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15th Nov 2014

Body Beautiful – Three New Beauty Buys to Try This Week

Three of our favourite new beauty treats.

Rebecca McKnight

It’s a serious perk of the job here at towers that we get to try and test some of the latest and greatest beauty releases and call it work. Lucky us. Here is a heads up on three products that got a communal thumbs up from the team in the week that was…


VIENNART Collection, from €2.99, CATRICE

It’s been a while since we paid tribute to CATRICE on these pages but it’s still one of our all-time favourite budget beauty brands.

The latest trend driven release from the German cosmetics company is Viennart, inspired by “the fascinating glamour of Art Nouveaux”. The pretty packaging incorporates floral elements and elegant lace applications, with the colours reflected in the blush tones of the products. In the collection you’ll find:

Baked Eyeshadow €4.49

Three limited Baked Eyeshadows in a choice of lavender, gold and mauve.

Shimmer Lip Colour €4.49

Pure pigments and finest shimmer particles in soft nude, fresh apricot and dark Bordeaux. 

Scented Powder €5.49

A transparent, fragrant powder to highlight your face and neckline thanks to its subtle shimmer. 

Powder Blush €4.49

Available in fresh apricot and light nude.

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Anti-Wrinkle Creams, €12.89 RRP, OLAY

When is the last time you changed your skincare regime? If, like most women, you’re guilty of sticking with the same one through thick and thin, you might want to think again. Your skin has different needs as the seasons change and as you age. So, OLAY’s latest release is a range of day creams specially formulated to tackle each of four different concerns.

Purple: Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Cream

Vitamins B3, E & Pro Vitamin B5, ceramides and green tea extract helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, helps make skin feel firmer and provides all-day moisturisation and SPF15 UV protection.

Blue: Olay Anti-Wrinkle Instant Hydration Day Cream

Infuses skin with an intense blast of hydration whilst also helping lock moisture into the skin’s upper layers. Over time, skin appears fresher and brighter. Its hydrating formula contains ocean botanical extract and SPF15 UV protection.

Gold: Olay Anti-Wrinkle Mature Skin Day Cream

Helps to nourish and care for mature skin needs.  A skin-strengthening formula which contains Vitamins B3, E and Pro-Vitamin B5 and comes with SPF 15 to help protect skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

Green: Olay Anti-Wrinkle Sensitive Skin Day Cream with SPF15

Takes special care of sensitive skin whilst gently reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Its Olay proven age-defying formula comes minus any artificial dyes, perfumes and oils that can irritate sensitive skins

Olay Anti-Wrinkle Range

Lacura Beaded Nail Art Sets, €4.99, ALDI 

We know we’re turning into our mothers when we get truly excited about the Special Buys at discount supermarkets, but with bargains like this you could hardly blame us. Granted, caviar nails were a 2012 fad, but we’re still enamoured with the trend and you can create it at home for a song next week with a little help from Aldi. Amongst the beauty buys landing in store next Thursday, November 20th, you’ll find two Beaded Nail Art Sets. One, Rainbow, contains two bright polishes and multicoloured beads. The second, Jewel, includes one dark polish and two bottles of metallic beads. A word to the wise though: keep a bowl or tray underneath when you’re applying – the little beads are only mad for a great escape.