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Which is your very own pil­low if a so-called ‘beauty sleep ex­pert’ is to be be­lieved! Here’s the gist of the unique sell­ing points be­hind the new wrin­klepre­vent­ing pil­low be­ing sold in the US by its cre­ator, Patty Col­man. Ap­par­ently, while you in­no­cently rest your head at night, your treach­er­ous, or­di­nary pil­low and case are con­spir­ing to per­ma­nently wrin­kle your face, neck and dé­col­leté. Some­how your rect­an­gu­lar pil­low robs your skin of serums and night cream, musses up your hair, cre­ates eye puffi­ness and con­trib­utes to acne. Not so with the but­ter­fly-shaped Wrin­kle Preven­tion Pil­low! En­cased in a satin sheath pil­low­case (which in truth cre­ates fewer ‘sleep’ lines on the face, although silk is bet­ter again), this odd­shaped pil­low holds your head in such a po­si­tion that when you wake in the morn­ing, your face will be free of lines, your hair im­mac­u­late and car­toon birds will sing you out of slum­ber (all right, I made that last bit up!). If any of you try it and it works, let me know!


Check out the brand-new beauty col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween New Look and hip Brit fash­ion de­signer Giles Dea­con, fol­low­ing on from the gor­geous Gold by Giles fash­ion col­lec­tion. There’s a full make-up line in­clud­ing metal­lic eye lin­ers, eye quads, lip-gloss tools and lashes. Dea­con knows ex­actly what women from a High Street re­tailer like New Look want. Prices for the new col­lec­tion are very af­ford­able, from €2.50-€7.99, with the eye quads an ab­so­lute steal at €4.99! Take a sneak peek at the range on


Giles Dea­con isn’t the only de­signer to dip a toe into the beauty world. (Small won­der, see­ing how the ca­chet of a pro­hib­i­tively priced fash­ion line can send much more af­ford­able items such as lip gloss fly­ing off the shelves.) Word has it that Marc Ja­cobs is in talks to launch a make-up line. The Amer­i­can is al­ready a big pres­ence in the fra­grance mar­ket — Lola and Daisy are huge sellers and this sum­mer they will be joined by Dot, the bot­tle for which has to be seen to be be­lieved (picture a lady­bird re-imag­ined by Pi­casso and you’re half­way there). And you can bet, should Ja­cobs launch a make-up line, it will be suf­fi­ciently high end to cre­ate an ex­tended arch in the brow of that other US cloth­ing gi­ant and lux­ury cos­met­ics de­signer, Tom Ford. Lip glosses at dawn, gents — hand­bags are so yes­ter­day! BURT’S BEES BABY BEE MULTI-PUR­POSE OINT­MENT €10.95, avail­able na­tion­wide When skin needs some TLC, Burt’s Bees al­ways has a su­per salve, whether it’s for fin­gers or toes — or del­i­cate baby skin. The nat­u­ral brand’s lat­est ad­di­tion is this multi-pur­pose cream with lash­ings of shea but­ter, jo­joba, beeswax and co­conut — all po­tent mois­turis­ers that will lav­ish love on your baby’s skin, even the nappy area. HU­MAN+KIND ALL-IN-ONE BODY OIL €14.95, hu­manand­ Ir­ish brand Hu­man+kind are bring­ing great nat­u­ral prod­ucts to the mar­ket faster than I can write about them! This oil is full of skin-lov­ing in­gre­di­ents such as sun­flower, jo­joba and soya oil, vi­ta­min E and wheat­germ. In oil form, it ab­sorbs rapidly, mak­ing it a great al­ter­na­tive to us­ing a heavy balm for in­tense mois­tur­i­sa­tion. Use all over af­ter daily bathing. EL­IZ­A­BETH AR­DEN EIGHT HOUR CREAM (FRA­GRANCE FREE) €31, coun­ters na­tion­wide Eighty-two years old and still as pop­u­lar as ever, Eight Hour may be the orig­i­nal multi-pur­pose balm. As much as I am im­pressed by its pow­er­ful heal­ing prop­er­ties, I’ve never been a fan of its fra­grance, so when I heard of this non-scented ver­sion I was de­lighted. It is prob­a­bly the best hand­bag prod­uct you could ever own, bar none!

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