Christmas Gifting at Superdrug…

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa

Images courtesy of Superdrug

I have been a rather lucky blogger, and have been sent four lovely gifts from Superdrug and I’m sharing with you here on EAB. Before I begin, I do have to apologise for the use of Superdrug stock images instead of Mark’s beautiful photographs here on my blog, we’ve been having a few issues which I shan’t bore you with right now. But I can honestly say that these products have been sent to me for reviewing I haven’t just picked four products from the website and put them here, I was however asked to choose which gifts I would like to feature and I chose gifts that I would love to receive myself or gifts that I would definitely give to others.

Image courtesy of Superdrug

Regular readers may know that I am a huge fan of B. Skincare, a Superdrug own brand, but Mark has yet to try the B. Men products, so I though that this would be perfect for him to dip his toe into, and the rest of him too, obviously! This is a super gift set for the man in your life. With a 4 in 1 wash that is suitable for hair beard face and body, it’s a huge 200ml too. There’s a 150ml of delicious moisturiser for face body and hands in this gift set. Both products contain Vitamin E, Horse Chestnut and Willow Bark extracts. Both of these products are suitable for Vegetarian and Vegans. Right now you can save £4 on this gift HERE.

Image courtesy of Superdrug

The Spaa Escape and Relax Slipper Set is a gift I would love to find under the Christmas tree. It contains a pair of comfy looking towelling slippers that will fit shoe sizes 5 to 7 a 100g package of reviving Bath Salts, which going from past experience of using this Spaa brand, smells amazing! There is also a 75ml tube of Nourishing Foot Lotion. A super gorgeous set to use at the end of a long day methinks. This gift set is half price at Superdrug at the moment HERE.

Image courtesy of Superdrug

For anyone who enjoys fruity fragrances I think the Fruity by Superdrug shower set is ideal. The Fruity range of shower gels are some of my favourites and always in my bathroom cabinet. This one is Pineapple and Papaya fragrance, and it really does smell amazing! There is a 100ml shower gel, 100ml body lotion and a pineapple sponge. This gift set is half price HERE.

Image courtesy of Superdrug

If you love makeup, whoever you are, you can never have too many brushes. This is a super set of three brushes and a foundation blending sponge by Studio, London. I think that this set is ideal to give to someone just starting out using makeup, and I have an idea of who in my family would rather like this. I’ve not used this brand of brushes myself yet, so I can’t comment on the workability of them. They are synthetic so they will be easy to clean. The sponge contains latex which may cause an allergic reaction. The Studio London 4 piece brush set is half price right now in Superdrug stores and online HERE.

Once again, I’m so sorry for the use of stock images in this post. However I have taken some photos with my phone and will be popping them over on my Instagram shortly.

Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX

*PR Gifted*

 

 

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It’s The Spongeclean by Basic Beauty Tools…

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

I have been waiting for this product to launch so patiently and when it came to me and I opened the package I did a silent “Yes”! Regular readers may recall that I reviewed what I called, The Best Foundation Blending Sponge Ever! from Basic Beauty Tools, you can see that review HERE.  Now I’m so happy that they have launched a liquid cleanser for the sponge. This is Spongeclean.

Firstly, I love the packaging, very cute, pink and pretty. It is a plastic bottle which I believe is recyclable, and it’s all made in the UK too! The product inside is a gel like consistency which smells very fresh and clean, I couldn’t recognise the fragrance at first, but now I’m getting the faint smell of Pear.

How I used the spongeclean. Dampen your sponge, then I added about 50p size amount of cleanser to my sponge. You squeeze the product out of the bottle which I did find difficult, I do suffer with arthritis in my wrists and fingers and the bottle was hard to squeeze, but I got there. I agitated the cleanser into the sponge, adding more warm water to really get up some lather. It was so satisfying seeing all the lather turn foundation colour, and it really did dissolve and deep clean the makeup from my sponge. I rinsed it out in warm water then in cold water, the cleanser rinses out so well. I squeezed excess water out using a clean towel and popped it to dry on my Spongedry holder. When the sponge was completely dried it was so soft and  smelled all fresh and clean, so much better than the solid cleanser I had been using. Regular use of the Spongeclean will keep your sponge all clean and fresh and conditioned!

Basic Beauty Tools have given me a discount code to pass on for 20% off all their products. Apply SPONGECLEAN20 on the website until end of October 2018 HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX

*PR Sample*

The Best Foundation Blending Sponge……EVER!

Hello and Happy 2018 my lovelies! I’m Teresa, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty…

When I was asked if I would like to review the Basic Beauty Tools foundation blending sponge and Spongedry holder I have to be honest with you it was the holder that had me saying yes please!

I’ve got and used a few brands of foundation blending sponges, and they are all pretty much the same on performance and usability. They all work better when used dampened, although some expand more than others when damp. The Basic Beauty Tools sponge is absolutely fantastic, it’s Latex FREE for one thing! And when dampened it expands more than I’ve seen on any other beauty sponge. To use mine I wet it under the cold tap and squeeze excess water out, then I squeeze it inside a clean towel to take out even more water. This particular teardrop shaped sponge is so soft and spongy when damp it’s gorgeous, it bounces over my skin when I apply my foundation using the rounded bottom (!!!) and the point is fantastic for getting into all the nooks of the face, ie around the nose and eyes, and it doesn’t soak up all my foundation and concealer into itself either, which is due to the  unique micro cell texture of the sponge.

I found my sponge to be so easy to clean, I do use the same solid soap cleanser that I use for my brushes, and then pop it to air dry on the Spongedry holder also from Basic Beauty Tools. The little holder is just fantastic to allow your sponge (any brand to!) to dry after cleaning, it dries pretty quickly, again due to the micro cell texture, and drying this way stops a buildup of bacteria as you would if you let your sponge just dry off in your makeup bag. It’s also great to store your beauty sponge on your dressing table on a daily basis too.

Check out this gorgeous foundation sponge HERE.

 

Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX

*PR sample*

 

 

Yogi Smart Styler

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive a hair styling gadget from Yogi, a brand I had heard of from seeing them presenting their hair styling wand on the shopping channel QVC. I was asked which product I would like to try, and because I knew that I would be getting my hair cut I decided to go for the Yogi  TouchX Smart Styler.

I am so glad I chose the TouchX Smart Styler too, it’s a 10 in 1 styling tool that’s so fantastic to use, it’s easy and it’s so lightweight which I was pleased about as I do suffer from a bad neck and shoulders sometimes which makes it difficult to reach the back of my hair. Well until now that is, now it’s a piece of cake and I can get my hair looking as good from the back as I can the front!

The Smart Styler  has Tourmaline and Ionic technology  which helps to smooth the hair also reduces static and locks in moisture. It has a fast ceramic heater, which heats from 120 degrees centigrade to 200 degrees centigrade with easy to control temperature settings. It’s suitable for all hair types from fine/delicate hair, to thick strong and curly, and also thick, course and wavy hair like mine!  This is such a versatile styler it will  add volume to the hair, adds beautiful waves and flicks it will twist and curl and it will also smooth and straighten and more besides! It’s 10 in 1 after all..

To switch on the styler you press and hold the power button for a couple of seconds, then to select your appropriate heat setting you  press the on/off button until your temperature choice is illuminated. Once you have selected your required temperature the red light will flash, then stop and remain lit when the temperature has been reached, easy peasy!  To switch off the styler you simply press and hold the power button until the red light goes off, it’s then safe to unplug the styler.

I recently had my hair chopped off into a layered style (which I now regret doing, my hairdresser was rather scissor happy) I like my hair big, always have always will, it suits me better than a sleek straight style. To get plenty of volume and bounce in my hair I shampooed and conditioned as usual and applied a heat protecting spray too. I then dried my hair thoroughly, you can’t use the Smart Styler on wet hair. I started at the back of my head, and with the extra long 360 degrees swivel cord it’s easy to get to the back. To add volume you just place the styler into the roots of the hair and lift up as you are drawing the styler out, right to the tip of your hair, WOW, the volume it gives my hair is brilliant, AND it leaves my hair shiny too. That’s what makes this styler so smart, apart from the fantastic curl and volume, it’s  the lovely shine it gives and with much less damage too, which is perfect as an older woman (late 50’s now)  with mature hair, a fantastic hair styling tool for me! You can check out the Yogi Smart TouchX Styler HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX

 

 

 

The Hollywood Browzer – A cut above?

Welcome my lovelies!

For a while I have been using a little facial razor to remove hair from certain parts of me. As I’ve aged I have had hair pop up in places where I don’t want them to be. I bought a pack of 3 razors from the high street and used them on places like my chin and down my neck, tops of my eyebrows and even my ear lobes get hair appear on them! What?! They worked ok but then a few days later I have to do it again, they also scratched me a bit too. So when Hollywood Browzer contacted me to see if I would like to try their razor and then review on my blog, I thought I’d give them a go, see if this razor would give me smoother skin, hair free skin.

hollywoodbrowzer

Okay, you get 2 razors in the pack and, also which aren’t showing in the photo a little pouch to keep just one razor inside. I would have preferred that the pouch had room for both razors personally. The blade itself is made of stainless steel “waffle” coated blade with safety guards to both sides so as not to cut or irritate the skin at all. It’s meant to be great for the removal of unwanted facial hair, shaping the eyebrows, upper lip, down the neck, on the chin, bikini line of course and the guys can use it too, it’s meant to be great for the back of the neck.

So how did I use my Hollywood Browzer? I used it for those pesky chin hairs and the ones that sometimes pop up on my throat area. It did clear those hairs away in one swoop of the razor. I’ve always used a razor for between my eyebrows so that I don’t end up with a mono brow, it’s perfect for that area, the Hollywood Browzer left the area lovely and smooth and clean. Shaping the eyebrows themselves was slightly trickier, when my brows get long and straggly I usually shape them by combing them upwards then trimming with scissors, then comb them downwards and trimming, then pluck under the brows. I managed to shape the top of the brows, but I just wasn’t confident enough to trim underneath, I was going to close to my eyes. So onto the upper lip hair which I always remove with a hair removing cream for sensitive skin. I used the Browzer to remove my upper lip hair and the hair from the sides of my mouth where I would put the hair removing cream. It’s quicker at removing the hair than cream, but I found after a while that area felt dry and I had a sort of numb feeling too, it did sting slightly when I applied moisturiser, I think that I should have let the area calm down first in hindsight, but I shall definitely use the Browzer again for my upper lip hair. Another area I used it on was my hands, fingers and the big toe! It’s fabulous for those areas, so the Hollywood Browzer will now become part of my weekly manicure and pedicure too, and because it folds up I can keep it stored away neatly.

The Hollywood Browzer is £15 for a pack of 2 razors, each one will last 2 to 3 months, click HERE.

XXX

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