The Rough Stuff: In Praise of Exfoliating

Scrub a dub, dub, do you exfoliate in the tub? Here's our top picks for face and body!

NEW! Elemis Hydra Range: The Bees Knees for Dehydrated Skin

Last week, we featured Vichy’s Aqualia Thermal range as great everyday weapons in the fight against dehydrated skin. Skin …

Sensitive Skin: Four Products to Calm, Soothe Skin From Elemis, Botanics, Dr Hauschka, Nuxe

We’re a gentle bunch – sensitive skin is a concern for about 60% of Irish women. In fact us Celtic …

Soap and Glory Wish Upon A Jar: 21 Day Collagen Overhaul Cream

I discussed a much more expensive anti ageing cream from Elemis earlier in the week – and …

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream Review: AMAZEBALLS

Considering it celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, I’m kinda surprised it’s taken me so long to …

Wham, balm, thank you ma’am: Elemis Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm review

Free, gratis, and for nothin': there’s really no better price for a beauty product. And that’s exactly what my travel-friendly …

9 Nice Gifts to Get – or Self-Gift – for Valentine’s Day

Still not sure you’re getting anything from the other half – or think the whole Valentine’s malarkey’s …

Elemis Freshskin Range for Younger Skins: Tried and Tested

With its luxury hotel and Heathrow terminal five executive travel lounge connotations, Elemis is a UK …

Elemis Melting Cleansing Gel: Gooey and Gorgeous

This piqued my interest when it arrived a couple of months ago. Melting Cleansing Gel, I thought …

Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Gel Mask

Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Gel Mask is exactly the kind of exfoliator I heart. Slap it on, leave …

Trying & Liking: Elemis Tri-Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash

Elemis is a brand that I’ve always regarded as a bit touchy-feely: great for facials, now, but a …

12 Days of Detox: Down Some Supplements

Still avoiding doing anything that might constitute actually doing a cleansing, healing detox, I've been casting about the modern internet for research purposes.  And by gum, I think I  have it. I'm going to take loads of supplements. Chinese Chlorella is packed full of chlorophyll, which contains protein, carbs, vitamins C, E, all Bs, amino acids, and trace minerals. Why's it good post-christmas? Cos it can help to speed the cleansing of the bloodstream, thanks to antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties.  You'll get 120 of these beauties for €12.45 from Holland and Barrett stores. The second sneaky supplement is Elemis' Cellular Recovery Skin Bliss Capsules. These yokes are like a super-duper facial for skin and can be used a couple of times a year as a special treatment. Take one pink capsule in the morning - to stimulate micro circulation and vitality - and follow in the evening with one green lavender capsule to repair skin and encourage a peaceful night's sleep. Aww! Expensive, don't you know, but you can bag them for cheaper right now, because Elemis are currently doing an offer on an Anti-Ageing Skin Renewal kit.

Tell me: is it Mintil Altogether to Spend Loads on Shower Gel?

Considering it’s something you pour straight down the plughole, is it worth it to splash out on …

Elemis Oxygen Facial at Parknasilla

Ahem. Ting ting (bangs fork on glass). Did we mention a time or two that we were …

Super Duper Sirana

Cruising up the sunlit Shannon at a gentle pace whilst sipping a glass of champagne in the company of beauty editors from various Irish publications didn't seem like a bad way to end the week before last. And it got better - post-boat, we retired to the new Sheraton in Athlone, for an evening of chat, food and wine. Off to bed toddled I, and sank into a 6-footer (no rude thoughts, please) in a 10th floor room with a view out over the town and in the distance, the river. I'd say it was a spectacular panorama, but I'd be fibbing - Athlone not being well known for the variety of its skyline. The room more than made up for that, though: it was only massive, comfortably decorated in contemporary stylings, with a huge en-suite bathroom practically the size of my at-home sitting room. All this, needless to say, was the precursor to a day of pampering in the hotels' spa, Sirana.

Get prepped for sunshine with Elemis

Having posted the other day about Aveda’s Caribbean Therapy range, I thought I’d keep the summery …

The ultimate Valentines Day indulgence at Inchydoney Island Spa

Yesterday we were talking about spa treats for Valentines Day and fellas I could almost hear your …

Lets Have Some Elemis Love

Political blogger and Sunday Times journalist Sarah Carey contacted me recently to rhapsodise about a recent purchase. “I …

Wake Up, Time to….Spa

Unfortunately named to our Irish eyes as this site might be, Time to Spa is just fantastic. And why …

Elemis Tri-Enzyme Restructuring facial at Sanas

Oh there are facials … and there are facials. This was amazing. Everything a facial should be and more. But …

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