A Few Empties, A Few Fails….

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I’ve got a few products to share with you that I’ve finished up and also a couple of “fails” as well, just a couple of things that I never really got on with in the long run. Let me start with the products that I’ve used up, and I’ve loved using every one of these products.

The Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser. Wow what an incredible cleanser this is. I have loved using it, mainly as my morning cleanse because the fragrance and the cooling sensation on the skin really wakens up the senses, plus gives an incredible deep cleanse and with the tiny Moor mud particles within, it’s a great exfoliating cleanser and readies the skin for other products/treatments. There is a full review HERE.

My last Empties post I had the Heaven Skincare Afternoon Tea Hand and Body Wash, now amongst my empties it pains me to say I have the matching Hand and Body Lotion all used up. I have loved using the lotion, so rich and creamy without stickiness and with a fragrance like no other, it literally brought Summer to my bathroom. It has been my handcream of choice when my hands have needed a bit of extra hydration too. I do have a full review HERE.

The wonderful Heaven Skincare Silver Bee Venom Mask is all used up too now. I have used this as an overnight mask, as a daytime moisturiser under makeup, and it’s the one face product that can be used right up to under the eyes without needing an eye cream. I’ve massaged my lips with it. This wonderful skincare product hydrates plumps and nourishes my skin, and I’m sorry that it’s all used up now, but I’m not crying too hard I still have my gold bee venom mask yet! There is a review if you would like to read it, just HERE.

As hard as I pump the pump on my beautiful epiSpa Organic Illuminating Eye Cream, I just cannot get anymore product out! This has been my go to eye cream when I wear a full face of makeup which included under eye concealer. I just found it perfect for brightening my under eyes without horrid glitter particles, my concealer never creases when I use this, and the skin under my eyes stays supple and hydrated too. My review is HERE.

So there has been a couple of “fails” I want to share with you too, those products that for me don’t draw me to reach for them on a regular basis.

Unfortunately The W7 In the Mood eye shadow palette looks gorgeous on the outside it looks like it’s going to be amazing when you look inside, but when using the eyeshadows I got nothing out of it, or it was hard work to use. The colours are lovely and right up my street, but pigment was just off and when I did get some colour payoff it was quite chalky and had some fallout. I liked this palette when I first got it, but having used it a few times, I realised that it’s not for me. My original review is HERE.

Yes you may be a little surprised to see an MUA Makeup Academy product here in my fails, regular readers will know that MUA are my favourite budget make up brand. But honestly I did love the Matte Perfect Primer for a while and it did the job, but after some time of using it I was getting breakouts on my chin, it was almost like the primer was clogging up my pores. It’s a lovely product of course it is, but it wasn’t for me unfortunately. I have had to swap to another  MUA primer instead now. If you would like to see my review of the Matte Perfect primer you can find it HERE.

Links below to all brands mentioned in this post;

Omorovicza

Heaven Skincare

epiSpa

W7 Cosmetics

MUA Makeup Academy

So that’s my empties plus a couple of fails, thank you for reading today. Do you have Instagram and are you following me there? I’d love to have some new followers I’m HERE.

XXX

W7 Cheeky Trio… Bronzer, Blusher, Highlighter Palette.

Hello welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty..

Back in April I made a small purchase of a few W7 products from Fragrance Direct, you can see which products I bought HERE. I’ve already written a review of the In The Mood Palette HERE. So today I shall share with you my thoughts of the Cheeky Trio Palette.

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The packaging for this cheeky trio is so pretty, its a pink ombre tin with the branding in gorgeous gold.

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Inside the tin there are 3 really good-sized products, bronzer, blusher and highlighter. I love how each product have the wave pattern within them. Let’s start with the bronzer. It’s a really nice matte bronzer so great for contouring, it’s nicely pigmented and easily buildable to the intensity you want. It lasted a fair while on my skin and it didn’t turn orange. The blusher is  one of the prettiest pink shades of blusher I’ve seen, it’s gorgeous and I use this more than any other at the moment. It’s a good pigment and payoff on the skin and it blends really nicely too, it gives my cheeks a rosy glow that lasts for a few hours. Meanwhile the highlighter just didn’t do anything for me. There is no payoff, It wouldn’t pick up on my brush and there is no sheen to it at all. I know that I shall definitely use the bronzer and blusher, but the highlighter will remain in the tin un-touched. Check out W7 on Fragrance Direct HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX

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In The Mood for some W7?

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

A couple of weeks ago I had a delivery from Fragrance Direct They are all from the super W7 brand. One of the products I purchased is this little palette In The Mood.

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Firstly I love the W7 packaging of all their palettes, really lovely tin palette similar to the Urban Decay palettes, apparently this is a “dupe” for their Naked Basics palette.

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6 nude/natural eyeshadows are in this palette, from the very pale cream through to the gorgeous black. The shades do have names on the underside of the palette, from left is Shrimp, Oops, Venice, Wink, Kate and finally Cargo. The lighter shades don’t have a lot of pigment and are a bit chalky, I had to really apply a couple of layers of the first three shades to get a good coverage. But the last three shades are great, nicely pigmented and not so chalky. They blended nicely and are buildable to the intensity you want. There is just one satin finish shade while the rest is matte (that I can see) it’s the first shade Shrimp that appears to have a sheen to it. I would advise that a primer would be handy underneath these eyeshadows, the longevity of wear isn’t brilliant. Although the black lasted well when I it used as a liner on my top lid and smudged it out for a smokey look, also just be aware that there is some fallout with the lighter shades too, but that’s only because you have to use a lot of product to get any colour payoff.

In essence this is a nice little palette if you are a natural makeup gal and you can find it for just £2.99 at Fragrance Direct HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX

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A Small Fragrance Direct Haul…W7

Hello Lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

One of the places I like to shop for low budget cosmetics is Fragrance Direct, a website selling branded, discounted perfumes, aftershaves, cosmetics, haircare, skincare and beauty products. I’ll leave a link at the end of this post. Mark and I use the website quite a lot, we can get more for our money when we want presents for Christmas and birthdays, and for the occasional “haul” like today. I wanted some W7 cosmetics that I’d seen on a You Tube video, So we put an order in with Fragrance Direct last Friday lunchtime and it arrived on Monday afternoon, fantastic fast delivery from them! We paid £1.99 for standard tracked delivery, they state 5-7 working days from dispatch, it is however FREE standard tracked on orders over £40. At the moment of writing this post there is an offer of Buy 5 get 1 FREE!

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I didn’t buy every product that I saw in the haul video, just the ones I really wanted to try from W7. So from the top of the picture is the Cheeky Trio, a blusher, bronzer and highlighter palette. Someone once said to me that there is a red lipstick out there for everyone, so I’ve been experimenting with a red lippy as I’ve never been a huge fan, and now I think I may have found MY perfect red lipstick! I bought a Butter Kiss lipstick in the shade Red Light. I needed some new eyelash curlers so I picked up Groovy Curls. The In the Mood eyeshadow palette look very similar to the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, but at a fraction of the cost. Lastly I picked up a mascara and eyeliner pencil combo, this is the Big Lash Mascara combo in Blackest Black.

I will of course be bringing you reviews of everything in my little haul very soon, so I hope you will come back for them, in the meantime check out the fab bargains from Fragrance Direct HERE

XXX

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W7 CAMOUFLAGE KIT REVIEW…..

Hi lovelies, welcome back.

I’ve another one of those super “budget” cosmetics products for your delectation today, this time it’s from the brand W7 and it’s their super Camouflage Kit (aka concealer kit)

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The packaging for this palette is so neat and sleek, white with the branding in black it fits nicely in my make up bag if I need to take it out with me. It has a little “window” in the top of the palette where the various shades of concealer are on show. It’s also got a little mirror in the lid for those touch ups on the go.

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There’s 5 shades of concealer with yellow and pink tones so that you can custom blend to the shade you need. They are all so creamy and very easy to blend, they do feel slightly oily so if you suffer from oily skin I think you might have trouble with it. I have dry skin so this is a super for me. The palette comes with a double ended brush which isn’t very thick to use as a concealer brush for me. It’s fine if you want to do some spot coverage where you can cover each blemish singly. I love the various shades of concealer in this palette, you can wear them alone or mix and custom blend to your own personal shade. The first shade in the palette is a soft salmon pink, it’s perfect for brightening under my eyes, and because these concealers are super soft and creamy they don’t dry and crack and emphasise fine lines and wrinkles. It covers the slight redness I get on my chin and cheeks and it does last a fair while, I use it over foundation then powder afterewards.

I purchased my palette from AmazonUK for £3.89 but you can find it even cheaper from various sellers HERE.  You can also purchase the Camouflage Kit from the W7 website where it priced at £4.95 HERE I only have this and an eye shadow palette from this brand in my make up collection and as budget brands go I’m liking them a lot. Are you a W7 cosmetics fan?

Thank you for reading today!

XXX

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IN THE BUFF PALETTE from W7….

Hi lovely people!

So here we go with the palette from my Amazon UK “haul” It’s the In The Buff palette from W7 cosmetics I have wanted to try this palette for ages and I’m very happy to have got it.

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I love the packaging, it’s a tin like that from Urban Decay and their Naked palettes, not that I have ever seen the Urban Decay ones in real life, I haven’t. The  colour of the tin is  gold (well I think it’s gold!) with the branding embossed in black, it’s very eye-catching with a good snap shut closure, it’s a good size too.

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Inside you will find 12 neutral shades of eye shadows in a mix of 9 shimmer and 3 matte textures, I have to say that I would have liked an even mix. Also in the palette is a double ended applicator with a brush on one end and a sponge applicator on the other which I rather like, so much better than double ended sponge ones.

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The eye shadows themselves are a bit hit and miss when it comes to pigmentation, the lighter shades take a bit of packing onto the eye but they do blend well. The matte shades are creamy soft and blend very well on the skin, for another low cost palette the quality is fantastic, they aren’t chalky at all. This really is a lovely palette if you are on a low budget or just starting to get into make up. You can purchase W7  In The Buff palette from Amazon UK HERE. It will set you back a mere £5.25

Have any of you tried W7 products? I’d love some recommendations lovelies!

Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX

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