A Small Fragrance Direct Haul…W7

Hello Lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

One of the places I like to shop for low budget cosmetics is Fragrance Direct, a website selling branded, discounted perfumes, aftershaves, cosmetics, haircare, skincare and beauty products. I’ll leave a link at the end of this post. Mark and I use the website quite a lot, we can get more for our money when we want presents for Christmas and birthdays, and for the occasional “haul” like today. I wanted some W7 cosmetics that I’d seen on a You Tube video, So we put an order in with Fragrance Direct last Friday lunchtime and it arrived on Monday afternoon, fantastic fast delivery from them! We paid £1.99 for standard tracked delivery, they state 5-7 working days from dispatch, it is however FREE standard tracked on orders over £40. At the moment of writing this post there is an offer of Buy 5 get 1 FREE!

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I didn’t buy every product that I saw in the haul video, just the ones I really wanted to try from W7. So from the top of the picture is the Cheeky Trio, a blusher, bronzer and highlighter palette. Someone once said to me that there is a red lipstick out there for everyone, so I’ve been experimenting with a red lippy as I’ve never been a huge fan, and now I think I may have found MY perfect red lipstick! I bought a Butter Kiss lipstick in the shade Red Light. I needed some new eyelash curlers so I picked up Groovy Curls. The In the Mood eyeshadow palette look very similar to the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, but at a fraction of the cost. Lastly I picked up a mascara and eyeliner pencil combo, this is the Big Lash Mascara combo in Blackest Black.

I will of course be bringing you reviews of everything in my little haul very soon, so I hope you will come back for them, in the meantime check out the fab bargains from Fragrance Direct HERE

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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!

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Some More Beauty Booty!!

Hello my loves, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

Well another shopping trip just had to be done at Superdrug, this time it was an online purchase. Three items were in the sale so might not be available at the time of posting this, if they are I’ll leave links for you at the end.

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The first product I picked was something I’ve wanted to try for a while, and that’s the Superdrug own brand of Vitamin E Cleansing Oil. I’ll use it for a wee while and get back to you with my thoughts. It’s just £2.99 for 150 ml HERE To go with the cleansing oil I picked up the Vitamin E Toning Mist, again I’ll get back to you with my thoughts soon. The Toning Mist is also £2.99 HERE

The next 3 items are the ones I picked out of the sale section on the superdrug website. Theres two Dove Purely Pampering body washes with my favourite Shea Butter. They aren’t in the sale now, but the Dove Purely Pampering Hand Cream with Shea Butter is in the sale at just 40p for goodness sake! HERE

Lastly, I picked one of the newest eyeshadow palettes from MUA Makeup Academy, it’s from their Luxe range of cosmetics and I can tell you right now that I’m very excited by this little palette. After dipping my fingers and a brush into it all I shall tell you is that it is just A MAZE ING!! There are two new palettes just launched, I have Utopia and the other is Paradise, both are £8.00 HERE (Superdrug appear to have made a boob in their descriptions, calling both palettes Paradise)

So that’s my little Superdrug online beauty booty. I’ll be back soon with some reviews for you, thank you for stopping by today.

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Superdrug Booty….

Hello and welcome back to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

So, we popped into a town near us on Friday to pick up some of the new MUA Makeup Academy Autumn/Winter range from Superdrug, I’d already seen on their own website what I wanted to try but unfortunately not everything I was after was in stock so I had to order my other products online. Mark actually bought these for me, here’s what I got.

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One of my favourite ranges from Superdrug own brand is the Natural Radiance collection of skincare, I’ve used their Day Cream, Night Cream and Eye Cream and always wanted to try their own Hot Cloth Cleanser so I picked one up. At the moment selected products from the  Natural Radiance range is HALF PRICE, my cleanser was reduced to just £2.95 HERE

I also picked up a Charlie Bodyspray in the fragrance Edge. It’s fruity, it’s floral, it’s slightly musk too and it’s just £1.00 on selected Charlie Bodysprays HERE

I love Superdrug oval cotton wool pads, they’re huge! There’s 50 in a pack for £1.89, although there is also an offer to buy 2 packs for £2.50 HERE

Then on to MUA Makeup Academy. One of their new releases a few weeks ago was the multi formula palettes, and I picked up Amour. It holds 10 powder eyeshadows and 2 cream metallic shades and it’s just £5.00 HERE or on the MUA website HERE

Also from MUA Makeup Academy, and from their new Autumn/Winter collection I got myself Skin Define Hydro Foundation in the shade Beige. It’s just £4.00 at Superdrug HERE and MUA website HERE.

Lastly from MUA is the Skin Define Hydro Primer, I’m really looking forward to trying these new face products! The primer is just £5.00 at Superdrug HERE and from MUA website HERE too.

So that’s my little beauty booty from Superdrug! I’ll be back with reviews after I’ve used them all a few times, especially the cleanser so I hope you will look out for that. Thank you for reading today.

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A Beauty Crowd Haul….

Hello lovelies!

Are you one of “The Crowd” yet? The Beauty Crowd to be exact. It’s the one stop shop for all your beauty needs. Beauty Crowd bring us brands that are popular in the UK, like the new brand on the block Freedom, and also the less known about brands in the UK too ,which is actually what drew me to them. They bring us everything beauty, skincare, make up, body care, hair care, your beauty tools and something for the man in your life too! It’s certainly the place to be if you’re a beauty junkie!  Brands you can expect to see are L.A Colors. Bell Cosmetics, Barbara Hoffman, Absolute, Milani, Mesauda Milano, Freedom, and many more besides, can you see why I call it the “One Stop Shop?”

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So here’s what I bought, I haven’t tried anything yet, I need to take photos of each item first, then I shall use them and get back to you with my thoughts in a few days.

BELL HYPOALLERGENIC LIP TINT – shade 01 £3.95

BELL HYPOALLERGENIC MICELLAR MAKEUP REMOVER £4.95

BELL HYPOALLERGENIC POWDER & BLUSH £4.95

BELL HYPOALLERGENIC SKIN CAMOUFLAGE CONCEALER £5.95

BARBARA HOFFMAN SILVER ACRYLIC POWDER BRUSH £9.95

BARBARA HOFFMAN SILVER ACRYLIC FOUNDATION BRUSH £9.95

BARBARA HOFFMAN SILVER ACRYLIC BLUSH BRUSH £7.95

BRUSH CLEANING SOAP £6.95

BRUSH CLEANER £6.95

I’m really excited to be trying some new brands, everything I bought looks amazing and I can’t wait to start using them, I shall come back to you soon with an update on everything.

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Thank You for stopping by today.

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Latest in Beauty Box……Heart Beauty Essentials….

Hello again my lovelies.

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Mark bought me the new beauty box from Latest In Beauty which arrived on Thursday. It’s in collaboration with Heart radio station and it’s called Heart Beauty Essentials. It’s very lovely. I’ve always wanted to get into beauty boxes, and there’s a few around now. With most of them you have to pay a monthly subscription, but with Latest in Beauty’s boxes they give us one-off themed boxes, which is always chock-a-block with products from fabulous brands, some full size and some mini/travel/trial size. I’ve had two boxes now, and both times I’ve been gobsmacked by what’s inside.

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There is nothing in the Heart Beauty Essentials box that I won’t use. So, what do you get? From the left, a sample size of bareMinerals Complexion Rescue, a hydrating gel cream that combines skincare and coverage, it’s a bb cream, cc cream and tinted moisturiser in one product! The award winning Philosophy 3-in-1 Cleanser it removes makeup from the eyes, cleanses and tones the skin and lightly moisturises too. Next are two 50ml products from Dove, Youthful Vitality shampoo & Conditioner. Contains one of my favourite ingredients, Coconut Oil which made me love it right away. I’ve already used both products today, so a review will be coming soon! Next up, Green People Sun Lotion SPF 15 with Tan Accelerator, this is a 20ml size of product it smells amazing and is also organic too. They say trials have shown that you can tan faster by 25% when you use this lotion and the tan fading slows down by 50%. Sounds great to me, it means time spent out in the sun is reduced. Balance Me Radiance Face Mask is one of my favourite products in the box, I love the brand! I used the mask this morning, and it does what it says on the tube, it’s brightened my complexion completely, my skin is so much more radiant. Amie Hydrating Daily Moisturiser 100ml of product and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans as it’s free from any animal extracts. It’s paraben free and free of mineral oils. It’s also pH balanced. I haven’t tried this moisturiser yet, so I’ll get back to you with that. Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels 3.2g sachet containing a pair of eye gels to place under each eye for 10 minutes to help firm and de-puff tired eyes. Contains Icelandic glacial water which helps to tone and brighten too. Kneipp Devil’s Claw Herbal Bath contains natural essential oils and is beneficial for relaxing the back, shoulders and neck, a 20ml sample which is enough for 2 baths. Wild About Beauty Eyeshadow in the shade Alana. I’m not sure if everyone gets the same shade in the box or if there are other shades too. But this eyeshadow is skin friendly containing ingredients such as Aloe Vera and vitamins E and C. I’m thinking that this is a full size product in the box, 2.5g. Le Couvent des Minimes Cloisters Hand Cream smells absolutely divine! It’s deliciously floral and completely moisturising for hands, it’s gone straight into my handbag to use on the go. I had never heard of this brand, but because it smells so good I want to find more! This is a trial size 25ml. Vichy Idealia Life Serum is a 3ml sample. Suitable for all skin types and is paraben free. I’ve used this up already! There was enough for just one use, it’s to help skin look more radiant and even out the skintone, pores are meant to be reduced. Nails Inc Gel Effect nail polish in the shade Hyde Park Place. This is a full size nail polish in a gorgeous grey shade, one of my favourite colours for my nails so I was very happy to get this in my box. I’m wearing it now so I shall be writing a review on the wearability soon. Lastly in this amazing box of goodies is a cute little Heart shaped Face Cloth. You just immerse the heart in water and it expands, it’s ideal for removing your cleansers, masks and exfoliators.

So, for 13 products with a value worth over £70, I think that this box is fantastic value for £15.00, especially as I shall use everything in it. Ordering is easy from Latest in Beauty, and delivery very quick. We ordered this box on Sunday and I received it on Thursday, the only problem is with the courier. It’s Yodel, who never knock on the door to put the parcel in my hand, they always leave it on the doorstep. It wouldn’t be so bad if they wanted to leave it on the doorstep, if they could just knock or ring the bell so that I knew it was there? If you would like to see more of what Latest in Beauty has to offer click HERE.

Do you like the Latest In Beauty boxes? What’s been your favourite?

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A Palette-able Present from MUA!!

Hello lovelies!

I had the most wonderful surprise today. The postman came and handed me a package, I wasn’t expecting anything I hadn’t done any online shopping so I thought maybe Mark had, but it was in my name so clearly Mark hadn’t ordered anything either. When I opened it I gasped and said out loud “Oh my God!” Inside was a selection of gorgeous makeup.

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Those wonderful people at MUA Makeup Academy sent me a gorgeous belated birthday gift. All the items they sent me are new on their website, and the eyeshadow palette is a limited edition especially for their own birthday. MUA was 5 years old on 20th April! I was absolutely taken aback when I received this lovely gift, I’m just a customer who loves their products and writes about them, I’m not one of their regular beauty bloggers at all. I would like to say a HUGE Thank You to everyone at MUA towers for my wonderful gift, I love everything you so generously sent me and I can’t wait to start using them.

I’ve been really lucky haven’t I?

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My First Beauty Box!!

Hello lovelies!

I’m a bit late to the party when it comes to beauty boxes, you know those gorgeous subscription ones that you get sent every month, the ones that contain beauty products some full size and some trial/travel size, which can also be a bit hit and miss? You know the ones I mean don’t you? Mark actually surprised me with one this week he bought one for me from Latest in Beauty.

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He bought me The Glamour Spring Edit Beauty Box, which is in conjunction with Glamour magazine. The box itself is a pretty mint green and purple, very Springlike and very sturdy too.

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The products themselves are wrapped in pretty polka dot tissue paper and holding it together is a sticky seal with the logo. On top of the products were three information cards. One card tells me what the products are, one is a card which gives you discount codes for the brands in the box, and lastly there is a card with a pre-paid subscription code to Glamour magazine, 12 print issues + 12 ipad and iphone editions.

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OMG! That was me when I opened the tissue wrapping. The contents are just fabulous. There are 8 FULL SIZE products in this box. From Revlon there is a Gel Envy nail polish and top coat, From Beauty UK, the very popular High Brow eyebrow kit, from Kiko a long-lasting stick eyeshadow, from Model Co a cream lip and cheek tint and the last cosmetics product is a pretty lip gloss from Rimmel. Also in this box of beautiful treasures is a Nuxe hydrating face mask and a Moroccan Oil hair mask, lastly there’s a cute little sample of an Ellie Saab perfume. I believe that there is approximately £69 worth of products in the Glamour Spring Edit box, plus the pre-paid subscription to Glamour magazine too, this is just outstanding value for just £16.99. Absolutely amazing! I’m yet to try all the products but as soon as I do I shall be back telling you my thoughts. In the meantime, if you would like to see this box and more then just click HERE to go to the Latest In Beauty website.

See you soon.

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Road Testing Again: Flawless Palette by Makeup Revolution….

Hello again my lovelies!

While shopping in Superdrug last Saturday I was so happy to see that at long last my local store had finally stocked Makeup Revolution. So I just had to buy the gorgeous “Flawless” palette which I have wanted to have since it was first released.

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The “Flawless” palette has 32 gorgeous shades to create a variety of looks. I shall be using it today and coming back later to tell you my final thoughts. Some of the shades in the palette are already duplicated in other Makeup Revolution palettes I have in my collection looking at it closely, but there are also shades that I’ve not seen before so I’m looking forward to testing them out. I shall be trying the eyeshadows with an eye primer and without too, just to see how long they last and if they last without an eye primer.

So please join me again soon when I shall tell you exactly my thoughts of the Flawless palette.

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The Road Test: Sweet Sheen Lip Balm from MUA Makeup Academy….

Hello lovelies, welcome back.

This is just a quick one right now to say I’m testing one of my products that was in my Saturday beauty shopping haul from Superdrug.

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This is the Sweet Sheen Lip Balm from MUA Makeup Academy in the shade Coral Reef. I am wearing it now, and what I can tell you is that the colour is so pretty and perfect for Spring & Summer, but I shall be back later with my full thoughts and swatch so I hope you will come and check back too.

See you later lovelies.

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A Saturday Shopping Trip!

Hello lovelies

So, I had a beauty shopping list all written out ready to transfer to my Superdrug online account and then Mark suggested that instead of waiting for the few days delivery why not just get in the car and go through to March (a little town near us) Superdrug. Sounded good to me, I’ll have my products in my hands TODAY!

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I’m pretty good when it comes to beauty shopping, I NEVER buy products I know I will never use, I NEVER buy anything because I only want to blog about it, I shall be using everything you can see in my little “haul”

I was desperate for some new nail products, I’ve loads of nail polish, but I needed files and cuticle oil. I plumped for a pack of “Long Lasting Nail Shapers” which are Superdrug’s own brand and were £1.99 for a pack of 2. I also got a “Cushioned Nail Buffer” again Superdrug brand, which was £1.89. I couldn’t find the cuticle oil I was after so instead I bought Superdrug  “Conditioning Cuticle Cream” which was £2.99 I needed a face scrub so I plumped for the “Smoothing Facial Scrub” from Simple for £2.66 My L’Oreal “Age Perfect Refreshing Toner” was £2.99 “Organix Renewing Argan Oil of Morocco” penetrating hair oil was £4.66 my “Eyelure Individual Lashes” were £5.35  For moisturiser I bought one from “Nivea” I chose the “Express Hydration Primer” which was only £3.32 and, I finally found I could buy Makeup Revolution products from my local Superdrug, only been waiting for nearly a year for that to happen! So I picked up (or rather Mark sneaked it into the basket, without me knowing) The “Flawless” eye shadow palette from Makeup Revolution, £8.00, lastly I bought 2 MUA Makeup Academy items, a clear nail polish which was £1.00 and one of their new “Sweet Sheen Lip Balm” which was £2.00.

There are a couple of items here that I shall be writing a review of, so I hope you will look out for them soon.

Thank you for reading

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