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THE DAILY UPDATE AT THE MOVIES: TED REVIEW

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Directed by: Seth MacFarlane Starring: Mark Whalberg, Mila Kunis, Seth MacFarlane (as the voice of Ted) Released: August 1st I am a huge fan of Seth MacFarlane’s hit animated TV shows Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show so I was apoplectic with excitement when I heard that he was attempting a big screen offering and I had huge expectations for this film. Perhaps I oversold … [Read more...]

BAG LUST: MICHAEL KORS MINI HAMILTON

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I know it seems like we’re obsessed with designer handbags here at The Daily Update and that’s probably because we are, but we have truly fallen head over heels with this gorgeous and surprisingly practical Michael Kors mini Hamilton bag. Big enough for your purse, phone, make-up compact and keys, it’s the perfect cross body bag for running around and generally looking fabulous. It really … [Read more...]

THE BUZZ WITH MICHELLE STOREY

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WARNING! X FACTOR SPOILER ALERT! If, like me you love to ruin a viewing experience for yourself and find out all the secrets from the telly box before the series has even started then welcome my like-minded friends, please do read on… So, as I’ve mentioned, this year’s X Factor is yet to begin and the judges’ categories have already been revealed! Mr Gary Barlow will be mentoring the … [Read more...]

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAY: JK ROWLING

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On this glum Tuesday, while we are all despairing as to why the weekend has to be just so far away from reach, why not inject some magic into the occasion and celebrate Harry Potter author J.K Rowling’s birthday! Sure, you may not have the millions upon gazillions she has in the bank, but pop on that pointy party hat and plaster on a smile; all together now, Happy Birthday to you… Joanne … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG AT THE LAUNCH OF DUBLIN FASHION FESTIVAL 2012

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  Dublin’s most stylish filled the stunning banking hall in the Westin Hotel last week to celebrate the launch of the Dublin Fashion Festival 2012, which takes place from September 6th to 9th. The event was hosted by this year’s face of the festival, Amanda Byram and saw guests treated to a drinks reception courtesy of fashionable beer, Peroni. The highlight of the evening was … [Read more...]

A FASHION SHOOT INSPIRED BY 50 SHADES OF GREY!

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I was a bit of a late comer to the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon but I’m half way through the first book and I can’t decide whether I actually like it or if I’m simply too fascinated to stop reading. I’m really surprised that it’s taken this long but there is finally a 50 Shades-inspired photo shoot doing the fashion rounds. Starring 2008 Miss Universe and Celebrity Apprentice … [Read more...]

THE DAILY UPDATE AT THE THEATRE: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

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Where: Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2 Runs until August 4th From its initial launch on London’s West End 25 years ago, Phantom quickly became one of the most popular musicals of all time. People are enthralled by the story of the disfigured man who lives beneath the Paris Opera House and trains young soprano Christine Daaé for success having fallen in … [Read more...]

LAST CHANCE TO WIN A ONE-MONTH SUPPLY OF VITA COCO WORTH OVER €100!

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Summer is upon us – oh yes it is - and there’s no better time to hydrate naturally than with Vita Coco 100% natural coconut water. With a full-on festival line up this summer, there is no excuse not to let your hair down and live life to the full.  So, whether you need rehydrating to keep you going in the dance tent or for the morning after, make sure you’ve got a Vita Coco coconut water to … [Read more...]

TRIED & TESTED: ESTEE LAUDER’S NEW MASCARA AND LIP GLOSSES

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When it comes to make-up we all know that you’re supposed to highlight your eyes or your lips but not both at the same time. However, over at Estée Lauder they’ve thrown away the rulebook and launched fabulous two-tone mascaras and sumptuous lip glosses that you can wear simultaneously without looking like a circus clown! Yes you did hear me right there – two-tone mascara; Sumptuous … [Read more...]

SHUTTERBUG AT THE KILBEGGAN RACES LADIES DAY

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  Popular models Pippa O’Connor and Roz Purcell added sparkle to the Best Dressed Lady competition at the Gigginstown Midlands National Day Kilbeggan Races earlier this month. Dundrum Town Centre and Wineport Lodge in Glasson sponsored the event and presented winner Sarah Gene Loughnane with a prize worth over €2,000, including a €1,000 shopping spree at Dundrum Town Centre and a … [Read more...]