This blog is primarily aimed at the more mature ladies, but anyone with a general interest in all things to do with beauty, please feel free to join in. I will try to include items for all interests. Please read and enjoy ♥
I bet I have the best conditioned hair in my town! Well maybe. Although I could have, because it is cleansed and conditioned with the help of Knight And Wilson, the hair care people that has become my new favourite. I recently coloured my hair Rose Gold with the Knight and Wilson Colour Freedom Metallic Glory Rose Gold hair dye. You can read my review HERE. I had a conditioning treatment after that using the Pureplex Hair Repair System and you can see my review HERE. Now to keep my hair in this tip-top condition I’m using the Pureplex Bond Reconstructing Shampoo and the Conditioner.
Let me tell you about the shampoo. This shampoo has been especially designed to be used daily (if you are a daily washer of hair) specifically for coloured, bleached, highlighted, any chemical treatment in fact AND for hair that is ageing, hair that is easily broken. It’s formulated with the Aminofix Bond Reconstructor and although its sulphate free it gently cleanses the hair and also helps to repair any damage caused by heated appliances and chemicals. The shampoo helps to build the hair’s structure and also it protects it from any harm you will do to the hair in the future. I for one will not stop colouring my hair! As for ingredients it has Shea Butter, Argan Oil and Panthenol (which is a form of vitamin B5) The Pureplex shampoo also contains UV filters.
The first thing I noticed when I squeezed this rich creamy shampoo into my hand is the fragrance, its gorgeous and fresh and “apple-y” I used a good-sized amount of product for my first shampoo because my hair is so thick. Thankfully it’s not too lathery, I don’t have a shower so I have to wash my hair over the bath every time with a jug. The first shampoo rinsed out really easily and I could feel the squeak from my hair. I did a second shampoo using less of the product and paid more attention to massaging my scalp, this time there was a bit more lather although it rinsed away very clearly. I then combed my hair through with a wide toothed comb ready for the Pureplex Conditioner and it was already easy to comb when wet.
The conditioner too is so creamy and rich in consistency and like the shampoo has the fresh and apple scent. I used about a dessert spoonful of product in my hand and worked it through my hair, not reaching my scalp though. I let the conditioner work into my hair for a couple of minutes then rinsed out thoroughly. It was easy to rinse out when using my old jug method, I didn’t feel as though there was any residue left on my hair. I then wrapped my hair in a towel and left it to soak up the excess water rather than rub my hair as I usually do. Running a brush through my hair when its wet is so easy after using this glorious conditioner, didn’t struggle with any knots at all. I more often than not leave my hair to dry naturally but if I do use my hairdryer it dries fantastically with no flyaway bits of hair. I always dry my hair using the nozzle downwards so as not to “ruffle” up the shaft of the hair, this will help with keeping the hair smoother looking.
After being introduced to all the ranges of hair products by Knight and Wilson I shall be purchasing more from the brand I really am enjoying everything that I’ve tried so far. If you would like to try them for yourself you can find them in your local Superdrug store or online HERE.
Hello my lovelies, I’m Teresa, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.
In my attempt to start feeling Springlike I finally got hold of an MUA Makeup Academy palette that I’ve been hankering after since it was launched. This is the Burning Embers eyeshadow palette, and the colours just say Spring and Summer to me. Check this little stunner out!
This gorgeous palette houses 25 eyeshadows, pink and earthy tones from muted to bright, a mix of satin, shimmer and matte. As is usual with MUA these eyeshadows are so pigmented, soft and buttery in texture and easily blendable to an intensity you like. I would wear all the colours in this palette, I may be pushing 58 but that is why I can! I am also going to be colouring my hair Rose Gold soon, and there are many colours in the Burning Embers palette that will compliment my new hair shade. I love this palette!
The MUA Makeup Academy Burning Embers palette is £8.00 on their website HERE. BUT over on the Superdrug website it’s a *star buy* at just £6.00 HERE.
I’ve got another one of those lush foodie face masks from Superdrug, and this is my favourite out the three that I’ve used.
This is the Avocado and Oat Facemask. A pale green fresh fragrant facemask containing Avocado, Oatmeal and natural clay, and it’s so creamy! I apply this to my skin after cleansing and relax for 15-20 minutes or at least until the mask has dried on my face.
Removing the mask I like to wet it and massage over my face until it’s all loosened up again, then remove it completely with a face cloth or muslin cloth. I feel like it’s giving me that extra exfoliation. Afterwards my skin feels so clean, fresh and soft and moisturised, and it looks really smooth with a bit of a glow too. This is obviously not a face mask to sleep in for an overnight treatment, but one that I’d use a couple of times a week for sure.
Right now in Superdrug, the Avocado and Oat Facemask is on offer for £3.29, and when you purchase 3 selected skincare products you get a Bubble face mask FREE! Have a click HERE.
Hey there my lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa…
I’ve got another one of those super gorgeous face masks from the Superdrug own brand range of We love Facemasks.
The face mask I’m sharing today is the Charcoal Facemask. It’s a deep cleansing mud mask that smells nothing like other charcoal products I’ve used, this smells fresh and delicious!
It’s thick and feels creamy in texture and cold to the touch too so I knew that I was going to love this mask, a lot. It did not disappoint me either. I applied the mask after cleansing my face, using a flat foundation brush and left it to dry on my skin for about 20 minutes. After the 20 minutes I splashed my face with warm water and massaged the mask on my face to soften it, then removed it completely with my face cloth and dried my face. My skin felt clean, and a little tight to be honest, although not dry just smooth and refreshed. This is a mask that I shall continue to use at night after cleansing I think, then add my oils etc. Containing natural ingredients, all these face masks are suitable for Vegans and all packaging is recyclable too!
There are 6 of these face masks in the range and I do want to try the other three that I don’t have, and at just £4.99 and a “Buy 1 get 2nd half price mix and match” offer in Superdrug at the moment, it’s the ideal time to stock up methinks. You will find the Charcoal Face Mask HERE.
I love me a face mask, a face mask of any kind pampers my skin especially at this time of year. It’s freezing cold so the central heating is on which leaves my skin really dry and dehydrated. So today I thought that I would share with you a delicious face mask that’s jam-packed full of fruity goodness (actually Superdrug said “gooey goodness”) yes it’s gooey alright but it’s also very fruity too! I’ve been sent three Superdrug own brand of Kitchen Facemasks, the first one I’m sharing is the Blueberry Jam face mask.
This really is a delicious sweet-smelling just like jam face mask. Very yummy, I almost want to spread some on a scone and add a bit of whipped cream! But I resisted the temptation and applied it to my face after cleansing. I used a flat foundation brush to apply the mask to my face, it really is quite gloopy but it had a heat to it as I was applying it, the kind of sensation you get from a self heating face mask. I left the mask on my face for 15 minutes, I could smell the sugary sweetness. After the 15 minutes I added a little bit of warm water and massaged the mask on my face. I could feel the sugar within it providing some gentle exfoliation. I removed the mask with a face cloth and warm water, my skin look rosy pink and glowing, felt really soft, refreshed and clean! This really is quite a lovely “on a budget” face mask to use a couple of times a week. It’s also an environmentally friendly product too, being vegetarian and vegan friendly and all packaging is recyclable too! Pop along to your local Superdrug or go to Superdrug online HERE.