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An advert for lip fillers created by The Royal Tunbridge Wells Skin Clinic (RTWSkin) has been banned for supposedly encouraging young girls "irresponsibly" to get the cosmetic procedure.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) suggest that the ad insinuated that getting lip fillers are now "commonplace as getting your hair done", according to The Independent.

The advert, ran in Index Magazine, was targeted at young women and has been removed for normalising and presenting the cosmetic procedure as safe.


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The ad read "Is your daughter taking an interest in lip fillers?" and claimed that the procedure was as common as a haircut.

RTWSkin director John Sheffield stated his surprise at the decision of the ASA to ban the advert; "I'm shocked at the attitude and conclusions". The ad drew complaints in October when it initially ran.

It stated: "Dermal fillers are very quickly becoming as commonplace as getting your hair done these days and even more so within the younger age group." It also wrote that mothers often bring their daughters in for the fillers.

It implied that parents are searching to "find somewhere safe and suitable" for their children's treatment, instead of saying no and pushing their daughters or sons to "go behind their backs, blindly searching for the cheapest practitioner without realising the risks".

According to the ASA, the ad made the impression that risks of lip fillers were associated only with unsuitable practitioners, and failed to illustrate the common risks of the surgery even with an experienced surgeon.

It added: "By presenting lip fillers as normal and safe… and something that responsible parents should support, the ad was irresponsible."

RTWSkin are claiming that a 20-year-old staff member wrote the ad, so was consulted about young women and their desire for altering their image.


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Mr Sheffield said "many" young women and men attended the free consultation as a result of the ad, and about 30 percent of these people went for treatment. 

"In the vast majority of cases, we were able to satisfy the person that they did not need this procedure."

"We have received several commendations for our efforts to educate and were really quite shocked at the attitude and conclusions of the ASA."


As the dull overcast sky follow us all the way into work, our Instagram can reveal beautiful, sunny places.

Travel bloggers pout and strike a pose in front of the most world's most exotic and luxury locations.

But just how much do they get paid for taking the vacay? Well, get ready to be sick. 

A recent report by Hopper reveals exactly how much the globe's most well travelled grammers make per Instagram post – and we are only a tad bitter about the cash they rake in for taking a holiday *sigh*. 

1. Garret and Jessica Gee @thebucketlistfamily 


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Followers: 1.4 million Earnings per post: $23,000

It's a family affair taking top spot. Yes, The Bucket Family have rocketed their way to Instagram and Youtube fame when they sold off all their valuables and took to globe trotting for three years.

Now back in Hawaii, it'll be interesting to see what the family will get up to next and if they can keep their number one position in 2019.

2. Paul Nicklen @paulnicklen


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Followers: 4.5 million Earnings per post: $9,250

Paul's feed is every animal lovers DREAM.

Filled with spectacular images of some of the globes rarest animals, it's easy to see why Paul is in high demand and can afford to charge so much.

3. Chris Burkard @chrisburkard


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Followers: 3.1 million Earnings per post: $8,800

Get ready to be blown away by the landscape shots Chris has taken.

His impressive content has earned him a place at number three, allowing him to add a neat price tag onto his ads.

4. Jack Morris @doyoutravel


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Followers: 2.8 million Earnings per post: $8,250

Jack's Instagram is one of goals, his snaps capture him lounging by crystal blue seas or coasting around the world with his partner.

It's no wonder he able to keep up this type of lifestyle as advertisers fork out a pretty penny to be featured on his gram.

5. Lauren Bullen @gypsea_lust


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Followers: 2.1 million Earnings per post: $6,000

Animals, beaches and festivals. Lauren's feed has it all and it's not a surprise that advertisers will shell out for a post.

Her photographs look effortless and her all round tan is a clear mark that this gal enjoys warmer weather. 

6. Alex Strohl @alexstrohl


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Followers: 2 million Earnings per post: $5,750

Discover the world's hidden corners with Alex. 

The Instagram star captures the illusive side of life and he isn't afraid to investigate caves or jungles.

7. Leonie Hanne @leoniehanne


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Followers: 1.8 million Earnings per post: $5,000

Not only are Leonie's travel posts on point, her fashion is too.

This gal seems to have every element down of what it takes to get that perfect Insta photo.

8. Louis Cole @funforlouis


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Followers: 1.4 million Earnings per post: $4,000

A familiar face to many, Louis took Insta by storm with his adventures, so we aren't one bit surprised to see him on the list.

His iconic hair paired with his wild side, makes him an instant hit on the social media platform.

9. Hannes Becker @hannesbecker


Followers: 1.3 million Earnings per post: $3,600

Fall in love with Hannes' gorgeously themed Insta, we are seriously in awe!

Through a lens, he manages to still-frame nature at its finest.

10. Tara Milk Tea @taramilktea


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Followers: 1.1 million Earnings per post: $3,000

Finally, last but not least, we have Tara's page. Her Insta is bursting with vivid colours.

This gal knows how to stand out from the crowd and add some flare to your feed.

There you have it, now you know what your fav travel Insta stars are making when you see #ad.

If their feeds aren't enough to give you the travel bug, we don't know what will.

Excuse us, we are now off to scout for some cheap flights.


If there's one thing guaranteed to reduce us to a sniffling mess, it's a top-class Christmas ad.

From high street giants like Boots to local establishments like Co Kerry's Yummy Cafe, we thought we'd seen the best of the best this year.

And then the BBC released theirs, and all bets were off.

"I wasn't prepared for these emotions," wrote one Twitter user while another added: "My eyes are full of TEARS."

Documenting the relationship between a performance-obsessed young girl and her hardworking father, the audience is given an insight into the weeks leading up to the child's school talent show.

Dedicated and committed, the young girl practices at every opportunity while her father appears not to comprehend the significance of the child's place in the show…. until the big night, that is.

Ladies, take a look at this…



Remember the last time you produced a turquoise liquid during your period? Yeah, us neither.

But if advertisements for feminine hygiene products are anything to go by, menstruating women are more familiar with the substance produced by a gel pen, than the presence of actual blood.

And Bodyform want to address this.

In an admirable move, the feminine care brand are the first to produce a digital advert which provides an accurate depiction of blood.

Challenging the taboo that continues to surround periods in contemporary society, Bodyform surveyed women and were stunned to learn that 20 per cent suffered a loss in confidence due to the clandestine approach society has towards the menstrual cycle.

“We were so shocked by the results of our research that we publicly vowed to address the continued silence around periods,” said Traci Baxter, marketing manager at Bodyform.

 “We believe that like any other taboo, the more people see it, the more normal the subject becomes," she added, according to The Independent.

Focussing on the ad, she continued: "So for Bodyform, after showing blood and a real, in-situ sanitary towel, bringing the two together was a natural next step."

"In doing so, we remain committed to showing periods in everyday life, truthfully and honestly – because we feel it’s the right thing to do to. Together, we can help make blood normal."

Take a look at this, ladies.

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A diner in America just wanted to make a little advertisement for its famous chicken pie… But we bet they didn't expect this to happen.

Dysart's Diner needed the actor to say, "baked with a buttery, flaky crust," but he just couldn't get it right.

Some variations of the line include, "buttery, crispy crust," "buttery flavoured flake crust," and "buttery crisp flavoured."

It goes from bad to worse, and the man's co-star is not impressed at all.

The director decides to give her the line instead, and what do you know… she messes it up too.

And your man is delighted.

Give this a watch, it has us LOLing in Shemazing! HQ.


The man with the bag is more traditionally clad in brightest red – with a big white beard to boot.

Indeed, Mr Claus is furthermore ordinarily considered to be a native of the North Pole, rather than Co Mayo.

But nevertheless, and wearing a delicious shade of Cadbury purple, Louis Walsh certainly makes for a rather fetching Father Christmas.

​The music manager, who of course earlier this year starred in another Cadbury's advert that got everyone talking, is now back for the festive season – appearing during last night during the X Factor ad break in his hottest Yuletide attire. 

And speaking frankly, we reckon his future as Santa is now pretty much secured. 

Ho, ho, ho!

Louis Walsh as Purple Santa = EPIC gifts 🙂 #FreetheJoy #Cadvent

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Kim Kardashian West stars in a new short film commercial for Hype energy drinks… and honestly, we're not entirely sure what's going on. 

The advert begins with Kim cycling around in an Audrey Hepburn inspired fringe and high ponytail. Instead of looking at the road while cycling Kim was staring straight at the camera which causes her to fall off the bike and drop the cans of Hype.

Nothing about this video screams energy drink as Kim is lying on the ground out cold and she slips into a day dream, dressed in a Marie Antoinette inspired outfit. 

While in the dream, after a few uncomfortable close-ups of her boobs, Kim awakes from her slumber and drinks some Hype while elegantly dressed wearing a blonde wig. 

For what seems like an eternity, there are shots of Kim in her 18th-century get-up sipping on the advertised drink and staring into the camera.

She eventually wakes up with her huge fringe once again and walks her bike away after giving us a close-up of her huge engagement ring. 



Created for the Argentina Foundation For Liver Transplants, a moving one-and-a-half minute long video clip has now gone viral, notching up more than 2.5m views in just five days.

It depicts an older man and his loyal, canine companion who never leaves his side.

And when his owner is rushed to hospital, the hound dutifully follows, waiting for days outside as dozens of patients, visitors, and medical staff come and go.

He only responds when a young woman is wheeled out – evidently having benefited from an organ transplant: the dog's elderly master may be dead, but he lives on because of his commitment to organ donation. 

Twitter was quick to respond, with one user stating: "I just watched this again. Can't deal – Rip your own heart out watching this loyal dog in this organ donation ad."

Another said: Heartbreaking organ donation ad shows that a dog's loyalty Never ends." A third stated simply: "A different take on promoting organ donation. Beautiful ad."

In Ireland, you can request an organ donation card here.




In today's world, we are met daily – if not hourly – with sad, tragic stories from around the world. 

Every now and then, it's important to remind ourselves that there IS good in the world – which is why we just love this video. 

An advert for Samsung sees an entire town in Turkey taking the time to learn sign language so they can show hearing-impaired Muharram what it is like to be in a world with no barriers. 

His reaction is bemusement and when he learns what has really happened, he is so touched and is brought to tears – as were we if we are being honest! 

Just remember – there is love out there! 


Over the last few months, American TV has been flooded with ads and ads of dutiful women feeding their men snacks during the Super Bowl.

As men sit back and watch the game with their friends, drinking beers and eating 'chips' – the female in the frame provides the food.

Now, Saturday Night Live have done what they do best and spoofed those adverts brilliantly. As her 'hungry guys' watch the big game, the wife in the ad sits in the kitchen with a Super Bowl activity pack to 'keep her mind active' until her hungry guys are hungry again…



NO MORE.org have released their advert for the Super Bowl and it shows the dark nature of domestic violence around the world.

Using a story that went viral last year in which a woman rang 911 pretending she was ordering a pizza, hearing the interaction is another thing to reading it.

The US organisation is there to listen to victims of domestic violence when it’s hard to talk and aims to put an end to domestic violence and sexual assault.

Such a powerful ad, we’re glad it will get national airtime during the Super Bowl to raise awareness and reach people not only around America, but around the world. 



As we all know by know, Friends is coming to Netflix US. 

This hopefully means it will reach our shores very soon…

To keep us entertained till that exciting time, Netflix US have released a brand new promo for the show – and it's epic! 

Featuring Central Perk, Gunther and the classic theme tune, we cannot wait!