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 »
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 am a bit of a wagon when it comes to buying things and not reviewing them; a beauty blogger at her worst if you will! I realised just this weekend that its been near on a year since I spent €21.00 of my finest euros purchasing the No 7 Protect & Perfect Intense Eye Cream, so I suppose that means I really am a bad blogger I figured that if I had it a whole year that I must be liking it so I should share it with you; better late than never eh?!
Using antibacterial products never used to be part of my usual routine but that all changed once I became a regular visitor to our nations hospitals! Its also certainly not something I thought I would be writing about on Dollyrouge but when a press release popped in from Cuticura last month I knew I had to share some experiences with you and why I recommend that everyone carry around some anti bacterial hand serum! Read on »
Did you know that yesterday saw the start of Fairtrade Fortnight, 25th February to 10th March? If you’re anything like me (a normal person then yeah?) when you think of Fairtrade, you think (rightly or wrongly) of higher prices on the shelves next to “regular” goods, and that well off guy who drives a Prius; he probably buys Fairtrade EVERYTHING to go with his zen garden and sense of smugness. It’s far from the Celtic Tiger we are now, and it’s hard enough to get food in our own children’s mouths never mind having to feed the black babies too, eh? Well missus, I’m here to show you can totally incorporate Fairtrade into your daily life, and then you can swan around just as smug as that Prius driving gombeen. First up in our “Ethical Beauty” feature line up, I present to you Oriflame’s Smoothing Day Cream and Eye Cream.
Winter 2012/2013 was the winter of the Serum it seems; they dropped through our postboxes here at Dolly HQ almost by the bucket load, not that we are complaining! Far from it in fact; I am a sucker for serums and my skin really was in need of some extra help this winter so I got to testing and here are three of the best that I recommend spending your shillings on:
First up is most definitely my favourite skincare launch so far this year Read on »
My skin has been extremely dry for the past few months so I have been experimenting with products I would never usually use: face masks for dry dkin. I spent my youth and best part of my twenties using masks aimed at oily, acne prone skin. My how the tables have turned! Today I give you a run-down of what to buy and what to avoid! Let me know what you think in the comments x
Oh and one more thing. My skin is patchy dry so I am not sure if all of these products would work for full blown dry skin all over your face!
Seeing as the weather is so miserable we thought our lovely readers could do with a bit of cheering up, and who better to help us than one of our favourite Irish on-line beauty sitesPetals.ie!Read on »