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Looking fit, even in your underwear

YOU know just how big a business fitness has become when even the underwear has to look cool.


Shock Absorber's new Zipped Plunge Sports Bra (€30.50) is actually rather sexy looking– and who knows, if you run around the block enough maybe you can wear it as outer wear.

The new bra is available in a fashionable black with neon lime green trim, plus it has a front opening zip, making it easier to put on and take off, as well as a safety hook inside to ensure it's secure when working out.

And it may seem like a wee thing, but the lack of clips on the back makes it especially perfect for mat work.

Available from Debenhams, Arnotts, Clerys, Champion Sports, Elverys Sports, as well as selected independent retailers across the country, www.shockabsorber.co.uk.


LUSH, the makers of fresh and ethically hand-made cosmetics, have joined forces with Marriage Equality and Dublin Pride to bring a sweet smell of success to the campaign for marriage eq uality.

Throughout Pride Week (June 21–30), Irish Lush shops will act as information centres for the Marriage Equality campaign. Shoppers and supporters will be able to learn all about marriage for same-sex couples and their families, sign a petition confirming their support for it and asking for a referendum on the issue as soon as possible.

The proceeds from the sale of two Lush products (less VAT) over this week – Charity Pot Hand & Body Lotion (€16.85 for 240g) and Dorothy bubble bar (above, €3.50) – will be split between Marriage Equality and Dublin Pride to help fund the continued campaign for equality for same-sex couples and the Dublin Pride festival.


AS a recent convert to supermarket clothes shopping, I can safely say that there's lots on offer for Dad in Tesco's F&F Summer 2013 collection.

And what's not to like about this sophisticated summer evening look including blazer, €31, beige trousers, €28 and a pink shirt, €11.

If your budget restricts you to more of a token present then there's also a great range of summer accessories available, including socks from €2.50, baseball hats from just €7 and sunglasses from €4.75, www.tesco.ie.