The Woman’s Way team would like to say a huge thank you, to everyone who contributed prizes and helped make the 2019 Woman’s Way and Beko Mum of the Year awards possible. We couldn’t have done it without you!
This year’s prizes were sponsored by:
Celebrating 30 years in business, Irish family run The Shoehorn, are delighted to offer unrivalled customer service, with a wide range of on trend stylish sandals and shoes for summer, at competitive prices. Priding themselves in ensuring each customer gets the individual attention and service they need, Marian and her team are delighted to extend this service with their online store www.shoehorn.ie. The Shoehorn contributed: A 30% discount code.
Irish owned Max Benjamin, is run by siblings Mark, David and Orla Van den Bergh in their studio in Enniskerry, County Wicklow. Named after Orla’s twin sons Max and Ben, the company began producing hand poured, natural candles in the early ‘90s. Max Benjamin’s unique home fragrance collections are appreciated around the world for their contemporary design, quality craftsmanship and the use of natural ingredients. Check out their latest Ocean Islands fragrances which will transport you on a journey to paradise! www.maxbenjamin.ie. Max Benjamin contributed: 15 x diffusers, candles and scented cards.
Looking for a stylish and sophisticated setting for Afternoon Tea with family or friends? Then look no further than the stunning surrounds of Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel in Killiney. Guests will enjoy freshly brewed tea and coffee along with a selection of freshly prepared delights in the newly refurbished Library Cocktail Bar, which has been completely restored and brought back to its original Victorian grandeur. Log onto www.fitzpatrickcastle.com for further details.
PRAI Beauty, the ‘Neck-Xperts’, with the largest collection of seven targeted products for the neck and décolletage area, want to close the gap between the way your face and your neck age for good. The iconic Ageless Throat and Décolletage Crème restores elasticity and firmness. This weightless cream is developed specifically for the neck and décolletage area and helps to promote cell firmness and resiliency, while absorbing with minimal blending to avoid skin stretching. Women have seen results in just seven days! See www.praibeauty.com for more information. PRAI Beauty contributed: X15 Throat and Décolletage Cremes.
Harpers Salon is a boutique Salon nestled in the heart of leafy Glasthule village. We offer luxury hair and beauty treatments for the ultimate pampering experience. At Harpers we pride ourselves in delivering the highest of hairdressing standards. Our professional team is on hand to advise ensuring you leave our salon with that flawless cut and colour. With party packages and prosecco, this is one stop shop. Visit www.harpersalon.ie.
Royal Marine Hotel
The historic four-star Royal Marine Hotel in the heart of Dún Laoghaire combines traditional hospitality with contemporary luxury. Many of their 228 luxury bedrooms boast magnificent views across Dublin Bay. Enjoy dining in Dún Restaurant, Hardy’s Bistro or treat yourself to afternoon tea in The Bay Lounge. Their health and wellness facilities include the Sansana Spa and Pier Health Club - perfect for the weekend getaway or short family break. Visit www.royalmarine.ie for more information.
Landa is an exciting handbag label designed in Ireland by Argentinean born Silvana Landa. The brand is handmade in Spain by skillful artisans using only the highest quality raw materials. The brand aims at helping the ‘superwoman’ of today through thoughtful simplicity. Check out www.landabags.com to view the full collection.
Fabucci Footwear is a gem of a shoe boutique. So much so that its customers voted it Best Shoe & Accessories shop of the year in the Xposé Frockadvisor Awards 2016 for its independent spirit. Pop instore for styling advice from owner Deirdre (particularly helpful if you’ve got a big occasion coming up), browse our website www.fabucci.ie or sign up to our newsletter email@example.com for Deirdre’s weekly picks of fresh looks. Fabucci Footwear, 10 the Moat Mall, Naas, County Kildare. Tel: 045 874721. Fabucci Footwear contributed: X13 €30 vouchers.
At Murad we believe there is a powerful connection between skin, body and mind. Our philosophy inspires you to take care of your skin with our efficacious products, a water-rich diet and stress management for healthy, beautiful skin. Visit www.murad.com for more information. Murad Skincare contributed: Gift boxes of full-sized, Retinol Youth Renewal Night Cream, Retinol Youth Renewal Serum and Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Serum.
Award winning skincare brand Juliette Armand are thrilled to be giving all the Mum of the Year winners skin a much-needed boost with their Elements Hydrating Gifts Set, containing Cleaning Face Foam, Hyaluronic Acid Serum and Multi Hydrating Cream. Check out www.juliettearmand.ie for more information. Juliette Armand contributed: X15 Elements Hydrating Gifts Set.
To help men take care of their skin, Clarins has developed a special range of products designed with men in mind. Men's shaving care products, moisturising creams, anti-ageing creams to fight wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles, serums, toning treatments: trust ClarinsMen skin care products. Visit www.clarins.ie to see more ClarinsMen products. Clarins contributed: Male gift sets.
The little secrets collection by THOMAS SABO is a range of bracelets with meaning. The engravable symbols or individual messages of the delicate bracelets create the special bond between a piece of jewellery and the soul. Handcrafted with a refined look and in many colourful shades, Little Secrets contain secret personal wishes in one or more designs. Check out www.thomassabo.com to see more Thomas Sabo products. Thomas Sabo contributed: Tree of Love Little Secrets bracelets.
Littlewoods Ireland is a one stop shop for all your shopping needs with over 75,000 products to choose from in fashion, home, beauty, toys, electrical and gifts. Littlewoods Ireland also offer free delivery and free returns. Shop your summer look from favourite brands including River Island, Ted Baker, Monsoon, Michelle Keegan and Kurt Geiger as well as Littlewoods Ireland exclusive own brand V by Very. To celebrate the Woman’s Way and Beko Mum of the Year Awards, Littlewoods Ireland are giving away two €100 vouchers to be spent on the V by Very range. For more information see, www.littlewoodsireland.ie. Littlewoods Ireland contributed: X2 €100 V by Very vouchers.
Waterfront Bistro is #1 on Tripadvisor in Dún Laoghaire. A friendly neighbourhood restaurant, serving high-quality modern food in a relaxed setting. Dublin Bay prawns, wines, beers and cocktails are on the menu, six days a week from 12pm. See Www.waterfrontbistro.ie for full details. Waterfront Bistro contributed: A dinner voucher for two.
Amia Beauty and Spa
Amia Beauty is a luxurious salon and day spa in the heart of Dalkey village. “Amia” means “to promote harmony and balance” and is a combination of the salon owner Amy and her daughter’s name. Amy opened Amia as a small local salon specialising in nails, tan and waxing. The salon took off almost immediately, with regular customers praising Amy and her team for their attention to detail and quality of services. As the salon’s customer base grew, so did the services on offer, extending to a wide range of facial and body treatments, massages and full body scrubs. Check out www.amiabeauty.ie .
For over 25 years, leading hotel group Jurys Inn has been providing conveniently-located accommodation and warm, friendly-service to guests. With stylish and comfortable Jurys Inn hotels in 36 central locations across the UK, Ireland and Czech Republic, guests can look forward to having all the best of each city right on their doorstep. For a list of Jurys Inn hotels and best prices, visit www.jurysinns.com. Jurys Inn contributed: A two night stay with bed and breakfast for two adults staying at the Jurys Inn Hotel in Ireland of their choosing (Galway, Cork, Dublin Parnell Street or Dublin Christchurch).
Grand Central Hotel, Belfast
The Grand Central Hotel is located in the up-and-coming Linen Quarter in Belfast’s city centre. Boasting 300 bedrooms and suites, and a range of fabulous dining options including the Grand Café, which is perfect for casual meetings and the Seahorse Bar & Restaurant offering afternoon tea and an exquisite evening menu. The Observatory on the hotel’s 23rd floor is the tallest and most luxurious cocktail lounge in Ireland with breathtaking views of Belfast and beyond. For more information call 048 9023 1066 or log on to www.grandcentralhotelbelfast.com. Grand Central Hotel, Belfast contributed: A two night stay for two with dinner.
Slieve Donard Resort and Spa
Nestled at the foot of the Mountains of Mourne, the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa in Newcastle stands in six acres of immaculate private grounds. A golden strand of beach boarders one side while the Royal County Down Golf Links frames the other. The hotel boasts 180 luxurious bedrooms, including six suites, many of which offer postcard views across gardens, coastline or mountain. A world-leading ESPA Spa offers every therapy you can think of with a swimming pool and range of thermal heat experiences. Dining options include the Oak Restaurant which uses the finest local produce and the Percy French pub and bistro, offering the perfect pint by the fireside. To book or for further information call 048 4372 1066 or log on to www.hastingshotels.com . Slieve Donard Resort and Spa contributed: A two night stay for two with dinner.
Lyrath Estate set amid 170 acres of mature parkland and just 1.2 kilometres from the medieval city of Kilkenny. It offers all the charm of an old world, country estate combined with the very best contemporary facilities and luxuries. Facilities include the award-winning Oasis Spa, the two AA Rosette accredited Yew Restaurant and the casual chic bistro, Grill & Bar. Lyrath Estate also boasts wonderful private walkways among the many lakes and mature tree lined avenue. The hotel itself has been built around an elegant 17th Century house which has been returned to its former glory through sympathetic preservation. The drama of the old house and the contemporary design of the new hotel are blended seamlessly to make Lyrath Estate a flawless destination. Visit www.lyrath.com for more information. Lyrath Estate contributed: An overnight stay with two for dinner.
Hartley's opened in 2007 and has since become an integral part of Dún Laoghaire's vibrant waterfront scene. The Victorian railway station, the original ticket hall of the Kingstown Station, with its beautiful high ceilings is one of the best dining rooms in the country. The menus are diverse but uncomplicated, focusing on local, seasonal and un-fussy ingredients, whilst the service is always friendly and professional. Throughout the year the cocktail bar is busy for pre and post-dinner drinks and in the summer, the terrace overlooking Dún Loaghaire Harbour is a special treat for locals and tourists alike. Check out www.hartleys.ie . Hartley’s contributed: A three course dinner for two.
BRITA Ireland are delighted to be involved in the Woman's Way and beko Mum of The Year Awards, with a BRITA Liquelli going to each of the winners. Slim and compact, it's the perfect water filter jug when space is of the essence! Visit www.brita.ie for more information.
Glenlo Abbey Hotel
Majestically rising from the still waters of Lough Corrib and dating back to the 18th Century, the five-star Glenlo Abbey Hotel is where old world charm meets contemporary elegance. Glenlo Abbey serves breakfast daily in the timeless elegance of the River Room Restaurant and for dinner, step back in time and dine aboard the Pullman Restaurant, Galway’s most unique dining experience. Comprising of two original Pullman carriages, beautifully restored and set on the grounds of the hotel. For bookings or enquiries, please contact +353 (0)91 519600 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.glenloabbeyhotel.ie. Glenlo Abbey Hotel contributed: An overnight stay for two with breakfast and dinner aboard the Pullman.
The four-star Hotel Westport is the ultimate in family-friendly accommodation, where families can make the most of the Kids Breakfast Train, fun and activities at the hotels’ renowned Panda Club with its kids’ dinner each day, complimentary use of Leisure Centre with 20m pool and children’s splash pool, crazy golf, table tennis, and 400 acres of Estate to roam! The Panda Club at Hotel Westport provides adventurous fun and is most suitable for children aged 4 -12 years. Check out the following for more information: www.westporthouse.ie // www.hotelwestport.ie // @WestportHouse // @HotelWestport. Hotel Westport contributed: An overnight stay with dinner, bed and breakfast. Two tickets to Westport House, Spa credit of €20 and complimentary upgrade.
Eccles Hotel in Glengarriff, West Cork, is one of Ireland’s most iconic and historic hotels, a destination hotel that has been inspiring and revitalising guests since the Victorian era. Following an extensive refurbishment and with a new spa opening in 2019, this Grande Dame of Irish hotels is ready to delight a new generation of visitors. In a location like no other, a sense of classic welcoming charm and all at the gateway to the beautiful Beara Peninsula, right on the Wild Atlanic Way. This is Eccles Hotel Glengarriff… Where better begins. Check out www.eccleshotel.com for more information. Eccles Hotel contributed: A one night stay for two people with dinner.
Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa
The luxurious four-star hotel, Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa, is nestled on 21 acres of picturesque Meath countryside and steeped in local history. The elegantly restored castle combines a contemporary hotel with a three-floor spa, set in a picturesque location. Modern comfort merges with traditional luxury in each of the 145 spacious rooms, which includes two Junior Suites and an impressive Presidential Suite, with amazing views of the gardens and lawns. For more information visit www.dunboynecastlehotel.com. Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa contributed: One night’s dinner, bed and breakfast and choice of spa treatment.
Newpark Hotel Kilkenny
The four-star Newpark Hotel with Escape Health Club & Spa is located in Kilkenny, the former 19th Century home is now a fabulous hotel with a wide offering including a luxurious spa and health club and great eateries with Gulliver’s Restaurant and Scott’s Bar & Brasserie. They have recently opened a contemporary Terrace bar along with brand new five-star quality balcony suites. Surrounded by 40 acres of lush Kilkenny Parkland, the hotel has an onsite pet farm, tree-top adventure playground with zip line, on site go-karting and much more to keep little ones entertained. See www.newparkhotelkilkenny.com for more information. Newpark Hotel Kilkenny contributed: A one night bed and breakfast with dinner
The Address at Dublin 1 is a hotel where your stay will be the perfect blend of refined comfort and exclusive service, with high standards of luxury and technology throughout all the bedrooms and suites. Each boast state of the art in-room technology including automated curtains and lighting. With four distinctive dining offerings - the exclusive Roof Top Lounge and outdoor terrace, McGettigan’s Cookhouse & Bar, the recently opened Parlor, as well as a newly redesigned restaurant – you can enjoy top class cuisine, throughout your stay, with a view, comfort and style. For more information see www.theaddressatdublin1.ie. The Address contributed: A one night stay with dinner.
ARTDECO’s long-lasting Angel Eyes mascara provides a smudge proof, heavenly look. Thanks to the high-tech brush shape, the slimmer end will catch every individual lash while the wider part of the brush will create drama and volume. Thanks to the combination of waxes, prepare for volume without the “build-up effect.” ARTDECO is available in selected Lloyds Pharmacies (www.lloydspharmacy.ie) and private pharmacies nationwide. Visit www.artdeco.com to see more products.
Edge Only is luxury jewellery with an edge, ethically made in Ireland. Founded by former RTÉ radio DJ Jenny Huston, Edge Only is for individuals that care about the jeans and trainers they wear every bit as much as the suit they wear to work. Jenny believes in ethical luxury and quality craftsmanship so all of Edge Only’s production is done in Ireland with care, ensuring beautifully finished designs that you can feel great about in every respect. Made from solid gold and sterling silver and individually hallmarked in Dublin Castle, these highly finished designs are created for men and women to reflect individual style and personality - a luxury brand for individuals and black sheep. Edge Only is a member of the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI). See www.edgeonly.com.
Juvi are an award-winning Irish jewellery brand, founded by husband and wife duo Julie Danz and Vincent Tynan. Julie originally worked as an interior designer in New York but found a new calling in jewellery design when she first discovered gemstones on her travels with Vincent to Mexico, where he had trained as a silversmith. The couples love of travel, nature and colour has been the inspiration behind each stunning collection. Enamoured by the notion that gemstones which lie hidden in the earth can be brought to life through design is the driving force behind their passion. Juvi travel the world to handpick vibrant gemstones with unique facets to bring home and craft into versatile, colourful creations. They design and create pieces from their workshop in Foxrock, Dublin. Visit their website, www.juvidesigns.com. Juvi contributed: A pair of Manhattan stud earrings.
Inspired by nature and her own art, Irish award winning designer Mairead deBláca creates collections in gold and silver, both delicate and bold in style. Designed, crafted and hallmarked in Ireland, every deBláca piece is art in its own right. Whether its gift for a loved one, or a well-deserved treat for yourself, as wedding wear, bridesmaid’s gifts, or the perfect pair of cuff links for the man in your life, deBlaáca jewellery is perfect for formal to casual wear. Shop the entire DeBláca range from www.maireaddeblacajewellery.com.
Clintons Crisps, an Irish artisan crisp brand from the Loughbarn family farm in Skerries, Co. Dublin has a delicious range of hand cooked crisps including flavours such as Mature Cheddar and Red Onion, Classic Sea Salt and Vinegar, and Seared Steak. With seven generation farming experience Clinton Crisps are available in a host of national and independent retailers across Ireland. Check out Clintons Crisps on www.clintonsartisancrisps.com for more details.
Founded in 1992, Seavite was pioneered by marine scientist Patrick Mulrooney from his passion for the powers of the sea and his personal quest to soothe his daughters severe eczema prone skin. Today, the multi award winning brand is overseen by Patrick's daughters Jane and Katherine, both of whom are medical doctors with Masters' in Clinical Dermatology. Like their Father, they bring impassioned dedication to helping people feel beautiful in their own skin. For more skin advice from the Mulrooney Doctors, visit seavite.com. Seavite contributed: A gift set.
Inspired by timeless sophistication with a contemporary twist, ADORE’s Spring/Summer 2019 Collection features a beautiful range of classic jewellery for today’s fashionable global woman. With a fresh and colourful palette for spring, the dazzling collection includes a variety of delicate earrings, uniquely adjustable bracelets, statement rings and necklaces, all designs with movement and layering in mind. Visit uk.adorejewelry.com to view more ADORE products.
Having launched as a shirt specialist of some repute in Glasgow, Ted Baker quickly became the place to buy some of the very best contemporary men's shirting around. From the beginning Ted has had a very clear, unswerving, focus on quality, attention to detail and a quirky sense of humour, so much so in fact that the first stores used to provide a laundry service for every shirt purchased – something that gained the quickly growing brand the title of ‘No Ordinary Designer Label’. Everything produced under the Ted Baker name has his personality woven into its very heart. This season, Ted’s going back to his grassroots, for a freshly picked collection. Inspired by humble markets stalls and quality ingredients, Fresh Produce is a refined mix of contemporary hues and distinctive design details – underpinned by quintessentially Ted quirks. Shapes have been refreshed, materials ripened, and final flourishes filtered for a collection that remains a healthy recipe for everyday style. Ted Baker Jewellery is available from jewellery retailers nationwide. See www.tedbaker.com for more information.
Viviscal is a naturally derived hair growth nutritional supplement that supports healthy growth from within. How does it work? What Viviscal does, is support the growth from within. It works across the four stages in the hair growth cycle, over a three to six month period, in line with a natural hair cycle. The hair is ‘fed’ by blood vessels at the base of the follicle, giving the support that is needed for growth. Visit www.viviscal.ie to see more products from the brand.
Éminence Organic Skin Care
The Firm Skin Acai Booster-Serum from Éminence Organic Skin Care is an investment product - a little goes a long way with strong results. Reduce the signs of ageing with this antioxidant-rich extra strength serum infused with acai and naturally derived hyaluronic acid from marshmallow plant from Eminence Organic Skin Care. Combats tiredness, firms and enhances radiance. €58, from eminence.ie or call +353 (0) 1 6777962 for more information.
G by Glenda Gilson
Glenda Gilson is a name we all associate with fashion and style and today Glenda is launching her summer 2019 Collection for G by Glenda Gilson. The ‘If it Makes You Smile Wear it’ summer collection is the perfect accessory to dress your neckline and arm. There are three new colourful designs in the collection named after islands in the Pacific Ocean – Hawaii and Bora Bora. The pieces are feminine, fun, perfect for layering and adding a pop of colour to your outfit. This summer is all about how multiple chains are styled. Pair with jeans and a t-shirt or a simple sundress to add a delicate touch to any summer outfit. The new G by Glenda Gilson summer collection is available online at www.gbyglendagilson.com. Prices start at €28 for bracelets and €28 for chains.
Kiss is the world's largest manufacturer and supplier of professional quality nail products. The company originated in the lucrative beauty supply market. Kiss became the first company to bring professional quality nails directly to the consumer, creating all-in-one kits that are easy to use and achieve salon results at home. Today, the Kiss line of products has expanded to include nail care, nail art, manicure & pedicure tools and lash and brow kits. Each of these quality products originated from Kiss's innovative thinking and vast salon experience. Visit www.kisseurope.uk to see their full range of products.
Lotion, pump spray or continuous spray, P20 sun protection gives you up to 10 hours reliable sun protection with just one application. P20 is very water resistant and easy to apply. No added fragrance or colourants. It is sun protection you can trust. Check out www.p20.co.uk for more information.
Bellamianta Luxury Tan
Bellamianta Luxury Tanning has fast become one of Ireland’s best-selling tanning brands. Their revolutionary products are all formulated with natural extracts making them the ultimate Vegan and Organic skin treatment for all skin types! The ultra-smart hydration system ensures that while this tan dries in in 60 seconds, the light formulas are still working to hydrate the skin ensuring that the transfer and water resistant tan wears off evenly with none of the dreaded snakeskin effect and no fake tan smell through the use of odour neutralising technology. For more information on the brand, visit bellamianta.com .
Sharleen Collins Cosmetics
Sharleen Collins Cosmetics, the brainchild of top MUA Sharleen Collins, has become the go to celebrity staple since it launched it’s inaugural product, the 15 Piece Professional Brush Collection. The Sharleen Cosmetics Luxury Professional Brush Collection is loved by some of the worlds biggest names including The Spice Girls throughout their 2019 tour, supermodel Naomi Campbell, Nicole Scherzinger and Cheryl Cole. Quality make up brushes that stand the test of time, delivering on performance and excellent application are hard to come by. Visit cosmetics.sharleencollins.com for more information.
Serenity Day Spa
Nuala Woulfe Beauty are delighted to offer wonderfully relaxing ‘Gloss Facial‘ at Serenity Day Spa in Glasthule as part of the Woman’s Way and Beko Mum of the Year Awards. The Gloss custom taster facial is the perfect remedy for your skin if you don't have a lot of time to spare. Quality active vitamin C and antioxidants are absorbed deep into the lower layers of the skin. This facial stimulates Collagen to soften lines and improve elasticity, increase hydration and boost radiance. Suitable for all skin types. Come and experience relaxation, rejuvenation and self-care at the hands of the pros. To make an appointment see www.nualawoulfe.ie or call 01-2300244.
The Beauty Basket
TheBeautyBasket.ie is Ireland's newest beauty website, selling makeup, skincare, haircare and all your favourite beauty products. TheBeautyBasket.ie is soon to become your go-to place for all your makeup and beauty needs and promises to bring affordable products straight to consumers doors. The site launched last month with some huge brands available, all in one place. Just some of these brands are; Flormar, SOSU by SJ, Dripping Gold Tan, LUNA by Lisa, Project Lip, Dr PAWPAW and WetBrush, along with many more. To see a full range of products, visit www.thebeautybasket.ie .
Chupi is a multi-award winning luxury jewellery brand founded in 2013 by Chupi Sweetman. They make modern heirlooms, designed to last a lifetime. Based in Dublin and sold internationally, Chupi has fans around the world from London to Tokyo. Visit www.chupi.com to see more gorgeous bits from the brand.
A sumptuous fragrance, Versace Crystal Noir is the olfactory equivalent of a long train on a fabulous evening dress. A 'red carpet' fragrance - sensual and enticing, daring yet reassuring. Magical, ethereal yet carnal. It has an ultra-feminine floral/oriental scent with notes of gardenia, amber and musk. Visit www.debenhams.ie for more information.
“Each season at Jon Richard we strive to create modern jewellery collections for every part of a woman’s life. We are a family of brands; Jon Richard signature occasion jewellery is designed to be worn when celebrating those special life moments. Simply Silver brings a contemporary twist to jewellery box staples that love to be stacked and layered to elevate the simplest of outfits, whilst Mood is a grown-up interpretation of jewellery trends, designed to be wearable statement makers for you to curate your own look and story.” Visit www.jonrichard.com for more information.
Launched in the US in 2010, GoFundMe is the world’s largest social fundraising platform, with over $7 billion raised so far. With a community of more than 50 million donors, GoFundMe is changing the way the world gives. Since 2016 more than 30 million Euro has been donated via GoFundMe in Ireland.