10 Things To Treat Yourself To This Payday

It's been a long time coming.

It’s been a long few months weeks since payday. January is a bleak month as it is, but this January has Januaried like no other January has Januaried. So in fairness, we all deserve to treat ourselves to a little something something.

From fancy loungewear to even fancier chocolates, a whole lot of beauty products and everything in between. Here are 10 bits to treat yourself to this payday.

Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Eye Cream

While I wouldn’t usually count eye cream as a treat (they’re just so small, it’s slightly less satisfying than any other skincare product) but the new Atoderm Intensive Eye Cream from Bioderma really does feel like a treat. Firstly, the bottle itself is huge. It has a 3-in-1 formula to soothes and repair the skin around your eyes, it removes make-up with a creamy gel texture that melts onto the skin, cleanses without needing to rinse and acts as a good make-up base.

Plus, it’s ideal for those who have sensitive skin, or for dry to irritated eyelids. Perfect for everyone, and feels like an ideal addition to your self-care routine. Check it out here.

Bondi Sands Pure Collection

Bondi Sands are changing things up with their brand new Pure Collection, it’s 100% recyclable and created purposefully with a shorter, streamlined ingredient list. Plus, each product is designed with skin-loving ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E and C, and Hydralite 5 (a tanning stimulant that boosts your skin’s hydration too).

Take your pick from Pure Self Tanning Drops, Pure Self Tanning Sleep Mask and much more. Check out the full collection right here.

OleHenriksen Lemonade Smoothing Scrub

I’m a big fan of Ole Henriksen products in general, so whenever there’s a new release I get pretty excited. And the new Lemonade Smoothing Scrub is something to get excited about. Using both chemical and physical exfoliation, it reveals instantly smoother skin. The powerhouse AHAs in this sugary concoction work to cleanse away any nasties on the skin, while helping to reduce the look of pores and get rid of any dead skin that we may not see ourselves.

Plus, there’s 20% off all OleHenriksen products in Boots or online at Boots from Wednesday 27th January to Tuesday 2nd February. So, it’s the ideal time to try it out.

Bellamianta x Maura Higgins

Another tanning pick, you can already tell that I’m a big fan of fake tan. Bellamianta and Maura Higgins have joined forces yet again, but this time to launch a gorgeous 7 piece collection. Each product in the collection is vegan and cruelty-free and infused with skin-loving ingredients, packed with hyaluronic acid and are blended with a cocktail of Superfruits and Tropical Coconut Fragrance. Beauuutiful.

Included in the collection are the two shades of the original mousse, champagne and bronze Glow Mist, two shades of tanning water and the Summer Glow Bronzer. Shop it right here.

Urban Decay Stay Naked Hydromaniac

If you’ve been scrolling on Instagram, you’ll know all about this simply because people are LOVING it. A vegan tinted foundation with 24-hour hydration, coverage and glow, it has a lightweight, dewy formula which results in buildable coverage. So you can opt for a subtle glow or build it up to suit your liking.

Packed with three powerful vegan ingredients, Hydromaniac delivers a hydrated glow from within. The ideal throw on and go product, for when we’re out and about again. Available to buy at the end of the month exclusively on Arnotts website Arnotts.ie.

Sanctuary Wet Skin Miracle

I’ve been really upping my game lately when it comes to body moisturiser – in normal life, I’d usually use a gradual tanning moisturiser to keep my tan looking good for as long as possible. But now I’m all about the hydration, all about it. Sanctuary’s Wet Skin Miracle is something else, it smells amazing and you can feel that your skin is super hydrated, for ages afterwards.

When you get out of the shower or bath, when your skin is still wet, you literally just slather it on. It feels a bit weird at first but trust the process. Then just towel dry as normal and voilá! Bonus points if you team it with the Sanctuary Salt Scrub, they’re game-changers together. Check out the Wet Skin Miracle here, and if you fancy going all out, the Salt Scrub here.

NUXE Radiance Detox Mask

Feel like your skin needs a little boost of something something? The new Radiance Detox Mask from NUXE is for you. Part of a new range, the Radiance Detox Mask contains Sesame Seed Oil and Citrus Extract to detoxify the skin and activates radiance. The texture transforms into an oil when massaged, then into milk and rinses off in the blink of an eye.

Also, keep an eye out for their Replenishing Nourishing Oil, Micro-Exfoliating Cleansing Mask, Essential Antioxidant Serum and more. Shop here.


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Revolve Loungewear

Even when we’re back out enjoying the real world, you’re still gonna catch me laying around in my loungewear from time to time. While I can’t wait to get glammed up again, the comfort is just too real. So this lockdown, I think it’s time to treat myself to some luxe loungewear, and I’m spreading the word.

From knitted joggers to the cosiest jumpers, sure look, why can’t we be cosy and feel glam at the same time? Speaking of glam and cosy, Hush loungewear is also a gorgeous go-to for updating your working from home wardrobe, with gorgeous pastels shades of mint and pink, they’ll be your first pick for the summer months. The cosiest version of glam.


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Grá Chocolates

Whether you just fancy treating yourself or want to send someone else a treat, look no further than Grá Chocolates. I treated myself to their Christmas collection and let me tell you, they are divine. Handpainted artisanal chocolates, made in Galway by Grainne Mullins, each chocolate is packed with various flavours.

From caramel with pecan praline and caramelized pecan nuts to strawberry compote paired with a beautiful white chocolate ganache. I’ll say it again, divine. Check them out here.


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Nutella Biscuits

The perfect note to finish on, Nutella Biscuits. Yep, Nutella Biscuits. Following sell-out success in Europe this year, Nutella is bringing its hugely-popular new biscuit range to Ireland for the very first time. I can confirm, they are absolutely stunning and I just have to share the good news.

The perfect companion to go with a cup of tea and a Netflix binge. They’re being rolled out in most Irish stores, so be sure to check your local to see if you can get your hands on them.

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