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Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win a Weekend Essentials Kit
from Bee Good


Win a Weekend Essentials Kit from Bee Good

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Bee Good to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a Bee Good Weekend Essentials Kit, the perfect solution to glowing happy skin on the go this Summer, worth £28.00.

Multi award-winning beauty company, Bee Good is the only British skincare brand to use exclusively British bee ingredients in all of its products.

Bee Good is the only British skincare brand to use exclusively British bee ingredients in all of its products

They actively support British bee causes, not just with charitable donations, but by a programme of tangible support, including the education of young bee keepers through apprenticeships and distributing bee-friendly wildflower seeds with all our online orders.

Bee Good was inspired by expert beekeeper, Simon who is solely focused on actively promoting the security of British bees.

Bee Good was inspired by expert beekeeper, Simon who is solely focused on actively promoting the security of British bees

The fabulous Bee Good Weekend Essentials Kit is a handy travel-friendly bag of skincare essentials which provides everything you'll need for gorgeously glowing skin whether you're jetting off for a weekend break or working out at the gym.

Enjoy using the award-winning Honey & Propolis Cream Cleanser with its own mini cloth, Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm and a trio of Bee Good's best-selling Youth Enhancing products - serum, moisturiser and eye cream. These delightful beauty products are all presented in a cotton, drawstring bag.

Bee Good actively supports British bee causes

No Parabens, synthetic colour, mineral oil, silicones, SLS or SLES are included in any of Bee Good products.

The Bee Good Weekend Essentials Kit is packed with gorgeous beauty goodies including
Honey & Propolis 2-in-1 Cream Cleanser (30ml) with a muslin cloth, Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm (10ml),  Youth Enhancing Hydrate, Smooth & Prime Serum (10ml), Youth Enhancing Plump & Firm Moisturiser (15ml), and Youth Enhancing Lift & Brighten Eye Cream (5ml).



Bee Good offers natural skincare solutions by British bees.

For more information about the prize visit the website at https://beegood.co.uk

For Your Chance to Win

    Tell us what is the
flavour of the Lip Balm
   included in
the Bee
      Good Weekend
       Essentials Kit
?

 a) Olive & Lemon
 b) Rose & Banana
 c) Vanilla & Honey
 d) Pear & Rosemary


  To Enter the Competition

Tell us what is the flavour of the Lip Balm included in the Bee Good Weekend Essentials Kit? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number by clicking on the Sixtyplusurfers link below:
 sixtypluscomp@hotmail.co.uk

* Please label your entry
Bee Good Weekend
Essentials Kit Competition


* This competition is open to
our UK readers only

 

Jack Black
Lemon Lip Balm

Jack Black Lemon Lip Balm

Give yourself some lip service with Jack Black's latest addition to the Intense Therapy Lip Balm family - with refreshing Lemon! The Lemon Lip Balm is now more uplifting than ever with a lighter splash of lemon and the sweet hint of Shea Butter.

Refresh and moisturise your lips in a jiffy with Jack Black's Lemon Lip Balm, featuring skin nourishing Shea Butter. Enriched with superior skin conditioners and antioxidants, this emollient balm soothes and relieves dry, chapped irritated lips.

Unlike waxy sticks, the non-sticky balm penetrates quickly to provide instant relief. The Intense Therapy Lip Balm also offers broad spectrum sun protection with an SPF and guards against windburn and temperature extremes.

Key ingredients include Shea Butter & Avocado Oil which helps soften and condition the lips. Avobenzone is an active sunscreen which blocks UVA rays. Octinoxate is an active sunscreen that blocks UVB rays.

It includes Vitamin E which is known as an antioxidant superstar. This vitamin protects cells against free radical damage and nourishes skin. And also Green Tea which is a potent antioxidant with anti-inflammatory properties.

Tried & Tested by Jenny Itzcovitz

I'm always on the lookout for a good lip balm as I tend to get dry lips, so I was keen to try Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm.

Presented in a neat little tube, it has a pleasant lemon fragrance and is rich and luxurious to use. Hardwearing and protective, it has a high SPF25, so it's perfect for taking on holiday.

I've been wearing it under my lipstick, and it's keeping my lips moisturised and nourished. Perfect for both men and women, this is a great buy for the Summer.

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm Lemon SPF25 is priced at £7.25.

Jack Black Lip Balm is available from www.mankind.co.uk and leading Jack Black stockists such as www.lookfantastic.com

You can also buy it from www.amazon.co.uk and www.escentual.com
 

Beauty Questions from Sixtyplusurfers Readers

Ask our Beauty Experts Your Questions

Jenny Itzcovitz

In our regular column, Sixtyplusurfers will answer your beauty questions. Feel free to ask us whatever you like and we'll do our best to give you a helpful answer.

Question: Hi Jenny, I'm looking for a good eyeshadow palette with a selection of different shades to take on holiday, so I don't have to take lots of different colours. Is there anything you can recommend? Liz

Answer:
Hi Liz, thank you for sending in your question to Sixtyplusurfers. Superdrug have a fabulous range of palettes with lots of different colours which are perfect for taking on holiday and don't take up a lot of space.

Gosh 9 Shades to Enjoy in New York Palette from Superdrug

My favourite is this Gosh 9 Shades to Enjoy in New York Palette, which includes a selection of sparkly mauve and brown shades. The palette also includes a handy mirror. Price is £10.99.

For details visit www.superdrug.com

MUA Eyeshadow Palette Elysium Shadows from Superdrug

If you prefer shades of blue and grey, Superdrug also offers the MUA Eyeshadow Palette of Elysium Shadows. The set includes a long-wear ultra black liner with a sharpener in the base. Price is £6.00.

For details visit www.superdrug.com

Studio Blending Eye Shadow Brush from Superdrug

Superdrug also offers this neat Studio Blending Eye Shadow Brush to blend your colours for a professional finished look. Price is £2.99.

For details visit www.superdrug.com

   Ask Sixtyplusurfers
    a Beauty Question

If any other readers have beauty questions or products they would like us to find out about just email jennyitz@hotmail.com

Always seek the advice of a doctor, pharmacist or specialist before following any medical related guidance given on this page.

The editors and contributors of this website are not medically trained and any information provided is for general guidance only and we are not responsible for any problems that might arise from this advice.
 

Beauty & Hair Styles

Beauty & Hair
Tips for Summer
By Jenny Itzcovitz, Fashion and Beauty Editor, Sixtyplusurfers

Red Print Blouse from M&Co

Picture courtesy of M&Co

It's Summer and many of us are taking relaxing holidays, sunbathing in the garden or going out for day trips to the beach, countryside or sightseeing. But the weather can often be changeable, especially if you are holidaying in the UK. One minute it's boiling hot, a few hours later there's a downpour of rain, and then it's sunny again the following day.

So I've put together my top tips for August and September and making the most of the warmer weather, whatever you decide to do this Summer.


Top Tips for the Summer

1. Protect yourself from the sun - Be careful if you are planning a beach holiday or tend to spend long lengths of time in the garden, to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun with a high quality sunscreen.

Make sure to apply it to your face, arms, legs, nose, ears and anywhere that is exposed to the sun. Reapply it after swimming, even if you think you are sitting in the shade. And go for a high factor SPF for the best complete protection.

Sun Smart Sensitive Moisture Protect Sun Lotion SPF 30 from Marks & Spencer

My favourite product, and great value this season is Sun Smart Sensitive Moisture Protect Sun Lotion SPF 30 from Marks & Spencer. It features a skin caring complex of sunflower oil, soothing aloe, and antioxidant Vitamin E to keep your skin moisturised, while protecting it against the damaging effects of the sun. Water resistant to protect you while swimming for up to 40 minutes. Price is £6.65 for 200ml.

For details visit www.marksandspencer.com

2. Wear sunglasses - Many of us forget to wear sunglasses as they can be uncomfortable but they are essential to protect your eyes from the damaging rays of the sun.


If you already wear glasses, ask your optician to advise you on prescription sunglasses or clip on lenses. Don't leave it to the last minute before you go on holiday.

It's a good idea to have your eyes tested before you go on holiday to check your eye health and to ensure you have the correct prescription for your glasses. Bring along a spare pair of glasses if you need to and disposable lens wipes to keep them clean.

3. Beachside confidence - For many of us, wearing a swimsuit for the beach or swimming pool can make you feel self conscious and shy, especially if you have put on a bit of weight over the years or have stretch marks or scars.

Secret Slimming™ Embroidered Plunge Swimsuit in black with floral embellishment from Marks & Spencer

So don't feel that you have to wear a bikini if you don't want to. There are some gorgeous one-piece swimsuits with hidden tummy control and hidden support. Marks & Spencer offers a lovely selection of swimwear for all shapes and sizes.

This elegant Secret Slimming™ Embroidered Plunge Swimsuit in black with floral embellishment from Marks & Spencer is on my wish list for the Summer. It uses their innovative secret slimming technology, where an inner layer of control fabric holds and flatters the figure. Price is £35.00.

For details visit www.marksandspencer.com

It's also a good idea to bring along a cover-up to walk down to the beach or poolside. An oversized denim shirt or black shirt left half unbuttoned looks very stylish. It can also be used to protect you from the sun's rays. A kaftan or sarong is also very chic.


4. Wear a hat - Treat yourself to a beach hat for sunbathing or a day out sightseeing to protect your face from the sun.

Straw Floppy Hat with Multi Tassel and Pom Pom Trim from ASOS

Sun hats are very on-trend at the moment, look out for wide brimmed straw hats or sultry panamas - very cool. They will stop your skin from burning or freckling in the sun.

ASOS have a great selection of hats at excellent value. This lovely Straw Floppy Hat with Multi Tassel and Pom Pom Trim offers good protection from the sun and is light and youthful. Price is £10.50.

For details visit www.asos.com

5. Drink plenty of water - When the weather gets warmer it's more important than ever to stay hydrated. If you are at home, fill up a high quality water bottle and keep it close at hand. Keep it cool over night in the fridge.


Pink Pastel Water Bottle from Chilly's

I particularly like the range of water bottles from Chilly's, which are available in a selection of sizes and colours. This Pink Pastel 260ml Bottle is £15.

To see the full range of Chilly's water bottles click on https://shop.chillysbottles.com

High quality water bottles are better than refilling plastic drinks bottles as they can get germs. But if that's all you have to hand, then throw them away after one or two uses. Don't keep reusing them.

If you are travelling overseas, most supermarkets sell bottled water. This is usually safer to drink than the tap water. But you can ask your tour guide for advice if you are not sure.

6. Go swimming - Summer is a great time to go swimming and tone up your body. Swimming is the perfect way to keep in trim and feel healthy and refreshed at the same time. If you are on holiday, try an early morning swim before breakfast when the pool is relatively quiet.

 

If you aren't lucky enough to have a holiday this summer, go to your local swimming pool with a friend or try a water aerobics class.

7. Keep your legs silky smooth - If you tend to shave your legs and under your arms, keep them smooth with Gillette Satin Care Sensitive Skin Shave Gel.

Gillette Satin Care Sensitive Skin Shave Gel

Gently massage the shave gel over your skin to provide a rich lather. It gives you easy razor glide for a close and comfortable shave. The aloe vera is also great for sensitive skin and will leave your legs feeling gorgeously smooth every time you shave.

Available from Superdrug from just £3.55 for details click on www.superdrug.com

8. Pretty toes - Painted toenails look lovely in the summer, especially if you are wearing open toed sandals, flip flops or espadrilles.

 

Treat yourself to a deep red burgundy, purple or your favourite shade and apply it to your toes just before your holiday. Use a clear topcoat for extra shine.

Bare Foot Repair for Cracked Heels from Superdrug

Take care of your feet too, if you tend to get cracked heels. Keep them soft and smooth with a lovely soft lotion so they look great in your sandals.

Bare Foot Repair for Cracked Heels from Superdrug is a great way to look after your feet. It comes in a cute foot shaped bottle and helps keep the cracks away and reveal softer heels. Ingredients include Rosemary Oil, Neem Oil, Shea Butter and Karanja Oil. Apply to thick, dry, cracked skin on feet twice daily, morning and evening. Price is £5.99 for 100ml.

For details visit www.superdrug.com

9. Makeup - Don't forget to pack your makeup if you are going on holiday. You don't need to bring everything, just your favourite basics.

 

I tend to bring foundation, lipstick, eyeshadow, blusher, mascara, moisturiser and a small tin of Vaseline. Also eye makeup remover wipes so that I can take it all off before I go to bed!

Makeup Be Gone Pampering Wipes from the Johnson's Face Care Range

Makeup Be Gone Pampering Wipes from the Johnson's Face Care Range are perfect for taking on holiday, are inexpensive and easy to use. Enriched with Moonflower aroma, the wipes will cleanse your skin for bedtime. Gentle enough to use around the sensitive eye area, the unique formula gently sweeps away even waterproof mascara without rubbing.

Suitable for all skin types. Price is £1.49 for a pack of 25 wipes.

For details visit www.superdrug.com

 

10. Hair care - Treat yourself to a good hair cut a few weeks before you go on holiday to allow it to settle in. And if you need to get it coloured, now is the perfect time.

Look after your hair while you are on holiday by tying it up in a neat bun if you are swimming. And wash out the chlorine regularly if you tend to swim a lot.


For the evening put your hair up in a fashionable chignon and secure with pretty clips. My favourite is this pretty Scünci Occasions Pearl Comb from Boots. Price is £8.50.

Scünci Occasions Pearl Comb from Boots

For details visit www.boots.com

And this month as a special treat for the Summer we're offering two lucky readers chance to win a
  Bee Good Weekend Essentials Kit to give you glowing, happy skin on the go.

Have a fabulous Summer.

Jenny x

 

Strictly Come Dancing Sunless  Tan Collection 

Strictly Come Dancing Sunless Collection by Norvell for Ideal World TV

Get ready to glow this Summer with the new Strictly Come Dancing Sunless Collection, brought to you by award-winning tanning brand, Norvell on Ideal World TV.

Not only are these gorgeous products designed to provide flawless, fool proof bronzing in the comfort of your own home (no sun needed!), they are also 100% vegan and paraben, sulphate and gluten free.

Strictly Come Dancing Perfection Self-Tanning Mousse

For an instant, yet long-lasting bronzed glow, “Perfection” self-tanning is super lightweight and glides smoothly onto the skin for a medium or dark instant bronzer.

Strictly Come Dancing Show Stopper

Or, for a more gradual tan, the multipurpose body balm “Show Stopper” immediately offers skin illumination with a light to medium gradual tan. Formatted to act as a CC cream, “Show Stopper” moisturises, brightens and firms, all whilst evening the skin tone and extending self-tanning colour.

Strictly Come Dancing Perfect 10

Get a “10” in self-tanning with the “Perfect 10” self-tanning airbrush spray to deliver an all over flawless medium to dark tan, and add a glimmering shine with “Dazzle” shimmering mist, an ultra-fine shimmering spray to accentuate any Norvell Tan!

Strictly Come Dancing Dazzle

Joining Ideal World for the launch show is Brandon Cardinal, a leader in sunless tanning for over 20 years and the head of Norvell University for Sunless Education and Training. He’ll be live with on the show, giving his hints and tips for developing the perfect tan.

Strictly Come Dancing Sunless Collection, licenced by BBC Worldwide, is available to buy now on Ideal World TV at www.idealworld.tv

Stay connected with the home of shopping TV, Ideal World, on Sky 654, Freeview 22, Virgin 747, Freesat 812 and at www.idealworld.tv

 

Lipfinity from
Max Factor

Max Factor Lipfinity Lip Colour in Mellow Rose

In 2000 Max Factor was the first cosmetic company to launch a long lasting lipstick setting an innovation precedent and trend in the industry that is still as relevant today than ever.

Since its launch it has won 12 beauty awards and now sells more than 2 lipsticks every minute in the UK, cementing its status as a cult beauty product. Used on runways, loved by make-up artists and awarded 4 stars by women on Boots.com the long lasting lipstick is an all-time beauty favourite.

Lipfinity is a 2-step formula that delivers rich, intense lip colour that lasts up to 24 hours. The 2 step approach is made up of a beautifully pigmented long-lasting colour which is combined with a unique doe foot applicator to deposit a consistent and even layer of colour to the lips.

Max Factor Lipfinity Lip Colour Collection

The clever formula ensures the colour sticks to lips whilst the flexible layer ensures a soft texture to avoid cracking. The lipstick is teamed with a separate creamy balm; a clever top coat that seals in moisture and delivers super shine all day.
 

The result is kiss proof colour that lasts up to 24 hours. Lipfinity works so hard that the colour is resistant to food and drink whilst the topcoat ensures lips are hydrated all day for a fresh, dewy finish. The collection is made up of 29 beautiful shades, ranging from pinks, to nudes, to reds, purples and berries.  

How to create Stella Maxwell's Ombre Lip with the Lipfinity Makeup Kit

Max Factor Lipfinity Lip Colour in Hot shade

You will need


· Max Factor Colour Elixir Lip Liner in Pink Princess 4

· Max Factor Lipfinity Lip Colour in Hot 120


· Max Factor Lipfinity Lip Colour in Stay Cheerful 24

Get the Ombre Lip look

1. Prepare your lips by using a baby toothbrush to gently exfoliate, using small circular movements.

2. Apply a layer of balm and wipe away the residue with a tissue.

3. Using the lip liner, draw a fine line around your lips starting at the Cupid ’s bow.

4. Carefully place Lipfinity Lip Colour in Stay Cheerful to the middle and inner lip. Use a clean lipstick brush or small sponge to gently blend the two lipsticks together, creating a subtle ombré effect – the colours should gradually diffuse from light to dark.

5. Allow sixty seconds for the colour to set. Apply Lipfinity Top Coat for moisture and shine.

6. Smile to create a large, even surface on your lips and apply Lipfinity Lip Colour in Hot, avoiding the centre of the lips.

Tried & Tested by Jenny Itzcovitz

I was delighted to try new Lipfinity Lip Colour in two gorgeous Summer Shades - Angelic and Hot.

 

Angelic is a soft, feminine pink, while Hot is a strong vibrant red.

Beautifully presented, each Lipfinity pack includes a Lip Colour and a Top Coat. First make sure your lips are completely clean and dry, and then apply the rich shade using the handy applicator. You can also blend it in with your fingertips to get the preferred amount of colour on your lips.

When you are happy with the shade, leave it to set for about a minute, then apply the Top Coat. This clear coat brings the colour to life, enhancing its depth and shade. It's also packed with moisture and gives your lips a lovely finished gloss and healthy shine.

I was really impressed with the long lasting finish of both shades which stayed on long during the day. And because I had two packs of the product to try, I blended the red and the pink lip colours to get a softer shade as well, giving me a few different colour alternatives.

Perfect for an evening out or all day wear. The two attractive lip tubes in each pack are small enough to pop into your handbag or take on holiday. This is a great buy for the Summer.

Available from Boots, Superdrug and all good chemists.


For more information about Max Factor Lipfinity Lip Colour visit https://maxfactor.co.uk
 

Ageless Overnight Retinol Masque

Ageless Overnight Retinol Masque from Image Skincare

Retinol is the wonder anti-ageing ingredient that we just can't get enough of right now. A derivative of Vitamin A, it's widely regarded as a skincare hero in terms of being the most effective anti-ageing ingredient available on the market today.

New from Image Skincare, Ageless Total Overnight Retinol Masque is unlike anything else on the market today, expect faster and more targeted results.

What makes this retinol mask different and unique?

· A super high strength, overnight masque, with 3% retinol, but none of the skincare challenges that go with using a high concentration.

· Achieved by a unique and innovative delivery system - Kemspheres™ allows pure retinol to be easily absorbed into the skin in a stable form, resulting in less irritation and superior result

· Retinol

· The best ingredients for anti-ageing, acne prone or pigmented skin

· Plant-derived stem cell technology

Reveal new radiance with this concentrated overnight retinol masque, formulated with water bank technology to continually release hydration and lock in nutrients for the ultimate beauty sleep. Paraben free.

The advanced infusion of triple action time-released retinol technology helps to increase firmness, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin imperfections.

Unique Delivery System

Kemspheres™ allows pure retinol to be easily absorbed into the skin in a stable form, resulting in less irritation and superior results.

Plant-derived stem cell Senestem™ brightens, improves skin density and increases firmness by 30% in 30 days.

Marine filling spheres with water bank technology smoothes wrinkles by 30% in 1 hour.

Ageless Total Overnight Retinol Masque is available from Image Skincare.

For details visit www.imageskincare.co.uk