Here comes summer - are you ready?


Venus Embrace, €7.99, from Gillette has no less than five blades for the closest shave and the built-in ribbon of moisture ensures a smooth glide.

Wax it away with Veet Easy Wax, an all-in-one electric home waxing kit. It’s simple to use, plug in and the wax heats to the ideal temperature; it’s then dispensed through a roll-on applicator, ensuring thin and even coverage. The kit costs €39.99, refills €12.99.

With 42 fast-acting tweezers removing hairs from the root, the Remington Smooth and Silky Epilator, €34.99, leaves skin hair-free for up to four weeks and the curved head hugs body contours.

No!No! Hair Removal System, €237, at McCabes pharmacies. State of the art hair removal, this gadget is simple to use, painless and gives longterm results. Barely perceptible waves of heat zap surface hair, and also work down the hair shaft to inhibit regrowth. It can be used all over the body and is gentle enough to be used on the face for a smooth hair-free finish that beats tweezing those nasty chin and upper lip hairs every time.

L’Oréal Exfotonic, €12.49, uses micro-beads to remove flakiness and dead skin cells for smooth, tan-ready skin.

The menthol gel-like formula of Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator, €22, makes for a cool and invigorating start to the day.

Apricot seed flakes and peach leaf combine with smoothing shea butter in Darphin’s Perfecting Body Scrub, a creamy indulgence that leaves skin refreshed and perky. It is available at Arnotts, €32.

Shiseido Advanced Body Creator Super Slimming Reducer, €60. Sophisticated Japanese technology and Swiss science are the brains behind this powerful body conditioner that contains “fat fighting capsules” that break down existing fat and promises to prevent further build up. Now where’s my bikini?
Clarins Lift Minceur High Definition
Body Lift, €46. The classic cellulite-fighter helps flush out fatty deposits while defining and contouring with a lifted effect. Particularly effective when used regularly.
L’Occitane Almond Beautiful Shape
, €35. A light creamy gel that helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, while smoothing and firming the skin.

Lancôme Nutrix Royal, €39. Sumptuously indulgent body moisturiser containing royal jelly melts into skin for deep down nourishment.

A favourite with beauty editors, Kiehl’s Creme De Corps, €53, delivers supple and enriched skin almost instantly.

With the fresh scent of blood orange, berry and kiwi extracts, Roger & Gallet’s Lait des Bienfaits, €17, moisturiser is refreshing as well as super hydrating.

The last word in sophistication, Chanel Les Exclusifs Fresh Body Cream contains a moisturising “mesh” which traps and locks in any fragrance sprayed over it.
For the ultimate exclusive experience, try 1932, the latest addition to the couture fragrance line.The cream and fragrance cost €90 and €130 respectively at Brown Thomas