Sunday, 21 May 2017

Monday Makeup Madness 106 Link Up

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 106 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 106 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:


Four Popular Blog 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 or message 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. 


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. 

NOTE: To assist you find specials and discounts on beauty & fashion items, because let's face it no one likes paying full price, I have started a beauty & fashion discounts & specials page which I will be updating on a weekly basis. Check it out HERE. 

Let the Link Up Fun Begin! 

xxx
Ingrid

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Monday, 15 May 2017

How To Winter Proof Your Lips & Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil Review

Winter Proofing Lip Hack

Winter is fast approaching bringing with it bitingly cold temperatures and windy weather. 

Perfect conditions for turning up the indoor heating and snuggling in front of an open fire but not so good in terms of the frequently resulting dry, chapped and flaky lips!

I recently learnt a clever hack for winter proofing my lips and lucky you fabulous reader, I always share any great tips and hacks that I learn along the way with you!

The talented beauty experts at Elizabeth Arden recommend that as you are moisturising your face prior to starting your makeup routine you also moisturise your lips using a clean mascara wand to apply the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour to your lips.

Then after you've applied your foundation, done your eyes, brows and cheeks etc, wipe off any remaining 8 Hour from your lips with a tissue.

Your lips will feel beautifully hydrated, soft and supple. Try it, it works!

The benefit of applying the moisturiser to your lips with a mascara wand instead of your finger is that it will have a gentle exfoliating effect, perfect for eliminating dry chapped flaky lips!


The mascara wand will also have the added benefit of stimulating your lips to give you a bit of a youthful plumping look! Oh yes please!

If you're like me and never have a spare, clean mascara wand on hand you can also use a new clean toothbrush to achieve exactly the same effect when applying the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour.

I love this hack! It works wonders on my lips!

You then apply your lipstick, lip liner or lip oil as desired.


Winter Proofing Lip Hack

Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil

Now let's move on to review one of the stunning new products that Elizabeth Arden has recently launched, the Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil. It's another great lip product for winter.


The Sheer Kiss Lip Oil is a beautiful new lightweight lip oil that comes in 6 different shades.

Like all Elizabeth Arden cosmetics, not only do these lip oils beautify you with a lightweight sheer lip colour, they also nourish and condition your lips.

They are packed with 5 precious oils including avocado, coconut, peppermint and two different seed oils, to deliver hydration, antioxidants and anti ageing effects for soft, supple, plumped up lips.

These lip oils are also enriched with Vitamin E.

I was lucky to receive the following three shades to trial and share with you.


Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil

 The shades are from top to bottom:
  • Coral Caress 03
  • Purple Serenity 05
  • Pampering Pink 01
I must admit when I first saw Purple Serenity I was a bit alarmed at the shade wondering if I'd ever wear it out in public! But I have and I will wear it again too! 

Although the shades look pigmented and vibrant in their cute packaging, they are actually very sheer when applied, just like their 'Sheer Kiss Lip Oil' name implies.

Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil
Pampering Pink, Coral Caress & Purple Serenity Swatches. 

And isn't the unique packaging just the cutest ever! I haven't previously seen anything else quite like it!

The black lid lifts off the bottle and the centre of the packaging where the lip oil sits is squeezy allowing you to push the two sides together to dispense the lip oil out of the top of the round bottle.


Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oil in Pampering Pink


You can apply the lip oil directly onto your lips from the bottle, use your finger or use a lip brush.

If you want a stronger lip colour you will need to either define your lips with a lip liner or you can layer the lip oil over a lipstick.

You can also use the lip oil in conjunction with lip liner and lipstick to create an ombre look on your lips.

This lip oil feels so comfortable and nourishing to wear, it's beautifully hydrating which is perfect for the colder Autumn and Winter seasons. You will need to reapply it throughout the day after eating and drinking but with the packaging looking this cute who would mind pulling it out and reapplying?!

Elizabeth Arden products are stocked in both Myer and David Jones stores.


Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oils


NOTE: To assist you to find specials and discounts on beauty & fashion items I have started a beauty & fashion discounts & specials page which I will be updating on a weekly basis. Check it out HERE. 

The Iconic May click frenzy sale has been extended until 11.59pm 18/5/2017. 

What tips and hacks do you have for surviving through Winter's dehydrating conditions? 

xxx
Ingrid.



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The above three Elizabeth Arden Sheer Kiss Lip Oils were kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration. 
All opinions are my own. Full disclosure policy here.


Sunday, 14 May 2017

Monday Makeup Madness 105 Link Up

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 105 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 105 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:

Four Popular 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 or message 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. 


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. 

NOTE: To assist you find specials and discounts on beauty & fashion items I have started a beauty & fashion discounts & specials page which I will be updating on a weekly basis. Check it out HERE. The Iconic May click frenzy sale has been extended until 11.59pm 18/5/2017.

Let the Link Up Fun Begin! 

xxx
Ingrid

You can also find me on Instagram:

 and Facebook:

and Pinterest


Monday, 8 May 2017

How To Wear This Season's Latest Trend Of Ruffles

I'm so glad that ruffles are a big trend again in Autumn - Winter 2017.

I used to be a huge fan of ruffles in my teens, back when Princess Diana was the Queen of Ruffles. Who can forget her amazing wedding dress that began the ruffle trend at that time!

In recent years however I haven't worn too many ruffles as firstly, up to now they haven't been widely available, and secondly, I thought that as a forty plus curvy woman ruffles really weren't an option for me.

This thinking all changed when I saw the The Juwita Shirt in White ($109) at Kennedys Boutique.

Kennedys Boutique has stores in Forestville, Gordon and Oatley, and luckily for everyone not local to these three stores, they also have an easy to use online store.

I loved the Juwita Shirt in white as soon as I saw it in store at Forestville and simply had to try it on. 

Once on, I realised that as long as I balanced the oversized nature of the ruffles with a more streamlined bottom half, curvy me could wear ruffles just as well as anyone else!

I also realised that my love of ruffles was still there strong as ever! Once a ruffle lover, always a ruffle lover!

Plus I always love a crisp white shirt - who doesn't!


Juwita Ruffle Shirt In White
City Chic Midi Tube Skirt
FRANKiE4 Tan GEMMA Boots

In the above photo I teamed my ruffled white shirt with a City Chic slimline Midi Tube Skirt($69.95) which also has a feature zip at the back, adding an extra level of sophistication and interest. 


City Chic Midi Tube Skirt

To break up the black and white I teamed this outfit with my current footwear love, my new FRANKiE4 tan GEMMA boots ($299.95).


FRANKiE4 Tan GEMMA Boots

FRANKiE4 boots are designed by a podiatrist/physiotherapist which is probably the reason why they are the most comfortable boot I have ever worn! They are super supportive with a choice of insoles to wear inside them depending on the width of your foot. As a result they suit a range of foot widths from narrow to wide.

These boots also look stunning! They are just the right ankle height and heel height to flatter and slim your legs. Yes please! I'll take all the slimming help I can get! 

I especially love the detail of the textured back panel of the boots.

FRANKiE4 Gemma Boot in Tan

To add a pop of colour to this outfit I finished it off with red nails and a red bracelet.



Have You Incorporated Any Ruffles Into Your Wardrobe?

Do You Love Wearing Boots In Winter? 


Juwita Ruffle Shirt In White
City Chic Midi Tube Skirt
FRANKiE4 Tan GEMMA Boots

NOTE: To assist you to find specials and discounts on beauty products & fashion items I have started a beauty & fashion discounts & specials page which I will be updating on a weekly basis. Check it out HERE. 

xxx
Ingrid.

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Fabulous and Fun Life

* The FRANKiE4 Gemma boots were kindly gifted to me. I bought all the other items mentioned in this post. 
All opinions are my own. Full disclosure policy here.

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Monday Makeup Madness 104 Link Up

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 104 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 104 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 Linked Posts From Last Week's Monday Makeup Madness

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 or message 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. 


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. 

NOTE: I have started a beauty discounts & specials page. Check it out HERE.

Let the Link Up Fun Begin! 

xxx
Ingrid

You can also find me on Instagram:

 and Facebook:

and Pinterest