GOSH Brow Shape and Fill plus the Mix and Fix Blender Brush….

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

I’ve got a couple more GOSH Copenhagen products for you, they were sent to me for reviewing here on EAB.

Shall I start with the brush you see before you? It’s the Mix and Fix Blender Brush. This flat-headed face brush is unique I feel. I’ve never seen such a brush before, I’ve seen many flat-headed brushes but not one with a “well” in the middle! The brush itself is 100% synthetic hair so is vegan friendly. So why is there a hole or well in the centre of the brush? This brush is perfect to use for mixing foundation shades or to add a facial oil to foundation. You simply place the products you want to mix together into the hole then apply to the face as usual. I actually trialed the brush by mixing my foundation (from another brand, I don’t have a GOSH one) with my GOSH Lumi Drops and applied to my face. The brush is great for blending, and with a head that is small enough to get around the contours of the eyes and soft enough for under the eyes it leaves my skin looking great with a flawless coverage of foundation, and it doesn’t feel like it’s scratching my skin at all, also another plus, there is no brush hair fallout either while I was applying to my face or when I washed it either. This is a really great addition to my brush collection, and one that will get used rather a lot I suspect. You can get this and more fantastic GOSH products from Superdrug on the High Street or online HERE.

The last GOSH Copenhagen product I’m sharing with you is one for the eye brows. I’m not really an eye brow person to be honest, but I’m learning and Brow Shape and Fill is really helping me to get on track. It’s a double ended product, with a retractable pencil at one end and powder with sponge applicator at the other end. The pencil end is for shaping the brows, I found it to be a hard pencil while I was applying it but not at all difficult to work with. It’s a slanted shaped pencil which helps with the application using those light feathery types strokes! Filling in is really easy with the powder and sponge tip applicator, it completely covers the odd grey eyebrow hairs that are appearing more regularly now. You can apply the powder as light or as heavy as you like to get the coverage you want. I comb through my brows with a spoolie after applying to distribute the colour evenly. The GOSH Brow Shape and Fill is great for those days when you need to be quick with your makeup, using just the powder to fill in the brows which is in fact how I like to use this product. Get the GOSH Brow Shape and Fill from Superdrug on the High Street or online HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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Naturally Radiant Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser…..Review

Hey beauty lovers welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty..

I have been buying this product for ages and ages, and I have never ever written a review to say why I re-purchase. This is a Superdrug own brand and it’s from the Naturally Radiant range this is the Brightening Hot Cloth Cleanser. By the way I did purchase this myself with my own money.

Enriched with glorious Cocoa Butter and infused with skin brightening ingredients such as Kiwi Fruit and Mulberry extracts which helps to perk up the skins radiance and even out skin tone. The Kiwi fruit is a rich source of Vitamin C which helps with the brightening effects of the skin and also helps with protecting the skin against free radicals, along with the Mulberry to help with the toning down of discolouration.

The Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser is a very thick cream, so thick in fact you really do need to squeeze the tube to dispense the product. It smells gorgeous, a lovely fresh and fruity fragrance that wakens up the senses when I use it in the morning, it removes the last of my makeup when I use in the evening time as a second cleanse too. I use a 10p size amount of product and massage really well over my face and gently over my eyes, just in case I haven’t removed all mascara in the first cleanse. I then wet the muslin cloth that is supplied with the cleanser and work across my face to remove all traces of product. Afterwards my skin is so clean and soft and the muslin cloth has given me a bit of exfoliation. A really fabulous cleanser that I continue to use on a regular basis. It’s my go to cleanser when I’m sent products to review because I know I can get my skin deep down clean ready to take on new product. Love, Love, Love!

The Naturally Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser from Superdrug is on offer right now HERE. I’m going to be stocking up! Thank you for reading.

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Oh My GOSH, New Makeup!

Hello lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

I have wanted to try GOSH Copenhagen makeup for ages, so I let out a little squeal (a loud little squeal) when GOSH sent me a few products to try.

I’m sharing with you the GOSH Strobe n Glow Kit in Highlight, GOSH Lumi Drops in Gold and the GOSH Eyeshadow Primer. Now, to be honest I am not and never will be a big strobe/highlight fan. I like to add a subtle glow to my makeup rather than go for all out strobing, that’s just my preference, and with both these GOSH illuminating products you can use them in a subtle way or go for all out highlighting and strobing. The Strobe n Glow Kit in Highlight is a 4 in 1 powder highlight and blush palette, each 1/4 is a different product, with a white gold highlighter, and three golden toned bronzers to define. So buttery soft in texture with beautiful colour pay off and they all blend so well, I only had to just dip my brush in once to get the payoff I wanted, of course it’s buildable to the intensity you like. I applied to my face after powdering, and found it lasted me until I took my makeup off that evening. The Strobe n Glow kit from GOSH is the perfect addition for my makeup collection, it will more than likely get me into highlighting more. You can find the Strobe n Glow at Superdrug on the High Street, or online HERE.

Now, the gorgeous Lumi Drops from GOSH are stunning! I have the oh so pretty Gold colour. Lumi Drops is a liquid highlighter and it’s a multi tasking product, I believe. You can wear it on it’s own on bare skin to give yourself a gorgeous golden glow to the complexion, mix it with your foundation for a pretty dewy effect. Use it on top of your foundation to add a healthy looking luminosity to the skin. Simply use it only on certain places on the face to highlight, ie top of cheekbones, through the brow bone to finish of your eye look and don’t forget the cupids bow to help make your lips appear fuller. I used Lumi Drops on the top of my cheek bones and with just a tiny amount on my cupids bow. It does just lift the look of my makeup without making my face appear shiny and oily looking. I think Lumi Drops will be fabulous for the coming Christmas party season (Did I just us the “C” word?) when we all get out or LBD’s you can pop Lumi Drops on the collarbone for a gorgeous glow and tops of the shoulders too! You can find Lumi Drops in more shades too, check out Superdrug on the High Street, or online HERE.

Lastly, for now anyway I have the GOSH Copenhagen Eyeshadow Primer. This product I have really fallen in love with, oh my Gosh it’s fab! A gorgeous nude shade eye shadow primer that will even out the skin-tone which is great for me due to the darkening of my eyelids as I’ve got older. It’s waterproof so making it sweat proof too which was great during the hot Summer days we had a few weeks ago! I have oily eyelids and it helped keep my eyeshadow in place without creasing. It’s very easy to apply from the stick then blend with the sponge tip smudger. I have loved to use it all over my lid up to the brow bone, apply a touch of mascara for a no makeup look, It just makes the skin on the eye area look smoothed and eyes more awake when you want to go bare faced. This is a really lovely product and one I shall be re-purchasing. You can find the GOSH Eyeshadow Primer in Superdrug on the High Street and online HERE.

I have a couple more products from GOSH to share with you very soon, and there is few more products I want to try too. Thank you for stopping by today.

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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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Optimum PhytoFreeze Instant Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty my lovelies..

I’ve the second Optimum PhytoFreeze product to share with you today, it’s the eye cream and I have to say it’s my favourite of the two that I was sent to review.

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An eye cream that offers an “instant anti-wrinkle effect, helping to tighten the skin and give an instant lifting effect” It contains a unique active ingredient called Vin-upLift, and based on Swiss Ice Wine which has been produced from naturally frozen grapes, it’s very rich in certain sugars and polysaccharides which is meant to give instant lift and moisture to the skin. The grapes are harvested from Swiss vineyards and are picked by hand after the first fall of snow in Winter when the grapes have been frozen on the vine. Other ingredients added into the eye cream are Olive Oil which helps protect the skin from premature aging and also nourishes the skin around the eye area. Vitamin E is in there too, to help protect the skin from environmental damage.

I’m a huge eye cream fan, always on the lookout for something to keep the eye area smooth and wrinkle free. To be honest at nearly 57 years old I really don’t have to worry about many wrinkles. I don’t know if that’s down to good genes or great skincare, maybe a bit of both. I love the delivery system on the Optimum PhytoFreeze Anti Wrinkle eye cream, it’s a very cooling metal applicator which you may use to apply the cream and smooth over the eye area. I applied eye cream after cleansing and moisturising which is the way I like to use all my eye products. I applied to my under eye area using the metal applicator at first just to get the soothing cooling effect it gives me, I then patted the excess cream using my ring finger  outwards towards my temple. I also applied in an upwards direction to my brow bone, hoping to get “a lift” from the slight droop I have which causes “hooded eyelids” The eye cream applies beautifully when patted into the skin, not so much when being smoothed over as it tends to roll off in tiny clumps. After a while I noticed that my “hoods” did appear slightly lifted though, I could see more of my eyelids when looking straight into the mirror. Applying foundation and concealer over the top of the eye cream is best left until it has sunk into the skin for 10 minutes or so, as again it rolls off, and I also think it’s best to blend foundation and concealer using a brush.

I have enjoyed using this eye cream for its richness and hydration it gives my under eyes, and how bright, refreshed and smooth they look too. Right now at Superdrug there is a 2 for £12 on selected Optimum PhytoFreeze also Better than 1/2 price on selected Optimum and Free Versace Fragrance when you buy 2 selected skin products. You can find these fantastic offers HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today my lovelies, see you again soon..

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Optimum PhytoFreeze by Superdrug.. Face and Neck Cream.

Hiya lovelies, Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty!

 I have written a few reviews on Superdrug’s own range of  science based skincare, Optimum, and January saw the launch of their new PhytoFreeze Face & Neck Cream and Eye Cream. These two products offer an “instant anti-wrinkle effect, helping to tighten the skin and give an instant lifting effect” They both contain a unique active ingredient called Vin-upLift, and based on Swiss Ice Wine which has been produced from naturally frozen grapes, it’s very rich in certain sugars and polysaccharides which is meant to give instant lift and moisture to the skin. The grapes are actually harvested from Swiss vineyards and are picked by hand after the first fall of snow in Winter when the grapes have been frozen on the vine. Okay, so that’s the “science” bit, what did I think to the products? I’ll start with the Face and Neck Cream!

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Firstly, can I just say that I love the pretty pink/purple packaging! I also love that this cream has a pump-action delivery system, so you get just the right amount you need to use. There is beautiful Shea Butter in the face and neck cream, which helps with softening and conditioning of the skin, Vitamin E is also present to help protect the skin from environmental damage which would lead to premature aging of the skin. There is a lovely fresh fragrance to it, not heavy or synthetic at all.

So did it deliver an instant effect? For me not right away, my skin certainly wasn’t lifted instantly, although there was instant smoothness and hydration from just the one pump worth that I massaged using upward and outward motion to help with the lifting effect. I used another one pump worth to massage upwards on my neck and decollete. Again the smoothness and hydration I got from the cream to that area is lovely. For me, the lifting effect wasn’t instant. Now, after a few weeks of using the Face and Neck cream my skin is definitely firmer looking and my neck is a lot less saggy looking. Out of all the Optimum products I’ve tried, this is my favourite for sure.

Just a quick word about using this cream under makeup. I found applying foundation straight away I got a bit of “roll off” where the product collected into little balls leaving my face looking patchy. I now apply my foundation after leaving the cream to sink in for about 15 minutes, now I don’t have a problem.

At Superdrug the Optimum PhtytoFreeze Face and Neck Cream is normally £14.99, right now there is an offer of 2 for  £12.00 on selected Optimum PhytoFreeze products. HERE.

This post contains PR samples

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Superdrug Optimum PhytoHydrate Day Cream

Hello my loves!

Today I’m sharing with you a day cream  from the Superdrug own brand, Optimum PhytoHydrate, with Birch water. Birch water comes from the sap of the Nordic mature Silver Birch tree which is harvested in Springtime and is said to have hydrating and detoxifying properties. It’s  known to be particularly gentle and hydrating on skin that is prone to dehydration.

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This is a lovely day cream. I love the pump-action delivery system that gives you the correct amount needed for fantastic hydration. Not only is there the hydrating Birch water, it also contains gorgeous Shea Butter for smooth soft skin, with Vitamin E, Pro-Vitamin B5 in there too, to protect from environmental damage. I dispensed one pump to my fingers and the first thing I noticed was the lovely fresh natural fragrance, secondly the consistency, it’s thick but lightweight and creamy which my skin drank up and didn’t leave my skin sticky or tacky. After a few moments my skin felt soft and smooth and ready for makeup. I initially used my PhytoHydrate day cream at about 8am and by lunchtime my skin was still feeling soft and supple and hydrated, and by the time I was ready to do my night-time routine it was still feeling the same, with an SPF 15 this is a perfect daytime moisturiser for Winter, and it can also be used in your night-time skincare routine too.

I love the Superdrug Optimum skincare range, in fact to be honest I love all Superdrug own brand of skincare, and this new PhytoHydrate day cream with Birch water did not disappoint. If you fancy giving it a try, pop to your local Superdrug store, or click HERE.

Thank you for reading, lots of love.

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Superdrug Optimum PhytoHydrate Micellar Tonic….

Hello lovelies!

Birch water is the new coconut water when it comes to hydrating ourselves, and Birch water is apparent in two new skin care products from the Superdrug Optimum PhytoHydrate range. The first of which I’m sharing with you today, it’s the Optimum PhytoHydrate Anti-Dehydrating Micellar Tonic.

Birch water? It comes from the sap of the Nordic mature Silver Birch tree which is harvested in Springtime and is said to have hydrating and detoxifying properties. It’s  known to be particularly gentle and very hydrating on skin that is prone to dehydration.

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I have been using this Micellar Tonic for a few weeks and for me personally it’s hit and miss. It does smell delicious, and it’s a natural clean smell it has no added fragrance. I’ve always used a Micellar water to remove eye makeup but this one you have to avoid direct contact with the eyes, but me being me and NOT reading that, I used it on my eye makeup! It didn’t take all my mascara off and it did sting my eyes and that’s my fault NOT the product! When I used the Micellar Tonic to clean off my face makeup I noticed that it felt soapy on my skin, and looking closely in my mirror yes it did look soapy too. I carried on cleansing to remove the rest of my face makeup. Afterwards my skin did feel really clean and because of the “soapiness” I felt while using it I thought my skin would feel tight but it didn’t. However what I did feel was tacky, sticky feeling skin and I am so disappointed because I wanted to love this product like I’ve loved other Superdrug Optimum skincare products. But please remember my loves, this is just my own opinion of the product, it might be completely different for you. If you would like to check out the Optimum PhytoHydrate Anti-Dehydration Birch Water Micellar Tonic you will find it at your local Superdrug on the High Street or Superdrug online HERE.

Thank you stopping by today, I’ll have another Optimum PhytoHydrate product soon, a very lovely day cream.

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September favourites!

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

So it’s that time of the month again, so to speak, time for another monthly favourites post where I share with you the products that I’ve been loving during September, I’ve new favourites and a rediscovered favourite and some that are always in my favourites posts. First up is my most repurchased product, ever and it’s a nail treatment.

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The Rimmel London Nail Rescue. I have used it for years, ever since I stopped wearing acrylic nails. It really has “rescued” my nails, I use it each time I do a manicure as my basecoat, but every couple of months I do use it as my treatment. If you would like to read how I do use it I have a review HERE.

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This  is the B.Skincare Restorative Facial Oil, I  rediscovered it this last month, and I’ve fallen in love all over again, it’s from Superdrug on the High Street and I think it’s fabulous, I do love facial oils! I only use it at night-time twice a week under my night cream when I feel my skin needs a bit of a “pick me up” You can check out my review HERE.

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Next, I have an eyeshadow brush that I think is just about the prettiest I have ever seen! It’s filled with Swarovski crystals, yes REAL Swarovski crystal! I love it not just because it’s so pretty but also because it’s gorgeous to use, I love the weight, it’s so comfortable to hold. The bristle holds onto the product and then blends over the eye beautifully, a really superb eyeshadow brush! My review of this and four more makeup brushes is HERE. If you would like to see.

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I really have found my new “hero” in a concealer. I was later than most people to discover the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer but now I’m so glad I have joined that party because it’s fantastic, and it will always be a repurchase for me that’s for sure. Check out my review HERE.

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Lastly my beautiful Gold Bee Venom Mask by Heaven Skincare! I have mentioned in previous posts that 80% of the products I review, I purchase myself while the other 20% I have had sent to me for review or I have won as prizes on Twitter. This was a prize that I won on Twitter in celebration of Heaven Skincare’s 21st Birthday. I was so overcome when I got that DM telling me that I was the Twitter winner, I did have a cry I shall admit. I never thought that I would ever be able to have something so luxurious, so prestigious in my life. I really am very lucky. I have reviewed the Gold Bee Venom Mask HERE.

So that’s what I’ve loved over the last month, thank you for stopping by today.

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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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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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