Monday, 26 September 2016

Double Cleansing and RosehipPLUS GIVEAWAY

Spring is a time of renewal and every Spring I suddenly have the urge to start cleaning our house, doing a full-on thorough clean of all the cupboards, drawers, wardrobes and curtains. Don't laugh at me, but afterwards I feel so satisfied, clean and happy, like a weight has lifted from my shoulders!

In addition to this thorough spring clean of the house I also get the urge to spring clean both my beauty supplies and also my makeup and skincare routines.

This Spring after reading about double face cleansing I've started incorporating this into my own beauty routine. 

Normally just cleansing my face once is a chore. It's something I know I have to do but it's also something I usually spend as little time on as possible. But somehow now that it's Spring and I understand the benefits of double cleansing better and I've seen the positive results cleansing no longer seems such a chore!

So Why Double Cleanse?
Whether you've been wearing makeup or not, double cleansing is important to first remove dirt and dead skin cells from the surface of your skin and then to actually clean the skin itself.

Double cleansing is a process that Japanese and Korean women have been using for centuries, and their skin always looks amazing!

What Products Do I Use?
Double cleansing is more than just using your regular cleanser twice. To really reap the benefits of double cleansing it is important to use an oil based formula before your regular face wash.

I use RosehipPLUS Rosehip Oil, which is 100% pure, Australian certified organic, cold pressed and rich in naturally occurring anti-ageing vitamins A and C, bioflavonoids and essential fatty acids.

I have previously reviewed RosehipPLUS rosehip oil HERE.

I then follow this up with RosehipPLUS Organic Daily Cream Cleanser.

RosehipPLUS Rosehip Oil &
RosehipPLUS Organic Daily Cream Cleanser


For more information on RosehipPLUS products click HERE to go to the newly launched RosehipPLUS website.

Double Cleansing Results
After double cleansing my skin feels softer, cleaner and more hydrated. It also looks brighter and thus more youthful. Yay! I love these benefits!

If you want to try double cleansing with RosehipPLUS products for yourself then you're in luck!

RosehipPLUS have generously given me four sets of these products to giveaway to readers of Fabulous and Fun Life to try this process for themselves.

GIVEAWAY
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Why Do You Want To win? 

xxx
Ingrid.

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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Monday Makeup Madness 74 Link Up

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 74 Link Up!

All bloggers are welcome to join in and link up one makeup or beauty related post each. All non-bloggers are also most welcome to visit the link up and enjoy reading the fabulous range of beauty blogs written by the many amazing beauty bloggers that link up here each week.


Monday Makeup Madness 74 Link Up


The aim of the Monday Makeup Madness link up is to share some beauty blogger love, strengthen our beauty blogger community and help all our blogs be seen by new readers. 

At last week's link up we had 17 lovely bloggers link up a beauty related post each. The three most viewed posts, plus my pick of the posts, included the following:


Four Popular Linked Posts From
The Monday Makeup Madness 73 Link Up
  • Laura's linked post from The Life of Laura about the Liptember Beauty Box was popular. Not only does this look like an amazing box of beauty products, it's also raising money for such a worthy cause!
  • Kat's Vera Wang Princess Revolution EDT review, linked up from Kats Colourings, was popular. What a stunning bottle it comes in!
  • Beth's linked post from Almost Posh re her worst haircut ever was another popular post. A lot of us can probably relate with a worst haircut story of our own - lol! I know I can!
  • Finally my pick from last week's posts was Nalini's review and swatches of the new limited edition Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Colours from The Made Up Maiden. I love finding out about beautiful new lipsticks.
I'd love you to join this week's Monday Makeup Madness link up and if your post is one of the three most clicked upon I'll feature it in next week's link up post. I'll also pick one other linked post to feature. The rules of the link up are simple: 
  • Link up one makeup or beauty related post a week only. 
  • Include a link back to Fabulous and Fun Life in your post. 
  • Visit and comment on three or more linked posts. The more you comment on other beauty bloggers' posts the more likely they will be to return the love by visiting and commenting on your blog.
  • This link up starts early each Monday morning (Sydney time) and will remain open until late Wednesday evening.
Visit Fabulous and Fun Life's profile on Pinterest.

If you would like to pin your linked posts to the Monday Makeup Madness Pinterest group board follow Fabulous Fun Life on Pinterest (this is a Pinterest requirement not mine) and then I can invite you to join this board as a co-pinner. 


All bloggers who participate in the Monday Makeup Madness link up are welcome to become co-pinners of this group board. It's another great way to get your posts seen and read by new readers.


Finally, please share the link to this Monday Makeup Madness link up on your blogs & social media to help get the word out among more beauty bloggers, inviting them to join in & share some beauty blogger love with us! We will all benefit from more link up participants and readers. 

Let the Link Up Fun Begin! 

xxx
Ingrid

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Monday, 19 September 2016

Fabulous New Season Fashion Trend: Spots!

Are you Team Stripes or Team Spots?

I used to be firmly entrenched in Team Stripes loving all variety of stripey dresses, tops and skirts and I do still love my stripes BUT lately I have also found a new love - spots!

And why not! Spots are so cute and wearable. Anyone can wear spots at any age, ranging from babies to teens to women in their 40's like me, and beyond!

Lucky for me I'm seeing spots everywhere this season! I've seen spots of every description ranging from small confetti spots, to polka dots, to symmetrical metallic spots to large irregular splotches.

These spots have been on shirts, dresses, skirts, undies, scarves, homewares, stationery, bedding - you name it and the chances are you can get it in spots!

My current favourite spotty top is this Foil Spot tee from Kennedys Boutique. 

Foil Metallic Spot Tee from Kennedys Boutique

It is such an easy to wear soft grey cotton with metallic silver spots! Yes, metallic silver spots! As you probably already know metallics, especially silver and rose gold, are another of my current favourite fashion trends!

This tee is the perfect length and shape. It skims the figure flatteringly rather than being skin tight like some other tees tend to be.

Foil Metallic Spot Tee from Kennedys Boutique

Kennedys Boutique's website is currently under construction but items can be bought by contacting them via their Facebook page HERE.

With my new love of spots going strong and showing no signs of abating any time soon I've been trawling the internet for more spotty fashions to buy.

Here are some spotty fashions I found that are high on my wishlist:


Fabulous New Season Fashion Trend: Spots!


Dorothy Perkins Spot Sleeveless Blouse $59.95 - Click on link to shop at The Iconic

Polka Dot Scarf (White with metallic silver polka dots) $19.95 - Click on link to shop at Crossroads

Grey Marle Hi Tee $19.95 (or 2 for $30 active separates)  - Click on link to shop at Cotton On

Big Polka Belted Skater Dress $149.95 - Click on link to shop at The Iconic

Willlow Fit & Flare Dress $119.95 - Click on link to shop at Jacqui E

Pin Up Spot Dress (Sizes 14 - 24)  $99.95 - Click on link to shop at City Chic Online 


There are also loads of scarves and accessories currently available for those who want to incorporate just a touch of spots into your current wardrobe! And yes, I love cute stationery and mugs, so I couldn't resist sneaking a spotty notepad and cute confetti mug onto my wishlist too!

Fabulous New Season Fashion Trend: Spots!


Katies Spot Print Scarf $24.95 - Click on link to shop online at Katies

Rose Gold Spot Coin Purse icon$4.95 - Click on link to shop online at Rubi 
I'm swooning over this gorgeous little rose gold spot beauty!

Deer Clutch in Cream $99.95 - Click on link to shop at Surafina

Metallic Spot Scarf $29.95 - Click on link to shop at Jacqui E

Chambers Skinny Scarf icon$20 reduced to $5 - Click on link to shop at Cotton On

Ginger Lace Tank $14.95 reduced to $5 - click on link to shop at  Cotton On Body

Large Spot Print Scarf $39.95 - Click on link to shop at Portmans

Bed Time Boxer $19.95 (or 2 sleep separates for $30) - Click on link to shop at Cotton On Body

Enjoy The Little Things Confetti Mug $9.99 - Click on link to shop at Typo

Binder Notepad icon$6.99 reduced to $3.50 - Click on link to shop at Typo


Are you a lover of spots? 

Do you prefer spotty garments or spotty accessories? 

xxx
Ingrid.

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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Monday Makeup Madness 73 Link Up

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 73 Link Up!

All bloggers are welcome to join in and link up one makeup or beauty related post each. All non-bloggers are also most welcome to visit the link up and enjoy reading the fabulous range of beauty blogs written by the many amazing beauty bloggers that link up here each week.

Monday Makeup Madness 73 Link Up


The aim of the Monday Makeup Madness link up is to share some beauty blogger love, strengthen our beauty blogger community and help all our blogs be seen by new readers. 

Last week the link up was a bit smaller than usual. We had 13 lovely bloggers link up a beauty related post each. The three most viewed posts, plus my pick of the posts, included the following:


Four Popular Linked Posts From The
Monday Makeup Madness 72 Link Up

  • Lily from Lily Not Louise linked up a popular review and cute video of the gorgeously packaged ESJ Organic Skincare Range in Lady Gorgeous. I'd buy these products for the stunning packaging alone!
  • Kat from Kat's Colourings and Jackie from Lipstick, Latte & Louboutins both had popular empties posts. It's always good to see what products another beauty blogger has finished and which of these she would repurchase. It's one of the best forms of recommendation!
  • I've never tried Colourpop lippies but after reading Alinta's review from Polish and Paws on the Colourpop Ultra Satin Lip I really want to. 
I'd love you to join this week's Monday Makeup Madness link up and if your post is one of the three most clicked upon I'll feature it in next week's link up post. I'll also pick one other linked post to feature. The rules of the link up are simple: 
  • Link up one makeup or beauty related post a week only. 
  • Include a link back to Fabulous and Fun Life in your post. 
  • Visit and comment on three or more linked posts. Remember the more you comment on other beauty bloggers' posts the more likely they will be to return the love by visiting and commenting on your blog.
  • This link up starts early each Monday morning (Sydney time) and will remain open until late Wednesday evening.
Visit Fabulous and Fun Life's profile on Pinterest.

If you would like to pin your linked posts to the Monday Makeup Madness Pinterest group board follow Fabulous Fun Life on Pinterest (this is a Pinterest requirement not mine) and then I can invite you to join this board as a co-pinner. 


All bloggers who participate in the Monday Makeup Madness link up are welcome to become co-pinners of this group board. It's another great way to get your posts seen and read by new readers.


Finally, please share the link to this Monday Makeup Madness link up on your blogs & social media to help get the word out among more beauty bloggers, inviting them to join in & share some beauty blogger love with us! We will all benefit from more link up participants and readers. 

Let the Link Up Fun Begin! 

xxx
Ingrid

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Monday, 12 September 2016

Dr Roebuck's EYE

Bright, youthful and glowing skin is on everyone's wishlist when it comes to our eye area, me included!

I have never found a holy grail eye cream yet, so I was more than happy to trial the Dr Roebuck's EYE to see if this cream would finally be my elusive holy grail miracle eye cream!

I've now been using the newly launched Dr Roebuck's EYE for over a month and am comfortable reviewing this cream for you. I don't think you can accurately review an eye cream in any shorter a duration.



Dr Roebuck's EYE

Dr Roebuck's 
Dr Roebuck's is an Australian owned and made, all natural skincare brand, created from a treasured family secret.

The brand was originally started over 30 years ago by Dr Roebuck to treat the eczema of his newborn twin girls. These twin girls have now grown up and are running the company!

Every Dr Roebuck's product is tested under the strictest physician supervision.

All Dr Roebuck's products are free from parabens, sulphates, BPA, synthetic fragrances and colours.

Every ingredient used in Dr Roebuck's products is there for a reason. Dr Roebuck's has a minimal ingredients, maximum results philosophy.

Their ingredients are responsibly sourced, their products are ethically created and never tested on animals.

Yes, this brand is definitely ticking all the right boxes for me!

Dr Roebuck's EYE
Dr Roebuck's EYE launched in July 2016 and is available to purchase from the iconic Australian retailer, David Jones for $39.95. 

It's accompanying blurb states that it is "designed to prevent premature ageing and vitalise damaged skin by harnessing the rejuvenating benefits of seven naturally potent actives."


Dr Roebuck's EYE

These seven natural potent actives and their roles in Dr Roebuck's EYE are:
  • Coconut Oil - deeply moisturises & hydrates to prevent premature ageing & the formation of fine lines & wrinkles
  • Caffeine - reduces dark circles & bags
  • Rosehip Seed Oil - regenerates skin to diminish wrinkles, whilst soothing & softening
  • Arnica Montana Flower - aids specifically in reducing dark rings
  • Vitamin E Oil - a powerful antioxidant that repairs damaged skin
  • Lecithin - naturally moisturises whilst allowing each active ingredient to penetrate the dermis
  • Sodium PCA - a highly effective natural amino acid that retains moisture in the skin to enhance overall skin elasticity.
Dr Roebuck's EYE comes packaged in a striking, good quality red plastic jar with silver printing. The logo design conveys its origins as a scientifically created treatment product with physician input. 

I found the product to be a thick white cream with tiny black particles in it which you can just see in the photo above. 

When applied however there is no grittiness to the cream and it goes on smoothly. 

My skin feels richly moisturised and beautifully soft and smooth after use. 

After a month of regular use, twice daily,  the delicate skin around my eye does appear somewhat plumper and thus more youthful! Yay! However I can't really see a significant reduction in the dark rings or bags under my eye, but being realistic, I am in my late 40's and I don't think any cream in existence would be able to eliminate these for me now at my age!

I strongly encourage all beauty lovers, especially younger beauty lovers, to start using eye cream a lot earlier than I did to prevent the development of fine lines and wrinkles for as long as possible! I think everyone should be using an eye cream regularly from the age of 20 onwards.

In conclusion, although I wouldn't call Dr Roebuck's EYE my holy grail of eye creams, I do love how intensely moisturising it is and how soft and smooth it leaves the delicate skin around my eyes.

I'm still to find that elusive holy grail eye cream and quite frankly I'm wondering if it even exists! 

I suspect the older I get, the more fine lines and wrinkles I develop and the more puffy eyed I become, the more impossible it will be for me to find a holy grail eye cream - lol!  

In reality I'm probably searching for a miracle!

Having said that, Dr Roebuck's EYE certainly ticks a lot of the right boxes for me and I would happily repurchase this product to achieve the ongoing rich moisturisation of my eye area it achieved for me.

For younger beauty lovers this eye cream could quite possible be your holy grail eye cream!


 At what age did you start regularly using an eye cream?


xxx
Ingrid.

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Sunday, 11 September 2016

Monday Makeup Madness 72 Link Up & Beauty Sales

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 72 Link Up!

All bloggers are welcome to join in and link up one makeup or beauty related post each. All non-bloggers are also most welcome to visit the link up and enjoy reading the fabulous range of beauty blogs written by the many amazing beauty bloggers that link up here each week.


Monday Makeup Madness 72 Link Up


The aim of the Monday Makeup Madness link up is to share some beauty blogger love, strengthen our beauty blogger community and help all our blogs be seen by new readers. 

At last week's link up we had 21 lovely bloggers link up a beauty related post each. The three most viewed posts, plus my pick of the posts, included the following:


Popular Posts From The Monday Makeup Madness 71 Link Up
  • We all love a giveaway and last week there were two for us to choose from, both of them popular. Firstly Di from Max the Unicorn linked up a giveaway to celebrate hitting 1k followers on Instagram and secondly Kat from Kat's Colourings has a huge giveaway (which is still open for entering) to celebrate her third year bloggiversary! 
  • Spring has sprung! And the decluttering bug has hit me big time! Fel from The Beauty and the Geek wrote a popular post that totally resonated with me titled '5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Beauty Routine'. Check it out if you didn't get the chance to read it last week.
  • Like many of you, I was fascinated by Barbe's post from Fashionista in Suburbia about creating your own shade of lipstick or lipgloss! What a fabulous idea!
  • My choice of posts was also lipstick related, it was Sarah's linked post from Bows and Pleats showing how she de-potted 24 of her MAC lipsticks and made a beautiful custom palette of these lippies. I was fascinated by her process for this and I understand Sarah's need as a makeup artist to do this, but I don't know if I could bring myself to de-pot my MACs! 
I'd love you to join this week's Monday Makeup Madness link up and if your post is one of the three most clicked upon I'll feature it in next week's link up post. I'll also pick one other linked post to feature. The rules of the link up are simple: 
  • Link up one makeup or beauty related post a week only. 
  • Include a link back to Fabulous and Fun Life in your post. 
  • Visit and comment on three or more linked posts. Remember the more you comment on other beauty bloggers' posts the more likely they will be to return the love by visiting and commenting on your blog.
  • This link up starts early each Monday morning (Sydney time) and will remain open until late Wednesday evening.
Visit Fabulous and Fun Life's profile on Pinterest.

If you would like to pin your linked posts to the Monday Makeup Madness Pinterest group board follow Fabulous Fun Life on Pinterest (this is a Pinterest requirement not mine) and then I can invite you to join this board as a co-pinner. 


All bloggers who participate in the Monday Makeup Madness link up are welcome to become co-pinners of this group board. It's another great way to get your posts seen and read by new readers.


Finally, please share the link to this Monday Makeup Madness link up on your blogs & social media to help get the word out among more beauty bloggers, inviting them to join in & share some beauty blogger love with us! We will all benefit from more link up participants and readers. 


BEAUTY LOVERS 
COMMUNITY SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

I hate finding out about a beauty sale after it's finished! So I've decided to share details of some new sales I see each week below to ensure that any beauty lovers who might be interested in these sales are aware of them! Sales really are the best time to stock up on beauty products!

RY.com.au VALID All September 

30% off L'Oreal Paris Infallible Makeup Range - Click HERE to shop


Let the Link Up Fun Begin! 

xxx
Ingrid

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