Hope you’ve all been well. I’ve just come back from an (awesome) holiday in Thailand and Cambodia- and now facing the madness of work, study, and what my friend Arjun calls “life admin”. It’s about time I did another makeup post!
This look is a work appropriate way to wear a little bit of colour for the neutral lovers amongst us. The green shade and little pop of gold also makes it a nice way to sneak in some Christmas colours- pair with a glossy red if you are feeling particularly festive.
MAC Flourishing e/s
MAC Omega e/s
Benefit Stay Don’t Stray
MAC Bronzing Powder in Bronze
Hope you all have a great Christmas and New Years! xPosted by myfunnyvalentine on Dec 10th, 2014 in FOTD | 109871 commentKhaki%2C+gold%2C+rose-+work+appropriate+Christmas+makeup+FOTD2014-12-10+01%3A31%3A53myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10987
Christmas is coming around alarmingly quick, and I just wanted to quickly share some cute limited edition Christmas 2014 releases. Next year I promise to do a more comprehensive list, and to do it earlier!
Benefit limited edition Pretty Parfait Christmas set ($75AUD): includes their best selling ‘problem solvers’ – full size ‘They’re Real’ mascara, full size ‘Stay Don’t Stray’ in light/medium, full size ‘Gimme Brow’, and a 7.5mL mini POREfessional.
The products are packaged in an adorable tin, which can be reused on your vanity.
Available at Benefit counters worldwide and www.benefitcosmetics.com
Jurlique’s Limited Edition 2014 Hydra-Gloss in Blushing (left) and Neutral (right) are a cross between a gloss and a tinted lip balm. Both Hydra Glosses add a sheer milky colour to the lips- very sheer, so it’s a one-size-fits-all product. $22/10mL at selected Jurlique outlets.
Internationally renowned fashion illustrator Megan Hess has collaborated with Glasshouse to create a limited edition Christmas collection for 2014. There are various gift sets available with her custom illustrations, including the On The Go Duo (pictured above), which includes a miniature candle and hand cream in a Megan Hess illustrated toiletry bag.
Retails for $29.95 on www.glasshousefragrances.com
note: these products were sent by PR for consideration. See PR tab for editorial policy.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Dec 9th, 2014 in Reviews | 109640 comments. Christmas+2014+gift+ideas+from+Jurlique%2C+Glasshouse%2C+and+Benefit2014-12-09+10%3A13%3A41myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10964
I’ve tried quite a number of hair care products in the past year, and there have been a few products that have stood out for me.
Clear Scalp And Hair Total Nourishing Care Conditioner $5.99
I picked up this drugstore wonder when I ran out of conditioner while travelling- and it surprised me by outperforming many of the more expensive conditioners I’ve tried. Very nice on dry, colour damaged hair. Not sure about the claims re. scalp care because I personally never use conditioner on my scalp.
I’ve tried the hair mask in their range- and I still prefer the regular daily conditioner.
Moogoo Milk Shampoo $17.50
A staple all year round for years. Scalp’s best friend.
EVO The Great Hydrator mask $29.95
I reviewed this earlier in the year- it’s a great mask that worked really well to keep my hair strong, frizz-free, and manageable over the super dry Canberra winter.
EVO The Therapist Calming Conditioner $29.95
This is a great everyday conditioner for dry hair that hydrates and detangles without weighing the hair down. Like all EVO hair care products- it smells gorgeous.
EVO The Therapist Calming Shampoo $29.95
A decent sulphate free shampoo for when I want a change from my usual MooGoo. Gentle and effective.
Another hair product that I reviewed earlier- this hair mask should be accompanied by the sound of angels singing. My favourite 2014 Kerastase product in the last couple of years by far (and I’ve tried quite a few from them- not all Kerastase products can justify their high end price tag, but this one does).
note: EVO and Kerastase products were sent by PR for trial purposes. See PR tab for editorial policy.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Dec 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized | 109620 comments. Hair+care+favourites+2014%3A+thrifty+to+luxe+2014-12-07+03%3A53%3A23myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10962
When we first arrived in Chiang Mai I was a little bit disillusioned by the way that tourism has taken over the city- there seemed to be more foreigners than Thais in downtown Chiang Mai, their ‘Night Bazaar’ was a very large collection of stands selling plasticky souvenirs to tourists, and every second thing on wheels- tuk tuk or Songthaew (red passenger truck) had ‘Tiger Kingdom’ or ‘Elephant Camp’ on the side. Who wants a ticket to hug a sedated tiger? How about a sedated tiger cub? Any takers? Clearly there are enough to make a very profitable industry out of it.
I felt like we weren’t doing so well at getting to know the real Chiang Mai, and even though we walked for hours on foot I felt that it was a lot harder to get a sense of how the locals lived than it was in Bangkok. Phil booked a Thai cooking class on the next morning that we spent in Chiang Mai, and I was thrilled with how brilliant it turned out to be.
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