What’s your signature scent? Organic and/or natural perfumes to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day

Our Beauty Editor Elfreda McGowan joins us today with some thoughts on using scents for self-care. With Valentine’s Day this week, why not treat yourself to one of her recommendations? With February the month of love upon us, and many…

Great websites: Knitted Knockers

KnittedKnockers.org is a US-based website which connects volunteer knitters with breast cancer survivors all around the world to offer free ‘knitted knockers’ to any woman who wants them. The Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prostheses for women who have undergone…

Youthful beauty tips for those over 50

Less is definitely more when it comes to looking like a natural beauty and defying the years whether during or after a cancer diagnosis. Our Beauty Contributor Elfreda McGowan has some tips. We all know that our skin ages, we’re constantly bombarded…

Beat the January blues with these budget beauty tips

Cancer journey or not, January can be a bit of a depressing month. The nights are longer and the weather is bleak, neither of which are helpful when our mood might be a little lower. Our Beauty Contributor Elfreda McGowan…

New skin for the New Year?

Did you make any #NewYearsResolutions to do with taking better care of your skin? If so, you may be interested in an online campaign happening over on organic skincare brand Green Angel‘s online and social media platforms. Our Beauty Editor…

Beauty products and their expiry dates

Our Beauty Contributor Elfreda McGowan joins us today with a post all about the expiry dates on beauty products. Did you know there’s a tiny expiry date symbol on most cosmetic products? Recently I decided to do a big clean…

Day 9: €50 Gift Card Giveaway for Chemo Headwear from Hairless Beauty

I recently had the pleasure of meeting the very lovely Zaneta Malkiewicz. Zaneta runs chemo headwear business Hairless Beauty and as well as that, is a busy mum and wife. She is also a fearless cancer survivor and recently shared…

Day 3: Green Angel Argan Body Oil Giveaway

On the 3rd Day of Christmas Happy Mag gave to me… a chance to win a Green Angel Argan Body Oil! Our Beauty Writer Elfreda McGowan joins us today with a review of the Green Angel Argan Body Oil. The…

Day 1: Nía Just Balm Giveaway

It’s the 1st of December! And here at Happy Magazine, we think that’s something to feel good about – a whole month ahead of fun and festivities with friends and family. Wherever you are in your cancer journey, we hope…

A bra and prosthesis fitting service for the women of Munster

Supreme Silhouette is a bra and prosthesis fitting service in Ardfallen Medical Centre, Douglas Road, Cork. Dedicated to women post mastectomy or lumpectomy surgical treatment for breast cancer, Supreme Silhouette offers a wide range of breast forms, bras, lingerie and…

Clean beauty goodies for Christmas

Our Beauty Editor Elfreda McGowan is back with us today with some details about clean beauty goodies you might fancy this Christmas. Recently, I’ve been on the hunt for some gorgeous beauty goodies for Christmas presents and of course, for…

It’s just hair… Right?

Natasha Whelehan, a breast cancer survivor and mum to two beautiful kids, writes for us today about the rollercoaster of losing her hair during cancer and asks, it’s just hair… right? So you’ve been told you have cancer. The treatment…

Brush up your makeup routine

Beauty Contributor and Cancer Survivor Elfreda McGowan joins us today with a post on makeup brushes – if you wonder why you need them and where to start, or, if you’re a convert but want to know what’s new in…

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.…