Saturday, 30 April 2011

Make up for legs

I'm not presenting this one by Sally Hansen as the best out of a month's long testing exercise. It's simply that someone left a couple of cans of it in my boyfriend's studio and he brought them home and passed them over to me with a little shoulder-shrug: "I thought you might find a use for these."

A couple of years ago a friend of mine came round to my house and her legs looked very good - smooth, nice colour, absolutely nothing false about the look of them. She told me she had on some leg make up by Revlon or Rimmel. I never got any but the first day this year that I got my legs out and realised that, despite having 100% Italian DNA, my legs were very white, I remembered that I had some 'make up for legs' reached for a can of this and really liked it.

I'm not a fan of fake tan anymore. I don't really sunbathe, but I really liked this. You don't have to have any of the precision of fake tan, you squirt it on and rub it in and you can tell there and then if you've made a mistake. It won't make pale legs look like they've spent a week on a sunny beach, but it does even out the flaws and take the deathly pale off and enable you to get your legs out and feel that bit more confident about them - it's what it says: make up for legs.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

iPhone, grouping your apps into folders

I'm sure lots of you know this already but I didn't so I thought it was worth sharing in case anyone else still has to discover this, too.

Like many people, my iPhone is heavy with apps - I have several pages of them. Because my two year old is the boss of my iPhone, the apps also get routinely moved around. I've been meaning to do 'pages' of relevant apps, you know the sort of thing - page 2 is full of 'news apps', page 3 has 'travel apps', page 4 is 'games', etc, but I never have.

What I didn't realise, until last night, was that you can make folders. What you do is hold your finger on an app (any app) until all the apps start moving around in the way that they do, then slide one relevant app into another similar one (eg, the Indy app into the Guardian app). This automatically generates a folder and you then have a chance to name it (iPhone will automatically generate a name, but you can change it). You can fit around 12 apps into each folder (sorry, not counted and my phone is not with me at the moment), but you can have more than one folder with the same name if you want to.

Here's a bit more about it from Apple.