Beauty: New Year Blitz

January 15, 2013

Daily Digest

Beauty: New Year Blitz


It’s been a while since has updated you on all things beauty. And so, in the spirit of the New Year and New Resolutions, we have resolved to bring you the best in beauty this month after a hectic festive season.

Calling for full-on glamour from dawn ’til dusk, the Christmas period can take its toll and leaves us with a beauty routine that is out of sorts come early January when the nights out have all but dried up.

January is about toning it down and going back-to-basics. Building your daily skincare and beauty routine from the ground back-up and working from the inside out; ensuring that there is a fabulous base for the year ahead.

Take Kate Winslet for example, opted for a  fresh make-up look at the recent Longines Hong Kong international races. Never usually one to trowel on her make-up, Kate’s English Rose complexion is highlighted beautifully by a handful of stellar products.

With that in mind, below are our Top Beauty Buys for the month of January, those that will set you up and carry you through in 2013!

1) Karora Micro-Peel – €14.99, available in all good pharmacies nationwide

Scrubbing away the December excess, Karora’s Micro-Peel reveals a smoother and brighter complexion, while still being gentle enough for all skin types. Designed to resurface, smooth and renew skin, it contains extracts of cucumber, citrus and aloe leaf juice. Leaving skin tone and texture drastically improved, this is the product to begin anew with.

2) Elizabeth Arden Prevage Anti-Aging & Intensive Repair Daily Serum, €210

Targeting skin renewal, this innovative super serum addresses a new aging issue, Cellular Inflammation, which has recently emerged as a primary, significant cause of aging. Building tired skin back up, this daily serum gives outstanding results in just 15 minutes but also provides long-term benefits when used consistently.

If you want instant results, then why not avail yourself of a facial at Elizabeth Arden in Clerys (€10 redeemable against any purchase) which uses Prevage products and was developed by facialist to the A-list, Debbie Thomas.

3) Too Faced Bronzed-Buki Brush – €33.34, available on

A must-have to add a little shade to faces that may be washed out! With a dense brush base with longer crimped bristles to pick up the ideal amount of bronzer, and shorter bristles to buff in colour, this little gem gives even, natural glow radiating the wellness needed. The exclusive synthetic ‘teddy bear hair’ bristles providing long lasting wear are an added bonus!

4) bareMinerals Ready Luminizer – €36.11, available on

A silky-smooth powder formula designed to soothe and condition the skin, this luminizer has become a cult product for fashion week make-up artists who want to give their girls that added glow.

Highlighting the complexion with bareMinerals’ SeaNutritive mineral complex, this product works best when applied sparingly to the cheeks, forehead and bridge of the nose for that vital glow.

5) The Body Shop’s Sparkler in Dazzling Copper – €16.95, available nationwide

A limited edition Body Shop steal, this highlighter – in super-cute packaging – can be used for face and body as the finishing touch to a New Year’s barely- there make-up look. When it is all about the glow and radiating wellness, the shimmery powder released from the Body Shop’s atomizer ensures that the product is evenly distributed, avoiding all glittery mishaps!

6) Face and Body Detox at Renew

And finally, if you’re determined to detox from the inside out, try the Ultimate face and Body Detox (€200 at Renew Hatch St, Dublin 2. Tel 01 – 661 9261 ). It consists of a series of treatments (two Colonic Hydrotherapy treatments and two Medical Microdermabrasions, to be precise) to get your face glowing and your insides sorted and back to normal after the Christmas excess.

– Meghan Costelloe

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