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…

Living a Yoga Lifestyle: Ruth’s Top 3 Finds for October

Our regular yoga contributor Ruth from Yogaru writes a wonderful post once a month over on her blog about three favourite new things she’s enjoying. Ruth has very kindly allowed us to re-post these here on Happy Magazine going forward…

Introducing Pukka’s new herbal latte blends

As the hazy end of summer slips away into the cool, crisp days of autumn, it’s nearly time for snuggling up on the sofa and cradling a cup of warm, delicious goodness. Introducing Pukka’s new herbal latte blends – Turmeric Gold, Cacao…

Healthy Habits Store in Wicklow & Online

Today’s post is about the Healthy Habits store in Quarantine Hill in Co. Wicklow and online at healthyhabs.com. I came across a mention of Healthy Habits recently in Positive Life magazine and decided to check it out online. They have…

Home Detox Challenge Week 3: Washing Up Liquid

Welcome to Week 3 of the Home Detox Challenge! This challenge involves switching one product a week in your home for six weeks to achieve a less toxic home environment. It’s making the switch of a few of your most-used…

Home Detox Challenge Week 2: Toothpaste

Welcome to Week 2 of the Home Detox Challenge! This challenge involves switching one product a week in your home for six weeks to achieve a less toxic home environment. It’s making the switch of a few of your most-used…

And the winner of The Handmade Soap Company competition is…

Niamh Ui Chadhla! Congratulations Niamh. Niamh entered by leaving a comment on the post. Niamh has won a Shampoo and Conditioner from The Handmade Soap Company. If you weren’t lucky today, we’ve got another new competition starting on Happy Magazine…

Last chance to enter! The Handmade Soap Company Competition

We’ll be announcing the winner of our competition to win a Shampoo and Conditioner from The Handmade Soap Company on Friday 24 August at 5pm. To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post. Good…

Home Detox Challenge Week 1: Hand Soap

I’d like to propose a challenge for you. I’m calling it the Home Detox Challenge and it involves switching one product a week in your home for six weeks to achieve a less toxic home environment. It’s making the switch…

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…

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…

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.…

Vitality Expo – 8-9 September

The RDS in Dublin will be transformed for the weekend of the 8th and 9th of September for a new health and wellbeing event called Vitality Expo. Experts on natural health, wellbeing, nutrition and natural skincare will speak at the…

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 Virginie Claire Beauty Centre

Once cancer treatment started taking a toll on my skin, I started thinking about treating myself to a lovely facial. The question was though, where could I go that used natural, organic skincare products? During my cancer treatment I started to become…

Green Cleaning Life Hacks from Roscommon County Council

After a cancer diagnosis, you might be thinking about the hazardous chemicals in everyday household products such as washing up liquid, spray cleaners, polishes, etc. Did you know it is so easy to make your own? Michelle Fallon is a…

NATURIGIN Hair Colours – A more natural alternative

Before my breast cancer diagnosis, I coloured my hair every 8 weeks or so. Over the years I was a brunette, a blonde, a redhead, I even had black hair at one stage. When I shaved my hair during chemotherapy,…

Green Angel Skincare + A Giveaway!

One of the first things we did after our cancer diagnosis here at Happy Mag HQ was bin all our existing skincare products and start again with natural alternatives. With the average Irish woman putting in excess of 400 different…

Neal’s Yard Remedies – Organic Natural Beauty

Today our contributor and all-things-natural expert Ciara Doran is here to tell us all about Neal’s Yard Remedies. We’ve seen the products before but had no idea just what a lovely (and affordable) organic brand this is. I first discovered Neal’s…

Ocean Bloom Skincare

Have you come across Ocean Bloom? We found the brand recently through social media and we were immediately drawn to it – natural, organic skincare is right up our street here at Happy Magazine HQ. Based out of the beautiful…

Turmerlicious – And a Giveaway!

We are very excited to be featuring some amazing brands here on Happy Magazine over the coming weeks. These will be businesses with relevant offerings for anyone on a cancer journey. They will be natural and delicious products to try…

PHYT’S Active Organic Skincare

Here at Happy Magazine we love chemical-free products. They are part of our ‘Anti-Cancer Plan’ – that is, our new lifestyle after cancer. PHYT’S is a French skincare brand sold in Dublin and Ireland by the V Claire Beauty Centre in Dublin…

Noughty’s Detox Dynamo Shampoo & Conditioner

We’ve been trying out Noughty’s Detox Dynamo 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioner this week. It’s made from 97% natural ingredients and contains no parabens, petrochemicals, sulphates or silicones. Noughty’s aim with this product is to fight the effects of product build-up and…

The Green Door Market

Have you heard of the Green Door Market? It’s an indoor food market near Cork Street in Dublin 8 and their focus is great quality food. Their mission is to bring you top quality food in an inviting space where…

SynerChi Kombucha – live probiotics and super antioxidants

We’ve been enjoying SynerChi Kombucha for a little while now – live probiotics and super antioxidants that are dairy-free and taste good too? Yes please! Not to mention all the other great benefits for your body. Check out SynerChi’s video…

Kinvara Skincare Review

Today we’re welcoming Avril from A Paler Shade of Beauty to tell us all about Kinvara Skincare and their natural beauty products. Kinvara Skincare is a fantastic Irish-owned natural and organic skincare company founded by fellow scientist Joanne Reilly, PhD…

Nourishing your hands this winter

We treated ourselves to one of these lovely Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme and Mint Hand Lotions from The Handmade Soap Company over the weekend and we love it! If you are looking for a nourishing lotion to treat your hands and…

PHYT’S Active Organic Skincare

Here at Happy Magazine we love chemical-free products. They are part of our ‘Anti-Cancer Plan’ – that is, our new lifestyle after cancer. PHYT’S is a French skincare brand sold in Dublin and Ireland by the V Claire Beauty Centre in Dublin…

Naturally Good Health Magazine – Free and Fabulous

We came across the Naturally Good Health Magazine recently in our local health store. It’s free and we think it’s fabulous. It’s packed with great information on how to look and feel your best by supporting your body the natural…