Sunday, 25 December 2016

Monday Makeup Madness Link Up - Special Extended Holiday Edition

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness Link Up

Special Extended Holiday Edition!

Come in and have a read of the wonderful array of beauty blogger posts that are linked up here. Posts include all things beauty related such as makeup, skincare, beauty tutorials and how-tos, as well as beauty blogger event recaps.

More posts will be added to the link up throughout the three week holiday period so keep checking back for new posts.


Monday Makeup Madness - Special Extended Holiday Edition

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. The link up also provides readers with a wide variety of beauty blogs they can access from the one convenient location. 

This special extended holiday edition of the link up will remain open for bloggers to add their posts for three weeks whilst Fabulous and Fun Life is on a blogging holiday.


Please only add a maximum of three new posts each, spaced out over the three weeks and check back and comment on other bloggers' linked posts during this time also.

Finally, please share the link to this special edition Monday Makeup Madness link up on your blogs & social media over the three weeks 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. 

I hope you are all having a relaxing & rejuvenating holiday too beauties! 

Or at least enjoying the longer sunshine hours in the evenings if you're working! 

xxx
Ingrid

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Monday, 19 December 2016

Bloggers United Sydney Event Goodie Bag

I love attending blogger events to meet up with my blogger friends, make new blogging buddies, learn helpful blogging tips and to network with brand representatives.

The Bloggers United Australia events are among my all time favourite blogger events to attend.

Bloggers United Australia was founded by the lovely Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty and Nikita from NJT Blogger. For Sydney based events they are ably assisted by Rachel from Rachel Beauty Style and Sarah from Face of SJW. 



A Sydney event was recently held at Four Points by Sheraton Sydney Hotel. 

This blog post will mainly be photographical showing the contents of the amazing goodie bag we received at the event. I suspect everyone is too busy at this time of year to read a lengthy written post - lol!

You'll be seeing some of these products pop up in my Instagram account and my blog posts in more detail next year. 

Please let me know in the comments below if you want a particular product reviewed. 

Thank you to all the wonderful brands who contributed to these goodie bags.

MAKEUP & TANNING ITEMS RECEIVED






I've been coveting one of these gorgeous and blingy Vani-T lipsticks for the longest time so this lipstick definitely deserves another photo of it's own! Isn't the packaging of this lipstick simply amazing!!!! Plus I love the shade I received!


HAIR CARE ITEMS RECEIVED


SKIN CARE ITEMS RECEIVED














Thank you so much to Jasmine and Nikita, as well as Rachel & Sarah, for the many hours you put into organising, coordinating and hosting this fabulous event for us Sydney bloggers. 

The event's content was informative and helpful to our blogging and the goodie bags were amazing providing lots of new products for future product review posts!

I think I can safely say that speaking on behalf of all the attendees, your efforts have been very much appreciated. Thank You!


Do you attend blogger events? 

Which events or blogger get togethers have you recently attended?

Are there any products above that you would like me to review?


xxx
Ingrid

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The photographed contents of the Bloggers United Au goodie bag were all gifted. 
All opinions are my own. Full disclosure policy here. 



Sunday, 18 December 2016

Monday Makeup Madness 86 Link Up

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 86 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 86 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. 

The link up also provides readers with a wide variety of beauty blogs they can access from the one convenient location. 

At last week's link up we had 20 lovely bloggers link up a beauty related post each. The four most viewed posts included the following:


Four Popular Posts Linked Up To Last Week's
Monday Makeup Madness

  • We were all interested to find out more about the Kris Kringle gift Kat from Kat's Colourings received in the Bloggers United Au Kris Kringle swap.
  • The Body Shop's Shade Adjusting Foundation Lightening Drops are such a genius product! Amy's blog post from Health and Beauty Girl reviewing this product received lots of views!
  • Michelle Morcella's Christmas rose gold eye look was popular! Everyone loves a touch of rose gold, even more so at Christmas!
  • Lush always have the best scented special occasion bath products and this Christmas is no exception. Di's blog post from Max the Unicorn blog reviewing Lush's 2016 Christmas Collection was understandably popular!
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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Sunday, 11 December 2016

Monday Makeup Madness 85 Link Up

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 85 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 85 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. The link up also provides readers with a wide variety of beauty blogs they can access from the one convenient location. 

At last week's link up we had 22 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 Last Week's
Monday Makeup Madness Link Up
  • Kat's linked post form Kats Colourings about the IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer was popular. I love learning about effective under eye area products!
  • Barbe's review of the L'Oreal Paris Pure Clay Masks on Fashionista in Suburbia was also popular. It sounds like a lovely weekend treat for your skin! 
  • Marisa Robinson's six easy makeup tips from Benefit Cosmetics was widely viewed too! We all love learning new makeup tips from the experts!
  • My pick from last week's link up is Jasmine's post from Sweetaholic Beauty about her four Advent calendars. It was lovely to see Jasmine blogging and linking up again after a short break away from her blog. Plus I'm envious of her advent calendar collection and all her daily treats from now until Christmas!
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.



Let the Link Up Fun Begin! 

xxx
Ingrid

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Friday, 9 December 2016

Christmas Beauty Gift Sets Gift Guide

It's December already! How did that happen? It's really snuck up on me this year!

Normally I have all my Christmas shopping done and wrapped by now but not this year! As a result I'm spending the next couple of days on the internet Christmas shopping! 

Shopping over the internet is so much easier than battling the shopping centres in real life, searching for that illusive Sydney car park and then trying to find the item you want in the stores around you!

So to help you (and myself) here's my Christmas gift guide.

I've divided this gift guide into beauty gift sets under $100 and beauty gifts under $50. 

I've also included the #Hustle Juice pink & gold novelty mug because it's so cute. I'll be popping two of these into my cart to buy - one as a gift for a blogging buddy and one for me!

I hope this Christmas gift guide helps provide you with some inspiration! 

Happy shopping beauties and Merry Christmas!

CHRISTMAS BEAUTY GIFT SETS UNDER $100

Christmas Beauty Gift Sets Under $100

 Regular readers would know that bhave is my holy grail hair care brand. This brand's products are amazing at repairing and restoring hair damage, as well as improving and maintaining your hair's condition. 

My hairdresser always remarks on how soft and healthy my hair is and it's all thanks to bhave! 

The bhave gift combo I've chosen to feature here contains the bhave volumising shampoo and conditioner and the new bhave Super Nova leave-in hair elixir, as well as a gorgeous BONUS metallic clutch bag valued at $49.95. It's the perfect festive accessory!

Trust me when I say your fine haired friends and family will thank you for this gift, especially during the party season when we all want beautiful, bouncy, head turning hair! This is a guaranteed winner of a Christmas gift! 

Click HERE to buy now.


Alpha-H The Power of Three Liquid Gold Trio Pack 3 x 100ml $99.00 (Value $179.85)
Liquid Gold is another of my holy grail products. It's a best selling 'cult' skin resurfacing treatment which uses a state of the art, low pH delivery system to diminish wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage.

This is a product which is constantly on my bathroom vanity getting used on a daily basis. It is so effective!

I love this Christmas gift pack as it makes buying this product so much more economical! I'm splitting up this gift pack and giving three of my close girlfriends one Liquid Gold bottle 
each. 

I'm also tempted to buy myself one as replacement supplies for throughout the year!

Click HERE to buy now.


Benefit Gals Just Wanna Have Fun $69
Isn't this just the cutest box of Benefit goodies! 

This blockbuster set includes a They're Real! Mascara Mini, Gimme Brow Mini, Hoola Mini, Benetint Mini, Longwear Powder Shadow in Nude Swings, Gilt-y Pleasure, Kiss Me, I'm Tipsy, a hard angled brush & a powder brush.

What a great way to add some Benefit favourites to a friend or family member's (or even your own) makeup collection. I always seem to buy gifts for myself as well as others at Christmas! All the cosmetic sets are just such good value at this time of year! 

Click HERE to buy now.


Tarte Master the Art of Tarte Discovery Set (Limited Edition) $70 
This gift set is the best way to discover the wonders of Tarte makeup at an amazing price!

It includes a stunning full face collection of Tarte products including a full sized coloured clay bronzer blush in the flattering peach bronze, a full sized Amazonian butter lipstick in pink peony, a full sized SmolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liner in moonstone brown, deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 mascara, deluxe Smooth Operator Amazonian clay finishing powder, Not So Slick oil-absorbing blotting papers (50 sheets) & a limited edition blush brush! 

This is a gift I'd love to receive myself!

Click HERE to buy now.


NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault 36 Pack $79
This limited edition vault set is one of THE best gifts for a lipstick lover EVER!

Just look at the wide variety of shade selection in this vault. So many velvety cream mini lippies. I think this is going to be a very popular gift set this Christmas!

Click HERE to buy now!



CHRISTMAS BEAUTY GIFT SETS UNDER $50

Christmas Beauty Gift Guides Under $50


Alpha-H Xmas Love Gift Set $49.95
This Alpha-H set includes my favourite holy grail Alpha-H Liquid Gold, a balancing cleanser and an essential hydration cream. 

All three products combine to help achieve a radiant, fresh complexion! Exactly what we all crave during this busy festive party season. 

Click HERE to buy now.


Revlon Eyes, Cheeks + Lips Palette Berry In Love $34.95

If you have a friend or a family member who is going travelling then this all in one palette would be a perfect gift for them.

Combining eye shadows, blush & lipstick into one compact palette, this palette is slim and easy to slip into your handbag without taking up too much valuable space. 

I've used my Berrry In Love palette on weekends away when I've just taken one small overnighter bag. It's great still having good quality makeup without it taking up half your bag! The shades of this palette are on-trend and universally flattering!

Click HERE to buy now.


Lush Jester Gift Set $43.95
I love Lush and every Christmas Lush creates numerous special gift packs filled with some of their divinely scented best selling and seasonal products.

The Lush Jester Gift set contains two bath bombs, The Lord Of Misrule and the Monsters' Ball bath bombs, and two bubble bars, namely the Santasaurus and Jester Reusable Bubble Bars.

Click HERE to buy now. 


Sephora Collection Big Night Out Survival Kit $37
This kit contains a series of sheet masks and pro advice. Another great relaxing and pampering gift for this time of year!

Click HERE to buy now.


Tarte Pretty Little Lippies Deluxe Lip Set (Limited Edition) $15
This travel friendly sized limited edition duo includes a Deluxe Lip Facial Lip Scrub and a Deluxe Quench Lip Rescue in a pretty Nude shade.

Click HERE to buy now.


Too Faced Sexy Lashes Rain or Shine $33.00
The Too Faced 'cult' favourite Better Than Sex mascara is always a welcome gift but it's an even better gift when combined with the free Better Than Sex Waterproof mascara!

Click HERE to buy now.


Typo Novelty Shaped Mug #Hustle Juiceicon $12.99

I love this #Hustle Juice mug! What better mug to give to another blogger!

Click on the link above to buy now!



Which of the above gifts would you most like to receive?

xxx
Ingrid.

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