Sisley Long Lasting Lipstick in Plum (left), Sisley Phyto Lip Shine in Sheer Plum (right)
Spring is upon us in Australia, but as far as I’m concerned- vampy berry lips are not just a winter staple. Here are two plummy shades by Sisley- one from their Long Lasting Lipstick line, and another glossier product from their Phyto Lip Shine range. After test driving these two in person- I’d say that the Sheer Plum Phyto Lip Shine is the clear winner for me. It has a more modern, hydrating finish, and a slightly warmer tone that suits my olive skin better- I’m wearing it today at work, and I feel that it looks great as a 9-5 power lip with crisp white shirt.
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Sisley Phyto Lip Shine ($50) in Sheer Plum is a mauve-berry with a subtle glossiness and just detectable amount of silver shimmer (not so much a frost finish, but enough shimmer to keep the colour from looking flat). Pigmentation is medium.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Sep 16th, 2014 in Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 108030 comments. Sisley+Sheer+Plum+Phyto+Lip+Shine+and+Sisley+Plum+Long+Lasting+Lipstick%3A+Review+2014-09-16+06%3A15%3A49myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10803
Kérastase launched their Discipline Smoothing In-Salon Treatment as well as their at home Discipline line in August this year. It was designed as a new keratin strengthening treatment to replace/reduce the need for salon chemical straightening and to keep your hair frizz free for longer between blow drying.
The treatment combines Morpho-Keratine and wheat proteins that strengthens the hair fibres from the inside out, and also a moisturising ‘top coat’ of polymers to keep frizz at bay. The at-home products are supposed to provide the anti-humidity and anti-frizz effects for 72 hours.
I adore Kérastase hair treatments (Nutri-Thermique masque is still my favourite of all time), so I was looking forward to trying out the Discipline Collection on my dry, colour-damaged hair.
Kérastase Discipline Fondant Fluidealiste ($48 rrp/250mL) is a lightweight every day conditioning product for unruly hair, Kérastase says that it is best for fine, sensitised hair. My hair is probably on the thicker side, so I think I would need something with a bit more horse power to detangle on bad hair days- on good hair days it works fine and generally leaves my hair in quite good condition after drying.
The Kérastase Discipline Maskertine ($60/200mL) is truly gorgeous, as I suspected it would be. It leaves my hair feeling amazingly supple, reduces blow drying time, and imparts a nice sheen to my hair. It is a pleasure to use in the shower- it has an ‘expensive’, indulgent fragrance that I always notice with Kérastase products, and it detangles like nobody’s business (less breakage in shower= win).
There are two shampoo products in the Kérastase Discipline collection- the Kérastase Discipline Fluidealiste ($48/250mL) and the Kérastase Discipline Fluidealiste Sulphate Free ($42/250mL). I was sent the sulphate formulation- which is a shame because my sensitive scalp doesn’t do well with them so I wasn’t able to give this a good run. From my short experience of 2-3 washes it feels like it washes well without being overly harsh. Smells lovely too.
Prima ballerina Diana Vishneva was chosen as the face of the new collection- she represents beautiful, grace, and discipline.
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Sep 15th, 2014 in Hair, Reviews | 107750 comments. K%C3%A9rastase+Discipline+Collection%3A+shampoo%2C+conditioner%2C+treatment+mask2014-09-15+08%3A32%3A58myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10775
Like so many Sunday mornings, we woke up late and dehydrated. At about 10:30am we hauled our hungry selves to Lonsdale St, Braddon where we make a last minute decision to eat at Elk and Pea. The place is packed, as always. We always make the mistake of going to Elk and Pea starved and without a booking – inevitably there is a 30minute wait to get seated and another 30 minute wait for food and coffee to arrive after ordering.myfunnyvalentine on Sep 14th, 2014 in Uncategorized | 107810 comments. Straight+No+Chaser+Sundays2014-09-14+11%3A18%3A18myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10781
Royal Jelly is made by worker bees to nourish queen bees. It is rich in nutrients and has been used for centuries for skin care as well as various ailments- check out Sarah’s post on The Science Of Beauty for an excellent background review of royal jelly in skin care.
Burt’s Bees Radiance line is focussed on harnessing the anti-aging and skin nourishing benefits of royal jelly. The Radiance line got a bit of a packaging makeover recently so I was contacted about trying the line out for myself.
Radiance Night Cream
Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Cream is a medium weight moisturiser well suited for dry skin all year round or oilier skin types in winter. It features royal jelly as it’s star ingredient and various plant oils (primarily sweet almond oil) and botanical extracts (horsetail extract, rosemary leaf. Ingredient wise- it’s a lovely formulation, with no petrochemical fillers, glycols, parabens, and other nasties, but it does have an artificial fragrance. The scent is quite strong and irks my nose a little (although I’ve gotten use to it after several weeks of use), so if you’re sensitive to fragrance check this out in person first.
I do find that it needs a bit of massaging to get this to fully absorb into the skin. A toner helps this product sink in considerably easier- which is where the Radiance Toner with Royal Jelly comes in!
Ingredients: aqua (water, eau), prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) oil, stearic acid, glycerin, tapioca starch, cholesterol, lecithin, parfum (fragrance), royal jelly, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, citrus medica limonum (lemon bioflavonoids) peel extract, equisetum hyemale (horsetail) extract, humulus lupulus (hops) extract, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract, pinus strobus (pine tree) cone extract, beta-carotene, olus (vegetable oil, huile vegetale), xanthan gum, chlorphenesin, phenoxyethanol, butylphenyl methylpropional, citronellol, hexyl cinnamal, hydroxycitronellal, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, isoeugenol, limonene, linalool
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Sep 9th, 2014 in Reviews, Skincare | 107541 commentBurt%27s+Bees+Radiance+Night+Cream+with+Royal+Jelly%2C+Eye+Cream%2C+and+Radiance+Toner2014-09-08+23%3A21%3A41myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10754
Face of Australia’s Dark Side Nail Polish collection was released for winter 2014 (it’s almost spring here now- I am so ashamed at how late I am with my posts lately). The edgy, villain-inspired collection features a mix of creme finishes, glitters, and a holographic metallic shades.
Keep reading after the jump!Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Sep 1st, 2014 in Nail Polish, Reviews, Swatches | 106260 comments. Face+of+Australia+Dark+Side+Nail+Polish+Collection2014-08-31+17%3A49%3A37myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10626
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Sisley Sheer Plum Phyto Lip Shine and Sisley Plum Long Lasting Lipstick: Review
Kérastase Discipline Collection: shampoo, conditioner, treatment mask
Straight No Chaser Sundays
Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Cream with Royal Jelly, Eye Cream, and Radiance Toner
Face of Australia Dark Side Nail Polish Collection