From left: Some Like It Hot, Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend, Isn’t It Delicious, Monroe, Travilla, Bombshell, Platinum
This is probably one of my favourite Face Of Australia nail polish collections to date: the collection is inspired by Marilyn Monroe, and the names of the polishes take after significant parts of her career and personal life. I’m really digging opaque nude cremes lately, and the collection has 4 of them- with some fun brights thrown in. For those who like matte finishes on their nails, there is also a matte top coat in the collection (Platinum). Matte nails look terrible on me, sadly.
My two must have picks from this collection are Travilla (opaque pale-milk-coffee nude – index finger on image below), and Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend (hot pink pigmented jelly- see swatches below). Travilla is the PERFECT autumn nail colour, my new ‘little black dress’ for nails lately. ‘Diamonds’ is a rare example of a fuschia that looks good on me- I think it’s the slightly translucent quality that makes it a bit special. These two have the best formula of the bunch with quick drying, smooth application, and good chip resistance. The formula of these are better than many of my OPIs and Essies.
Shades that didn’t work for me were the bright tangerine ‘Some Like It Hot’ (I adore the colour, but the product was so gluggy and I couldn’t for the life of me get an even application- was it just my bottle? I hope so); and ‘Monroe’ (index finger in the swatch below- the shade blended into my skin tone too much, giving me mannequin hands. Would probably work with darker skinned folk)
Index finger: Monroe, middle finger: Bombshell, index finger: Travilla, Pinky: No Angel
Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend
Availability: Priceline, Big W and fashionaddict.com.au.
Price: $4.95 AUD
Note: these products were sent to me by PR for consideration. For more info see my editorial policy in the PR tab.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Apr 7th, 2014 in Nail Polish, Reviews, Swatches, Uncategorized | 100701 commentFace+of+Australia+Screen+Siren+Nail+Polish%3A+Review+and+Swatches2014-04-07+00%3A41%3A19myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10070
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These are the scents that I’ve really been enjoying (mostly in the form of decants, until I can decide on which full bottles I want out of the 20 or so perfumes I’ve been lusting over). To me, these particular scents bring to mind a long weekend away.
Top notes: Rose and pink freesia
Middle notes: Magnolia and lily of the valley
base notes: Jasmine
Top notes: Bergamot, amalfi lemon, african orange flower, blackcurrant
Middle notes: Jasmine, violet, cyclamen
Base notes: Amber, musk, vetiver, Virginia cedar.
Top notes: lemon, grapefuit, and watery notes
Middle notes: gardenia, sweet pea, white flowers, green notes
Base notes: wood and musk
Ginger, cardamom, coriander, pepper and vetiver
Top notes: green almond
Middle notes: orange blossom
Base notes: vanillaPosted by myfunnyvalentine on Apr 6th, 2014 in Fragrance | 102620 comments. Perfume+lust+list%3A+Weekend+Scents+2014-04-06+00%3A45%3A48myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10262
Aveda Stress-Fix™ Body Creme is a luxurious, ultra-rich all-over moisturiser, with our proven Stress-Fix™ aroma that helps relieves feelings of stress, while drenching and protecting skin with intense hydrators that work their magic for a full 24 hours.
An infusion of French-sourced essences of certified organic calming lavender, mood-boosting lavandin and uplifting clary sage harvested from small organic farms and formulated using the science of aromaology and the power of essential oils. Certified organic shea butter to replenish skin’s protective moisture barrier, certified organic sunflower oil to help skin retain its own moisture and a unique blend of sustainably harvested sea algae to deeply moisturise skin.
I’ve been trialling the new Aveda Stress-Fix Body Creme for the past month or so, and I’m really enjoying it. It has a thick, body butter consistency and a rich formula- but it sinks right into the skin without leaving a greasy or sticky residue. It leaves my skin feeling deeply hydrated. One of my pet peeves is a moisturizer is neither hydrating, nor easily absorbed (otherwise known as a waste of time). The Stress-Fix body cream is probably best used in winter for normal skin types, but for dry skinned folk like myself I think it can be used pretty well throughout the year.
I can’t say I really understand the difference between aromaology (trademarked by Aveda), and aromatherapy- but the combination of lavender and clary sage essential oils makes the product smell wonderfully wholesome- in an indulgent health spa kind of way. I do find it a very relaxing scent, which makes the after shower ritual of massaging body cream into the skin a thoroughly enjoyable one.
It is pricey for a body cream, but if you’re looking to treat yourself over the coming cooler months you should check this one out.
Availability: Aveda counters and spas, or www.aveda.com.au
Note: this product was sent to me by PR for consideration. For more details see editorial policy on the PR policies tab.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Apr 4th, 2014 in Reviews, Skincare | 102020 comments. Aveda+Stress-Fix+Body+Creme%3A+Review+2014-04-04+04%3A45%3A13myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D10202
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