Tuesday 27 September 2016

Finally, keep your feet snug on long Wicklow walks with Adventurer's waterproof boots, €35.99 from mountainwarehouse.com.

Published 29/04/2015 | 02:30

How to get Catherine's big spends on a smaller budget

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Since its launch in 2001, the GHD brand has become a global phenomenon. For something more affordable, try the Babyliss pro ceramic 230 hair straightener, €22.99 (argos.ie). It's unlikely to have the longevity of its more expensive rival, but it's ready to use in just 30 seconds - perfect when you're short on time - and heats to 230C. It's also slim and light, which makes it easy to transport.

Catherine certainly has a great buy in her Volkswagen Passat Estate Toyota, however, prices for the Auris Touring Sports start from €6,500 cheaper (toyota.ie). Design-wise, this model doesn't have the same wow-factor, but there's still lots of space and it's highly fuel-efficient.

Have the flexibility to travel last minute? Travel to Rome on Thursday May 21, returning on Saturday May 23 for €320 per person sharing. This offer includes flights, airport transfers, accommodation in a central city hotel, and tickets to the Colosseum. See italy.ie.

Half the price of the Nuxe oil, the No 7 pampering dry skin oil body spray, 200ml €12.25 (boots.ie) is great for giving skin a lift. It contains softening almond oil and nourishing vitamin E to hydrate skin, leaving it glowing. And for an alternative to Catherine's favoured Trish McEvoy range, try Maybelline's waterproof great lash mascara in very black, €7.49 (boots.ie).

Kenwood has a range of different priced food processors, and while the FP120 compact model won't have the versatility of Catherine's Barcelona Kmix, it costs just €42.99 from argos.ie.

Finally, keep your feet snug on long Wicklow walks with Adventurer's waterproof boots, €35.99 from mountainwarehouse.com.

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