May 3, 2014

Men's Skincare / / Chris' Guest Post


Hi Beauty by Lizy readers,

Lizy has been on my case for about 2 years to write something, so here I am.
These are some of my favourite products that I use often.

01: FCUK Connect Him - The man-fume (fragrance) that Lizy bought me back in 2009. Still heaps left so good value for money, or I just don't use enough of it, one of the two! It's not too overpowering or chemical smelling compared to some other fragrances I've tried. It's Lizy's favourite on me so that's probably how I was given it! I like to wear it out on more special occasions rather than a day-to-day basis.

02: Savar Man Multi Active Moisturiser - Haven't had any of this for a while because I used it all up, but I really like it because it's light, not greasy, smells nice and absorbs fast. It spreads well so I don't need to use much of it. It comes in a massive container so it lasts a long time. Lizy bought me this for Christmas a couple of years ago.

03: Oxygen Skincare 2 n 1 Cleanser - I was in the shower and used some of Lizy's new cleanser, I really liked it and asked her if I can keep using a bit because it works really well. It's got little scrubby bits that cleans my nose area really well but it's not too rough. Lizy told me off for only using a flannel and hot water. I'm a personal trainer and work out everyday between clients so it's good to have a product to clean my face properly. (Lizy's edit - I love this product after the gym too!)

04: Oxygen Skincare Soothing Moisturiser - I stole this off Lizy when I developed a dry, flaky patch of skin around my nose (to which Lizy replied "what has gone wrong with your face?!").  I've had it before, kind of like a mild dermatitis and which Lizy assured me this product would fix. It's done a pretty good job and it fixed it in a couple of days. I'm really happy with it. 

05: NIVEA Cool Kick Deodorant - I bought this once a long time ago and Lizy's like "OMGosh what are you wearing?" and liked the smell of it. Now she buys it for me all the time. It's just a nice deodorant. I like roll-ons better than sprays and it smells more like an aftershave. I like it that you don't get the 'Oh, I've just sprayed Lynx Africa' effect.

06: La Prairie and Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip balms - Got these on international flights, and I use them more in winter because they actually work. They were really good in Canada in the cold and they are great here around this time of year. These ones don't just sit on my lips all greasy and shiny and actually soak in and do what I want it to do. (Lizy's edit - these balms are great! Wish I would have gotten more of the La Prairie ones, but they are Chris' faves haha)


- CHRIS

May 2, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Idea / / Haircare Gift Packs

SP Hydrate Shampoo* 250ml // RRP $34
SP Hydrate Conditioner* 200ml // RRP $34

I'm back with another Mother's Day gift suggestion today, and it's one that your mum will thank you for daily.

Everyone needs shampoo and conditioner, so why not go one step further and get her something truly luxurious that she can enjoy every morning. I think great quality hair care products have the ability to transform not only your hair (due to better ingredients) but also your whole outlook on life. When you use quality products, your mindset changes to "I deserve quality, I deserve the best". Our mums are so hard working and it's nice to be able to treat them with something that they may not normally spend a bit of money on.

Enter, a beautiful hair care gift pack! I personally have been using and loving the SP Hydrate range and I took it away on my recent trip to Queenstown. Everyone can use a little hydration so the range is quite universal, however if your mum colours her hair, or likes a little volume, get her something tailored to her needs.

Since using the Hydrate range, my hair has become softer and easier to style. It doesn't weigh my (fine) hair down and it promotes shine. A winner in my books.

The best part about buying a gift pack is the savings! You get much more bang for your buck when purchasing a set than if you were buying individual products, and it normally works out that you get an entire product for free.

Here are a selection of some brilliant gift packs on offer for Mother's Day:

$33.00

 $33.00

$37.90


$75.50

Gift packs are only available from salons.

Happy shopping!


May 1, 2014

Mother's Day Gift Idea / / Savar Nourishing Body Lotion

Nourishing Body Lotion* 500ml // $49

With Mother's Day just around the corner, I'll be offering you some fabulous gift suggestions over the next few days to treat that special lady in your life.

I love my mum more than anything and always try to get her special things each year. She prefers acts of service but I prefer showering her with special treats ;)

I'll only give my mum the best and I've never met a Savar product that I didn't like. This Nourishing Body Lotion is a limited edition release and is a perfect gift. It's a whopping 500ml and it doesn't only look great with its glass bottle and floral design, it's also incredibly effective.

After only a few uses my skin was noticeably much more hydrated and smooth. As usual it's a 99% pure and natural creation that contains many plant oils to nourish and protect. The pump applicator speeds things up in the morning (so does the fact that it's fast absorbing) and you can bet it smells great! I got my MIL to try it too and it got her seal of approval.

Savar also offer a gift-wrapping service when you purchase online at www.savaronline.co.nz. If needed, you could just get it sent direct to your mum's house. They also have a wide range of gift sets that would make a lovely pressie too.

Happy shopping!


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