Try something new this weekend

October 31st, 2016 5:00 PM

By Southern Star Team

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Style with Carrie McKeown

If you love to spend the weekend enjoying some personal downtime and r ‘n’ r, it can be the perfect opportunity to try out brand new hair and beauty products. 

A number of products have caught my eye ahead of this weekend that I’m excited to check out (I’m ignoring the fact that my beauty bag is set to burst at the seams) – and there’s even something in the mix for the lads!

Because a woman can never have enough perfume, I fully intend on sampling the following. Inspired by the world as a source of beauty, The Body Shop has an iconic legacy of pioneering captivating cruelty-free fragrances and they’re set to continue with their latest collection, which features a variety of interpretations of the planet’s most precious natural scents. 

From sustainable packaging with recycled glass and sustainably-sourced wooden caps down to organic Community Trade sugarcane essence, each facet of the collection has been considered with the planet in mind. The new eau de parfum range, labelled as ‘Scents from The Wild’, features five different scents, priced at €59.50 each. This is definitely going on my Christmas list!  

For those of you that love to keep your crowning glory in great shape, you may be interested to learn about the latest offering from L’Oréal Professional. Smartbond (even the name sounds as though it means business) is a new haircare product that is ideal for anyone undergoing a colour or lightening service; from extreme colour transformations, subtle colour changes and first-time hair colour converts worried about damage to the locks. It is a treatment available exclusively to L’Oréal Professional salons that involves adding the Smartbond ingredient to your colour to minimise potential damage and to protect the hair. Clients can reinforce this salon treatment with an at-home conditioner that allows you to maintain the professional result at home by using once a week for 1-3 minutes.

Now, it’s the gents’ turn! Any man who feels a million dollars when their hair is looking at its best will know that finding the right products has a lot to do with achieving a great style. Johnny’s Chop Shop is a stylish and affordable range of grooming products that features everything from texturising spray and dry shampoo to beard texturising oil; perfect at a time when beards of all descriptions are one of the most on-trend accessories for men! 

 Aside from offering a large collection of products, the company also provides tutorial support online to guide consumers ‘on the journey to cool’. Sounds promising! Johnny’s Chop Shop products are available at selected pharmacies throughout the country.

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