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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!

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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

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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.

 

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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

 

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How To Choose The Right Tattoo

Choosing a tattoo can be a challenge, especially when you don’t know where you want to get tattooed and you love so many different designs and ideas. Naturally, getting a new tattoo is an important decision, and there are many factors to consider.

From picking the right tattoo to deciding on where to get that tattoo to style, color and meaning, this guide will help you choose the right tattoo for you.

Picking The Best Tattoo

Choosing a tattoo can be life-changing since you’ll have it imprinted on your body for the rest of your life. On that note, it’s ideal to go with something that has a deeper meaning to you rather than with a popular design all the cool kids are getting.

However, note that we said that it should mean something to you. In other words, you can definitely go for something whimsical or out of the box, as long as it brings you joy. Like a cartoon character, a quote from your favorite movie, or a scene from a video game.

Just remember that tattoos don’t have to be large and out there for everyone to see. Some of the best ideas are cool small, simple tattoos meant just for you.

Avoid Names

As for tattoos to avoid, we advise against getting the name of a loved one on your body, unless the relationship is incredibly serious. In other words, don’t get a tattoo of a partner you’ve only been dating for a month.

If the loved one is dead or your child, then the name is a safe choice. Otherwise, we would recommend caution. You can cover the name with another tattoo in the future if you no longer like it (it’s cheaper than removal), but that’s a hassle you don’t need.

Family Can Be A Safe Choice

If you’re getting a matching tattoo with a loved one, settle on a simple design that appeals to both of you. They don’t have to be identical, but they should go well together. When getting a tattoo with a member of the family, you can go for the last name of for a family symbol. If you’re getting inked with a friend or partner, choose something that is relevant for your relationship.

Consult Your Tattoo Artist

Besides checking the artist’s portfolio or browsing online for tattoo ideas, you can also try coming up with your own, unique design. Artists are generally open to working with your throughout the process to make sure you’ll be happy with the end result.

As long as you’re settled on a concept and have an idea about what you’re looking for, they can also make design-related suggestions that will bring the tattoo to the next level.

Research The Meaning

Just make sure to also consider how your tattoo will be perceived by the rest of the world. Is it something that may offend certain people or can mean something bad in another culture? This especially applies to Asian symbols.

The characters may not mean (only) what you thing they mean, so it’s best to double-check with a native speaker before getting one inked on your body.

Where To Get A Tattoo

Finally, make sure to consider placement before settling on a cute design. A discreet quote tattoo can look mesmerizing on the collarbone, but won’t have the same visual impact on your leg.

An intricate pattern/design can be eye-grabbing on the sleeve or chest, but can look less masterful on the foot since there’s less room to play with.

Also, tattoo artists are unlikely to ink visible areas of your body like the hands or face if you don’t have one or more tattoos already. Better start with something less extreme during your first visit and see how it goes.

What Tattoo Should I Get?

Tattoo designs ultimately come down to personal preference. That being said, it’s smart to consider a variety of factors before taking the leap. Besides the tips listed above, here are some other things to weight prior to scheduling an appointment with a tattoo artist.

Why Do You Want A Tattoo?

This is the fundamental question you should ask yourself before getting inked. Everyone has their own reasons for getting a tattoo, but there are some common causes that push most women and men to finally do it. Tattoos can help you express your personality or creativity.

Some get tattoos to celebrate a special milestone in life, signal their allegiance to a community, or pay homage to a loved one. Others get inked simply because tattoos are a work of art and are beautiful to look at, which is completely fine. If any of your reasoning is among these lines, good.

However, if you’re doing it because of peer pressure, because everybody has one, because it’s trendy, or because you’re bored, you might want to wait for a while longer before taking the plunge. A tattoo is a permanent mark on your body. You want to be 100% sure you’re ready for that before getting inked. Plus, the healing process is no joke.

Consider Where To Get A Tattoo

As we’ve already mentioned, some tattoos work best for certain areas of the body. Yet, there are other things to think about as well as far as placement is concerned.

  • Do you want to be able to hide your tattoo or have it visible all the time?
  • Do you want the tattoo to be eye-grabbing or discreet?
  • Would your workplace be OK with you showing up one day with a full tattoo sleeve?

High-maintenance tattoos are usually those on parts of the body that aren’t always covered – like the arms and legs. These can be affected by sunlight and fade over time, which means that they may need touch-ups.

On the other hand, back, shoulder, and chest tattoos are low-maintenance, since they are usually covered by clothes.

Similarly, you need to consider how your body will change as you get older. For instance, getting a tattoo on your abdomen may look awesome now if you have a six-pack. However, if you gain weight in a few years the design may look distorted. You won’t have this problem with a back tattoo or minimalist design that works anywhere.

Talk with your artist – they should be able to list the pros and cons associated with the placement you want.

How To Choose The Best Tattoo Designs

Make sure the design is something that speaks to you – it represents something you love or are attached to. It’s fine to check online or browse artists’ portfolios for inspiration, but don’t restrict yourself to designs that are already out there. If you have an idea for a unique tattoo, talk it over with the artist and come up with something together.

It’s also a good idea to test how you feel with the tattoo before getting it. This can mean simply drawing it with a marker on your body to get a feel for the final result. Or, get a henna tattoo on the body part you’re considering. These only last for about week, but can help you decide if you’re ready for the real thing.

Pick A Good Artist

The first thing you can do to make sure you’ll end up with a talented and professional tattoo artist is to ask around. Word of mouth recommendations are best, since you can hear from people who actually went through the experience. Checking the artist’s portfolio and looking up online reviews is also wise.

Plus, visit the studio in person before booking an appointment to check out the level of hygiene and see if you’re compatible with the artist. As long as their work makes you excited, you’re on the right track!

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