Monday, 19 February 2018

L'Oreal Australia Beauty For All Goodie Bag

I was lucky enough to be invited to the L'Oreal Australia #BeautyForAll event last week.

It was an absolutely amazing event where 23 brands all under the L'Oreal Australia umbrella showcased their new products for 2018!

The event was located in the stunning Grounds of Alexandria. The event area was exquisitely decorated with the most glorious roses.

L'Oreal Australia #BeautyForAll Event

How amazingly divine is the above L'Oreal sign covered in fragrant roses!

My skirt matched the floral decor perfectly - lol!

There were so many beautiful and incredible new products on display with dozens of brand reps present to inform us all about them and to help us sample the products where possible! 

It's hard to know where to start sharing all the beauty news with you!

I felt like a kid in Disneyland!

I'm still processing it all in my mind, so I thought I'd share the contents of my goodie bag with you to begin with and ask you which brand/products you are most interested to hear about first as it will take me a while to trial and review everything!


L'Oreal Australia #BeautyForAll Event
Goodie Bag Contents

Hair Care Products


Matrix Biolage, Kerastase, Pureology, shu uemura, 
Redken & L'Oreal Professionnel Hair Care Products


Cosmetics Products



NYX Cosmetics, Giorgio Armani, shu uemura & Maybelline
Makeup Products


Skin Care Products - Masks



Garnier Face Masks


Skin Care Products


La Roche-Posay, Kiehl's, SkinCeuticals, Lancome
& L'Oreal Paris Skin Care Products


Fragrance Products


Yves Saint Laurent & Ralph Lauren Fragrances

So there you have all the contents of the L'Oreal Australia Beauty For All goodie bag. 

Please help me to prioritise which products to trial and review first by commenting below with your preference.

And before finalising this post I simply have to share one more photo of one of the amazing floral arrangements at the event! I'd love this rose decorated swing in my backyard!




  Which brands or specific products are you interested in finding out about first?

xx
Ingrid.

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*The above goodie bag contents were kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration. 
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Monday, 12 February 2018

Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary - Media Event

Nutrimetics are celebrating 50 years of beauty this year!

And I was lucky enough to be invited to their media event at The Star.

Nutrimetics is 50!

A lot of readers and friends ask me what goes on at media events so I thought I'd share with you a behind the scenes post of the Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary media event.

This media event started with time for mingling and taking photos at the photo wall. 


Having Fun At The Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Photo Wall 
with Bernadette from Beauty Reign and Lily from Lily Not Louise 

Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Photo Wall Props

Events always have the most delicious food exquisitely presented, and this Nutrimetics event was no exception. 

There were tasty antipasto and fruit platters and the special Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary mini chocolate caramel tarts tasted so rich and decadent! 


Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Mini Chocolate Caramel Tarts

Also, how amazing does the gold leaf on top of these mini lemon meringue tarts look!

Let me tell you these tarts tasted every bit as good as they looked!


Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Lemon Meringue Tarts 

We were then honoured to hear Nutrimetics founder and entrepreneur Mrs Imelda Roche speak about the beginnings of Nutrimetics.

What an absolutely amazing woman!


Mrs Imelda Roche

Mr and Mrs Bill Roche were the founders of Nutrimetics in Australia 50 years ago and right from the start their company was a trail blazer and different from other companies.

Nutrimetics aimed to create female empowerment. It provided women with an opportunity to contribute to the financial well-being of their families and start a business in the days where there were not too many job opportunities for women let alone business opportunities.

Nutrimetics was also the world leader in using effective natural ingredients prior to other companies following their lead.

The Nutrimetics founders discovered Apricot Kernel Oil, the secret of the ancient Hunza tribe in the Himalayas. In spite of extreme weather this tribe enjoyed wonderous health, longevity and remarkably youthful complexions. 

Thus Nutrimetics' first product, Nutri-Rich Oil, was born and became an overnight sensation.

The photo below is of the original Nutri-Rich Oil in it's original packaging. This wouldn't look out of place in stores today.


The Original Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Oil & Packaging

Nutri-Rich Oil remains largely unchanged to this day.

I love the 50th Anniversary packaging of this oil.

Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Oil in its 50th Anniversary Packaging

We were then introduced to Nutrimetics new and improved Micro-Dermabrasion Kit which was generously gifted to us in our goodie bags to trial at home, together with the Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Nutri-Rich Oil. 

Nutrimetics 50 Years Of Beauty Media Event Goodie Bags

Here's a photo of the contents of the Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Goodie Bags given out at the media event.


Nutrimtics 50th Anniversary Goodie Bag Contents

The event concluded with a group photo of all the media in attendance with Mr and Mrs Bill Roche and the spectacular Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary cake.


Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Media Event

Yes this is actually a cake and not a giant jar of Nutrimetics!

Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Cake

Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary Cake


Thank you so much to Nutrimetics for inviting me to your media event.


Happily Swinging at the Nutrimetics 50th Anniversary
Media Event with my Goodie Bag

Do you have a favourite Nutrimetics product? Did your mum use Nutrimetics?


Edible Blooms Chocolate Bouquet
Numerous different styles & sizes are available.
Click HERE to buy.

xxx
Ingrid.

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Monday, 5 February 2018

Grampians Olive Co. Gourmet Gift Packs & Skincare

The Grampians Olive Co. is home to the historic Toscana Olive Plantation and is renowned for producing some of Australia's best and most exquisite organic olive oil. 

Grampians Olive Co. have a philosophy of quality over quantity and undertake every process from tree to bottle with great care.


Grampians Olive Co.
Photo Credit: Grampians Olive Co.

Their quality processes allow the olives to retain the antioxidants and fullness of flavour that sets their olive oil apart.

This is reflected in the multiple industry awards and accolades they win every year!


Grampians Olive Co.
Photo Credit: Grampians Olive Co. 

They also hand make luxurious and richly moisturising olive oil skincare products. 

An ideal gift for many of us for Valentine's Day would be a relaxing weekend away with our partner in the Grampians enjoying the majestic scenery and visiting the Grampian Olive Co.

However as this isn't possible for a lot of us, the next best gift for the beauty lover would be a gift pack of handmade olive oil skincare products, and for the sweetheart that loves to cook, a gift set of the taste of the Grampians Olive Co.

I was lucky enough to be gifted both a Grampians Olive Co. Skincare Pack and a Picnic Gift Set of Organic Olive Oils, Infused Olive Oils and Artisan Vinegars to review for you.


Grampians Olive Co. Skincare Pack

The Grampians Olive Co. Skincare Pack is handmade with love and includes:
  • Hand & Body Butter 200ml
  • Organic Olive Oil Soap - Unscented &
  • Organic Olive Oil Soap - Lavender.
Grampians Olive Co. Skincare Pack

When I opened the box my Grampians Olive Co. Skincare Pack arrived in the most delightful scent of lavender wafted out of the box instantly embracing me with it's calming aroma.

Lavender oil, in addition to its antioxidant and antibacterial properties, also has wonderful sedative and calming properties.

Using this soap in the bath or shower before bed time is so soothing, helping to reduce the anxieties and emotional stresses of the day and significantly improve your sleep quality!

Thanks to the inclusion of the organic olive oil this soap is also beautifully moisturising and non-drying.

I've loved using it every night since I received it!

Grampians Olive Co. Skincare Pack

The Grampians Olive Co. Hand & Body Butter is made with Grampians organic olive oil and organic shea butter. 

It is luxuriously thick yet absorbs quickly and easily into the skin. 

It leaves the skin feeling soft and moisturised.

According to Grampians Olive Co. this hand & body butter is ideal for people with dry and sensitive skin, psoriasis and/or eczema. 

The Grampians Olive Co. Skincare Pack is priced at $35 and is available for purchase from the Grampians Olive Co. website.

Grampians Olive Co. Picnic 100ml Gift Set

The Grampians Olive Co. Picnic 100ml Gift Set is made up of 6 x 100ml bottles of infused olive oils, organic olive oils and/or vinegars of your choice.

My 6 bottles included the Grampians Olive Co.:
  • Truffle Infused Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Lemon Pressed Agrumato Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Garlic Infused Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Shiraz Organic Vinegar
  • Golden Orange Caramelised Balsamic Finishing Vinegar &
  • Signature Organic Cold Pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Grampians Olive Co. Picnic Gift Set

This gift set is the perfect Valentine's gift for a food lover, cook or chef!

The saying "A way to a person's heart is through their stomach" is so true! 

Oh Grampians Olive Co. "Olive You"!

The flavours and aromas of these olive oils, infused oils and vinegars are absolutely exquisite!

Ranging from the earthy flavour of truffles, to the zesty taste of lemon to the rich flavour of shiraz.

These oils and vinegars have definitely elevated my home cooking up a couple of notches! 

The flavours of my pastas, salads, fish, meat, stirfries, bruschetta, well you may as well say EVERY DISH I COOK, is so much better with a drizzle of Grampians Olive Co. organic extra virgin olive oil, infused oil or vinegar! 

And it would be remiss of me to not let you know how amazing the Golden Orange Caramelised Balsalmic Vinegar tastes drizzled over strawberries and ice cream! 

Such a simple but sensational dessert!

Grampians Olive Co. Shiraz Organic Vinegar &
Garlic Infused Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Picnic Set

The Grampians Olive Co. Picnic 100ml Gift Set is priced at $40 and is available for purchase from the Grampians Olive Co. website.

What would you add these Grampians Olive Co. ultra-premium organic extra virgin olive oils, infused oils & vinegars to?

Booktopia

xxx
Ingrid.

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*The above photographed Grampian Olive Co. products were kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration. 
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Monday, 29 January 2018

RosehipPLUS Giveaway

Exciting news!

It's giveaway time!

Yes, Fabulous and Fun Life in collaboration with RosehipPLUS is hosting a giveaway of the entire range of RosehipPLUS on Fabulous and Fun Life's Instagram account.

The prize includes:
  • RosehipPLUS Nourishing Night Cream
  • RosehipPLUS Hydrating Day Cream
  • RosehipPLUS Rosehip Oil Skin Boost Roll-On
  • RosehipPLUS Daily Cream Cleanser
  • RosehipPLUS Rosehip Oil
Entry is easy. Click HERE to enter this giveaway on Instagram.

RosehipPLUS Giveaway

As well as being one of my favourite skincare brands, RosehipPLUS is proudly Australian made and Australian owned so it was the perfect brand to collaborate with to host a giveaway to celebrate Australia Day this year.

RosehipPLUS is an Australian Certified Organic and multi-award winning skincare range.

The range is cruelty-free and vegan approved by PETA.

I have previously reviewed the RosehipPLUS range of skincare on Fabulous and Fun Life. Click HERE and HERE to read my reviews.

Good luck to everyone that enters this giveaway!

How did you celebrate Australia Day this year?


 
Click HERE to visit Edible Blooms to check out
their amazing Valentine's Day Range 

xxx
Ingrid.

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Monday, 22 January 2018

Recent Empties

It's been ages since I've written an empties post and unfortunately I've thrown away quite a lot of my empties in the meanwhile as the clutter was starting to engulf my bathroom!

Recently however I've started saving my empties to share with you again. 

All of these empties I've liked well enough to finish. Some I've absolutely loved and already replaced, others I've liked enough to finish but haven't necessarily loved enough to replace.

To be honest, if I hate a product or it simply doesn't work for me it never becomes an empty. I will either pass it along to someone who will appreciate it more than me or throw it out if there is a problem with it.

So let's look at what I've finished recently and whether I will be replacing it or not.

Note: I've highlighted pink links to where you can purchase these products from if you are interested in buying any of them. Some of them I was unfortunately unable to find links for. 


Recent Empties


CLEANSERS, SOAPS, SCRUBS & BATH BOMBS

Lycon Mango & Guava Oil Free Sugar Scrub
OMG! This luxurious spa quality oil-free sugar scrub is summer in a jar!

Containing mango and guava it is absolutely divinely scented! 

It gently exfoliates, buffing away dead skin cells and boosting circulation whilst simultaneously moisturising the skin without leaving an oily residue. And it washes off easily.

I don't know why it took me so long to start using this scrub. I received it in a goodie bag at an event over a year ago and now I've finished it I definitely want to buy a replacement immediately!

I'm so devastated I haven't been able to track down this exact product but I did find a Lycon Pomegranate Oil Free Sugar Scrub, a Lycon Lavender & Chamomile Oil Free Sugar Scrub and also a Lycon Coconut & Vanilla Oil Free Sugar Scrub.

Although the pomegranate version sounds intriguing, the lavender & chamomile version sounds relaxing and perfect for a pre-bedtime bath, it's the coconut & vanilla version that I will be purchasing.

Coconut is such a quintessential summer product that transports me instantaneously to previous tropical island holidays. Just what I need as I return to work after the holidays.


Cleansers, Soaps, Scrubs & Bath Bomb Empties

Amie Petal Perfect Gently Cleansing Micellar Water
I found this Amie micellar water to be effective in removing my makeup but I won't be repurchasing it.

Despite usually loving scented products I found the rose petal fragrance of this micellar water to be a bit overwhelming for me. 

I guess I'm used to my micellar waters and makeup removers being fragrance free.

I've instead purchased the Garnier Clean Sensitive 2in1 Waterproof Makeup Remover which I'm super happy with.

QV Face Gentle Foaming Cleanser

Although I do not have sensitive skin I love returning to the QV Face Gentle Foaming Cleanser to give my skin some gentle TLC.

I have repurchased this gentle foaming cleanser numerous times and will continue to do so. 

I love this cleanser!

Nutrimetics Violet & Pink Orchid Scented Soap
Admittedly I'm usually more of a shower gel type of person than a soap person but over the holiday period I popped this divinely scented Nutrimetics Violet & Pink Orchid soap into the bathroom. 

It looked pretty in the soap dish and resulted in a beautiful subtle floral scent wafting throughout the bathroom making it a welcoming space for visitors and me alike.

I'd be happy to repurchase this soap but do have several other shower gels and soaps to use up first.

Lush Experimenter Bath Bomb Gift Box
I won this Experimenter Box of 10 different and amazing bath bombs ages and ages ago. I used up the majority of them early on but was hoarding the last two!

Hoarding your bath bombs is a bad move! I've now used the last two but they were disappointingly non-fizzy probably because I used them way past their recommended use by date!

My recommendation is to buy bath bombs as you need them. Don't hoard them!


Lush Experimenter Bath Bomb Gift Box


SUNSCREENS


Sunscreen Empties

SunSense Sport SPF50+ & SunSense Ultra SPF50+
Recent readers of Fabulous and Fun Life would know that these two SunSense sunscreens are two of my absolute favourite sunscreens.

The good news is that since I bought these two sunscreens, they have been reformulated. I already have both the reformulated versions and have almost finished those too! 

The refomulated versions of both these SunSense sunscreens feel even more lightweight whilst still offering the same high levels of sun and UV protection.

They are definitely firm favourites of mine that I will continue repurchasing!

Banana Boat Sport CoolZone Spray
Although I absolutely loved the cooling and refreshing feel of this sunscreen and admittedly I never got burnt whilst I was wearing it, I was concerned that I wasn't applying the recommended quantity of this sunscreen due to the spray application of it so I won't be repurchasing this one.

If you are wanting to know what the recommended quantities of sunscreen are click HERE to find out how much sunscreen you should be applying per use.


HAIR CARE & OTHER

Although I have been trialing a number of different shampoos and conditioners my holy grail of shampoos and conditioners remains the bhave Rescue Intense Repair Shampoo and Conditioner.

I can see and feel the difference after using bhave Rescue Shampoo and Conditioner.

My hair feels and looks so much healthier, smoother and frizz free.

If your hair is in need of repair and TLC because you abuse your hair with heat styling tools such as hair dryers, curlers and straighteners like I do or because you have been spending a lot of time outdoors in the hot summer sun and swimming, I highly recommend the bhave Rescue range of products.

Unfortunately these products aren't cheap but because of the significant improvement in my hair when I'm using these products I will continue to repurchase them time and time again!


Hair Care & Other Empties

This bhave masque is another holy grail product of mine that provides intense moisture to my hair to help keep it healthy, moisturised and damage free. I use it once a week.

This product is especially useful to those of us with coloured, heat stressed or damaged hair.

This 'empty' is my own fault! 

I was so cranky with myself  for dropping this Schick Hydro Silk Trim Style Razor on my tiled bathroom floor and breaking it.

I especially love the bikini trimmer feature and this is a summer essential product for me! 

I've already replaced it! 

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