I have another makeup look inspired by a film character. Berenice Marlohe, who is half Cambodian and half French, looked incredibly in Skyfall- she oozed danger and sultriness as befits a Bond Girl.
I tried creating a more wearable version of her sooty feline-like smokey eye. In the end I wasn’t that happy with how the look photographed, but I had fun trying!
keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Dec 20th, 2012 in FOTD, Hair | 59080 comments. Severine%3A+Skyfall+Bond+Girl+inspired+hair+and+makeup2012-12-20+00%3A58%3A28myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D5908
A couple of you asked what makeup I was wearing in my sock bun tutorial post, so here is the FOTD makeup breakdown for you guys. My hair is curled here with a GHD (pretty atrocious job, which is why I put it into a bun later on in the afternoon).
I really hope we have a decent spring here in Melbourne. The weather has been so temperamental and we’ll have heat waves followed by freezing drizzly days. What’s the deal, Melbourne?
– Two Faced Shadow Insurance to prime lids
– Laura Mercier Topaz eyeshadow blended over mobile lid past the crease
– MAC Mauvement pigment on mobile lid to crease dry, then I applied Mauvement wet (using a damp flat brush) on the bottom part of the mobile lid.
– MAC Blacktrack fluidline to line upper lashline
– Eyelure Katy Perry lashes in ‘Sweetie Pie’
– MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in NC15/NW20 on the waterline
– MAC Golden bronzer to contour
– Estee Lauder Pure Colour blush in Sensuous Rose blush on apples
– Lancome Color Design Matte lipstick in Corset (swatched and reviewed here).
myfunnyvalentine on Dec 11th, 2012 in FOTD, Hair, MAC | 58620 comments. Spring+in+my+step%3A+a+taupe+and+pink+FOTD+2012-12-11+05%3A37%3A46myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D5862
I was given the chance to try some of the Toni & Guy Hair Meets Wardrobe products recently. I went to Toni & Guy salons for years when I was living back in Sydney, but had never tried their own range of hair styling products so I was very excited to be able to have a play with their Volume Plumping Mousse, their Firm Hold Hairspray, and Shine Gloss Serum.
These days I’m trying to make an effort to learn how to style my hair in more ways than my usual straightening with a flat iron. The low messy bun was something that I always loved on other people and always wanted to try but never quite knew how to make it work.
You tube is a fantastic teacher
Keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Dec 6th, 2012 in Hair | 58551 commentToni+%26+Guy+Hair+Meets+Wardrobe%3A+Feminine+messy+bun+using+a+sock+2012-12-06+01%3A32%3A30myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D5855
It’s not often that I splurge on a hair treatment product, but every so often I come across something that is worth it’s weight in gold.
My hair has been bleached at each colour appointment at Oscar Oscar salon, so there is a great deal of damage to treat- in fact, the top of my hair which has had the most repeat bleaching, was starting to look like straw. The colour was fading like crazy at the top too, but that is a saga for another post.
I picked up this Kerastase masque about a month ago at a salon near my work after one of the hairdressers recommended it for my dry, colour treated hair and gave me a sample (it was love at first blowdry). Each time I use it, my hair feels amazing afterwards- shiny, incredibly soft, great body, and no hint of the oiliness or heaviness I often get with using very rich hair treatments. I’m uncertain whether heat makes the product perform better or not on my hair, but I do appreciate the fact that this masque provides thermal protection with heat styling.
Availability: selected salons
Price: varies from $50- 90 a jar. I got mine from Kings at Melbourne Central for $50 (surprisingly this is $16 cheaper than the StrawberryNet price!)
4 agents activated with the addition of heat which enhances the nourishing power.
Gluco-Active Dosage 3: a combination of essential ingredients (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids) for complete nutrition of the hair fibre from root to tip.
A thermo-reactive polymer that treats the fibre: replenishes the lipidic layer and captures the nutritive ingredients at the heart of the hair fibre.
A ceramic Boron Nitride: a thermal insulator that maintains heat inside the hair fibre in order to achieve long-lasting nourishment.
Xylose: a sugar that protects the fibre from the harmful effects of excessive heat and protects the fibre from drying out, enhancing softness and shine.
[ from Kerastase.com.au]
Ingredients | Aqua, Cetearyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone, Behentrimonium Chloride, Cetyl Esters, Trideceth-5, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Caprylyl Glycol, Trideceth-10, Trideceth-6, Benzoic Acid, Glyceryl Linoleate, Boron Nitride, Cetrimonium Chloride, Linalool, Glyceryl Oleate, Hydroxycitronellal, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Geraniol, Coumarin, Xylose, Safflower Glucoside, Glyceryl Linelenate, Parfum, C39415/1.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Oct 29th, 2012 in Hair, Reviews | 55050 comments. Splurge+worthy%3A+Kerastase+Nutri-Thermique+Intensive+Nutrition+Masque2012-10-29+02%3A01%3A13myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D5505
I drafted this post a few weeks ago when I had a rare few hours free to play with some of my new Aveda hair products. I was going for a pony tail with a messy quiff, and with some tips taken from Aveda backstage at NYFW (See my NYFW backstage hairstyle coverage here), I’ve somehow managed to make it work!
There have been many failed quiff attempts in the past, and I think what I’ve been doing wrong all along is not teasing the hair at the crown (I used to just shape it and pin), and using products that weighed the hair down too much and gave a greasy look. I’ve found that a combination of the Aveda Volumising Tonic, the Pure Abundance Potion, and the Pure Abundance Hair Spray gives me the big volume and matte texture that I want for this look.
1. Mist the ‘Aveda Volumising Tonic’ all over hair and scrunch with hands to give it texture and fullness.
2. Section the area of hair at the crown that you want to be your ‘quiff’ and clip it out of the way
3. The remaining hair on the sides and nape secure into a tight ponytail– you can make it a high pony tail or a low one. I did a low ponytail.
4. Tease hair at the top of head with a teasing comb. (leaving strands closest to forehead unteased)
5. Shape your quiff, using some of the unteased hair to create a smooth top, and secure with bobby pins. If necessary, use another elastic band to add this section to the bottom ponytail.
6. Tease out a few strands here and there on the side of the head to create a laid back texturised messy look.
7. Mist the Aveda Pure Abundance Volumising Hairspray over hair to lock style into place.
I hope that all made sense- I’m very new to hair tutorials. Holler at me if you have any questions!
note: Aveda products were provided to me by PR for consideration.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Oct 26th, 2012 in Hair | 53480 comments. Hurrr+post%3A+how+to+style+a+messy+quiff+ponytail2012-10-26+03%3A39%3A20myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D5348
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