Making faces

Thu, Dec 11, 2008

How can you stay at the height of fashion during the festive party season? By accessorising your most glamorous outfit with this season’s must-have make-up purse from Clarins.

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Look after your feet

Thu, Dec 04, 2008

During a typical day our feet endure a cumulative force of several hundred tons, with the average person, engaging in non-strenuous activity, walking approximately four miles per day or about 115,000 miles in a lifetime. All too often our feet are ignored, or squeezed into ill-fitting shoes in the name of fashion. The result for many people is sensitive or troublesome feet and difficulty in finding footwear to alleviate the problems caused.

Robert Lyons from Green Comfort Medical Footwear will be at Homecare Medical Supplies in Terryland Retail Park on the Headford Road from 10am to 4.30pm today (Thursday) to offer advice on footwear for problem feet.

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Twice the choice at Riah hair salon

Thu, Dec 04, 2008

Riah hair salon has been operating in Tuam for the past three years under the capable management of Jason Murray, but as business has grown Jason decided that it was time to introduce a new partner.

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Great results with Tantastic

Thu, Dec 04, 2008

Tantastic has launched the innovative VersaSpa™ automatic skin treatment system at its Prospect Hill premises.

VersaSpa, the world’s first patent-pending high-volume, low pressure (HVLP) automatic skin treatment spa, combines numerous healthy skin therapies with exclusive comfort technologies. With a completely mist-free application environment, an open, non-claustrophobic design, top-quality skin treatment solutions and features such as intelliSENSE™, EZ-2Breathe™, and Comfort-Dry™, customers can now feel relaxed, comfortable, and dry before, during, and after their VersaSpa experience.

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Fine dining at great prices

Thu, Dec 04, 2008

I heard through the grapevine that Stefan Matz, the executive head chef from Ashford Castle, had taken charge of the kitchen at the g Hotel. Stefan was the person who created the excellent value/quality menu at Cullen’s restaurant in the grounds of Ashford Castle and I wondered if he would bring a similar offering to the g Hotel. He is also responsible for all the kitchens at Ashford Castle and has many serious awards to his credit including the Georgina Campbell chef of the year in 2007. Suffice it to say that the g is now a must visit for all food lovers and indeed for anyone who perhaps looked in those glittering windows and thought “I can’t afford to go in there”. The main covers are priced at €19 to €32 and that includes your vegetables. That, my friends, is very, very, competitive, and an example of what is on offer is black sole with crab meat in a velvet crab sauce for €25, and venison with redcurrant cream and crisp venison mousse for €22. Starters range from €6.50 to €15.50 and include inventive dishes to suit every palate.

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Il Folleto brings a bit of Italy to Quay Street

Thu, Dec 04, 2008

New Italian restaurant Il Folletto on Quay Street really is little Italy in the heart of Galway. As you walk in the door straight away you are transported to a warm summer’s evening in southern Italy. The traditional rustic appearance and precise attention to detail really is something to behold. Nothing has been left to chance in creating a warm inviting homely Italian welcome. From freshly imported Italian cured meats, cheese, and pastas to full bodied or lightly fruity Italian wines from the extensive wine menu, everything is the real deal. Even the staff are Italian!

Every item on the menu is planned and researched to perfection bringing to Ireland the absolute best of Italian food that has never been experienced in an Irish restaurant before.

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The advantages of arnica

Thu, Dec 04, 2008

Do you suffer from muscular aches, pain, stiffness, sprains, or bruises? Vogel Atrogel arnica gel could be the answer, especially for those who prefer a natural, organic product. Arnica has been used for many years to ease the symptoms of muscular aches, pains and stiffness, sprains, bruises, and swelling after injury.

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Style Counsel

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

Q: What are your tips for party wear this season?

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Keep it natural with Cleo Cosmetics

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

The newly opened Cleo Cosmetics in Abbeygate Street, Galway, offers customers a wide rage of natural beauty products including mineral make up, natural soaps, relaxing bath bombs, moisturisers, body scrubs, lip balms, and massage oils.

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‘Breast cancer taught me to let go of minor irritations’

Thu, Nov 27, 2008

Ann Harney was 50 years old and in excellent health when she accidentally discovered a lump in her breast one Friday morning in February 2006.

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Living with ADHD

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

Tom Creaven’s life flashed before him after reading a chapter about attention deficit hyperactive disorder in a book sent to him by his sister who was in America.

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Early diagnosis - key to helping ADHD sufferers

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

Rose Kavanagh of the Irish National Council of ADHD support groups which is based at Ballybane Enterprise Centre, believes the early diagnosis and treatment of ADHD is the key to helping sufferers maximise their potential and “reach for the stars”.

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What is ADHD/ADD?

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

A neurol-biological genetic condition, attention deficit hyperactive disorder/ attention deficit d isorder affects up to eight per cent of people. It is far more common in boys.

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Style Counsel

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

Q: What are your tips for scarves this winter?

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Winter at The Purple House

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

The Purple House in Corrandulla is a wonderful venue for workshops, classes, and therapies. It is 15 minutes from Galway city. This ideal location in a rural setting has a large number of rooms suitable for groups of up to 15 or so. So what's on this winter?

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Galway’s newest Cosmetic department opens its doors

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

Galwegians are to be offered more choice when they buy their cosmetic and beauty gifts this Christmas with the opening of a new cosmetics department at University Late Night Pharmacy.

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Galway boutiques go online

Thu, Nov 20, 2008

You can now browse some of the best boutiques in Galway on www.irishboutiques.com

The Irish Boutiques website offers the most comprehensive list of chic boutiques in the country, including top Galway boutiques such as Okinara (Moycullen), Kiss boutiques (Athenry and Tuam), Pia (Loughrea), Squisito (Clarinbridge), Ail Ruin ( Clarinbridge), Demora Boutique, The Galway Hat Shop, and Sugar Pink Boutique.

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Accessorise it

Thu, Nov 06, 2008

Are you a fashionista who is struggling with getting used to being a recessionista? Are you eager to get more from your wardrobe now that you have to tighten your belt because of the economic downturn?

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Getting shirty

Thu, Nov 06, 2008

The blouse is a staple item in every woman’s winter wardrobe this season. The bigger, the better so choose the voluminous version and then wear it with wide leg trousers to create show stopping style in an instant.

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Firm up your skin

Thu, Nov 06, 2008

Is your skin looking the worse for wear as winter begins to bite? If so, the new Frankincense Vitamin A/C/E Revitalising Body Cream from REN (€45) may change all that.

This revitalising multi active body cream promises to leave skin hydrated and healthy. The makers say high levels of pro vitamin A from beta carotene and vitamin C from Calabrian oranges boost collagen formation and improve cell turnover to help restore skin elasticity and improve firmness.

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