Prepare to up your at-home self-care game...
When it comes to beauty shopping, few locations are as iconic as the winding halls of Arnotts.
From legendary brand names such as Bobbi Brown and Mac right through to insta-famous The Ordinary and Anastasia Beverly Hills, the sprawling ground floor of this shopping institution is home to every beauty brand worth buying into.
And while Arnotts have officially re-opened (with social distancing and restrictions in place, more on that here) many of us, for whatever reason, are still unable to make a visit to one of the places we missed the most during all this.
Cue arnotts.ie - or to be more specific, arnotts.ie/beauty/beauty-hub
Unlike the rest of the beauty hall which has individual counters for cult brands, the beauty hub is more like a beauty lovers mecca with over 50 niche beauty brands for you to peruse. Amongst the shelves and shelves of mega beauty products, you'll find classics like Dermalogica, NUXE and Zoeva, as well as newer, indie brands like Pestle & Mortar, Dr Jart and Patchology. Now, it's gone virtual with even more cult-favourite brands bringing you the best in self-care products - perfect for staying at-home. 32 to be exact:
- Face Halo
- Eve Lom
- Kate Somerville
- Sunday Riley
- Sarah Champman
- 111 Skin
- Mason Pearson
- Cloud Nine
- Bumble and Bumble
- Living Proof
- The Konjac Sponge Co.
- Amanda Harrington
- Isle of Paradise
- Advanced Nutrition Programme
- The Organic Pharmacy
- The Nue Co.
- Margaret Dabbs London
- Skin Gym
And because we want the best for you, dear readers, we've done the hard work and sifted through all 610 products available in the online beauty hub right now and selected the 5 best buys worth your money. No need to thank us.
1. Tweezerman Slant Tweezers, €25
Yes, it is possible for a mere set of tweezers to achieve cult-like status in the beauty world; this set is proof positive of exactly that. The tip comes in at a perfect, 25-degree slant, ideal for gripping and holding onto even teeny-tiny hairs, and it touts a perfectly calculated amount of tension. Plus, the brand also offers free, lifetime sharpening should they ever start to dull, but we’ve had ours for years and they’re still in perfect condition. SHOP IT HERE.
2. Kate Somerville Oil-Free Moisturiser, €65
A cult product in the beauty world, Kate Somerville's oil-free moisturiser helps regulate your skin's oil production whilst hydrating. The result? More balanced skin that feels soft and supple without veering into greasy. SHOP IT HERE.
3. 111 Skin Celestial Black Diamond Eye Mask, €12
This is apparently formulated to 'youthify', which definitely isn't a word but still sounds good to us, because that includes smoothing, brightening, hydrating and plumping. The potent cocktail of super-ingredients can go a long way to undo the damage from lack of sleep, sun damage or too many actual quarantinis. SHOP IT HERE.
4. TAN LUXE The Face Illuminating Self-Tan Drops, €46
This will give a natural glow, as if you've spent a weekend poolside in St Tropez. Simply mix 1-4 drops of the bronzing liquid into your usual facial moisturiser and apply evenly over the face. Leave on overnight to wake up with luminous skin. SHOP IT HERE.
5.SKIN GYM Rose Quartz Eye Flowies, €46.25
Skin Gym's gua sha tool hits all the right notes: curved edges to hug sensitive areas, flat edges for increased pressure, and smooth rose quartz stone for a refreshing touch. Apply a thin layer of your favourite moisturising serum, then settle in for some serious contouring with this pick. SHOP IT HERE.
Main image by @katesomervilleskincare on Instagram
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