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Opening up about our insecurities is never an easy thing to do. We often try to cover up our flaws rather than drawing attention to them.

However, we need normalise our flaws, because we all have something we don’t like about our appearance, whether that’s our curly, frizzy hair or our freckles.

Chloe Grace Moretz has bravely opened up about her struggle with cystic acne and we love her for it. Speaking about our skin struggles will help show women that there’s no such thing as perfect, we all suffer from blemishes, zits and blackheads, it’s a completely normal thing.

The 21-year-old actress opened up about the impact cystic acne had on her confidence.

Chloe shared: "I think what people don't talk about is the psychological element to having skin problems, and that was the hardest thing for me. It strips your self-confidence in a lot of ways; you know you can't hide from it at all, and you lose a little piece of yourself.”

The If I Stay star said she put a lot of pressure on herself to look ‘perfect’: "When I was younger, I lost a piece of myself by being so self-obsessed with my skin blemishes or what people thought about them.”

“As I grew up, I realised that half the battle was myself, and my own self-infliction of what I thought 'beauty' and 'perfect' was. But then, you realise there's no such thing as perfect, and your skin will go through ups and downs.”

The Carrie actress added: “All you can do is try and be as self-accepting as possible."

When it comes to her skincare routine, Chloe said she likes to keep it simple, only using water, honey and olive oil.


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Chloe’s empowering message about embracing your skin is vital for women today. We put far too much pressure on ourselves to look perfect and often knock ourselves down if we have a spot or two.

We need to remember that acne doesn’t define who you are and that Chloe is completely right, there is no such thing as looking ‘perfect’.


What should you watch in the cinema this week eh? Well maybe before you decide you could take a look at our handy little round-up of the best pic’s this week and the one to be avoided! We’ve also taken a look at upcoming releases and picked one which you should bookmark for the diary! And if you’re a movie buff like our Snapshot host Niamh Geaney that is continually trawling the internet for unseen movies to watch, we have chosen one from 2006 to set your sights on. 

This week in pic n’ mix we give you the critics thoughts on the highly anticipated Sex Tape, take a look at the Irish movie already gathering high praise; Noble and much much more.

Coming to you next is Spotlight, our showbiz interview segment, enjoy!


Pic 'n' Mix highlights what's on fire in the box office this week, what to avoid and what to look forward to, as well as picking one gem of a movie each week that you can easily find online and watch at home. 

This week our entertainment reporter Niamh Geaney will be looking at Scarlett Johannsson’s highly anticipated new movie Lucy, Marvel’s latest blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy and some of the best comedies around.

We’ll be back tomorrow with Spotlight, our showbiz interview segment, enjoy!



Chloe Grace Moretz has opened up about how filming If I Stay took its toll emotionally.

The film tells the story of Mia, a girl who has an out of body experience and has to decide between waking up after a car accident, to a life very different to what she had before, and not waking up at all. The trailer is enough to set us off, so we can only imagine what it was like during filming!

In a Twitter Q&A one fan asked if she ever had to stop a scene because of the high emotion, and Chloe replied: “I would never stop a scene, but i def had scenes where i couldnt stop crying after, also i would go home and cry at times.

“It was very personal, and very emotional, i spent weeks having to imagine the loss of a family and that was very hard 2 do (sic).”

Poor Chloe! It must have been such a huge change from her previous films Kick-Ass and Carrie, though she says she loved it:

“We had so much fun going to concerts and hanging out on weekends as a cast, also we went xmas shopping (sic).

“I truly loved every single person, bc we played a family we became very close (sic).”


If I Stay is the exciting new movie starring Chloe Grace Mortez. If I Stay is based on the best selling novel by Gayle Forman and follows Mia Hall (Mortez) as she makes the toughest decision of her life. Joining Chloe in the cast is Mirielle Enos from World War Z, Joshua Leonard from Higher Ground, Jamie Blackley from Snow White and The Hunstmen and Stacy Keach from Nebraska. 

If I Stay definitely gets the thumbs up from us and is in cinemas from August 29th. 

Emma Power reports. 



After checking out the cinema releases for the week ahead, we’ve cancelled all our amazing party plans (we had some, we swear!) – check out these great flicks!

Monday August 25th

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For

This long awaited sequel is a must-see, if only to see Joseph Gordon Levitt play a cocky young gambler, leaving his nice guy image at the door for a change. It's a crime thriller, so expect lots of action, violence, and if all the uproar over their promo poster is anything to go by, there'll be a bit of sex thrown in for good measure.


Friday August 29th

Let's Be Cops

This is your typical buddy cop film. The only difference is, New Girl stars Damon Wayans Jr. and Jake Johnson are not actually cops. They just dress up as cops for a costume party and then get carried away, landing themselves in lots of 'hilarious' situations. Looks a little OTT from the trailer, but you might get a bit of a laugh out of it all the same.


Friday August 29th

As Above, So Below

Ooooh this one sounds spooky. It's a thriller based on archeologists who are looking for lost treasure in the catacombs below Paris. However, what they uncover instead is a "dark secret that lies within this city of the dead." Could be interesting!


Friday August 29th

If I Stay

Now THIS looks like something we want to see. It's Chloe Grace Moretz's new one and she plays Mia Hall, who wakes up in a coma after a car accident. She has an out of body experience where she has to decide between waking up and living a completely different life from what she had imagined, or not waking up at all. Sounds good eh? This is the kind of film that would make you think – and cry.


Friday August 29th

The Grand Seduction

Any film with Brendan Gleeson in it is worth the watch, is it not? This one tells the tale of Murray (Gleeson), a fisherman who is out of work, along with his colleagues, and forced to live off welfare. They come up with a plan to get a giant corporation to build a factory in their village, to bring employment, but there's a catch. They need a resident doctor and they don't have one. The Mayor of the town comes across an American doctor one day and convinces him to do a one month stint in their village, and since they really need him to stay, the villagers do everything they can to make him feel at home, such as tapping his phone to find out his likes and dislikes. It looks like it's well worth a watch!