Fancy starring in a new fashion show on RTÉ?

A production company called DSP have been in touch with us here at Happy Magazine with details of a new TV fashion show they are creating for RTÉ. They are looking for men or women who might like to take…

‘Try on your perfect brow’ and the Brow Contour Pro pencil from Benefit

I came across a fun online tool on Benefit’s website this week. It lets you ‘try on’ different brow shapes and styles your new brows directly onto a photo which you upload or take directly on the site. I couldn’t…

Girl Power: THEYA Healthcare’s post-surgery underwear

THEYA Healthcare are an innovative Irish company that are truly dedicated to what they do – providing women with post-surgery underwear that can actually help you feel better faster I had my breast cancer surgery in June last year. I…

An introduction to essential oils

Plant-based Health Coach Lorna McCormack joins us today with an introduction to essential oils. Lorna will be joining us regularly over the next couple of months to explore essential oils and how they can be used to support your emotional…

Cooling relief for hot flushes – Nía Facial Hydrating Mist + a Giveaway

If you are going through chemotherapy at the moment, and as a result, chemo-induced menopause, you might be experiencing hot flushes regularly throughout the day and night. Irish skincare brand Nía Natural Beauty have an Intensive Restoring Facial Hydrating Mist that…

Beautiful post-surgery underwear at Bravelle + a Giveaway

Today we have a brand new competition starting here on Happy Magazine! To mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the lovely Team at Bravelle in Limerick – Kate and her mum Pauline – are offering two lucky Happy Magazine…

Tips for styling wigs so they look their best

I am delighted to welcome Anne Roche from Roches to Happy Magazine today. For over 60 years the Roche family have been involved in the hair and beauty industry, with a particular specialisation in wigs and hair pieces. Fergus and…

Beauty during cancer: Look Good, Feel Better Workshops

Happy Magazine Contributor Ciara Doran joins us today with a guest article about the Look Good, Feel Better Workshops that you may have heard about in your hospital. Ciara explains what they’re all about and how to register for an…

How to wrap great Turbans! By Georgie Crawford

Have you been following Georgie Crawford on Instagram? Georgie is the Entertainment Editor at Spin Radio here in Ireland and she has been going through treatment for breast cancer over the last year. Georgie has been shining a light on…

Shampoo and Conditioner from The Handmade Soap Company + A Giveaway!

Have you been thinking about changing your shampoo and conditioner to a more natural alternative since your cancer diagnosis? Switching out all my cosmetics and skincare for more natural or 100% natural alternatives was one of the first things I…

Cool and comfortable headwear for during chemo

An email from a friend who has just shaved her hair after her first chemo brought me back to the same time for me, last year. Initially I didn’t mind shaving my hair – I preferred that I took control…

Bra fitting services after a breast cancer experience

Today’s post is from Catherine Wallace, a nurse and trained bra and breast prosthesis fitter based in Wexford. Catherine got in touch recently to ask if she could share her services with you all here on Happy Magazine and we…

Boots Ireland Launches ‘Feel Like You Again’ Campaign to Support People Living with Cancer

I noticed the Boots ‘Feel Like You Again’ campaign almost immediately when it was launched this week – have you seen it yet? It’s really powerful and has brought tears to my eyes every time I’ve watched it. With this…

Jane Iredale Eyeshadow Kit Review by Honestly Áine

Today I am delighted to welcome Áine from her blog, Honestly Áine, here to Happy Magazine for the first time. I’ve been loving Áine’s beauty videos since I found her website a few weeks ago. In this one, she shares…

Styling very short hair – Sarah H on YouTube

There are some great hair styling videos by a girl called Sarah H on YouTube for styling very short hair. Her videos have given me lots of ideas for what to do with my own very short hair since it…

How Éminence’s Facial Recovery Oil could be just what you need after treatment

Chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment can take a heavy toll on your skin. Éminence Organic Skincare have a luxurious and versatile Facial Recovery Oil which might be just what you’re looking for to help repair and rejuvenate your skin during or after…

Review of Éminence’s Stone Crop Cleansing Oil

Éminence is an award-winning skin care brand that offers seasonal new launches and potent face and body treatments for spa, day spa, medi-spa and selected beauty salons. As an organisation, Éminence believes in providing the best skin care products possible.…

millie lingerie

I came across millie lingerie on Twitter yesterday. millie lingerie started out as a Kickstarter project by UK founder and breast cancer survivor Sue Pringle to create a bra for after breast cancer. The project was successfully funded to develop…

Willow Cottage 100% Natural Essential Oil Soaps

A few weeks ago we were down in County Wexford for a little holiday. While we were there we visited Wells House & Gardens and I spent a very enjoyable half hour browsing the lovely shops in their Craft Courtyard.…

Natural and organic sun protection from PHYT’S

With the warmer weather here (isn’t it just fabulous?) I’ve been hunting high and low for some natural and organic sun protection these last few weeks. I even wrote a post all about Juice Beauty’s sun range (which looks amazing!)…

The transformative power of make-up – The Women’s Podcast

Today Chloe Moloney, one of our Books contributors, writes about the transformative power of make-up and a podcast which helped her through her own health challenges a few years ago. A few years ago I found myself back in hospital.…

Homemade skin treats

Everyone knows how good smoothies and juices are for their insides, but did you know that there’s a whole host of simple everyday items in your cupboards that you can smear on your face for healthy skin on the outside…

Bare Necessities Headwear + A Giveaway

Bare Necessities is an Irish company specialising in affordable, stylish and comfortable chemotherapy headwear and accessories. Founded by Jackie Sterling after her own breast cancer diagnosis in 2016, Bare Necessities believes in helping patients, friends and relatives get through cancer treatment without the unnecessary labelling that chemotherapy…

Dr. Hauschka’s Almond Soothing Body Cream Review

Elfreda McGowan is back with us today with a review of Dr. Hauschka’s Almond Soothing Body Cream. This is a high quality product to try if you’re looking for a new, more natural alternative to your usual body cream. I’ve…

All about Brows

Elfreda McGowan is back with us today with a post all about semi-permanent eyebrow makeup. If you’re going to be starting chemotherapy soon, this could be something you might want to investigate. Find out all the details below…  A lot…

The Raven App – Bringing beauty to you at home or even in hospital + A Giveaway!

All women know the power of getting a great blow-dry or manicure, right? It’s a sure-fire way to give yourself a boost when you’re feeling out of sorts. Now you don’t even have to leave the house (or your hospital…

Bottled sunshine – Non-toxic tanning products

Our Beauty Writer Elfreda McGowan is here today with everything you need to know about using tanning products after cancer. You don’t have to rule them out of your life! She’s got all the info on the safest products to…

Dr. Hauschka Hydrating Hand Cream

Dr. Hauschka have a really lovely rose-scented Hydrating Hand Cream in their Body Care range. If your hands are in need of some TLC after treatment, this could be the product for you. Dr. Hauschka’s Hydrating Hand Cream is a fast-absorbing…

Looking after your nails during chemotherapy

Elfreda McGowan is back with us today with a post all about looking after your nails during and after chemotherapy. Chemo can take a heavy toll on your nails – here’s what to do to keep yours looking their best. Apart…

Battling cancer with your war paint on!

We’re delighted to welcome a new contributor to Happy Magazine this morning – Elfreda McGowan is a breast cancer survivor, make-up artist and beauty therapist and she’ll be joining us regularly to share her best beauty tips for a cancer…