August 15th, 2016

Show us your manicure for a chance to win!

Happy Mani Monday! Today and tomorrow, share your manicure with us on Twitter or Instagram and you could win a Revlon Mani Monday Prize Pack, full of nail products to keep your mani looking its best.



Here’s how to enter for a chance to win the Revlon Mani Monday Prize Pack:

  1. Follow @LDCosmetics on Instagram or Twitter
  2. Share a photo of your manicure with the hashtag #LDManiMonday

The Revlon Mani Monday Prize Pack includes these Revlon nail products:

  • 1 x Revlon Colorstay Gel Envy Nail Enamel in Lovestruck
  • 1 x Revlon Ultimate Shine Top Coat
  • 1 x Revlon Extra Life No Chip Top Coat
  • 1 x Revlon Quick Dry Base Coat
  • 1 x Revlon Essential Cuticle Oil
  • 1 x Revlon Multi Care Base + Top Coat
  • 1 x Revlon Quick Dry Top Coat


Contest closes at 11:59AM PST Tuesday, August 16th, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random. One winner will be chosen from all Instagram and Twitter entries. See rules and regulations here.

July 18th, 2016

Win An Essie 2016 Prize Pack!

Enter to win this Essie 2016 prize pack, and your nails could be rocking the hottest shades of the summer! Give your nails vacation vibes with shades from their Summer 2016 collection, get them prepped for wedding season with Mrs Always-Right from Essie’s Bridal 2016 collection, and celebrate Essie’s 1000th shade with Aim to Misbehave.


Here’s how to enter to win the Essie 2016 Prize Pack:

  1. Follow @LDCosmetics on Instagram
  2. Leave a comment on the Essie 2016 Giveaway Instagram post and tag 2 friends

The Essie 2016 Prize Pack includes these Essie polishes:


Contest closes at 11:59AM PST Wednesday, July 20th, 2016. The winner will be chosen at random. One winner will be chosen from all Instagram entries. See rules and regulations here.

January 15th, 2016

Silver & Gold Ombre Gel Manicure Tutorial

If you consider yourself a beginner at nail art, this is a simple tutorial to get you started! Beauty Advisor Amanda shows us how to achieve a pretty, shimmery silver and gold ombre manicure with the Red Carpet Manicure Starter Kit and a selection of their LED Gel Nail Polishes.


August 5th, 2015

Five Steps to Pull Off the Perfect At-Home Pedicure

You can pull off your own perfect pedicure at home with a few tools and pointers.

You can pull off your own perfect pedicure at home with a few tools and pointers.

Sandal season is in full swing, but if you’ve been a little shy to expose the toes, these five easy steps will have you pedi ready in no time.

1. Soak Those Toes

Hard, calloused, dry skin is a dead giveaway that your feet haven’t been given the attention they deserve. The first step in your perfect at-home pedicure is a nice long soak. Dip your feet in a warm bowl of water (bonus points for a drop of essential oil or a prepackaged foot soak) for a few minutes to soften the skin and cuticles, and make the next steps a breeze.

2. Slough It Off

Buff the rough skin with a foot file or pumice to reveal the baby soft skin underneath. Don’t be shy, put some muscle into it. Concentrate on the heels and the callouses on the outside of the feet where skin gets the driest. A foot masque or an exfoliating scrub will seal the deal.
3. Care for The Cuticles

Trimming your cuticles may seem like a good idea, but leave that one to the pros. If you think your cuticles need some love, grab an orange stick and gently push them back – (the post-soak skin will be easy to push back). If your nails have gotten a bit unruly, trim them with clean, sharp nail scissors or clippers and then file them into the shape you like.

4. Colour Your World

Next up, the fun part: color! This is the year of the pink. From subtle pastels, to bright fuchsias and berry tones, there is a shade for everyone. Of course, feel free to stick to something that’s in your comfort zone, whether you love a vibrant red or an oceany blue, nail color is more about personal preference than trends. To paint the nails, start with a swipe of remover or rubbing alcohol to ensure a clean surface for the polish to stick to. Next step is a base coat. There are lots to choose from and some double as top coats too, so find one that works for you. Then two coats of color and top coat for shine and longevity. There are some new formulations that have that act more like the gel colors we see in salons but can be applied (and removed!) at home. If you’re looking for long wear and low maintenance, try one of those – just make sure to follow the instructions.
5. Maintain, Maintain

Finally, maintenance. Now that your feet are fresh and soft, keep them that way with a few easy steps! Use the pumice or stone file to keep the dry skin at bay and if you’re really hard core, slather your feet in moisturizer at night and sleep in your socks. You won’t believe how soft they feel in the morning.

Happy sandal season!

June 10th, 2015

Negative Space Manicure Tutorial

This is the most versatile manicure of the season! The negative space manicure leaves spaces of the nail bare – a colour cut-out, if you will – and is turning heads in all kinds of shapes and patterns! Beauty Advisor Hollis walks us through how to create a bright, geometric negative space manicure in Essie’s hottest shade for summer: Sunday Funday. Try it yourself, and play around with any pattern or cut-out you like!

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July 14th, 2014

Highlights: #LDBeauty Preview Event

Beauty bloggers and lifestyle media from the Lower Mainland and Western Canada attended the 4th annual London Drugs Cosmetic Event on Wednesday June 18th for a preview of the upcoming launches. This exclusive event showcased 21 beauty vendors and their products.

LD Beauty Event

Taking place at the London Aviation Centre at the YVR South Terminal in Richmond, B.C., media and beauty brands mingled and interacted over all things beauty.


April 10th, 2012

Best looks for Spring from London Drugs

Pop-art pastels for spring days, doll face for work days and bright colours for the night. With these guidelines in mind keeping up with spring’s top beauty trends can be made simple. The key is to choose products that can transition from day to night. But the first step is to focus on your skincare. The base of every good look begins with flawless skin.

Smooth, blemish-free skin can be achieved with the proper skincare routine. For those looking to even out their complexion by reducing dull spots and blemishes, try StriVectin Get Even or Vichy ProEven. The theory that an apple a day keeps the doctor away can also work with dermatologists. European scientists have discovered how to extract stem cells from fruit. NeoStrata AntiAge Gel uses fruit stem cells protect the cells that develop, repair, and regenerate skin tissue. For red skin, Avene has an Anti-Redness line that can even out skin tone. With the sun beginning to shine brighter each day don’t forget about sunscreen and ensuring your key products have an SPF in them.

Pastels including soft pinks and shimmering blues keep day looks sweet and soft. Surround your eye colour with long lashes from CoverGirl 24 Hour Volume mascara for the budget conscious. Able to splurge and looking for serious lash enhancement then try Freeze Frame Lash Extensions, designed to increase the volume in your lashes. For blush choose bright pinks from Maybelline Bounce create a baby doll look with this season’s toned down eyes. Amp up the colour at night with Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 Hours in the season’s turquoise trend. Lips are taking the gloss down and bringing the moisture in with this season’s nude corals and soft pinks matte colours. L’Oreal’s Colour Riche Balm has sheer colours available and Revlon’s Lip Butter moisturizes with its wide colour selection. Don’t forget to frame your face with full, smooth eyebrows using a clear gel and brow brush.

 The biggest trend is nail decor and bright colours. Follow this season’s creative colour trend with corals from Essie, lilacs from Nicole, turquoises from OPI, beiges from Revlon and fuchsias from Sally Hansen. Top with a crackle or dramatize with Style Pens by Sally Hansen. Copy the runway trend of custom-designed tips without visiting the manicurist using Nail Effects by Sally Hansen and press-on nail art by Broadway or Kiss Nail Artist Paint & Stencil Kit. It’s the simplest way to bring detail and design to your fingers.

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