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Suits you, Madam... even if it is retro

SUIT UP

YOU know you're getting old when things keep coming back into fashion.

However, the consolation prize is that trends can also improve with age – and the 2013 trouser suit seems a lot cooler now than it did back in the day. I would most definitely want to wear what's on offer now after hours or as occasion wear.

A perfect example is this two- piece from Next in midnight blue. The fitted jacket is waist cinching and would look equally good with jeans or a dress, while the tapered trousers with side pockets look ultra feminine.

Blazer, €69; tapered trousers, €41; check blouse, €33; block heel sandals, €43.

3D NAILS

Sally Hansen may have just created the most fun nail polish yet with their irresistibly tactile Fuzzy Coat. This is a special-effect textured nail colour available in four shades for July and August – and it comes free when you purchase the corresponding Complete Salon Manicure shade (€8.95).

The resulting 3D textured manicure stands out from the crowd, thanks to a unique woven fibre effect – it helps that the four base colours are eye-catching too, from aqua to black and purple. You simply apply two or three coats over the base shade.

>HOT WAXING

BRAZILIA has introduced a new hot wax for arms and legs, a system which is more comfortable than traditional strip waxing. Wax is spread over the entire area and then gently peeled off in one easy removal. The wax is used at a lower temperature than normal strip waxes and removes the need for paper strips. Plus, the salon has found that hot waxing for legs gives super long-lasting results with even finer hair re-growth.

The Lycon wax used sticks to hair and not to skin making it as pain-free as possible and there is an introductory price for July and August: half leg €25 and full leg €40. Contact Brazilia at 293 4858 (Sandyford, Dublin 18) and 675 0000 (South William Street, Dublin 2).

PS. BARGAIN GIFT

IF you're in the market for a summer gift set that's luxurious, practical and financially sound then get yourself to Therapie Clinic and pick up this gorgeous Murad summer gift set.

The beach bag set contains Murad Oil Free Sunscreen SPF 30, 50ml; Energising Lip SPF 15, 15ml; Essential C Cleanser, 45ml and the Advanced Active Radiance Serum, 10ml. Worth €133, but costs €39.95. Call 1890 650 750 or log on to www.therapieclinic.com.


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