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Get yourselves ready ladies, because Domino's is about to blow our minds but not our healthy January food habits.

Not that we were sticking to them very well anyway, but now there's ZERO guilt for bingeing on delicious pizza, because Domino's are releasing a brand new LOW-CALORIE range.

Thank the tomato sauce and mozarella gods for this beautiful and heavenly gift.

The pizzamaker launched their brand new Delight range by floating massive inflatable slices in the Irish sky to beat those January blues, and are generously giving away 1,000 FREE pizzas to spot the balloons.

Anyone who spots, snaps and shares photos around Dublin's Grand Canal of a Domino's special Floating Slices of Delight using the #SliceOfDelight hashtag will have any remaining January Blues lightened with some delish doughy goodness.

You can also retweet or repost @Dominos_ROI #SliceOfDelight snap to be included in the 1,000. 

The initiative emphasises the introduction of the Domino’s Delight range, developed to contain less than 650kcal per small pizza and around 100kcal for one small but life-changing slice.

The Delight Chicken and Delight Vegi options make sure to use Domino’s signature fresh dough hand-stretched thinner and reduced fat mozzarella. WE NEED IT.

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Luckily for us, the Delight range is available to buy on the Domino’s app, on www.dominos.ie or in store from €16 for a medium pizza and €20 for a large. Get 'em while they're hot, folks.



Today is supposed to be the most depressing day of the year, but it doesn’t have to be.

With the glitz and glam of Christmas officially behind us and looming credit card bills on the horizon, it's no surprise may of us feel disheartened at this time of the year.

But cheer up, today doesn’t have to be the most depressing day of YOUR year.

Get out there and do something fun. Here are 10 ways to beat those blues:

1. Watch your favourite TV show

 Yes, trying to cram in the entire eight seasons is fine.

2.  Plan a holiday

Sun, sea and sand; just thinking about it is relaxing. Booking that trip in advance will give you something to look forward to.

3.  Meet up with friends

Having a good chat with your favourite people is always sure to make you feel good, so organise a catch up and go have some fun.

4.  Watch your favourite movie

So what if you’ve watched it 900 million times already, just stick it on!

5.  Eat your favourite food

Whether it be take-away, junk food or you fancy whisking something up, eating our favourite foods releases feel-good hormones – so it’s really win-win.

6. Go for a walk

Sometimes getting some fresh air can really lift our mood. Going for a walk in the park, along the beach or around the block will help blow the cobwebs away.

7.  Make a list of all the things you want to do this year

Brain dumping onto paper can really help put things into perspective. So, if you’ve been planning on taking a course, going travelling, changing job or just paying off that credit card bill, write it down, it will make you feel so much better.

8.  Have a pamper day

If you can’t afford a spa day, why not put all those lovely bath sets you got for Christmas to good use, stay at home and perform your own pamper-sesh? There's a lot to be said for the healing power of a bubble bath, facial and mini mani, so treat yourself tonight.

9.  Dance around the house to your favourite song

Listening to our favourite tunes can make us feel good instantly. Stick it on, dance around and practice your air guitar in comfort.

10.  Call your mum

The one person who always knows what to say, no matter what.




January has been tough you guys. 

We haven't had disposable cash since the first week of the new year which meant a major cull in all social activities and a major lack of weekend cocktails. 

Until today that is. 

The January pay check is PARTICULARLY sweet and so we kind of went a bit mad today. Here is the needless things we may or may not have indulged in:

1) A Haircut, pronto 

Colour, cut, treatment, the works please. 

2) A whole new outfit 

Because we plan to start having a social life again

3) A really REALLY nice lunch 

It may have involved cocktails

4) A holiday, sure YOLO 

Summer is coming guys. 

5) A nail appointment 

Chipped shellac is not cute 

6) Screw Nespresso, we got a Starbucks 

One grande, iced, sugar-free, vanilla latte With Soy Milk. And heavy on the cream.

7) Gin 

Because we're going out tonight, obvs. 


If the January blues are still getting you down, then fear not, because this red velvet hot chocolate will perk you right back up.

And what's more, it's super easy to whip up on a cold night. All you need to do now is grab your pjs, your fave movie, and your BFF. Sorted!


  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 10-15 drops red food colouring
  • whipped cream
  • red velvet cupcakes


1. Pour the milk into a pan over a medium heat. Add in the chocolate and stir until all the chocolate is melted.

2. Then add red food colouring to the mix, pouring in a few drops at a time or until you reach your desired shade of red. 

3. Pour into two mugs, whip off the cupcake frosting and put on top of hot chocolate. Add the whipped cream and then crumble the cupcake on top.



If January is still getting you down two weeks in, it could be time to look at a few lifestyle changes to get that spring back in your step.

Our diet can have a huge effect on our mood – ever notice that you get crabby and cranky after filling up on sugar? The great thing is that by eating the right foods, we could actually improve our mood, alertness and energy levels without any effort.

Here are some foods to include in your diet this month to make your day a little brighter!

1. Bananas
Bananas contain an amino acid called typtophan as well as vitamin B. Both of these work together to help our body produce and absorb the neurotransmitter serotonin, a known mood-booster. So get peeling!

2. Turkey and chicken
Lean proteins like turkey and chicken contain the amino acid tyrosine which not only helps to lift our mood, but can actually stop us getting the blues in the first place. Win! 

3. Porridge
Swap your toast for a warming bowl of porridge for a mood-lifting breakfast that'll keep you full all morning. Oats have a low glycaemic index (GI) and so their energy is slowly released into the body, meaning your blood sugar stays stable. Blood sugar dips and spikes are one of the main causes of mood swings.

4. Oily fish
Salmon, tuna and sardines are all great sources of Omega 3 fatty acids, which are mood-boosters than our brain does not naturally produce by itself.

5. Dark chocolate
We'll take ANY excuse to eat more chocolate, but this one is actually legit! Eating two squares of dark chocolate a day has been proven to reduce our body's production of the stress hormone cortisol, leading to a calmer and happier you!

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