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


It’s here at last, lead­ing nail colour brand Sally Hansen has fi­nally brought the Mir­a­cle Gel Man­i­cure range to Ire­land. It has been col­lect­ing awards across the US since it launched and now we get to try it out. A col­lec­tion of 18 shades, from nude through to black via some cute cherry and co­ral shades, it has the new­est gel tech­nol­ogy that sets with no light needed. The man­i­cure lasts up to two weeks and is re­moved with reg­u­lar pol­ish re­mover. The Gel shades cost €9.99, as does the Mir­a­cle Gel Top Coat. Duo packs of one gel colour/top coat are avail­able for just €14.99. Avail­able at phar­ma­cies na­tion­wide.


Chil­dren and adults alike suf­fer with atopic skin, with re­search show­ing that 27 per cent of Ir­ish house­holds have one or more per­son with eczema. With weather changes caus­ing the great­est in­stances of flare-ups, now might be the time to look at a mois­turiser that might help. La Roche Posay’s Lipikar Balm AP has been popular for treat­ing all the fam­ily through episodes of eczema and dry skin. It has now been re­launched with an ad­di­tional in­gre­di­ent, bac­terium vit­re­oscilla, a healthy bac­te­ria that re­stores and bal­ances skin health to pre­vent fur­ther ir­ri­ta­tion. Avail­able in a 400ml pump bot­tle, €19, and a 200ml easy squeeze tube, €13.50). Phar­ma­cies na­tion­wide.


Wel­come news from Pan­tene if you suf­fer from split ends or styling dam­age. The global brand is the first to re­for­mu­late all its sham­poos to in­clude an­tiox­i­dant dam­age blocker tech­nol­ogy. Be­cause our hair picks up min­er­als from tap wa­ter, es­pe­cially cop­per, over time this can lead to hair weak­ness and poros­ity. The new tech­nol­ogy acts as a min­eral mag­net, pre­vent­ing build up and lead­ing to health­ier hair. The range is called Pan­tene Pro-V Break­age De­fence col­lec­tion for dam­aged hair, prices start at €3.89. We all know lip­stick as lip pro­tec­tor just doesn’t cut it, so sales of lip balm will soar in the com­ing weeks. But you don’t need to sacrifice great lip colour in the fight against chap­ping, visit a Burt’s Bees counter and see the huge se­lec­tion of coloured balms, lip shine and shim­mers. All nat­u­ral and en­riched with great mois­turis­ers like co­coa but­ters. Au­tumn is the ideal time to in­tro­duce a nour­ish­ing oil into your rou­tine to fight the rigours of colder days and cen­tral heat­ing. Divine Cream for day is L’Oc­c­i­tane’s best sell­ing mois­turiser. Its light­weight tex­ture melts into the skin and a drop or two of this skin-en­hanc­ing oil be­fore Divine Cream boosts its ef­fects. Use daily or as needed. Try it also at night be­fore bed and wake up to more rested look­ing skin.


L’OC­C­I­TANE DIVINE YOUTH OIL €88, L’Oc­c­i­tane stores na­tion­wide

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