Lashings of Essence!

Hey there lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

I am always on a quest to find my lashes! I used to have long thick eyelashes when I was younger, now I’m nearing 60 (next month) they have become sparse and so bloody straight. I can cope with them being sparse alright, but I hate that they have lost their oomph and curl, I want them to open up my eyes again. My eyes have become hooded over the years too which makes my lashes look even more non-existent. I did buy an eyelash serum to use at night to help regrowth, but I have always forgotten to use it in my nighttime routine. I’ll get back to using it (it’s a No7 one) and write a review, maybe that will spur me on to get the stuff on my lashes. But it is something you have to wait a while to see results of, and I’m not the most patient of women. I’d have to wait at least 3 months. If you think this is something you would like to see from me, leave me a comment. 

Anyhoo, to give me a bit of confidence back, and some eyelashes I purchased a lash primer and mascara from the brand Essence. 

I bought Lashes of the Day super volume mascara and Volume Booster lash primer. Let me start at the first base with the eyelash primer. This is infused with acai oil and mango butter to nourish the lashes, it’s white in colour when applied with the mascara wand applicator. You obviously apply it to your eyelashes before mascara let it dry for a few moments, then apply your mascara. It doesn’t dry down hard and crispy, my lashes still felt really soft. I had to have a sniff of the product, and to me, it smelt fruity. The brush is great at the lash separation, and got right to the really tiny lashes on the inside of my eyes, and also my bottom ones too. This is really great stuff! I have used it for all my various mascara brands and each time it has given me great eyelashes, and I feel more confident with the way my makeup looks. I tried to take some photos of my eyes to pop on here myself, but I just couldn’t do it. I will see if I can get Mark to take some for me, of me and I’ll post over on my Instagram at a later date. I purchased my Essence lash primer from Wilko in my local town, you can also get it from HERE.

The mascara I purchased to go with the lash primer is this one from Essence, Lashes of the Day Super Volume mascara. It doesn’t seem to be on the Wilko website right now so I’m not sure if it’s been discontinued or not. I tried this mascara with the primer and without, and I’m quite happy with my eyelashes without it. The brush is a great size and shape and grabs hold of all my lashes, even the tiny ones. I don’t like a mascara that’s too wet and this one isn’t, it applies brilliantly. My lashes don’t feel hard and crunchy and it doesn’t flake off during the day either. A really great mascara, in my opinion. As I said I purchased this mascara from my local Wilko store, but it doesn’t seem to be on their website so I can’t leave a link to this one.

Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX

Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation..

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

I’ve been using a new foundation this week. This is the Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation with Flexi-Hold. 

Okay, so I have mature skin that’s on the dry side and I had seen reviews on this foundation about it clinging on the drier areas of the skin. So taking that on board, before I applied the foundation I let my moisturiser really sink in first.

Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation is a primer foundation and concealer all in one lovely glass pump action bottle. It’s a buildable medium to full coverage and is stated that it will last 24 hours being non-transferable touch-proof and shine proof. I obviously haven’t worn my makeup for 24 hours so I can’t comment, but my skin didn’t go shiny, I didn’t get foundation transferring to light coloured necklines of my clothes, and it did last me all day with the colour staying in place. I found the foundation applied better for me when I used a sponge rather than a brush, my pores are far less noticeable and my skin looked flawless. Although it is a matte finish it doesn’t make my skin look “flat” I still had natural-looking skin, I loved that I don’t have to use powder to set afterwards. Face Finity foundation is Dermatologically tested and it didn’t clog my pores, it’s also got an SPF 20 and it’s oil-free.

Father Christmas gifted me this and I believe he got it from Boots HERE

Thank you for stopping by and reading today.

XXX

 

 

 

Creightons H2O Boost Hyaluronic Hot Cloth Cleanser With Muslin Cloth

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

An absolutely lovely hot cloth cleanser that’s not only kind to my skin but kind to my purse too! This is the Creightons H20 Boost Hyaluronic Hot Cloth Cleanser and it includes the muslin cloth. This isn’t an AD nor was the product gifted to me, I purchased this myself.

There’s sustainably sourced marine algae extract to help maintain the skins elasticity and Hyaluronic acid to hold in the moisture within this fabulous cleanser. It’s thick and creamy when squeezed from the huge 200ml tube. It also smells pretty beautiful too. When massaged into the skin it melts away my makeup (FYI, I don’t use it over my eyes to remove eye make, I prefer a separate eye makeup remover) As the first step in my double cleansing, it’s been wonderful. I remove the cleanser with the muslin cloth included, this gives my skin exfoliation to help get rid of dead skin cells for a brighter complexion. With the hyaluronic acid within, my skin never feels dry and tight after cleansing, it feels very fresh clean and soft with a radiant glow. 

Creightons H2O Boost Hyaluronic Hot Cloth Cleanser is cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and contains natural extracts, and there are 6 products in this range alone. But you can find so much more too on the website HERE.

See you again soon.

XXX

 

Some Favourites From 2019… (some have been gifted)

Hello, my lovelies, Happy 2020 to you all!

I thought that I would kick off my first blog of a new year with some of my favourites of 2019, telling you about the products that I loved last year. Some may have been gifted to me, some I have purchased myself and I will tell you which ones are which throughout this post.

I’ll kick off with a product that was very kindly sent to me for reviewing here on EAB, it’s a beautiful facial oil from Lumity. This is the Skin Nutrient facial oil which I have loved using and still using now.

There are 32 100% all-natural ingredients in this beauty, each one providing the best source of nutrients our skin wants for the nourishment it needs. It’s 100% vegan too, so that’s a winner. I noticed a difference in my skin as soon as I began using it, after cleansing at night time I massaged this oil into my skin, and then applied night cream over the top. The next morning my skin is so plumped, soft and glowing. I was using it twice a day morning and night, but I felt my skin would benefit more if I just used it at night time. You can see my full review just HERE.

Next up is an eye makeup remover which has become a firm favourite for me, and it’s by Boots No7. This is the No7 Radiant Results Revitalising Eye Makeup Remover. I purchased this myself, just for disclosure. 

It’s a dual-phase product, you need to make sure it is shaken fully before using. I poured a small amount onto a cotton pad and held it over each eye for a few seconds before wiping away gently. It literally took all my eye makeup away in a couple of swipes. It doesn’t sting my eyes and there is no oily residue left behind. I have to say my eyelashes do feel rather soft after using it too. You can read my full review if you would like too, HERE

I have always wanted to find a cleansing balm that is within my budget, and I have found one that really is super cheap from Boots No7. This is the Radiant Results Nourishing Cleansing Balm.

I love this so much that I already have backups of it! It’s enriched with grapeseed oil, coconut oil, and cocoa seed oil. You don’t need to use a huge amount, just enough to massage over the face, and it’s gentle enough to use over the eye area too, just in case I’ve missed anything when removing my eye makeup. Once it’s massaged in, I remove it with the muslin cloth or a face cloth. After using this wonderful cleansing balm my skin feels so clean and fresh, not at all dry and tight either. A really fabulous product, that will always be in my bathroom cupboard. There is a bit of a review HERE if you would like to check it out. 

Let’s have a look at a couple of makeup pieces I have loved over the last year. I have purchased them myself. First up is a foundation from MUA Makeup Academy, this is the Pro/Base Long Wear Matte Finish Foundation.

This is a beautiful foundation, I’m not usually a big fan of matte foundations for myself as I find they can be a bit ageing and drying on my skin type. But this one does contain vitamin E and is paraben-free too. When it’s on my skin it doesn’t look dry and flat-looking, in fact, it still looks fairly dewy. It lasts well and doesn’t cake or settle into my lines. If you would like to see my full review you can read it HERE

Next up, I’ve gone for another MUA makeup Academy product, this time it’s a beautiful cream blush. This is the Blushed Cream Blush and my shade is Misty Rose.

A perfect blush for mature dry skin, which can also be used on the lips. You only need the smallest amount as it’s so pigmented, a little really does go a long way. The colour lasts for ages until I remove my makeup. Although a cream product, it’s not sticky either. Pop some on the lips for a matte lip look without the dryness, or put on the top of a lip balm for a more moisturising lip colour. I have a full review HERE.  

I found my new favourite concealer last year too. It’s a B. Cosmetics by Superdrug, Flawless Duo Concealer.

With two shades of creamy concealer in the little palette to customise to the shade you want. I used the lighter shade under my eyes for a bit of brightness and mixed the two shades together for more coverage over my areas of concern. This is perfect for me. There’s a review HERE.

So that’s just a few of my favourite products from 2019. I will more than likely acquire some new ones over this year. I had some Ted Baker makeup for Christmas which I have yet to try on myself. I have had to keep it all pristine to take some photos, but the dark wet old weather makes it impossible to get good light here.

Anyhow, thank you lovely reader for popping by today.

XXX

 

 

 

Lumity, Black Friday Offer….

Hello lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

Firstly I have to say that I’m not being paid to write this post, although I have been asked by the company if I could post something across my blog and social media platforms for them re their Black Friday offers. Of course, I have said yes, I love the company and their product. I have previously had gifted products which I have written a post on. You can read the post HERE if you would like to take a look.

This Black Friday Lumity is offering the choice of either their wonderful facial oil OR 4 in 1 cleanser when you spend £50 or more, with postage FREE within the UK too! 

Check out their website for loads of beautiful skin treats and supplements too. Be quick though, the offer is on until December 1st. You can find Lumity HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX