Katy Harrington
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Katy Harrington is an experienced features journalist, who has edited both national and regional women's magazines both in the UK and Ireland. She writes lifestyle, women's interest and travel features for Irish national broadsheets The Irish Examiner and has an irreverent weekly relationships column in The Sunday Independent. She is also contributer on several Irish radio stations including RTE Radio One.

Born in Cork, Ireland, she studied English at University College Cork before completing a M.Phil in English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin. She moved to London in 2010 and although it is very much her home, but she still misses her dog in Ireland.

Having reluctantly embraced the Internet, she is still anti-Facebook, but pro Twitter @tweetkatyh. Check out her writing here

Entries by Katy Harrington

Beauty Blog #6: Hair FAQs

(0) Comments | Posted 25 March 2014 | (11:15)

I used to dread going to the hairdresser, chiefly because the stylist always touched my hair as if it was an envelope marked 'anthrax', rolled their eyes when I asked for 'more blonde' and could barely conceal their laughter when I produced pictures torn from magazines of Kate Bosworth (fair...

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Beauty Blog #5: Bootcamp for Tummies

(2) Comments | Posted 6 August 2013 | (13:21)

I have a strange relationship with my stomach. It's a bit like the one I had with my first boyfriend - I really love it, but I treat it mean. Since hitting 30, it's being mean back. I've noticed a circle of flesh around my belly button that feels like...

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Beauty Blog #4: Festival Essentials

(0) Comments | Posted 17 July 2013 | (22:29)

While excitedly trying to squeeze half of all my worldly belongings into a rucksack the night before for Latitude, I remembered my old 'packing light' trick (honed after many years of flying Ryanair). It's simple - pack, then take half of everything you have packed out and leave it behind....

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Detox Diary - Part Two

(0) Comments | Posted 15 June 2013 | (13:41)

Read part one of the Detox Diary here: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/katy-harrington/detox-diary-part-one_b_3411813.html


Day Seven: It is my seventh day on the Chris James Mind & Body Cleanse (www.chrisjamescleanse.com) and I have now entered the 'Power Phase'. Saying 'Power Phase' makes me feel like...

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Detox Diary - Part One

(7) Comments | Posted 9 June 2013 | (16:14)

I'm less a 'my body is a temple', and more of a 'my body is a skip' kinda girl. I happily eat pretty much what I like, drink like a fish and enjoy the occasional ciggie, but once or twice a year I feel my body revolt and demand a...

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Beauty Blog #3: Lash primers

(0) Comments | Posted 10 May 2013 | (16:40)

You read a lot about 'can't live without products' in the beauty world, but honestly, there's nothing I couldn't do without. I might scare small children (and myself when going to the loo in the middle of the night) but my world wouldn't grind to a halt if I didn't...

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Let's Start With the Basics - Washing Your Face

(19) Comments | Posted 15 April 2013 | (00:00)

I used to hate washing my face. It's true, taking off my make-up at night, especially after three large glasses of Pinot Grigio, always seemed like such a chore. However, waking up in the morning and stumbling to the bathroom to brush my fuzzy tongue, only to see a panda-eyed...

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The Start of a Beautiful Friendship...

(0) Comments | Posted 25 March 2013 | (10:06)

Over two and a half years ago I moved to London and took up a new post as the editor of a national beauty magazine. Prior to this, in my journalistic career, I had not written so much as a snippet or a news story, not to mind a full...

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