Laura Loves: Summer Salon Essentials

Laura BWelcome to our Summer Salon here at LloydsPharmacy. We have all your sunshine needs, and everything else you need for smoother skin to get you beach ready.

Starting with hair removal there are super savings from Gillette this month with select Venus and Satin Care shaving products at half price. As it is sandal season getting your feet in tip top condition is a must. From Scholl the foot solution brand, select products with 25% off this month, including the Fungal Nail Treatment and Velvet Smooth Express Pedi. This device is so easy to use, a skin-buffing roller speeds across rough heels and calluses, removing hard skin in minutes. It’s also small enough to pack away for holidays for maintenance. Best feet on the beach, we will enjoy that feeling.

Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi

And the love for your legs doesn’t end there, what of last-minute sunshine here in Ireland, an emergency BBQ to attend? It’s almost as if Airbrush Legs Instant Tan was created with an Irish Summer in mind; immediate tanning for pure white legs and arms, with a little extra coverage for any marks or blemishes. It’s even water-resistant and non-transferable, perfect for when the rain halts play mid-burger. Pick up your Sally Hansen Value Can this month for €9.35, a saving of €4.60. It is 193.8mls, that covers every BBQ until next year!

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Whether it’s a vacation or stay-cation you will have this Summer, don’t forget to pick up your sun care essentials at LloydsPharmacy. With brands like Vichy and La Roche Posay, NUXE and Clarins you will be spoiled for choice in oils, lotions and after suns. Talk to your local LloydsPharmacy staff about SPF’s and the best choice of factors for you and your family, they will steer you in the right direction. Even if you have no definite holiday plans the sun might shine hopefully, pop Nivea’s Summer Essentials Minis Set on your next shopping list for LloydsPharmacy. In it you’ll find a pocket-sized SPF 30 sun lotion, SPF 30 lip balm, body wash and hand cream, perfect for an afternoon lazing in the back garden enjoying some rays, €12.99.

Nivea Summer Essentials Minis Set

Written by Laura Bermingham

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Laura Loves: Treats for Hands & Feet

Caring for the hands and feet is important in colder months when our feet are wrapped up in cosy boots and our hands bear the brunt of the chill outside. So, how do we keep the skin soft and comfortable as well as protected and looking good for when summer comes along?

The regime is not dissimilar to how you care for the face; smooth skin means no dead skin cells, comfort comes from good hydration, and protection from great UV filters.

To start with, exfoliation. Here the products differ between hands and feet. If you moisturise regularly (1-2 times daily) you should only need to exfoliate the hands every now and then. For this a face scrub is suitable because it will be gentle and not irritating to this thin area of skin, use what you have in your beauty bag when needed.10114310In the long run the best investment you can make in hand care is using sun protection to prevent age spots in later life. Moisture + protection is ideal, everyday use a hand lotion to keep skin soft and nails strong. Nivea’s Hand Age Defying Cream Q10 Plus is a fantastic restorative hand cream with protection, it contains UV filters and intense moisture, €2.02.10005610For night time, you don’t need any protection, so it’s a good time to indulge in a super strength hand cream. Neutrogena’s Concentrated Hand Cream is more like a balm, expect totally restored hands overnight, was €5.70, now €3. Apply every night, and if you spend a lot of time outdoors pop on a layer once you get home.

For the feet more intense exfoliation and moisturising is necessary to keep them soft and looking great.uploadArticlesuperClient4051880_SCHOLL_VELVET_SMOOTH_EXPRESS_PEDIw750h750exactInstant removal of rough, hardened skin is simple with a device like Scholl’s Velvet Smooth Express Pedi, the spinning roller attached buffs skin smooth on the heels and calluses. The regular price of €49.99 is reduced this month to €24.99 at LloydsPharmacy.10145354Alternatively, pop on a pair of Footner Exfoliating Socks (€19.95) that lift away all dead skin overnight, leaving super soft skin in the morning.

41vCz6Xzp6L._SY300_Now that the skin is exfoliated, it’s time to step up the moisture levels. If extra dry heels are a problem try Flexitol Heel Balm, €8. In just 3 nights the balm reverses dry heels with super strength moisture from 25% urea. Use regularly, or as needed when heels get dry. When the skin is smooth again try this little luxurious treat before bed. Take a nourishing oil blend, like Garnier’s Ultimate Beauty Oil which combines Argan, macadamia, almond and rose oils, €7.79. Smooth a little oil into the hands, feet and legs and allow to absorb and hydrate while you sleep. Bliss!

Garnier_Body_Ultimate_Beauty_Oil_150ml_1366982167Written by Laura Bermingham.

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.

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Laura Bermingham on Ireland AM February 6th 2015

As seen on Ireland AM on February 6th 2015.

1) Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream 30ml – €49.50

Marc_Jacobs_Daisy_Dream_Eau_De_Toilette_Spray_30ml_1405600148Light and airy, Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Eau de Toilette is both floral and fruity. The fragrance captivates with delectable top notes of blackberry, fresh grapefruit and succulent pear. The middle notes have rich, feminine, jasmine notes, with a base of white woods, musk and coconut water. Suitable for both daytime and evening wear, Daisy Dream will be enjoyed by women of all ages.

2) Armani Diamonds Rocks For Men 50ml

diamonds-rocks_1Armani Diamonds Rocks is a woody citrus fragrance with top notes of bergamot essence, pepper essence, apple accord, middle notes of geranium essence, violet leaves accord, marine notes and base notes of gaiac wood essence, vetiver essence and cedar wood essence. For the modern man.

3) Fuschia Free Gift with Purchase – 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

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.

4) Emporio Armani He/She 50ml – €29.99 (Was €53.79/€52.00)

Emporio Armani He: A natural, sparkling blend of Japanese yuzu, sage and cardamom that harmonize with precious woods and warm musks. It was especially formulated to be a scent for contemporary and sensual masculinity

Emporio Armani She: Like the softest touch of skin on skin, this Giorgio Armani Emporio Armani Elle Eau de Parfum unwinds in perfect harmony with the body. The soft, ultra-feminine fragrance captures the innate beauty of all women. A timeless scent that caresses the skin in a cascade of delectable notes. A fresh opening of mandarin and pear lend a soft sweetness to the fragrance, together with the creamy heart of heliotrope and almond. Vanilla and cedarwood provide a resolutely sensual base to the fragrance, a warm finale that leaves a lasting impression.

5) La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume Soothing Repairing Balm 100ml – Half Price with purchase of any Lipikar product (RRP €12.50)

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

We also have 40% off La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume Soothing Repairing Balm 40ml – €4.50 (was €7.50) with no purchase necessary available online & in store.

6) Nivea Q10 Range – Various prices

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Nivea Face Care Q10 Plus Anti-Wrinkle System helps fight the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and visibly smooths the skin.

 

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