Beauty

From the schoolyard to the catwalk, the ponytail is stepping up and is an on-trend look for this season. With it all about glossy hair for the sleek look, hair preparation is key.

Lee Stafford Hair Growth Leave In Treatment. Boots, €15.99

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Loved by celebs, REN’s Moroccan Rose trio (€23) includes body wash, body cream and bath oil, which leave skin silky smooth, and glowing.

Hazelnuts are great for vitamin E, perfect for supporting healthy skin growth. 

Get dramatic eyes with Borderlines, an extreme black, long-wear, eyeliner. This pen has a tapered end, perfect for easy application, creating thin to thick lines. It's €9.99 from blankcanvascosmetics.com.

Lancôme took inspiration from the beauty of Paris at night and the atmosphere of its glamorous culture for Parisian Lights’ Christmas 2014 Limited Edition Makeup Collection. The Vernis in Love Rouge Cabaret nail colour is €19 and the Poudre de Lumière is €45, both available at Brown Thomas. 

Plum is the perfect shade to be wearing right now, with the vibrant and rich berry tint a perfect seasonal statement. 

Big & Bright Eyeliner in Plum from bareMinerals. Brown Thomas, €15

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Although the summer is over, and the winter frost has begun to set in, it isn't a reason to go into hibernation. And it sure isn’t an excuse to start wearing tights instead of shaving your legs. In fact, winter is the perfect time for laser hair removal, which works by focusing an intensely concentrated beam of ultraviolet light down through the hair shaft - the visible...

Use earthy tones such as Excess Shimmer shadows in Bronze and Copper (rrp €7.99) to recreate the soft, barely there looks seen at Victoria Beckham and Valentino, where models adorned just a wash of light, shimmery brown shadow to enhance the eyes. 

Replenish moisture levels before the onset of winter and prepare skin to deal with indoor heating and outdoor temperatures. The Ziaja Rose Butter Firming NIght Cream (rrp €6.99) is fast absorbing and works to refine and firm skin texture while you sleep. 

Tip: Moisturise right after you wash or bathe as applying moisture to damp skin helps seal that...

Strike an heir of sophistication with royally rich colour that exudes an aristocratic allure. Here are out top pick from MAC's Heirloom collection that ensure to leave a legacy...

Heirloom Mix Lipstick in No Faux Pas. Brown Thomas, €21.50

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Treat your hair to Silvikrin's Style & Heat Protect Spray, which shields hair from heat up to 230° without leaving lengths sticky or heavy.

Get the perfect sun-kissed glow with complementing colour combinations from a NYX Bronzer/Blusher Combo. This one is Marbella, priced at €10.99 and is available at pharmacies nationwide

Colour Riche by L'Oreal Paris has a limited edition Pure Reds collection consisting of four custom-made red shades that are tailored for different skin tones, whether you're more like Blake Lively, Eva Longoria, Julianne Moore or Liya Kebede. Julianne‘s red is a pure berry red that is designed to suit cool skin tones.

Alexander Wang's first fragrance for French fashion house Balenciaga is now out. B Balenciaga has a green woody fragrance and combines notes of green tea, cedarwood and musk. It's priced from €61.

X Factor hopeful Lauren Platt’s side-swept cornrows last weekend was seen across AW14 catwalks. The show's stylist, Jamie Stevens explained that as the look can be quite severe, the key is making the trend more wearable. "Lauren has tight braids on one side and loose, soft waves on the other," he said.

Here's how to get the look:

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