Beauty

If it is your fist time being waxed, or you have sensitive skin, then you may require a patch test. A patch test is very simple: just pop into your salon at least a day before your waxing appointment and your therapist will apply wax to your wrist, leaving you with a small area you can monitor for 24 hours. There should be no side effects but if you notice excess redness or itching please let...

If it is your fist time being waxed, or you have sensitive skin, then you may require a patch test. A patch test is very simple: just pop into your salon at least a day before your waxing appointment and your therapist will apply wax to your wrist, leaving you with a small area you can monitor for 24 hours. There should be no side effects but if you notice excess redness or itching please let...

Everybody's talking about Body Pump, a new workout designed to tone and condition muscles while raising metabolic rate for rapid fat-burning. A study commissioned by the Les Mills Group, who invented Body Pump, found women burn an average of 483 calories during a class- an astonishing eight-and-a-half calories per minute!

The program is available exclusively at Women's Fitness Plus to...

The new Sesame Suntan Lotion from Lush contains a sesame oil and a walnut leaf infusion to help increase the skin's melanin production – its natural reaction to sun exposure – which means it will actually help you to tan. Cocoa butter and aloe extract will soothe and nourish the skin, with three broad-spectrum sunscreens to ensure that your skin stays protected, as well as smelling...

The peppery green leaves and stems of watercress are packed with antioxidants and minerals. Watercress also contains significant amounts of iron, calcium, iodine and folic acid, in addition to vitamins A and C. Munch it in stir-frys or salads, or blitz it for a soup, to maintain good skin health!

Chanel are launching two revolutionary anti-wrinkle products based on an unprecedented anti-ageing approach. Last year, Chanel scientists created three Le Lift creams, based on the latest research in the field of epigenetics. Now Le Lift Sérum (a firming anti-wrinkle serum) and Le Lift Crème Yeux (an anti-wrinkle eye cream) will once again answer women’s specific needs in...

On trend beauty brand Essence, are launching a new skin care range. From serums to gels; nose strips to creams, all concerns will be looked after for the change of season with pocket friendly Essence Pure Skin. The brand, available nationwide in Pennys and pharmacies, is perfect for the debs season, heading off to college or simply looking after ever changing skin conditions. Included is the...

There's a range of premium, professional hair brushes on the market especially created to detangle and smooth hair painlessly and effortlessly. Tangle Angel strokes away tangles leaving hair silky smooth and easy to manage, while the newly launched Tangle Cherub is a compact handbag-size brush and is perfect for children’s hair. The Shine Angel's revolutionary V-shaped bristles not only...

Putting in long hours on the keyboard? L'Occitane's unique Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel turns to a matte, powdery finish, reducing perspiration and swelling sensations. Enriched with organic verbena extract and tapioca powder to soothe and absorb, it leaves hands feeling dry, cooled and scented with verbena, orange, geranium and lemon tree. €10.50, L'Occitane, Oliver Plunkett St. Cork...

Model Cara Delevingne has eyebrows that are the envy of all. However, us mere mortals are not always blessed with naturally thick brows, so Priya Therapy has Beautiful Brows make-up, adding colour, shape and definition that lasts all day. Pop into Priya Therapy on French Church Street for a free trial.

Electronic make-up could be the future of beauty. Tokyo artist Nobumichi Asai has created a new OMOTE system that maps a face's contours and projects makeup images onto that face. Check out the amazing video on YouTube by searching for 'electronic makeup'.

Late nights studying and partying can take its toll on student skin. With the new college year just around the corner, we look at the best pocket-friendly buys from Boots to ensure clear and beautiful skin this semester!

Start the day off with Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water, removing makeup, soothing skin and hydrating in just one step. On special offer for €4.29.

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We all know body brushing is great for blitzing dead skin, but did you know it also boosts circulation, reducing water retention and varicose veins? Invest in a natural body brush (we love Champneys Body Brush, €13, Boots) and commit to brushing daily, always moving towards the heart.

Transform curly, frizzy hair into a straight, smooth style that lasts up to three days. Frizz-Ease semi-permanent styling spray is designed to work with hair straighteners as the revolutionary blend of polymers with keratin protein wraps each strand. €9.79, Boots.

No longer just for household and cooking purposes, apple cider vinegar can also be used for all sorts of health problems. Half an egg-cup every morning is meant to aid weight loss, lower high blood pressure and relieve joint pains. Head to Fresh from West Cork in the English Market for a bottle, priced at €12.

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