Batting my half century out of the park in August with a fabulous party/vow renewal and celebrations which seem to have happily gone on and on and on….my attention has definitely been diverted from ‘How do I look?’ to ‘How do I feel?’ It seems I’m not the only one. Scouring the blogosphere which is exploding with exciting and vital over 50 bloggers and reading features in magazines/newspapers and watching the gorgeous Angela Rippon in How to Stay Young, it’s clear to see that there’s a much needed revolution of us ‘oldies’ in society – in real life and in the media and on our screens. The Grey Army (or Rainbow Warriors I like to think because we are NOT fading into the background) are a force to be reckoned with and according to recent research from Superdrug, 7 in 10 women say they feel more confident now than they did in their twenties, proving that confidence comes with age and attitudes to ageing are-a-changing.
UPDATED: June 13th 2016
I wanted to update this post because I’ve noticed by my blog statistics that, even though the original post about Superdrug B Skincare Range, was written a while ago, I’ve had a lot of people reading it lately and asking if I would still recommend this range. The answer is absolutely YES! In fact, I’ve probably re-stocked my skincare shelves with the range a couple of times since this post was first published, so if you’re wondering if this budget brand is right for you, there’s a better than half price offer on some of the range here – you’d be mad not to check it out!
As a child, I used to look up to my mum as if she was the most beautiful woman I’d ever seen – I still do! The waft of her Rive Gauche fragrance as she glammed up at her dressing table, ready to go out on the town with dad, the perfect roast dinners she made on a Sunday and her health and beauty rituals such as massaging in a face-full of cold cream before sleeping and the sharing out of spoonfuls of Cod Liver Oil with the family.
If my own habits, and the sight of heaving stores and malls is anything to go by, I guess that Saturday is probably the busiest day to get your wallet out and hit the shops. Before you do, check out the latest and greatest beauty bargains that I’ve found just for you…
St Tropez Gradual Tan in Shower: I’ve been waiting for feedback on this easy peasy bronzing method and latest news in as that it’s great – subtle, easy and foolproof, so I’m bagging it! Luckily, Boots have this gradual tanner with £4.83 off it’s usual price and it’s now just under a tenner at £9.67. Click here.
Father’s Day Fragrance: If you’re looking for something last minute for your very own Super Dad, then Superdrug have come up trumps with their Star Buys. There’s a whopping 50% off the refreshing and classic Davidoff Coolwater Man Eau de Toilette Spray 75ml, now £20 down from £40. Click here. Or if you’re after a more sultry scent, BOSS Bottled Night Eau de Toilette 200ml is down to £40 from £80. Click here.
Solait Suncare Super Saver: Superdrug are really coming up trumps lately. I really like their Solait range of suncare products and this 200ml bottle of Solait Sun Lotion SPF 50 is worth stocking up on to keep all the family protected – if and when the sun shines! It’s just £3 from its usual £7.99. Click here. And it’s worth checking out the other suncare offers while you’re there!
The Body Shop Summer Special: The new Body Shop special edition skincare range got my attention just with its name…Virgin Mojito. Always one to be tempted by anything with the name of a cocktail, I’m even more impressed with the refreshing sounding ingredients…extracts of zesty lime and fresh, crushed mint from the Caribbean mmmmm! Better still, at the moment there’s 30% off when you spend 10 and use the special code. Click here.
Feelunique.com Summer Sale: When I’m looking for some lovely beauty brands at super prices, I often log onto feelunique.com – it really is hard to beat if you’re looking to nab a deal on a higher end brand. So, I had the shakes when I logged on and saw it has up to 50% off in its Summer Sale! There’s too many treats here to mention to you and I’m sure you’d like the enjoyment of looking around and seeing what’s there yourself, but I must flag up this little favourite. I love facial oil and Trilogy 100% Natural Certified Organic Rosehip Oil is one of the best I’ve used and there’s 10% off. It’s now £14.85 from £16.50 and there’s also free delivery. Click here.
I hope you liked my little round up of beauty bargains and if you find any I don’t know about, please let me know! Happy Shopping 🙂