Triona McCarthy: Product picks for good peepers and a brand new vary of budget-friendly skincare

I’m a complete tag hag. I like designer items — however not the costs — so I’m ceaselessly on Depop or eBay or Vestiaire Collective, searching down bargains. The circularity that comes with searching for secondhand goodies additionally makes me joyful out.

ecently, I had a superb excuse to put on classic items I hadn’t worn in ages for the launch, final month, in London, of Prada’s new refillable fragrance, Prada Paradoxe, from €68, Brown Thomas. Actor Emma Watson, the star of the marketing campaign was there, trying tremendous stylish in a type of blended masculine and female look. She wore an outsized blazer with a lace gown, and completed off the look with a shiny, beaded purse, — Prada, after all.

Watson wasn’t the one celeb there — performances from Jamie xx and Floating Factors stored us all entertained whereas the scent of Paradoxe wafted by the air. It’s an eau de parfum that not solely makes an announcement in relation to robust girls but in addition helps the intention of working in direction of chopping down on waste with its refill bottles.

Have you ever heard of hair slugging? It’s the most recent hair hack from TikTok to take off. Apply a nourishing hair remedy to your hair, tie it again, then cowl it with a sock — this can lock in moisture and forestall the friction and injury that occurs through the evening.

Haan do

Funds magnificence that’s really efficient is in demand as of late and Haan is likely one of the latest to hit our shores.

This model from Barcelona isn’t simply inexpensive however is doing wonders for the atmosphere too, because it goals to cut back plastic use and waste. It additionally helps fund the development of wells in creating international locations to fight the water disaster by donating 20pc of all of its earnings — in actual fact, it has helped construct 17 wells within the final 4 years.


This model from Barcelona isn’t simply inexpensive however is doing wonders for the atmosphere too

The vary consists of hand sanitisers, hand cleaning soap, hand cream, physique wash, physique lotion, pure deodorant and toothpaste, all of that are made with pure formulation, probiotic complexes and contemporary, clear scents. The merchandise are encased in lovely refillable bottles and containers. Costs are from €4.90 to €15.90. The vary may be discovered on the super-hip life-style retailer, Trade & Co, Drury St, D2, see

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The docs will see you now

Drs Jane and Katherine Mulrooney, the dynamic duo behind The Dr Mulrooney Clinic in Dublin 4 have added new remedies to their menu, together with the Lumenis Stellar M22 IPL — an amazing choice for anybody with very delicate pores and skin that could be vulnerable to solar injury.

When you’re seeing pigmentation, crimson veins and feeling like your pores and skin appears to be like uninteresting, these are indicators the solar hasn’t been too variety, and may contribute to the pores and skin prematurely ageing. The Stellar M22 addresses these issues. It’s quicker, safer and fewer painful than earlier intense pulsed gentle (IPL) gadgets and is appropriate for women and men of any age. A session is €400; the docs suggest six classes and supply these at value of 5, if booked altogether. At half-hour a session and no downtime, it’s an amazing one for the lunch break and nobody within the workplace might be any wiser — although you would possibly look far brisker and rejuvenated. See

It is perhaps arduous to not add a Dyson haircare instrument to your Christmas checklist this yr once you see its limited-edition launch in a Vinca Blue & Rosé colourway. This new look is on the market throughout all of the faves, from the Dyson Corrale Straightener, €479.99, to the Airwrap Multi-styler, €579.99. That is your reminder to go away this challenge of Life journal open and mendacity round the home for the subsequent few weeks. See

Eye know

This week, I’m speaking brows that wow and eyes that pop, with a rundown of all the most recent merchandise on the market.

I really like when the sweetness business and the tech business be a part of forces to provide one thing actually efficient and ground-breaking. A living proof is that this Cosaint EMS And LED Eye Toner, €169, This muscle-stimulation instrument emits yellow and crimson LED gentle to work on positive traces, wrinkles and add radiance to the entire face. Use it along with your fave eye cream or serum — the pores and skin will take up them higher, pushing them deep into its layers.


Cosaint EMS And LED Eye Toner

This brings me properly on to my subsequent product from an Irish model: Ella & Jo Cosmetics has simply launched Vast-Awake Brightening And Hydrating Eye Gel, €38. The clue is within the title — it’s filled with hyaluronic acid to hydrate, caffeine to brighten and depuff and squalene to strengthen the pores and skin’s barrier. Discover it at and stockists nationwide.


Ella & Jo Cosmetics has simply launched Vast-Awake Brightening And Hydrating Eye Gel

Your lashes want love, too, so take a look at Augustinus Bader Eyebrow & Lash Enhancing Serum, €135, which helps lash and forehead development for fuller hair. See

Artdeco has one thing new for autumn/winter. ‘Tweed’ is a twist on the timeless cloth and consists of quite a few vegan make-up merchandise, such because the Artdeco Eyebrow Colour Pen, €15.99. It’s obtainable in three shades, Ash Brown, Medium Brunette and Gentle Blonde. It’s nice at filling in the place your tweezers have been too trigger-happy, and is lengthy lasting, smudge-proof and waterproof.

For these of us who love taking inspiration from the catwalk, Dior has launched particulars on the make-up for the Dior Haute Couture autumn-winter 2022-2023 Assortment, which came about on July 4 at Museé Rodin, Paris. Peter Philips, inventive and picture director of Christian Dior Make-up, reveals that the eyes had been brightened by placing a line on the lash roots utilizing the 5 Couleurs Couture Eyeshadow Palette in Nude Dentelle, under, €63.50. He then accentuated the eyelashes with Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara, €38.50, and, lastly, tidied up the eyebrows with Diorshow On Set Forehead 00 Common, €30.50, et voila! Ideas from a professional, straight from the runway. Discover these Dior merchandise at Brown Thomas.


Dior has launched particulars on the make-up for the Dior Haute Couture autumn-winter 2022-2023 Assortment

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