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We all know that the most important person to show love to is yourself, and the occasional treat doesn't go astray when it comes to showing yourself exactly how you feel about you. 

Whether it's some new perfume to put a pep in your step or that covetable pair of boots you've been eyeing up on the shop shelf, if there was ever a day to buy yourself a delectable pressie, it's Valentine's Day: 

Topshop jacket €60.00,  SOSU Parfum de Nuit €49.95,  MAC Strobe Cream €34.00, River Island Boots €87.00

 Aluxe sunglasses €15.00, Wildfox T-shirt €95.00,  Hello Kitty x ASOS hoop earrings €10.81, Jo Malone Peony & Blush Suede Fragrance Combining Trio €85.00

Double Breasted Belted Mac €69.99, Benefit 'BADgal Bang' €27.00, Huda Beauty palette €65.00, Compact Bronzer €27.00



Let's be honest, choosing presents isn't exactly easy.

But choosing presents for a loved one who embodies all that is good in the world borders on unbearable when you refuse to settle for less.

While everyone else on your list is checked off in next to no time, you devote a serious amount of time and research to this particular person's gift, and yet you rarely feel the final choice does them justice.

If this sounds all too familiar, then you'll be relieved to know that the always luxurious L'Occitane has your back this Christmas.

Give your loved one the gift they deserve in the form of a decadent pamper package from one of the world's most desired brands.

We mean, just take a look at these and discover more about L’Occitane here!









If you've left it last minute to pick your dad up a Father's Day gift (who hasn't?), then fear not, because we have some great ideas right here for you.

From delish whiskey to Batman playing cards and soothing aftershave balm, you're sure to find something here that your dad will love:




If you fancy looking through some more ideas, check out here. And don't forget a card, too!



As strong advocates of treat yourself Tuesday, the thought of getting a little present every day is right up our (festively bedecked) alley.

While we are still big fans of a chocolate filled calendar, this year the diets are starting early and we're switching to beauty-based bundles of joy.

Counting your pennies at Christmas is important, so we've put together our pick of the best advent calendars of 2016 to suit everyone's budget, from high street to high end. 

1. Estee Lauder €250

If you feel you've been exceptionally good this year, the Estee Lauder's Holiday Countdown calendar is the splurge for you.

While the calendar is a bit pricey, it's actually amazing value for money and includes a myriad of their very best products, including their newest innovation, the Advanced Night Repair Revitalising Supreme and Creme, a best seller, the Modern Muse perfume and many many more.

Charlotte Tilbury €195

Charlotte Tilbury is officially one of the most sought after makeup gurus on the planet, and her magic cream will probably go down in beauty history as one of the handiest cult products EVER. 

If you're one of those people who's dying to try out Charlotte's full range but blanches at the prospect, the World of Legendary Parties advent calendar is one way to get the goods without the financial commitment. 

3 Kiehls, €115

Every skin care junkie worth their salt will be after the Kiehls X Jeremyville Limited Edition Advent Calendar.  

Not only is it a holy grail of high quality skin products, it's also an artistic one-off, as the unique packaging was designed by Brooklyn based Jeremyville. Featuring two full-sized products and a whopping 22 deluxe minis it's sure to be a total sellout so get in store ASAP. 

Lancome €105

Lancome, Yves Saint Laurent , Ralph Lauren and Viktor & Rolf have teamed up to create the ultimate luxury beauty hamper in the form of the Your Beauty Fairytale Come True beauty bonanza.

The pink parcel contains a whole host of the brand's best fragrances, skin care and makeup products, making it the ultimate gift for the high-end beauty obsessed.

NYX €84

One for the makeup junkies, this NYX Wanderlust calendar is pretty much a professional makeup palette divvied up into daily doses.

Containing 12 lip cream shades and 12 eye shadows, your festive makeup bag will be chock-a-block. 

ASOS €66.67

Fashion mega brand ASOS have released their first advent calendar and it's completely crammed with the best beauty bits the online store has to offer.

Featuring products from Bastiste, Dermalogica and Nip & Fab, this calendar has an eclectic mix of products, perfect if you like a surprise. 

7 L'Occitane €56

L'Occitane has a reputation for being one of the most luxurious and high quality beauty brands out there, so synopsising their best beauty buys into an advent calendar is more than Ok with us.

This product completely sold out online this week, but it can still be found in store if you're very lucky. 

Jack Wills €46

Got a teenager in your life that needs some convincing to behave this Christmas?

Look no further than the Jack Wills Xmas Countdown calendar, packed with mini beauty and body goodies. This brand is a favourite with the secondary school set so you can't go wrong.

Sanctuary €32.50

Christmas can be a stressful period, so taking some time out to relax and recuperate is a given.

Plus hot baths in winter weather are the epitome of heaven. Sanctuary's Let Go Days of Christmas advent calendar is full of both bath and beauty bits, along with some homeware products including candles and an eye mask for the ultimate chilled out evening watching Christmas movies. 

10 River Island €17

Rounding off our list is the River Island 12 Days of Beauty bundle. 

This calendar is out to get us party season ready, and includes quirky nail decals and flash lashes. Christmas parties, we're ready. 


Dublin native, Laura Whitmore, is currently taking part in BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, and has just received a very thoughtful gift from none other than Lady Gaga.

The singer sent Laura a bouquet of white roses along with a beautiful hand-written note.

"Your support of my music means the world to me! XO, Lady Gaga," the Bad Romance performer wrote.


How thoughtful! @ladygaga you gem! These made me smile. Always a pleasure xx

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Laura shared a snap of the roses on Instagram and captioned the pic: "How thoughtful! @ladygaga you gem! These made me smile. Always a pleasure xx."

But the former MTV presenter wasn't the only one to receive a bunch of roses. Fellow Strictly contestant and radio presenter Melvin Odoom was also gifted the flowers along with the same note.


Thank you for the flowers @ladygaga

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Melvin wrote on Instagram: "Thank you for the flowers @ladygaga."

What a wonderful surprise to receive! 


Looking for the perfect  bit of sparkle to accompany all those dresses you'll be wearing for the party season? Well look no further! Emma Power went along to check out Stella and Dot's latest collection and there really is something for everybody, take a look!



Prince William bagged a helicopter worth £6.5 million as a birthday present.

Wills turned 32 yesterday and was given a 2008 Augusta A109S Grand helicopter from the Queen; his grandmother.

The chopper, which we’re guessing wasn’t gift-wrapped, can hold one pilot and up to seven passengers.

Wills is a helicopter pilot – having served in the Royal Air Force – so he might be the one flying him and Kate to and from all their engagements.

No pressure on Kate to match that gift, then…


Kanye West rarely shows off his soft side. That’s why he completely surprised the crowd and one fan in particular, at a recent concert in Texas! Watch the video to find out what Mr. West did.

Niamh Geaney reports



One Direction star Zayn Malik has bought his fiancée’s mum a new house!

Zayn is engaged to Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards, 20, and reportedly decided to foot the bill for his future mum-in-law Debbie’s new home in Dorset, south west England when he heard she was planning the move.

Perrie was said to have been planning to pay the mortgage for her mum before Zayn offered to buy it outright!

The house apparently costs more than £200,000 and is a new build.

Zayn has been dating his fellow pop star for two years and popped the question last summer.

Perrie’s family are said to be thrilled with this lovely gesture ahead of the wedding.

The 21-year-old singer and his bandmates have become the richest boyband in British music history with a combined fortune of £70 million.

So he does have a few quid to spare in fairness!



Lancôme professional make-up artists certainly know a thing or two about beauty and looking gorgeous.

They are a well established name at the BAFTA’s and for the past 14 year they have offered a professional make-up service for the BAFTA beauty suite, awards dinner and after-party. They have even offered a truly personalised service by going to the stars’ homes and suites.

To celebrate their association with this year’s award ceremony, they are treating all Lancôme customers to a complimentary gift.

With the purchase of two or more Lancôme products, customers will receive a gift of a gold clutch bag packed with either Pout Perfect Red Capet accessories or Screen Siren Smokey Eye Look make-up products. Both are perfect to help you recreate your own red carpet look.

The gift is exclusively available at all Lancôme counters at Brown Thomas, Boots, Arnotts, Clerys, Debenhams and McElhinnerys from 29th January while stocks last.