Here's your October beauty edit
October is upon us! And with that, comes an exciting influx of products to drool over.
ghd x Lulu Guinness straightener
Spend with a clear conscience. ghd's new collaboration with iconic British designer Lulu Guinness has been given another chapter as they have launched a new product for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The limited edition pink ceramic straightener is on shelves now and €10 from every sale goes to the Irish Cancer Society.
€169, available at Peter Mark salons
CND's new Wild Earth collection
When shellac isn't an option, Vinylux, the treatment's equally effective cousin, fits the bill. CND has launched six new shades for its Wild Earth range, incorporating earthy hues just in time for autumn. Our hero shade is Spear (third from the right).
€11.95, see www.cnd.com for details
The Curler mascara
Hold onto your hats, because I have found the best mascara of 2018 and I want to scream it from the rooftops. Save yourself time and money using either an eyelash curler or curling treatments with this all-in-one wonder product. It also lifts and lengthens your lashes, not to mention its price tag is quite conservative for a luxury beauty brand.
€32.50, by YSL, available at Brown Thomas, Arnotts and Debenhams
Facial Starter Sets
Get started on your skincare journey with a taster of some of VOYA, one of Ireland's worth-the-hype prestige skincare brands, new starter kits. Your new cosmetic case holds four different products: the Ritzy Spritzy - Facial Spritz, Cleanse and Mend - Facial Cleansing Milk, Me Time - Soothing Moisturiser and Palmarosa Balm - Facial Serum.
€29.50, available at www.voya.ie
Stay Satin Liquid Lip Colour
A new twist on Rimmel's cult Stay Matte range - this gloss packs the same punch as its sister product with a shine.
€7.95, by Rimmel London, available at pharmacies nationwide
MAC's 'Shiny Pretty Things' festive party collection has landed with a xx-product strong line of bauble-bright, hallucinatory hues for skin, eyes and lips. At MAC counters from October 18th.
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Treat yourself to one of our Yon-ka Escapade Treatments. It starts off with a full body exfoliation to smooth and reveal skin's radiance; followed by an hour of total bliss with a full body massage customised by you. You can choose one of the four jouneys: to tone & sculpt, relax with volcanic hot stones; detox or energizing and rebalancing massage with digitopression on hands and feet. Pure indulgence!
Yon-Ka Aroma Luxe Voyage Full Body Massage
Skinfull Affairs in Dublin city centre is home to a ground floor nail and beauty salon, but its converted basement is the perfect backdrop to establish an oasis of calm with an exotic twist. The aroma-fusion massage treatments feature four aromatic options with targeted effects, I chose the Detoxifying and Purifying massage because there is probably always some form of red wine lingering in my system and one hour felt like an eternity. It was, unquestionably, one of the best and most relaxing massages I've ever had in my life. Go and allow yourself to be transported to another world (more specifically, its scent-inspired French territories) for 60 minutes and thank me later.
Price: €100 for 60 minutes
34 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2