Monday, 30 January 2017

L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Dual Action Moisturiser Review

OMG!!! Isn't this just THE most gorgeous PR package ever! 


L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Dual Action Moisturiser
& Pretty Little Flowers Roses Box

And it gets better!


Not only is the package absolutely stunning but after I recovered from my swooning at the beautiful roses I realised that nestled in the middle was the perfect moisturiser for my 40+ year old skin - the L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Dual Action Total Rejuvenation Moisturiser!

The L'Oreal Revitalift Laser X3 is a unique moisturiser and different to others I have used in the past in that it contains two separate formulas separated in the one bottle. It's like applying two different anti-ageing products but with the convenience of one!

One push of the pump dispenses both formulas simultaneously. You then mix them together at the last moment to increase their efficacy before applying on your face.

The first formula acts on the skin's surface visibly correcting wrinkles, smoothing and illuminating. It contains 2% Vitamin CG which is the highest concentration in a cream.

The second formula acts on the deeper layers, re-supporting, toning and re-densifying. It contains 6% Pro-Xylane which once again is the highest dosage available!

One formula is white and the other is a peachy pink, hence the beautiful white and red roses combination.


L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Dual Action Moisturiser

I found this product to be lightweight and quite fluid, almost like a lotion.

It absorbed quickly into my skin with no greasy feeling afterwards. My skin felt beautifully hydrated and looked smoother and brighter and hence more youthful after use. My complexion also looked more even. Yay - just what every woman in their 40s and beyond wants!

I've been using this product daily, every morning for five weeks now.

After two weeks I noticed the fine lines around my eye area and on my forehead appeared softer in appearance and my skin felt firmer.

L'Oreal advises the Revitalift Laser X3 is specifically formulated to benefit 40 - 60 year olds. I'm impressed that L'Oreal is now producing products specifically aimed at my age group however I do think 30+ year olds would also benefit from this anti-ageing moisturiser! In my opinion the earlier you start using anti-ageing products like this the better!

If you are interested in purchasing this product online CLICK HERE.

This is definitely a product I would happily recommend to others!


L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Dual Action Moisturiser
& Pretty Little Flowers Roses Box


L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Dual Action Moisturiser
& Pretty Little Flowers Roses Box


Do you use anti-ageing products?  

At approximately what age did you start using such products?

xxx
Ingrid.

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Sunday, 29 January 2017

Monday Makeup Madness 90 Link Up

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 90 Link Up!

All bloggers are welcome to join in and link up one beauty related post each. 

All non-bloggers are also most welcome to visit the link up and enjoy reading the fabulous range of beauty blog posts written by the many amazing beauty bloggers that link up here each week.


Monday Makeup Madness 90 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. 

The three most viewed posts from last week's Monday Makeup Madness link up plus my pick of the posts were:

Popular Posts From The Last Monday Makeup Madness Link Up

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 remains open until late Wednesday evening.

If you would like to pin your linked posts to the Monday Makeup Madness Pinterest group board follow Fabulous Fun Life on Pinterest and then send me an email asking to join this board, letting me know what your Pinterest account name is. 


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 by new readers.


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Let the Link Up Fun Begin! 

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Ingrid

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017

5 Australia Day Essentials

Australia Day is normally spent outdoors for me and my family, usually near the water, enjoying the festivities either on Sydney Harbour or at the beach, or quite often both at varying points in the day!

Below are five of my Australia Day essentials.


5 Australia Day Essentials


Sunscreen

This is my number one Australia Day essential!

Regular readers of Fabulous and Fun Life would know that I am a strong and passionate advocate of wearing sunscreen given my history of malignant melanoma.

Hamilton is an iconic Australian made and owned sunscreen brand with products perfectly suited to our unique Australian lifestyle. What better brand to wear on Australia Day!

I especially love the dry-touch technology in the Hamilton Active Family SPF50+ Sunscreen. This suncreen is sweat resistant, 4 hours water resistant and offers broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection.

The Hamilton Every Day Face SPF50+ Sunscreen offers very high protection with a sheer tint and a light matte finish. It provides invisible, super comfortable protection for the face and neck. 


Hamilton Active Family SPF50+  &
Hamilton Every Day Face SPF50+ Sunscreen


Australia Day Outfit

I don't consider myself an overly patriotic person most of the year but on Australia Day
I love to get into the spirit of the day by wearing Australian colours.

In previous years I have tried wearing green and yellow, but lets face it green and yellow are not flattering on anyone! Just look at all the ugly green and yellow Olympic uniforms of the past if you need convincing of this!

So by Australian colours I mean blue, white and red, the colours of the Australian flag, which are much more flattering! Australian Olympic Committee take note!

This year I'm tossing up between wearing my Navy Circle Alison blouse or my Red Alison blouse from Kennedy's Boutique on Australia Day. Both tops are loose fitting, cool and super comfortable to wear. 


Kennedy's Boutique The Alison blouse in Navy Circle & in Red

Hat 

A hat is also an essential for me whenever I'm enjoying the outdoors, especially in Summer. 

The above pictured Kmart hat will be firmly on my head on Australia Day giving me added protection from the heat and the damaging rays of the sun.

Australia Day Accessories

Whilst I don't like wearing the actual Australian flag emblazoned over my clothing, I'm more than happy to wear it on my nails on Australia Day, usually as a highlight nail.

These Aussie themed nail wraps are from Jamberry who have nail wraps for every occasion and public holiday including Australia Day. 

Also do check out their Valentine's Day nail wraps too.

I am so envious of nail artists who are capable of creating amazing nail art of all descriptons. Unfortunately I have not been blessed with such a talent. That's why I am so grateful for Jamberry nail wraps being available in Australia. 

Whenever I want a change from my normal nail polish I reach for my Jamberrys. They are so easy to apply and I love the constantly changing wide variety of designs available.

Australia Day Jamberrys

Hydrating Mist Toner

This might seem like a strange Australia Day essential but trust me, you'll thank me for this one if it's a hot day!

I read a tip on Instagram recently about popping the Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner in the fridge before use which I did. 

The following day I was packing drinks, fruit and salads into our esky for a picnic, saw my Hydrating Mist Toner in the fridge and decided to pop it in the esky next to the ice brick.

Well .... BEST. MOVE. EVER!

It was a stinking hot heatwave Summer Day and even sitting in the shade the picnic was HOT! You have got no idea how instantly revitalising, cooling, soothing and refreshing spritzing this cold product onto my face during the picnic was.


Needless to say my bottle emptied significantly as it was passed around every female at the picnic!

Now I wouldn't pop this product into my handbag but if you are taking an esky or cooler bag with you on Australia Day you should try this! Let me know what you think if you do!


Trilogy Hydrating Mist Toner


Do You Have Any Additional Australia Day Essentials? 

xxx
Ingrid.

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Monday, 23 January 2017

1 Kennedys Boutique Alison Blouse Styled 4 Ways

Being a part time working mum with a corresponding part time salary I need my clothes to be capable of double, triple and even quadruple duty! 

I need multi-tasking clothing items that are versatile, adapting from casual and smart casual weekend and day-off wear to corporate work wear in an office.

If an item of clothing also allows itself to be dressed up for evening wear then it's a definite winner in my eyes!

Well you'll be glad to know that I have found just such a blouse and I'm more than happy to share my find with you.

It's the Alison blouse from Kennedys Boutique, a lovely local boutique just two suburbs away from me! Luckily for you it also has an online store HERE



The Alison blouse is a simple top with loose fitting and flowing woven rayon fabric which is perfect for beating the Summer heat. 

It is flatteringly designed to skim the body hiding all manner of unwanted lumps, and has little cap sleeves that hang perfectly off the body. 

It comes in S - XXL sizes and in a wide range of colours and prints including the red I have featured below. Other colours and prints include classic black, lime, navy, navy circle print, green & white print, and aqua print. 


CASUAL

The red Alison blouse combines perfectly with denim for a casual weekend look. I choose a denim skirt in this photo but you could just as easily wear it with denim shorts or jeans depending on the temperature and your plans for the day.

In addition to my denim skirt I teamed it with a Kennedys Boutique Scarf to add some extra interest to my outfit and my trusty KMart panama hat.




This oufit is budget friendly with the Kennedys Boutique Alison blouse being priced at $59, the scarf $45 and the hat $12.

SMART CASUAL

Sometimes I need to up my style a bit from completely casual to a smarter casual look.

The Alison blouse easily accommodates the smart casual look. Here I swapped my denim skirt for some smarter white pants and Naturalizer gold snake lace up sandals. A white skirt also works well.




WORK

I work three part time days a week in a relaxed corporate office. Although I probably could get away with wearing the above smart casual look to work I do need to look a bit more corporate on other days.

Once again the Alison blouse is easy to adapt for work wear. Here I added black work pants, my black briefcase and black strappy sandals.



EVENING

I was super excited to realise that this blouse was one of those elusive quadruple duty clothing items that could be styled across the whole spectrum from casual to evening wear.

Here I styled it with my long black maxi skirt, an evening sequinned black clutch and my black lace up Wittner heels.




If you want to check out the other colours and prints available in the Kennedys Boutique Alison blouse click HERE.




Which of the above stylings (casual, smart casual, work or evening) do you prefer? 

Do you have any other styling suggestions for me? 

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Ingrid.

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Sunday, 22 January 2017

Monday Makeup Madness 89 Link Up

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 89 Link Up!

All bloggers are welcome to join in and link up one beauty related post each. 

All non-bloggers are also most welcome to visit the link up and enjoy reading the fabulous range of beauty blog posts written by the many amazing beauty bloggers that link up here each week.


Monday Makeup Madness 89 Link Up Party

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. 

The three most viewed posts from last week's Monday Makeup Madness link up plus my pick of the posts were:

Four Popular Post From Last Week's
Monday Makeup Madness Link Up


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 remains open until late Wednesday evening.

If you would like to pin your linked posts to the Monday Makeup Madness Pinterest group board follow Fabulous Fun Life on Pinterest and then send me an email asking to join this board, letting me know what your Pinterest account name is. 


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 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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