Spring Skincare and SkinShop Giveaway

Spring Skincare and SkinShop Giveaway

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Who would have thought that after a harsh January weather wise, that we would be enjoying such a balmy rundown to the last weekend of the month? Whilst it may not be warm enough to dust off your pins, the signs are there that better weather is to come! The winter is always harsh on your skin, battling the elements is never fun, but a pre-Spring skincare routine can certainly help you battle those winter blues!

I’ve been stocking up on new skincare products myself recently, my birthday this week has prompted alarms to ring that I need to somehow wind back the time! Now, I get that it is nigh on impossible to do that, but I am going to give it my best shot!

Spring Skincare and SkinShop Giveaway

If you checked out my Spring Fashion post, you will have noticed that Home Bargains have several Simple Skincare gift packs on sale at the moment. Packed with a full skin care regime, the packs are tailored to different skincare needs and come in seriously handy if you are travelling.

I’ve noticed recently that Aldi are becoming slightly more eco-friendly with their stock. Cauliflowers are no longer sold in plastic bags and double cream no longer has the extra plastic lid. Random products but I utilise them greatly with my Keto Cauliflower Cheese recipe, so have been more aware of the changes. I did also notice a new Lacura skincare range in store too.

Lacura Eye Cream Spring Skincare

There appears to be a new Vegan Lacura range offering 100% naturally derived skincare products. I picked up the Lacura vegan eye cream, enriched with shea butter and coconut oil. As I have only just started using it, there are no groundbreaking results to report back with yet, but it does feel rather refreshing to use.

Kalme Day Defence and Lip Q Balm

I have also been putting the Kalme Day Defence (£19.95) cream and LipQ Liquorice Balm (£7.95) to the test recently in my quest to be ready for Spring.

Winter is seriously harsh on your skin and the need for a good moisturiser has never been greater! The Kalme Daily Defence cream not only offers a pure zine oxide mineral SPF25 protection, but is a fantastic day cream to help repair your skin if you suffer with redness, bumpy or dry skin. It can also be worn under make up too!

The LipQ Liquorice Balm helps not only nourish your lips which can easily become chapped during the colder months, but the high concentration liquorice extract also helps to stave off cold sores. Tests have shown that the liquorice extract helps to form a physical barrier against the sun – helping not only to protect your lips, but also keep them moisturised – plus, the balm also smells amazing, but isn’t as overpowering as you would imagine!

The lovely people at the SkinShop are giving one Sim’s Life visitor the chance to put the Kalme Day Defence cream and LipQ balm themselves in the latest giveaway!

Don’t forget to enter the Sim’s Life Spring Clean Giveaway!

For your chance to win a Kalme Day Defence and LipQ Balm (pictured above), simply enter using the Gleam form below and do not forget to answer the question by leaving a blog comment!

Win a Kalme Day Defence and Lipq Balm


Giveaway ends at midnight on Sunday 23rd February 2020.
One winning entry will be drawn at random by Gleam.
The winner will be notified within 48 hours of the giveaway ending and a UK postal address to send to the official agent to arrange delivery of the prize will be required by the winner.
The winner will receive 1 x Kalme Day Defence cream and 1 x LipQ Liquorice Balm.
Open to entrants in the UK only.
The prize is non-refundable and no cash alternative will be offered.

Spring Skincare Giveaway



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This Post Has 175 Comments

  1. Amy Bondoc

    so far its een getting a new cat!

  2. Gemma Clark

    My niece learning to walk was amazing. She’s such a sweetie

  3. Susan B

    The mild weather for January. I like fresh air and long days so a warm january lifts my spirits.

    1. Sara-Louise Groom

      Moving house and planning my wedding

  4. Ritchie Dee


    1. JULIA

      Watching my daughter doing comedy stand up in front of an appreciative crowd! My first time but not hers….!

  5. Priscilla Stubbs

    My great grandson’s third birthday

  6. Danielle Spencer

    My highlight so far has been watching my 6 week niece grow.

  7. Peter Watson

    This weekend’s dinner of roast lamb.

  8. ValB

    A week away in the warm sunshine

  9. Caroline H

    Writing a “to-do” list at the start of the month and actually doing it all!

  10. lia sturman

    watching all the new things my grandson can do

  11. laura milton

    My highlight is getting a new job I start in 2 weeks time 🙂

  12. zabaglione

    Longer days and lighter evenings!

  13. pete c

    achieving one of my New Year Resolutions by the end of January (weight/gym based!)

  14. Kelly Knowles

    My daughter having a good birthday, although limited funds this year, she had a lovely day x

  15. Keith Hunt

    Booking to go to Iceland on Holiday again.

    1. Sandra Beacham

      My Tarot reading….giving me hope for a Happy, kind, gentle year ahead

  16. ashleigh allan

    Booking our next holiday!

  17. Kim Neville

    Celebrating my grand daughter’s 2nd birthday and keeping up with my exercise regime 🙂

  18. Joo Dee

    a fantastic anniversary trip to USA

  19. Sheena Batey

    My daughter turning up unexpectedly for my husband’s birthday. A total surprise.

  20. Charlotte isobelle

    My little boy started smiling properly

  21. Ben Audsley

    my holiday to lanzarote

  22. Carolyn E

    A holiday in Japan ! It was so awesome!

  23. Katie

    We had a lovely spa day on Saturday

  24. Helen Tovell

    My daughter getting her conditional college place for the next academic year

  25. Karen Hughes

    Starting to look after my little grandson while his mum and dad work

  26. Christine Lockley

    My highlight so far would be managing a 5 mile walk after months of illness

  27. Laura banks

    sorting the family holiday

  28. Sarah Bailey

    We’ve booked a holiday for later in the year which is exciting! Love getting a break away.

  29. Solange

    Booking our Easter holiday.

  30. Victoria Prince

    Getting my new combi microwave! I have been “camping” every since I moved here 9 months ago and I am so excited to finally be able to cook properly again

  31. fiona waterworth

    No real highlights so far, although Ocado now delivers to us!


    Has to be losing weight which has been a huge achievement

  33. Nicole Woods

    Managing my first client in my finance job and getting great feedback.

  34. Rebecca Beesley

    getting through january!

  35. Karen Barrett

    My family visiting from Australia

  36. Mark Mccaffery

    We’re halfway through winter and springs just around the corner.

  37. michelle o'neill

    my granddaughters 10th birthday

  38. Rachel Walsh

    FINALLY getting paid after what felt like an 873 day January!!


    love island!

  40. terri kelly

    Getting into card making and treating myself to lots of craft supplies!

  41. Emily Hutchinson

    A lovely meal out with friends

  42. Chloe Griffiths

    Beginning my love for comping!

  43. clair downham

    my daughters birthday

  44. Sarah McCaffery

    The weather, although it’s been dour, there’s been little ice and no snow!

  45. juliette morrison

    Signing up to take part in a 50kms walk to raise money for charity

  46. Margaret McCaffery

    I’m happy that there’s been zero snowfall so far.

  47. Margaret Gallagher

    My neice celebrating her 18th birthday last weekend

  48. Sarah Rees

    My sons 18th birthday 🙂

  49. Hayley F

    A holiday to center parcs which i went on last week. Now back into the real world, ‘groan’

  50. Alice Gilkes

    My highlight so far is feeling better in myself after my workouts.

  51. Tee Simpson

    It has been celebrating my daughters 2nd birthday.

  52. Danika Lloyd

    Having a new baby

  53. Sophie Roberts

    Booking a holiday to New York in May!

  54. Carole Nott

    Watching the bulbs push through in my garden – spring is on the way

  55. Lisa Armstrong

    My two lovely nieces birthdays

  56. Fiona jk42

    My health has started to improve after taking a nose dive just before Christmas. Luckily we had a quiet Christmas with just our daughter & granddaughter, as our son & his partner were away in Florida, so I didn’t feel as if I was putting too much of a dampner on everyone’s festivities.

  57. Charlotte

    A fantastic trip to New Zealand with an amazing helicopter flight over the glaciers -wow!

  58. Lorraine Williams

    A friend’s 50th birthday party

  59. Geri Gregg

    So far it has to be my 16 month old starting the process of learning to walk. I’m so proud of him

  60. Sara

    My baby nephew Max was born last month. He’s beautiful.

  61. David

    Hello, my highlight of 2020 so far has been that I have cycling into work more, which I have been enjoying.

  62. Kim Carberry

    Learning to cross stitch and nearly finishing my first craft x

  63. Claire Blake

    Mascarade ball murder mystery night

  64. Karen Langridge

    Has to be my son coming home from his skiing trip having had the best time!

  65. Sally Collingwood

    Buying a new tumble dryer! I know how to have fun!!!

  66. hayley berry

    my 9 year old not giving up and catching some difficult baton moves for her upcoming majorette comps.

  67. kathy cakebread

    Nothing really unfortunately 🙁

  68. Laura Pritchard

    Hearing from my partner at sea after 2 weeks of radio silence.

  69. claire woods

    Getting my son a bigger bed.

  70. Rebecca Sutton

    that nothing has gone wrong yet!

  71. Natalie Burgess

    Losing a stone xx

  72. Iain maciver

    my daughters upcoming wedding

  73. Angie McDonald

    Definitely booking tickets to see Aerosmith later in the year!

  74. Kimberley Harris

    The masked singer

  75. Nixxy

    Getting out a few times for once!

  76. Iris

    Having some good news after a little health scare

  77. judy kennedy

    Terrible tenants living above me moved out unexpectedly. The best gift of 2020

  78. Victoria N

    Taking my son for his first swimming lesson

  79. Amanda tanner

    Getting round to booking my trip to Amsterdam after 2 years trying to arrange it.

  80. lynn neal

    My Highlight so far is getting my lovely golden monkey lamp to light up my living room!

  81. leanne weir

    Having our baby girl

  82. soozybee

    I’m a recovering agoraphobic and made it to the top of my street!

  83. Hayley Lynch

    Getting a holiday booked up !

  84. Lisa Wilkinson

    Booking a holiday in Cornwall

  85. Angela Kelly

    Hmmm, nothing too exciting has happened so far. Hopefully my best moment is yet to come.

  86. Francesca H

    A trip to Norwich for the boys birthday!

  87. Ruth Harwood

    Spending time with my new baby kitten, Gaia, and getting to know her – after losing my Calypso in summer, I thought that I needed to give love to another cat not as a replacement but as a new personality to brighten up the home, and she does xx

  88. dave johnston

    a well deserved holiday away from it all and on my own

  89. Kate Sharman

    My little boys birthday

  90. Dawn Andrews

    I haven’t had one so far.

  91. Jayne Townson

    Every day has been amazing for me so far, I have a roof over my head, food on the table, fresh water to drink from and a comfy bed. Which is a lot more then some poor people have, so I’m grateful for every day.

  92. Rebecca Morris

    Our new crazy puppy settling in to our family has been a highlight

  93. kay sherman

    finding out i am having a baby boy

  94. Natasha Mairs

    I’m not too sure what my favourite highlight 8s so far. Maybe my cousins 40th birthday party

  95. justine meyer

    My niece telling me she was pregnant

  96. Eileen Hindley

    Brexit being done!

  97. Anthea Holloway

    Seeing my friends in Tucson, Arizona!

  98. Keshia Esgate

    Playing with ragdoll kittens

  99. Michelle Smith

    My birthday has been a highlight of 2020 has it was a lovely day

  100. Dale Dow

    Finally completing my online diploma, I was working on it for a while

  101. Tracy Astwood

    Visiting Iceland in January and seeing the Northern Lights.

  102. Jo F

    Enjoying our new log burner

  103. Tracy Newton

    My eight year old learning how to make a cup of tea

  104. Joanne Hutchings

    It’s a bit early to tell but I did have a nice meal for valentines day!

  105. Michelle Ferguson

    Sticking to my new years resolution of spending less money

  106. Kat Allinson

    Sticking to my new years resolutions

  107. Sylvia Paul

    Finding out my Daughter has received 3 firsts in her uni assignments

  108. Lucy

    Moving into my first home !! 🙂

  109. Allan Fullarton

    Longer days and lighter evenings!

  110. donna jones

    seeing my grandson bertie being born

  111. C Whitlow

    My husbands Birrhday – it was a lovely weekend! X

  112. Tina H

    I have a week off work now and no plans which is lush and my highlight of the year.

  113. natalie s

    Going to the theatre with my daughter

  114. Tracy Newton

    Growing my nails after years of extensions

  115. claire w

    So far it has to be my children achieving new skills in the hobbies they love! Such priceless moments.

  116. Carly Belsey

    It’s been a bit pants this year as I am due to be made redundant soon but weekends have been lovely with the children and they are doing well at school.

  117. paula cheadle

    My youngest granddaughter saying her first word

  118. Lorna Ledger

    My Daughter getting her own place 🙂 Thanks for the chance

  119. Sheri Darby

    Being told my husband doesn’t have prostate cancer

  120. Greig spencer

    getting my new car – i love it

  121. Ruth Amy Wollerton

    My sons 21st birthday xxx

  122. Sam Maltby

    Getting a fantastic new job

  123. Adrian Bold

    The highlight of 2020 so far was a holiday in the Lake District.

  124. Emma England

    I’ve had a lovely start to 2020! My highlight so far has to be my sons 3rd birthday.

  125. Rosie Miller

    I had a massage done for the first time, heaven!

  126. Marie Rungapadiachy

    My highlight has been a weekend away to London with my family.

  127. Paul BIngham

    My first ambulance journey and my first hospital stay (what wonderful staff they all are )

  128. Katie Harmer

    Losing 48lbs and still going strong on my weightloss journey.

  129. jo liddement

    Renovating our dining room including re-pointing a wall with lime and reconstructing a fireplace. It has been very rewarding doing it all ourselves.

  130. Troy Easton

    Watching the new Star Wars rise of sky walker.

  131. Deborah Preston

    Booking a holiday with my brother & sister and families

  132. Jessica Hutton

    Starting my dream job

  133. Patricia Avery

    Two holidays in our campervan in good weather!

  134. Charmian Filewood

    Can’t say I’ve had a highlight yet, but the year is young so plenty of time for something awesome to happen

  135. Karen R

    I got a new job!

  136. Megan Kinsey

    I’ve been offered a new job in a new country that I’ve never been to before. I can’t wait!

  137. Debi Newman

    Booking a holiday for our wedding anniversary x

  138. Jo Nichol

    Half term!!

  139. Jocelynne Harrison

    Booking a family ski holiday. The first since my daughters spinal operations so we are very excited.

  140. Susan Hoggett

    I had some beautiful red roses from my husband for Valentines day which was lovely.

  141. Ross Leech

    Quitting smoking and feeling much healthier.

  142. Adele Knight

    A little break away for my husbands Birthday

  143. Sammie Martin

    Booking a family holiday

  144. astrid c

    keeping to eating healthy

  145. claire little

    nothing yet.

  146. Carolynn Woodland

    My birthday and our wedding anniversary, both on 4th February – my husband booked a short break holiday.

  147. Amanda Kahs

    Booking our honeymoon

  148. Andrea Johnson

    Getting Guns N Roses tickets and my daughter turning 18

  149. Summer Rowley

    My highlight so far has been booking our wedding for September 19th!

  150. Leslie Evans

    Doing Competitions with the thrill of possibly winning.

  151. ZoeyH

    Weekend away in London, staying in ana amazing hotel

  152. Laura Norcop

    Taking both my kids to northern Ireland and visiting the giants causeway 🙂

  153. Lucy Robinson

    Enjoying visiting the cinema. Been 5 times so far this year.

  154. Stephanie Keill

    Getting a new job!!

  155. Laura Napier

    Getting ready for the birth of my second child!

  156. Elaine Hollis

    Applying for redundancy after 44 years of full time work

  157. Jules Eley

    Booking a trip to New York with my family. I am so excited I might burst!

  158. Erica Hughes

    Getting my toilet fixed

  159. laura stewart

    starting my new job xx

  160. Jennifer Toal

    My daughter raising over a thousand pounds for Together For Short Lives Charity

  161. Meryl Thomas

    Buying a new house

  162. Orange23

    Getting a new puppy has been my highlight of 2020 so far

  163. Stef Acaster

    My first grandchild was born in January so the highlight of my life

    1. Lindsey Cross

      Moving house and starting a new business

  164. Emma Davison

    New Year’s Day with my friend and her family.

  165. Fiona Johnstone

    Seeing my new baby granddaughter for the first time. She is so gorgeous.

  166. betsy ferguson

    loosing half a stone – just another three too go x

  167. Angela Macdonald

    my husband surprising me with a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach in Mexico last month for our 20th wedding anniversary

  168. Tammy Neal

    A romantic dinner with the other half x

  169. monika Bascombe

    My daughter loosing her milk tooth

  170. Natalie Crossan

    I’ve lost over a stone and feeling much better now!

  171. Sarah Roberts

    Our beautiful grandaughter Alysia being born in January she is just amazing! we are so lucky!

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