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Celeb Summer Secrets!

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Having to bare your arms and legs in the summer can be frightening to many. But with the right products and some insider information, we can make this a much less painful experience for all.

Aisling McDermott:- She's a beaut!

Aisling McDermott is a co-founder of, the Irish Beauty Blog. The biggest and busiest blog in Ireland the site is a multi award winning piece of heaven for beauty junkies and welcomes tens of thousands of visitors a day. Aisling is the author of the bestselling book, the Guide to Gorgeous and is the beauty columnist for the Sunday Times Style Ireland

1. Shimmer body products

The ultimate must have for summer is shimmery, sunkissed skin. You immediately have a healthier glow that makes you feel like you look healthier and more confident. A youthful dewy glow and a sheen on your limbs that shimmers just when the light hits it in a certain way.

Featured products:-

. Shimmering Maxi Bronzer, €9.91, Rimmel

"Shimmering maxi bronzing powder illuminates face and body. For an instant natural bronzed sun-kissed glow or to enhance an existing tan. Blends easily for a healthy tan effect with golden shimmer. Max your tan!" REF:-

Celeb fans:- Laura Whitmore- MTV uk & Ireland

. Dove shimmer body lotion, €5.49, available nationwide

"Part of Dove's Silk Glow range containing pure, well, silk (how fancy), this body lotion is also infused with golden light-reflecting particles and is a firm favourite of mine.

It looks absolutely mighty with or indeed without a tan, imparting a gorgeous shimmering radiance to skin. No wildly obscene glittery particles here, mind, just a subtle, very daytime-appropriate glow coupled with lasting moisture.

All that and a price tag of under a tenner? Shimmer-tastic!!"
Celeb fan - Lucy Kennedy

2. Body treats

With skin being more exposed during the summer, we need to give it some extra TLC in the form of intense moisture & incredible softness.

Featured products:-

. REN Moroccan Rose Otto oil, €49, Arnotts

"An ultra nourishing body oil formulated to restore glow, softness, elasticity and comfort to the skin. It combines the healing and soothing properties of Moroccan Rose Otto Oil with a synergistic bio active complex of ceramides, phospholipids and Omega 6 & 7 essential fatty acids to boost skin repair and softness.

In addition, oils from Jojoba, Argan, Macadamia, Rice Germ and Cranberry Seed further nourish and protect the skin against oxidative damage and premature ageing. To use: Apply a generous amount and massage with circular movements until absorbed."

REF:- Ciara Lawless PR
Tel: 01 4610645 for nationwide stockists

Celeb fan - Kate Moss

. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or, €39, Arnotts & select pharmacies

"Its impact is always...prodigious! Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or is an illuminating, sublimating treatment for face, body, and hair -- liquid gold which imparts a subtle sheen to cheeks, décolleté, shoulders, arms, and legs. The formula, infused with ultra-fine gold-colored pearly particles and a cocktail of precious botanical oils (Borage, Sweet Almond, St. John Wort, and Camellia oils), delivers all the beauty benefits of the originial Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse: moisturization, soothing, anti-oxidant protection, nutrition, and comfort.

It illuminates pale skin with a sheer glow similar to a natural tan, and enhances the beauty of already tanned skin. It enriches blonde hair with golden highlights, adds fiery warmth to red and auburn hair, and lustrous glamour to brunettes. Shimmering in the morning, dazzling at night, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or blends the magic of gold with the alchemy of a total care formula.

Directions: Day or night, all year round, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Or enhances the beauty of your skin and sculpt the legs and body with its satin sheen. For parties, it highlights bone structure with glamorous shimmer, turns darker skin tones to burnished gold, and leaves the hair luminous and lustrous. A wonderful way to enhance suntan."


Celeb fans - Christina Ricci & Jennifer Aniston

3. Shaving product

Featured product:-

. Gillette Venus "Embrace", €9.29, available nationwide
Yes, it's a chore that us ladies are not fond of, but silky smooth legs are essential in summer time. Some wax, some use creams, but most of us still opt for the old reliable razor. Even celebs use razors still and young Hollywood starlet Taylor Swift says:-

"A good razor is a MUST, especially during the summertime. My favourite is Venus Embrace! It's the new 5-bladed razor that I cannot live without. It really hugs my curves and keeps my legs super smooth"


Celeb fan:- Taylor Swift

4. And finally Sunscreen:-
Oil is notoriously difficult to wear in the sun as it has been known to fry your skin! New to the market is SPF 30 oil 'Golden protect' from Ambre Solaire, which gives a flattering sheen to your skin while you sunbathe, safe in the knowledge that you're not actually frying!

Featured product:-

. Garnier Ambre Solaire "Golden Protect", €26.22, pharmacies nationwide

Celeb fan :- Bar Rafaeli ( supermodel & girlfriend of Leonardo Di Caprio)

Without having spoken to each celeb individually, it would be preferable if celebs were "apparently" or "Allegedly" fans of these products.

Some reports of celebs being fans of certain products have come from the internet and sources are unconfirmed.