B. Skincare Cooling and Soothing Mask

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

Yes, I’m that age now when I’m using skincare for menopausal skin, skincare that’s created for late 50’s and beyond, and right now I’m not coping very well with the ageing process, I basically feel like crap! But thank goodness my skin can look alright with the help of some gorgeous B. Skincare which is available from Superdrug on the High Street or online. This is the B. Nourished Cooling and Soothing Mask.

There’s some pretty nice ingredients in the mask, including, Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Sweet Almond Oil, Sesame Seed Oil, to name just a few.

My oh my I have enjoyed using this product! It does what it says on the tube, it’s so cooling on my skin. I suffer from redness on my chin and cheeks but once I apply this it calms the areas of redness considerably. It makes my skin look and feel smoother, and I think it mattifies my skin too, so I don’t look like a hot mess all the time. It applies to the skin like a dream and sinks in perfectly. I actually don’t know why it’s called a “mask” because you apply it and leave it on the skin. I press it onto my face so that the product delivers all the moisture into my skin. During the day, I can apply my foundation over the top, the mask acts like the perfect primer due to the mattifying properties, and keeps me moisturised for up to 12 hours! At night after cleansing, I apply a generous amount, after a few minutes I massage the excess into my skin and leave overnight. The following morning, perfect smooth hydrated skin.

Right now when you shop at Superdrug, there is a Better than half price on selected B. Skincare, and the Cooling and Soothing Mask is included in the offer, at just £4.45 reduced from the normal price of £8.99. HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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* This post contains pr sample*

 

 

Optimum PhytoDeluxe Skincare…..

Hello and welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty

I was recently sent a day cream and night cream for reviewing on EAB, today I am sharing my thoughts. This is the newest of the Optimum skin care range at Superdrug and is ideal for those aged 40 plus. The Optimum PhytoDeluxe Indulgent Day Cream with SPF 15 and the Comforting Night Cream. 

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The Optimum PhytoDeluxe Indulgent day cream is a luxurious lightweight cream with a pump-action delivery system. The ingredients within the cream make it luxurious, with Platinum particles which is a potent terapeptide and Black Diamond Truffle. The Black Diamond Truffle is known to have anti oxidant properties, brightens the skin tone and smooths and firms the skin. I’ve been using both creams in conjunction with my usual cleanser and toner, which is also a Superdrug own brand, for nearly 3 weeks and I’ve really enjoyed using them. I applied 2 pumps of the day cream, which has an SPF 15 all over my face, neck and decollatage massaging for about 2 minutes. It sinks in beautifully and leaves my skin ready for makeup, there’s no stickiness at all. After a couple of days of using the day cream I noticed little change in my skin, apart from looking a bit brighter. After 2 weeks daily use. I’ve noticed that it is plumper, smoother and has more luminosity. I have a vertical line appearing above my left eye and it’s now less noticeable! For a 55-year-old Grandmother I don’t have a lined and crepey neckline and decollatage because I’ve always made sure it’s moisturised every day and night, but I do have redness on the decollatage area and that is now diminished considerably since using this day cream. A really luxurious cream at a high street price.

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The Comforting Night Cream has the same Black Diamond Truffle and Platinum complex as the day cream, and as this is a night cream its richer than the day cream with Shea Butter to give the skin a really indulgent overnight treatment. It absorbs quickly into the skin when applied, and again there is no stickiness. As with the day cream I applied the night cream to my face, neck and decollatage. The following morning my skin felt nourished, soft and smooth and it looked more radiant too. In essence this pair of beauties is a perfect combination for the mature skin, and it’s a luxury product at high street price of just £14.99 each. Right now at Superdrug they are on special offer of buy one get one FREE Mix and Match on selected Superdrug products, both in store and online HERE 

Thank you for stopping by today

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MUA Makeup Academy Metallic Liquid Lipstick….

Hello loves. Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty

I’ve a couple of MUA Makeup Academy Metallic Liquid Lipsticks I’m sharing with you today, they very kindly put a couple in for me to try along with the gorgeous goodies for my MUA Giveaway which is over on Twitter HERE  The packaging is like that of a lip gloss with a sponge doe foot applicator, and I do love the pretty metal looking bronze coloured top with the branding in black.

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 shade BLAZE

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 shade BEDAZZLE

They do look very similar, but believe me when they are on the lips they are different colours. The liquid lipsticks are from the Luxe range from MUA, and to be honest I was wary about trying these two colours. I don’t do berry colours on my lips at all, I always thought that they didn’t suit me at the age I am now. But, because of the sheen or gloss, they did suit me and will be my go to lipsticks this Autumn and Winter season. They apply like a dream and are very pigmented and creamy. I could feel the tiny glitter particles slightly but it’s not uncomfortable, and after a while it’s not noticeable anyway. It’s the glitter particles that’s giving the liquid lipstick it’s metallic sheen which is very pretty, and I find it quite flattering for me personally. They also smell rather delicious too, of vanilla. How long is the wearability? Pretty good actually, it lasted on my lips for quite a few hours even with the copious amount of coffee I drink during the day. 

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The beautiful opaque liquid lipsticks come in 7 glorious shades, and there are a few more I want to get myself. They are a beautiful bargain at just £4.00 HERE or your local High Street Superdrug, and Superdrug online HERE 

My Giveaway has now ended.

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My Most Repurchased Product……

Hello lovelies and welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty

I have been writing product reviews on my blog for nearly 3 years now, and even before I started I have been using this product that I’m going to share with you today.

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 I think it must be 7 years maybe more that I gave up wearing acrylic nails, I used to do them myself at home. Then one day I just decided to remove them for good. My natural nails underneath were in a heck of a state! They had length but they were very weak dry and peeling, and paper thin. I cut them right down, filed them into my perfect shape and gave them a good soak and massage with the nail oil that came with my acrylics kit. They grew pretty quickly but they were still breaking and peeling. So I went into our local  chemist shop and picked up the Rimmel Nail Nurse Nail Rescue, and the rest, as they say is history. I’ve never looked back, 7 years later I still buy it over and over.

The Nail Nurse Nail Rescue is a treatment to be used over 14 days to begin with. Just paint onto clean unpolished nails every day for the first seven days. You now have 7 coats of the treatment on the nails. On the 8th day remove the product from the nails, and repeat the process for another 7 days. Even during the first week of using I noticed my nails beginning to look pinker and the tips whiter, and they were definitely growing stronger too. By the end of the 14 days I had the best nails I’d had for years! You do have to be strong and not be tempted to put on colour while using the treatment, but it’s worth it. I do still have myself a weekly treatment every now and then with the Nail Rescue, I apply it every day for 7 days without colour and it’s keeping my nails strong and long with no peeling at all, AND I always use it as a base coat to my manicure when I add colour. 

I rarely recommend products that I review on EAB, because everyone is different. But this is one product that I would recommend, highly. It has worked on my once paper thin and peeling nails, it’s my hero product for the last 7 years or so AND it’s my MOST repurchased product. If you want to try it for yourself you can get it from Superdrug online HERE for just £4.49 or any High Street shop. 

Thank you for stopping by today my loves.

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B Skincare Restorative Facial Oil…

Hi again lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

Today I’ve a facial oil for you. It’s the B Skincare Restorative Facial Oil that was sent to me for review.

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Firstly, spot the un- deliberate mistake. When I gave Mark the product to photograph I gave him the wrong box! The box for the facial oil isn’t exactly the same as the one showing, but it’s all about the oil and not the box it comes in, isn’t it?

So on with talking about this delicious facial oil. Firstly, it’s in a glass bottle and dispensed via a pipette dropper which I love. It has a very subtle rose fragrance which is due to the blend of Rosehip with Argan and Shea butter. These three combined within the rich oil help with the firmness and radiance of the skin. There is also something called Crambe seed oil in the product which helps calm and comfort the skin by providing up to 12 hours hydration. It contains high levels of Vitamin C which is helping to maintain the skins radiance and protects from dryness.

It’s best to use the oil at night as part of your bedtime routine for a really pampering overnight treatment for your skin. After cleansing and toning, I warm 2/3 drops of the oil in the palms of my hands. But before I apply to my face I always seem to breathe in the fragrance first, then I lay my hands onto my face to “push” the oil into my skin. I then massage my face for about 3 minutes and finish my routine with my night cream.

I’ve been using my B. Skincare Restorative Facial Oil every night for 2 months and I can honestly say that the morning after, my skin looks fantastic. It feels very soft, smooth and hydrated, and glowing too. I am loving using it, a lot! There is 30 ml of glorious oil in the bottle which will last for ages, It’s got a 12 month shelf life once open. As with all B. Skincare products it’s not tested on animals and it’s perfect for Vegan and vegetarians to use too. It’s just £7.99 in store at Superdrug or online HERE

Thank you for stopping by today.

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Superdrug Vitamin E Skincare…..

Hello loves, Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

I’ve got a bit of skin care to share with you today. I’ve been wanting to try a cleansing oil for a while now having been inspired by my lovely twitter chum and beauty blogger/vlogger Rougepout Beauty  I didn’t want to splash out on product that might not be for me so I had a look at what Superdrug had to offer. They didn’t let me down, I found a cleansing oil in the Vitamin E range of Superdrug’s own brand. I hadn’t tried anything from their Vitamin E range so I was killing two birds with one stone now.

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I picked up the Vitamin E Dual Phase Cleansing Oil and the Refreshing Toning Mist to go with it. When I bought these two products I thought that the cleansing oil would be the kind that you massage into your face add a touch of water so that it goes slightly “milky” and then you would wash away with a flannel. But this cleansing oil you don’t. More about that in a moment.

The cleansing oil, as the name suggests is a dual phase, containing a Multivitamin complex and horse-chestnut to help care for dry skin. There is also an Antioxidant protection within it to help keep out damage from the environment. It’s contained in a plastic bottle and is dispensed via a flip top cap underneath the bottle top, you have to guess how much to use as there is no “stop” on the cap. So how do you use the Dual Phase Cleansing Oil? Firstly give it a good shake to amalgamate the two liquids, then immediately pour onto a cotton pad and smooth over the face and neck. I turned the pad over applied some more cleansing oil and swept it over my face again. It took off my makeup and left me with a lovely clean face, it felt soft and hydrated. It also removed my mascara too, but I did have to give it a couple of swipes to make sure all my lashes were mascara free. The cleansing oil didn’t sting my eyes at all either, and hopefully with continued use the oil will condition my lashes a bit. You get 150ml of product for £2.99 at Superdrug.

To use with my cleansing oil I also picked up the Vitamin E Refreshing Toning Mist. This is nice! I love the spray applicator for a wonderful refreshing spritz over the face after cleansing. It’s quite powerful coming out of the bottle and if you don’t aim properly, can soak you a tad! You can also spray the toner onto a cotton pad and apply it to your face that way too. This is Multivitamin packed! Vitamin E, A, B, and F are within this lovely toner, and  along with horse-chestnut helps to look after my dry skin. I’ve been using the toner morning and night, and it’s not at all drying on my skin, it has revitalised it, it’s looking fresh and glowing too. A really lovely toner. You get 150ml of product for just £2.99 at Superdrug. HERE

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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.

XXX

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B. Skincare; Night Cream…

Hello lovelies, Welcome back to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

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So I have another gorgeous face cream from B. Skincare for your delectation. Today it’s the B. Nourished Night Cream. This gorgeous cream is an overnight treatment to enable the skin to repair itself and improve the look of the complexion, it also helps with hyperpigmentation that can happen as we age, or from sun damage.

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This is a very rich cream, a little goes a long way. Every evening after cleansing I apply either a facial oil or serum then apply the night cream on top. I use it over my face neck and decollatage, and in the 4 weeks that I’ve been using this night cream I’ve noticed my skin is still soft and supple and in fact quite “glowy” the following morning. It contains Hyaluronic Acid which means it gives long lasting moisturisation, and it’s certainly doing that overnight. I have to sleep with a cooling fan next to me because of hot flushes and I was finding my skin was dry the next morning, but since I’ve started using B. Skincare Night Cream my skin is still feeling hydrated when I wake. This really is a beautiful nourishing night cream for anyone over 50, and is available from Superdrug on the High Street or Superdrug online with 1/3 off the usual price at just £10.65 instead of £15.99 HERE.

This product is a PR sample and was sent to me for review on Elegant Ageless Beauty, I have not been paid to write this review.

Thank You for stopping by today.

XXX

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B. Skincare; Day Cream…**

Hello again, welcome back to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

I have another B. Skincare product for you today, it’s the Day Cream from the Phase 3 selection for 40-50s age range.

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B. Firm Day Cream with SPF 20. This said to help the “visible signs of ageing” giving you a more firm and lifted looking complexion.

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A deliciously fluffy looking cream! It’s a beautiful texture, very light and creamy and it absorbs into my skin easily without it feeling sticky afterwards. This cream is very moisturising, it leaves my skin feeling so hydrated, smooth and nourished. It’s working wonders on my “number 11s”, I have one horizontal line on my forehead just above my left eye and it appears to be, to me smoother. My skin is also brighter, more radiant and definitely has a lot smoother more “lifted” appearance. It’s a gorgeous day cream.

The B. Skincare Day Cream is on offer right now “better than half price” at Superdrug stores on the High Street and online HERE it’s normally £13.99 right now it’s only £6.95

** This B. Skincare Day Cream is a PR sample and was sent to me for review. I was not paid to write this review, all thoughts are my own**

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3 Highlighter Palette from Makeup Revolution…My Thoughts…

Hello again lovely people!

I’ve come back to let you know my thoughts of the 3 Highlighter Palette from Makeup Revolution that I had for my birthday back in April. IMG_3766 (2)

Encased in the beautiful shiny piano black palette are 3 beautiful highlighting powders that are very pigmented, Golden Lights, Peach Lights and Pink Lights. Just touch the product lightly to get beautiful shimmer and highlight, this is just perfect for “strobing” which is the new word in highlighting. Highlight the top of the cheekbones, down the centre of the nose, the cupid’s bow and the inside corner of the eyes too, and don’t forget just under the eyebrow.

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From L to R GOLDEN LIGHTS, PEACH LIGHTS, PINK LIGHTS

I mainly use the Peach Lights on my face as it’s more subtle for my age, and although I’ve specified the places to highlight above, I usually just place mine above my cheekbones, again this is because it’s suits me better as an older woman. These highlighters will also work well as a pretty eyeshadow, they blend so nicely. If you only like just one shade in the highlight palette however, then you can buy each shade separately for £3.00 each. The 3 powder Highlighting Palette from Makeup Revolution is just £8.00 from HERE or from your local high street Superdrug, or Superdrug online HERE

Thank You for stopping by today.

XXX

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ULTRA PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP COLLECTION from MAKEUP REVOLUTION…

Hello again lovelies.

So this sort of happened while looking at the Superdrug online sale after Christmas. It’s a very beautiful gift set from Makeup Revolution.

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The box is absolutely huge, very sturdy cardboard box with a flip-up lid. It’s a dark brown with the pretty rose gold branding and it has a good weight to it too. But just look at the gorgeousness within!

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I must say firstly though that in the photo the inside of the box is a different colour to the original, which is actually gold. The box was very difficult to photograph so Mark popped in a white card instead. Anyway, Makeup Revolution brought out some awesome gift sets exclusively to Superdrug for Christmas, and this one I picked (well Mark bought it for me) in their January sale. When it arrived and I opened the box for the first time I did sort of say “Oh wow!” There are 12 products in the set and they are: Redemption Palette “Showing Out”, Face Contour Kit, 3 x Nail Polish, 2 x Sheer Lip Gloss Tubes, Compact Mirror, Amazing Lip Gloss, Eye Liner, Glitter Eye Liner and Kohl Eyeliner. It really is a super set of make up and all for a bargain price of just £9.99 reduced from £25.00! Check out this and other Makeup Revolution gift sets in the Superdrug sale HERE. I can’t wait to start using it, and of course there will be reviews to follow.

Thank you for reading lovelies.

XXX

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