GOSH Brow Shape and Fill plus the Mix and Fix Blender Brush….

Hello welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

I’ve got a couple more GOSH Copenhagen products for you, they were sent to me for reviewing here on EAB.

Shall I start with the brush you see before you? It’s the Mix and Fix Blender Brush. This flat-headed face brush is unique I feel. I’ve never seen such a brush before, I’ve seen many flat-headed brushes but not one with a “well” in the middle! The brush itself is 100% synthetic hair so is vegan friendly. So why is there a hole or well in the centre of the brush? This brush is perfect to use for mixing foundation shades or to add a facial oil to foundation. You simply place the products you want to mix together into the hole then apply to the face as usual. I actually trialed the brush by mixing my foundation (from another brand, I don’t have a GOSH one) with my GOSH Lumi Drops and applied to my face. The brush is great for blending, and with a head that is small enough to get around the contours of the eyes and soft enough for under the eyes it leaves my skin looking great with a flawless coverage of foundation, and it doesn’t feel like it’s scratching my skin at all, also another plus, there is no brush hair fallout either while I was applying to my face or when I washed it either. This is a really great addition to my brush collection, and one that will get used rather a lot I suspect. You can get this and more fantastic GOSH products from Superdrug on the High Street or online HERE.

The last GOSH Copenhagen product I’m sharing with you is one for the eye brows. I’m not really an eye brow person to be honest, but I’m learning and Brow Shape and Fill is really helping me to get on track. It’s a double ended product, with a retractable pencil at one end and powder with sponge applicator at the other end. The pencil end is for shaping the brows, I found it to be a hard pencil while I was applying it but not at all difficult to work with. It’s a slanted shaped pencil which helps with the application using those light feathery types strokes! Filling in is really easy with the powder and sponge tip applicator, it completely covers the odd grey eyebrow hairs that are appearing more regularly now. You can apply the powder as light or as heavy as you like to get the coverage you want. I comb through my brows with a spoolie after applying to distribute the colour evenly. The GOSH Brow Shape and Fill is great for those days when you need to be quick with your makeup, using just the powder to fill in the brows which is in fact how I like to use this product. Get the GOSH Brow Shape and Fill from Superdrug on the High Street or online HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX

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Becoming “Skin Intelligent” with Juliette Armand…

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa..

Don’t worry I’m not here to blind you with skin science, I’m here simply to share with you three skincare products that I’ve been sent to trial and review here on EAB.  This is a range of skincare by Juliette Armand. The company says:

“The Juliette Armand brand boasts 210 products and 40 treatments across the Elements, Skin Boosters and Sun Film ranges. Based on extensive and detailed scientific research, the brand creates innovative, non-invasive cosmetics that help clients to feel good in their own skin”

I have a serum, a moisturiser and an eye cream to share with you today. Firstly though, look at the bright orange and white packaging I feel it’s so clean-looking isn’t it! Let me tell you about the serum first.

This is the Chronos Therapy Hydra Antitox Serum by Juliette Armand.  Chronos Therapy is as the company says a “treatment that repairs marks that time may leave on the skin. The therapy prevents and repairs damage to skin over time without using injections” It’s deeply moisturising and anti-aging. It contains Matrixyl which is a peptide that stimulates collagen and helps the skin to repair, and there’s Vitamins A and E within the serum too helping to plump and hydrate the skin. It’s the pump-action delivery system that I love to see in a face product, giving the amount needed and there is no risk of contamination of the product inside. The pump is of the twist up type, which means there is no lid to keep faffing around with. When I first started to use the three products I was using 2 pumps worth of the serum after cleansing and toning. After a few days I noticed I was getting a few spots so I dropped to using just the 1 pump worth of product,  and after using for a month I haven’t been troubled by spots any more. I always apply serum by pressing it into my skin so it was the same when using this one too. It sinks beautifully into my skin, and without any stickiness, I just leave for a few minutes before applying moisturiser.

With Avocado Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E added to this product that Juliette Armand calls an  “Anti- Surgery System” that lifts and tightens and adds glow to the skin, to treat wrinkles by contraction of the facial muscles. I can actually feel a slight tingle on my face when I’ve applied it and not in an uncomfortable way either, it’s in fact fabulous to feel that a product is working. It’s not highly fragranced but it does smell absolutely delightful! After applying Skin Boosters Anti Wrinkle Cream I left it to do its work for a few minutes before applying my foundation, and my foundation went on beautifully. A super base for makeup, and my skin feels so hydrated at the same time too. After a month of using the combo of the Juliette Armand serum and anti wrinkle cream my skin is looking and feeling fabulous. I gave up smoking 10 months ago, and obviously cigarettes had left me with those horrid top lip wrinkles, but I am so happy to say that they are now less noticeable since using these products! I need some more, I am loving this! Anyone for eye cream? Oh here you are then!

Regular readers of my blog will probably know I love me an eye cream. AND I love this eye cream. The Juliette Armand Opsis Therapy Lift Anti – Wrinkle Eye Cream. Yes it did look frightening when I first saw the syringe, but it’s only packaging no needles at all! There’s that Matrixyl 3000 peptide within this product, that stimulates collagen, there’s also Vitamin E too. When the top of the syringe is pressed to release the product it releases enough to pop onto both eyes. I used it all around the orbital area in an upwards and outwards motion, also taking it onto my brow bone sweeping upwards as well. The “nib” of the applicator is meant to be used to massage the product onto the eye area, but to be honest I used my finger. I have been using this eye cream for just over a month now, and my eye area is looking pretty good for a 57-year-old who sleeps badly. I find that at the end of the day my under eyes are still feeling hydrated and wrinkles are so fine now. Concealer used to make my under eyes feel dry after a time, but not any longer. Some rich eye creams also can leave me with puffiness under the eyes and I’ve ended up with a bit of Milia too which was annoying, but I don’t have to worry with this beauty!

I have thoroughly enjoyed using my products from Juliette Armand, I think my favourite has got to be the eye cream. If you would like to check out the products for yourself the link is HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today..

XXX

Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser…..Review

Hey beauty lovers welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty..

I have been buying this product for ages and ages, and I have never ever written a review to say why I re-purchase. This is a Superdrug own brand and it’s from the Naturally Radiant range this is the Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser. By the way I did purchase this myself with my own money.

Enriched with glorious Cocoa Butter and infused with skin brightening ingredients such as Kiwi Fruit and Mulberry extracts which helps to perk up the skins radiance and even out skin tone. The Kiwi fruit is a rich source of Vitamin C which helps with the brightening effects of the skin and also helps with protecting the skin against free radicals, along with the Mulberry to help with the toning down of discolouration.

The Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser is a very thick cream, so thick in fact you really do need to squeeze the tube to dispense the product. It smells gorgeous, a lovely fresh and fruity fragrance that wakens up the senses when I use it in the morning, it removes the last of my makeup when I use in the evening time as a second cleanse too. I use a 10p size amount of product and massage really well over my face and gently over my eyes, just in case I haven’t removed all mascara in the first cleanse. I then wet the muslin cloth that is supplied with the cleanser and work across my face to remove all traces of product. Afterwards my skin is so clean and soft and the muslin cloth has given me a bit of exfoliation. A really fabulous cleanser that I continue to use on a regular basis. It’s my go to cleanser when I’m sent products to review because I know I can get my skin deep down clean ready to take on new product. Love, Love, Love!

The Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser from Superdrug is on offer right now HERE. I’m going to be stocking up! Thank you for reading.

XXX

Oh My GOSH, New Makeup!

Hello lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

I have wanted to try GOSH Copenhagen makeup for ages, so I let out a little squeal (a loud little squeal) when GOSH sent me a few products to try.

I’m sharing with you the GOSH Strobe n Glow Kit in Highlight, GOSH Lumi Drops in Gold and the GOSH Eyeshadow Primer. Now, to be honest I am not and never will be a big strobe/highlight fan. I like to add a subtle glow to my makeup rather than go for all out strobing, that’s just my preference, and with both these GOSH illuminating products you can use them in a subtle way or go for all out highlighting and strobing. The Strobe n Glow Kit in Highlight is a 4 in 1 powder highlight and blush palette, each 1/4 is a different product, with a white gold highlighter, and three golden toned bronzers to define. So buttery soft in texture with beautiful colour pay off and they all blend so well, I only had to just dip my brush in once to get the payoff I wanted, of course it’s buildable to the intensity you like. I applied to my face after powdering, and found it lasted me until I took my makeup off that evening. The Strobe n Glow kit from GOSH is the perfect addition for my makeup collection, it will more than likely get me into highlighting more. You can find the Strobe n Glow at Superdrug on the High Street, or online HERE.

Now, the gorgeous Lumi Drops from GOSH are stunning! I have the oh so pretty Gold colour. Lumi Drops is a liquid highlighter and it’s a multi tasking product, I believe. You can wear it on it’s own on bare skin to give yourself a gorgeous golden glow to the complexion, mix it with your foundation for a pretty dewy effect. Use it on top of your foundation to add a healthy looking luminosity to the skin. Simply use it only on certain places on the face to highlight, ie top of cheekbones, through the brow bone to finish of your eye look and don’t forget the cupids bow to help make your lips appear fuller. I used Lumi Drops on the top of my cheek bones and with just a tiny amount on my cupids bow. It does just lift the look of my makeup without making my face appear shiny and oily looking. I think Lumi Drops will be fabulous for the coming Christmas party season (Did I just us the “C” word?) when we all get out or LBD’s you can pop Lumi Drops on the collarbone for a gorgeous glow and tops of the shoulders too! You can find Lumi Drops in more shades too, check out Superdrug on the High Street, or online HERE.

Lastly, for now anyway I have the GOSH Copenhagen Eyeshadow Primer. This product I have really fallen in love with, oh my Gosh it’s fab! A gorgeous nude shade eye shadow primer that will even out the skin-tone which is great for me due to the darkening of my eyelids as I’ve got older. It’s waterproof so making it sweat proof too which was great during the hot Summer days we had a few weeks ago! I have oily eyelids and it helped keep my eyeshadow in place without creasing. It’s very easy to apply from the stick then blend with the sponge tip smudger. I have loved to use it all over my lid up to the brow bone, apply a touch of mascara for a no makeup look, It just makes the skin on the eye area look smoothed and eyes more awake when you want to go bare faced. This is a really lovely product and one I shall be re-purchasing. You can find the GOSH Eyeshadow Primer in Superdrug on the High Street and online HERE.

I have a couple more products from GOSH to share with you very soon, and there is few more products I want to try too. Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX

Microcell Nail Repair….Try Me Kit

Hello beauty lovers, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

 

I adore anything to do with nails! So surprisingly this is the first nail product review I’ve done on EAB for a long time. I was recently sent a lovely “Try Me” kit from KLM Beauty to try and then review here on my blog. This is the Microcell Nail Repair Try Me Kit.

From the right hand side of the picture is the “hero” product in the whole kit the Nail Repair itself. It’s a 4.5ml of product which is designed to repair and treat the nails. It’s amazing for dry brittle nails, helps to prevent splitting and peeling, and peeling is the problem that I’ve always had with my nails. But since using Microcell Nail Repair my nails are beautiful, I am so happy with them. Nail Repair is also designed to accelerate growth, and guess what? It truly has helped me get my nails looking fabulous in ONE MONTH! This how Microcell suggest to use the treatment.

Application of Nail Repair: Apply one layer of NAIL REPAIR on two consecutive days. On the third treatment day remove all varnish layers with NAIL REMOVER REPAIR and repeat the treatment as on the first and second day. The treatment should be carried out for 2 – 3 weeks. Then it is recommended to use NAIL REPAIR weekly as a base coat.

This is a picture of my nails on the first day of using my Microcell Nail Repair Try Me Kit.

The bottle of pretty nail polish in the shade Raspberry Kiss, is not just any old nail polish, this is the Colour and Repair, a quick drying varnish which will also strengthen the nails. Colour and Repair is enriched with silicon and also has  calcium, green algae and a unique Diamond-Gloss in there too. I applied one coat of the Colour and Repair to my nails during the second week of using the treatment. I applied it to bare nails without Nail Repair on. It does apply beautifully and quite opaque that I only needed the one coat.

This is my nails with Raspberry Kiss Colour and Repair after one week. It didn’t chip at all, in fact I saw regrowth of my nail, as you can see in the picture. I do want some more colours of the Colour and Repair varnishes, there are some really pretty shades in the range too. The third cute little try me is a 4.5ml bottle of Nail Wonder, which is a 5 in 1 “wonder product” as a quick drying top coat, a colour refresher, a smoothing ridge filler, protects against peeling and/or chipping and also protects against dehydration. Yes it works as a quick drying top coat, I was touch dry within 5 minutes and it gave a very shiny finish to my nail polish. During the week I added a coat of Nail Wonder just to refresh may manicure, it works for that too! A wonderous product, for me.

Lastly in my try me kit is the bottle of remover. “The NAIL REPAIR REMOVER 50ml – An acetone-free polish remover which works in synergy with NAIL REPAIR and is suitable for all nail types but is especially effective on weak, fragile nails” I LOVED this! It leaves my nails “squeaky” clean when I removed my polish, without leaving them dry.

This is my nails today! I have been using my Microcell  Nail Repair Try Me Kit for a whole month, and this is the result that I have. I am loving my nails again, for me this is going to be my new holy grail nail treatment. I shall be using the Nail Repair as a treatment once a month for a week, then as a base coat for my colour.

Purchase Microcell Nail Repair Try Me Kit HERE. I shall be purchasing the Nail Repair Beauty Kit myself, which is the Nail Repair treatment in full size and the remover in full size, and right now they are on sale until end of September, while stocks last.

Thank you to KLM Beauty for letting me try these fabulous products. Click to see more HERE.

XXX

 

 

Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil…. My Thoughts

Hello my lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

I hate anything to do with my eyebrows! I cannot properly give myself perfect eyebrows to face the world with. I’ve never had the patience to let them grow back from the dreadful over-plucking as was the trend back in the day, we wore them very thin then! Oh they aren’t really thin now they have grown somewhat, but I can’t seem to shape them very well anymore, poor eyesight doesn’t help. I just tend to pluck out what I need to and trim up the stragglers! I’ve got some eyebrow hairs that has turned grey and are difficult to cover, or rather difficult to stay covered. In essence my eyebrows are the bane of my beauty life! BUT, I now have Billion Dollar Brows!

In fact I have the Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil, which was sent to me from KLM Beauty.

This is a gorgeous double ended brow pencil, with a fantastic spoolie brush to comb the product through your eyebrows. Why Universal? Because it’s been formulated to work on all colours of eyebrows. My brows have got lighter over the years with the few added grey’s too. But this brown brow pencil works fantastically well for me. The lighter the colour brows, the lighter the pressure when using the pencil. It’s not a hard pencil it does apply easily by coating the grey hairs to my liking and it combs through well with the spoolie, AND it lasts on my brows until I remove it. It’s a retractable pencil which I find handy because I don’t have to worry about breaking the pencil in my makeup bag, however I do think that maybe the pencil could have been finer/sharper point. Other than that one gripe, the Billion Dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil is great and has restored my faith in my own eyebrows again, they may not be “on fleek” but I feel now I can brush my fringe away sometimes!

If you want perfect eyebrows, check out KLM Beauty HERE.

XXX

 

 

On Trial…..

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

I just thought I’d share with you some new skincare that I’m currently trialing and then review in a few weeks on my blog. I was sent moisturiser, serum and eye cream from a brand that I’ve not heard of before. Juliette Armand. I will tell you more about the company in my review post, soon.

I’ve been using it for just a week and it’s so far so good. Yes that is a syringe you see before you, but it’s not a needle don’t worry, it’s the delivery system of the eye cream, did I like it? I’ll tell you in a couple of weeks time when I come back with my review. Hope to see you then.

XXX

Australian Bodycare Tea Tree Oil Skin Wash

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

I have wanted to try the body wash from Australian Bodycare for ages. I first saw it on QVC shopping channel a few years ago and thought then that it was right up my street. I was recently sent a tube of the Australian Bodycare Skin Wash to try, and for sure I wasn’t disappointed!

The Australian Bodycare skin wash contains  2% Tea Tree Oil. There are 110 varieties of Tea Tree Oil, and this one contains the Melaleuca alternifolia variety which does have the most beneficial natural properties of them all. It has neutral ph balance and is kind to even sensitive skin, while being antiseptic and deep cleansing for the body without stripping the skin of natural oils leaving it dry.

To give the skin wash a proper trial and because I don’t have a shower only a bath, I used only water when I filled my bath I didn’t add any of my bubble baths or bath bomb, I also used a clean bath puff (those net scrunchie thingy’s) I wanted to use it completely on its own. I squeezed a small amount into the bath scrunchie, and you really don’t need a lot, I cleansed myself in the usual way and rinsed. This body wash feels so cooling on the skin when I was using it, which has been lovely during the hot muggy weather we’ve been having in the UK. My skin feels so fresh and clean, clinically clean to be honest, there was no dryness, my skin wasn’t flakey at all, and for the skin issues that I do have on certain areas of my body it soothes it so it’s not itchy or sore, and because I’ve been using my body wash from Australian Bodycare every day that issue is almost clear. I need to get myself a full size, I’m finding it amazing and just what I need. Yes it does smell of Tea Tree but it subsides and doesn’t interfere with any fragrance I am wearing.

There are 3 sizes of body wash starting at 100ml then 250ml then 500ml which you can get HERE. Check out also the other products in the Australian Bodycare range HERE. I wouldn’t mind trying the Lavender!

Until next time

XXX

 

 

Bio Essence 24K Gold Miracle Finisher

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

There’s a bright golden skincare range on the shelves in Superdrug right now, and I’ve been sent a product from Bio – Essence, which contains 24k GOLD! This is the 24k Gold Miracle Finisher.

The packaging itself is just a beauty to behold, all golden and bright! The product is delivered by a pump-action so that you can get the correct amount needed for your application. If you don’t like silicon-y feels on your skin, then this isn’t for you. But I don’t dislike that feeling so I have carried on using the Miracle Finisher.

It’s exactly what it says on the bottle it’s a “finisher” for your skin, the final step in your skincare routine before you apply your makeup. It’s enriched with 24K Bio-Gold, Bio Mineral Amino Acid and Bio Energy Fluid for a healthy glow, and protection for your skin from harmful pollutants. It’s a lovely base for makeup as it minimises the look of my large pores and seems to  mattify the skin making it feel soft and smooth, but due to the 24k gold it still gives my skin a slight glowy appearance. I’m not a huge fan of a glittery face, I like a matte finish, then add some glow later, so this has the right amount of glow for me. My lines and wrinkles did have a slight smoothed out appearance but not greatly. The only thing that I do have to find out though, is about applying SPF, do I apply it underneath the Finisher, if so is it going to inhibit the protection of my SPF? I’ll find out and get back to you.

I am enjoying using the Bio- Essence Miracle Finisher, which is available at Superdrug on the High Street or online, where right now you can save 1/3rd on selected Bio-Essence products HERE. I’d like to try a cleanser, toner and a moisturiser in a couple of weeks when I’m able to shop again, at the moment I’m on a “no buy” for a while.

Thank you for stopping by today..

XXX

A Small Essence Haul from Wilko…

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

Mark and I just had to get into the car and get out for a while on Sunday, after we had a really rubbish week. I wanted to purchase a few Essence cosmetics goodies from Wilko online but because the rubbish week was down to a bit of online fraud on Mark’s bank account we decided to go to our nearest Wilko store instead, safer that way.

I did write myself a list of Essence products I wanted but only managed to get a few from said list, our local store didn’t have everything in, but what I did buy I was happy with. I’ll be writing reviews on EAB soon.

I’m really looking forward to trying the Essence Camouflage 2 in 1 Foundation & Concealer, will I still need my concealer? We’ll see, and I will get back to you, soon  It was only £3.80. I’ve always wanted to try a lip oil, and when I saw this one by Essence I thought that I’d give it a go. I’ve no idea what a lip oil is for, does it colour, does it condition, does it hydrate? I’ll get back to you on that. The lip oil was just £2.00. I have wanted to try an Essence mascara for ages, especially one that claims to give “extreme volume and curl” my eyelashes or rather the state of them is really depressing me. I’d give my right arm to be able to go and get eyelash extensions done but until my numbers come up in the Lotto I shall keep on looking for my holy grail mascara. Could this be the one? I’ll let you know. The Essence False Lashes mascara is £2.80. I hate my lips as much as I do my eyelashes! If I could afford lip fillers I wouldn’t hesitate in getting them done! So until I do get that big Lotto cheque it’s lip plumping products for me! I picked up the Essence Volume On! lip plumping lipgloss, it’s a pretty nude peach shade, so I’ll give it a go and get back to you with my thoughts. The Essence Volume On! lip plumping lipgloss is £2.30 and finally I picked up a Nail Caring Oil it contains Apricot oil so I’m looking forward to trying that too. I’m in the middle of trialing some nail products at the moment, so I’ll let you know what the Essence product is like, soon. The Essence Nail Caring Oil is just £2.00.

I purchased my Essence products from my local Wilko stores but you can purchase online from Wilko too, HERE or from the Essence website HERE

Thank you for reading, I’ll be back soon with my thoughts on my Essence purchases.

XXX

 

 

 

Ko-To-Ha Rejuvenating Serum and Anti- Ageing Cream….

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty..

I’m back to share with you the final two products that were sent to me for reviewing here on EAB from Yoko at Ko-To-Ha a Japanese skincare brand here in UK. All the products are made using Shoyaku herbs. Ko-To-Ha says “Shoyaku is the Japanese for ‘active medicinal herb’ . KOTOHA’s products are formulated from combinations of oriental herbs from countries such as China, Japan or Korea” These herbs are: Ginseng, Peonia lactiflora, Chinese Angelica, Chinese Angelica, Mulberry Root Bark, Licorice, Green Tea, and Camellia Tsubaki. This is the Ko-To-Ha Rejuvenation Serum.

The serum has a pump delivery system so that you get the correct amount of product to use. Containing  hyaluronic acid to boost moisture in the skin, there’s Raspberry oil within to nourish and give a boost to the skin cells to give it a more plump appearance therefore making the skin less tired and grey looking, which is definitely something my skin needs at the moment. I have been using the whole range of Ko-To-Ha products on my skin over the last few weeks and I’ve really enjoyed them on my skin. This Rejuvenation Serum has done exactly what it says it does, it has livened up my dull looking complexion, my forehead is less lined, and I find that by “pressing” the product onto my face it gets to where it needs to be by penetrating into the skin. It does feel slightly sticky when first applied but within a few moments my skin is soft and smooth to the touch, ready for the next step in my skincare routine, which is the Ko-To-Ha Anti-Aging Cream.

With CoEnzymeQ10 added to Ginseng extract along with Kukui nut oil which contains Vitamins A and C and is high in anti oxidants, this is a rich and creamy moisturiser. There is also Rosehip oil, Pomegranate oil and Hemp oil within, making this ideal for mature/ dry skin. It sinks in like a dream when massaged gently into the skin, I use 2 pumps worth for my face and neck and I’ve found that plenty. In the few weeks that I’ve been using Ko-To-Ha Anti Aging Cream I’ve noticed that my skin is a lot brighter, certainly less grey looking when I wake up in the morning, and the dry patches that I’ve been suffering from have disappeared, at last.

If you would like to try these or any of the lovely products from Ko-To-Ha you will find them HERE.

Thank you for stopping by and reading today.

XXX