When I was about 14 I spent a lot of time lying on my bed, (which for a while was a mattress on the floor because I was bohemian like that and too cool for a bed), staring at my face in a mirror. Already at that age I realised that lying on your back was a flattering angle – a bit like a facelift, only less painful. It’s the same with legs – they look better when you lie down and stick them in the air because the fat falls backwards and doesn’t hang over your knees.
I’m 40 next year and I must admit that the prospect of examining my face close up in a mirror feels somewhat less appealing now. I’m not going to say ‘Oh my God, I look so old!’ or anything annoying like that because I think we both know that I don’t particularly, but just over the last year I have started to notice changes. My hair has started to dry out, my tummy is round even when I’m lying on my back, the fat around my elbows is squishier and the skin on my face is definitely looser.
I notice it most around my jawline. I’ve always had a decent jawline, but over the last 12 months it has noticeably softened and I’ve started to get a little pouchy bit under my chin. I can feel the softness under my jaw and up to my ears – I feel like I can pull my skin up behind my ears a little bit and get a squishy area around my earlobes that wasn’t there before. My skin tone isn’t as even as it once was either.
This is me, under harsh light, no editing. So basically how I look every day.
(Try not to look at the eyebrows.)
Now I’m not going to pretend that I am super anxious about ageing – I know it’s just one of those things that happens, and we have to embrace it. However, I do feel like perhaps now is the time to start taking care of my skin a little better, just as a way to be nice to myself. I don’t normally wear make-up and so perhaps I need to take steps to make sure the basics are as good as they could be?
I figure it’s a bit like taking care of a plant. (I have a lot of plants and I love them.) I could just leave them to get on with things and chuck a bit of water in them every now and then, but if I want them to look as healthy and beautiful as I know they can, I have to pay a bit more attention. I have to make sure the humidity and hydration levels are right, I have to expose them to the right amount of light, and sometimes I have to feed them. (And chat to them a bit. And stroke their leaves.)
When I showed Belle all of my goodies from the No7 Lift & Luminate range she laughed.
‘You’re never going to remember to do all that,’ she scoffed. ‘Can I have them?’
‘No,’ I said. ‘The whole point is that it’s about looking after skin as it ages and you’re 14.’
‘Well I could show how beneficial it is for teenage skin?’
Belle definitely doesn’t have to worry about wrinkles, firmness or tone – the three most common signs of ageing, which these products are clinically proven to tackle. Her main concern right now is getting her eyeliner on fleek.
She is right to be concerned though, as I’m notoriously rubbish at beauty regimes. Even I can manage to slap on a bit of moisturiser though surely?
I think so.
I’ve not made any New Year’s resolutions this year, but what I do want to do is make small, long term changes. Looking after my pelvic floor is one of them, (which I’m sure you’ve noticed), taking care of my skin is another. No7 is the number one serum brand and so I have high hopes for their new day cream, night cream and eye cream, all of which include the same triple action technology as the famous Lift & Luminate Serum.
The key is getting into the habit of using the products in the morning and at night time, and combining the serum with the day and night creams. 88% of women apparently saw even better results when when they used the L&L day cream with the L&L serum.
This is the bit I need to get into the habit of – having a proper regime. Products like this can have much more powerful results when used together, hence the hashtag – #BetterTogether. Get it? I mean sure, they are good on their own, but the idea is a bit like when you meet your soul mate and bring out the best in each other – the whole is bigger than the sum of its parts.
I started using it this week and I’m already enjoying the ritual of it. Even just the fact that the creams come in jars, rather than the cheap plastic bottles that I’m used to, makes the whole thing feel somehow more decadent. I unscrew the chunky lid, take a blob of cream on my finger and massage it into my face. I feel like I’m making time for myself, taking care of myself. I may have to wait two weeks for younger looking skin, (only two weeks!), but already I feel a bit more like a princess.
That’s what beauty is really about after all isn’t it? It’s not just about looking good, it’s about feeling good too.
Check back in with me in four weeks and I’ll be able to tell you exactly what I think about the new Lift & Luminate range.
Win your own set of No7 Lift & Luminate skincare
If you’re a fan of No7 I’d love for you to give these products a try at the same time as me – that way we can compare results! Will our skin feel firmer? Will our wrinkles be reduced? Will we feel like fully fledged princesses? There are already nine other bloggers taking part in the trial (I’ll be sharing their posts soon – you see, we really are better together!) but you can join in too as I have FIVE sets of No7 Lift & Luminate products to giveaway!
To enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this post telling me why you think you deserve a treat. Register your comment in the widget below and you’ll open up some bonus entries too. The competition is open to UK residents only and will close at 11.59pm on 25th January. You’ve not got long to enter as I want to make sure you can trial the products with me.
The No7 Lift & Luminate TRIPLE ACTION Day, Night and Eye Creams are available in Boot stores and on Boots.com from 18 January 2017. (You can find individual product links in the post above.)
If you’d like to hear more about other bloggers’ experiences with the No7 Lift & Luminate range, here are the first posts from the other bloggers taking part in this trial:
Hayley Carr – http://www.londonbeautyqueen.com/2017/01/skincare-is-bettertogether-why-you-need.html
Kate Marten – http://www.katelouiseblogs.com/2017/01/no7-lift-luminate-triple-action-range.html
Tracey McAlpine – http://www.fightingfifty.co.uk/beauty/no7-lift-luminate-triple-action-range-%E2%80%93-skincare-proven-work
Alex Garman – http://iheartbeauty.net/2017/01/new-no7-lift-luminate-range-review/
Jane Cunningham – http://britishbeautyblogger.com/sponsored/boots-no-7-lift-luminate-ad/
Louise Woollam – http://www.getlippie.com/2017/01/boots-no7-lift-and-luminate.html
Lisa Barrett – http://glowology.co.uk/beauty/beauty-newsflash-no7-lift-luminate-range-new-launch-bettertogether/
Fritha Strickland – http://www.tigerlillyquinn.com/2017/01/growing-older-lift-and-luminate.html
Sareta Fontaine – http://kikiblahblah.com/no7-lift-luminate-bettertogether/
Never really tried much from No7 maybe now would be a good time to start.
I deserve a treat because I look pale and tired this January after being rushed off my feet during the festive season!
can’t remember the last time i treated myself! been meaning to book a hair appoint for the last year, would something to give me a little lift! :)
Been suffering a few health issues recently, joys of an aging female body, a treat would be amazing!
ALL Mums deserve a treat sometimes for all the hard work we do looking after everyone else x
i deserve a treat as i’ve been poorly and need cheering up.Love no7 products x
I think I deserve a treat for making it through Christmas with a cold and persistent cough without killing anyone :D
I deserve a treat because I am saving, working hard and finding January too cold and long
I deserve a treat because my poor skin is in desperate need of serious TLC
I don’t think I derserve a treat but my partner definitely does – she has 3 children, runs two businesses and has been sober for 10 years. Being so busy she doesn’t get time to pamper herself so treats are always welcome
i deserve a treat because ive been working very hard recently doing all the overtime at work so im knackered!
Ive been looking after my neighbour (a double amputee) as she has no family and I deserve some me time and a treat
I need this in my life as need all the help I can get :) fab prize
I’ve been really busy at work recently so this would be great for a pamper session
this is fab!
Love Boots No.7
I deserve a treat because my life is so chaotic from organising work / family, a little treat would bring a smile to my face!x
I’m due my third child in march and i can say this will be my last. Its been an extremely difficult pregnancy and i have struggled a lot so far. I deserve a treat to cheer myself up whilst on maternity leave. I can’t believe how boring it can be when not working.
because im a new mum and I would love a treat x
would love a treat as a very tired mum whose baby never sleeps!
Need cheering up cant win an arguement even with myself at the mo
I am feeling quite poorly at the moment, but also looking after my two children who are also poorly. So not able to get much time to take care of myself right now.
I would treat my mum instead of me because she looked after me when I broke my hip and she is also my dads carer.
need to start taking care of my skin
Single mummy with two boys. My oldest has additional needs and I’ve been told I need to have him at home tomorrow for a rest day because his one on one teacher is poorly and he’s not coping being in the class.
I deserve a treat because my skin has had a horrendous breakout after Christmas. It really need some help to get back on track.
I want to get my skin looking good before my wedding day which is in June.
id love to win because im feeling old and tired and need a little youthful treat!
I am a hard working mummy of a 4yr old…no other words needed lol
My skin looks as tired as I feel so this would be a massive treat
Ive been working over 50 hours a week for the last few months and even though Im only in my 30’s I look like Im in my 50’s
when you get older you need all the help you can get
I never have any money to treat myself so this would be a real treat
I would actually give it to my mum who definitely deserves a treat as shes had a very rough 12 months
I deserve a treat as I never put anything on my face and now I’m a bit older think I should start x
I don’t think I deserve this but would love to improve my skincare from a wet wipe and a quick flick of Nivea to this!
I’m about to become a Nannie for the first time so I’d love a treat to make me feel a little younger :)
Since all the running around at Christmas it has left me somewhat ill and worn out, would be a great treat to pick me up
Because I seem to spend all my money on the kids before thinking of myself! be lovely to have a treat!
I’ve started a new job this month which is great but does mean a ridiculously early morning commute by train so time is not a luxury I have with two little boys. I’d love any extra help to get my skin in tip top form!
I turn forty this year (!) so my skin deserves a treat!
Feeling run down would love something to help improve my apperance.
My skin needs a serious pick me up. The bad weather has really taken it’s toll and my skin is in need of some TLC!!
I deserve treat as I have had a busy start to the year
I have the January blues and love to win something to cheer me up
Ive just had a baby so a bit of pampering would come in handy :)
my wife deserves a treat
Work long hours, running around after kids and hubby and could do with a little treat for myself
Because I’m turning 40 this year & I need cheering up.
I’ve caught the Queens cough – I neeeeed a treat!
My wife deserves a treat as her skin is very dry in winter
I’m a busy mummy of four little ones,would love such a wonderful treat Xx
I feel a bit run down after all the Christmas activities and the cold start to the year. So some newskin cream would be a great pick me up!
Not sure i deserve a treat but i would definitely welcome one. I am naturally pale and always look washed out so anything would be much appreciated
Been on meds for 3 month’s which is played havoc with my skin, love to try and get it ready for summer.
Im going through menopause it really seems neverending and i just feel like a bag of old socks, i could really do with some girly love !
I think I deserve a treat because I’ve been working away from home a lot and really miss my family.
Im trying to focus more on me after 3 failed IVF cycles
Oh, I’d love a treat. I’ve been superbusy since New Year getting myself, the house and everyone else really organised so I can free a little time to relax and pamper myself.
I deserve a treat because I started a new job recently and I’m shattered.
Dull, cold, dreary winter days = depressing. Could do with some lovely warm sunshine to brighten my days and some No. 7 products to lift my skin
Had a rough couple of weeks so would love a treat!
Because I’m always the giver
I would love to try something new like these ❤️
I have chronic fatigue syndrome which I manage quite well day to day but having that extra tiredness plus 2 young children I am constantly exhausted and now past my mid thirties mask it is starting to really show in my face! I deserve a treat because I keep catching myself in the mirror and shrieking in horror! where is that 18 year old girl I feel in my head and who is this exhausted mother looking back at me!
I’m starting a new job this month that involves working nights, so this would be a lovely treat for my skin and hopefully would mean I won’t scare the.patients!
I would love a treat! I seem to spend so much time rushing around after the kids (and all their after schools clubs and groups lol) and the hubby that I total forget to think about myself now and again!! x
I deserve a treat because xmas was all about everyone else and now im tired and time for a pamper
Being an exhausted mum of three I’m always exhausted, so would love a treat.
I deserve to win as i’m going to be 38 on 25 january. Ive also been very ill & on crutches for over a year. I am getting used to having a condition which leaves me in chronic pain.
I deserve a treat because I have had the worst start to the New Year unfortunately!
As i work about 50 hours a week i definitely need a treat, this would be great to have a bit of pampering for myself!
i could do with a treat as im not impressed about turning 40 this year
I think I need a treat and I think I most definatley deserve a treat because I end up looking after everyone even though I’m a disabled wheelchair user. I feel frazzled, worn outand I’m starting to fall asleep as soon as I have ten minutes to myself. I’m frazzled I tells ya.
I have tried a few products by Boots No7 but not this. Would love to win. Thanks
I deserve a treat as even though I know people are worse off than me I felt sorry for myself as was ill all over Christmas so missed it all because of flu.
I feel I deserve a treat because I survived a birthday sleepover party this past weekend with seven 7 year olds. ::)
I think we all deserve a treat in January as it is a bit of a gloomy month.
I think I deserve this gorgeous treat because it’s January and I am broke! Spent all my money on the family at Christmas, non stop running around after them with little or no thanks It’s not often I can pamper myself so winning these products would be a wonderful start to the year
It’s my wife who deserves the treat not me.
i look haggard all the time!
I need a treat because I am feeling a bit down since Christmas finished and I think the freezing cold weather is alos bringing me down a bit
wife been ill for 2 years
No sob story from me, I just love No7 and would love to have a little surprise!
I spent New year in hospital, my health might not be having the best start to the year but with this lovely lot at least my skin will feel better.
Love number 7 and could really do with pampering my skin from all the rubbish I’ve eaten over Christmas
In threee weeks I’m becoming a slummy single mummy and would love s little treat for myself !
I have quit smoking for 7 months now & definitely think I deserve a treat for doing so well with that :)
currently on maternity leave, so treats for me are pretty non existent.
I deserve a treat after running after my 7 month old all day :P
Oh wow brilliant! :) I think I deserve a treat because I have cut out chocolate completely and am healthy eating trying to lose 3 stone this would be an amazing treat!
I had a horrendous cold all over Christmas and had to cancel all my plans for 2 weeks!!! That’s why I deserve a treat :)
I saw these in boots the other day and was sorely tempted. I don’t feel I could justify spending that money on me though! Therefore I have cracked open some cheap offer cream I bought about 3 years ago to try and combat the saggy skin under my eyes. I did buy some coconut oil today in Aldi as that is supposed to perform miracles. We shall see.
I just need a boost, skin/face looks crap, only 42 but look 82 haha
I’m pregnant with baby number 3 would love a little treat and pick me up :)
I could do with a little treat because after a dreadful 2016 I was so looking forward to 2017 but it hasn’t got off to the best of starts for me and my husband. His health has taken a very serious turn for the worse But we have very positive attitudes and are hoping for the best.
i Deseves to win had the flu all over chistmas ; my skin is very dry would be nice to get a pick me up
I don’t think I deserve it any more than anyone else but I would love to give it a try to help improve my skin. I have been trying to change my health over the last 6 month and my skin has been on a roller coaster so it would be nice to give my face a treat.
I’d love a treat, I love no7 products
I need a treat because my skin is really suffering in the cold weather and I haven’t been taking care of myself because I have been worried about my friend who is undergoing treatment for her terminal illness
no particular reason, just a mum of two who doesnt get to treat herself very often and would love to win x
i deserve a treat ,just because im old…..lol…51..x
I deserve a treat because I’m sure all the funny faces I pull with my kids are taking their toll!
I have had the traditional December cold, feeling the January blues! and would love a treat.
I am ageing quicker than I like and would love to treat my skin to some well needed goodness so that it will glow. I can’t cure the wrinkles but I can try.
Oh how I would love my skin to light up the room!
ive got a 16 year old daughter that runs me raggid, which had a major effect on my skin so i’d love this treat
Working full time and with 2 kids under 6, I really neglect my appearance so this would be a fab treat!
I would like to treat my Daughter, she loves trying new beauty products
Having survived 3 mega tantrums I desperately need/would love this treat.
Tomorrow is another day….
Winter is beginning to take its toll on me – my skin could certainly do with a lift!
I never stop to have treat time, as a mum of girls and a doggy mummy I am always on the go. wind down time would be lovely, as i’m sure it would be for any Mummy x
Because I’m 50! Feel being you, only ten years more in need…
I need a treat because it’s cold and dull, its January and its winter so would be lovely to win a treat to cheer me up x
I deserve a treat because we have a HMRC inspection next week and I will probably have some more wrinkles by then!
I suffer with psoriasis, so as you can imagine I have really dry skin. Would love to try this. Thank you for the chance
I deserve a treat as I don’t feel I have relaxed since before Christmas, us mums always run around after everyone I think that’s deserving in itself lol
I need a treat because I will be 44!!! in 2 months and its totally depressing! I am still 22 in my head!
The cold winter air / work air conditioning is ruining my skin. It needs some TLC
I’ve had a stressful January so far, daughter has just started a new school, on the same day hubby started a new job, I have worked nearly every day since New Years Day – I’m a frazzled mummy
I need a treat because I have had an awful cold and cough since Christmas which has been really depressing.
I have just gone through my 6 failed ivf. Need something to cheer me up.
I would llove a treat. Since ,the hubby was made redundant I haven’t got the money to splash on little luxuries x
I would love to win. I look awful after several nights awake with my youngest. I’m sure she’s trying to kill me haha xx
I deserve a treat because I have suffered a lot of ill health unfortunately and the effects of it are starting to show in my face!
I always feel at my worst in January and it’s such a miserable month – it would be lovely to have a treat.
I keep telling myself I need to start a regular skincare routine before its way to late …. this would be the perfect gift to kickstart me and return me my yummy mummy stage!
Being a shift worker, my skin does get subjected to working all hours of the day, so this would be a lovely pick me up, skin tonic.
I would love to win because I have had a seriously tough year (with worse to come!) and am looking frazzled for it.
I’d love a treat for my birthday in February please! :)
I’d love to win this as I really do need some TLC. I have MS and can no longer walk so have carers in to do everything from getting me up to putting me to bed. To have some luxury face creams would I’m sure make me feel better as even though my body is knackered I’d like My face to look reasonably ok for as long as possible and I think this will help judging by what I have read about it.
its been a hard winter, my skin`s suffering so we could all do with a lift
Because I’m not well and neither is my daughter :'( xx
No 7 is my ultimate face treat
Not far off the big 50 and this eould help me look 40 !!
I would love a treat as I usually treat the kids and bypass myself!
I’ve had a rough December, and haven’t been able to shake a cold and now as a result, I have dry, sullen and dull skin! I’d love a treat to perk me (and my skin) up before Spring hits!
I have a 4 year old and work with 1 and 2 year olds. I think that’s reason enough for anyone.
I’m not sure I deserve a treat but I would very much like one! :)
I’m going through my first set of exams as a new mummy. Turns out it is harder than expected!
I’ve been ill since Christmas so a treat would be a light at the end of the tunnel
Trying hard to pick up my life following loss so really need help to rediscover who I am and present my best self to the world – for my own self-esteem and to rebuild my future.
Because I’m knackered!
I’d love a treat to pamper my thin looking skin after the menopause I’m feeling old and run down
I deserve this treat as i’m in the same book as you, jowls are starting to form & my skin isn’t tight as it was 10 years ago & wrinkles are forming >.< i don't want to look old just yet, until i'm like 60 :P
Thanks for the chance xo
I’m suffering with SAD and this would literally illuminate me.
Like many parents I’m busy, I work, I volunteer, I’m in the middle of doing a course and I do most things at home too, just feel like I need a break so this would be a nice pick me up
I need this because it everything went downhill for me at 40! I’m 43 now and in desperate need of lifting and illuminating!
I deserve a treat for 10 weeks of sleepless nights aswell as potty training my 2 year old
Don’t think I deserve more than anyone else but would like to win
I work outside a lot, and the freezing cold wind has taken a toll on my poor old skin… :(
Life’s ups and downs have taken a toll …this would give me a boost.
as a belated birthday present to myself x
I have had quite a bad flu and am still slowly getting over it, my skin is not at it’s best at the moment so it could do with a bit of TLC
I deserve this treat to give my skin a boost after having a bad cold and getting a red, sore nose!
My skin’s looking very tired x so i’d love this x to wake it up x
I think I deserve a treat as I’ve had a rough last decade, really trying to recover my health, after bad illness. It’s nice to have something to give you a bit of a smile and break to just take care of yourself :) x
I work all the time and Im looking and feeling a bit run down, this would certainly be a pick me up.x
would love a treat to help me through January and remind me better things are on the way
I love number 7 it’s how I treat my skin to something special
I think I deserve a treat because I am having my hip replaced on 7th February followed by 6 weeks at home not driving.
I am really looking forward to having it done but would love a treat to cheer me up.
I deserve a treat because I turned 40 in December and that’s a great excuse to be treating myself.
I have banned large wall mirrors in my house because it would spoil my day if I had to look in the mirror and see my old face before I left the house! Some good skincare products would help.
After working full time in the hospital your skin gets very dry, limp and lifeless and this would be its rejunvination needed
I use No 7 makeup but have not tried the skin care. Would be a lovely treat for myself, as I always seem to neglect myself!! Beat those January blues x
I would like to win because I am really passionate about skincare and beauty yet don’t have the money to fund it! I have tried No. 7 products in the past and have loved them, and they have always left my skin feeling so soft.
I deserve a treat no more than anyone else, but everyone deserves a treat right, just for being who we are and what we do for others
No7 Protect and Perfect is one of my ‘go to’ ranges, although I never use one brand more than twice in a row which seems to work well for my skin as at 57 I have barely any wrinkles and the ones I have are are very fine.
I’m stress out, tired out and this might give the boost I so need
I’m fast approaching 40 myself and really need to start taking better care of my skin
Been a very hard year – Mother in Law has been in hospital for months having her toes taken off due to diabetes – its been a stressful time and i havent taken care of myself at all
Skin is looking so tired lately. No7 products are amazing :)
I’ve been having a hard time this last year with health, wealth and happiness, I definitely deserve a little treat!!
I think my skin would love a treat as I haven’t been
Looking after it very well
Please pick me. No sob story but stress, older age and numerous colds have taken their toll. I look like I have drunk out of the old grail!
My lovely wife deserves a treat love to win this
I feel like I deserve a treat as I’ve been ill with a cough since Boxing Day, just getting over it :0
I would love a treat, especially as my maternity leave is coming to an end and I have to go back to work soon :(
xmas indulgences are taking their toll on my skin, I need to kickstart my regime for 2017
Hello I would love to enter your competition. I am 18 weeks pregnant and discovered your blog in preparation for becoming a Mummy for the first time :)
I love No7 products and their Perfect and Protect serum is amazing at improving the appearance of acne scars.
I would love to win because I have been struggling with anxiety lately and would love an excuse to pamper myself make myself relax.
I am also loving being pregnant and enjoying such blog posts.
We have just moved house and I have been run ragged getting every room sorted, a treat would be lovely :)
I think I deserve a treat because of slogging through winter and feeling meh, like most people are! Just keep swimming, eh?
because i havent had a treat in ages
i deserve a treat as i’ve been feeling really poorly the past few weeks and could do with being cheered up
Would love a nice treat as not well again and its taken me two months to get rid of a cold and now I am ill again.x
Would love a nice treat as not well again and its taken me two months to get rid of a cold and now I am ill again.x
I deserve a treat as I work long hours and look after my family. It would be lovely to feel pampered and spoilt by winning these great products!
My skin has been suffering in the cold weather and I could do with something to brighten it up
With my 65 birthday looming my skin needs all the help it can get. I have neglected myself lately with looking after other people, its about time I started looking after myself
I’m 38 in a couple of weeks and my skin is certainly showing it – would love a treat :-)
I would love a treat as I’m always putting everyone else first and like you I’ve made it one of my New Years resolutions to look after my skin.
I have a mega busy couple of weeks coming up at work!
I deserve a treat because the festive period is my favourite time of year and it always goes to fast, I need something to lift the January blues! This cold weather and having to have the heating on destroys my skin!
I deserve it cos I’ve been hard up so just using soap on my face :(
I love the No7 range and have resorted to using cheap moisturisers after Christmas so I deserve a No7 treat :-)
I’m in my 3rd trimester & getting that tired way! I really deserve a treat & a puck me up!
I deserve a treat because I’m currently juggling a full time job, training to teach yoga and trying to start my own business all at the same time!
It would be great to be able to try this range, I’ve struggled with hyperpigmentation for many years, tried many different products, some more effective than others, so it’d be interesting to test these and see whether No7 would live up to its promise of illuminating.
always nice to be treated x
My daughter has gone away on her first residential trip and i’m missing her!
I would love a treat because I woke up all itchy and covered in spots.
My skin is taut, dry and flaky; so I deserve a treat to moisturise the awful feeling of dryness. Plus, it is a New Year and I need to become a New me.
Thanks for the chance.
I spend all my money on my 5 year old and rarely treat myself x
I’m just a bit stressed at work and keep ‘medicating’ with unhealthy food!!
this will spur me on to start really addressing my skin concerns
LOve no7 products but not the price would love to try there serum and eye cream to help with my dark circles
I deserve a treat because i’ve been really good & stuck to my new years resolution to get super fit so far this year & I ache!!!
I’m no more deserving of a treat than any other exhausted mummy out there but i have noticed lots of wrinkles under my eyes lately!
I’m a busy mum and carer to my 6 year son who has autism, I need a pick me up :D x
Stress of moving house is making me in serious need of a treat!
It’s January, it’s cold and I have just had a birthday that makes me feel old; or to be more honest means I am actually old.
The last two weeks have been such hard work and I would love a treat like this!
Im 42 and skin is aging I have very little time to pamper myself
I can now not live without the Lift & Luminate eye cream – I suddenly woke up one day looking twice my age, and have been battling the wrinkles ever since! Does this mean I deserve the prize? Probably, just to save the rest of my face going the same way. If it hasn’t already!
I would love a treat as I didn’t get any smellies for Christmas this year!
Father Xmas didnt bring me any make-up … im very sad ! I need cheering up! LOL
I deserve a treat as i suffer terribly from anxiety, agoraphobia and PTSD and my confidence is so low could do with a boost. Fab giveaway. Fingers crossed x
I’d like to treat my wife, for new baby @ xmas
To get happy and healthy and find a job
I don’t treat my skin to many treats like this so it would be good to win it
January and February are my least favourite months of the year. Somehow all my energy seems to disappear and I feel like Droopy Dog and Eeyore all rolled into one so I’d really appreciate the lift and to be able to add a healthier glow to my face even if inside I’m a bit miserable ;)
My skin needs some TLC after the cold weather and have some wrinkles that need smoothing out
Hello, I’d love to try these out as I turn 40 this year (gulp) and am still using the same products I used in my twenties. Added to this, I have a six month old baby who wakes up hourly throughout the night so you can imagine how my skin looks at the moment! Any help much appreciated please :)
I turn 45 later this year and am beginning to feel that I’m getting older faster than I ever have before (why does time go quicker the older we get). I’ve signed up to do a charity walk later this year in a bid to get fitter so am pounding the streets in all weathers at the minute. My face needs a treat!
to help me fell more confident and better about myself
I’d love to win so that I can continue with my resolution to be happier and healthier this year – walking more, drinking more water and would love to pamper my skin too
Don’t seem to have got going this year – central heating broken, oven broken, me broken, weather broken! *sigh* I can haz treat?
It’s the big 50 for me this year & could use some TLC for my skin
I would love to have a treat just for my skin as it has been a very tough year which is having an effect on my skin. I think it finally deserves a treat x
I deserve a treat because I was ill over Christmas and 2017 did not start too well for me. Work has been really busy and on top of that I had a German exam so I have been feeling tired and run down …
For me it would have to be The Perks of being a Wallflower – I related myself so close to the main character that it could have been written about me. It helped me to understand a little more about myself and gave me hope :)
because I’ve got a 12 day old baby and need sleep lol
I deserve a treat as it’s been along time since I treated myself!
I dont, but my mum does, shes been really helpful for me and my daughters over the years and i think she def deserves a treat :)
I’m majorly stressed out with wedding planning!
cos i’m not a happy bunny at the moment
After hitting the menopause I need all the help I can get with skin care
Because I just graduated from my Masters degree!
I rarely get the chance to treat myself. Working full time, 2 children and a house to run. Shattered!
I rarely treat ,myself and would love a treat.
Wow, my face needs this, like, really bad!
I deserve a treat because every year december contains not only christmas but 2 out of 3 of my girls birthdays which means I am spent out by January which is my birthday so it passes without celebration. I also am off my feet at the moment thanks to a knee op so would love a treat to cheer me up a bit. Thank you for the chance.
My wife certainly deserves a treat
I’d give this to my mum so she can have a treat!
I’ve just had a breakup with someone who wasn’t right for me, but it still hurt. My skin is seriously stressed and dry at the moment
literally haven’t stopped since going to back to work after Christmas. My skin has really struggled with this. Thanks so much for the chance.
i deserve a treat as my skins looking awful as ive been so busy at work these last few weeks
I’m 5 months pregnant and my skin needs some loving right now!
to cheer me up!
I’d love to actually give this to my mum – she just finished cancer treatment and is really struggling with the effects on her skin. This product sounds wonderful! She’s a big no7 fan.
As I am ageing I would like to find a product that would give my skin a boost.
I’m exhausted and never get more than 6 hours sleep a night. I have 6 rescue animals and 2 Autistic kids to run around after, I really need a treat!
It’s January, it’s cold- my skin deserves a boon,
To win some No 7 gifts would really make me swoon!
It would be great to try a new skin regime. Feeling a bit washed out since Christmas, think my skin is suffering from the winter blues!
I deserve a treat because this cold weather is driving me mad and drying out my skin, this prize will bring a great big smile.
Because I am lying here in bed with stone cold hands but I’m not letting it stop me enter this competition lol!
I don’t like this time of year and the central heating takes its toll on my skin.
Let’s face it, we all deserve a treat in January – such a dismal month! I’d love to try thsee products, thank you for the chance!
I’ve just started my own regime with No 7 products too! A different range but like you I’m loving the regime of it. I deserve a treat because I am an OU student as well as running a home and I’m fed up of being sore and poorly this winter.
Because I’m 39 weeks pregnant, that’s got to be more than a good enough reason!
I love the No.7 range and really want a pick me up especially for my skin to beat the January blues and lack of vitamin D at the moment.
Looks nice for my teen on a pocket money budget
I think I should win because like you, I’m a busy working mum and would like to take care of my skin!
Divorce, new business and way too many life changes at once
I necessarily deserve a treat but I would very much like one. These dark dreary days get you down and this would be a fantastic, pick me up.
I deserve a treat because I am a mum of three. Need I say more? Ok.
I would love to win just because I haven’t been very well lately and this just might give me the lift I need!
It’s so cold and my skin needs a treat, these would make me so happy,
I’ve used No7 Protect & Perfect Intense products for a few years. I’m turning 40 this year so I deserve to try some new products to help look after my skin & keep me looking youthful.
Plenty of reasons I deserve it. but I would gift it to my mum because she has been fabulous taking care of me through a very difficult time.
Because after looking in the mirror this morning, I too can see those lines appearing! Lol I think that deserves a treat :)
My skin is in dire need of rejuvination, No 7 treats could be just the ticket x
I deserve a treat because I work very hard to give my 4 year old everything i can, which means very little for me to have! :)
I’d love a treat to help improve my skin as in the last 12 ,months its gone terribly oily and spotty :(
Before I go back to work after 9 years of not working to raise my sons!
I think my mum deserves a treat for working so hard.
My skin is suffering at the moment, especially under the eyes, due to stress, health problems and the menopause
sometimes its just nice to be able to lock the bathroom door and have a pampr session!
I actually would give this to my mother in law who deserves it much more than me. She is a fantastic mum and nanna and would do anything for any of us
I love no7 and a treat would mean so much
I would love a treat as I have been so busy with my parents. I lost my mother in October and Dad a few days ago. I was travelling around 100 hundred miles every day for the last 10 months. I am exhausted and so is my skin, it is showing the stress and pure exhaustion that I feel.
I would love to try this as I need something to brighten up my complexion in the winter months.
Ive noticed wrinkles starting to appear and want to do something to help prevent more coming.
I’m 4 months pregnant and have a 2 year odl son so need all the help I can get with my tired face
I’m sure we all need a treat – I’d like one as my skin is really suffering with going between the bitter cold and the central heating of work.
Aww with these horrid winter Blue i really would love to be cheered up and would love a treat
I need to treat my skin to feel confident and beautiful.
I need to treat my skin to feel confident and beautiful. Thanks for the chance…
Working Mum, feeling jaded
Revive my skin from looking faded.
I have had a really difficult and painful start to the year. A reminder that life is so unpredictable and short. So I am trying to be kinder to myself and look after myself. Sorting out my stressed out and tired face would be a lovely start.
I deserve a treat because I had back surgery in August and the physio is slowly working and I am getting stronger and stronger and this has only made me more determined to have a fab 2017.
I deserve a treat because I live with teenagers!
I would love to win a treat as looking after 3 small kids I dont get much time to myself, lovely giveaway xxx
I deserve a treat because my skin is feeling rather neglected at the moment. I get dry patches and it knocks my confidence.
This overtired mummy could do with all the help I can get to not look like a zombie,
i think i deserve a treat as i was working throughout Christmas and haven’t had a week off in a while!
Because I’m out in all weathers with either school kids or scouts and my skins just not coping with it!
I think I deserve a treat as working as a nurse can be incredibly tiring :)
My skin is so dry lately, it needs a pick me up
for working hARD and getting stressed out lol
I am 5 months pregnant and need to pamper myself!
I deserve a treat because I am a poor student and a full time mum!
I deserve a treat because it’s January and it’s cold ❄
Not sure I deserve it any more than anyone else but I do tend to work 7 days a week and it would be lovely to have a nice treat.
Because I am turning 40 this year!!!
Been a stressful and emotional last few months.
I haven’t been well recently with several stays in hospital and my skin has really suffered with dryness and lost its shineso this would be a lovely pick me up
I had a funny reaction to something over Christmas, and my face came out in hives. It’s left the skin on my face really dry and saggy looking. I could really do with a lift!
at 43 i am not ready to start looking my age……help!!!
Because I’m really bad at looking after my skin so it certainly needs a treat
My skin needs some TLC and I deserve a reason to pamper myself!
I deserve a treat as my house is a building site!
Sending love from one blogger to another.
Great blog and great giveaway! :)
As a mum of 2 and having turned 39 last week, I’m already panicking about turning 40. I could do with a treat to spoil myself and forget about ageing and the stresses of the morning school run.
Im a new mum who needs some pampering
Caring for my hubby is very tiring and it reflects on my skin – I would love to give myself a treat
No7 daycream has been my go to for a while …this new range sounds so great for brightening a tired careworn face after a long day and not a lot of sleep ( that’s me !!) so i would live the chance to win it and relish the contents …..thanks to your blog n boots x
I am a mum of four, i always put everyone first as a mummy always does but I would love a tiny treat every once in a while.
I’d love a treat because, like you, I’m trying to take better care of my skin now I’m getting older. I’d love to find a range of products that really work for me and that I can continue to use for a long time! Plus I have the lurgy again so I could do with cheering up!
I deserve this because I have just recovered from an unknown allergy which inflamed and dried out all my skin especially on forehead so I defrost need some rejuvenation
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My daughter daughter would love this. Deserves a treat after a rubbish 2016
Its my Mam that dererves the treat and sadly no comment box could give me enough space to let you know why as she is that special x
My husband say’s I deserve a treat because I’m one of the most compassionate people he knows.
I’ve tried a few potions & lotions, about time I gave No7 a try
My wife deserves a treat because the kids are giving her the runaround and she’s dead on her feet
I’ve felt so unwell for weeks now and really need a pick me up ! This looks wonderful and hopefully will give me a boost and my skin a golden glow again
I want to treat my daughter not myself, as she did all the cooking over Christmas and New Year
It was my birthday last week and I spent the whole week looking after my youngest daughter who came down with a nasty tummy bug (it was her birthday too, poor thing!). So I’m feeling pretty exhausted and would love something like this to perk me up! :)
Would really like to try No 7 as it seems to be more “on trend” nowadays whereas before it seemed more for the “uncool”
I feel old and need all the help I can get with my skin ;)
I have been ill with virus after virus and my skin has taken a bit of a bashing
I am quite past 40 now and it’s beginning to show!
i train teenagers 3 times a week outside in freezing cold, rain etc and forget to look after my skin most days
I deserve a treat as I’m in my 50’s and my skin has been suffering over the last year, getting drier and more lines
The years are creeping up on me and my skin feels very winter dry !
I’m full of cold and feeling miserable. Need a boost-me-up
my mum would love this. she needs a treat as she is always treating us and never bothers with herself
I think everyone deserves a treat in January – such a depressing month :-(
need to refresh my skin
My skin deserves this treat because the winter weather has battered it and it desperately needs some tlc.
Just had a baby and my skin is suffering
I have 3 little girls, a hubby and house to look after and work full time – anything which makes me look a little bit alive would make my day :)
After having an ill husband and little girl over the weekend I really deserve a treat
last year was a long long year and I could do with a treat to help me turn back time
Being a single mum to a 8yr old it’s very rare I get to treat myself and I do love my skincare products so this would be a lovely treat
because I never really treat myself! Money is tight, I work but its a struggle due to my chronic illness, and I always make sure my son has everything before me x
I think I deserve it, because it was my birthday on Saturday and I am feeling old!!!!
My skin is very tired, would love to treat it with nice creams :)
I’ve been abroad taking 4 exams and haven’t seen my family in such a long time! It would be lovely to win a little treat!
I just can’t seem to shake these January blues I’d love a little TLC to cheer me up
I deserve a treat because my children are driving me insane
I deserve it, having two young sons, and working in a primary school, a little something for myself would be such a treat.
Constant work since Christmas, no break til April, everyone is vomiting including the dogs – I could do with a pick me up lol.
I don’t deserve this anymore than the other ladies here, but i would be so thankful if i was to win, It’s been a while since i treated myself or was treated by somebody else.
Good luck ladies
I would love a treat because my skin is looking tired and being in the last year of my thirties i have got to up my game!
Thank you for doing this. It’s appreciated.
I’d like it as i’m almost 45 (eek!) And my skin is sensitive to so many things. It really changed after I hit 40, it’s incredibly dry, prone to breaking out and is losing it’s elasticity. I’m currently using coconut oil which is nice but not doing what I need it to do.
I’d love a treat as with two young kids I don’t get to treat myself
I am going to be 38 next month so I am worrying about being older, plus my 18 year old son is always telling me I look old and tired lol.
Because at the moment one of my children just will not go to sleep and bedtimes take about 5 hours.
I deserve a treat because joining the gym to get fit has left me exhausted :)
I’m a tired mum of four boys suffering with flu, my skin could really do with some help right now xx
I look absolutely rough as am working full time with a teething baby!
Running about looking after 2 kids, workign full time…frigging knackered and I look a mess haha! Plus noticed my fist grey eyebrow…what is that all about?? As if my day couldnt get worse. Oh and I have got the cold :(
Because my skin looks dull in the winter.
Mum, taxi driver, cook, cleaner, washerwoman, homework pusher, bedroom tidy up enforcer with massive shoulders to cry on if needed. Need I say more? Please someone – treat me!
Rubbish week, poorly children and now whiplash from a minor car accident! Scuppered my plans for training for the half marathon!
I deserve a treat because I have three daughters who I love to bits but every time I buy make up toiletries even some clothes they get taken and used. If I’m lucky enough to get this treat I will hide it good and spoil myself and my skin x
Because everything is heading south..
I have been looking after my mum in intensive care for a while now, so if I was lucky enough I would share with her as she could do with a pamper when she wakes up xx
Because I’m full of cold and would be over the moon with a treat
I deserve a treat as the winter always makes my chronic bad pain worse and as I don’t sleep very well my face always looks tired, dry and worn out so need a pamper and treat myself with no7 products. :)
I am looking a bit ragged these days!
I think i deserve a treat, becasue being a stay at home mummy… you dont get much time to treat yourself :) Fantastic prize. Fingers and toes crossed
So far this year, I have had a huge bust uo with my other half, my boss has moved me to a different office away from the rest of the team, my cat broke his paw and my leg has swollen up for no reason whatsoever…….so to cheer me up i think i deserve a treat!
would love a treat for my face im out in all weathers this would be fab for me
It would be lovely to have a treat to cheer me up from the January blues :)
I deserve to be able to treat my beautiful girlfriend jjx
Have been suffering with some problems with my health the last few years which has had a knock on effect on my emotional/mental well being and although I do try and de-stress as often as possible, it’s always nice to treat yourself for a bit of a pick me up :)
We are currently dealing with the neighbours from HELL, im not getting much sleep at all some something to wake my tired skin and give me a little pampering treat would cheer me up.
I’m ok, but my wife really deserves a treat because she works so hard and doesn’t really get to buy herself nice cosmetics.
My skin is pretty dull-looking and I really need something to give me a lovely brightening :)
I would love a treat for many reasons, but the main one at the moment is the fact that I am laid up in bed, lying flat on my back and off work with a slipped disc! I am in so much pain it’s ridiculous!
It’s my wife 50th, and she would love to treat herself with this great prize.
I deserve a treat as I’m always buying for others and have a 1 year old which is very stressful
since i had my twin babies i haven’t treated myself to anything nice and this would be absolutely wonderful! i love No7 products x
I would love this for my upcoming birthday.
I started a new job and moved house recently which have been stressful, so I could definitely do with some nice beauty treats!
I deserve a treat because I have a teenage daughter who thinks my make up is her treat lol Thing is she puts make up on better then I put it on myself lol
I deserve a trat as my skin needs some serious tlc after standing at the school gates in all weathers then the mile hike home with my granddaughter x
I love No7
Because after my stepdaughters wedding in December and all the mega stress involved – step parents galore and lots of difficult relationships to deal with ( not me and her we are tight as ever ) I feel I really need a pick me up as does my face
I’d love a treat,,i’m a tired mommy and starting to look that way x
I’m full of cold and feeling old! I need a pampering treat
I deserve a treat because i work hard and i am outside a lot and the weather is doing horrible things to my skin
I’ve been working really hard for the past few months starting up my own business from home and I think the stress is showing in my skin! No7 products are always fantastic at making it look and feel much better so this would be an amazing treat1
I always buy things for my kids and rarely get anything for myself so a treat would be lovely :D
I’ve just got over a stye so I haven’t been able to apply anything to my face for 2 weeks so my skin is suffering!
I won’t give you the whole sob story, but I’ve had a crap time of it lately so I’d love a treat. Thanks for the giveaway.
love to try on my drt skin
Would love to win Thankyou for the giveaway
LOVE to win this to cheer me through the winter monthes
The kids are driving me mad! Treat me please!
I deserve a treat to cheer me up
I deserve a treat as it’s so cold outside my skin isn’t as young as it used to be and I’m starting to show the signs of ageing. No.7 Lift Luminate might just hold back a few years.
It’s been ages since I was able to buy any decent skin care products so it would be really nice to be able to use some.
id love a treat but id give this to my mum she turned 60 today
Because we have 5 daughters and I would love this to treat me for once
a treat would be nice as I had a very long and testing year, last year and could do with a nice pick me up.
i woukld love to treat myself my skin is so dry and dull at the moment
Because it’s dissertation season!!!
I would love a treat, I have 3 kids aged 4 and under, so could really do with a treat :-)
I’d love to treat my skin, Its very dry and sallow after the winter weather, definitely needs a boost of radiance which would pick me up on these miserable days x
As i’m sure most will agree, we lead such busy lifestyles taking care of one another that we so deserve a little treat to pick us up every now and again and, this lovely giveaway sounds just about perfect to me to get the job done! :) x x
I deserve a treat because not only is it now JANUARY but in a few days it will be FEBRUARY – eeeeeeek!!!
I need to start taking care of my skin!
I deserve to win this amazing prize because my skin always look tired and dull. I’m a very busy mum. Hope this cream will make my skin looks brighter and younger.
A Two and a half year old who doesn’t sleep through the night yet!
I would love a treat as I’m always working so need some me time
As a mum of four treats are few and far between!
Fab prize! just hit 41 so im keen to keep my skin as well as it can get as l get older and l’ve heard this is very good. So keeping my fingers crossed x
A little happy lift would be welcome at the moment for sure or a cure for myeloma?
I work hard
i could use a treat as I have been running around since december after th family
Looking after a boisterous toddler takes it toll so could really use a pampering treat x
Oh I think every woman deserves a treat.
I’ve had a rubbish winter.. been hibernating
My mum deserves this treat for everything she has done for me and my brothers she is an amazing woman x
I suggest you every women to use No7 night cream because its very useful for teenage skin. My experience is too good for this product.