I was expecting something along the lines of the OCC Lip Tars when I first saw the press release on the limited edition Lip Paints, but it is quite a different product. Rather than a opaque liquid lipstick, the Lip Paints are a non- sticky gloss stain with a cushiony jellyish texture that reminds me a little of the Becca Ultimate Colour Glosses. Face Of Australia has done well with these Lip Paints, and I hope that they make this line permanent.
Except for Nude Nymph, all the shades will leave a stain, which prolongs the wear time of the product. The glossiness fades after an hour or so, but the stain lingers longer- the darkest shade, Very Berry, leaves a gorgeous deep wine coloured stain that lasts for around 4 hours. The product wears off evenly, and the stain left behind when the gloss fades is soft and diffuse.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Oct 30th, 2014 in Lip Gloss, Reviews, Swatches, Uncategorized | 109040 comments. Face+of+Australia+Lip+Paint%3A+Review+and+Swatches2014-10-30+09%3A49%3A26myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10904
It was Maria who suggested that I try the new Nutri-Define range by Jurlique when we were having dinner together. I had seen the press release a month or so earlier but I was trialling so many other things that I didn’t really have a proper read of the details. You HAVE to try Nutri-Define, it is UNBELIEVABLE – she said. So I did.
I was really curious after reading the press information about their use of liposomes in this line. Liposomes are well known as a drug-delivery system. As a tiny bubble- like structure with a lipid outer layer encapsulating your chosen substance, it traverses the top layers of the skin more effectively than the substance on it’s own. Liposomes are becoming more common in cosmeceuticals for delivery of skin care actives, and now Jurlique has entered the game with their new luxury Nutri-Define line- which uses liposome technology to encapsulate their 5 anti-aging extracts- rosemary, horseradish, mulberry, peppermint, and glycogen.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Oct 28th, 2014 in Reviews, Skincare | 108930 comments. Jurlique+Nutri-+Define+with+Biosome5%3A+Facial+Serum+and+Day+Cream+Reviewed2014-10-28+03%3A23%3A56myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10893
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
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Oct 16th, 2014 in FOTD | 107240 comments. Metallic+Sunset+Eyes%3A+Gucci+S%2FS+2014+inspired+FOTD2014-10-16+04%3A21%3A34myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10724
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!Posted by 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
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Face of Australia Lip Paint: Review and Swatches
Jurlique Nutri- Define with Biosome5: Facial Serum and Day Cream Reviewed
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