Easter in Ireland used to be a grim affair. Sure, there was way more chocolate in the Easter Eggs back then but getting them meant sitting through 40 days of Lent. Fortunately, the Easter Bunny has appeared in stores quite promptly this year compared to days gone by so why not treat yourself or your mates to the best pastel knick-knacks the shops have to offer?
Unfortunately, chocolate does your skin no favours. If you’ve trying to avoid a break-out, get your sweet fix through make-up instead. Draw attention to your best features with the I Heart Revolution Surprise egg-shaped eyeshadow palette in ‘Dragon’ (€7.18, tambeauty.com).
Still hungry? A new range of chocolate-inspired cosmetics is coming soon to Penneys. Word on the street is that they’re a great dupe for Too Faced.
Flying Tiger is one of Denmark’s greatest contributions to the world, alongside 25% of Metallica and Cocio chocolate milk. As you’d expect, they have a raft of adorably useless Easter tat in-store, including a rabbit touch-activated lamp (€8), tea-infusers and wine-stoppers (€2), fuzzy chick and bunny notebooks (€3) and, er, slime-filled chicks (€3). Although that last one probably only appeals to Youtubers.
Who says you can’t have party crackers at Easter? Certainly not Tesco, who are flogging special Easter-themed ones for €4. They also have a range of knick-knacks for the home, including grassy rabbit statues (from €4) and a rabbit plush and mug gift set (€6.50).
Be the most stylish guest at the egg hunt by stashing your finds in this colourful handbag from ASOS (€21.62). Add a faux-fur pompom bunny keyring from Penneys (€4) and you’ll be hopping with delight.
By Marie Coady