It’s not just our homes that need a good spring clean. Emerging from the winter always calls for a revamp of both my skincare and beauty collections – when the pennies allow for it – and an overhaul on my daily beauty regime, even when they don’t. A new hairstyle and much-needed facial is always on the to-do list but we can’t always afford to take the salon road. So in the meantime, I’m lusting after these treats so we can take care of ourselves at home…
It doesn’t look like elaborate brows are going out of fashion anytime soon so this Spring, the make up look is all about minimal, natural looking make up, making powerful brows the big focus. So to help achieve that look, I’m adding the Billion dollar Brows Universal Brow Pencil to my lust list for Spring. It’s formulated to work with all skin tones and hair colours and perfect for fixing your brows on the go.
Available from http://www.frenchbeautyroom.com and leading beauty salons. Price: €23.95
It seems that the tangoed look is for now a thing of the past and we can happily embrace our pale Irish skin once again without the threat of milk bottle taglines. However, some of us need a little more help than others when it comes to transitioning between seasons. Coming from head-to-toe cover up during winter, I know I’ll certainly need a hand when it comes to going from ghastly to glowing. And that is why Bronz’Express Tinted Gel is appearing on my spring must buy list.
Available from pharmacies nationwide for just €17.50.
I for one will be charging some serious TLC into my skin before daring to bare anything at all this spring. With the pared back nude look make up set to be the beauty trend of the season, it’s important to ensure the canvas is as fresh as possible. To help my complexion look more luminous than lacklustre (more radiant than… well, grey), I’m hoping to invest in some super skin saviours. The Kerstin Florian Rejuvinating Spirulina Masque looks just the ticket. Containign blue-green spirulina algae, the ultimate nutrient boost for dull post-winter skin, the masque is packed in nutrients and said to be a super food for the skin. Yes please.
Price: €50 for 80ml. Available from Fota Island Resort, Knockranny House Hotel, Lyrath Estate Hotel and The Marker.
I’m a big fan of Aveda and have decided I am totally in need of the brand’s new peace-promoting stress-fix body crème. Investing in beauty treatments is one way I really can relax and de-stress, but it’s worth having a way of doing that at home more regularly too. This body crème is the latest in the body care collection and features a proven stress-relieving aroma. The brand recommends rituals for both your body as well as your hands and arms using the crème and is a sure way to give ourselves a little worry detox coming into the hopefully more pleasant weather!
I’ve always been a spice girl at heart so it comes as no surprise that I’m excited about the newest range of nail shades from Yves Saint Laurent. The new Spicy Collection features six different shades, each of them completely different than what’s normally appearing on my talons. I’m particularly lusting after Safran Sultan, but I’m thinking I need to get a bit of a natural glow before I can really pull it off. Hence my need for product number two!