The darker and colder Autumn nights are calling for more nights in. There’s no better time to roll out the bar cart, invite the girls over and get creative. With the upcoming festive season bringing a mass of social events and gatherings, now is the time to perfect your signature tipple. Why not give it a seasonal Autumnal twist?
You may have grand plans for a botanical paradise of a home – but your brown thumb says otherwise. Whether you have a kitchen shelf of withering herbs or a sad, dying houseplant that's clinging onto life, there’s a way to fix it. Luckily a brown thumb doesn’t have to stay brown, there’s still time to turn it into a green thumb.
We’ve already discussed what true self-care really means, but sometimes it can be difficult to motivate yourself to do something if you’re unsure how it’s going to help. What can those self-care practices really do for you? As it turns out – lots. We turn to science to find the self-care rituals worth spending our limited time on.
As soon as the cold Autumn nights start rolling in, my mind switches from beer gardens and beach days and turns to beds, blankets, and books. There’s nothing quite like a compelling novel to see you through these ever darker, ever colder evenings.
It doesn’t take being a historian to know that witches haven’t had the easiest time throughout history. Fast forward to the present, you can scroll the #WitchesOfInstagram on social media with thousands of snapshots into witches’ alters and rituals. They feel no shame in what they practice. This is a modern day witch and they’re on the rise.
Move over matcha, green tea, and turmeric lattes. We’ve all heard of the current “it” drinks but chances are, they are getting a little bit boring by now. There’s another superfood drink that’s supposedly better for you than green tea and it’s been flying under the radar for so long.
Journaling. A few years ago, that word might’ve conjured up mental images of an early 2000s teen girl, lying on her bed, talking to her BFF on her lips phone and writing about her crush in her journal. Nowadays, journaling is being used for wellness and mindfulness …
Summer 2018 will always be remembered as one of the best we have ever seen. But the memories of beach days, sunshine and BBQs makes it even harder to welcome October and start to think about the colder months ahead. Are we right?
Ah minimalism. The beautiful clean images of almost unbelievably tidy spaces, inspiring you to run home and throw away half of your possessions. It got me thinking, is this something that myself and the everyday woman can realistically implement?
Being the intrepid reporters we are, we wanted to do some serious investigative reporting to find out how you can stay ahead of the curve when enjoying your favourite tipple in the weeks ahead. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it .
Damage, pigmentation and dehydration are not always visible to the naked eye and what we saw during the analysis was SHOCKING to say the least. After our time in the SkinCeuticals Skin Scanner – we’re stocking up on SPF stat!
A festival full of the beautiful and most stylish peeps to grace social media and the grassy fields of Palm Springs, this year colour ruled over Coachella. Previous years have seen monochrome and tanned skin filling our social feeds but this year was dotted with neon, rainbow, face glitter and a surprising lack of flower crowns. Quelle surprise.
While we’re all getting excited by the thought of snow, bundling up and the festive season, our skin is less excited for the harshness of Winter. The bitter cold air, harsh winds and the cranked up indoor heating all wreak havoc on our natural skin barrier. Hello, dry, flaky cracked skin. Create a Winter Skin Survival Kit to protect yourself against the elements.
Every product is millennial pink, expensive and oh-so-gorgeous. Welcome to the shelfie trend. Luxurious lotions and potions stacked neatly on bathroom shelves with a pile of strategically placed greenery. Yep, this is the latest Instagram trend of sharing your beauty stash with the world.
Want glowing, youthful skin the old fashioned way? Discover the ancient secrets of Chinese beauty with Gua Sha.
Beauty sleep that actually makes you beautiful? Sign us up! With busy lifestyles, the choice of overnight products has widened. Your body is naturally in repair mode during the night and ensuring that your sleep routine is beauty optimized could be the saviour for all fellow lazy girls.
Hair colour trends change so fast it's almost impossible to keep up with the latest must-have shade to take the web by storm. We've had rose gold, ice blonde, unicorn hair and hidden rainbows and now we're hearing about cream soda hair.
The vegan beauty trend is BOOMING. We're showing you our top animal-friendly beauty products from the world's leading brands and arming you with lists of non-vegan ingredients to look out for.
This year, make sure you side step the dreaded lacklustre skin by beating winter weather at its own game. Get ready to prep your skin with our top complexion saviours.
Think you can't wear a red lip? Think again! Learn the secrets to rocking the perfect shade of red for you. #slay
Spring has officially sprung and we’re starting the countdown until Summer. With all the new Summer drops appearing on the High Street already, now is the time to get your Summer wardrobe inspiration and get shopping. We’ve compiled a list of the top fashion trends for Spring Summer 2019 to keep you in the loop.
Ethical fashion is on everyone’s minds at the moment. More and more people are starting to boycott fast fashion after educating themselves on the environmental and ethical problems within the industry. The documentary The True Cost was a big eye opener for many when exposing the dirty trail our clothes leave behind.
Lidl has revealed its 2018 winter and ski-wear collection will go on sale across all 38 stores in Northern Ireland from Thursday November 8th – and with news just in that Belfast is to have its very own outdoor ski slope this winter, the timing couldn’t be better.
You’ve watched all the intricate tutorials online. You start with the best of intentions for homemade costumes. You’re setting yourself up for hours of getting ready for this year’s Halloween party ... and then you have to work that night. Or you just simply couldn’t be bothered.
In a fast fashion world where we constantly feel tempted (and almost forced) into keeping up with the Jones’s, it can be hard to stay trendy AND on budget. The answer? Accessories.
With some retailers ALREADY flogging Christmas stock and flurries of knits and cozy separates rushing the rails, it's Autumn y'all. Scary. But I’m sure we're not the only ones getting excited for sweaters and boots after the recent temperature drop. We’ve been hard at work, reviewing the runways and stalking the high street for this round-up.
Ooh-ah-FASHUN. Check out these top tips on upping your Insta-game and creating a great profile. #InstaFamous
Bag yourself a beauty and get ready to shine this festive season with the ultimate in statement earrings from the high street. Go on, you know you want to.
'It's really hard to walk in a single woman's shoes-that's why you sometimes need really special shoes.' Discover the most fabulous and affordable high-street party shoes to give Carrie Bradshaw a run for her money.
Vintage fashion and timeless clothing is the perfect alternative to today's endless piles of fast fashion. Read on to discover why you should be swapping new for pre-loved and cookie-cutter looks for individual style that can't be beaten.
How many of us are STILL not making the time and effort to implement a little more “me time” into our routine? I’m willing to bet not many. We tell ourselves we’ll squeeze it in when everything else is done or when everyone else is catered for. But, let’s be honest, by the time the end of the day rolls around, we’re way too tired and old habits die hard. There’s a way around it though …
If you’ve spent a number of years living between two houses then you’ll know the struggle. Whether you’re in couple that’s currently in that awkward “in between” phase, where you haven’t quite decided to make the commitment of living together. Or if you WANT to move in, but are crippled by the rising cost of living and bad spending habits. We get it.
You might be thinking it’s a little too early to talk about Christmas, and you might be right. However, it’s never too early to hatch a plan. We all want our Christmas to be magical, but money woes can easily dampen even the jolliest of spirits.
The term self-care is everywhere. But in many cases, it seems that there has been a misunderstanding about its meaning, and even some clear misuse for financial gain.
I’ve had my fair share of career advisor duds over the years. Courses and careers suggested to me that I wasn’t even qualified for. The same generic advice churned out repeatedly. What’s a girl to do to get some advice on how to progress in her career? But one session last year completely changed the way I thought about job applications…
It seems like we are all in the market for a full perky peach these days. For a long time, it seemed like the only option were squats *collective sigh*. Good thing there’s a plethora of lesser known exercises out there for even better results.
Why does the smallest thing play on your mind before a date? The key to having a successful first date is all about managing those all-important first impressions. Spoiler – it’s so much more than what you’re wearing.
There’s no denying that having a greenery accented home is a design statement but there are so many other benefits for the mind, body and soul.
With top Irish influencers coming under fire recently, we're asking an important question - are influencers selling us the Beauty Myth?
Are certain transgressions by powerful men too easily forgiven and forgotten? Why is Hollywood in such a rush to forgive actors like Johnny Depp? Cristina asks why.