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Keeley Bolger files this report on the skin-smoothing Emjoi Micro-Pedi Nano, €39.95, free delivery, ( )

“After running a marathon a few weeks ago, I was relieved to try out this foot-filing gadget. 

The toil of pounding the pavements during training had left the skin on my feet hard and ugly, and in need of some TLC before summer – and the associated sandal-wearing – arrives. Battery-powered, small and very easy to use, I was really impressed with the Micro-Pedi. 

It files feet quickly and, most crucially for me, doesn’t hurt. While not as cheap as a handheld file, the results – smoother, nicer feet - justify the cost. 

But bear in mind – it does take off a LOT of dead skin, so make sure you’re prepared with a strategically placed towel to catch the flakes!”


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Her Jo Loves brand leads the way in fragrance innovation, and now Mrs Malone has done it again with her new Jo Loves Shot Candle (available later in May from

Comprised of a glass base and a ‘shot’ insert that contains the wick, you can choose from a menu of scents for each. When lit, the fragrances meld together creating a bespoke aroma.


Have you ever had a sneaky peek in a pal’s bathroom cabinet in a bid to uncover their beauty secrets? You’re not the only one.

Four in 10 women admit they’ve snooped during a trip to the loo while at a friend’s house, while 75% of those surveyed by bathroom care brand Bloo believe you can tell a lot about someone from their bathroom. What’s more, one in 20 admitted they’ve actually pinched a product from someone else’s house.


Sparked by the ‘granny hair’ trend, which has seen celebs like Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Kylie Jenner of the Kardashian clan voluntarily going grey, sales of silver hair colour have shot up. Amazon reports that grey dye sales are up by 83% overall, with some steely products seeing a more than 200% leap.


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Face masks, especially trendy sheet masks that you can only use once, can be pricey, but the Quick Fix Facials six-strong range is affordable and effective.

Even better, until the end of May, they’re on offer at Quick Fix Facials Exfoliating Scrub Mask €4 each for a 100ml tube (down from €6.49), which works out at just 30c per pampering sesh.

We love the Quick Fix Facials Exfoliating Scrub Mask (Boots).


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