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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Who is The New Penneys (Primark) Girl?

Earlier this week, Primark shared an photo of a beautiful model wearing some items from their Autumn range. The photo was an instant hit with over 114 thousand likes and thousands of positive comments. Why was this photo so popular? Because it features Kelly Knox, a model with a disability. Kelly was born without one

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5 Times Barbie’s Vlog Rocked Our World

When you think of role models for young girls, Barbie is not exactly top of the list. She has long been criticized for her ridiculously unattainable proportions and lack of nipples or other bits. However, these days she’s making a huge effort to be relatable and we’re kind of on board with it. Barbie is

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Whats The Craic With…… Sex Education?

Lets just say it like it is. There’s not one of us on earth who doesn’t have any questions about sex. Even the word itself is usually whispered, giggled or spelled because we if we say the word out loud we’re pretty sure that the four horses of the apocolypse, or worse, our Granny, will

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Whats the craic with…… Teeny Pockets?

In this weeks ‘Whats the craic?’ Amber has launched a serious investigation into a question that has haunted us ladies for many a year.. where are all our damn pockets? We’ve all felt it – the exhilaration of sliding your hand into a jeans pocket and actually fitting your entire hand in there. It’s amazing

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Irish Girls Slay at European Championships 🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪

Great news and lots to celebrate in Ireland as our girls brought the fire to the European Athletics Under 18 competition over the weekend, bringing a handful of medals home. Sarah Healy won golds in the girls 1500m and the 3000m, Rhasidat Adeleke secured gold in the 200m and Sophie O’Sullivan won silver in the

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Dove Say No to Photoshopping

You know those images you see of models scantily clad looking seductive and effortlessly flawless? Well, a lot of effort has likely been put into that “effortless” look…More than likely there has been some mouse clicking in the form of digital distortion. So what is digital distortion? Well, my friends, distortion is when you alter

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How To Support a Sick Friend: By Naoishe

You guys remember Naoishe right? She suffers from Chronic Fatigue syndromes which make it very difficult to do everyday things. You can read her previous story here. Today, she writes about how to be a good friend to a friend who has an illness, and ensure that they feel supported, loved and understood…. Being a

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Half of Irish Women Struggle to Afford Sanitary Products

Period poverty is an issue for many girls and women in Ireland, we knew this to be true, but we didn’t have exact figures to back it up. Until today. In a survey of 1,100 Irish girls aged 12-19, Plan International have highlighted just how big an issue this is for us. Half of the

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