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Amy’s creative TikTok video goes viral with over 11m views

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VIRAL VIDEO: Amy Cronin from Coolcorcoran was amazed after getting over 11m views on popular social media App TikTok including a comment from influencer James Charles. Photo: Michelle Crean

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By Michelle Crean

A 17-year-old Killarney girl - who has only been active on social media App TikTok for two months - was this week stunned to get over 11m views on her video as well as a comment from a global beauty influencer.

Yesterday afternoon (Thursday), Amy Cronin, who is preparing to go into Leaving Cert in Killarney Community College, was left speechless when the creative make-up video she posted late on Tuesday night hit 10m views and received 2.6m likes.

 

However, since the Killarney Advertiser went to print the numbers keep on rising and currently Amy's views are now over 11 million, with 3.4m likes, almost 20,000 comments, and she now has over 102k followers.

 

Her stunning face design is a take on American Internet personality, beauty YouTuber and make-up artist James Charles who has 21.6m followers worldwide.

Never in her wildest dreams did she think he'd see her video titled 'Day 1 of recreating James Charles looks until he notices me' - and he did almost immediately!

For Amy, the comment was something that she could have only dreamed of.

 

"Okay well I noticed you and you killed it but can we please pretend like I didn't so you can keep creating looks?" James Charles said.

Amy says when she heard he commented on her personal post she thought it was a joke at first as it's almost impossible that he can find her out of his 21.6m followers.

 

"I made the video Monday night, it took me two and a half hours to do the make-up," Amy, daughter of Joe and Lorraine, told the Killarney Advertiser yesterday (Thursday).

"I saved it in my drafts and posted it late on Tuesday night before I went to bed and it had about 900 views. Usually I average 1000. I woke up and I was after getting about 20k. I was shocked and saying "Oh my God". There was a lot of comments and the views just kept going up and up. Then I was on TikTok live and people were saying James Charles commented. I didn't know what to say I was speechless."  

Now Amy is hoping to become a make-up artist herself and aims to have his success.

"He has a show called 'Instant Influencer' and people are telling me to audition as I want to be a make-up artist."

 

 

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The tax you’re really paying for your health

By Brian Foley from Activate Fitness With the budget just squared away, there’s always an air of “how did I do out of it?” In Ireland, we enjoy a public healthcare system which is touted to become a universal healthcare system. Maybe “enjoy” is the wrong word. We have it, and we use it, and, […]

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By Brian Foley from Activate Fitness

With the budget just squared away, there’s always an air of “how did I do out of it?”

In Ireland, we enjoy a public healthcare system which is touted to become a universal healthcare system. Maybe “enjoy” is the wrong word.

We have it, and we use it, and, of course we pay for it. We justify the constant ratcheting-up of our tax burden to pay for rising health-care costs. That tax is on our wallets.

We also pay another type of tax: When we’re unhealthy, we don’t get to do the things we like. When we’re overweight, we don’t always say “YES!” when our kids ask to go to the swimming pool.
When we’re unfit, we don’t take our buddy’s invitation for a weekend hiking and camping trip. We can’t start jogging because our knees hurt; can’t lift weights because our back hurts; can’t cut down calories because we feel we need the energy.

Those things are taxes. Physical taxes, but they’re not the worst taxes we pay.

The worst tax we pay is the mental tax.

When we’re self-conscious about our fitness or health, we don’t want to start exercising. We don’t want to look dumb or fail.

We don’t want to start a new lifestyle because our families will say “good for you”, because they know we need it, or they’ll say “you don’t need that …” and lie. Or they’ll roll their eyes because they know we’ve failed before.

When we’ve been away from the gym for four months, we don’t want to do that first workout because we’re going to be last. It’s going to suck and we might get embarrassed.

SELF IMPOSED TAX

The Government makes us pay financial tax, but the other two – physical and mental – are self-imposed.

No one cares if you’re slow.

No one cares if you finish last.

No one cares if you blow your nutrition this week and have to start all over again.

You’d stop caring about what others thought about you if you realised how rarely they actually do.

Everyone thinks about themselves, mostly. That’s the tax they’re paying – and most of us overpay.

We’re taxed enough. Stop worrying about what you look like and start caring about what makes you feel good.

If you’d like to start taking steps in the right direction with your health and fitness, call in for a free consultation with us at Activate. Visit www.activate.ie/free-intro for more information.

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Tractor run raises €500 for charity

By Sean Moriarty Members of Killarney Valley Vintage and Classic Club raised €500 for the Kerry Mental Health Association during their first tractor run since April 2019. 30 tractors took part on Sunday including two rare Ford 3000s from 1974 and an even rarer Zetor Crystal from 1980. Departing from the club’s new ‘Vintage Shed’ […]

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By Sean Moriarty

Members of Killarney Valley Vintage and Classic Club raised €500 for the Kerry Mental Health Association during their first tractor run since April 2019.

30 tractors took part on Sunday including two rare Ford 3000s from 1974 and an even rarer Zetor Crystal from 1980.

Departing from the club’s new ‘Vintage Shed’ on Lewis Road, the convoy travelled to the communications mast near Coolick in Kilcummin, where participants enjoyed views of the wider Castleisland district and Killarney Valley.

“Some of the drivers were never up there before and they were amazed with the views across the two valleys,” organiser Tom Leslie told the Killarney Advertiser.

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