Laurence O’Kane of IMED Healthcare

On Christmas Eve when Laurence O’Kane was aged just 14, he walked two miles to his local town, Draperstown in Co Derry, to buy perfume as a Christmas (...)

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Kate Gleeson wears a black Bianca dress, €189.

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Lip balm soothes the most sensitive part of the face during the freeze and fluctuation of winter and through the aggression of summer sun. Photograph: iStock

Lip balm is a product that I am never without, but I have a slight love-hate relationship with it. It soothes the most sensitive part of the face duri(...)

Whether you’re a bride, a guest, or just attending a special occasion, the basic make up will pretty much be the same. You’ll want products which will(...)

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I am sitting in the office with at least 10 balled up tissues beside me. There are another 20 in the bin. It’s just as well I bought the man-size box(...)

American decorator Carleton Varney, owner of the upscale decorating company Dorothy Draper & Company and author of more than 30 books

Brian Burns, Donald Trump’s choice as the next US ambassador to Ireland, has asked US interior designer Carleton Varney  to revamp Deerfield, the(...)

Top row: Astral Cream; L’Oréal Elnett Satin hairspray; and Yardley London English Lavender Talcum Powder. Bottom row: Maybelline Great Lash mascara; Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks; and Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

Astral Cream €10.99 It has been so successful that the formula has never changed. Astral hit the market back in 1950, and no one has looked back sin(...)

 Oscar de la Renta who died at the age of 82 this week. Photograph: EPA/Carlos Ortega

The fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who has died aged 82, arrived in New York in 1963 with letters of introduction to the editor-in-chief of Vogue(...)

BMW climbed 2.8 per cent to €94.10. UBS upgraded the car maker to buy from neutral, saying its investments in electric-car models confer a competitive advantage over rivals.  Photograph: Fred Rollison/Bloomberg News

The Iseq followed the bulk of European exchanges downwards today, losing 0.5 per cent. European stocks declined for a third day overall, as data sh(...)