I picked up the Diorshow Fusion Mono shortly after trying their Dior 5 Couleurs Bonne Etoile quint, which were both part of the Mystic Metallics collection released late last year. It was love at first swatch and even though I own a number of different eyeshadow in similar colour and finish (comparison swatches below), I am an incorrigible taupe addict and I’m generally not guided by logic when it comes to buying taupe eyeshadows.
Btw I just noticed that Dizzy has photobombed my Millenium product shot on that first photo! Cheeky cat.
Diorshow Fusion Mono in Millenium is a grey taupe with fine silver and golden shimmer. Depending on the lighting, it can take on a cooler khaki tone, or lean towards a warmer golden grey. It has medium pigmentation which is buildable. Compared with my Benefit Skinny Jeans – Millenium is a similar colour but is more shimmery than metallic, it is less green than the Shu Uemura Olive ME 471, and is warmer/less silvery compared with Lancome Erika F. It has a texture similar to the Chanel Illusion Ombre shadows- a springy gel/mousse texture which is quite easy to blend.
Lasting power and crease resistance is good, lasting most of the day before slight fading is noticable (I always use an eyeshadow primer, so generally nothing gets tested without my TFSI)
I’m very sad to report that I have lost my Dior Fusion Mono in Millenium somewhere in my travels around Australia in the last couple of months. I may repurchase this, but I do cringe at paying twice for the same product given the price tag.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Feb 19th, 2014 in Dizzy, Eye shadow, Reviews, Swatches | 87560 comments. Dior+Fusion+Mono+Eyeshadow+in+Millenium%3A+Review+and+Swatches2014-02-19+05%3A13%3A08myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8756
Zoya nail polish in Kate is one of the polishes that I picked up from the Zoya stand at Salon Melbourne (see the others in this post). It is a cream finish polish described by Zoya as a ‘soft medium dusty mauve with hints of rose-pink and brown’ – a very long winded but spot on description.
Kate is my kind of pink- sophisticated but fresh. If Kate was a lipstick it would be Chanel Rouge Coco ‘Mademoiselle’. The Zoya formula is fantastic- the Zoya polishes that I’ve used so far have been unbelievably long wearing and surprisingly fast drying to boot.
The Face of Australia Glitterati polishes are 8 limited edition disco themed shades. They retail for $4.95 each and are available at Priceline, Kmart, Big W, and www.fashionaddict.com.au
Face Of Australia Glitterati Polish in ‘ Studio 54 ‘ (2 layers) over the top of Zoya Kate.
Studio 54 is my favourite out of all the Glitterati polishes by Face Of Australia- I can’t wait to try it over a shiny black polish.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on May 5th, 2013 in Dizzy, Nail Polish | 72910 comments. NOTD%3A+Zoya+Kate%2C+Face+Of+Australia+Glitterati+polishes%2C+and+a+cheeky+cat+cameo2013-05-05+08%3A39%3A41myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7291
The A’kin Lavender and Geranium Body Moist came to me in the mail with impeccable timing. I was just getting over a particularly nasty case of allergic skin reaction all over my arms and legs to a product that I had been using. Probably something that could have been avoided if I paid attention to the ingredients list, but even the biggest ingredient nark ( yours truly) will let her guard down when a product smells lovely enough.
I’m also in the process of trialling an at- home IPL hair removal system (more on that later) so my skin needed something rich and nourishing but without any irritants.
A’kin is one of those companies I completely trust with using only skin loving ingredients and no irritating fillers or unnecessary texture enhancers, so I was all over this body cream like butter on toast as soon as I got it.
The A’kin Lavender Body Moist lived up to all my expectations and went a little further- not only is it super hydrating, but it was luxuriously scented (not always the case with natural products). I like to massage a generous amount of this product all over after a shower.
Availability: selected pharmacies, www.echolife.com.au
Price: RRP $24.95
Ascorbyl palmitate^, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil (Cold Pressed Australian Grown), Behenyl Alcohol (from Gmo Free Rapeseed), Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil (Cold Pressed Australian Grown), Cetearyl Alcohol^, Echium Plantagineum Seed Oil, beta carotene (from marine algae), Lecithin (from Gmo Free Soy Bean), Glycerin^, Panthenol (Pro Vit B5), Sodium Citrate^, squalane (from olives), Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate^, Tocopherol^, hydrogenated palm glycerides citrate^, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil (Certified Organic), Sorbitol^, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride^, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit E)^, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil Unsaponifiables, Glyceryl Stearate^, Xanthan Gum^, Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylate^, Glyceryl Laurate^, butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter (certified organic), Stearic Acid^, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Gluconate^, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil (Cold Pressed Australian Grown) (Certified Organic), Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Aqua (Purified Australian Water Bp Standard), Pelargonium Graveole
note: this product was sent to me by PRPosted by myfunnyvalentine on Nov 15th, 2012 in Dizzy, Reviews, Skincare | 55140 comments. Skin+saviour-+A%27kin+Lavender+and+Geranium+Body+Moist2012-11-15+23%3A04%3A15myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D5514
Since investing in a DSLR for the first time about a month ago (I have the Canon 60D) , I’ve really fallen in love with the having complete manual control over what I want to convey in my photos. It has been so much fun, I can’t believe I haven’t switched over earlier.
After a couple of weeks with my camera, I decided that I needed a prime lens with a larger aperture to the ‘kit lens’ that I got as a bundle with my Canon 60D (the Canon 18-55 3.5-5.6) because I’m a bit obsessed with images that feature shallow depth of field.
So I picked up the Canon 50mm 1.8, AKA the ‘Plastic Fantastic’ recommended to me by the lovely Maria of Crashing Red blog. Probably the best value for money prime lens out there, and in the grand scheme of things, it’s cheap as chips. LOVE LOVE LOVE it.
I haven’t really taken any blog images with this lens yet, but I must have taken a million cat photos lol. Here are a few.
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Nov 11th, 2012 in Dizzy, lifestyle and health | 56270 comments. Obligatory+Cat+Lady+Shots%3A+My+New+Toy+the+Canon+50mm+1.8+2012-11-11+01%3A40%3A36myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D5627
Happy Tuesday everyone!
The kind people at Hello Kitty HQ are generously giving away Hello Kitty cosmetics packs to 5 lucky My Funny Valentine readers! Each pack is valued at $62.85 and is made up of three Hello Kitty Cosmetics and three LIMITED EDITION Hello Kitty accessories:
- Hello Kitty Mirror Compact (Limited Edition available in April only)
- Hello Kitty Makeup Sharpener (Limited Edition available in April only)
- Hello Kitty Retractable Powder Brush (Limited Edition available in April only)
- Hello Kitty Nail Polish
- Hello Kitty Diamond Gloss
- Hello Kitty Duo Eye Shadow
How to enter:
1. For two entries, ‘Like’ My Funny Valentine on Facebook and leave a comment below with your email (so I can contact the 5 lucky winners) AND facebook name. If you prefer, you can email those details to me instead firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
The competition is open to Australian residents only and will run until midnight 18th of April 2012 Sydney time. I will draw the winner using a random number generator and email the winner by the 19th of April.
… you know the drill.
Optometrist/beauty blogger/crazy cat lady. It's Jenny, not Jennifer. You can also find me on www.straightnochaserblog.com email@example.com
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