Sunday, 26 March 2017

Monday Makeup Madness 98 Link Up

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 98 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 98 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. 

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 March 2017

How Lush Create Their Cupcake Face Mask

I was lucky to attend the Bloggers United AU 2nd birthday celebration recently at Lush Sydney in their beautiful QVB store.

Visiting Lush on any occasion is a pleasure with my senses always invigorated by the amazing array of divine scents wafting through the store and the vision of all the dazzling colours of their wonderful bath, body and makeup products!

Lush QVB 

This occasion was no different. The event was wonderful, mingling with other beauty bloggers, swatching, sampling and sniffing all the stunning Lush products.

One of the highlights of the event for me was watching the creation of the Lush Cupcake face mask! 

The Cupcake face mask is chocolate heaven!

It looks like chocolate, smells like chocolate, tastes like ...... NO! Tempted as I was, I didn't taste it! We were warned that as chocolatey and good as it smells and looks, it does not taste good! 

Lush Cupcake Face Mask

How Lush Create Their Cupcake Face Mask

1. Add a linseed infused cloth into the oils for 20 minutes. Then remove the cloth.
2. Tear up and then add the fresh mint leaves.


3. Add the fragrance and glycerine.


4. Add the cocoa powder, Rhassoul mud & talc mixture.



5. Mix, mix, mix, mix, MIX!


6. Divide up into individual pots.


7. Apply! Smooth a generous layer of the Cupcake mask onto your face and leave for 10 - 15 minutes. This mask is quite thick to apply and I suggest standing over a sink whilst applying so you don't drop any on the floor. 

The thickness may have just been because at the event we didn't mix it quite as much as Lush usually does - they usually use industrial mixers instead of doing it manually!

Note this mask needs to be stored in the fridge between uses and should be used up within 3 weeks.



I shared my Cupcake mask with my teenage daughter. It was quite thick to apply and we shared a laugh with both of us feeling as though we were smearing our faces with chocolate cake batter - lol! 
The Cupcake Mask is absolutely brilliant for oily and teenage skin!

It is highly absorbent drawing out and removing any dirt, oil and impurities and thus giving the skin a deep cleanse.

The fresh mint stimulates and tones the skin, whilst the linseed and cocoa butter soften and moisturise your skin. Our faces felt wonderfully cooler and calmer whilst the mask was on.


After removing the mask - what a difference! My daughter's teenage skin in particular looked so good. It looked mattified in contrast to her skin pre mask yet also felt hydrated. All the excess oil sheen was gone from her face.

Both our skins also felt smoother and softer.

I'll definitely be buying more of this face mask for us both when I finish the sample I have.
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Another definite highlight of the event for me was winning a $100 Lush voucher. To win we were challenged to identify 4 mystery ingredients used in the Cupcake face mask. This challenge was obviously before we watched the making of this face mask!

A couple of the mystery ingredients were obvious such as the cocoa powder & fresh mint leaves but the linseed & shea butter weren't. The first person with the correct answers won. I was so surprised when I was the first to correctly list these four ingredients.


Lush Cupcake Mask Ingredient Identification Challenge

Of course I couldn't resist spending my voucher on the night! I was as happy as a kid in a toy store with money to spend! 

I chose to buy the massive Experimenter Box of 10 assorted bath bombs and also a slab of the refreshingly scented Sexy Peel soap.


Lush The Experimenter Gift Box

Lush - Sexy Peel Soap
Keep an eye out on my blog in the next 6 - 8 weeks for a review of these amazing 10 bath bombs!

Thanks to Lush's generosity, nobody left this event empty handed. All attendees were gifted a bag of Lush goodies as photographed below and we were also allowed to choose one additional item to take home free. I chose the Happy Hippy Shower Gel. My bathroom has never been better scented! 

Lush Gift Bag
Thank you so much Lush Sydney!

And Happy 2nd Birthday Bloggers United AU!

Happy 2nd Birthday Bloggers United AU!





What are your favourite Lush products? 

xxx
Ingrid.

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The above photographed Lush products were either  kindly gifted to me for editorial consideration or luckily won by me 
at the event as described above. All opinions are my own. Full disclosure policy here.

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Monday Makeup Madness 97 Link Up

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 97 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 97 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

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

You can also find me on Instagram:

 and Facebook:

and Pinterest

Monday, 13 March 2017

Fabulous and Fun Life 5K GIVEAWAY

To celebrate Fabulous and Fun Life reaching 5000 followers on Instagram I have decided to host a makeup giveaway as my way of saying a BIG thank you to all my awesome followers, both new and old. I appreciate you all, whether you've been following me for a year or a day or even an hour! Thank you so much!

Entry is super easy but first let's look at the prize!


Fabulous and Fun Life 5K Instagram Giveaway

The prize includes the following beautiful makeup products:
  • Barry M Chisel Cheeks Contour Kit
  • Barry M Twilight Nail Polish
  • Rimmel London Provocalips in 310 Little Minx
  • Rimmel London Provocalips in 700 Skinny Dipping                                                     (Check out my review of the Provocalips Lipsticks HERE)
  • Rimmel London Magnif'Eyes Kohl Kajal Eyeshadow in 001 Back to Basics                 
  • Benefit The Porefessional (Deluxe Sized Sample)
  • Benefit Posietint (Deluxe Sized Sample)
  • NYX Butter Gloss in Cherry Cheesecake
  • NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in London
  • NYX Retractable Eye Liner in Purple 
  • NYX Above & Beyond Full Coverage Concealer in Light/Pale
  • NYX Dark Circle Concealer in Medium 
  • NYX Matte Bronzer in Medium
  • NYX Eyebrow Marker in Deep
  • NYX Tinted Brow Mascara
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder.

Like I said entry is easy. As this giveaway is in celebration of reaching 5000 followers on Instagram, entry is via Instagram also.

To enter you need to:

1. Be following @fabulousandfunlife on Instagram
2. Like the giveaway post on Instagram
3. Tag two other people on the giveaway Instagram post who would love to win this prize

You can also gain additional entries in the giveaway by:

4. Re-gramming the giveaway photo on Instagram and tagging #fabulousandfunlife5K - don't forget to include this hashtag otherwise I won't see your regram. If I can't see it, I can't give you an additional entry!
5. Photo can be re-grammed once a day for more additional entries!

Entries close on 27 March 2017 and the winner will be announced on 28 March 2017.

Good luck everyone and thank you for all your support towards me via 
It is very much appreciated!

For those of you that love giveaways and competitions AND also love books: 
Booktopia is running a giveaway to win a book prize pack worth $256. 
Note: There is a purchase requirement in Booktopia's giveaway.



xxx
Ingrid.

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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Monday Makeup Madness 96 Link Up

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 96 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 96 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:


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 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

You can also find me on Instagram:

 and Facebook:

and Pinterest