|NARS Casablanca (satin finish) lipstick|
|swatches from left: YSL tuxedo pink, MAC See Sheer, NARS Casablanca|
|NARS Casablanca lipstick swatched on lips|
|Me wearing NARS Casablanca on lips (I applied lip balm first, which is why it looks a little glossy)|
|Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in 1942 film ‘Casablanca’|
Have you tried NARS lip products? What are your favourites?Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Feb 28th, 2011 in Lipstick, NARS, Reviews, Swatches | 1232commentsHere%27s+lookin+at+you+kid-+NARS+Casablanca+lipstick+swatches+and+review2011-02-28+07%3A10%3A00myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D123
|Lime Crime Magic Eye Dust ‘Nymph’ (left) and ‘Medusa’ (right). Candy Eyed eyeshadow helper (above)|
|Lime Crime Magic Eye Dust ‘Medusa’
|Lime Crime Magic Eye Dust ‘Nymph’|
|Lime Crime Magic Dust swatched dry from left: Medusa, Nymph|
|Lime Crime Magic Dust in Nymph swatched dry (left) and wet (right)|
|Lime Crime Magic Eye Dust ‘Medusa’ swatched wet (left) and dry (right)
Have you tried anything from Lime Crime? I really want to try their ‘Retrofuturist’ lipstick…
(edit): A couple of you have asked about the eye shadow primer- I will definitely do a review on it once I’ve given it a good run. It will be up most likely in the next fortnight, so watch this space!
|My 3mL sample of The Jojoba Company Cucumber and Guava Firming Eye Balm|
Highly effectatious blend of cucumber, guava, aloe vera, jojoba and gotukola to cool and sooth delicate skin around the eyes and reduce the appearance of fine lines. It gently firms and re-hydrates dry skin decreasing inflammation and puffiness and reducing tiredness and tell-tale dark circles. Comes with the natural sun protection of pomegranate. Not tested on animals
price: RRP $46.95 25mL
availability: selected pharmacies and health food stores. For list of stockists check http://www.thejojobacompany.com.au,
+ hydrates and nourishes the skin around the eyes without being too heavy.
+ great under eye makeup, particularly concealer (which looks cakey on my dehydrated eye skin).
+ has a light, fresh cucumber scent.
+ formulated without parabens, propylene glycol, mineral oils, and harsh chemicals.
+ packed with great botanical actives like Jojoba oil, Cucumber Extract, Green Tea, and Macadamia oil, which are all packed with antioxidants.
+ the Jojoba is cold pressed and harvested from the company’s own farm.
+ the soothing and hydrating properties of cucumber extract in this makes it ideal to use as an adjunct to irritating treatments like topical retinols and retin-A.
- If you are looking for something that will dramatically reduce fine lines, this is probably not going to give you the results on it’s own (judging by the ingredients). You probably need to look into stronger actives like Retin-A, 10%+ vitamin C, or DMAE to supplement an everyday eye balm like this one.
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Feb 25th, 2011 in Skincare | 1217commentsSkin+Care+Saturday%3A+The+Jojoba+Company+Cucumber+%2B+Guava+Firming+Eye+Balm2011-02-25+21%3A05%3A00myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D121
Aqua (water), glycerin, Cucumis sativus (cucumber) oil, cetearyl alcohol, Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, Camellia sinensis (green tea) leaf powder, tocopherol (Vitamin E), panthenol, Macadamia integrifolia (macadamia) seed oil, Persea gratissima (avocado) oil, Equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract, cariea papaya (pumpkin) seed oil, Helanthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), caprylic/capric triglyceride,Psidium Guajava (Guava) Fruit Extract, Centella asiatica (gotu kola) extract, Ceteareth-20, Aloe arbensis (aloe vera) leaf juice, Punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, stearic acid, carbomer, dimethicane, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, potassium sorbate, alcohol, xanthan gum, citric acid, sodium hydroxide
I’ve been doing a lot of reading this week… here are some of my favourite posts-
Jessica, the French speaking minx from Getting Cheeky reviews an interesting blush product, the Givenchy Blush Gelee.
Sarah from Dempeaux reviews Urban Eden Soaps ‘Shahrahzad’ and ‘Jasmine Rose’. The scent combinations she describes are heavenly, and best of all the soaps are organic and NON DRYING!!
Lilit from Makeup and Macaroons reviews the exciting new OPI Black Shatter polish
Jessica from The Belle Lumiere shares her love of double cleansing with Dermalogica Precleanse.
Jane from Modesty Brown reviews and swatches the Chantecaille Lip Chic in Zinnia- a pretty watermelon pink.
The Beauty Bite reviews and shares photos of her wearing the NARS Copacobana Illuminator.
Rowena from Beauty and the Bullshit, a former manager of a global makeup brand writes a scathing (and hilarious) article on the Top 8 Bullshit Tactics: Statistics on steroids. Whether you are into beauty or not, this blog is a fascinating read.
Jennise from Pink Ribbons is venturing into RED LIPSTICK TERRITORY with her new Giorgio Armani Shine lipstick number 8. Yay for red!
Mariella from Musing On Beauty is very impressed with the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Concealor (SPF 10), and tells us why.
Tiffany from Will Work For Makeup shares 7 personal things about her, and invites you to do the same!
Anissa from Beautifully Glossy tells us about her great experience with the Yummy Mummy Day Spa in Brisbane. Her Heavenly Legs treatment sounded… well, heavenly
Stacey from Pop! Makeup test drives the Alchemy lemongrass Shampoo and the Alchemy Unscented Wheat Free very Gentle Conditioner. Both SLS free for healthy scalps!
Anita from Love Vulcanella shows us how the new OPI Black Shatter looks over China Glaze Beauty and the Beach.
The Right Brain and Dr. Michael Breus, PhD both gives us the lowdown on puffy eyes, undereye bags on The Beauty Brains. This site is a MUST for anyone who wants to learn about skin care.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Feb 25th, 2011 in Uncategorized | 1205commentsBlog+Link+Love2011-02-25+00%3A44%3A00myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D120
|Bronze and Purple smoky eye FOTD a la Cushnie et Ochs F/W 2010|
|Bronze and Purple smoky eye with nude lips FOTD a la Cushnie et Ochs F/W 2010|