One of the first orders of business after moving to Melbourne for me was to do something about the skanky roots and touch up my colour.
I took myself to Oscar Oscar salon in Chadstone a few weeks ago for my colourist appointment. I loved my previous colour, which was a dark red mahogany, but this time I wanted to amp up the colour a notch.
I was surprised and impressed that before I said a thing, my colourist (the lovely Gabby), and the salon partner (Jackie) already knew all about my previous hair history at Oscar Oscar. So they knew that my natural hair colour was not going to lift very much with the permanent dye and I was going to need a bleach cleanse.
This kind of service is not easy to come by.
And the COLOUR. Oh my goodness I love the colour.
I find that I need to rethink some of my makeup and outfit choices with the new hair colour, as many new red head have before me, but I don’t mind.
The total cost came to around $300 (I got a small VIP discount) , which is a lot for me to spend on my hair; but with a colour like this I would prefer a really good colourist to handle. Also, I guess the next touchups won’t require root to tip treatment so it should be significantly cheaper.
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Jul 31st, 2012 in Hair | 50260 comments. Red%2C+red+wine%3A+new+hair+by+Oscar+Oscar2012-07-31+07%3A21%3A01myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D5026
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Just a quicky post here- I wanted to show you the falsies that I’ve been using quite a bit for special occasions and some blog posts.
I’ve always been very falsies- shy and although I do love the added definition that false lashes give to an overall look I’ve amassed quite a collection of lashes that I don’t feel comfortable wearing (outside of the stage). Lately I’ve come across a couple of really great natural looking falsies that I’m loving for nights out and FOTDs.
I’ve mentioned the Katy Perry lashes from Eyelure, which I quite liked, in a previous blog post. After trying the Revlon Beyond Natural lashes I must say that I prefer these ones over the Eyelure lashes- they just sit a bit better on my eyes and I prefer the layered edges (if that makes sense).
These lashes are available at Priceline for $17.99 (two pairs in each pack).
note: this product was sent to me by PR for consideration only.
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Jul 19th, 2012 in Reviews, Uncategorized | 50070 comments. I%27ve+been+wearing...+Revlon+Beyond+Natural+Defining+lashes2012-07-19+03%3A19%3A22myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D5007
My Funny Valentine HQ has now relocated to inner city Melbourne. I’ve been looking forward to this move for a long time and I’m absolutely smitten with the area I’m living in. I know I’ve been AWOL for awhile recently but I promise I am back with some exciting posts and FOTDs and (hopefully) some youtube vids. This particular review I had drafted over a month ago.
After getting my hands on Burberry Lip Mist in Blueberry and falling in love with the formula and luxe packaging, I knew I had to try other colours in the Lip Mist range- mounting credit card debt be damned. Akisa from Beauty Swatch suggested that I try the lip mist in ‘Copper’ no. 202.
Burberry Lip Mist in Copper is a medium peachy nude with a gorgeous glossy finish and sheer to medium pigmentation. I have a weakness for peachy nudes- they remind me of carefree flower children in the 70s and Bridget Bardot. I’ve learnt early on that with my skin tone I can’t really pull off most cool nudes and pale pinks (they usually make me look like a hooker).
Just like Blueberry, Copper has a beautifully moisturising ‘glaze’ type feel on the lips, and disguises chapped lips very well. Wear time is similar to other lipstick/gloss hybrids on me- around the 1hr mark.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jul 17th, 2012 in FOTD, Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 49870 comments. Burberry+Lip+Mist+Copper%3A+review%2C+swatches%2C+FOTD.+2012-07-17+07%3A36%3A50myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D4987
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[note: this post was languishing in my drafts folder for the past 3 weeks and I thought I may as well publish it now rather than deleting it. Late is better than never]
It’s been too long since my last post and things are still crazy at Casa Del Jen. It was probably not a wise idea to commit to working full time right up until the move, rehearsing for a musical theatre production, and packing up a house all by myself – but I guess I can catch up on sleep next week.
Today is my last day of full time work here in Orange, and then after the weekend I’ll be moving out of the house that has been a home to me for the last 3 and a half years. I don’t know whether I’m more excited or sad- probably excited.
You can probably understand why I’m a little tardy with my reviews, and this one is about a month overdue. Sam from ry.com.au kindly sent me the Burt’s Bees Super Shiny Grapefruit and Sugar Beet Shampoo and matching conditioner to review since they will be stocking the Burt’s Bees range on their website soon. I’m a big fan of Burt’s Bees products and their approach to skin/hair care, so I was quite excited to try these.
Burt’s Bees say…Experience the sweet smell of beautiful hair. This sulfate-free shampoo is loaded with essential citrus oils blended with gentle plant-based cleansing complex to create a richly foaming shampoo. Betaine, made from sugar beets, penetrates to help repair damage for hair that feels healthier and looks shinier, naturally. Turn up your shine with a treat of tart and sweet.
I love how there is an ever increasing range of sulphate free shampoos available- my sensitive scalp will never need to tolerate harsh surfactants stripping the crap out of my hair/scalp ever again.
This Grapefruit and Sugar Beet Shampoo is a lovely product. It smells zingy, citrus-y and refreshing; does a good job of leaving my hair clean, and is gentle on the scalp.
Ingredients: aqua (water, eau), decyl glucoside, sucrose laurate, betaine, coco-glucoside, glycerin, glyceryl oleate, sodium cocoyl hydrolyzed soy protein, coco-betaine, lauryl glucoside, parfum (fragrance), citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (sweet orange) peel oil, citrus nobilis (tangerine) oil, citrus medica limonum (lemon) oil, citrus aurantium amara (petitgrain) oil, hydroxypropyltrimonium honey, glucose, citric acid, xanthan gum, sodium chloride, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, limonene
Burt’s Bees say…
Experience the sweet smell of beautiful hair. Essential natural oils from citrus fruits like grapefruit, orange and lemon are blended with sugar beet extract and penetrating marula oil to replenish, condition, soften and improve your hair’s manageability. Turn up your shine with a treat of tart and sweet
My hair didn’t get on as well with this conditioner as well as the shampoo. It just didn’t seem to be rich enough for my colour treated hair- even with a generous palmful of this product I still had knots in my hair that I couldn’t run my fingers through. I normally use super rich conditioners like the Sebastien Penetraitt conditioner.
I suppose the Super Shiny Grapefruit and Sugar Beet conditioner would suit normal to oily hair types better than dry/colour treated hair. It’s certainly very light and doesn’t weigh the hair down.
Ingredients: aqua (water, eau), cetearyl alcohol, betaine, glycerin, cetrimonium bromide, sucrose polystearate, sucrose stearate, citrus grandis (grapefruit) seed oil, citrus aurantium dulcis (sweet orange) peel oil, citrus nobilis (tangerine) oil, citrus medica limonum (lemon) oil, citrus aurantium amara (petitgrain) oil, sclerocarya birrea oil, glucose, polysorbate 60, hydroxypropyltrimonium honey, parfum (fragrance), sodium chloride, glucose oxidase, lactoperoxidase, limonene
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