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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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
One of my favourite drug store items released in recent times is the Face Of Australia Budge Proof Eyeliners. I’ve been wearing the bronze and the electric blue liners so much since I first tried them a month ago- it was hard having to hold off reviewing them until closer to the release date. They are an example of how you can find high end quality products in drug store brands if you know where to look.
The packaging is ingenious- the lid unscrews to reveal the eyeliner pot and a mini eyeliner brush. The brush itself is surprisingly decent quality for something included with product- it is dense and stiff enough to give you good control over the line.
The ultra-smooth, pigment rich formula provides the precision of a liquid liner that’s easy to apply with the built in fool-proof brush. Create thick or thin lines that are perfect every time.
Blackest Black: matte black, semi sheer, requires 2-3 coats for full opacity.
Brilliant Blue: metallic electric blue, opaque in 1 layer.
Espresso: metallic burgundy bronze, opaque in 1 layer.
Pure Purple: metallic lavender, semi sheer.
My favourites are ‘Brilliant Blue’and ‘Espresso’ – both beautifully vivid, highly pigmented colours.
keep reading after the jump!myfunnyvalentine on Jan 29th, 2013 in Reviews, Swatches | 60930 comments. Drugstore+heroes%3A+Face+Of+Australia+budge+proof+eyeliners2013-01-29+00%3A07%3A58myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D6093
I was very excited to discover that Niva, aka the Face Of Australia Santa had sent me some new release products for Christmas this year. The standout products for me was their Budge Proof Eyeliners, which will be released in February (review coming in a fortnight), and the Face Of Australia High Definition Brow Kit.
The combination of the tinted brow wax and brow powder (I use the darker one), gives me fairly long lasting groomed and filled brows even through sweating. Impressive for a drugstore product, and for something at such a good price point it is a gem.
I love how it comes with a decent quality eyebrow brush, and tweezers. Perfect to throw in your makeup bag when you’re travelling.
The only thing I can fault the brow kit on is that the colour ranges limits it to use for those with light to medium dark brow/hair colour. With my current hair colour it’s ever so slightly on the light side, and I would imagine that those with black hair and very dark brows might find this a little bit light.
keep reading after the jump!Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Jan 10th, 2013 in Reviews, Swatches | 61450 comments. Face+Of+Australia+HD+Brow+Kit%3A+Review+and+Swatches2013-01-10+01%3A47%3A49myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D6145