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, 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


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.