Totally Tropical Body Mists from Superdrug….Staying with Summer in Autumn!

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

As much as I love the cooler months of the year (Spring is actually my favourite season) Christmas is a coming and Strictly Come Dancing is on the television, it’s just gorgeous to snuggle up with a cup of hot chocolate at this time of year. But saying that I do love the fruity zesty fragrances that the warmer weather brings us. I was introduced to two beautiful tropical fragrances in the form of a body mist that is currently at Superdrug in store and online, to give me a bit of fruity luxury in the Autumn and Winter time, right through Christmas and New Year too. The first fragrance is Pink Tropic.

I just love the pink packaging! I love the shape of the bottle, I love the gold coloured top too, which gives it a more expensive look. This is definitely a body mist, the spray is so light it doesn’t leave the skin dripping wet with the fragrance like a lot of body mists do. As for the gorgeous fragrance of Crushed Pineapple and Coconut it really does leave your skin smelling fresh and sweet, but after spraying on the body it doesn’t leave it dry just really quite moisturised, which is due to the added castor oil I would think. I also sprayed the body mist on my legs after shaving, and it didn’t sting! If you want a bit of tropical Summer nights in Autumn, in a fragrance try this one HERE.

Although my favourite colour is pink, my favourite of these two body mists is this one Aqua Haze. It’s more fruity and zesty which is what I love in any fragrance. It’s tangy lemon, crisp sharp apple and sweet ripe pear. This lasted longer on my skin than the first one to be perfectly honest with you, it does have a stronger fragrance, but it still feels as though it’s moisturising and not drying the skin out if I choose not to use body lotion. You can find this beautiful body mist just HERE.

Right now at Superdrug there is Double points on selected Christmas gifting and you can save up to half price on Selected Christmas gifting.

Thank you for stopping by.

XXX

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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

 

 

A Few Empties, A Few Fails….

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I’ve got a few products to share with you that I’ve finished up and also a couple of “fails” as well, just a couple of things that I never really got on with in the long run. Let me start with the products that I’ve used up, and I’ve loved using every one of these products.

The Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser. Wow what an incredible cleanser this is. I have loved using it, mainly as my morning cleanse because the fragrance and the cooling sensation on the skin really wakens up the senses, plus gives an incredible deep cleanse and with the tiny Moor mud particles within, it’s a great exfoliating cleanser and readies the skin for other products/treatments. There is a full review HERE.

My last Empties post I had the Heaven Skincare Afternoon Tea Hand and Body Wash, now amongst my empties it pains me to say I have the matching Hand and Body Lotion all used up. I have loved using the lotion, so rich and creamy without stickiness and with a fragrance like no other, it literally brought Summer to my bathroom. It has been my handcream of choice when my hands have needed a bit of extra hydration too. I do have a full review HERE.

The wonderful Heaven Skincare Silver Bee Venom Mask is all used up too now. I have used this as an overnight mask, as a daytime moisturiser under makeup, and it’s the one face product that can be used right up to under the eyes without needing an eye cream. I’ve massaged my lips with it. This wonderful skincare product hydrates plumps and nourishes my skin, and I’m sorry that it’s all used up now, but I’m not crying too hard I still have my gold bee venom mask yet! There is a review if you would like to read it, just HERE.

As hard as I pump the pump on my beautiful epiSpa Organic Illuminating Eye Cream, I just cannot get anymore product out! This has been my go to eye cream when I wear a full face of makeup which included under eye concealer. I just found it perfect for brightening my under eyes without horrid glitter particles, my concealer never creases when I use this, and the skin under my eyes stays supple and hydrated too. My review is HERE.

So there has been a couple of “fails” I want to share with you too, those products that for me don’t draw me to reach for them on a regular basis.

Unfortunately The W7 In the Mood eye shadow palette looks gorgeous on the outside it looks like it’s going to be amazing when you look inside, but when using the eyeshadows I got nothing out of it, or it was hard work to use. The colours are lovely and right up my street, but pigment was just off and when I did get some colour payoff it was quite chalky and had some fallout. I liked this palette when I first got it, but having used it a few times, I realised that it’s not for me. My original review is HERE.

Yes you may be a little surprised to see an MUA Makeup Academy product here in my fails, regular readers will know that MUA are my favourite budget make up brand. But honestly I did love the Matte Perfect Primer for a while and it did the job, but after some time of using it I was getting breakouts on my chin, it was almost like the primer was clogging up my pores. It’s a lovely product of course it is, but it wasn’t for me unfortunately. I have had to swap to another  MUA primer instead now. If you would like to see my review of the Matte Perfect primer you can find it HERE.

Links below to all brands mentioned in this post;

Omorovicza

Heaven Skincare

epiSpa

W7 Cosmetics

MUA Makeup Academy

So that’s my empties plus a couple of fails, thank you for reading today. Do you have Instagram and are you following me there? I’d love to have some new followers I’m HERE.

XXX

Bomb Cosmetics Birthday Gift…

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It was my birthday last week and one of the presents that Mark gave me was a gift set from Bomb Cosmetics, a box of wonderful fragranced bath goodies. This is the Love Cloud Gift Pack.

I haven’t used any of the products yet I’ve been waiting for Mark to take photo for me, but having used Bomb Cosmetics in my bath before I know they are all worth waiting for! I’ll do a more in-depth review as I use them, so for now here’s what I shall be luxuriating in when I have my baths. Let me start with top left the cute little Twinkle Star Bath Creamer, next is the Flight of the Frangipani Bath Blaster, next is another bath blaster the Pink Lady Bath Blaster, in the center there, looking like a cute little cupcake is the Button Moon Bath Mallow, finally there is the fabulous Jack the Rippler Soap! Bomb Cosmetics soaps are actually my favourite out of all the products I’ve tried from the brand, the fragrance lasts such a long time on the skin, and not at all drying either.

The whole of this Love Cloud gift set I believe is fruit based fragrances, and some of the products do have “bits” in them which to be honest with you kind of freaked, me out as woman, if you get what I mean (*wink*) but what I actually do so that I don’t sit in these bits is use an old plastic sieve. I pop the bath bomb into the sieve then swish that around in the water so that the bath bomb dissolves but the bits remain in the sieve and I’m still getting a beautifully fragranced and luxurious bath.

Okay I’m off to run a bath! You can check out this gift set and loads of other beautiful Bomb Cosmetics products HERE. Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX

August Favourites!

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

So here we are in a new month, the year is just flying and it will be Christmas and New Year before we know it! I must admit I’m looking forward to the Autumn/Fall season, bring on the darker nail polish and lipstick, the fluffy jumpers and onesies, hot chocolate with marshmallows and spicy candles too! Anyway, because it’s a new month I thought that I would tell you what I’ve been loving during the month of August. Here we go….

FreedomAudaciousMattes

First up is this gorgeous matte eyeshadow palette from Freedom Makeup. It’s called the Pro 12 Audacious Matte Palette. I’ve enjoyed using this palette a lot, the pigment and colour payoff is great on most of the shades, although I had a problem with one or two of them. You can read a full review HERE.

FreedomGlowTonic

Next up is another Freedom Makeup product, this time it’s skincare. I’ve really enjoyed using the ProStudio Glycolic Glow Tonic. I don’t have the budget for the “high-end” glow tonic everyone raves about, but apparently this is a great “dupe” for it. I haven’t been using it every day, just two or three times a week at night-time only and I love what it’s doing to my skin. You can read my full review HERE.

HeavenAfternoonTeaDuo

Now for something VERY luxurious! I was lucky enough to win this gorgeous duo from Heaven Skincare over on a Twitter competition. This is Afternoon Tea Hand & Body Wash and a Hand & Body Cream. It really is just so very luxurious, it smells amazing it’s like having a spa every day in your own bathroom! The wash doesn’t dry out my skin either like a lot of body washes do. The body cream is thick and creamy, it feels cooling when I apply it and it sinks in like a dream. The fragrance remains on the skin for hours afterwards, sometimes I don’t feel the need to wear perfume, yes it’s that good! See my full review HERE.

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I’ve been using my Ariane Poole Cosmetics Plumping Lipgloss rather a lot over August. It gives me colour on my lips but in such a sheer and pretty coverage, perfect for Summertime. I have the shade “Wonder” it’s that “my lips but better” sort of colour, really pretty. It’s not sticky or gloopy, it’s light and comfortable to wear. If you would like to read my full review, click HERE.

Freedom Pro 12 Audacious Mattes Palette

Freedom Glycolic Glow Tonic

Heaven Skincare Afternoon Tea Duo

Ariane Poole Cosmetics Plumping Lipgloss

Another favourite that I was enjoying during August was the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. I was just so proud of all our (Team GB) athletes. As a huge tennis fan I was over the moon when Andy Murray became Olympic Champion for the second time. Now we are in September and the Paralympics starts next week, you can be sure I shall be cheering on Team GB, especially sprinter Johnnie Peacock who is actually a “local lad” to me.

I hope you have had a great August, see you for some more reviews very soon.

XXX

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