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.

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*This post contains PR samples*

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Making Scents of It……

Hello Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

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I’ve been watching a few You Tube videos, and “What I got for Christmas” seems to be popping into my feed quite a bit at the moment. Obviously I watch mostly female vloggers, mostly beauty related. Among the vloggers Christmas presents is of course perfume, be it a pure Parfum where the fragrance is 20%/30% concentration, Eau de Parfum which has 15%/20% concentration or Eau de Toilette which is 5%/15% perfume concentration. The cheaper Eau de Cologne has a higher ratio of alcohol to perfume concentrate as does the Eau Fraiche. Obviously the higher perfume concentrate the longer the fragrance will last on the skin. Which brings me to the reason why I’m writing this post. Do we wear our perfume correctly? Do we store our perfume in the correct way? 

A pure Parfum will almost always be in a bottle with a stopper which you dab onto the skin. Eau de Parfum is probably a spray or spritz application. The Eau de Toilette, Eau de Cologne and Eau Fraiche can be in a spray application or the “splash it all over” application. 

Where do you keep all your fragrances? I bet they are all looking pretty on your dressing table or vanity unit. Will you allow me to advise you that it’s the worst thing you can do? Unless they are still in their box. Perfume of any kind will deteriorate in sunlight, it can go rancid. The way to store perfume is by keeping them away from sunlight, keep them in their boxes or in a drawer. 

Applying your fragrance is important too. Most of the vloggers I watched sprayed their perfume onto their wrist. Yes that’s a perfect place to apply it but it was applied with the bottle too close to the skin AND then the wrists rubbed together. Rubbing the wrists together “crushes” the fragrance meaning the scent won’t last as long as it should. A spray perfume should be applied at a distance of 6/8 inches on each wrist. Applying your fragrance to all the pulse points too, behind the ears, behind the knees, the crook of the elbows, and you can always spray the fragrance into the air and “walk” through it too, and if you are lucky enough to have a few bottles to choose from, remember when you opened them, an opened bottle of perfume will last a maximum of 5 years. 

I have just 2 different fragrances on the go at the moment. I have Calvin Klein “Euphoria” and a Binky Felstead ( from Made in Chelsea tv programme) perfume set in the fragrance “Wild” and I treat them both in exactly the same way. They are in their original box protecting them from the light. 

Do you look after your fragrance properly? What are you loving at the moment?  Thank you for reading today.

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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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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.

XXX

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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.

XXX

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