Longer days are ahead, and Triona McCarthy is here to help us lighten up with a few of her favourite things.
We've all been stuck indoors a lot lately - are you starting to notice a pong off your hair, even though you only washed it that morning or the day before?
Ugh! Phyto Detox Rehab Mist, above, €23.50, is your new best friend if you're housebound, as it helps prevent and remove unpleasant odours on hair, such as cigarette smoke, pollution and cooking smells. Best of all, this spritz isn't oily or sticky, so not only does it refresh your hair, it also lends a little volume at the roots, neutralises unpleasant odours and prevents them from clinging to your hair.
Toned at home
Staying home and eating through a week's shopping in half the time has done nothing for my waistline. I'm not disciplined enough to exercise on my own, so I'm loving all the online classes that have popped up. Jennifer Aniston, pictured above, loves Pilates, as do I, so I'm thrilled that Milena Jaksic from Platinum Pilates is doing live virtual classes via Zoom a couple of times a day. Want to join some?
Clients sign up for online classes at Clonskeagh, then book into whichever class they'd like, and subsequently receive an email invite to join that class. Classes in the schedule to date: Body Conditioning, Stretch & Flow, Prenatal Pilates, Breath Works and Stress Relief. See platinumpilates.com for more information and prices
Charlotte Tilbury has done it again: she's brought out her first bridal lipstick collection, with three new love-blushed shades in her best-selling Matte Revolution formula - Wedding Belles, Mrs Kisses and First Dance, €32 each.
Whether you're a bohemian bride, a beachy bride, a glamorous, sophisticated bride, the mother of the bride or a wedding guest, these are the perfect lipsticks shades to make you your most beautiful you!
I can't wait to wear Wedding Belles, pictured above, at my sister Laura's wedding in Thailand next year.
I'm always banging on about how we all have too much stuff and how we're suffering with 'stuffocation'. Your bathroom is a good place to start decluttering. Check expiration dates, then use up, clear out, donate or gift.
Sleep is our new obsession! Did you know that our skin does all its heavy lifting at night, as it repairs, restores, and regenerates while we sleep? I like to optimise this process by using a cream that's specifically for night time.
Declare Detox Night Cream, about, €49.50, declareireland.ie, never lets me down. At the end of a long day, and after a double cleanse, I adore the way the magnolia-scented cream melts in the palms of my hands before I apply it to my face, neck and decolletage. Dead skin cells are replaced and fine lines are reduced.
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Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, above, €49, has been my favourite foundation for nearly 20 years! Call it love at first sight, but we were skin-mates from the start. I admit, I've strayed a little over the years and tried others, but nothing has ever really compared.
This foundation has always been a pleasure to apply. It's lightweight and hydrating, and it never cakes or creases. It's so easily applied and lasts all day, and now there are lots of new shades to try.
However, I always had trouble finding a concealer with all of the same qualities. And now I have...
No one is more delighted than I am that Armani recently released Luminous Silk Multi-Purpose Concealer, below, €40, a product that finally offers both coverage and highlighting properties, and has all the same hydrating, radiant qualities as my foundation. And, with 10 shades, I was easily able to find my match for concealing, as well as a lighter shade for highlighting.
The glycerin and vitamin E in the formula means it's non-drying and ideal for the delicate eye area. Caffeine reduces puffiness around the eyes and helps diminish the appearance of dark circles, while mineral pigments conceal, without dulling my complexion.
Last but not least, its applicator delivers the ideal amount of product for a mistake-proof result.
If the right concealer has proved elusive for you, trust me when I say you've met The One with Luminous Silk Multi-Purpose Concealer!
Sunday Indo Life Magazine
I love nothing more than getting together with my fellow beauty-writer friends for a good old beauty gossip, and during last month's London Fashion Week, the whispers were mainly about what Dyson's latest invention would be.