Future Beauty, is a dynamic 2-day event, dedicated to educating consumers about the latest treatments and technologies in the fields of clinical beauty, cosmetic surgery and aesthetic dentistry.
The main stage will host hourly panel talks, with a host of Ireland’s leading medical experts, (some featured above) on the most industry relevant topics from TWEAKments to cosmeceuticals, fat loss technology to Hollywood smiles, breast surgery to gynaecological concerns.
The show is the brainchild of sisters, Liz and Nikki Dwyer, who have observed that aesthetic treatments, cosmetic dentistry and plastic surgery are no longer just the preserve of the elite.
These have become very mainstream and are also being used to treat physiological problems too, from obliterating veins to saving back pain with a breast reduction, clearing adult acne to helping restore pelvic floor muscles. Many treatments are also just about looking after your looks and with an exponential rise in women having peels, laser treatments, injectables, cosmetic dentistry and even plastic surgery in the past few years, this is the Future of Beauty.
Liz, a stalwart of the beauty industry in Ireland (an award-winning Beauty Editor and journalist, a regular contributor to TV and radio and host of Extreme Beauty on TV3) feels there is an enormous gap between the consumer and the medical side of the aesthetic market. “No one is properly educating women about these treatments or how to safely navigate this unregulated industry. Should it be information on the breath of treatment options available across a wide range of issues, or the science, technology and/or ingredients behind them. Our aim with Future Beauty is to afford women an unbiased platform to educate themselves on the pros and cons all clinical aesthetic treatments. And we want to bring home the message, that if you’re going to do it, “do it right,” says Liz.
The show takes place over two days on 7/8 September at RDS, Dublin and you are invited to attend one or both days. Future Beauty visitors can expect the following lineup.
11.45pm: The most effective non-invasive “tweakments”
What really happens when you have a ‘tweakment’ such as Botox, facial fillers, laser treatment, chemical peels or Profhilo? Our experts debate the merits and pitfalls of each treatment and reveal which deliver the best results.
12.45pm: What are Cosmeceuticals and how they work?
Unlike cosmetics, cosmeceutical skincare can penetrate the skin. That's why they're so effective but using them can be complicated. Our experts simplify the science and explain which clinical ingredients work hardest for the most pressing skin concerns.
1.45pm: Goodbye exhausted eye area
Will ultrasound and laser treatment really minimise crows feet? Can hollows be safely reversed with a filler or is Botox better for lifting the entire eye area? Our Dermatologist panel divulges what works best for their patients.
2.45pm: Hollywood smile secrets: (Live Demo)
Be it bleaching or bonding, braces or veneers our dental panel discuss all of the latest smile-improving options. Watch as they perform a live smile transformation on stage.
3.45pm: Blast the fat forever: (Live Demo)
From freezing to lasering fat cells into oblivion, Tickle Lipo to Kybella, these new fat loss options that may help when diet and exercise only do so much. Our medical experts weigh up the pros and cons of each.
4.45pm: Breast Friends Forever:
Our surgical panel discuss transformative surgical options from fat transfer to lifts, breast reductions and augmentations, and literally everything you need to know about better boobs.
12.45am: Pelvic floor, prolapse and vaginal concerns
Your face is not the only place to lose collagen with age! Stress urinary incontinence and vaginal laxity can be treated with specific lasers. Our Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist explains how laser therapy can restructure and restore damaged tissues.
1.45: Non-invasive ways to alter nose and facial contours
Restoring lost volume and adding symmetry to the face and individual features with filler can dramatically change how the face looks. But in the wrong hands, a filler can be downright dangerous. We discuss how to avoid unwanted side effects.
14.45: Let’s get honest about the post baby body
The joys of motherhood are boundless but the effects of pregnancy on the body can be drastic. Our surgical panel discuss what really’s involved in a ‘Mommy Makeover’ and whether or not it's the best fix, or if non invasive options are as effective?
14.45: Solutions to rejuvenate the neck & jaw
Our medical experts weigh in on the most effective, non-invasive ways to smooth and tauten up this zone, from using ultrasound and radio frequency therapies to administering Botox in specific spots.
15.45 Leading dermatologist reveal their best skin treatment plans. Live Q & A with audience
They’ve over 70 years clinical experience between them, so they really know what combination of treatment, topicals and prescriptions work for turning around common skin concerns such as adult acne to eczema, pigmentation to wrinkles.
16.45 The evolution of the facelift
Our doctors and surgeons look back on how facelifting techniques have evolved from extreme surgery, weeks of downtime and questionable ‘wind tunnel’ results, to modern non-invasive options like threads, with no downtime and subtle results.
Future Beauty is happening on 7th and 8th September at RDS, Dublin with a fantastic panel of experts to give you all the info you need to choose the right treatment for you.
BOOK TICKETS HERE FOR SATURDAY/SUNDAY OR A FULL WEEKEND PASS
Next week, 28 of Ireland's most extraordinary women will compete for a once in a lifetime opportunity to serve as a goodwill Ambassador of Ireland at Miss Universe 2019.
The glittering Miss Universe Ireland 2019 ceremony will be held at the stunning historical Round Room at the Mansion House on August 1st, where Miss Universe 2018 Ireland Grainne "GG" Gallanagh will crown her successor.
The event will be hosted by Brittany Mason and TV personality James Patrice. The Red Carpet cocktail hour will begin at 6pm with the show starting at 7:30pm. There will be special performances from Hannah Hawkshaw, Yvonne O'Toole, and international DJ, DJ GNO who has opened for top musical acts like Tiesto and DJ Khaled, has written an original song for the MUI called “Miss Emerald Isle”.
Host James, who works as the backstage presenter for Dancing with the Stars on RTÉ will be putting this year’s finalists through their paces on stage as they compete in several rounds including the interview stage and evening-wear in the hopes of becoming the next Miss Universe Ireland.
Speaking about his role as this year’s host, James said, ‘I’m delighted to be involved in the Miss
Universe Ireland competition this year. All of the women are so accomplished and I’m looking forward to seeing them walk the runway on August 1st and hearing how they plan on making a real difference should they win the title. It’s going to be a great night!’
This year’s competition is set to be the best yet with some incredible National and International
sponsors on board. Make Up For Ever is the new make-up sponsor for 2019. The French brand is used by makeup artists worldwide for shoots and on International film sets. Their Dublin flagship store on Clarendon Street is Ireland’s leading creative make-up academy.
Another new sponsor for this year’s competition is Beco Fit, a designer activewear range that uses breathable and lightweight fabrics and keeps both aesthetics and performance in mind in its design. The remaining sponsors have returned for another year of partnership with Miss Universe Ireland.
Irish sponsors supporting Miss Universe Ireland this year include Dundrum Cosmetic Clinic who
specialise in laser hair removal, tattoo removal and skin care treatments. Haircare sponsors Zero One Salon, a brand renowned for some of the country's most creative and talented hair stylists and Great Lengths with their ethically sourced 100% human hair extensions will both be looking after all of the finalist's hair to get them competition ready.
Liliana Montoya Swim is back as swimwear sponsor. The brand draws inspiration from the ocean using coral, exotic fish and scale patterns in their designs. Their full collection is available online.
Shoe sponsor, Chavez Fashion is a Toronto based wearable art couture brand. Founded in 2015 by
International fashion designer Antonio Chavez, they are cleverly designed for optimum support whilst delivering avant-garde style.
LA-based personal training studio, Priority Strength offers personalised training programmes that can be implemented anywhere in the world and they were the people behind getting Miss Universe Ireland 2018, Grainne Gallanagh competition ready.
The finalists for the title of Miss Universe Ireland this year come from all over Ireland and bring beauty, brains and inspiration.
One of these incredible women will walk away with the crown on 1st August.
From County Antrim marketing executive Sarah Cunningham and social worker Lynley Megaw. Donegal native quantity surveyor Dearbhla Walsh and Tyrone contestant mental health worker Nadia Sayers are both successful finalists too. Hailing from County Cavan model Jojo Quinn and optometry student Dearbhla Dolan have also made the cut.
Tipperary contestants include model Adrienne Mullen, sailing instructor Jane Lehane and health
insurance advisor Niamh Myles. Limerick entrants fitness instructor Tracey Collopy and retail assistant Sarah Cregan. Contestants from Cork this year are retail supervisor Katie O'Donohue and children's camp leader Sophie Bahl.
From Wexford student Kira Kilcoyne, actress Megan O'Malley, insurance worker Alexandra Anna Doyle and pharmaceutical technician Melanie Delaney. Dublin contestants include NASA datanaut Fionnghuala O'Reilly, trainee solicitor Ciara Mulligan, student Aoife Carty, retail supervisor Hollie Hersey and kindergarten teacher Rebecca Hanley. Hailing from County Offaly barista Angelique Kilgallon, Kilkenny contestant architectural technologist Peace Olaniyi and Wicklow native model Qichen Hu are also in the final group.
All hailing from County Mayo make up artist Karen McShea, piano teacher Kaylyn McGrath and primary school teacher Shona Tuohy have all been successful.
To keep up to date with all the latest news and MUI glitz, keep an eye on the Miss Universe Ireland social media pages @missuniverseireland
BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE for the glittering ceremony to be held on 1st August at the stunning historical Round Room at the Mansion House, where Miss Universe 2018, Grainne "GG" Gallanagh will crown her successor.
It’s been a very busy past few weeks for the likes of Connie Ferguson, Zenande Mfenyane, Dineo Ranaka, Lalla Hirayama, Letshego Zulu, Thembi Seete, Ayanda Thabethe, & Leanne Manas amongst others – who are all part of the #KrushGoodness Krew. They’ve been heading around the country delivering school shoes to children in need as part of the #KrushGoodness project. The project has officially come to an end with Leanne Manas and Brent “Good Things Guy” Lindeque having visited the final school in the Western Cape – concluding the delivery of the 20 000 school shoes for 2019.
Leanne Manas opens up shortly after her school visit to Siyabulela Primary School in the Western Cape.
What drew you to participate in the #KrushGoodness project?
I have an absolute passion for Education and anything that will assist the youth of this country rise up and become our future leaders!
What were you most looking forward to about visiting Siyabulela Primary School?
It’s one thing supporting a charity or school from a distance; it’s a completely different story visiting the people you are helping, getting to know them, understanding their circumstances, feeling their pain and joy and then offering them love and a helping hand where you can.
What, for you, is the biggest importance of helping our communities and children in particular?
If we don’t help, who will? We cannot rely on governments to do everything – we need to step up and get involved ourselves. There are certain things where we can make a difference and become active participants in community development and upliftment.
Are you involved with any other community or CSI initiatives personally? If so, are there ways for others to get involved as well?
I am an Ambassador for the UNHCR and travel the continent to refugee camps, highlighting the plight of the growing refugee crises and helping where I can. Anyone interested in getting involved can visit www.luquluqu.org or www.unhcr.org
What is the one piece of advice you have for young fans of yours?
You are the creator of your own destiny. You need to rise up above your circumstances with an attitude that says “I am bigger than this and no-one is going to stop me from achieving my dreams!”
What does the rest of 2019 hold for you?
I’m optimistic that this year is going to come with a lot of changes, some challenges and a couple of hills to climb. But I do believe once I reach the top of those Summits the view is going to be incredible!
The 91st Annual Academy Awards took place in a glittering ceremony in LA last night, and the winners are...
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Best Supporting Actress
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Roma, Alfonso Cuaron
Best Adapted Screenplay
Blackkklansman, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee
Best Original Screenplay
Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly
Best Original Score
Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson
Best Original Song
Shallow (A Star is Born) Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Vice, Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia Dehaney
Best Costume Design
Black Panther, Ruth E. Carter
Best Documentary Feature
Free Solo, Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
Best Sound Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody, John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone
Best Sound Mixing
Bohemian Rhapsody, Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali
Best Production Design
Black Panther, Hannah Beachler
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Animated Feature Film
Spider-Man Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
Best Animated Short Film
Bao, Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb
Best Film Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman
Best Visual Effects
First Man, Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm
Best Documentary Short Subject
Period End of Sentence, Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton
Best Live Action Short
Skin, Guy Nattive and Jamime Ray Newman
Are you looking for Johannesburg’s best kept secret? Then why not celebrate the romance of Valentine’s Evening under the fairy lights in Arbour Café’s courtyard. Arbour, situated in the heart of Birdhaven, Illovo is creating your ideal Parisian romance with great food and champagne in their breathe taking setting. There are various set menu’s which include food suitable for vegetarians to duck lovers, as well as those gluten free, various sides, a palate cleaner, and dessert topped with the prestigious and delicious Veuve Clicquot ! So what you can expect to eat is:
For Starters: Baked brie with pecan nuts & cranberry chili or Flambéed chorizo, mozzarella, roast rosa tomatoes, onions & basil galette (gluten free) or Smoked salmon & dill crème fraïche phyllo cups
Palate Cleanser: Blissful berry
For Mains: Chicken fillets with a light creamy white wine, sundried tomatoes, spinach & feta sauce or Crispy duck confit with a 5-spice cherry sauce or
250g Aged ribeye steak with herbed béarnaise or Pasta shells with roasted rosa tomato sauce, olives, capers & parmesan (v)
Sides with the mains: Roasted sweet potatoes with chilli ginger & honey, green beans; broccoli tossed in lemon butter; and roasted butternut and beetroot
For Dessert: Salted caramel & apple crêpe with vanilla ice cream or star anise cinnamon crème brûlée or hot chocolate lava pot with vanilla ice cream
2 x 4 course meals
2 x glasses of Veuve
R995 for 2
2 x 4 course meals
2 x glasses of Veuve Rose
R1090 for 2
2 x 4 course meals
1 x bottle of Veuve
R1395 for 2
2 x 4 course meals
1 x bottle of Veuve Rose
R1550 for 2
Please note that the evening is subject to bookings only. To book and secure your seat, kindly contact us on: email@example.com or 011 788-4111.
Multiple award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir scooped up the Best World Music Album trophy for their album “Freedom” at the 61st Grammy Awards, held at a glittering event in Los Angeles last night. This was the group`s fifth nomination in this category and they have now won the prestigious award a total of three times. Receiving the award on behalf of Soweto Gospel Choir were album producer Diniloxolo Ndlakuse Shimmy Jiyane, Mary Mulovhedzi and Mulalo Mulovhedzi whose late father David Mulovhedzi co-founded the group with Producer/Director Beverly Bryer 17 years ago.
Of course Soweto Gospel Choir are no strangers to international and African accolades and awards, having previously won an EMMY for their collaboration with global pop icons U2 as part of ESPN’s 2010 FIFA World Cup coverage, (tied with Rihanna and Jay-Z’s Superbowl performance), as well as four South African Music Awards and a Metro FM Music Award among others. The group was also nominated for an Oscar for their collaboration with Peter Gabriel on the theme song for the film “Wall-E”.
The Grammy Award winning album “Freedom” was recorded in June 2018 as part of the group`s tribute to the 100 Years of Mandela celebrations. It features a selection of South African struggle songs including their scintillating version of Johnny Clegg`s poignant “Asimbonanga”. The album was released in the United States where the group have just completed a highly successful three-month long tour. Further tours are planned for 2019 including an Australasian tour scheduled for July through September, and locally, a performance at this year’s Cape Town Jazz Festival in March.
Cruises International recently announced The Luxury Collection to guests at an exclusive invite-only event at Mesh Club on the Keyes Arts Mile in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
The theme of the evening was ‘What is your idea of luxury?’
Guests were posed this question and presented with many points to ponder on and expand their mind on this topic. Luxury does not mean spending more than you can afford which was driven by the Luxury Collection’s deals which can take you to many countries on one single trip through Crystal Cruises, Oceania Cruises, Seabourn and Amawaterways. By pushing the boundaries of travel and unforgettable experiences, The Luxury Collection gives all its travellers the opportunity to experience the most luxurious accommodation, cuisine, leisure and entertainment out at sea at prices you may not expect.
High profile guests such as Lorna Maseko, Gareth Cliff, Tima Reece, Nambitha Mpumlwana and radio personalities, Heather Hook and Helen Desbois, were treated to BVLGARI fragrances, gourmet canapés and professional caricatures giving a sense of what it’s like to be on the cruise liners. Seymour Brugger, Luxury Brand Manager for Cruises International, touched on luxury not costing exorbitant amounts of money for travellers. “The Luxury Collection is the world’s most luxurious group of cruise liners which, through certain deals that are available, can give travellers the the opportunity to visit several countries in one package without the hassle of booking several flights, accommodation and restaurants. Everything is right there on the ship for them to enjoy a holiday like no other.” says Brugger.
With amenities such as the world’s best restaurants with Michelin star chefs, Broadway entertainment and the most luxurious brands such as BVLGARI**, The Luxury Collection truly is an experience like no other out at sea.
** BVLGARI amenities are only available on the Oceania cruise liners and not entire Luxury Collection portfolio.
For more information, please visit www.cruises.co.za.
Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green made the Top 3 at the Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok, Thailand, this morning. Tamaryn was crowned runner up as Miss Philippines took the crown.
Twenty-four-year-old Green, from Paarl in the Western Cape, represented South Africa against contestants from 93 other countries in the competition which was won by Miss Philippines Catriona Gray. Green was one of the front runners throughout the build-up to the finale.
The 67th Miss Universe pageant, which took place at Impact, Muang Thong Thani in Bangkok, Thailand, saw Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters of South Africa crown her successor at the end of the event.
The show, which was screened in South Africa on 1Magic (DStv channel 103), was hosted by comedian Steve Harvey and supermodel Ashley Graham, while television personality Carson Kressley and runway coach Lu Sierra provided commentary and analysis throughout the event.
Green spoke of her experience: “The Miss Universe experience has been beyond my wildest expectations and I am delighted to have done so well. Congratulations to Catriona. The contestants were wonderful – some I think will be lifelong friends. It has been a true journey of the sisterhood. Thailand is a fantastic country with friendly people who have made us all feel so welcome. We worked hard but what we have received in return is priceless. The support I got really spurred me on. Thank you everyone back home.”
Says Claudia Henkel, Group PR manager Sun International: “We are incredibly proud of Tamaryn and how she has shone on the world stage. She has worked really hard during her reign and in the preparations for Miss Universe and she deserved her Top 3 placement. We look forward to welcoming her home where her Miss South Africa journey continues.”
At the time of winning the Miss South Africa title in May this year, Green was a sixth and final year medical student at the University of Cape Town with her sights set on specialising in paediatrics once she qualifies.
She continued to promote her #BreakTheStigma at Miss Universe which has been hugely successful at raising awareness around TB. Green also travelled to New York in September to speak at the first-ever UN General Assembly high-level meeting on tuberculosis and was invited to speak at the Union Conference on Lung Disease at The Hague where she told her story and her battle with TB.
Wrenrose Court is situated in the heart of Birdhaven, surrounded by the beautiful suburbia of Illovo, Melrose, Melrose North, The Wanderers Club and the stunning James and Ethel Gray Park! As a new tradition, Wrenrose court will be having their first Christmas Market on Wednesday 5th December 2018 to become an annual event. The market will be a combined effort of the tenants in Wrenrose Court. The Hub of the activities will be brought together in the Courtyard of Arbour Café and the interleading passage ways with a variety of different food, drinks and gifts!
The line up of what can be expected this year is award winning artist Vuma Levin, part of 3 piece band to lighten the atmosphere and create festive cheer! Wrenrose Court has partnered with Sandton SPCA in order to not only raise awareness of the amazing work they do but since this is the season of giving, what better way than to help raise money for them as an organisation. Some of the highlights that make this Christmas Market different include a Fashion Show where some of the SPCA volunteers will be showing off some cute and gorgeous animals. A raffle ticket will be part of the evening’s proceedings and all tickets sales will go towards the Sandton SPCA. General Manager of Sandton SPCA, Jaco Pieterse said during one of the meetings: ‘We are excited about the idea of partnering with such a great venture.’ The fashion show participants will be dressed up by the members of the tenants to really show off what Wrenrose Court has to offer this season.
For adults they will be able to enjoy champagne, wine, coffee, great food, including sushi, live music, buying Sandton SPCA merchandise, shopping at the different stores for Christmas, the fashion show and for kids taking pictures with Father Christmas, face painting, and live music with Christmas carols, recreating nostalgia! The proceeds of the raffle tickets and 50% of the face painting will be going to the Sandton SPCA! The market is set to run from 5pm to about 9pm, the fashion show to be held at around 7pm and the first 50 people to arrive at the market will get a free glass of wine!
Follow the conversation on Social Media by using the following hashtag #WrenroseChristmas
There is no doubt now that Summer is in full swing and what better way to get in the mood than with some new, stylish looks to suit any occasion.
Benmore Centre has been offering convenience through its world class shopping since 1964 and together with Miladys, invited us for a full, fabulous fashion experience.
Miladys has been around long enough to know what makes women tick and 'believe a good day starts with a good outfit'.
We couldn't agree more!
If you are in the market for a swimsuit or holiday accessories, you really will find that holiday feeling at Miladys with a wide range of styles and stunning prints to suit every style and size. The throws and wraps are exquisite and the perfect accompaniment to any bikini or swimsuit around the pool at home or beach side, if you are lucky enough to spend some summertime there.
This girl was a on a frock mission though and the variety was mind-blowing! Long, short, sparkly, smart, floral, bold, casual, frilly, soft, sexy, pretty...the list goes on and on.
How is a girl to choose? I decided to cover a few eventualities and settled on a casual green print, (almost a bit of a Christmas vibe) T-shirt dress with peekaboo shoulders, so comfortable and light.
My second choice was the stripe look, which is still very much in fashion and the simple belted shirtdress is the perfect addiction to any wardrobe to be dressed up with a pair of heels or a more simple everyday look with some sparkly, summer sandals or sneakers.
The star of my selection has to be the navy, floral, chiffon dress that falls so beautifully and makes me feel like a million bucks! I even wore it to an event that afternoon and got comments from pretty much everyone.
How much can a girl get three dresses for in this day and age, I hear you ask? You may think I am pulling your leg, but, all three came in at a little over R1000, great value!
A shopping experience is always that much more fun when there are a few of you and luckily I had a couple of experts on hand to get opinion on my choices of purchase. My longtime friend and blogger, Heather Hook and the lovely store manager, Emeldah, who both helped with the very difficult choice of what to select to give me my Miladys holiday feels.
Benmore Centre, situated in the heart of Sandton, offers luxurious indulgences to life's everyday necessities featuring a range of stores to suit every need.
Visit Miladys now, open an account and get R1000 in vouchers! You also stand a chance to win a Miladys hamper.
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