Laura Loves: New Season, New You

Laura BLet’s welcome the prospect of better weather headed our way, can we dare to start dreaming of a great Irish Summer?

We shall keep our fingers crossed for now, but in the meantime we will put a little work into getting fresher looking skin for those glorious days ahead.

Here’s the thing, you can always mimic a great glow with a little bronzer or foundation, but splitting the work between skin care and make-up and you have skin that genuinely looks brighter and healthier.

Avene soothing moisture mask EURO 19To start, we need some super boosters. If your skin regime is a good one add in a little extra dose of hydration to take it to the next level. Avene’s Soothing Mask is packed full of calming and healing mineral water and nourishing oils. A creamy formula it doesn’t set hard on the skin and is a great once/twice weekly treat for tired, dull and dehydrated skin. Rinse or tissue away from the skin. €19, (Avene is 3 for 2 for March at LloydsPharmacy).

Trilogy CoQ10 Booster SerumAs a daily dose of goodness and protection, Trilogy’s CoQ10 Booster Serum is an environmental shield against the pollution around us that would have us age before our time. CoQ10 is an anti-oxidant that boosts skin’s resistance, the blend makes skin feel soft and smooth. 1-2 drops daily on face and neck before an SPF moisturiser, €29.95, Trilogy is also 3 for 2 in March.

tuboFaceDEye+astuccioWhen it comes to eye cream consider what it is you want to treat. For dark circles a cream like FaceD 3-Luronics Anti-Dark Circles would be ideal, €12.95 (usual price €22.95, save €10).

Garnier Blur EyeBut maybe fine lines are your main concern during the day. If so, take 5 seconds to apply Garnier’s Perfect Blur Eye Cream, a hybrid cream that uses optical diffusers to brighten the eye area, and blur technology to prime the area, lessening the look of lines and wrinkles ready for makeup. €19.99.

Clarins Instant_Smooth_Perfecting_TouchThe same blur effect is effective on the rest of the face, Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch is oil-free, packed full of hydration, and fills out facial lines to create a smoother canvas for foundation or just by itself, €28.

TanOrganic Oil Arganic (3)So, the beauty of extra hydration boosts skin plumpness for better health and suppleness, the effects of blur technology add that little extra. Of course, we can’t forget more supple, softer skin everywhere else. Start your Summer prep with a great body oil like Tan Organic Arganic Oil, a heavenly blend of 8 plant oils with a subtle rose and orange fragrance. And it’s Irish try it, €24.99.

Written by Laura Bermingham.

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Laura Loves: February’s Must Haves

This month I’m thinking of ways that small changes in our beauty regimes can make a big difference to how we look and feel. Top to toe, little tweaks in grooming can have a big impact. Let’s start….

In colder months we all need extra hydration for the skin. Come Spring, we want radiant skin that looks healthy. Between now and the warmer months two beauty buys will give you all your skin needs. Nivea’s Daily Essentials Express Hydration Primer is a quickly absorbed hydrating layer for dry or sensitive skin, €6.09. It provides a smooth base before makeup and acts like a buffer between your precious skin and the wind chill outdoors.

94158011_0_640x640FaceD Luronics CC Cream (€19.90) is a colour correcting skin care makeup that provides SPF 20, evens out discolouration and plumps with hyaluronic acid. The finish is natural, sheer and radiant. Two products, endless benefits.

4052338_FACED_D_LURONICS_CC_CREAM_LIGHT_40MLAnother two tricks can totally change your appearance, changing your eye makeup or brightening your smile. Hands up who wears the same shadow week in, week out. Switch shades to suit the season, a new shade makes all the difference. Keep it easy and inexpensive with Rimmel London’s ScandalEyes Shadow Sticks. These chubby pencils of long wear colour are so simple to apply, remain in place all day long, and come in lots of great shades. Priced at €5.99, they are available 3 for 2 this February.

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A regular scale and polish will keep teeth and gums healthy, in between sessions you can keep food and drink staining at bay with an at-home remover. Pearlys Teeth-Brighten Weekly Powder contains green tea and sodium bicarbonate that effectively lifts away external stains. Wet teeth, dip your toothbrush into the powder and brush. Simple. Use 1-2 times weekly for a brighter smile, €14.99.

weekly-teeth-brighten-powder-display_nf1To finish our February transformation let’s talk tan and hair. All over tan in Winter/early Spring isn’t necessary, but the upper body can benefit in a lift in colour. To save on moisturising and dressing time, choose a rapidly absorbing tan like TanOrganic Self Tan Oil, €24.99. Applied with a mitt the tan is hydrating on the skin no need for lotion. You can dress immediately after, and within a few hours have a super golden glow. It’s the perfect way to tan in colder weather.

TanOrganic_Oil_Arganic_Multi_Use_Dry_Oil_100ml_1416406413Finally hair, don’t let windy weather give you a bushy old barnet, especially if it’s coloured. Protect from wind, UV damage and heat styling with L’Oreal Elvive Colour Protect Shampoo and Conditioner. This duo will restore hair strength, give it shine, and most importantly make your locks feel super soft and hydrated. €4.99 each.

l_oreal_shampooWritten by Laura Bermingham.

Click the banner below to view more amazing offers available in-store and online this February at LloydsPharmacy.

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Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts For Her

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Treat your mum, daughter, girlfriend or wife to these fabulous fragrance and beauty sets. We also offer bespoke hampers to suit any budget in all our pharmacies. Find your local LloydsPharmacy here.

1) GOSH Ruby Brush Set – €17.99 (was €19.99)

uploadArticlesuperClientRuby_Make_Up_Brushes01i31l9p5nw750h750exactThese make-up brushes are a perfect stocking filler or a lovely Secret Santa gift! There are six brushes in total; a powder brush, a foundation brush, three eye shadow brushes and an eye liner brush. these professional make-up brushes are made with natural hair and come with a brush bag.

2) FaceD Get Perfected Gift Set – €29.90

uploadArticlesuperClientFACE_D_GET_PERFECTED_GIFT_SETi2zzmbxpw750h750exactAs seen on TV3’s IrelandAM, This gift set contains all you need to get your skin looking radiant this party season! The FaceD Anti Dark Circles Eye Cream evens out dark, uneven circles under the eyes, makes dull skin glow and visibly reduces the signs of aging around the delicate eye area. The FaceD Luronics CC Cream is a correcting cream with SPF protection. This product evens out uneven skin tone, makes dull skin glow and visibly reduces the signs of aging, protecting the skin from the sun’s rays. With the FaceD 3-LURONICS face cream, it is possible to get an immediate rejuvenating effect and at the same time to contend with the ageing signs in the long term. All products can be used alone or as part of a daily skin routine. Suitable for all skin types, paraben free, allergen free.

3) Grace Cole Warm Vanilla & Fig Complete Spa Savior Gift – €11.99

uploadArticlesuperClient4054710_GRACE_COLE_WARM_VANILLA__FIG_COMPLETE_SPA_SAVIOURi27ujct2w750h750exactCreate a luxurious spa in your own home with these wonderfully relaxing beauty treatments. This ultimate collection of cleansing and nourishing products is presented in a wicker basket, ideal for re-use. This Set contains: Foam Bath 100ml, Body Scrub 100ml, Body Wash 100ml, Body Lotion 100ml, 3 x 80g Bath Fizzers, Wooden Massager, Sisal Sponge in a Luxury Basket.

4) Boss Ma Vie Gift Set – €70.99

uploadArticlesuperClient4055872_BOSS_MA_VIE_50ML_EDP_ampersand_BL_100MLw750h750exactBoss Ma Vie pour femme was inspired by the independent spirit of a woman as she pauses to indulge in the simple moments in life; in this moment, she is at her most captivating, exuding a glow of femininity and confidence. Fresh, indulgent and fulfilling, this perfume, created around the cactus flower invites you to take time to savour your life. This Gift Set Contains: Eau de Parfum 50ml Body Lotion 100ml.

5) Cheryl StormFlower Eau de Parfum 30ml Gift Set – €24.99 (Was €29.99)

uploadArticlesuperClient4054751_Cheryl_Storm_Flower_30ml_Gift_Seti2qas576w750h750exactStormFlower, the debut fragrance from Cheryl, celebrates the essence of Cheryl’s personality, revealing a luminous, hypnotic and uplifting perfume! This gift set contains: StormFlower Eau de Parfum 30ml and Body Wash 75ml

6) CK Reveal For Her Gift Set – €66.00

uploadArticlesuperClient4054102_CK_REVEAL_FOR_HER_GIFT_SETw750h750exactDerived from qualitative ingredients and unique accords, REVEAL defines a new olfactive category – the solar oriental – characterised by intriguing duality, unexpected freshness, and enveloping warmth. For the first time in fragrance, a highly sensorial raw salt signature captures traces of the erotic scent of skin. The surprising raw salt signature melts into a heart of glorious orris, and the drydown is characterised by sensual sandalwood, reverting back to Calvin’s core identity. Gift Set Contains: Eau de Parfum 50ml Body Lotion 100ml

7) Katy Perry Royal Revolution 30ml Gift Set – €25.95

uploadArticlesuperClient4054153_KP_ROYAL_REV_30ML_GIFT_SETi3lqmjxzw750h750exactTantalizing notes of pink freesia, ruby-red pomegranate, sandalwood and velvety jasmine petals create a soft, delicate floral heart guarded by the Mystical Blackthorn. Sexy musk and soft vanilla orchid linger on the skin. Known in the Dark Ages for its magical powers and used in protection spells, the Mystical Blackthorn epitomizes the balance of feminine beauty and wild rebellion with its delicate white flowers protected by its prickly ebony bark. Gift set contains Eau de Toilette 30ml, Shower Gel 75ml and Body Lotion 75ml.

 

FaceD CC Cream

4052338_FACED_D_LURONICS_CC_CREAM_LIGHT_40MLHi I’m Sara-Jane and I’m using the FaceD CC cream now for two weeks and I have to say I am a convert!! If you are like me and hate wearing thick foundation every day then this product is for you.

FaceD CC Cream is a correcting cream with SPF protection. Its consistency is very light and blends very well on the skin. It’s perfect for Irish skin as it hides winter redness and ensures an even tone, I now use it as my daily foundation with some light powder and some days I genuinely forget I have make up on.

It conceals any blemishes and you don’t need to use a lot of it. It also blends well with the moisturiser which is very important. I am using it in the light colour and I know this is going to be a must have product for the summer time. Good price point and used in conjunction with the FaceD Lutronics Face Cream you will be ready to face the world.

Exclusive to LloydsPharmacy, FaceD CC Cream comes in light and medium shades at €19.90.

Written by Sarah-Jane

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