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