GLAMITY JANE: The Holy Grail of skincare
I’m very excited to be writing a regular beauty and skincare column for KilkennyNow.
I have been writing beauty editorial for eight years and worked with beauty for over 15 years and I am a massive advocate for using beauty as a medium for self-care and of course fun!
Nothing feels better than looking better and no matter what your budget or time constraints I promise to help you look and feel your best. Over the next few months, we will be chatting about everything from shampoos, glycolic acid to creamy cleansers and of course if you have any topics you would like to cover feel free to drop me a message.
I have so many products I want to share with you, but I thought that my first column should be a Mother’s Day gift guide as I know that so many people are looking to buy that special something for their Mum or the Mother figure in their life. I have hopefully included something for every budget and taste.
Patchology Flashpatch Hydrating Lip Gels – 5 pack €12.00 You can say goodbye to chapped lips with these hydrating lip gels. Quickly moisturise and soften your pout. The unique HydraSurge5™ Moisture System features advanced hydrogel patch technology that sends the most powerful moisturising ingredients to your lips faster. Niacinamide, Peptides and Green Tea Extract soothe and deliver anti-aging benefits. These are a nice token gift and with all the mask wearing a welcome one.
Jo Browne, a pioneer of eco-friendly beauty and wellness products in Ireland, has added a luxurious Sleep Mask€19.99 to the brand’s collection of luxury skincare, aromatherapy, and homewares. Made from 100% organic bamboo with 400 thread, the sleep mask blocks out light for a total relaxing and restful sleep.
Bamboo has a cooling effect and its breathable weave cools and adjusts for a comfortable sleep. Bamboo silk is a vegan and cruelty free alternative to traditional silk. The bamboo sleep mask comes with a handy mesh bag and can be popped in the machine and washed at 40 degrees in a normal wash.
Ella and Jo 3 IN 1 HYALURONIC SKIN MIST 100ML RRP – €25 Ella & Jo Hydrating Spray is a soothing facial spritz with extracts of Chamomile, Cucumber, Witch hazel, Aloe Vera & Green Tea. Specially formulated with mild ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid to help hydrate, condition and protect the skin.
A facial skin mist with the key hero ingredient Hyaluronic acid, designed to add hydration to the skin and to be used pre- and post-make up and throughout the day – a skin saviour. The mist Plumps, Hydrates and Sets and is a one-of-a-kind skin solution. 3in1 Skin Mist contains super hydrating ingredients including Hyaluronic Acid, Chamomile, Cucumber, Aloe Vera, Witch hazel & Green Tea. Available from pharmacies
Remington Hydraluxe 32mm Wand (RRP €44.99) With the Hydra luxe 32mm Wand, you can create beautiful, healthy looking, shiny curls without the worry of excessive heat damage, as the Moisture Lock Ceramic Coated Barrel works to preserve the hair’s perfect balance of moisture, with its anti-slip ceramic coating transferring nourishing micro-conditioners to your hair as you style.
The anti-slip coating gives you a failsafe way to achieve those coveted beachy-style relaxed waves, stopping hair from sliding off the barrel so you can focus on creating your style. Crafting the perfect curls should not have to take all day. The wand’s fast heat up function means your styling tool will be ready to use in 30 seconds, heating up to a range of temperatures from 160 – 210°C, including a Hydracare Temperature Setting of 185°C for healthier styling. The perfect tool for anyone that has hair shoulder length or below. Available from selected pharmacies and electrical retailers.
St. Tropez Tan x Ashley Graham Limited Edition Ultimate Glow Kit €45.00 contains a NEW Self Tan Luxe Whipped Crème Mousse with skin loving ingredients and a Limited-Edition Applicator Mitt co-created by Ashley Graham. It instantly delivers a natural, wearable glow, enriched with Hyaluronic Acid Complex, Rosehip Oil & Vitamin E clinically proven to hydrate for nourished, healthy skin. You need this Glow Kit in your life! A perfect gift for the tan lover in your life but I bet you will not want to part with it. Price €45 Stockist McCauley Health and Beauty.
Codex Beauty Labs Pamper Care Kit €60.00 Ultra-hydrating and deeply nourishing, Bia Skin Superfood 75ml is a cream for face, hands, and body. Made with Codex Beauty Labs’ patented, potent BiaComplex™ formula, this multi-purpose cream provides all-day moisture. Superfood is nourishing for all skin types, but thanks to the hydrating and soothing properties of immortelle, comfrey, heartsease, calendula and marshmallow, this cream is especially great for soothing dry, flaky, or irritated skin. HEART SOAP This skin-softening and comforting soap energises with an uplifting floral & citrus blend of Ylang Ylang, Grapefruit and Geranium, while nourishing and protecting with its enriching formula of Shea Butter and Pink Clay. Stockist McCauley Health and Beauty
For over a decade Marc Jacobs has stunned us with fragrances and none is more well-known than Daisy. His latest interpretation of the fragrance is Daisy Eau so Intense, 50ml €83, which a new, deeper interpretation of the original Daisy fragrance. As the name suggests the fragrance is floral Top notes of Pear, Strawberry, and Bergamot. The heart notes are Jasmine, Rose Buds, Honey. The base notes Benzoin, Moss, Vanilla, Musk’s. this captivating fragrance is a welcome addition to any floral lover’s fragrance wardrobe. Stockist Brown Thomas, Arnotts online and selected pharmacies
Dermalogica Neck Fit Contour Serum 50ml – €89.00 So many women wish they had looked after their neck better. Often it is an area we neglect, and a neck cream or serum is always a welcome gift. This lightweight, roll on serum immediately tightens skin, and tones it over time, for a more visibly lifted and sculpted appearance.
It all smooths fine lines and helps protect skin against pollution, which can lead to premature signs of skin aging. Neck Fit Contour Serum is formulated with Rye Seed Extract that works with a novel Tripeptide-42 and Rambutan Extract to deliver Retinol-like results, visibly, firming and toning the skin. Polysaccharide helps strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier for a smooth, even appearance. Griffonia Seed Extract then provides antioxidant defence to help safeguard results against free radicals. Stockist www.beautyfeatures.ie
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