Well last night’s inaugural #irishbbloggers Twitter chat was a rip-roaring success! #1 trending topic in Ireland, woo! If you missed the chat, or want to catch up on blogs you might have missed, see the transcript below. Huge thanks to Yavanna from Makeup Monster and Jess from Lashings Of Mascara for the idea and co-hosting the evening, and everyone who contributed to make the chat a huge success. We’ll be doing it all over again for an hour at 20:30 next Monday!
Also don’t forget to join the Irish Beauty Bloggers Google+ community!
If I had a euro for every time I heard of the next new “innovation” in beauty, I’d be a billionaire by now. It’s one of those industries which is constantly innovating for the sake of it, to 1up in the arms race of personal perfection. There are some beauty items which lend themselves to new technology, and others which have remained pretty much unadulterated since they hit the shelves. Hair colour is very much the latter, sticking to the tried and trusted “mix the colour and the developer bottles and shake” ever since I can remember anyway. There’s no denying that it’s a messy, smelly, unpleasant process, however there are very few women out there who wouldn’t consider the bi-monthly colour top-up a part of their necessary regime. So an innovation to make this process easier and tidier is sure to be a winner, right?
Enter L’Oreal’s new Preference Mousse Absolue, needing no mixing, producing a foam which can be applied directly to hair as required. Is this the droid we’re looking for? Read on »
We work hard. We play hard. And at the weekend we like to chill TO THE MAX. For example, yesterday I spent entertaining the parents with afternoon tea, having dinner at Eddie Rockets (SWEET POTATO FRIES!) and seeing Iron Man 3 at the cinema (it’s awesome). We’re just #nable for our usual comprehensive, analytical (lol, anal) blogging at the weekends, so a new feature is born – Lazy Weekend Blogging! Expect this to contain lots of cute animals, funnies and general rambles about life the universe and everything. I kinda kicked it off last weekend admitting my trash TV guilty pleasure.
I’ve seen a few of these memes floating around about beauty blogging. I couldn’t decide which one was more true, so here’s both! Read on »
Each year approximately 30,000 people in Ireland will be told they have cancer. Cancer is a disease that knows no boundaries, does not distinguish between sex, race or class, and has or will affect us all either directly or indirectly during our lifetime.
The good news is that more people are surviving cancer than ever before and this is thanks to increased awareness of signs and symptoms, early detection of the disease and better treatments. Survival rates in breast cancer for example have risen from 73% (1994 -1997) to 85% in 2007 – 2009. Prostate cancer survival has increased from 65% (1994 – 1997) to 93% in 2007 – 2009. These are two of many examples where survival rates have increased.
There are approximately 100,000 people living with cancer in Ireland. (This figure comes from the National Cancer Registry of Ireland is up to date as of 31/12/2009 and covers people diagnosed in the 16 year period 1994 – 2009.)
If you are concerned about cancer, please call the Irish Cancer Society’s National Cancer Helpline on Freefone 1800 200 700 and speak to a specialist cancer nurse in confidence or go to www.cancer.ie.
We all have them, those trashy TV programs we love to watch, but would never in a million years admit to. It was being glued to one of these programs the other night, and shushing the other half so as to not interrupt my spellbound-ness, that I realised mine. My guilty TV pleasure is… Cowboy Builders!
So I’d had “She Said Beauty” in the back of my mind as a blog aggregator platform to explore. We’ve covered before our dubiousness about the now dead HelloCotton, so I approach most blog aggregators with the same trepidation. However innocent until proven guilty in my eyes. Well today, while not even researching the topic, unfortunately She Said Beauty have been proven GUILTY. See proof below, clicky to embiggen.
The actual blog that image is from is called www.paperbacksandpostcards.com. Why is the above bad you ask? For a comprehensive discussion please see my previous post about HelloCotton. But basically, She Said Beauty are serving up blogger’s images as their own. And they’re appearing higher ranked than the actual blog website in image search results. This bad SEO juju. Read on »
I don’t usually post too much in the way of fashion or accessories but I picked up some new bits recently that I thought were worth a mention.
First up was part of my valentines gift from my feller: our last valentines day together as just a twosome, as come August we are going to be Mam and Dad to a little chisler! A cute birthstone bracelet from Alex & Ani that has left me wanting more from the brand! Its peridot (for August) and its expandable which is pretty excellent as I have tiny child like wrists and generally find it hard to find bracelets to fit comfortably.
We’ve had a stressful week in DollyHQ, so the bunbuns and I are chillaxing to the max for the Easter Bank Holdiay. Poor Eva fell ill on Monday night and spent 3 days in the vets being nursed back to health. Thankfully she’s much better now. I’m delighted to have my wee bun home and Einstein was overjoyed to have his snuggle bunny back. He spent a good hour licking her from top to toe to get rid of any trace of the nasty “whitecoats”. Adorabunnies <3
Oh great, another post about the demise of Google Reader, yawn. Well yes, but we have a little incentive for you at the end, so please keep reading. I’m sure you’ve seen all around the blogosphere that Google Reader is closing on 1st July. I could get into all that and GFC malarkey, but to be honest it’s been coming for a while. Google seriously want a Facebook competitor, and so will be gradually pushing everything social towards Google+. If you currently rely on Google Friend Connect to follow blogs, it might be a good idea to start looking at an exit strategy. Which is why I’m posting today! Read on »