Introducing… The Annual STELLAR InstaSTAR Awards, Sponsored By hayu

Are you ready to cast your vote?

It’s finally time! We almost couldn’t contain our excitement, but the day has arrived for us to share all of our exciting plans. Introducing… The first annual STELLAR InstaSTAR Awards, sponsored by hayu.

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

You can now vote for your faves across ten categories, including Beauty, Comedy, Inspiration, Foodie, Lifestyle, Fashion and InstaSTAR of the Year – it’s time to get your thinking caps on to cast your vote.

Ready? Let’s get into it!

Comedy InstaSTAR 

They’ve had us howling through the strangest time of our lives, and we love them for it! Up for Comedy InstaSTAR, sponsored by, is none other than:

– Aisling Kearns @aislingkearns
– Emma Doran @emmadorancomedian
– Enya Martin @gizalaugh_
– Killian Sunderman @killersundy
– Michael Fry @bigdirtyfry
– Shane Dan Byrne @shanedanbyrne
– Tadhg and Derry Fleming @tadgh_fleming
– Victoria Adeyinke @victoriaadeyinka_

Cast your vote on now!

Foodie InstaSTAR

They make our mouths water and encourage us into the kitchen, and for this, we salute them! In Foodie InstaSTAR of the year, you can vote for your fave from:

– Gina Daly @thedalydish
– Guy Sinnott @guysinnott
– Holly White
– Niamh O’Sullivan @niamh_osullivan
– Nicola Halloran @thewonkyspatula
– Patrick & Russell @gastrogays
– Sarah Battle @housebythewhitethorns
– Trisha Lewis @trishas.transformation

Cast your vote on now!

Inspirational InstaSTAR

The Inspirational InstaSTAR, sponsored by Iconic Bronze, celebrates those whose content has educated, encouraged, motivated and moved us this year.

– Denise Kenny Byrne @denisekennybyrne
– Erica Cody @ericacody
– Geraldine Carton and Taz Kelleher @theuselessproject
– Kate Grant @kategrantmodel
– Leon Diop, Femi Bankole, Amanda Ade and Boni Odoemene @black_andirish
– Sinead Burke @thesineadburke

Cast your vote on now!

Lifestyle InstaSTAR

The travel, interiors and wellness creators who promote self-care, comfort and living your best life through their content.

– Catherine Carton @daintydressdiaries
– Daniella Moyles @daniellamoyles
– Laura de Barra @lauradebarra
– Maura Rath @yogawithmaura
– Nadia El Ferdaoussi @nadia_dailyself
– Niamh Cullen @niamhcullenx
– Paul Kinsella @lifeatno2
– Sarah Hanrahan @i_come_undone

Cast your vote on now!

Podcast InstaSTAR

Ever-present in our ears, making us laugh, cry and also feel very seen.

– Bandwagons
– I’m Grand Mam
– Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast
– The Creep Dive
– The Good Glow
– The 2 Johnnies
– Tony Cantwell’s Hit Show
– My Therapist Ghosted Me

Cast your vote on now!

Beauty InstaSTAR

Sponsored by Benefit Cosmetics, these are the glam gals that teach us to paint our faces, do our hair, mind our skin and look our best!

– Aideen Kate Murphy @aideenkate
– Chloe Boucher @chloeboucher
– Holly Carpenter @hollycarpenter
– Jen Morris @jen.morris
– Karen Constantine @lovelygirlybits
– Louise McSharry @louisemcsharry
– Sabrina Hill @sabrina.hill_
– Shauna Doyle @shaunadoyle.x
– Simone Gannon @simonescribes
– Sinead Kavanagh @thebeauttruth

Cast your vote on now!

Fashion InstaSTAR, under 100k 

Sponsored by Penneys, the women who inspire our wardrobes, share their fabulous looks and help us all get dressed!

– Aisling Chan @aislingchan
– Billy Kiss @billykiss
– Clementine MacNeice @clementinemacneice
– Courtney Smith @courtneysmithstyle
– Emma Kehoe @emmakehoe
– Jodie Wood @jodiewood_
– Lorna Weightman @styleisleirl
– Lynn Kelly @lynnkelly_
– Niamh Webb O’Rourke @niamhwebborourke
– Tara Kumar @tarakumardj

Cast your vote on now!

Fashion InstaSTAR, over 100k

The women who inspire our wardrobes, share their fabulous looks and help us all get dressed!

– Ciara O’Doherty @ciaraodoherty
– Irena Drezi @irenadrezi
– Lauren Arthurs @laurenarthurs_
– Lisa Jordan
– Lisa McGowan @lisas_lust_list
– Louise O’Reilly @stylemecurvy
– Marianne Smyth @smythsisters
– Naomi Clarke @the_style_fairy
– Sophie Murray @sophie_murraayy
– Terrie McEvoy @terriemcevoy

Cast your vote on now!

Rising InstaSTAR

Sponsored by Pandora, those who’ve had a STELLAR 2021 and for whom we see very bright online futures.

– Aideen Feely @aideenfeely
– Chloe Koyce @chloekoyce
– Emma Neill @emmaneill_
– Erica Bracken @erica_bracken
– Fionnuala Moran @fionnualamoran
– Freya Broni @freyabroni
– Gracey O’Connell @graceyoconnell
– Grainne Binns @grainnebinns
– Hilary Young @hilarydoes
– Katja Mia @katja_miaa
– Molly Roberts @mollerina_
– Nina Aigbe @ninaaigbe_

Cast your vote on now!

InstaSTAR of the Year:

Sponsored by hayu. Last but not least, the creators who are consistently knocking it out of the park with funny, relatable, glamorous and inspiring content in 2021!

– Aimee Connolly @aimeeconnolly_com
– Doireann Garrihy @doireanngarrihy
– Dominique Nugent @dominiquenugent89
– James Kavanagh @jamesalankavanagh
– James Patrice @james_patrice
– Keilidh Cashell @keilidhmua
– Louise Cooney @louiseconney_
– Pippa O’Connor @pipsy_pie
– Rosie Connolly @rosieconxxx
– Roz Purcell @rozannapurcell
– Suzanne Jackson @sosueme_ie
– Tara Anderson @tara_makeup

Cast your vote on now!

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!

Benefit Cosmetics will be making sure all of our guests are perfectly pampered before the big night as our Beauty Category sponsor. Pandora are our official Jewellery Partner for the night, also sponsoring the Rising InstaStar category. Nominees will be tanned to perfect with our official Tanning Partner and Inspiration InstaStar sponsors, Iconic Bronze. Penneys are our sponsors for the Fashion InstaStar Under 100K, are celebrating those who’ve made us smile this past year as they sponsor our Comedy InstaStar category.

Guests will be treated to an exclusive cocktail reception on the night by the Jose Cuervo team.

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