Laura Loves: Get Winter Ready

Short cold days, long dark nights, what’s a girl to do to stay in good spirits? To prepare for Winter, I myself start with the flu jab and a stock up of Vitamin C to avoid any unnecessary bouts of illness.

Then I reassess my beauty routine for changes that will benefit my skin in really simple ways that take little time.

Sure, it’s nice to have a few hours to really treat the skin and enjoy some spa ideas in the comfort of your own bathroom, but on other days you need effective beauty that takes only moments to make a difference.

Great skin care starts with cleansing. If dry skin is an issue in Winter, make sure to use a cleansing product that suits.

Eucerin AtoControl Bath & Shower Oil, RRP €15.99A cleansing oil is ideal for all the family, it keeps skin clean but also moisturised. Eucerin AtoControl Bath & Shower Oil suits adults and children (over 3 months) and has over 50% of oils for skin that feels comforted and silky, €15.99. Perfect for when you haven’t time for body lotion afterwards, or if a family member suffers itching and very dry skin.

REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial

As pleasant as a facial is, it isn’t always possible to spend 30 minutes on your skin when there’s so much else to do at home. Which is why a super speedy, effective treatment mask is the perfect choice. Natural range REN has lots of mask options that exfoliate and brighten skin immediately, but it’s Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial is a 60 second skin boost. Using water-soluble Vitamin C, it gives the skin instant radiance, dispelling tired and dull looking skin, €38. Apply after cleansing, dampen the fingertips and massage to activate the Vitamin C. Use every 3 days or as suits for brighter skin all Winter.

Vichy Idealia Skin SleepAnd so to sleep, the top time to get skin in better condition and looking fresh in the morning. Clean and relaxed, skin is open to all manner of great ingredients that have all night to get working. Sleep masks are the new beauty must-have, cream masks that mop up the day’s damage and revive tired skin without messing up your pillow. Vichy’s Idealia Skin Sleep is leading the charge on masks, they promise results in as little as 8 days, €28/50ml.

NUXE Reve De Miel hand & nail creamLast but not least, one final treat before bed, for your hands and feet. It takes a mere 15 seconds to pop on a little nourishing cream that hydrates, softens and keeps skin healthy. Hand and Nail Cream Reve de Miel by Nuxe (€12.75) is a honey-enriched, silky moisturising layer that nourishes intensely. A quick layer just before slipping under your duvet guarantees smooth hands and feet come morning, it also smells like heaven, sweet dreams!

Deal of the Week- Don’t miss out, in your local LloydsPharmacy from the 8th-14th there’s 50% selected Baylis & Harding Weekend Bags filled with gorgeous beauty, RRP €40, save €20 for just this week at your local LloydsPharmacy.

Written by Laura Bermingham

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Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts For Him

Whether he loves sports, new fragrances or trimming his beard or moustache, we have the ideal gift for the man in your life this Christmas.

1) Superdry Cologne Orange/Blue 75ml – €39.99

superdry-orange-75mlSuperdry Orange is a relaxing exotic cologne that begins with bitter-sweet blood orange and Arabian incense. The heart is intense and fiery due to spicy black pepper. Sandalwood and patchouli provide the depth to the fragrance.

superdry-blue-75mlBlue by Superdry. An aquatic fresh fragrance, with top notes of bergamot, pear, clary sage and moss.

2) Adidas Get Ready Gift Set – €14.95

uploadArticlesuperClient4054172_adidas_get_ready_gift_seti3lox2tqw750h750exactThis Adidas Get Ready Gift Set is a perfect Christmas gift for any footy mad men in your life! Gift set contains Eau de Toilette 50ml, Shower Gel 250ml and a mini Adidas football.

3) Guess Night Eau de Toilette Gift Set – €25.95

uploadArticlesuperClient4054193_Guess_Night_Flanker_EDT_Gift_Seti3kds1r8w750h750exactGuess Night is the perfect mixture of masculine energy and sex appeal in this new fragrance for men. Designed for the real man who dares to combine elegance with sensuality. For the guy who loves adventure and is ready to face anything the night throws at him. Gift set includes Eau de Toilette 30ml and Deodorant Body Spray 150ml.

4) Armani Minis Male Christmas Gift Set – €29.99

Picture 1237A delightful combination of all your favourite Armani fragrances. Gift Set contains: Armani Code 5ml, Acqua di Gio 5ml, Diamonds 4ml, & Armani Eau Pour Homme 7ml.

5) Hugo Boss Bottled Night Eau de Toilette 30ml Gift Set

uploadArticlesuperClient4023289_Boss_Bottled_Night_30Mlw750h750exactHugo Boss Bottled Night evokes the classic values of the successful, classic Boss man. An intense & spicy scent with a purposeful, edgy, masculine character. Woods are key in the scent. The simple, clean lines of the bottle are elegant yet stylish and unmistakably Boss.

6) Baylis & Harding Sport Citrus, Lime & Mint Wash Bag – €10.20

uploadArticlesuperClientBaylsi_and_Harding_Wash_Bag_i31hhr7pw750h750exactThe ultimate men’s grooming collection.This stunning travel bag contains four Baylis & Harding grooming essentials, each infused with the energizing fragrance of Citrus Lime & Mint. Travel bag contains: Hair and Body Wash 100ml, Face Wash 100ml, Shower Gel 50ml and Aftershave Balm 50ml.

7) Armani Diamonds Rocks Gift Set – €50.00

uploadArticlesuperClient4055556_ARMANI_DIAMONDS_ROCKS_75_MLw750h750exactA woody citrus fragrance with top notes of bergamot essence, pepper essence, apple accord. Followed by heart notes of geranium essence, violet leaves accord, marine notes and base notes of gaiac wood essence, vetiver essence and cedar wood essence.

8) BaByliss Precision Beard Trimmer – €15.00

uploadArticlesuperClient4056130_BABYLISS_BEARD_TRIMMERw750h750exactThe BaByliss Precision Beard Trimmer is the perfect stocking filler for the all bearded men this Christmas! It’s compact and easy to use with its precision honed, high grade stainless steel blades for smooth clean cutting. The 5 position adjustable comb guides and the 3 jawline blending combs help you to achieve a variety of trimming lengths. What’s more is that it’s battery operated for convenient cordless use!

9) Dr. K Beard Care Set – €25.95

uploadArticlesuperClientDr_K_Beard_Care_Seti38ixlf7w750h750exactThe Beard Care Set comprises Dr K’s all natural handmade Beard Soap and Dr K’s luxurious Beard Tonic conditioning oil packaged in a rustic jute gift bag with festive red ties and a tag! Formulated with natural ingredients, Dr K’s Beard Tonic contains Apricot Kernel Oil for beard conditioning while Jojoba Oil and Vitamin E soothe and revitalize the skin underneath. Great smelling too – thanks to the addition of a subtle blend of Rosemary, Peppermint and Lavender Essential Oils. The all natural mild Beard Soap contains pro-vitamin B5 (panthenol) and glycerine for a luxurious, healthy beard with a natural shine. With regular use, this highly nourishing beard wash will leave the beard soft and healthy. Great smelling too – thanks to the addition of Lime Essential Oil. Handmade in Ireland according to strict EU cosmetic guidelines. No artificial colours, fragrances or preservatives. Beard Soap contents: 100ml (3.5 fl.oz) Beard Tonic contents: 50ml (1.7 fl.oz)

10) Old Spice Gift Set – €10.99

uploadArticlesuperClientOld_Spice_Gift_Seti31nwoulw750h750exactOld Spice Aftershave Lotion stands for so much more than aftershave; it’s an American tradition and worldwide phenomenon! The Old Spice Gift Set gives you everything you need to smell fantastic head to toe thanks to the combination of Old Spice Aftershave Lotion 100ml and Body Spray 150ml.

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