Laura Loves: Father’s Day Gift Guide

June 21st is Father’s Day and all your gifting ideas can be found at your local LloydsPharmacy, and there are super savings to be had. Kicking off with fragrance you will find the best male scents at unbeatable prices in LloydsPharmacy this month.

A budget of €30 will get some Armani for Dad as Diamonds Homme EDP 50ml is just €29.99 this month, a saving of €22.01. €20 buys CK Shock for Him from Calvin Klein, €19.99/50ml (RRP 31.80, Saving €11.81). And for €10 get Instinct from David Beckham at €8.99 (saving €14.96). In the last 10 years David Beckham has sold 10 million bottles of male fragrance, it’s a safe bet in scent!

213-8033_PI_TPS1227702The beard revolution remains popular, if Dad sports stylish facial hair LloydsPharmacy is your grooming destination for gifts. Dr. K has a great range of cool kits and natural products from beard tonic to soap, natural bristle shaving brushes and quirky combs, kits from €29.95, check them out.

ChristmasBCS_2__53680.1417473403.500.390Or maybe Dad’s a clean shaven cool dude, again we have you covered. Clarins have been caring for men’s skin for more than a decade, for Father’s Day their Gift Set is great value and contains Shaving Balm, Face Wash, Shampoo and Shower Gel in a sleek wash bag, €37. Vichy also have a gift this month. Get Shower Gel, Aftershave Balm, Shaving Gel and carry bag for just €29.95. If your budget is tighter stop by LloydsPharmacy between June 10th and the big day for Nivea’s Father’s Day Pack, a Wash Kit filled with skin care essentials for just €8.99 (while stocks last).

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Don’t miss your chance to be in the draw for one of 5 fabulous Hugo Boss watches this month at LloydsPharmacy! When you buy a bottle of Boss Intense (€66.50/50ml) between May 27th-June 23rd you will be entered into the draw to win a watch. Three of the watches are for men (worth €240) and two are for women (worth €270). Good luck everyone and Happy Father’s Day Dads!

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Don’t forget, you can always shop at LloydsPharmacy from home 24/7 on www.lloydspharmacy.ie.

Written by Laura Bermingham

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Laura Loves: Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Laura BMark the date in your diary, March 15th is Mother’s Day, a time to treat that special lady in your life. Mums usually spend all of their time taking care of everyone else, so it’s nice to return the favour, even if it is for just one day a year!

So get your card ready and consider a little gift to go with it.

1015If Mum loves fragrance there’s plenty on offer for the month of March. Standout scents, DKNY Woman 50ml and Chopard Wish For Her 30ml both offer incredible savings. For DKNY Woman, save 60% this month as the original price of €52 is reduced to €19.99. Chopard is also €19.99, a fantastic reduction from the usual price, €32.

uploadArticlesuperClient4058698_Chopard_Wish_30ml_EDPi6c9qeixw750h750exactIf your budget is less than €20, check out Halle Berry Pure Orchid For Her (100ml), €14.95, a super size for a super price. And if €10 is your limit, Kylie Darling (30ml) is reduced from €23.95 to only €9.99, you really can’t beat that value.

1608Maybe Mum would prefer something different this Mother’s Day? Your local LloydsPharmacy is the place to head to, or stay sitting on the sofa and click through to our homepage to see what great offers are available this month. And each week too, there’s a must-have item chosen for every week that won’t break the bank. Starting in March is a 40% on Aveeno Hand Cream, €3.15. The following week it’s 40% off Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi, a bargain for this Summer sandal must-have, now €29.99, (March 5th-11th). And if you are shopping last minute for Mother’s Day, Oscar de la Renta So (100ml) is reduced from €37.50 to €19.99 from the 12th until the 18th, so it’s worth checking out the weekly deals regularly.

The great deals in March extend to many skincare ranges that Mum would love. There’s 3 for 2 on super brands like Avene, NUXE, Trilogy, Caudalie, REN and Vichy. The LloydsPharmacy staff are knowledgeable on all brands and can advise on which products to choose for Mum, or you might like to pick from favourites you know she likes.

AMP2576_Lloyds_MARCH2015_Rotating_Banners_FA4And don’t miss the limited edition offer from Clarins that LloydsPharmacy have this month at selected stores. While stocks last you can pick up a Cleanser and Toner Duo that are 400ml in size. The saving on these duos are as big as the bottles themselves, they usual cost €52 for both, now you will spend just €45, that’s €17 less!

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Because your Mum is the best in the world you would like her to have lots of beautiful treats for Mother’s Day, of course you would. So, go in store and online to find out details on how you can win a super selection of fabulous gifts from your local LloydsPharmacy. That would make it an extra special day, but you have to be in to win. Love you Mum.

Written by Laura Bermingham

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Love is in the air, Valentine’s Day is nearly here to brighten up February! Tot up the cost of a night out, flowers and Champagne, and celebrating your love can become quite the expense. So this year, why not get your other half some beauty, it is the gift that keeps on giving, all year long.

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Vera Wang Pink Princess 30ml – €19.99

Let’s talk fragrance. A bottle of scent lasts 12-18 months with every day use, that’s a pretty great gift. Younger girls who love fashion and celebrities will know the designer Vera Wang. Her Pink Princess fragrance comes in a heart-shaped bottle with a crown for a lid, your girlfriend will feel like Royalty (RRP €39.95, now €19.99, saving 50%). On a tighter budget? Beyonce’s Wild Orchid was €25.95, now €14.95, that’s super value for a 30ml scent.

Beyonce Heat Wild Orchid 30ml - €14.95

Beyonce Heat Wild Orchid 30ml – €14.95

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Emporio Armani He/She 50ml – €29.99

Premium fragrances are always popular, Emporio Armani He or She 50ml Eau de Parfums come with 42% discount, instead of being €52, right now they are €29.99 each. Davidoff’s Champion Energy 50ml is hugely popular, a dumb bell bottle and a citrus, spicy scent. If your guy is sporty, or even better spicy, it costs less than €20 at just €19.99 (RRP €37.50, that’s 46% savings).

Davidoff Champion Energy 50ml - €19.99

Davidoff Champion Energy 50ml – €19.99

There’s lots of premium fragrances at LloydsPharmacy, including Gucci, Hugo Boss, Chloe and Marc Jacobs. And for Valentine’s Day once you pay €40 or more on a fragrance you will receive a free Fuschia make up case with 5 miniature products absolutely free – worth €19.95!

Offer only available in-store. Find your local LloydsPharmacy here: http://bit.ly/LPStoreLocator

Offer only available in-store. Find your local LloydsPharmacy here: http://bit.ly/LPStoreLocator

Another popular fragrance gift is one that includes a lightweight cologne along with body lotion and shower gel, especially if it’s from luxury brand, Clarins. From February 2nd at LloydsPharmacy choose from scents Eau Dynamisante, Eau Ressourcante or (my favourite) Eau Des Jardins that usually cost €61.70 when bought separately, right now they are €41.50, a saving of €20.20!

Clarins Eau Dynamisante, Eau Ressourcante & Eau Des Jardins – €41.50

Of course, savings are great but who doesn’t love a free gift? At present, French brands La Roche Posay and NUXE both have complimentary gifts on offer in LloydsPharmacy with purchase of other products as does Kiwi skin care range, Trilogy. If your love is already a fan, head in store and get the details.

Perhaps you’re not entirely sure what to get your other half? Let the experts guide you in store. Personalising a gift or hamper is very thoughtful and appreciated. Choose the contents yourself or get advice. Makeup is a good idea, at the minute both Rimmel and NYC are on 3 for 2 at LloydsPharmacy. The two ranges are very fashion-forward and great value. Some on-trend makeup and maybe a bottle of Juicy Couture La La which was €60, and is on special at €29.99? The staff at LloydsPharmacy are only happy to help and create your perfect gift! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone.

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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