I had my first ever textured nail polish experience when I received these Face of Australia Carnivale nail enamels. I’ve always been very conservative when it comes to nails- I’m a one tone cream or jelly finish girl (shimmer or glitter if I’m feeling super adventurous). So I haven’t really paid much attention to all these textured nail trends in the past 12 months- until now.
Oh my goodness these are so much fun. The glitter shades in particular look amazing (yes they do remind me of Venice), and I can’t stop touching my nails when I have these on. The matte ones remind me of concrete in texture- sherbert coloured concrete! Left to right, the shades pictured above are: Mango Slurpee, Ferris Wheel, Bird of Paradise, My Island Home.
For the price point, the formulation is fantastic- they are super quick drying, apply evenly, opaque in 2 coats, and resists chipping for 3-4 days on me.
“The collection features four gorgeous matte shades reminiscent of the beautiful colours found in the sky during a summer sunset. Four glistening glitter shades are inspired by the elaborate masks worn during the great Carnevales of Europe.”
“3 Free” – Toluene, Formaldehyde, Dibutyle Phthalate free.
Price: $5.95 RRP
Availability: Priceline, Kmart, Big W, www.fashionaddict.com.au
note: these products were sent to me by PR for consideration. For more details on my editorial policy click on the PR tab.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Oct 23rd, 2013 in Drugstore, Nail Polish, Reviews, Swatches | 89560 comments. Textured+Nails%3A+Face+Of+Australia+Carnivale+Collection+2013-10-23+00%3A46%3A19myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8956
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There has been a tremendous amount of buzz around the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquers (released in the US as Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer). These are a satin finish liquid lipstick formula.
1. Stargazer – fine golden shimmer (sheer- medium pigmentation)
2. Nude Eclipse- pale beige nude (medium pigmentation)
3. Phenomenon – pale pinky beige nude (medium pigmentation)
4. Solstice – mauve toned rose with fine peach shimmer (medium pigmentation)
5. Celestial – dusty pink (opaque in one swipe)
6. Nova - bubblegum pink ( opaque in one swipe)
7. Apocalyptic - magenta pink (opaque in one swipe)
9. Stellar- bright neon red. This is a hard colour to describe because it tends to lean pink in some lighting and orange in others. (opaque in one swipe)
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Aug 22nd, 2013 in Drugstore, Lip Gloss, Lipstick, Reviews, Swatches | 81610 comments. Rimmel+Apocalips+Lip+Lacquer%3A+Review+and+Swatches2013-08-22+02%3A28%3A46myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8161
Turquoise/ Azure blue was always a colour that I considered just out of my makeup comfort zone. Whenever I think of bright blue eyeshadow, images of Malibu Barbie and the mother from Bewitched come to mind and scares me off.
A few weekends ago, I tried using the new Face Of Australia Budgeproof eyeshadow as a bold graphic liner- and I quite like how it turned out. No hint of barbie- just a simple, updated take on the cat’s eye.
- Too Faced Shadow Insurance to prime
- Face Of Australia Budge Proof Eyeshadow in Mermaid Blue* applied with a stiff brush in a thick line across the upper lid and flicked outwards. I used about 3 layers to get this level of intensity.
- MAC Blacktrack Fluidline pushed into the upper lashline and between lashes.
- Illamasqua Naked Rose blush on apples
- NARS Tzigane lipstick applied above Bangkok.
David Babaii Boho Beach Spray* through mid lengths to ends and scrunched through for volume and texture. This stuff smells like summer in a bottle.
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Aug 20th, 2013 in Drugstore, Eye shadow, FOTD, Hair, Illamasqua, NARS | 80050 comments. Mermaid+Blue%3A+Graphic+Blue+Eyeliner+FOTD2013-08-20+03%3A45%3A25myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D8005
I’ve been having a great deal of fun playing with the new Face Of Australia Budge Proof Eyeshadows in the last few weeks. Poison Ivy (a pigmented forest green metallic) has become my favourite out of the four that I’ve tried- looks boring in the pot, but so striking on the eyes. You need to try this if you have brown or warmed toned eyes.
The formula is impressive for it’s ridiculously low price point – it applies smoothly without tugging, is longlasting, and you can layer for intensity without it cracking or balling up like other cream shadows can. See my previous review for more details, swatches, and product photos.
I will be posting FOTDs featuring some of the other shades in the collection over the next fortnight or so- watch this space!
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Aug 7th, 2013 in Drugstore, Eye shadow, FOTD | 79370 comments. Poison+Ivy+FOTD+featuring+Face+Of+Australia+Budge+Proof+Eyeshadow+2013-08-06+23%3A52%3A44myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7937
I was given the opportunity to try the Face Of Australia Budge Proof Eyeshadows ahead of their release. I’ve really grown to love them in the past couple of weeks for their fun, vibrant colours and their excellent longevity on the eye- pretty darn good for $8.95 a pop. I plan on picking up a few more when these are released in the shops.
To me these eyeshadows don’t look like anything special when swatched, but on the eyes the colours become so much more interesting. In the next couple of weeks I’ll be posting FOTDs featuring each of these, so stay tuned!
Face Of Australia says…
The velvety smooth and pigment-rich formula is easy to blend and lasts all day long without budging. Application is super easy with its silky smooth formula that gives you intense colour that lasts for hours. Apply onto clean eyelids using your finger or a flat brush. Apply lightly for a subtle wash of colour or layer to create a more intense look. Can be worn alone or with Face of Australia Eye Primer for even more staying power!
Price: RRP $8.95
Availability: From August 2013- at Priceline, Kmart, Big W & Selected Pharmacies Australia Wide
Some of the upcoming FOTDs featuring the Budge Proof Eyeshadows are shown above: take a guess at which ones I’ve used in each image!
Bling Bling: Fine gold sparkles on an almost transparent base. The swatch doesn’t pick up the sparkles well-but they are beautiful. I like using this product on top of another colour to add shimmer, not on it’s own.
Poison Ivy: Forest green metallic. This has medium pigmentation which is easily buildable to full opacity with a few layers.
Violet Rays: Smokey aubergine purple on a dark grey base and fine lilac shimmer. With one layer this is sheer-medium but is buildable (3 layers for swatch below).
Mermaid Tears: Bright azure blue with subtle metallic finish. Medium to high pigmentation, easily buildable to full opacity.
Keep reading after the jump!Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Jul 30th, 2013 in Drugstore, Eye shadow, Reviews, Swatches | 78280 comments. Face+Of+Australia+Budge+Proof+Eyeshadows%3A+Review+and+Swatches+2013-07-30+12%3A19%3A51myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D7828