Colour Me Romantic Gift
Box of Certified Natural Lipsticks
has teamed up with Living Nature to offer one lucky
reader the chance to win a Colour Me Romantic Gift Box
of Lipsticks to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Love is certainly in the air at Living Nature! New from
this lovely certified natural skin care and cosmetics
range from New Zealand is ‘Colour Me Romantic’ - a
pretty pink lipstick gift pack that will win any woman's
heart this Valentine’s Day.
Colour Me Romantic lets you embrace your romantic side
with a gorgeous collection of complimentary shades of
natural pink lipsticks, beautifully presented to make
the perfect Valentine’s gift. Summer Rain, Bloom and
Laughter, three of Living Nature’s top selling
lipsticks, colour lips with the soft and subtle shades
These complimentary pink lipsticks also help keep lips
looking their very best, nourished, rejuvenated,
protected and totally kissable.
The gift box includes:
Summer Rain – a true pink with a hint of shimmer
Bloom – a vintage carnation, vibrant hot pink shade
Laughter – a darker intensive pink shade with slight
Living Nature uses the highest quality certified natural
ingredients to bring luscious, healthy colour to lips. A
special moisture-rich formula of Vegetable Waxes,
including Candellia and Carnauba, Beeswax, Squalane and
Vitamin E, ensures optimum nourishment, a soft texture,
smooth application and long-lasting coverage. What’s
more, all Living Nature’s lipsticks feel remarkably
light, soft and smooth on the lips.
All of Living Nature’s beautiful lipsticks are made in
New Zealand, hand-crafted and flamed to a perfect finish
and come in an elegant, black, soft touch case. Each
lipstick is certified natural by BDIH Germany, free of
fragrance, allergens, synthetic chemicals or
preservatives and therefore safe and gentle on the
delicate skin of the lips. So-much-so they can even be
used safely during pregnancy.
What’s more, Living Nature’s Lipsticks have a low, safe
rating of ‘2’ on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin
Deep database, which rates products on their purity and
naturalness. Living Nature Lipsticks therefore provide
those you love with the reassurance it will enhance
their natural beauty, whilst being good for your health
too. Making Colour Me Romantic the most caring and
loving of gifts you can give this Valentine’s Day.
Living Nature’s Colour Me Romantic gift pack usually
costs £60, but as a special introductory offer for
Valentine’s Day, Botanical Brands is offering this
romantic gift at the discounted price of £45.
to find out more.
Living Nature Lipsticks are available from a nationwide
network of salons, pharmacies and health stores and
and other online retailers including My Pure, Naturisimo,
Lovelula, Look Fantastic & Beauty Expert.
For further product information visit
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Marks & Spencer Launches
Super Hydrate Range
Renowned for its innovative use of natural ingredients,
all of which are sustainable and responsibly sourced,
M&S Pure skincare announces the launch of Pure Super
Hydrate to its skincare range. This latest addition
looks to the skincare benefits of sloes for instant and
Foraged by hand from the rural English and Welsh
countryside, sloes are an incredible source of powerful
antioxidants including beta-carotene and vitamin C plus
moisture boosting polysaccharides. Packed with
ingredients recognised for their high water-binding
capacity to support skin’s moisture retention including
glycerine and hyaluronic acid, Pure Super Hydrate
delivers 12 hours of continuous hydration to leave skin
radiant, glowing and perfectly hydrated.
From a deeply hydrating eye cream to a moisture rich
night cream, the six product line-up embraces two trends
inspired by South Korea including a Pressed Serum and a
Moisturising Essence, both integral products in a Korean
multi-step beauty regime.
Pure Super Hydrate Pressed Serum
A breakthrough skincare innovation combining the potency
of a serum with the hydrating benefits of a moisturiser.
Use alone for 12 hours of ultra-light hydration or layer
Korean-style over the Essence and under the Day or Night
cream to build the ultimate moisture boost. Price is
£14.00 for 30ml.
Pure Super Hydrate Moisturising Essence
This ultra-lightweight essence is applied after
cleansing and before a serum or moisturiser, loading
skin with extra hydration and perfectly prepping and
priming the skin to boost the products layered on top.
It instantly delivers a veil of hydration, evening out
dry areas to leave skin feeling refreshed. Price is
£12.00 for 100ml.
Pure Super Hydrate Day Cream
Using patented technology, this unique 95% natural day
cream is the first in Pure to feature SPF15. Skin will
feel comfortable, nourished and perfectly hydrated. This
lightweight, non-greasy moisturiser will leave skin
protected and glowing. Price is £12.00 for 50ml.
Pure Super Hydrate Night Cream
Restore skin moisture all night long with 12 hours of
continuous hydration. Wake up to a radiant, glowing and
rejuvenated complexion in the morning. Price is
£13.00 for 50ml.
Pure Super Hydrate Overnight
Locks in moisture overnight so you wake up to a
rejuvenated and radiant complexion. Price is £15.00 for
Pure Super Hydrate Eye Serum
A lightweight, nourishing serum to deeply hydrate and
refresh delicate skin around the eyes. Apply twice daily
to leave tired eyes feeling smoother and rejuvenated.
Price is £11.00 for 15ml.
All Pure products adhere to the Pure Promise of only
using efficacious active natural ingredients, all of
which are sustainable and responsibly sourced. The range
is manufactured in a British eco factory and uses only
eco-friendly packaging. The luxurious formulations use
95% naturally derived ingredients, 100% essential oil
fragrances with no artificial colours, synthetic
fragrance, parabens, silicones or mineral oil.
Previously M&S Pure has turned English wine into free
radical fighting skincare with Pure Super Grape and a
vitamin-rich seaweed harvested from the wild Atlantic
coast of western Ireland into a supercharged anti-ageing
range with Pure Marine Active.
Pure Super Hydrate is available exclusively from M&S
stores nationwide and online at
Beauty Questions from Sixtyplusurfers Readers
Beauty Experts Your Questions
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.
Hi Jenny, I have very fine hair. Is there a good shampoo
and conditioner you could recommend to give it more
Hi Caroline, thank you for sending in your question to
I would highly recommend
Luxurious Volume Shampoo and Conditioner.
With Caffeine Vitality Complex, the Shampoo
transforms fine, flat hair, giving it alluring volume
and touchable softness. The Luxurious Conditioner detangles and builds fullness
and gives you naturally soft, full
Squeeze a generous amount of the shampoo into your hand
and massage it into your hair until you get a good
lather, then rinse it out. Repeat this, giving your hair
Then finish with the conditioner, making sure to apply
it through to the tips of your hair. Leave it in for a
few minutes then rinse out thoroughly.
Towel dry your hair and then comb it through. I would
also recommend John Frieda Luxurious Volume Perfectly
Full Mousse. Simply work a little into your hair and
comb it through.
Blow dry your hair as normal, styling
your hair with both your hairbrush and fingertips for
maximum volume. Your hair should look soft and vibrant.
John Frieda Volume
are available from Boots. Click on the above
links for details. Jenny
a Beauty Question
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about just email
Always seek the advice of a
doctor, pharmacist or specialist before following any
medical related guidance given on this page.
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.
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Itzcovitz, Fashion and
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It's February and
it's a new year, so now is the
time to be positive and happy,
and look forward to some great
times ahead. For many of us,
2016 may have been hard, with
worries and issues, but as the
skies brighten and we start
getting those lovely sunny days
and spring isn't too far away,
it's time to feel good about
yourself and celebrate life.
So I've put together my top tips
for February about how to look
great, feel fantastic, and be
happier and more fulfilled.
Top Tips for February
Get some fresh air - For many of
us it's easy to stay indoors
when it's cold and snuggle up in
front of the telly. But that's
not really the best way to stay
On a sunny day, go out into the
garden and listen to the birds,
take a walk to the park, or to
your local shops and enjoy the
sunshine. You'll feel happy,
invigorated and much more
fulfilled than staying inside
all the time.
Get your hair done - Having your
hair styled or trimmed will make
you feel fresher and look
better. Go to your favourite
hair dresser and seek advice if
you are not sure about what to
Having your hair tinted or the
greys concealed can make you
look years younger. A quick trim
or a blow dry will also knock
years off you, and make you
feel special if you are going out.
Do something nice for yourself -
Are you always helping others
and never taking time out for
yourself? Then take a break and
Go out with an old friend to
your favourite coffee shop and
have a cappuccino and a
croissant, or go out for
afternoon tea. A
little treat from time to time
works wonders if you are feeling
down and need reviving.
Listen to your
- Dig out your old vinyl or your
eighties CDs and listen to some
upbeat music. Sing along or
dance along and relive all those
Music can be very therapeutic
and can be a great way to unwind
and escape. Going to a concert
or a show can also be a lot of
fun. Check out our
page for all the latest bands,
albums and concerts.
Buy some new clothes - If you haven't
bought anything new recently,
check out the sales in the shops
and online. Many shops are
offering big discounts to get
rid of their winter stock.
I recently found a great pair of
boot online for just £13 at
(it would have cost me £21 to
reheel my old ones! A new dress,
top or a skirt will also make
you feel great and look great.
There are so many great bargains
out there to choose from.
Donate clothes to your harity shop - After buying new
clothes, you may feel your
wardrobe is bulging and there's
no room. So sort out the clothes
that you don't wear, were a
fashion mistake, or simply out
of date, and take them to your
local charity shop.
Someone else will give your old
clothes a welcome new home. And
you'll have much more space for
the clothes that you do wear and
look good on you.
Healthy eating - It's
impossible to eat healthy food
all the time, but try and cut
out all the obvious bad things such
as too much alcohol, coffee,
fast food, takeaways and sugary
Eat at least one good meal a
day. I always have a salad for
lunch with sardines or mackerel
- which are rich in Omega 3. I
try and include lots of colours
and interest in my salad with
cheese, vegetables and fruit.
And at least I know I'm getting
one nutritious meal every day.
Drink more water - Most
of us love a nice hot cuppa or a
coffee, but it's best to cut
down on them and try and drink
more water if you can.
Water can be
boring however, so I find adding
a few slices of cucumber makes
it more refreshing and easier to
drink. Leave a glass of cucumber
water on your desk, on the
kitchen table or by your bedside
to remind you to drink it.
Get your eyes and ears checked - If you
haven't been to the optician for
a while to get your eyes tested
or had your hearing checked, now
is the perfect time. Many
opticians will offer this
service free of charge.
The optician will
check the health of your eyes,
if you need glasses or if your
prescription has changed.
also offer hearing tests and a
good selection of hearing aids
including free NHS products with
Have a laugh - Humour
is always the best medicine and
if you enjoy a joke, comedy and
have a laugh, it's a great way
of unwinding and forgetting your
Catch up on your favourite
comedy shows or watch some old
classics on Youtube. I have a
series of 'Fry and Laurie'
favourites saved up on my
computer whenever I need to have
a break and a laugh!
Escape in a book -
Reading a book can be very
therapeutic, and is a great way
to relax if you are stressed or
feeling nervous about something.
Dig out one of
the old classics from your book
case, go to the library, borrow
a book from a friend, or if you
have an eReader, download
something good to read. If you
need some reading tips visit our
reviews page for all the best
Don't beat yourself up about
dieting - Eat fresh and healthy
food, moderately. Forget those
faddy diets, as long as you're
eating regular meals and not
overloading your plate with huge
portions, you're fine.
Exercise to stay in shape if you
can, with long walks, gardening,
dancing, swimming or join a keep
fit class, if you prefer.
Go dancing - Join a dance class!
Dancing is a great way to keep
fit and keep you in shape and is
lots of fun too.
I go to a ballroom dancing class
once a week, and I always feel
great afterwards. Learning a new
dance is a good way to boost
your memory, and you're taking
exercise and enjoying yourself
at the same time. Look out for
lessons at your local college,
online or from newspaper
Go to the dentist -
Take care of your teeth. Oral
hygiene is essential for your
If you haven't changed your
toothbrush for a while, treat
yourself to a new one. Flossing
is also essential for clean,
plaque free teeth.
Don't feel guilty - Don't feel
guilty about things you haven't
done, people you haven't called,
and things you may have said or
can't change. Move on.
Beating yourself up won't help
things. If you tend to worry
about these things too much,
then take extra care that you
are always being kind to people
and thoughtful. Nobody is
perfect. You're doing your best!
Be young in mind - Being young
in mind will give you a more
youthful outlook on life.
Spend time with your
grandchildren or children and be
more adventurous. Try a new
hobby or something you haven't
creative such as painting, you
can enjoy this with your
grandchildren or join an evening
class and learn to paint
If you aren't skilled at art,
colouring is a great way to
relax. Try an adult colouring
book or something fun and
entertaining such as The
Whimsical Fashion Colouring Book
by Natasha Itzcovitz for details
Board games and jigsaws are also
great fun. Enjoy them with the
family. Get out your old
favourites such as Scrabble and
Monopoly. Or try something new
such as one of the strategic
games from Esdevium Games like
Bake a Cake - Cooking
and baking can be very
therapeutic, and it's so much
fun to do. Don't just watch the
cooks do it on TV, have a go
Bake some fairy
cakes, cookies or pancakes with
your grandchildren and have fun
decorating them together. Or
bake a large cake, and then
invite your friends over to tea
to enjoy it. You can even
combine it with a charity fund
Write an old fashioned letter -
Write to someone you haven't
contacted for a while and send
them photographs. Perhaps you
have relatives or friends living
Or visit our
page and make some new friends!
It's impossible to be happy all
the time, but if you are feeling
unwell, don't wait to seek help.
Go straight to your GP.
If you are
feeling depressed and can't
cope, call the
Have a fabulous
February - February is a great
month - there are more sunny
days, it's brighter and spring
isn't far away.
Why not write in
and tell us how you like to
spend February. Send in your
beauty and health tips if you
You can send in your letters for
our Star Letter Competition to
All the best
Charming Vintage Style Cosmetics
The Vintage Cosmetic Company is
a hugely successful, British
beauty brand with a difference.
They offer a range of high
quality beauty accessories with
a unique, feminine, ‘darling’
personality - one that harks
back to the glamour and charm of
The continued and growing
fascination with everything
‘vintage’ has caused the brand
to grow extensively over the
past couple of years.
The current ‘vintage’ phenomenon
also means the brand is perfect
for today but even more relevant
In its relatively short lifespan
The Vintage Cosmetic Company has
attracted an ever-growing fan
base from retailers, press and
the wonderful world of
Their fast expanding product
range means they can react to
the everyday beauty needs of
women everywhere, combining
affordability, efficacy and
elegance with charm and glamour.
Products include eyelashes,
beauty tools (tweezers, manicure
sets, eyelash curlers), makeup
brushes, hair accessories, gift
sets and more.
The Vintage Cosmetic Company
products can be found at
and other key retailers
including Boots, John Lewis,
Debenhams and Feel Unique.
Marks & Spencer
Fall head over heels for these romantic
Valentine’s Day gifts from Marks & Spencer.
Indulge yourself with Floral Collection Rose
Moisture Rich Bath Essence.
With the fragrance of timeless English Rose,
this moisture rich foaming bath essence will
gently cleanse your skin whilst you soak. Price
£3.50 for 500m.
Bathe in the luxurious fragrance of Florentyna
with these pretty pink and cream soap roses.
Florentyna Soap Roses are scented with top notes
of gardenia, jasmine, lily of the valley and
orange blossom. Price is £5,00 for the gift box.
Relax and escape your worries with this
beautiful La Maison de Senteurs Fleurs de Mimosa
The scented candle is blended with a delicate
floral fragrance, including mimosa, pink peony
and cashmere wood to calm and unwind. Price is
Bring romance to your look with the Limited
Collection Matte Lipstick Trio, £12.00
This beautiful set contains a trio of matte
lipsticks to make your lips look and feel
irresistible. Shades include Nude, Sugar Petal
and Watermelon. Price is £12.00.
This pretty Autograph Pure Luxe 3D Floral Multi
Blusher, is a delightful gift for Valentine's
This eyecatching floral blusher gives a rosy
glow to your skin. Sweep over the cheeks for a
natural blush, or build for a more intense
colour. Price is £12.50.
Get professional looking nails with this Gel
Effect Nail Colour in Romance.
The sparkly polish gives a high shine, quick dry
finish without the need for a UV lamp. Price is
£7.50 for 8ml.
M&S Beauty is available exclusively from Marks &
Spencer stores nationwide or online
Gifts for Valentine's Day
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Bee Good gifts. Love your skin and at the same time you can show
your love to the British bees too as they are
all made from British bee ingredients!
With gifts for all price points there is
something for everyone to choose from.
Lip Balm Trio
Get utterly kissable lips with Bee Good's
British inspired collection of nourishing and
replenishing beeswax lip balms.
The trio includes Raspberry & White Choc Lip
Balm, Lime Blossom & Honey Lip Balm, Vanilla &
Honey Lip Balm and a Seedball to plant and
attract honey bees. Price £10.
On The Go Trio
A high-performance trio to brighten and hydrate,
giving the gift of youthful skin to those you
The trio includes Youth Enhancing Moisturiser
15ml, Youth Enhancing Eye Cream 5ml, Youth
Enhancing Serum 10ml and Seedballl to plant and
attract honey bees. Price is £20.
Perfect for a glam weekend away or a
well-deserved pampering session.
The Weekend Essentials set includes Cream
Cleanser 30ml plus mini cloth, Youth Enhancing
Moisturiser 15ml, Youth Enhancing Eye Cream 5ml,
Youth Enhancing Serum 10ml and Seedballl to
plant and attract honey bees. Price is £28.
About Bee Good
British skincare brand Bee Good uniquely blends
British bee ingredients, British botanicals and
naturally derived skincare technologies to
create results-driven performance and everyday
skincare with a conscience. Britain's bees are
in serious trouble from the loss of natural
habitat and a lack of forage from declining
We're passionate about supporting our bees and
encourage everyone to 'Bee Good and make a
meadow'. Planting even just a few bee-friendly
flowers can make a real difference. Since launch
in 2014, the Bee Good range has created a real
buzz in the beauty industry, winning several
awards including the 2015 & 2016 CEW Award for
'best new brand' and launching in over 100
Waitrose stores, on QVC and The Hut Group. Bee
Good...making a difference.
Want to know more? Discover more at
Bee Good is also available from 100 Waitrose
stores nationwide, The Hut Group, LoveLula.com,
Bath&Unwind.com and selected independent stores
Face up to the new season with these limited
edition SS17 make-up palettes from Autograph at
Marks & Spencer.
Autograph Face Palette
This beautiful palette contains everything you
need for your face.
The set includes blusher, bronzer, highlighter,
nine eyeshadows and three shades to help perfect
and define your brows.
Autograph Mini Face Palette
The Autograph Mini Face Palette is ideal for
your handbag and contains nine eyeshadows, a
bronzer, and blusher in a double-layer compact.
The palette includes its own mirror and brush
for touch-ups on the go. Price is £10.00.
Autograph Eyeshadow Palette
This palette contains 16 powder eyeshadows in a
selection of on trend shades – from pretty peach
to smoky grey.
Mix and match the colours to create your
favourite look. Price is £15.00.
Autograph is available exclusively from Marks &
Spencer stores nationwide or online at
Jaguar Pace is the ideal gift for the man in
your life this Valentine’s Day. You will both be
left thrilled with this fragrance’s masculine
scent and the cool iconic bottle.
Jaguar Pace, designed to mark the arrival of the
all-new Jaguar F-Pace family sports car, is an
expression of true masculinity, emanating power,
confidence and charisma.
The imposing appearance of the new Jaguar F-Pace
has been passed on to the fragrance design. The
vibrant grey and blue glass bottle has a similar
bold silhouette to that of the new car and is
complimented by the blue-tinted perfume.
The compact base is covered with a sophisticated
lattice design reminiscent of the famous Jaguar
radiator grill. The centre of the bottle is
emblazoned with a shiny round silver insignia
with the unmistakable brand sign of the
legendary cat. The shiny silver stopper creates
an attractive contrast to these tones, whilst
the packaging is in blue, grey and dark silver
with black lettering.
Top perfumers, Alexandra Monet and Philippe
Romano (Drom Perfumery, Paris), are responsible
for transforming the magic of a car into a
sensational, intoxicating fragrance.
Alexandra Monet says, “We imagined the fragrance
of warm, damp asphalt after light summer rain:
an aromatic and mystical aroma. Jaguar Pace is a
very mysterious fragrance, which is both modern
and classical, fresh and warm, clean and sexy.”
Jaguar Pace's aroma is of a stimulating trio of
strong black pepper, fresh green apples and
aromatic rosemary. The heady fragrance compound
Cashmeran is what comes to the fore next.
Alexandra Monet adds, “We chose this raw
material as the most important ingredient,
because we love its duality. It is very complex
in character; it is a woody amber element with a
spicy, almost peppery, fresh head note. It also
provides a mineral element in the fragrance
The heart note of Jaguar Pace is rounded off
with aromatic lavender and luxurious orris,
which marry elegantly with the base note
consisting of the classic woody aromas of
amberwood, patchouli and Crystal Moss.
Jaguar Pace is available from Marks & Spencer stores around the country and from
Marks & Spencer online