Beauty&Fashion

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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Zoe’s World: I Hate Those Overtly Sexual Perfume Ads!

Zoe’s World: I Hate Those Overtly Sexual Perfume Ads!

December 17, 2014 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

I HATE perfume ads. I literally despise perfume ads and I always have. I just don’t understand why they have to be so sexual. I’m sorry but I don’t care how flipping good you smell. Gucci Guilty (the worst one of them all) is just false advertising if I am […]

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Sean Taaffe: Are Hair Straighteners Damaging To Your Hair?

Sean Taaffe: Are Hair Straighteners Damaging To Your Hair?

December 17, 2014 at 10:37 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’m thinking of buying my 14 year old daughter a hair straightener for Christmas. I know they damage hair so what advice can you give? Sean Says: You’re right […]

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Orlagh Winters: My Dream Dinner Party Guests

Orlagh Winters: My Dream Dinner Party Guests

December 16, 2014 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

SO at the moment I am the ‘favourite aunt’ as I got my hands on one of the coveted Frozen Elsa dolls and delivered her to my adorable niece in Dublin on Saturday. It got me thinking if I had to have one gift this christmas, what would it be? […]

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Zoe’s World: I’ll Never Stop Searching For Answers To Life’s Questions

Zoe’s World: I’ll Never Stop Searching For Answers To Life’s Questions

December 10, 2014 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

I HAVE an overactive mind. A seriously overactive mind. That is, when I’m not thinking about Taylor Swift and other general teenager things (and no mom I don’t mean kissing boys), my mind is constantly thinking about life. Questions reel through my mind constantly. Life’s unanswerable questions apparently. But the fact that they […]

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Orlagh Winters: Stay Warm During The Cold Snap

Orlagh Winters: Stay Warm During The Cold Snap

December 9, 2014 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

THE hustle and bustle has begun and Tralee is looking fabulous. There is a real Christmas feeling in the air and finally the weather experts are getting it right and we are experiencing some cold weather. So this week I am going to give you some advice on wrapping up […]

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Sean Taaffe: Our Award-Winning New Columnist Gives Advice On Hair Matters

Sean Taaffe: Our Award-Winning New Columnist Gives Advice On Hair Matters

December 9, 2014 at 9:52 am 1 comment

Sean Taaffe of Sean Taaffe Hair And Beauty answers questions on all things hair-related in his new column for TraleeToday.ie… Q. I’ve long dyed blond hair and have had it this way for years. My hairdresser has recently refused to colour it and advised me not to use straightens or […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Good Nail Maintenance Nailed Down

December 8, 2014 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

MY advice for nails for years has gone like this – keep three hand creams. One for work, one for the car and one for home. Cuticle oil applied every evening, almond oil is a favourite of mine. If the nails have ridges use a buffer. File the nails from […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: How To Deal With ‘Red Veins’

December 6, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE query I am asked most frequently (besides ‘Mum , where is….?’) is about red veins. Our celtic skin is fair and sensitive and is prone to red veins. A lady recently told me she applies her makeup then goes out. If there is a fire or alcohol, within half an hour her […]

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Tralee hoteliers, Marnie and Rory O'Sullivan, Ballyseede Castle, Emma Larkin, Denis Deery and Laura Reidy, Fels Point Hotel pictured at the Kerry Branch of the Irish Hotels Federation annual ball in the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney. Photo by Don MacMonagle

PHOTOS: Glamour At The Hoteliers Annual Ball

December 5, 2014 at 3:16 pm Comments are Disabled

HOTELIERS from around the county gathered at the Dromhall Hotel for the annual ball of the Kerry branch of the Irish Hotels Federation. The hoteliers were no doubt reflecting on a very good year for the industry and are looking forward to 2015 which is being predicted as one of the […]

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Zoe’s World: It’s Ok Not To Be Happy All The Time At Christmas

Zoe’s World: It’s Ok Not To Be Happy All The Time At Christmas

December 3, 2014 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

AS you are most certainly aware, Christmas is on the way. Christmas is meant to be such a happy time and everyone is expected to be so happy. It is true that Christmas is one of my favourite times of year; the lights, the presents and just the genuine warmth […]

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Orlagh Winters: Prepare For The Party Season

Orlagh Winters: Prepare For The Party Season

December 2, 2014 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

SO it’s December and we can all now embrace the Christmas spirit. Of course with this time of year comes the party season and this week I am going to give you my tips for being super stylish during this festive time. This week have your hair colour done, I […]

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Mark Rogers with Grace Clifford, Julie McGrath and Sarah Rael, Tralee, at the 'Benefit' evening at CH Chemists on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ladies Get Festive Make-Up Tips From Leading Expert

November 28, 2014 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

WOMEN from all over the county came to CH Chemists last night to get tips on looking great as the party season approaches from one of Ireland’s leading make-up artists. Head Make-Up and Trend Artist with Benefit Ireland, Mark Rogers, visited town again, fresh from London Fashion Week and was delighted to […]

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PHOTOS: Mounthawk Fashion Show A Runway Success

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Fashion Show A Runway Success

November 27, 2014 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

TRANSITION year students of Mercy Mounthawk, produced their own fashion show on Wednesday night in aid of the Cycle Against Suicide and the school building fund. A huge amount of effort was put in by the students who took part in every facet of the production, from the building of the […]

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Zoe’s World: When Feminists Go Too Far

Zoe’s World: When Feminists Go Too Far

November 26, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

Our teen columnist, Zoë O’Connor, on why she’s a feminist…an ‘equalist’…and a ‘menist’… THE other day, I came across a woman who ranted on about the behaviour of men in front of a bunch of teenage girls. You could just hope that she was joking and poking fun at men, but then she […]

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Orlagh Winters: Get The Benefit Of Free Tickets To CH Chemists Event

Orlagh Winters: Get The Benefit Of Free Tickets To CH Chemists Event

November 25, 2014 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

WELL seeing as it is the season of goodwill I am delighted to announce that I am giving away six tickets to a very special event that is happening in CH Chemists on Thursday night. Benefit Cosmetics, as we all know, are trend setters in the make-up artistry world and […]

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PHOTOS: Ladies Enjoy Christmas Fashion Lunch For Charity

PHOTOS: Ladies Enjoy Christmas Fashion Lunch For Charity

November 24, 2014 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

AN afternoon of fine food, wines and fashion took place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday afternoon, all for a good cause. The ‘Connect Kicks Off Christmas’ fashion event was attended by over 100 ladies with proceeds going towards the Kerry Cancer Support Services. Ladies were greeted on arrival with […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Surviving Christmas With Boots

November 24, 2014 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

WHEN the Boots Christmas ads start it is Christmas for me. They are usually all about getting ready, beauty-wise, for the big day. This year they have gone one step further and have come up with a survival pack. This will get you ready for the party season and if […]

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Linda Flynn, Tina Enright, Caroline Simpson and Elaine Daly handing out goodie bags at the CH Chemists Christmas Customer evening on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Get Bargains At CH Chemists’ Customer Evening

November 23, 2014 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

THE famous CH Chemists was heaving on Friday evening as the store held its annual   Christmas customer evening. The annual event is growing every year and they came in their hundreds to get great discounts as the Christmas shopping season gets into full swing. There was mulled wine and […]

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At the IT Tralee St Vincent de Paul Fashion Show were: Jane Guerin, Cynthia Uderji, Helen Locke and Ellen Mangan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: IT Tralee Holds Fashion Show For St Vincent de Paul

November 22, 2014 at 9:33 am Comments are Disabled

THE IT TRALEE’S St Vincent de Paul Conference hosted a fashion show with a difference on Thursday night. Students from the college modelled clothes sourced from St Vincent de Paul shops from Cork and Kerry. The fashion was held in the Fels Point Hotel and the host for the evening was Radio Kerry’s […]

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Fitness: We Learned A Lot From Martial Arts Legend Bruce Lee

Fitness: We Learned A Lot From Martial Arts Legend Bruce Lee

November 20, 2014 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

Michael  Ryan of RnR Fitness in Tralee says the legendary Bruce Lee was ahead of his time regarding health and fitness… It been more than 40 years since the passing of the martial artist Bruce Lee, but his name still holds a great respect amongst the fitness community largely due […]

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Zoe’s World: Why Wanting To Get Out Of Here Isn’t A Bad Thing

Zoe’s World: Why Wanting To Get Out Of Here Isn’t A Bad Thing

November 19, 2014 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

NOT so long ago, I wrote a little post about what I wanted to do with my future – and if I do say so myself, it was a quite an exact plan. It is true that I know exactly what I want to do with my future and I […]

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Orlagh Winters: My Christmas Gift Tips For The Boys

Orlagh Winters: My Christmas Gift Tips For The Boys

November 18, 2014 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

SO last week I gave you my favourite pressies for the gals that can all be bought locally and this week it is the turn of the boys. If you are stuck to buy the perfect Christmas present for the men in your life then hopefully this will help a […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Impressed By New Stila Range

November 17, 2014 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

STILA is the latest No.1  premium brand to be launched by Sam McCauleys. Previously only available in Harvey Nichols, Brown Thomas etc., this brand is always heavily featured and loved by beauty editors worldwide and Victoria Beckham is just one of their celeb super fans. Here are some of their popular […]

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Fionnuala O'Donovan, Lorraine Hopkins, Sharon Scanlan and Cecelia Kelliher at the Rotary Club Gala Ball in Ballyseede Castle Hotel on Friday  night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Rotary Club Holds Annual Gala Ball In Ballyseede Castle

November 15, 2014 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a glamorous affair in the Ballyseede Castle Hotel on Friday night as the Tralee Rotary Club held their annual Gala Ball. A different charity is picked to benefit every year and it was Enable Ireland’s Kerry Services who will receive funding from the €80 a head dinner last night. Continued […]

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Zoe’s World: Don’t Take Everything Literally

Zoe’s World: Don’t Take Everything Literally

November 12, 2014 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

RECENTLY I have picked up on people who take absolutely everything you say literally… like, literally! I don’t want to rant my way through this blogpost like the “literally” people because I think that kind of defeats the purpose. Anyway, I read this blog post recently (by a very well […]

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Orlagh Winters: Five Gift Ideas From Local Businesses

Orlagh Winters: Five Gift Ideas From Local Businesses

November 11, 2014 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

OK so I know that some of you don’t want to hear the “C” word but you are going to have to face up to it sooner rather than later, Christmas is on its way. Maybe the fact that I have been engrossed in Christmas decorations for the last two […]

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Entries Invited For Kerry Fashion Week Awards

Entries Invited For Kerry Fashion Week Awards

November 10, 2014 at 10:48 am Comments are Disabled

ENTRY is now open for the seventh annual ‘Kerry Fashion Week Irish Fashion Industry Awards’ in association with Image Magazine. Winner of the KFW15 ‘One to Watch’ will take part in commercial show-space for Irish Design 2015 during, ‘London Fashion Week’ next year. The seventh annual KFW will take place […]

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Sandra’s In Style At Top Hairdressing Awards

Sandra’s In Style At Top Hairdressing Awards

November 10, 2014 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

SANDRA O’SULLIVAN, a hairdresser with the Sean Taaffe Hair & Beauty Group who have an outlet in Tralee, came second in top annual hairdressing awards. Sandra, came second in the ‘ALFAPARF Junior Category  Hairdresser Awards’ at a ceremony at the Double Tree Hilton Hotel in Dublin last week. “As a […]

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Mary O'Donnell

Mary O’Donnell: Discovering Green Angel Products

November 10, 2014 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

    GREEN Angel is an award-winning luxurious range of Irish skincare, hair care and bath care preparations, which are based on the fusion of Irish seaweed and natural essential oils. The duel energy blend of their unique qualities provides Green Angel Irish Skincare with a truly outstanding range. The company […]

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