a seperate post to that on it's own as it's just too good to squeeze in here!

Have you ever tried Urban Decay make up?  If so what bits have you tried, and why do you like them?  I'd love to hear your thoughts :)

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Ciate Caviar Manicure

NOTHING, I REPEAT NOTHING gets me more excited than seeing a new nail varnish fad - well, apart from a free bucketload of vodka, but that doesn't happen often.

I was browsing the beauty sites today as I normally do at work, and I came across Ciate's new venture, the 'Caviar Manicure' - I know I am hugely late for this as there has been a presale and it's sold out but I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THESE NAILS!

This is the 'official' press release on the website:

"Caviar Manicure - The first three dimensional nail kit of it's kind

The inspiration behind the Caviar Manicure came about when Charlotte, Caite's Creative Director, was looking to create 3-dimensional nails for a front cover magazine shoot and wanted to develop something feminine, indulgent yet delicately extravagent.  The finished effect gives nails an instant sophisticated look - very Ciate!"

I must say when I first saw the pictures of these nails I nearly wet myself!  They just look like hundreds and thousands stuck all over your nails and I LOVE IT!

At the moment the kits come in 3 colours - Rainbow (multi), Black Pearl (black) and Mother of Pearl (white).  They have a video and a step by step guide on the site telling you how to create this look.  You basically get a bottle of normal nail varnish in the pack along with a bottle with the pearls inside.  You work on one nail at a time and paint the nail with the normal colour, then just sprinkle the peals on top.  Once covered you press the pearls into your nail and leave them to completely dry for 10-15 minutes.  You even get a little funnel with the kit to easily put the excess sprinkled pearls back in the pot!

I love the look, my favourite is currently Black Pearl but i'm also very into the Rainbow shade - I can see online this was on pre-sale and there is no clue as to when these kits will go on general release but you can sign up to be notified when they do.  I spied that these kits are being sold in Sephora soon and as I am off to Vegas in a month (33 days to be precise, i'm not THAT excited) I am hoping i'll be able to nab myself a few of these if they are released when I am there!

What do you think of the Caviar Manicure?  Is this something you'd try or would you just admire from afar?


Mother of Pearl
Black Pearl

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Rejam 1st Birthday

If you've read my blog before, you probably have a slightly knowledge of Rejam.  If not, Rejam is run by 4 of my friends NPD, Jack, Doug and Ben.  They host club nights, they have radio shows, they have podcasts on iTunes.  They have a deep passion for house music and as the residents, NPD and Jack are always spot on with the music they play and the acts they get signed to guest at their club nights and on their radio shows.  The last party, held on Friday just gone, was to celebrate a year from the date this all first started - Rejam's 1st Birthday.

The boys have really come so far in a year and it's been amazing to watch.  Their first party started out in a smallish venue in Shoreditch called Public Life with a decent amount of people, a few podcasts on iTunes and some pretty cool flyers.  Fast forward a year and you will see the development of the Rejam name through being top of the listings on RA, the growth of the Rejam Family in it's entirety and the gradual rise in noteriety of NPD and Jack being fucking good DJs and proving their worth.

Everything has got bigger.  The Rejam Family grows after every party because everyone has such an awesome time.  The DJ's they get to head their parties are getting better and better with every event.  The flyers are even getting better, with the flyer for the 1st Birthday bash being EXCELLENT.

The 1st Birthday party on Friday went off - held in 7-9 Crucifix Lane (the best venue yet), the room was packed to the rafters with people that have a sheer love for house music and the Rejam vibe.  The boys had gone to town with the decor with big Rejam signs and a MASSIVE fake cake next to the DJ booth, the same cake that was on their flyer.  The venue was bigger, the decor was better and the music was out of this world. 

The pulled in big names for this party - NPD and Jack Doyle as the resident DJs started proceedings, then Max Vaahs & Manuel Schatz and Mihigh & K.D. Chriss set the tone for the main event, Soul Capsule aka Thomas Melchior & Baby Ford raising the roof until 6am. 

I could not be more chuffed for these boys and it's not even because I know them.  It's because time after time they manage to pull off a brilliant night with a awesome vibe and they do everything they set out to do - create a great party with awesome music and ensure the night has a 'community' vibe to it.  The Rejam Family is one of the closest knit familes I have ever seen - even if you turn up to Rejam not knowing anyone, I guarantee you will leave with 100 new friends and a renewed excitement for house music.  Rejam's are regularly the highlight of my month and a source of great excitement for me - after every party I have been to i've said "that was the best one yet", so I just know they are going to continue to grow and get better and better.

Well done boys, you've done so much in a year - think of where you'll be in another years time!  Happy Birthday and long live Rejam!

Unit the sun sets and the party begins...

All photos courtesy of the lovely DaddysGotSweets :)

Another Contraversial Publicity Stunt by the Daily Mail


*jumps on bandgwagon*

Today Samantha Brick has written an article in the Daily Mail entitled “There are downsides to looking this pretty” – Why women hate me for being beautiful”.  Samantha basically goes on to describe that throughout her entire life she has been plagued by men being overly nice to her and women hating her due to her astounding beauty. 

She describes the things men have done for her – opened doors, bought her train tickets, given her bottles of champagne.  She says ‘bar tenders frequently shoo my credit card away when I try to settle my bill’.  She also tells how very good friends have dropped her as they can’t trust her at home with their husbands or in social situations, or because they are jealous of her looks and it makes them feel inferior.

'Good looking woman': But Samantha Brick says that her pleasing looks have been a curse, with many of her own sex becoming resentful
This is Samantha Brick Shithouse

I’m not sure if you’ve read the DM article, but it shocked me.  I was literally expecting a woman that looks like Mila Kunis to be plastered on the page, but in all honesty it’s a woman with a face that I wouldn’t even describe as that pretty.  Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t going to be a biased ‘I HATE THE DM’ article.  The woman in the picture isn’t ugly, but she’s not exactly pretty either.  She is the sort of woman that if I was walking down the road towards her I wouldn't give her a second glance.  If anything, she looks a bit like a Pug.  She's quite tall, blonde, has quite a nice smile, but I wouldn’t be TOTALLY jealous of her if she was in the room with me.  This leads me to believe that it’s not her ‘looks’ that her friends are jealous of or that appeal to men – it’s her attitude.

I for one have body confidence issues, along with about 90% of the rest of the female population.  There’s nothing wrong with that, it’s just something that each woman has to deal with each day.  I know there are girls out there that are confident with what they look like which is great, but it’s SO easy for confidence to be mistaken for arrogance.  I would never EVER write an article for a national newspaper telling everyone how beautiful I am and that it’s a pain in the ass.  The fact that Samantha Brick has done this and has absolutely no qualms about the sort of backlash she is going to receive (even I could have seen this coming a mile off) shows that she either has oodles of confidence or a screw loose.  The instant way to make a woman dislike you is to not join in with the constant ‘reassurance game’ of asking each other if you look ok and pointing out all your flaws in the hope someone will tell you you are being silly and give you a bit of temporary confidence.  If a girl was to ask you if she looked ok and you said yes, then she replied “I know, haha I was joking” then every girl that heard is just going to think she is a total dickhead.

I might be overstepping the mark here but I think you can judge Samantha’s character quite well from this article.  As I said above, you don’t even need to read the article to know that she has a high opinion of herself (through her own fault or through others telling her this over the years is regardless), she is confident, self assured and likes to look after herself.  All of these are good qualities, qualities we should all have but we don’t – you just don’t want TOO much of them, as this could be as bad as having none of these qualities.

The article does make me wonder how she is around her friends husbands.  Overly confident women tend to be flirts, whether they mean to be or not.  They might have no intention of doing anything untoward in their head at all, but if you feel you look good, sound good, smell good then you do ooze sex appeal, do want to talk to men and be the centre of attention because you don’t mind the spotlight being on you.  I suspect it’s not Samantha’s face that makes her a poison woman, but the way she acts around these people.  Even the way you carry yourself when you feel like you look good is different – your whole personality just seems more ‘open’, and all of these things are attractive to men.  The one thing that isn't attractive is a woman with a massive head, and Brick's head appears to be so big she could play Hey Arnold in the Theatre.

It’s a shame the article was written in this way.  She could have easily described what her life has been like and then used these tools to help other women feel better about themselves.  If she is self assured and confident then she could help women that aren’t as much so to embrace how they look – as I said, Samantha is no oil painting, so if she can feel this great and have this sort of effect on men, then there is surely hope for us all.

In the meantime, does my bum look big in this?

P.S Oh, as much as I HATE giving the DM any publicity I can't really post this without a link to the offending article - so begrudgingly, here you go... SAMANTHA BRICK SHITHOUSE ARTICLE