As Gaeilge: Foundations of Bonnsmideadh

So we’ve done lipstick and we’ve done eyeliner. This week, in Oral Gaelge prep, we’re sharing “Foundation part 1”. Ta failte romhat! Does my aghaidh look deas in this? Let’s get down to gnó. Bonnsmideadh is serious stuff. Tosnóimid leis an stair. Bonnsmideadh goes back na céadta bliana ó shin! It was actually used throughout

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Living With PCOS: By Joy

It is thought that up to 1 in 5 women have polycystic ovaries and that 1 in 10 have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). I am that one in ten. PCOS is basically a really common condition of hormonal imbalance that a lot of women and young girls have. The female hormones of oestrogen and progestogen are lower than in

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Social Media and Me: By Naoishe

When I was 17, I became very ill with conditions that were later diagnosed as P.O.T Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and M.E. so being at home a lot sick has meant I spent quite a lot of time on social media! In fact, being at home so much with my illnesses often made me confused as to

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As Gaeilge: All About Lipstick 💋💋💋

A couple of weeks ago, we shared this wonderful piece As Gaeilge to help you to improve your Irish vocabulary, and nail that perfect eyeliner flick at the same time. It went down a treat and you guys were super spreagtha (excited).  So, as today is #Gaeilge24, the day for all schools to speak only Irish,

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Guest Post: 5 Ways to Love Your Body

We are often told that we should love the body that we are in and embrace our curves and how strong is the new skinny.  But do we actually follow or believe this advice or do we still focus on the areas of our bodies we want to change? The following 5 steps might help you become

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Is Your Boyfriend too Into You?

Does your boyfriend or ex-boyfriend do any of these things…..? Complain you spend too much time with your friends? Dictate what you wear? Constantly check up on you when you’re not together? Accuse you of cheating on him? Make you feel afraid to break up with him?   If so, you might need to take

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What’s the Craic with… Toxic Shock Syndrome?

We’ve all heard of Toxic Shock Syndrome. We’ve seen the warnings on tampon boxes, but do you know what it actually means? We asked our favourite GP, the lovely and very frank and honest, Dr Sharon O’Donnell….. -What is it? Sounds scary. Well it is, but it’s very rare. It is an overwhelming infection of

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20x 20: Lets get Behind This Movement

Its been a long time goal of The Shona Project to get more girls involved in sports. We believe passionately that its about time that girls and women’s sport is taken seriously in Ireland. In fact, this year, we’ve put our money where our mouth is and sponsored our first team, Park Rangers U14 girls

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Big News! RISE IS COMING!!!

We are so excited to tell you guys all about RISE2018, the conference we’ve been working on for the past few months, which takes place on Thursday next, October 11th, which also happens to be International Day of the Girl. We have partnered with our friends at Waterford Libraries and Beat 102103 to invite 350

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Working Girls: Buse Kanlikilic: Tattoo Artist

There was a time when tattoos were for bikers, the word “Mom” on a bicep, or “Love” and “Hate” across the knuckles. The elegant and refined world of fine art and the smoky, regret filled tattoo parlors on the ‘dodgy’ ends of town were as far away from each other as could ever be possible.

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Instaception Gets Real About Perception

The latest Instagram craze is really one we can get behind. “Instaception”, started by Australian MUA @Dom.Skii, is all about showing that the final Instagram shot portrays only the tiny bit of the person that they want us to see. If you search the Hashtag #Instaception, you will see influencers and beauty bloggers placing a teeny

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An important Twitter Thread about Serena Williams

Serena Williams is the greatest tennis player, and one of the greatest athletes, the world has ever seen. This summer, there was a bit of a to-do, when she started wearing a compression bodysuit to games. The bodysuit was specially created by Nike for her to prevent potentially life threatening blood clots due to birth

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Have You Guys Seen The Latest Cosmo Cover?

Well, this is new…. This week, the October issue of Cosmopolitan was unveiled, and there on the cover is superstar model Tess Holliday. Whats unusual about this? Well, Tess is a size 22, and Cosmo has never featured a plus sized model on its cover before. Dressed in a swimsuit, Tess poses on the cover blowing

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How To Stay Safe When Out And About

It’s an unfortunate reality that we need to watch our backs when we’re out and about at night. Over the last year in particular, we’ve seen that, unfortunately, as women, we can be vulnerable when by ourselves. Here are our 10 most important rules for protecting yourselves and each other when out and about. 1 Log

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How to Feel More Body Positive

Remind yourself of everything that your body allows you to do. Remember that your body is more than arrangement of skin, but a beautiful machine that will carry you wherever your life takes you. Critique what you see in the media. The beauty industry would have you believe that to be lovable you must slather

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Emma Murphy Joins the Shona Team

The Shona Project are delighted to welcome Emma Murphy to our team. Emma was catapulted into the spotlight in 2015 when she shared a video on Facebook speaking out about domestic violence. The video has been watched 7 million times on Facebook and 900 thousand times on Youtube. Emma has put the incident behind her,

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Are You Burnt Out?

Hey! Are you wrecked? Shattered? Knackered? You could be totally burnt out from overload of doing, thinking and feeling too much. Burn out happens when your life becomes a hamster wheel and you don’t know how to get off. It can happen when you’re studying, working, training or partying really hard, and you don’t allow

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Okay Kardashians. Enough now.

Okay Look. We are not in the business of judging other women. Honestly. It goes against everything we stand for. We believe that every single woman should express and empower herself whoever she wants. Wear as little or as much as you want. Wear loads of make up or no make up. Party hard or go to

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