Monday, December 31, 2012

A trip down Fabulous Lane: Saying goodbye to 2012!

Hey Guys!!

Today's post is a more personal post than usual. I am not the type that usually says much about myself online, I prefer to do it in person however today is different. 2012 has been a year were we have gone through a lot of changes, since the past nearly two years that we have been doing this blog a lot has changed. Time has become shorter each day that passes and this year has flown by so fast!!

As I look back on this past year, I recall some memories Denise and I have made:

Taking part in our first big competition!

This time last year, Denise and I were gearing up to take part in the the Beauty Editor's Shoes competition!! Thanks to everyone who supported us, we ended up in the final 10!
Our Blogiversary Interview with Paul from Malta Amateur Youtubers, Vloggers and Artists! 

This was so fun to do, we spent a whole afternoon talking with Paul over Skype and trying to make this video work!!

Out with the Old in with the New!

One of the most challenging weekends was when we decided to introduce our new layout! 

Our first Event!

During this year, we were invited to many events!! However, we will never forget the first event we were invited to, the Catrice Launch Party! A few months after, Daniela invited us to another awesome event to showcase the new collections

Apart from beauty events, we were also invited to various Fashion Events such as  Runway Malta Spring/ Summer 2012 and Autumn/ Winter 2013, the busiest and awesome week of all, Malta Fashion Week! and New Look's Wet and Wild Collection!

Being featured on The Sunday Times of Malta

This was probably my favourite 2012 moment! We were so honoured that we were featured, I read and re-read the article so I could take it all in! 

I have also had time to start tutorials again which I had enjoyed doing so much when I had my old youtube channel and I plan on continuing in 2013!

In the beginning of the post I told you that this will be a more personal type of blog post, after going through nearly all of our past posts and I recalled the above memories, I remember the joy I felt after each one of them. Sometimes life is so fast and you can lose track of the little things! With each memory I made this year both personally and blog related, I have learnt one thing; 
Everything you do, do it out of love and always give it your all and never take anything or anyone for granted!

It has been a tough year for both Denise and I however as I write this post, I feel a sense of gratitude, not only for the support I have received from my loved ones but also for the friendship I have with Denise. We started off this blog as acquaintances however today I can proudly say that Denise is one of my closest friends!

From the bottom of my heart, I thank each and everyone of you for following us and for the constant support you give us! We do this blog out of our love for the industry and we will continue to put in our 100% to give back a little of what we know to you!

Have a lovely New Year, may it be better than the last!!

Martina XOXO

The Fabulous Team

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Haul: e.l.f cosmetics

Hey Guys!!

This is an oldish Haul post which I haven't gotten round to writing yet since I received my awaited package whilst I was on holiday!

So, e.l.f were having a 50% off sale for their Birthday and I had been postponing to buy some very needed and very missed essentials! So with a photo shoot and Christmas coming up I decided to place an order!

From the last purchase I had made I noticed a difference in dispatch time, for some reason this took around a week! However, I was very happy that my package arrived just in time!

I bought a number of items namely:

  • e.l.f HD Powder, which is a re-purchase since I absolutely love this powder and my powder was about to finish.
  • Two e.l.f Mist and Set, this is also a re-purchase since my Mist and Set got wasted a few weeks ago and I couldn't stand not using this product so I bought two just in case!
  • e.l.f Make Up Artist Brush Belt- I had been meaning to buy this belt for ages so I just went ahead and bought it!! My old make up teacher had one and she told me that it was really comfortable to use! I bought this primarily for the photo shoot and I can tell you from now that it was a really valuable asset!
  • e.l.f Flirty Eyelash Palette- I bought these eyelashes primarily for the diamond lashes for the photo shoot which turning out stunning!!
  • e.l.f Mascara & Shadow Shield- Apparently this is quite a new product to hit the website, I saw it as quite a handy tool especially when using dark eyeshadows and mascara so I said why not give it a try!
That's all from me, I hope you liked this haul!!

Martina XOXO

o.b.o The Fabulous Team

Friday, December 28, 2012

Pins of the Week: New Year's Eve Edition!

Hey Guys!

I hope you are all well!!

This Pin of the Week is a New Year's Eve Special Edition to help you with some inspiration for New Year's Eve, so that you can start the New Year looking Fabulous!!

Don't forget to visit our Pinterest Account for more New Year's Eve Inspiration HERE!

Glittery Nails!
Add a bit of sparkle to your outfit!
We think updos are so sophisticated for NYE!
Go for an understated eye or go for a full on Glittery Smoky Eye!

We hope you enjoyed this post!! Have a lovely New Year's Eve and if you are going out drinking, don't drive!!

The Fabulous Team XOXO

Thursday, December 27, 2012

OOTD/ FOTD: Christmas Time!!

Hey Guys!!

I hope you had a lovely Christmas!!

Today I will be sharing with you what I wore on Christmas Day for a family lunch! Excuse my funny facial expressions but I had only 4 hours of sleep!!

Beige Dress from Orsay
Beige Leather Jacket from Orsay
Brown Ankle Boots from Peacocks
Brown Clutch from Mango

Catrice Prime and Fine Smoothing Refiner for Invisible Lines and Pores
Make Up Store Matt Foundation in Olive
Make Up Store Cover All Concealer in Blue
e.l.f HD Powder
essence Soul Sista Limited Edition Bronzing Powder in 01 Shake your Booty
e.l.f Mist and Set

essence I <3 Stage Primer
Catrice Absolute Eye Colour Mono in 090 Bring Me Frosted Cake
Pupa Limited Edition Diamond Deco eyeshadow 01
Make Up Store Microshadow in Bronze
Make Up Store Microshadow in Choco D'Or
Pupa Limited Edition Diamond Deco Eyeliner 03
Catrice Kajal Designer in 01 Diamond Black
Catrice Mini Max Mascara
essence Eyebrow Stylist Set

Make Up Store Lipstick in China Red

I hope you enjoyed this look!! 

Martina XOXO

o.b.o The Fabulous Team

Monday, December 24, 2012

Pins of the Week- Christmas Edition!

Hi Guys!

Hope you are all well and gearing up for the festive season!! Merry Christmas to you all!!!!

With a number of gatherings, parties and the list goes on and on, we decided to dedicate this post to inspiration pins for Christmas!!

We found a number of Christmas pins which you can view HERE, however we chose our top pins to feature in this post!

Abstract Christmas Tree (left), Dipped Glitter nails

1950s Curls <3

Va va voom red lip!!
Left: Cute Dress we found and a Black and Red Chrismassy Outfit!

That's all from us!! We hope you enjoyed this post!! And if you're stuck on what make up look to wear, you can always check out our Hollywood Glam Tutorial HERE and HERE and our Subtle Purple Smoky Eye HERE!!

Until next time, have a lovely Christmas and stay safe!!

The Fabulous Team xoxo

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Haul: Going crazy for Make Up Store!!

Hey Guys!!

Very sorry I haven't been posting much but this past week has been crazy busy for me!!!!

Since it's opening on 8th December, I have visited Make Up Store 3 times!!! I was able to visit the store opening were I bought I few products however a few days later I couldn't resist an invitation by another fellow blogger Jess from Beauty is Our Passion and bought a few things for a photo shoot I did this week!! (Stay posted for the complete look :-D). Then yesterday I was singing with my lovely choir at The Point and out of all places I was singing exactly in front of the shop, however I ended up not going in but went running to it today when I was able to re visit The Point for Christmas shopping!!

For my first haul I bought the following things which I used primarily for the photo shoot! I also got my Member ship card, Yay!!

From left: Membership Card, Microshadow in Bronze, Lipstick in China Red, Microshadow in Choco D'or, Blending Brush Small (109)

After snooping around on the official website, I came across their official magazine and I was obsessing over a particular lipstick I saw in a make up shoot they did! Also, I wanted to try out a purple lipstick used in their Spellbound collection. So today I went in knowing exactly what I needed! I was really happy to see that the Make Up Artist I had mentioned in my first haul was there!!! He was really helpful and I had the pleasure of chatting a bit with him about all the different make up products!! I also got to know that his name is Carlos and I want to personally send out a little shout out to him and to tell him thank you for the excellent service he gave me!!

From Left: Lipstick in Magic, Lipstick in Magic Spell, Cover All Concealer in Blue, Matt Foundation in Olive.

I hope you liked this haul!! Have you visited Make Up Store yet?? 

Martina XOXO

o.b.o The Fabulous Team

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Soap Cafe' Shampoo and Condiioner review

Good morning Fabulous readers!

I made a promise to myself that when my shampoo and conditioner run out, I'm going to buy natural ones, so last week, I went to my beloved Soap Cafe shop in Sliema, and bought my hair some natural goodies:

250 ml

They are cruelty free, SLS/SLES and Paraben free. They both come as base and then, Charlene adds essentials oils according to your needs.

I have an oily scalp, so she added rosemary, tea tree, geranium and lavender essentials oils to my shampoo and rosemary and lavender essential oils, carrot seed oil and argan oil to my conditioner because of my drier ends.

First of all, the both smell so good. Not the artificial smell you get with the other shampoos and conditioners! Secondly, my hair absolutely cried with joy! My hair looks better than ever, and I don't even need to apply any styling product (my hair is wavy-ish). This week, I left them at a friend's house, so I had to wash my hair with regular products and I felt the difference immediately! Plus my hair looked like a mess.

Besides shampoo and conditioner bases, they also have face cleanser, body wash and body lotion bases.A bigger container is also available.

Love ,

Denise Delceppo o.b.o The Fbulous Team XOX

Friday, December 14, 2012

Akamuti launch at Shanti + mini haul!

Good morning Fabulous readers!

Last Saturday, I went to the launch of the new 100% natural and organic skincare Akamuti at Shanti in Mosta with my dear friend Fiona from Cruelty Free Malta.


I absolutely love the range, which includes face and hair masks, soaps, bath salts, roll on perfume oils, argan oil, coconut oil, shea butter and so on. They smell absolutely devine. Actually, everything at Shanti smells gorgeous!

We were able to try the products !

The Akamuti range

This face mask smells like cocoa powder - yummy!

Natual and organic food!
Skin care, vitamim , etc.

Household detergemts, soaps etc.

Here's what I bought:

Fom left : Nakd raw chocolate bar, goji berries, Dimples facial wax strips, Weleda plant gel toothpaste and Crazy Rumors Banana Split lip balm.

Ayurvedic neem powder and Amla powder

We were also given a mini goody bag, which included a piece of African black soap and some fragrant tranquility bath salts 

I'm still trying them out, and will keep you updated with my reviews!

I highly suggest you go take a look at Shanti if you're interested in natural, organic and vegan products! You''ll find something for everyone and the shop keepers are extremely friendly and helpful!


Denise o.b.o The Fabulous Team XOX

Pins of the Week!

Hey Guys!!

Today we will be doing a new weekly segment called Pins of the Week!! Yes, as you can assume correctly, we will be choosing those pins which caught our eye that week! If you haven't visited our Pinterest account then you can click HERE and check out all our boards!

Since we have been using Pinterest for quite a while now, this post will be a more generic post rather than Pins we specifically saw this week!

Pins that catch our eye are mainly those pins which teach you something. Apart from finding pins that teach you something you can find a number of pins which can give you inspiration! Take a look at some of the pins we like and don't forget to visit our Pinterest account to see a bigger picture and original source of the pin!

We hope you liked this segment! Do you have a pinterest account? If yes, link us to your account below :-)

The Fabulous Team XOXO