Bronwyn O'Neill

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04/27/2017
Review: Ed Sheeran Plays The 3Arena In April - Oxygen.ie

He brought Beoga on stage with him to perform his two trad inspired songs, Galway Girl and Nancy Mulligan, sending the crowd into a tizzy. Irish flags were flown in the crowd, as the whole audience got to their feet to scream these tracks at the top of their lungs.

Oxygen.ie
04/26/2017
Review: Fast and Furious 8 by Bronwyn O'Neill - Oxygen.ie

The Fate of the Furious follows Dom's (Vin Diesel) team after seemingly disbanding in the previous movie, before getting back together for one more last ride. (Although they have two more sequels slated for the next few years, yas honey make that dollar!)

Oxygen.ie
03/02/2017
Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway must have been in La La Land - Oxygen.ie

Justin Timberlake began the ceremony with a performance of his Oscar nominated hit Can't Stop the Feeling from animated flick, . He entered the theatre flanked by smartly dressed backing dancers, and the audience immediately jumped to their feet and began to dance.

Oxygen.ie
01/30/2017
The Oscars Are Back, With Added Controversy - Oxygen.ie

The 2017 Oscar nominations are in and of course causing as much controversy as they have in recent years. With La La Land leading the pack with fourteen nominations tying with Titanic and All About Eve for record number of nominations for a single film.

Oxygen.ie
02/14/2017
The Art Of Cheesy RomComs: What To Watch On Valentine's Day - Oxygen.ie

Valentine's Day is upon us and Cupid and his arrows are out in force. So to get you into the Valentine's mood, here are the ten best romantic movies for you to watch with your Valentine. 10) The Proposal: Let me set the scene, Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock have to pretend to be a couple so she won't get deported to...Canada.

Oxygen.ie
03/02/2017
Jack Whitehall's At Large, posh nonce comedy with a touch of smut

Jack Whitehall is a 6'1" ball of energy with the ability to throw himself around the stage and engage with a sold out arena as if he was one of your mates, or as the rather poncy comedian would say: chums. Whitehall had the audience in stitches the whole way through his 90 minute performance on Monday night in the SSE Arena, Belfast.

Oxygen.ie
01/26/2017
5 Annoying Things People Do - Oxygen.ie

As a species, humans are ridiculously flawed. We are without a doubt the most irritating thing on this planet! So what are the really annoying things we humans love to do- excluding the big-hitters such as genocide, slavery, murder etc.

Oxygen.ie
12/20/2016
Wilderness Safari: How To Spot A Fuckboy - Oxygen.ie

The dating world is ruthless, especially now in the digital age. We can choose to speak to someone, simply through a swipe on our smart phones. We have dating shows like First Dates and shows about our worst nightmare, Catfish.

Oxygen.ie
11/24/2016
The Future That Awaits Us Under Trump And Pence - Oxygen.ie

One of the most talked about issues surrounding this election was gun control throughout the country. Hillary Clinton opposed gun laws in the United States and intended to change the gun control laws. However, Trump intends to uphold the second amendment.

Oxygen.ie
03/29/2017
The Worst Ever Singers In Musical Films - Oxygen.ie

If like me, you adore musicals, perform show tunes in the shower and attempt to sing all the parts in 'One Day More' from Les Mis, you will understand the pain when you watch a musical and the lead characters cannot sing.

Oxygen.ie
04/10/2017
Facts: Every character in The Devil Wears Prada is a dick - Oxygen.ie

Let's talk about The Devil Wears Prada , a cinematic masterpiece with three amazing female leads (two Oscar winners) and Meryl Streep. This in itself makes it sound like the best film in the history of cinema, alas it is riddled with irritating characters who are selfish, rude and ungrateful.

Oxygen.ie
12/02/2016
Selfie Schtick: Gender And The Art Of Selfies - Oxygen.ie

If you used the term selfie less than a decade ago, you would have received some very confused looks. Now the word is used every day across the globe, just take a look at your Instagram feed and you will see hundreds of selfies worldwide.

Oxygen.ie
11/17/2016
Wonder Woman And Women In Film - Oxygen.ie

In 2016 being a nerd is desirable, comic books and memorabilia are raved about and the superhero industry is booming. Marvel and DC are pumping out movies at an alarming rate but a superhero who was sorely missed is about to have their time in the limelight.

Oxygen.ie
11/03/2016
Kylie Cosmetics: Is It Worth The Money - Oxygen.ie

Kylie Cosmetics is one of the most sought after make-up brands with new stock selling out in seconds. With the high prices, ridiculous shipping fees and controversies surrounding the product I asked the question: Is it worth it?

Campus

Campus.ie
10/25/2016
RAPE CULTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

In primary school, I remember refusing to go to school. When my mother decided to ask me why I didn't want to go to school, something I usually loved, I said that one of the boys was being mean to me.

Campus.ie
12/07/2016
GILMORE GIRLS HIGHLIGHTS HOW GREAT SINGLE MOTHERS ARE

On Sunday night, I sat down with my mom to re-watch Gilmore Girls from season one. It was a show that I watched every week with my mom as a child. I related to the show, being raised by a single mom and having a pretty decent relationship with her.

Campus.ie
02/22/2017
BEYONCÉ PREGNANCY: TO BE PRAISED OR IGNORED?

Beyoncé doesn't do things by halves, so when she announced on Instagram that she was pregnant with not one baby but twins, the Beyhive exploded. When she performed at the Grammys, people cried and praised her for being such an amazing performer and mother.

Campus.ie
03/30/2017
CAN TRUMP BE IMPEACHED? AND WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF HE IS?

Waking up on the 9th of November, learning the results of the US election, seemed like a slap in the face of the minorities and women Trump opposed. It seemed almost unbelievable, and since that day there have been calls to impeach him and get him out of government.

Campus.ie
04/07/2017
SEXISM IN POLITICS

"Clearly we're less sexist than feminists would have people think," someone said to me once, in reference to the rise of female politicians. It caught me off guard because I couldn't believe someone could be that blind to the way female politicians, or any woman in the public eye, are treated.

Campus.ie
01/26/2017
TOP BEAUTY TRENDS OF 2016

2016 was a wild year to say the least, so it's easy to look back at it with dismay. However, there are also reasons to celebrate the year that was 2016. Let's look back at the biggest beauty trends of last year. Metallic MakeupFrom lips to eyelids, the shimmering look was in.

Campus.ie
03/17/2017
TRUMP & KENNY

Every year our Taoiseach visits the American president on St Patricks Day, a tradition that dates back to the 1950s. Although some people may see the tradition as an embarrassment to stereotype the Irish nation with shamrocks and the likes, there has been such fierce opposition until this year.

Campus.ie
03/10/2017
LIPSTICK AND LIP CARE

With our refusal to stop wearing matte lipstick and the irritating weather, our lips are drier than ever. Here are some things you could be doing to keep them kissably soft. Chapped lips season seems to be never ending and with the matte lipstick trend here to stay, our lips are in dire need of some TLC.

Campus.ie
02/03/2017
THE WONDER THAT IS ED SHEERAN

Ed Sheeran went from sleeping on his friend's couch and singing about heroin addicts to being one of the world's biggest stars and dueting with pop princess, Taylor Swift. After his second album, Multiply, was a huge success, Ed was on top of the world, selling out stadiums and having a huge online presence.

Campus.ie
03/31/2017
FALSE RAPE ACCUSATIONS: THE WIDER EFFECTS

Earlier this month, a small town in Texas was sent into a flurry as a teenage girl had been kidnapped and raped by three men. The girl appeared in her local church covered in cuts and scratches in only a t-shirt and underwear.

Campus.ie
04/17/2017
#AD - HOW BEAUTY BLOGGERS MAKE THEIR MONEY

A handful of years ago, you couldn't have imagined that people would be making a living out of talking to cameras in the comfort of their own home. Here we are in 2017, the UK have left the EU, Trump is president of America and some of the highest paid people in the world talk to their smart phones all day.

Campus.ie
02/08/2017
KISS PROOF LIPSTICKS

Valentine's Day is fast approaching and as us ladies get ready for date night, there are a few things we need to keep in mind. How to look cute whilst eating, not ugly crying at a Nicholas Sparks' film and most importantly, how to keep our makeup looking impeccable.

Campus.ie
01/20/2017
IN DEFENCE OF REBOOTS

For the past few years Hollywood has been churning out reboot after reboot. This has led to criticism for lack of originality in the entertainment industry. Why would anyone want to watch another Ghostbusters? Well, what about the positives about reboots? I firmly believe there are definitely positive aspects.

Campus.ie
12/21/2016
CHRISTMAS DAY FASHION

Christmas is fast approaching and you're still stuck for something to wear for the day. If you're sick of wearing the novelty Christmas jumper, a trend that has swept across the nation in the past few years, here are some other ideas on how to get the most out of your Christmas wardrobe.

Campus.ie
01/25/2017
BEAUTY ON A BUDGET

Being a broke student and a makeup addict is a problem, with brands constantly releasing new products that I can't afford but desperately need. So how do you survive on a budget but still look fleeked? There are loads of ways to keep your spend to a minimum on makeup and still look amazing.

Campus.ie
01/11/2017
REVIEW: A LOOK AT SOSUEME BEAUTY

Suzanne Jackson is one of Ireland's biggest bloggers; under her own brand she has launched several beauty products from nail polish to contour palettes. With her newest endeavor, the recently launched fashion range, we decided to take a look at her well established beauty range and what the Irish beauty's products are like.

Campus.ie
12/08/2016
CELEBRITY PRIVACY VS. "ALL ACCESS"

In a world ruled by social media, celebrities have become our Gods. We track their every movement, follow carefully along with their social media persona and copy their style. So in an age where our favourite celebrities are a click away, how can they keep their privacy?

Campus.ie
03/31/2017
DRIVING TOO EXPENSIVE FOR MOST STUDENTS

Being a student is a pricey time for all involved. Between rent, fees and for some reason, your always only having a fiver to last you a month, adding driving onto your never ending list of payments doesn't seem like the best thing to do.

Campus.ie
12/01/2016
SHOULD CELEBRITIES DOUBLE UP AS POLITICAL SPEAKERS?

With 2016 being one of the most politically divisible times we have encountered in recent years, everyone seemed to have an opinion on Brexit and Trump. Celebrities were coming out to speak on their political views and endorsing certain viewpoints. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but is it a celebrity's place to speak publically about political issues?

Campus.ie
11/09/2016
THE DANGERS OF FAKE MAKE-UP

Every makeup addict knows that beauty products are expensive, but the undeniable need to collect as many Naked palettes as possible. So what do you do if you can't afford the latest beauty must have? If you type "Naked Palette" into eBay, hundreds of palettes are available for less than €15.

Campus.ie
11/28/2016
5 THINGS YOU'LL SPEND YOUR READING WEEK DOING

Reading week is a break from lectures when students can catch up on readings from each module, get a head start on assignments and be a perfect student. For some top notch students this is a reality, but for most, reading week is simply a break from the stress of college.

Campus.ie
01/26/2017
TAYLOR SWIFT AND FAKE FEMINISM

Last weekend, women all over the world marched to protest Trump and his policies. Millions of women, some celebrities, some ordinary women, took over the streets for a peaceful protest. However, there were a few notable outspoken celebrity "feminists" missing from the event.

Campus.ie
12/01/2016
GOODBYE MATTE, HELLO METALLIC

In makeup, trends are ever-changing from high shine to a full matte look. Now, it seems, we've moved onto something a bit more futuristic; metallic makeup. From metallic lipsticks to metallic eye shadows, it's a staple look that every makeup addict must have in their makeup bag.

Campus.ie
11/04/2016
TEEN MOM GLAMOUR

Teen Mom UK graced our screens for the first time last Wednesday on MTV, it's the fourth incarnation of the American franchise. Some people have slammed the show for glamourising teen pregnancy. But is this case? The first season of Teen Mom premiered in 2009 and was a spin off from the hit show "16 and Pregnant".

Campus.ie
10/31/2016
VIOLENCE ON TV

The zombie thriller, The Walking Dead , returned to our television screens recently with a bang and a controversy. The season premier was slammed as being too graphic and violent. With shows like Game of Thrones and American Horror Story being hugely successful, violence and gore seem to be a staple of recent popular TV shows.

The College View

The College View
04/05/2017
Review - Beauty and the Beast - The College View

The live action imagining of Beauty and the Beast proved itself to be a tale as old as time, living up to and possibly surpassing the much loved Disney classic. The anticipation of this film almost sent Disney fans crazy and making a childhood favourite film for many come to life was a hard feat.

The College View
10/12/2016
The Basic Guide - The College View

The leaves are turning brown, the cold weather is creeping in, this can only mean one thing: Autumn is officially here, also known as basic season. If you are basic, there is nothing to be ashamed of, and if you are not it is time to embrace your inner basicness.

The College View
03/08/2017
The History of St. Patrick's Day - The College View

On the 17th of March, we wear green in honour of St. Patrick's Day, but why exactly are we celebrating? Writer Bronwyn O'Neill looks at the history behind our national holiday. Saint Patrick's Day is the time we pin shamrocks to our chest, go to mass, get steaming drunk and scream Irish songs at the top of our lungs.

The College View
09/28/2016
The public's cry to repeal the eighth amendment - The College View

"We are not witches but if the church and state insist, then let us be the descendants of all the witches they could not drown." This is a line from a poem recited by prominent Irish women in a new short film to repeal the Eight Amendment.

The College View
10/12/2016
Gillian Anderson ensures show doesn't Fall on Feminism

The Fall came crashing back into our lives at the end of September to remind us that not all cop shows have to be one dimensional. The Northern Irish drama revolves around murderer, Paul Spector (Jamie Dornan) and the woman in charge of catching him, Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson).

The College View
10/26/2016
Guilt-free Goodies - The College View

With Halloween and sweets going hand and hand, here are a few easy and healthy snack ideas to keep your diet on track throughout the holiday. B anana ghosts and Orange pumpkins. For the ghost, peel and cut a banana in half. Use liquorice for eyes and a mouth to create a spooky ghost.

The College View
11/16/2016
Enda Kenny vs porn - The College View

When news broke that a possible referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment could not be held until 2018 at the earliest under a compromise reached by the Government, it was a huge blow to the repeal movement. Perhaps the Government had issues that were more important to discuss.

The College View
03/22/2017
The Irish Beauty Show - The College View

If you've heard about The Irish Beauty Show, but haven't graced the event out of fear of what the event actually entails, writer Bronwyn O'Neill has reviewed this year's beauty extravaganza to give you a better idea of what to expect on the day.

The College View
02/08/2017
Valentine's Day Gift Guide - The College View

Valentine's day is just around the corner bringing with it the stress of trying to figure out what to buy your significant other. If you're unprepared for the upcoming occasion don't panic because writer Bronwyn O'Neill has created a cute gift guide to help you out.

The College View
11/16/2016
The Crown of Netflix dramas - The College View

As an audience, we're used to seeing Queen Elizabeth II as an elderly lady in colourful suits surrounded by corgis - but who was she before the big hats? Netflix explores the Queen's rise to power in their new series, 'The Crown'. It is reported to be their most expensive production yet with a budget of £100 million.

The College View
04/05/2017
Self improvement: the fine line between healthy and obsessive - The College View

Scrolling through Instagram coming up to the summer months is a collection of flat tummies, gym selfies and influencers pushing "Flat Tummy Tea" on their followers. Although body positivity movements are becoming more and more into the mainstream, there is still an overwhelming amount of people who are developing eating disorders.

The College View
09/28/2016
The Get Down shouldn't be overshadowed by Stranger Things

Many students have spent their summers indoors intoxicated by Netflix content. This summer was a particularly fruitful one for the company with new seasons of the charismatic Orange is the New Black and the addictive Narcos, as well as new additions such as 1980s thriller Stranger Things and Baz Luhrmann's newest innovative The Get Down.

The College View
02/08/2017
Review: Striking Out - The College View

If you know anything about Irish television it is either a masterpiece or garbage. Rarely, however is it both. RTE's latest endeavour into original drama has split the nation, with either rave reviews or dismissive hatred.

The College View
09/28/2016
Clubs and Socs Week DCU

Clubs and Socs Week will take place from Monday the 26th to Wednesday the 28th of September in the DCU Sports Centre on Glasnevin Campus, with an additional day being held in St Patrick's College on Thursday. It had been moved from its usual setup in the Hub due to the ongoing reconstruction of DCU's new Student Centre.

The Look

The Look DCU
04/27/2017
Culture Couture | The Look DCU

Fashion is a huge part of many people's lives, what we wear defines who we are. Fashion and culture go hand in hand, and therefore what is in style changes from country to country and even from religion to religion. Each country has its own distinct style, even looking at a certain style or fabric ...

The Look DCU
11/07/2016
MTV EMAs 2016: Who Wore What | The Look DCU

Bronwyn O'Neill takes a look at some of outfits at the 2016 European Music Awards. Last night, the stars of Europe were out in force to attend MTV's annual European Music Awards (EMA). With stars like Nina Dobrev, The Weeknd and our own Laura Whitmore gracing the red carpet, it was a colourful affair to ...

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Dcumps
11/08/2016
Bow Down to the Social Media Queen

We all know how Kim Kardashian got famous but how has she continued to create an empire almost a decade after she shot to stardom. Unlike, former friend Paris Hilton, Kim's reality show has not simply fell into obscurity; instead it has simply become more and more popular as the Kardashian family become even more famous.

Dcumps
11/27/2016
Best and Worst Reality TV

Reality TV shows are here to stay, love them or hate them, you can't escape them. So what are the best and worst reality TV shows gracing our screens today? Best Three As Joanne the Scammer said, "I'm a messy bitch who lives for drama."

The College Times

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5 Of The Most Unrealistic College Movies Ever

College is the time that we all become who we are and we all meet our lifelong friends, find ourselves and have a groundbreaking revelation. Well according to all the movies. In reality, you gain 2 stone, have no money and spend too many nights awake attempting to finish assignments.

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04/26/2017
REVIEW: Let's talk about The Handmaid's Tale

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood has been one of my favourite books since I read it when I was seventeen. It's one of those books that stay with you and really make you think. So when I heard they were adapting it for television, I was super excited.

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04/25/2017
REVIEW: GirlBoss

Netflix's latest series follows the fictionalised retelling of how brand Nasty Gal was founded. The show that landed on the streaming service on Friday has already polarised audiences who either love the show for it's fun loving vibes or hate the narcissistic main character, Sophia. I am one of those people who are still on...

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12/20/2016
Travel: From Paris with Love

Welcome back to my blog, today I'm writing my very first travel review! This past weekend I travelled to Paris for three days with my boyfriend to celebrate the end of the first semester of college. With a weekend break I was worried that we wouldn't fit everything we wanted to do into the short...

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01/10/2017
Red Carpet: Golden Globes 2017

It is 2017 award season, finally! The most exciting time of the year for every fashionista out there. The Golden Globes took place on Sunday night, and yes it took me almost 48 hours to process everything that happened during the awards ceremony to Ryan Reynolds kissing Andrew Garfield to Tom Hiddleston's hot mess (Hiddleswift...

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04/27/2017
BEAUTY: The Best Kylie Cosmetics Collections

This week Kylie Jenner launched her KKW collection in collaboration with big sis Kim. So I decided to do a run down of Kylie Cosmetics best collections 5. Kylie's Holiday Collection I was very disappointed with the limited edition collection Kylie launched during the Christmas period.

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01/03/2017
Fashion and Beauty Trends that need to stop in 2017

Can you believe we made it to 2017 after the year that was? So with the chiming in of a new year, it's time to say goodbye to some of 2016. So what beauty and fashion trends need to go in 201...

bonbonblogs
12/06/2016
The Fashion Awards 2016

Last night, models, designers and lovers of fashion lined to red carpet to celebrate the fashion industry. Being a huge night in fashion, naturally the ensembles were to die for. So here are some of the best and of course worst looks of the night. Kate Moss Velvet is definitely in this season, ruling the...

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10/04/2016
No Kim didn't deserve it

Kim Kardashian West was tied up and robbed during the early hours of Monday morning in her Parisian hotel. The news was splashed over almost every news outlet and cluttered my social media news feeds. As a fan of the Kardashian/Jenner clan, I was intrigued and read so many articles about the robbery but I...

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03/07/2017
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