Whether it's you in need of a pick-me-up or someone you know, Triona McCarthy has beauty buys to make you feel alive.
Supermodel Cindy Crawford was the first person I saw rubbing blue balls all over her face! Then I noticed MUA Lisa Eldridge with them, so I tracked down the Fraicheur Ice Globes, below, €64.99, faceiceglobes.com.
These glass balls, which you store in the fridge, will knock jade rollers off the top spot as the must-have facial massage tool to tone and hone. Simply roll out from the centre of the face, beginning on the forehead and moving down to the jawline.
It's wonderful to see so many slebs on Insta going make-up free and letting us see what they really look like without a glam squad. I'm talking about you, Julia Roberts, pictured, who loves to go make-up free. Roberts loves the sun, but remember, it can give us unwanted pigmentation.
Which brings me to Kerry Hanaphy. Her Dublin clinic might be closed at the moment, but she is prepping the salon for reopening with the new guidelines in place. In the meantime, she's brought out a marvellous Home Pigmentation Kit, €150, which includes a whitening cleanser, brightening peel booster, whitening serum and an SPF50 and promises visible results in four weeks.
Text: (086) 761-6715, or DM your order on Instagram @kerry.hanaphy
It drives me nuts when peeps ask how I've been passing the time lately! My husband is gone from 7am to 7pm; I have two young children; I work. Oh, and I try out ridiculous things like the Wishful Chin Lift Sculpting Sheet Mask, right, €9.50, cultbeauty.com; mostly to amuse my children!
This green chin hammock by beauty mogul Huda was inspired by technology she spotted in South Korea. Similar to my fave Charlotte Tilbury Dry Sheet Mask, the fabric is modelled on athletic tape, to lift and redefine the jaw, and is infused with a cooling hydrogel formula so you can strap it on and get funny looks.
Let's be realistic here, it won't get rid of a double chin, but it will promote lymphatic drainage, help to de-puff and infuse your jaw with a skin-friendly ingredients.
You know how, after applying tan, your legs look like they've got little polka dots all over them? That's because tan has seeped into open pores. Have a cold shower before tanning, as cold water will close up any open pores for a seamless application.
Since life has changed, I'm mostly living in slippers. I honestly don't know how I'll get used to wearing shoes again! If you're craving a foot rub and there's no one to do it, check out Holistic Silk Massaging Slippers, above, €95, lookfantastic.com. I love the Zen design in Japanese brocades and how the textured surface of the insoles massages the feet, while little magnets are said to improve the metabolism and aid pain relief. You can even remove the insoles to use in other footwear if desired.
Watermelon Sugar by Harry Styles is my guilty pleasure! I swear I haven't listened to that song 13,456 times. Today!
FYI if you're over 30, ask a young wan what exactly 'watermelon sugar high' means.
While our summer may look a little different compared to past warm-weather seasons due to Covid-19, I am fully inspired by Harry's video and was reminded of Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, above, from €25, cultbeauty.com. It's a lightweight, gel-like sleeping mask that can also be used as a 10-minute mask during the day.
The pillow-proof formula filled with skin-friendly ingredients like watermelon extract, hydrating hyaluronic acid and soothing peony root gently exfoliates away dead skin.
Moving on to watermelon nails like Harry sports in the video, let's look at Essie Nail Colour 27 Watermelon Nail Polish, above, €9.99, boots.ie, which works with all skin tones. Paint it on your fingers and toes and get singing Watermelon Sugar!
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