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.
For those of you wanting to prep your skin in time for summer clinical skincare producers Neostrata have just the products for you; that’s of course if your budget will allow for it. Neostrata products can be expensive but boy are they worth it. Read on »
I am a lady full of contradictions; anything with the word natural appeals to me but likewise I have been known to part with an awful lot of money for the latest in cosmeceutical products. It’s a beauty bloggers prerogative,right?! Since becoming pregnant though I do have to tread more carefully through the world of beauty products, as both many natural and manufactured ingredients can cause issues. Read on »
Merumaya is a new British skincare brand that launched recently; unfortunately I missed out on meeting with the brand whilst they were in Dublin and I am now raging after using and loving some samples I received. I started using the sample sized products last month and ended up purchasing some full size products direct from Arnotts. Read on »
I am five months into my pregnancy now and I can tell you that those five months have certainly taken their toll on my skin! The thoughts of stretch-marks doesn’t bother me to be honest; they are just little reminders of how awesome a womans body can be. My beef is with the dry, itchy flakey skin that appeared out of nowhere along with the nice case of bacne thrown in for good measure.Every part of me itched and I had huge boils on my already itchy, scaly back. I was starting to feel thoroughly miserable until two creams came to my rescue……. Read on »
I would be lying if I said I didn’t hold skincare stalwart Vichy in high regard. The brand knows skincare, and backed by the L’Oreal giant (love them or hate them) they have megabucks to invest in research and development. This results in them producing products with great scientific credentials, which in my experience really work. So, even though I’m definitely biased in Vichy’s favour, to counter that I have high expectations when I try their new product releases. Recently I popped to my local Sam McCauley’s to pick up two newbie products which I badly needed – Normaderm Hyaluspot for my oily, acne prone skin and Nutriextra Hands for my parched lámha. It’s typical that I have an oil rig on my mug and sahara hands. First world problems eh? Read on »
“The Angels for Barnardos Fashion Show is being held in the Ballsbridge Hotel on Friday 22nd of March at 7:30pm with tickets priced at €35 each. Singer Mary Byrne has kindly give her time to come and entertain guests on the night. TV presenter Noel Cunningham & Stylist Cathy O Connor will be the MC’s for the evening. Some of the cast members of Fair City will also be taking to the catwalk along with Ireland’s top fashion models. Louis Copland will be modelling on the night to show his support and will be supplying all the menswear. Diageo Ireland will be supplying a free drinks reception on the night”
Sounds like a great night out which will benefit a very worthy charity to boot!
In case we haven’t wittered on about them enough, let me tell you now we LOVE Irish beauty brand Pixy. All of their products are pure and simple, with nothing but the best effective, natural ingredients. So we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to spread the Pixy love and tell you about their February free delivery offer when you spend €10. Go on, support Irish products and love your skin while you’re at it! In case you’re wondering what to get, we’ve got two ingredients for a pampering night in below, and be sure to check out our other Pixy reviews. Read on »
I’m nearly four months pregnant now and my tummy is starting to take on a more rounded, bloated look. After a huge roast dinner last week I commented to himself that my belly button was feeling a bit tight/odd; “that will be your belly button beginning to pop out” says himself. I recoiled in sheer horror. Outie belly buttons CREEP me the hell out. They are disgusting; some people don’t like feet, Me, I just don’t like belly buttons. Innies don’t freak me out as much but outies are just wrong. I am truly sorry if my weird fear of outies offends anyone but argh, when himself said he was full sure that pregnant ladies always end up with outies I nearly fainted on the spot. Read on »