BEAUTY BUL­LETIN

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

POINT­ING A FIN­GER AT NAIL STAINS

Speak­ing of nails, few of us ever think of us­ing a base coat be­fore ap­ply­ing pol­ish be­cause it adds so much more time to a man­i­cure, but when the nails be­come heav­ily stained we can only add more var­nish to dis­guise it. Nude nails look nice in sum­mer though so let’s hit the kitchen cup­boards for stain re­moval ideas. Look for a lemon, bak­ing soda or white vine­gar — each of these works well at lift­ing dis­coloura­tion. Use safely, with each add one tea­spoon to a cup of warm wa­ter, and soak the nails for a few min­utes. Af­ter use, rinse, dry and ap­ply nail or hand cream.

ELAVE SKIN CARE BACK­ING FOR CANCER SUP­PORT SER­VICES

Elave, the Dun­dalk-based skin care ex­perts, have part­nered with the Ir­ish Cancer So­ci­ety for the month of June to sup­port their sur­vivor­ship pro­gramme. The pro­gramme pro­vides prac­ti­cal and emo­tional one-to-one sup­port to those di­ag­nosed with cancer. From each sale of their spe­cial edi­tion Shower Gel (€7.10), Sham­poo (€7.10) and In­ten­sive Cream (€8.49), Elave will do­nate €1 from each prod­uct to the so­ci­ety. Dry, sen­si­tive skin can be a prob­lem for all the fam­ily, but Elave have a so­lu­tion for all ages, check www.ovelle.com. For more in­for­ma­tion on the Cancer So­ci­ety ser­vices, see www.cancer.ie.

CRE­ATIVE SMASH­BOX LINES UP WITH ‘LIGHTS OUT’ SANTIGOLD

Heads up, mu­sic fans, Smash­box has teamed up with Brit and MTV award win­ning singer Santigold to cre­ate the hottest make-up collection you will see this sum­mer. Ser­pent col­lages fea­ture heav­ily in the fivecolour pal­ettes for eyes (€32) and the col­lectible snake-head lip­stick ring adorned with Swarovski crys­tals (€45) but you’ll find the colours in the en­tire range are vi­brant and fun. The collection is avail­able now in Boots, see www.smash­box.co.uk. Among self-tans, a liq­uid of­fers bet­ter value than a lo­tion — it will go a lot fur­ther and has added mois­turis­ers. They dry faster, so if you have limited time a liq­uid is the ob­vi­ous choice. He-Shi are an award win­ning uni­sex tan brand. This new Rapid Tan liq­uid for face and body (colour medium to dark) of­fers speedy ab­sorp­tion and a one-hour de­vel­op­ment time, trans­form­ing you from pasty to tasty in min­utes. Here’s a neat trick — get the il­lu­sion of thicker hair by adding vol­ume to roots, the idea be­ing that big­ger hair looks fuller. And vol­ume im­proves many styles, like an up do, or a messy ‘undo’. This spray is a bar­gain and gives root lift that lasts all day long. Spritz on damp roots and dry in the op­po­site di­rec­tion to how the hair falls. Us­ing dif­fer­ent creams to cre­ate face con­tour is fine in cooler weather, but when it gets warm it’s go­ing to melt. It’s time to get sun kissed with pow­der, us­ing a matte bronzer like this su­per-sized one from YSL and brush­ing it on the face to sculpt and de­fine. Add a touch where the sun would hit the skin too; the fore­head, nose and chin. Avail­able in three shades, per­fect for year-round tan and def­i­ni­tion.

HE-SHI RAPID ONE HOUR LIQ­UID TAN €27.50, depart­ment stores and sa­lons

JOHN FRIEDA BLOW DRY ROOT BOOSTER LO­TION €6.31, Su­per­Valu, Dunnes Stores

YSL TERRE SA­HARI­ENNE €39.90, counters na­tion­wide

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