Hayu STELLAR InstaStar 2023: Travel InstaStar Nominees

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We’re back and better than ever!

The Hayu STELLAR InstaStar Awards are returning for their third year this September – and it’s safe to say that we are so excited to crown the brightest and best in online content creation.

This year, we are once again joined by our amazing title sponsor Hayu, as well as so many other incredible category sponsors including Pandora, Penneys, Laura Mercier, Kerry Hanaphy, Perfectil, Instagram, Schweppes, and Tayto Occasions.

Taking place on Friday, September 8th in one of Dublin’s gorgeous and most exciting new venues, the Dean Townhouse, we’ll be celebrating the best Ireland has to offer when it comes to shining bright online across 12 categories: InstaStar of the Year, Rising InstaStar, Fashion InstaStar Over 100k, Fashion InstaStar Under 100k, Beauty InstaStar Over 50k, Beauty InstaStar Under 50k, Wellness InstaStar, Travel InstaStar, Home & Lifestyle InstaStar, Foodie InstaStar, Comedy InstaStar, Podcast InstaStar, as well as Best Dressed on the Night.

On the night, guests can enjoy some delicious drinks at the Dean Townhouse bar, a fun photobooth, and some tasty food too.

Take a look at the incredible nominees for Travel InstaStar below – and make sure you cast your votes here NOW!

Éadaoin Fitzmaurice @eadaoinfitzmaurice

Hailing from Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Éadaoin Fitzmaurice is a versatile content creator, presenter, journalist, and social media expert. Her passion lies in promoting Irish travel, showcasing local businesses, and advocating for the Irish language. Additionally, Éadaoin is a dedicated foodie, constantly seeking out hidden gems to share with her followers.

Nadia El Ferdaoussi @nadia_dailyself

Nadia is a content creator with a passion for travel, lifestyle, fashion, and beauty content. She takes her followers on thrilling journeys across the world, and as a blogger Nadia’s talent for storytelling is evident.

Siobhan McAuley @they.wanderlust

As the founder of one of the UK and Ireland’s most dynamic and influential travel and lifestyle blogs, Siobhan has a unique and creative vision that has led to partnerships with major hotel, fashion, and beauty brands worldwide.

Caroline Mc Kenna @acountydownunder


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Caroline McKenna, the host of the podcast A County Down Under, spent over 7 years in Australia, cultivating a large and inclusive community focused on connection and activity. Now she’s back home and we’re more invested than ever in her journey!

Tara Povey @whereistarablog


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Meet Tara, a travel blogger, photographer, and part-time pharmacist residing in Dublin. Born in New Zealand, her wanderlust was sparked by her spontaneous mother who took her and her sister on impromptu trips. Tara treasures experiences over the quantity of countries visited. More adventures await this intrepid explorer!

Sarah Hanrahan @i_come_undone

Sarah is the expert on all things Ireland. Born and raised in Dublin, she has built an Irish culture-focused social media following of over 50,000 loyal followers. In 2013, Sarah decided to channel her expertise into creating a culture website, which eventually led her to become a full-time content creator, collaborating with renowned brands like BMW, Garmin, Primark, and Google Maps.

Words by Jakub Leszkiewicz