Laura Loves: Autumn Must Haves

Scent is one of life’s great pleasures, a simple spritz can change your mood in an instant. For many years, we have enjoyed floral fragrances, aquatics that bring a wave of freshness to the skin, and citrus scents that bring a little sunshine into our day.

20_hbeu58022200_999_21In recent years a new trend has emerged, that of the mysterious scents. They come sometimes in black bottles, or have the words Noir (black) or Nuit (night) attached to their brand name. One example is the Gwyneth Paltrow endorsed Boss Nuit, a peach, floral and sandalwood fragrance that epitomises sophistication (Boss Nuit 30ml is on special at €17.95, a saving of €32.05 while stocks last).

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As we move into the colder months more of these exotic scents are launched. From Calvin Klein we have Euphoria Essence. For her, the fragrance has raspberry and pink pepper to start, a floral scent develops and cashmere wood, patchouli and white chocolate linger on the skin. For him, ivy leaves and bergamot are the first flourishes of the scent, followed by white pepper, suede, amber and Tonka beans. All this pepper, no wonder they’re spicy scents.

(To launch Euphoria Essence or Her €48.30, and For Him €40.60, LloydsPharmacy are giving away a free Calvin Klein tote bag for women or a duffle bag for men with every purchase, don’t miss out).

originalAlso this month some fragrance favourites have new scents on the scene. Mad Potion from Katy Perry is a vanilla-infused musky fragrance (€23.95), while designer label Armani’s new Code Satin (€46.50) has orange, pear, neroli and a chocolate element, divine.

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But the new season isn’t all about fragrance, Autumn/Winter makeup is landing at your local LloydsPharmacy in the coming weeks. Front runner for best shadow palette is Day or Night 5-shade Palette from Clarins. A neutral eye is a massive trend this season, best achieved with tans, nudes and metallic. Clarins have delivered one for Day of lighter shades, the other for Night when a smokier version looks great, €38 each, selected stores from September 1st.

What is very noticeable amongst the new trends is how a hot lipstick can carry your entire look. Across the top catwalk shows strong reds and pinks were key beauty features, some with strong blush and matching nails. To immediately update your cosmetic bag check out the 3 for 2 offer on Rimmel and NYC cosmetics at your local LloydsPharmacy (August 12th-September 9th). A new scent and the inside track on the coming trends, Autumn we are ready for you!

salter nutri pro 4FLASH DEAL- Don’t miss out on this great healthy offer from your LloydsPharmacy, in store and online at www.lloydspharmacy.ie, The Nutri Pro 1000 Blender is perfect for healthy breakfasts and juices on the go. Between August 26th and September 9th save €20.04 on the recommended price at LloydsPharmacy, pick it up for just €99.95.

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Written by Laura Bermingham

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Laura Loves: Ultimate Summer Sale

Laura BStep into Summer with LloydsPharmacy this July. Look good with great offers on hair care, and stock up on some super scents in the Ultimate Summer Sale.

Starting with hair there’s 25% of the Grow Gorgeous range this month. Designed to give you visibly thicker hair with more volume if you are growing out a style try their serums, shampoo and conditioners.

16679011Get more from your style with the Got2B range from Schwarzkopf, products that help you create any look from beach waves to messy tressy, only €3 this month!

L’Oreal fans can stock up this month with 33% off selected colour and styling products, and L’Oreal’s Elvive daily care is on special too, at €3.49 for July.

There’s a great fragrance sale at LloydsPharmacy this month too, so if you have any birthday gifts to pick up or you want a treat for yourself there are savings of up to 50% on premium scents, and 80% on other brands.

Check out the great prices on these designer fragrances – Chloe Love Story 30ml usually costs €59.70, for July it’s €44.77, a saving of €14.93. Daisy Dream 30ml by Marc Jacobs is €37.12, down from €49.50, and Calvin Klein’s Forbidden Euphoria 30ml is on sale at €22.85 a 50% saving on its RRP of €45.70. Ralph Lauren fans, their Big Pony fragrances are down from €50.75 to €25.37, that’s another 50% saving, 75ml/EDT.

Marc Jacobs Daisy DreamOn a tighter budget? These prices are hard to beat- Beyonce Pulse NYC 30ml, RRP €24.99, now €12.49, Diesel Loverdose 50ml is regularly €49.75, for July it’s just €19.99. Not forgetting the guys there are similar offers, check out Hugo Boss Bottled Night 50ml, now just €47.25 from its RRP of €63, and Diesel Only the Brave 50ml, down to €37.31 from €49.75.

DIESEL LOVERDOSEDon’t forget to check out the bathroom essentials on offer this July. Stock up on essentials this month like the Venus Classic Razor & Venus Classic Care Sensitive Shaving Gel are €6.99 in a bundle, a saving of €7.25 on the regular price of €14.24. And Colgate’s Triple Pack Toothbrushes and Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste costs just €3 this July.

*FLASH DEAL- Get great Summer hair with LloydsPharmacy! Between July 8th-28th you can pick up a Remington Hair Dryer with all attachments for just €23, a bargain! For the guys, a Gillette 8-piece Men’s Travel Set has all his shaving/bathing needs in one handy kit for holidays for just €9.99!

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July’s great savings and deals are available at select LloydsPharmacy stores while stocks last, or buy online at www.lloydspharmacy.ie.

Written by Laura Bermingham

Laura Loves: Summer Beauty Buys

Laura BSun-kissed skin and a whole new style of makeup, Summer is a great season for beauty. If we’re lucky enough to get hotter weather here at home or away on holidays, there’s lot of fun things to try to get Summer ready.

Here are some star buys I will be packing myself…

At home here in Ireland or away on holiday I am a big fan of Anthelios from La Roche Posay. With high sun protection and a transparent finish the sunscreens are perfect for under makeup or worn alone. For this Summer there’s a free cosmetic bag with every purchase from the face range, perfect for any travels that are planned.

LloydsPharmacy are launching their own skin care range. SkinEffect is an affordable range for face, body and hair that has anti-ageing and optimum moisturising ingredients, I see a session stocking up the bathroom might be in order. Prices range from €4.62-€13.30 until May 26th, (RRP €6.90-€19.90).

My approach to Summer tanning is-Go Hard or Go Home. In Winter I like to stick to light shades or a gradual tan, but in Summer I love sun-kissed skin even if I’m very pale. If you can master application there’s no reason you shouldn’t use a darker tan, just avoid the streaks. For May there is a 50% discount on bBold select tans. My choice? The Dark Self-Tan Liquid, €9.49 (RRP €18.99). Easy to apply with a mitt, a liquid dries quickly and lasts up to 7 days. The scent has a floral blend and aloe to moisturise too, a very good tan.

Always in my makeup bag is the Pearlys Teeth Whitening Pen, €16.74 (RRP €24.99). This great pen is used to lift away staining from the surface of the teeth. The Pearlys range has lots on offer to brighten the teeth but the pens, powders and kits are pain free. This month there’s 33% off the Pearly range at LloydsPharmacy.

To avoid extra luggage charges it’s worth considering the sizes of your beauty products before traveling by air. At LloydsPharmacy this month you will find cabin-friendly fragrances at great prices. Beyonce’s Rise is at €13.95/50ml (RRP €22.95, save €9). But if you fancy Summer in a bottle, check out CKin2u for Women, a 50ml EDT costs just €19.99/50ml with a 45% discount. That’s a saving of €18.11, great value.

Still with flying in mind, LloydsPharmacy have an exclusive travel set with all your daily essentials in miniature form for just €9.99. It includes deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, shower gel, toiletry and travel bag, and most importantly hairspray. We don’t do frizzy hair do we ladies!

Written by Laura Bermingham