BEAUTY BUL­LETIN

The Irish Mail on Sunday - TV Week - - BODY & SOUL -

Trend alert! A new nail-art look is about to be ev­ery­where... A nude nailbed with tip dipped in colour is what you need to start prac­tis­ing now, so here’s a sim­ple way to try it at home. Pick a nude that best matches your skin tone and an­other vi­brant shade: red or navy looks great! Now, paint the en­tire nail with two coats of the nude and al­low to dry. Get an eye-shadow sponge ap­pli­ca­tor, dip into the colour and lightly press the pol­ish onto the tips of the nails. The look isn’t sup­posed to be too per­fect so if the edges are a lit­tle blurred, you’re do­ing it right! If you pre­fer a me­tal­lic tip, dampen the sponge with a lit­tle pol­ish re­mover and use a sparkly shadow to press onto the nail. Fin­ish with a coat of clear pol­ish to keep it chip-free. Reg­u­lar read­ers will re­mem­ber my re­cent up­date on the rapidly ex­pand­ing de­mand for BB (Beauty Balm) creams, lead­ing to new CC (Colour Cor­rec­tor) creams with bet­ter cov­er­age ap­pear­ing in Asia. BB growth is as strong in the East as it is in the West: we all love the mois­ture, oil con­trol and sun pro­tec­tion in the creams. But it is on this side of the world that the DD (Daily De­fence) cream has popped up. In the UK, there are a num­ber of prod­ucts ready to hit shelves that are like heavy-duty body and foot creams — one in­cludes a self-tan­ning agent, It looks as if hair gel will be mak­ing the leap from your boyfriend’s wash bag to your cos­metic case! In the coming weeks, we’ll be ex­am­in­ing the SS13 trends, and al­ready the an­drog­y­nous look is set to be a big one: ei­ther long and di­shev­elled like an early Kate Moss, or slicked back ca­su­ally with an ob­vi­ous dose of gel. What­ever your feel­ings, gel is a tricky hair prod­uct to wear well; it can make fair hair look darker and dark hair look wet, nei­ther of which sounds all that ap­peal­ing. Maybe we’ll wait and see what other SS13 trends seem sex­ier!

Such an in­ter­est­ing con­cept here from Pukka, this is a ‘dry’ ex­fo­lia­tor. In the jar is a blend of freshly ground al­mond and or­ganic bil­berry, which can be used in com­bi­na­tion with a num­ber of prod­ucts de­pend­ing on your skin type: with water for oily skin, cleanser/toner for dull, or com­bi­na­tion or an oil for dry. A ver­sa­tile, in­ge­nious beauty item! Cau­dalie are a unique French brand that use or­ganic grape water for a lot of their nat­u­ral beauty prod­ucts. This water, much like ther­mal water, con­tains nat­u­rally oc­cur­ring min­er­als and an­tiox­i­dants that im­prove skin health. The tea, part of their body range, sup­ple­ments their detox prod­ucts with a blend of red vine, cin­na­mon, blueberry, cas­sis and sweet or­ange zest to pro­mote toxin elim­i­na­tion.

PUKKA AYURVEDA NOUR­ISH­ING BRIGHT­ENER €16; visit pukka­herbs.com for

CAU­DALIE DRAIN­ING HERBAL TEA

€11; visit uk.cau­dalie.com for stock­ists

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