Have You Checked Out Chemist4U?

When it comes to treating myself, I don’t seem to move too far away from beauty and cosmetics treats. A new lipstick in yet another shade of red, a new perfume, or a refill of an old favourite, or a sharp and sexy black eye liner, all these are treats that are guaranteed to put a smile on my face and a spring in my step. As a consequence, finding new places to get those treats is always exciting.

Chemists have always been a place that I could spend hours in – Boots, Superdrug and Savers are always on my list of must visit places on shopping day.But now I am becoming similarly obsessed with online chemists, and in particular, Chemist4U. It has a brilliant range of beauty and cosmetics products, and the prices are so, so good, making real savings from the High Street.

Here are a few reasons why I love Chemist4U.

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I have been a huge fan of Elizabeth Arden products since I got married in 2005 and discovered the life saver that is Eight Hour Cream, Chemist4U stocks a huge range of Elizabeth Arden products that range from perfume to skincare, and also cosmetics. I discovered a great range of coloured lip protectant sticks that offer colour and protection for your lips.

The Cost

Prices are very good and competitive at Chemist4U. The brand even has a 99p section and basket fillers which easily compete with the High Street. My bargain was Elizabeth Arden Alcohol Free Toner which cost just £2.99 for a 200ml bottle. Those lip protectant sticks were less than £10.

Men are sorted too.

My husband loves his beard products and Chemist4U has a great, and affordable range including a beard wash and care set from BRISTLR that has an RRP of £29.99 but is currently selling for £3.99. This is a great Christmas stocking idea for the hubby, at this price you can afford to buy a couple.

Christmas Gift Ideas

Yes, I am mentioning the ‘C’ word, because Chemist4U have lots of great Christmas gift ideas, from stocking fillers to special gifts of fragrance, I particularly love the variations on Green Tea fragrance that I have not seen on the High Street, the lavender scent in particular is fresh and pretty.

Elizabeth Arden All Over Miracle Oil.

Many products make the claim to be ‘miracle products’, particularly when it comes to beauty. There are products that will take years off you, inches off you, add a glow you never had before, and generally turn you from tired mother into supermodel with just a few days of usage. In fact, most miracle products are pedestrian at best, and certainly not worth the cost paid for them.

But one product that I have always classed as a miracle product, and one which I am never without, is my Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. I use it for everything, from sunburnt shoulders and face, to chapped lips, to adding a sheen on my cheekbones. My husband is not adverse to pinching a little for dry skin, and I’ve even used it on my 7 year old to add a little moisture. It is truly a miracle product, so when I heard that Elizabeth Arden was launching an all over miracle oil, that could even be used on hair, using eight hour cream formulations, I knew that this was one product I really wanted to use.

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The Oil promises to deliver intensive, all over moisturisation, that would last for up to 12 hours. The idea being you could have your morning shower, towel dry, and then use this to moisturise your body, face and neck, and then even rub it into your hair, from the tips to the roots. The oil contains Tsubaki Oil, Vitamin E and other botanical, natural products that nourish and protect the skin.

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I have to say I really like this product, the smell is soft and fresh, not like the scent of Eight Hour Cream which can be very overpowering and medicinal. The oil is not greasy, it is easily absorbed by the skin, but does leave a healthy shine once it is applied, so use sparingly on the face. The fact that this is a pump action spray bottle is a real bonus, it stops you from wasting the oil, and also makes it brilliant for traveling – especially for air journeys where the moisture seems to be totally sucked from your skin – this is instant hyration, a real treat for the skin.

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I especially like how this feels on the face and neck. I suffer from dry patches around the edges of my face, and my neck can feel particularly parched and dry at times. I love that this is an instant pick up, your skin feels softer and smoother as soon as it is applied, and, using it daily, I can really see an improvement in my skin condition.

It seems that Elizabeth Arden may indeed have another product that can truly be described as ‘Miracle’.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Oil, 100ml £29 Click to visit John Lewis

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Miracle Oil, 100ml £29 Click to visit John Lewis

Christmas comes Early with Unineed

With the last bank holiday of the year well and truly over, and with children returning back to school after the summer break, I think it is safe to say that Autumn is well and truly here. With the start of the new season, I’m afraid to say I start to look ahead to Christmas, to make my lists and do some forward planning, trying to find a few bargains along the way.

I have good reasons for getting stuck into the Christmas shopping so early – my little boy also has a Christmas birthday, and I have special family birthdays in October and November, as well as two family wedding anniversaries in December, so I find those final few months of the year to be very expensive. I also have an ever-expanding family, with two new members to buy for this year. So that list has now been started, and I’ve been looking to Unineed for inspiration.

Unineed is the perfect destination for those searching for luxury, designer presents for their loved ones. An online fashion and beauty retailer, Unineed offers over 150 premium brands and thousands of products covering skincare, makeup and accessories. What is really great about this website is that many of the products have huge savings, with up to 70% off premium brands. Burberry, Zatchels, Dior, Clarins and Benefit just some of the great names you can find there.
There are just so many great gift ideas available, so it is agood thing that you can create an online wish list to keep all your choices together. In addition, Unineed offers worldwide delivery, and also has daily hot offers, which are well worth a look due to the huge savings and premium names on offer.

Here are some of the things I am adding to my wish list this Autumn…and maybe I might find a couple of these in my stocking come December 25th…

A bit of Zatchels always goes down a treat.

Zatchels Green Lava Metallic Leather Tote Bag £125 click to visit Unineed

Zatchels Green Lava Metallic Leather Tote Bag £125 click to visit Unineed

Something for the beauty lover

ELIZABETH ARDEN JEWELLERY BOX GIFT SET 355 click to visit Unineed

ELIZABETH ARDEN JEWELLERY BOX GIFT SET 355 click to visit Unineed

Decleor 15ml Aromessence Strengthening Serum for Nails£19.99 click to visit Unineed

Decleor 15ml Aromessence Strengthening Serum for Nails£19.99 click to visit Unineed

 

Anything by Vivienne Westwood would be a perfect present for moi!

Vivienne Westwood Scarf For Women £49 click to visit Unineed

Vivienne Westwood Scarf For Women £49 click to visit Unineed

A designer belt is a great idea for a present for dad.

CK CALVIN KLEIN Belt 100% leather £34 click to visit Unineed

CK CALVIN KLEIN Belt 100% leather £34 click to visit Unineed

Stocking fillers for the little ones.

Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny 50ml EDT Spray+ 75ml Shower Gel + Tin 36.50 click to visit Unineed

Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny 50ml EDT Spray+ 75ml Shower Gel + Tin 36.50 click to visit Unineed

The Smurfs Brainy 50ml EDT Spray / 75ml Bubble Bath £7.50 click to visit Unineed

The Smurfs Brainy 50ml EDT Spray / 75ml Bubble Bath £7.50 click to visit Unineed

You can’t really go wrong with a gift of fragrance, now can you?

 

CK Contradiction 100ml EDP Spray £24.25 click to visit Unineed

CK Contradiction 100ml EDP Spray £24.25 click to visit Unineed

DKNY Energizing Eau de Toilette Spray 30ml £17.95 click to visit Unineed

DKNY Energizing Eau de Toilette Spray 30ml £17.95 click to visit Unineed

What will be on your Christmas list this year?