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Beauty journalist Triona McCarthy (third right) with from left: Stephen Watkins MD Boots Ireland, Linda Nolan Head of Marketing Boots Ireland, Ger Brannigan, General Manager Boots Liffey Valley, Georgina Roche, Boots Liffey Valley and Pat Laffey Head of Property and Operations, at the opening this morning.

Any lippy?

This morning.

Fonthill Road, Clondalking, Dublin 22..

Boots Ireland unveiled its newly-revamped store at the Liffey Valley – with an increased emphasis on make-up and whatnot –  earlier with the first 100 customers to spend €25 receiving a gift bag worth over €50 featuring the ‘top beauty brands’.

Take that, Brown Thomas.



Princess Tāj al-Salṭanah (1883-1936): feminist, Iranian women’s rights activist, writer, painter, mother of four and the first woman to discard the hijab in favour of Western clothes. 

It’s a measure of the changing mores of female pulchritude that she was considered the ultimate symbol of beauty in Persia during the early 1900s, when masculine features were valued in women.

It’s rumoured that 132 men killed themselves when she rejected their advances.

UPDATE: A grain of salt is advised – apparently this is a junk history meme,  (H/T: Ros in comments). However,Tāj al-Salṭanah (below) was a real person and there’s more to the story than meets the eye.

READ MORE: Princess Qajar” and the Problem with Junk History Memes (Victoria Martinez, A Bit Of History)