Laura Loves: Spring Cosmetics & Everyday Essentials!

Laura BNow that we are enjoying the beginning of Spring, I usually do a beauty edit on my own cosmetics and everyday essentials. When seasons change we adapt to new shades and styles, but it’s also a great time to use fragrance to influence our mood in keeping with what the weather is giving us.

I don’t mean just buying a new perfume, although that’s always a treat, but how scent can cheer through a variety of beauty items.

April means Easter, and with that we indulge in chocolate. The main component of lovely chocolate is cocoa butter. If you have a sweet tooth you won’t over-indulge if your chocolate fix comes from some cocoa butter beauty.

Garnier’s Intensive 7 Days Body Lotion with Nourishing Cocoa (€2.49) beautifully conditions skin, leaving it soft and comfortable all day long, smells great too!

Garnier_Intensive_7_Days_Nourishing_Lotion_with_Softening_Cocoa_Butter___Dry__Rough_Skin_400ml_1371744012Rushed for time, check out Vaseline’s Spray & Go Cocoa Butter, this super fast body moisturiser offers great hydration in a simple spritz that smells chocolicious! Only €4.99 at LloydsPharmacy.

Vaseline_Spray_and_Go_Body_Moisturiser_Cocoa_RadiantMy favourite scents remind me of Summer; sunny days, zesty fruit and the aroma of sand and sun cream. Fragrance that has citrus notes will remind you of the Mediterranean, as will certain flowers and notes like musk, all very popular with Irish women.

Beyonce takes a great interest in creating her scents, working the fragrance like a song. Her Heat Rush scent is a perfect Summer scent. It opens with blood orange, passionfruit and cherry, and following those is hibiscus, honey amber and sunset musk, it’s like a holiday in a bottle, €25.95/30ml Eau de Parfum.

163055_491082564722_7567790_nTouch of Pink from Lacoste is another light, uplifting and energising scent. Orange and coriander are the opening notes, jasmine, violet, musk and vanilla are the lingering ones. As sunny scents go, this is lively and fun to wear. €42/30mls Eau de Toilette.

Lacoste-Touch-of-Pink-30ml-EDT-Spray-181090Maybe you prefer the aroma of plants and extracts, something that feels like nature is all around even if you are city living? Relax Bath from Clarins is the perfect product for post-training session or busy day. Use in the shower or bath, this gentle foam has herbal extracts to soothe away the day and relieve fatigue, the boys would love it too, €21.

Clarins Relax Bath and Shower ConcentrateFinally, the famed plant extracts in NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Gold Shimmer Oil is as popular for its scent as it is for it makes legs, arms and hair gleam with golden shimmer. This multi-use oil comes without gold particles too, either will make the skin gleam. €19.25/50mls.

10556074-1338997763-993092Written by Laura Bermingham


RTE Today Valentine’s Day Feature

As seen on RTE Today on February 9th 2015.

1) Chloe Love Story 30 ml – €59.70

Inspired by Parisian romance and the love padlocks on the bridge of the Pont des Arts, Chloe Love Story is has a floral composition, with notes of orange blossom, neroli and jasmine. A clean, fresh fragrance for the modern woman.

2) Fuschia Free Gift with Purchase – worth €19.95

Offer only available in-store. Find your local LloydsPharmacy here:

Offer only available in-store. Find your local LloydsPharmacy here:

Valentine’s Day once you pay €40 or more on a fragrance at LloydsPharmacy you will receive a free Fuschia make up case with 5 miniature products absolutely free! This Offer is only available in in-store.

3) Vera Wang Pink Princess 30ml – €19.99 (Was €39.95)

Vera Wang Pink Princess is energetic and girlish, with a floral bouquet of pink grapefruit and raspberry, middle notes of pink hibiscus and honeysuckle, finishing with a sweet white amber base.

4) Hugo Boss Bottled Night – €31.15 (Was €46.50)

1369734244-87441800Hugo BOSS Bottled Night 30ml evokes the classic values of the successful, classic Boss man. The simple, clean lines of the bottle are elegant yet stylish and unmistakably Boss.

5) Face D, Get Perfected Set – €20.00

a-1_171017The 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.

6) Dr K Shaving Sets – Various Prices

IMG_5569_edit__63979.1397332654.1000.800Dr K’s range of all natural shaving products have been specially developed for a comfortable and luxurious experience, without all of the nasty chemicals. From preshaving to shaving to after shaving care, Dr K has all the shaving supplies you need. We also have a range of shaving accessories, including real badger hair shaving brushes and shaving bowls. Stock up with Dr K’s range of shaving products and make shaving a pleasing experience rather than a chore!

7) Nivea Q10 Facecare Range – Various Prices

nivea-visage-q10-anti-wrinkle-skin-care-trial-team_article_newNivea Face Care Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle System helps fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and visibly smooths the skin.

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


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.


Top 5 Gifts for Her

Hi, My name is Sarah I work in Lloyds the Ashleaf 4 years now, I am a Cosmetics sales assistant. I have picked my top 5 gifts for “Her” for this valentines day

1) Giorgio Armani Si – €54.99 – €99.99

nd_18453This is Giorgio’s latest fragrance for women .Giorgio himself put 2 years into making this fragrance as he wanted to make one more women’s fragrance to represent his Mother. The blackcurrant extracts are very rarely used in perfume but they smell totally different on the skin.

The bottle is presented beautifully with a gold ring around the top which represents his mothers gold wedding ring and the lid is a black stone which comes from the island off Italy she is from Piacenza.

I love this fragrance its a very classy elegant and fresh fragrance but has got a very unusual scent.

It ranges in 3 different sizes with prices ranging from €54.99 to €99.99.

Personally I don’t think this has a age group I am 22 and I absolutely love it but I have customers 50 plus buying it so it really does range.

2) Clarins Tonic Body Polisher – €38.99

clarins-tonic-body-polisherThis is a amazing product in the Clarins range it is a body polisher which scrubs the skin taking any dead skin cells off.It is great to be using once a week to get our skin looking flawless for the summer 🙂 .

It is a mix of essential oils,Mint,Rosemary and Geranium This helps preserve the skins protective hydrolipidic film. This product would be a great gift for a women who loves the skin she’s in and loves to pamper herself ! It retails at €38.99 but lasts a long time a small bit scrubs along way!

The age group this would target any one in their early twenties up.

3) Cocoa Brown Luxury Gift Set – €19.99

4051048_cocoa_brown_luxury_giftset_4piecePackaged in a gorgeous girly pink gift box, this set contains full size versions of Cocoa Brown’s products, including their bestselling 1 Hour Tan and Tough Stuff Body Scrub -plus, the brand new Chocolate Whip Oil-Free Body Moisturiser.

It also comes with the handy Cocoa Brown pink tanning mitt, ensuring that she’ll have absolutely everything she could need for the perfect Cocoa Brown tan.

Cocoa Brown has proved popular with all age categories, as teenagers and mothers alike share the same bathroom cabinet of their favourite Cocoa Brown products and retails at €19.99

4) Gosh Valentines Set – €14.99

Valentines 2014 Gosh Gift SetThis set in amazing you get 3 products in it all full sizes! The Gosh Nail Lacquear #60 Lambada is a beautiful deep red colour and is so easy to apply.

This product has amazing coverage and a very durable finish and normally retails at €8.50.

Volume lip shine #05 red stiletto is a fantastic lip gloss with plumbing effect with shea butter and jojoba oil which nourishes the lips. It also has a Spf 10 in it to protect the lips .This normally retails at €10.99.

Finally, the Show Me Volume mascara gives the eyelashes exaggerated volume which can be intensified with each upward stroke! I love this mascare as it does not clump or fall off through out the day. This normally retails at €12.99.

This set has a value of €32.48 but retails at €14.99, absolute bargain! The age group would be any were from late teens right up. I would love this gift myself!

5) Amore Mio Gift Set – €9.95

Amore Mio SetLast but not least ,This is a beautiful fragrance quite fresh with a fruity scent .It is Eau de Parfum so it stays on the skin for around 4 hours. It comes in a gorgeous gift set with a 100ml body lotion .

This is a perfect gift for all the young love birds out there I would recommend it from early teens right up to late twenties. This retails at 9.95 which is great value!

Make sure too keep you other half in mind for Valentines day!

Written by Sarah