Monday, 22 August 2016

Discovering the QV Skincare Difference & GIVEAWAY

I'm sure I'm not the only one, who many years ago now, loved watching the talented Kate Ritchie play Sally Fletcher on the well loved Australian TV series Home and Away, one of my favourite shows at the time!

Well, Kate has since left Home and Away but has recently been named as the ambassador for a well loved Australian family owned skincare brand, QV, which is another favourite of mine!

As a result I was more then happy when the opportunity arose to review the latest QV body range of products, as loved and used by none other than Kate Ritchie.

I also have some exciting news! 

QV have generously provided 5 gift packs of QV products valued at $80 each, yes that's $400 in total, for me to giveaway to 5 lucky Fabulous and Fun Life readers! So make sure you read through to the end of this post where you'll find the giveaway.

QV Body Range including QV Wash, QV Gentle Wash,
QV Intensive Moisturising Cleanser, QV Skin Lotion & QV Cream.

QV is a skincare brand that is specifically recommended to people with sensitive skin and conditions such as eczema, and as a result QV products are also a lot kinder to people with 'normal' skin too! 

QV products are uncomplicated, containing no hidden and unnecessary nasties. QV products are perfume free, colour free, propylene glycol free, pH balanced, dermatologically tested and lanolin free.

QV products are formulated with glycerin at varying levels to optimally benefit different degrees of skin dryness. Glycerin is a humectant which draws water to the skin and holds it in the skin, providing and maintaining hydration.

QV products are developed to work in harmony with the skin and are suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin.

QV Wash 
QV Wash is a lovely and mild soap-free cleanser. It is a thickish, milky coloured lotion and contains 10% glycerin.

I found it to be lightly foaming and it left my skin feeling clean, hydrated and soft to touch after my shower. 

I love how QV Wash is effective yet gentle. It didn't strip away any of my skin's natural oils.

The recommended retail price for QV Wash 500ml is $18.15. 

Click HERE to purchase QV Wash online from Priceline. Priceline prices are slightly cheaper than the RRP currently with it being:
  • $10.79 for 250ml
  • $16.49 for 500ml &
  • $19.99 for 1L.
QV Gentle Wash 
I found the QV Gentle Wash to be very similar to the QV Wash. However, I don't have sensitive skin or any other skin conditions such as dermatitis or eczema etc so I'm less likely to experience the difference.

A couple of my friends do have children with eczema and they swear by this product saying it's the one product that doesn't irritate their children's skin whatsoever! Based on their experiences with this product I'm happy to recommend it to you if you do have sensitive skin or a skin condition requiring a specifically gentle body wash. 

QV Gentle Wash contains 15% glycerin.

The recommended retail price for QV Gentle Wash 500ml is $18.15. 

Click HERE to purchase QV skin lotion online from Priceline. Priceline prices are slightly cheaper than the RRP currently with it being:
  • $16.99 for 500ml &
  • $19.99 for 1L.

QV Wash & QV Gentle Wash

QV Intensive Moisturising Cleanser
QV Intensive Moisturising Cleanser is ideal for people with extremely dry and sensitive skin. It contains 60% glycerin.

I found it to also have a lightly foaming formulation. It leaves a hydrating film on your skin and left my skin feeling clean, hydrated and amazingly soft.

My legs usually feel quite dry after I shave them in the shower so lately QV Intensive Moisturising Cleanser has been my product of choice to apply as a cleanser in the shower after shaving them. I love that the process of hydrating and moisturising my skin can start in the shower.

The recommended retail price for QV Intensive Moisturising Cleanser is $23.45 for 500ml. 

Click HERE to purchase QV Intensive Moisturising Cleanser online from Priceline. Priceline prices are slightly cheaper than the RRP currently with it being:
  • $14.49 for 250ml 
  • $22.49 for 500ml &
  • $34.99 for 1kg.
QV Intensive Moisturising Cleanser

QV Skin Lotion
QV Skin Lotion contains 5% glycerin and is a white, luxuriously light moisturising lotion.

It is very easy to apply and is perfect for relieving and helping to prevent dry skin.

I love how non greasy this skin lotion is and how quickly my skin soaks it all in after my shower. There's no waiting required before getting dressed - Yay!

The recommended retail price for QV Skin Lotion is $11.20 for 250ml. 

Click HERE to purchase QV skin lotion online from Priceline. Priceline prices are slightly cheaper than the RRP currently with it being:
  • $10.49 for 250ml 
  • $16.79 for 500ml &
  • $19.99 for 1L.
As with many products it's a lot more economical to buy the largest size!

QV Skin Lotion & QV Cream
QV Cream
QV cream has a thicker consistency than the QV lotion and is more highly concentrated to moisturise drier skin.

This cream contains 10% glycerin and is perfect for replenishing the skin and helping to relieve dry areas.

I found it worked especially well on those notoriously dry areas of my body, namely my elbows, knees and hands.

Despite it's thicker consistency this cream still absorbed into my skin surprisingly quickly and left my skin feeling beautifully nourished and soft.

The recommended retail price for QV Cream is $8.15 for 100g. 

Click HERE to purchase QV cream online from Priceline. Priceline prices are once again slightly cheaper currently with it being:
  • $7.99 for 100g & 
  • $14.79 for 250g.
QV products are also available in pharmacies. 

GIVEAWAY
If you want to discover the QV difference for yourself and you're feeling lucky then read on! 

I love hosting giveaways for my readers and this one is an absolute beauty!

QV are very generously providing 5 gift packs of all the above reviewed QV body range products for me to giveaway to 5 lucky Fabulous and Fun Life readers! 

Each gift pack will include:
1 QV Wash 500ml 
1 QV Gentle Wash 500ml 
1 QV Intensive Moisturising Cleanser 500ml
1 QV Skin Lotion 250ml &
1 QV Cream 100g.

Each pack is valued at $80, making the total prize pool worth $400.

There are three easy ways to enter! Click on the Rafflecopter giveaway link below and start entering now! 



Do you have sensitive skin?

Are you, or were you, a fan of Home and Away?

Why do you want to win one of these QV body range packs? 

xxx
Ingrid.

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Sunday, 21 August 2016

Monday Makeup Madness 69 Link Up

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 69 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 69 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. 

At last week's link up we had 21 lovely bloggers link up a beauty related post each. The three most viewed posts, plus my pick of the posts, included the following:

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

  • Kat's linked post reviewing the NYX Ombre Blushes on Kat's Colourings blog was a popular post. Code Breaker looks like such a gorgeous blush although I'd probably be more inclined to try the other blush she blogged about, the Mauve Me blush, first as I do like a touch of shimmer. 
  • Leah's review of the Indeed Labs Vitamin C24 on Temporary Princess was another popular post and is another product I'd love to try.
  • Nalini's informative review of the Clarisonic Mia 2 linked from The Made Up Maiden was also popular.
  • My pick this week was Candyfairy's blog post unboxing her limited edition bellabox Vogue. I have a different bellabox in transit to me and was interested to see what the contents of this bellabox was!
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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Monday, 15 August 2016

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipsticks Review and Swatches

The new Rimmel London Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipsticks are sheer brilliance! 

I was recently lucky enough to receive the full set of six shades to trial and I absolutely love them!


Rimmel London Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipsticks
  
As the name suggests these lipsticks are beautifully hydrating and add a radiant sheer shine of colour to your lips.

These lipsticks contain Vitamins A, C and E so it's no wonder they provide such an energy shot of moisture to the lips which is perfect in this current weather!

I found these lipsticks to be easy to apply and very comfortable to wear on my lips. They are like a hybrid between a lipstick and a lip gloss. They have an ultra lightweight texture and are non sticky on the lips - yay! 

A bonus that I value very highly is the fact that these lipsticks also contain SPF 20 UV protection, making them perfect for outdoor wear on the weekends.  

Rimmel London Moisture Renew sheer & Shine

The six shades in the range provide a lovely selection. Starting from top left and going clockwise, the shades are:
  • 100 Woke Up Like This
  • 700 Better & Brighter
  • 200 Glow-Rious Pink
  • 300 Pink Rules
  • 600 Spin All Spring
  • 500 Red-y, Set, Go!
The colours provided by these lipstick shades have a translucent and luminous quality about them. It is possible to build up the colour a bit, but the beauty of these lipsticks is their sheer & shine quality. In the swatches below I used 3 swipes of the lipsticks.

Rimmel London Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipstick Swatches

These Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine lipsticks retail for $13.95 each. Click HERE to purchase them from Priceline.

What is your current favourite lip product? 

Do you prefer sheer or bold shades? 

xxx
Ingrid.

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Sunday, 14 August 2016

Monday Makeup Madness 68 Link Up

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 68 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 68 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. 

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:

Four Popular Posts From The
Monday Makeup Madness 67 Link Up

  • Barbe's collaboration post that she initiated with a range of other bloggers looking at beauty trends through the decades was fascinating! I loved her linked post from Fashionista In Suburbia that focused on an 80's look! 
  • Amy's linked post from Made Over & Me was also popular. Her post was all about makeup in the 60's. 
  • We were all in awe I suspect of Kat's amazing watch collection that she linked up from Kat's Colourings blog. 42 colourful and gorgeous watches! What a collection!
  • Finally Di's Priceline haul post from Max The Unicorn was also popular. We all love reading a good haul post! I love the look of the blushed nudes palette!
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. 



xxx
Ingrid

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Monday, 8 August 2016

Dilly's Collections Stylish Shower Cap Giveaway

Good news readers! Due to the interest shown on the Fabulous and Fun Life Instagram account recently when I posted this photo of me wearing the cute Dilly's Collection Cupcakes shower cap, Dilly's Collection have kindly agreed to giveaway one of their stylish shower caps to a lucky reader of Fabulous and Fun Life.

Dilly's Collection Cupcakes Shower Cap 

Dilly's Collection shower caps are premium quality, stylish shower caps that keep your hair dry and frizz free in the shower or bath.

Moisture can cause uncontrollable hair syndrome and frizz, and there's nothing worse than having a shower and ruining your recent blow wave or hair straightening due to the steam and water from the shower. Dilly's Collection shower caps help to preserve your styled hair for longer. 

They are the first ever shower cap to be lined with microfiber making them super comfortable to wear. The middle layer contains PVC water proofing materials. It is these first two layers that protect your hair from the steam and water that often causes your hair to frizz.

The outer layer is the stylish design premium quality satin fabric. 

Dilly's Collection Cupcakes Shower Cap Lined With Microfibre

These shower caps are easy to wash and reuse again and again! This makes them so much more environmentally friendly than the plastic shower caps you end up frequently throwing out.

Dilly's Collection has a fabulous range of stylish, chic and fun shower cap designs to choose from. Click HERE to go to the Dilly's Collection website to view their current selection of designs.

Dilly's Collection Cupcakes Shower Cap

Dilly's Collection Cupcakes Shower Cap


If you want to win your own comfortable, luxurious and stylish Dilly's Collection shower cap valued at $24.95 click on the linked Rafflecopter giveaway below and follow the easy instructions.




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway will be open from Tuesday 9/8/2016 until midnight Saturday 20/8/2016.

Good luck everybody!


Which Dilly's Collection Shower Cap Design Is Your Favourite?

xxx
Ingrid.

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