Here’s what we’re treating ourselves to this spring …
1 MODEL LIP BALM
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, €24.50. Kate Moss tells us she’s using this buttery lip balm every day, as recommended by her daughter. And if it’s good enough for KM … €24.50, at www.beautybay.com.
2 LIP GLAMOUR
Estée Lauder Pure Colour Lipstick in Modern Muse, €37. This fluted pink bullet is so pretty and old-school. In 80 shades, at counters nationwide. If you’re quick, you could also nab this Super Plush Lips Pure Colour Gift Set for €44.68 (worth €90) at Brown Thomas, a Christmas set with three wearable shades plus neat lip-motif bag.
3 BOLT OF BLUE
Barry M Hi Vis Bold Waterproof Eyeliner in Caution, €7.49. With the spring/summer catwalks championing a flash of brilliant blue on the eyes and lashes, we’re grabbing this cobalt liner – a steal at under €8. At www.asos.com.
4 SUPERIOR SOAP
The Handmade Soap Company Soap Bar, €7. The Handmade Soap Company is lovely. Their new men’s range smells great – we’re stealing this soap, with its scent of bitter orange and pink pepper.
5 SCALP & HAIR FIX
Kérastase Symbiose Fondant Apaisant Essentiel with Salicylic Acid + Bifidus, €39.60. The glamorous new approach to dandruff by Kérastase transforms daily haircare with luxurious textures and scent. This balm shampoo is designed to hydrate and soothe sensitive scalps, while boosting hair condition and helping to deter dandruff. At salons nationwide.
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, €24. This is always on our list. Even though now it always make us smirk a little. Everyone has their uses for it, as we know all too well … But what you need to know is that it’s proven to calm, protect and hydrate skin for up to eight hours. It’s brilliant for giving your skin a gleam, worn high on cheekbones. We like to keep one Spare … At www.hickeyspharmacies.ie and pharmacies nationwide.
7 NIGHT CREAM
Aveeno Calm + Restore Re-Hydrating Night Cream, €14.99. For a bargain option that’s specially desiged for sensitive skin, look to Aveeno: this Night Cream promises up to 48-hour moisturisation. At this price you can invest in the Nourishing Oat Cleanser too (€9.99), and the calming Triple Oat Serum (€15.99). At pharmacies nationwide.
8 MOTHER’S DAY GIFT
The Fragrant Nest Black Geo Candle Gift Set, €40. We love Meath-based Sile Murphy’s original and clever candle holders, all handmade in Ireland. This Candle Gift Set includes a candle (in black, grey, beige or white) in a scent of your choice (choose from eight, such as Neroli Bloom, or Black Amber & Lavender), plus a matching match striker pot. At www.thefragrantnest.ie.
9 ESSENTIAL SPF
asap skincare SPF50+ Hydrating Defence, €31. It’s vital to find one you’re happy to wear every day. Australian skin experts asap skincare have an excellent SPF50+ Hydrating Defence with niacinamide for broad-spectrum protection that’s easy to wear, and works as a primer for make-up as well as moisturising skin. From €31 for 50ml. At www.asapskincare.ie.
10 OMEGA-3 SUPPLEMENT
Wild Atlantic Ocean Pure Omega-3, €39. This Irish company, based in Co Cork, provides supplements, and also home test kits to measure your Omega-3 index or your Vitamin D levels, assessing via a simple finger prick test that’s sent off to the lab. The Ocean Pure Omega-3 supplement contains 200mg of pure fish oil and claims to be the more pure and potent Irish brand on the market.
Main featured image:
Photographed by BARRY MC CALL
Styled by CATHERINE CONDELL
Make-up by DEARBHLA KEENAN for Brown Sugar
For The Gloss Magazine October 2022
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