#Beautybitch by Cathy Martin: Nothing Weak About Sleek Make Up

Nothing Weak About Sleek Make Up This week I have handed over the #BeautyBitch mantel to my lovely intern Debra, a student on a beauty budget, who is especially broke after an expensive social life and some family gift-giving at Christmas. I tasked her with reviewing some products sent over to me by Sleek, check […]

BeautyBitch by Cathy Martin : All I want for Christmas is….

Christmas shopping is an annual stress; I totally love gifting but we all know that finding the perfect gift ain’t easy (especially when your daughter has asked for the latest ‘must-have’ item which seemed to be out of stock everywhere.  I even ended up on Amazon Italia trying to find a way to get it […]

BEAUTY BITCH: When you don’t care if it’s baltic! Cryolipolysis

So just over two months ago I ventured to Cinch Clinic in Holywood to try out their new Cryolipolysis treatment on my inner thighs and, in short, I’m happy to say the results are super positive. So if you need to shift a few pesky pounds before Christmas, and are prepared to drink 2-3L of […]

Beauty bitch: Howe good are these organic and vegan products?

As I age, I have become much more aware and better educated about what goes into (and onto) my body and skin. And despite technological advances in skincare, sometimes it is the most simple and natural products which have me most excited. I really love local companies and brands emerging too, so I was delighted […]

#BEAUTYBITCH by Cathy Martin – QOD Blow out

#BEAUTYBITCH by Cathy Martin – QOD Blow out One thing you’ll rarely hear me complain about is summer. It is my favourite season – fruit is ripe and flowers are blooming, everything seems brighter, fresher, happier even. And that’s just nature! But summer can wreak havoc with hair. In summer we all want our hair […]

Lashing Out And Talking Tips With Sensational Kiss

Beauty bitch: Lashing Out And Talking Tips With Sensational Kiss On one of the hottest days of the year, we arrived at one of my favourite establishments in Belfast – the rooftop bar at the stunning Merchant Hotel for the ‘KISS – Bring the Salon Home’ Summer Party and was immediately transported to a lash […]

#beautybitch :Can’t get enough…. of beauty by Claire Duff

CANT GET ENOUGH… OF BEAUTY BY CLAIRE DUFF! Environ Hydroboost Facial at Claire Duff Beauty, Dunmurry At this time of the year, the weather can often leave skin dehydrated. Combined with pollution, daily stress and everyday activities means everyone’s skin could do with a little TLC right about now! Admittedly, I am very lucky to […]

#beautybitch : Glow Up!

#BEAUTYBITCH : GLOW UP! I am sure many of you will agree that trying to be a healthy, happy, full-time working mummy quite often means something’s gotta give. In my case, sleeping is often virtually non-existent as I juggle deadlines, meetings, email mountains, homework, exercise and good eating along with everything else that life throws […]

#Stylewatch at Belfast FASHIONWEEK

Who better than the director of West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK to pick the best dressed audience members at the shows? The Belfast Times team has handed over the fashion reins to #BossLady Cathy Martin to choose the super stylistas at the shows last month in the latest edition of our #STYLEWATCH… Here goes: It’s not […]

#StyleWatch by Cathy Martin – West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK’s SS17 Launch

#StyleWatch by Cathy Martin – West Coast Cooler FASHIONWEEK’s SS17 Launch A bitter cold January didn’t stop a super stylish squad coming out in full force for the launch of Belfast FASHIONWEEK’s 23rd season. One of my all-time favourite events to start each year, it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with my media, blogger […]

Bella Belfast FASHIONWEEK – Talking Italian with our hair and makeup partners

These past few weeks I have been getting ready for the Belfast FASHIONWEEK press launch which took place last Thursday. Aside from all the amazing fashion on show (stripes, gingham, frills, ruffles, pink and yellow – just so you know) and the delicious West Coast Cooler cocktails from our title sponsor, there was a lot […]

#BeautyBitch by @cathymartin: Cellulite. End of. With Endermologie.

Cellulite. End of. With Endermologie. Over the past eight weeks, I have been trying out Endermologie at The Clinic (Lisburn Road). It is one of those treatments I’d read about French women having fortnightly, but I never quite got round to finding out more or doing anything about it, until I read about Jackie Donnelly’s […]

#Beautybitch by Cathy Martin :ULTRACEL FACIAL = ULTRA-BELLE SKIN!

ULTRACEL FACIAL = ULTRA-BELLE SKIN! This month I visited Martina Collins Dental and Skin Clinic on Belfast’s Lisburn Road to try out the ULTRACEL ultrasound facial – an £800 medi-cosmetic facial which has radical effects on skin tone and gives a powerful lift with just one treatment. This new and exclusive medi-facial uses a combination […]