Last night, your favourite beauty bloggers went home with an AMAZING LDBeauty bag filled with all of the exciting products that will be hitting our shelves this fall and holiday season—and we want to give one of you an LDBeauty bag too!
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Your mom is amazing. She loves you, supports you, and always puts you first. She deserves a little ‘me’ time, and Mother’s Day is the perfect chance for you to spoil and pamper her. Our Beauty Advisors, many of whom are moms too, are sharing their favourite products for indulging in a little rest and relaxation, so you can find the perfect gift for you own mom this Mother’s Day.
Mom shouldn’t just be pampered once a year. This paraffin bath from Revlon will treat her hands, elbows and feet to some TLC whenever she needs it. The warm bath uses thermal heat to ease stiff and aching joints, while removing dull dry surface skin to leave skin soft and beautiful.
Gift mom everything she needs for the perfect pedicure. The Amope Pedi Perfect Pedicure Set comes with a rechargeable foot file, charging station, moisturizing foot cream, custom fit suction shower hook, and an Amope & Veet coupon booklet.
Pick out one of Essie’s new Gel Couture Nail Polishes in mom’s favourite colour, and pair it with a bottle of their Gel Couture Top Coat. The high performance nail polish comes in 42 beautiful shades and lasts for up to 14 days. Best of all, there’s no lamp needed: just apply the couture colour and top coat for impeccable gel-like shine.
This luxurious and sudsy body wash and bubble bath from Bliss is just what mom needs for some downtime. Attach a DIY coupon for a few hours of ‘me time’ so she can enjoy a little relaxation all to herself.
These super hydrating Beauty Rest’ore sheet masks from MaskerAide are infused with Argan Oil, Super Fruit Extracts, Green Algae and Vitamin E, and will go to work right away restoring, regenerating and repairing the skin. Choose a selection of different MaskerAide masks to create your own special Mother’s Day gift basket, specialized depending on her skin’s needs.
Not sure what fragrance mom will like? Our Beauty Advisors recommend Giorgio Armani’s Acqua di Gioia. It’s a fresh aquatic scent that isn’t overpowering, and is ideal for the warm season ahead. Other Beauty Advisor favourites include Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium, Calvin Klein Deep Euphoria, and Lancôme Trésor.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, receive a $20 instant bonus with a minimum $100 purchase of luxury fragrances. Or shop these select fragrances, on sale for $21.99! These offers are valid May 12 to May 17, 2017 and are available in-store or online. Select brands are available at select stores, while quantities last.
If you notice mom has been a little stressed lately, this serum-in-mask from Lancôme is the best way to treat her. Let her forget the stress, tension and fatigue built up over the course of the day with this dose of overnight intense facial hydration. The formula reduces the visible signs of stress and will give her skin a boost of radiance overnight.
This facial mineral mist from Youngblood will give mom an instant feeling of relaxation, no matter where she is. Youngblood’s signature mineral blend with lavender, vanilla, ginger and lotus instantly rejuvenates, protects and hydrates the skin. She can use it after cleansing, after makeup application to set foundation, or any time for a refreshing pick-me-up.
Fashion Magazine has just unveiled their 15th annual Reader’s Choice Beauty Awards for 2017! Readers voted on their favourite beauty products in several categories: hair, makeup, skincare, fragrance, body and nails. This year, our Beauty Advisors were thrilled to see many of their London Drugs Beauty favourites made the list! Below, they have compiled all of the 2017 Beauty Awards winners that are available at London Drugs, so the next time you’re shopping in the beauty department, you’ll know exactly which products are the best of the best.
Eyeshadow (Under $20)
Concealer (under $15)
Eyeliner (Under $15)
Highlighter (Under $15)
Lip Gloss (Under $15)
Lipstick (Under $15)
Mascara (Under $15)
Tinted Moisturizer (Under $20)
Garnier Skin Renew BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector
Body Lotion (Under $12)
Body Scrub (Under $10)
Body Wash (Under $7)
Body Wash (Over $7)
Hair Removal Product
Hand Cream (Under $20)
Self-Tanner (Under $20)
Self-Tanner (Over $20)
Cleanser (Under $15)
Exfoliator (Under $10)
Eye Cream (Under $40)
Makeup Remover (Under $15)
Makeup Remover (Over $15)
Moisturizer (Under $25)
Face Oil (Over $50)
Dry Shampoo (Under $10)
Home Hair Colour
Shampoo and Conditioner (Under $15)
Styling Product (Under $10)
Nail Polish (Under $11)
Our Beauty Advisors wish you good fortune and happiness in the Year of the Rooster. To help you ring in the bright and beautiful new year in style, they have curated a selection of radiant beauty products worthy of celebration. Summon prosperity with joyful reds and lucky golds in the form of luxe skincare, makeup and fragrance. Indulge yourself in a celebratory splurge, or gift to family and friends!
The colour red promises to bring good fortune and joy in the new year, and this bottle of revitalizing essence from Shiseido will certainly make your skin look joyful. The treatment lotion conditions the skin, revitalizing it, and leaving your complexion feeling as soft as a flower petal with a radiating glow.
Nothing is more fitting to wear in celebration than the perfect red lipstick. Shiseido’s line of Perfect Rouge Lipsticks are richly pigmented and come in a range of red shades so you can find the perfect match for your unique skintone.
Start off the new year with a fresh new scent! Lancôme’s Miracle Eau de Parfum is a vibrant, sparkling fragrance that opens like the dawning of a new day with notes of Lychee and Freesia. At its heart, notes of Magnolia, Jasmine, Ginger and Pepper spice things up, while warm base notes of Amber and Musk envelop the senses.
This line of opulent gold skincare products make a luxe gift or a special treat for yourself. Choose the Absolue Premium BX Replenishing Rejuvenating Day Cream, and it will help to deeply replenish moisture and improve the skin’s firmness and luminosity around the delicate eye area.
Achieve a bright, radiant complexion thanks to this replenishing cleansing oil. Its nourishing formula with omega 3, 6, 9 and vitamin E will remove all impurities and makeup, leaving your skin feeling clean, soft and smooth.
Science will be on your side with these golden capsules from Elizabeth Arden. They hold the restorative power of Ceramides and essential lipids to help strengthen the skin’s barrier against the visible signs of time: fine lines and wrinkles.
Put your best face forward by making skincare a priority this year. Try Bioderma’s Hydrabio line: it will pamper your face with a generous dose of hydration, while also creating a glowing, smooth base for makeup application.
As a special Lunar New Year celebration, receive a gift with purchase, with a minimum $30 purchase of Bioderma products. This offer is in-store only.
From January 27th to 29th, you’ll also save $18 with a minimum $88 purchase of any London Drugs cosmetics. Click here to shop this exclusive Lunar New Year offer.
Finding the right fragrance can be tricky, especially when there are so many out there to choose from! Whether you’re looking for a fragrance for yourself, or someone on your Christmas list, Beauty Advisors Sara and Hollis can help you choose the right scent based on personality and the notes of the fragrance.
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We all have that one makeup obsessed friend or family member in our life. Their vanity table is overflowing with brushes, creams, fragrances and palettes, but don’t tell them they have enough: that new red lipstick has an entirely different undertone than the 20 others they own. The Beauty Advisors at London Drugs get it: as self-professed beauty junkies themselves, they know what it’s like to lust for the perfect fragrance or fancy new eyeshadow palette. To help make Christmas shopping easy, they have rounded up the top gift ideas to make any beauty lover’s Christmas merry and bright.
For the Fragrance Fanatic
Juicy Couture’s I Love Juicy Couture Eau de Parfum is the perfect fragrance for the glamorous rebel on your list, according to London Drugs’ expert Beauty Advisors. The scent has jasmine and pink honeysuckle at the heart, with notes of taffy apple, lively red currant and sparkling mandarin: it’s hard not to feel boldly glamorous while wearing this scent!
For the sophisticated and confident woman, Giorgio Armani’s Si Eau de Parfum Limited Edition makes an excellent gift. This scent, which is new and exclusive to London Drugs, has a chic yet intense scent with notes of black current nectar, modern chypre and blond wood musk. Perfect for the free, passionate, vibrant woman.
For the Makeup Maven
For young beauty buffs, it’s all about experimentation when it comes to makeup. For tweens or teens, the Beauty Advisors recommend a compact makeup kit like Beauty 101’s 25-Piece Kit, which comes packed with a huge variety of shades and products for them to play with.
To really wow the budding makeup lover, Beauty Scene’s whopping 181-piece makeup kit is a fantastic find. The kit includes everything from cream and powder eyeshadows to blushes and face powders, not to mention two handy cards with tips for creating some classic makeup looks.
For the Skincare Savvy
If their vanity is covered in serums, face masks, skin creams, eye creams, and a whole bunch of other creams you didn’t even know existed, then it’s safe to say your giftee is probably a skincare junkie. Surprise them with a collection of the most pampering skincare gifts from Bliss Spa, like their Multi-‘Face’-eted All-In-One Anti-Aging Clay Mask, and Blood Orange + White Pepper Body Butter Maximum Moisture Cream.
Every beauty lover knows the importance of good skincare, to create a flawless base for makeup application. The Lise Watier Mini Glam Set comes complete with a Lift & Firm 3D Flash Lift Radiance Vial and a pair of 3D Lift Eye Patches: perfect for some at-home pampering. The Radiance Vials are like a beauty makeover in a jar, instantly restoring skin radiance, while the Eye Patches will give an instant mini-eye lift. The set also comes with mascara, lipstick and eyeliner to complete a flawless look.
For the Stocking Stuffer
Ask any self-professed beauty lover, and they’ll tell you beauty blenders really are a girl’s best friend. Stash a set of e.l.f’s Blended Beauty Sponges in their stocking and you’ll win some serious brownie points.
Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks are one of the hottest items recently launched by the mega-hot beauty brand NYX Cosmetics. Add a limited edition set of 3 to a beauty lover’s stocking, and they’ll be swooning over these of coveted lipsticks that are both super-pigmented and waterproof.
To see more Christmas gift ideas from London Drugs’ beauty experts, watch these videos!
Fragrances are a great gift option for someone special this holiday season, but picking the right one can be a bit tricky, with so many scents to choose from. Beauty Advisor Julie picks out the top 4 fragrances to gift, and gives us tips on which fragrance is best for the person on your list, based on their personality and the notes of the fragrance.