Monday, 23 October 2017

L'Oreal Paris - New Makeup Releases

I was lucky to recently be sent a bag of L'Oreal Paris new makeup releases to trial and review for you.

I was so excited that of course I started using everything immediately the minute after I had unboxed and photographed them! 

Yes, I love discovering and playing with new makeup!

Here are my first impressions of the makeup items I received.

L'Oreal Paris New Release Makeup 


L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Matte Addiction Lipsticks

These first items are not strictly speaking brand new to me.

The L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Matte Addiction Lipsticks were released in July this year and I reviewed them at that time as part of the beautyheaven trial team. 

Regular readers of Fabulous and Fun Life will probably remember that I also published a review of these lipsticks on this blog too. Click HERE to read my full review.

I was so excited to see three of these L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Matte Addiction Lipsticks included in the bag of goodies I received, in the shades:
  • 103 Blush In A Rush
  • 346 Scarlet Silhouette
  • 463 Plum Tuxedo.
Although I already had the first shade listed, fortunately I didn't have the other two.

L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Matte Addiction Lipsticks

These matte lipsticks contain both camellia and jojoba oils and as a result are THE most comfortable and hydrating matte lipsticks I've ever worn. 

They have a beautiful velvety smooth feel.

The pigmentation is wonderfully matter than matte, with an intense colour payoff.

The colour you see is the colour you get on your lips.

L-R: Blush In A Rush, Scarlet Sihouette, Plum Tuxedo.

These lipsticks are long lasting although I did need to reapply them after eating but this is fairly standard for me with all lipsticks.

The L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Matte Addiction Lipsticks have a recommended retail price of $21.95.

Click HERE to check out the full range of 15 shades available to purchase from Priceline. Next on my 'to buy' list of these lipsticks is Matte Erotique.

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Paint

Also included in my package of new L'Oreal Paris makeup releases were two Infallible Matte Lip Paints in the shades:
  • 211 Babe-in
  • 212 Nude-ist 
L'Oreal Infallible Matte Lip Paint L-R: Babe-in & Nude-ist.

These lip paints come in two different finishes, a high gloss lacquer and a velvet matte.

Both products I received were velvet mattes. 

I found these liquid lip paints to have high impact pigmentation

L'Oreal Lip Paints L-R: 211 Babe-In, 212 Nude-ist

The lip paint glided on smoothly and easily using the slanted tear drop shaped applicator.

These lip paints also have a lovely scent that I noticed upon application.

The L'Oreal Paris Infallible Matte Lip Paints have a recommended retail price of $19.95.

Click HERE to check out the full range of 10 shades available for purchase from Priceline. 

L'Oreal Paris Glam Beige Healthy Glow Foundation

I love a sunkissed glowy look and the L'Oreal Paris Glam Beige Healthy Glow delivers it!

I received all three different shades of this liquid foundation, namely the 
  • Light
  • Medium Light
  • Medium Dark
I found the Light shade to match my skin the best, although this might change as I become a bit more tanned in Summer.

L'Oreal Paris Glam Beige Healthy Glow Foundations

This foundation feels amazingly lightweight on yet provides a beautiful natural looking coverage.

It has added moisture and light reflecting pigments to provide for supple skin with a radiant glow.

This will definitely be a favourite foundation of mine over summer.

The L'Oreal Paris Glam Beige Healthy Glow Foundation has a recommended retail price of $24.95.

It is currently on special at Priceline for $19.95. Click HERE to check it out on the Priceline website.

L'Oreal Paris Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll

I love the retro packaging of this  Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll mascara with the soft pink and blue. It reminds me of the show Happy Days.

L'Oreal Paris Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll

This mascara worked well for me in lengthening my lashes and curling them. Once applied I didn't need to touch up my mascara all day.

It is easy to layer this mascara for an even more voluminous look. I tend to use one layer during the day and two at night. I experience no clumping or flaking with either one or two layers.

The L'Oreal Paris Mega Volume Miss Baby Roll has a recommended retail price of $21.95.

Click HERE to check out the other shade of this mascara available for purchase from Priceline, namely a beautiful indigo.

L'Oreal Paris False Lash X-Fiber

This is a two step mascara. 

Step 1 is a black primer which volumises the lashes, thickening each lash to build volume.

Step 2 lengthens the lashes with an ultra black formula enriched with 20x more fibres than the Superstar Original Mascara, for extreme length.

L'Oreal Paris False Lash X-Fiber Step 1: Volumises Lashes

L'Oreal Paris False Lash X-Fiber Step 2: Lengthens Lashes

Using this mascara my lashes appeared fuller, lifted & longer. 

My lashes curled absolutely beautifully using this mascara.

The L'Oreal Paris False Lash X-Fibre has a recommended retail price of $28.95. 

L'Oreal Paris True Match Mineral Foundation

The L'Oreal Paris True Match Mineral foundation range has been reformulated to offer clean coverage that actively improves skin texture with 95% pure sea mineral extracts.

It now contains the addition of Kaolin & Zinc and claims to improve the skin's complexion in just 4 weeks.

This powder claims to reduce acne and blemishes, even out your skin tone, control your oil and soften your skin texture for a radiant glow.

As I haven't yet used this product for 4 weeks I can't comment on all these claims but it definitely controlled my oil.

This mineral foundation comes in five shades ranging from 1W Ivory to 6N Rose. It also comes in a new finishing powder.

I received the following three shades:
  • 2.R/2.C      Rose Vanilla
  • 3.N            Creme Beige 
  • 4.D/4.W     Golden Natural
L'Oreal Paris True Match Mineral Foundation

I like the method of dispensing this powder. There's a well in the jar which is covered with netting and you swirl your brush in the well against the netting. This dispenses the perfect amount of powder and minimises the risk of accidental spills. 



I found this powder to be comfortable to wear all day and it lasted well. On it's own it offers lightweight coverage.

I prefer to wear this powder on top of the Glam Beige Foundation for more coverage.

To check out the five shades available from Priceline click HERE

The L'Oreal Paris True Match Mineral Foundation has a recommended retail price of $34.95.

L'Oreal Paris New Release Makeup Products

Which of the above L'Oreal Paris makeup items are you most interested in?

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Monday, 16 October 2017

beautyheaven's 10th Birthday Celebration!

Hip hip hooray! Break out the bubbles and cake beautyheaven has now turned 10!

And in true beautyheaven style it generously hosted a massive party in The Ivy's Sun Room inviting 100+ lucky beauty loving members, including me, along to celebrate!



The party embodied everything that for me represents beautyheaven.

It was a magical party full of friendly, inclusive and supportive beautyheaven staff and members.

It was fun!

It was informative!

Exactly like the beautyheaven website!

BeautyHeaven 10th Birthday Celebration Cake


No doubt most of you are all familiar with beautyheaven but for those few of you that aren't, beautyheaven is an amazing go-to Australian beauty website containing Australia's most extensive beauty review database.

It is my go-to destination for all things beauty related.

Whenever I'm tossing up between two beauty products from different brands and can't decide which one to buy I check out the reviews for both products on beautyheaven to help me make up my mind which one to buy.

All reviews are written by other beautyheaven members.

Beautyheaven also hosts the most wonderful and supportive community of beauty lovers with loads of forums to discuss anything and everything beauty related.

The beautyheaven 10th Birthday Celebration Party was set up like a marketplace.

After time for mingling and meeting up with other beautyheaven members some of whom I'd only previously met online we were broken up into 8 groups to progress through 8 different brands' stalls which I will list below.

beautyheaven 10th Birthday Celebrations


Justice Professional

Justice Professional is the range of salon quality, paraben free haircare and styling products made by Just Cuts.  

At this stall we were introduced to the range of Justice Professional products and some lucky members had products demonstrated on their hair.

We all received one full sized product from their range. I look forward to trying the Sea Salt Spray I received.

Justice Professional

Justice Professional

Justice Professional Products


Beauty By Nicholas

The next stall we visited was an exciting one for me as Beauty By Nicholas is a new brand that was only launched in May this year. 

This brand aims to provide multi-functional skin care solutions using the best dermatological techniques and cutting edge formulation technology.

The products we sampled on the day felt amazing and I'm looking forward to fully trialing the Foundation No More and the Eye Alchemy products we were gifted with to take home.

Beauty By Nicholas Stall

Beauty By Nicholas Products

We Vibe

Our next stall was behind closed doors. It was the adult toy We Vibe / Fun Factory stall. 

Yes we were gifted a sample. See if you can spot it in the goodie bag photo at the end of this post!

We Vibe Stall


Nutrimetics

The prettiest stall of the day belonged to Nutrimetics! 

Just look how stunning their floral display was!

Nutrimetics Flower Display

Plus the packaging of their new season's scented soaps and hand cream treats plus the watercolour tote bag is so gorgeous! 

These would be the perfect Christmas gift for your child's teachers and your work colleagues.

Nutrimetics Christmas Season Treats

Also at the Nutrimetics stall we were introduced to their top of the range Ultra Care+ Platinum Intense Skincare Programme. 

This is an 8 week powerful skin boosting system of four different concentrates. It consists of four serums for detox, anti-age, anti-pigmentation & firming! 

This is exactly what my skin needs! It sounds amazing!

We also sampled the Nutrimetics Ultra Care+ Platinum Youthful Beauty Supplement, a collagen booster. 

Drinking this supplement each day makes good sense if you want better skin as our skin is made up of 75% collagen and we lose 1% of collagen in our skin each year after the age of 20 so anything I can do to boost the amount of collagen in my skin is a winning treatment for me!

Nutrimetics Ultra Care + Platinum Range Products

Nutrimentics were extremely generous to all the beauty lovers at BeautyHeaven's 10th birthday celebration gifting us over $200 worth of Nutrimetics products each! 

Thank you so much Nutrimetics!

MAC Cosmetics

I was excited to see MAC Cosmetics at BeautyHeaven's Birthday celebration.

MAC were showcasing their Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours!

We were able to chose one colour to have applied to our lips and I let the makeup artist chose the colour for me so I wouldn't choose a shade similar to the ones I normally choose.

OMG the shade she chose for me was so stunning! It was called 'OH, LADY' and was a vivid deep wine shade. No wonder I loved it!

I'm off to the shops tomorrow to purchase this shade for myself. I NEED it in my life pronto!


MAC Cosmetics Stall

We also received a MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in our goodie bags. I received the shade 'Flesh Stone'.

Clinique

The lovely Clinique team colour matched us to our shade of Even Better Glow Foundation.

Given the comprehensive shade range I suspect there would be a shade to suit everyone in this range. 

I love being colour matched by an expert as I always find it a bit tricky to determine the best shade for my skin on my own! 

We were given a sample pot of this foundation to trial at home.

We were also super lucky to receive the Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm in our goodie bag which I have heard so many brilliant reviews of! I can't wait to use it!

Clinique Even Better Glow Foundation Shade Range

Estee Lauder

At the Estee Lauder stall we had the benefits of the Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II explained and demonstrated to us.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair
Synchronized Recovery Complex II.

We were also colour matched for the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup and provided with a sample to take home.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay In Place Makeup 


I was super excited to receive an Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Powerful Mask in my goodie bag. I can't wait to try it!

Plunkett's Skin Care

At this stall we were introduced to the new Working Hands cream which is a natural hand cream which repairs and protects and is specially formulated for hard working hands.

It would be perfect for tradies who work with their hands as well as people who are required to constantly be washing their hands.

This cream absorbed into my hands so quickly and my hands felt instantly softer!

We received a full sized tube of this product and more!


Plunkett's Stall

Finally here's one last photo from the BeautyHeaven 10th Birthday Celebration, namely the contents of our take home goodie bags! It was hard to fit everything into one photo!

beautyheaven 10th Birthday Celebration Goodie Bag Contents

Thank you so much beautyheaven for inviting me to your 10th birthday celebration! 

I had fun and I learnt a lot about the brands present on the day.

Happy 10th birthday beautyheaven! I wish you even more success and growth in the next 10 years! You are such an amazing resource to Australian beauty lovers and we all love and appreciate you so much!



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Monday, 9 October 2017

Versatile Clothing - Adrift Toya Top

Like the majority of you I wear many different hats - both literally and figuratively speaking!

I'm a mum, I'm a wife, I'm an employee, I'm a beauty and fashion blogger, and sometimes I'm just me!

Having completely separate wardrobes for each different part of my life isn't practicable however.

As a result versatility in my clothing is really important to me.

I need multi-tasking clothes that can adapt to the different aspects of my life.

One top that meets my versatility requirements is the Adrift Toya Top in Black

Adrift Toya Top in Black

The Adrift Toya top is a relaxed fit blouse.

It looks great dressed casually with a pair of cotton pants for walks along the beach.


Adrift Toya Top

I couldn't believe how windy it was when I was taking these outfit photos at the beach.

I'm surprised my hat didn't fly off into the surf it was that windy! 

I had to hang onto it the majority of the time and my hair was flying everywhere despite the hat but at least the photo below shows you the gorgeous sleeves on this top with their pleating and beading, as I hung onto my hat!

Adrift Toya Top

The Adrift Toya Top has such beautiful subtle beading detail along the hemline, neckline and sleeves.

When the weather becomes a bit warmer the Adrift Toya top will be perfect teamed with shorts whilst still offering some sun protection for my shoulders and upper arms.

The Adrift Toya top has a flattering design with a pleated bodice and lovely soft draping which skims over and hides any lumps and bumps, has a slimming deep v neck and three quarter length sleeves.

Adrift Toya Top

This top looks good not only on regular sized ladies but also on curvier ladies like myself.

Like the majority of Adrift clothing this Toya top comes in both regular sizes and plus sizes, ranging from XS to 4XL. 

If you prefer wearing lighter colours in Spring and Summer this top also comes in a crisp white or pretty pink tile fabric.

I've previously published a post about the Adrift Mantra Dress in Pink Tile fabric HERE.


Adrift Toya Top

It is the beautiful beading detail that enables this top to so easily be elevated from casual wear to also wearing it to beauty and fashion events and out in the evening. 

Last week I wore my Adrift Toya Top to the Frankie4 Footwear event where the always gorgeous Nikki Parkinson from Styling You was sharing her styling tips.



I also wore my Adrift Toya Top together with my leopard print skirt to the theatre last week.

Adrift Toya Top

I love the lovely flowing movement both this skirt and top provided as I walked. 

Who doesn't love a bit of swish!


Adrift Toya Top

And can I just say again how much I adore the sleeves of the Adrift Toya Top!

Adrift Toya Top

Note: If you are interested in purchasing any of the Adrift Toya top varieties I suggest you run and don't walk as I noticed on the Adrift website that some sizes are already sold out!

What's the most versatile item of clothing you own?

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