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Beauty trailblazer The Body Shop has just added two refillable makeup products to its revitalised makeup collection. The Tea Tree Face Base and Peptalk Lipstick are set to become sustainable staples in any makeup bag, empowering users to confidently embrace their true selves. Continuing the brand’s stake in clean, ethical beauty, both new products offer aluminium packaging that can be refilled and reused time and time again, saving unnecessary plastic from landfill.

The philosophy of The Body Shop’s founder Anita Roddick holds true with these new additions, as she once said “Why waste a container when you can refill it? And why buy more of something than you can use? We behaved as my mother did in the Second World War, we reused everything, we refilled everything, and we recycled all we could. The foundation of The Body Shop’s environmental activism was born out of ideas like these.”

The Tea Tree Face Base

The Tea Tree Face Base is enriched with Community Fair Trade tea tree oil from Kenya. Sweat and humidity resistant, it has a non-comedogenic formula which gives 12-hour coverage, helps even out skin tone and promotes clearer looking skin. What’s more, it’s available in 40 inclusive shades to suit every skin colour. The 100% recyclable aluminium pan is designed to fit perfectly inside an aluminium Tea Tree Face Base Compact for Life (€6) which can be refilled and reused over and over, minimising plastic waste.

Peptalk Lipstick

Peptalk Lipstick (€14) is an easy to apply, demi-matte formula enriched with Community Fair Trade shea butter from Tamale, Ghana. With 20 complexion flattering shades to suit any skin tone, it provides 12 hours of nourishing moisture and 6 hours of lightweight colour, with strong, one swipe colour payoff. The Peptalk Refillable Case (€6) is a handbag hero that can be reused time and time again, meaning you can easily switch out refills into the sturdy aluminium packaging for beauty top ups on the go.

Tea Tree Face Base, Peptalk Lipstick and Refillable Cases are now available to purchase in The Body Shop stores nationwide. For more information check out the non-transactional website www.thebodyshop.com.



This New Year’s Eve, instead of just going with the usual straight hair party-look, why not spice things up by choosing one of these three fabulous styles.

They're easy to do, and you don’t need to be a professional hairdresser to be able to pull them off.

1. The messy ponytail

  • Hold the middle section of hair in your left hand, take your right hand and tease your hair, raking it from the ends towards the roots to add some oomph.
  • Take two sections of hair in line with your temples and pull them back. Be sure to leave a few wispy pieces out to add to the overall messiness of this look.
  • Using the two sections that you're holding in each hand, criss-cross them over the rest of your hair as the first step in creating your ponytail.
  • Criss-cross your hair again. This time cross the two sections underneath your hair and pull it tight to make the actual tail.
  • With a hair elastic, secure the ponytail at the base.
  • Grab a sliver of hair from underneath the tail to wrap around the hair tie to concealing it, and secure with hair pins.

2. Surfer girl waves


  • You will need to work with wet hair so make sure you have a shower, skipping the conditioner stage before doing any styling.
  • Flip your hair over and blast it with a hair dryer until it is just slightly damp.
  • Section your hair into a side parting. Then do three thick and chunky plaits, one on either side of the head and another at the back. The thicker the plait the looser it will look.
  • Spritz a little hairspray all over before blasting it with the hairdryer until dry, keeping the plaits in place.
  • Take out your bobbins and loosen your hair with your fingers. Another blast of the dryer is a good idea if it is still damp underneath.
  • Rub a little mousse into your hands and grab a bunch of hair. Scrunch up the hair in your hand, hold for a few seconds and let it go. Do this all over your head.
  • Loosen your hair with your fingers. You can spritz on more hairspray, if you like, to keep it in place. 

3. The Woven Pony

  • Sweep the top layer of hair together and fasten with an elastic, leaving the bottom layer free. You should have a half-up style to work with.
  • Divide the bottom layer in two, pushing over each shoulder to separate out.
  • Taking the left bunch of hair, divide it into two. Bring the top piece all the way across the elasticated hair and tuck it into a hole in the elasticated section of hair.
  • Take the right bunch of hair, divide in two and, as with the last step, tuck the top layer into the elasticated section of hair. going in the opposite direction.
  • Repeat the step with the remaining pieces of hair, but this time thread the hair through a different hole in the elasticated section.
  • Fasten with an elastic, right below your woven creation.

Golden goddess by night, patchy orange mess by morning – most of us pale folk have a love/hate relationship with fake tan.

And when it comes to removing the stuff, everyone seems to have their own routine, but what really is the best way?

Well, St Tropez’s Jules Heptonstall, has finally given us the answer.

Speaking to Marie Claire, the tanning expert explained that the key to fake tan removal is to refrain from scrubbing.

"Don’t panic scrub. You’ll end up taking the tan off in patches and it’ll become a snowballing effect."

Jules recommended using a body polish with some massage oil instead. (We’re guessing baby oil would also do the same job.)

Or, you could take a dip in your local swimming pool.

Apparently, ‘‘The chlorine will break down the tan. In the showers afterwards, take those exfoliating gloves and work in circular motions. Steam rooms and saunas will soften the tan, too.’’

Just looking to remove that orange hue from your hands and feet? According to Jules, a paste made using two tablespoons of baking soda and a splash of water will do the trick.

Simply rub the mixture all over the area, leave for a few minutes before rinsing, and voilà, no one will ever know!



It’s frustrating for the everyday girl to invest heavily in a skincare routine and not achieve a flawless bright complexion.  If you have ever wondered how celebrities such as Gigi Hadid, Jennifer Aniston and Cindy Crawford always have that red-carpet look, cryotherapy is the element that your skincare routine has been missing.

The masterful technique of cryotherapy has arrived in Ireland and the power is in your hands. Brought to you by skincare expert Corinna Tolan of the Monica Tolan Beauty and Skin Care

Clinic, her unique, salon-quality Cryo Therapy Globes now need to be an essential part of your skincare routine.

The Globes are designed to reduce inflammation and puffiness along with flushing away toxins while boosting the complexion, making it look fresher and more rested. They are not only a functional facial tool but also mood and well-being enhancers as they soothe and calm the skin, release endorphins and speed up recovery.

Corinna has used the technique of cryotherapy in her treatments for years but with the launch, she has created these stainless-steel spherical globes to use at home.

Best stored in the fridge to keep an optimal cool temperature, just run the globes across the face in an upwards motion resulting in a super-cooling massage.   Not only that, but due to the large size of the globes, they can help with sinus issues, nasal congestion and headache relief.  They are also an extremely handy tool for anyone in perimenopause or going to menopause as they are provide instant cooling during hot flushes.

What’s great about Corinna’s new Cryo Therapy Globes is that they are so easy to use.  Once you have them, simply remove the handles and pop the globes into the fridge (or freezer).  Put the handles back on and you’re ready to go.

We’ve been using facial gua sha for the last year and it’s brought great results to our skin.  Alas, we’ll be setting it aside now as these new Globes are next level care to achieve radiant skin.

The Cryo Therapy Globes retail for €99, get a set here at www.monicatolan.com.



Karen Millen has just announced the launch of their new beauty range! The fashion retailer’s latest venture into the beauty world sees them stocking Karen Millen-branded tools, as well as collections from names including Emma Hardie and Stila. Spanning skincare, haircare and cosmetics, the edit aims to provide customers with a one-stop shop for all their wellbeing needs.

Discover their new women's beauty products online at Karen Millen including some of our favourite beauty brands such as Ardell Lashes and Beauty Pro. The finishing touch to any outfit, face and body beauty should go hand-in-hand with your stylish outfit, and Karen Millen is sure covering all of those needs with this stunning and wide range.

From cult classics such as Ardell’s wispie lashes to PÜR’s mineral-based products, Karen Millen’s new venture encourages its customers to take time out to relax and look after themselves. Pamper products sit alongside skincare and make-up to ensure she feels her very best, from the moment she wakes up to the moments she goes to sleep.

The company started out in 1981 with a loan of £100, and four decades later, the brand has evolved into a destination for thoughtful styles with exceptional design, creative talent and craftsmanship.

We’ve picked out a couple of our favourites from the new beauty range to give you some inspo (and add to our own shopping cart!)

Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial oil

Nourish skin with the Emma Hardie Brilliance Facial Oil. Designed to re-balance and restructure, this lightweight formula includes essential oils of Palma rose, orange, mint, vanilla, geranium, camomile, lemon, rose and lavender. A perfect step in your anti-ageing routine, the addition of Omega 3 promotes elasticity, while camelina oil protects the skin from environmental damage.

BeautyPro Hyaluronic Acid Sheet Mask

Drenched with Hyaluronic Acid & Q10, this mask contains will intensely hydrate fatigued skin. Your natural body temperature will radiate from your face and reflect against the foil. This process creates a warming sensation, which helps to accelerate the penetration of ingredients into the skin. Benefits: Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Hydrates fatigued skin, Improves skin elasticity. HOW TO USE: Apply the sheet mask to the face ensuring the foil appears on the outside of the mask. Cleanse the skin with water. Remove mask from packaging. Unfold and place on the face, ensuring the foil appears on the outside of the mask. Wear for 15-20 minutes. Massage excess serum into neck and décolletage.

Silk Satin Eye Mask

Perfect your beauty sleep with this eye mask. With its natural moisturising qualities, the silk satin fabric helps prevent wrinkles and improve overall skin health while you gently drift off.

Stila Blue Realm Velvet Eye Shadow Palette

Transcend the everyday with Stila's newest velvety-soft powder eye shadow formula. Lipid-infused for dynamic, uniform colour with a silky, creamy feel. Six shades in dazzling duo-chrome, metallic foil and dimensional matte finishes. Apply with fingertips or a shadow brush. Wear individually or layered.

PUR 4in1 Correcting Hydrate Balance Primer

Finally, there's a foundation primer for irritable, breakout-prone skin! Hydrate & Balance is an oil-free, silicone-free primer that helps provide 72 hours of deep hydration to the skin while providing a mattified makeup look free of the appearance of blemishes. Apply before makeup for flawless skin.

Rose Quartz Face Roller

Rose Quartz also known as the love stone is the perfect addition to your skincare routine. Apply a serum, moisturiser or facemask to the skin and gently roll across the skin to depuff, stimulate blood flow and increase the absorption of the product. Your Rose Quartz roller will help to increase lymphatic drainage and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Percy And Reed Bye Bye Dry Hydrate Mask

Time to show your hair some love with Bye Bye Dry Hydrating TLC Mask. This deep, indulgent treatment helps restore dry, damaged hair to its former glory. How? Well, we’ve enlisted a multitude of conditioning ingredients including coconut oil, aloe & marshmallow root extract to help soften and hydrate the hair from root to tip, all while restoring that oh-so-healthy shine. This treasure can be used as a stand-alone treatment, or daily in place of a conditioner for those who just can’t get enough! A little pampering goes a long way!



Christmas time is all about treating those you love to something special that will make them smile. It’s always lovely to give (or receive) a gift set that you wouldn’t normally buy.  We’ve carefully picked our favourite gift sets ensuring that there is something for everyone in your life.

L’Occitane Eye Night Reset Routine (RRP €65)

Enjoy L’Occitane powerful botanical complex with Immortelle essential oil from Corsica in this exceptional face care routine. Day after day see your skin transform to look rested, fresh, more youthful and radiant. The products in this set suit all skin types and work in combination with all L’Occitane face care serums and moisturisers. This gift set includes:

  • Immortelle Essential Water 30ml – this alcohol-free toner will remove traces of make-up, hydrates, refreshes and tones skin. Skin feels plump and ready for your daily skincare ritual.
  • Overnight Reset Eye Serum 15ml – target and boost your eye area with this night serum that’s works to reduce all the visible signs of fatigue, so your eyes look fresh and rested every morning.
  • Overnight Reset Serum 5ml – this extraordinary night serum will leave you with skin that looks rested, fresh, more youthful and radiant.
  • Immortelle Precious Cream 8ml – This moisturiser reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, boost the skin’s firmness and offer lasting anti-ageing protection. With daily use, the epidermis is re-invigorated, soft and comfortable. Skin is smoother and firmer; its youthfulness is prolonged.

Codex Double Cleanse Gift Set (RRP €89.95)

The Codex Double Cleanse gift set is suitable for all skin types. The gift set includes:

  • Exfoliating Wash (30ml): A gentle everyday cleanser with exfoliating natural jojoba grains. Infused with elderflower water, grapefruit, safflower and milk thistle oils for both toning and cleansing benefits.
  • Wash Off Cleansing Oil (100ml): A light yet deeply cleansing oil that removes impurities and makeup while leaving skin cleansed, smooth and hydrated.
  • Limited Edition Holiday Soap (120g): French green and pink clays combined with nettle and wheatgrass help refresh and balance skin. Scented with Orange, Mint and Spruce.

Clarins Extra-Firming Gift Set (RRP €68)

All of the anti-aging skincare essentials for a visibly younger, smoother and more radiant face. An anti-wrinkle duo made up of a day and night cream, it reveals your skin’s youth and provides an instant lifting effect. This year’s Clarins Extra-Firming gift set includes:

  • 50ml Extra-Firming Day Cream
  • 15ml Extra-Firming Night Cream
  • 15ml Extra-Firming Mask
  • They all come presented in a beautiful large size 2020 holiday pouch.

Image Skincare Brightening Essentials Gift Set (RRP €100)

This radiance routine features a soothing botanical cleanser and serum with vitamin C and natural brighteners that help promote even tone. The mattifying moisturizer provides broad-spectrum SPF 32 protection against damaging UV rays and leaves a smooth, matte finish. The keepsake box features lush greens and renderings of plants and flowers to invoke a sense of peace and tranquility. The gift set includes:

  • Ormedic balancing facial cleanser (177ml): A mild cleanser that gently foams away impurities to leave skin soft, hydrated, refreshed and clean
  • Iluma intense brightening serum (30ml): An illuminating serum packed with powerful plant-based brighteners and vitamin C to help reduce the appearance of dark spots
  • Prevention+ daily matte moisturizer SPF 32 (91g): A sheer daily moisturizer that provides broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with microsponge technology for a soft matte finish.

Lancome Genifique Gift Set (RRP €102.30)

Advanced Genifique is Lancôme's #1 serum for glowing, younger-looking skin – whatever your age. Smooth fine lines, say goodbye to dullness, and enjoy softer, radiant skin. For all women – every age, every ethnicity, every skin type. This serum is a powerhouse: patented and enriched with hyaluronic acid and probiotic fragments. The gift set includes:

  • Genifique youth activating serum 50ml
  • Genifique night cream
  • Genifique youth activating cream
  • Genifique eye cream

Neostrata Enlighten Brightening Kit (RRP €87.65)

The Neostrata Enlighten Kit is a unique collection of products that target the multiple pathways of discolouration, uneven skin tone and dark spots with powerful skin brightening ingredients. This scientifically proven kit contains 

  • Neostrata Skin Brightener SPF35
  • Neostrata Illuminating Serum 30ml
  • Neostrata Ultra-Brightening Cleanser

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Florale Gift Set (RRP €39.90)

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Florale gift set is a delight to the senses with its beautiful floral fragrance making it the perfect giftset to treat someone special to a touch of luxury. The gift set includes:

  • Full size Huile Prodigiuse Florale multi-purpose dry oil
  • The beautiful Creme Prodigeuse Boost
  • Exclusive deluxe travel size shower gel
  • Votive candle

Eminence’s Cleanse and Glow Gift Set (RRP €59)

The Eminence Cleanse & Glow gift set includes their two must have products:

  • Mangosteen Daily Resurfacing Cleanser – extend the benefits of a treatment or peel at home with a resurfacing cleanser. This milky gel lightly lathers to slough off dead skin without manual exfoliation or over-stripping. The Lactic Acid Complex and mangosteen in this cleanser work together to restore a smooth, radiant complexion.
  • Stone Crop Oxygenating Fizzofoliant – this powder-to-foam exfoliant employs microgreens, stone crop and rice flour with adzuki powder to infuse skin with a youthful looking glow. With its light fizzing action, this revitalising formula gently invigorates the skin and removes impurities to reveal a beautiful, brighter looking complexion.

Skingredients Skin Veg + Skin Protein Gift Set (RRP €75)

This hard-working serum duo is the perfect recipe for dewier, more hydrated skin. Skin Veg and Protein are your hard-working anti-ageing, lightening, brightening skincare serums which work together to provide anti-ageing and hydrating benefits. They are formulated with hyaluronic acid, vitamin A and C, a double dose of a pro-collagen peptide plus antioxidants galore for protecting skin from the oxidative stress of daily living.

Clarins Multi-Active Gift Set (RRP €57)

This skincare set targets the first signs of aging and combines all of the essentials for active women in order to protect the skin from the harmful effects of a hectic lifestyle. Combine the day and night anti-aging creams and enjoy a perfect duo that visibly reduces the first signs of wrinkles, boosts radiance, hydrates and prolongs your skin’s youth. The Beauty Flash Balm helps erase signs of fatigue and restores radiance to the complexion. The gift set includes:

  • Multi-Active Day Cream 50ml
  • Multi-Active Night Cream 15ml
  • Beauty Flash Balm 15ml
  • They all come presented in a beautiful large size 2020 holiday pouch.

Dermalogica Your Brightest Glow Yet Gift Set (RRP €125)

This brightening, firming Vitamin C duo gives your skin and delicate eye area two reasons to glow on. The gift set includes:

  • BioLumin-C Serum, 30ml: High-performance Vitamin C serum works with skin’s natural defenses to brighten, firm and defend. Avoid contact with eyes. Use sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product.
  • BioLumin-C Eye Serum, 15ml: Supercharged Vitamin C eye serum outsmarts premature skin aging caused by daily eye movements and environmental stress.
  • Includes paper to create your own sculpted paper art.

Nimue Healthy Skin Essentials Gift Set (RRP €88)

Nimue Skin Technology is a derma-cosmeceutical brand which uses a unique combination of AHA’s (Alpha hydroxy acids) and other advanced active ingredients which trigger stimulation of the structure and function of the dermis to deliver true skin rejuvenation and restoration of skin health (rather than plumping the skin superficially like traditional cosmetic brands). This set includes

  • Cleansing Gel- This soap-free creamy cleanser is the ideal start to any skincare regime! Also available in a ‘Lite’ version for sensitive skin.
  • Conditioner – A deep-cleansing and degreasing conditioner that will improve the skin’s texture. Contains anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. 
  • Exfoliating Enzyme – A non-irritating, non-abrasive enzymatic exfoliator which refines the skin’s texture.
  • Sun-C SPF40 – A lightweight, non-oily and non-whitening emulsion that will provide protection against UVA and UVB. Also contains anti-ageing benefits.

This gift set is available in the original and the ‘Lite’ version for all sensitive skin types.

Green Angel Vital Moisture Gift Set (RRP €49.95)

This super duo will help to keep skin moisturised 24/7. The products included have nutrient-rich, powerful ingredients which help maintain healthy youthful-looking skin. This gift set includes:

  • Seaweed Daily Moisture Face Cream with Jasmine, Neroli and Vitamin E
  • Seaweed Night Cream with 6 Essential Oils

Yon-Ka Anti-Aging Vanity Firming (RRP €71)

Yon-Ka Paris was developed by a family driven by a passion for botanicals with 60 years of expertise at the service of beauty. The Yon-Ka Paris Anti-Aging Vanity Firming Christmas gift set  stays true to this brand ethos.  The gift set includes:

  • Phyto 52 40 ml – this refined, fast absorbing cream has a powerful rosemary base that visibly restores firmness and oxygenates to tone skin and invigorate the complexion. Stimulate the skin by lightly pinching the wrinkles and the rest of the face, neck and décolleté and then apply your Phyto 52.
  • Phyto Contour 15ml – this refined, aromatic cream with extracts of rosemary visibly reduces puffiness and dark circles. It restores firmness to the eye and lip contour and procures a feeling of freshness and relaxation to tired eyelids
  • Yonka Vanity Case.

Warrior Botanicals Winter’s Night Apothecary Set (RRP €85)  

The Winter’s Night Apothecary set is a collection of nourishing herbal medicine and self-care offerings that have been specially curated to support us through the winter season. Enriched with autumn berries, sweet violet, restful lavender and oats with hydrating waters and restorative plant oils, the apothecary box encompasses body care, skin-care and traditional herbal preparations. The gift set includes: Medea Body Oil, The hand blended May You Walk in Beauty Tea, Juniper Water, Winter Spice Deodorant and Violet Flower Essence.

Ella & Jo Your Skincare Must Haves (RRP €80)

This year, the beauty brand founded by MUA Charlene Flanagan and Niamh Ryan MUA and Skin Therapist brings the wonderful Your Skincare Must Haves gift set.  It includes:

  • Squeaky Clean Brush Cleanser – designed to remove makeup from your brushes between uses and deep cleans.   It contains zest of orange peel oil so your brushes will smell and feel cleaner than ever.
  • Savy 3in1 Hyaluronic Skin Mist is a soothing facial spritz with extracts of chamomile, cucumber, witchhazelm, aloe vera and green tea. Specially formulated with mild ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid to help hydrate, condition and protect the skin.
  • Hydrating Hyaluronic Serum is supercharged with powerful collagen boosting and hydrating ingredients designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, increase skin firmness, whilst soothing & moisturising.

Kiehls Ultra Facial Favourites (RRP €58.04)

The Kiehls ‘Ultra Facial Favourites’ gift set is a collection of daily skincare essentials for softer, hydrated skin.  It’s suitable for all skin types but is particularly good for dry skin.   The gift set includes:

  • Ultra Facial Cleanser 150ml – wash away excess oil, dirt and debris, with this gentle foaming cleanser.
  • Ultra Facial Toner 250ml – prepare, hydrate and comfort skin with this mild and effective toner.
  • Ultra Facial Cream 50ml and Creme de Corps 75ml – hydrate skin for up to 24 hours with this daily moisturiser and then soften, smooth and hydrate skin-feel with this rich body moisturiser.

Vixi The Nightstand Gift Box (RRP €84.95)

This sleep gift box encourages calm to settle the recipient into a peaceful bedtime routine. From the notebook to the pillow spray, they will be drifting off in no time with this tranquil product paradise.  The gift set includes:

  • Sleep Atmosphere Mist Pillow Spray by Spritz Wellness
  • Spacemask
  • Enriching Hand Cream with Rose, Jasmine & Bergamot by Dublin Herbalist
  • Constellations Chunky Pad & Pen
  • Bloom Candle by Nathalie Bond
  • White gift box and choice of card with custom handwritten message

Estee Lauder Repair + Renew Skincare Collection Gift Set (RRP €95)

Discover these high-performance formulas to significantly reduce the look of lines and wrinkles and reignite your radiance.  This gift set includes:

  • New Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex 50ml (full-size)
  • Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Complex Synchronized Recovery 5ml (travel size)
  • Micro Essence Skin Activating Treatment Lotion 30ml (travel size)

L’Occitane Terre de Lumière Luxury Collection (RRP €95)

Indulge in this luxurious and tantalising gift inspired by sunset in Provence when the sky is set alight, embracing all the shades of gold.  Zesty and aromatic at first, this signature fragrance collection unexpectedly melts into an infinitely gourmand heart, before settling into sensual balsamic and musky base notes. This gift set, which comes in a L’Occitane signature gift box includes:

  • Terre de Lumière Eau de Parfum 90ml
  • Terre de Lumière Gentle Shower Gel 250ml
  • Terre de Lumière Scented Soap 75g
  • Terre de Lumière Radiant Balm 30ml

Voya Home Spa Retreat Kit (RRP via Avoca €60)

This Voya Home Spa Retreat Kit is a lovely treat for those who want to Improve their skin’s suppleness and elasticity. This gift set includes:

  • Voya Exfoliating Body Brush to increase circulation
  • Voya Angelicus Serratus Nourishing Body Oil to improve skin tone and energise the body
  • Voya spa scented Essence oil which can be used in your oil burner, bath, or foot spa.

The Body Shop Soothing Almond Milk & Honey Gift Bag (RRP €70)

This Soothing Almond Milk & Honey Ultimate Gift Bag is packed with creamy and caring treats for showing dry, sensitive skin some love this Christmas. This gift set includes:

  • Almond Milk & Honey Shower Cream 250ml – lather up with this refreshing shower cream
  • Almond Milk & Honey Cream Scrub 250ml – buff with this gently exfoliating cream scrub
  • Almond Milk Body Yogurt 200ml – smooth a dollop of this light and fast-absorbing body yogurt into dry and sensitive skin.
  • Almond Milk & Honey Body Butter 50ml – this is perfect for those areas that call for something a little richer.
  • Mediterranean Almond Milk with Oats Instant Soothing Mask 75ml – pamper and comfort the complexion with a scoop of this creamy face mask.
  • Almond Milk & Honey Hand Cream 30ml – keep the hands feeling soft and supple with this hydrating, pocket-sized hand cream.

Pestle & Mortar Hydrating Duo Gift Set (RRP €82)

Treat dry, parched skin to The Hydrating Duo Gift Set from Pestle & Mortar. Combining a best-selling serum and award-winning moisturiser, the kit promises to replenish and revitalise as it fights signs of ageing. Expect a smooth, radiant complexion with minimised lines and wrinkles. The gift set includes: Pure Hyaluronic Serum (30ml) and Hydrating Moisturiser (50ml).

Tata Harper Glow Getter Gift Set (RRP €49)

This two-piece kit is the ultimate hack to restore glow and radiance. Best for dull, dry, or uneven skin. The best-selling Resurfacing Mask and Regenerating Cleanser combo gives you results like a peel, but without the downtime. Physical, enzymatic, and BHA exfoliation work in just 15 minutes to give you healthy-looking, radiant skin that will glow for days. The gift set includes: Regenerating Cleanser (50ml) and Resurfacing Mask (15ml).

Holos Love Your Skin Queen Gift Set (RRP €78)

Holos skincare is hand made in the South East of Ireland. It is made with plant ingredients containing vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, alongside scientifically proven plant actives, chosen carefully with the environment and sustainability at the fore of all we do. The Love Your Skin Queen gift set includes:

  • Love Your Skin cleansing cream 100ml
  • Love Your Skin floral toner 100ml
  • Love Your Skin anti-ageing facial oil 30ml
  • Love Your Skin face cream 50ml
  • Love Your Skin facial towel


James Rimmel has unveiled two new hero products, fresh to shelves in stores around Ireland.  First up, is a key addition to the lasting foundation range 'Lasting Matte Foundation'.  They have also added a new msacara to join the Scandal'Eyes range with 'Scandal'Eyes Volume on Demand', which is endorsed by Rimmel Global Ambassador, celebrity MUA James Molloy. 

Jameshas over 15 years of industry experience in fashion, beauty and editorial makeup, as well as working on many famous faces from Rimmel ambassador Rita Ora to Dita Von Teese, Emma Watson and Kanye West. His looks have featured in publications including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. James shares why the new products are so relevant for todays make up challenges as we struggle to adjust to wearing make up with a mask. 

James Molloy said, “I love working with Rimmel as their Global Makeup Ambassador – bringing the London look to life. It’s a brand most of us have grown up with and so many of their products are truly iconic.” Molloy continued, “The new products are perfect for the world we are living in right now, the Lasting Matte Foundation is a base that won’t transfer, is light, gives you that coverage you want and will stay on. The Scandal’Eyes range of mascaras has the mascara you need for every occasion but what girl doesn’t want more volume?! Scandal’Eyes Volume on Demand can help you play up big eyes – another great look for the moment as we stay safe and wear a mask.” 

Lasting Matte Foundation 

Are you ready for a new, long-lasting, lightweight matte? Rimmel knows you want to look like the best version of you, no matter how long your day lasts, without compromising on your make-up finish. Lasting Matte Foundation, is a truly mattifying, lightweight foundation that delivers full, even coverage with long-lasting shine-control.  

You want total coverage but you don’t want to feel caked in make-up. That’s why Rimmel has created the unique mousse foundation that transforms to a soft powder finish when applied to the skin. Its lightweight texture means there’s no uncomfortable tight feeling, no heaviness and no cakey effect. And because no one wants a shiny complexion, the clever shine-control formulation delivers sweat and humidity-proof coverage with an all-day matte finish.  

Lasting Matte Foundation is the newest member of Rimmel's Lasting Foundation family, each offering a non-stop finish.  In addition to Lasting Matte, you can choose Lasting Radiance Foundation for a luminous look and Lasting Finish 25HR Breathable Foundation for long-wear coverage that lets skin breathe. 

Recommended Retail Price: €11.99 


Scandal’Eyes Volume on Demand 

Do you want to turn up the volume?  Discover the bst volumizing mascara *ever* to suit every lash mood.  Customise the volume your way with Scandal’Eyes Volume On Demand Mascara, Rimmel’s first customisable and adjustable mascara.  Start with a single sweep for natural-looking volume and definition.  Want to take it next-level? Layer it up for fuller, plumped-up lases, perfect for after-dark.  Want to go *even* bolder?  Build up volume with the smooth, conditioning formula that will.not.clump.

The lash-conditioning formula delivers a smooth finish, while the unique brush contains wavy fibre technology, catching, loading and separating every single lash ensuring zero clumping. The product is perfect for layering – to achieve bigger, bolder volume.  The tapered brush is designed to catch hard-to-reach lashes.

Scandal’Eyes Volume on Demand is the newest member of Rimmel’s Scandal’Eyes mascara range.  In addition to Scandal’Eyes Volume on Demand, you can choose Scandal’Eyes Reloaded and Scandal’Eyes Wow Wings – choosing the option to give you the length and volume to suit you look.

Recommended Retail Price: €10.99 

Products are available in store now in local pharmacies, grocery stores and online.



At last, the multi-talented icon, Jennifer Lopez is coming out with her own beauty range, and we can’t wait to try our hand at the J.Lo Glow!

Jennifer took to Instagram yesterday to post a photo of herself wearing a full face of bronzed and glowy makeup. The caption read, “Sunset glow… #JLoBeauty coming soon.”


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While we’re still unsure about what this exciting new beauty range will consist of, judging by the products Jennifer used for the post, we can assume we’ll be getting a bronzer, some glowy highlighters, an eyeshadow palette and some classy nude sheen lipsticks.

Jennifer’s signature look of luminous bronzed skin combined with her radiant glow, have been envied by many for quite some time, ensuring that whatever her collection includes, we’re sure it will be a hot commodity.


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Although, this isn’t J.Lo’s first foray into the beauty world. The 51-year-old came out with a collaboration with the famous makeup brand, Inglot, producing a 70 piece makeup collection in 2018. 

Unfortunately we don’t know much else about Jennifer’s new beauty range, presumably called JLoBeauty. However, we live in hope  that we won’t have long to wait to find out more. If the collection helps us look even slightly as good as Jennifer does, then it will be worth it.



While we would love to take our time applying our makeup in the morning, getting ourselves ready to face the day at our leisure, sometimes we just need to get up and go. That’s why we were so happy to hear that Clarins are launching some new products that are seriously going to cut down on time. 

Their Easy Looks collection features two new duo products to enhance the eye area, perfect to keep with you if you're rushing out the door.

Eye-shadow palettes (six versions) – €43

Firstly, they are launching a selection of four-colour eye shadows with an integrated primer. Find the one you love among the six different collections, from the lightest palette to the darkest. The colour-combinations include: Fairytale Nude, showcasing natural neutrals; Rosewood, which includes shimmery shades of pink and dark brown; Flame, giving us vibrant oranges, and sunset tones; Brown Sugar, offering deep gold and bronzed browns; Jade, which incorporates matte and shimmery, earthy shades and Midnight, which includes hues of sparkling blue. 

The best part about these eye-shadows is that there’s no need to apply a base! These 2-in-1 eyeshadows have an integrated primer and promote perfect adhesion to the eyelids. For 12 hours, colour is even and instant, it won’t budge.

Brow2Go – €24

Because eyebrows are a major player in achieving expressive eye contours, Clarins have developed Brow Duo: the promise of perfect brows in just two steps. Available in 5 shades, it sculpts and creates full brows while setting and intensifying them. On one end, an applicator makes it possible to take up the innovative and long-wearing texture: a coloured powder that turns into a fresh, water-based gel as soon as it is applied. It’s like magic! 

On the other end, a brush which grooms brows with a tinted gel mascara with lasting results. In just two steps, Brow Duo enhances eyebrows for a more intense eye look!

Precision Eyeliner

Continue your eye make-up with Clarins 3-Dot Liner. Its unique three-pronged applicator makes it possible to fill in, dot by dot, the area between the lashes to naturally highlight the eyes and create fuller-looking lashes. A fun and easy way to apply eye make-up.

Add Volume

Continue with a hint of Supra Volume Mascara. It intensifies the eyes and adds volume and thickness to the lashes thanks to its cocktail of vegetal waxes of carnauba and cassie flower.

Joli Rouge Lacquers – €24

Apply one of the three new shades of Joli Rouge Lacquer. They include: Sandy Pink, Woodberry and Deep Red. This intense-colour lip balm delivers ultra-lacquer shine, smoothing comfort and high dose colour pigments. Thanks to organic marsh samphire extract and 70% hydrating oils, lips are smoothed and softened day after day.

Make-up Corrector Pen – €20

Big make-up goof? That happens… No need to panic, here is a way to fix anything, anytime. To make your life easier, Clarins imagined this Make-up Corrector Pen, a gentle make-up erasing brush you can use anywhere. Thanks to its precise felt tip, it removes unwanted traces of make-up from the eyes and the lips without touching the rest of the make-up on your face. It's enriched in jojoba oil which is known for its ability to nourish the skin without feeling oily.

Also, it comes with three refills for around 300 uses in total… which almost makes you want to make a mess on purpose!

Clarins Easy Looks autumn collection is available from selected Clarins stockists nationwide from August 31 and currently available on clarins.ie.



We are always on the lookout for vegan skincare and Aldi have answered our prayers. Enjoying your Vegan lifestyle is no longer just about the contents of your fridge or pantry, it’s now also about what is in your makeup bag or on your bathroom shelf too!

Aldi’s latest range from Lacura means that now you can enjoy a quality beauty regime that contains 100% naturally derived ingredients, making it vegan friendly and kind to even the most sensitive skin types.

The range includes a face wash, eye cream, face scrub and even sheet masks. We love the packaging of the Matcha sheet mask, it is far too cute! 

Speaking about the rage, Sinead Kavanagh of The Beautiful Truth said: “I am so excited to try these out! Aldi’s Vegan beauty products contain 100% natural ingredients and there has been no animal testing involved in their manufacture, really excited with this upcoming launch, I’m popping into store early on 23rd to get my hands on these." 

  • Lacura Natural Sheet Masks €2.99 per 2 pack – Detoxify, moisturise and refresh the natural way. Choose from Ginseng Root, Matcha Green Tea, Watermelon or Avocado.
  • Laura Natural Face Wash/Face Scrub €3.99/100ml – Choose from hydrating daily Face Wash with sweet almond oil and sacha inchi oil or gently exfoliating weekly Face Scrub with enriched coconut oil and sacha inchi oil.
  • Lacura Natural Hand & Nail Cream €3.99/50ml – Ideal for everyday use to leave dry hands feeling soft and smooth. Includes shea butter and sweet almond oil.
  • Lacura Natural Eye Cream €4.99/25ml – The natural way to nourish and hydrate the delicate skin around your eyes. Includes shea butter and coconut oil.
  • Lacura Natural Day Cream €6.99/50ml – Enriched with natural ingredients to support your natural skin balance and ensure rich, lasting moisturisation. 

Did you know? Aldi’s Lacura range is Leaping Bunny certified. One of the few supermarkets in Ireland to guarantee its beauty ranges are not tested on animals, Aldi’s Leaping Bunny certification from Cruelty Free International confirms that no own brand Lacura beauty products are tested on animals. 

The above products are on sale in 140 Aldi stores nationwide from Thursday, January 23 while stocks last.

 For more information see www.aldi.ie



Clarins Beautiful Lip Collection

Lip Perfector 5ml, Joli Rouge Velvet 1.5g, #1 Lip Oil 2.8ml and #3 Water Lips 2.8ml

RRP €26

Available in all good pharmacies and department stores nationwide and online at www.clarins.ie

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Minis Gift Set

The Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Minis Gift Set is the most adorable stocking stuffer, combining deluxe travel sizes of 2 iconic NUXE oils. These multi-taskers make the perfect little luxury for skin, body and hair!

RRP €9

Available in all good pharmacies nationwide.

Novexpert Lip’Up – Lip Volumising Care

Novexpert Lip’Up lip balm contains hyaluronic acid, shea butter and menthol and provides a 3D volume effect of the lips. The repulp effect has been proven in clinical trials and the formula is guaranteed 100% natural.  Lip'Up gives a natural pink shine to the lips and provides and hydrates them like a balm. The added Vitamin E helps fight free radicals, so that lips maintain their youthfulness. Green algae extract helps stimulate the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid. Lip'Up is the ultimate beauty product with a skincare function.

RRP €20

Available in pharmacies nationwide and online here

Green Angel Precious Hands Gift Set

Essential for the cold winter months, this pretty Green Angel Precious Hands Christmas set contains three luxurious hand creams, enriched with organic essential oils that not only smell divine, but also help provide intensive skincare. Neroli helps repair skin, condition cuticles and strengthen nails, while jasmine hydrates intensively, and ylang ylang is quickly absorbed for a long-lasting delicate fragrance.

Each luxury cream gives the gift of silky smooth, soft moisturised hands, and this handy gift set allows the wearer to ring the changes with a favourite fragrance every day!

RRP €29.95

Available in stores nationwide (find stockist here) and online here.

Note Cosmetics Smokey Eye Make Up Gift Set

The Note Smokey Eye Make Up set is the perfect gift for someone who is eye makeup obsessed. With a mascara, eye pencil and eyeshadow pallet this set is everything you’d need to create that sexy smokey night out eye look.  It includes their Deep Black Mascara, Smokey Eye Pencil 01 and Professional Eyeshadow 105 – their monochrome palette which creates a dark smokey look with its 5 different colour options

RRP €20.95

Available in all good pharmacies nationwide.

Dr. Hauschka Nurturing Hand Care Set

Our hands go through so much and are often what shows up the first signs of aging, so it is vitally important that we take extra care of them, especially during the winter months. The Dr. Hauschka Nurturing Hand Care Set is a luxurious set that contains the Hydrating Hand Cream with nourishing plant oils that pamper and care for your hands, the Neem Nail & Cuticle Oil, which will strengthen and fortify and the exclusive Nail Buffer which will give nails a shiny, healthy finish – perfect for the Christmas party season.

RRP €22.95

Available from Dr. Hauschka stockists nationwide.

wet n wild® Liquid Catsuit Lip Colour Collection

This 4 Piece Mini Catsuit Lip Set is perfect for the lip lover in your life, including 2 mini MegaLast® Metallic Catsuit Liquid Lipsticks in shades Life’s No Pink-nic and Acai So Serious AND 2 mini MegaLast® Catsuit Matte Lipstick in shades Rebel Rose and Berry Recognize.

RRP €12.95

Available in all good pharmacies nationwide.

Art Deco Boost Your Lips Gift Set

This set contains 3 Hydra Lip Boosters.  These lip glosses provide full, sensual lips with a hint of colour and wonderful shine. Marine Fillings Spheres® evens out wrinkles and lines while Blue Seakale and Collageneer® support the regeneration and improve the skins elasticity. The Hydra Lip Booster has an excellent wearing comfort and visible care for the lips.

RRP €27.05

Available in all good pharmacies nationwide.

Note Cosmetics No Make Up Make Up Gift Set

This set is ideal for the person in your life who likes that fresh no makeup make up look. This set has everything you’d need to look fresh faced and ready to take on the world.  It includes the Note Skin Perfecting Primer (suitable for both oily and combination skin, it gives a great base for a long lasting makeup look), Note BB Concealer (their gorgeous, silky smooth concealer that glides on effortlessly to conceal dark circles), Note Luminous Silk Compact Blusher to give a warm, natural looking powder blush, and the Note Ultra Rich Colour Lipstick – (Shade Candy Nude).

RRP €19.95

Available in all good pharmacies nationwide.

Ella & Jo 3 in 1 Hyaluronic Skin Mist

A facial skin mist with the key hero ingredient hyaluronic acid, designed to add hydration to the skin and to be used pre and post make up and throughout the day. This is a product designed specifically for Irish skin types. Created and made in Ireland, the mist plumps, hydrates and sets and is a one of a kind skin solution. The Ella & Jo – 3 in 1 Hyaluronic Skin Mist is infused with extracts of chamomile, cucumber, witch hazel, aloe vera and green tea. It is specially formulated with mild ingredients to help hydrate, condition & protect the skin.

RRP €25

Available in all good pharmacies nationwide.

Art Deco Perfect Curling Gift Set

This gift set contains Curling Mascara which has a curved voluminous curling brush, you can easily reach the shortest of lashes and the Art Deco Eye Makeup Remover (50ml)


RRP €20.50

Available in all good pharmacies nationwide.

wet n wild® Midnight Goddess Collection          

Midnight Goddess Collection will bring you from desk to dancefloor with just three products. This set is also the ideal gift set for any makeup fanatics on your shopping list. It contains Colour Icon™ 10-Pan Eyeshadow Palette Rosé in the Air, MegaGlo™ Highlighting Powder Precious Petals and MegaLast Lip Colour in shade Sandstorm.

RRP €14.95

Available in all good pharmacies nationwide.

Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump XXL Lip Plumping Gloss

Plump up the volume with this triple-action, extreme volume, super hydrating moisture 10ml gloss.  Formulated with a 3XL Peptide Plump Complex and bursting with Lipswell™ natural plant oil that stimulates circulation to make lips appear fuller, more defined and perfectly plumped.

RRP €13.50

Available in Boots nationwide.




The countdown to Christmas is officially underway and we are more than ready to embrace the Christmas spirit.

As kids we adored opening our advent calendar and scoffing the mini piece of chocolate into our gobs before school. Nowadays, advent calendars are that little bit more glamorous.

Some of our favourite beauty brands are releasing the most gorgeous advent calendars for 2019 and there are so many to choose from.

We put together a list of our top picks so why not treat yourself to one this Christmas.

1. L'Occitane

Luxury Advent Calendar
€89 (worth €114)

2. Marks and Spencer

€40 when you spend €30 on Clothing, Home and Beauty (Worth €370)

3. Inglot

4. Nuxe

5. No7

Boots €50

6. NYX

7. Clarins

8. Harry Potter

Boots €45

9. Soap and Glory

Boots €55

10. ASOS