Want to discover more of what your Nikon DSLR can do?

London Drugs and Nikon are teaming up to share DSLR tips and tricks via Facebook Live. Tune in to learn about using physical controls, reading the light, sharing to social media and more.

Join the conversation by subscribing to live notifications and tuning in on Wednesday, March 21 at 12pm PST.

Plus, enter for a chance to win a $100 London Drugs gift card! Every question entered before the event, and during the Facebook Live event will be entered into the draw for a $100 Gift Card. No purchase necessary.

Nikon DSLR – $100 LD Gift Card Contest

Terms & Conditions

To enter: Log on to Facebook.com and either sign in if you are already a registered user or create an account. Then comment during the Facebook Live on the London Drugs Facebook page at www.facebook.com/LondonDrugs in the form of posting a question or comment on the live event. You will be automatically entered into the Contest. Only one entry per Facebook account is permitted during the Contest Period.

Contest is open to all residents of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba who, as of the date the prize draw is made: (i) have not won a London Drugs contest since March 21 2017; (ii) have reached the age of majority in the province in which they reside as of March 21, 2018; (iii) are not employees of London Drugs, their respective advertising and promotional agencies, the independent judging organization (if any), or any family member living with any such employee.

No purchase necessary. Limit one (1) entry per person. Entries must be received no later than 12:30 PM Pacific Time on March 21, 2018. London Drugs is not responsible for entries that become lost or misdirected.

One (1) winner will be randomly chosen on the day the contest ends (see dates below) in Vancouver, British Columbia, from all eligible entries received. To win, selected entrants must correctly answer a skill-testing mathematical question and must sign London Drugs’ declaration and release confirming compliance with the contest rules and acceptance of the prize(s) as awarded, releasing London Drugs from liability in association with the contest and prize and consenting to the use of their name, photograph, voice and statements for promotional and publicity purposes.
There will be one (1) prize of one $100 London Drugs gift card. See details and contest date below. Prize must be accepted as awarded, is non-transferable and no substitutions are permitted. Prize will be awarded at the closest London Drugs location to contest winners.

Contest date – 9AM, March 7, 2018 until 12:30PM. March 21, 2018

Draw date – Thursday, March 22, 2018

Only one prize may be won by any one person and household. In the event that any selected entrant incorrectly answers the skill-testing question or is otherwise unwilling or unable to comply in full with these rules, a new entry will be drawn.

Selected winner will be contacted through Facebook messenger. No correspondence will be entered into except with selected entrants. If the winners do not respond then they will be notified for the second time, 3 (three) days after the first notification. If the winners still do not respond within 3 days of the second notification, a new winner will be chosen in the same manner until a winner is successfully contacted.

The chances of winning a prize will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Decisions of the judges in respect of all aspects of this contest including, but not limited to, eligibility of entries and correctness of answers given to the skill-testing question, are final.

London Drugs and their respective advertising and promotional agencies, the independent judging organization, and their respective agents are not liable to an entrant in any manner relating to the contest or the awarding and use of the prize(s).

This contest is subject to all federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations. By entering the entrant consents to the collection of all personal information included on their entry and agrees to the use and disclosure of such information by and between London Drugs, an independent judging organization, and their agents. The winner(s) also agrees to the collection, use, and disclosure of their name, entry, photographs, voice, and statements for London Drugs’ publicity purposes without further compensation. All personal information collected from entrants will be used only for the purposes of administering the contest and for marketing and promotional purposes as contemplated by these rules; under no circumstances will any personal information be sold or rented to third parties. All personal information collected by London Drugs will be kept in accordance with the privacy policy of London Drugs, which can be viewed at www.londondrugs.com, and in accordance with all applicable privacy laws.
The right is reserved by London Drugs to terminate this contest, in whole or in part, and/or modify, amend or suspend the contest, and/or these rules in any way, should any cause beyond the reasonable control of London Drugs or its agents affect the proper administration thereof.

Going Natural. The Noughty Way.

That’s the balance Noughty all about.

Sulphate-free shampoos like Noughty’s use natural surfactants or detergents to clean hair rather than being laden with silicones and sulphates. So if you’re making the transition to natural hair products from conventional hair care, Noughty want to share with your their experience of what to expect and why, as well as give you some well-earned advice to help you manage the transition. After all, we love to help and natural, healthy hair is what makes us very, very happy.

  1. Be patient. Conventional ingredients leave residues that can coat the hair shaft resulting in build-up that can weigh the hair down and leave it dull. Just like your body after a night out with the girls, your hair may need a little time to detox. It can take several washes to remove the build-up of conventional shampoo which is why we recommend using Noughty for at least 8 washes.
    If you are new to naturals, our Noughty Detox Dynamo clarifying shampoo can help speed this detoxification process along, by gently removing build-up and preparing your hair for its new natural haircare regime.
  2. Size up the bubbles. Think champagne-sized bubbles rather than the ones you blew through a wand as a child.
  3. Being kind makes us all feel good, in just the same way being kinder to your hair will make it look and feel better. The ingredients in natural haircare are gentler on both your hair and the planet.
    For sensitive, dandruff prone scalps who need extra gentle care, we recommend our Noughty Care Taker range.
  4. Get Active. To get the most out of a sulphate-free shampoo, it’s best to activate it before use. Squeeze a small amount of shampoo into your palm and add a little water, then rub your palms together a few times before working the product through your wet hair.   Natural products go a long way so start with a small amount of product, activating it with plenty of water and only adding more as you need.
  5. Lastly and best of all, expect to witness the benefits of high performing natural ingredients!

 

What to expect from hair detox?

Like you, every head of hair is unique. Your hair detox symptoms and the time it takes to notice the real benefits can therefore vary. You might have only one of the issues we describe below, or you might have all three, but rest assured we have some advice about how to handle the challenges while your hair re-adjusts to natural.

Hair Issue 1: Hair feels tangled, matted, sticky or heavy
Detoxing asks the hair to let go of all the residual product it’s been hanging onto. Since your hair’s not Teflon, it doesn’t just slide off: it may take a few washes to shift the build-up from root to tip and down the drain.

Tips to help: Rinse your hair thoroughly, making sure to work out all of the shampoo before conditioning thoroughly. Try to avoid being haphazard with your approach by slapping a bit on and rinsing it straight out. Instead, take care to ensure every strand is coated. Using a wide toothed comb, gently work out any tangles while the conditioner is still in. Leave the conditioner in your hair for a few minutes then rinse thoroughly, working from root to tip. For additional softness, try our famous Noughty Intensive Care Leave-In Conditioner.

Issue 2: Hair and scalp feel very oily

Oily scalps is a sign you have been using a shampoo that is too aggressive for your hair, stripping away the natural oils and making your scalp think it needs to produce more. So you’re stuck in a spiral – the more oil you see, the more often you shampoo and the more vigorously you scrub. Patience and persistence of use will give your scalp the chance to rebalance itself all on its own.

Tips to help: If you have an oily scalp or oily hair, NEVER shampoo or rinse with hot water. Always use cool or lukewarm, and don’t massage your scalp vigorously. When you do this, you stimulate the oil glands in the scalp to produce more oil, leading to oily hair.

Issue 3: Hair feels dry, brittle or rough

Silicones do an amazing job at covering up the damage we do to our manes. When they’re washed away in the detox process, the true state of your hair can be revealed, and the home truths can be rough.

Tips to help: Step up your level of conditioning. Think about using Noughty To The Rescue until your hair rebalances. Or alternatively, add Noughty Intensive Care Leave In Conditioner to your routine (especially at the ends of longer hair).

If you have a naturally dry scalp and longer hair, the oils your scalp produces are almost guaranteed not to be enough to protect all of your hair. To stimulate your scalp, massage your scalp vigorously with your fingertips and rinse your hair in hot water. (If it hurts, you’re being too vigorous.)

So, you ready for hair happiness? If you’re new to naturals and the Noughty Hair Care range, the key is to be patient. When making the switch to natural haircare persevere and you will see the results everyone is talking about! Not only do we love that Noughty products are vegan friendly but their products make you look and smell amazing!

Don’t forget to share your photos using #LDBeauty and #noughtyhaircare


NOUGHTY CONTEST

Head to our Instagram to learn how to enter for the chance to win a Noughty Haircare Prize Pack for you and your bestie!

Contest closes at 11:59pm on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Find full contest rules and regulations below.

NOUGHTY CONTEST

  1. To enter:
    Step 1. Check out our Noughty blog post (Going Natural. The Noughty Way.) and ‘Like’ the Instagram post posted on March 2, 2018
    Step 2. Tag 1 friend
    Step 3. Follow @LDBeauty_
  1. Contest is open to all residents of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba who, as of the date the prize draw is made: (i) have not won a London Drugs contest since March 1, 2017; (ii) have reached the age of majority in the province in which they reside as of March 2, 2018; (iii) are not employees of London Drugs, their respective advertising and promotional agencies, the independent judging organization (if any), or any family member living with any such employee.
  2. No purchase necessary. Limit one (1) entry per person per social network per contest. Entries must be received no later than 11:59 PM Pacific Time on March 7, 2018. London Drugs is not responsible for entries that become lost or misdirected. All entries become the property of London Drugs Limited and will not be returned.
  3. The winners will be randomly chosen on the day the contest ends (see dates below) in Vancouver, British Columbia, from all eligible entries received per contest. To win, selected entrants must correctly answer a skill-testing mathematical question and must sign London Drug’s declaration and release confirming compliance with the contest rules and acceptance of the prize(s) as awarded, releasing London Drugs from liability in association with the contest and prize and consenting to the use of their name, photograph, voice and statements for promotional and publicity purposes.
  4. There will be two (2) prizes awarded to one winner and their tagged friend: 2 prize packs consisting of: Noughty Pumped up Shampoo and Conditioner, Intensive Care Conditioner, Rise and Shine Serum and Detox Dynamo. See details and contest dates below. Prize must be accepted as awarded, are non-transferable and no substitutions are permitted. Prize will be awarded at the closest London Drugs location to contest winner.
    Contest dates – Friday, March 2, 2018 12:01AM to Wednesday, March 7, 2018 11:59PM Pacific Time
    Draw date – 9:00AM Pacific Time Friday, March 9, 2018
  1. Only one prize may be won by any one person and household. In the event that any selected entrant incorrectly answers the skill-testing question or is otherwise unwilling or unable to comply in full with these rules, a new entry will be drawn.
  2. Selected winner will be contacted by email or on the social network they were drawn from. No correspondence will be entered into except with selected entrants. If the winner does not respond then she/he will be notified for the second time, 3 (three) days after the first notification. If the winner still does not respond within 3 days of the second notification, a new winner will be chosen in the same manner until a winner is successfully contacted.
  3. The chances of winning a prize will depend on the number of eligible entries received. Decisions of the judges in respect of all aspects of this contest including, but not limited to, eligibility of entries and correctness of answers given to the skill-testing question, are final.
  4. London Drugs and their respective advertising and promotional agencies, the independent judging organization, and their respective agents are not liable to an entrant in any manner relating to the contest or the awarding and use of the prize(s).
  5. This contest is subject to all federal, provincial, and municipal laws and regulations. By entering the entrant consents to the collection of all personal information included on their entry and agrees to the use and disclosure of such information by and between London Drugs, an independent judging organization and their agents. The winner(s) also agrees to the collection, use and disclosure of their name, entry, photographs, voice and statements for London Drugs’ publicity purposes without further compensation. All personal information collected from entrants will be used only for the purposes of administering the contest and for marketing and promotional purposes as contemplated by these rules; under no circumstances will any personal information be sold or rented to third parties. All personal information collected by London Drugs will be kept in accordance with the privacy policy of London Drugs, which can be viewed at www.londondrugs.com, and in accordance with all applicable privacy laws.
  6. The right is reserved by London Drugs to terminate this contest, in whole or in part, and/or modify, amend or suspend the contest, and/or these rules in any way, should any cause beyond the reasonable control of London Drugs or its agents affect the proper administration thereof.

 

3 Ways to Win NYX Cosmetics Goodies!

So many chances to win!

We are hosting 3 HUGE NYX Cosmetics giveaways on each of our social channels.

3 simple ways to enter:

Head to the above post on our Twitter feed and:

      1. Retweet the contest tweet
      2. Follow @LDBeauty_

Head to the above post on our Instagram feed and:

      1. Like the post
      2. Tag 1 friend
      3. Follow @LDBeauty_

Head to the above post on our Facebook feed and:

  1. Like the post
  2. Leave a comment on the contest post

2 winners from each platform will be chosen at random to receive prizes above—totalling to 6 winners. They will receive a DM from us on August 21 once the contest is over!

See rules and regulations:

Zoella Beauty’s Jelly & Gelato Giveaway!

CONTEST ALERT ZOELLA BEAUTY LOVERS 📢

 

Zoella Beauty‘s biggest (and most anticipated) launch to date—Jelly & Gelato Collection—is now available at London Drugs! 🍨🍇

To celebrate we’re giving away some SWEET Zoella Beauty Jelly and Gelato goodie bags to three of you beauties.

Entering for your chance to win is easy:

1) Like this contest post on our Instagram feed

2) Tag your BFF in the comment section of the post

3) Follow @LDBeauty_

Contest closes at 11:59 pm PST on August 17. 3 commenters will be chosen at random out of all Instagram entries and will receive a DM from us. Find full contest rules and regulations here.

Enter For Your Chance to Win One of Two Aluminum Metal Prints, Featuring Stunning Canadian Landscapes by Photographer Brandon Born #Canada150

We’re teaming up with Canadian photographer Brandon Born to give away two of his prints featuring incredible Canadian landscapes.

As an Alberta-based photographer, Brandon loves adventuring in the great outdoors, capturing the natural beauty of Canada, from the Northern Lights to the famously picturesque backdrops of Banff National Park.

Photo: In Awe by Brandon Born

In Awe by Brandon Born

“I chose these images for the giveaway prints because I wanted to share the simpler scenes that we see in Canada. Both day and night we are blessed with beautiful light and colour. It’s not a necessity to travel to Banff or Algonquin to see a spectacular scene. Simply stepping out into your backyard or driving out of the city a little ways will take you to a marvelous location. You will be astonished by all that Canada has to share, from the mountains, to the coastlines, to everything in between.

I have been fortunate enough to have travelled all around North America and many other parts of the world, but something has always brought me back to Canada. The colours, the smells, the people: Canada has something that nowhere else does. It’s this ‘something’ that I want to share with the world and motivates me to keep on capturing the beauty that surrounds us.

Photo: In a Field by Brandon Born

In a Field by Brandon Born

Whether it’s the mountains in Banff, or the auroras that light up the night sky, I want to use my camera to show the world what makes Canada such an incredible country. I first printed with the London Drugs Photolab 3 years ago and was extremely impressed with how accurately their aluminum metal panels showcased my images. It was a great way to share my work with those around me.

I love printing on metal because of the crisp and vivid colours it portrays. The London Drugs Photolab’s high gloss metal panels are perfect for sharing the vivid colours that Canadian landscapes are so famous for and I’m very excited to be able to share these landscapes with all of you!”

If the walls of your home are looking a bit bare, fine art photo prints, such as aluminum metal panels, are a creative way to spruce up your space. The durable, high-gloss and fade-resistant surface brings images to life, making them a statement piece in any room.

Brandon will be drawing two giveaway winners on his Instagram account at noon MST on June 29th, 2017. Each winner will receive one of Brandon’s prints on our aluminum metal panels. The first draw winner will receive a 24×16 aluminum metal print of “In Awe”, a self-portrait image of the northern lights in Northern Alberta, and the second draw winner will receive an 18×12 aluminum metal print of “In a Field”, an image of one of the spectacular Albertan sunsets that captivate onlookers throughout the summer.

Want to win one of these amazing prints to hang on your walls at home? If you’re a Canadian resident, enter for a chance to win by heading over to Brandon Born’s Instagram and:

  1. Comment on Brandon’s Instagram giveaway post, tagging 3 friends
  2. Follow @LDPhotolab on Instagram
  3. Follow @BrandonBorn on Instagram

Good luck!

Canadian photographer Brandon Born

See more of Brandon Born’s work on his website or on Instagram.

 

 

 

Dyson Contest – June 20

Dyson Giveaway Terms and Conditions

1. Enter by visiting our Facebook page at Facebook/LondonDrugs and liking and/or commenting on our post about the Dyson Giveaway for June 20.
2. Contest is open to all residents of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba who, as of the date the prize draw is made: (i) have not won a London Drugs contest since June 20, 2016; (ii) have reached the age of majority in the province in which they reside as at June 20, 2017; (iii) are not employees of London Drugs, their respective advertising and promotional agencies, the independent judging organization (if any), or any family member living with any such employee.

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Trip of a Lifetime: The Story of an LDExtras Member’s Dream Experience to Machu Picchu

As part of the recent launch of LDExtras, London Drugs gave new members a taste of the LDExtras experiential rewards: we surprised five lucky winners with their choice of one of eight $10,000 ultimate dream experiences.

One lucky winner, Susan, won the photography adventure of a lifetime. She brought her daughter, Keeley, to explore Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

Susan captured the beauty of Machu Picchu with a deluxe camera package from London Drugs. Here, she shares photos of her spectacular trip, and tells the story of her eye-opening adventure to Peru. 


We started in Lima, and had a day to settle in before the rest of our group arrived. We we went on a short tour of Lima, and saw the sights in the beautiful Miraflores.

In the evening, we met our G Adventure guide, Kantu, and the other members of our group. It was total serendipity–there were two other single moms in our group and both had one child too! There were seven of us all together, Roisian and her 8 year old son Liam from Ireland, Snow and her 6 year old daughter from Ottawa, and Keeley and myself, plus our guide. It was perfect.

We had a nice dinner out in Miraflores, then off to bed as we had to start our day at 6 a.m. the next morning.

The next day we travelled by plane, bus, and boat to reach the Amazon. WOW!! What an adventure. We met our guide for the Amazon, Julio, who I can best describe as a young Crocodile Hunter. He was so funny; the kids just loved him. Julio had such a warm personality and was so enthusiastic. This man LOVED his job as a naturalist guide for the Amazon–and boy, was he knowledgeable.

We arrived at the Tambopata Eco Lodge after a two-hour boat ride down the Amazon River. This unique location means that electricity is only available for five hours a day, and hot water is only a possibility, but what an incredible experience. We spent two nights there–it was very hot, about 30 degrees and muggy—but so worth it.

We were fed delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Julio took us on a night walk in the Amazon Jungle. We spotted a tarantula, snakes, termites, exotic birds, spiders, and all sorts of creepy crawlies. The best part was that we could see every star and the Milky Way–it was absolutely breathtaking! Living in the city, we just don’t get a chance to see stars like that.

At one point on the night walk, Julio separated all of us by about 100 feet or so and had us turn off our flashlights and meditate. It was by far the coolest thing we did out there. There we were in the middle of the Amazon Jungle with no light, in the complete darkness, listening to the sounds of the creatures and staring at the stars. This is a moment I will never forget.

The next night, we went caimen hunting on the Amazon River. Again, an out of this world experience! Being in a boat on the Amazon River at night looking for these unique lizards…how cool is that!

We were sad to leave the jungle but ready for our next adventure: a trip to Cusco which is 3,399m above sea level. I was worried about getting altitude sickness, but thankfully everyone in our group was fine.

We spent one night in Cusco, had a lovely dinner, explored the city, and met some llamas and alpacas. Then we were up at 6am to catch the bus to take us to the train to Machu Picchu town.

I loved the fact that we were able to see so many parts of Peru. The countryside is breathtaking, and the energy of the villages is captivating.

We had a beautiful train ride to Machu Picchu town, which is on the side of a mountain. There are no cars; you just walk everywhere. The narrow streets are busy with restaurants and places for tourists. Since everyone has to stop here to go to Machu Picchu, tourism is a huge part of daily life.

We had dinner there, then went to bed early as we were up at 4:45 a.m. so that we could get to Machu Picchu by sunrise.

We took a very scary 30-minute bus ride up a one way narrow road with a very steep drop off to Machu Picchu. Once we arrived, I was shocked at how busy it was! Our guide told us that 3,500 people go through Machu Picchu every day.

I was speechless when we were there. Such beauty and history in one place! I felt so awestruck and blessed that I had this opportunity to bring Keeley to see this place.

We spent about five hours at Machu Picchu, then went back to Cusco where we were all exhausted and excited from our adventure.

The next day was one of my favourites of the trip. G Adventures supports charitable initiatives, so they have sponsored an after-school care program in Cusco. The children who attend this program are handpicked because they come from extreme situations–poverty, violence, abuse, homelessness. We had the opportunity to volunteer at this program for a few hours. We went to the local market and bought some essentials for them, like rice, pasta, oil,  and canned food, and we bought the children some colouring supplies and balls.

We arrived and the kids in our group volunteered and taught the children English. They drew pictures on the white board and the kids had to say the words in English, and they did charades. The best part was when they all played ball together. These children have so little, but were so happy and kind to us–it was truly heartwarming.

The rest of our trip was spent exploring and eating, and enjoying the sights and sounds of Cusco.

I am still in awe that I actually won this amazing prize. As a single mom, this kind of guided trip is something I would never be able to afford. This was truly an experience of a lifetime. My daughter just said to me today, “I miss Peru.” She absolutely loved it. We have both got the travel bug now, and this experience has given me a new perspective on life. Life is not about stuff and things, it is about experiences and sharing those experiences with the ones you love.

Thank you London Drugs for truly changing my life. I am so blessed and forever grateful for this opportunity.

Photos provided by LDExtra winner Susan, owner and principal photographer of Wildflower Photography.

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