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Elemis Home Spa - 19 Dec 2010

Elemis Home Spa

Winter Skin Inspiration

“A winter skin needs protection, nourishment, extra nutrients, pampering and nurturing. Light some candles to create the right atmosphere and run a warm bath with your favourite body product.” So says Noella Gabriel, Director of Product and Treatment Development at Elemis and she knows a thing or two about good skin.

Take your mind away from the stress of winter and create a homespa ritual with Elemis' luxury products, theres an amazing range to choose from.
Skin Nourishing Shower Cream, £20/€28 – a sumptuous shower cream is the perfect wake-up call to a dark, dreary morning.
Skin Nourishing Hand and Body Lotion, £22/€31 - Step out of the shower and lock in the moisture with a gentle cocoon of milk protein.
Skin Nourishing Milk Bath, £39/€55 - treat yourself to a truly indulgent Cleopatra inspired bath to relax.
Exotic Lime and Ginger Salt Scrub, £35/€49 - slough off the winter build up of dry skin with our luxurious salt scrub.
Exotic Frangipani Monoi Moisture Melt, £29/€41 - luxurious body oil is an excellent shield to aggressive weather, combating dry, dehydrated winter skin.

Ask about the new fragrance at your local Spa Ireland Elemis Spa, there are 7 listed on our site including the Falls Hotel in Ennistymon and Radisson Blu Hotels in Limerick and Galway.


Dr Hauschka - 10 Dec 2010

Dr Hauschka

Keeping Jennifer Aniston Beautiful

Ever wondered how Jennifer Aniston keeps looking so fresh and naturally beautiful?

Aniston gave the lowdown on her skin care regime to Instyle for their October edition and shared the reason why she avoids wearing red lipstick. “Although I’ve experimented with it over the years……it makes me feel like a clown”. Aniston prefers the natural look for lips and apparently says “I just stick to Dr.Hauschka’s Lip Balm".

She also uses Dr.Hauschka Moisturising Day Cream,100ml (€37.10) every day as part of her beauty routine and continues, “I’ve used Dr.Hauschka products for years; they really suit my skin and every time I try something else my skin reacts badly, so I stick to what I know works.” Sound advice.

To avail of the products go to your nearest Dr.Hauschka stockist (nationwide at selected Health Stores, Pharmacies, All LIFE Pharmacies and McCabes@Clerys).

If you can't locate a stockist near you, contact Dr.Hauschka Ireland Ltd on 01-862-7250. They'll be happy to point you in the right direction so you can have the Aniston healthy look for Christmas.


Christmas at Carton House - 01 Dec 2010

Christmas at Carton House

Need to escape?

Christmas is almost here and if you are looking to make it a memorable one, then why not spend the holiday at Carton House, where you can experience old-world Christmas charm and traditions in style and luxury?

Carton has seen many Christmas celebrations since it made 1739 (yes, Carton is steeped in history and tradition). Carton House today offers historical grandeur and modern sophistication all wrapped up in 1,100 acres of stunning parkland. Stay over the festive period and indulge in the most enchanting winter walks, tempting gourmet food, delightful music and unparalleled comfort. Carton House at Christmas – the perfect place to relax and rejoice with family and friends.

Choose from a selection of two festive packages including a three night stay offering breakfast, lunches, a champagne reception, brunch and three evening meals from €590 per person sharing. Or a two night alternative costing €430 per person and includes lunch, champagne reception and two evening meals. Children are most welcome and when sharing a room with parents (under the age of 12 yrs) the cost for 3 nights is €140 and €100 per child for the two night package. Interconnecting rooms which can cater for up to 2 adults + 4 children are also available and prices available upon request.

On Christmas Eve, guests are welcomed with mulled wine and mince pies served in the company of a bearded friend (Santa). Moving festively along, you will enjoy a lavish dinner in the stylish Linden Tree Restaurant and before retiring to your luxurious accommodation you will be treated to a nightcap – an Irish Coffee in the unique setting of the Kitchen Bar. After a great night’s sleep you will be rejuvenated and ready for the Christmas Day programme which kicks-off with Christmas carols over breakfast then a glass of bubbly before tucking-in to a deliciously seasonal Christmas lunch in The Linden Tree Restaurant. Carton’s Resident Pianist will be at hand to entertain whilst you and yours un-wrap gifts and enjoy the spirit of Christmas in the most splendid of surroundings. For those of you wanting to walk off the Christmas lunch, then you are free to roam the estate – all 15km of bike and walking tracks! Supper is served that evening and for those wanting a sing-song – the pianist will still be at hand to entertain.

On St Stephen’s Day you can take your time rising as breakfast will be served in the form of brunch. Afterwards you can enjoy the amazing leisure facilities, Carton House has to offer. Choose from a selection of amazing pampering treatments at the Aveda Spa or a round of golf on one of their two championship golf courses. That evening you will enjoy another fabulous dinner at The Linden Tree Restaurant.

Irrestible? Call Carton on 01 5052000.
Carton House