Earthy Greens FOTD with MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted, NARS Supervixen

  Earthy Greens FOTD with MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted, NARS Supervixen

Have you noticed anything new around here? MFV has had a little makeover, with refreshingly minimalistic banner design thanks to the lovely people at Studio Eyeberg   – the older I get the more I enjoy simplicity in design.

I also figured out how to crop images in a circle! All of the image editing software I’ve used in the past have only been able to crop squares and rectangles, but I discovered recently (through a little bit of googling) that there are online editors that will actually crop circles – some do it better than others. I like – that’s what I used for my ‘About’ picture on the sidebar. So easy, I don’t know why I hadn”t done it earlier.

So getting to the topic of this post-here is the look I wore a couple of weekends back. I adore the combination of khaki and mustard yellow/brown- it has a warmth and a certain safari chic (see Lanvin RTW S/S 2011 for the definition of safari chic). MAC Flourishing and MAC Uninterrupted are amongst my favourite MAC mattes in terms of texture (as we all know MAC can be pretty hit and miss with their mattes), and I think they work so well together in an eyeshadow look.
MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted eyeshadow, Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Makeup Look

MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted eyeshadow, Rouge Bunny Rouge Eye Makeup LookAbyssinian Catbird,

Earthy Greens FOTD with MAC Flourishing, MAC Uninterrupted eyeshadow, Rouge Bunny Rouge Abyssinian Catbird, NARS Supervixen Lip Gloss, Illamasqua Naked Rose blush


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Posted by on Jul 30th, 2014 in FOTD, Illamasqua, MAC | 0 comments.


Spring Scents: Issey Miyake L’Eau D’Issey Florale, Sisley Eau Tropicale



For years the original Issey Miyake was my ‘signature scent’, and I had gone through many bottles of the stuff in my time. I hadn’t really considered purchasing an Issey flanker until I planned a big (ish) US perfume haul and thought ‘why not?’. Also- Phil really liked this scent when I sprayed it on my wrist in a department store, and I like wearing scents that he likes.

Florale (EdT) is described as a floral fragrance featuring mandarin orange, rose, lily, and woodsy notes.  On my skin, it is a delicate, transparent, rose scent- I imagine a sweet rose garden after the rain (but with no green or leafy scents). There is that Issey Miyake backbone to it that I can’t really describe- a sparkly aquatic-ness with a hint of wood. It is much more feminine than the original, and feels younger (probably a touch too youthful for my taste), and more linear/minimalist. I feel ridiculous wearing this during the winter (and more so wearing it at work)- but this would be lovely as a day time spring scent if you like youthful, simple florals.

Longevity is about 2 hrs until it becomes a skin scent, so bring a decant with you. Would I buy it if I had my time again? Not sure. I’ll try it when spring comes around and get back to you.




Sisley launched Eau Tropicale in 2014- this spring/summer fragrance is inspired by ‘the atmosphere of a tropical forest after the storm and rain’. Sisley launches its new fragrance Eau Tropicale in March of 2014. The fragrance is inspired by the idea of a tropical forest after the rain. It is described as a floral-chypre scent with top notes of bergamot, exotic ginger flower, hibiscus, frangipani and passion fruit, middle notes of violet leaf, Turkish rose and tuberose, and base notes of cedar, patchouli and ambrette seed.

On my skin, Eau Tropicale opens with a blast of sweet tropical fruits, as the scent settles on the skin after a couple of minutes, it develops into a more sultry violet and patchouli dominated scent that feels like an evening fragrance. On my skin I can’t really detect the woods, rose, and tuberose- which is a shame, because that would lend a nice balance to the scent.


 note: Eau Tropicale was provided by PR for review purposes. Click on PR tab for editorial policy.  

Posted by on Jul 23rd, 2014 in Fragrance | 0 comments.

Beauty Blog Link Love: 19/07/14

Phyrra tells you to Be Cool Honey Bunny and check out the new Urban Decay Pulp Fiction Collection!

Over at Makeup Morsels, MM’s putting some bathtime & bodycare products through their paces. Find out which ones made the cut.

This week at theNotice, Rae has found the perfect neutral quad. You heard her: it’s perfect. And you’ll never guess who it’s by.

Jenny from My Funny Valentine explores the Pantone 2014 Colour Of The Year with a FOTD featuring purples, pinks, grey and gold.

Summer is the best time to check out new beauty products! Jenn from Spicedbeauty finds three that she’s obsessed with.

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed discovers the hassle-free joy of a lip stain – check out her swatches and decide if not having to reapply lipcolour all day would make your world a better place!

Beauty Info Zone shares beauties from a name we haven’t heard from in a long time Vincent Longo. They’ve developed gorgeous new products and reformulated many of our old favorites. With a discount code too, you can’t help but love Vincent Longo Cosmetics.

Posted by on Jul 22nd, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments.

Radiant Orchid inspired FOTD: Purple, pink, grey and gold.

Radiant Orchid inspired FOTD with MAC Scene, MAC Fig 1, MAC Gold pigment, MAC Pink Swoon blush, and Becca Guava Beach Tint

I feel like it’s been awhile since I’ve done a FOTD makeup post outside of a review, and I think part of that is because I’ve had most of my stash in boxes for the last 6 months.

It’s good to be finally settled in and unpacked after such much moving around. The majority of my beauty things kept in boxes in Sydney have arrived safely, and I’ve got my makeup essentials/favourites arranged neatly in my new Makeup Box Shop acrylic organiser.

There is a tragic side to this story, unfortunately. My favourite lip products (shown together in this post) have gone missing. I painstakingly packaged them in bubble wrap with some other valuables- my backup external hard drive, Phil’s point and shoot camera- and it has all been lost in the move between Melbourne to Canberra (via Sydney). I suppose there’s no point in fretting- don’t lip products have a 2 year expiry anyway?

Do you guys throw out lip products after a certain period, or do you tend to keep your favourite items for years longer than recommended like I do (my working theory is- that if it looks ok and smells ok then it stays).


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