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Work makeup: Soft taupe smoky eye and nude lips FOTD



I wore this to work the other day and I quite liked the effect of pairing a warm peachy brown base (Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes E106) with a cooler gold taupe (Fyrinnae Beholder eye shadow). I’ve also really been enjoying using a dark brown gel liner to create a softer day time smoky eye lately, and Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Espresso Ink is probably the best dark brown liner I’ve used.

You have no idea how long I’ve been looking for a deep dark neutral brown liner that stays on my waterline and doesn’t have any shimmer/ bronzey tones/ red tones (MAC Teddy Eye Khol is more of a bronze, MAC Costa Riche liner  has a reddish undertone which makes me look ill, MAC Dip Down Fluidline is not dark enough, my Stila Smudge Pot in Brown dried up so quickly and was unusable after a few weeks, and Urban Decay Whiskey pencil doesn’t stay on my waterline for more than 5 minutes). So as you might imagine it was a happy day when I first came across the Bobbi Brown Espresso Ink liner.


Soft taupe smoky eye and nude lips FOTD

Soft taupe smoky eye and nude lips FOTD


keep reading after the jump!


Posted by on May 25th, 2012 in Bobbi Brown, Ellis Faas, FOTD, Reviews | 496comments

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My Funny Valentine Bobbi Brown and Benefit Giveaway!

Happy friday everyone!

As you may have heard on twitter I was over the moon when I reached 400 followers on My Funny Valentine. To mark the occasion and to say a big THANKYOU to everyone for supporting my little blog, I have some goodies in my hot little hands to give away!


The prizes:

Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF 15 (AUS RRP $42)- it’s one of my absolute favourite lip balms. I reviewed it here.

Benefit Feelin’ Cheeky Minis (a Sephora exclusive) with Posie Tint, Benetint, and High Beam illuminator.

note: all items were purchased by me and are new in box.


How to enter:

You must be a public follower of this blog through Google Friend Connect to enter.

1. For one entry, leave a comment below saying absolutely anything!  Make sure you include your email address.

2. For one extra entry and tweet about this giveaway (using the tweet button at the end of this post), and tag me @Jfunnyvalentine.

3. For a whopping 4 extra entries put a link to the giveaway on your sidebar or blog post (please include the link to this in your comment below you can add this in another comment later if you wish)

So there you have it folks! You can give yourself 6 chances to win just by following all three steps. Easy peasy lemon squeezy! If you have any questions or just feel like telling me how your day is, email me on

The competition is open internationally and will run until Wednesday 31th August midnight Sydney time. I will draw the winner using a random number generator and email the winner on Thursday 1st of September.



Posted by on Aug 5th, 2011 in Bobbi Brown, Miscellaneous | 15comments

Bobbi Brown Lip Balm SPF 15- a review

Why hello there!

I’ve raved and raved about this lip balm on twitter since receiving it at the Bobbi Brown bloggers event, so I thought it was time to do a proper review.

To be honest, I’ve never really give skin care products made by “cosmetic” brands much notice. I know this is a silly prejudice, but I always seek out skin care products by “skin care” brands, and cosmetic products by “cosmetic” brands (which is why I never take an interest in lipsticks by.. L’Occitane, for example, though they might be very good). This is why I never knew anything about Bobbi Brown’s lip balm SPF 15 until this little gem made it’s way to my goodies bag at the event.

As many of you know, I really have a tough time finding a lip balm that works for my problem lips, so when I find one that does work I am a happy chappy. I absolutely adore this lip balm (enough to cheat on my Petrolatum Detox. *shhh* ).

This balm really softens and moisturises my chapped lips, and I’m loving how my lips feel in the morning after using this balm as an overnight treatment. It has the perfect texture- applies silkily, no stickiness, but actually hangs around on the lips for a good amount of time (45mins, more than most lip balms for me) before I need to reapply.
The synthetic rose scent is a touch too strong for my liking though.


The SPF 15 comes from the chemical filter Ethylexyl Methoxycinnamate and a small amount of Titanium Dioxide (physical blocker). As far as I know, these sunscreen ingredients are non toxic and reasonably good UV blockers. *HAPPY DANCE* (more SPF info on Sunscreen Lowdown)


 Ingredients: Petrolatum, Microcrystalline Wax\Cera Microcristallina\Cire microcristalline, Plybuten, Bis-diglyceryl Polyacladipate-2, Ethylexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Octyldodecanol, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) seed extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Persea Gratissima (Advocado Oil), Olive Fruit Oil, Ozokerite, Cholesterol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phytosphingosine, Soya Bean Oil, Glyceryl Distearate, Castor Seed Oil, Oleic Acid, Parmitic Acid, Fragrance, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl Benzoate, BHT, Titanium Dioxide, Red 6 (CI 15850)

Posted by on Apr 19th, 2011 in Bobbi Brown, Lip balm, Reviews | 290comments

Pretty Powerful: Bobbi Brown Event with Sebastien Tardif

Hi beautiful people! Just wanted to tell you about the awesome Bobbi Brown event that I went to a fortnight ago.
The event was a blogger exclusive masterclass which took place at Myer Sydney with makeup artist extraordinaire, Sebastien Tardif at the helm. We arrived at 9am (well okay, 9:15 in my case), stuffed our faces with delicious baby quiches, settled into our own beauty stations, and (grudgingly) took off a full face of makeup that we had perfected before arrival.

Sebastien demonstrated Bobbi Brown’s 10 steps to a fresh and glowy every day look, using the gorgeous Valerie (Ponikuta) as a model.
We learnt how to create a good base with skin care products from Bobbi Brown. We also took notes on how to create the perfect canvas with foundation, concealors, colour correctors, and bronzers. We finished off with my favourite part- creating a look with colour cosmetics!

Every few steps that Sebastien demonstrated we attempted to follow on our own faces, with the help of our own personal MUA assisting (spoilt much?)

The tough life of a beauty blogger….

I chose to use the Bobbi Brown Poweful Face Palette from their limited edition Pretty Powerful collection. 

The palette includes 4 versatile eye shadows (3 mattes and 1 shimmer), a gorgeous matte pinky plum blusher, 2 lip glosses, and 1 lipstick/lipstain.  


Having fun colouring in my face chart!

And if you want to experience the 10 step makeup for yourself, appointments are available at the Bobbi Brown counter.
The generous people at Bobbi Brown gave all the bloggers an incredible goodie bag including their famous Shimmer Brick, cleansing oil, eye liner brush, gel liner, lip balm SPF, makeup bag, and the Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual- I felt like Christmas had come early!!
I’ve already fallen in love with the gel eye liner, the eye liner brush, and the lip balm- expect reviews and more detailed photos very soon!

After the workshop I had a fab lunch with the lovely beauty bloggers  Akisa , Kimmi, Helen . Thanks for a great time ladies!

Posted by on Mar 29th, 2011 in Bobbi Brown | 190comments

Bobbi Brown event FOTD with D&G Classic Cream Lipstick in Ultra

About a week and a half ago, I attended a Bobbi Brown event in Sydney (which was fabulous and I will fill you all in very soon). As you might expect, I got up a little earlier than usual to put my full face of makeup on, even bothering to set it with my Laura Mercier translucent setting powder.
So of course, when I got there I was told to remove all my makeup.
Anyway, this is the FOTD that didn’t quite make it to the Bobbi Brown event.
-NARS Sheer Glow
-Laura Mercier Tranlucent Setting Powder (review here )
– MAC pigment in Jardin Aires used very lightly to highlight nose bridge and cupid’s bow
-MAC Studiosculpt concealor in NW 25 under eyes
– MAC Omega e/s all over lid, to crease
– Shiro Cosmetics loose vegan e/s in S.S. Anne on bottom part of lid and inner corner. used wet. (review and swatches )
– MAC liquidlast liner
– MAC Fleur Power blush on apples  (My blushes photos and swatches)
-MAC bronzer in Golden to contour
-MAC l/l in cherry
-Dolce and Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in ‘Ultra’  (swatches on Seeing Red: my red lipstick collection )

What makeup would you wear to a makeup brand PR event? Would you modify the look depending on which brand even you are attending?
Posted by on Mar 25th, 2011 in Bobbi Brown, FOTD, Lipstick, MAC | 213comments

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