Body Beautiful – Three New Beauty Buys to Try This Week 8 years ago

Body Beautiful – Three New Beauty Buys to Try This Week

Velvet Texture and Patent Gloss Collections, RRP €8.95, Sally Hansen

Good old Sally, the tantastic best friend of every second Irish woman pre a night on the tiles. She also managed to completely nail it every time there's a new talon trend.


The latest nail release from Sally Hansen is runway inspired and absolutely fabulous. A special effect polish is one of the simplest ways to turn up the volume on your beauty look, and we're cracked for these textured finish finds.

First, to the Velvet Texture line. This polish creates a plush velvet look in three stylish shades; Velour, Lavish and Velveteen. There are no extra steps, powder etc required to get the luxe finish - just an innovative formulate that leaves you with attention-grabbing nails.

For a high-shine leather look finish, the Patent Gloss offers a slick finish the smoother lady will love. Available in four shades, it's your time to shine in Vinyl, Chic, Moto and Slick.

Limited Edition Velvet Texture and Patent Gloss are available from selected pharmacies nationwide at a special price of €6.95, with normal RRP €8.95.



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Balmain Hair Extensions, from €60, Kazumi 

Have you got designs on designer locks? Your crowning glory could enjoy a high fashion finish this season with a new look from Balmain. Fans of the famous French fashion house will adore the latest in fast-fix add ons for your hair, as you can get now your hands on the label's own collection of hair additions and hair styling line exclusively from Kazumi Hair Salon on Molesworth Street, Dublin 2.


For an instant and affordable party fix that looks like it cost the earth, you can choose from an amazing range of hair additions to transform your everyday style. We're loving the look of two in particular, the funky St Tropez Bun (€60) and the sleek and sophisticated Monaco ponytail (€60).

To give your hair some hype for party season, check out more on or call 01-6785004.

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Elixir Ultime range, from €23.40, Kérastase 


It's all well and good getting the party hair looked after professionally (see above!) but if you spend a fortune on your foundation and a fiver on your entire haircare range, now might be the time to take a little look at your beauty budget. A good shampoo and conditioner can be worth their weight in gold, treating your tresses like the treasure they are and caring for your colour.

Kérastase is one of the best names in the business when it comes to high-end haircare, and it's worth every cent.

The newest additions to the extensive range incorporate oils to protect that precious cargo atop your lovely head.

SERUM SOLIDE (€30.60 RRP) - The first solid serum for sensitised hair, perfect for those who are uneasy with liquid oil hair products. Comes in a compact, travel-friendly formula. Enriched with 15 precious healing oils, it is the most concentrated Kérastase elixir available and perfect for healing damaged ends and taming unruly frizz.

METAMORPH'OIL (€23.40 RRP) ­ A pre­-cleanse conditioning treatment which gently removes product build up and daily impurities from the hair. Suitable for all hair types.


BAIN RICHE (€23.40 RRP) - A rich shampoo with beautifying oil specifically for thick hair.