Monday, 27 February 2017

BeautyHeaven Glosscar Awards Marketplace Event

I was lucky to be invited to the recent beautyheaven Glosscar Awards Marketplace event.

For those of you who aren't familiar with the Glosscar Awards they are an annual event hosted by beautyheaven that celebrates the best beauty products released in the previous year as voted on by the public.

The Glosscar awards are massive! There are over 600 products nominated in 70+ catogories!

Voting by us, the public, is open until 6 March 2017 and the winners are announced on beautyheaven on 3 April 2017!


beautyheaven Glosscar Awards Marketplace

The annual Glosscar Award winners are a handy reference of awesome recently released products. If you can't decide which product to buy in a certain category you can refer to the Glosscar Award winners. By choosing a Glosscar Award winning product you can't go wrong!

Let me share with you some of the beauty products nominated for the 2017 Glosscar Awards that were highlighted at the beautyheaven marketplace event.

For your convenience where possible I have inserted links 
indicating where you can purchase each of these products from.

A'kin Dry Shampoo was an exciting discovery for me! Thanks to the inclusion of natural bamboo in addition to the usual dry shampoo ingredient of rice powder this dry shampoo absorbs four times as much excess oil as most other dry shampoos on the market leaving hair full and fresh for longer, adding instant volume and texture.

The other huge advantage of this dry shampoo is that it leaves no white residue in your hair. Perfect for dark haired dry shampoo loving girls! 

Having recently spent some time in hospital where I didn't wash my hair on my regular schedule I have already put this dry shampoo to very good use! 

A'kin Dry Shampoo

Another A'kin product nominated for the Glosscar Awards is the A'kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil with Vitamin C.

This product combines the nourishing benefits of rosehip oil with the brightening power of vitamin C. It has a non greasy and fast absorbing formula and I'm looking forward to trialing this product more over the upcoming colder seasons.

Doesn't the new A'kin packaging look good too!


A'Kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil With Vitamin C

Trilogy Rosehip Oil Light Blend is another product I'm excited to try. It's a certified organic seed oil formulated for oily/combination skin. Sometimes, especially in Summer, I find the normal rosehip oil too heavy for my skin. I'm hoping this oil will suit me better during those times whilst still providing me with the radiant skin I'm looking for.


Trilogy Rosehip Oil Light Blend


As you can imagine with over 70 product categories in the Glosscar Awards there is a category for everything including a category for Best New Feminine/Women's Health Product which includes the intimate personal lubricant pjur med Vegan glide


pjur med VEGAN glide


The Goodness Break-up Make-up Balm is a makeup remover that wipes away all traces of makeup. The balm contains coconut oil, avocado oil and certified organic chia oil so it's no wonder it feels so nourishing and hydrating on the skin. It is vegan and free from artificial fragrances!

Goodness Break-Up Make-Up Balm


I have already started using my gifted Goodness Be Cool Mist Toner. It is so refreshing to spritz on my face especially on a hot day! For even more of a cooling effect you can store it in your fridge before use like I do.

It's a multi-purpose facial toner that can cool your face in any given situation. It is enriched with aloe vera juice, coconut water and extracts from chia, cucumber and celery. 

It can also be used on your body or to set your makeup.

I'm already totally in love with this product! It's a definite winner in my eyes!  


Goodness Be Cool Mist Toner

This Palmolive Oil Infusion Body Wash Rose With Macadamia Oil is enriched with the essential oils of rose and macadamia to nourish the skin and is so divinely scented with peony rose! It is formulated to uplift and revitalise - exactly what I need right now! I can't wait to start using this body wash.

Palmolive Oil Infusions Body Wash
Rose with Macadamia Oil

The Palmolive Oil Infusion Body Moisturiser Rose With Macadamia Oil is deeply hydrating, once again enriched with rose and macadamia oil. It has a non-greasy formula and absorbs quickly into the skin. It left a lovely and subtle lingering rose fragrance on my skin.

Palmolive Oil Infusions Body Moisturiser
Rose With Macadamia Oil

PRICELINE

Colgate has created a new Optic White High Impact White Toothpaste. I'm excited to start using this as it claims to deliver visibly whiter teeth up to 4 shades whiter! This toothpaste also claims to be enamel safe and being Colgate it is such a trusted brand! Like any toothpaste should it also fights plaque, tartar and cavities, and promotes stronger enamel and fresher breath! Oh yes please!


Colgate Optic White High Impact White Toothpaste

The final product I will share with you in this post is the new Trilogy Rosapene Radiance Serum. It's a facial serum that hydrates, refreshes and instantly smooths your skin. It includes a blend of rosehip oil and the powerful antioxidant complex Rosapene, so it nourishes your skin whilst also protecting it from free radical damage. 

The additional ingredients of sea algae and aloe help boost skin radiance and maintain moisture balance and soothe the skin. It's another winning product in my opinion but let's see how everyone else votes too!

Trilogy Rosapene Radiance Serum and
Trilogy Rosehip Oil Light Blend


In other exciting news beautyheaven is celebrating it's 10th birthday this year! 

If you're a beauty lover and you're not already a member of beautyheaven make sure you join up asap and regularly check the beautyheaven website as I've been advised that there will be numerous exciting celebratory activities happening throughout this year! 

Happy 10th Birthday beautyheaven!

Some of the Glosscar Award Nominated Products

Are you interested in trying any of these above nominated products?

Do you have an all time favourite product that you think 

should be nominated for an award?



xxx
Ingrid.

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The above products were kindly gifted to me at the beautyheaven marketplace event for editorial consideration. 
All opinions are my own. Full disclosure policy here.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Monday Makeup Madness 94 Link Up

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 94 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 94 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. 

Priceline

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

The four most viewed posts from last week's Monday Makeup Madness link up were:


Four Popular Linked Posts 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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Monday, 20 February 2017

Harvest Garden Product Reviews

Harvest Garden is an Australian family owned business creating skincare products from nature with two simple philosophies.

Firstly, Harvest Garden believes you should be able to read a label and understand the ingredients.

Secondly, Harvest Garden believes that what you put ON your body is as important as what you put IN it!

I totally agree!

As a result when I was given the opportunity to trial three Harvest Garden bath and beauty products I was so excited and accepted instantly!


Harvest Garden Products 

Matcha Body Scrub with Peppermint, Passionflower & Bamboo

A cooling and invigorating scrub packed full of botanical extracts, vitamins and antioxidants. Designed to exfoliate dead skin cells, soothe tired and aching muscles and reveal softer, smoother skin.

Harvest Garden Match Body 

The first thing that struck me when I opened this snap lock sealed packaging was the divine peppermint scent of the body scrub. This alone refreshed me before I even started applying the scrub - lol!

The mixture itself was moist and easy to grab by the handful to rub all over my arms, legs and body. 

After massaging this scrub into my skin for 5 minutes, the mixture of the oils and exfoliators left my skin feeling cleansed, smoothed, softened and nourished.

I also felt more relaxed. Whether this was due to the action of the massage or the product itself, or more likely a combination of the two, I'm not entirely sure.

This body scrub's ingredients include sea salt, certified organic raw sugar, grapeseed oil, sweet almond oil, bamboo exfoliant, peppermint essential oil, green tea extract, passionflower extract, matcha green tea, vitamin E and sambucus nigra fruit extract.

Due to the inclusion of the peppermint essential oil this product is best avoided during pregnancy.

Matcha green tea seems to be the ingredient of the moment currently. I'm seeing it everywhere! But having now researched the benefits of it I fully understand its popularity.

Matcha green tea contains chlorophyll, a powerful detoxifier and high in anti-oxidants. It reduces inflammation and fights free radicals that otherwise would accelerate skin aging.

To read more about the benefits of all the other individual ingredients or to purchase this body scrub click HERE.

Pink Grapefruit & Passionflower Lip Balm


This soothing blend of butters, oils and extracts moisturises, repairs and protects your lips. Enriched with shea butter for added nourishment, pink grapefruit for its uplifting citrus scent, passionflower extract for its antioxidant benefits and pink clay for a hint of colour. 

Harvest Garden Pink Grapefruit & Passionflower Lip Balm

The ingredients include sweet almond oil, macadamia nut oil, certified organic shea butter, beeswax, vitamin E and essential oils.

As you can imagine with the above ingredient list this lip balm felt moisturising and nourishing on my lips. 

I've been wearing it to bed at night and in the mornings my lips have been feeling so much softer and healthier than normal!

The scent is beautifully subtly and I can only detect it when applying the lip balm.

Although the colour looks quite dark in the tube when applied I found this lip balm mainly added a clear shine with a gorgeous shimmer. I couldn't really see any colour on my lips.

To read more about the benefits of each individual ingredient in this lip balm or to purchase this lip balm click HERE.


All the ingredients of this facial masque are contained in its product title! Thus the ingredients of this facial masque are kaolin clay, activated coconut charcoal, licorice root extract and gotu kola extract.

Clay is a natural gift from mother earth that draws out impurities and toxins with its naturally absorptive abilities. 

Kaolin clay cleanses, purifies, heals, soothes and nourishes the skin.

Activated coconut charcoal helps to tighten pores, smooth the skin and reduce inflammation, which is significant in preventing premature aging. It also contains antibacterial properties making it ideal for oily and acne prone skin types.

Licorice root extract is used for soothing, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties.

Gotu kola is a key element in skin repair.

Harvest Garden Kaolin & Activated Charcoal Facial Masque
With Licorice root & Gota Kola


To make up this masque you need to add one teaspoon of this clay with up to one teaspoon of liquid of your choice and then mix it into a paste before applying it to your face with the included brush. You then leave it on for 15-20 minutes and remove it before it hardens.

You can use a number of different liquids such as diluted apple cider vinegar, honey or your favourite carrier oil.

The bottle of facial masque is reportedly enough for up to 16 applications.

The first time I used this mask I added Manuka honey to it which was a bit too sticky and messy for my liking and hard to mix and apply.

The second time I added a mist toner instead and loved it! It was easier to mix, easier to apply and easier to remove! Plus my skin received the benefits of the toner and masque! I'll be using the mist toner again next time.

My skin felt cleansed, tightened, refreshed, smoothed and nourished after I removed the masque.

Now you know what's coming don't you?!! One simply cannot write a review about a facial masque without including an obligatory mask selfie - lol! So here it is! 

Would you answer the front door looking like this?

Harvest Garden Kaolin & Activated Charcoal Facial Masque Selfie

To read more about this facial masque or to purchase it click HERE.


Do you seek out and prefer natural products?

Have you tried any Harvest Garden products? 

xxx
Ingrid.

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The above three Harvest Garden products were kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration. 
All opinions are my own. Full disclosure policy here.

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Monday Makeup Madness 93 Link Up

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 93 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 93 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 four most viewed posts from last week's Monday Makeup Madness link up were:

Popular Posts From Last Week's Monday Makeup Madness Link Up


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.


Sharing Is Caring! I would really appreciate it if you would share the link to this Monday Makeup Madness link up using the share buttons at the side of this post! 

Priceline

Let the Link Up Fun Begin! 

xxx
Ingrid

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