Stacey Solomon Continues to Keep it Real

Stacey Solomon is a breath of fresh air, and calls out the media constantly for setting unhealthy and unrealistic standards. She let her body hair grow wild and free for the whole of December, and covered her leg hair in glitter for Christmas, just to snazz things up a bit. Now, in an article for

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Guest Post: Is The Beauty Industry Bad or Good?

The beauty industry gets a bad rap these days. But is it a good or a bad thing? We asked Gemma Fitzpatrick from the Beauty Boudoir to tell us what she thinks. Rather than write a guest post, she preferred to make a Vlog to share her view, and discuss the pro’s and the con’s.

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A Chat With Dublin Captain Sinead Aherne

  In 2017, Sinead Aherne captained the Dublin football team that claimed all Ireland Victory. In November she picked up her 6th All Star award, making her the most decorated Dublin All-Star recipient in history. In short, shes a badass. At Shona, we are passionate about girls getting and staying involved in sport (sorry to

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Barbie Just Got Real…

God bless her, but Barbie has been trying really hard lately to become more relatable, and we have acknowledged her attempt to become more diverse in this previous post. This week, one of our readers introduced us to Trophy Wife Barbie, a parody account run on Instagram by Annelies Hofmeyr, a conceptual artist, and it is

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Part 2: Drugs, Alcohol and Consent

Yesterday we asked Elaine Byrnes about her tips on how to talk about consent. But what happens when alcohol or drugs are involved? I know you have looked at how alcohol and drugs can affect our experiences of “hooking up”. For our underage readers who may be experimenting, is there any advice you can share

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Lets Talk About Consent (Part One)

Elaine Byrnes is the go-to woman when it comes to talking about consent. Not only has Elaine done loads of research in the area she has also helped to put together a programme for college students AND is on her way to completing her PhD! She’s super smart and a really sound down to earth

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Guest Post: Siofra’s Journey with Fibromatosis

20 year old Siofra lives in Northern Ireland, and has recently been diagnosed with a rare illness. She recently started sharing her journey on Twitter, and hopes to raise awareness of the condition, and help others who are also struggling. Here’s a little piece she wrote for us… My name is Siofra and I’m 20

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ICYMI: Nope, Still Not Asking For It.

Ellen Sheehan is a transition year student in Eureka Secondary School, in Kells County Meath, Ireland. She wrote this piece on her blog about how people react to the clothes we wear. Please follow Ella’s blog at https://unspokenbutdefinitelyfelt.wordpress.com/ I had and always will be the girl, who thrives off the idea of beauty. Who loves the

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Is Modelling Really Glam? By January Winters

January Winters is one of Ireland’s most successful models. We were wondering if modelling as a career really is the glam life we thought it was. So we asked her. Here’s what she has to say…..  Let me be honest, modelling isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. I originally thought models flew around in

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Why Melanie Murphy is your Spirit Animal

We heard this one time that there is more material on youtube at the moment than has ever been shown in the history of TV. Think abut that for one second. Who even has time to digest all of that information? Watching gamers playing games, watching gamers watching gamers watching games, stoned teenage lads faceplanting

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Ash chats to the lovely Claire Balding…

18 months ago Claire Fulham was diagnosed with alopecia areata. She is a mother of 2, Farragh and Elliott. She started a Facebook and Snapchat documenting her hair loss and has gathered thousands of followers thanks to her honesty and sense of humour. I was lucky enough to have a really cool phone call with

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Ye Olden Advice for Ye Periods (Do not do any of these things)

Who doesn’t love having periods. Everyone, thats who. But we wondered how periods were handled in ye olden days when women weren’t allowed to have a voice, never mind a bodily function (we still don’t fart, its a fact of science). We found some pretty bizzare pieces of advice. Would’t it have been great if

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Normal Women Recreate The Victoria’s Secret Show, and Kill It. Dead.

Earlier this week, we watched this years Victoria’s Secret fashion show online whilst eating mini-boost bars (still obsessed) in our peejays and wondered where on earth these literal angels have come from. Now, we’re not into throwing shade, and these women sure are beautiful, but this show would in no way encourage us to go

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Are you well Barbie? Coz you’re looking well.

Barbie has never been the most relatable young lady. Anatomically speaking she is more like a giraffe than a person and her boob-hip-bum ratio could only be achieved by removing a couple of ribs. And we won’t even talk about her hoo-ha. That’s we we had to do a double take when we saw the

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A Second Chance, by Niamh Cahill

Earlier this week, we came across Niamh in a beautiful serendipitous moment. Aged 19, Niamh was diagnosed with the same condition (auto immune encephalitis and an acquired Brain Injury) as Shona, same hospital, same doctor, same story. Just like Shona, Niamh’s life hung in the balance for some time, but, thankfully, she survived, and fought her way

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How celebs use exercise to help with anxiety

Exercise has so many benefits, and reducing anxiety is one of them. When we’re stressed or worried, we can feel a build up of nervous energy and movement is a really good way of letting all of that energy out and helping you centre yourself. Sometimes it can take some time to find the best

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Cara Delevingne talks about her depression

Model, actress, and now author, Cara Delevingne  has always been honest and open about her struggles with depression. Earlier this month, she shared more of her story with the online magazine “Net-A- Porter”, saying that she always felt there was “just something dark within me”. Mental health does not discriminate, and we can have the

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Ashley Graham speaks the truth…

Y’all know Ashley Graham right? She is the gorgeous creature who single handedly revolutionised the modelling industry by sashaying right into the middle of it and saying. “Yo. Listen up!! Ashley has arrived!!” Despite coming up against critisism, hate and nonsense, time and time again, Ashley stays focused on the opinions of those who matter,

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