Monday, 14 August 2017

New Rimmel London #Insta Collection

To help us all look #InstaSelfie picture ready in real life without the need for Instagram's beautifying filters Rimmel London have introduced their new Insta Collection.

The new Rimmel London Insta Collection consists of the following five products:

  • Insta Conceal & Correct Palette #colourcorrect
  • Insta Conceal & Contour Palette #conceal
  • Insta Fix & Matte Powder #settingpowder
  • Insta Flawless #tintedmoisturiser &
  • Insta Fix & Go Spray #settingspray.

Rimmel London #Insta Collection


Rimmel #Insta Conceal & Correct Palette

This Rimmel London #Insta Conceal & Correct palette consists of three creamy colour correcting shades to correct any colour flaws on your face.


Rimmel London #Insta Conceal & Correct Palette

The peach shade neutralises dark circles hallelujah! & illuminates face features.

The green shade works wonders in covering blemishes & redness! So useful!

The purple shade mutes yellowish undertones to correct dull & sallow skin.

Rimmel London #Insta Conceal & Correct Palette

For additional benefits each shade also contains Vitamin E, Aloe & Chamomile.

I found all three shades to be beautifully creamy & very easy to blend. I've been using all three shades on my face in different parts of my face to even out my skin tone & create a more flawless base for my foundation. I've found the green shade in particular to be useful for my needs.


Rimmel #Insta Conceal & Contour Palette

The new Rimmel London #Insta Conceal & Contour palette consists of 3 creamy natural shades to cover up & conceal imperfections whilst accentuating our best features.


Rimmel London # Insta Conceal & Contour Palette

There's a highlight, conceal & contour shade, all clearly labelled, allowing you to fully sculpt and contour your face. This would be a great compact palette to take on holidays.


Rimmel London #Insta Conceal & Contour Palette


Once again all three shades feel beautifully creamy and blend well.

The highlight is matte and has no shimmer added to it so I have been adding an additional highlighter with added shimmer to my face after using this palette.

I especially love the concealer in this palette.
This new Rimmel London #Insta Fix & Matte Powder is a micro-fine translucent powder that mattifies the skin.


It might look a bit scarily white and ghost-like in it's container but once applied it is translucent.

Rimmel London #Insta Fix & Matte Powder

lt controls shine and diminishes oil. I find it particular helpful to use on my forehead and nose.

It also helps to set and fix foundation. Anything that helps my makeup last longer without needing a touch up during the day is a winner in my eyes! Yes, as much as I love makeup I'm lazy like that and don't like reapplying makeup whilst I'm at work or out and about. 

As expected from a product that is marketed as helping us look #InstaSelfie picture ready this powder is camera friendly and flashback proof. 

Rimmel #Insta Flawless

The Rimmel London #Insta Flawless is a tinted moisturiser that I've been using for a while now. It leaves skin looking beautifully radiant and glowy.

Rimmel London #Insta Flawless

On weekends I just wear this tinted moisturiser and no foundation for a simple my skin but better look. I love the fact that this product contains SPF15.

Rimmel #Insta Fix & Go Spray

This Rimmel #Insta Fix & Go Setting Spray locks in makeup for up to 8 hours wear. Like I said above I hate reapplying my makeup throughout the day so I totally love his product.

It is a 2 in 1 primer and setting spray. It can be applied underneath your makeup as a primer or on top of your makeup as a setting spray depending on what you prefer. I like using it on top of my makeup as a setting spray.

It also contains cucumber extracts which gives this product a lovely fresh scent which I love.

Rimmel London #Insta Fix & Go

Overall I am really impressed with this new Rimmel London #Insta Collection. You don't need to be a fan of Instagram or of selfies to love this collection. 


Rimmel London #Insta Collection

These products do a wonderful job in creating a flawless look for your makeup. These products have been on high rotation for me since I received them and I will continue using them daily.


Don't forget that the 40% Off Priceline Cosmetics sale is on this week:

Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th August 2017.


Click HERE to visit Priceline Online to plan your purchases now! 

All the above Rimmel products will be included in this sale. 




Have you tried any of the above products?

If not, are you tempted to try any?

xxx
Ingrid.

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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Monday Makeup Madness 118 Link Up

Welcome to the Monday Makeup Madness 118 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 the participating beauty blogs be seen by new readers. 

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

All bloggers are welcome to join in and link up ONE beauty related post each. 

Monday Makeup Madness 118 Link Up

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.
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. 


Don't forget that the 40% Off Priceline Cosmetics sale is on this week:

Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th August 2017.

Click HERE to visit Priceline Online to plan your purchases now!





Let the Link Up Fun Begin! 

xxx
Ingrid

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Monday, 7 August 2017

Free Priceline Health & Wellbeing Gift Bag

Priceline currently have a fabulous free Health & Wellbeing Gift Bag worth over $165 that they are giving away as a gift with purchase. I love these sort of gifts with purchase especially when I would have spent the money required to qualify for the gift anyway!

Priceline Health & Wellbeing Gift Bag

You just need to spend $39 or more in store at Priceline or online in one transaction across participating brands to receive this generous Health & Wellbeing Gift Bag.

The participating brands are everyday brands that I purchase regularly for our family. 

The participating brands include: Dove, Colgate, Band-Aid, Cenovis, Elastoplast, Gillette, Hask, Kool 'n' Soothe, Atkins, Oral B, Scholl, Swisse Vitamins & Vicks.

As I was needing new disposable razors, deodorant, bandaids and toothpaste it was a no brainer for me to buy these items from Priceline instead of at the supermarket and as a result I easily qualified for this amazing Health & Wellbeing Gift Bag.

I love these sort of gift bags! You get the opportunity to try so many new products and potentially discover new items that perfectly meet your needs that you wouldn't have otherwise known about.

The Health & Wellbeing Gift Bag is packaged in a great toiletries bag with a hanging hook. It's perfect for holding all your bathroom essentials when you're on holidays. 

Priceline Health & Wellbeing Gift Bag

It's also so convenient having the hanging hook allowing this bag to by hung over the shower door and not clutter the bathroom bench which always ends up being so crowded on holidays I find!

My Priceline Health & Wellbeing Gift Bag contained the following products (in alphabetical order):

Atkins Lift Low Carb Chocolate Almond Protein Bar

Band-Aid Dora the Explorer 20 Character Strips Waterproof 

Bio Organics Glycemix Foot & Heel Balm

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste

Dove Shampoo Daily Moisture

Dove Conditioner Daily Moisture

Elastoplast 10 Sensitive Dressing Lengths 

Gillette Fusion Hydra Gel Sensitive Foam

Hask Greek Yogurt Repairing Deep Conditioner Sachet

Kool 'n' Soothe Migraine and Headache Relief Soft Gel Sheets

Oral B Gum Care & Enamel Restore

Scholl Velvet Smooth Nail Care Oil

Swisse Chlorophyll+ Vitamins 
(Supports energy metabolism, immune function & healthy skin, and helps reduce tiredness & fatigue)

Swisse Liquid Iron

Vicks Vapo Drops

Priceline Health & Wellbeing Gift Bag

I am really happy with the above contents of the Priceline Health and Wellbeing Gift Bag and can see myself using everything in the bag! I am especially interested in trying the headache relief sheet next headache I get, and having been off work for the past two days with a severe cold I'm already using the Vicks Vapo Drops to soothe my red raw throat!

This Priceline Health and Wellbeing Gift Bag offer started on 5 August 2017 and will finish on 16 August 2017 unless sold out earlier. If you're wanting to get one of these gift bags I'd run not walk as I think it will be a popular offer especially as the spend required is so low compared to other Priceline gift bag offers in the past.

 Does this Priceline gift bag with purchase appeal to you? 

What product are you most interested in trying from this gift bag?

xxx
Ingrid

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Monday Makeup Madness 117 Link Up

The Monday Makeup Madness link up provides readers with a wide variety of beauty blog posts they can access from one convenient location. 

The aim of the Monday Makeup Madness link up is to share some beauty blogger love, strengthen our beauty blogger community and help all the participating beauty blogs be seen by new readers. 

All bloggers are welcome to join in and link up ONE beauty related post each. 

Monday Makeup Madness 117 Link Up



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.
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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and Pinterest

Monday, 31 July 2017

Maybelline Makeup Goodies From RY

Thanks to Ry.com.au I received the following Maybelline goodies to trial and review for you:

Maybelline New York Makeup 


Maybelline New York Makeup


Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette

The Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette is so pretty! The palette includes 12 complementary shades including blushes, plums, roses & neutrals. The majority of these shades are infused with subtle rose gold pigment, which being a lover of all things rose gold I absolutely love! There are also a couple of matte shades. Unfortunately my photo did not pick up the shimmer, you'll just have to check out this palette in real life to see that!

The strength of pigmentation varies between the lighter and darker shades, with the darker shades being more pigmented. The lighter shades need more coats and blending.

This palette is very versatile and suits both day and night looks, casual and more glam looks. I've been using it mainly for my everyday looks. I recommend using a primer underneath for the best result.

This mascara has been aptly named. It instantly lengthened my lashes and made them appear fuller, giving the illusion of false eye lashes. All this with just one coat!

What makes this mascara different is it's spoon brush and flexible wand. Roughly 1cm from the base of the bristles it has the ability to flex significantly which is designed to help lift and separate the lashes making them appear fuller.

Maybelline Volum'Express The Falsies Washable Mascara
in Blackest Black

It has a kera-fibre formula to help build the lashes. 

The formula dries fairly quickly so you need to work quickly between coats. 

Personally this mascara worked best for me when I applied just one coat. Any more than two coats and it became clumpy for me. More than two coats is unnecessary anyway in my opinion as I achieved such a full looking, good result with one coat.

The black pigment is beautifully dramatic.

As expected by the 'washable mascara' title, this mascara was easy to remove with no aggressive rubbing required. It came off using just water on a cotton pad.

I will happily continue using this mascara.

One of the advantages of having makeup sent to you to trial is that you often trial something you may not have otherwise bought, and then find that it meets your needs perfectly! 

The Maybelline FITme! Matte + Poreless Foundation is a great example of this. Personally I would probably have chosen the Maybelline FITme! Dewy + Smooth Foundation as I have mature skin and would have thought the dewy version of this foundation may have worked better for my skin type but to my pleasant surprise the Matte + Poreless version was perfect for me.

Maybelline FITme! Matte + Poreless Foundation

I found it easy to apply and it blended beautifully. It wasn't at all drying on my skin like matte products can sometimes be and most importantly it was effective in reducing the appearance of my pores. As with all foundations I used a primer underneath it and moisturised my skin in the morning before applying any makeup. 

I found this foundation to have medium coverage but it was buildable on areas that I have pigmentation. I trialed this foundation using my fingers, a foundation brush and a beauty blender. I got the best results using the beauty blender.

I did find the consistency of the Maybelline FITme! Matte + Poreless Foundation to be a bit runnier than other foundations I have recently tried, not that this was an issue at all. If anything I think it made blending the foundation easier.

Maybelline FITme! Matte + Poreless Foundation

My only minor complaint about this foundation is that it didn't come with a pump action dispenser. Possibly due to it's runny consistency a pump wasn't deemed necessary.

Overall I think the Maybelline FITme! Matte + Poreless Foundation is a great product for a great price. I will be happy to purchase this foundation after I finish this trial bottle. 

I might be a beauty blogger but I am not a makeup artist so when it comes to 'strobing' I've got to admit I have no idea and just the word 'strobing' itself I find intimidating!

BUT I do know how to highlight, and that's basically what this Maybelline Face Studio Master Strobing Stick excels at! So don't get put off by the word 'strobing' in the product title if like me you aren't a makeup artist. This product is a gorgeous illuminating highlighter!

Maybelline Face Studio Master Strobing Stick
Illuminating Highlighter

It adds such a lovely radiant, glowy effect, something I've found my skin losing from about the age of forty onwards as my skin has matured and become dryer. 

I add the highlighter above my cheek bones before I add my blush and down the centre of my nose. I also add it to the inside corner of my eyes to open them up and give me a more youthful look. In addition it looks fabulous applied to my cupid's bow.

Maybelline Face Studio Master Strobing Stick
Illuminating Highlighter

It has a lightweight creamy texture and is totally easy to use.

Apart from the word 'strobing' in the product title I love everything about the Maybelline Face Studio Master Strobing Stick Illuminating Highlighter. Like all Maybelline products it is reasonably priced.


Do you have a favourite Maybelline product?

Have you tried any of the above Maybelline products?

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