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Wishing our valued readers, their friends and families a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2014. May the cares of 2013 be put behind you and replaced with the hopes of new opportunities and happy times in 2014! Personally, I'm not a fan of the song Auld Lang Syne but I love this haunting version from the first Sex and the City movie. Enjoy! [youtube p9m9DuhHBAo]   … [Read more...]


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Wishing all of our valued readers and their families a very Merry Christmas, a joyous festive season and great things for the New Year, 2014! Love and best wishes, Declan Leavy, Frances Winston and the Daily Update team xx   … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Anian's Antioxidant Skincare


As we step further in to winter, and our skin starts to take a battering it’s time to look at adapting our beauty routines to accommodate the harsh elements. Antioxidants have long been lauded for their anti-ageing properties as they combat the oxidative processes that are the basis of all skin ageing. Goji Berries and pomegranates are an excellent source of antioxidants (scroll down for a list … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Nuxe Nirvanesque 1st Wrinkles Rich Smoothing Cream & 1st Wrinkles Smoothing Eye Contour Cream

Nuxe Nirvanesque 1st Wrinkles Rich Smoothing Cream

With an array of creams on the market it can often be confusing knowing which one actually suits your demographic, so beauty brand Nuxe has very kindly helped out consumers by telling you who this is aimed at in the name of the product. This range is specifically for those with “1st wrinkles” or expression lines, which usually begin to occur from around age 25+. I generally like Nuxe … [Read more...]

WINTER SKIN: Top Tips and Products for Caring for Your Skin

Winter skincare

It can’t have escaped your notice that winter is well and truly upon us and the weather is slowly but surely getting colder and a bit more miserable. The central heating is on full blast and if you haven’t found yourself caught in one of the numerous recent rain showers then consider yourself lucky. While this shift in the elements is an annual occurrence, few of us adapt our skincare … [Read more...]

BUTTER ME UP: Our Favourite Body Butters

Body Butter

You can’t beat hopping out of the shower on a cold morning, drying off and slathering on your favourite body butter. Body butters are packed with vitamins A and E to intensely hydrate and moisturise the skin. They form a protective barrier over the skin to hold in moisture and keep skin feeling softer for longer. All good body butters are rich in essential omega 3 fats, which aside from … [Read more...]

MIDWEEK INDULGENCE: Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Home Candle

Jo Malone

Midweek Indulgence is all about you, and more importantly, treating yourself to little luxuries that can help make your journey through the working week a little easier. When I’ve had a long day, I like nothing better than to light a scented candle, put on a midweek movie and kick back with some delicious M&S chocolate treats. If the funds allow, turn your living space in to a relaxing … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Lift Perfecting Serum – Review

Clarins Extra-firming Eye Lifting Perfecting Serum product

This product is making some big promises just in its title alone. This eye serum claims not just to be firming but EXTRA firming. It also claims to be perfecting! These are huge promises to make and colour your perception of the product before you’ve even tried it. I am a bit of an eye cream junkie and have been using it since I was a teenager and even I, who have tried pretty much every … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy Lipstick – Review

Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy

Even if you can’t afford designer threads you can still have some designer style in your life in the form of make-up. One of our favourite designer cosmetic ranges is Giorgio Armani. The packaging is super sleek and stylish and unlike many designer brands, where you pay for the packaging but the products leave a lot to be desired, Armani products are of a very high quality as the set of make up … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm – Review

Elemis Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm

As a fan of rinse-off cleanser that you can “wash” your face with I had never actually tried a cleanser like this before. Although many of my friends swear by various brands that require you to massage in the product before removing it with a warm flannel cloth I always thought it sounded like too much faffing about when I am in a hurry in the mornings. However, I decided to bite the bullet to … [Read more...]