Apprentice star Grainne McCoy talks business, lashes and finding out she was pregnant at 15

Straight-talking, no-nonsense, beautiful and well-poised are just some of the words that spring to mind when thinking of Grainne McCoy, the most recent Northern Ireland representative to have starred on BBC’s The Apprentice under the watchful scrutiny of Lord Sugar, writes Kathryn McKenna.


Meghan Markle: Royal bride-to-be walks tall in stilettos with most fashion-forward look yet

Meghan Markle took full advantage of the warm weather as she made an appearance with Prince Harry in an ivory pinstripe dress and towering double-strap stilettos.

Kate Hudson wearing Fabletics activewear (PA)

Kate Hudson on ‘athleisure’, jumpsuits and shaving all her hair off

Hollywood actress and fitness expert Kate Hudson marks five years in business with her successful Fabletics brand

UTV's Sarah Clark

UTV’s Sarah Clarke: Sometimes you just have to put the game-face on

Hands-on UTV reporter Sarah Clarke, 37, covers everything from court reporting, breaking news, and recently anchored the St. Patrick’s Day coverage as well as looking forward to working on the upcoming Balmoral Show.

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IN PICTURES: 21 Northern Ireland buildings shortlisted in design awards

The Royal Society of Ulster Architects has revealed 21 Northern Ireland buildings shortlisted for its Design Awards in 2018.

6 places to shop until you drop this spring

6 places to shop until you drop this spring

What better excuse to book a shopping break than to breathe new life into your spring/summer wardrobe.

Directors Mark and Alastair McCall with Johnny Hamilton

Local business lands coveted ‘Groomswear of the Year’ award

The family business is celebrating after their hard work was recognised recently.

Ashleigh Coyle, CMPR model (pictured above modelling at Spring Summer 2018 Belfast FASHIONWEEK), continues to advocate for mental health awareness after her 'makeunder' video for Beauty Queen and Single went viral across the world

Beauty Queen and Single Star reveals how show changed her perspective on beauty

“I feel more confident without makeup now, whereas before when I was makeup free I didn’t”, Ashleigh explains.

Paul Costelloe

Renowned designer Paul Costelloe, who used to dress Princess Diana, on why he loves Northern Ireland

Recently rebranded and revamped shopping destination, The Boulevard, formerly known as The OULET, is continuing its new name celebrations with a host of fashion events, guest speakers, giveaways and beauty prizes across this weekend.

Northern Ballet's Jane Eyre, a ballet by Cathy Marston. Photo Emma Kauldhar

Literary heroine Jane Eyre brought to life in dance

One of the world’s great literary heroines will leap from the page to the stage when the Northern Ballet brings Jane Eyre to the Grand Opera House in Belfast next week.


IN PICTURES: Newly rebranded local shopping destination launches

Newly renamed shopping outlet, The Boulevard, has kicked off its rebrand celebrations with a series of jam-packed fashion and beauty related events set to continue this weekend.

Ashleigh Coyle

Ashleigh Coyle shines light on mental health in viral ‘makeunder’ video

Ashleigh Coyle, star of BBC Northern Ireland’s recent Beauty Queen and Single programme, tells Kathryn McKenna what inspired her emotional ‘makeunder’ video

Adele Tate reveals she gets ready in a flash

Wife of Dungannon Swifts manager Rodney McAree reveals pride at Irish League side

Having wed football-mad Rodney McAree, manager of Irish League side Dungannon Swifts, in November 2008, one might be forgiven for assuming football chat is out of bounds for style-conscious wife Adele Tate after the long hours her husband spends preparing and training throughout the week.

Gerry Blaine in his office (Press Eye/Darren Kidd)

Victoria Square employees reveal why they’ve loved a decade in the dome

It has been 10 years since the shopping centre opened to street-long queues in the city.

Louise Henry, Proprietor of LH Beauty in Holywood

Self-confessed beauty junkie Louise Henry opens her makeup bag

Beautician Louise Henry, Proprietor of LH Beauty in Holywood, Co.Down, has recently moved her business into a newly refurbished shop unit in the centre of the area.

The OUTLET, soon to be renamed as The Boulevard, is set to host two launch weekends jam-packed with free fashion and beauty-related events to celebrate the centre's rebrand. (Credit: Rob Durston Photographer)

Northern Ireland shopping destination reveals huge rebrand plans

Kathryn McKenna speaks to centre manager Chris Nelmes as Banbridge shopping destination, The OUTLET, prepares to rebrand this March

Ruth Gorman Interviewing Carl Frampton at a boxing show at the Waterfront Hall

UTV Sports presenter Ruth Gorman on why she loves her fast-paced job

Co Down-born reporter Ruth Gorman is the popular face synonymous with UTV Sports.

esmara by Heidi Klum

We try out the new Heidi Klum Lidl collection before it hits stores

Kathryn McKenna tries and tests the latest collaboration between supermodel Heidi Klum and Lidl before it hits all 38 NI stores this March 5.

Former Miss Ireland, TV's Beauty Queen and Single star, popular model at CMPR and full time pharmacist, Rebecca Maguire

‘Beauty Queen and Single showed me less is more’

In this week’s My Makeup Bag feature, Kathryn McKenna catches up with former Miss Ireland, TV’s Beauty Queen and Single star, popular model at CMPR and full time pharmacist, Rebecca Maguire.

Anna Henry winner of the Insanity Tan Miss Northern Ireland (PressEye)

Everything you need to know about applying for Miss Northern Ireland 2018

Aspiring beauty queens across Ulster are being encouraged to enter the hunt for the title of Miss Northern Ireland.

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