BEAUTY BUL­LETIN

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

GUCCI GOES BEAUTY

Here’s some ex­cit­ing news, ladies! A new beauty col­lec­tion is be­ing launched by Gucci, ar­riv­ing this Septem­ber in se­lected coun­tries (hope­fully in­clud­ing Ire­land). Ru­mour has it that the Gucci col­lec­tion will fea­ture pieces for eyes, lips, face and nails, while skin prepa­ra­tion prod­ucts and brushes have also been hinted at. The face of the de­but range is go­ing to be one Char­lotte Casir­aghi, who is the grand­daugh­ter of the late Princess Grace of Monaco. Ex­pect lots of up­dates from Gucci on so­cial me­dia. No doubt some of the other lux­ury brands will be keep­ing a close eye on de­vel­op­ments too.

IT’S TIME TO CHILL!

In win­ter, our skin needs nour­ish­ment. In summer, we need hy­dra­tion. So what to use? Well, in colder months, a rich lo­tion or cream of­fers com­fort to the skin and all day mois­ture, while in summer, a gel boosts hy­dra­tion but ab­sorbs quickly with­out residue or stick­i­ness. Per­fect for the sunny weather is The Body Shop’s range of body sor­bets (gels), which come in five fra­gances and are made with 100 per cent Fair Trade aloe vera, €13.50, and their Vi­ta­min E Aqua Sor­bet for the face, €15. The cool skin treats for face and body are an al­ter­na­tive to af­ter-sun and are per­fect for hot summer nights. Keep in the fridge for an ex­tra chill.

PER­FECT PEDICURE

Foot main­te­nance is a nec­es­sary but bor­ing chore. The good news is that the hard skin dis­solv­ing ac­tion of Foot­ner’s Ex­fo­li­at­ing Socks has been im­proved, speed­ing up the peel­ing process by half. The socks are sim­ple to use: pre-soak the feet and pop on the socks for 60 min­utes. The AHA gel con­tained within the socks unglues the dead skin cells and they be­gin to peel within three days. The skin should be smooth as silk af­ter a week. The orig­i­nal socks took be­tween a week and a fort­night to work, mak­ing this new ver­sion a lot more con­ve­nient. The socks can be pur­chased for €24.99 a pair on­line at boots.ie or in store.

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