As you can probably tell from my knit on knit attire, it was not spring at the time that I took these FOTD photos- it was in the middle of winter, making it 2 months floundering in my drafts folder (bad, bad blogger!). The colours are good for spring/summer though! Molten metallics aren’t part of my usual neutral (*ahem* boring) repertoire, so I thought it would be fun to try something like the golden burgundy reddish eye look that Pat McGrath created for Gucci Spring/Summer 2014 fashion week.
I adapted it to be more wearable for every day by adding eyeliner and using a slightly more muted shade of reddish burgundy.
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance to prime
- MAC pigment in Gold applied with a flat brush to the central upper lid area, stopping before the crease, then blended inwards.
- Charlotte Tilbury The Dolce Vita quad: I used the burgundy shade blended in the outer V and dragged outwards towards the temples. I also applied some of this shade in the outer 1/3rd of the bottom lashline.
- MAC Mystery eyeshadow (dark matte brown) blended just above the lashline on the top lid, and just below the lashline on the bottom lid in the outer third to deepen the colour in the outer V area.
- light dusting of Illamasqua Naked Rose blusher
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Vanessa Megan is an Australian certified organic skin care and home fragrance company founded by Vanessa Gray, based on their philosophy that “you should never put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t eat”. The range is cruelty free and eco friendly, with 100% recyclable packaging.
I was introduced to this range a couple of months ago, and have been trialling their exfoliating hand wash as well as their exfoliating cleanser.
The Vanessa Megan Lemon and Eucalyptus Exfoliating Hand Wash ($75.95) is a creamy product interspersed with some jojoba beads for exfoliation (a glob of this is pictured above). Thyme and eucalyptus essential oils are used for their anti-bacterial qualities and a sense of freshness. Their Lemon and Rosemary Exfoliating cleanser ($54.95) is a similar formulation (creamy and with jojoba beads), but includes Rosemary oil to “ease congestion and puffiness”.
Overall the formulation is not bad- it’s non drying, smells nice, and is sulphate free. My only qualm is that the texture of the products feel more like a moisturising cream rather than a wash and doesn’t rinse off as easily as I would like . From a personal perspective I prefer a smoother, more gel like texture for both products, especially for a hand wash- but this is purely personal preference and you might have a totally different view on what you like.
These products make my bathroom look and smell like a health spa- the scent of both the products are heavenly and I love the packaging.
note: these products were sent by PR for consideration. For details on my editorial policy see the PR tab.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Oct 13th, 2014 in Skincare | 108380 comments. Sulphate+Free+Skincare%3A+Vanessa+Megan+Lemon+%26+Eucalyptus+Handwash+and+Lemon+%26+Rosemary+Cleanser2014-10-13+01%3A23%3A41myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10838
Tags: Sulphate Free Skincare
I love how so many brands are now offering a pure plant oils and blends in their skin care lines. I remember a time when all treatment oils- whether it be for hair or skin- were mostly mineral oil and silicones.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Oct 8th, 2014 in Skincare | 107780 comments. Multi+purpose+plant+oils+from+Aveda%2C+Crop%2C+and+A+Bit+Hippy2014-10-08+04%3A32%3A30myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10778
Mineralogie have kindly donated products from their new spring collection – 1 lucky winner gets 2 eyeshadows, a blush duo, and the limited edition Purple Velvet lipstick!
I have reviewed this collection in the previous 2 blog posts- check them out for swatches and FOTD action.
This giveaway is open to to Australian residents and will run for 2 weeks. I will draw the winners using a random number generator and email the winners by the 17th of October 2014. If I am unable to reach a winner by 1 week a new winner will be redrawn. Good luck!
myfunnyvalentine on Oct 3rd, 2014 in Giveaways | 108630 comments. Mineralogie+Spring+Makeup+Collection+Giveaway2014-10-03+05%3A18%3A20myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10863
Sunset/Riviera- Sunset is a apricot toned brown shade with medium pigmentation. It works well as a bronzer and for contouring. Riviera is a pale peach colour with sheer pigmentation.
Harmony/Wallflower- Harmony is a pale matte pink which leans cool. It has sheer pigmentation. Wallflower is a medium coral pink with high pigmentation.
Sunset and Wallflower both have great longevity and pigmentation- I have been wearing these together (Sunset to contour and Wallflower on the apples of my cheeks) for long days at work and they’ve both lasted really well to the end of the day. This combo is worn on the full face image above.
Mineralogie Purple Velvet lipstick (RRP $38.00)is not for the faint of heart. It is a full on dark grape purple with a metallic finish- wear it with confidence or don’t wear it at all. Personally, I don’t think I could pull off this lippy- perhaps to a 90s dress up party, but not for everyday.
Pigmentation is medium but buildable- although it does tend to apply a little patchy, particularly if you’re lips are a bit dry- this is one of those lipsticks that you need to prep your lips for.
Purple Velvet is a limited edition release.
For a review of the rest of the Minerologie Spring 2014 Collection, see my previous post.
note: these products were sent by PR for review. For more details on my editorial policy see PR tab.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Sep 25th, 2014 in FOTD, Reviews, Swatches | 108511 commentMinerologie+Spring%3A+New+Blush+Duos+and+Purple+Velvet+Lipstick2014-09-25+02%3A51%3A44myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10851
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Metallic Sunset Eyes: Gucci S/S 2014 inspired FOTD
Sulphate Free Skincare: Vanessa Megan Lemon & Eucalyptus Handwash and Lemon & Rosemary Cleanser
Multi purpose plant oils from Aveda, Crop, and A Bit Hippy
Mineralogie Spring Makeup Collection Giveaway
Minerologie Spring: New Blush Duos and Purple Velvet Lipstick