Beauty&Fashion

Sean Taaffe: Going Blonde? You’ll Need This Advice…

Sean Taaffe: Going Blonde? You’ll Need This Advice…

January 21, 2015 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

Our hair expert columnist, Sean Taaffe of the Sean Taaffe Hair Group, answers some common questions on hair care… Question: I’ve really dark hair and want to go blonde . I’ve been advised that it’s a big procedure. Any advice before I do it? Sean Says: Yes, plenty! First have […]

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IMF Boss Wears €35 Rose Of Tralee Brooch On Visit…With Her €7,000 Hermes Bag Of Course

IMF Boss Wears €35 Rose Of Tralee Brooch On Visit…With Her €7,000 Hermes Bag Of Course

January 20, 2015 at 3:22 pm 1 comment

  THE Managing Director of the IMF was in Dublin yesterday to meet Enda Kenny and wore a Rose of Tralee brooch worth €35. Mind you, she did also carry a Hermes bag costing a whopping €7,000. IMF boss, Christine Legarde, who is known as somewhat of a ‘style icon’ wore the […]

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Orlagh Winters: The Sooner We Leave Behind The Homophobic Ireland Of Old The Better

Orlagh Winters: The Sooner We Leave Behind The Homophobic Ireland Of Old The Better

January 20, 2015 at 10:10 am 2 comments

  SO I made it home last night and without sounding like the typical homecoming holidaymaker, it sure is cold. Brass monkey springs to mind. Abu Dhabi is an amazing place with lots to see and do and has changed its attitude towards women considerably since I first visited almost […]

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A model showing the latest in bridal wear at the Wedding Fair in the Fels Point Hotel on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Wedding Fair Draws Large Crowds To Fels Point

January 19, 2015 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 40 businesses took stands at the Fels Point Hotel on Sunday as the wedding fair season began in earnest. Hundreds passed through the fair, organised by the company, weddingdealoftheday.com, on the day, checking out everything from cakes to DJs and, of course, bridal wear. Models from the Norma O’Donoghue […]

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Mary O’Donnell: Forget Supermodels! 90-Years-Old Lilly Is the Perfect Advert For Lancome

Mary O’Donnell: Forget Supermodels! 90-Years-Old Lilly Is the Perfect Advert For Lancome

January 19, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

LAST week I attended my first 90th birthday. The birthday girl was my gran aunt and her name is Lilly Curtin, a very popular resident in Highfield Grove in Caherslee. Although for the last few years Lilly has been residing in  Cúil Dídin nursing-home, Lilly spent all her working life in the hustle […]

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At the Lixnaw GAA function were, from left: Sharon O'Keeffe, Ann McCarthy, Helena O'Keeffe, David Silles and John Buckley. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Lixnaw GAA Celebrates A Great Year At Ballyroe

January 18, 2015 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a great night of celebration in the Ballyyoe Heights Hotel last night as Lixnaw GAA club held its annual social. It’s been a great year for the club as they captured the Kerry Senior Hurling title back in October. The club faithful enjoyed a four course meal […]

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Seventh Kerry Fashion Week Promises To Be The Best Ever

Seventh Kerry Fashion Week Promises To Be The Best Ever

January 16, 2015 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

THE seventh annual Kerry Fashion Week and KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards was launched at the Fitzwilliam Hotel on Wednesday. The event will take place in venues throughout Kerry from Monday, March 2 to Friday, March 6 with the KFW Irish Fashion Industry Awards in association with IMAGE magazine taking place in the […]

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Kerry Wedding Show At The INEC

Kerry Wedding Show At The INEC

January 15, 2015 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

THE seventh annual Kerry Wedding Show, run by Radio Kerry Events, takes place at the INEC, Killarney on Sunday, January 25. Opening at 12 noon the show will feature over 60 wedding suppliers, a Bridal Fashion Showcase by Upfront Model Management and a Wedding Make Up Masterclass with TraleeToday.ie’s Mary […]

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At the cheque handover of €1,500 from Ch Chemist to Recovery Haven were, from left: Sandra Rusk, Claire Harty, Helen Parker, Maureen O'Brien, Eileen Kennedy and Kevin Riordan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

CH Chemists’ Charity Fashion Event Raises €1,500 For Recovery Haven

January 14, 2015 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

LAST November CH Chemists held what was billed as an ‘Evening Of Style And Beauty’ all in aid of Recovery Haven cancer respite centre. The efforts of the well known retailer in The Mall raised €1,500 for Recovery Haven. This was the fourth occasion the night was held in CH Chemists. “The […]

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Zoe’s World: I Hate Facebook…But The Positivity Trends Are Good

Zoe’s World: I Hate Facebook…But The Positivity Trends Are Good

January 14, 2015 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

I AM never on Facebook. The only time I log on is for some shameless self promotion every once in a while. My hatred for Facebook is mostly because I am sick of the constant trends that are circling. My feed is always full of either one trend or the […]

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Sean Taaffe: When You Don’t Want Products Pushed On You

Sean Taaffe: When You Don’t Want Products Pushed On You

January 14, 2015 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

 See above ad for special promotion Our hair expert columnist, Sean Taaffe of the Sean Taaffe Hair Group answers some common questions on hair care… Question: Every time I go to the salon I’m sick of being told what products I need. I feel like they are being pushed on […]

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Orlagh Winters: The Style Winners And Losers At Golden Globes

Orlagh Winters: The Style Winners And Losers At Golden Globes

January 13, 2015 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

AWARDS season in the USA is always something that we look at with bated breath and it’s funny but the best and worst dressed gongs have grown to be as important – and in some cases more important – than the actual awards. Why? Well, we all love to see […]

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Khloe Kardashian Wears Kerry Man’s Creation To Golden Globes Party

Khloe Kardashian Wears Kerry Man’s Creation To Golden Globes Party

January 12, 2015 at 10:42 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a Kerry connection at the Golden Globes last night when famed socialite and reality TV star, Khloe Kardashian, showed up to an after party in a gown created by Ballyheigue man Don O’Neill. The New York-based designer is enjoying huge success at the moment with his THEIA collection, appearing […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: A Good REN For Your Money

January 12, 2015 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

I ALWAYS think this is bubble bath season. After a long hard day at work, being out it this cold weather, a long hot soak is a lovely way to upwind and feel pampered. Finances are not  good in January, so a bubble bath can be a good alternative for pamper […]

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Daniel Kinsella, Ina Dema, Max Benner and Dearbhla Lynch at the CBS The Green Students' Debs Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Teenagers Enjoy CBS Students’ Debs Ball At Ballyroe

January 11, 2015 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

See above ad for special promotion THOSE CBS lads scrub up well! A couple of hundred students looked dapper and glamorous at the CBS The Green Students’ Debs Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Organised by students, Adam Barrett, Sean Carroll, Eoghan O’Hanlon and Dylan Hartnett, there were […]

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At the launch of Dress Haven were,  from left: Nicola O'Sullivan (Sales and Marketing Manager Fels Point), Laura O'Reidy (Operations Manager Fels Point), Grace O'Donnell (Recovery Haven), Mary Brick and Denis Leary (General Manager Fels Point). Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Charity Night Will Be A Haven For Fashionistas At The Fels Point

January 10, 2015 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

  See above ad for special promotion DESIGNER bags, dresses, shoes and all accessories will be available at a fraction of the price at the ‘Dress Haven’ fashion night in the Fels Point Hotel on Febuary 7. Proceeds of the event will go towards Recovery Haven cancer respite centre so, […]

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Noelle O'Grady O'Neill and Mags O'Grady at the Fels Point Hotel Women's Christmas Celebration. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Keeping Up The Women’s Christmas Tradition

January 7, 2015 at 10:58 am 1 comment

WOMEN took to the hotels and restaurants around town last night to celebrate Women’s Christmas. A number of restaurants had special menus for the event, while the Fels Point Hotel provided a latin flavour to the night with tapas and salsa dancing. Ballygarry House Hotel also had a special celebration […]

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Zoe’s World: Wear What You Want And Ignore Those Who Judge

Zoe’s World: Wear What You Want And Ignore Those Who Judge

January 7, 2015 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

  THE teenage years commence a whole pile of changes. But other than the physical changes, like the bad skin and growth spurts (I am personally still waiting on mine), there are also a lot of mental changes. Most adults have probably had the word “moody” pass through their heads […]

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Sean Taaffe: Broken Hairs At The Roots?

Sean Taaffe: Broken Hairs At The Roots?

January 7, 2015 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

  Our hair expert columnist, Sean Taaffe of the Sean Taaffe Hair Group answers some common questions on hair care… Question: I have long hair but whenever I straighten it, I’ve loads of little broken hairs at the roots and along the outside of my hair. Help? Sean Says: This is […]

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Orlagh Winters: I Think I’ll Leave The Resolutions Until February

Orlagh Winters: I Think I’ll Leave The Resolutions Until February

January 6, 2015 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

    See above ad for special offer OK folks, it’s finally 2015 and time to make all the resolutions that we will probably break by the time the month ends. I normally wait until February to make mine as I find January is a busy month catching up with […]

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Marian Teahan, Jennifer Conway, Bláithín Griffin, Denise McKenzie Vass, Michelle O'Leary and Aislinn McCarthy at the Mercy Mounthawk Students' Debs Ball in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: School’s Out As Mounthawk Students Show Some Style At Debs

January 4, 2015 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk students swapped the uniforms for some stunning dresses and stylish suits on Saturday night. The occasion was, of course, their Debs Ball where up to 300 people enjoyed a night of food and fun at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. They enjoyed a meal followed by DJ Ahmed rocking […]

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Zoe’s World: It’s Been A Pretty Good Year

Zoe’s World: It’s Been A Pretty Good Year

December 31, 2014 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS is my last post of 2014. I know that it may seem shocking that you have put up with me since the middle of July, but I think overall, it has been a pretty good year. I don’t like the concept of the New Year. The whole “New Year, New […]

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Sean Taaffe: To Cut Or Not To Cut

Sean Taaffe: To Cut Or Not To Cut

December 29, 2014 at 12:03 pm 1 comment

See above ad for special offer Our hair expert columnist, Sean Taaffe of the Sean Taaffe Hair Group answers some common questions on hair care… Question: I’ve long hair and have had it really long for years. I’m not very tall and someone has said it’ll suit me better shorter. […]

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Tadhg Ó Loingsigh, Laura O'Driscoll, Jack Moriarty and Anna Ní Loingsigh at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students' Debs Ball on Monday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Glamour At The Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students’ Debs

December 23, 2014 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

See great offer above THE Ballyroe Heights Hotel was buzzing on Monday night as students from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí held their Debs Ball. The teenagers looked glamorous as they posed for photos before the event kicked off, with 75 students attending the meal, while another 100 tickets were sold for the ‘afters’. […]

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Orlagh Winters: The Best And Worst Of 2014

Orlagh Winters: The Best And Worst Of 2014

December 23, 2014 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

SO what were your favourite and least favourite moments of 2014? Who got it right and who got it wrong? For me Kate Middleton did not put a foot wrong this year.  She wowed the world in her floor length gowns and remained true to British designers. Her obvious favourite […]

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Zoe’s World: It’s A Magical Time Of The Year In Tralee

Zoe’s World: It’s A Magical Time Of The Year In Tralee

December 23, 2014 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

PREPARE yourselves people, because I am about to do the totally cliché thing where I wish you a Merry Christmas. But before I get too mushy on you all, I just wanted to share the magic that I have been experiencing in Tralee. If you haven’t been listening to Christmas songs […]

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Sean Taaffe: Thinking Of A Change In Hairstyle?

Sean Taaffe: Thinking Of A Change In Hairstyle?

December 23, 2014 at 11:04 am Comments are Disabled

  Our hair expert columnist, Sean Taaffe of the Sean Taaffe Hair Group answers some common questions on hair care… Question: I’ve had the same hairstyle for as long as I can remember and am thinking of a change. Help? Sean Says: Any change of style needs an investment of […]

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So Who Are The Judges For Kerry Fashion Week Awards?

So Who Are The Judges For Kerry Fashion Week Awards?

December 22, 2014 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

THE judges for the 7th annual Kerry Fashion Week (KFW) Irish Fashion Industry Awards have been announced. The awards which will take place in the Europe Hotel & Resort on Friday March 6 are Melanie Morris, Editor in Chief, Image Publications and Chairperson of the Judging Panel; Helen Steele, Fashion Designer, and winner […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Take Care Of Your Skin This Christmas

December 22, 2014 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

CHRISTMAS can wreak havoc on your skin, late nights, excess of everything  and the temptation to fall into bed without the last and most important skin regime. So first piece of advice over the party season is no matter how tempted you are after a night out, please make sure to take your […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: The Best Facial I Ever Had Was…

December 18, 2014 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE best facial I have ever had was in the ‘Beauty by the Beach’ salon in Ballybunion. It is called the Caci ultimate facial. This was originally developed for treating facial palsy using micro current and this is widely used in physiotherapy for pain control and in hospitals for wound […]

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