What to get a Chemo Queen for Christmas

Christmas is around the corner and it may be hard to know what to get the Chemo Queen in your life, especially something that could be useful and greatly appreciated. During my cancer treatment, I felt absolutely cuddled by all the support I received. Every few days felt like my birthday as little packages came…

Malloween

Malloween- Not ghouls made from marshmallows but Halloween in my hometown Mallow! Last Saturday night Furiosa begged to be taken on a night out. Not satisfied with having a day out at a Mad Max demolition yard in London back in May*, she wanted to experience Malloween for herself. First stop was The Mouse Trap, a little…

I AM Ireland, Ireland (I) AM

I was delighted to be invited on TV3’s Ireland AM along with Deirdre Featherstone, a fellow Irish breast cancer blogger who’s blog is called “Kicking the Shite out of Cancer” on Thursday 15th October. I arrived into Dublin the day before to be styled by Judy Gilroy at Oasis. Her room was super cool with…

Sam McCauleys, Douglas & Chemospiration!

Apologies to all my readers for the delay since my last blog post. I’ve had a very busy month as I was preparing to move home from London to Ireland. I’m happy to report that my husband and I have arrived safe and sound yesterday to my home town Mallow, Co. Cork where we will…

Mad Max: I AM FURIOSA!!!

The release of Mad Max Fury Road on 14th May has us all sitting anxiously on our hands with bated breath. I decided to take matters into my own hands. It’s been just over 2 weeks since my 7hr operation (double mastectomy, reconstruction & removal of lymph nodes); I’m a Chemo Queen and I am Furiosa, helping women…

Saturday Night Fever!

I have been out of action for the past few weeks as I had my operation on 20th April, which went well and which I’m still recovering from. This time has allowed me to reflect on my appearance on Brendan O’ Connor’s “The Saturday Night Show” in RTÉ’s Dublin studio on 11th April which still seems so…

How not to look like an Egg!

I know there are some of you out there still trying to gnaw through the remainder of your Easter Eggs. To celebrate Easter festivities drawing to a close (and so you don’t end up trying to eat me!), I have filmed a very quick makeup tutorial of the two essential tricks I do every morning…

Interstellar

After being cooped up at home recovering from the chemo effects, I feel today is a rebirth into the world again. I’ve been to another universe and back, and boy does it feel good to have that spring back in my step again! To celebrate my reintroduction to the world, today’s look is Interstellar. Make-up: Lush Lipstick “Passionate”…

Love Your Body – Shop!!

Yesterday was a glorious day in London and it was also my 4th cycle of chemo, which meant only one thing: Playing with sunshine n’ shadows! After my treatment, I rushed into Westfield Shopping Center in Shepherd’s Bush to pick up some much needed supplies before the chemo effects kicked in. It’s great to have…

Black is Gold, Bolivian Queen

Before my new look, whenever I got ready in the mornings I would always put on my make-up first which was usually fail proof subtle brown eyeshadow. I would then quickly fix my hair, throw on whatever respectable looking, mildly put together outfit I could find with understated accesories and then run out the door….

Make-up is my Wig

A hospital appointment with doctors for a pre-chemo consultation can mean only one look:  Looking fabulous! I don’t need a wig when I have contouring, shimmer, bronzer and eye makeup to play with instead. But today I take it one step futher. The nice shadow of hair I used to have has faded, it isn’t as defined and it has become a bit…

Access your eyes!

I used to be a “less is more” girl when it came to jewellery. Unless the earrings and necklace came in a matching set, I would just wear statement earrings with a subtle necklace or vice-versa. Now it’s “more is more”. Your head needs all the company it can get! Mix accessories with strong eye makeup…

The Bronze Age

The upside of having no hair is that I now have more time in the mornings to put thought into the day’s outfit and to have fun with my makeup. When I had hair, I would only put on blusher when I was in a rush and anytime I did put on bronze powder it was usually only…