Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Benefit 'Rockateur' Blush (Review+Swatches)



Hey Everyone, 

We will, we will rock you! Coming this September, Benefit Cosmetics wants you to 'rock out' with their newest and, in my opinion, most beautiful, boxed blush, 'Rockateur'. A stunning, warm, rose-gold with peach and brown undertones and a shimmering gold overlay, 'Rockateur' gives the cheeks the perfect amount of colour, creating a beautiful, very-natural looking glow that compliments any eye look (think of this blush as a neutral). 

Creamy, smooth, nicely pigmented and easy to blend, 'Rockateur' is everything a blush should be and, despite looking quite shimmery in the pan, draws absolutely no attention to imperfections or flaws once applied to the cheeks (hallelujah!). 



Having owned several of Benefit's famous boxed blushes, I can honestly say that 'Rockateur'  is by far my favourite and, in my opinion, a blush everyone should add to their collection. Acting as a neutral, this rose-gold blush gives cheeks the most magnificent glow, and its creamy, easy to work with texture will have you reaching for it daily (it's the only blush I have used since receiving it...I'm obsessed!!). Whether you own every benefit blush ever released or you've been meaning to try one, I highly recommend you give 'Rockateur' a closer look. 
Benefit's 'Rockateur' blush retails for $36 CND and can be purchased at Sephora stores or via the Benefit website this September. 


What do you think of Benefit's newest blush? Will you be picking up your own 'Rockateur'? What is your all time favourite Benefit boxed blush? Be sure to let me know in the comment section below. 


** The product in this post was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are my own and 100% honest **

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

NOTD: 'Make Me a Birthday Flake' As Fast As You Can



Hey Everyone, 

With labour day right around the corner, it's hard for me to believe that this really is the last official week of summer. Though I am certainly not ready for fall weather (I literally have no fall clothes and am quite happy spending more time in my summer maxi dresses), I thought it would be fun to share a slightly more fall-inspired manicure. 



While I debated ending the summer on a bright/neon nail inspired note, I decided, instead, to go with one of my all time favourite fall/winter neutrals, Essie's 
Chinchilly'. A smoky grey with purple undertones, 'Chinchilly' makes for the perfect understated, yet very chic manicure and applies opaquely in two coats. 



To add a bit of fun to my rather basic manicure, I decided to try out a new polish I picked up a couple of weeks ago at Walmart. Fingrs Heart 2 Art is a brand I had never heard of, but when I saw 'Make Me A Birthday Flake', a clear polish with large flecks of blue, purple, red, gold, and silver foiled shimmer, I just knew it had to be mine. While somewhat sheer, this polish gave my nails a good amount of 'sparkle' in three coats. 

Overall, I love the final look and can see myself getting a lot of uses out of both nail polishes this fall. 



Have you tried Essie's 'Chinchilly' or Fingrs Heart 2 Art 'Make Me a Birthday Flake'? What do you think of the two colours together? What is your all time favourite fall nail polish? Be sure to let me know in the comment section below. 

Monday, August 26, 2013

MTV VMA Red Carpet Trend: Black and White



Hey Everyone, 

Whether you loved or hated last night's MTV VMA red carpet celebrity fashion choices, one of Fall 2013's biggest trends, black and white, clearly prevailed. From vocal group Danity Kane's racy matching ensembles to Jennifer Hudson's rocker-chic leather outfit, the black and white trend was definitely on display and, I for one, loved it. Below are some of my favourite black and white looks from last night's red carpet. 

Jennifer Hudson, Joan Smalls, Diem Brown, Danity Kane 

JWoww, Deena Cortese, Desi Lydic, Vanessa Bayer, Alexandra Daddario

Did you like last night's black and white trend? Which of the black and white looks (shown above) is your favourite? Which is your least favourite? Be sure to let me know in the comment section below. 

My Favourite and Least Favourite Looks from MTV VMA's Red Carpet



Hey Everyone, 

As most of you probably know by now, last night marked the 30th annual MTV Video Music Awards. While I didn't watch the show (I am a country music only kind of girl), I heard there were a lot of shocking moments, which based on some of last night's red carpet fashions, is of no surprise. While the VMA Red Carpet is known for its risque celebrity looks, in my opinion, not all of the risks paid off. Below are my top 5 favourite and top 5 least favourite looks from last night's big event. 


Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, Selena Gomez, Allison Williams, Zoey Deutch 

Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Lil Kim, Ariana Grande, Snooki


Who wore your favourite and least favourite looks from last night's red carpet? Did you watch the MTV Video Music Awards? What did you think? Be sure to let me know in the comment section below. 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

My Week(s) In Instagram Pictures #23

 1) Clean eating ice cream + chickpea blondie. 
2) mark. 10th anniversary blush is so pretty. 
3) I love coconut oil as a moisturizer, hair treatment and to cook with. 
4) My hair has a mind of its own. 
 5) Strawberry salad with goat cheese. 
6) Love these Mamma Chia drinks. Wish you could find them in Canada.
7) Kenny Chesney concert in Michigan.
8) The best smelling soap ever. 
 9) I love little packages from Dior.
10) Peanut tofu and asian slaw. 
11) Benefit's newest blush makes my speakers go 'boom boom!'.
12) The best smelling candle from Target. 
 13) Took a long time but all of my produce is prepped for the week. 
14) MUFE Smoky Extravagant mascara. 
15) My new favourite eye palette: Anastasia's 'Catwalk' palette. 
16) Portobello 'burger' with sweet potato 'fries'. 
17) Beach, beach, let's go to the beach. 
18) Cheat day: birthday cake ice cream with sprinkles
19) Zucchini banana muffin and fruit salad. 
20) Someone's not supposed to be lying on the couch. 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Fashion Friday: Fringe Purses for Fall 2013



Hey Everyone, 

One this fall's biggest trends is fringe. From jewelry and clothes to boots and handbags, fringe is everywhere, and I for one love it. Last night my friend Hailey came over for a visit and I immediately fell in love with her well worn fringe leather purse. So, for today's post I thought I would do a little online shopping and share some of the fringe purses I found for Fall 2013. 

1) Vintage America Fringe Handbag

Do you like the fringe purse trend? Which is your favourite of the purses above? Be sure to let me know in the comment section below. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

GIVEAWAY: Three Years of Blogging

Hey Everyone, 

To celebrate three years of beauty blogging, I wanted to give my subscribers a chance to win some of my all time favourite beauty products.  I am so thankful to everyone who has supported my blog these last three years. Through both good and bad times, my subscribers have always been there to encourage me through their comments and emails and, for that, I am so grateful. Thank you so much for sticking by me, I can't wait to see what year three brings my way!


THE PRIZES



1) Lorac Pro Palette: I absolutely love this palette filled with both matte and shimmering neutrals. This is a must have in my book. 
2) Maybelline Colour Tattoos in 'Seashore Frosts' and 'Blue Paradise': Two absolutely stunning cream shadows you might think are just too pretty to touch. 
3) elf Baked Eyeshadow in 'Toasted': My all time favourite single eyeshadow, this rose gold coloured shadow looks amazing on blue eyes. 


4) Revlon Colourburst Lip Butters in 'Sorbet' and 'Wild Watermelon': Pigmented and buttery smooth, these boldly coloured lip butters feel amazingly moisturizing on the lips. 
5) Benefit They're Real Mascara: One of my all time favourite mascaras, 'They're Real' gives lashes a long, false lash effect. 
6) Benefit Ultra Plush Lipgloss in 'Sugarbomb': This neutral toned rose lipgloss gives lips a nice dose of colour, while keeping them hydrated. 


THE RULES

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1) You must be a subscriber of Funny Face Beauty. Leave your subscriber name in the rafflecopter form below. 

2) This giveaway is international. Anyone can enter. 

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 if you win. 

4) This giveaway will run for 2 weeks and end on September 5th, 2013

5) MANDATORY ENTRY (worth 2 entries): Let me know what kind of posts you would like to see more of on Funny Face Beauty. 

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013