Laura Loves: July Must Haves

Laura BThere are lots of ways to keep up to date with the sensational offers and super deals on offer at LloydsPharmacy. There is your local store, here on www.lloydspharmacy.ie, over on Facebook at LloydsPharmacyIreland, and on Twitter @LloydsPharmIre.

And is it worth it to click, like, retweet or share your LloydsPharmacy best buys? Well, here are a few of July’s offers, you decide.

Skin care is important to us all and this month at LloydsPharmacy there are free gifts with purchase and savings.

From French thermal water brand Avene there is 25% off favourite lines. Staying with Gallic beauty Vichy are gifting a Purete Thermale One-Step Cleanser 100ml with a purchase from a selection of products from Aqualia range*. Aqualia is Vichy’s hydration-packed skin routine for dehydrated skin. As it’s Summer we can all use extra moisture in our day, quench your skin’s thirst with some moisturiser or a refreshing masque.

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Skipping across the globe to New Zealand, LloydsPharmacy brings you far-flung beauty from Trilogy. This month get a bonus Vital Moisturiser (25ml) when you pick up the Rosapene Night Cream, €29.95/60ml*.

Trilogy Rosapene Night Cream

The savings don’t stop with skin care, it’s July, let’s hope the sun will put his hat on and give us some sunshine!

And we can be ready for him with half price deals on sun care from Ambre Solaire and Nivea. Even if the weather isn’t so great we can still have gorgeous golden limbs with half price on Nivea for face, body and hands, and Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs. Moisturise first with Nivea and add the fabulous tan, it’s easier to fake it than bake it.

Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs Medium GlowOffering both great skin and sun care this July is La Roche Posay, their free gift set with 5 popular products is yours when you buy two products from the range, one to be moisturiser*. The set is perfect for traveling and trying new products, and the gift is to celebrate La Roche Posay’s sponsorship programme You Care, We Share, which is specifically to care for the most sensitive skin there is, children’s.

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Get involved in the fund raising activity online. Take a Selfie with your favourite La Roche Posay product, upload it to www.laroche-posay.ie/yousharewecare with a few words on why you like it. Tag it with #yousharewecare and for the first 10,000 selfies La Roche Posay they will donate €1 per Selfie to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.

Now that’s a good reason for a Summer Selfie, let’s get snapping for Temple Street!

July’s great savings and deals are available at select LloydsPharmacy stores while stocks last, or buy online at www.lloydspharmacy.ie

Written by Laura Bermingham

*Offer available in select stores only.

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Laura Loves: June Must Haves

There’s a lot of great beauty to celebrate this month at LloydsPharmacy. Firstly some news, French cult beauty brand Bioderma is finally arriving. This super brand has excellent skin care for all skin types including rosacea, acne-prone and very dry skin. Their sun care is divine, dry oils with high factors and face care that is formulated by skin type. But it’s Sensibio H2O is what you need to check out. This Micellar water is the makeup cleanser of choice for the fashion crowd and celebrities, and it’s a free gift at LloydsPharmacy from June 8th – 23rd with purchase of other Bioderma products (T&C’s apply, selected stores only).

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Staying with leading French beauty, we are being spoiled this month with free gifts from LloydsPharmacy. When you buy 2 products from Vichy (1 to be moisturiser, selected ranges) you will receive Your Ideal Vichy Routine, a box of skin care tailored to your skin’s needs in sizes perfect for traveling. And from NUXE, buy 2 products (1 to be moisturiser) and you will be gifted a free Creme Fraiche Mask (hydrating, soothing, gorgeous) and a Reve De Miel Hand Cream, a honey-enriched moisturising hand cream that is just heavenly.

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Skipping across to New Zealand, as you do, Trilogy’s new limited edition size Rosehip Oil Antioxidant+ will be your skin saver for the rest of the year. This incredible skin treat offers all kinds of benefits for skin of any age, but dry or mature skin will really enjoy. It also has a large dose of antioxidants included. These fight of free radical damage from the environment, a contributor to ageing and best avoided. The new size is half the original at 15ml, and half the price at €16.48. It does however retain full power, go Trilogy!

7132_8209_8199Not forgetting body care, if your bathroom needs restocking Aveeno is discounted by 33%, there’s Raw Virgin Coconut Oil for €9.99 (500ml, saving €6.86) and from Dove, Simple, Tresemme and Listerine, lots of staples for just €2 each.

Written by Laura Bermingham

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.

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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Trilogy Age Proof CoQ10 Booster Serum

4022713_Trilogy_Coq10_Booster_SerumThis might just be my favourite product ever, a bold statement, but let me explain to you the reasoning behind it. I have suffered from very dry skin for years, particularly on my nose and forehead. I have tried pretty much every lotion and potion going to combat it but nothing ever really improved it in the way I hoped it would. I was sick of my foundation going flaky during the day, and how dry my skin looked in general. That is until I started using Trilogy Age Proof CoQ10 Booster Serum (€29.99).

In truth I would describe it as more of an oil than a serum, but whatever way you want to describe it, it works. It comes in a small glass bottle with what looks like a medicine dropper on the inside. You can use this to put small beads of the product on your face to massage in. You really only need a small bit as a little goes a long way, and it smells quite nice. It doesn’t take long to apply and you can see it smooth out your skin as soon as you apply it.

I started using it a few weeks ago, I put it on one night before bed and I can honestly say I noticed a big difference the next morning. My skin already looked a lot better, the dryness was already starting to go and it felt smoother than it normally did. Since then I have been using it every night before I go to bed and every morning when I wake up. I have noticed a huge difference already in the overall appearance of my skin. It claims on the bottle that in can reduce the signs of premature ageing and deliver a glowing radiant complexion. While I can’t vouch for the ageing claims as I haven’t been using it that long, I can verify that it delivers a glowing radiant complexion.

I would highly recommend this for anyone who suffers from dry skin like I did, or just wants to give their skin a boost. My only regret is that I didn’t start using this sooner. I don’t think that this serum will ever leave my skin care regime.

Written by Saranne