Cast YOUR Vote: Meet The Lifestyle InstaStar Nominees

Everything you need to know about the event of the year!

The hayu STELLAR InstaStar Awards 2021 will take place on Saturday, November 6th in The Alex Hotel in Dublin, and will honour the best and brightest in Irish content creation across the social media spectrum.

Yes, an actual IRL awards ceremony which is sure to be most glam and glitzy event of the year, with those in attendance coming from all aspects of the ‘gram, including beauty, fashion, podcasting, comedy, food and those who inspire us, to name just a few categories.

As I’m sure you’re aware of by now, the voting system is OPEN and we’ve been blown away by the response so far, but if you haven’t cast your vote yet or you want to know a little bit more about our nominees, over the next two weeks we’re going to introduce you to everyone nominated across all 10 categories, showing you why we think they’re InstaStars.


Next up, we’re looking at the lifestyle category. From wellness to DIY, exercising to crafts, this category is full of positive, incredible people who bring a lot of happiness and inspiration to our feeds with their love for life and

Here are the nominees…

Catherine Carton

Catherine is the ultimate craft guru. She is here to share all her tips, tricks and provide plenty of inspiration for sewing tasks, upcycling passion projects, and garden growing. All this and also some seriously chic interior design snaps.

Daniella Moyles

Daniella is here to help with health. As the co-founder of the STLL, a website remedies for a slow and steady life, and also Balanced Body, an online training programme for the body and mind. She certainly knows what she’s talking about.

Laura de Barra


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Laura is excellent when it comes to interior design and decor. Not only that, but she also knows all the hacks to make life so much easier. Whether she’s busting common laundry myths, explaining common household phenomenons, or teaching how to clean more tricky spots in your home.

Maura Rath

Maura knows how to move, breathe, and smile. As a professional yoga teacher, she knows all the best ways to start up a yoga routine. She is also a manifesting coach, teaching all about the practice and making dreams come true.

Nadia El Ferdaoussi

Nadia is the go-to when planning a trip. As a professional travel, wine and lifestyle writer, she knows all the best methods to make any trip an exciting, unique adventure. And luckily, she shares all the best spots on her page.

Niamh Cullen


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Niamh is all about wellness and positivity. She shares fitness tips and workout inspo. All while looking fabulous in her stunning outfits. Whether it’s gorgeous workout gear or stylish occasion wear, Niamh always has a fun look.

Paul Kinsella


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Paul is here to help with all the DIY projects and interior styling. He is consistently sharing fabulous finds and styling tips to make sure a home looks the best as it can. He can also help out in the kitchen with his great recipes.

Sarah Hanrahan

A staycation might seem easy to plan, but it can be more complicated than it looks. Luckily Sarah is here to help out. She creates completely personalised Irish travel itineraries and also shares the best spots and hidden gems.

The countdown to our first annual InstaStar event is now on, so get voting and mark Saturday 6th November in your calendars!


While this is a glitzy, invite-only event, hayu and STELLAR are giving some lucky voters the chance to attend this very exclusive evening as a special guest, to mingle with their favourite social media stars and experience the glamour for themselves! So be sure to stay tuned for all of the details, either here or over on our Instagram!

About hayu:

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