Channel the Roaring Twenties for the festive season with elegant bobbed finger waves, smokey eye, and a statement lip.


Clinque High Impact Lip Colour in Red-Y To Wear, Brown Thomas, €20


With temperatures set to dip even further in the coming weeks, here are our top tips for protecting your skin.

* Hydrate, hydrate. Drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated. If you can, try and alternate every glass of alcohol for a glass of H2O.

* Think cleansing. Fight the effects of the colder weather with some ultimate hydration that also preserves...

Think flawless skin, long lashes and a beautiful bun for a perfect ballerina look this season.

Bumble and bumble Thickening Hairspray 50ml, Boots, €8


For her 
Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau De Parfum is a new glam rock fragrance full of mystery and energy. Debenhams, priced from €58.


Benefit's TINTernational superstars and their matching hydrating balms are all together in one sweet set! It's a foolproof gift, and costs €29.50 from Debenhams.

Channelling House of Holland's playful personality and created with the nail experts at Elegant Touch, these House of Ho Ho Ho 'Tis the Season design exudes festivity. They are €9.99 from Sam McCauleys and pharmacies throughout Cork.

A new concept of perfumery has come to Cork, with the Ydentik Perfume Bar Concept. The Portuguese brand is now open on 35 Princes Street, and has fragrances for men and women, priced €18.99 for 55ml and €29.99 for 105ml

As the temperatures dip, our skin takes a hit at winter. To counteract the affects of the season, Clarins has a men's Moisture Christmas Purse, which contains 50ml Super Moisture Balm, 30ml Total Shampoo and 50ml Smooth Shave. It's available from Brown Thomas, priced €37.

The delicious beet has a whole host of health benefits. The vegetable, perfect in stews, salads and juices, is high in vitamin C - boosting collagen production meaning firmer looking skin - while its folic acid also helps ensure healthy skin.

Add some tinsel to your fingertips with dip-able, glitter nail art. Miss Elegant Touch Christmas Candy Dip has brand new Holly Berries and Iced Gems, which will polish off your festive look and ensure you're party ready. Simply stick on the tab, file it to fit, dip into the colours and then shake to be left with gorgeous glitter nails. They are priced €5.99 each at pharmacies across...

Golden-edged eye make-up was the look for Chanel’s annual Métiers d'Art show, with the Paris-Salzburg 2014/2015 collection shown at Schloss Leopoldskron. For the eyes the Chanel products used included, Les 4 Ombres Tissé Riviera (N°224); Les 4 Ombres Intuition (N°36); Stylo Yeux Waterproof Noir Intense eyeliner; Stylo Yeux Waterproof Or Blanc; and Le...

Coordinating lip and nail colour might seem old fashioned and passé, but it can be quite quintessentially modern. And best of all, there is a colour to suit everyone…

1 Charlotte Tilbury's Matte Revolution lipstick ...

Bobbi Brown mini long-wear cream shadow stick trio, in fan-favourite shades Pink Sparkle, Smokey Topaz, and Espresso Bean, can be used to shade, define, smoke up and highlight eyes. Plus, it won’t crease, flake or fade. They are €39.50 from Brown Thomas. 

For a great little beauty trick that leaves your skin soft and smooth, mix up a homemade scrub of honey and sugar. The frugal in all of us would approve.

Enriched with 20% shea butter, the super-creamy L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream (€23 for 150ml) penetrates quickly to protect, nourish and moisturise hands. 

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