“Let it rain”

October 14th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

What is the one item of clothing every self-respecting Irish man and woman must and should have in their wardrobe? You can’t possibly guess? Why it’s a raincoat, of course, and this raincoat must be

Flutter those lashes!

October 5th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

  Finding a good mascara is a bit like searching for The Holy Grail. It can be a problem at any age, but it becomes even more difficult as we get older. Why? It’s one

Goodbye to bad hair days

September 20th, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

It’s not called our crowning glory for nothing! No matter what I am wearing, no matter how well I look otherwise, if my hair is not right I might as well stay at home. I

Green with Envy!

August 30th, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

While I was a boarder at secondary school, we had a ghost called The Green Lady who supposedly haunted the chapel. I remember as a gullible third year (yes, fourteen year-olds were innocent then) being

Lip smackingly good lipstick!

August 23rd, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

My late mother-in-law would not come downstairs without first applying her lipstick. She always said she did not feel dressed without it. I am far lazier, but I see the difference that the right shade

Anti-Ageing Tips

August 9th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, News, Style & Beauty|

Here I am at five o clock in the morning writing my next post. Usually I sleep well and long. In fact most nights I get eight or nine hours sleep. Maybe it was the

Putting my best FOOT forward

August 2nd, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

Those of you who are regular readers know that my feet are not my best asset and shoe shopping can be a nightmare. I squeezed my not so dainty feet into shoes that were too

Yes we can wear stripes!

July 26th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

  I have a penchant for stripes; maybe I was a zebra in a different life. I particularly like dresses with stripes and am not averse to wearing them horizontally either. The dress below is

Ageless Beauty…Make-Up class

July 19th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, Style & Beauty|

I am the first to admit that I am not good with make-up. Usually it takes me three or four minutes to slap on a bit of foundation, eye-liner, and lipstick. Obviously, I spend more

Summer style dilemmas

June 3rd, 2016|Style & Beauty|

I find it very difficult to buy clothes for Irish summers. Do any of you feel the same way?  First of all, we never know what kind of summer we are going to get and,

Foot in Mouth?

May 24th, 2016|Health & Wellbeing, Home, Style & Beauty|

It is just as well that GG (aka Gorgeous Graham) doesn’t have a foot fetish, because my feet are sadly lacking in the beauty stakes. Do any of you remember the photos published in papers

Guest writer Geraldine gives food for thought

May 7th, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Rants and Random Thoughts, Style & Beauty|

I always feel good when I have been to see Geraldine, for two reasons. First of all, my hair always looks a hundred times better when I am leaving (yes, she is my hairdresser)

Boutique shopping in Malahide.

April 21st, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

‘Paula’s’, formerly known as Elle B2, is more than a boutique. It is a meeting place, a coffee shop without the coffee, a confessional. While I was there, regulars were dropping in for a chat.

Shoulder of mutton not dressed as lamb!

March 28th, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

I like my shoulders. As shoulders go they are pretty good. There are two of them, they are smooth and so far unlike other parts of my body (my knees obviously) they haven’t started to

Orange crush

March 23rd, 2016|Home, Lifestyle & Leisure, News, Style & Beauty|

While the colour red is more often associated with emotions of anger and passion, orange has no such negative connotations. Combining the energy of red and the vibrancy of yellow, it is a positive and

Shopping in Malahide

February 8th, 2016|Home, News, Style & Beauty|

Many people are returning to boutique shopping for a variety of reasons, not least the personal service, and Malahide, my home town north of Dublin (Ireland), has a plethora of wonderful boutiques! Catering for diversity