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Beautyheaven Turns 10!

Beautyheaven 10th Birthday

Beautyheaven, Australia's number 1 beauty community, has hit double digits this year, turning 10! I was lucky enough to receive an invite to their big birthday bash up in Sydney this past weekend.

For those who have never heard of Beautyheaven before, it is a wonderful place for beauty lovers of all kinds to come together. It is more than just a website, its the destination to get advice, news and insider knowledge about about all things beauty. It’s a community where like-minded (read: beauty-obsessed) individuals come together to celebrate and share their love for all things make-up, skin care, hair, health, lifestyle, and so much more. It’s Australia’s most extensive beauty review database, and the place to visit to get your beauty fix.

While I have only been a member of Beautyheaven for just under two years, I have been very warmly welcomed into this community by all of the members. It has been a place I have regularly gone for help and support on beauty issues, and even just life in general. This birthday bash was the perfect way to finally put some faces to online user names.

The party was held in the beautiful Ivy Sunroom and it was the best birthday party I'd ever been to, because we got the presents! The day itself consisted of splitting into smaller groups to visit eight different stalls run by different beauty brands. 

Beautyheaven 10th Birthday Nutrimetics

Beautyheaven 10th Birthday Nutrimetics

My first stop for the day was at Nutrimetics. At Nutrimetics we learnt all about their amazing Platinum range, getting to sample their supplements and also test out some of their Christmas products as well (which, let me just say, are amazing!).

Next we continued our journey to MAC, where we all go to have our lips down with their gorgeous Retro Matte lipsticks. I went for a orangey red to match the flower patterns on my bed, opting for the shade Quite The Standout. It was much bolder than I was used to, but when Kat tells you that that colour was practically made for you, I am now very tempted to go pick it up.

With our lips all done, it was time to stop by Clinique and get a sample of their brand new foundation, the Even Better Glow Light Reflecting Make Up. Hearing how this foundation would work wonderfully for dry and oily skin, I was very excited to see how it would go. I am yet to try any Clinique make up products, so I am so excited to have a little sample of one to finally try!

Beautyheaven 10th Birthday Clinique

Next up was Estee Lauder where we received another foundation sample, this time the Double Wear Foundation which I have been wanting to try for so long!! We all got colour matched with their clever colour matching device (which I seriously think that all foundation brands need...because it is so clever). We also all received the Advanced Night Repair Foil Mask to try out as well, and you know how much I love masks, so I cannot wait to put this on my face!!

Beautyheaven 10th Birthday Estee Lauder

A busy morning with lots of goodies and information, but naturally we had to stop for lunch and to have a bit of a mingle with all the other groups. 

After we were all sufficiently fed and with a fresh drink in hand, we kept moving. Our first stop after lunch was with John Plunkett and Nutri-Synergy. We learnt all about their products and were loaded up with a bunch of goodies to test out at home. 

Beautyheaven 10th Birthday Plunkett's

Beautyheaven 10th Birthday Justice Professional

Now it was time for the hair care with Justice Professional, Just Cuts in house hair styling range. I hadn't heard of this brand before, so I was super excited to hear about them and try them out. What I walked away from this stall being shocked about was realising that we have so much dead hair on our head. The mid to ends of our hair are all dead because they are no longer growing. We learnt about the Smooth and Groom hair treatment to help keep our hair looking gorgeous all year round. I love their packaging on these products as well, which are designed to be chucked in your bag or for travelling because they cannot open and leak everywhere without you pushing the button to open it, it's so clever.

Moving along again, we stopped at another brand I was yet to try anything from - Beauty by Nicholas, which makes a number of multi-functional skin care and foundation products. We learnt about all of their products and got to try them out as well. I really wanted to take home the Foundation No More in the light shade, but they were all out, much to my disappointment, so I grabbed an Omega Hydroxy Night Rejuvenation instead.

Beautyheaven 10th Birthday Fun Factory

After this, it was time for our final stop with a bit of a fun, adult company. In the final space we learnt about Fun Factory and Svakom. Not going to lie, it was bit of an intimidating spot for me, but interesting to see some adult toys.

It can't be a birthday without some cake and bubbles, which is exactly how we finished the day, before grabbing another huge goodie bag to take home with us.

Before I share all the goodies we received, I just want to finish by saying a huge Happy 10th Birthday to Beautyheaven!! Thank you for the amazing event, it was so much fun to meet all the beautiful ladies, and get to try out some super exciting products as well. I cannot wait to see what the next 10 years have to hold for you guys!!

Now, what you have all been waiting for...the goodies we all picked up as well. So many that I couldn't fit them all in one photo. I have included details of the goodie bag below as well:

Beautyheaven 10th Birthday Goodie Bag

Beautyheaven 10th Birthday Goodie Bag

Beautyheaven Say It With Polish Nail Polish
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick (Young Attitude) $46
Svakom Echo $104.95 
Nutrimetics Nutri-Rich Smoothing Lip Polish
Justice Professional Hair Clip
We Vibe Travel Hair Brush 
 Glam by Manicare Lashes (Adriana) $12.99
 Eco Tools Color Perfecting Minis $17.99
Barry M Dazzle Dust
Barry M Lipstick (Truffle Shuffle) $9.95
Barry M Nail Paint (Twilight) $9.95
Barry M Flawless Brightening Primer
Vonblü Lipstick (Lära) $29

Beautyheaven 10th Birthday

Thank you again Beautyheaven and to all it's wonderful members for making this celebration so much fun. Let me know if you would like any reviews on the products inside the goodie bag as well! xx

*DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.


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