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

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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

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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.

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Bomb Cosmetics Birthday Gift…

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty my lovelies!

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.

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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….

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Heaven Skincare Afternoon Tea Gift Set…

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

I’ve another 2 beautiful Heaven Skincare products to share with you today, it’s a prize that I won on Heaven Skincare Twitter page. This is the Afternoon Tea Duo, a hand and body wash and hand cream.

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This came as a gift set, presented in a beautiful box with black tissue paper,  although I believe you can buy them singly on Heaven’s website, I’ll leave links at the end of my review.

As with many of Heaven products these have the pump-action dispenser which gives the correct amount of product needed. Both of the bottles are beautiful and bright yellow in colour, the hand cream within is white and the wash is a clear luxurious gel like liquid.

 This duo really does have the most beautiful Summer fragrance, it’s unlike anything I have smelt before. It has Organic essential oils of Jasmine and Grapefruit, there’s a hint of limes and white tea, Rose essential oil, Orange flower and Sandalwood essential oils, there is also Vitamin E in there too. The Hand and Body wash is designed to break down enzymes that destroy odors on the skin. I was peeling onions for our dinner the other day, washed my hands with it afterwards, and yes it really destroyed that nasty lingering “niff” of said vegetable from my hands. Using the hand and body wash to cleanse myself is like having a luxurious spa treatment in my own bathroom. I squeezed a couple of pumps of the hand and body wash onto my bath scrunchie, immediately the fresh, citrus fragrance hit me and I was washing with super hydrating and luxurious foam. Afterwards, my skin felt clean and soft, it wasn’t dry and tight at all, and the fragrance left on my skin was awesome. Now, as a hand cream junkie I was excited to try the Afternoon Tea hand cream. It has all the same essential oils, and the fragrance is to die for, but this hand cream is also a body lotion too! It’s creamy and rich and smooths over the skin like a dream without any stickiness, and you can get dressed right after using it on the body. It’s gorgeous to use on my newly shaved legs, it doesn’t sting like my current body butter does, and I have a big scar from an old injury on my leg which is always dry and flaky, but with the Afternoon Tea smoothed over it looks a lot better, skin actually looks glowing, and the fragrance lasts all day.

Heaven Skincare Afternoon Tea hand/body wash and also the hand/body lotion can be found in some of the best hotels and restaurants right across the world, now you too can have a little piece of luxury in your own bathroom. Click HERE to take you to Heaven.

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Heaven by Deborah Mitchell… Shave, Shower, Shampoo for Men..

 

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

I thought that today I would share with you another Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Skincare product, it’s a men’s product that Deborah very kindly sent to Mark. This is the Shave, Shower, Shampoo for Men

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The packaging for Men’s Heaven products are just so stylish and classy and look perfect alongside my own Heaven products. It’s a lovely matte black with the branding in white. Shave, Shower, Shampoo by Heaven is a lovely gel formula with a pump action dispenser. For review purposes I have today used this in the bath to shave my legs, so I can give you my point of view. Mark has also given me his opinion.

Ok so let’s start with the ingredients. It has Organic Coconut and Rosemary, Vitamins A and E and Sandalwood. It smells amazing, it’s fresh and clean smelling and the Rosemary fragrance really comes through. While using the product to shave my legs, the fragrance really gave me a wake up call, it’s fabulous! I really could have gone all the way and used it to wash my body too, but it’s Marks and he loves it so I can’t be greedy and steal his product.

Okay, so in the bath I squeezed 2 pumps of the Shave, Shower, Shampoo gel onto my hand and smoothed it over my leg. It’s not “soapy” it’s a very gentle lather and a little of the product went a long way. I used a razor that I’ve already used a couple of times so it’s not a brand new blade, but the shave gel gave me a super close shave and left me with lovely smooth legs. Once I dried my legs I noticed that there was no stickiness to them. I’ve used shave gels on my legs before and they all left me with sticky feeling skin. I loved this for shaving my legs, and I shall pinch it again!

This is what Mark had to say: “Feel my skin, feel my hair! I just used Heaven Shave, Shower, Shampoo gel. It’s so nice. I didn’t even have to use conditioner on my hair after shampooing, and my face is so smooth, it gives a nice smooth shave. I like this” 

I have to admit Marks hair was super soft and shiny and he does get a lovely smooth shave, he also smelled very nice too. If you want to treat your man to a bath/shower product that you can pinch too then click HERE to take you to Heaven Shave, Shower, Shampoo.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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April Favourites…

Hi lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

It’s a little late but here’s my April Favourites, and there are quite a few products that I’ve loved over the last month, some are new favourites and some are always on this old face of mine.

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Mark and I have been out and about quite a bit lately visiting family etc, and now the nicer weather has arrived in England I’m using a lighter base on my face, and my favourite is the gorgeous Heaven Skincare Silk  Skin Bee Bee Cream, it minimises fine lines and wrinkles because it’s anti ageing and contains the patented ABeetoxin which was created by Deborah Mitchell owner of Heaven Skincare. It also has an SPF20. It gives my skin a lovely glow while at the same time provides hydration and coverage. You can read my full review HERE.

Another favourite that I use every day is my Heaven Skincare Heavenly Eyes Regenerating Complex. It is my perfect eye cream! I’ve been using this every day since December last year and I love the way my under eyes are looking. I still have my “hoods” and this lifts them slightly, temporarily, after all nothing will get rid of those except surgery, this eye cream is so cooling and hydrating it leaves my under eyes smooth and ready for makeup, and it doesn’t cause any puffiness either. Read full review HERE.

What can I say about this sell out palette from Makeup Revolution? It has become my favourite palette that the brand has given us so far. It’s in collab with Jane Cunningham aka British Beauty Blogger. It’s perfect for any age, the mixture of the different colors and textures is truly fab read my full review HERE.

My next favourite I haven’t actually reviewed yet. It was one of my birthday pressies from Mark, a gorgeous gift set called In The Pink and it’s from the brand Bomb Cosmetics. I love bath bombs but don’t tend to get to a Lush store so when a shop in our town began stocking Bomb Cosmetics products I was a very happy bunny. This gift set is gorgeous, it’s pink, it’s fruity, it’s very girly it’s just ME! I will be writing reviews very soon, so I hope you will come back for that.

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There is a review coming of the MUA Makeup Academy Eye Define Volume Nourish & Care mascara. It’s made it into my April favourites because I’ve been using it every day since Jade at MUA sent it to me as a gift for my birthday, along with a cute little eye lash curler too. Used together they have transformed the way my eyelashes look, and I’m very happy with that!

MUA Skin Define Matte Perfect foundation, just so lovely it had to be in my April favourites. I don’t use a heavier foundation in the warmer months, I go for a BB cream, but this has been my go to foundation up till now. You can read why I love it HERE.

My last two favourites I thought I would never get to try. They were gifted to me by my blogger friend Kim Davis from Thefabcompany  HERE. She sent me a Thermal Cleansing Balm from Omorovicza to try and it’s been fabulous to use. I’ve been using it at night to remove all traces of the day. I reviewed it HERE. The Queen of Hungary Mist is a gorgeous refreshing facial mist that I use after cleansing every morning and night. It’s been fabulous for those hot flush moments too, when I get a hot flush I spritz my face and the back of the neck, wonderful! My review is HERE.

So that’s my favourites for April, I wonder if any of them will be in my May favourites? We’ll see.

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November Favourites…..

Hello loves, Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

So December is here and it won’t be long until Christmas, if you celebrate it. I thought I’d share with you a few things that I’ve been loving over the last month. Some I’ve only had a couple of days but believe me I absolutely love them!

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The first product is a lipstick, I never thought that a red lipstick would be in my “favourites” but hey ho, or HO ho (sorry) This is beautiful, by MUA Makeup Academy, just £1.00 and it’s shade “Vintage Rouge” You can find it HERE 

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I’ve had the beautiful Winter Protection gift set from Heaven by Deborah Mitchell for just a matter of days, and I already am so in love with them! The packaging for a start is beautiful, and I know what goodness are inside the jars. I really can’t wait to review them for you in a couple of weeks. Heaven Skincare can be found HERE

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The Rimmel Nail Rescue is forever in my favourites, it really has rescued my nails from many years of wearing acrylics. I use as a base coat each time I do my manicure. This wonderful nail treatment can be found HERE

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My MUA Makeup Academy Undress Your Skin Illuminating Liquid Glow is an absolute must for me at this time of year. It can be used all over the face before foundation for that all over glow, but I just use it on areas of my face that need highlighting. You can find this and other highlighters from MUA HERE

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Crystal Taupe Eyeshine by Ariane Poole* Cosmetics was a gift to me from Ariane herself last Christmas time and I’ve loved it since. It’s a cream to powder eyeshadow that can be used alone or as a base for other eyeshadows. I’ve used it both ways and I love it on it’s own on my mobile lid then with a matte eyeshadow in the crease. It’s so long lasing too, and my go to eye makeup for when I’m visiting family, because I know it will last me the whole day! Visit Ariane Poole* Cosmetics HERE 

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The Righteous Butter by Soap & Glory has only recently come into my life too. What a gorgeous combination of deliciousness in this amazing body butter! Shea Butter, Bergamot and Mandarin are just three that I’m a big fan of, although I have never been a big fan of body butters, preferring a body lotion, but when this came into my life so did my preference! Find it HERE

So these are just a few of the products that I’ve loved using over the last month, thank you for reading today.

XXX

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Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Skincare, Beauty Gifts for Him and Her….Part 1 Heaven for Men

Hello, Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

Christmas has come early to EAB Towers  today. Mark and I have been incredibly lucky to receive a gorgeous gift each from our lovely friend Deborah Mitchell the creator of Heaven Skincare. Her gift to me personally is just a dream come true, Thank You so much Deborah for your generosity, kindness and your support of Elegant Ageless Beauty blog.

I’m going to be writing two posts, one Gift Sets for Her and one Gift Sets for Him. So I’ll crack on!

Let me start with the beautiful men’s gift set that Deborah sent to Mark. This is Gift Set 1. It comes with a beautiful black patent leather look wash bag with zip, which is completely FREE, and there are 4 heavenly products inside.

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150ml Shower shave shampoo

30ml Cooling & Soothing Hydrogel

50ml M4M Anti ageing Moisturiser

30ml Sensitive Close Shave Cream

This really is a bit of luxury  for the special man in your life, be they Husband, Boyfriend, Brother, Dad or Son, and there are many more beautiful gifts to choose from especially for him, from Heaven by Deborah Mitchell.  HERE   

I shall be back soon with beautiful gifts from Heaven by Deborah Mitchell for the ladies. Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX

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Soap and Glory…..The Righteous Butter.

Hello again my loves, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

I’m rather late to the party when it comes to Soap and Glory, I’ve always wanted to try it, so I was very happy to see a tub of The Righteous Butter in my new Latest in Beauty box which is in collaboration with Jane Cunningham aka British Beauty Blogger. 

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The first thing that caught my eye when I first saw any Soap and Glory was of course the lovely cute packaging. The pictures on each product are of 1950s style, and they have such great names too. I’ve never been too keen on a body butter, preferring a body lotion for my body moisturising, I always found body butter sticky on my skin, whereas a lotion sinks in straight away. But the Righteous Butter isn’t sticky and it sinks in beautifully. I’ve a particularly dry patch on my shin where I have a huge scar it does tend to go really “flakey” on the new skin growth. I used my Righteous Butter on my legs paying particular attention to my scar after bathing, and the following morning it was still soft and moisturised without a sign of any flakiness. This beautiful body butter is just fantastic for elbows and knees, and the tops of my feet too. 

No wonder this is a perfect body moisturiser, the ingredients within the product are fabulous! Shea Butter, coconut oil, aloe vera all help with maintaining soft skin. The fragrance? That’s just WOW! I was very surprised to notice that what I could smell in the pot smelt nothing like what it is on my skin. In the pot it smells light and fruity, when it’s massaged into my skin it smells heavier, more musky. Maybe it’s just me?

So, I’ve dipped my toes into the world of Soap and Glory and it’s safe to say I could get addicted! I certainly would love to try more from the brand, and I’ve got my eye on a few things. I got my Righteous Butter in my beauty box from Latest in Beauty, but you can pop into your local Boots on the High Street or Boots online HERE for yours. 

I’d love some Soap and Glory recommendations, what do you die hard fans think I should try?

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Latest in Beauty The Dream Box IV by British Beauty Blogger…..

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty my loves.

I thought I’d just share with you the very latest beauty box that Jane Cunningham aka British Beauty Blogger has put together for Latest in Beauty. This is the fourth time that Jane has collaborated with Latest in Beauty, and they’ve named this one The Dream Box IV. All the products in the box have been tried, tested and given the BBB seal of approval. 

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As soon as the beauty box went live on the  Latest in Beauty website at 8am last Sunday morning we (me and Mark) were right onto it! I have tried to get my hands on a BBB box since her first one and always missed out before, this time I wasn’t going to miss it and I was delighted when Mark said my box was ordered!

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The value of the Dream Box IV is £106.20 and we paid just £21.95 including postage, fabulous value for a boxful of utter gorgeousness! So what’s inside? 

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in the shade “Raise The Bar” 1.5 g 

Beauty Kitchen Love Me Wonderbalm. Full Size

Nuxe Prodigieux Eye Cream. Full Size

Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Hand Therapy. Full Size.

Shay & Blue Framboise Noire Fragrance. 2 ml

Maybelline Dr Rescue SOS nail Balm. Full Size

Erborian CC Cream 15 ml

L’occitane Almond Oil 35 ml

L’Oreal Paris Telescopic Carbon Black Mascara. Full Size

Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter, mini. 50 ml

Ren Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Milk. 25 ml

KMS California Moistrepair Shampoo. 75 ml

KMS California Moistrepair Conditioner. 75 ml

Collection Speedy Blush Stick. Full Size

Crown Brush Pro Studio Contour Brush. Full Size

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Also in the box is a booklet written by Jane Cunningham explaining the products and why she chose them for the Dream Box IV. The booklet also gives codes for discount on some of the products for repurchase, and there’s a code for £10.00 with Magnitone too. 

I shall of course be writing reviews as and when I use the products, and I can’t wait to dive in! Thank you very much British Beauty Blogger and Latest in Beauty, the Dream Box IV is a thing of beauty! (pun intended) If you haven’t read Jane’s blog, you really should she’s great! You can find her HERE and also take a look at the Latest in Beauty website too if you haven’t already it’s HERE.

I’m off to have a play!

XXX

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