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Introducing Benefit's Latest Model, Kate Grant, Who Has Down Syndrome

Benefit Cosmetics has a new brand ambassador and model, Kate Grant, and she's paving the way for inclusivity. The 20-year-old was born with Down syndrome, and after winning the Teen Ultimate Beauty of the World pageant in the United Kingdom in 2018, she has been gaining an impressive social media following. The Ireland native is now also starring in Benefit Cosmetics's Roller Line Lash campaign throughout the UK and inspiring her followers by following her dreams of modeling. Among the encouragi...
Tags: UK, Makeup, Instagram, United States, Ireland, Beauty, United Kingdom, Benefit Cosmetics, Katie, Ashley Graham, Beauty News, Eyeliner, Beauty Diversity, Kate Grant, Beautiful Benefit


Benefit Is Paving the Way For Inclusivity by Casting a Beautiful Model With Down Syndrome

Benefit Cosmetics has a new brand ambassador and model, Kate Grant, and she's paving the way for inclusivity. The 20-year-old was born with Down syndrome, and after winning the Teen Ultimate Beauty of the World pageant in the United Kingdom in 2018, she has been gaining an impressive social media following. The Ireland native is now also starring in Benefit Cosmetics's Roller Line Lash campaign throughout the UK and inspiring her followers by following her dreams of modeling. Among the encouragi...
Tags: UK, Makeup, Instagram, United States, Ireland, Beauty, United Kingdom, Benefit Cosmetics, Katie, Ashley Graham, Beauty News, Eyeliner, Beauty Diversity, Kate Grant, Beautiful Benefit


The European Holiday: 14 Ways to Decorate the House, from France, Sweden, and More

Each year we find ourselves taken by some new tilt on the holiday decorations: one year it was Scandi style, with clean-lined ornaments and plenty of charm; other years we’ve looked toward no-cost and small-space decor. This year, I’m planning a late-December trip to the snowy storybook city of Stockholm, so I’ve been inspired by the (varied) old traditions of western Europe. From France to Sweden to Ireland, here are a few ways to decorate for the holidays like the Europeans do. England: Trim ...
Tags: Europe, Books, UK, England, Cook, London, Sweden, Instagram, Holidays, France, Germany, How-to, Austria, Ireland, House, Italy


“The problem is Facebook,” lawmakers from nine countries tell Zuckerberg’s accountability stand-in

A grand committee of international parliamentarians empty-chaired Mark Zuckerberg at a hearing earlier today, after the Facebook founder snubbed repeat invitations to face questions about malicious, abusive and improper uses of his social media platform — including the democracy-denting impacts of so-called ‘fake news’. The UK’s DCMS committee has been leading the charge to hold Facebook to account for data misuse scandals and election interference — now joined in the effort by international ...
Tags: Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Pinterest, Instagram, Privacy, France, Singapore, Africa, Social Media, Tech, Whatsapp, Canada, Ireland


Quick Tip: Use sticky page markers to simulate light leaks on your digital camera

This quick tip comes courtesy of Ireland-based photographer Maciej Pietuszyński. It’s a simple and easy way to get a film light leak style effect in-camera with digital. All you need is your camera, a lens and a few sticky page markers. Maciej uses this technique to good effect, as can be seen above, and he always […] The post Quick Tip: Use sticky page markers to simulate light leaks on your digital camera appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Diy, Inspiration, Ireland, Practical Effects, Maciej, Light Leaks, Maciej Pietuszynski


Social commerce startup Goxip lands $1.4M investment to add flexible payments

Social e-commerce startup Goxip raised $5 million in January, and now the Hong Kong-based business has brought in more cash with a strategic $1.4 million investment from financial services company Convoy. Existing backers including Chinese photo app company Meitu also took part. Convoy offers a range of services that include asset management, insurance and other investment options. Hong Kong’s largest financial advisory with over 100,000 customers, Convoy isn’t in great shape now. It has been in...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Facebook, Ecommerce, Apps, Asia, Hong Kong, Topshop, UK, Instagram, Southeast Asia, Funding, Nike, Thailand, United States, Ireland


Deleting Facebook is not enough: without antitrust, the company will be our lives' "operating system"

Facebook is the poster-child for the techlash, the worst offender in the monopolistic bunch, and recent books like Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy by Siva Vaidhyanathan (previously) and Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier present variations on the main critiques of Facebook with some prescriptions for what to do about it. In his New York Review of Books review of the two titles, Jacob Weisberg identifies the ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Corruption, News, Instagram, Microsoft, US, America, Ireland, Antitrust, Justice Department, Latin America, Ftc, Clinton, Weisberg, Sandberg


Northern Ireland outdoor adventures

Mention outdoor adventures in Northern Ireland and most think of one thing: The Giant’s Causeway. While the Causeway is a mesmerizing natural feature, and an absolute must-visit, it’s far from the only outdoor activity worth trying in the green isle. In fact, this tiny corner of the UK is one of the most underrated hubs for outdoor adventures in all of Europe. From hitting gnarly waves to traversing through awe-inspiring caves and alluring forests, here are eight activities you never though...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Photography, UK, US, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Portugal, Maui, Outdoor Adventures, Castlewellan, Lough Neagh, Portrush, Sandra Guedes, Jeff Colhoun, Castlewellan Forest Park


Confessions Of Hailey Baldwin's Makeup Artist

Raised by a beauty school dropout, it was written in the stars that makeup artist Vincent Oquendo would find his way to the Instagram feeds of the Hadid sisters and Hailey Baldwin. But the road to 91,000 followers wasn't as smooth as some might expect. From the sunglasses counter at Saks Fifth Avenue to becoming the BFF to the most famous supermodels in the world, Oquendo's story is nothing short of a mystery and a miracle. Here, he tells writer Samantha Sasso how he got his start, why his clie...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Jessica Chastain, New York, Instagram, America, Ireland, Paris, Kendall Jenner, Tommy Hilfiger, Mcgrath, Saks Fifth Avenue, Gigi Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, Mickalene Thomas, Bella


You Can Be Allergic To Gel Manicures — & You Might Not Even Know It

Thanks to a rush of Instagram-worthy new trends (jelly nails, fruit nails, mismatched nails...), the demand for certain nail enhancements, including acrylics and gels, has shot up recently.But their rise in popularity is proving to be a cause for concern for dermatologists, who this week issued a warning that methacrylate chemicals, the key ingredients in acrylic and gel nails, are causing an "allergy epidemic" in the United Kingdom and Ireland, which is "overwhelmingly affecting women."The 201...
Tags: Fashion, Music, UK, Instagram, Ireland, United Kingdom, Don, Buckley, British Association of Dermatologists, David Orton, Deirdre Buckley, Royal United Hospital Bath, British Society of Cutaneous Allergy


We Are Social’s Monday Mashup #409

Facebook and Instagram launch tools to fight social media addiction Wake up, check social media. Shower, check social media. Get dressed, check social media. Eat breakfast, check social media… And on it goes. Sound familiar? It’s become so habitual to be constantly scrolling through our apps, it’s easy to lose track of just how much of the day we’re spending on them. That’s why Facebook and Instagram have launched a set of tools to help us manage how much time we’re spending on the platforms. Wi...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Instagram, Nbc, US, NFL, America, Seo, Snapchat, Ireland, Premier League, La Liga, Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus, Kylie Jenner, Mashup


Is it time to remove Zuckerberg from (his) office?

A colleague, who shall remain nameless (because privacy is not dead), gave a thumbs down to a recent column in the NYT. The complaint was that the writer had attacked tech companies (mostly but not exclusively Facebook) without offering any solutions for these all-powerful techbro CEOs’ orchestral failures to grasp the messy complexities of humanity at a worldwide scale. Challenge accepted. Here’s the thought experiment: Fixing Facebook  We’ll start with Facebook because, while it’s by no mea...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, UK, Instagram, California, China, Germany, India, US, Tech, Ireland, New York Times, Utopia, Margaret Atwood, Kremlin


Lisbon totally exceeded our expectations! Here’s what we did.

What we did on our trip to Lisbon, Portugal We’ve returned from our trip to Portugal and have several memory cards filled with photos and video from our time exploring this under-rated European nation. We spent 2 days in Lisbon before making our way north to Porto, where we joined a river cruise up the Douro River. Initially, when we learned our river cruise itinerary began in Lisbon, not Porto, we were a little confused. On the surface, it made more sense to have guests arrive at the Porto ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Asia, Europe, Photography, India, Thailand, Unesco, Ireland, Paris, Portugal, Argentina, Viking River Cruises, North America, Porto


Facebook, Google face first GDPR complaints over “forced consent”

After two years coming down the pipe at tech giants, Europe’s new privacy framework, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is now being applied — and long time Facebook privacy critic, Max Schrems, has wasted no time in filing  relating to (certain) companies’ ‘take it or leave it’ stance when it comes to consent. The complaints have been filed on behalf of (unnamed) individual users — with one filed against ; one against Facebook-owned  ; one against Facebook-owned ; and one agai...
Tags: Google, Android, Social, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Lawsuit, Instagram, Privacy, Social Networking, Advertising Tech, Germany, Tech, Eu, European Union, Whatsapp


Facebook and Instagram launch US political ad labeling and archive

Facebook today that it’s chosen not to shut down all political ads because that could unfairly favor incumbents and candidates without resources to buy pricey TV ads. Instead, it’s its previously announced “paid for by” labels on political and issue ads on Facebook and Instagram in the U.S. and its of all these politics-related ads that run in the U.S. That includes ads run by news publishers or others that promote articles with political content. The labeling won’t just apply to candida...
Tags: Travel, Social, TC, Facebook, Apps, Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram, Congress, Government, US, America, Ireland, PAC, Paul ryan, Facebook Ads, Donald Trump


Dublin's ghost signs: preserving a city's fading memories

Emma Clarke captures Dublin’s history through old advertisements and signs – often only briefly revealed by construction projects in this rapidly changing cityFaded and decaying shop signs remind us of a time gone by. Often painted on brickwork, these ghost signs are found in cities and towns throughout the world – but many of us don’t even notice them. Emma Clarke picked up on Dublin’s fading signs as she walked around the city observing changes to the urban landscape. Originally from Cork, she...
Tags: Europe, Photography, World news, Cities, Ireland, Art and design, Dublin, Cork, Emma Clarke


Royal wedding latest news: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry delay honeymoon to go straight back to work

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle return to royal duties New Duke and Duchess of Sussex delay honeymoon First engagement as husband and wife on Tuesday Couple release official pictures taken in Windsor Castle Duchess to fight for feminism with blessing of Palace Wedding speeches: Most moving lines and best jokes Inside the party: Idris Elba is DJ as first dance revealed Slippers, bad breath and 'freeloaders': Protocol ignored Botswana? Namibia? Where the honeymoon could be Prince Harry an...
Tags: UK, New York, London, News, Instagram, Wales, Australia, Oregon, US, Los Angeles, Bbc, Britain, United States, Ireland, Williams, Washington Dc


Doing It for the Gram: Smuggling Cocaine Because of Instagram Addiction

Social media addiction is a pretty serious thing, especially considering one cocaine smuggler’s claim that an Instagram addiction drove her to ferry the highly illegal substance around. 24-year-old Melina Roberge was sentenced to 8 years in prison for smuggling some $21 million in cocaine on a luxury cruise ship according to Resource Mag. The Australian Border Force found the cache of powder on the MS Sea Princess, a passenger ship that had made its way across the world with stops in Ireland, th...
Tags: Photography, Ireland, Border Force, Roberge, Pexels, News & Opinion, Isabelle Lagace, Melina Roberge, Smuggling Cocaine Because of Instagram Addiction, US Canada New Zealand Colombia, Peru Roberge, Matthew Barra, Kate Traill, Instagram Addiction


The 20 photographs of the week

May Day protests around the world, Syrian refugees in Greece, demonstrations in Gaza and the Star Wars festival in Ireland – the week captured by the world’s best photojournalists Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Greece, World news, Syria, Culture, Ireland, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, News photography, Art and design, Gaza


10 things in tech you need to know today

1. Apple will start paying $16 billion in back taxes to Ireland, after an EU ruling in 2016. The money will go into an escrow account, but both Ireland and Apple will appeal the ruling. 2. Facebook confirmed it had an NDA with Aleksandr Kogan, the man at the heart of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal. The company said Kogan signed a confidentiality agreement when he certified that he had deleted Facebook data that he had harvested through an app. 3. Instagram has introduced a new feature to ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Instagram, Yahoo, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Ireland, Gm, SEC, Volvo, NDA


Ireland road trip experiences

Ireland is a road-tripping dream come true. Its small size means it’s easy to get around while taking in countless sites, stories, and, of course, pubs. Don’t forget the pubs. You can whip through deliriously green farmland, get lost between loughs and mountains, or zig-zag along the Wild Atlantic Way. Whichever direction you’re headed, here are some experiences you are sure to have along the way. 1 Ponder if Giant’s Causeway is worth the drive E...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Nevada, All, Giant, Murphy, Emerald Isle, Katie Scott Aiton, Jacqueline Kehoe, Ireland photos, Ireland road trip, Wild Atlantic Way Whichever, Katy McGuinness


Travel With Me to Ireland For a Unique Adventure

Normally I ask people to ‘travel with me’ figuratively; follow my travels on social media and read my stories in my blog. However, this time when I say ‘travel with me’ I mean I want you to pack your bags and come with me…really! Why Ireland? I pretty much fell in love with Ireland the moment I saw her. She seduced me with rolling, emerald, sheep-dotted hills and plains of gray-green stone. She stirred my wild side with reckless winds tearing across rocky cliffs. Underneath her incredible expa...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Dublin Airport, Atlantic, Ireland, House, Dublin, Tours, Connacht, Atlantic Ocean, Mary, Mayo, Ottsworld Unique Travel, Wild Atlantic Way, Jameson, Marjorie


Essay Conclusion at a Glance

Essay Conclusion at a Glance Essay Conclusion – the Story For instance, you may discover that a first-person perspective might be too limiting because it simply presents one personality’s feelings. A writer utilizes a specific level of opinion to share with a certain sort of story. Some of the telling indications of Tony’s emotions for Becca will come following the conclusion of the example. Your narrative should have about four or five paragraphs based on the topic subject, but just a...
Tags: Photography, Ireland, Photography Business, Don, Tony, Becca, Europe Necessary, Powerspeak


this was a good week

This was a good week -- here's why:•  I got a lot of work done this week, and I took a walk in the woods with Marcus on a beautiful spring day. All good.•  A robot solves a Rubik's Cube in 0.38 seconds.  I don't even know how to begin to comprehend this.•  Melting potatoes?  Yes, please.•  Vintage camper birdhouses.  I mean, I kind of might need this for the patio of our new place, don't you think?•  I might have to get one ...
Tags: Google, Photography, Ireland, This Was A Good Week, Marcus


The Basics of Essay Conclusion

The Basics of Essay Conclusion You will be amazed at how your confidence increases and the upside is the fact that in the event you do indeed require aid, you’ll be at a solid spot to figure out that are able to support, simply how much it will purchase and you’re going to be more pyschologically ready to study on the adventure. With this moment, you may have spanned the exact first key zone. When you should stress that a place holding eye contact with an different man adds intensity. If yo...
Tags: Photography, Ireland, Garfield, Photography Business, Tony, Becca, Europe Necessary, Powerspeak


Facebook is again criticized for failing to prevent religious conflict in Myanmar

Today marks the start of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s much-anticipated trip to Washington as he attends a hearing with the Senate, before moving on to a Congressional hearing tomorrow. Away from the U.S. political capital, Zuckerberg is engaged in serious discussions about Myanmar with a group of six civil society organizations in the country who took umbrage at his claim that Facebook’s systems had prevented messages aimed at inciting violence between Buddhists and Muslims last September. ...
Tags: Social, Startups, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Asia, Europe, Pinterest, Instagram, Australia, Washington, Senate, US, Ireland, Un, Myanmar, Yangon


Irish Photographer Causes Panic with Tripod

It seems like tripod design might need to rethink a few elements if these incidents of the ubiquitous photography accessory being mistaken for a high powered rifle continue. A photographer in Ireland spurred a manhunt after after taking a stroll on the beach with his tripod one night in yet another case of the accessory being mistaken for a gun. Apparently this visage spooked a local who called authorities on the photographer which then prompted a search for him – all without his knowledge. Ima...
Tags: Photography, Ireland, Grimm, Pexels, News & Opinion, Dominika, Andy Grimm, South Kerry Bay


Brand News: 10 Things You Need to Know for Friday April 6th

Starbucks tests voice ordering with Samsung‘s Bixby in Korea as Samsung, Real Madrid and Twitter partner on video. Amazon‘s Alexa may take on banks with voice-enabled peer-to-peer payments as mobile P2P is poised to become the norm. Apple protests EPA fuel efficiency rollback, unlike automakers. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg confirms a few brands have “paused” campaigns as she continues media “apology tour” and Facebook and Instagram earn MRC ad accreditation. Netflix may get into out of home ad...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Hong Kong, Instagram, Australia, Advertising, Samsung, Nike, Netflix, Ireland, Manchester City, Ford, Korea, Nba, Marriott


Astrophotographer sparks armed police response after setting up a tripod on a beach in Ireland

As we’ve seen before, someone’s tripod and the camera can get confused for a rifle. This is what recently happened in south Kerry, Ireland. As a Cork-based photographer started setting up a tripod in Derrynane at Caherdaniel, a passer-by noticed him. The man thought he was a sniper and notified the police, which led to […] The post Astrophotographer sparks armed police response after setting up a tripod on a beach in Ireland appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, News, Police, Ireland, Photographer, Kerry Ireland, Dangerous Photography, Derrynane, Caherdaniel


If you travel to Ireland, you must see the Cliffs of Moher. Here’s why.

The Spectacular Cliffs of Moher in Ireland Arguably Ireland’s top tourist attraction, the towering Cliffs of Moher are well worth the hype. Located on the west coast of Ireland in County Clare, these rocky sea cliffs, along with the karst limestone hills of the Burren, are recognized at a UNESCO Global Geopark. In our opinion, the Cliffs of Moher, and the coastal region that surrounds them, is THE reason to travel to Ireland. Okay, the Guinness might also be the reason. These spectacular sea...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Photography, Featured, Hiking, Unesco, Atlantic, Ireland, Adventures, Paris, Pictures, Whistler, Alberta, Galway, World Attractions, Don



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